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Want a smarter phone? IBM and Samsung bring you: Nanosheets!

Big Blue's research alliance to shrink computer chips develops technology to boost performance by 40 percent over today's processors.<p>If you're frustrated that your smartwatch isn't that smart or your phone doesn't pack enough power, IBM and Samsung have some good news for you.<p>The allies have …

Quantum Computing

The Essential Phone is an intriguing indulgence

It’s often said, by people outside Silicon Valley, that people inside Silicon Valley spend all their time solving niche problems that only affect them. When the architect of Android, Andy Rubin, whipped out a new phone at the Code Conference this week, he did little to discourage that belief. His …

Google submits plans for 'landscraper' London headquarters

Google has officially submitted plans for its new 92,000-square metre “landscraper” London headquarters, with the intention of beginning construction on the building in 2018.<p>Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studios, the team behind TfL’s New Bus for London and the 2012 Olympic …

Architecture

Google, HTC and Oculus team-up to create VR industry standards

Some of the biggest names in virtual reality have teamed up to develop technological standards for the nascent industry.<p>The appropriately-named …

Virtual Reality

Why Every Startup CEO Should Not Have an Office

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Facebook's AI guru thinks DeepMind is too far away from the 'mothership'

Notably, LeCun believes that DeepMind, which employs over 250 people and today sits under Alphabet (Google's parent company), is too far away from California.<p>"The challenge I think that DeepMind has is that it's geographically separated from the mothership in California and that makes it very …

Facebook Live is becoming a shitstorm of epic proportions

When giving a platform to someone, it quickly becomes apparent that not everyone is worthy of having it. If you don’t believe me, a 10-minute perusal through Facebook Live is probably all you’ll need to see the light.<p>The tech-charged world we live in has left us fortunate to be able to log on and …

Facebook Live

Google DeepMind's AI is setting its sights on Starcraft II

First it took on and beat Atari's classic games, then the world champion of the highly complex game of Go. Now Google's artificial intelligence arm …

How Google embarrassed Apple

Google's new Pixel phone launched to positive reviews, largely because of the phone's new digital helper called Google Assistant.<p>As I wrote in my review of the new Google Pixel, it's relatively easy to make a high-end smartphone these days. The real challenge is lighting it up with unique software …

Stephen Hawking hailed a new AI research centre as 'crucial to the future of our civilisation and our species'

The £10 million Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (LCFI), which opened this week, will aim to examine the morality and governance of AI. The centre writes on its website that it will study the impacts of this "potentially epoch-making technological development, both short and long …

Artificial Intelligence

Google and Facebook are doubling down on internet infrastructure with a new Pacific cable

Google is doubling down on its submarine cable investments in the Pacific ocean, this time with Facebook’s backing. The two tech companies announced last week (Oct. 12) that they are joining a consortium to build a new transpacific submarine cable system that will be ready in 2018.<p>The project, …

High-Definition

Everything you wanted to know about your body (but were afraid to ask)

Why does loud noise hurt? Do you lose weight if you break wind while on the bathroom scales? These are just some of the thousands of questions tackled by New Scientist, now collected in a new book<p>For more than two decades in the back pages of the <i>New Scientist</i><i>,</i> readers have posed questions on topics …

Biology

Execs from Facebook, Google, and Microsoft explain why they use Israel for their R&D

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Intel are among more than 300 multinationals that have opened up research-and-development facilities in the country, which is home to just 9 million people.<p>But what is it that makes Israel such a hotbed of innovation? Executives from each of the aforementioned US …

This Experimental Home Tilts Like A See-Saw As You Walk Around Inside

It sounds like something out of a funhouse, but this modernist retreat is actually a study in how architecture affects relationships.<p>Recently, the performance artists Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley designed and built a long, lean glass house in a bucolic field at the OMI International Arts Center …

A Bird’s-Eye View of 5 Natural Wonders Photos

Panther Beach in Santa Cruz, California, captured on a DJI Inspire 1 Pro drone.Photo: Barry Blanchard/Courtesy of teNeues<p>With the creation of drones, photographers from all walks of life—those just dabbling in the craft, those who typically capture landscapes on solid ground, those already making …

