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A Modern, Black & White Apartment in Poland

Designed with a single man in mind, this modern, black and white apartment in Poznań, Poland was designed by KASIA ORWAT home design. Despite the …

Oban House by AGUSHI

AGUSHI Builders and Workroom Design have collaborated to complete an inner city house in<br>South Yarra, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia.<p>Project …

A Simplified Map of Every Interstate and U.S. Highway in the United States

Australian designer Cameron Booth has created a simplified map of every interstate and U.S. highway in the United States. The map is a follow up to …

The Bonnie & Clyde Ambush Museum

May 23rd will mark the 80th anniversary of the ambush in which Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were gunned down by police in Lousiana. In Gibsland, …

Elevated Vacation Home Offers Incredible Views of the Ocean

Stationed above the coast on Great Ocean Road in Australia, <i>The Pole House</i> is a modern home with incredible views of the ocean. It was designed by F2 Architecture and is considered one of Australia's iconic buildings, commonly referred to as the most photographed house on the road. It's not hard to …

The 50 Most Amazing Tree Houses in the World

While tree houses are often associated with one's childhood, adults have taken it upon themselves to create some unbelievable buildings that are far more incredible than one could ever imagine. In a book published by Taschen, author Philip Jodidio has brought together 50 of the most incredible tree …

Spectacular Waves Captured by Fearless Photographer Kenji Croman

Kenji Croman is a Hawaii resident, body surfer, and former competitive swimmer whose thrill-seeking personality allows him to photograph unpredictable yet awe-inspiring waves. Despite some drawbacks with his profession, including broken bones and close encounters with sharks, the photographer says …

Famous Album Covers Pasted into Exact Locations in Google Street View

The Guardian‘s Google Street View specialist Halley Docherty (aka Redditor shystone) has released an incredible new series of images that bring together famous album covers and their modern-day settings. Docherty uses Google Street View to pinpoint the exact location that's depicted in the album …

Project Ara: our best look yet at Google's new modular smartphone

This week in Mountain View, Google held its first-ever developer conference for Project Ara. Developed by a small team within the company called ATAP staffed with ex-DARPA engineers and some of the brightest minds at Google, Ara is a mission to make a modular smartphone. It'd be the last phone you …

Verizon to finally roll out KitKat for the Galaxy S4 on May 2nd

It’s taken far too long, but it looks like an update to the latest version of Android on Verizon’s Galaxy S4 is finally in sight. <i>Android Geeks</i> …

4 Ways That IBM’s Watson Could Transform How Humans Think And Make Decisions

Watson may have won Jeopardy, but the supercomputer’s real-world uses–in medicine, education, and beyond–are only now coming into play.<p>Terrell Jones, the founder of Travelocity and the founding chairman of Kayak.com, let the world in on a secret yesterday: “The guy that started the online travel …

Cognitive Computing

Innovation: A Charger That Keeps Your Phone Germ-Free

Whatever our hands touch, our phones touch. And that means our mobile phones can be downright nasty. Some people even use their phones while they're in the bathroom stall. So it probably won't surprise you that a 2011 University of London study found that one in six of our phones have fecal matter …

Cross-Laminated Timber is the Most Advanced Building Material

Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, …

Bionic spinach, invisible barcodes and nanotube computers

Collecting the sun<p>Sunlight provides us with an endless source of energy and there is little doubt future societies will need to rely, at least in part, on artificial solar power. The reason why not yet every house has a solar panel on its roof is the cost. But instead of covering a whole panel with …

What Does the Discovery of “Another Earth” Mean for Us?

On Thursday, researchers announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting in a “habitable zone.” Could this bring us closer …

Obama makes a push for solar power

The White House threw a solar party on Thursday, and the streamers and ticker tape came in the form of millions of dollars of new support for solar …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Tattoos<p>A brief chat with JonBoy.<p>By Alex Wong1 day agoView More<p>Style<p>Mark Anthony Green argues that it’s as essential and old-school as it gets.<p>By Mark …

Doshi Levien designs jewel-like mirrors for Hay

<b>Milan 2014:</b> the second project debuted by London studio Doshi Levien for Danish design brand Hay this year is a collection of mirrors with geometric …

Architizer

Apple patents were actually Google inventions, says Samsung

Apple and Samsung are again in locked horns in a bitter patent dispute that has, so far, spanned two years. After Apple’s 2012 win against Samsung involving a $930 million settlement, the two companies are at it again.<p>This time, Apple is accusing Samsung of having infringed on five software patents …

Google files patent for micro camera system in contact lenses

Earlier this year, Google introduced a “smart” contact lens that can help monitor a person’s blood sugar by testing the user’s tears. Not stopping there, the company has submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) its patent application for another “smart” contact lens. This …

Verizon Galaxy S5 for just $99 via Amazon, if you’re willing to wait

If you’ve been thinking about getting the Galaxy S5 through Verizon’s network, you might want to pick it up via Amazon. Why’s that? Right now Amazon is offering the handset for just $99 with two-year contract, half-off the standard pricing for the 16GB model.<p>That’s a heck of a price, though there …

F-Secure Freedome VPN - Indie app of the day

What is F-Secure Freedome VPN?<p>F-Secure Freedome VPN is a little known but very solid VPN application for Android. As the name implies, it creates a VPN so you can browse in private. VPNs in general are lauded for their ability to keep you and your devices safe from outside threats so it’s generally …

Amazon expanding Fire TV voice search to Hulu, Crackle and Showtime

Amazon Fire TV is barely out the gate, but it’s already doing quite well and is arguably one of the most powerful streaming solutions on the market today. One of the more compelling features for the Fire TV is its voice search functionality, despite the fact that voice search is limited to only …

An American Home or Business Goes Solar Every Four Minutes!

Buried at the very bottom of a fact sheet released at yesterday’s White House Solar Summit is a striking statistic: “Every four minutes, another …

Renewable Energy

8 recipes for vegetarian cooking in early spring

We're in that in-between state, hovering between chilly winter and warm spring. What do you cook when the days can switch from cold to warm and back …

Craig Dorety: Division

Opening on Saturday, 19 April 2014 at Oakland's Johansson Projects is an exhibition of hypnotic sculpture animations that will have your eyes watering—after you realize you haven't blinked in a few minutes. In "Division," San Francisco-based artist Craig Dorety is examining visual limits and …

Starck and Axor Dematerialize the Sink Faucet

We thought the PermaFLOW transparent sink trap was a pretty brilliant innovation, allowing you to see and clear those pesky under-basin clogs. But …