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Spicy Low-Country Shrimp and Grits

Grits:<p>4 cups milk<br>• 1 teaspoon salt<br>• 1 teaspoon course ground black pepper<br>• 1 tablespoon butter<br>• 1 cup stone-ground yellow grits<br>• 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes<br>• 1 …

Seafood

Nelson Preserve Family Retreat

Cle Elum, Washington<p>We designed this home for a family of four in the Nelson Preserve area of Suncadia, where the clients desired a home that hugged the landscape but had a peek-a-boo view of the vistas beyond. The site is designed so the garage is tucked towards the back of the property with a …

Bedrooms

Forward Labs' new solar roof is 33% cheaper than Tesla's - and it can be installed in half the time

Tesla gets all the attention lately when it comes to solar roofs, but start-up Forward Labs has been hammering away at their own solar roof …

Modpool Shipping Container Pools

Relocatable and convertible with a shockingly quick set-up time, Modpool Shipping Container Pools are intriguing alternatives to traditional pools. …

Shipping Containers

Brilliant bamboo house uses ground water for natural cooling

This experimental bamboo home is helping to set the pace for sustainable growth in China. Milan-based Studio Cardenas designed Energy Efficient …

Design

Oval combines tracking, saving and investing into one app, driven by AI… and you

There are several apps on the market that help you track your spending (Parity), save money (Pennies), or invest (Moneybox) using basic machine learning. Now an ambitious startup wants to do all three.<p>Based out of London, new startup Oval (Apple, Android) will combine expense tracking, saving, and …

Industrial IoT all set to turbocharge lean manufacturing

Companies in the manufacturing sector for years have been striving for lean production or processes to create more efficient operations. One of the latest trends in technology, the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), could give lean efforts a major boost.<p>Lean manufacturing, a systematic …

Internet of Things

12 Perfect Plunge Pools For Your Small Outdoor Space - Dwell

Don't have space for a massive pool in your backyard? No need to worry. Each of these plunge pools have a small footprint and is the perfect solution for your compact backyard.<p>As we prepare for summer, take a look at 12 of our favorite plunge pools that may provide the inspiration you need for your …

Outdoor Spaces

Creatives of the Bay Area Series: Charles de Lisle

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be showcasing several homes of creative individuals we admire in the Bay Area—and we’re starting with designer Charles de Lisle.<p>Continue reading to hear directly from the designer and to get a personal tour of his home in Marin, California.<p><b>Dwell:</b> Describe your …

Spices

Industry 4.0 – Building the IIoT ecosystem the right way

Is Industry 4.0 just another buzz term that’s being hyped up by technology vendors with the aim of selling more products, or a legitimate trend that will transform sectors such as manufacturing in the months and years to come?<p>The evidence points to the latter. Industry 4.0, also referred to as the …

Modern Residence Wrapped In Wood, Inside And Out

Architecture is the link between us and our natural surroundings, the element that separates us from nature and, at the same time, brings us closer …

Circular garden walkway cuts straight through Japanese timber home

Serious gardeners love to have their green space as close to their home as possible, but one Japanese couple’s love for gardening has literally come …

Landscaping

Acre Origin Series B House

With efficiency and design at the forefront, the Acre Origin Series B House offers zero net energy living in a mid-century modern package. The …

The Brazilian House - Six 1 Eight 8 / Debaixo do Bloco Arquitetura

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In a house built by the master of Architecture in wood, Zanine Caldas the office Debaixo do Bloco …

Architecture

Striking modern cabin rises among Chilean mountains

Its bold angles seem to mimic the dramatic landscape surrounding it<p>This stunning mountain home near the city of San Esteban, Chile, brings modern cabin architecture to new heights. Its crisp geometric lines and dramatic angles are covered with a blackened pine facade—a traditional Japanese style …

ProtonMail Launches Tor Onion Site to Evade State Censorship

Encrypted email provider ProtonMail has launched its own onion address, allowing users to access the service over the Tor anonymizing network (via <i>TechCrunch</i>).<p>The Swiss-based email account provider, which has more than 2 million users, said the measure was aimed at defending against state-sponsored …

