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Netflix and YouTube streaming video is about to get a lot faster

Tech's biggest companies -- including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Cisco and Netflix -- have finished the first version of video compression technology called AV1, and now they're ready to use it to speed up your streaming video.<p>AV1 can match the quality of the prevailing video compression …

Open Source Software

World-first firing of air-breathing electric thruster

Air-breathing ion thruster<p>5 March 2018<p>In a world-first, an ESA-led team has built and fired an electric thruster to ingest scarce air molecules from …

How Filmmakers Are Making Text Graphics Pop in 2018

Here are some of this year's trendiest text graphics (so far) that might give you some new ideas.One thing that all great films have are really good …

Roku aims to take over home audio with its wireless speaker platform

No, Roku isn't building a wireless speaker, despite rumors hinting at that. Instead, it's approaching home audio similar to how it tackled TVs: By offering its technology to other companies. Specifically, Roku is unveiling a new wireless audio platform, Roku Connect, that it'll license to third …

Tech Trends

The Best Apps for Photographers

Man, is it fun to be a photographer right now.<p>I don't mean to say that photography wasn't fun before, but if you ask me, we're in a golden age of …

The Future of Web Typography: CSS Fonts Level 4

Web fonts helped to breathe life into designs, helping us avoid the system defaults so widely used during the early days of web design. With so many …

The Lamborghini Terzo Millennio is a brutally fantastic EV supercar concept

<i>By Alex Kierstein</i><p>Supercapacitors, not batteries, power this wild creation.Lamborghini isn't known for bowing to convention. Ever since Ferruccio told Enzo Ferrari where he could stick his temperamental cars, and decided to build his own, it's been going its own way. This car, the Terzo Millennio …

Triangular beachfront home is a dreamy retreat buried in the earth

A beautiful beach-front home by renowned architect, William Morgan just hit the market for $1.75 million – and while that is a huge chunk of change, …

Bluetooth is getting a big upgrade to make it better for smart homes

Yay, another smart home standard<p>There’s a long-running fight between wireless standards to be the one and only to connect all the smart devices in your home. And with an upgrade today, Bluetooth is making a good case for itself.<p>Bluetooth SIG, the group that oversees the Bluetooth standard, is today …

Home Automation

Cortex Camera App Review | One Of The Best Photography Apps, Period

I suspect in two years time the gap between the performance of phone cameras and all but the top 1% of dedicated point-and-shoots will be diminished …

Mobile Photography

EU Lays Down New Drone Regulations

Pilots will have to register for all drones over 9 ounces.<p>The European Aviation Safety Agency is proposing rules on the use of small drones that would include a requirement for operators of all but the smallest devices to register with authorities.<p>The European Union's civil aviation agency said …

Two in five people said they’d be interested in owning an autonomous flying car

Yet 94 percent of people are concerned about overall safety.<p>One day we’ll all be jetting around in flying cars. Or that’s what Google co-founder Larry Page hopes will happen anyway. The billionaire is an investor in Kitty Hawk, the flying car startup that showed the world its aerial jetski in …

ShiftLens Offers A New Angle For Smartphone Photographers (video)

Smartphone photographers looking for new way to add creativity to their shots may be interested in a new device which has been thought out by Dan …

Gear & Gadgets

A look at China's most exciting hypersonic aerospace programs

The latest scramjets, near-space planes, and super wind tunnels.<p>Hypersonic technology has the potential to revolutionize both military and civilian aerospace, so it's no surprise that China is showing off its program.<p>At the 21st International Space Plane and Hypersonic Systems and Technology in …

This Is The $350K Supercar Built By A Dubai Startup That Will Disrupt The Off-Road Car Market

“It was born in the sands of Arabia but can go anywhere in the world. It is the fruit of the love of driving and racing…,” says Mohammed Al Qadi of the SandRacer, dubbed as the Formula One racer for the sand dunes. The name of the off-roader is inspired by the fastest snake in the desert — Schokari …

This 94-Year-Old Engineer Just Invented an Ultra-Efficient New Battery (and Tesla Will Love It)

John Goodenough, the man responsible for the lithium-ion battery, might just have his biggest breakthrough at the end of his career.<p>In the United States, if you can succeed well ahead of your years, well, society says, you're the source of inspiration for everyone else. (Mark Zuckerberg, Adam …

Clean Energy

Airbus’ new concept is a car, a drone, and a train all in one

Planes, trains, and automobiles<p>Airbus just announced a new conceptual car-and-drone project called Pop.Up. And I know. I know! This feels like the 100th car-drone concept we’ve shown you in the last few years. (Hell, it’s not even the first one announced at the Geneva Motor Show.) But this time, …

Modern Residence Wrapped In Wood, Inside And Out

Architecture is the link between us and our natural surroundings, the element that separates us from nature and, at the same time, brings us closer …

Interior Design

How These 6 Instagram Photographers Got a Million Followers

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Social Media

TesLab is the companion app Tesla owners have been waiting for

Tesla actually makes a lot of data available to vehicle owners via APIs and other endpoints, but it’s not always easy to find and make use of that info. Enter TesLab, a new app that tracks data and links it to your profile, while also letting you share it out to a community of other Tesla owners in …

Tesla

5 Free Guides to Help You Get Better at Post-Processing

Post-processing is an important skill to have as a photographer if you really want to get the best out of your photos. Minor adjustments can give a …

Tropical Modernism: 12 Incredible Homes That Blend Nature and Architecture

Whether designed to embrace or enclose, every building exists within unique cultural and environmental conditions. Specifically designed to address a range of natural elements, tropical architecture focuses on issues of ventilation, integration and climate. Made to reorganize and contrast with …

Costa Rica

Researchers Develop a Remarkable Flying "Bat Bot"

A bat-like robot may soon be the superhero we’ve been waiting for.<p>Inspired, a team of engineers from the California Institute of Technology and the …

Robotics

Airbus Is About To Build A Self-Flying Electric Robo-Taxi

With eight rotors on a pair of tilting wings, the Vahana prototype has the sci-fi look you’d expect.<p>If you think self-driving cars are futuristic, imagine them flying overhead. That’s what European aerospace titan Airbus has done in designing its Vahana electric, autonomous plane, which can fly a …

Aviation

JEEP rock rat by hauk designs is ready for the post-apocalyptic era

jan 26, 2017<p><b>kenny hauk, founder of hauk designs, came from a family of builders.</b> at a young age, his father taught him the value of quality …

Tranquil Luxury Villas “Blossom” on the Cliffs of Bali

Known for their unique, airy design aesthetic, Kengo Kuma and Associates is set to transform the cliffs of Bali with their new project. Light and breezy, the Tsubomi Villas are a set of six pavilions, a yoga studio, and a greenhouse projected for completion in 2018.<p>The design for this organic set …

The Underestimated Power Of Color In Mobile App Design

Color is arguably the second most important aspect of your app, after functionality. The human to computer interaction is heavily based on …

GoDaddy’s new site builder offers templates for 1,500 industries

Drag and drop website building platforms like Squarespace and Wix aren’t necessarily the most popular tools in the tech community. But the reality is that these sites are how the majority of internet users, who aren’t necessarily technically savvy, can create and maintain a web presence for …

Web Design

Top Web Design Trends To Watch In 2017

Every year, the web design industry goes through some sort of evolution cycle to stay relevant and inspiring.<p>Last year, I wrote about the top web design trends to watch in 2016, many of which have taken root and changed the way we understand design forever.<p>This year, like a number of UX experts, …

How to design responsive and device-agnostic forms

Whether it is a signup flow or a multi-view stepper, forms are one of the most important components of digital product design – so you need to design …