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Nine Amazing Outdoor Hotel Suites (Photos)

Quilts and pillows may seem strange out in the open air, but not at one of these nine spectacular hotel suites. See photos.

Six beautiful and bizarre bridges

Many bridges are the archetype of urban blight, essential yet uninspired. But informed Quora.com users know better. They identified fantastic structures that double as art.

Bridges

Adventures of a Serial Trespasser

Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world. Sneaking into sewers and bunkers, through metro tunnels and up skyscrapers, Garrett calls his …

Articles about 10 noteworthy sustainable homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

First impressions are lasting.<p>Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>Beautiful things can come in small packages.<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and Almodóvar—just to name a few of the country's creative pioneers—Spain hosts a lively mix …

Architecture

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

The Best New Buildings Of The Year

The festival took place October 2nd - 4th at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands, which was also once a WAF Award-winning design.<p>These 29 incredible designs were winners in their respective categories, which included Housing, Villa, and Office. Among the winners are repurposed public spaces, brand-new …

Intel CEO takes on Apple A7, cites 'Moore's Law advantage'

Responding to an analyst's question, Intel CEO waxes eloquent about the advantage of Intel's manufacturing technology compared with Apple's.<p>Intel CEO Brian Krzanich touted the merits of Intel's manufacturing process compared with that of Apple's new 64-bit A7 chip today after the company's earnings …

MacBook Air

Dash is a free coding course that'll teach you how to make CSS robots

General Assembly has launched a new online service that teaches basic web development for free, in your browser. It's called Dash, and it lets users learn how to use HTML, Javascript, and CSS by working through four projects of increasing difficulty.<p>As you progress through the projects — starting …

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The iPad mini with Retina display and the new iPad: here's what to expect

All signs point to new tablets at Apple's October 22nd event<p>Tim Cook may have promised last year that Apple was going to "double down" on secrecy, but recent iPhones and iPads have all been heavily leaked prior to their official announcements over the past couple of years. And the leaks have only …

Google goes all gooey to sell new Nexus 7

Continuing its penchant for sweet humanity, Google's new Nexus 7 ad features, well, a sick dog. Everyone say: "Aaaaahhh."<p>Google's advertising these days is far more human than, say, Google itself.<p>This is highly wily.<p>The company has managed to take on much of the same warm emotions for which Apple …

LinkedIn Retools For Mobile: Your Phone As 4-Way Job Line

LinkedIn is retooling the money-making engine of the company — sophisticated recruiting and job-advertising services — so that they will work in full on smartphones.<p>At LinkedIn’s annual customer conference in Las Vegas, Parker Barrile, a senior director of product, observed that 30% of LinkedIn’s …

MapBox heads into battle against Google Maps with a $10M war chest from Foundry Group

When you think of services that let you create interactive maps for use on your website or in your app, you might automatically think of Google Maps first or even exclusively.<p>Well, Washington, DC- and San Francisco-based startup MapBox would like to change that. Today, the company announced it has …

LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman On Two Realistic Outcomes Of Teaching Everyone To Code

On a regular basis, we get pitched with major tech industry initiatives to broaden computer science education. A day after Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates signed on to a new initiative from Code.org to inspire 10 million new computer programmers, education startup General Assembly launched a tool …

Freescale puts ARM cores to work running the internet of things

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Maxx-Studio<p>While ARM(s armh) processors have dominated the world of the smartphones, tablets and …

Amazon: Threat or menace? | Salon.com

Amazon is the perfect narrative vehicle for exploring how the revolutionary changes ushered in by the Internet have remade our world. As Stone reminds us, from the very first moment any of us pointed and clicked our way to an online book purchase in the 1990s, Amazon embodied the utopian, …

Amazon Has A Brutal System For Employees Trying To Get Promoted

Here's the way it works.<p>To get ahead at Amazon, your boss has to debate why you deserve a promotion with other managers from the company. If he or she makes an effective case on your behalf, then you get the nod. If not, you wait another 12 months.<p>These debates take place at two different meetings …

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Review: Weather Line is a simple way to track weather trends

A beautiful new weather app called Weather Line launched this morning in the App Store. Weather Line is designed for iOS 7, and it adopts the updated design language and icons introduced in iOS 7’s native Weather app. The app is also compatible with iOS 6 for those using older devices like the …

Review: Boxie for iPhone makes Dropbox management even easier

Many of us keep files in the cloud using services like Dropbox. While Dropbox has a decent iPhone app, there are quite a few features that it lacks. Boxie is an intuitive and beautiful new Dropbox client that aims to alleviate some of those issues. From the ability to view any file’s previous …

Verizon Testing Same-Day Delivery for Phones Ordered Online

Verizon Wireless is trying out a program that offers customers the option of same-day delivery for phones ordered from its website.<p>The company is …

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In-Store-Tracking Startup Nomi Confirms $10 Million Investment Led by Accel

Nomi, the startup that tracks shoppers’ mobile phones to help retail shops gather data on customer activity in their stores, has confirmed last …

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Apple Cuts iPhone 5c Orders

HONG KONG — Apple Inc. has notified its two assemblers for the low-cost iPhone 5c that it is reducing orders of the smartphone for the fourth …

LinkedIn Launches a Set of Mobile Recruiting Products

LinkedIn unveiled two new mobile recruiting products on Wednesday morning, continuing the company’s push into bringing its site and services to …

Mobile

eBay’s Third-Quarter Earnings May Shed Light on New Cassini Search Engine

360b / Shutterstock.com<p>When eBay reports its third-quarter earnings after market close today, growth in its auction business may play a bigger role …

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Square launches Square Cash, allowing money transfers between anyone through email

Square has just launched a new service called Square Cash, which allows quick money transfers between any two parties using through an email. Contrary to what you might be expecting, you don’t need to sign up or get all of your friends onto Square Cash to share funds. Instead, you just need to link …

Here’s why it’s legal for Google and Facebook to use your face in ads

Advertisement<p>18 Comments<p>Credit: ThinkStock<p>Social advertising — using a person’s profile to market to others in their social networks — is catching on …

How to turn a developer into a founder: Advice from those who’ve done it

For six years, Peter Relan specialized in turning developers into founders. At his YouWeb incubator, the investor/tech veteran found talented developers such as Jason Citron and turned them into the creators of companies.<p>It isn’t easy to make that switch. Citron did, founding OpenFeint, a social …

China's Google Is Now Accepting Bitcoin

Jaisule is the firm's firewall and DDOS protection service. The service essentially protects websites from malicious attacks that attempt to crash it by overloading it with external communications requests so that it cannot respond to legitimate traffic. A similar US-based service is …

Here are all the rumors about how Apple might bridge the gap between tablets and laptops

As everyone knows by now, a storm is raging in the world of personal computing. PC sales are down and mobile devices like phones and tablets are the culprit. PC makers are trying to regain lost territory by offering “convertibles”—Frankenstein’s monsters that combine the worst traits of the laptop …

MacBook Air