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The 25 best photo and video apps to download now

Smartphones and tablets have come a long way since the early days of camera phones and the grainy, washed-out images they produced. There are now a wide range of video and photography apps to help you get the most from the high-quality cameras built-in to most mobile devices. We look at 25 of the …

Scientists tell us their favourite jokes: 'An electron and a positron walked into a bar…'

Physics<p>■ Two theoretical physicists are lost at the top of a mountain. Theoretical physicist No 1 pulls out a map and peruses it for a while. Then he turns to theoretical physicist No 2 and says: "Hey, I've figured it out. I know where we are."<br>"Where are we then?"<br>"Do you see that mountain over …

Router advice is worth repeating

Turning a spare router into a "repeater" can boost your wireless reception into distant parts of your house<p><i>Some time ago you fielded an enquiry from a reader with lousy wireless reception in distant parts of a large Victorian brick built house. He asked if his spare wireless router could be</i> …

Google’s Chromebooks Have Hit Their Stride

It looks like Microsoft was right to worry about Google’s Chromebook project. According to the latest numbers from NPD, Chromebooks accounted for 21 percent of all laptop sales and almost 10 percent of all computer sales to businesses in 2013. That’s up from virtually nothing in the year before. …

Homes wish list: what we like in the January sales - in pictures

The Weekend interiors team picks their favourite high­street finds each week. So whatever you're looking for to brighten up your home – be that a new lampshade, a great candle holder or a groovy chair – check out their wish list from the January sales

Gadgetz – Online Shop PSD Template

Gadgetz – PSD Shopping Template.<p><b>Gadgetz</b> is the name of this modern online shop psd template. It includes 17 fully editable PSD files, 5 color …

3 Fish in a Tree – New Brand Identity

Colorful Brand Design.<p>After 12 years, design studio 3 Fish in a Tree decided to create a redesign of their existing brand identity. The new fresh and …

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Another way to boost mobile signals?

There could be another way to boost your mobile phone signals, says Rick Maybury, but it will cost you<p><i>Last week, in reply to question about poor mobile phone coverage, you suggested that little could be done, aside from changing the handset to a model with better performance. I have another</i> …

Photographer Called Out by PhotoStealers Threatens Defamation Lawsuit

Many of you are familiar with the website PhotoStealers, which acts as “a wall of shame… dedicated to photographers that feel that it’s okay to steal …

2013 Mac Pro review: Apple's new desktop boasts dramatic redesign, dramatic performance - http://trib.al/hdyaRA2

2013 Year in Review: Deconstruction

To be allowed into a company and/or a designer’s process is pretty special. We were lucky enough to be invited along to see how specific products …

So You've Decided To Open-Source A Project At Work. What Now?

Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. Sent 2× a month.<br>You can unsubscribe any …

Articles about building modern pavilions on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell's handy-dandy how-to guide on learning and implementing building codes.<p>For those of you, like me, who missed out on Wednesday's broadcast premiere of the wonderful IM Pei: Building China Modern,...<p>Stephen Yablon Architect reimagines the stilt-house typology for a cutting-edge modern addition …

Illustrations for Infographics by Giordano Poloni

Illustration.<p>A collection of illustrations created by Milan, Italy-based illustrator and motion graphic designer Giordano Poloni for the use in …

Old Typewriter Letters Create 200 Foot Long Illustration

Inspired by the first half of the top row on a keyboard, artist Pablo Gamboa Santos developed a series of 300 drawings, entitled <i>Qwerty</i>. He used an old typewriter to create layers of overlapping letters which interact directly with his detailed illustrations and function as either water or land …

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The best architecture of 2013: Rowan Moore's choice

It was a year of unintended consequences for architectural icons. The convex walls of the Walkie Talkie tower in the City of London concentrated the sun's rays in such a way as to melt cars, and it was renamed the Fryscraper. The multiple shortcomings of Santiago Calatrava's buildings were …

'iPotty' named worst toy of the year

What happens when you combine an iPad with a potty? You get an iPotty.<p>The iPotty – a bizarre combination of iPad and potty designed to help young children with potty training – has been named the worst toy of the year by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC).<p>According to manufacturer …

The Week In Numbers: A Real Jetpack, The Dangers Of Laughing, And More

<b>63 miles per hour</b>: the speed of the P12 Jetpack, a personal flight device that can reach 8,000 feet<p><b>50 hours</b>: the time it took electrical engineer Chris Fenton to build this 3-D printed, hand-cranked calculator that uses punch cards, string, and rubber bands to execute functions (video)<p><b>2018</b>: the …

The death of photography: are camera phones destroying an artform?

"It's really weird," says Antonio Olmos. "Photography has never been so popular, but it's getting destroyed. There have never been so many photographs taken, but photography is dying."<p>I'd asked the 50-year-old, award-winning, London-based Mexican photographer what he thinks is going to happen to …

This Magical App Turns Your Phone Into A 3-D Scanner

Forget Instagram. It’s time for, um, Instagram 3-D!<p>It took about a decade, but most of us have given up on carrying around a traditional camera. Instead, we just use our phone to take pictures. But who would think we might be saying the same thing about 3-D scanning in just the next few years?<p>This …

Google may be making its own custom server chips. It should

A thinly sourced report from Bloomberg Thursday speculated that Google is building its own custom server chips using the ARM architecture. This isn’t …

Relaxed will automatically reply to social media so you can take an online break this holiday

When you go on vacation you usually set an out-of-office message for your e-mail account, so why not do the same thing for social media? Instead of …

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<i>This post is brought to you by Design Faves. The image above is by Tycho AKA ISO50</i><p>As designers, we are constantly seeking new sources of inspiration …

Playing Arts – Playing Cards Illustrations

Playing Arts – Individually Illustrated Deck by 54 Artists.<p>The ‘Playing Arts’ project is once again an amazing collaboration of artists, designers, …

Beautiful Houses: Loft FOR

This week we will show you the beautiful loft FOR in Brussels, Belgium, a project by adn Architectures. This loft is amazing. The wide spaces, the …

A Photographic Tour Of Earth’s Most Bizarre And Beautiful Creatures

From the sea angel to the whirligig beetle to the Priapulid (penis worm), a new book features 540 full-color photographs of creatures humans would otherwise never get to see.<p>Did you know that the most familiar categories of animals, like mammals, birds, and amphibians, account for just 4% of the …