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This Remote-Controllable, Rearrangeable House Uses Almost No Energy

A smart home that lets you configure it however you want.<p>We still don’t have flying cars (not quite, anyway, despite some works in progress). But the 1950s vision of the futuristic home is fairly close to reality.<p>Inspired in part by mid-century designs like the flying saucer-shaped Futuro house and …

Helpful Infographic Visualizes What a "Net-Zero" Home Looks Like

The falling cost of energy-efficient equipment means that in the not-so-distant future, we'll see more net-zero homes. But, what is that exactly? A net-zero energy home is one that uses about 60 to 70 percent less energy than a conventional dwelling, and the balance of its energy needs are supplied …

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

European Travel

On Its First Birthday, Slack Declares Itself The “Fastest Growing Business App” Ever

And its daily users have doubled twice in six months.<p>Slack could be the only business application that doesn't provoke regular bursts of homicidal rage from its users, and instead, on occasion, prompts real joy.<p>The corporate chat tool — or "essential team communication platform" — is celebrating …

Uneasy Standoff in Iraq Between Kurds and ISIS

MOSUL, Iraq — A standoff is setting in along a 600-mile stretch of territory between the Kurdistan region of Iraq and the swath of land controlled by the Sunni militants who are sweeping parts of the country.<p>The stare-down is so tense that in some places only a few hundred yards separate the Kurds …

Code For Spilt-Screen Multitasking Discovered In iOS 8

Developer Steven Troughton-Smith has found code inside the first beta version of iOS 8 that allows users to run two apps side-by-side on the same …

Computer passes 'Turing Test' for the first time after convincing users it is human

A ''super computer'' has duped humans into thinking it is a 13-year-old boy, becoming the first machine to pass the ''iconic'' Turing Test, experts say<p>A ''super computer'' has duped humans into thinking it is a 13-year-old boy to become the first machine to pass the ''iconic'' Turing Test, experts …

Artificial Intelligence

iWatch Hitting Wrists for $200 in September: Report

Rumors around Apple’s purported iWatch have run rampant for months, but the iPhone maker’s first wearable could be close to getting an official price and release date. According to analyst Brian White, the Cupertino tech giant could release the iWatch alongside its new iPhone this September at an …

Wearable Tech

9 Must-Have Summer Nail Polishes

Consider this your summer manicure cheat sheet.<p>Whether you're looking for festival-ready brights or office-friendly neutrals, these summer polishes have you (and your nails) covered.

Nails

DIY: 5 All-Natural Insect Traps and Deterrents You Can Make at Home

Summertime brings a wealth of fun to the world, doesn’t it? The days are long and warm, flowers perfume the air with their luscious scents, and …

Report: Apple Planning 'Smart Home' System Debut at WWDC

Apple is planning to introduce a smart home concept at its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, according to a report.<p><i>The Financial Times</i> says …

Alite: Fun Simple Outdoor Gear for Casual Camping

The Monarch Chair was made to be used anywhere. Whether you take it on a hike, backpacking trip, or camping trip, you’ll sit comfortably. This unique …

Camping

3D Print Your Own 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Mockup with These $25 Plans

Following our feature yesterday sharing photos of a case and 3D-printed physical mockup of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, designer Martin Hajek is selling his own set of 3D files for a similar model, priced at $25. The files allow anyone interested in trying out how the alleged design feels in the hand to …

2014 World Cup Brazil: Players Who Will Impact Tournament Most

The 2014 World Cup is rapidly approaching with some of the best players in the world preparing to take the pitch on the biggest stage in Brazil on June 12. There will be no shortage of elite soccer players in this year's World Cup, from big names from Europe and Asia to emerging stars in North and …

Soccer

Have Bitcoin, Will Travel - Part 3

OK…. So you decided to read this in order to figure out what this thing Bitcoin is, or what bitcoins are all about. Maybe you want to be able to …

Work Outfit Idea: A Boyfriend Blazer, Leather Leggings, and Pumps

If you don't wear a uniform at work, getting dressed for the office can be a daily test of patience. But never fear! Every evening at 10 P.M., we're bringing you simple and chic work-appropriate outfit ideas to answer the perpetual question "what should I wear for the office?"<p><b>A Cool Blazer, Skinny</b> …

6 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Your Graphing Calculator

Fun Things to Do on a Graphing Calculator<p>1. Draw something.<p>2. Play games.<p>3. Collect data.<p>4. Upload photos.<p>5. Write full sentences.<p>6. Create and save …

Balancing Rose Aromatherapy Deodorizing Soy Candle For Pets

Is your pet moody and easily agitated?<p>This luxurious and unique hand poured soy candle deodorizes your home with a 40 hour burn time. …

Prefabulous World

As sustainability becomes a greater concern across all fields, advances in materials technology and design mean aesthetics are no longer sacrificed for a reduced carbon footprint. Just in time for Earth Day, "Prefabulous World" by Sheri Koones illustrates the stunning architectural capability of …

Fire, Music, Tech: An Audio Visualizer to End All Audio Visualizers

Fire and heavy electronic beats may not be the first things you'd associate with a children's classroom lesson. The team at science/tech blog …

Anti-gravity

10 of the Coolest Hotels We’ve Stayed At – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

27<p>1<p>4<p>Thanks to this website, Alberto and I have had the chance to travel far and beyond, from Antarctica to Zimbabwe, North Korea to South Africa. …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inc.com

Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, as evidenced by the …

Apple so rattled by ‘Next Big Thing’ ads, it almost changed ad agency, claims Samsung

Apple senior VP of marketing Phil Schiller was so concerned about Samsung’s <i>Next Big Thing</i> ad campaign, in which the company poked fun at Apple customers, that he emailed Tim Cook to suggest a change of ad agency to fight back – according to a claim by Samsung lawyer Jon Quinn.<p><i>The Verge</i> reports that …

Hillary Clinton Compares Russian Moves In Crimea To What Hitler Did In The 1930s [Reports]

Last week, the lower house of the Kremlin's legislature passed a bill that would allow "Russian-speaking citizens of the former USSR, irrespective of nationality, who are in danger of a real threat of ethno-cultural, political, or professional discrimination" to acquire Russian citizenship.<p>"Now if …

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