Privacy

Five Useful Things You Can Do With a Burner Phone Number

When you think of “burner” phone numbers, espionage and spies probably come to mind. But there are plenty of reasons regular folks would want a …

The 10 must-have utilities for macOS Sierra

As Apple has tweaked and improved its Mac operating system, the need for third-party utilities just shifted—it never went away. A lot of the fiddly …

My Must-Have iOS Apps & Web Services, 2016 Edition – MacStories - page 3

Utilities<p>Weather Underground. I've tried hundreds of weather apps since the App Store launched in 2008; Weather Underground is the only one I was able to stick with for over a year. In addition to a great UI with a dark theme, Weather Underground is powered by hyper-local data that provides more …

Why the iPhone 7 Plus camera is a major milestone

We roll our eyes when Tim Cook introduces a new iPhone and says, “This is the best iPhone ever” each year. But the iPhone 7 Plus will be different.<p>Sure, ambitious upgrades remain in the pipeline, but the remarkable camera in the iPhone 7 Plus will make this year’s model memorable. Fifty years from …

IPhone 7

The 10 Best Apps Of 2016

Our favorite brand-new apps of the year–plus a few radical upgrades–for your phone, tablet, and computer.<p>To say that 2016 was a good year for helpful apps would be a colossal understatement. A perfect storm of artificial intelligence, big data, excellent interface design, and fresh takes on …

Learning a new language? Try tube-friendly app Memrise

<i>Time Out tries and tests the best apps for city living. This week: brush up your linguistic skills on your commute with Memrise.</i><p><b>What is it?</b><p>An …

HSBC trialling app that automates your savings

While all the major banks have pretty good online facilities, there's a whole breed of nimble startups using mobile apps and bank account data to create new, more personalised money management services. Hoping to learn some new tricks, HSBC announced today it has partnered with one of these fintech …

This accessory fixes everything that's wrong with Apple's new MacBook Pro

It's dongle city. That's how you can describe Apple 's new MacBook Pro.<p>The company's decision to include only two USB-C ports (four on the more expensive Touch Bar model) have forced users to rely on expensive and clunky dongles to connect an external hard drive, access an SD card or even charge …

MacBook Pro

7 simple tips for charging your iPhone as fast as possible

That doesn't mean you're getting the most out of your iPhone's battery, though.<p>If you feel like it's taking too long to keep your iPhone up to speed, we've compiled a few easy tips that'll help you spend less of your life waiting around an outlet.

Mobile Technology

It’s not just you, there’s definitely a problem with the three-finger drag gesture on the new MacBook Pro

I’ve spent a considerable amount of time with both the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, and the 13-inch MacBook Pro that features standard function keys. The machines share some noteworthy differences, but there are numerous similarities as well.<p>One unfortunate similarity is the fact that the …

How to access/write-to NTFS drives on Mac natively with Paragon NTFS 14

Have you come across an NTFS formatted drive you’re having trouble using on your Mac? It’s not just an issue for those switching from Windows machines to Mac, but also for Bootcamp users and others who want to connect the odd drive from their Windows-using friends or colleagues.<p>If you want to write …

Windows 10

Tesla's Solar Roof Will Cost Less Than A Normal Roof, Elon Musk Says

Tesla officially became an energy company this week after shareholders voted in favour of the automaker acquiring Solar City.<p>But CEO Elon Musk wasn't …

Hexagonal Tiles and Hardwood Make the Most Beautiful Flooring Combination

This trend is dominating Pinterest right now.<p>Traditionally, flooring treatments have been separated by "transition strips" — narrow boards that neatly cut off wood or carpeted sections of a room — but now, homeowners and designers are doing away with the defined separation in favor of something far …

10 hidden iPhone tricks Apple never told you about

Apple’s iOS 10 software is packed so full of features at this point that it’s absolutely impossible to remember them all. The engineers and designers …