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Germany legalizes self-driving car tests

German automakers won't have to bring their experimental autonomous cars to California for testing anymore. The country has just approved a law allowing companies to test their self-driving cars on its roads, so long as they follow a set of conditions. Perhaps the most important requirement is that …

Mercedes-Benz

Tokyo Thrift: Sony's gorgeous VAIO P was stunningly unusable

Never have I wanted a computer as much as the Sony VAIO P.<p>Never have I been so wrong.<p>Sony introduced the VAIO P at CES 2009, the height of the netbook boom, and its stunning design soared high above all competitors racing to the bottom. Look at your laptop; now imagine that the bottom half was …

Inside the futuristic campuses tech's fastest-growing companies are building

Tech's cutting-edge companies are not only building products that will shape our future, but they're also building campuses with a vision to match.<p>It's not enough to just have a nice cafeteria or a volleyball court anymore. Today's tech companies strive for architectural showpieces that make a …

moonstone's dramatic hull lights blend into the horizon

<b>moonstone’s dramatic hull lights blend into the horizon</b><p><b>during the dubai international boat show 2016 ‘Moonstone’,</b> from van geest design alongside …

The Café Aroma Translated Into A Sculptural Design In Shanghai

A lot of inspiration for coffee shops comes from the drink itself. Coffee has a distinct aroma and a lot of character and translating all that into …

Interior Design

3x3x3 Taiwan Tower Competition / Broadway Malyan Architects

ArchDaily has recieved another submission from the Taiwan Tower Competition in Taichung, by <b>Broadway Malayn</b>. The project was dubbed 3x3x3 to represent …

Tom Dixon's Manhattan showroom is his first outside London

British designer Tom Dixon has opened a permanent store in New York's Soho neighbourhood, saying America has become "a land of opportunity" for his …

PSA: Google has made international phone calls to France free on Hangouts

In the wake of some absolutely tragic and terrifying events tonight in Paris, Google has made international phone calls to France free on Google Hangouts. In other tragic past events, many companies that offer calling services have offered similar opportunities.<p>In a related initiative, Facebook has …

16 New Futuristic Free Fonts for Designers

Fresh free fonts for 2016 is here. There are <b>high-quality fonts</b>; all of these come in regular, rounded and italics respectively. Highest-quality fonts …

As Taiwan votes, China looms large

Presidents and prime ministers do not usually campaign in other countries' elections. But Xi Jinping, the Chinese President, has in effect endorsed the governing party of Taiwan by meeting its departing leader in another country, Singapore.<p>The election doesn't take place until January, but this …

A City In Taiwan Is Demolishing an Old Mall and Turning Its Parking Lot Into a Lagoon

We’ve seen plenty of dead malls reborn as unusual things, from high schools to greenhouses. The Taiwanese city of Tainan is one-upping them all by …

Lamborghini phone will cost you $6,000

The 88 Tauri has been announced by luxury brand Tonino Lamborghini at CES for those that have expensive taste. This is the company's second Android …

This Re-Engineered Moss Can Grow Perfume–And Even Medicine

Moss is often considered a nuisance, something that clogs up drains and covers over paths. But to Marie Brøns Nørgaard, it’s something very useful indeed.<p>Nørgaard, 24, leads a Danish startup called TychoBio, which is developing greener ways to produce several chemicals found in perfumes, shampoos, …

Barilla Announces Winners of 3D-Printed Pasta Design Challenge

Just as I was getting a handle on how different kinds of pasta are extruded, the self-described "most reputable company in the global Italian meal …

Ghostly 3D Ship Projected onto Vertical Sheets of Water

Appearing at the Amsterdam Light Festival this year is a mysterious illusion by the Romanian architecture collective visualSKIN. Titled <i>Ghost Ship</i>, it's a 3D projection of a 17th century boat set against a backdrop of water. Two intersecting images project onto vertical and perpendicular planes of …

Chow down: Italian circus in trouble for disguising dogs as show pandas

Not so much an open-and-shut case; more of a black-and-white one. The owner of an Italian travelling circus has been charged with the use of false documents after it was discovered that two pandas in his show were, in fact, chow chow puppies that had been dyed.<p>A spokeswoman for the forestry corps, …

