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A 'Star Wars'-themed jet is flying across the world — here's what it looks like inside

Covered in an R2-D2-like design and a "Star Wars" logo on the outside, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft also has some fun galactic details inside, such as customized headrests, cups, and lighting. While in the air, passengers can even stream all six of the currently released "Star Wars" films.<p>The …

Chinese Food Gets a Rich Update at the Waldorf Astoria

La Chine is a must visit for a sumptuous Far East feast.<p>The next time serious Chinese food cravings hit, think outside the white takeout box. …

Food & Dining

Bookstore-Hostel Hybrid Opens in Tokyo, Japan Wins at Design Again

Like a capsule hotel but way more cozy.<p>Bed and Book is a kinda cute/kinda genius concept space that combines a bookstore and a boutique hostel. Designed by Japanese firm Suppose Design Office, the hybrid accommodation officially opened today and is located on the 7th floor of a building in …

Microsoft: "We Want To Create A World Without Passwords"

Microsoft’s Windows operating system powers millions of computers all over the world and the release of a new version of Windows is always an …

37 Christmas Table Decorations Fit for a Festive Holiday Feast

You're going to want to find a vintage blanket immediately.<p>Nothing is more important on Christmas evening than the tablescape (well, the food is a close runner-up). That's why we're offering inspiration from designers, bloggers and tastemakers to help you pick out your own design, whether you …

These Are the Top 10 Most Handsome Cities in the U.S., According to a Grooming Site

Style CitySeattle is the "most handsome" city in the U.S., site says.

Top 10

The Asian city that never sleeps

South Korea’s high-energy capital moves at a pace that rivals the world’s busiest, with its pulsing creative energy driving innovation in music, technology and fashion.<p>“<i>Pali pali</i>” – meaning “quick, quick” – isn’t just a favourite expression in Seoul: it’s a way of life.<p>South Korea’s capital moves …

South Korea

Shocking pictures show what rising sea levels could do to major cities

According to a new report headed by Climate Central, a science-based nonprofit news site, the difference between climate change raising global temperatures by 2 degrees Celsius — a virtual certainty, by many scientists' measure — and 4 degrees is vast.<p>It's enough to put pieces of some of the …

Climate Change

How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name

For years, Apple followed user-centered design principles. Then something went wrong.<p>Once upon a time, Apple was known for designing easy-to-use, easy-to-understand products. It was a champion of the graphical user interface, where it is always possible to discover what actions are possible, …

Japan's insanely tiny homes are the future of cities

Tiny homes are exotic to many of us, but they are extraordinarily functional as a reprieve from the busy neighborhoods of Tokyo.<p>As I discuss in my book, "The Hyperlocalization of Architecture," the secret to these Japanese tiny houses is not only the imaginative designs, influenced by centuries-old …

Colleges are spying on prospective students by quietly tracking them across the internet

“So, where else are you applying?”<p>It’s a question—sneaky, disquieting, and likely familiar to anyone who’s applied for a job—that used to be asked by many of America’s 4,800 colleges. Nervous applicants’ answers could be taken, sometimes unfairly, as indicators of how likely they were to accept an …

College & University

600 Years Ago Today: The Battle of Agincourt

(<i>Morning of the Battle of Agincourt</i>, a painting by Sir John Gilbert)<p>And for 600 years to follow, gentlemen in England then abed thought themselves …

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Committee Launches Logo Design Competition

In a sudden turn of events, the Tokyo 2020 committee has taken to Twitter to announce a new competition amidst allegations.<p>Amidst plagiarism accusations of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics logo, the organizers have taken to the public for a new design. While designer Kenjiro Sano refuted claims of the art …

Logo Design

Google grants a 97-year-old's wish

Olive Horrell does not look impressed.<p>The 97-year old is holding a Project Cardboard viewer, Google's DIY virtual-reality headset. It resembles an old View-Master toy.<p>"This is old fashioned stuff! Way before your time," she says.<p>She puts on headphones, holds the viewer up to her eyes, and her jaw …

Virtual Reality

Virtual vs augmented: which alternate reality is for you?

Much like in 1990, we stand on the edge of a reality revolution. Virtual Reality. Augmented Reality. With so many to choose from, who'd stick with …

Peking Duck Burgers Take on McDonald's and Its Big Macs in China

BEIJING — It's hamburger versus duck burger in China's capital.<p>China's leading Peking duck chain, Da Dong, is deploying the iconic Chinese dish along with an American twist to take on giant rival McDonald's.<p>A new branch of the restaurant's chief offering is the Classic Crispy Lean Roast Duck …

McDonald's

Yum! Brands is spinning off its struggling Chinese business

Yum! Brands Inc., the owner of fast-food restaurants KFC and Pizza Hut, is to spin its China business off into a separate, publicly traded company, …

Earth to send final postcard to Voyager

Scientists rush to write final brief note to alien species before spacecraft carrying information about earth leaves the solar system<p>When the Voyager twin spacecrafts set out in the 1970s they took with them a snapshot of life on Earth in the hope that aliens might one day happen upon the probes …

London School of Economics

Web Design Trends Analyzed: The Playful Power of Card UI

So, you want to play a game of cards? With mobile users surpassing desktop users for the first time in 2014, web design is shifting its focus more on …

UI Design

This fast food chain is trying to change public perception of Chinese food

With only 50 locations, this Asian fast food chain has a global presence. This franchise has locations throughout Europe, North and South America, Asia and even Africa.<p>So how is this little chain creating so much hype?<p>It advertises what people want to hear: that the food is fresh and healthy.<p>It's …

Tokyo cops bust Akihabara underwear-peeping parlor

Idol Academy Star Pro employs women to pose for men in front of a one-way mirror

Tokyo

​KHAN: Be wary of artificial intelligence

We should support proactive legislation to monitor AI development<p>Ideas of artificial intelligence and the human relationship with such intelligence …

Artificial Intelligence

Cloudera Fast Forward Labs

Neural networks are generating a lot of excitement, as they are quickly proving to be a promising and practical form of machine intelligence. At Fast …

The importance of human innovation in A.I. ethics

Introspection has become a commodity.<p>The idea that our ability to reflect has been outsourced to algorithms may seem hyperbolic. We assume we have …

Here’s what happens when the trains shut down in Tokyo during rush hour: Craziness 【Photos】

Compared to some of the cooler or more elegant-sounding parts of <b>Tokyo</b>, like Jiyugaoka (“Freedom Hill”) or Akihabara (“Field of Autumn Leaves”), the</b> …

Mattel and Google teamed up to make VR kid friendly, and they got pretty darn close

Mattel thinks it’s cracked the code to making virtual reality kid friendly.<p>The 70-year-old toy company, under the guidance of Google, released its Cardboard-powered View-Master on Friday. After going hands-on with the nostalgic headset this week, we’ve reached a verdict.<p>For tech-savvy parents, kid …

What does Russia want in Syria?

Russia's airstrikes against Syrian rebels last week came as a surprise to many Americans — including, it seems, many in the<p>Obamaadministration. They shouldn't have.<p>Russian President<p>Vladimir Putinand his aides have been bolstering their support of Syria's president,Bashar Assad, for months — …

Middle East