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Five Secret Travel Spots in the Alentejo, Portugal

<i>The Alentejo is Portugal’s hidden treasure. Boasting spectacular beaches, traditional fishing villages, historical towns and perfect hikes – here are</i> …

European Travel

A local’s guide to Porto, Portugal

On the steep banks of the Douro, Portugal’s northern jewel gleams with culture, buzzing restaurants, bars and artisan shops, plus cool places to visit and stay<p>Sitting in my customary Porto cafe, a non-descript place on Praça Carlos Alberto across from my kids’ school, a troupe of Asian tourists …

European Travel

10 Things to Do in Porto for Under 10 Euros

A trip to Portugal’s second city doesn’t have to be expensive—in fact, it’s easy to have a great time on a very skinny budget.<p>Here are ten things to …

Chōbunsai Eishi | Young Lady Playing a Musical Instrument | Japan | Edo period (1615–1868) | The Met

Japan

Infographic: Who Leads the Autonomous Driving Patent Race?

These days the broad consensus on the future of driving seems to be that the car of tomorrow will be (at least partly) autonomous. Many companies, …

heatherwick studio's 1000 trees complex in shanghai well underway

<b>having announced its 300,000 square meter mega-complex back in 2015, world-renowned architecture firm heatherwick studio has begun construction on</b> …

New lightweight electric bike is ready for urban commutes

Don’t sacrifice style for function<p>Electric bikes aren’t exactly glamorous. Many of them have stubby frames and small wheels that may work great for commuting, but lack the style of white-walled beach cruisers or other townie bikes.<p>Seattle-based Propella set out to defy those stereotypes. Their new …

M2.senos, Fernando Guerra / FG+SG · Amelia House

This is not just another house. Those alleys were well known to us. Not that much...we used to run endlessly over there, always waiting for someone …

Architecture

Oporto for the Weekend

By College Tourist - Author Carson Sharp of Georgia Southern University.<p>Fall in Love with Oporto, Portugal in Just Two Days<p>Situated in the North on the West Coast of Portugal, Oporto is a city rich in history, culture, sights, eats, and drinks which makes for an excellent weekend getaway. Wander …

Coming soon to an apartment near you: Smart locks with built-in cameras

The Latch M-Series smart lock is a mortise-style deadbolt designed for apartments and businesses, and it's got a built-in camera to keep an eye on who's coming and going.<p>Smart locks aren't just for smart houses -- they're made for smart businesses, too. Case in point: the M-Series Smart Lock from …

Home Automation
Robotics

Um dos vídeos mais vistos do ano guarda um pequeno 'segredo' português

As imagens correram as redes sociais no início do ano, impressionando não só pela beleza como pelo facto de ser desconhecido da maioria dos …

The Persistence Of Brands

<b>“Nobody wants to be branded anymore,” said Aaron Levine, head designer for</b> <b>Abercrombie & Fitch</b><b>.</b><p>Well, if that line from the Wall Street Journal’s …

MacBook Pro

Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home in Key West for $1.3M

A unique home doused in organic architecture<p>This 1,794-square-foot home in Key West with three bedrooms and two bathrooms was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright with Asian influences.<p>Asking $1.335 million ($744 per foot), the residence is highlighted by pocketing sliding glass doors, which surround the …

NASA is helping Stephen Hawking launch a "self-healing" starship to Alpha Centauri

Stephen Hawking and Russian venture capitalist Yuri Milner want to send a small spaceship to Alpha Centauri, the nearest neighboring star system to …

The Spectrum of User Experience Design

The Spectrum of User Experience Venn Diagram came up again recently in a discussion with a client, and looking back I realized I had never posted it …

[Exclusive] Draw in 3D with the ‘Mental Canvas’ Illustration App

The new app combines traditional illustration with 3D computer-aided design software.<p>There are apps like uMake that rather easily turn 2D sketching into useful 3D models for prototyping, but the new app Mental Canvas takes a different approach. It fuses the illustrator’s need for aesthetics and …

Digital Art

4,000-year-old rare thinker sculpture uncovered in Israel

Archaeologists have unearthed a unique 3,800-year-old ceramic vessel bearing the sculpture of a pensive-looking person in the Israeli city of Yehud. …

Archaeology

Japanese Artist Worked 10 Hours/Day For 3.5 Years To Create His Giant Pen & Ink Drawing

Japan is an example of a tough nation stronger than its buildings. After the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and the tsunami that followed, Japan was hurting …

Mercedes-Benz’s EQ Sub-Brand Aims to Launch a New Electric Model Every Year

Mercedes-Benz, with the introduction of an entire new sub-brand called EQ—teased by this Generation EQ concept from the Paris auto show earlier this fall—is committing to electric vehicles for the long haul. The launch of Mercedes-Benz’s first EQ model won’t happen until calendar year 2019—almost …

Carsharing

72 Hours in Lisbon, Portugal

The Portuguese capital is in the early stages of a cultural renaissance. “There’s a saying here in Lisbon, ‘<i>desemerda-te</i>‘, which translates to …

Ingenious Illustrations Created From the Shadows Cast by Sunlit Household Items

Belgian artist and filmmaker Vincent Bal has created “Shadowology“, a humorously ingenious series in which he illustrates the shadows that are cast …

Etsy

BMW, Ford, Audi, Daimler, and Porsche Team up to Build Charging Network Across Europe

Europe should have 400 ultra-fast charging sites by 2020 using the globally accepted Combined Charging System standard.<p>Currently (no pun intended), there are three electric charging standards:<p>Tesla uses its Superchargers, the Japanese and the French use the CHAdeMO network while the rest of the …