It doesn't matter whether you speak English or Chinese. Across 24 language editions of Wikipedia, a page-ranking algorithm finds that the top historical figures were mostly post-17th-century white guys.
In the world according to Fab.com, good design can be everywhere from beef jerky to dildos. But sometimes its democratic approach gets, well, too democratic. Here are ten of Fab's most questionable curations.
"One of my biggest inspirations is Michael Jackson, of course. Another one of my inspirations are Missy Elliott. I'm basically inspired by party music in general. Any music that can make me dance -- just a base to a beat, like, I'm inspired by. And you know, just fun and creativity. So those are my biggest inspirations. And anybody that can dance, or you know, with the same vibe. But party music in general really inspires me when I'm making my music. I just think about, "What would make another person dance?" And that's how I make my music." -- Rye Rye
Here's something to put up in the living room, right below your hip-swiveling Elvis clock and alongside your roulette ball made from strands of Michael Jackson's hair: a lamp in the likeness of Amy Winehouse.
And not some weird bobble-head lamp. A designy lamp. A lamp that costs $740 to $1,500, depending on size (!).
What smartphone and tablet data can be captured and analyzed? How does one do that correctly? And how reliable is the information, anyway? These are other questions beguile law enforcement officials as they confront mobile forensics.