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Isis Mobile Wallet Drops Name After Rise of Ultra-Violent Militants in Iraq

Mobile wallet service Isis has said it will change its name after the proliferation of an extremist militant group in Iraq referred to by the same …

Top Gear

Noise: A Visualization of Sound through Stop Motion | Colossal

<p>Nearly three years after sharing the trailer for their short film Noise, polish animators Katarzyna Kijek and Przemysław Adamski (previously here …

Kensington Tours: Explorers in Residence Series

Jeff Willner isn't your average CEO. The thoughtful, charismatic mastermind behind Kensington Tours clocked over 120,000 miles while driving around the globe as a brand ambassador for Land Rover. This modern-day explorer, who has touched down in more than 70 countries, also happens to be a Royal …

Northern Lights

Articles about top 10 houses dwell week 18 on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from …

Top 10

The Cutting Board Gets An Op-Art Makeover

Being pretty isn’t usually the prerogative of the humble cutting board, which spends most of its time getting hacked at, covered in a mess of food. But with Shape Boards, Brooklyn-based design firm Bower gives cutting boards a stunning makeover, turning them into playful pieces of op-art.<p>Designed …

Woodworking

Designing for Knife Storage, Part 1: Blocks and Wall Racks

When I work with clients to organize their kitchens, knife storage is one of the issues we tackle. Everyone has different needs and constraints—but …

Knives

Man Spends $35,000 to Transform Home into Cat Playground

With the help of construction company Trillium Enterprises, one Californian man upgraded his home into an oasis for his eighteen cats. Located in Goleta, California, the $35,000 renovation transformed the ordinary abode by adding colorful, complementing ledges (or “catwalks”) all around the house. …

Cats

New in the Shop: Elegant Portraits of Siamese Fighting Fish

Bangkok, Thailand-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich captures the stunning movements of siamese fighting fish as they dance in the water. The photographer manages to snap brilliant shots of their quick, elegant movements as their bodies and flowing fins take action. Each portrait celebrates …

Fish

Mid-Century Modern Objects Illustrations

Mid-Century modern is an architectural, interior, product and graphic design that generally describes mid-20th century developments in modern design, …

Design
Sustainability

Inside The Revolutionary Computer Vision Chip At The Heart Of Google’s Project Tango Phone

At the core of Google’s freshly announced experimental Project Tango smartphone platform is a vision processor called the Myriad 1, manufactured by chip startup Movidius and its CEO Remi El-Ouazzane. The chip is being used by Google’s Advanced Technology And Projects Group, retained in the Motorola …

Google Launches Project Tango Smartphone To Experiment With Computer Vision And 3D Sensors

Google today announced Project Tango, an Android-based prototype 5″ phone and developer kit with advanced 3D sensors out of its Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) hardware skunkworks group.<p>Using its sensors, the phone doesn’t just track motion, but it can actually build a visual map of rooms …

Facebook Stock Falls 5% After Hours Following WhatsApp Purchase [Update: Now Down Only 2.64%]

Facebook today announced that it will acquire WhatsApp for a combined $16 billion in cash and stock. WhatsApp’s employees pick up an additional $3 billion in restricted stock units as part of the deal.<p>Wall Street investors are seemingly not pleased and have sent Facebook’s shares down 5 percent in …

Oculus is running short on dev kits due to nearly-extinct components

While you're still dreaming of the day you can put on an Oculus VR headset and become a space accountant, devs have long been able to buy a starter kit for their projects. Any dev who doesn't have it yet might have a hard time getting one, though, because the company will soon stop selling its …

HTC M8 Spotted At The FCC With AT&T LTE Connectivity

Yesterday, we saw some press renders of the “All New One” aka HTC M8, showing us how the handset will look in gray color.<p>Do you recall that @evleaks …

LG G Flex Coming to Canada on Rogers

LG has announced the LG G Flex, a smartphone with a curved display, will hit the Canadian shores very soon, and will be exclusively available from …

Gear & Gadgets

Huawei's Media Pad X1 leaks with calling capabilities and smart cover

A few cats have escaped from Huawei's bag ahead of Mobile World Conference, namely images of its 7-inch MediaPad X1 and mid-range Ascend G6 handset. A Chinese Weibo site nabbed live pics of the MediaPad X1, and thanks to a previous visit through China's FAA, we know its specs: quad-core 1.6GHz …

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BBC World News - Click, 11/01/2014 GMT, CES 2014: Smartphones that see heat, plus other gadgets

Many tech companies made big announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.<p>Click's LJ Rich looks at what was unveiled at CES 2014, including some of the more unusual gadgets from cameras allowing your smartphone to see heat, to mini 3D printers and smart socks and headbands to monitor …