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If you don’t want to be stuck on an airplane next to a chatty cellphone user, now’s your chance to actUsers Aren’t Enough: Why Yik Yak Is The Latest Casualty Of A Changing MarketThe 2016 Fast Company Innovation Festival In PhotosIs Coach poised to become America’s LVMH?Virtual reality gets more real with Facebook’s prototype VR hot/cold sensitivityHow Fast You Should Be Riding Your Bike To Breathe The Least PollutionDo Foundations Make Enough Change In The World? They Don’t Think SoNASA has released a treasure trove of space GIFsVerizon refuses to release Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 software updateA Stunning Black Model Recreated Famous Fashion Ads To Encourage More DiversityReport: FCC’s Wheeler ready to step down to make way for Rosenworcel reappointmentNew iOS Children’s Story App “The Snow Fox” Comes Alive As You Read ItObama demands complete assessment of hackers’ impact on electionIndia Now Has The World’s Largest Solar Power PlantNow The More Fitbit Steps You Take IRL, The Better Your NBA 2K17 Player GetsJust Before Trump Takes Office, Obama Plans Release Of Intel On Russian HackingThe Year In Post-Truth, Day Seven: Nobody Respects Women More Than Donald Trump“War For The Planet Of The Apes” Shows Just One Of The Dystopias That Await Us In 2017Ikea Gives Its Products Brutally Honest New NamesThis VR Headset Has A Secret Weapon: A 3D ScannerNBC Just Can’t (And Seemingly Won’t) Quit Donald TrumpGet Your First Taste of “Spider-Man: Homecoming”Here are the five ways you can get banned from UberHow Stories Solved Instagram’s Biggest Threat: Self-Conscious UsersWarner Bros. Engages J.K. Rowling Fans With A Revitalized Props And Costume ExhibitAs a test, Google is including movie and TV ratings within search resultsMorning intel: Tinder CEO is out again, researchers find preserved dino tailWith Houseparty, The Meerkat Team Is Trying–Once Again–To Reinvent Live VideoA Hacker’s Tips For Protecting Your Digital PrivacyThe Best Independent Designers To SupportPSAs From Sandy Hook Promise, And . . . “Rogue One”?: The Top 5 Ads Of The WeekBeats By Dre Keeps Tapping The Hearts Of Global Superstars In Anthemic New AdMagic Leap appears to be a long way off from realityHow Buzzfeed Turned Its Viral Cooking Site Into A Viral CookbookTeaching AI To Play Video Games Could Make It Much SmarterThe Design Studio Behind One Of The Creepiest, Most Popular Kids’ ToysMen Think That Eating A Disgusting Amount Of Food Impresses PeopleIn Oklahoma, People Are Suing Fracking Companies After Earthquakes Damaged Their HousesSean Rad is stepping down as Tinder’s CEO again—and this time it was 80% his ideaThese GIFs Show America’s Remarkable Renewable Energy ExplosionWhy Are Only Some Healthcare Tech Companies Getting The Funds They Need?Hillary Clinton: Fake news puts lives at risk and threatens American democracyCreative Ideas To Make This Year’s Holiday Party BetterHow A Group Of CEOs Plans To Solve Gender Inequality At Their CompaniesCan Being Visibly Happy Hurt Your Career?Eight Common Mistakes First-Time Entrepreneurs Should Ditch In 2017From Arguing With Your Boss To How GE Hires: This Week’s Top Leadership StoriesEvening intel: salary secrets, Trump’s credits, heroin deathsSpotify puts SoundCloud acquisition on hold—for now?Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts are leading the retail chain takeover of NYCThe internet is freaking out about Trump’s rumored FDA pickOsmo expands its “AR for kids” product vision with new partners Mattel, Houghton Mifflin, Sesame WorkshopForget Goop: Flaunt Your Superiority With These Totally Relatable Ideas From “Glop”Born in the 1980s? This map shows your chances of being upwardly mobileHe’s too young to be president, but Mark Zuckerberg may have political aspirationsThe huge interior of Apple’s new headquarters is shown in these leaked photosHow Steelcase Rearranged Its Workplace To Create A Purposeful OfficeCartoon Network Celebrates Computer Science Education Week With STEAM InitiativesNBC is shuttering its cash-strapped Breaking News service5 Books Bill Gates Says You Should Read Over The HolidaysThe Secretary Of Labor–Brought To You By Carl’s Jr.