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Meet the agoraphobic globetrotter who uses Street View to 'travel' the world

In a growing age of digital addictions, selfie-related deaths and social media obsessions, recent years has seen technology painted in a bad light to say the least. But here is one of the few cases where the power of technology has been key for the good of humankind.<p>Jacqui Kenny, a London-based …

Google Street View

10 Stunning Private Islands You Can Rent from $307 a Night, Ranked by Price

You don't have to be a millionaire to rent your own island.<p>If you’ve always fancied taking over a secluded private island for a night, you’re not …

Pursuing Perfection: 8 Glass Boxes With Beautiful Detailing

Sometimes, thinking outside the box requires looking right through it. Grounding architecture, pure forms and geometry structure ideas on space, sequence and light. Architects and designers use shapes like triangles and squares as building blocks to larger concepts. As one of the most fundamental …

40 trips you should take before you turn 30

You're not young and free forever.<p>Your 20s are an ideal time to take on some adventure and travel to faraway places.<p>Chances are you'll end up having …

This Designer Shows You How to Build a Brand the World Wants to See

When you’re in the early stages of building a personal brand, it’s easy get overwhelmed comparing yourself to mega brands that make it look so easy. But aspiring creatives, listen up: Building a successful brand is all about staying true to who you are and what makes you unique. Here to teach you …

Marketing

Pokemon Go: Gyms, candy, pokeballs and everything else you need to know

The complete beginner's guide to Nintendo's wildly popular new game.<p>The phenomenon known as Pokemon has made its way onto iOS and Android, but this time, it's different.<p><b>What is Pokemon Go?</b><p>Pokemon Go is nothing like the Game Boy game you remember -- it's a free mobile game that lets you see tiny …

15 Unexpected Cities You Need To See (& Can Afford!)

There's far more to experience in Europe than its most popular (and most Instagrammed) cities. For every Paris or London, there is a yet undiscovered …

Japanese Bonsai Tree Takes a 10-Year Journey Around the Globe

Conceptual artist Azuma Makoto pushes the boundaries of traditional Japanese flower arrangement, taking his plant and flower designs to entirely new levels. Makoto's 10-year project <i>Shiki: Landscape and Beyond,</i> captures the journey of a Japanese white pine bonsai tree around (and above) the globe. …

Modern Art

Googlers Living at Google: Tiny Spaces, Probably No Sex

Thirteen months in a parking lot honestly sounds terrible.<p>It is really, really expensive to live in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mountain View, Calif., the South Bay city that’s home to the Google campus, is no exception — the median home price there is more than $1.3 million.<p>Google, a multinational …

Silicon Valley

The Rambo Circus of India in Pictures

Shoes

Virtual Reality Device Allows Users to Wander the Forest through the Eyes of an Animal

<i>In the Eyes of an Animal</i> is the newest brainchild from the London-based design studio Marshmallow Laser Feast<i>,</i> allowing you to take a fascinating journey through the forest with the eyes of an animal. Located in Grizedale Forest, UK and commissioned by the AND Festival, this installation is a …

Virtual Reality

Articles about architect builds his own studio retreat escape city on Dwell.com - Dwell

In a Brooklyn backyard, an off-duty architect builds a structure that tests his attention to the little things.<p>Balnarring Retreat is a minimal residence located in Victoria, Australia, designed by Branch Studio Architects.<p>A retired couple looking to downsize find the solution right in their …

English Channel

The Road Ahead: Toyota Sees Gas Engine Cars Gone By 2050 (Tesla's Already There)

This past week Toyota said it plans to all but eliminate gasoline-based cars by 2050. Tesla is about 35 years ahead of that goal.<p>The Japanese automaker laid out it goals on Wednesday, according to a report in Nikkei, Japan’s largest business daily. The plans call for a 90 percent reduction in the …

Alternative Fuel

Microsoft will give you a $300 discount for your old MacBook

Microsoft is currently offering a trade-in deal worth up to $300, InformationWeek reports.<p>The so-called Easy TradeUp deal allows customers to trade …

HyperCam is a Low-Cost Hyperspectral Camera That Captures What We Can’t See

Hyperspectral cameras can see things in the world that the human eyes can’t by capturing information from across the electromagnetic spectrum beyond …

Artist Transforms Parents' Ordinary Home into a Phenomenal Monster House

Artist Christine McConnell has a spellbinding knack for spooky transformations. She typically focuses on baked goods as she takes ordinary treats and turns them into extraordinarily creepy creations. But this time, McConnell decided to set her sights on a much larger canvas: her parents' house. …

Want to save the world? Stop using bottled water. Here’s why.

BOTTLED WATER IS NONSENSE. It’s completely unnecessary, it’s wasteful, and it’s often not even the “spring water” it claims to be. And considering …

Secluded Treehouse Hotels Allow Guests to Completely Disconnect from Outside World

Nestled within a forest in Hesse, Germany is Robin's Nest Treehouse Hotels, a destination spot for those wanting a unique and rustic getaway. The gorgeous and scenic locale offers a host of housing options, with the most striking being its elevated structures. There, visitors can sleep among the …

Hospitality

Nomadic Couple Built a Stylish Trailer Home for $50,000

Like many people, Brian and Joni Buzarde wanted to own a home, but they didn't want to be tied to one particular location. Their solution for housing mobility was an unconventional yet practical one–they built a dwelling that would travel with them. The couple's trailer, nicknamed <i>Woody</i>, was …

Stylish

Your Sunscreen Could Be Killing The Ocean's Coral Reefs

A study released Tuesday found that the chemical oxybenzone, which is commonly used in sunscreens, is toxic to coral reefs around the world.<p>A toxic ingredient found in sunscreen is killing coral reefs around the globe and has been discovered in especially high-concentrations in beaches frequented …

Hubble Space Telescope Captures Jupiter in 4k Ultra HD

The Hubble Space Telescope allows NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to comprehensively explore the solar system as they learn more about our universe. A new program involving this telescope permits scientists to specifically study the solar system's outer planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and …

Astronomy

The 50 best US tourist attractions you've never heard of

New York has the Empire State Building, but it's also home to Letchworth State Park, unofficially known as the "Grand Canyon of the East."<p>We've rounded up the most worthwhile but lesser-known tourist attractions in every state.<p>While some of these places have a significant amount of visitors each …

National Parks

31 Posts That Prove "Harry Potter" Has The Funniest Fans

Harry Potter fans have jokes for days.

Independent Designer-Builders: You Can Now Sell Your Goods on Amazon

Here's what you need to know about the "Amazon Handmade" program<p>Even if you're a talented independent product or furniture designer-builder, there's …

Aged Sumatra Coffee is Worth the Wait

As a general rule, when it comes to coffee, fresh is best. But in some cases, much like cheese or wine, coffee gets better with age.<p>Like so many …

Coffee

15 Phrases That Are Basically Sex To Socially Anxious People

"We can leave after an hour." OH THANK GOD.

How The Seasons Of "American Horror Story" Connect

Surprise, bitch. Everything's connected.

Sneak Peek: Adobe ‘Monument Mode’ Wipes Tourists from a Scene in Real Time

At the Adobe MAX conference last night, Adobe shared some sneak peeks at innovative technologies currently being brewed by company scientists in …

Apple and Samsung are losing share in the tablet market to LG, Lenovo, and Huawei

Smaller players are finding room to grow in the contracting tablet market.<p>Global sales of tablets fell by 7% year-on-year to 44.7 million units in the second quarter of 2015, according to data from International Data Corporation (IDC). The market for tablets fell 3.9% compared to the first quarter …

Mobile