Melanie Sellar

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Tranquality Nodes – Sand Lamps by Talin Hazbar from Dubai

Tranquality Nodes – Beautiful Sand Lamps.<p>Talin Hazbar is an architect and designer working in Dubai. She deals with the research on solidifying sand …

Beautiful Houses: Fujigaoka M

Today we will show you the minimalistic Fujigaoka M apartment in Fujigaoka, Japan, a project by Sinato. The architects made a renovation of a unit in …

Architecture

13 must-own apps for transforming your phone into the ultimate toolkit

The best utility apps are designed to make your hectic life a little bit easier, and maybe even more enjoyable.<p>From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it’s going to rain, there’s something for every lifestyle.<p>We’ve collected the best of the best in this …

Rubber ducks can kill your sex drive, research finds

Women with highest levels of 'phthalates' - chemicals used to make plastics bendy - far more likely to suffer low libido, study reveals<p>Rubber ducks, shower curtains and fast food could be preventing women becoming mothers because they contain chemicals which damage sex drive, a new study …

Pictures of the Week 10.16.14

HTC Android 5.0 Lollipop update timetable

HTC has already announced plans to update its flagship HTC One (M7) and (M8) handsets to Android Lollipop within 90 days of the official release, but we have been left wondering when or if the company’s wider selection of smartphones will also receive the Android 5.0 treatment.<p>The latest source …

OtterBox Symmetry Series case for iPhone 6 $30 Prime shipped (Reg. $40)

Amazon is offering the OtterBox Symmetry Series iPhone 6 Case in Glacier (White/Gunmetal Grey) for <b>$30.21</b> Prime shipped (free trial) or on orders of $35 or more. That’s nearly $10 or 25% under the regular price and the best we’ve seen on an iPhone 6 model Symmetry case. While it may not have the …

Lofty Marketplace Puts "Antiques Roadshow" in Your Pocket

It's an online marketplace for collectibles valued between $500 and $50,000.<p>Say your great aunt died and left your family a watercolor painting that hung in her hallway for years, and you have a hunch it might be valuable. How are you to know who painted it, or what it’s worth, or even whom to …

Click Your Heels to Order a Taxi

We’ve all found ourselves trapped in an awkward dinner situation where we want nothing more than to be rescued by a “important call.”<p>A new device called Dorothy might be able to come your rescue. A different take on wearables made by iStrategyLabs, Dorothy works by attaching a ‘Ruby’ (a small …

Watch a self-driving Audi become 'the fastest autonomous car on the planet'

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ConvenientPower and Qualcomm collaborate on the magic of wireless charging

ConvenientPower and mobile chip giant Qualcomm are collaborating to make wireless charging a commercial reality for smartphones.<p>ConvenientPower has created a way to charge smartphones without plugging them into a charging source. You simply put a smartphone on top of a charging pad, which is …

These Are The Sleepiest Parts Of The Internet

Strangely, people in some countries actually stop looking at computers when the sun goes down<p>New York City is the city that never sleeps, and if a new study from the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering is any indication, it’s home to plenty of active Internet …

LG to launch new phone with its own 'Odin' AP

LG Electronics, Korea's second largest handset vendor, will launch a new phone later this month that is, for the first time, powered by its self-made application processor. Odin, LG's AP, is a System on a Chip processor for mobile, like Qualcomm's Snapdragon or Samsung's Exynos.<p>According to sources …

Mobile Technology

CloudCannon Raises $500K To Make Designing Static Websites Simpler

CloudCannon, a simple CMS for web designers and their clients aimed at offering simple visual editing without the need for an advanced technical skillset, is today launching globally from TechCrunch Disrupt: London’s Startup Alley. The company is also announcing $500,000 in new funding, and a …

Facebook Suing Attorneys Who Pushed Allegedly Fraudulent Case

Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg are suing the lawyers of man who claimed in 2010 that he and Zuckerberg had an agreement that granted him a …

New York State

House of Lords agrees to make revenge porn a criminal offence

<b>The House of Lords has agreed unanimously to make "revenge porn" a criminal offence in England and Wales.</b><p>The sharing of a private sexual image of someone without their consent and to cause distress will be punishable by up to two years in prison, Justice Minister Lord Faulks said.<p>The change to the …

Yik Yak: the anonymous app taking US college campuses by storm

The new hotshot on the college campus social media scene is Yik Yak. Much like Facebook, which was established back in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg as a Harvard student, Yik Yak has rolled up in a frat house hoodie with a lever-arch file tucked under its arm, leaning casually against a locker.<p>So what …

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Shares His Vision For The Future Of Bitcoin

Right after opening its doors to Europe, Coinbase co-founder and CEO Brian Armstrong joined Alex Wilhelm on stage today at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe to discuss the future of bitcoin. The conversation covered everything happening right now around bitcoin, from regulatory issues to bitcoin’s price …

Google wants to help you leave iOS for Android Lollipop

So, you've taken a look at the new iPhones and iPads and thought to yourself: "Nah, it's time to see if the grass really is greener on the other side." Well, good timing, because Google has published a guide to help you switch from iOS to its newest platform, Android Lollipop. The tech giant has …

The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo Invented Timekeeping and Forever Changed Modern Life

While we appreciate it in the abstract, few of us pause to grasp the miracles of modern life, from artificial light to air conditioning, as <b>Steven Johnson</b> puts it in the excellent <b>How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World</b> (<i>public library</i>), “how amazing it is that we drink water …

Glass Bead And 3-D Printer Make Cheap, Powerful Microscope

Researchers working to transform bulky and expensive lab tools so they can be deployed far and wide cracked open their history books to put a cheap …

Microscopy

Surge is Back but These Hilarious Amazon Customer Reviews are the Real Treat

by Gary Dudak Sep 16th, 2014<p>Thanks to the power of the Internet, social media and ’90s nostalgia that shows no sign of slowing down, the once-extinct …

The Week In Drones: Drunk Drivers, Democracy, Volcanic Eruptions, And More

Keeping up with the droneses<p>Here's a roundup of the week's top drone news: the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.<p><b>Drunk Bust</b><p>North Dakota is one of the first states to practice using drones. In 2001, with the help of a drone on loan from Customs and …

Drones

Free To Good Home: 145 Wild Bison

Why Yellowstone is giving away a herd of 2,000-lb beasts<p>If you’ve ever wanted to adopt a bison, now’s your chance. <i>Reuters</i> is reporting that Yellowstone National Park is giving away 145 bison to conservation organizations in five different states—including the Bronx and Queens zoos in New York, the …