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Nazi holocaust documents found: 6,300 files discovered behind wall of Budapest apartment

Couple renovating their flat in Hungary find huge trove of documents from a 1944 Nazi census hidden behind a wall<p>A vast and historically valuable trove of Holocaust-era documents, long thought destroyed during World War II, has been found hidden in a wall cavity by a couple renovating their …

Gogoro's awesome electric scooter is coming to Europe next year, Amsterdam first

Gogoro, the all-electric, Bluetooth-connected scooter designed in large part by former HTC staff, has announced its first launch beyond its home market of Taiwan: Amsterdam, a city well known for its love of two-wheeled things. The machine — and the network of battery swap kiosks to go along with …

Small House with Floating Treehouse / Yuki Miyamoto Architect

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The house is located in the quiet residential area in the boundary of Central Tokyo. It was built on a …

Innovative Notebook Features Magnetic Spine for Seamless Paper Removal

Tearing the pages of a journal can be messy and ruin your brilliant thoughts or beautiful drawings. The sleek Rekonect Notebook saves you from this potential distress with an innovative magnetic spine. Each sheet also has a magnetic edge to it, which allows for the easy removal and reattachment of …

Edward Snowden's favorite encrypted chat app is now on Android

Encrypted chat and call app Signal is coming to Android six months after it was first released on iOS. Developer Open Whisper Systems is rolling together two of its existing apps — TextSecure and RedPhone — over the coming days, combining the former's text chat capabilities with the latter's …

Apps

Inside the Family Battle for the Newman’s Own Brand Name

When Paul Newman died, in 2008, he left his Newman’s Own food empire, and the charitable foundation it supports, in the hands of his adviser Robert Forrester. But, his eldest daughter says the family believes their father’s principles are being betrayed.<p>The first clue something was wrong was the …

Introducing SoundCloud Pulse

Today, we’re excited to share some big news: <b>SoundCloud Pulse, our very first app just for creators, is now live for Android devices</b>. SoundCloud Pulse …

Apps

ESPN is shutting down its YouTube channels over paid subscriptions

Not everyone's on-board with YouTube's new paid subscription option. In the wake of this week's announcement, ESPN has begun pulling its videos off YouTube, as a result of a rights conflict with YouTube's paid subscription model. The switch was first noticed at <i>Grantland</i>, where YouTube videos have …

The History of the Ballet Body: From Anna Pavlova to Misty Copeland

“Ballet is woman,” said George Balanchine, the inimitable Russian choreographer who is credited with bringing ballet into the great American artistic oeuvre. It’s a legacy that tonight the American Ballet Theatre will continue to push forward with the debut of its fall season. Among its talented …

A first look at the Google Play store redesign

The store looks like it will be divided into two main sections: Apps & Games and Entertainment. (This would replace the six categories of the current Play store: Apps, Games, Movies & TV, Music, Books, and Newsstand.) There's also, apparently, support for languages that read from right-to-left …

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Striking Portraits of Gorgeously Freckled Redheads by Maja Topcagic

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina-based photographer Maja Topcagic captures gorgeous portraits of young redheaded women and their fiery locks of hair. Piercing eyes and sun-kissed freckles stand out on her models' fair faces, contrasting sharply with flowing, scarlet tresses. Seasonal elements add …

'Synchronicity': Photo series exploring life under the sea - Telegraph

Tokyo No Ie: Jérémie Souteyrat documents Tokyo's contemporary houses

<b>Photo essay:</b> French photographer Jérémie Souteyrat trained himself to photograph architecture after moving to Tokyo, by hunting down and documenting …

Eye-Opening Portraits of People Living in Cramped Capsule Hotels Hidden in Tokyo

Photographer Won Kim took up residence in a tiny, hidden Tokyo hotel to capture portraits of the backpackers living there for his <i>Enclosed: Living Small</i> series. “This diminutive, bare-bones hotel takes up one floor of an office building,” Kim wrote on his website. “It is composed of a few hallways, …

Diminutive

The Life Aquarist: Photo

<p>Hi! I'm Dani Estes. I have a degree in Marine Biology/Psychology from CSUN. I work with four male North American River Otters named Baxter, Ryer, …

With Its First Startup Awards, Cornell Tech Turns Class Projects Into Companies

Cornell Tech is introducing a new way for its master’s students to transform their ideas into real companies — those students can now compete in the Startup Awards, with winners receiving $40,000 in seed funding, as well as a year of free co-working space in The New York Times building.<p>At a campus …

Startups

Adblock Plus launches Adblock Browser: Firefox for Android with built-in ad blocking

Adblock Plus today launched Adblock Browser for Android. Currently in beta, the company’s first browser was created by taking the open-source Firefox for Android and including Adblock Plus out-of-the-box.<p>You can try the browser yourself by joining the Adblock Browser Beta Google+ community. Just …

Digital Advertising

International Competitions

<b>Andrea Gjestvang</b><p>Although already an established photographer in Norway, winning the 2013 L’Iris d’Or, Photographer of the Year title, propelled …

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist

The World Photography Organization has just recently announced the shortlist for the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist. The annual contemporary photography competition includes entries from professionals and amateurs covering a variety of subjects. Competitors enter into one of three …

atelier KUU places sloping roof canopies on T house in japan

a<b><br>atelier KUU places sloping roof canopies on T house in japan</b><br>all images courtesy of atelier KUU<p><b>engaging with its surroundings, ‘T house’ by atelier</b> …

Architecture

Quirky sleeps: Sweden's top 10 unusual hotels

Sweden’s varied landscape, from the frozen reaches of the north to its vast forests and lakes, combines with cutting-edge design to inspire some unique lodgings. Here's our pick of the country's quirkiest sleeps, taking you underground, underwater, face-to-face with wildlife and beyond.<p><b>Icehotel</b><p>Near …

hexi atelier projects the concrete jitei house atop a hill in kyoto

hexi atelier projects the concrete jitei house atop a hill in kyoto<br>all images courtesy of hexi atelier<p><b>japanese architect hexi ritsuo of atelier hexi</b> …

Architecture

Vegan in Berlin: Café Vux in Neukölln

Although many of you might know this blog as a source for hunting down Berlin’s Best Burger, a have-to-eat-list of the best ice cream and elaborate …

A Guide to Berlin’s Best Alpine Restaurants

If you ever went skiing in the Alps, for instance in Kitzbühel, you know that there is nothing better after a full day of skiing than a warm lunch on …