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These sleek prefabs come with smart home features

Go inside a 720-square-foot “Coodo”<p>Another day, another prefab company trying to lure you into the out-of-the-box home dream. This time, Coodo from Hamburg, Germany, shows off its newly completed project, a 720-square-foot “Coodo 64,” installed in Bielefeld, Germany.<p>With rounded edges (also seen in …

Amazon launches unlimited music streaming service; Pandora launches 'Plus' service (and new logo)

Amazon is finally unveiling their big dive into the streaming music waters. The company just announced their “Amazon Music Unlimited” music streaming …

Milton Keynes now has self-driving cars

Milton Keynes, a city known for its grid-like road system and roundabouts, now has autonomous cars.<p>The LUTZ Pathfinder autonomous car, built by the …

Driverless Cars

Jimmy Iovine on the Future of Apple Music and Why Everyone Is Getting Everything Wrong

<b>Jimmy Iovine</b> has something to get off his chest. The Apple executive, 63, has spent decades in the music industry as a producer, engineer, label …

Jimmy Iovine

Nolan Bushnell Says His New Virtual Reality Startup Has the Keys to the Holodeck—and it’s Portable

I’ve been talking to a lot of academics, investors, and analysts lately to get a sense of what’s coming down the path in virtual and augmented …

Mixed Reality

Amazon challenges Spotify and Apple with music service

Amazon never did topple iTunes as the world’s biggest music download store, but the internet retailer is taking a second bite at Apple by launching a music streaming service.<p>The company unveiled Amazon Music Unlimited, a challenger to Apple Music and Spotify that will at first launch in the US, on …

Muji

Japanese mega retailer Muji’s philosophy is to offer its customers “just enough” design to fulfill function while still being beautiful. That’s a philosophy that is visible everywhere in Muji’s first stab at prefabricated houses. Called Muji Huts, these three small and modest homes were designed by …

Customers

Daily Mail's attack on 'Bremoaners' reflects editor's Brexit fears

Paul Dacre likely to be behind savage front-page assault on ‘unpatriotic’ MPs, the Treasury, the CBI and the BBC<p>The Daily Mail – which means its editor, Paul Dacre – does not do subtlety. Its leading article on Wednesday was a full-frontal assault on politicians, on anyone, hopeful of upending the …

Hard Brexit

Facebook VR Shows Us Why Zuckerberg Acquired Oculus

A glimpse into the future of social networking<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage today at Oculus Connect in California to show off the company's vision for virtual reality and social networking. Oculus, the Facebook-owned virtual reality company announced software like Oculus Room and …

UK scientists dropped from EU projects because of post-Brexit funding fears

Doubts over the UK’s ability to win future project grants mean some EU partners are avoiding working with British researchers<p>Can Jeremy Corbyn stand? Follow today’s Politics liveblog<p>Britain’s vote to leave the EU has unleashed a wave of discrimination against UK researchers, with elite universities …

United Kingdom

Nicola Sturgeon independence referendum threat to Theresa May 'unjustified and irresponsible'

Nicola Sturgeon will today be accused of making “unjustified and irresponsible” threats of a second independence referendum after warning incoming Prime Minister Theresa May that a rerun of the 2014 vote is “on the table”.<p>The First Minister congratulated Mrs May on her victory in the race to …

United Kingdom

Businesses say 'bold decisions’ needed to speed growth after Brexit vote

UK growth slowed ahead of the EU referendum, according to a closely-watched survey that urged the Government to “get on” with making decisions that will keep the country open for business after Brexit.<p>The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) described growth as “sub-par” ahead of the referendum, as …

EU Referendum

Brexit leaves Dutch property market simmering | Reuters

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Until the British vote to leave the European Union last month Dutch real estate prices were booming, lifted from the depths of the financial crisis in the last three to four years by a surge in foreign investors seeking better yields.<p>Men enjoy the afternoon sun at the …

Real Estate

7 Standalone Novels for Fantasy Lovers

<i>While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of our favorite posts from the last several</i> …

Looking for inspiration? Ten books for your summer reading list

Whether you want to learn from a business icon or get buried in good novel, the business community recommends you pack these in your suitcase<p>For business inspiration ...<p><b>1 One Plus One Equals Three: A Masterclass in Creative Thinking, by Dave Trott</b><p>Nominated by Zak Edwards, the managing director of …

Books

Bob Dylan's Fans Called Him a Traitor. 51 Years Later, He Returns to the Scene of the Crime.

Bob Dylan comes full-circle with a return to Forest Hills Stadium.<p>When Bob Dylan walks on the stage at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens tonight, 51 years since he strapped on an electric guitar and played his first full concert in the wake of his career-defining performance at the Newport Folk …

Time I

2001: A Space Odyssey Is Even Crazier After Running it Through Google's Neural Network

Mother of god that’s cool-looking.<p>If it weren’t for the DMCA I’d love to watch the whole movie like this—Kubrick’s expert use of color be damned. But …

Blade Runner

21 Movies From The '80s You Need To Show Your Kids

These are treasures everybody should have on their must-see list.

23 Underrated Netflix Shows You Should Totally Be Watching

Prepare to get addicted.<p><i>Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

“Jane Bond” is a dumb idea—Hollywood should just write better roles for women

“The internet,” as a collective consciousness of wishes and trends, cannot decide whom it wants to be the next James Bond. Idris Elba appeared to be the early frontrunner. Then the internet fell in love with Tom Hiddleston. Now, it seems, people are clamoring for Gillian Anderson, who’d be the …

Movies

Photographer visits abandoned places of worship, in pictures

6 secret iPhone camera tricks you’ll wish you had always known

Even for its time, the 2 megapixel camera that came with the original iPhone was unremarkable; the captured detail was wanting and the camera …

10 Favorites: White Bathrooms from the Remodelista Designer Directory

Here are 10 favorite bathrooms from members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory—some modern, some in cottage style, all demonstrating the …

Google just pissed off the entire TV industry

Not content with grabbing ad dollars from TV networks across the world, Google went a step further by announcing that the adverts it serves on YouTube are better at convincing watchers to buy stuff.<p>In a report seen by the Guardian, Matt Brittin, Google’s head honcho in Europe will say that 80 …

Magic Leap video gives glimpse into future of a new reality

It is a mysterious video from arguably the most secretive Silicon Valley company.<p>During two minutes and seven seconds of footage, the clip from Magic Leap, called A New Morning, offers a glimpse of the future of augmented reality - which superimposes holographic technology over the real world - and …

Edgar Allan Poe: the master of horror writing

<b>The Murders In The Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe, considered to be the first modern detective story, was published in the USA on April 20, 1841. In this article, first published in January 2009, author Joanne Harris celebrates the psychological complexity of his Gothic tales.</b><p>I first became …

These 5 Famous Cities Still Don't Have Uber

“Should we get an Uber?” I asked my friend after a sushi dinner in my hometown last month. He just smiled and shook his head. Uber was not an …

Mega Cities

Sony confirms 'Charlie's Angels' reboot, 'Jump Street'-'MIB' crossover

Sony had a rough 2015. Coming off of a ruinous and controversy-laden megahack and the quick demise of the <i>Amazing Spider-Man</i> cinematic universe, the …