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Hagia Sophia

"Haghia Sophia" redirects here. For the steamship formerly known by that name, see SS Sussex. For other uses, see Hagia Sophia (disambiguation).<p>A …

20-Foot Shipping Container Floor Plan Brainstorm

This is just a little design exploration for how one might finish out a shipping container as a home. Some of the issues I’m noodling-through …

Shipping Containers

Airline workers share some of the most bizarre things they've seen in their line of duty

When you deal with even a fraction of these busy travellers from around the world on a daily basis, you can expect to encounter some bizarre human behavior.<p>As one flight attendant told Business Insider, you really get to see it all: "Never say never. Weirdness will always outdo itself if you …

Customer Service

Soccer Champ Abby Wambach’s Barnard Commencement Speech Is Going Viral for All the Right Reasons

Last week, 37-year-old soccer champ Abby Wambach delivered the commencement speech at Barnard College’s graduation. Though over a week has passed, people can’t stop talking about Wambach’s powerful message and the four “rules” she passed on to the young women in attendance, grounded in the …

Race & Ethnicity

Samsung updates its stylish Frame TVs with more features and artwork

Samsung's classy Frame TVs have returned, enhanced for 2018 with more art and four magnetic bezel cover options to ensure the expansive 4K Frames fit into the decor of even more homes. The new TVs come with an updated, improved artwork UI, making it easier to browse art collections by color scheme …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple Needs to Go All-In on USB-C

I'm tired of going on the road and having to carry multiple power supplies for different devices. A number of PC and phone makers are adopting USB-C, …

USB Type-C

Microsoft has been dreaming of a pocketable dual-screen Surface device for years

<i>The Verge</i> revealed last week that Microsoft wants to create a “new and disruptive” dual-screen device category to influence the overall Surface roadmap and blur the lines between what’s considered PC and mobile. Codenamed Andromeda, Microsoft’s project has been in development for at least two years …

Andromeda

Parrot Anafi drone review: flying high, but falling short

DJI’s only real competitor misses the mark<p>Competition is good. It forces you to get better, to stay innovative, and potentially change your approach in order to snag the market share you believe you deserve. In the world of drones, competition for the market leader DJI seems to be …

Drones

New media company Quartz sold to Japanese firm in deal worth up to $110M

Quartz, the business and tech news organization owned by Atlantic Media, is moving to a new home after publicly listed Japanese business Uzabase acquired it in a deal worth up to $110 million.<p>The deal is expected to close within a month. Quartz said it won’t be making layoffs and it will maintain …

Media Industry

Camera-maker Light is bringing nine lenses to a smartphone

<b>Something to look forward to:</b> Back in October 2015, camera company Light introduced the L16, a "multi-aperture computational camera" that featured an …

Mobile Photography

UK government food agency is putting meat on the blockchain

In a move that inspires one to cry out “blockchainify everything,” the UK’s Food Standards Agency has announced that it’s recent blockchain-focused pilot programme proved a success.<p>This marks the first time the country has used distributed ledger tech to regulate compliance within the local food …

Blockchain

Macquarie Close to a Deal for U.S. Data-Center Company T5

A unit of Australia’s Macquarie Group Ltd. is close to a deal to buy a majority stake in T5 Data Centers, according to people with knowledge of the …

Real Estate

So what is a VPN, and why should you care?

Security and privacy on the Internet is a big issue these days. We keep a lot of personal information on our phones and computers after all. If privacy is important to you, we really recommend considering a Virtual Private Network (VPN). But what is a VPN exactly? Good question.<p>It is a term you may …

Privacy

Samsung's The Frame 2018 gets voice control, phone-controlled login

You remember The Frame, don't you? It's Samsung's "lifestyle" TV designed to class up your living room by looking like wall art when it's not in use. Samsung has delivered unto us a new model, The Frame 2018, with interface updates to streamline your experience, but based on the same TV specs (such …

Wall Art

Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile announces new restrictions on video quality and hotspot speeds

