Michael T. Larkin

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Remodeling 101: Steel Window and Door Fabricators

We feature steel windows and doors so frequently on Remodelista that we shouldn’t be surprised at the number of sourcing requests we receive about …

Husband Finds Beautiful Note Late Wife Left Before Her Death Reminding Him To 'Smile'

One widower has found solace in his late wife's touching words.<p>Jimmy Breland of Cleveland, Mississippi, was married to his wife, Billie, for 60 years. When she fell ill late last year and had to be hospitalized, Jimmy stayed by her side every single day, until her death earlier this month, …

Getting Out Of Afghanistan

By the time we thought about leaving Afghanistan, we’d been tossing gear into the country for more than a decade. This is the story of how we moved out.<p><b>The convoy of army trucks, cranes, and flatbeds</b> has been chugging its way under cover of darkness through the craggy mountains of eastern …

13 New Landscape Design Ideas to Steal in 2015

Good garden design can change your life–and remove boundaries between indoors and out to increase living space. We’ve rounded up 13 new ideas to …

Landscaping

The 9 Most Spectacular Lost Cities in the World

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Cities

Space 2020: What does the future hold?

What will our space ambitions actually look like a decade from now? Three experts tell Richard Hollingham.<p>Space has not been this exciting since the 1960s.<p>Nasa recently launched Orion, its first new spacecraft to carry astronauts since the Space Shuttle, and is developing a massive new rocket to …

How to make a four-year-old MacBook Pro run like a ‘brand-new computer’ for just $170

MacBook Pros are great computers but they can always benefit from getting a nice hardware upgrade. A Redditor at r/apple who goes by the name of …

Here's How to Send Money Over Gmail

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Call of Duty

Tesla Model S is getting even quicker through a software update

If you didn't think that Tesla's Model S P85D was bonkers <i>enough</i>, you're in for a treat. Elon Musk has revealed that the already speedy electric sedan is getting a software update that will improve its 0-60MPH acceleration time by a tenth of a second, to 3.1 seconds. That may not sound like much, …

How 3D-Printing Rocket Engines Could Win Back The Space Race

Rapid manufacturing methods may eliminate dependence on Russian rockets<p>In the mid-1960s, NASA’s Marshall Spaceflight Center, outside of Huntsville, Ala., was a hive of rocket-engineering activity, ground zero for America’s efforts to establish herself as the world’s dominant space power. Following …

Saygus to sell V2 smartphone for $549

Following its announcement for preorder availability, Utah-based mobile manufacturer Saygus has now confirmed the pricing of its V2 (pronounced V-squared) smartphone. For a limited time, the Android 4.4 KitKat will cost $549 unlocked (which converts to £364 or AU$705) during its initial launch. …

Mobile Technology

iTunes 12.1 gives Mac users a sexy new Notification Center widget

It’s been six months since Apple unveiled iTunes 12, the latest version of its multimedia mega-app. Updates since then have been few and far between, but today Apple released the first big one: iTunes 12.1, which introduced a swank new media control widget for Notification Center.<p>As you might …

iTunes for Mac gets its own Notification Center widget

The latest iTunes is now available for download, and while it won't clothe your old application in a newer, fancier interface, it does come with a convenient new feature. To be exact, it adds an iTunes widget right within the notification center that lets you play, pause and skip songs without …

The next 'Toshiba' TV you see will be made by a different company

Toshiba has undertaken many attempts to reshape its TV segment over the years with "Cloud Portal" and Cell TV, but none have hit the mark and now it's getting out of the business entirely in North America. Following other Japanese manufacturers that have axed (Pioneer), scaled back (Panasonic), or …

Toshiba

Microsoft gives away more Office software to attract mobile users

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp made its popular Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications available for free on Android tablets on Thursday, marking the latest step in its drive to get as many mobile customers as possible using its software.<p>A employee stands in the Microsoft booth during the 2014 …

The Best Spots in the World to Be Naked

<i>By Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Because showing up naked to Wednesday-night volleyball is almost never received as well as you'd hope (even if the hot setter is wearing a "Co-ed Naked Volleyball" tee), here's a guide to the best -- and most welcoming -- places in the world to let it all …

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Has the time come for floating cities?

Until the late 1980s, nestled behind the Yan Ma Tei breakwater in Hong Kong's Causeway Bay, you could find tens of thousands of boat-dwellers who formed a bustling, floating district. The residents were members of the Tanka community, and their ancestors were fishermen who retreated from warfare on …

The More Walkable a City Is, the More Money It Makes

A focus on dense, walkable development allows cities to pack more economic punch per square foot, according to a new study. In Washington DC, deemed …

China's Plan For The Tallest Building Ever Could Save The World

While the architectures of yesteryear are often blamed for urban decay, today's buildings could be responsible for its renewal.<p>Jutting from the ground like two giant stalagmites, the latest design from UK architecture firm Chetwoods is going to blow the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, …

Los Angeles on cusp of becoming 'major' walkable city, study says

Despite its long love affair with the car, Los Angeles is on the cusp of becoming a "major" walkable urban area. And doing so could do wonders for its real estate market, at least in spots.<p>That's the gist of a new report released Tuesday by SmartGrowth America and George Washington University, …

The Pre-Fabricated Skyscraper & The Clean-Tech Utopia: Two Game-Changing, Sustainable Proposals in China

How can the city be reinvented to save the world? Chinese business magnate Zhang Yue and Finnish professor Eero Paloheimo are two men with very …

Architecture

5 Concepts for Garden Cities Shortlisted for the 2014 Wolfson Economics Prize

The shortlist for the 2014 Wolfson Economics Prize has been announced, rewarding five teams who rose to the challenge to design new garden cities …

Built Environment

Dubai Plans Mall of the World, the First Ever 'Temperature Controlled City'

Developers Dubai Holding have announced their plans to build the 'Mall of the World' a new 48 million square foot tourist district in Dubai that will …

Dubai

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Spotlight: Buckminster Fuller

Pioneering radical Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983), an inventor, architect and the second president of Mensa, had a …

Architecture

Rethinking Urbanism Through Vertical Cities

With the world’s urban population growing at an unprecedented rate, high-rise buildings will feature prominently in future cities. The concept of the …