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Researchers reveal new Wi-Fi tech that can power battery-free IoT devices

We’ve written numerous articles about the potential of the Internet of Things, and how it could eventually bring forth a world where billions of sensors and smart devices interact with one another and connect with the Internet to make our lives a little better, a little easier. Of course one major …

Internet of Things

Want the Perfect Chair? Print It

Berlin-based BigRep wants to make your next piece of furniture on a 3D printer. When employees of the company attended the 3D Printshow in New York earlier this month, furniture wasn’t the focus, according to COO and co-founder Rene Gurka. After all, they had an industrial-sized industry changer to …

3D Printing

Korean high school allows "anything goes" yearbook photos

Dwell

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Home Tours

Who wants competition? Big cable tries outlawing municipal broadband in Kansas | Ars Technica

Lobbyist for Comcast, Cox, TWC wrote bill to stifle rivals like Google Fiber.<p><b>Update:</b> Check out our followup story to see how the cable lobby is …

War Is a Racket

<i>War Is a Racket</i> is a speech and a 1935 short book, by Smedley D. Butler, a retired United States Marine Corps Major General and two-time Medal of …

Articles about dwell guide smart design tiny spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>It's coming up Swiss at this year's Dwell on Design.<p>Dwell on Design speaker Dan Formosa is accustomed to swimming against the current.<p>At just $79,000, this customizable mobile trailer allows …

Prefab Homes

Flu: the truth that women don't want to hear

New study suggests that men may actually suffer more when they have influenza because high levels of testosterone can weaken immune response<p>For years women have cried “man flu” when men make a fuss over a few sniffles.<p>But a new study suggests that men may actually suffer more when they are struck …

Intel announces Edison: a 22nm dual-core PC the size of an SD card

Four months ago, Intel unveiled its Quark SoC at IDF. Today at CES 2014, company CEO Brian Krzanich wants to introduce you to Edison, a miniature computer based on the same technology condensed into the form factor of an SD card. The tiny computer is built on the company's 22nm transistor …

The official banana for scale

While doing my thesis project I wanted to test out some sand casting. So as a test project I figured I would make THE scale banana.<p>The …

Binge Viewing Gets A Bad Rap; Here's The Reality

<b>Guest post by Grant McCracken, a cultural anthropologist trained at the University of Chicago. Recently, he worked with Netflix to study the behavior of its users. He is the author of Chief Culture Officer and Culturematic.</b><p>Binge viewing fills some hearts with horror. The idea of seven unbroken …

Hey Super Bowl Fans, Ready For Some Blipping? 20 Million Pepsi Cans Feature AR App

Not familiar with Blippar? You will be soon. The beverage maker tapped the augmented-reality platform to bring its Super Bowl XLVIII marketing to life.<p>Earlier this week, Pepsi began rolling out a new can to celebrate the culmination of the football season–and they should be hitting store shelves …

Augmented Reality

Twerking, what the fox says, and selfies: The biggest social media moments of 2013

In spite of rampant government and corporate surveillance, the lemmings of social media remained undeterred this year in their quest to share, share, share.<p>And all we got out of it was this lousy Harlem Shake. And a major life moment for Miley Cyrus. And a big reveal on what the fox says.<p>Here are …

If You Want A Job At Twitter, Prepare To Answer This Baffling Question About Rainfall Puddles

Luckily for us, he wrote a blog post about the experience. (At one point, he was asked, "is this an anagram of a palindrome?")<p>But because he was being considered for a coding position, Kozakov was asked to create a model for solving a math problem, in the form of code.<p>The problem at first glance …

Markets

The future of mobile is motion

When the Samsung Galaxy S4 debuted, there was a lot of hoopla over its Air Gesture and Eye Scroll features. With Air Gesture, users can simply wave a hand over the phone and it will respond accordingly, by answering a call or skipping to the next track. Eye Scroll uses eye movement to move up or …

Here’s what to expect from augmented reality in 2014

Like mobile payments, augmented reality apps have so far been the type of thing that’s great in theory, less great in execution.<p>2013, however, might have turned that around. Or at least that’s what Ambarish Mitra, cofounder and CEO of augmented reality company Blippar, argues. With devices like …

Sharks Now Tweet When Approaching the Beach

It used to be that when you wanted to warn ocean-goers about shark-infested waters, the only solution was to send a panicked Roy Scheider running …

Advertising Industry

Daughter Creates Off-the-Grid Writer's Retreat for Her Mother

When professor and nature writer Kathleen Dean Moore decided she needed a studio to write and observe the delicate wetland ecosystem on the banks of the Marys River in Oregon, she enlisted the help of her daughter. An architect by trade, Erin Moore knew just what her mother needed. Using a …

Off-grid

This Hammer Will Hurt ‘Em

The Hammer in Hand concept integrates a clever window-shattering hammer, which can be used in case of an emergency situation in a train or a bus. …

Artist JeeYoung Lee Converts Her Tiny Studio Into Absurdly Elaborate Non-Digital Dreamscapes | Colossal

<p>It’s always amazing to witness at artist who embraces one of their greatest limitations, turning it instead into one of their greatest advantages. …

OLED Displays Made from Ink-Jet Printers

There's a lot of hope for displays made from organic light-emitting diodes, a.k.a. OLEDs. They provide better color, higher contrast and are more …

3D Printing

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Hamish Robertson - The Fox Is Black

I’m envious of my friend Hamish Robertson and the tiny empire he’s started. For a long time he’d spoken about starting a shop of interesting products …

5 Key Attributes to Look For in the Perfect Startup Hire

<i>Josh Tolan is the CEO of Spark Hire, a video powered hiring network that connects job seekers and employers through video resumes and online interviews. Connect with him and Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter.</i><p>Hiring for a startup is much different than hiring for a large company or a …

Over $1 million stolen from Bitcoin digital wallet service, claims site owner

Another hack has hit Bitcoin. Over a million dollars have been stolen from a service that offered a digital wallet service for owners of Bitcoin, according to the owner of the site. The site was called Inputs.io, and it offered a convenient way for users to store and use Bitcoins. But it's all gone …

Type Your Own Animated Movie With This Crazy Software

Inside this playful screenwriting software may hide the future of filmmaking: You simply write what you want to see, and that vision plays on screen.<p>Here’s how Hollywood works today: Somebody writes a script. And especially if it’s an animated feature–a piece that will take hundreds of Pixar …

Animation

Want Your Instagram Photos To Get Attention? Use The Color Blue

Here are a few things you should keep in mind when posting pictures to Instagram to get the most likes:<p>Images with blue as a dominant color perform 24% better than those with high concentrations of red and oranges. Think #sky #bluebells #superman.<br>• Bright images perform 24% better than dark images. …

Michael Kors

Beyond Beer and Lederhosen: Top 10 German Destinations

Autumn in Germany may be synonymous with beloved Oktoberfest, but this European powerhouse has more to offer than beer, pretzels and lederhosen. With its majestic castles, renowned vineyards, romantic valleys and stunning Alpine villages, Germany is not a country to be overlooked on a trip to …

The other side of St-Tropez

It’s easily one of the most recognisable names on the French Riviera. St-Tropez: the name alone conjures up images of champagne-fuelled yacht parties and star-studded beaches. And who can forget the sultry TV commercials from Bain de Soleil in the 1980s promising a 'St-Tropez Tan'?<p>In truth, the …

France