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Europe's Top 6 underrated cities

There's a reason why seasoned travellers seek out the little-known, the not-quite-as-famous or the hard-to-reach destination: They offer visitors an experience they won't find anywhere else. Alexander Besant shares his favourite underrated European cities.<p><b>ERMOUPOLI, GREECE</b><p>The administrative capital …

These maps break down the cities that would benefit most from a Hyperloop system

Earlier this week a white paper was published by SupraStudio, a studio at UCLA's architecture school, that explored where in the US a Hyperloop system makes the most sense.<p>Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, which is one of the companies planning to build a Hyperloop test track, also …

These Google products would fit right into Google's plan to build the city of the future

"We want to supercharge existing efforts in areas such as housing, energy, transportation and government to solve real problems that city-dwellers face every day," Google CEO Larry Page declared in the press release announcing Sidewalk Labs, which will operate as a separate company and be led by …

Google is starting a new company to improve cities

Dan Doctoroff, former CEO of Bloomberg and deputy mayor of economic development and rebuilding for New York City, will run the company, which Page describes as a "modest investment" for Google that could hopefully "improve the lives of billions of people around the world."<p>Sidewalk Labs will focus …

Urban Design

Leica's new camera is a no-compromise technological wonder

Leica cameras have often required significant compromises. The flagship M line has a staggeringly high price point and doesn't have any modern photographic conveniences, like autofocus, autoexposure, or Wi-Fi connectivity. Leica's other cameras also have high price tags, but are way behind in terms …

All of Germany just signed up to this micropayment app that people think is the future of news on the web

Not just some of them — <i>all</i> of them. Eighteen dailies and 15 weeklies. The app now has an almost complete lock on national news in Germany.<p>That's big news, not just for the two-year-old startup, but also for the wider digital publishing ecosystem. The success of a micropayments models depends on …