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The ratings system introduced by the biggest car boot sale on earth is now used by everyone from Uber to Airbnb<p>Twenty years ago this month, a French-born Iranian-American computer programmer named Pierre Omidyar added an experimental online auction section to his personal website, which at that …

Ebola

Developer Of Space Engineers Searches For Universal AI

Even with a 30-strong R&D team, the amount of work needed to create a truly universal AI is huge.<p>“We have three pillars in our work,” Rosa explained. “First is to come up with a proper cognitive architecture or architectures, which can do the intelligence in specific training or testing …

Dwell

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Isis is systematically destroying Palmyra, top antiquities official says

Syria’s top antiquities official has said that the world is witnessing the systematic destruction of Palmyra, and that he has lost all hope of the historic city’s treasures being salvaged while Islamic State militants stalk the ruins.<p>Speaking after satellite images confirmed the destruction of the …

Middle East

Articles about 5 examples orange modern homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's February 2016 issue.<p>It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>The term "clerestory" is applicable …

Google Unveils New, Flatter Logo For The Post-PC World

The search giant's new branding is its biggest change in 17 years<p>The Google logo has become one of the most iconic pieces of branding in the world in the 17 years since the company was founded: the six letters of the company's name in the four basic colors (red, yellow, blue, and green) rendered in …

Google updates logo, remaking it for the mobile age

Google, in the process of reinventing itself as an empire of companies, gave its colorful logo a face-lift.<p>The search giant unveiled a new corporate logo Tuesday, a few weeks after surprising the world with a massive restructuring that will make Google part of a holding company called …

Graphic Design

Architizer

Windows 10 grabs 5.21% market share, passing Windows Vista and Windows 8 in just one month

The effects of a free upgrade to Windows 10 are starting to trickle in. Available for just over a month, Windows 10 has now captured more than 5 percent market share, according to the latest figures from Net Applications.<p>In just four weeks, Windows 10 has already been installed on over 75 million …

John Sculley says Apple TV will be the company's most revolutionary product

Former Apple chief executive John Sculley thinks the expected Apple TV revamp has the potential to 'reinvent television as we know it'<p>The revamped Apple TV expected to be announced alongside the latest iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus next week represents the opportunity for the company to reinvent …

Google has a new logo

Google is introducing a new logo today. Just a month after unveiling a major restructuring of the company, Google is updating its image, too. The new Google logo is still a wordmark, but it's now using a sans-serif typeface, making it look a lot more modern and playful. The colors are also softer …

Current El Nino climate event 'among the strongest'

<b>The current El Nino weather phenomenon could be one of the strongest on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).</b><p>The event occurs when the waters of the Pacific become exceptionally warm and distort weather patterns around the world.<p>Researchers say parts of the Pacific are …