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Villa Amanzi by Original Vision Architecture

Villa Amanzi in Phuket, Thailand was designed by Original Vision Architecture, a firm specializing in luxuriously modern designs with offices in Hong …

Architecture

10 Architectural Photography Tips To Get The Ultimate Shot

Architectural photography, whether classic or contemporary, can be both rewarding and challenging. Figuring out how to get the ultimate shot isn’t …

Landscape Photography

Now you can play 'Defender' and 900 other arcade classics in your browser

It seems like the Internet Archive was just getting started when it resurrected <i>WordStar</i> and <i>The Hobbit</i> from floppy-disk purgatory. Now, the latest additions to the Javascript MESS emulator are of the arcade variety. Specifically, games including <i>Defender</i>, <i>Mr. Do!, Zaxxon</i> and <i>Joust</i> are now playable in …

Cassell Street: A Contemporary Byzantine Residence

This South Yarra residence, located on Cassell Street, was designed with a personal connection to the client’s heritage. With a strong, rectilinear …

Architecture

Architizer

DARPA's jetpack will help soldiers run faster, stronger (video)

We've seen several attempts at making jetpacks that fly, but over at Arizona State University, a team is developing one for those who prefer staying closer to the ground. The DARPA-funded project (naturally) is called 4MM or 4 minute mile, and it aims to develop a jetpack that can provide soldiers …

A 512GB SD Card Has More Storage Than Your Computer

You can now get an SD card with more storage than your average PC.<p>SanDisk announced the Extreme Pro SDXC card (UHS-1) on Friday, the world's first SD …

Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: a direct iPhone 6 competitor

Samsung’s first metal-framed phone is a massive leap in design quality and small enough to use comfortably with one hand<p>Samsung’s new Galaxy Alpha Android smartphone finally demonstrates that the South Korean company can do high-quality design and fantastic quality, posing the question: why wait …

SHED Architecture Merges Concrete, Wood and Aluminum in a Cozy Refuge for an Elderly Seattle Couple

This single family house in Seattle, the Main Street House, merges concrete, wood and aluminum in a way that references brutalist architecture, yet …

Senior Citizen

How to use your Xbox or PlayStation controller on your PC

There's no need to go out and buy a separate controller for gaming on your computer. Here's how you can use the controller that comes with your Xbox 360, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4.<p>Using a mouse and keyboard is usually the most optimal solution for playing PC games, but sometimes a controller can …

Xbox

The New ‘Inspiration Pad’ Turns the Conventional Blue-Lined Notebook Upside Down | Colossal

<p>Brussels-based design and advertising firm TM led by Marc Thomasset, just released the second edition of their wildly popular Inspiration Pad. The …

Vessyl Is A Cup That Knows What You’re Drinking

It’s like Nike+ Fuelband for ingestion.<p>We have piles of fitness and health trackers in our lives. Fitbits. Nike+ Fuelbands. Jawbone Ups. They’re all pretty good at measuring the calories we’ve burned and the hours we’ve slept, but they miss a huge chunk of the health equation: what we’ve …

Weight Loss

Software Slurps Your Facebook Posts to Assess Your Personality

Researchers and marketers have long known that your Facebook activity can reveal more about you than you might expect — but now there's an online tool that shows you how your personality is reflected in what you say on Facebook.<p>The Five Labs experiment is meant to raise awareness about the amount …

Psychology

Elon Musk Has Been Thinking About Making A Flying Car AND A Submarine Car

"I've thought about it quite a lot...We could definitely make a flying car - but that's not the hard part," Musk told The Independent in an interview this weekend. "The hard part is, how do you make a flying car that's super safe and quiet? Because if it's a howler, you're going to make people very …

Elon Musk

A Spaceship For The Sea

This vertical structure will allow scientists to better study the ocean.<p>Scientists know more about the surface of the moon and Mars than they do about our own seafloor. Which helps explain the grand vision of the French architect Jacques Rougerie, who’s designed an ocean-going laboratory that …

Jules Verne

14 Architectural Trends That Will Define The Next Decade

<i>When you think about the future, how do you envision the built environment? According to this article, originally appearing on The Huffington Post as</i> …

Android device owners, now you can control your desktop from across the room — or the world

Google released its Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android yesterday, enabling the Android crowd to access their Mac or PC from afar. The app is a mobile extension of Chrome’s remote desktop screen-sharing service, which has enabled machine control from Chromebooks and Chrome browsers since it …

Hyperrealistic Eyes Drawn with Colored Pencils | Colossal

<p>Texas-based graffiti artist Redosking draws fantastically detailed eyes using colored pencils. It seems like eyes are a common muse for illustrators …

When you cram an entire smartphone into a watch, you get the Exetech XS-3

Most smartwatches act as a secondary display for your phone, but there's a select few, like the Neptune Pine, that just want to replace it altogether. It's in this latter category that you'll find the chunky Exetech XS-3: a watch that stands almost two centimeters tall from your wrist. Wrapped in …

Apartment in Montreal Added an Inspiring Extension by MU Architecture Studio

Adding a modern extension to a building is a challenging task. When <b>MU Architecture Studio</b> were commissioned to expand the living space of a private …

Soon This Futuristic 'Tree Building' Will Take Root in France

Designed in a collaboration between Japanese architect <b>Sou Fujimoto</b> and French firms <b>Nicolas Laisne Associates</b> and <b>Manal Rachdi Oxo architects,</b> this 17-story tower is set to pop up like a futuristic tree in Montpellier, France—thanks to its first place title in the Architectural Folie of the 21st …

Optimal Indoor-Outdoor Fusion Achieved by Modern Architecture Project in Brazil

<b>Studio Arthur Casas</b> have completed the design and development of <b>Baleia Condo</b>, a modern residential complex located in São Sebastião, Brazil. Several …

Jellyfish House by Wiel Arets Architects

Situated right on the coast of Spain in Marbella, the Jellyfish House, designed by Wiel Arets Architects (WAA), utilizes a cantilevered design so …

Outdoor Spaces

House Incorporating Distinctive Blue Zinc Cladding by Altius Architecture

Ontario, Canada is the place where <b>Thorncrest House</b> is nested, incorporating distinctive cladding. The rectangular-shaped single storey residence was …

4 Views House by AR Design Studio

AR Design Studio recently completed the 4 Views house that’s located overlooking the city of Winchester and the surrounding countryside in the UK. …

Architecture

Australian Modern Architecture With a Twist: G House in Sydney

Fleming + Hernandez Architects completed the redesign of G House, a semi-detached residence in Gladesville, Sydney, serving the living needs of a …

Japanese Architecture With a Playful Dimension: House in Ofuna

House in Ofuna is an unconventional Japanese home envisioned by LEVEL Architects and located in Kamakura City. Its volumetric architecture approach …

Pointy Octahedron Micro Home 'Broods Over the Forest'

While some architecture students build homes inside school buses or devise zero-square-foot houses or dream up how to live on a scooter, Denmark-based architecture student <b>Konrad Wójcik</b> has crafted renderings for a residence that "would not have any footprint on the nature." Essentially a octahedron …