How Smart Should Our Smart Cars Be?

Lipiec 26th, 2014
In a famous scene in „Total recall” (the new version), the two protagonists are driving a futuristic hovercar in a high-speed chase. At one point, the driver asks her passenger to take over the wheel… and then simply moves the wheel over to the passenger! The fact that this still evokes a feeling of surprise is the mark of our time, for despite all of the advances in technology, cars are still basically made like they were a hundred years ago. Sure, they’re faster and more efficient, sleeker and computerized. But they still have a steering wheel, a brake, a mirror… Well, not for long. Enter Smart Car! Przeczytaj resztę tego wpisu »

The Worst Job Ideas, 2014 Edition

Czerwiec 26th, 2014

There’s no question about it: it can be tough getting a good job, it’s even tougher making a career out of it in this post-crisis world of ours. As an old adage goes, beggars can’t be choosers, so perhaps it’s no wonder that while job satisfaction is at an all-time low, not many are willing to do anything about it. After all, who can afford quitting in this day and age? The cheese in the mouse trap never looked more delicious than it does now! Luckily, there’s a good way to avoid the trap altogether – know how NOT to work before getting mired in corporate rat race. Read on, wary job seeker

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Unhappy Feet (A Brief History of Misadvertised Fitness Footwear)

Maj 25th, 2014

Being fit is this millennium’s mantra and a fashionable lifestyle choice, all rolled into one neat package. Everywhere you turn, statistics warn about the dangers of rampant obesity, the myriad health issues stemming from leading a largely sedentary life and how processed foods will eventually lead to your demise. And, as luck would have it, media provide a ton of placating answers to the panic they themselves helped spread: there’re the miracle diets, the incredible fitness regimens, the advanced ab-shaping technology — all designed to make you healthier and more fit. But, as it turns out, shoehorning fitness and clean living into some aspects of one’s life may not be such a good idea…

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The Grass Is Always Greener: the Future of Legal Pot in the US

Kwiecień 24th, 2014

On January 1st, 2014, Colorado has become the first state in the US to legalize marijuana for both recreational and medicinal purposes. If your idol is „the Dude” and you love stoner movies, you likely cheered upon reading the news. But apparently, if you worship the likes of Zuckerberg, Bezos or Jobs and love making money more than toking on a joint, you may cheer all the same…

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Oligarchs in London – Nothing to Fear?

Marzec 24th, 2014

All of Europe is abuzz with the news of Crimea now becoming part of Russian Federation as a result of a move that Ukraine and many in the west view as an act of aggression. The event took place in the aftermath of the pro-EU demonstrations in Kiiv, the country’s capital, after which the president of the country had fled and the new government was installed. Shortly after the new government came into power, a referendum held in Crimea revealed that 97% of voters desire to live in a Russian Crimea, and the taking over of the peninsula commenced. Sanctions from the western Europe and the US soon followed, mostly consisting of blocking the assets of the richest Russians… But apparently, that may actually have a knock-on effect on some of the leading European economies, including the UK.

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