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Pencil artist works in miniature — and that’s the point

Salavat Fidai is working proof that artists need not create large pieces to make a name for themselves.<p>Much of what he creates is no bigger than the tip of a pencil — literally.<p>Under the glow of a single work light while his family sleeps, Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create …

Apple invited Facebook and other companies to a super secret Apple Watch lab

But the company has been going to insane lengths to keep what it shows developers a secret, Bloomberg reports.<p>Apple doesn't allow any outside materials to be brought into its test lab. That includes electronics all the way down to pen and paper.<p>Even the code developers bring to Cupertino has to …

Tim Cook explains one very important way the Apple Watch will be like the iPhone

"This will be just like the iPhone: people wanted it and bought for a particular reason, perhaps for browsing, but then found out that they loved it for all sorts of other reasons."<p>This really struck home for me.<p>I've never worn a watch. I have no interest in fitness trackers, which seems to be the …

How one of the world’s largest railways is using technology to reinvent itself

With a track length of 116,000 kilometre and 23 million daily passengers (pdf), India has one of the world’s largest railway networks. But this massive enterprise is bleeding money and in urgent need of reforms.<p>And in an attempt to fix the mess, India’s railway minister Suresh Prabhu is banking on …

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The Grapes of Wrath: 10 surprising facts about John Steinbeck's novel

<b>John Steinbeck, who was born on February 27, 1902, was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1962. His 1939 book The Grapes of Wrath, published 75 years ago on April 14, has sold more than 14 million copies in the past 75 years. Here are 10 things about the novel that may surprise you.</b><p>The book …

Articles about who knew relaxed tropical retreat could be made shipping containers on Dwell.com - Dwell

This modern residence and gallery near San Jose, Costa Rica uses metal boxes like puzzle pieces to create a photographer's dream...<p>I wish I could see this cool new pop-up shop in person, but alas, it's in Manhattan and only until October 31. It's the first...<p>Using shipping containers to create …

Tesla announces Roadster 3.0, an upgrade package with massive range

As CEO Elon Musk first announced yesterday, Tesla is detailing a new extended-range upgrade for its seminal Roadster — the Lotus-based two-door that preceded today's Model S sedan. It turns out that the upgrade is far more than a battery swap: yes, that's part of it, but a retrofit aerodynamics kit …

How We'd Spec It: The Sportiest Version of the Sportiest Toyota Camry – Feature

For the first time in many years of quiet, reliable servitude, Toyota’s latest Camry was designed with some eye toward driving satisfaction. We’re not talking about the sort of “Hey, it didn’t break!” satisfaction that’s led millions to purchase Camrys over the years, either. Toyota actually tried …

PlayStation Network and Xbox Live still have outages as hackers claim credit

After failing on Christmas, Sony's PlayStation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live are still experiencing problems that are preventing many users from …