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Experience the "Brutal Faith" of Gottfried Böhm's Pilgrimage Church in Neviges

<i>This exclusive photo essay by Laurian Ghinitoiu was originally commissioned for the fifth issue of</i> LOBBY<i>. Available later this month, the latest</i> …

Architecture

An Electric Car Startup Nobody Has Heard of Will Spend $1 Billion on US Factory

The mysterious startup Faraday Future has poached a bunch of Tesla employees, and promises its first vehicle in 2017.<p>In auto industry terms, 2017 is not very far away. If GM, Toyota, or VW Group announced today that it would debut a brand-new car you haven't heard anything about in under two …

Boston company launches spy drone that can fly indefinitely

Boston company CyPhy Works has just launched the commercial version of the Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications (PARC) drone, which can stay up in the air for however long you want it to. The military's been using it to monitor its compounds for quite a while now, but the $22 million …

Watch out! This Android malware melds to your OS, and is near impossible to delete

Security company Lookout is warning Android device owners about a new type of malware app, which not only secretly roots your phone, but also …

Apps

Amazon's selling its $50 Fire tablet in six packs

It was rumored and now the 7-inch $49.99 (£50) Amazon Fire tablet is here. The content peddling device is cheaper than dinner for two at a medium nice restaurant (without drinks but probably including appetizers). While it's cheap, it actually looks better than other sub-$100 tablets on the market …

Defy The Cable Company With A DIY HDTV Antenna

Stick it to the man<p>Frustrated by years of expensive cable bills, Norm Sutaria ditched his set-top box and used online instructions to build a homemade HDTV antenna. Then the education specialist shared his newfound expertise with a class at Brooklyn Brainery, a crowd-sourced education space in New …

11 Ways Science and Technology Are Waging War on Winter

Fighting snow with sugar beet juice, snow-pooping robots, geoengineering and more<p>Here in New York City, we've just been hit with yet another round of snow, and it got us thinking: There must be somebody working on a way to get rid of this fluffy white menace. As it turns out, there are lots of …

Intel's new processor eliminates fans and passwords

Intel has demonstrated a new type of mobile processor -- the Core M -- which the chipmaker believes will usher in a new generation of tablets and …

Huawei's Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition is elegantly tough

Huawei's a smartphone manufacturer that likes to stay very much <i>on trend</i>. At IFA this year, it unveiled the latest device in its large-screen Ascend Mate series, which includes a fingerprint sensor akin to that of the HTC One Max and iPhone 5s. While that handset was very much the star of the show, …

Intel's Core M chips will boost PC battery life by nearly two hours

Indisputably, the star of this year's IFA show is going to be wearables: round ones, flashy ones, head-covering ones. <i>After</i> that, though, you're also going to see a lot of super-thin tablets and 2-in-1 PCs, many of them made possible by Intel's new low-power Core M chips. Intel first teased these …

Will Samsung's Gear VR trigger the virtual reality revolution before Oculus Rift? - ExtremeTech

Will Samsung’s Gear VR trigger the virtual reality revolution before Oculus Rift?<p>By on September 4, 2014 at 2:45 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Virtual Reality

Intel reveals Core M Broadwell performance and TDP: At 14nm, Intel finally goes fanless - ExtremeTech

By on September 5, 2014 at 1:35 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>At IFA 2014 in Berlin, Intel has …

Not every house has rooms that turn 90 degrees, but this one does

It would seem that when Iran isn't busy putting the kibosh down on social media, its architects are designing some pretty crazy ways to beat the weather. Case in point: a seven-floor house in Tehran with three rectangular rooms that can rotate up to 90 degrees in accordance with the season. As <i>Slate</i> …

The battle for virtual reality: Google, Samsung, Sony and Oculus VR

Back in June, Google revealed Cardboard: an open-source attempt at mobile virtual reality. Heck, even the "hardware" is open source -- here are instructions to make your own, right now!<p>But the concept is more than a low-tech solution to mobile VR. It's emblematic of Google's approach to virtual …

The top 11 laptops you can buy right now

The Garden Room / Welsh+Major

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Garden Project transforms the site of a late Victorian home in inner-city Sydney into a garden …

Your bank will pay Microsoft to keep running its ATMs

Believe it or not, roughly 95 percent of ATMs in the world are still running Windows XP -- and that's about to become an expensive problem. Machine designer NCR says that only a third of banks will upgrade their ATMs to a newer OS before official XP support ends on April 8th, leaving many …

10 tips to get more from your Sony Xperia Z1S

If you aren’t convinced by the charms of Sony’s Android flagship then perhaps our Xperia Z1S review will persuade you. This is a powerful and stylish …

Apps

The power of tears: Why Google has its eye on smart contact lenses

When the cronut craze swept across New York in early spring of last year, the only major inconvenience associated with Dominique Ansel's novel culinary confection was the pain of waiting in line to get it. For a responsible person living with Type 1 (or Type 2) diabetes, like my good friend Cara, …

Start your own digital camera manufacturing business with this Raspberry Pi tutorial

Technology has gotten so easy. Gone are the days when you had to solder stuff together, learn BASIC or DOS prompts, change a video card – if you …

Raspberry Pi

Woodland retreat by Béres Architects nestles up against a jagged rock face

This rectilinear wooden cabin in Hungary by young studio Béres Architects nestles up against the exposed rock face of a former quarry (+ …

Samsung's new Smart Home service outlined, wants to connect to third-party services and products

We heard whispers that Samsung was planning big for CES, and we're not just talking TV panels. It's now revealed Smart Home, which attempts to tie together Smart TVs, home appliances and handheld smart devices into one single platform. Perhaps more importantly, the company says it's going to …

Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 gets significant secret CPU upgrade - ExtremeTech

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 2 gets significant secret CPU upgrade<p>By on January 4, 2014 at 10:01 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links …

Soundfreaq unveils its CES 2014 lineup, including the ultra-small Pocket Kick

Soundfreaq, the portable speaker company we’ve found has a knack for squeezing good sound out of budget-friendly devices, has unveiled three new …

Gear & Gadgets

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TCL's $330 Idol X+ boasts 2GHz octa-core chip, Bluetooth activity tracker

While some of us are still recovering from holiday, the TCL folks in China -- whose products are better known under the Alcatel brand in many other countries -- have gone ahead and launched a new phone. As the name suggests, the Idol X+ is pretty much an updated version of the already impressive …

Tesla Model S software update guards against faulty wiring

Amidst a recent spate of Model S fires, Tesla has upgraded the software on the EV to prevent unsafe charging, according to a tweet from Tesla S owner <i>@ddenboer</i>. If input power fluctuations are outside a safe range, the software will automatically reduce the charging current by 25 percent -- from 40 …

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Two Hulls / Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This project is situated in a glaciated, coastal landscape, with a cool maritime climate. The …

Architecture