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How the BBC is building the future of TV by blowing it up

While audiences around the world know the UK’s BBC best for its hit TV shows like Top Gear and Doctor Who, it has been a key force in technological advances since since it first started broadcasting almost a century ago.<p>To this day, its labs are cooking up experiments that may completely change the …

Newcastle University

Oppo R7s review: Mid-range Android with a twist

Oppo isn’t a particularly well-known name in many Western markets, and that’s hardly surprising considering the Chinese company hasn’t been around for as long as the bigger players. What it is known for is offering ‘bang for your buck’, and its latest R7s model is no different.<p>Priced at $399, it …

Phones

35 things millennials will never get to see in sports

My daughter is two years old and chances are she’ll never experience many ordinary things of my youth — hearing a dial tone, putting a stamp on a letter, going to Tower Records and smelling that weird hemp smell or listening to a VCR ever-so-slowly rewind a video. It’ll all be foreign to her. It’s …

Rafael Nadal

Remarkable 240-Year-Old Doll Automaton Can Write Actual Programmable Text

Designed and constructed in the 1770s, this extraordinary little doll is actually a self-operating machine that's believed by some to be one of the oldest examples of a computer. Known as “The Writer,” the automaton was built by Swiss-born watchmaker Pierre Jaquet-Droz in order to entertain …

Dolls

M-Rad Proposes Live-Work Towers to Revitalize Downtown Las Vegas

The idea of mixed-use residential buildings is rapidly gaining popularity in urban America. The concept of being able to work within walking distance …

Skyscrapers

Facebook’s ‘Year In Review’ Feature Will Chronicle Your 2014, Good Or Bad

Facebook has again unleashed its Year In Review app, automatically compiling some of the most-liked photos from your feeds over 2014 and puts them into a neat little timeline.<p>When you sign into Facebook, you’ll see an advertisement to check out your Year In Review, customize it, and share it with …

Oops: people are downloading and keeping Sony's rental for The Interview

It's been an interesting day for Kernel, the site powering Sony's digital rentals of <i>The Interview</i> in the US<i>.</i> Not only did it briefly buckle under the pressure of people hammering its site to watch the movie, but apparently it didn't do a great job in securing copies of the film, either. Those who …

Samsung shuts its flagship London store at Westfield

Ever been to a Samsung Experience Store? If not your options in the UK just dropped by one. Samsung has closed its flagship store at London’s Westfield Stratford City mall.<p>One of ten Samsung Experience Stores in the UK, the retail space has now been “permanently closed” with images of the …

Toyota reportedly working on a hydrogen-fueled Lexus limo

Toyota's first hydrogen car hasn't even gone on sale yet here in the US, and already we're hearing rumors about a follow-up vehicle. According to the Australian website <i>Motoring</i>, the Japanese auto giant is planning on taking the same fuel cell system it used in its mid-range Mirai sedan, and putting …

Monte-Carlo Pavillions / Affine Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> As part of the major urban development project of the Place du Casino, orchestrated by Monte-Carlo …

Articles about most popular homes 2014 renovations on Dwell.com - Dwell

When you are involved in building renovations, whether a small scale domestic renovation project or a large scale industrial job...<p>A bay window build-out helps a turn-of-the-century home look forward.<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and Almodóvar—just to name a few of the country's creative pioneers—Spain …

Real Estate

Baroque Villa Asks $30M; a Lavish Seattle Lake House; More!

· Meet the family behind a 1,300-year-old hotel. [Co.Design]<br>· Truly odd-ball four-bedroom asks $370K. [Curbed Chicago]<br>· Architect's '40s home in Cyprus adds a beautiful pavilion. [Huh]<br>· 15 photos of the Twin Towers in the 1970s. [Curbed NY]<br>· Art students carve classic sofa from concrete. [Design …

Zero-emissions house charges itself and your car

Gallery: Zero-emissions house charges itself and your car<p>Gallery: Zero-emissions house charges itself and your car<p>+ 3<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>Architecture firm Snøhetta …

Add this spectacular house to your list of dream homes

<i>Casa Los Algarrobos.</i> Perched on the moutains of Puembo, Ecuador, this 8,966-square-foot (833m2) house is yet another dream home to live in and have …

Bank Sankt Petersburg / Tchoban Voss Architekten

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located on the banks of the River Neva near the confluence with the River Okhta, the future …

Saint Petersburg

Daily Inspiration #1777

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Architizer

Giulio Cappellini on Working with Gio Ponti, Focusing on Beauty, and Why People Are Still Afraid of Contemporary Design

<i>This is the latest installment of our Core77 Questionnaire. Previously, we talked to Leon Ransmeier.</i><p><b>Name:</b> Giulio Cappellini<p><b>Occupation:</b> I'm an …

The Bike-Sharing Takeover

Bike sharing has become a staple for urban commuting in city's all over the world. Since its reintroduction into urban culture in the 1990s, it has …

Transit

MOH / aat + makoto yokomizo architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The site is located in the steep range of hills of the western part in Kanagawa Prefecture. A …

Dining Rooms

New Urban Village Proposal / Zotov & Co

Almost demolished after the earthquake in 2011, Christchurch center was required a renovation. The challenge for architects <b>Zotov & Co</b> was to recall a …

New Zealand

Next Landmark 2013 Competition

Floornature recently launched Next Landmark 2013, their second international contest for young architects, which is introducing a new category …

Architecture

DawnTown 2013: Landmark Miami Design Competition Winners Announced

DawnTown recently announced the winners for Landmark Miami, their 2013 ideas competition which focused on how cities are instantly identified by the …

Through the Lens: Why High-Rises Need A Hero

Since the emergence of the modern multi-storey building in the late 19th century, screenwriters and art directors have embraced the high-rise …

Architecture

25 Surprising Facts You Might Not Know About

Los Angeles-based graphic designer, letter and illustrator Drew Melton started Justlucky in 2009. Guided by curiosity and relentless yearning to to …

47 unearthly lightning strikes [PICs]

IN THESE IMAGES, lightning appears close up, often seemingly just a few city blocks away. Don’t let the images fool you though — pro lightning …

The Rise of the App Director

<i>“I’m just a storyteller, and the cinema happens to be my medium.” – Federico Fellini</i><p>As Apple’s App Store nears its five year anniversary, a new kind of storyteller is rising in importance: The App Director. This isn’t an official title, but it’s definitely a state of mind and an important trend to …

Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27 review: A tabletop PC built for casual gaming - CNET

MSRP: $1,699.00<p><b>The Good</b> The large screen and lie-flat design make the <b>Lenovo Horizon 27</b> a fun family PC with lots of casual gaming potential. It includes several gaming accessories and has a custom user interface, Aura.<p><b>The Bad</b> The heavy, clunky kickstand can get in the way, there's a little …

Computer Hardware