Andy Torres

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Articles about who knew relaxed tropical retreat could be made shipping containers on Dwell.com - Dwell

This modern residence and gallery near San Jose, Costa Rica uses metal boxes like puzzle pieces to create a photographer's dream...<p>I wish I could see this cool new pop-up shop in person, but alas, it's in Manhattan and only until October 31. It's the first...<p>Using shipping containers to create …

These are the sounds left behind when you compress a song to MP3

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Recipe Update: Even Better Vegan Mushroom 'Bacon'

More<p>The Vegan Experience<p>It's not just great vegan food, it's great food, period.<p>This is not bacon, but it sure is tasty.<p>My vegan mushroom "bacon" is one of my favorite vegan recipes ever. It has a ridiculously satisfying crisp-chewy texture that bursts with sweet and savory flavor. It's one of the …

This retro trailer for 'The Facebook' gives us gnarly AOL flashbacks

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Leatherman is making the best charm bracelet ever, out of screwdrivers

One of the oldest things I still own, an early gift from my parents, is a blue Leatherman Mini-Tool. Growing up, I used it constantly for a strange mix of projects: taking apart simple gadgets, measuring fabric for sewing, and peeling (technically) edible bark off trees to practice wilderness …

How to Disappear (almost) Completely: a practical guide

Maybe you've seen <i>Into the Wild,</i> or (gasp) have actually <i>read</i> it. It's the true story of an ordinary person who, one day, decided to abandon society, pack some rice and a rifle into a bag and head off into the wilderness never to return. It's the sort of drastic move you rarely hear about in our …

The 5 Most Heinous Crimes George Lucas Has Committed Against ‘Star Wars’

It hasn’t been an easy ride for <i>Star Wars</i> fans since 1997, and with Disney having control of the franchise, there’s no telling how much more destruction your childhood is going to endure. George Lucas has made so many edits to the original films since their release it’s almost difficult to determine …

The Adult Film Minute: Chase Hates Porn Stars. But So Does PayPal, Amazon…

<i><br>Once per month, Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals will be telling us a little bit about what’s going on in adult entertainment and why it should matter to you.</i><p>Oh May, you’re supposed to be all springy and fun! Except that this month in discrimination: CHASE bank, PayPal, and now Amazon…<p>Vince has already done …

Pulsing pill promises to put an end to problematic pooping

The average trade-show diet of meat and bread plays havoc with our bodies, so it's no surprise everything grinds to a standstill after a long week. Israeli company Vibrant looks ready to solve our intestinal woes with its chemical-free way to treat constipation. Rather than plying our bunged-up …

Parody Trailer for Sofia Coppola's THE LITTLE MERMAID

Can Jack White bring vinyl up to date?

Jack White's new album 'Lazaretto' is innovating on vinyl. But can he make fans switch away from digital?<p>Jack White is hellbent on pushing the envelope on vinyl. For the release of his latest album <i>Lazaretto</i>, White already broke a world record last month by recording and pressing the LP's title …

Mohu Channels wants to give cord-cutters a unified menu

Not interested in paying a cable bill? You've certainly got options -- but between disparate streaming services, set-top boxes and your over-the-air digital antenna, managing all your content can be a bit of a hassle. Mohu is trying to fix that. The company is traditionally known for its paper-thin …

Watch this: people illegally BASE jumping from the top of 1 World Trade Center

A group of men who BASE jumped from the top of the 1,776-foot tower at 1 World Trade Center last September turned themselves in to police on Monday. The men — three of whom parachuted from the building, while a fourth kept watch — questioned the level of security in and around the tower. Andrew …

Item of the Day: Color Secrets Professional Vegan Nail Polish

Being a vegan or vegetarian is a personal choice and nobody should be judged for how they choose to live their life, food-wise. Unless they’re …

