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Gent-Wevelgem: John Degenkolb outpaces Demare and Sagan

<b>German rider John Degenkolb beat Arnaud Demare and defending champion Peter Sagan in a bunch sprint finish to claim the Gent-Wevelgem classic in Belgium.</b><p>Cannondale's Sagan launched himself within sight of the line but was beaten into third by Giant rider Degenkolb, 25, and FDJ's Demare, 22.<p>Team Sky …

Road Bikes

Suspended Staircase Floats Above Oslo Apartment

When the owners of a top-floor apartment in Olso, Norway purchased the loft above it, they wanted to unify the two floors. Known as <i>Idunsgate</i>, it was revamped by the London-based architecture firm Haptic, who spent part of their time updating areas like the bedroom and bathroom. They also added a …

Architecture

Sleek Carbon-Fiber Electric Bike Is Perfect for the Commuter

The bike ride to work just got more exciting. It comes in the form of the Leaos Electric Bike, a light-weight cycle originally modeled after the famous Vespa scooter. This futuristic-looking bike is designed and handmade in Italy and is produced out of carbon fiber. Leaos looks sleek and modern …

Carbon Fiber

Lake Travis Residence by Hsu Office of Architecture

The Lake Travis Residence near Austin, Texas.<p>The creative team of Hsu Office of Architecture was hired to design this house atop a sloping site off …

Charmingly Detailed Illustrations That Are Smaller than a Penny

With incredible precision, California-based artist Sam Larson produces tiny illustrations that are no larger than a penny. To prove it, he places a penny right next to the drawings and documents them on Instagram.<p>In the images, Larson manages to include great details, color, and shading that …

Digital Art

Kizo Condensed Sans Serif Font

The Kizo Typeface.Font designer Mariya V. Pigoulevskaya of The Northern Block Type Foundry has created the <b>Kizo</b> font family in 2013. This geometric …

Alternative Vacation

Ohanami in Nakameguro

OS X 10.9.2 breaks AirPlay Mirroring and desktop extensions to external monitors for some users

A number of Mac users in an <i>Apple Support Communities</i> thread are reporting that Apple’s 10.9.2 update to Mavericks has broken AirPlay Mirroring to Apple TV and the ability to extend desktops to external monitors.<p>I just updated to 10.9.2 and now when i try and airplay mirror to my Apple TV, it sends …

Apple TV too big to be a hobby, says Tim Cook

Apple TV set-top box, which streams content from Netflix and other video sources to a TV, racks up $1bn in sales<p>Apple sold more than $1bn of TV set-top boxes in 2013 and is investing heavily in the next generation of products, chief executive Tim Cook said at the company's annual meeting.<p>Apple's …

Inside Japan’s Bitcoin Heist

A former Mt. Gox employee says incompetent management and faulty accounting—not virtual robbers—are the real culprits in the missing …

Uh-Oh, Now It Looks Like There Isn't A New Apple TV On Its Way

The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and 9to5Mac all said Apple was developing a new version of its little hockey puck sized TV box.<p>But on Friday, Apple blogger Jim Dalrymple shot down much of that reporting. He did it in his own signature way.<p>If you don't follow the Apple blogosphere, this takes a …

Smart TV

iF Design Awards Top 20 Gold Winners

Its way past midnight as I file this report, I have just got back from a spectacular evening spent at the BMW Welt, Munich. BMW opened its doors to …

Karri Loop House by MORQ Architects

Karri Loop House Architecture.<p>MORQ architects have created the Karri Loop House situated in southwest Australia’s Margaret River township. To protect …

Architecture

Articles about 8 ways modernize farmhouse on Dwell.com - Dwell

Print quarterly, website, and online marketplace dedicated to the art of farming and the people doing it well, Modern Farmer,...<p>The iconic, and slightly atomic, form of the shiny silver Airstream is embedded in our cultural and design milieu.<p>Size doesn't matter when these homes push the conventions …

Fabrication

10 Of The World’s Most Innovative Hotels

Warning: these photos will make you hate February on the East Coast even more.<p>While snowbound on the East Coast, we’ve been fantasizing about escaping to less brutal climes. And we’ve found some excellent fuel for these fantasies: Taschen’s <i>100 Getaways Around the World</i>, a stunning selection of the …

900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …

Square Cuts More Custom Pricing Deals For Merchants And Ramps Up Sales Hiring

This past week brought the news of a fairly significant development for Square — the rollout of Square Stands in bars, Whole Foods restaurants, and other venues. This comes a year-and-a-half after the huge deal the payments company inked with the coffee and beverage giant Starbucks.<p>The lengthy wait …

Comcast's $45 Billion Purchase Of Time Warner Cable Is Trouble For Apple TV

After years of rumors, speculation, and wishing, we got two solid reports that said Apple was really ready to launch a full-on TV product.<p>Both the Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg said Apple was planning to release an Apple TV this year. Bloomberg predicted an April reveal, and the WSJ predicted …

Set-Top Boxes

Apple and Google are fighting 'Flappy Bird' clones

In the wake of <i>Flappy Bird</i>'s demise, an army of clones has risen up to take its place — but Apple and Google may now be preventing that from happening. Currently when you search "flappy" in Google Play or the App Store, you'll see game like <i>Flappy Fish</i>, <i>Flappy Pig</i>, or <i>Splashy Fish</i> pop up. However, …

Apple's reportedly interested in medical devices, Tesla cars

Apple is looking to expand into new product categories, but just what those categories may be is currently a mystery. However, according to a report from the <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i>, the answer might end up being very surprising — the paper claims that Apple is looking to expand into both medical …

Kickstarter: We were hacked

Online fundraising site Kickstarter says hackers got some of its customer data.<p>Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler said in a blog post that hackers accessed usernames, email addresses, phone numbers and passwords. The passwords are encrypted, but the company said it’s possible for a hacker to …