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mytaxi To Switch From Fixed Fee To Marketplace Model — Drivers To Choose 3%-30% Revenue Share

The taxi app wars are about to get a whole lot more interesting. German taxi startup mytaxi, founded in 2009 and currently operating in six markets with 10 million app downloads under its belt, is planning to switch from taking a fixed-fee cut of taxi journeys to a marketplace model where drivers …

Optical Bernoulli Forces Could Steer Objects Bathed in Light, Say Theorists - MIT Technology Review

If you’ve never heard of Bernoulli forces, you’ll certainly have experienced them. These are the forces that keep aircraft aloft, that draw fuel into …

Electromagnetism

Japanese Office Worker’s Gorgeous iPhone Finger Paintings

While most people who commute on a train, read a book, listen to music or catch up on some sleep, one man named Seikou Yamaoka is doing something quite different. Using his iPhone, he's making incredible finger painting portraits with the app ArtStudio.<p>His stunning works look like they've been …

Art

Could high-end camping gear save lives around the world?

<b>When two engineers at a sleek New York design company started making an ultra-efficient cook stove, they had their own holidays and camping trips in mind. Now, they are betting their technology will save lives in rural communities across the world.</b><p>Every day about three billion people across the …

Outdoors Gear

Manipulations of Space Create Mesmerizing Optical Illusions

These colorful optical illusions by photographer Georges Rousse are so mesmerizing! In his work, the Paris-based artist transforms deserted buildings into site-specific artwork. He arranges materials and paints that blend with the architecture, and then documents and presents the work through …

Digital Art

The floor has ears: the school carpet that generates energy and tracks pupils' every move

Running in the corridor might not normally be encouraged in school. But at Simon Langton Grammar in Kent, teachers now have every reason to be persuading their pupils to pound down the halls.<p>"The more footsteps the better as far as we're concerned," says designer Laurence Kemball-Cook, who this …

STFU, Critics! Apple’s Spaceship Campus Is Pure Awesome!

Apple is still moving forward to build its $5 billion, 176-acre campus Cupertino “spaceship” Campus 2 headquarters, expected to open in three years.<p>Critics have been attacking it since Steve Jobs first proposed it to the Cupertino City Council.<p>And since that poignant moment, which was Jobs’s last …

Silicon Valley

The Powerful 'Open Data for Africa' Platform Fully Rolled Out

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced that it has completed the last phase of deploying its Open Data for Africa platform across the continent following deployments in Benin, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Kenya, São …

Mac Utility Bundle: Parallels 8, Snagit, Typinator, xPlan and More for $49.99

StackSocial has launched its Summer 2013 Mac Utility Bundle which includes 10 Mac Apps, including Parallels Desktop 8, for $49.99. The total retail value for the package is $482. The apps in the bundle are:<p>- Parallels Desktop 8 ($80) - Run Windows on your Mac<br>- Snagit ($50) - Record screen videos<br>- …

Beatbox Brilliance: Tom Thum at TEDxSydney | Colossal

<p>At about two minutes in to this ten minute performance by beat boxer Tom Thum my jaw was already hanging open, by about six minutes I had nearly …

Frozen Mid-Cut: Log Sculpture Shows How Trees Get Sliced

Ever wonder how boards turn from trees into building materials? While not a secret, the process is also not entirely obvious – and rarely this clear …

Oculus of Trees: Lush Courtyard Separates Two Homes

A two-story courtyard featuring an oculus for six willow trees, surrounded by a peaceful reflecting pool on the upper level, provides a sense of …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>This is what great architecture looks like today.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>“I like to create environments that tantalize and excite as many of the senses as possible."<p>Natural light …

Architecture

Go to bed tonight. On Time. (Or else.)

The sleep crisis and the science of slumber<p>The sleep doctors are coming and they want you to go to bed. On time. Tonight. Every night. Or else.<p>They …

How MIT Is Hacking Thousands Of Worms To Print Buildings

Leveraging a biological swarm of silkworms, MIT has constructed a beautiful pavilion that questions the very nature of 3-D printing.<p>Editor’s Note<p>12/26/13<p>Happy (almost) New Year! We’re saying good-bye to 2013 by revisiting some of our favorite stories of the year. Enjoy.<p>We think of 3-D printers as …

Bringing the house down: the little festival that could

Next time you hear someone complain about fat cats in the arts living high off the government hog, consider Myriam Steinberg. Ms. Steinberg's full-time occupation – for which she is barely compensated – is running a remarkable little festival called In the House, which you will find in 13 homes in …

Cobblestone streets, historic architecture, independent shops and a thriving restaurant scene, Gastown has quickly become revived as the new, trendy …

How To Make Boozy French Toast

BRUNCH PARTY! Get some whiskey and invite everyone over.<p><b>When you're having friends over for brunch, it's nice not to have to worry about cooking in front of them. I like that I can make this dish the night before, by myself, listening to some music and drinking a little bourbon before it goes into</b> …

When people think about the Vancouver coffee scene, they normally think about Starbucks, Caffe Artigiano, Blenz or Waves. What they don’t know is …

Forms of Nature: Organic Chandelier Casts Forests on Walls

As much art as lighting, this suspended sculpture uses shadow and scale to mimic roots and trees inside spaces, recreating a forest effect for home …

Forests

35 Cool Outdoor Deck Designs

We’ve already told you of some terraces, porches, ponds and fountains to design your garden. Now maybe you need a deck – a place covered with wooden …

Your Complete Guide To White Wine [Infographic]

Or, how to get smashed with class<p>So you're about to order a bottle of tasty white wine! Do you want dry, very dry, or off-dry? And what ratio of melon-ness to butterscotch-ness do you want? What about saltiness? Stonefruit-ness? If you don't know, your waiter will look at you through eyes swollen …

Construction on world's tallest building to begin next month and end this year

Dubai's Burj Khalifa may have its status of "world's tallest building" usurped at the end of the year by a rival yet to break ground. BSC is set to begin construction next month on the 2,750-foot (838-meter), 220-story high Sky City in Changsha, China, and thanks to a process where the building's …

Smoked Brisket with Coffee

Jump to the recipe<p>Adapted from Ray Lampe | Slow Fire | Chronicle Books, 2012<p>The flat cut of brisket makes for those long, beautiful slices that look …

Food and Drink - Recipes, Inspiration | HuffPost

74 Stylish Kitchens With Brick Walls and Ceilings

Brick makes the space industrial and very chic, it’s almost an ideal decoration for kitchen and dining zones. You may make a brick wall, all the …

Interior Design

9 Timeless Business Virtues From A 19th Century Self-Made Millionaire

By Ryan Holiday,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/10ojYW6<p>If Cyrus the Great can give us 9 Lessons On Power And Leadership From Genghis Khan, why can’t …

Articles about 7 innovative rooftops on Dwell.com - Dwell

The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>Thanks to Los Angeles’s Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance, the developers of Auburn 7 were able to maximize their property’s...<p>New Zealand’s Studio Magazine goes behind the doors of …

Chicago

Mind-Boggling Experimental Video Will Leave You In Awe

<b>Documentary filmmaker</b> Willie Witte has created an impressive experimental video that will probably leave your mind boggled and in awe.<p><b>Titled</b> …