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German architecture students and refugees build a beautiful timber community center

Architecture students from Germany’s University of Kaiserslautern teamed up with 25 refugees to build a timber community center for a refugee camp in …

Munich city guide: what to see, plus the best bars, hotels and restaurants

Outside Oktoberfest, the Bavarian capital is a graceful city – green in summer, atmospheric in winter, and buzzing with great museums and bars year round<p>Often portrayed as the strait-laced, industrious counterpart to hedonistic Berlin, Munich tends to steer clear of the limelight. Save for its …

Sous-vide Cooking

Burma after the return of tourism

Burma’s general election, the first since the country has moved away from 50 years of military rule, is expected to produce a strong result in favour of the National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. It was only after her release from house arrest in 2011 that she …

What’s new in ski resorts for the 2015/16 season …

Sleeping in an igloo, the creation of the US’s biggest ski area, a high-speed rail link to the Alps... we round up the season’s developments<p><b>More off-piste in Japan</b><p>The archaic ban on off-piste skiing in many Japanese resorts (Niseko aside) typically sees ski patrols chasing skiers who dare leave …

Skiing

Muji launches trio of prefab minimal cabins by Morrison, Grcic and Fukasawa

Muji's set of ready-constructed huts were designed by Konstantin Grcic, Jasper Morrison and Naoto Fukasawa as minimal rural refuges for escaping the …

Furniture

Lytro Immerge is the World’s First Light Field Camera for Virtual Reality

Lytro today announced Immerge, a new camera that may revolutionize how virtual reality content is captured. The company calls it “the world’s first …

Augmented Reality

Top 10 Things to do When Your New Camera Arrives

I recently found myself in the position of having to buy a new camera. It is an exciting time, but the new camera will take some getting used to.Once …

Cameras

My Free and Open Source Photography Workflow

After several years of trial and error, I finally have a complete RAW photography workflow in Linux that I am happy with.<p>The applications in this …

The Neverending Workday

A pervasive cultural norm of work devotion leaves many employees with little time for family, friends, or sleep.<p>A spate of suicides among employees of Wall Street firms has focused attention on the pact between white-collar ambition and endurance. Young male bankers, seemingly with very successful …

Wall Street

CMOS Inventor Working on Gigapixel Sensor That Can Detect Single Photons

Hold onto your seats: there may soon be game-changing breakthroughs in image sensors that could take low-light photography to whole new levels. The …

Enchanting Photos of Autumnal Forests by a Wandering Photographer

There is nothing quite like a long walk through the woods to clear the mind, particularly in the crisp autumn air when the leaves have transformed into vibrant variations of red and orange. Thankfully, photographer Janek Sedlr captures the profound beauty of the forest in its most stunning state. …

Photography

5-Hour Energy creator wants to power thousands of Indian homes with bikes

If 5-hour Energy drink creator Manoj Bhargava's vision comes true, there could soon be a lot more bikes, and electricity, in India.<p>That's because …

How Moo Is Redesigning Business Cards For The Digital Age

Moo’s Business Card+ is embedded with an NFC chip so you can share your contacts or portfolio by simply tapping a smartphone.<p>In the age of smartphones and social media, the process of handing out a physical card with your name and information on it can seem remarkably antiquated. Yet the appeal of …

Apple Pay

Articles about modern cor ten steel cube historic site england on Dwell.com - Dwell

Overlooking the English countryside in the Cotswolds village of Upper Slaughter, Gloucestershire, this historic property marries...<p>Perched along the banks of the River Ouse near the historic English town of Lewes is a Cor-Ten steel house with a "carved-away"...<p>Available for as low as $55,000, the …

Northern California

Articles about modern barn looks completely home english countryside on Dwell.com - Dwell

Architect Gert Wingårdh creates a passionately outfitted vacation home for two midcentury furniture dealers on the western coast...<p>When you imagine a barn, what comes to mind? It's most likely a red, wooden building with a gambrel roof—but today, they've come...<p>A British design pioneer transforms a …

Architecture

The Olympus E-M10II and 7

<b>The Olympus E-M10II and 7-14 Pro Lens Review</b><p><b>by Steve Huff</b><p><b>Buy the E-M10 at Amazon or B&H Photo</b><p><b>Buy the 7-14 Pro at Amazon or B&H Photo</b><p>Seems like it was …

Why The Internet Needs IPFS Before It’s Too Late

IPFS isn’t exactly a well-known technology yet, even among many in the Valley, but it’s quickly spreading by word of mouth among folks in the open-source community. Many are excited by its potential to greatly improve file transfer and streaming speeds across the Internet.<p>From my personal …

Computer Science

How to Use Old Lenses and Speed Boosters With Your New Camera

There are some amazing lenses out there. Beautiful, fast and sharp. The interesting thing is that not all of them are brand new or even designed for …

Cameras

MIT's Innovation Dean on 3 Big Predictions for the Future of Technology | Inc.com

If you could learn about innovation from an entrepreneur who holds more than 85 patents--and is the co-founder of three promising nanotechnology startups with a combined 200 employees--you'd probably jump on that chance.<p>Especially if that entrepreneur also happened to be an MIT professor.<p>That's why …

Innovation

Shaving will never be the same with this laser razor

It's 2015, so it only makes sense to shave our hair off with lasers, right?<p>Right. That's why Skarp Razor is replacing blade with a laser and plans to …

China's first glass-bottom bridge opens | CNN Travel

Travel

5 Common File Types in Photography and When You Should Use Each One

You’ve spent the last few hours working on the perfect photo shoot and everything went better than you could have possibly imagined. After importing …

Tutorials

‘Mindfulness’ Messes With Your Memory

If Oprah practices mindfulness, it must be a good thing—right? But new science disagrees.<p>Mindfulness—that buzzword that means, “focusing on emotions …

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South America trip planner: 8 incredible routes

Whether you want to hike the Andes, self-drive Brazil, delve into the Guianas or take the train to Machu Picchu, these eight journeys will inspire a …

South America

Those Who Can, Teach.

1000 words of advice for design teachers.<p>Two years ago, I wrote an article titled "Everything You Ever Needed to Know You Learned in...: 1000 Words …

Teaching

iPad-friendly drones invade Apple's online store

Apple's vision of a ritzy, high-end retail presence apparently also has room for drones.<p>The DJI Phantom 3 Advanced and Phantom 3 Professional …

Why PayPal launched a new mobile peer-to-peer payment platform

The results of PayPal's newest Money Habits Study substantiate the use case for the new service. The survey findings indicate that small debts between peers add up fast in both amount and in impact, and paying them back is challenging and problematic:<p>Most adults don't like to ask people to pay them …

FinTech

8 Ways How Money Can Buy You Happiness in Street Photography

<i>(Pictured above: Leica M9-P Hermes Edition. Only $50,000)</i><p>We are always told that money doesn’t make us happy. Although I like the saying, it isn’t …