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Raspberry Pi Media Streamer Is Combat Ready

We are truly living in the golden age of media streaming. From the Roku to the Chromecast, there is no shortage of cheap devices to fling your audio …

Raspberry Pi

Students build a low-cost yet high-quality sustainable home from recycled materials

Affordable and sustainable housing is possible—and Studio 804’s many projects are proof. Working together with University of Kansas architecture …

An Introduction to RawTherapee - A Free Photography Software Alternative to Photoshop

It’s pretty safe to say that Adobe have cornered the market in the image management and editing section of the photographic market. Sure there are …

Hollywood's favorite video-editing tools arrive in a free app

If you're serious about video editing and are weighing up your software options, two choices usually pop up: Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). But Avid, Hollywood's go-to editing company, just played a wild card by releasing Media Composer First, a limited version of its pro …

The Simplest Way to Build A Raspberry Pi-Powered Amazon Echo

A while back we detailed how to make your own Amazon Echo device using a Raspberry Pi, but if anything went wrong with it, you’d have to manually …

Raspberry Pi

RAIC Honors Roger du Toit with Posthumous 2017 Gold Medal

Canadian architect, landscape architect and urban designer Roger du Toit has been posthumously awarded the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s …

University of British Columbia

Home owner's day job inspires flighty house design

The Flying House (also known as the Pilot's House) has a total floorspace of 194 sq m (2,088 sq ft), spread over three floors, and is located near …

This gorgeous brick house is heated and cooled by the earth

Studio Iredale Pedersen Hook wrapped this beautiful family home in Australia with one of mankind’s oldest and most humble building materials: bricks. …

This tiny home was 3D-printed in 24 hours

And it cost just over $10,000<p>At this point, a house (or a five-story building) made of 3D-printed parts is no longer a shocking sight. However, a new project in Russia takes the instant gratification of a 3D-printed structure one step further by getting all the printing done right on site.<p>Completed …

This Picture Has No Red Pixels—So Why Do the Strawberries Still Look Red?

Color constancy continues to confound us.<p>This weekend marked the two-year anniversary of The Dress: the unfathomably viral photo of a dress that divided the internet for more than a week in 2015 over whether it was blue and black, or white and gold. So it's appropriate that, on this auspicious …

The best architecture and design books of 2016

Calling all design-loving bookworms<p>‘Tis the season for curling up by a roaring fire (or a ten-hour video of a burning Yule log on Netflix, which is a thing). What better hearthside accessory than a good book?<p>We’ve rounded up 17 of the year’s best books about architecture and design—from the …

Glowing bamboo pavilion promotes ecological design in Hong Kong

A glowing pavilion made from 473 bamboo poles was awarded Small Project of the Year in the 2016 World Architecture Festival awards. Designed by …

Sundrop Farms Demonstrate Sustainable Farming in Australia’s Desert

You may not think that a desert is the best place to build a farm, but in Australia, that is exactly what the team at Sundrop Farms has done, and so …

Farming

20 Recipes That Show Vegan Food Can Be Affordable, Wholesome, and Sustainable

At One Green Planet, every day is Food Day, but on October 24th, it’s National Food Day: a day to inspire Americans to make changes to their diets …

Wind-powered device can produce 11 gallons per day of clean drinking water from the air

<b>WaterSeer is a low-tech, low-cost atmospheric water condenser that could help create water self-sufficiency in communities around the world.</b><p>A new …

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Sundrop Farms, a tomato production facility that is the first agricultural system of its kind in the world, celebrated its grand opening in Port …

Xiaomi announces new flagship Redmi Note 2: Octa-core and full HD for $124

Just days after releasing its last new phone, Xiaomi has announced yet another device with competitive specs at a very disruptive price point. Xiaomi calls it ‘the new monster’ and for good reason.<p>The Redmi Note 2 was unveiled this morning, complete with a 64-bit octa-core Helio processor, a full …

Mobile Technology

Dubious iPhone 6s benchmarks show just 1GB of RAM

Everyone is expecting the iPhone 6s to boast 2GB of RAM, but according to a dubious source claiming to be an Apple developer, we may all be wrong.<p>Switzerland-based Instagram user Fabien Wanner has posted what he claims to be a Geekbench 3 screenshot of the new device, revealing RAM of “just” 1 GB — …

Mobile Technology

Student exposes Messenger flaw, loses Facebook internship

Harvard student Aran Khanna was denied his chance to intern at Facebook after the company learned that one of his creations exposed a critical flaw in its Messenger service, reports Boston.com.<p>In May, Khanna released Marauder’s Map, a Chrome extension that used location data to show you exactly …

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