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What’s Cortana for Window Phone? Microsoft’s mashup of Siri and Google Now

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>If you haven’t heard of Cortana yet, you probably will soon. Besides being a helpful computer interface in the Microsoft(s …

19-Year-Old Mixes Photos and Paints Into Beautiful Narratives

19-year-old artist Aliza Razell creates beautiful narratives in her mixed-media photographs by combining self-portraits with splashes of color to produce strange and mystifying images that cannot fully be explained. The beautifully thoughtful moments seem perfectly planned out so that the …

Art

Johnston Marklee's Design for Menil Drawing Institute To Harness Gradients of Light

As we reported last week, The Menil Collection has unveiled details on the <b>Menil Drawing Institute</b> (MDI), designed by Los Angeles-based <b>Johnston …

Lady Peel House by Atelier Reza Aliabadi

Reza Aliabadi designed a contemporary renovation for a house in Toronto, Canada.<p>Project description<p>The Birthplace of Beatrice Lillie known as Lady …

Space-saving modular studio for an artist by Raanan Stern

Israeli architect Ranaan Stern has adapted a 15-square metre room inside an artist's Tel Aviv apartment to create a studio with two desks, 36 …

Design Icon: Oscar Niemeyer - Dwell

Brazil’s modern architectural visionary Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012) imagined buildings as sensuous and curvaceous as the beauties he’d see strolling the Copacabana beach, within eyesight of his main studio in Rio. He said "form follows feminine," but music is almost a more potent metaphor for his …

Architecture

30 Luxe Hotels for Hitting the Slopes

The best ski lodges are idyllic escapes where after a day of hitting the slopes, you come back to cozy fireplaces, gourmet food, and relaxing spa treatments. Even if you’re not a hardcore skier, these winter accessories and stylish boots will ensure you’re the cutest lodge bunny on the hill. …

Skiing

Samsung Unveils Galaxy S5 Smartphone

Today at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Samsung unveiled its latest flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S5. Samsung mobile …

Plank position for beginners

We all know plank position is good for us. But. Um. What if you lack the core strength needed to suck in the gut and engage the back, glutes and quad muscles — all while balancing between your toes and elbows?<p>Answer: You slowly and carefully work your way up to it, says fitness expert Tosca Reno, …

Samsung's Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor explained

A report citing inside sources says the upcoming smartphone will come equipped with fingerprint reading technology within the device's home button.<p>With Samsung expected to unveil its new Galaxy S5 next week, Sammobile has published a self-described explanatory report saying it's "confirmed" that …

Gear & Gadgets

Super-Cool De-Puffing Eye Balm - boscia

<b>What it is:</b><br>A cooling and soothing balm that instantly de-puffs and revives tired eyes.<p><b>What it is formulated to do:</b><br>Give your eyes an instant …

Super Creative iPhone Photos

Brock Davis is a very talented designer who likes to use his creativity and his iphone camera to work together. In 2013 he took some awesome photos …

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Apple iPad Air Review: Probably The Best Tablet Computer On The Market

Announced on October 22nd this year, the iPad Air updated Apple’s larger tablet range with the new A7 64-bit processor, iOS7, and a redesign of the popular tablet. Would Apple’s new tablet retain their lead in the tablet space against a rush of Android tablets from manufacturers around the world? …

The Most Colorful Cities in the World (Photos)

No need to rely on just nature to provide a colorful backdrop to your vacation. The streets and skylines of these global cities pop in jewel tones …

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Last Year President Obama Reportedly Told His Aides That He's 'Really Good At Killing People'

According to the new book "Double Down," in which journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann chronicle the 2012 presidential election, President Barack Obama told his aides that he's "really good at killing people" while discussing drone strikes.<p>Peter Hamby of The Washington Post noted the moment …

Osama Bin Laden

Samsung's curved display is no gimmick, says researcher

The Galaxy Round's curved display has an appreciable impact on display quality, says DisplayMate Technologies.<p>The curved display on Samsung's Galaxy Round offers distinct advantages in reducing reflections and the high glossiness of flat displays, according to a report out Tuesday.<p>"There is …

Phones

MacBook Pro with Retina display review (13-inch, 2013)

When Apple held its last big keynote, it unveiled some new iPads, just like we knew it would. But it also used the 80-minute news conference to refresh its Mac lineup, announcing a new Mac Pro desktop and some slimmed-down MacBook Pros, all running Apple's brand-new operating system, OS X 10.9 …

WhatsApps Shows BlackBerry The Mountain That Needs To Be Climbed

Yes, the 10 million downloads of the Blackberry Messenger app (BBM) on Android and iOS was impressive, but the announcement at Nokia World 2013 by WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum shows that the Canadian messaging platform has a long way to go before it can be considered significant in the modern market.<p>With …

Netflix Flirts With a New Idea: “Big” Movies at Your House, the Same Day They’re in Theaters

Netflix made a splash this year by creating its own TV shows and delivering them over the Web. Now it’s toying with the same idea for movies.<p>This …

First child 'functionally cured' of HIV remains in remission, scientists announce

In March, a team of medical researchers revealed that a two-year-old patient had been "functionally cured" of HIV after undergoing unusually early treatment with antiretroviral drugs. The instance marked the second documented case of HIV remission, and was the first such case involving a …

Windows 8.1 review

A year ago, Microsoft "reimagined" the look and feel of Windows, and placed a risky bet on the future of computing. Touch is everything, it said, and nearly everything about Windows 8 was designed to be used in a world without laptops and desktop PCs. But most people still use laptops and desktops, …

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX tablets pose real threat to iPad dominance

Amazon's new HDX tablets are a huge technological leap beyond last year's models, but are still priced aggressively.<p>Amazon's first trick was selling a tablet so cheap, it was hard not to buy it, despite the shortcomings. Amazon's next trick was to build a second, larger tablet, to show it could …

Gear & Gadgets

LED Mobile Lamp

This is a simple and portable LED desk light that can work with batteries too. Design by <b>MUJI</b>.<p><b>LED Mobile Lamp</b>, $69.95<p>Advertisements

iPhone 5c now available for pre-order

Apple’s new rainbow-hued iPhone 5c is available to pre-order across the US from Apple, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. The iPhone 5's polycarbonate successor is going for $99.00 on contract with 16GB of storage or $199 ($99) for the 32GB alternative. (You can also knock $20 off that price if …

Dipping into the ice cream tub to find a little science

As the (English) summer holidays draw to a close, school beckons the young, and the long hot days of July feel like a distant memory, it seems timely to consider ice-cream. The sensory and gustatory pleasures of ice-cream may have originally been concocted by trial and error, but there is a good …

It's Now Easier For Hackers To Crack Crazy-Complex Passwords

An update to a free online password-cracking program just made it easier for hackers to get their hands on more complex passwords.<p>When you sign up for an account on a website and create a password, that information is stored in a company database as "cryptographic hashes": strings of numbers and …

Samsung tips: 10 Galaxy S4 “hidden” features and tricks

In a new blog post, Samsung describes ten “hidden” or “semi-secret” features of the Galaxy S4, which some of you may not be aware of.<p>Coincidentally or not, the Samsung post went live on the same day Verizon and Motorola unveiled new Droid smartphones, and a day ahead of the upcoming Nexus 7 …

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