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14 Women Artists Who've Changed The Way We Think About Design

Much like today, the design world of 1950s and '60s America buzzed with big names. Crack open a history book on the era and you'll find chapters devoted to them -- Buckminster Fuller, Frank Lloyd Wright, Isamu Noguchi, Donald Judd, Richard Serra. Except, unlike today, there was a discernible, if …

Frank Lloyd Wright

How Sweden became the startup capital of Europe

Stockholm is the second most prolific tech hub in the world on a per capita basis, behind Silicon Valley. How did that happen and where does it go from here?<p>When Apple, the Silicon Valley veteran that revolutionised the music industry by unbundling the physical album and allowing individual digital …

DIY: Making a Simple but Elegant Leather Hand Strap for a DSLR

I recently went to great lengths to solve a simple problem. I have a Manfrotto monopod that requires a little screw to attach my camera to the …

Tense standoff outside US mosque over cartoon protest

Anti-Islam protesters – some of them heavily armed – faced off against religious rights demonstrators outside a US mosque on Friday, in a tense but peaceful standoff<p>A heavy police presence headed off serious trouble at an anti-Islam protest outside a mosque in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday.<p>Hundreds of …

Google tries to convince coders Apple shouldn’t come first

When Google introduced its Android software for smartphones in 2007, it had hoped rivals like Apple would use its operating system. But nearly a decade later, it is more focused on making it easier for its app-makers to work with Apple’s operating system.<p>“Our goal is to provide a set of tools and …

Apps

Silk Road founder: 'it ruined my life and destroyed my future'

Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht is facing life in prison for his role in facilitating the sale of more than $200m in drugs after being found guilty of multiple charges<p>The accused mastermind behind the underground website Silk Road will be sentenced on Friday for orchestrating a scheme that enabled …

Photographer Captures the Beauty and Diversity of Australian Fungi

Photographer Steve Axford lives in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales, Australia, where he has spent a considerable amount of time exploring …

In shadow of Android Pay, Google Wallet evolves to stay alive

Remember Google Wallet?<p>With all the fanfare surrounding Google's new digital payments system, Android Pay, it's easy to ignore the fact that Google already launched a different payments system -- four years ago -- called Google Wallet.<p>That earlier service was unceremoniously snubbed during the …

Android Pay

The Myth of More (Not Just Another Fuji X100T Review)

I’ll say this right up front: what you’re about to read is not a review of the Fujifilm X100T. That’s a good thing, because I’m a lousy camera …

Spelling Bee 2015 Finals: Pictures

FAO Schwarz: Too priceless for words, and for customers

FAO Schwarz is weeks away from closing the doors to its landmark toy store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, a store that offered more than merchandise; it offered an “experience.” When the toy empire moved there in 1986, it wrapped the building like a giant Christmas gift in red cloth and a big white …

Wall Street

Opinon: My Thoughts on Google Photos

For months now people have been talking about how Google was going to decouple photos from Google+ and create a standalone photo product, and …

Dwyane Wade to become a free agent? Contract talks stall in Miami

Dwyane Wade took an $11-million pay cut last season in order to help the<p>Miami Heatcut deals withChris Boshand Luol Deng. Now, he apparently wants to recoup some of those losses.<p>Contract negotiations between the 33-year-old guard and the Heat have reportedly stalled out and Wade is weighing options …

NY-bound passenger jet reports near-miss with drone

A commercial airliner narrowly missed colliding midair with a drone at 2,700 feet as it neared New York's LaGuardia Airport Friday morning, just hours after a string of incidents involving lasers pointed at planes, according to federal officials.<p>The pilot reportedly had to swerve upward over …

The secret reason Tim Tebow was signed by the Eagles

When Chip Kelly plucked Tim Tebow away from his SEC Network desk and signed him to the Philadelphia Eagles, few understood the rationale. How could a guy who’d thrown eight passes in four years be a worthy roster member of a team with serious playoff aspirations. (But not serious championship …

NFL

Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life in prison

Thirty-one-year-old behind illegal online drug emporium handed five sentences – including two for life – to be served concurrently with no chance of parole<p>Ross Ulbricht, the man behind illegal online drug emporium Silk Road, was sentenced to life in prison on Friday by Judge Katherine Forrest of …

Silk Road

Google's Project Vault is a security system disguised as a microSD card

SAN FRANCISCO -- Google wants to make your phone more secure, without having to change the way manufacturers make smartphones.<p>The company on Friday announced Project Vault, which packs a digital security system into a microSD card, which phones and computers usually recognize as a storage device. …

Smart Lock Passwords is cool, but Google Project Abacus puts us closer to a password-free world

Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group has been on a tear at I/O these past two days, demoing lots of new and interesting innovations that may one day hit production and make all of our lives much, much better. One of such projects is Project Abacus, which is seeking to all but …

Identity Theft

Don’t Leave Home Without These Essential Photography Tools

It happens to us all. The light looks great, we rush out the door with our camera bag and start to shoot. Only then do we realise we are missing …

FACES: European Portrait Photography since 1990 - Photographs from the selected artists of FACES: European Portrait Photography since 1990 | LensCulture

<i>Editors’ Note: This is an excerpt from the excellent introduction to the exhibition’s catalogue. It was written by the show’s curator, Frits Gierstberg, who is also the head curator at the</i> <i>Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam. If you enjoy these pictures or his words, we strongly recommend seeing the</i> …

More models, more applications: 2015 set to be the year of the smartwatch

Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>The Pebble Time smartwatch is simple, effective and long-lasting.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/29/1432900419926/14f484de-84c7-4626-82d2-ceb8778ce281-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>The Pebble Time …

Apple Watch

Pictures of the Week 5.29.15

Here's How That One Weird Text Message Crashes Your iPhone (Probably)

All it takes to crash an iPhone is one text message, because of a small set of Arabic characters that grow longer when you delete them. Probably.<p>So says Tom Scott, a British engineer and TV personality known for his explanatory YouTube clips. He tackled the interesting bug in a video published …

Weird

The Week in Review: Google I/O, Re/Code and MM’s Trends Report Dominate Week in Tech

If it weren’t already obvious, the Internet is, and will continue to be, a growing part of everyday life. This past week included Re/Code’s Code Conference in Los Angeles, the release of Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report and the ongoing Google I/O conference—each heralding forthcoming …

Trends

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

England threaten to boycott World Cup as Blatter is re-elected

Greg Dyke, the head of the FA, said England should consider pulling out of the World Cup as Sepp Blatter wins fifth term as president of Fifa<p>England is considering boycotting the World Cup after Sepp Blatter won a fifth term as president of world football’s governing body.<p>Mr Blatter beat his rival, …

Architizer

Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life in prison

Ross Ulbricht, the convicted founder of online illegal-drug marketplace Silk Road, has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.<p>The sentencing of the 31-year-old San Francisco man was handed down by US District Court Judge Katherine Forrest in a Manhattan courtroom, …