Norman Foster reimagines global infrastructure strategies in new essay

Back in May, Foster + Partners unveiled their design for the Droneport, a modular shell-like structure that is constructed with local labor from …

Avant-garde

Closer look: Zaha Hadid's new “floating” Port House in Antwerp

The glistening Port House in Antwerp is Zaha Hadid's latest project to be completed posthumously. But the glass building isn't mere folly. Built atop …

Architecture

Zaha Hadid, Dear Friend

World Architecture Community Founder and President Prof. Dr. Suha Özkan, Hon F AIA, gives a personal tribute for Architect Dame Zaha Hadid …

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> …

5 Initiatives That Show the Rise of Open Source Architecture

In architecture, perhaps the most remarkable change heralded by the 20th was the radical rethinking of housing provision which it brought, driven by …

Architecture

Most of us misunderstand metabolism. Here are 9 facts to clear that up.

We talk about metabolism like it's something we can manipulate by gulping a pill, downing some green tea, or running faster. You've seen the articles headlined "Boost your metabolism" or "Try this high-metabolism diet to lose weight."<p>But this obscures many truths about this essential, yet still …

Fitness

The Inside of This New Orleans Home Was Painted By 27 Artists

Wait until you see the masterpieces on the kitchen cabinets.<p>New Orleans is famous for its jazz music, creole cuisine and overall arts scene. Which is why this home in the French Quarter totally embodies the personality of this lively city. Its former owner enlisted the talents of 27 different …

Don’t Call Them Flyover Cities: Why You Should Visit Kansas City, Indianapolis, and Oklahoma City

The vast, middle of our country, known as “America’s Heartland,” appears as an endless patchwork of farmland and snaking rivers, punctuated by the occasional city that often seems so small and inconsequential—especially from an airplane window. To coastal dwellers, these “flyover cities,” a …

How This Underdog Startup Scooped Up 90 Percent of Its Rival's Business--in 1 Week

Crying customers. Product demos at 2 a.m. Red Bull and 5-Hour Energy cocktails. This is the story of how FareHarbor landed a bunch of new customers through old-fashioned, take-no-prisoners competition.<p>It was Thursday, a few hours before the long Fourth of July weekend would begin, when FareHarbor …

The complete guide to cycling to work

Crowded, sweaty subways. Delayed buses. Canceled trains. The general aura of pre-work angst. In cities around the world, the morning trek to the office via public transport is far from invigorating.<p>It doesn’t have to be this way.<p>Cycling to work is often faster and cheaper than taking public …

Swimming Pools

Creator of chatbot that beat 160,000 parking fines now tackling homelessness

Teenager who designed DoNotPay to overturn tickets in London and New York expands service to assist those dealing with housing problems in the UK<p>The chatbot lawyer that overturned hundreds and thousands of parking tickets is now tackling another problem: homelessness.<p>London-born Stanford student …

Housing

Brexit threatens to burn Britain's bridge with a vital EU institution that has invested billions into British startups

That source is the relatively unknown European Investment Fund (EIF), which is an institution that was created by the EU in 1994 and operates out of Luxembourg with a team of around 400 people.<p>The EIF, which has commercial banks and other financial entities among its shareholders, invested over …

21 Genius Travel Hacks We Learned from Instagram

Whether you’re prepping for a weekend getaway, a destination wedding or a legit beach vacay, Instagram is often the first place you head to get inspo on where to eat, what to see and, most importantly, how to travel with a little less stress. Wait, what? Yup. Your fave social network is here to …

Inside Jungle House, the modern wonder hidden in Brazil's rainforest

Nestled in the mountainous, lush coastline of São Paulo state, the Jungle House surveys its territory.<p>On the roof it has an infinity pool and wooden deck, with a fire pit and hot tub, that looks out across the surrounding rainforest canopy and to the ocean beyond.<p>It has been built into the hills, …