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Bernard Tomic unleashes extraordinary attack on Pat Rafter and Tennis Australia

Tennis Australia has hit back at Bernard Tomic's extraordinary overnight comments, describing his attack on Pat Rafter and TA officials as …

13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

10 Of The Most Fabulous Housing Designs Of 2014

From a house dangling off a cliff to an apartment designed to make friends, here are the most ingenious residential designs of the year.<p>Not everyone can live in a one-of-a-kind, architect-designed home, but there is no shortage of spectacular designs that make us wish we did, whether it’s a …

Check Out The Most Remote Design Destination On Earth

The Fogo Island Inn is the perfect destination for the design-minded traveler looking to get away. Like, really far away. Opened last spring on a remote northern island off the coast of Newfoundland–adjacent to a community that’s seriously called Joe Batt’s Arm–the inn is nestled onto the shores of …

Fairy Tale Attractions to See with Kids in Europe

Hercules monument on the Fairy Tale Route (Photo Credit: MalteRuhnke via WikiMedia)<p>Travel through time and explore a fairy tale world stretching from Snow White to Harry Potter. Try learning to ride a broomstick, see the original Little Mermaid and discover Snow White's home deep in a German forest.<p>…

Successful Entrepreneurs Have These 5 Traits in Common

Maybe being an entrepreneur is in your DNA but, even if it's not, it's in your power to succeed at it.<p><i>This Entrepreneur.com "best read'' was originally posted Oct. 28, 2014</i><p>Were you born to be an entrepreneur? Being successful requires a mix of characteristics that are both innate and learned. …

Why You Should Apply Design Thinking To Your Life

Through her workshops, Ayse Birsel coaches designers and non-designers alike to “design the life you love.”<p>Award-winning product designer Ayse Birsel stands before a room of 18 expectant Innovation by Design workshop attendees, the rainbow strands of a beaded necklace and an improvised lanyard of …

This week in bitcoin: Criticism against proposed BitLicense mounts, as deadline draws near

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Pond5/stevanovicigor<p>This week’s bitcoin review takes a look at some of the recent statements against the proposed New …

Y Combinator-Backed ListRunner Eliminates Hospital Paperwork

A majority of a doctor’s time is spent jotting down notes about a patient for the next doctor on duty over and over again with a pen and paper, according to Dr. Jeeshan Chowdury. His new Y Combinator-backed startup, ListRunner, promises to eliminate this paperwork with a mobile app.<p>You’d think this …

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Modern Architecture

Google's 'Little Box Challenge' is Now Open for Submissions

Google is looking to reward engineers and budding innovators for coming up with a more compact solution for transforming energy garnered from renewable sources into something usable in your home.<p>The internet giant first announced the initiative back in May, but now it’s full steam ahead as Google …

Google and IEEE Offer $1 Million Prize for Smaller Power Inverter

Bigger isn’t necessarily better, especially when it comes to power inverters, which are devices that convert electricity from direct current (such as solar panels and batteries) into alternating current for use in homes, businesses and electric cars. That’s why Google and the Institute of …

Clean Energy

Apple Granted Patent For 'iTime' Smartwatch Design

Apple has never publicly acknowledged that it’s working on a smartwatch, although it’s widely expected that an “iWatch” could be introduced as soon as this September. On Tuesday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted a Patent to Apple for a smartwatch concept referred to as ‘iTime’ …

FCC Filings Reveal Apple's First-Party iBeacon Hardware

FCC filings discovered by electronics company Securifi (via <i>TUAW</i>) have revealed Apple's plans for first-party iBeacon hardware to go along with the microlocation technology found in iOS. The transmitter is registered as the "Apple iBeacon" and carries a model number of A1573, which is in line with …

FCC approves multibillion-dollar push to put Wi-Fi in schools and libraries

If you pay for a phone in the US, you'll find a small addendum each month: a few dollars for the Universal Service Fund, a federal program meant to give rural and low-income Americans phone and internet access. A fraction of that money goes to a system called E-Rate, which is specifically earmarked …

Where to Find the World's Least Expensive Luxury Hotels

We know that a luxury hotel can set you back a pretty penny. But not everywhere -- if you know where to look. We recently set out to find the 15 countries where staying a night at a luxury hotel is in general the most expensive. Now we are peering through the other end of the telescope -- to find …

50 Places In Europe You Need To Visit In Your Lifetime

We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in Europe.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam to tasting Chianti in Italy's Tuscany region, here are 50 things you need to do in Europe in your lifetime.

European Travel

Washington’s Wi-Fi Friday: FCC, Senate push for more Wi-Fi in schools, more unlicensed airwaves

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: gary718 / Shutterstock<p>Wi-Fi was a big topic of discussions in multiple institutions of our federal government on …

Net Neutrality

What Factors Make a City Great?

We previously asked what makes for a great neighborhood and now we're thinking bigger. What makes a city great? On the surface, it's the people, the food, the outdoor environments and transit systems, incredible art, and architecture. Digging down a little deeper, we discover other nuances that …

Facebook Just Fired A Huge Shot At Cisco

On Wednesday, Facebook introduced Wedge, making good on its promise from last year to push into the $23 billion Ethernet switch market, currently dominated by Cisco.<p>Wedge is part of the Open Compute Project (OCP), one of the most important tech projects Facebook has ever created. OCP began in 2012 …

Virtualization

Parties, money and their masters: who do office holders serve?

It’s hard not to be disturbed by the allegations emerging from the inquiry into Australian Water Holdings (AWH) by New South Wales’ Independent …

Liberal Party

We're running out of wireless spectrum ... so what can we do?

While discussions around closing oil refineries in Australia bring talk of future economic security, our economic future also depends on a less …

Internet of Things

Clever Mash-up Posters of Movies We Wish Were Real

We have the creative genius of some Redditor to thank for these fantastic movie mash-up posters. Using Photoshop, clever wordplay, and lots of imagination, famous movies such as <i>Harry Potter</i>, <i>Black Swan</i>, and more were blended together to create the ultimate mash-up movie posters.<p>You wouldn't think …

Harry Potter