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Wheeee! What It's Like To Wear A Virtual Reality Headset On A Roller Coaster

Why would you wear an Oculus Rift on a roller coaster? Why WOULDN'T you?!?You know how you go get froyo, and at first it seems like enough to just top it with a few pieces of fresh fruit. "This is per. […]...continue reading

Rebecca Minkoff To Debut Tech-Enabled Jewelry

The brand's five-piece collection is in keeping with a growing emphasis on "functional fashion."Rebecca Minkoff, the fashion brand known for elegant accessories with a downtown edge, is following in t. […]...continue reading

The Recommender: Kc Ifeanyi, The Guy Who Won An Emmy And Won't Let You Forget It

The best things on the Internet this week, curated by Fast Company employees. Kc IfeanyiPhoto: Celine Grouard for Fast Company Name: Kc Ifeanyi Role at Fast Company: Assistant Editor Twitter: @kcifean. […]...continue reading

Want To Win A Lifetime Of Free Taco Bell? Find These Special $1 Bills

Good luck.To celebrate the release of its new dollar menu, Taco Bell is holding a contest that could give up to 11 winners a "lifetime" of free Taco Bell. (And, presumably, of heartburn.) What does ea. […]...continue reading

75% Of Ikea's Catalog Is Computer Generated Imagery

You could have fooled us. Wait, actually, you did.The best special effects are often the ones you never notice--which may make Ikea the most skillful special effects studio in the world. The Swedish f. […]...continue reading

Apple To Developers: No Selling HealthKit Data To Advertisers

Developers can, however, hand the data over to medical researchers with a user's consent.When Apple unveiled its HealthKit toolset for app developers at the Worldwide Developer Conference in June, it. […]...continue reading

Beach Crowds Are Beautiful From 5,000 Feet In The Air

Going to the beach this Labor Day weekend? You could become part of a work of art.This Labor Day Weekend, thousands of Americans will begin one final migration to the local beach, in what will doubtle. […]...continue reading

3 Ways To Redesign Breaking News

Tweaking the UX of our social media tools could help readers better understand fast-moving news.The Boston Marathon bombings. Tornadoes in the Midwest. Now, tragically, Ferguson. When serious breaking. […]...continue reading

How To Know If Your Dumb Idea Will Change The World

Box SVP Sam Schillace shares how he quickly and cheaply experimented on an app no one wanted--that became the basis for Google Docs.In 2005, along with colleagues Steve Newman and Claudia Carpenter, S. […]...continue reading

These Mashed-Up Photos Show Antarctica As You've Never Seen It Before

To truly understand what's happening with climate change, it helps to actually know what our shrinking southern continent looks like.Climate scientists call the polar continents "canaries in the coal. […]...continue reading

Portland Is Building The Longest Car-Free Bridge In The U.S.

Tilikum Crossing will span over 1,700 feet, with light rail, buses, streetcars, bikes, and pedestrians all traversing the bridge in harmony.Over the last several years, an industrial neighborhood alon. […]...continue reading

See How Much Hotter Your City Is Than Anywhere Else, Just Because It's A City

The urban heat island effect makes cities extra hot--and some cities are more extra hot than others.Summers in the U.S. have been warming since the 1970s due to climate change, though it might not see. […]...continue reading

5 Ways To Lean In Without Burning Out

The answer to getting more done and leading a balanced life isn't in beating yourself up about ambitions.We've entered a new paradigm. One in which women, particularly in the West, have greater opport. […]...continue reading

6 Traffic-Boosting Tips For The Penny-Pinching Startup

Search engine optimization seems complicated, but it's all about content and quality.I'll fill you in on a little secret . . . you don't need to spend a lot of money to drive quality, organic traffic. […]...continue reading

Out Of Office With Founder Of Skillcrush Adda Birnir

Where can you find the founder and CEO of Skillcrush off the grid?Before heading out for the weekend, we chat with industry leaders for a glimpse of their lives outside of the office--and what got the. […]...continue reading

How To Live In The Moment And Get Work Done At The Same Time

Clearing your mind and living in the moment isn't about putting productivity on hold. You can be more profitable with less brain clutter.If you are like me, you probably find yourself multitasking mor. […]...continue reading

How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work

Here's what happened when we challenged ourselves to step away from our desks and get out for a while.If you're like most Americans, you suffer from the physical, emotional, and mental epidemic that t. […]...continue reading

How To Get Over Your Self-Doubt

For some, self-doubt and confidence issues color a whole lifetime. How can you break out of that shell to reach your full potential?There was a long time when the lack of belief in myself was a major. […]...continue reading

Productivity Hack Of The Week: A Simple Way To Answer Emails Much Faster

Turn email into less of a chore with templates of responses and save hours every week.In an age where the workday is seemingly getting longer and longer, every minute counts. So we thought we'd give y. […]...continue reading

Matthew Dear And GE Drop Science, And Cats Take Over Pizza Hut: The Top Five Ads Of The Week

Ricky Gervais is a Netflix superfan, Matthew Dear makes machine music with GE, a Bissell brand manager eats off the subway floor, anti-litter ads made from garbage, and cats running a Pizza Hut.Droppi. […]...continue reading

4 Honest Career Lessons From The Creator Of "Pretty Little Liars"

The screenwriter/producer/director explains how she put her career on hold to be a mom--then picked it right back up where she left off and created social media blockbuster Pretty Little Liars.Marlene. […]...continue reading

Google Is Working On Drone Deliveries Too

Google X's Project Wing originated as an experiment to deliver defibrillators to people suffering from heart attacks.Amazon's not the only company that wants to deliver packages via drones. Google con. […]...continue reading

Samsung Is Unpacking New Products On September 3, And We'll Be There

Stay tuned for news about a giant phone--and maybe a virtual-reality headset, too.Apple isn't the only company holding a big product launch event in September. Actually, Samsung is going to have three. […]...continue reading

Amazon Updates Their Login Screen For The First Time In A Decade

It was time for a change.Like an old car company, Amazon introduces its design updates slowly and seldomly, updating one piece at a time, and never rocking the boat too fast or hard to upset its mains. […]...continue reading

Video Messaging App Says Audio Recording Of Michael Brown's Shooting Is Authentic

The sounds of what appear to be 10 gunshots can be heard in the background of a video chat.Video messaging app Glide on Thursday said it has verified the authenticity and timestamp of a recording that. […]...continue reading

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