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We've all been there. You sit down for movie night, open Netflix and start looking for something to watch. And you keep looking. And keep looking. And you look until you reach the point of not wanting to watch anything anymore. This is the modern-day version of going to the movie rental store, …

Every geek movie we're excited about in 2017

Totem’s poles to power electric car charging in smart cities

A new bundled energy system was unveiled by Totem Power that aims to give smart cities a suite of location-based energy services through cyborg palm trees.<p>Greentech Media reported on the recent emergence of the Bedford, N.Y.-based startup from stealth mode.<p>Key to Totem’s vision is its 18-foot …

LP2 completes Tehran office block with louvred wooden facades

LP2 Architecture Studio has used rotating panels and recessed openings to create flexible spaces for this office block in Tehran, where contemporary …

House 50 50 by Celula Urbana shelters both indoor and outdoor spaces beneath its roof

Outdoor spaces are sheltered beneath the flat roof of this house in Argentina, designed by architects office Celula Urbana to take advantage of its …

Estonia's new National Museum replaces an old Soviet air base near Tartu

The new Estonian National Museum occupies an old runway of a former Soviet airbase located near the city of Tartu. The glass, box-shaped building, …

Oblique glass pyramid thrusts skyward from SOM's leadership centre at US military campus

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has completed a new building on the grounds of the US Air Force Academy in Colorado, featuring a glass skylight resembling …

Millions of users are going to miss out on a free Windows 10 upgrade

Microsoft announced today that the end of its Windows 10 upgrade offer is in sight, with the free option to be replaced with a $119 fee for a new copy of the OS.<p>In a blog post, the company confirmed that the free upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or 8.1 would end July 29. It also says that …

Windows 10

How to Start a Business With Little to No Money

Starting a business is the aspiration of every entrepreneur who’s ever lived, as well as every person who’s ever been stuck in a nine-to-five job and …

Small Business

Venezuela orders 2-day work week

Blackouts, Zika, recession and now this: a two-day work week. This is life in Venezuela, a crisis-stricken country.<p>Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro decided Tuesday night to shorten the work week to two days -- Monday and Tuesday -- in an effort to save energy and electricity. The country's most …

Venezuela

Self-driving cars to hit UK roads in Volvo trial

Self-driving cars are hitting the public roads of Britain as Volvo brings semi-autonomous vehicles to London's streets next year.<p>In early 2017 a small number of semi-autonomous Volvo XC90 vehicles, with people behind the wheel in case of emergency, will be part of the first phase of a trial …

Ikea Starts Selling Solar Panels In The UK

Bloomberg via Getty Images<p>Ikea has entered the world of renewable energy by selling solar panels in the UK<p>To begin with customers will be able to …

China debuts this awful taser-armed police robot

Today in terrible ideas, China's National Defense University debuted a security robot that would be deployed to patrol the streets and "protect against violence or unrest."<p>It would do that with an electric riot control tool, which would assumedly act like a taser.<p>People could also press a button on …

Autonomous Cars

Students' DIY Machine Turns Paper into Planes, Goofing into Schoolwork

A DIY machine to make a DIY vehicle.<p>Paper airplanes, in general, show how easy it is to build something out of nothing. You can either go minimal, or turn it into a Rube Goldberg project for amusement. For their senior project as part of their mechanical engineering major, miccaplz, a Redditor, did …

Android phone user DIY upgrades from 16 to 64GB internal storage

Imagine our surprise when the first smartphone with upgradable internal storage wasn’t a Project Ara phone from Google, it was a Nexus 5 from LG. …

Android Phones

Zaha Hadid's Most Iconic Buildings

As the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Zaha Hadid arguably did as much as any of her forebears to pave the way for women in architecture. But even this will not be her most enduring legacy: With her sudden death Thursday morning, she leaves behind a host of landmark structures …

Companies Can Finally Get Their Hands on Carbon's 3-D Printer -- For $40,000 a Year

Early customers of the technology include Johnson & Johnson, Ford and BMW.<p>Startup Carbon is at last ready to take orders for the M1, the first device to use its 3-D printing technology that builds objects from a pool of resin using a combination of light and oxygen.<p>That approach lets Carbon’s …

Google's in-car software pulls into 18 more nations, with Latin push

Google's Android Auto software has driven itself into 18 more countries.<p>The expansion was tweeted Monday from the official Android account. The additions means that Android Auto is now available in 28 countries. Though only certain model vehicles come with the feature preinstalled, consumers can …

Oasis Eco Resort by Baharash Architecture

When a Hollywood movie puts their main character anywhere near a desert, they almost inevitably end up crawling around looking for relief in the form …

MIT named No. 1 university worldwide for architecture, No. 2 for art and design

For the second year in a row, MIT has been named the top university in the world for architecture/built environment in the latest subject rankings …

University Rankings

Scientists may hold key to cutting coal carbon emissions in half, while producing twice the power

Slashing greenhouse gas emissions has not always been a pleasant task for the coal power industry, but a new process could radically change that, …

Clever Drone Sure Knows How to Keep From Getting Stabbed

Obstacle avoidance can make quads quite nimble, and what better way to show it off?<p>Drones can do high-speed backflips, shoot nets to capture other drones, and even go underwater, but the most important superpower a drone could someday come to all of these: nimble collision avoidance.<p>MIT's Computer …

WhatsApp Just Made It Impossible To Hand Your Messages Over To Police

Which do you value more -- privacy or security?<p>The world's most popular messaging app just took a major stand against the probing eyes of law enforcement and hackers alike.<p>WhatsApp, the texting app owned by Facebook, enabled end-to-end encryption for all of its users Tuesday, essentially meaning …

Wireless EV charging nears plug-in efficiency levels

Have you used wireless charging with a smartphone? It's helpful, but a cable gets the job done faster and without much of the waste heat that comes along with the current state of wireless chargers. Those are even bigger problems when you scale up charging to an electric vehicle, but we're getting …

Ordos, China's largest ghost town - the abandoned city that's an architectural marvel - CNN Style

Written by Stephy Chung, CNN<p>Once intended to accommodate over one million residents, the new town of Kangbashi in northern China is today home to just one-tenth of its projected population.<p>In the early 2000s, Chinese government officials poured over $1 billion into the development of the city, …

Zaha Hadid Was Just Getting Started

Architects are, as a rule, old. Architecture is the slowest art. Unlike the closely adjacent fields of mathematics and music, architecture resists prodigies. The body of knowledge required is so broad, and the pace of design and construction is so stately, that it takes a long time to find your …

Architecture

Solar And Wind Energy May Be Nice, But How Can We Store It?

Renewable energy like solar and wind is booming across the country as the costs of production have come down. But the sun doesn't always shine, and the wind doesn't blow when we need it to.<p>This challenge has sparked a technology race to store energy — one that goes beyond your typical battery.<p><b>Heat</b> …

18 DIY Fixes That Are So Stupid They're Actually Genius

They saw a problem and fixed it.