It would be a point of pride for any entrepreneur to start a single company and achieve profitability, but Max Levchin has done a bit more than that. He’s had a hand in creating an entire string of notable and influential startups.
When you’re out camping and want to cook something in a pot or pan, all you really need is a way to hold the vessel above hot coals. One cheap and portable solution is to bring along a few metal shelving brackets.
When you use an app from a big software company, it can be easy to forget that there are individual people behind those logos. One of those people is Rick Treitman, with the unique title of ‘entrepreneur-in-residence’ at Adobe.
Photography, more than being a purely literal portrayal of reality, often requires the hand of an artist to blend the truth with their own vision. That’s what Mike Kelley does with his popular ‘Airportraits’ series.
There’s nothing easy about live television news. It’s a blend of quick-thought improvisation and journalistic research done in concert with complex technical systems, all done in an effort to relay the news. And it doesn’t get any easier during an election year.
ROBLOX is part virtual world, part development platform, and part massively multiplayer online game. David Baszucki created it ten years ago along with his cofounder Erik Cassel, and it’s gradually snowballed in popularity, particularly among kids and teenagers.
Natalie Amrossi’s future is up in the air. She left a burgeoning a career in finance to pursue her interest in photography, and now spends most of her time photographing city skylines from rooftops and copters.
You probably think of 3D printers as niche devices for DIY enthusiasts to create plastic objects that are a little rough around the edges. Shapeways is different. They use industrial machines to bring high resolution 3D printing to the masses.
Marc Guggenheim is an accomplished showrunner and television producer, but he is, more than anything, a writer. His work spans many media—from television to film to novels and comic books. He’s even written for video games.
If you don’t follow the daily workings of Silicon Valley you might not realize that Google doesn’t just acquire startups—they’re also deeply involved with venture capital investments. GV is the venture capital arm of Alphabet Inc., and they’ve put over $2 billion into promising companies since their inception.
If you peruse technology publications that occasionally dip their toes into our life hacking end of the pool, you’ll likely seen the work of Belle Beth Cooper. Her writing can be found all over the web; she has a lucid voice in describing self-improvement, coding, and the pursuit of writing itself.
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.
With school back in session, backpacks are quickly filling up with books—heavy books. So how do you avoid straining your back when everything you’re carrying feels like a necessity? Your education may feel like a burden, but that’s a lot of weight to (literally) have on your shoulders.
If you’re the kind of person that takes pleasure in building a computer—choosing the case, finding the best processor (and cooling system so that you can overclock it), doting over all of the components to maximize your rig and topping it off with LED lighting—then you should probably know Linus Sebastian.
Alton Brown is a chef, a television host, a storyteller and author, and a witty explainer of the fundamentals of cooking. He’s the embodiment of Lifehacker’s culinary aspirations and unsurprisingly we regularly feature his work.
Six years ago Marques Brownlee was just a kid talking about technology to his webcam and sharing his thoughts on Youtube. Now, with 2.6 million subscribers, his well-produced MKBHD videos are among the most popular sources of gadget commentary online.
The Economist is one of the leading international newspapers today, bringing precisely crafted news and commentary to its weekly pages and website. Serving as deputy editor for the paper and also heading their digital strategy is Tom Standage.