Call Center Worker Suspended for Answering Calls With Robot Voice

Working at a call center sucks. Like, it universally sucks, and everybody knows it. That's what makes the story of the loyal New York City employee who was just suspended for 20 days for allegedly answering incoming calls with a robot voice so frustrating. C'mon guys, let the bored employees have a little bit of fun. » 10/31/14 10:57am 17 minutes ago

This Algae Farm Eats Pollution From the Highway Below It

A highway overpass is the last place most of us would think to install a farm. But algae, that wonderful little ecological miracle, is different. Since it consumes sunlight and CO2 and spits out oxygen, places with high emissions are actually the perfect growing area. Which is why this overpass in France has its own… » 10/31/14 10:51am 23 minutes ago

This Fake Classical Painting Turns Peepholes Into Murder Mystery Props

You might think that peephole on your front door gives you the upper hand when it comes to ignoring unwanted visitors, but to the person on the other side of the door it's obvious you're watching them. You can make it slightly less obvious, though, with this faux Victorian-era portrait that cleverly camouflages your… » 10/31/14 10:31am 43 minutes ago

The World's Smallest 3D Printer Costs Less Than $300

The two biggest factors when it comes to choosing a printer are price and capacity. The bigger an item you want to print, the more expensive the printer will be. But if you've decided to just tip-toe into the world of 3D printing, and are just testing the waters, the $299 iBox Nano looks like a great choice, as long… » 10/31/14 9:09am Today 9:09am

How to Make People Feel Comfortable In Front of a Camera (With Science)

Many people, even those who are usually confident and outgoing, can shrink into themselves in front of a camera. In this video, headshot photographer Peter Hurley teams up with psychologist Anna Rowley to explain how you can overcome that problem. » 10/31/14 6:02am Today 6:02am

This Could Be the Year You Quit Wasting 36,500 Minutes Behind the Wheel

Each year the average American spends 608 hours driving a car — almost 26 full days of getting from point A to point B. That's equivalent to watching every episode of Breaking Bad ten times (don't put it past me). As a driver, it's your duty to own this potential, and lots of car companies are already willing to help… » 10/30/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

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