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American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, and futurist Buckminster Fuller kept an extremely detailed log of his life from 1920 until his death in 1983. The log, which he called the Dymaxion Chronofile, is a documentation of his life every 15 minutes and includes copies of all his correspondence, bills, notes, sketches, and newspaper clippings—the sum collection is estimated to be, if stacked up, 270 feet (80 meters) tall. It is said to be the most documented human life in history.

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Did You Know?

American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, and futurist Buckminster Fuller kept an extremely detailed log of his life from 1920 until his death in 1983. The log, which he called the Dymaxion Chronofile, is a documentation of his life every 15 minutes and includes copies of all his correspondence, bills, notes, sketches, and newspaper clippings—the sum collection is estimated to be, if stacked up, 270 feet (80 meters) tall. It is said to be the most documented human life in history.

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How to Find Your Spotify Wrapped 2021

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You Can Apply to Test Future Xbox Features Right Now

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The Best Smart Thermostats of 2021

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How to Stream Every ‘Matrix’ Movie

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12 Useful Gifts for Dog Owners

If you have a dog parent in your life, gifting them fun items, like personalized socks, a dog-shaped key chain, or a custom pet portrait might be tempting. While any of those would likely be loved by your recipient, they probably wouldn’t be used very much. That’s why we’ve put together a list of more practical gifts for dog parents. Read More »

Nothing Ear 1 Review: They Now Come in Black

Nothing, led by Carl Pei of OnePlus fame, launched the Ear 1 earbuds to a bunch of fanfare and hype. The company focused its marketing campaign on its partnership with Teenage Engineering and the product’s transparent design, but how do they sound? I’m here to tell you that they’re pretty damn good. Read More »

What's New In PHP 8.1?

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How to Make Chrome Use Less RAM

Google Chrome is a very popular web browser, but people have one common complaint—it uses a lot of RAM. It’s hard to fix the problem completely, but there are some things you can do to reduce Chrome’s memory usage. Read More »


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Your Chromebook’s Camera Is Now a Document Scanner

Google is making some significant changes to the Chromebook camera. With a software update, you’ll be able to use your laptop as a scanner, adjust the camera angle with external cameras, and more. Read More »




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