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Artist Humorously Illustrates the Events of His Flight That Every Traveler Can Relate To

Renowned New York Times illustrator Christoph Niemann recently took a transatlantic flight from New York City to Berlin (with a layover in London), and documented the journey in his sketchbook. The trek itself was typical for your average flight of this distance, but this is precisely what makes …

Christoph Niemann

Couple making thousands of knockoff iPhones busted by Beijing police

A secret factory in China has been counterfeiting Apple products on a massive scale.<p>Beijing police revealed Sunday they had busted the facility, …

China

Google's Smart Watch Will Launch In June

Like with the Nexus line of smartphones, LG will be taking care of the hardware details of the watch while Google designs the software. The watch will debut at Google's I/O conference in San Francisco.<p>Previous reports about Google's smart watch have hinted that it will be integrated with Google Now …

Smartwatches

Google rolling out one-click unsubscribe to Gmail users

Google is adding an "unsubscribe" link in the header of marketing and promotional emails to remove the frustration of trying to find it in the footer.<p>…

Prism: A Wireless Nightlight That Tilts like a Seesaw | Colossal

<p>Designed by Georgia-based industrial design student Nicholas Baker, the Prism Nightlight is a minimalist, battery-powered nightlight that turns on …

Split and Go

I’m in the market for a new car and am facing this very dilemma! I want something smaller and more efficient for zipping around the city than my …

Geometric Sandcastles from Calvin Seibert | Colossal

<p>New York-based sandcastle artist Calvin Seibert (previously) just returned from a 10-day trip to Hawaii where he completed a number of his abstract, …

Taco Bell will start taking orders via smartphone later this year

Fourthmeal is going mobile. Later this year, Taco Bell will start accepting orders via smartphone, according to trade publication <i>Nation's Restaurant News</i><i>.</i> Rather than turn elsewhere for an existing mobile ordering solution, the fast food chain has reportedly spent more than two years perfecting its …

Apple and Samsung heading back to court after mediation talks fail, say reports

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung's mobile chief and co-CEO JK Shin reportedly met last week to try and thrash out a settlement to their long-running intellectual property dispute. The meeting, while unconfirmed by either party, is being reported by multiple Korean news outlets and adheres to the …

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

Office for iPad reportedly coming before July

Microsoft is still working on Office for iPad, and it could debut before July, reports <i>ZDNet</i>'s Mary Jo Foley. While we'd heard that Microsoft was working on Office for iPhone and iPad some time ago, it ultimately only rolled out an iPhone version and pointed tablet users to Office Web Apps. However,</i> …

iPhone 6 speculation goes bezel-less

Apple is testing an iPhone 6 with a bezel-free design, the latest in a long line of rumors about an iPhone that puts more features behind the glass.<p>Will the iPhone 6 finally ditch the bezel? Mock-ups like to think so. The real thing is less certain, though.<p>The latest speculation comes from the …

Mobile Technology

These Spas Will Make You Wanna...

...book a couple's massage! Although not all of us can afford to run off to Europe and splurge on an all-day couple's spa treatment, these heavenly hotels will sure get you in the mood. Hotel search trivago has put together a collection of 10 stunning properties that house even more impressive …

Swimming Pools

Amazing Table Design Produces Colorful Optical Illusions

<i>Prism</i> is a magical table design that appears to be different from every angle. Developed by Australian-based designer Maurie Novak, of MN Design, the unique concept generates a mystifying sensation of ever-changing colors set within one solitary object. Through a series of perfectly arranged …

Furniture

Casa Palillos E-3 in Peru by Vertice Arquitectos

Casa Palillos E-3 located South of Lima, Peru.<p>The team of Vertice Arquitectos designed the Casa Palillos E-3 located south of Lima, Peru. The house …

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

Travel

Get Your Best ZZZs With The Napwell Mask

As adults, napping is hard to come by and when you do take the time out for a siesta, sometimes you wake up more groggy than when you first napped. …

Verrückt Is The World's Tallest Waterslide

There are waterslides, like at your neighbor’s pool. There are waterslides, like at your local waterpark. And then there’s overkill. You get one …

Elgato Smart Key Review

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here’s been a proliferation of “smart tags” for smartphones: little tokens with Bluetooth technology inside that pair with a …

Van Cleef & Arpels Planetarium Watch Puts The Planets On Your Wrist

Van Cleef & Arpels are famed, worldwide, as a high-end jewelry company who also happen to make almost absurdly elaborate watches. None, however, are …

The Vigo Alertness Tracker Will Make You Pay Attention

The modern era is full of distractions and things we have to deal with. We’re overworked, we don’t sleep enough, and we tend to rely on caffeine and …

The Tranquility Pod Provides Much Needed Rest And Relaxation

Power naps are hard to come by as an adult, but they don’t always have to be! The Tranquility Pod will provide you some much needed rest and …

The Estes Proto X Is The World's Tiniest Quadcopter

Drones are all the rage, these days, especially quadcopters. But not everyone has the space to put a full-fledged quadcopter up, or perhaps you’re …

Sparkbeats Is The iPhone 5S Case To Light Up Your Life

Many people, these days, use their iPhone as their point-and-shoot snapshot camera. And that’s a great use for it, actually; Apple has been slowly …

The XYZBot Rubber Band Machine Gun Will Defend Your Cubicle

Sometimes, in the course of human events, it is necessary to go to war with your co-workers. And that requires rubber band guns. But some of us don’t …

The Flag App Will Print Your iPhone Photos For... Free?

The iPhone is probably, at this point, the most commonly used camera on Earth. It takes millions of snapshots, every day, and some of them are so …

The Snore Activated Nudging Pillow Makes You Shift Sleeping Positions

I absolutely hate it when my husband snores and am constantly nudging him to alert him of his nighttime annoyance. But with the Snore Activated …

The XStat Uses Tiny Sponges to Instantly Plug Bloody, Gaping Gunshot Wounds

Ask any emergency room employee; there’s nothing more dangerous than a gunshot wound. This is, of course, the entire idea of shooting somebody, but …

Simplify Your Life With The Peek Calendar App

It doesn’t get any simpler than a traditional smartphone calendar, but the Peek Minimal Calendar App claims to have reinvented it. Designed with a …