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Donald Trump seems to see allies as a burden

EUROPEAN publishing saw a sensational hit in the 1840s with “The Mysteries of Russia”, a Frenchman’s take on the supposed brutality of Slavic life. …

Geopolitics

Atlas Wearables, A Hardware Battlefield Finalist, Sails Past Its Crowdfunding Goal

You get funding, you get funding, everyone gets funding!<p>Just two short weeks after launching, Atlas Wearables joins The Pocket Drone as the latest Hardware Battlefield company to hit its fundraising goal.<p>The company initially asked for a lofty $125,000 to build its uber-smart fitness wearable. As …

Here's Our Favorite Apple iWatch Concept Design So Far

Everyone's hearts go aflutter at iWatch rumors, the supposed wearable wrist computer that Apple could launch as early as this year.<p>A designer named Todd Hamilton took a stab not only at what the still-speculative watch might look like, but how it might actually work to make calls. Check it out.

My dream smartwatch: Building a perfect wearable gadget from the best bits so far

Wearable tech has a single large challenge: it's wearable. Many people don't want to wear their gadgets, and if they do, they want that thing to be perfect, stylish, useful, and non-annoying. Most wearable tech right now fails at being any of that.<p>And so, welcome to 2014. Can any gadget emerge that …

Wearable Tech

We Interviewed the Founder of Yeezianity, the First Religion Based on Kanye West

This is the best religion of all time!<p>I often joke that, for me, listening to Kanye West is like a religious experience. Apparently, for some people, this is not a joke. Enter the best religion of all time: Yeezianity.<p>The church of Yeezus was founded about a month ago by a man who doesn’t want to …

How do you measure up? New health gadgets can tell you

An array of new personal health devices aims to help you beat depression, lose weight, reduce stress or improve your fitness level.<p>If it's January, it must be resolution time: that once-a-year phenomenon where Americans vow to do good things for themselves, like lose weight, get in shape and lower …

Boss Your Kid Around By Making A Toy Pig Talk

These mobile messaging devices are cleverly disguised as adorable toys (and they are as much fun for adults as they are for kids).<p>It’s hardly a surprise that mobile devices increasingly play a role in how children learn to communicate. One recent survey found that 38% of kids under the age of two …

Chairman Mao impersonator: Chinese woman's double life – in pictures

Chen Yan is a female impersonator of China's late Chairman Mao. At 5' 1" (1.55m) tall, the 51-year-old housewife has to wear special shoes to increase her height to 5' 11" to match the late communist leader. Chen was discovered by a beautician while impersonating Mao on a local TV show and is …

TOTD: Which 2013 L.A. Auto Show Concept Should Go Into Production?

Each auto show has its fair share of production cars and concepts that dazzle show-goers, and the 2013 Los Angeles auto show was no exception. While the L.A. show featured quite a few brand-new production cars, it’s the concept cars we’re most interested in today.<p>Concept cars at the 2013 Los …

Auto Shows

Graphene - the new wonder material

Scientific interest rolls in for a material that is more solid than steel and a better conductor than copper<p>The molecule is priceless but it is not a matter of cost – a few hundred dollars per kilo. The value lies in its potential. The molecule in question is called graphene and the EU is prepared …

Articles about 7 bedrooms we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

They’re hot! They’re mini! They’re full of coal! These seven portable barbecues will help you get the summer started.<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>Las Vegas designer Logan Hendrickson makes …

Raspberry Pi hack creates a smart TV from a not-so-bright set

Many of us only wish we could upgrade our less-than-smart TVs. Carnivore at <i>DroidBuild</i>, however, has taken matters into his own hands -- he recently finished installing a Raspberry Pi-based media center into his own 40-inch Hisense screen. The hack replaces the TV's built-in speaker with a Raspbmc …