–Is Our Latest “Idiocracy” MomentThis Adorable Little Stormtrooper Stars In A Uniquely Sweet “Rogue One” Charity PSALondon Just Stopped Buying Diesel Buses To Try To Clean Up Its AirGoogle’s Daydream VR platform expands with new phones, headset colors, and appsThis Single Malaria Pill Could Keep Working For Up To A MonthAmericans are racking up more credit card debt againThis Film Lets You Know How You Would Handle Yourself In A RiotStreaming music pays off for Warner Music Group with highest revenue in 8 yearsThere might be an iceberg the size of Delaware off AntarcticaThis Delightful Marquee Bids You a Cheeky Cinematic Holiday SentimentThese Maps Replace Subway Station Names With Popular Nearby Instagram HashtagsThe “Bart And Lisa” Theory Of Information DesignHawthorne creates fragrances tailored to men’s biometricsFacebook’s Sheryl Sandberg on fake news: “We don’t think it swayed the election”How Taco Bell Plans To Fill The YouTube-Shaped Hole In Its Digital Media StrategyMorning intel: Ivanka Trump could leave her business, “Chewbacca Mom” tops Facebook chartsIntel and The Future of the Industrial InternetBrandless scores $16M to build a new consumer goods marketplaceNew Raptor smart glasses allow cyclists to track real-time data and turn-by-turn navigationThe Most Ingenious VR Controller Of The Year Is A Printed Piece Of PaperPantone’s New Color Of The Year Is Weird And PerfectRansomware Strikes Most Frequently In Las Vegas, Study FindsWhy More Gadgets Powered By Amazon’s Alexa Could Invade Your Home SoonThe Year In Post-Truth, Day Six: JT LeRoy And The Quest For Emotional HonestyPublic transport is free in Paris as the city tries to tackle its air pollutionHere’s what could get you banned from Uber foreverU.S. Surgeon General says use of e-cigarettes among youth is “a major public health concern”The Samsung Galaxy S8 may have an edge-to-edge displayStep Inside The Dead Bookstore, Where Printed Books Are RebornPrefab’s Moment Of ReckoningThis Site Lets You Donate Your Online Shopping Data To Your Favorite NonprofitIndia Could Leapfrog Advanced Countries By Adopting A Circular EconomyWhy This CEO Thinks Those Who Fail To Diversify Never Evolve3 Principles To Guide Designing For Social ChangeCan A STEM Program Help Make Boy Scouts Relevant Again?Why Trying To Be A People Pleaser Makes You A Bad BossWhat I’ve Learned In 38 Years Of Surrounding Myself With Confident PeopleHow First-Time Independent Workers Can Avoid Getting BurnedThree Career Lessons My Micromanaging Boss Didn’t Mean To Teach MeSuper Mario Run For The iPhone Jumpstarts A New Mobile Era For NintendoWindows 10 is coming to Qualcomm mobile devicesOne Drop now offers subscription-based supplies, monitoring, and coaching for people with diabetesConsumer VR software could be worth $14B by 2020 despite slow startEvening intel: CNN sued, Snapchat boggles, Trump infuriatesConscious Consumerism Is Growing, But Many People Can’t Name A Responsible CompanyRonda Rousey Updates The Classic Pantene Slogan To “Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Strong”Adult Swim Canceled Its “Alt-Right” Comedy Show “Million Dollar Extreme”There Were Some Surprising Changes In The Best Places To Work This YearAMC Networks hit with stock downgrade for an over-reliance on “Walking Dead”B-Reel Reimagines Classic “Claw” Game As A Recruitment ToolObama And Harry Reid Are Trying To Stack The FCC With Dems Before Trump Hits TownFitbit and Medtronic team up to develop an app for people with diabetes“The Circle” Is Definitely Not About Google Or The Tyranny of Total TransparencyFKA Twigs Taps The Power Of Baltimore’s Dance Community In This Doc From WeTransferNestlé Is Using Science To Cut The Sugar In Its Candy And Still Keep It SweetVR leaders form trade association to boost industry’s growthSurvey: VCs prize “management team” above all when making investment decisionsHow Google Became The World’s Largest Corporate Buyer Of Renewable EnergyA Jigsaw