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What Will It Take for Factory-Built Prefab Housing To Become the Norm?

Leaders in modular construction and prefab need to scale up to get more people thinking inside the box.<p>Environmental efficiency, customization, and affordability: The trends shaping the housing market could spur an increase in prefab. Industry leaders feel momentum behind factory-built housing, but …

Prefab Homes

We just got a closer look at Microsoft Office 2016, and here are the features we like

Microsoft just announced that it’s bringing its new version of Office that’s optimized for tablets and phones to the Windows 10 Technical Preview for Windows Phone.<p>This means you’ll be able to see exactly how Office 2016 will work on Microsoft’s mobile devices by the end of the month.<p>And, at the …

These startlingly lifelike heads will soon be attached to RealDoll bodies. To see more images and read the full article, pick up the May issue of Vanity Fair or head to VF.com. Photograph by Jonathan Becker.

Datça peninsula, Turkey, holiday guide: what to see plus best beaches, hotels and food

Photograph: PR<p>A cafe in Eski Datça<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/16/1429196490708/a61f675d-b9ec-4c67-ba38-4e51251cc60a-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: PR<p>A cafe in Eski …

11 super successful tech leaders who struggled when they first arrived in America

Their success stories drive many immigrants to come to the US in hopes of realizing the American Dream.<p>But just looking at their success makes it easy to overlook the fact that a lot of the immigrant founders had to overcome other problems - from language barriers to financial constraints - to …

Beauty: the best products for grey hair

‘Good grey shampoos and stylers generally use purple or blue tones to brighten the hair, as well as oils, silicones or humectants to add gloss’

Poor kids who do everything right don’t do better than rich kids who do everything wrong

By Matt O'Brien<p>, Reporter<p>America is the land of opportunity, just for some more than others.<p>That's because, in large part, inequality starts in the crib. Rich parents can afford to spend more time and money on their kids, and that gap has only grown the past few decades. Indeed, economists Greg …

The adorable new rolling Star Wars droid is not CGI

The new trailer for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> sent the internet into near-meltdown on its release. But arguably the best video featuring the …

We’re not talking about what VR is doing to our eyes … and our brains

OK, so it’s pretty funny seeing someone fall over after trying a virtual reality headset for the first time. But with companies like Facebook, Valve, and Sony all pushing to bring their own VR solutions to a mainstream market — worth an estimated $30 billion by 2020 — maybe we should have more …

Virtual Reality

The single-person social network is a strangely beautiful thing

Social apps are sometimes more useful without friends<p>I’m the kid who never learned how to play with other kids. My cousins lived in the big city, and the majority of my schoolmates were in another town, so I ended up developing single-player versions of most board games. All it took was a little …

Windows 10 Mobile gives us a glimpse at Universal Office apps (hands-on)

The latest preview build of Windows 10 for phones offers new apps that bridge the gap between phone and desktop.<p>Windows 10 is the culmination of Microsoft's effort to make a true "everywhere OS." It will ultimately be one platform that will run on all of the devices we own, with universal apps …

Architecturally Stunning Subway Stations From Around the World

Photographer Nick Frank captures visually stunning subway stations from around the world. Known for<p>Photographer Nick Frank captures visually stunning …

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

Southeast Asian Telecom Giant Singtel Releases Wavee App, A Skype And WhatsApp Competitor

Singtel, Southeast Asia’s biggest telecom with more than 500 million subscribers, has unleashed a new Skype and WhatsApp competitor called Wavee.<p>Now available on iOS and Android, Wavee lets users make voice and video calls and send instant messages.<p>It also has several features more commonly seen in …

PC Market Continues Painful Plunge

It seemed like the PC market had finally begun to stabilize last year, but the latest data doesn’t look so good.<p>Global PC shipments in the first quarter of 2015 declined 5.2 percent from the previous year — dropping from 75.7 million units shipped in the first quarter 2014 to 71.7 units in the most …

Windows 10

What If We Turned Ancient Monuments Into Greenhouses?