Bolt for Android offers free calling without messing up your routine

Could this be the iMessage of calling?<p>Free calling apps, such as Viber, Skype, and others, are quite common, but they all suffer from the same fatal flaw: they require you to remember to use their special apps when you’re calling someone on their networks and use the standard phone app when you’re …

BATMAN EVOLUTION - Action Packed Fan Film

Inhabitat's Week in Green: blue lava, biodegradable batteries and a self-cleaning t-shirt

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>China is facing a pollution crisis. In cities like Beijing, the smog has gotten so thick it's often difficult to see the sky - which begs the question: Does …

Modern Concrete Getaway in Paradise

You might think a Brutalist-style concrete structure would be out of place in a lush, beach-resort island like Vieques. However, to preserve the natural enclave off the coast of Puerto Rico, architect John Hix went as green as possible for his hotel Casa Solaris.<p>Casa Solaris at Hix Island …

Modern Mobile Homes For An Alternative Lifestyle

I bet you thought you’d never want to live in a mobile home? Me neither, until now! As it turns out, mobile homes are not just for trailer parks. In …

This machine can sequence your DNA for just $1,000

Even a decade ago, sequencing a genetic code would set you back around $250,000. The target, of course, has been to crunch that figure down to a more reasonable sum, and now a company believes that it can do it for just $1,000 a go. Illumina Inc. has announced that the $10 million HiSeq X Ten kit …

Huawei's Tron console will let you kill Android zombies on the cheap

Call it a coincidence, but just as China lifts its ban on foreign game consoles, one of its own biggest manufacturers is ready to release exactly such a device. The Tron micro-console from Huawei is an uncomplicated cylindrical canister that runs Android 4.2.3 and outputs a 1080p video feed to your …

Dairy-Free Vegan Lentil Soup Recipe

• In a large stock pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat, adding the onions, garlic and celery once hot. Stirring often, cook until the onion …

Netgear announces NeoMediacast to compete with Chromecast

In a move apparently inspired by the Google Chromecast, Netgear has announced the launch of its NeoMediacast HDMI dongle, a USB drive-sized device made to plug into your TV's HDMI port and stream content. The NeoMediacast runs on Android 4.2, has 802.11ac connectivity, and is Miracast-enabled, …

Watch this: 'Symmetry' is a short film that ends the way it begins

The second half of <i>Symmetry: A Palindromic Film</i> is exactly the same as the first. Created as a university graduation project by writer and director Yann Pineill, the short film not only plays with symmetrically framed scenes, but is literally symmetrical itself — at the halfway point <i>Symmetry</i> goes …

How to tie the world's best shoelace knot

Bunny ears or loop?<p>As a kid, you may have only learned a couple ways to lace and tie up your new Sketchers, but alas, there are two trillion more. Ian's Shoelace Site provides step by step guides on lacing a Double Helix, Starburst, and even the elusive Pentagram lacing technique. If you're feeling …

All of 'Futurama' in a single image

Planet Express delivery has introduced us to all sorts of creatures across many worlds over the years, but as of this September the adventures of <i>Futurama</i> have ended. A fan has now immortalized the characters in a (nearly) definitive — and absolutely stunning — image compiling "just about every …

Sega's stunning 3D Classics are Nintendo's best-kept secret

Welcome to the fantasy zone<p>There is perhaps no more illustrative example of the death of 3D than Nintendo’s latest handheld console. The 3DS was released at the height of Avatar-induced stereoscopy fever, but Nintendo just released a new model, inevitably called the 2DS, that omits the headline …

Determining Your Worth As a Photographer

When you start out as a photographer, particularly as a freelancer, you have to know your worth. Your worth determines how much you can charge for …

Meta Pro promises Tony Stark-style computing with a $3,000 pair of sunglasses

As opposed to the rudimentary capabilities of the current king of wearables, Google Glass, a company called Meta is building a full-fledged augmented reality computing platform into a pair of aviator shades and a pocket computer. The platform aims to provide the kind of user experience heretofore …