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The 3-D Printing Revolution

Industrial 3-D printing is at a tipping point, about to go mainstream in a big way. Most executives and many engineers don’t realize it, but this technology has moved well beyond prototyping, rapid tooling, trinkets, and toys. “Additive manufacturing” is creating durable and safe products for sale …

10 Ways to Add Tech to Your Summer Backyard

Ah, summer…the time to relax, enjoy the outdoors and spend time with friends and family. What better location for that than your very own backyard …

The garden makes an excellent location to relax and cool off in the evenings and sometimes in the early morning.

Traditional Hope Ranch Estate Hiding Modern Amenities in Santa Barbara, USA

<b>Hope Ranch Estate</b> was envisioned by <b>DesignARC</b> as a home with a traditional exterior, visually blending in its landscape. According to the architects, …

Tribute to the Beauty of Old Colonial Houses: Dynamic Casas del XVI in Santo Domingo

Located in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, this colorful hotel designed by <b>Alejandro Marranzini</b> pays tribute to the region’s colonial past. The …

1884 Caviar Warehouse Transformed Into Spectacular Loft in New York

Architect <b>Andrew Franz</b> converted a former caviar warehouse into a spectacular loft. Originally built in 1884, the building in Manhattan’s Tribeca …

A backyard fire creates a peaceful ambiance for you and your guests, you can cook on it, get warmed by the fire and it's romantic.

Analysts: Credit Card Hacking Goes Much Further Than Target

The holiday season data breach at Target that hit more than 70 million consumers was part of a wide and highly skilled international hacking campaign that's "almost certainly" based in Russia. That's according to a report prepared for federal and private investigators by Dallas-based cybersecurity …

David Foster Wallace's Legendary Graduation Speech Is Now An Awesome Short Film

Novelist David Foster Wallace gave a speech called "This Is Water" to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College.<p>The speech, which has become legendary, discusses how meaningless daily routines take over our lives and that we have to choose how we think, and what we pay attention to.<p>"This Is …

David Foster Wallace

Forget sex: how the idea behind Bang with Friends could revolutionize social interaction

Apple's Find My Friends, a mostly-unrelated concept.<p>Perhaps you've heard of Bang With Friends. It's a rather controversial thing. Simply put, it's a Facebook and mobile app that lets you pick which of your friends you'd like to "bang." Oh, but it's more clever than that: the app won't reveal your …

Toddlers need treatment for iPad addiction?

It seems that some very young humans play with iPads nearly half of their waking day. This is leading to withdrawal tantrums of an extreme kind.<p>I understand that one of the main joys of parenting a toddler involves keeping the little one amused.<p>Amused, as in quiet.<p>Ever since the iPad came along, …

Parenting

The Touch-Screen Generation

Young children—even toddlers—are spending more and more time with digital technology. What will it mean for their development?<p>On a chilly day last spring, a few dozen developers of children’s apps for phones and tablets gathered at an old beach resort in Monterey, California, to show off their …

Data centers are getting more sophisticated, so why aren’t our metrics keeping up?

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Microsoft<p>The word is out. Legislators in Iowa say Facebook (s fb) is the company behind what could be a $1.5 billion …

eBay shows the world how to measure MPG for data centers

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>eBay is busy building some of the world’s most-efficient data centers, and its efforts aren’t just show. The company has …