Puzzle As Infinite As The CosmosAmong banks, Citigroup, Banco Santander, and Goldman Sachs are the most active fintech VCsAfternoon intel: Peter Thiel reigns over Trump team, Apple faces yet another tax controversyLondon’s Mayor Will Spend $1 Billion On Cycling ImprovementsHeadspace users flocked to “SOS” meditation sessions after the electionTrump adds more members of Peter Thiel’s brain trust to his transition teamBloomberg: U.S. is paying Apple to tax-shelter its corporate profits hereDon’t rub this magic lamp—talk to it“La La Land” Director Damien Chazelle On Why Musicals Are The Most Free Film GenreThis Mozilla-sponsored art exhibit highlights the real dangers of mass data collectionTarget Is Betting Big On A “Nutcracker” Remix With John Legend And Chrissy TeigenThe bulk of the money behind Trump’s tech deal comes from Saudi ArabiaThis Chinese Pedestrian Bridge Looks Awesome, Is Less Accessible Than A Bridge For CarsMorning intel: Trump is Time’s “person of the year,” Pandora takes on SpotifyThe World’s Least Efficient Type Machine Takes 30 Minutes To Write A Single “A”The Best Gifts For Architects (And Architecture Nerds)Why Higher Education Needs Design ThinkingChase Sapphire Reserve’s popular perks will cost JPMorgan as much as $300 million this quarterExclusive: Your First Look At Nicki Minaj’s New Mobile GameWith Its Heart On Its Sleeve, “La La Land” Dances Into A New Era For Movie MusicalsApple blames “external physical damage” for exploding iPhones in ChinaDesigning Better Microapartments–By Living In ThemThe Year In Post-Truth, Day Five: Donald Trump’s “Historic Landslide Blowout”Google’s “Window Wonderland” Brings New York’s Holiday Retail Extravaganzas To The WebA Rapid Prototyping Tool For Creating VR WorldsChipmakers Are Racing To Build Hardware For Artificial IntelligenceA Short History Of The Most Important Economic Theory In TechCan Rubicon’s Customizable Ad Filter Make Online Advertising Less Annoying?How Clever Design Makes A 350-Square-Foot Apartment Feel LuxuriousHere’s What Consumer Behavior Is Telling Us About 2017, According To FordSetting The Stage For Spontaneity: Reggie Watts Breaks Down “Spatial”Apple’s iPhone manufacturer Foxconn is planning to make a U.S. investmentWhat To Buy A Coffee Snob (According To A Certified Coffee Snob)Apple Pay is now accepted at 35% of U.S. merchantsDon’t Worry, Trump Supporters Love Renewable EnergyReport: Pebble Time 2 and Pebble Core pre-orders will be cancelled after Fitbit buyoutWomen And Men Use Cities Very DifferentlyNetflix launches video previews to help users decide what to watchHere’s what Twitter founder Jack Dorsey thinks of Donald Trump’s use of the serviceApple Music now has 20 million subscribersThis Startup Sells You Meal Plans Based On Your Nutrition TypeIs It Possible To Actually Measure Which Companies Are Best For The World?Milk Makeup Jumps Into The Crowded Market Of Edgy Cosmetics BrandsYour Passion In Life Doesn’t Have To Be Profound Or GroundbreakingThis Is The Hidden Challenge In The Future Of WorkWant To Keep Your Employees Happy? Send Them To Work OverseasHow To Spot Fake TrendsHow To Test Products Like A GooglerThis Is The Stage In The Hiring Process When Jobseekers Have The Most LeverageGiving The Gift Of VR This Holiday Season? Here’s Everything You Need To KnowCan Obama’s Tech Legacy Survive President Trump?Did Tim Cook Protest Too Much Over This Dismal Apple Watch Report?Pandora is now officially gunning for SpotifyAmerican Apparel tries to reassure nervous workers they won’t lose their jobsHTC’s female CEO thinks VR has a woman problemVerizon taps gas on 5G rollout, paving the way for high-speed Internet in new marketsDisney embraces its empire image with a giant Death Star at EpcotHow this big change in Apple policy will help it attract top AI talentApple Watch will be hot this holiday, but Apple Watch 1 might upstage Apple Watch 2These 7 People Just Won $1.1 Million For Being Kind12 Tech Trends That Will Shape Our Lives In 2017How Adaptive Studios Is Hacking “Development Hell” By Buying Abandoned ScreenplaysThis brain-controlled