I'm Jane Ni Dhulchaointigh, Inventor and CEO of Sugru, and This Is How I Work

Give a child a lump of clay and they’ll be busy for an hour. No one needs guidance when given a malleable medium with which you can express your ideas, and that’s why Sugru just works—you don’t need to know anything about design to put it to use. You just follow your instincts.
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I'm Max Lobovsky, CEO of Formlabs, and This Is How I Work

As 3D printing evolves and becomes a more common tool, new companies are sprouting up to refine the process and reinvent the way designers, engineers, and hobbyists work. Formlabs arose from a huge Kickstarter success to create an innovative high-resolution printer with an eye on quality and consistency. »10/21/15 7:45pm10/21/15 7:45pm

Ask an Expert Your Questions About How Data's Changing Your Life, Here at 11:30 AM ET

Ever wonder why ads for a particular pair of socks keep following you around the web? Why Pandora keeps playing that song you hate, even though you give it a thumbs-down every single time? Or why that one person you barely know keeps showing up in your News Feed when your old friends rarely seem to appear? Ask away. »10/12/15 11:30am10/12/15 11:30am

I'm Mike Rowe, Host of Somebody's Gotta Do It, and This Is How I Work

For years Mike Rowe has been traveling across the country to meet people whose laborious, often thankless work keeps the world moving forward. And across different shows and different television networks, what has remained consistent is Mike’s sincere curiosity and willingness to learn. »9/24/15 5:48pm9/24/15 5:48pm

I'm Farhad Manjoo, Tech Columnist at the New York Times, and This Is How I Work

There’s something about Farhad. Tech reporters can quickly become jaded and cynical about their work, but Farhad Manjoo’s lucid writing lacks any sense of needless snark when he discusses how technology affects our lives. Though when I talk about Farhad’s writing, I’m really talking about his tweets. »8/27/15 6:25pm8/27/15 6:25pm

Quality Assured: What It’s Really Like To Test Games For A Living

There’s an old commercial for Westwood College that’s become something of a running joke in the video game world. Two young men sit at a couch, hammering away at PlayStation controllers. A woman walks in. “Hey guys, finish testing that game yet?” she asks. “I’ve got another one I need designed.” »7/27/15 1:25pm7/27/15 1:25pm

Chat About The Latest Nikola Tesla Biography With The Author

Welcome to the Paleofuture Book Club, where we discuss the coolest books about retro-futures and the history of technology! Today we're talking about Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age by W. Bernard Carlson. The book is, of course, about the late inventor Nikola Tesla and we have the author joining us to take your… »4/23/14 2:01pm4/23/14 2:01pm

Q&A with an Astrophysicist from Stanford's Particle Accelerator

The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is one of those places that makes magic. Originally named the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, this facility is where many modern discoveries about how matter works were made. Six researchers have earned Nobel prizes for their work at SLAC. It's also where the first website… »3/04/14 1:30pm3/04/14 1:30pm

The 5 Best Answers From a Fascinating Q&A With an Ex-TSA Agent

Over on Slashdot yesterday, ex-TSA agent and controversial blogger extraordinaire Jason Harrington answered users' questions about the life of a TSA agent. And as one of the TSA's most outspoken critics, Harrington isn't one for tiptoeing around sensitive issues—which, much to TSA's dismay, makes for wonderfully… »3/01/14 1:00pm3/01/14 1:00pm

Ask The Guy Who Built a 207 MPG Car in His Barn Anything You Want

Last week, we showed you the Illuminati Motor Works Seven, a home-built electric car and Automotive X Prize competitor that gets an utterly astounding 207 MPGe. Today, we're hosting a live Q&A with Kevin Smith, who built the car, and journalist Jason Fagone, whose book Ingenious tells the engrossing story of the X… »1/27/14 3:50pm1/27/14 3:50pm

YouTube's Copyright Crackdown: Everything You Need To Know

We're in the second week of a YouTube copyright enforcement crackdown whose most visible effects have been on the video gaming community. Each day turns up a new example of a video getting thrown in YouTube jail on a ridiculous technicality. The situation seems to defy common sense, but we'll try to explain it in… »12/19/13 1:11pm12/19/13 1:11pm