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Inside a California Home That Feels Straight Out of Europe

It features the kind of arched doors, carved ceilings, and an inner courtyard that are usually only seen in classic Old World estates.<p>Designer Ohara Davies-Gaetano conjures Old World elegance with cut velvet and raw silk, French-inspired furniture, and plentiful chandeliers.

The 10 countries with the world's fastest internet speeds

But if you have a slow internet connection speed, then waiting for that page to load, that video to buffer, or that file to download can feel like an eternity.<p>Akamai Technologies, a cloud services provider, made a list of the fastest internet connection speeds in the world that shows where the …

How These 6 All Stars Turned Instagram Into a Full-Time Job

These women are young, talented, and building careers through the photo-sharing app, one follower at a time.<p>Five years ago, Instagram didn't even exist. Now, 300 million of us are snapping, filtering, and sharing more than 70 million photos a day. And for a growing number of users, the app goes way …

The psychology behind color

If you squash every scene from the <i>The Matrix</i> into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene.<p>As you scan from left to right and top to bottom the colors flip flop …

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Photographer Reshoots Some of the Oldest Surviving Photos of New York

For the past two years, photographer Jordan Liles has been researching the life and work of George Bradford Brainerd, a lesser-known 19th-century …

7 habits of great Web designers

Get developers involved in the design process as early as possible. Invite them to meetings, user research tests, brainstorming sessions, etc. Their input, after all, determines whether your vision actually comes to life. At the very least, they can warn you if your ideas are a technical nightmare, …

5 Lessons to Learn From This Cheerful Breakfast Nook

A DIY banquette totally transformed this space.<p><b>1. You don't have to change all your furniture.</b><p>For their banquette remodel, homeowners Sada and Reagan Lewis of Casa de Lewis used their existing kitchen table as a centerpiece for their nook. Sure, they could have splurged on a brand-new piece, but …

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Decorating Ideas From a Massachusetts Beach House

Laid-back decor and a come-one, come-all spirit welcome friends and family to this Massachusetts escape.<p>Laid-back, beach house decor and a come-one, come-all spirit welcome friends and family to Bill and Bonnie Daggett's Massachusetts escape.

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How It Works: Project Loon's Global Internet

Google wants to bring 4G signals to even the most remote locales<p>Pervasive as the Internet seems, less than half of the world’s population has access to it, leaving some four billion people unconnected. This spring, engineers at Google’s Project Loon will shift to the next phase in a grand plan to …

Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge is ridiculously expensive to make

It's no secret that Samsung's curvy Galaxy S6 Edge costs a pretty penny, but there's now a good explanation as to why. IHS estimates that the raw price of assembly for a 64GB Verizon model is $290. That's more expensive to make than not just the Galaxy S5 ($256 when new), but also the 128GB iPhone …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple sold more Apple Watches on the first day of pre-orders than Google managed with Android Wear in an entire year.</b> It's bad news for Google's smartwatch app ecosystem.<p><b>2. We might be about to see a major boom in technology mergers.</b> That's according to Scott Kupor, Managing Partner at VC firm …