robotic hand could help people with certain types of spinal injuriesThere’s No Checkout At Amazon’s AI Grocery Because It Already Knows What You’re BuyingSupreme Court sides with Samsung on damages in ongoing patent infringement caseNow You Can Drop The Curtain On 2016 With The Alamo Drafthouse’s “End Credits” Beer10 Apps You Need To Survive The HolidaysWhy 2017 could be tough for VR salesBetterment CEO pens open letter to TrumpAfternoon intel: SeaWorld layoffs loom, Trump wings it, Snap Inc. goes deepSpotify now lets you stream the hits straight to your Sonos speakersBoeing’s pricey Air Force One contract is for a plane that Trump would probably never ride onThe Secret Behind Zara’s Warp-Speed Fashion: Its Store ManagersThe Future Of DoorDash Is Turning Delivery Into A PlatformThread Is Using Recycling From Haiti To Eliminate New Plastic From Your ClothesFormer Googler Bill Maris is starting a health care fund (report)Steel beams rise at Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin facility: photosSamsung Beats Apple In The Supreme Court–Here’s What It Means For DesignU.S. students aspire to careers in science and technology—but their test scores are falling shortThis Is How Thomas The Tank Engine Toys Come To LifeWhy “Evan” Works: Behind The Incredible Sandy Hook Promise PSACan Cities Find A Way To Stop Using Disposable Coffee Cups?Snap is hiring a bunch of 3D character creatorsChatbots Are The New Skeuomorphism. How Do We Find Another Way?The Most Dramatic Thing You’ll See Today: A Literal Adaptation Of “Bohemian Rhapsody”The Year In Post-Truth, Day Four: Conflicting Stories at Standing RockRebecca Minkoff blings out Chandon bottles for the holidaysNew Instagram features aim to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negativeApple’s iPhone 7 Holiday Spot Is A Touching Junior Version Of “Romeo And Juliet”Glenfiddich creates an experimental beer-flavored scotchSkin Laundry has quietly become the Drybar of facialsThe Co.Create/Dissolve Movie Quiz Returns For Round ThreeNASA’s recent spinoff tech included better golf clubs, winery mapping, and self-driving tractorsThe Cadillac Of Breast Pumps Is Beautiful, App-Connected, And Ridiculously ExpensiveMorning intel: Facebook struggles with fake news, Ikea ups its parental leaveYou can still get Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition—at Urban Outfitters’ flash sale todayIkea to offer U.S. employees up to 4 months of paid parental leaveNetflix Launches Video Previews: How The Company Landed On Its Biggest Redesign Ever6 Gifts For Serious TravelersMoving At The Speed Of Culture Is The New Brand ImperativeTheranos revealed some of its confidential investors because it forgot to BCC them on an emailThis tech nonprofit, which helps unbanked populations gain access to resources, is expanding in IndiaWhy Do So Many Adults Still Live With Their Parents?The Jony Ive Computer Apple Didn’t Include In Its MonographThe Making Of Dyson’s Multi-Billion-Dollar Family DynastyWith A Pro-Pipeline Trump Presidency Looming, How Safe Is The #NoDAPL Win?While Eyes Were On Standing Rock, The Dakota Pipeline Was Being Drilled Under Another Water SourceTim Cook says Apple Watch sales growth is “off the charts”Now you can send holiday cash with these PayPal e-cardsHow Judith Rodin Created A New Model for Philanthropic Funding At The Rockefeller FoundationA Practical To-Do List That Will Finally Make Training Seminars Worth Your TimeFacebook is quietly testing a tool to fight fake newsThree Ways To Find Your Audience As A New BrandDrank Too Much At Your Office Holiday Party? Try This Hangover Breakfast SandwichHow To Defend Your Brain Against Fake NewsWhat This GE Exec Is Hiring For In 2017 (And Why)This Global Startup Lets Employees Personalize Their Holiday Time Off3 Ways HipChat’s Developers Use HipChat To Stay ProductiveSlicing And Dicing The Gender Wage Gap In 2016Mapping The FutureCould Hillary’s popular vote lead reach 3 million?Apple plays the cute card with new iPhone 7 adThese San Francisco High School Students Are Recruiting Teachers To Resist TrumpThis new AI