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Rocksteady XS 1.5 Speaker

As we become more mobile as a whole culture, technology continues to adapt along with us. From waterproof smartphones to airplay-enabled audio systems, most every tech company worth noting is launching portable speakers to compete with category veterans like Jambox. The latest to make its way to CH …

Disruptus

A creative resource for adults and kids alike, Disruptus is "designed to open every mind," and from what we can tell, it works as advertised. Using product flashcards as a starting point, and a die for direction, the game instructs players to either improve, transform, disrupt or create upon the …

Pet Adoption

Elder Scrolls Online will feature multi-functional player roles, 'pack mentality' monster behaviors

<i>The Elder Scrolls Online</i> will feature a skill system that allows players to be multi-functional in the roles they choose, according to a blog post on the game's official website.<p>The post includes details on different roles players can take, as well as how they can swap between them. In one example …

Review: Razer Blade Gaming Ultrabook (2013)

Razer turned heads last month when they announced having manufactured the world’s thinnest gaming laptop, boasting the most power-per-cubic-inch of any notebook released to date. Phrases like “insanely powerful” and “impossibly thin” are littered across the product’s marketing copy. Are these just …

Apple’s web-based office software will force Google and Microsoft to up their game

Software developers who have early access to Apple’s competitor for office software programs like Google Drive and Microsoft Office are tripping over themselves to sing its praises.<p>Apple’s solution, named (awkwardly) iWork for iCloud, was built with one goal in mind, apparently: to make a web-based …

Software

Ex-Google and Twitter PMs Close $35M Debut Fund For Homebrew VC Firm

Venture capital firm Homebrew has closed its initial round of funding to the tune of $35 million. CNN Fortune reported that the firm started by former Google product chief Hunter Walk and Twitter VP Staya Patel, would be used to “enable the people-based economy” targeting consumers and the …

Jay-Z's Samsung Deal Made the Record Industry Change the Way It Counts Sales

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As soon as Jay-Z announced his deal with Samsung in which the tech giant bought up 1 million copies …

Winklevoss twins launch Bitcoin fund

The Winklevoss twins, the former Olympic rowers who famously alleged that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg stole their website idea, have revealed …

iOS 7 Installs Hit All-Time High for Beta Software

According to mobile publishing company Onswipe (via <i>TechCrunch</i>) adoption of Apple's iOS 7 beta software is ramping up faster than for previous versions.<p>For example, after the iOS 6 beta was released to developers on June 11, 2012, Onswipe noted two weeks later that 0.25% of mobile devices that …

iOS Winning More Mobile Ad Share In 2013, AT&T Losing Its iPhone Edge, Velti Reports

Apple’s iOS mobile operating system is winning even more ground in mobile advertising market share, according to mobile ad firm Velti. The firm saw Apple’s share grow from 59 percent overall to 64 percent between May 2012 and May 2013, with the iPhone 5 grabbing a lot of those new impressions. The …

Wikipedia rolls out VisualEditor, lets you edit without the cumbersome markup

Making simple edits to a post on Wikipedia hasn't traditionally been an impossible undertaking, but Wiki markup (the syntax used to add and adjust formatting) wasn't nearly as intuitive as it could have been. And editors dropped like flies as a result of confusing tags and a generally frustrating …

As Facebook gets serious about stickers, creator says so long

Just a little more than a year after joining Facebook, Sophie Xie, the product and art designer behind Facebook's expanding sticker initiative, has left the company, CNET has confirmed.<p>Xie started the Facebook hackathon project that turned into Facebook stickers, the character-driven emoticons that …

Social Media

Game Company Ubisoft Hacked, User Accounts Compromised

San Francisco-based gaming outfit Ubisoft announced on Tuesday that it had been hacked by an unknown party or parties, and that an undisclosed number …

Apps | The Next Web

All stories in Apps<p>How to try Gmail's AI-powered Smart Compose feature<p>If you'd like a little help writing emails, Google's got you covered. Its Smart Compose feature for Gmail, which was demoed ...<p>Abhimanyu Ghoshal<p>This tiny Buddhist frog is haunting me<p>Guess what: I’ve found the most stressful game …

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Beech House by Altius Architecture http://www.contemporist.com/2013/04/08/beech-house-by-altius-architecture/

Paeco House by Studio Emanuele Scaramucci http://www.contemporist.com/2013/04/16/paeco-house-by-studio-emanuele-scaramucci/

Daniel’s Lane Residence by Blaze Makoid Architecture http://www.contemporist.com/2013/06/26/daniels-lane-residence-by-blaze-makoid-architecture/

Oculus of Trees: Lush Courtyard Separates Two Homes

A two-story courtyard featuring an oculus for six willow trees, surrounded by a peaceful reflecting pool on the upper level, provides a sense of …

Architecture

Frozen Mid-Cut: Log Sculpture Shows How Trees Get Sliced

Ever wonder how boards turn from trees into building materials? While not a secret, the process is also not entirely obvious – and rarely this clear …

Avant-garde

Connected Sofa is the Perfect Space to Work From Home

Working from home isn’t nearly the oddity it was just a few years ago. Today, people around the world work from home from full-time to one or two …

Sofa

Three-Story Tree House is a Dream Backyard Getaway

A modern three-level treehouse with a pitched roof perches on the remaining branches of a Dutch elm tree as a unique getaway on a family camping …

Treehouses

Reflective Furniture Becomes Nearly Invisible in a Room

Most of us use our furniture as a focal point of our homes, but Takeshi Miyakawa‘s Visible/Invisible furniture series actually seeks to blend into …

Surveillance Culture Is Not a Two-Way Street

As the surveillance activity of the state has ramped up over the past several decades, the surveillance of the state by ordinary citizens has become increasingly punished. Whistleblowers get locked up and people who simply film police beatings are...<p><i>The 1863 Draft Riot in New York City.</i><p>Earlier this …

Paula Deen Is Exhausted from Being So Racist All the Time

America’s Sweetheart and expert chef of all things deep-fried finally came clean about using the “N-Word," claiming that her Southern upbringing made use of the word natural. Her “Sorry for Being Racist” press tour was supposed to start this morning on...<p><i>Photo via Flickr User Bob B. Brown</i><p><i>Welcome to</i> …

Deep Frying

Meeting Hardcore Drug Users at a Four-Star Hotel in Lithuania

I’m at the four-star Radisson Hotel in Vilnius, Lithuania's capital, for one of the world’s most cosmopolitan gatherings of former and current drug users. There are heroin injectors from the slums of Nairobi, opium eaters from the streets of Nepal, and...<p>I’m at the four-star Radisson Hotel in …

I Went to an Abandoned Nazi Ranch

I'm a total coward, but when approached to visit a Nazi bunker in the canyons of Los Angeles, I leapt at the opportunity to finally be a man.<p><i>Photos by Jamie Lee Curtis Taete</i><p>My co-workers are always going to exotic places, doing dangerous things. I, on the other hand, rarely leave my desk. I don’t …

Los Angeles

Why Do You See What You See When You're Tripping on Psychedelics?

It's a riddle that's lingered as long as humans have been deliberately altering their minds with chemicals, which is to say for all of human history. To crack it, try taking a good look at yourself tripping face, and you'll find that why you're seeing...<p>It's been three hours since you ate two thick …