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How to Enable Offline Voice Dictation in OS X Mavericks

- Dec 4, 2013<p>Voice dictation – which, for those of you not familiar, translates your spoken voice into text to save your fingers from typing – has …

What do you like most about the Apple brand?

For me it's the ease of use, the dependability, and the customer service.<p>A similar question was asked in the iMore Forums recently and I found some …

Customer Service

Lessons from Jony Ive: Caring, humanity, and more

I recently had drinks with a friend and the topic of Jony Ive's appearance with Marc Newson, on Charlie Rose came up. Even before he began mentioning …

Jony Ive

Apple signs iPhone deal with China Mobile, the world's largest carrier: WSJ

After years of rumors, Apple may have finally signed a deal with China Mobile that will see the iPhone sold on the world's largest carrier. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> first reported the news, saying that the phones should be available later this month; this could be timed around a December 18th event …

Apple Finally Signs Deal With China Mobile for December iPhone Launch

Apple and China Mobile have finally reached a deal that will see the world's biggest mobile carrier offering the iPhone on its network, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>.<p>China Mobile, which has more than 700 million subscribers, is expected to begin selling the iPhone around December 18 following a …

Apple reportedly signs deal with China Mobile, iPhone to launch on carrier later this month

The deal doesn't exactly come as a shock. It was reported yesterday that one of China Mobile's subsidiaries had posted a webpage to take reservations …

iPhone

The Esoteric Symbols Behind User Interfaces, Explained

Power? Bluetooth? USB? You’ve seen their symbols. Here’s where they came from.<p>We already know where the @ symbol came from, but what about every other strange glyph that appears across our gadgets and user interfaces? While we may have learned to identify the power symbol or the Bluetooth …

Superheroes If They Were Fat

It’s not just the average Joe tacking on extra pounds this holiday season. Looks like Batman is going to need a wider utility belt.<p>Spider-Man doesn’t have a lot of time to cook up a healthy, homemade meal. So it’s only natural that he’d swing by a fast food place after a night of webbing. We don’t …

10 Stunning Illustrations From Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales

A new book features the mystical, dark–and unedited–world of Andersen via illustrations from world-famous artists.<p>Every Little Mermaid Halloween costume, every reference to “Ugly Duckling Syndrome,” and every use of “the Emperor’s New Clothes” as an idiom ultimately has its roots in the fairy tales …

Is That An American Apparel Ad Or A Balthus Painting?

Many of the clothing retailer’s ads look an awful lot like the provocative nudes of the French modernist. Who’s pervier, Dov Charney or Balthus?<p>In a 1968 retrospective of his work at the Tate Gallery, the Polish-French modern artist Balthus once prepared a biography for his influential paintings …

Screw Innovation, Part 2: Outlaw Fasteners

It takes balls to redesign a screw, if you'll pardon my French. The incumbency of standardization is a difficult hurdle to overcome, particularly if …

Giant Hovering Roundabout for Cyclists in the Netherlands

<i>Hovenring</i> is an incredible suspended roundabout conceptualized and designed by IPV Delft specifically for cyclists to safely make their way across congested traffic by traveling overhead. Located between Eindhoven and Veldhoven in the Netherlands, above the Heerbaan/Meerenakkerweg intersection, the …

Unexpectedly Gruesome Drawings of Cute Cartoon Characters

Artist and freelance graphic designer Pez created this remarkable series, called <i>Distroy</i>, in which the many cute cartoon characters whom we have grown to know and love are transformed into unexpectedly gruesome illustrations.<p>With just a graphite pencil on paper, Pez creates incredibly detailed …

Amazing Aluminum Wire Sculptures by Seung Mo Park

Brooklyn-based Korean sculptor Seung Mo Park creates incredibly detailed metallic sculptures by carefully manipulating aluminum wire. Each figure in his <i>Human</i> series of sculptures presents a remarkable attention to the delicate form of the human body (including wispy locks of hair) as well as the …

Infographic: Just How Fat Is The U.S.? Here’s A State-By-State Breakdown

This summer, the AMA officially labeled obesity a “disease.” Here’s how it’s spread, gaining weight across the country.<p>This summer, the American Medical Association moved to add obesity to the national register of diseases. The decision, which ignored the protests of a special committee charged …

Guided Growth

Humans create some pretty clever designs, but until now, our constructed environment has largely been static. It’s time to take a hint from old …

Cenote Angelita: An Underwater River Photographed by Anatoly Beloshchin | Colossal

<p>It seems improbable, but these photographs by Anatoly Beloshchin tell the story of a hidden underwater river in in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula called …

City Form Lab Designed Grid-Shell Pavilion For Singapore University http://www.evolo.us/architecture/city-form-lab-designed-grid-shell-pavilion-for-singapore-university/

Examining How Nature Would Do "Green Chemistry"

<b>By Tamsin Woolley-Barker, Ph.D</b><p>Last month, over 350 visionary teachers, designers, architects, biologists, industrialists, and policy-makers came …

Will food be more sustainable in a decade's time?

<i>This article was taken from the May 2015 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

Architectural Columns at the Palais de Tokyo Explode into Organic Forms | Colossal

<p>Recently installed at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, this gigantic Gordian Knot was constructed by Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira who is known …

2013 IDSA IDEA Winners, Our Gold Faves: The SpareOne Emergency Cell Phone Gets 15 Years Out of a Single AA Battery

Although the waterspout photos were a new one for us, we've become aware of natural disasters in a way that would have been impossible twenty years …

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Bio-Based E-Scooter

Argueably the most sustainable scooter in the world, “Be.e” is constructed almost entirely of bio-composites. The monocoque body is made from flax …

Free Form Lamp Series by John Procario

Sculpted from wood allowed to bend naturally, no two the same, <b>Free Form Lamp Series by John Procario</b> explores the intersection of precariousness, …

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French artist Olivier Grossetête used three enormous helium balloons to float a rope bridge over a lake in Tatton Park, a historic estate in north-west England. Though visitors weren’t allowed to use the bridge, it would theoretically be strong enough to hold the weight of a person, according to Grossetête.”My artistic work tries to make alive the poetry and dreams within our everyday life,” added Grossetête. (o

Giant Clothespin Sculpture Sculpture designed by Turkish artist and professor Mehmet Ali Uysal.Built for the Festival of the Five Seasons in Chaudfontaine Park, which lies on the outskirts of Liege, Belgium, a giant clothespin sculpture appears to be holding on to a mound of dirt and grass. (o