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This App Is Converting Architects Over to Apple

Technology has changed the way many architects work. Portable touchscreen devices, along with the latest software applications, have streamlined the …

What Google Home Can Do

Everyone's talking about Alexa but Google Home isn't lagging far behind. The smart speaker works with a variety of devices and can do anything from …

Google Home

What Will a Trip to the Shopping Mall Look Like 10 Years From Now?

Our special guest shares his take on the changing face of brick-and-mortar retail.<p>It's South by Southwest week, and in this interview, Vincent Shen …

Reebok Teams Up With Gensler to Turn Gas Stations Into Fitness Hubs

The gas station does not usually catch one’s fancy. It is a ubiquitous building, one built primarily for function instead of for pleasure or …

Apple Shares Two New iPad Pro Ads Focused on Apple Pencil and Augmented Reality

Apple today has shared two new iPad Pro ads titled Augment Reality and Take Notes. The short 15-second clips, set to the song "Go" by Louis The Child, are part of a larger campaign ongoing since last year.<p>The first ad focuses on how the iPad Pro can run augmented reality apps based on Apple's new …

IPad Pro

Reinvent or Die: The Transformation of Malls Under The New Economic/Urban Paradigm

<i>In this collaboration, the Spanish office Ecosistema Urbano analyzes the rise and fall of the shopping centers as an authentically American typology</i> …

These secret codes will unlock Netflix's hidden categories - and there are LOADS of them

If it takes you ages to find what you want on Netflix then this handy hint will make things a lot easier<p>Netflix has a lot of content to choose from - …

TV shows

Here's what could happen to America's hundreds of dead malls

As one of the first postwar suburban shopping centers in the US, the Northgate Mall in northern Seattle defines classic mall architecture.<p>Its architect, John Graham Jr., pioneered the dumbbell, big-box shape for malls, in which two rows of stores face each other and a department store anchors each …

Fashion Shows

Would you trade your privacy for a car? You might have that choice in the future

We’re all used to the tech business model that provides zero-dollar access to services in exchange for our data.<p>From the streaming music catalog of …

Selling

The Grand Tor: How to Go Anonymous Online

Fifteen years have passed since a couple of MIT grads and a Navy-funded researcher first built The Onion Router, or Tor, a wild experiment in …

What to Do With 1 Billion Square Feet of Empty Shopping Mall Space

In the next 5-10 years, shopping malls might look a little sparse. Here's what to do.<p>There's a mall in Fergus Falls, Minnesota that looks like a ghost town from the 80s. The color scheme is ripped right out of Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and the decor looks just as dated. Mall walkers zip past wooden …

This Brilliant Strategy Used by Warren Buffett Will Help You Prioritize Your Time

The billionaire has a simple method for deciding what to spend his valuable time on.<p>With more than $70 billion to his name and majority ownership of 70+ companies through his holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett has proved he knows a thing or two about prioritizing important work.<p>But …

iPhone X Tips You Need To Try Once You Have Your Hands On Apple's New Device

The iPhone X is one of Apple's most exciting new releases. The new futuristic phone is compact, yet packed with tons of jaw-dropping features you …

Our new favorite iPhone X case is insanely thin and made of real body armor

If you want a paper-thin iPhone X case to keep your phone slim but protect it from scratches, we love the Tozo Ultra Thin Case. If you want a clear …

Tech Trends

Congress is considering giving Americans in Canada an incredible tax break

The U.S. Congress has been mulling changes in the way American individuals abroad are taxed by shifting from a citizen-based income-tax system to a …

Income Tax

Malls rely on food in major redevelopment

More than $8 billion has been spent during the past three years to transform America's mall and much of that investment involves food and …

The 10 Steamiest Sex Scenes That Have Landed On Netflix In 2017 (So Far!)

Netflix truly does have a little something for everyone.<p>If you’re into true crime, the streaming service has a unique combination of old shows — …

Arianna Huffington deletes every email her employees receive while they’re on vacation

Email makes it hard to relax when you’re on vacation. Even if you turn off notifications and refuse to check your inbox, it’s easy to spend your precious leisure time dreading the avalanche of messages that await you upon your return.<p>Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of the wellness company …

The Google Home Preview Program will give you first crack at updates

According to the Google Home help pages, the Preview Program is an update channel for the Chromecast and Google Home that gives you early access to …

How-To: Install iOS 11 public beta on your eligible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

As we just noted, the iOS 11 public beta has been released for anyone who is interested in trying iOS 11 before it is officially released later this fall. That means that you don’t have to be a registered Apple developer in order to install iOS 11, as the public beta process affords a …

Beta Testing

Deep in the Malls of Texas, a Vision of Shopping’s Future

DALLAS — Scott Beck, the chief executive of a local real estate company, remembers riding his bike as a child to Valley View Center, a shopping mall in North Dallas. Cars filled the vast parking lot and anchor stores like Bloomingdale’s, J. C. Penney and Sears teemed with customers.<p>Now, the bustle …

5 free VPNs to maintain your privacy online

Whether it’s the prying eyes of a repressive regime, a data-hungry internet service provider (ISP), or a malicious actor listening on the public …

Dying malls offer a chance to build something better — and address how our lives are changing

I can still recall the excitement of family trips to the brand new indoor mall, with its acres and acres of multitiered offerings.<p>You could buy just about anything at Concord's Sunvalley Mall, up in the Bay Area. You could grab a burger, go ice skating, ride the elevators in the sprawling …

17 Netflix Hidden Gems That'll Stretch Your Imagination

Because good shows make you think.

A $59 billion investor just issued a dire warning about the retail apocalypse

The industry's decline isn't just a phase or a temporary trend: it's a new normal, according to report released Wednesday by the asset management company Cohen & Steers.<p>"We see this retail weakness, which is occurring despite a relatively healthy economy, as part of a permanent evolution in how and …

Real Estate

What's Causing the Retail Meltdown of 2017?

In the middle of an economic recovery, hundreds of shops and malls are shuttering. The reasons why go far beyond Amazon.<p>From rural strip-malls to Manhattan’s avenues, it has been a disastrous two years for retail.<p>There have been nine retail bankruptcies in 2017—as many as all of 2016. J.C. Penney, …

Construction kicks off on huge Deep Ellum mixed-use project

Developers have quietly launched construction of what will be the largest mixed-use project in Dallas' Deep Ellum district.<p>The Epic development is on …

Cisco's 'Spark' board is basically a giant iPad, but it makes sense

When was the last time you used a dedicated video conferencing room over a video call on Skype, Slack, or FaceTime?<p>This realisation has seemingly hit …

Video Conferencing

Inside Sears' death spiral: How an iconic American brand has been driven to the edge of bankruptcy

One morning in late 2015, on Sears' vast Illinois campus, more than a dozen employees huddled in a videoconference room on a floor dubbed "B6."<p>There, two mid-level employees were preparing a presentation for the CEO, Eddie Lampert, when their boss rushed in with some last-minute advice.<p>On a chart …

Sears

This New Drawing App Shows How Digital Software Will Save Sketching, Not Destroy It

Mental Canvas is not the first software that attempts to save the act of sketching--we have seen 3D "sketching" tools such as SketchUp, as well as …