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Otocycles RaceR

Otocycles, the Barcelona-based designer of electric bicycles, has come out with a very cool new design with their latest launch, the RaceR. It is the …

Leica M Monochrom

The Leica M Monochrom brings about the next level of digital black and white photography. The high standards of the world’s first digital black and …

Vans SK8-Hi Lite Waxed Black

Vans have some new tricks up their sleeve for the Fall 2015 collection. Here is one of the new Vans, the SK8-Hi Lite Waxed Black. The Sk8-Hi Lite has …

Egg-shaped 'ecocapsule' lets you live anywhere - CNN Style

Written by Kieron Monks, CNN<p>The sleek, egg-shaped capsule resembles a spaceship, complete with antennae and a layer of futuristic cells.<p>But the striking design from Slovakian group Nice Architects represents a creative effort to offer housing solutions for this planet. The 'Ecocapsule' is a mini …

Podcaster in chief: How Marc Maron landed the Obama interview

"Do you mind if I light a cigar?" Marc Maron asked. "I feel like I want one. I've been a little nervous."<p>Well, yeah. Because this was the day the president of the United States had arrived via motorcade at Maron's Highland Park home, walked into his 165-square-foot garage and sat for an interview …

11 Crazy Cool Luxury Hotels That Will Give You Insane Wanderlust

Ever wanted to sleep in a tree house? What about an igloo? It’s pretty clear that travel these days can get a bit monotonous — land, arrive at hotel, unpack, go to the beach, eat at said hotel, sleep and repeat. That’s why we’ve rounded up some extravagant travel accommodations that will scare, …

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Apple could give old iPhones and iPads new life with iOS 9

The next versions of iOS and OS X are supposed to focus on performance and stability instead of new features, and that focus on performance could extend all the way back to devices that Apple released three and four years ago. According to <i>9to5Mac</i>, a focus of iOS 9 has been optimizing the OS for old …

Miito Deconstructs The Kettle To Save Energy

Europeans love little better than a nice cup of tea. Which means an awful lot of water is being boiled daily — only a portion of which is actually necessary, given most people aren’t fastidious enough to boil only the quantity of liquid they actually need to fill their cup or teapot.<p>Part of this …

Life After Cancer: How the iPhone Helped Me Achieve a Healthier Lifestyle – MacStories

I've been struggling to get back in shape after chemo.<p>Since being diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma (Stage IV) in late 2011, my life changed. Beyond the psychological and emotional consequences of how cancer affected me, my family, and my relationships, it is undeniable and abundantly clear that …

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This lens turns your Leica into Lomography's best camera

The LC-A Minitar-1 lens gets a rangefinder revival<p>You’d think that Leica and Lomography would occupy opposite ends of the photographic spectrum, but the latter’s latest product brings the two together. The Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens takes the glass from the Lomo LC-A, the iconic camera that …

This Western starring Michael Fassbender is hilarious, violent, and awesome

The premise is simple — a young Scottish boy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) travels across late 19th-century West in pursuit of the woman he loves. The boy is incredibly naive and knows not of the unspeakable horrors that lie in the desolate countryside.<p>Lucky for him, he crosses paths with an outlaw drifter …

Paper and Paste: Making Stuff With Children

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>Our first self-made mask out of papier-mâché had initially been met with a certain dose of skepticism by child #1. Wasn’t this …

Researchers demonstrate quantum entanglement, prove Einstein wrong

Quantum entanglement of a single particle has been observed by researchers -- an event that Albert Einstein believed to be impossible under the contemporary quantum mechanics definition of physical reality, calling it "spooky action at a distance".<p>According to theory, quantum entanglement occurs …

Daily bowl of quinoa could save your life, says Harvard University

People who ate around 34 grams of whole grains per 1000kcal per day lowered their risk of premature death by 17 per cent<p>It is the news that middle-class foodies across Britain have been waiting for: quinoa could save your life.<p>A study by Harvard Public School of Health had found that eating a daily …

Did a scientific battle about altruism just end?

Scientific controversies don’t often end up in the <i>New Yorker</i>, but a 2012 article described a tempest over a biology theory.<p>The tempest got started …

Bechdel Test Fest, Wales One World: this week’s new film events

Wales One World Film Festival | Bechdel Test Fest | London Asian Film Festival, Asian House Film Festival | Auteur Film Festival<p>The world comes to Wales and vice versa via this outward-looking festival, which rounds up world cinema and seeks out global Welsh connections. In Patagonia, for instance, …

Springtime for appliances and the smart home: A look ahead (pictures)

New Apple TV reportedly coming this June with App Store and Siri

The new Apple TV may finally be on its way.<p>The device will reportedly debut at the World Wide Developers Conference in June, according to a report from Buzzfeed.<p>The new Apple TV will supposedly be made-over inside and out, including the introduction of Apple’s A8 chip (or something better, the …

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10,000 Years of War and Immigration Captured in This DNA Map of Britain

Take a look at the regions of Europe that had the greatest genetic influence on the people of the U.K.<p>New research from geneticists and historians at Oxford University uses DNA analysis to identify patterns of immigration from Europe to the U.K. The DNA of longtime British residents—those from …

The W.I.N.D. House / UNStudio

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Super Living – the expansion of the smart home<p>The ‘<i>homes of the future’,</i> previously the stuff of fantasy …

A Small Weekend House In The Hills

Architect David Jay Weiner designed this home, as a response to a client’s desire to build a small weekend house in Rensselaer County, New York, with …

9 Stunning Treehouses that Will Bring Out Your Inner Child

The word “treehouse” can conjure up fond childhood memories for many. As a kid, the idea of a house floating above the ground is an endless source of …

An All-Year Cabin For A Large Family In Norway

Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter have designed the V-lodge, an all-year cabin for a family in Buskerud, Norway.<p>The architect’s description<p>This all-year …

An Eichler in Marinwood Gets a Major Renovation

Designer Stephen Shoup, head of building Lab, and his landscape architect wife Taya Shoup, designed and gave a complete renovation to this original …

A Rural Home On A Rugged Hillside By naturehumaine

naturehumaine have designed the Bolton Residence, a house on a sloped site surrounded by woodlands in Quebec, Canada.<p>A description from …

Shrimp House by UID Architects

Shrimp is a minimalist house located in Hiroshima, Japan, designed by UID Architects. The building is situated within the center of Fukuyama city, …

Western Digital Uses New Intel, Marvell Processors In Latest High Performance NAS Devices

Western Digital announced a quartet of new network attached storage devices yesterday, targeting small businesses and PC power users. The new devices are both in WD My Cloud family, and they look quite similar, but these new EX series and DL series devices are actually quite different—at the …

Panasonic details plans for Firefox OS TVs

Panasonic shared a few more details on its Firefox-OS powered TVs this week, announcing that Firefox OS will be used for six different models in its …

Tag: Landscaping 101

Landscape Ideas: Garden Design for a Swimming Pool Area<p>by Kier Holmes<p>Swimming Pools: 11 Best Landscape Plants for Water’s Edge<p>by Kier Holmes<p>Lost …