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Posts Tagged ‘father’

How Target Figured Out A Teen Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Father Did

How Target Figured Out A Teen Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Father Did

ran test after test, analyzing the data, and before long some useful patterns emerged. Lotions, for example. Lots of people buy lotion, but one of Pole’s colleagues noticed that women on the baby registry were buying larger quantities of unscented lotion around the beginning of their second trimester. Another analyst noted that sometime in the [...]

Home thermostat that “learns” from iPod designer

The Nest thermostat was designed by Tom Fadell, aka the "father of the iPod." It will cost $250 and will be available next month.... Nest learns from your temperature adjustments, programs itself to keep you comfortable, and guides you to energy savings. You can control the thermostat from anywhere using a smartphone, tablet or laptop, and Nest [...]

Steven “Jumper” Gould’s new novel 7th SIGMA: Genre-busting science fiction/western kicks ass

Steven “Jumper” Gould’s new novel 7th SIGMA: Genre-busting science fiction/western kicks ass

Steven Gould's latest novel 7th Sigma is his best since Jumper, and while it shares Jumper's excellent pace and likable characters, it is otherwise as totally unlike Jumper as it could be, except in the field of overall awesomeness, which it has in spades. In 7th Sigma, the American southwest has experienced a unique apocalypse: out of [...]

Among Others: Extraordinary, magic story of science fiction as a toolkit for taking apart the world

Among Others: Extraordinary, magic story of science fiction as a toolkit for taking apart the world

I've been wandering around for a week reading Jo Walton's Among Others, trying to think of how I'd describe it once I finished, and now I've just finished and I'm still stumped. So let me start with some adjectives. "Indescribable" for a starter. But more like "indescribably wonderful." And also "compassionate" and "sweet" and "magical." [...]

Nicole Krauss: On Doubt

Nicole Krauss: On Doubt

Nicole Krauss is the author of the international bestseller The History of Love, Man Walks Into a Room, and, most recently, Great House, published this week. In 2007, she was selected as one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists, and in 2010 The New Yorker named her one of the 20 best writers under 40. I begin my novels without ideas. [...]