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Intel Releases $99 “Minnowboard Max,” An Open-Source Single-Board Computer

Not to be outflanked by rivals, Intel has released the $99 Minnowboard Max, a tiny single-board computer that runs Linux and Android. It is completely open source – you can check out the firmware and software here – and runs a 1.91GHz Atom E3845 processor.<p>The board’s schematics are also available …

Carbon nanotubes move closer to competing with silicon

An international team based at Stanford has reached an important milestone in pursuit of faster computing: It can now create stable carbon nanotube …

Foodini Machine Promises to 3-D Print Dinner

Spending hours in the kitchen may be a thing of the past once the fabulous Foodini goes on sale.<p>The sleek silver machine uses 3-D printing technology …

Do termites dream of robotic bricklayers?

They have little brains, a dismal work rate, and pay no attention to architects' plans. Rather than looking to humans for inspiration, scientists designing robot bricklayers have learned from termites.<p>The researchers, at Harvard University, have shown off their first gang of robotic brickies by …

Ask a Designer: How Do I Choose a Rug?

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. This week's topic is about choosing rugs for any room. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a future</b> …

Home Decorating

House for a Photographer by Hyde + Hyde Architects

Modern House for a Photographer.<p>The house provides elegant simplicity situated in a disused quarry on the edge of the Brecon National Park. Hyde + …

Architecture

Before & After: An Apartment Goes From Drab To Majorly Fab

You won't even recognize this place.<p>Architect Daniel Flebut and Essential Design + Build brought space originally constructed in the 1930s into the 21st-century. Talk about a transformation!<p><i>The living room before...</i><p><i>The living room after...</i><p><i>The kitchen before....</i><p><i>The kitchen after...</i><p>Live In A City? …

Living Rooms

Contemporary Design Scheme With a Little Extra: The Hollcroft Residence

A moderate land elevation surrounded by a pristine landscape in Portland, Oregon was considered the perfect setting for Giulietti Schouten Architects …

How ISOCELL works: inside Samsung's evolution of BSI camera sensors

[Update – The Galaxy S5 contains Samsung’s revolutionary new ISOCELL technology. Check it out below, and more on this to come soon!]<p>Megapixels make for an easy number to compare, which is why so many manufacturers love to brag about it, selling higher MP counts like the panacea of all problems of …

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