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In a past life

iOS 8 fights unwanted location tracking with randomized MAC addresses

Apple will score some major privacy points with iOS 8.<p>The tech giant has changed iOS so that the operating system will hide the real, unique MAC (Media Access Control) address of an iPhone or iPad scanning Wi-Fi networks, reports Quartz. By generating a random, locally administered MAC address in …

This Smartphone-Controlled Paper Toy Drone Is About To Hit The Masses

The PowerUp 3.0, a device that lets you pilot a paper airplane with your smartphone, will ship 20,000 straight to Kickstarter backers, VentureBeat reports. It's set to go on sale to the public this summer.<p>PowerUp 3.0 is the brainchild of former Israeli Air Force pilot and inventor Shai Goitein, who …

Drones

Total Lockdown

What’s worse than a stolen bike? Finding out that you don’t have enough fare to get home! The Transit Bicycle Lock and Carrier system will ensure …

Articles about 6 modern homes norway on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>If you have a nomadic streak and like waking up in a different place every few months, weeks, or even days, then a home on wheels...<p>That’s right—we’ve found stylish, high-quality prefabs that start at …

Norway Landscape Wound Commemorating Utoya Mass Shooting

Finalizing the Norway’s July 22 memorial site competition, Director of KORO/Public Art Norway Svein Bjørkås decided that Swedish artist <b>Jonas Dahlberg</b> …

Høse Pedestrian Bridge Connects Local Residents to Hiking Trails in Norway

Residents of Sand in southwest Norway now have easy access to a larger recreation area on the other side of the river. The new Høse Bridge by Rintala …

Simplicity Reigns in 100% Renewable Energy Home: Great Gulf Active House

A new home is often mistaken for a place to eat, sleep and relax. But it’s more than that, ever since we started understanding sustainability. Take …

How to Live Off-the-grid in a Tiny House

<i>Merete and Christopher install their tiny house roof trim. Photo: Kevin Hoth.</i><p>LaMar Alexander grew up in a homesteading family. For him, …

The Best Tools For Keeping the Bugs at Bay

8 ways to keep your summer parties from becoming an insect infestation.<p>There's plenty to look forward to in the summer months, but nicer weather does also brings some downsides with it. One of the more pesky consequences are the flies, mosquitos, and other insects that can invade your backyard and …

This Map Shows How Americans Speak 24 Different English Dialects

Despite the fact that most of America speaks one language, there are distinctive sayings that are nearly incomprehensible to people from different parts of the country. In the South, there are phrases like "he's as drunk as Cooter Brown." In the Midwest, you have the multipurpose "You betcha!"<p>A …

Linguistics

Win an Argument by Asking the Other Person to Outline a Plan

If you really want to win an argument and convince someone they're wrong, BBC Future suggests that one of the best ways to do that is to ask the …

The Shack Weekend Retreat

If you live in a hectic city, at weekends you might feel like escaping to a place completely disconnected from technology, this might inspire you. …

Reinterpretation of a Traditional Barn: Malbaie VIII Residence in Canada

Nested in the breathtaking region of Charlevoix, Canada, <b>Malbaie VIII Residence</b> is a reinterpretation of a traditional barn with a neat, uncluttered …

Typographical wall art

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Pictures of the Week 5.15.14

100-Year-Old Negatives Discovered in Block of Ice in Antarctica

For the past 100 years, a box of never-before-seen negatives has been preserved in a block of ice in Antarctica. Recently, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust came across the 22 exposed, but unprocessed, cellulose nitrate negatives during an attempt to restore an old …

Another sign that summer in Mattapoisett is nearly here! "The Slip's" ice machine cometh! #vscocam

Pictures of the Week 5.22.14

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7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

How Drones Can Save Lives Around The World

Some of the ideas they suggest in this video, like delivering medicine in places that are hard to reach by roads, have already been tested in some …

UC Berkeley

Infographic: Should You Buy Or Rent A House?

It can be hard to decide between renting or buying when looking for a new home. There are so many variables! And it’s an enormous decision, not one to be taken lightly. The <i>New York Times</i> blog The Upshot has put together an interactive infographic that could help.<p>The calculator asks several …

Articles about modern-rustic-design-dwell-store on Dwell.com - Dwell

The Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano was launched in 1961 as a means to showcase Italian furniture design.<p>Following the Dwell Store’s first physical appearance at Dwell on Design Los Angeles in June and its pop-up retail store at the...<p>It's coming up Swiss at this year's Dwell on …

Furniture Design

Articles about wyzer wall clock on Dwell.com - Dwell

We’ve started a new year and entered a new era of strained economics, so now more than ever is the time to be on top of...<p>From the traditional with a twist to completely conceptual, these timely wall clocks will tell the hour, impress the guests, and...<p>Any traveller blessed enough to have zipped …

San Francisco

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MINI Unveils Superleggera Vision Concept

On the eve of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on Lake Como in Italy, MINI unveiled its Superleggera Vision, the first formal collaboration between the brand that loves to motor and the legendary Italian coach-building firm Touring Superleggera. The open-top, compact two-seater roadster is born …

Roadsters

99% Invisible-115- Cow Tunnels

swamp cooler. salton sea beach, ca. 2014.