Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Death Of The Gadget

We're surrounded by water — creeks, rivers, lakes, oceans. But unless you're living on the banks of a river or by the beach, all that water can fly under the radar. This gorgeous visualization shows every body of water (from streams to Great Lakes) in the continental US.
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WAVES OF THE FUTURE
BLUE IS THE COMMONEST COLOR
A Beautiful Map Of Every Body Of Water In The US
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We're surrounded by water — creeks, rivers, lakes, oceans. But unless you're living on the banks of a river or by the beach, all that water can fly under the radar. This gorgeous visualization shows every body of water (from streams to Great Lakes) in the continental US.
HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM
Boomtown, Flood Town
projects.propublica.org
Climate change will bring more frequent and fierce rainstorms to cities like Houston. But unchecked development remains a priority in the famously un-zoned city, creating short-term economic gains for some while increasing flood risks for everyone.
BUS A MOVE
The Coming Wave Of High-Tech Buses
citylab.com
They're zero-emissions. They drive themselves. And they're longer than a blue whale. Can the humble city bus get a modern makeover?
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ARE ALL SYSTEMS GO?
HARD TIMES FOR HARDWARE
The Gadget Apocalypse Is Upon Us
nytimes.com
The gadget age is over — and even if that's a kind of progress, because software now fills many of our needs, the great gadgetapocalypse is bound to make the tech world, and your life, a little less fun.
THE WRITE STUFF
WATCH: This Robotic Pen Is So Satisfying We Could Watch It Draw Forever
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Remember when you thought to yourself "who needs cursive?" and gave up on practicing your handwriting? It's a good thing you did that, but this robot is making those skills obsolete.
QUEEN OF KINGS
How I Got Rich Beating Men At Their Own Game
bbc.com
In the tiny group of gamblers who have become top players at both blackjack and poker, there is only one woman. Meet Cat Hulbert.
WHAT'S GOING ON IN THERE?
COMMITMENT ISSUES
Locked In The Psych Ward
buzzfeed.com
Lock them in. Bill their insurer. Kick them out. How scores of employees and patients say America's largest psychiatric chain turns patients into profits.
THIEL OF APPROVAL
Peter Thiel's Genius Factory
backchannel.com
The Trump-loving VC tried prove that brilliant kids don't need college. Here's what happened.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
AND HE RECOVERED, WHAT A CHAMP
Merciless Football Dog Lays A Perfect Blind Side Hit On Kid, Forces A Fumble
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This video answers the hypothetical: What if Air Bud gave up being a Golden Receiver and took his talents to the defensive side of the ball, where he could throw down brutal blind-side hits on hapless kids? If he did, he'd be Stanley the Great Pyrenees.
IN THE NEWS
US Life Expectancy Declines For The First Time In Decades
What You Should Know About Scott Pruitt, Trump's EPA Pick
... And What You Should Know About His Secretary Of Homeland Security Pick, John Kelly
US Surgeon General Warns E-Cigarettes Could Threaten Years Of US Anti-Smoking Gains
Recount Is Halted In Michigan After Three Days
That's all for today. Please have an excellent Thursday.

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