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This Architecture Firm Is Turning VR Into The Next Great Productivity Tool

NBBJ is the first major architecture firm jumping headlong into VR–by incubating its own platform.<p>Virtual reality is steadily spilling over into the design industry and is already changing how we create. The technology’s potential (and its limitations) for designers is what spurred the architecture …

How to get older programs to scale on HiDPI displays in Windows 10

One of the most annoying things about high pixel density displays on Windows is how tiny some user interface elements can be when you load older …

Japan unveils design for 2020 Olympic stadium ... again

<b>(CNN) —</b> Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced the new design for the country's controversial National Stadium, which will be the focal point for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.<p>It follows the scrapping of a high-profile plan by architect Zaha Hadid earlier this year.<p>"Today, the Japan Sports …

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Five Cities Show the Future of Walkability — TheCityFix

Pedestrian-only zones, well-maintained sidewalks, and good traffic signage are important for strengthening a city’s walkability, as shown here in …

Urbanism

Architizer

House in Valley Street / Baran Studio Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This house is set on a traditional Berkeley street, and adjacent to a former rail line (traces of which …

Seis situaciones que estresan a los niños

Existen ciertas situaciones cotidianas que un niño no puede controlar, y que posiblemente lleguen a alterarlos.<p>Debemos tener en cuenta que son niños …

Fun tech gifts for Christmas

Help your hard-working loved ones overcompensate in office battles by equipping them with the Nerf N-Strike Mega Centurion . As well as a huge name, this foam dart-firing beast is one of the biggest Nerf blasters available. It fires whistling oversized darts up to 23 metres and has a tripod for …

Cool Stuff

This is what the new Lego Minecraft kits will look like

The new Minecraft Lego kits aren't set to go on sale until November, but Russia-based franchise Lego retailer Mir Kubikov leaked the sets a bit early.<p>Lego is usually the first thing that comes to mind every time I play Minecraft, Mojang's addictive sandbox indie game that Microsoft just bought for …

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How Can Adding Bike Lanes Actually Improve the Flow of Car Traffic, While Increasing Overall Safety? In Two Words, Clever Design

As someone recently introduced to regular bicycling by Citi Bike, New York's bicycle share program, I love bike lanes. I just wish there were more of …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Heartbleed Sale: 1Password for Mac/iOS/PC/Android is 50% off today

Now just days after the 50% off iPassword for Mac sale ended, developer AgileBits is dropping half off both the OS X and iOS versions of its popular password security app in the aftermath of the massive Heartbleed bug. As Apple has confirmed that none of its software or services are susceptible to …

Martin Luther "death house" museum by Von M built at wrong address

The new Museum Luthers Sterbehaus by Stuttgart architects Von M is a grey-brick extension to the house where Martin Luther died - but it turns out …

Stonehenge Visitor Centre by Denton Corker Marshall opens tomorrow

<b>News:</b> here are the first photographs of Denton Corker Marshall's visitor centre at Stonehenge - a prehistoric stone circle in England - which finally …

Cemetery complex by Andrea Dragoni contains public plazas and site-specific artworks

Italian architect Andrea Dragoni has extended a cemetery in an ancient Italian town by adding rows of monumental travertine walls with public plazas …

Studio Gang's Chicago boathouse designed to echo the rhythms of rowing

Chicago firm Studio Gang Architects has completed a boathouse on the northern bank of the Chicago River with a rhythmic roofline intended to capture …

Garden Workshop designed around an old workbench and a collection of handmade tools

Ben Davidson of London studio Rodić Davidson Architects designed this garden shed in Cambridge, England, to the exact proportions of his …

Garden Mausoleum by HGA features rough granite, white marble and gleaming onyx

Ornamental doors and windows sit within recesses that appear to have been carved away from the coarse granite walls of this mausoleum in Minneapolis …

Svbtle opens its simple and stylish blogs up to everyone

The blogging platform Svbtle is opening up to everyone. For nearly two years now, Svbtle has garnered attention for its simple and beautiful blog designs, but membership has been quite exclusive, at times requiring interested members to actually apply for access. Svbtle creator Dustin Curtis says …

CMD+SPACE Creates Instant Dribbble Design Portfolio Sites

Dribbble is already a fantastic place to show off your graphic design projects on the Web, but if you’re looking to build a portfolio site with a little extra flair, CMD+SPACE is a new platform that’s worth digging into.<p>Created by Nvite co-founders Evan Dudla and Michael Dick, CMD+SPACE offers …

Ghost Rolls Out Fully-Hosted Service

Ghost, the Node.js-based open-source blogging platform that launched to the public in October following a successful Kickstarter campaign, is rolling out the fully-hosted version of the platform.<p>In an email sent out to users this week, the team says that they’ve been beta testing the hosted version …

National Geographic puts more than 500 historic maps on Google

National Geographic and Google are trying to recreate the thrill of cracking open one of the magazine's signature paper maps, but in the digital world. A new project puts more than 500 of National Geographic's 800 historic maps online using Google's Maps Engine platform.<p>"People have collected our …

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

Hoping To Find Space Between WordPress And Tumblr, Journal App Narrato Adds Web Publishing

As tempting as it is to call this a pivot of sorts, in many ways Narrato is returning to its roots. The journal app for iOS can still be used for private lifelogging, pulling in and curating various content such as Tweets, Foursquare checkins, and Quantified Self data. However, hoping to occupy the …

With 30K Active Online Stores, Weebly Launches DIY eCommerce Platform To Take On Amazon And Shopify

On the heels of Wix’s debut on the NASDAQ this morning, another veteran website builder is responding with some big news of its own. Since launching in 2006 (the same year as Wix), Weebly has taken a slightly different approach to website creation than its competitors: By catering to entrepreneurs. …

Look out Google: Disconnect says its no-track search tool is taking off

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Disconnect, a startup co-founded by a former Google(s goog) engineer, is fast becoming a darling of privacy advocates — and a …

August smart lock delayed until Q1 2014, available for pre-order now

The August smart lock was set to ship to customers beginning later this year, but for reasons unknown, it's now delayed. The $199 Yves Behar-designed deadbolt, which can be controlled via a smartphone app connected over Bluetooth, is available for pre-orders beginning today, and will now debut with …