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Adobe Scan can now automatically turn business cards into phone contacts

Artificial intelligence could soon make manually typing up information off a business card a thing of the past. Adobe Scan, the smartphone scanning …

Apps

Exterior Glazing - ClearShade for Clerestories from Panelite

<b>Panelite's ClearShade™</b> high performance exterior glazing allows architects, engineers and building owners to meet daylighting, energy efficiency, …

Green Living

Review: Lume Cube Creative Lighting Kit exclusively at Apple stores

Lume Cube, the high-powered portable photography light, is now available in an exclusive kit at Apple Stores country-wide. The Lume Cube Creative Lighting Kit includes a number of accessories with the compact flash to refine the photography experience.<p>The team at Lume Cube had recently reached out …

Mobile Photography

world's first 3D-printed concrete houses to be built in eindhoven, the netherlands

jun 11, 2018<p>west has declared that he is looking for 'architects and industrial designers who want to make the world better'.<p>west has declared that …

Architecture

Peaceful, Maintenance-Free House in Amagansett, New York

MB Architecture completed the design of <b>House in the Lanes</b>, a 7,300 square foot contemporary residence with an inspiring layout in Amagansett, NY. The …

Architecture

These gorgeous tiny art studios are surrounded by New England forest

New York-based Fiedler Marciano Architecture has unveiled a pair of gorgeous artist studios set on 450 acres of idyllic forested landscape. Created …

Design

Microsoft turns SharePoint into the simplest VR creation tool yet

Microsoft is sticking with its pragmatic approach to VR with SharePoint spaces, a new addition to its collaboration platform that lets you quickly build and view Mixed Reality experiences. It's a lot like how PowerPoint made it easy for anyone to create business presentations. Sharepoint spaces …

Most GDPR emails unnecessary and some illegal, say experts

The vast majority of emails flooding inboxes across Europe from companies asking for consent to keep recipients on their mailing list are unnecessary and some may be illegal, privacy experts have said, as new rules over data privacy come into force at the end of this week.<p>Many companies, acting …

Privacy

Native Plants Form a Meadow-Like Habitat for a Rustic New York Home

After hands-on study, a Northeast landscape architect sows a free-growing meadow.<p>Maybe Dan Sternberg was half-joking when he said, "I don’t want to own a lawn mower," but landscape architect Jamie Purinton took him seriously. After she heard his wish, she wandered the former horse pasture he had …

Hudson Valley

Baffling optical illusion leaves people scratching their heads - why does this arrow ALWAYS point right?

PEOPLE are baffled by a spinning arrow which seemingly always points right - but it is just a trick of the mind.<p>Thousands of people have shared a …

FAB House / TDO Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Fab House is a new modular constructed house typology designed by TDO architecture, working in …

Girl Shoots Selfie Every Day from Ages 14 To 22 for 8-Year Timelapse

A 22-year-old woman has created a viral timelapse video of herself aging 8 years in 3.5 minutes. She has been faithfully shooting a selfie a day …

HL-1 House / [H] arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The proposal comes from the client's requirement to generate a visual insight throughout the house by …

Rotio Compass Offers An Intuitive Way To Quickly Draw Circles And Curves

Rotio has created a new drawing tool specifically designed to provide greater control and more accuracy when sketching out ideas and drawing line …

House Plans Under 100 Square Meters: 30 Useful Examples

The challenge of designing a house with a tight budget and space constraints, together with the essential duty of responding correctly to the …

Glowforge opens public orders for its desktop 3D laser cutter

Hardware startup Glowforge, which makes a desktop laser cutter and engraver for home or office use, has finally opened up sales to the general public.<p>The maker-targeted device, which can ‘print’ (read: engrave/laser cut) a variety of materials including leather, wood, acrylic, glass, and even the …

3 Signs That You're a Micromanager and What You Can Do to About It

If you have any of these three tendencies, you're likely micromanaging your people. If you want them (and you) to grow, here's what to do.<p>As an executive and leadership coach, micromanaging is one of the most common challenges I see. It's a common problem for many leaders, new and old alike. Left …

ALLURE - XXL origami / FRESH Architectures & ITAR architectures

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In the vanguard of contemporary architecture, the new Clichy-Batignolles neighborhood (PARIS) bears the …

Canada House Dublin / Powerhouse Company

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> For a firm operating in the world of air travel, Powerhouse Company designed an office interior with …

The Best UX/UI Tools for Designers in 2018

The demand for UI/UX designers has never been higher, and it continues to grow. This is especially true for UX designers as user experience is a …

Swallowfield Barn

Surrounded by the gardens, orchards, and pastures of a small hobby farm in British Columbia, the Swallowfield Barn reimagines traditional rural …

Elon Musk Urges People to Watch Chris Paine's A.I. Movie While It's Free

"Do You Trust This Computer?" is now available to stream.<p>Elon Musk is concerned about the future of humanity. The tech entrepreneur shared a link …

Tesla

concrete skin from Rieder Smart Elements

<b>Rieder</b> presents <b>concrete skin, facade panels made of fibreC glassfibre reinforced concrete.</b> Is an authentic material in line with the current trend …

The Farm / Scott Posno Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located an hour east of Toronto, The Farm occupies a 65-acre site amidst the peaceful green fields of …

How to Enlarge Photos Without Losing Detail in Photoshop CC 2018

With the new Adobe Photoshop CC 2018, a new image enlargement algorithm, “Preserve Details 2.0,” came as an improvement over the previous upsampling …

Shotgun House / Alejandro Soffia

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Architects make valuable efforts to improve the environment of our various activities. But splendid …

Built Environment

This online company makes stylish prescription eyewear for as low as $6

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>EyeBuyDirect<p>As a daily glasses wearer and fashion enthusiast, I love collecting pairs to mix and match with my outfits. A clear acrylic pair …

Ampler returns with three improved e-bikes for daily commuters

The Indiegogo darling is back after shipping 800 handmade bikes to 21 countries<p>Ampler Bikes is the plucky electric bicycle startup founded by a trio of childhood friends in Estonia. The company has shipped more than 800 smart bikes to 21 countries since the conclusion of its successful Indiegogo …

Sci-Fi Short Film Explores What Happens When You Travel at Light Speed

Adam Stern and Artifex Studios present a new short film detailing the incredible story of astronaut Ethan Kane, the first person attempting to travel …

Speed Of Light

Panasonic Enters AC Solar Panel Market Without Tesla

A new Panasonic AC solar panel is coming to the U.S. market, but we don't know if Tesla's Gigafactory is where the panel will be made.<p><b>Panasonic</b> …