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Top 5 Homes of the Week With Spa-Like Bathrooms

Bathroom, powder room, comfort station—no matter the name you fancy, these serene spaces from the Dwell community have been designed to soothe. Here are our editor's top picks of the week.<p><i>Featured homes were submitted by members of the Dwell community through our Add a Home feature. Add your home</i> …

Architecture

VR exhibit allows the blind to 'see' art thanks to special gloves

Forget massive headsets. An art exhibit in Prague is helping blind and visually impaired users to touch artwork in virtual reality thanks to special gloves.<p>The Touching Masterpieces exhibit offers visitors a series of 3D models of famous statues to “view” via haptic feedback in the gloves. The …

Seriously Cool Desk Toys for the Kid in All of Us

Forget fidget spinners — these seriously cool desktop toys can keep you entertained for hours and you’ll still look (mostly) like an adult playing …

Ubisoft's new AI wing melds gaming and scientific research

Game developers were researching AI well before it became a tech industry trend, but they haven't had much incentive to share their work with the academic world. It's a competitive advantage, after all. Ubisoft, however, is trying to find a happy middle ground. It recently established an AI …

The End of Moore's Law Will Change How We Need To Think About Innovation

A shift from disrupting markets to tackling grand challenges<p>In 1965, Intel cofounder Gordon Moore published a remarkably prescient paper which predicted that computing power would double about every two years. For a half century, this process of doubling has proved to be so remarkably consistent …

Fast Forward Labs

Report<p>Multi-Task Learning<p>Multi-task learning is an approach to training machine learning models that allows them to learn multiple tasks in parallel. …

Machine Learning

AI Superstar Andrew Ng Is Democratizing Deep Learning With A New Online Course

The founder of Google Brain and former head of Baidu’s AI efforts wants to train a giant new workforce to help make “AI the new electricity.”<p>Artificial intelligence could be as important to transforming the economy as electricity was 100 years ago. But for that to happen, the world will need a huge …

AI and music: will we be slaves to the algorithm?

Tech firms have developed AI that can learn how to write music. So will machines soon be composing symphonies, hit singles and bespoke soundtracks?<p>F<b>r</b>om Elgar to Adele, and the Beatles or Pink Floyd to Kanye West, London’s Abbey Road Studios has hosted a storied list of musical stars since opening …

Artificial Intelligence

Modular Shipping Container Swimming Pool and Hot Tub

Modpools’ patent pending pool utilizes the structural rigidity of a modified shipping container to provide end users with a relocatable hot pool. Set …

The Summer's Hottest Tech Toys

Kids love their tech. And, like many adults, they’ve got high standards. They're not going to fall for a ho-hum app or a gadget with a pointless …

Renovated 1920s house is an ode to windows—and plywood

The home was transformed into a light-filled beauty<p>It might surprise some to learn that natural light plays a leading role in the creation of an open, airy living space.<p>But to Boston-based firm NADAAA, the importance of light is a given. When overhauling this 1920s brick house in Washington D.C., …

Compose Synthy Samples with a Lego Sound Sequencer

I’ve been designing original electronic instruments ever since I made a toy sequencer for my daughter’s first birthday called the R-Tronic 8-Bit, and got it published in Make: in 2008. That one was a simple step sequencer that uses shapes to put sounds into a sequence that makes up a little …

The 40 best books of 2016 you must read immediately

The Post’s books team on the titles they most loved — and some that, curiously, escaped notice.<p>by Paul Kalanithi (Random House)<p>On page one, this …

Microsoft Has a Whole New Kind of Computer Chip---and It'll Change Everything

It was December 2012, and Doug Burger was standing in front of Steve Ballmer, trying to predict the future.<p>Ballmer, the big, bald, boisterous CEO of …

Articles about steel preserve on Dwell.com - Dwell

With a new skeleton, a brick house on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., gets an eco-friendly upgrade—without losing its local...<p>In Palo Alto, CA an oasis of savanna grasslands amongst the silicone makes for an inviting summer escape.<p>In the past few decades, overdevelopment throughout New England …

I'd Eat It: Impressive LEGO Pizza Slice (Plus Banana)

This is the realistic LEGO pizza slice crafted by Japanese LEGO artist Tary. You almost want to take a bite, don't you? Be honest. Tell me your …

Lego

Renovation Week - Curbed

Cities<p>Atlanta<br>• Austin<br>• Boston<br>• Chicago<br>• Detroit<br>• Hamptons<br>• Los Angeles<br>• Miami<br>• New Orleans<br>• New York<br>• Philadelphia<br>• San Francisco<br>• Seattle<br>• Washington DC<p>Topics<p>Architecture<br>• Interior Design<br>• Tiny Homes<br>• Prefab<br>• Home Tech<br>• House Calls<br>• For Sale<br>• Longform<br>• Maps<p>Handbook<p>Shopping<p>✕<p>15 renovation apps to know for your next project<p>By<p>From Curbed NY<p>An …

Real Estate

Make Room in Your Shoe Closet Because Vans Has Teamed Up With Nintendo

Adding to a long list of pop culture collaborations, which has yielded fare like <i>Star Wars</i>- and Disney-themed kicks, Vans is now working with Nintendo …

6 Traits Of Great Design Leaders

Being a good designer is only a start.<p>Countless companies advertise their design bona fides. Fewer live it. As the business world shifts focus from engineering and marketing to design and user experience, design leaders play an increasingly crucial role in shaping their companies’ future. But what …

The 13 Most Interesting Time Travel Stories in Comics

In comics, time travel is as commonplace as the superhero team-up, but often just involves inconsequential time-hopping to have adventures with King …

The Stunning Allumette Is the First VR Film Masterpiece

Five minutes into watching <i>Allumette</i>, I realized what Penrose Studios' innovative VR project reminded me of. It's as if an elaborate model-train setup …

Google's 360-degree monster short is the future of movies

Teased in trailers last month, Google has finally posted the full video of its epic 360-degree short monster movie <i>Help</i> on YouTube.<p>Directed by Justin …

Articles about crazy cool loft space surrounded rope walls on Dwell.com - Dwell

The Karst region in Slovenia is known for its limestone plateau, filled with picturesque caves and sinkholes.<p>After reading Aaron Britt’s interview with Kyle Schuneman on masculine design for our June Interior Design issue (on newsstands...<p>A new television show showcases exceptional public buildings …

Yale School of Management

A tiny electronics company makes some of the most popular toys on Amazon

One of the most popular toys on Amazon this year is made by a small company that doesn’t even specialize in toys.<p>Snap Circuits—kits that teach kids to build electronic projects—rank alongside Nerf, Jenga, and Star Wars toys.<p>As of Dec. 30, the electronic builder sets were on Amazon’s top 20 list of …

Using the new Apple TV to emulate classic game consoles

Just a little effort will transform your Apple TV into a '90s gaming machine.<p>For those of us fortunate enough to have the privilege, late December …

Smart TV

Computer-Controlled Spray Paint Lets You Print Graffiti

Have you always wanted to leave your mark on buildings, box cars, and overpasses but were too self-conscious of your non-existent graffiti skills? …

Famous Oil Paintings Add a Modern Twist to Limited Edition Boards | Colossal

<p>Famous oil paintings cover the surface of limited edition boards in both triptych and diptych variations in Boom-art and UWL's newest collaboration. …