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Why Britain Has The Best Wall Sockets On Earth

The rest of the world has a lot to learn from the design of the U.K. wall plug.<p>Anyone who has traveled to the United Kingdom has probably marveled at the imperial bulk of the standard U.K. wall plug. With three chunky, rectangular pins, the design at first glance seems almost ridiculously …

Isis declares caliphate in Iraq and Syria

• Baghdadi announced as leader of Muslims everywhere<br>• Iraq says new caliphate threatens all countries<br>• Iraqi forces battle to retake Tikrit<br>• Israel calls for the creation of a separate Kurdish state• <b><br>Read the latest summary</b><p>3.01pm BST<p>We are to pause the live coverage for now. Here's a reminder of where things …

Apple announces new Xcode, ‘Swift’ programming language

Apple has introduced a brand new programming language alongside a brand new version of Xcode.<p>Swift is a big deal for developers. The language includes loads of features third-party developers have been asking for. It sits alongside Objective-C and C, meaning developers can interchange between …

Francisco Tolmasky, the then 20-year old that developed Mobile Safari, talks about his ride with Steve Jobs launching the iPhone

<i>Tolmasky via Flickr</i><p>The New York Times profiles Francisco Tolmasky who was hired out of college early by Apple in 2006 to work on Mobile Safari in the run up to the launch of the iPhone. It is hard to imagine a more difficult first job than working with Steve Jobs on something so important.<p>Mr. Jobs …

A Mind-Blowing Art Installation Makes A Statement

POOL, loss of colour is more than just a deceptively cool painting on the floor, it’s also kind of a visual mindf*ck. The painting, done by artist …

A House with an Origami-Like Roof

In the Mie Prefecture of Japan situated in a old village surrounded by mountains is the ORIGAMI house, designed by TSC Architects. The raised lot has …

Dining Rooms

Coleraine Residence by Naturehumaine

Coleraine Residence is a minimalist house located in Montreal designed by Naturehumaine. The project was completed for a real estate developer on the …

Johnson: Talking past each other

SOME advice is worse than useless. A short list of bullet points from eHow, a website, that is passing around social networks purports to show “how …

The Naptime Entrepreneur: Pursuing Your Business in 'Off Hours'

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Working around a baby’s schedule to build a business sounds crazy, but it has worked for me. When you have your first child, everyone tells you to “sleep when the baby sleeps,” but I worked while the baby slept.<p>Plenty of other …

Entrepreneurship

On The Way

Why Facebook Paid $16 Billion For An Ugly, Primitive App

The answer lies partly in design, but not in the way you might think.<p>Facebook agreed to pay some $16 billion for an app called WhatsApp this week, leading to widespread confusion and surprise among analysts (Forbes called it a “stunner,” Reuters a “shocker”). Why would Facebook pay what is, …

Apps

What If You Saw A Shivering Child On The Street? This Hidden Camera Ad Shows How Real People React

If you saw a kid shivering at the bus stop, what would you do? Okay, so you might give them your jacket, or your mitts and scarf, maybe even help them get home safe. With this new ad, SOS Children’s Villages Norway asks that if you’d do that for a kid sitting in front of you, why not help out a …

How To Sell Your Company To Google In A Year

Password replacement firm Slicklogin just pulled off the slickest deal of all.<p>Israeli startup Slicklogin thinks passwords are insecure, messy, and time-consuming–and that two-step authentication via SMS text message is too awkward. The answer to the world’s password woes, according to Slicklogin: …

Engineering

House with a Large Hipped Roof in Japan

Situated in a semi-natural woodlands area in the Ibaraki Prefecture of Japan, this private house was designed for a family of four by Naoi …

Architecture

5 Ways to Get More From Your Meetings

The biggest productivity-killer in meetings is lack of focus. Get organized to avoid wasting everyone's time with these tips.<p>The rambling tangents. The awkward questions. The sense of getting nothing accomplished. Sound like a meeting you've had recently?<p>The truth is, running a more effective …

Time Management

Multicultural Britain rejecting foreign conflict, MoD admits

A growing reluctance in an increasingly multicultural Britain to see UK troops deployed on the ground in future operations abroad is influencing the next two strategic defence reviews, according to senior figures at the Ministry of Defence.<p>As well as a general feeling of war weariness, sources say …

The invisible man: Liu Bolin's latest art

Liu Bolin has become famous worldwide for painting his entire body to match the scenery behind – so when he is photographed it can be near-impossible to spot him. Here are some of the latest works from the Chinese artist

Modern Glass Extension on a 5-Story London Townhouse

When an interior designer and a media company CEO bought and moved into this 5-story, 6-bedroom townhouse in 2011, it became clear that the …

Dining Rooms

Meet the Essex saffron producer – in pictures

A photo gallery of David Smale as he harvests his saffron, reviving a long-gone UK industry<p>Read the interview here...

The Biggest Building In The Universe

Forget the mine’s-bigger-than-yours debate over the new World Trade Center. Humanity’s ultimate design will be building around the sun.<p>The amount of energy that the sun emits every second is nearly unfathomable. In just one second, the sun releases 4 decillion (or 4 million billion billion billion) …

Universe

An L-Shaped House in Houston, Texas

Built in Houston, Texas by StudioMET architects, the Albans Residence sits on a corner lot right in the heart of the city. Wanting to make the most …

Living Rooms

The factory of the future

BRITAIN, like many other countries, has gone through a period of huge deindustrialisation. Nearly 9m people were employed in British manufacturing in …

This Is One Of The Most Beautiful Set Top Boxes I’ve Ever Seen

When Artefact was approached to make an affordable-yet-iconic set top box, they did the unthinkable: Looked through a factory catalog.<p>The Fetch TV is amongst the most beautiful set top boxes I’ve ever seen. In fact, it’s one of the few set top boxes I’d dare call beautiful at all. But it has a …

Set-Top Boxes

Super Streetview: How Paul Trillo Made A 2-Mile Uber Zoom Down New York’s 5th Ave.

In NY 41×41, director Paul Trillo uses a 41-megapixel Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone camera to zoom two miles down 41 blocks of 5th Avenue. Warning: Vertigo ahead.<p>In digital photography, there’s a direct correlation between the size of a pixel on a camera sensor and how much light it can soak up. In a …

Mobile Photography

Floppy House: Abandoned Building Reinvented With A Slouchy Facade

British artist Alex Chinneck turns a stately brick facade into something resembling a slice of American cheese.<p>As is often the case with art or any form of cultural production, the sculpted object usually bears little to no trace of the immense efforts that gave rise to it. So is the case with …

Stage A Thunderstorm In Your Living Room With This Weird Lamp

Puff piece: The interactive Cloud Lamp, a bolt of genius, will storm the scene at home to thunderous effect. Someone stop me…<p><i>Happy Black Friday! We’re taking the day to republish some of our most popular Wanted posts of the year. For a complete roundup, go here.–Eds.</i><p>People see things in clouds. We …

Living Rooms

Android 4.4 KitKat more for TVs than phones, report says

Google could be turning on your goggle box with KitKat. The Android 4.4 update could do more for your television than it does for your phone, if new …

Google Without Larry Page Would Not Be Like Apple Without Steve Jobs

The words that exploded onto Twitter came in the soft, strained voice that Larry Page has made a fixture of Google's quarterly calls:<p>"I wanted to let …

House Inspired by a Totem Pole by atelier rzlbd

atelier rzlbd, headed by Reza Aliabadi, was tapped to design a modern and minimal home in Toronto that was anything but ordinary. The homeowners …