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The Best Way To Protect Your iPhone 6 Without Destroying Its Design

You don’t need an iPhone case. Here’s a killer design trick for protecting your iPhone 6 without obscuring its design.<p>No one with design on the brain likes putting his iPhone in a case, but it’s a necessary evil. Sure, Jony Ive is one of the greatest industrial designers alive, and covering up one …

Improving Access to Health: Small and Simple Wins

When you think of transformative advances in medical technology, big and complex probably comes to mind — MRI machines that take up entire rooms or …

WD Announces the Ultimate On-Location Hard Drive with WiFi and an SD Slot Built Right In

It’s not often a portable hard drive catches our eye, but the newest offering from Western Digital feels like it was built specifically for …

The cult of Xiaomi seeks world domination

Hugo Barra walks on stage to cheers from several hundred ardent fans. The Xiaomi executive, wearing a wig and sequined silver shirt, launches into a Chinese song and dance routine.<p>While still several notches below Beatlemania, the Hong Kong fan fest hosted Saturday by the Chinese smartphone maker …

Articles about 8-modern-chandeliers on Dwell.com - Dwell

Jaime Hayon's new vessel for Fritz Hansen reimagines an ancient flower-arranging technique.<p>Six years ago, architect Jorge Gracia came to Dwell’s attention with a house he built for his family that was radically different...<p>Rediscovering the elusive Tangier abode of former Knoll President …

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JUMP Cable Is The Right Smartphone Charger For Forgetful People

Like many other users, the battery on my iPhone tends to die right before the end of the day. One obvious solution is to use a case like the Mophie, but I don’t like increasing the size of my phone. Another is to carry a battery charger around with me, but unfortunately, I am just too dunderheaded …

Yohann Is An iPad Stand Jony Ive Could Be Proud Of

I didn’t think I’d ever get excited about an iPad stand. But the Yohann, designed by Swiss architect Berend Frenzel, ticks all of my boxes. First up, it’s a thing of beauty, with an incredibly simple but clever — why didn’t I think of that — design. It’s also highly functional, in terms of viewing …

Photographer Gives Us an Inside Look at Meghalaya, India, ‘The Wettest Place On Earth’

New Zealand-based photographer Amos Chapple is a name you might recognize from his intimate look inside Iran that we shared just over a year ago. …

5 Private Islands You Can Rent

Why settle for a private swath of sand when you can have an entire island to yourself?<p>Why settle for a private swath of sand when you can have an entire island to yourself? <i>Via TownandCountryMag.com</i><p>Petit St. Vincent, Grenadines<p>Musha Cay and the Islands of Copperfield Bay, Bahamas<p>Guana Island, …

Tim Tebow Makes Fan's Dreams Come True, Scores A Touchdown In Our Hearts

For one fan with a life-threatening illness, Tim Tebow isn't just an NFL star, he's also Prince Charming.<p>Haley Burke of Kingsport, Tennessee, is an 18-year-old who has a life-threatening illness, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome -- a disorder that affects connective tissue. She is also a dedicated Tebow fan, …

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Why Google's Larry Page Only Buys Companies That Pass His Crazy Toothbrush Test

This is the one simple question Google's CEO asks to weigh acquisition prospects.<p>Acquiring other companies is a growth strategy used by businesses to bring new products or services, talent, and clients under their company umbrella-or to effectively shut down competitors.<p>Buying out companies can be …

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Cable companies want to stop the best internet in America from growing

A group representing giants in the cable industry is trying to shut down two municipalities' proposals to expand their public broadband networks, arguing that public broadband has a "mixed record" and can be harmful to taxpayers, despite these two networks already being successful where they're …

The Top 25 Most Innovative Companies 2014

4 Tips For Reclaiming Your Time In A 24/7 World

Recently, I attended Wall Street Women Forum, which brings together senior level women in the financial services industry to support their continued success. The forum is the brainchild of Jane Newton, Partner and Wealth Advisor at RegentAtlantic.<p>I was struck by how applicable the topics from Wall …

Sochi 2014: 10 high contrast shots at the Winter Olympics – in pictures

The Winter Olympics are immensely colourful, but sometimes you don’t need much colour to make a beautiful picture. Here are 10 examples of images which excel on account of the simple contrast between light and dark<p>• Check out our gallery of motion blur photos here

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My 8 Favorite Inexpensive Canon Lenses

In the last few years, I have reviewed more lenses than you could possibly imagine. My photography students are always asking which lens is right for …

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EA Is Being Sued By The NCAA For Putting Out, Er, NCAA Games

EA is the butt of jokes and hostility for many gamers, who promptly buy their products anyway. But we’ve finally found a fight where EA are actually in the right! Yes, we finally found somebody worse than EA: The NCAA.<p>As we told you previously, the NCAA games EA put out became a casualty of a …

An average NFL game: more than 100 commercials and just 11 minutes of play

For five months of the year, the National Football League dominates Sundays in the United States; it’s more popular than church.<p>The NFL’s popularity is all the more remarkable when you inspect the fare it has to offer each week on television. An average professional football game lasts 3 hours and …

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Watch LG's new flexible phone heal itself after a knife scratch

When LG announced its curved smartphone, the G Flex, it boasted that the handset was coated with a "self-healing" material and even compared it to Wolverine from <i>X-Men</i>. LG later released a promotional video showing off the tech in action, but it's only now that someone has put the company's claims …

The Great Snapchat Mirage

We don't know a single useful number about the hottest company in tech. Why Snapchat may be much smaller than it sounds.<p>Every few months, since late 2012, Snapchat has released a new number to the public. This number is touted as an important, defining metric — it is intended as a sort of Snapchat …

In the Details: Putting Wine in a Beer Can Is Not as Simple as It Sounds

About a year ago Union Wine Co. decided it needed to do a little rebranding. Ever since the Oregon-based company opened in 2005, it had embraced an …

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The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

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Will Samsung always be Pepsi to Apple's Coke?

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Late-2013 15-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Review: Apple’s High-Performance Notebook Tops The Field

Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina Display will soon be just the MacBook Pro, period. But this generation two version of both the 13- and 15-inch super slim notebooks with high-res displays is still something many average users will be weighing as an outlier possibility versus the more mainstream …

America's Most Popular Boys' Names Since 1960, in 1 Spectacular GIF

An infographic depiction of the epic battle between "Michael" and "Jacob"<p>Call it Jacob's ladder.<p>When it comes to the most popular names for baby boys in the United States, "Michael" long held sway. For most of the 1960s, and then on throughout the '70s and '80s (and almost all of the '90s!), the …

6 Ways Apple Can Stay Relevant

Continuum’s Gianfranco Zaccai offers advice to businesses just starting out and those in danger of falling into complacency.<p>As Apple rolls out its next iteration of the iPad, I can’t help but think of Blackberry, whose demise is the classic tale of a company with a big success that becomes fearful …

25 Super Awkward Moments in Sports

In the YouTube era, every gaffe, accidental curse or clumsy fall is archived on the Internet. There was a time when a sideline reporter could wear an errant ball to the head without being immortalized as a meme, but those days are long over.<p>To celebrate the age when every humiliating moment is …