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Bowers & Wilkins PX review: wireless noise-canceling nirvana

These headphones have no right to sound as good as they do while being as practical as they are<p>Trade-offs.<p>Every purchase of consumer tech is defined by the choices we make about what we value more. In the world of over-ear headphones, the question has up until now been a three-way tug-of-war …

Must Reads For Innovators and Design Thinkers | Inc.com

Emotional intelligence, a people-first approach and design thinking have become core to innovation and a successful, sustainable business. In fact, today's most successful brands have become so because they've figured out that a deep understanding of their customers is quintessential to problem …

UX Design

Is Europe's ghostliest train station about to rise again?

<b>It was one of the world's most opulent railway stations, sitting imposingly on the French-Spanish border - but then it fell into disrepair. Now, writes Chris Bockman, the building is showing new signs of life.</b><p>When they built the station at Canfranc, it was on a grand scale and with no expense …

Here's what quantum computing is and why it matters

Researchers for IBM, Google, Intel, and others are in a fantastic scientific arms race to build a commercially viable quantum computer. They already exist in laboratories, and we’re only a few years away from the beginning of what may turn out to be an entire shift in how we think about computing.<p>A …

Quantum Computing

This app uses artificial intelligence to turn design mockups into source code

While traditionally it has been the task of front-end developers to transform the work of designers from raw graphical user interface mockups to actual source code, this trend might soon be a thing of the past – courtesy of artificial intelligence.<p>Copenhagen-based startup UIzard Technologies has …

Bormida, population 394, also offering homes to rent for as little €50 a month in effort to persuade people to move there<p>The mayor of a remote mountain village in Italy is offering to pay €2,000 (£1,700) to anyone who moves there, in an attempt to save it from becoming a ghost town.<p>Those who take …

Sea Level

A programmer came up with a hilarious way to shut down dangerous Windows scammers

That's a support scam, Microsoft says, and it's trying to trick you into downloading malware or handing over your credit card info — or both.<p>And one telecom programmer has come up with a brilliant and hilarious way to take these scammers offline and possibly put 'em out of business for good.<p>Roger …

Huge NYC apartment is a nature-filled refuge in the sky

Who says “indoor-outdoor” is only for the West Coast?<p>Some people in New York City would be lucky to afford a new micro apartment of some 300 square feet, but for those with truly deep pockets, an expansive duplex combining multiple apartments is well within the realm of possibility. Just check out …

Manhattan

10 best new web design tools for January

If you work in the world of web design, whether that be in a studio or working from home, it's vital to keep up-to-date with the latest industry …

Kekkila Garden Shed

Combining a garden shed and a greenhouse, the Kekkila Garden Shed offers a visually pleasing workspace for the at-home gardner. The prefabricated …

Landscaping

Bamboo Slate transforms your paper notes to digital images instantly

The idea of drawing on paper and having it appear on my phone or iPad still seems like magic to me. It’s not new, and Wacom certainly isn’t the only product that offers it, but my time with the Bamboo Slate showed it’s really the closest thing to an actual notepad and a real elegant solution to …

Illustration: The Dark Knight Trilogy by Krzysztof Domaradzki

We are sharing an illustration poster series about Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy by Krzysztof Domaradzki. I have been a huge fan of this …

This Chinese Bookshop With Amazing Design Is a Fairytale for Bookworms

The new bookstore, Zhongshuge Yangzhou, appeals to design and book lovers alike.<p>Once upon a time, we might have considered a bookstore incredible if it included, say, tasty café food and giant beanbags for kids. Now, an incredible bookstore is defined by reflective "tunnels" of books and truly …

Books

3 design tricks you can steal from your favorite Airbnb rentals

Google Study Finds Enterprises Who Trust The Cloud Beyond Cutting Costs See Revenue Growth

• 38% of enterprise IT organizations have adopted cloud computing, projected to increase to 45% by 2019.<br>• Enterprises with very high trust in cloud technology overall cite a 9.1% profit rise versus 1% by the low-trust group.<br>• 62% of respondents who note high cloud trust consider it a competitive …

Administrative Law

57 Impressive Luxury Custom Bathroom Designs Which Will Inspire You To Bathroom Renovation

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Mark Zuckerberg uses tape over his webcam. Even if you’re not worried about industrial espionage, there’s no such thing as too much security<p>Outlook and other email clients let you install a personal security certificate, which you can use to encrypt email so that only trusted recipients can read …

Information Systems

25 Simple Backyard Landscaping Ideas

Need backyard ideas? Try these fixes for a sloped, shady or boring backyard. Subtle Terracing in Backyard and Garden Idea This backyard benefits from …

GeoOrbital’s wheel turns almost any bike into an electric bike

TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016’s “wildcard” participant GeoOrbital has a different take on the electric bike. Instead of putting a motor on the bike, they put it in the wheel. This crazy idea was actually prompted by something founder Michael Burtov saw in the movie Tron. He thought there was a lot of …

60 Inspiring Bath Décor Ideas, Milan 2016

It is hard to describe the interior design and decorating extravaganza that is <b>Salone del Mobile</b> in mere words. If you are a design aficionado, being …

Content types: The glue between content strategy, user experience, design, and technology

Content types – the patterns of content in an organization's digital presence – are an essential building block for any effective redesign. However, content strategists, user experience designers, and visual designers have very different understandings of what "content type" means. By coming to a …

An entrepreneur and investor gives his best 3 pieces of advice for people who want to start a business

If, after taking a realistic personal inventory of who you are and what you want to be doing, it turns out that you are ready to take the next steps in starting a business, I want to discuss the advice I always give to first-time entrepreneurs.<p>1. Be practical about your money<p>The first and most …

Breathtaking Images of 50-100ft High Waves by Photographer Luke Shadbolt – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Australian photographer Luke Shadbolt captures the power and violence of the ocean in his series <i>Maelstrom.</i> Check out more images <i></i>below or on display …

Photography

5 great new illustration tools for April

Illustrators, graphic designers and other artists are probably too busy with a logo design or your latest mood board to keep tabs on the latest apps …

From the Highlands to the Himalayas, these hikes take in some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. They’re not for the faint-hearted, but keen trekkers will love the challenges posed by each<b><br>More great walks: Europe | UK | best kit</b><p>The trek to the base of the fifth highest mountain in the …

Hiking

Dezeen's top 10 Zaha Hadid stories of all time

<b>Zaha Hadid 1950-2016:</b> with the design world still reeling from the shock of Zaha Hadid's unexpected death last week, here's a look back at 10 …

Put Chromecast on your retro TV for the ultimate hipster home accessory

If you have an old TV from the 70s or earlier sitting around (or see one at a garage sale), here’s a neat mod to get Chromecast running on it.<p>A YouTuber has posted a tutorial with simple instructions on how to bring an old TV to the modern age with just a few adaptors. First, you’ll want to look …

Spec

Getting Started<p>Code > Mockups<p>Design apps and prototyping tools allow you to create fantastical visions of what UI <i>could</i> look like. But when it comes …

Microsoft's incredible new app helps blind people see the world around them — take a look

Last Thursday, Microsoft showed off its Seeing AI app for the first time. It's still under development, but it looks extremely promising.<p>Using a smartphone camera or a pair of camera-equipped smart glasses, the Seeing AI app can identify things in your environment — people, objects, and even …