training ground is made from a thousand video gamesEvening intel: London is falling, tech giants target propagandaMeet the 5 biomedical researchers who won the Breakthrough PrizeWhy It Matters For Tech Companies To Release Diversity Data On TimeWalter Scott mistrial shows difficulty in convicting cops, even with video evidenceWhy Viceland And Samsung Partnered For A VR Documentary About Syria’s “White Helmets”Watch Virgin Galactic’s new spaceship complete its first glide flightHow Cats’ Tongues Are Inspiring Smarter Hairbrushes For HumansDomino’s Takes Loyalty Program To The Next Level By Giving Out Company StockUh-Oh: Does Diet Soda Make You Just As Fat As Regular Soda?Afternoon intel: Is Mr. Kushner going to Washington?This Record-Playing Robot Lets You Spin Vinyl AnywhereWhat CNN’s “Unprecedented” Can Teach Us About This Election And Political ReportingMeet the forensic scientist hired to help Sotheby’s in the battle against fake artStartup founders think 2017 will be a good year for tech IPOsA Look At The Kitschier Side Of The Atomic AgeWatch David Beckham’s Tattoos Come To Life In Stunning UNICEF PSALeap Motion bringing hand-tracking to mobile VRThe Year In Post-Truth, Day Three: Ted Cruz Is The Zodiac KillerThe Man Who Reduced Homelessness In Utah By 91%Trump Picks Ben Carson To Lead The Department Of Housing And Urban DevelopmentActivist Shaun King launches “Injustice Boycott” of cities and companies that facilitate or remain silent on racial injusticeStartups say the tech industry will reflect U.S. diversity by 2030, but pathway is unclearThis Battery Charges In Seconds, And Lasts All WeekInstead Of Buying Electricity From The Power Company, What If You Bought It From Your Neighbor?Amazon Go is a brilliant tweaking of the convenience storeThis Sweet High School Story Is Really A Deadly Serious PSA From Sandy Hook PromiseA Look At The Brilliant, Lesser-Known Art Of Zaha HadidWhat’s happening with Silicon Valley’s annual diversity reports?Yes, You Can Now Go To “Bob’s Burgers” In Los Angeles. Sort of.Rent The Runway Mines User Data To Design Sleek New FlagshipCNN and Melcher Media’s Unprecedented Book on an Unprecedented ElectionWith Arrival Of Touch Controllers, Oculus Rift Finally Reaches Its PotentialMIT Research Paves The Way For DIY Drones Of All Shapes And SizesMorning intel: Uber building an AI lab, victory for #NoDAPLVicarious Wants To Create Human-Level Artificial IntelligenceModular Skyscrapers: The Future Of Housing In American Cities?7 Tools To Help Designers Get More DoneSelf-Checkout Comes To High FashionInside The Spaces Of Japan’s Top DesignersAfghanistan’s First Women-Only Coding School Just Graduated Its First ClassWhat is #PizzaGate?This Sheep Is Mapping The Faroe Islands By Wandering Around With A CameraAll the latest on the Dakota Access pipelineExperimental City: How Rotterdam Became A World Leader In Sustainable Urban DesignThe Holiday Survival Guide For Small Business Owners And FreelancersHow Do You Balance Your Goals While Keeping Your Options Open?Three In Four Workers Say They Still Go To Work When They’re SickBeyond The Thank-You Note: Four Things To Do After Your Job InterviewHow Starbucks Can Guarantee Its CEO Transition SucceedsI Lived Out Of My Car For Six Months While Bootstrapping My StartupYour Brain Is Underwhelmed–Here’s How To Reinspire It“Bizarre Foods” Host Andrew Zimmern Explains How Travel Helps Rewire His BrainHow GE Ecomagination is Embracing the Industrial Data RevolutionThe Only Three Networking Emails You Need To Know How To WriteDavid Sacks is out as CEO of ZenefitsThe Best Hope For Curtailing Cancer: Treatments That Activate The Body’s Own DefensesEnglish’s Crazy Spelling Makes Us Think Differently Than More Orderly LanguagesIs Toyota’s Tron Lightcycle-Like I-Road The Future Of Urban Car Sharing?The Emotionally Intelligent Person’s Guide To Disagreeing With Your BossObama blocks Chinese fund from acquiring Aixtron’s U.S. businessKey analyst: Apple wants to de-emphasize Jobs-style hit-makingCongress Probably Won’t Adopt British-Style Encryption Policies—Even Under Trump