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Five Shipping Containers Are Woven Into This Home in Santa Barbara

There’s even a shipping container sitting in the kitchen.<p>The home that architects Clay Aurell and Josh Blumer, of AB Design Studio, devised for Bret and Dani Stone on a sloping site in the foothills of Santa Barbara, California, is nothing short of a triple-threat: It’s largely prefabricated; it …

Santa Barbara

The truth about animals isn’t always pretty

The Truth About Animals<i><br>Lucy Cooke</i><i><br>Basic Books, $28</i><p>Nearly 2,000 years ago, Pliny the Elder reported that hippopotamuses find relief from overeating by …

Cardano: This Crypto's Potential Is Its Greatest Strength And Weakness

I've written about the main coins: Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin. Now it's time to write about some of the significant altcoins that look promising …

China’s latest energy megaproject shows that coal really is on the way out

China has some of the worst air pollution in the world. In several cities, thick layers of smog are common, resulting in thousands of deaths every year.<p>According to a 2016 study, the top contributor of air pollution-related deaths in China is the burning of coal. The team of Chinese and American …

Renewable Energy

4 Things We Really Need to Do to Fight The Global Plastic Crisis

Recycling your bottles simply isn't enough.<p>The environmental impact of plastic is finally receiving the attention it deserves. This is partly down to …

Smart lock maker Otto suspends operations

Otto showed the world its digital lock in August. Four months later, the company has suspended operations. Hardware is hard. It’s a cliche for a reason.<p>The company made the decision just ahead of the holidays, a fact that founder and CEO Sam Jadallah recently made public with a lengthy Medium post …

Gift Guide: The complete guide to home music production on your iPad or Mac

With an iPad and few accessories, these days anyone can have a functional recording studio in their home for less than the cost of a Mac. Whether you’re just getting started and want a modest iPad recording setup in your living room, or you’re looking to setup a full-blown home studio with your …

Bitcoin – The Internet of Money

<i>This post is old – I wrote it for Wired, which just published an excerpt in “The Wired World in 2014” issue, but the article was written in July.</i> …

Free Design Resources: UI Kits

I thought it would be a good idea to find more freebies around the web for you guys. These are some very useful UI Kits for those moment when you're …

Meet Sense, 3D Systems’ Cheap, Dead-Simple 3D Scanner For The Masses

We’ve seen more than a few startups cook up their own impressive 3D scanners — there’s Makerbot and its Digitizer, and dark horse Occipital with its mobile Structure sensor just to name a few — but one of the oldest and biggest names in 3D printers is clearly itching to get in the game too. South …

Flite Launches A Free Online ‘Design Studio’ For Building HTML5 Ads

Hey, remember when people were still arguing about HTML5 versus Flash?<p>The battle seems long over at this point, with the rise of the iPhone essentially killing Adobe’s Flash platform, but Will Price, CEO of ad tech company Flite, said the transition has taken longer than you might think — it won’t …