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Top Tech Companies Are Now Using Ruby on Rails

Tech professionals have hailed the Ruby on Rails framework as the future of web application design. There are no limits to who can use it; it is …

Software Engineering

An Introduction To Node.js And MongoDB

Further Reading on SmashingMag:<p>Now that Node.js is set up and we have a database to connect to, we’ll need to install MongoJS, which is the library …

London's sky palaces: aerial views of the capital's rooftop bars, gardens and viewing points by Jason Hawkes

London Tops The List As Most Well-Balanced City, Beating Out Paris And New York City

In a recent study done by PriceWaterhouseCooper, London has risen to the top as the shiniest, spiffiest city in all the land. The Big Smoke has pushed New York City out of the top spot this time and we can think of a few reasons why.<p>The sights to see are top notch, it's the best city in the world …

Jack White Says Kanye Asked Him to Guest on Yeezus, Jay Z Probably Didn't Like The Songs They Did Together

<i>Photo by Tom Spray</i><p>In a new interview with <i>Rolling Stone</i>, Jack White revealed that Kanye West asked him to collaborate on last year's <i>Yeezus</i>. Unfortunately, Kanye never followed up. But White was a huge fan of the <i>Yeezus</i> tour: "That might have been the greatest show I've seen in my life," he said. "It …

Jack White

Lorde and Conor Oberst Discuss Songwriting, Mutual Admiration

Lorde and Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst are fans of each other's work, which is why <i>The New York Times</i> facilitated a conversation between the two artists. During their talk over the phone, Lorde and Oberst discussed their writing process, the role age plays in a musician's life, and their mutual …

Songwriting

Hate Starbucks? Here’s A Helpful Map Of Indie Coffee Shops

Who says Starbucks has defeated the independent coffee shop? The scene is thriving in San Francisco. As you can see in this map from MIT Media Lab, your next caffeinated fix is just a few blocks away from almost anywhere in the city.<p><b>Try the interactive version here</b>.<p>[Hat tip: FlowingData]

Coffee

Our favourite images of the week

A view of Southern India’s backwater beaches stands out in this week's selection of eye-catching images from around the globe.

Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive is a vampire hangout movie

Movies about immortality tend to see more curse than blessing in the prospect of an endless existence. It would be so lonely, these films insist, to …

If You Need a Reason to Visit London This Spring, Take a Peek at These Parks

London is a pretty magical destination year-round -- the bustling streets, the royal residences, the magnificent museums -- but it's an especially wonderful place to visit during the spring as the city bursts into bloom.<p>Some of the most spectacular spots to experience London's springtime in all its …

Free camera app turns extra 4K pixels into pristine HD video

The incoming Panasonic GH4 has broken new ground with 4K, high-bit-rate video for a mere $1,700, but if you want more than 8-bits? It's doable, but only if you also budget for a pricey external recorder. Fortunately, hacker Thomas Worth has just released a simple Mac command-line program that'll …

Conquering The Fashion World Is What The iWatch Is Really About

When we think about the iWatch, we tend to think of a little smartphone that you wear on your wrist, or at least a bit of technology, but if the latest reports are anything to go by, Apple’s iWatch play is going to much bigger than that: with the iWatch, Apple intends to do nothing less than …

Kuo: Apple to Release Slew of Products in Second Half of 2014

- Apr 10, 2014<p>If KGI securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo – who is usually fairly reliable when it comes to predictions about Apple – is correct, Apple …

Freelancer Marketplace Ooomf Becomes Crew, Grabs $2.1 Million

Ooomf, the one-time app discovery startup which last year relaunched as a freelancer marketplace to connect mobile and web developers with projects that fit their skill set, is now changing its name to Crew, and announcing new funding. The company has raised an additional $2.1 million in a new …

25 Best Resorts and Safari Camps in Africa: Readers' Choice Awards

Condé Nast Traveler readers pick the top resorts and safari camps in South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Kenya, and Rwanda in 2013.<p>Sarova Mara Game Camp, Kenya<p>14. Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, Kenya<p>13. Londolozi Private Game Reserve and Camps, South Africa<p>12. MalaMala Game Reserve, South …

Hot List 2013: Best New Hotels Under $300

Keep your cash, don't lose the flash! Sixty-two of the world's best new hotels—at a price you can afford.<p>Auberge du Jeu de Paume<p>Un Coin de Luberon<p>Mama Shelter<p>Sozo Hotel<p>Hotel Verneuil<p>L'Artemise<p>Das Stue<p>Buddha-Bar Hotel<p>Park Hyatt<p>Vivanta by Taj<p>Townhouse<p>TownHouse Street Milano Duomo<p>Monaci Delle Terre …

What Not to Do in India, Italy, France, and Ten Other Countries Around the World

We asked specialists for countries around the world for the most common mistake visitors tend to make, in the hopes that putting them out there can help everyone have a better trip. As they say: The more you know.<p>Swayambunath Stupa<p>What not to do in Italy<p>What not to do in Botswana<p>What not to do in …

Coachella 2014: The inside story on Outkast

One of the major draws of this year's Coachella — and the whole of the upcoming festival season — is the return of the Atlanta hip-hop team Outkast. To a certain generation, the Grammy-winning, platinum-selling duo's hits, including "Ms. Jackson," "Hey Ya!" and "The Way You Move," helped define the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Evian Christ Working on New Kanye West Album

<i>Photo by Tonje Thilesen</i><p>The details regarding Kanye West's new album are still vague, but one piece of information has come into focus. Producer Evian Christ, who worked on last year's <i>Yeezus</i>, talked to <i>self-titled</i> about contributing to the album (as Radio.com points out). "I’ve got to get home and …

Music Festivals

Celebrate Brooklyn Dance Parties happening in May (Cibo Matto, Balkan Beat Box, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars)

<b>Cibo Matto at Brooklyn Bowl in March</b> (more by Adela Loconte)<p>Celebrate Brooklyn, the people behind the ongoing BRIC House shows and the upcoming …