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Incredibly Steep Bridge in Japan Looks Like a Thrilling Roller Coaster for Drivers

The Eshima Ohashi bridge is the largest rigid-frame bridge in Japan and the third largest in the world, but its uniqueness does not stop there. This incredible structure appears to have an extraordinarily steep incline on both sides, making it look more like a roller coaster that you can enjoy from …

Japan

Advice for Contacting Busy People | The Art of Manliness

Let’s get straight to the point, shall we?<p>Busy people can be incredibly difficult to connect with.<p>You know the drill. You send an email, then you …

Self-improvement

9 Gorgeous Gas Stations Throughout History

Gas stations are rarely known for their aesthetics. Looking like a truck stop is no compliment for a work of architecture. It hasn’t always been so: In the early days of American car culture, gas stations were designed with enough architectural flamboyance to lure customers off the highway. As …

How to Back Up Your iPhone to iTunes on Your Computer

There are two ways to back up your iPhone. You can back up your iPhone to iCloud or back up your iPhone to iTunes. I like to have copies of both. An iCloud backup is kept in the cloud, while an iTunes backup is kept on your computer. You don’t need an internet connection to back up your iPhone to …

Free Things to Do in Chicago

It's no wonder Frank Sinatra paid tribute to Chicago in his ubiquitous song "My Kind of Town." The city has plenty of what he called razzmatazz, from legendary stories about Al "Scarface" Capone to groundbreaking architecture to a vibrant soul and jazz scene. Here's a list of free, year-round art, …

10 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time

Welcome to our biggest list of paid iPhone and iPad apps of the week, featuring 10 solid iOS apps that would normally cost you a combined $23 to …

5 hard-to-find iPhone tricks only power users know about

A lot of what the iPhone can do doesn't come in an instruction manual. Check out these tips and tricks to become an expert iPhone user.<p><i>Produced by Matthew Stuart</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

Smartly Engineered WaterNest 100 Lets Residents Live as One With Nature

This masterfully designed floating home delightfully resembles a tidy, efficient nest that a water-loving animal would build. The pod-shaped WaterNest 100, produced by EcoFloLife, has been years in the making, and the firm's patient attention to detail is evident in the unit's beautiful aesthetics …

Cheapair Offers U.S. Flights to Cuba

Cheapair.com became the first online search engine to package flights from the U.S. to Cuba. There are still no commercial flights to Havana from the United States, but the site is packaging together separate flights that route you through Mexico.<p>It’s not a simple procedure. The flights aren’t …

19 Bars In America You Should Drink At Before You Die

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How Miniature Models Help Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Build Better Skyscrapers

When guests enter the tenth floor of <b>Skidmore, Owings & Merrill</b>'s Chicago office on South Michigan Avenue, they're greeted by a skyscraper hall of fame. Scale models of some of the world's most famous multi-story buildings, such as the Burj Khalifa, as well as a building map of Chicago's Loop, …

Architizer

Apple’s New Patent Could Make it Tougher for iPhone Thieves

- Feb 27, 2015<p>Apple was recently awarded a patent that could make it even tougher for iPhone or iPad thieves to make a clean getaway.<p><i>BGR:</i><p><i>The iPhone</i> …

How to Choose and Buy New Windows for Your Home

New window technology has advanced considerably, and a new set of windows could make your home much more energy efficient. Here are the key features …

Home Improvement

World's First Carbon-Positive Pre-Fabribated House

This amazing prototype, rolled out by green architectural and manufacturing firm ArchiBlox, is billed as the first pre-fabricated, carbon-positive house. The one bedroom, one bathroom unit ingeniously generates more energy than it uses. The first model was recently installed as an exhibition in a …

Delete your unwanted iPhone photos in one quick purge

We all need to get rid of photos from our iPhones from time to time, and iOS 8 makes it pretty simple to select a single or group of photos and delete. Deleting a photo at a time is all well and good, as is tapping a bunch of them and then deleting. But what if you want to just seriously delete a …

Clifton 2A Dream House by SAOTA in Cape Town, South Africa

Dream house architecture by SAOTA located in Clifton, Cape Town, South Africa.<p>In 2014, a team of SAOTA (Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects) has …

Google Earth Pro Is Now Available For Free

Today Google has announced that Google Earth Pro is now available for free. Google Earth Pro used to cost $399 per year. Google Earth is a geospatial software application that displays a virtual globe, which offers the ability to analyze and capture geographical data. Google Earth was created after …

Google Earth

10 Classic Chicago Dining Rooms

Chicago has numerous classic restaurants that are all worth a visit, but the following places have historic dining spaces that extend the tradition beyond the menu. Many are decades old while others are more recent but each has a storied past visible in its style and setting. Take a look for …

Dining Rooms

Passible password management app passes the usability and security test

The reigning champion in the password management arena may be AgileBits’ 1Password, but that doesn’t mean that everything else doesn’t deserve your …

Apps

10 virtually indestructible cases to protect your iPhone 6 Plus

Whether you're worried about your iPhone 6 Plus bending, its glossy 5.5-inch screen getting scratched, or you just know you're a total klutz, we have …

8 awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps that are free downloads right now

This has been a terrific week for paid iPhone and iPad apps that have gone on sale for free. We’ve shared great apps with you all week long, and …

New Patent Gives Us A Better Idea Of What's Behind Google's Mysterious 'Cinematic Reality' Investment

Magic Leap, the mysterious startup that raised $542 million in October 2014 in a massive funding round led by Google, just filed a new patent that hints at what the company's stealth technology could be used for.<p>All we really know for sure so far is that Magic Leap is creating some sort of …