Live Map Shows Thousands Of Cyber Attacks As They Happen

Sony got nuked, said one security expert. But it’s hardly the only attack aimed at a major corporation. Tens of thousands of cyber attacks are launched every second – a majority of which are directed at the United States – but few have the impact that can force a Hollywood studio to cancel a …

Google’s End-To-End Email Encryption Tool Gets Closer To Launch

More than half a year ago, Google announced that it was working on an email encryption Chrome plugin that would make it very easy for anybody to encrypt their emails. Now, it looks like this tool is getting a bit closer to launch.<p>While it’s not ready for a wider release yet, Google this week moved …

The Future of HealthTech - Ambulance Drones

In December 2013, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos caused quite a stir with the announcement of his company’s plans to offer 30-minute product deliveries via unmanned aerial vehicles (more commonly referred to as “drones”). Drones have been deployed by the U.S. military since the 1970s, for purposes ranging …

Jaguar's 'Ghost Car' Navigation System Is Straight Out Of Science Fiction

Jaguar just unveiled a proposed new navigation system that's unlike anything we've ever seen.<p>Most modern navigation systems instruct drivers using a series of arrows or at best a pictographic representation of a highway exit. However, Jaguar's new experimental system abandons the arrows and instead …

The 30 Most Popular Vine Stars In The World

We collected and ranked the most popular Vine stars in the world based on their number of followers. Most are comedians, while others are musicians or actors.<p>These Vine users have risen from relative obscurity, and are now followed by millions of people. Some have even landed record deals or TV …

The weird and amazing Final Fantasy XV trailer is finally in English

The upcoming fifteenth <i>Final Fantasy</i> game is the most anticipated in quite some time, and a lot of that has to do with the fantastic trailer Square Enix released for the game back at Tokyo Game Show in September. It may be a few months late, but that <i>Final Fantasy XV</i> trailer is finally in English — …

CrowdSolve Wants To Give Serial’s Legion Of Armchair Detectives A Crime-Solving Platform

A new project called CrowdSolve debuting on Indiegogo today asks the question: What happens if you use the “wisdom of the crowd” to solve crime? It’s a marked contrast from the heroic image of the solitary detective, a la Batman or Sherlock Holmes, but one that might resonate more with our recent …

eLearning Design Tips: Using GIMPShop Repeatable Textures

So you do eLearning Design, but don’t have the budget to buy an expensive Creative Suite? But, how are you going to edit that image? How are you …

eLearning

Small Cubic Cabin Sits on Glowing Orange Aluminum Spines

This spiky, orange-glowing cube, known as the <i>Barnards Farm Sitooterie</i>, is the newest sculptural and architectural addition to the grounds of the UK's National Malus Collection in Essex. Adapted from Scottish origins, a “sitooterie” is a small summer cabin, as in a place to “sit oot.” The perfectly …

Thrill Seekers Suspend a Giant Hammock 400 Feet Above the Desert Floor

During the recently-passed Thanksgiving holiday, a group of BASE jumpers, highliners, and friendly volunteers constructed a large pentagon-shaped hammock and suspended it 400 feet above the Moab desert in Utah. They called it the <i>Mothership Space Net Penthouse</i>, and it majestically hung over the …

Watch This Man Turn a DeLorean Into a Monster Truck, a Limo, and a Hovercraft

Avoid flat-spotting and choose your own tire-storage adventure.<p>John Z. DeLorean's DMC-12 began with an ambitious idea—a Wankel-powered sportscar—that was whittled down by production pressures and other issues to become a not-particularly-sporty shadow of DeLorean's dream. It became an icon in spite …

Trucks

The Pirate Bay Is (Kind Of) Back, Courtesy of isoHunt

Earlier this week, The Pirate Bay, at the time the world’s biggest torrent site, was taken down and seized by Swedish police. After the data center raid, one of the Pirate Bay’s original cofounders, Peter Sunde, lamented what the site had become—stagnant and full of racy advertisements. If what …

Eye-Fi Mobi Delivers Photos From Your Camera To The Cloud | One Lap

The rise of smartphone cameras decimated the entry-level digital camera market. In contrast, sales of DSLR and other high-end cameras have thrived. High-end cameras provide interchangeable lenses and have the raw performance demanded by serious photographers but, unlike the quality cameras being …