Now, a group of architects proposes using the pyramids to help agriculture survive in the area. By turning the pyramids into biospheres, the …

UC Berkeley

Scientists believe we could farm water on Mars, like the Skywalkers on Tatooine

In Star Wars, Luke Skywalker’s family of moisture farmers struggled to get by on an arid planet on the outskirts of a galaxy far, far away. In our galaxy, it seems that farming water could one day become a possibility for astronauts on Mars, according to the New Scientist.<p>The Mars Curiosity rover …

Luke Skywalker

This Toothbrush Cleans Your Teeth With Nanotechnology

Designer Kosho Ueshima collaborated with Japanese technology company Yumeshokunin to create an incredible toothbrush that uses nanotechnology to clean your teeth–no toothpaste necessary. The brush’s bristles–which are 0.178 millimeters thick–are coated in mineral ions, and when passed over your …

NASA’s Chief Scientist On The Possibility Of Finding Alien Life: “It’s Going To Be Mind-blowing”

When it comes to achieving such a (literally) distant goal, the key is to keep the process manageable, according to Stofan. “We have to ask, ‘How can …

Amazing

Here Are the Secrets to a Long and Healthy Life

Diet is the key to longevity—but also sex, naps, wine, and good friends.<p>In 2012, Dan Buettner set off around the world to answer a question that has obsessed philosophers and doctors since Methuselah: Why do people in some parts of the world live so much longer than others? His travels took him to …

Another Revolutionary 3D Printer: The Unibody Tiko Costs Just $179!

By going with a unibody and a delta mechanism, the developers have been able to maintain accuracy while greatly reducing cost<p>When we think of FDM 3D …

Improve Your Internet Privacy In 15 Minutes

The government can see your naked pictures, your private chats and pretty much anything else you do online. And that's nothing compared to the hackers out there actively trying to steal from you.<p>What are you doing to protect yourself?<p>Odds are, you're not doing much. Even though Americans are aware …

Privacy

Apple Responds to Concerns About Apple Watch Launch: Deliveries Could Arrive Sooner Than Estimated

Over the weekend, <i>MacRumors</i> reader Andrew Turko sent an email to Apple CEO Tim Cook sharing his thoughts on the launch of the Apple Watch and its limitation to online orders only, and he received a response from Apple's executive team that sheds some light on Apple's concern over its launch plans …

Apple Watch

NailO turns your fingernail into a tiny trackpad

Swiping away on a smartphone during a meeting could, in many cases, be considered bad business behavior. But what if you could subtly tap your thumbnail with your index finger to quickly send an important text or email, a gesture so tiny on no one would notice?<p>Give a wave to NailO, a nail-mounted …

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’: the new trailer is here – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 7:20 pm, April 16, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment<p>The latest trailer for the year’s most anticipated blockbuster, ‘Star Wars: The Force …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

Ginni Rometty is now referring to IBM's super smart computer Watson as a 'he'

In an onstage interview at the time, she said IBM was working on making Watson even smarter. So smart that it could think and reason, even argue, like a human. But she said this was no reason to worry.<p>It's a service. Do not be afraid. It is really, truly an advisor to a decision-making process. …

Artificial Intelligence

Embed Flipboard Magazines On Your Website or Blog

Sharing magazines to your social networks is a great exercise in promotion, but if you want an attention-grabbing visual—a preview that pops—embed your magazine on your Website.<p>The easiest way to get started is to visit your magazine on the Web.<p>Hover you mouse over “Share” below the bottom right …

Is your voice trustworthy, engaging or soothing to strangers?

Analysis of millions of audio files has led one US company to claim that their software can predict how a person’s voice will make a listener feel<p>Few people consciously think about their voice, but the way we speak is one of the most fundamental parts of our individual identity. The intricate …

Psychology

Advanced alien civilizations possible in 50 galaxies

After scouring 100,000 galaxies, scientists say that 50 are emitting unusally high levels of radiation which could hint at alien civilizations<p>Advanced alien life is possible in 50 galaxies, astronomers have said, after finding they are emitting unusually high levels of radiation.<p>A team of …