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How to Score a Hotel Upgrade

While surprise hotel upgrades have fallen into my lap time to time, they happen most when I’ve taken some sort of simple, strategic step. It hasn’t …

A House Renovated to Focus on the View

House Lam sits on a rocky plot of land in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, South Africa with unbelievable views of the city’s skyline. It began as a …

Architizer

Apple buys LuxVue for its low-power, micro-LED display tech

Apple may soon tap micro-LEDs for its next generation of devices.<p>Apple tacitly confirmed its purchase of LuxVue, a low-power, micro-LED display maker, in a statement today, following a TechCrunch report about the acquisition.<p>“Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we …

Premier League clubs paid record £1.8bn in wages in 2012-13 season

• Massive £291m loss despite combined £2.7bn income • Five clubs lost more than £50m • Club-by-club breakdown in full • Datablog: how the figures all stack up • Download a Pdf of the finances<p>Premier League clubs paid their players and other staff a record £1.8bn in 2012-13, up 11% on the previous …

iPad Pro: The Child of MacBook Pro and iPad Air

Ramotion is an agency that typically provides exciting mobile solutions and endeavor to make remote collaboration as comfortable as possible. This …

Articles about how build modern beach house on Dwell.com - Dwell

We spoke with architect Eric Cobb about the process behind building a floating home.<p>I know, I know, the Eames Shell Chair is totally ubiquitous, which is part of why this Herman Miller film from the Eames Office...<p>Binburra Beach House is a minimal residence located in Sydney, Australia, designed by …

Architecture

Livr is my most fav app 4va LOL im drunk (update: sober up, it's fake)

If you've heard one too many gripes about your boozy postings, don't fret -- there'll soon be a like-minded social app for you. It's called "Livr," and you won't even be able to log in without a smartphone breathalyzer confirming you've tippled <i>enough</i>. In fact, the higher your BAC, the more app …

PlayStation 4 beats out Xbox One as the best-selling console

New data shows that Sony's console sales were nearly double those of Microsoft in January. Meanwhile, video games sales fell compared with the same time last year.<p>In the battle for the best-selling console, Sony's<p>PlayStation 4has come out on top -- beating Microsoft'sXbox One-- for the month of …

PlayStation

App automatically 'Likes' your friends' Instagram photos

Lovematically is an app that takes the drudgery out of being a complete and utter ingratiating fake.<p>What are you supposed to do when so many of your friends suddenly think they're photographers?<p>The minute they got Instagram, they believed in their hearts and eyes that they were Mario Testino or …

Weight Loss

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

Stay fit: Jawbone Up24 and Nike+ FuelBand SE review

There was a time in my life when I recorded every piece of food I ate and every step I took. I kept a meal and exercise journal — an actual journal — before I had one on my computer. Once online tools like LoseIt! and MyFitnessPal became popular, I tried a slew of those. I’ve had too many …

iPhone 6 speculation goes bezel-less

Apple is testing an iPhone 6 with a bezel-free design, the latest in a long line of rumors about an iPhone that puts more features behind the glass.<p>Will the iPhone 6 finally ditch the bezel? Mock-ups like to think so. The real thing is less certain, though.<p>The latest speculation comes from the …

Mobile Technology

Belmont: Gari Melchers Home and Art Studio in Virginia

There have been art history majors who have visited Gari Melchers 18th century home and studio, who have admittedly never heard of him. For an artist whose paintings are in museum collections worldwide, it's hard to believe Melchers isn't a household name.<p><i>Step into Belmont's center hall and take a</i> …

Art

Why Sega handed Sonic over to Western studios and gave him a scarf

Veteran Sonic game designer Takashi Iizuka is overseeing the production of <i>Sonic Boom,</i> but main development is entirely in Western hands due to Sega's desire for Sonic to be more appealing to Western audiences.<p>Speaking with Polygon, Iizuka said the decision to give developer Big Red Button creative …

Beautiful Houses: Boz

This week we will show you the beautiful House Boz in Pretoria, South Africa, a project by Nico van der Meulen Architects. This house is super …

Apple's New Job Post Fuels iWatch Rumor Mill

Are you a physiologist looking for a new challenge? Apple may want to hire you. The company is currently looking for a User Studies Exercise …

Does Bollywood incite sexual violence in India?

Figures suggest a woman is raped in India every 22 minutes. Does the way female characters are depicted on screen play a role? Tom Brook asks some of the industry's major players.<p>In December 2012, the horrific gang rape of a 23-year-old medical student on a bus in Delhi resulted in her death, made …

Bollywood

Paul Walker's Fast & Furious car up for charity sale

The car driven by Paul Walker in racing thriller Fast & Furious is up for sale at €1m, following the star's death in a car accident last year<p>• Paul Walker: a life in pictures<p>The Nissan Skyline sports car driven by Paul Walker in Fast & Furious has been put up for a charity sale, with a €1m price …

Molten Chocolate Cakes

Place semisweet chocolate and rum in a small bowl; set aside. Heat cream in a small saucepan over medium heat until it begins to simmer; pour over …

Dessert

Ladurée's Fancy New Macaron Shop Is Now Open in NYC

Haute French bakery <b>Maison Ladurée</b> has officially opened its second New York City location, and the hybrid macaron shop and <b>full-service restaurant</b> comes complete with hanging chandeliers and a cloudscape on the ceiling. Racked NY, which has been obsessively tracking the opening, reports the …

2 simple words that will change the way you use paper towels and help save the planet

AS RIDICULOUS as this may seem, I think it’s making an impact on the crazy amounts of paper towels we use on a daily basis. At least whenever <i>I</i> use a …

Toilets

A Periodic Table Of Storytelling Tropes

The design of Dmitri Mendeleev’s Periodic Table of Elements has been used to catalog many things besides atomic structures, from cocktail recipes to heavy metal bands. Now it’s being used to characterize all of the elements of storytelling in a tongue-in-cheek infographic put together by Design …

Articles about 6 energy saving skylights on Dwell.com - Dwell

Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first...<p>Carrier unveils a thermostat that will help keep your home's energy consumption down.<p>The refrigerator in your kitchen may be humming a pricey song—to the tune of hundreds of …

Logging

Modern Californian Home Features a Rooftop Garage

Built just outside of Los Angeles, the <i>Car Park House</i> by Anonymous takes a traditional home layout and literally flips it upside down. While many homes across the country feature garages adjacent or below the main structure of a residence, parking spots for occupants of this house are found above it …

Los Angeles

21 Tips to Staying Safe Abroad

<b>1. Keep the address to your accommodation.</b><p>In both English and the native tongue written in both your phone's notes (or snap a photo) and in a little notebook (phone batteries die). Everyone in your group should do this as reality is, you might lose your friends.<p><b>2. Get travel insurance and register</b> …

Polaris, aka the North Star, is getting brighter

Modern interpretations of the historical data indicate that Polaris could be as much as 4.6 times brighter than it appeared to some of the earliest …

Astronomy