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Articles about smart-security-system-tailored-renters on Dwell.com - Dwell

To complement our July/August issue's Smart Home product package, we've programmed a series of panels that cover the latest...<p>Cheap microprocessors, easy communications, and ubiquitous smartphones make the “home of the future” a reality today.<p>SimpliSafe’s exceptionally designed home security system …

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Dynamic Portraits of Acrobatic Dancer and Bursts of Powder Frozen in Time

Brussels-based photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte freezes extraordinary instants in time in these expressive shots of an acrobatic dancer leaping and twirling amid dynamic clouds of powder. The Belgian photographer captured these spontaneous shots for the creative agency Norvell Jefferson in order to …

Particles

Got a personal drone for Christmas? Use with caution

Families who unwrapped a personal drone on Christmas Day will have to be careful not to enter a minefield of regulations if they try and put their new purchase into use on Boxing Day.<p>Drones, sometimes referred to as unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or unmanned aircraft, can infringe neighbours’ …

Adventure 101: Sea Kayaking Baja

They are scenes from our daydreams: paddling across an indigo lagoon surrounded by porpoises; coming eye to eye with a breaching whale; drifting to sleep on a beach under a dazzle of stars, well fed and soothed by top-shelf tequila.<p>All are common occurrences for sea kayakers in the <b>Gulf of …

Incredible Murals Appear as 3D Sculptures Floating in Midair

Portugal-based street artist Odeith creates incredible paintings that will fool your eyes into thinking that they're 3D sculptures floating in midair. We've admired his ability to craft this awe-inspiring realism before in a large mural dedicated to Bob Marley. Here, he's used similar shading …

Art

This Sleek Bottle Opener Would Make A Great Present For Beer Snobs

French designer José Cabrita‘s Ruban is a simplified bottle opener for all of your classy bottle popping needs. Designed for Contexte, Cabrita’s opener is a sleek, slim stainless steel band with a fold on one end that does the trick. One side is matte while the other is shiny, with a bit of the …

How to choose between Thailand’s classic gulf islands

With hundreds of dreamy tropical islands scattered along Thailand’s extensive coastline, choosing your ideal island escape can be overwhelming. Each one of those specks in the ocean is a tantalising composition of turquoise water, lush jungles and divine beaches – so how's a traveller to …

Hands On With The Ubi, A Voice-Activated “Ubiquitous Computer”

Have you ever wanted to stand on the bridge of your very own spacecraft and, in a stentorian voice, proudly declaim “Computer? What is the weather in Brooklyn tomorrow?” The Ubi, announced a few years ago and successfully funded to the tune of $229,000, was supposed to offer us this Picardian …

Designer Craig Mod launches Hi, an experiment in iterative writing and networked journalism

The internet and the social web have transformed almost every pursuit that humans can engage in, and writing is clearly high on that list. But …

SRCH2 Brings Its Fast, Google-Like Search Technology To Android Developers And Consumers

SRCH2, an enterprise software company founded by ex-Googlers and Stanford PhD’s and focused on building faster, more efficient search technology, is expanding its reach to mobile consumers and mobile developers. The company is now launching a new Java SDK for Android app developers, which will …

Facebook buys UK maker of solar-powered drones to expand internet

Facebook has bought a Somerset-based designer of solar-powered drones for $20m (£12m) as it goes head-to-head with Google in a high-altitude race to connect the world's most remote locations to the internet.<p>Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief executive, has unveiled plans to beam broadband …

'Tron' designer creates a real-world superbike

Lotus has a new superbike called the C-01. Designed by Daniel Simon, whose work you'll know from <i>Tron: Legacy</i>, <i>Oblivion</i>, and <i>Captain America</i>, the bike balances the Lotus form of old with a decidedly modern finish.<p>Although Simon is better known for his concept work, and the C-01 certainly looks like a …

The 50 Best Bags of Fall

Our favorite clutches, totes, backpacks, and more.<p>Bold clutches, modern backpacks, embellished totes: This season was all about a statement accessory. Here, all the best, busiest bags we want to grab onto. Plus, shop the best bags for the year AND the best fall bags available now.

Machu Picchu streakers at rock bottom as authorities enforce cover-up

It has survived five centuries of conquest, earthquakes, landslides and mass tourism. But Peruvian authorities fear that Machu Picchu is facing a new threat: streakers.<p>Guards at the vast Inca citadel have been ordered to step up surveillance after a spate of stripping. Late last year, two male …

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

Luxury

Aviary Says It Has Been Used To Edit 10 Billion Photos

Aviary is announcing today that it’s hit a big milestone in the use of its photo editing platform — that platform has been used to edit 10 billion photos.<p>And it seems that most of that activity happened in the past year, since Aviary made its 3 billion photo announcement in March of 2013.<p>The …

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Selfie Photo Tips & Techniques

Sometimes we don’t want others to know that we have taken a photo of ourselves. In these cases, it is nice to be able to discreetly take a …

Photography

Mab : An Automated Cleaning System with Hundreds of Micro Robots

<b>Mab Automated Cleaning System</b> is perfect for busy people who never have the time to clean their house. It features hundreds of micro robots (908 …

inWatch One Smartwatch With Built in GSM And Custom Android UI Launches

A new smartwatch has been unveiled this week in the form of the Chinese inWatch One Smartwatch which is ben added to the ever growing list of smart …

Gear & Gadgets

IFA 2013: Will Samsung smartwatch be making an appearance?

Techradar have the latest on what to expect from the Berlin trade fair at the start of next month.<p>Last year the IFA technology fair saw the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the debut of Panasonic's 145-inch TV, so what can we expect from this year's event?<p>Experts are predicting we may see …

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First Unlooted Royal Tomb of Its Kind Unearthed in Peru

Three queens were buried with golden treasures, human sacrifices.<p><b>It was a stunning discovery: the first unlooted imperial tomb of the Wari, the ancient civilization that built South America's earliest empire between 700 and 1000 A.D. Yet it wasn't happiness that Milosz Giersz felt when he first</b> …

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Articles about 6 amazing repurposed designs on Dwell.com - Dwell

Five American studios and one university exhibited their newest wares at Milan’s 2013 Salone Satellite.<p>Nestled along the banks of rivers throughout the United States, these modern homes take full advantage of their locations in...<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has …

"Small Kitchen" Di Kristin Laass E Norman Il prototipo racchiude in un solo metro quadrato, tutto ciò che serve per caratterizzare come cucina uno spazio abitativo. La struttura che include il tutto è un tavolo e piano di lavoro. All’interno, un blocco unico (ma composto da due componenti scorrevoli), dove trovano posto forno e piano cottura, scomparti e cassetti, un mini frigorifero, il lavello e uno scolapiatti.(o)

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>This is what great architecture looks like today.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>“I like to create environments that tantalize and excite as many of the senses as possible."<p>Natural light …

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