Xfinity Mobile is set to place limitations on the maximum video quality and hotspot speeds that customers can get when using cellular data. In case you’re not familiar, Xfinity Mobile is Comcast’s MVNO that’s available exclusively to the company’s home internet customers and runs on the Verizon …

Telecoms

Facebook puts more limits on developer access to user data

Today, Facebook announced new API restrictions for apps. These changes are intended to continue helping developers create apps that the Facebook user base enjoys while also protecting the data and privacy of people using Facebook.<p>The tweaks include deprecating certain tools because of low adoption …

Apps

Yelp Can't Be Forced to Remove Defamatory Reviews, Court Says

Yelp Inc. can’t be forced by a state judge to remove a defamatory review of a law firm from its website, the California Supreme Court said.<p>The …

Yelp

Amazon patents hijack-proof delivery drones

Amazon just received a patent for hijack-proof delivery drones.<p>The company filed a patent titled "Hostile takeover avoidance of unmanned vehicles" …

Nefarious

Yelp can't be forced to remove negative posts, California Supreme Court rules

SAN FRANCISCO — Online review site Yelp.com cannot be ordered to remove posts against a San Francisco law firm that a judge determined were defamatory, a divided California Supreme Court ruled Monday in a closely watched case that internet companies had warned could be used to silence online speech.<p>…

San Francisco

Can You Believe? An Oral History Of 'Queer Eye'

We spoke to 20 people involved in both iterations of “Queer Eye" to bring you a fairy tale too good for TV.<p>Once upon a time, there was a flailing television network in need of a Cinderella makeover. As if arriving in their own magical carriage, a cabal of gay men swooped in to save it ― fairy …

Queer Eye

Inside Instagram's New NYC Office, Where The Gelato Is Free & The Bar Is Always Open

Walking inside Instagram's new New York office feels a bit like stepping onto a movie set designed to look like your feed. In any other work space, …

Sneak peek at Singapore Changi Airport's spectacular new Jewel

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 250-meter-long bouncing net three stories above ground. A 50-meter-long suspended bridge with glass-panel flooring.<p>Walking trails amongst a lush jungle of animal-shaped topiaries in a five-story terraced garden. A 40-meter-tall waterfall cascading from an opening in a vaulted glass roof …

Skyscrapers

7 Great Historic Upscale Lodgings in Northeast USA

Rest your head in a place formerly occupied by a Sea Captain or Industrialist, in stone houses erected during the early stages of the American Revolution, in resorts founded in remote locales by risk-taking entrepreneurs. The following seven upscale establishments from Delaware to Maine - each with …

Modern Archives

Greetings from California! 🙂 As mentioned before with our rebranding, we at The Casa Club will be featuring all types of non-traditional homes not …

Shipping Containers

BioClimatic Structures - Motorized Pergolas - Patio Covers

BioClimatic Structures, LLC is the exclusive distributor of the unique Solisysteme pergolas in the United States. Solisysteme are pioneers of the …

Landscaping

The Daily 202: Trump supporters suffer unintended consequences of his policies

<b>Analysis</b> Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events

Donald Trump

Detroit Is Showing the Rest of the Country How to Make a Comeback

We live in an era in which the city, not the suburb, is exalted. America’s vibrant urban centers are seeing massive population surges as young …

San Francisco

The Truth About Millennials and Work Ethic

Parents and workplace elders love to spread rumors. In particular, one rumor that makes someone look good — them. “In our day,” they creak out, like …

Demographics

When Being a Jerk Boss Will Come Back to Bite You in the Ass

While you might be quietly (or not so quietly) cheering for karma to knock your jerk of a boss around a bit — and maybe loosen a few teeth in the …

How Puerto Rico's Debt Created A Perfect Storm Before The Storm

Before Hurricane Maria hit last September, Puerto Rico was battered by the forces of another storm — a financial storm.<p>The island's own government borrowed billions of dollars to pay its bills, a practice that Puerto Rico's current governor, Ricardo Rosselló, now calls "a big Ponzi scheme."<p>But it …

Caribbean