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The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

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Articles about 5 fun custom built childrens playsets on Dwell.com - Dwell

Thanks to designers Nina Tolstrup and Jack Mama, an aging workshop in London’s once-gritty Bethnal Green is reborn as a colorful,...<p>For the visually inclined, Flickr can be an invitation to spend hours meandering virtually through the snapshots of strangers (an...<p>In Oakland, California, two …

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14 Midwestern Spots That Are Actually Awesome In Summer

The Midwest may not have the Atlantic or the Pacific or the Gulf of Mexico, but that doesn't mean it lacks awesome summer destinations. America's heartland is not only a charming place to spend the Fourth of July, but any week of the summer. Visitors can hop from lakefront retreats to historic …

Living in a Google world: Why Android L means you'll never have to disconnect

The biggest news to come out of Google's developer-focused I/O conference isn't Android TV or even the several new Android Wear smartwatches; it's that Android is about to become much more than a mobile operating system. It's about to consume your life.<p>With the introduction of the Android L …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

Comcast wants to use your router to help start their national Wi-Fi network

Benswann<p>Comcast plans to turn wireless Internet routers in private homes around the country into publicly available Wi-Fi hotspots. Comcast will offer Wi-Fi from roughly 8 million hotspots in 19 of the largest U.S. cities. About 3 million of the hotspots were expected to be active by this week.<p>The …

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Judge Doubts NSA Program Is Constitutional — but Upholds It Anyway

A fed­er­al judge in Idaho up­held the NSA’s con­tro­ver­sial phone sur­veil­lance pro­gram Tues­day.<p>But Judge B. Lynn Win­mill seemed to in­vite the …

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This Tumblr Flawlessly Shows The Journey Of Having Your Startup Bought

AP Photo/Frank Franklin II Our Incredible Journey exists for one reason: to take "incredibly excited" announcements from web startups and highlight their awful, sad sides.<p>The Tumblr blog, which began in February 2013, is entirely based on the announcements young startups release when their …

Startups

Apple Introduces Lightning Cable MFi Specifications for Headphones

Apple has introduced new specifications for manufacturers in the company's Made for iPhone (MFi) program that allow them to create headphones that connect to iOS devices via a Lightning cable rather than a regular 3.5mm headphone jack, according to <i>9to5Mac</i>.<p>The Lightning headphones will be capable of …

Apple’s Home Automation Success Rests With Hardware Evangelism

At its WWDC conference this week, Apple unveiled a scaffolding of sorts that allows developers to control smart home devices like light switches, thermostats, garage doors and more. This is called HomeKit, and it promises to be flexible and powerful — but its success will lie in hardware …

4 DARPA Projects That Could Be Bigger Than the Internet

Forty years ago, a group of re­search­ers with mil­it­ary money set out to test the wacky idea of mak­ing com­puters talk to one an­oth­er in a new …

Instagram 6.0 Seduces Pro Photographers With Adjustable Filters And 9 New Effects

“People come to Instagram today to post their photos but haven’t come back to edit their photos” Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom tells me. So today Instagram is adding sliders to control 9 new photo effects and the intensity of its existing filters. These give everyone the power of desktop editing …

Will You Have Your Own API Someday?

<b>In only a little more than a dozen years, APIs have become the software wonder plug connecting the world’s smart devices across the Internet.</b><p>Twitter, …

The Many Paths to Technology Careers | The Network | The Network

<b>Samantha:</b> Curiosity Hacked was started in the fall of 2012 in response to an overwhelming need my husband and I saw for a different kind of education. The Maker Movement was going strong, but there was very little emphasis or opportunity for skill building, community engagement, or mentoring in …

Fore-eyes: Swingbyte provides instant golf swing feedback to Google Glass

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Unless you’re on the PGA Tour, Swingbyte might be just the thing to help correct that nasty slice. The $169 device attaches to …

The Need for a New IT Model: Fast IT and the Convergence of Mobility and Cloud for IoE

<b>Guess what? Convergence is happening again, and it’s happening at a faster pace with more profound implications than I have never seen before.</b><p>Those of us who’ve been in the industry a long time have seen convergence happen over the years across various technologies and areas of IT. This time, we’re …

17 Emerging Energy Technologies That Will Change The World

<i>Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies and accompanying infographics. We are reproducing the summary for emerging energy technologies.</i><p>We have included predictions based on consultation …

Energy

Tails: the operating system that blew open the NSA

When NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden first emailed Glenn Greenwald, he insisted on using email encryption software called PGP for all …

Google's New Modular Phone May Be the Last You’ll Need to Buy

At the Project Ara Developer's Conference in Santa Clara, California, the moment of unveiling was a bit of a letdown. When project lead Paul Eremenko …

Building blocks: how Project Ara is reinventing the smartphone

In a spare, drab office park in Sunnyvale, California, a bunch of two-by-fours and foamboard have been nailed together into a makeshift model of a shipping container. Inside, a bare, unlit Edison bulb hangs from a wire, over some simple IKEA furniture and a table with Lego blocks on it. The blocks …

Most Wanted: Sandy Suede

I’m all about channeling a bohemian style with chic accessories like these sand-colored suede heels.

Facebook aims to connect the world with 'drones, satellites and lasers'

Following the hubbub of its recent acquisition of virtual reality firm Oculus VR, Facebook has just announced something slightly more altruistic: a team dedicated to bringing basic internet access to everyone in the world. Simply dubbed the Connectivity Lab, the crew is a result of Internet.org, a …

Meet the Class of 2014 - PAPER

<i>Check them out -- talented, creative and yes, incredibly good looking -- these are the 43 people you need to know in 2014.</i><p><i>(L.A.) Written by Alex Scordelis / Styled by Saskia Vaye / Hair by Ashley Streicher at The Magnet Agency using Oribe / Makeup by Ashleigh Louer at The Magnet Agency using NARS /</i> …

Meet the Women Leading a New Movement In R&B - PAPER

If there's one trend in music we've been consistently impressed with, it's indie's R&B; moment. (Or maybe that's R&B;'s indie moment.) Guys like The Weeknd, Frank Ocean and How to Dress Well and DJs and producers like Sango, Kaytranada and Ta-Ku are bringing '90s sounds back to the future with …

World Booze Guide: The Best Things to Drink in 43 Countries

Credit: Minerva Gallery<p>In an effort to provide you with a comfortable booze option no matter where you are, we put together a list of the best things to drink in 43 countries all over the world. Depending on how the citizens of the country drink it, we chose either a particular type of booze or a …

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