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Robots, retina scans, and infrared sensors: Hotels go hi-tech

It is said that competition is the mother of innovation. And faced with competition not only from other hotels, but also from disruptive players like Airbnb, some hotels have taken meaningful steps to differentiate their guest experiences by adopting innovations in technology.<p>According to a 2014 J. …

Candy Crush gamers racked up £865m in in-app purchases in 2014

Candy Crush Saga, the flagship title from British games publisher King Digital, racked up £865m worth of in-app purchases last year<p>Candy Crush Saga players racked up $1.3bn (£865.2m) in in-app purchases during 2014, bringing games publisher King's total "gross bookings" to $2.4bn for the year – up …

A Beginner's Guide to the Curries of the World

CREDIT: Flickr/Alpha<p>Curry is a nebulous, far-reaching term that's almost harder to define than irony. All it really takes to be labeled a curry is a spice blend rooted in the Indian curry tradition, so there are understandably an innumerable amount of variations across the globe.<p>We decided to dip …

Curries

These Trippy High-Speed Photos of Paint Look Like Bomb Explosions

Despite all that we see, the human eye still misses a lot. “When something drops on the floor we see it like a movie,” says photographer Marcel …

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Help find missing travel blogger Harry Devert

Tribe, the friends and family of missing travel blogger Harry Devert are anxiously searching for information on his whereabouts. Harry was in the …

Flappy Bird Developer Says He’s Taking The Hit Game Down Tomorrow

The developer of the popular mobile game Flappy Bird just declared that he’s taking the game down tomorrow.<p>Dong Nguyen, an indie game developer based in Hanoi, Vietnam, tweeted, “I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 22 hours from now, I will take ‘Flappy Bird’ down. I cannot take this anymore.” He then …

Sweeping Bamboo Gate Simulates Calligraphy Brushstrokes

<i>Blossom Gate</i> is an artistic new take on the function of a gate that complements its surrounding landscape. The visually striking bamboo structure, a sight to be seen on its own, references the surrounding natural environment and is meant to physically convey the endings of brushstrokes seen in …

Brush Strokes

Articles about 6 modern homes connecticut on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>If you have a nomadic streak and like waking up in a different place every few months, weeks, or even days, then a home on wheels...<p>From repurposed shipping containers to cabin retreats, we look at a range of …

New England

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Nomadia Project : A Giant Ship or Floating Island by Sylvain VIAU

<b>Nomadia project</b> is actually a giant ship project large enough that you can call it floating island. This ship is meant to be safely moored in …

Architect Marcio Kogan Talks About His Short Films

São Paulo based architect Marcio Kogan talked to Crane about his new shorts focused around the people (and animals) who live in modern architecture …

Architecture

Surreal Human Sculptures That Shatter Preconceived Notions

Multi-disciplined artist Anders Krisr creates incredibly intriguing sculptures that morph the human body into unusually composed figures. The Stockholm-based sculptor's figurative pieces present an eye-catching array of heads, torsos, and limbs that have been transformed into disembodied pieces of …

Art

Iraq Death Toll Reaches 500,000 Since Start Of U.S.-Led Invasion, New Study Says

Nearly half a million people have died from war-related causes in Iraq since the US-led invasion in 2003, according to an academic study published in the United States on Tuesday.<p>That toll is far higher than the nearly 115,000 violent civilian deaths reported by the British-based group Iraq Body …

The End of the Wii and What It Means for Nintendo

Looking back at a system ahead of its time<p>Nintendo will no longer manufacture the Wii, and the company may stop selling the system entirely. With the …

Mark Zuckerberg On The Real Beginnings of Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made his annual appearance at Y Combinator’s Startup School event for a fireside chat with Paul Graham. In this conversation, he spoke about what he first built, never being afraid of making mistakes, and the movement that the social network has become to connect …

Articles about 10 spectacular dream homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

The vacation location of choice of the Obama family, you really can't go wrong choosing to spend some downtime on the Hawaiian...<p>From gabled homes to forest dwellings, here's what to catch up on from the week.<p>First impressions are lasting.<p>It's a dream for many to own a beach home, but an …

Home Tours

Subway – Munich Underground Photography by Nick Frank

Subway – Architecture Photography.<p>Hard to believe that these are all subway stations. The German photographer Nick Frank is well known for his …

Modern Eco-Friendly Homes Set Amongst the Trees

<i>Primeval Symbiosis (Single Pole House)</i> is an architectural design project by architecture student and interior designer Konrad Wjcik that seeks to organically install living spaces in forests without disrupting the innate beauty of nature. Wjcik's detailed presentation lays out the many benefits of …

Architecture

Pop Art Design – review

Barbican, London Partying meets pragmatism in an enjoyable new exhibition exploring the exchange of ideas between pop artists such as Andy Warhol with the bold, playful designers of the day<p>Pop Art Design – in pictures<p>Pop art: what more could we possibly want to know about pop art? The imagery of …

Steve Jobs' UFO-Shaped Apple HQ Almost a Reality

Apple's new corporate headquarters has been unanimously approved by the Cupertino council just this week with only one final vote to take place in November 2014 to solidify the plans. In the meantime, a few models of the concept have been released. The UFO-like design for the new space is set to …

Architecture

European Hotel Operator Accor Posts $2 Billion Q3 Profit Amid Reorganization

Accor SA, Europe’s largest hotel operator, said third-quarter revenue fell 3.1 percent because of the euro’s strength and divestments.<p>Sales declined …

Chicago's City Hall Has Rooftop Garden with 20,000 Plants

This beautiful rooftop garden brings a touch of nature to the top of the 11-story City Hall building in downtown Chicago. Placed directly amid the noisy chaos of urban life, the functioning garden is the most famous in all of the city.<p>In 2001, the project's design initiative was led by Conservation …

City Halls