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Viv Will Replace Your Smartphone With Your Fridge and Then Take Over the World

“An anonymous green V marks the door of an ordinary office in downtown San Jose, California—inside, just a pool table, whiteboards scrawled with formulas, a dozen programmers working at computers with Nerf guns at their sides. 11 more words

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How to Get Awaywith Uber

“Roberto Chicas doesn’t use Uber anymore. Actually, he doesn’t do much anymore, not since he met Patrick Karajah. It was one night in late September, when Chicas, a bartender in San Francisco, did what many San Franciscans do: He summoned Uber to get him home.”

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I Wanted to Be a Millionaire

“It took about a second for me to realize I had made the biggest mistake of my life. There was a perceptible shift in the energy of the room, a subtle change in Terry Crews’ affect and expression. 20 more words

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The Time Everyone “Corrected” the World’s Smartest Woman

“By all accounts, Marilyn vos Savant was a child prodigy. Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1946, the young savant quickly developed an aptitude for math and science.”

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Frank O’Hara’s “Ode: Salute to the French Negro Poets”

“Aimé Césaire, 1913-2008 It’s entirely likely that Frank O’Hara found the story* of Picasso’s telling Max Jacob “There is no style” in Yale French Studies No. 15 more words

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Tasmanian Devil

“David Walsh first made global headlines in 2009, when he gambled on the life of Christian Boltanski, a French artist whose installations often focus on death.”

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One Man’s Quest to Rid Wikipedia of Exactly One Grammatical Mistake

“On a Friday in July 2012, two employees of the Wikimedia Foundation gave a talk at Wikimania, their organization’s annual conference.”

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