Michael Keating Jr.

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These beautiful tiny homes cost less than $20,000 to build — take a look inside

After more than a decade of designing, editing, and reworking, the students at Rural Studio, Auburn University 's architectural-design program, built two cottages with raw materials that cost just $14,000 each. (The team calls them the "20K Homes.")<p>The goal was to create a model for building homes …

Check Out This $28,500 Star Wars Watch

The price is strong with this watch.<p>Themed around Darth Vader and released in anticipation of <i>The Force Awakens</i>, Devon watch brand has unveiled a Star …

Star Wars

Elected Queens and Princess Senators: How the Politics of Star Wars Work

Greetings, my magnificent mail-minions! I’ve got a swell—dare I say it, keen group of questions in this week’s mailbags, but I want to try something. …

The stick shift: a love letter to a fun but fading American driving style

A manual transmission may seem demanding for drivers used to automatics, but it boasts real benefits – including a barrier against distracted driving<p>Last August, I flew from Philadelphia to Ft Worth to buy my dream car: a 2002 Jeep Wrangler. TJ model, soft top, cherry red, no rust and, of course, a …

New Jersey

Inside the Miniature World of Architectural Model Makers

In photos pinned up on the walls of his workshop and office, <b>Richard Tenguerian</b> stands like a giant among some of New York's most famous buildings. He leans into Yankee Stadium. He looks up at towers, which reflect his image. He bear hugs skyscrapers, lifting them off of their bases. Tenguerian, of …

Defend Your Cubicle With A Nerf Sentry Gun

You'll be the undefeatable champion with this one<p>Tell workplace pen thieves and pranksters how you really feel with a barrage of foam darts. This project hacks a Nerf gun to automatically fire at large heat signatures. Simply replace the toy’s trigger system with a servomotor, wire up a home …

STAR WARS: BATTLEFRONT Hands On Impressions - E3 2015

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 easily outperforms Apple’s iPad Air 2 and Google’s Nexus 9

U.K. consumer watchdog group Which wants to help you pick a tablet.<p>Which’s lab experts examined the top 10 tablets in the U.K. To assess the speed of each, the group used Geekbench‘s cross-platform processor benchmark, which runs tests and simulations of real-world tasks.<p>Performance certainly isn’t …

Natural Atlas maps the great outdoors for explorers in the US

Whether you’re a avid hiker or a 4×4 off-roading enthusiast, you’ll want to take a look at Natural Atlas. Launched today, the site offers highly detailed maps that point out trails, campsites and water bodies off the beaten path in the US.<p>Natural Atlas is built using OpenStreetMap and already lists …

Hiking

Photographer follows his bride to the altar in stunning wedding photos

Another amazing journey. More amazing pictures to celebrate it.<p>Russian photographer Murad Osmann and his longtime girlfriend Natalia Zakharova rose …

Weddings

Spaceports and sky farms: Is this how we'll live in 100 years?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Looking out across the city and atop the skyscrapers before you are cows. Yes, you read that right. Farm animals contentedly grazing on high-rise urban farms litter the London skyline.<p>Elsewhere, off the coast of mainland England, against the backdrop of the stunning White Cliffs of Dover, …

The 606: Converted Chicago railway line becomes park in the sky

There are, of course, similarities between The 606 and the New York's well-known High Line. Despite the High Line having been opened before The 606, …

ARCKIT: Reusable Model-Making Blocks Built By & For Architects

[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Products & Packaging. ]Positioned between robust LEGO-style systems made for easy reuse and refined architectural models …

Santiago Calatrava's City of Arts and Sciences Stars in Disney's "Tomorrowland"

Santiago Calatrava's City of Arts and Sciences has taken a starring role in <i>Tomorrowland</i>, Disney's latest blockbuster. Located in the former riverbed …

11 summer movies to stream on Netflix for Memorial Day

What better way to kick off summer than spending Memorial Day inside and on the couch? From coming-of-age classics to passionate romances, we’ve …

Entertainment

Hispanic-owned BBQ restaurant under fire for holding 'White Appreciation Day' | Fox News

A barbecue restaurant in northern Colorado is being criticized for its plan to give white customers a 10 percent discount.<p>Edgar Antillon, owner of Rubbin' Buttz BBQ and Country Cafe in Milliken, hung a sign reading "White Appreciation Day! June 11th. Because all Americans should be …

LEGO Architecture Celebrates NYC's Flatiron Building

LEGO has unveiled its latest miniature creation masterpiece, this time being a set emulating the<p>LEGO has unveiled its latest miniature creation masterpiece, this time being a set emulating the iconic Flatiron Building in New York City. One of the earliest skyscrapers adorning the NYC skyline, the …

AMC Theaters May Be Preparing To Put On A Huge Star Wars Marathon

A long time ago, in a multiplex not too far away, you could actually watch a <i>Star Wars</i> movie in a movie theater! Ten years after <i>Revenge Of The Sith</i> …

HoloLens Hands-On: How We Built An App For Microsoft’s Augmented Reality Headset

Microsoft’s HoloLens is no joke. We’ve now tried the company’s latest revision of its unreleased augmented reality headset and even built an app for it. The new hardware, which Microsoft also showcased during its Build developer conference keynote yesterday, feels very solid and the user experience …

Augmented Reality

How to customize the Personalization settings in Windows 10

With Windows 10 comes making it personal. Getting the look of the operating system you'll be spending so much time looking at just right, pleasing to …

Windows 10

Exo-Top For Jeep Wranglers

Posted in Gear<p>Jeep Wrangler owners are nothing if not adventurers. They enjoy the open air, the off-roading, and the rugged versatility of their …

Watches

Star Wars Battlefront producer defends game to skeptics, reveals more maps

A <i>Star Wars Battlefront</i> producer took to Reddit to defend EA DICE's upcoming game and counter allegations they'll hold content they're currently developing to be issued later as downloadable content.<p>DICE detailed the game last week at Star Wars Celebration. That included the news that those who …

See every character from the Star Wars universe in a single video

Over the course of the next two years, Disney and Lucasfilm are going to introduce an entirely new generation of filmgoers to the <i>Star Wars</i> universe …

Set sail on Millennium Falcon? Disney cruise ship snags 'Star Wars' upgrade

You don't need to be buds with Han Solo and Chewbacca to visit the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, starting in October.<p>Who says you need to be a Wookiee or a sarcastic space smuggler to fly the Millennium Falcon? This week, Disney Cruise Line announced tweaks to a ship, including an epic "Star …

The Cities Science Fiction Built

When we look at the future city in SF film, we are really looking at our own city. We just don’t know it yet.<p>The opening credits disperse, revealing a city. What city? A future city. This is an SF film, and we may not yet know the rules of this speculative world—whether there are space colonies, or …

Repurposing unlikely spaces for a school: A photo essay

A school doesn’t need to be purpose-built. In Australia, the commonly held view that a new school needs to locate a <b>greenfield</b> site to grow a school. …

7 Psychological Tricks for Getting More Work Done | Inc.com

We all wish we could get more work done in less time. If we were more productive, we'd have a better chance at getting that raise, we'd have more personal time to do what we wanted, and we'd get closer to our goals much faster. Unfortunately, you can't bully yourself into working harder. There's no …

Time Management

An Art Print by Pop Chart Lab Featuring Some of the Most Significant, Signature Structures in New York City

<i>Splendid Structures of New York City</i> is a new art print by Pop Chart Lab featuring some of the most “significant, signature structures” in New York …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Teaser Trailer #2 (2015) - Star Wars Movie HD