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What It’ll Take To Put Humans On Mars, Visualized

Last week, NASA successfully flight-tested its new Orion spacecraft, the first step in the project the space agency says will eventually take humans to Mars. The reason for the test was to see how this new spacecraft would hold up in the extreme conditions it would face on a trip to Mars. But, as …

Apple activates screen sharing over iMessage accounts in latest Yosemite beta

In June, we noted that Apple is adding a handy new feature to the upcoming OS X Yosemite: the ability for iMessage/Apple ID users to screen share via the Messages app. Screen sharing was a hallmark of early versions of Apple’s Mac “iChat” application, but it has always required an Aol Instant …

Why Apple uses Picasso’s Bull to teach its minimalist design principles

The farmyard might be the last place you would expect the designers of Apple’s slick, minimalist products to go for inspiration. But aspiring trainees are being told to look at bulls, according to information leaked from the Apple University, the secret training college where new disciples are …

PM/AM: Inside Apple's Secretive Training School

Stories, videos, and our thoughts on big news you might have missed.<p><i>Welcome to PM/AM, Popular Mechanics' morning briefing on the top science and tech stories for today.</i><p>How does a huge company like Apple foster a sense of community and a common goal? With training courses at the secretive Apple …

Wearable technology: meet the world's most connected human – video

The future's bright, the future's wearable ... Oliver Wainwright mingles with the 'early adopters' at London's largest conference for wearable technology. From smart watches to virtual reality headsets via the world's most connected human, the Guardian's design critic enters a new frontier

A Shingle-Style Home in Cambridge Gets a Modern Renovation

aamodt / plumb architects were hired to renovate a shingle-style home on Professors’ Row in Cambridge, Massachusetts where they were tasked with …

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Portfolio Update: OMFGCO - The Fox Is Black

A few weeks back Portland based OMFGCO (the Original Manufacturing Company for those who don’t know) made a substantial update to their portfolio, …

Apple hires Angela Ahrendts’ confidant & former Nike exec to lead social media efforts

Apple is giving its social media department a significant shot in the arm this week. The Cupertino-based company has hired Musa Tariq, the former social media chief for both Nike and Burberry. At Nike, Tariq ran general social media marketing as well as social media partnerships with athletes …

Google X project aims to describe a healthy human, to make disease prevention easier

Google(s goog) wants to establish what a fully healthy human looks like, in order to make it possible to detect diseases earlier than we currently …

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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 …

All eyes on 'I-Pod' after stunning upset over Shaun White in men’s halfpipe

He's known as "I-Pod" and he has scored the biggest upset at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics so far, defeating American superstar Shaun White to win the gold medal in the men's snowboard halfpipe.<p>So what does Iouri Podladtchikov want to talk about Wednesday, the day after his big victory? Supermodel …

Forget Passwords, Soon Your Heartbeat May Open Your E-mail

Forget passwords, your heartbeat can unlock your laptop, phone and even your car. Passwords are considered to be not as secure as some would like for …

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Shaun White finishes 4th as Swiss 'I-Pod' is golden

<b>Krasnaya Polyana,</b> --<p>Russia - Maybe it was all too much. Or maybe just one of those bad nights. That debate will last a long time.<p>Shaun White stood at the top of the Olympic halfpipe Tuesday night, hunched over, hands resting above his knees. He high-fived his coach, clapped his hands, then jumped …

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Pictures of the week: 40 Weeks And A mirror, by Sophie Starzenski

Each week, the Guardian Weekend magazine's editorial team choose a picture, or set of pictures, that particularly tickle their fancy. This week, their choice is Sophie Starzenski's 40 weeks and a mirror.

Hilarious Photos of Sexy Men and Adorable Cats in Similar Poses

<i>Des Hommes et Des Chatons (Men and Cats)</i> is a single-topic blog that pairs similar photos of attractive men with pictures of adorable cats. The brilliant match-ups feature a variety of heartthrobs (including celebrities like Channing Tatum and Michael Fassbender) posing seductively alongside shots …

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First published on Tue 5 Nov 2013 09.34 EST

Jony Ive: The man behind Apple's magic curtain

The reclusive and prolific Jony Ive, the man behind the Apple iPod, meets with USA TODAY for a rare interview about Apple's once and future mission.<p>CUPERTINO, Calif. — The man who designed the iPod ponders the question with furrowed brow.<p>"That's a good one," says Jony Ive, when asked what he would …

A Photographer’s Take On The iPhone 5S Camera

The iPhone 5S announcement this week was punctuated with a lot of specs and buzzwords. Much of it centered around the new Touch ID fingerprint scanner and the 64-bit processor. But the most intriguing to me was the camera advancements.<p>Apple has been putting a major focus on the camera in the iPhone …

Traveler Zita at Maison & Objet 2013

by Dora Haller<p>With special focus on kitchen utilities, this autumn's Maison & Objet—the Parisian design trade show which ran from 6-10 September—offered simple innovations alongside more decadent wares. CH enthusiastically trawled through the vast array on display and found the Traveler Zita by …