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Jony Ive: The man behind Apple's magic curtain

The reclusive and prolific Jony Ive, the man behind the Apple iPod, meets with USA TODAY for a rare interview about Apple's once and future mission.<p>CUPERTINO, Calif. — The man who designed the iPod ponders the question with furrowed brow.<p>"That's a good one," says Jony Ive, when asked what he would …

Parametric Architecture Rattles The Italian Alps

With the Paramount Alma Residence, PLASMA Studio places a contemporary and well considered wake-up call in a sleepy town of quaint chalets.<p>Tucked away in the northernmost part of Italy’s South Tyrol province is the picturesque town of Sesto. The thousand-year-old hamlet sits at the base of the …

The New Yorker Tackles Civil Forfeiture

While the evils of civil forfeiture are by no means new — Cato published a book about these laws way back in 1995, and has published much else since, …

Spectacular Day and Night Composite Shots of Major Cities

<i>Day to Night</i> is a spectacular ongoing series by fine art photographer Stephen Wilkes featuring urban landscapes that transcend the confines of time by presenting day and night shots of iconic cityscapes in one image. Using up to 1,500 images from a 15-hour shoot day (from sunrise to sunset), Wilkes …

Robert Griffin III injury: Redskins plan to start QB Week 1, GM says

Robert Griffin III is ahead of schedule, and all signs points to the quarterback being ready for the start of the season.<p>The Washington Redskins are planning to start Robert Griffin III in Week 1 of the regular season, general manager Bruce Allen told media Friday. Allen added that the quarterback …

GM: No conflict with RG III, coach

Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said there is no controversy between coach Mike Shanahan and quarterback Robert Griffin III, a …

This Hysterical Video Reveals Jony Ive’s Real iOS 7 Inspiration [Video]

Where does Jony Ive get his inspiration? We’ve been asking that question for years, and while genius plays a part in it, like the best designers, Ive is profoundly influenced by the world around him.<p>The same is true with iOS 7. Ive’s new design might look radical with its bright colors and palette …

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Sun will flip its magnetic field soon, NASA says

The sun's magnetic field is gearing up to shift, which happens once every 11 years, according to NASA officials.<p>The sun is gearing up for a major solar flip, NASA says.<p>In an event that occurs once every 11 years, the magnetic field of the sun will change its polarity in a matter of months, …

Google Glass to see policy questions

Wide-eyed fascination induced by Google Glass is about to smack into a real wall of policy implications — from the doctor’s office to the driver’s seat.<p>The wearable computer, subject of media interest and a strategic public relations push, has Congress swooning even as it triggers trepidation …

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65 Cozy Designer Family Rooms

Lazy days are welcome here.<p>Prop up your feet — these comfy dens are tailor-made for relaxing. Up your living room's game too with even more designer decorating ideas.

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Modern Seaweed House Inspired by Traditional Techniques

On an island where trees were scarce, crafty locals made use of an abundant, yet highly unusual building material: seaweed. Naturally insulating, …