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65 Cozy Designer Family Rooms

Lazy days are welcome here.<p>Prop up your feet — these comfy dens are tailor-made for relaxing. Up your living room's game too with even more designer decorating ideas.

Interior Design

IBM Watson and Medtronic can predict a diabetic's low blood sugar hours before it occurs

IBM and medical device maker Medtronic are working on an app that could really help them.<p>By analyzing data from Medtronic diabetes monitoring devices (insulin pumps and glucose monitors), IBM's artificial intelligence computer Watson can predict a low blood sugar problem up to three hours before it …

Nanoparticle-enhanced metals could radically change cars

UCLA scientists created a metal with 'record breaking' strength and stiffness-to-weight.<p>Scientists at UCLA have found a new way to inject silicon carbide nanoparticles into a molten alloy of magnesium and zinc, resulting a metal nanocomposite that demonstrates "record levels" of stiffness-to-weight …

Engineering

Small Tweaks to Its Recipe and "White Graphene" Could Change Electronics

Illustration: ORNL/Nature NanotechnologyStructural characterization of hBN. Schematic illustration of a hBN monolayer.Strictly speaking, hexagonal …

This Moroccan City Is Completely Covered in Ethereal Blue Paint

Chefchaouen is the stuff of dreams — but it's real.<p>As people who love color, we're always looking out for rooms that employ vibrant decor. But entire cities that embrace our love of saturated hues? Now you've got us excited.<p>Chefchaouen is a town in northwest Morocco that is best known for its …

Cheese

Quirky bars in London

When darkness falls across the city, find yourself a quirky basement bar, secret bar or themed bar in London.<p>First Aid Box<p>A post shared by ANNA …

Planned to order Apple Watch: Reviews, other watches, Galaxy S6 Edge killed that idea

Matthew always seems to purchase the latest and greatest in mobile technology so it's a bit surprising to see him sitting out this time. Do his …

IBM Interactive partners with Adobe Marketing Cloud

<i>Adobe has revealed that it will be working collaboratively with IBM’s digital agency, IBM Interactive Experience, to develop specialised consulting</i> …

Google in talks with mobile operators for cheap overseas calls

It is understood that Google aims to create a global network that will cost the same to use for calls, texts and data no matter where a customer is located<p>Google is in talks towards a deal with Hutchison Whampoa, the owner of the mobile operator Three, that will allow Americans to use their phones …

Caltech wants to equip phones with built-in 3D scanners

Wouldn't it be great if we can use phones to 3D scan every day objects for printing? A research team from Caltech has designed a cheap and tiny camera chip that could make that happen. Even better, the team claims it can take 3D scans so precise, it could lead to "replica[s] accurate to within …

What Can Apple Watch Learn from Google Glass?

In a tale of two wearables, dueling tech giants, both known for innovation and deep pockets, have taken contrasting approaches as they enter new …

The 7 All-time Greatest Ideation Techniques

Bryan W. Mattimore, in his new book <i>Idea Stormers: How to Lead and Inspire Creative Breakthroughs</i>, outlines seven ideation techniques that …

11 Mobile Innovations That We Need More Than Flexible Phones

With more than 1 billion smartphone users worldwide, it’s not surprising to see that manufacturers are doing their best to come up with even more …

25 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design

What the landscape of design will look like in 2020, according to the most innovative designers of 2015.<p>Design is always changing, and with tech and design increasingly aligning, we’re arguably headed to the most radical period of change in design history. How radical will the design landscape of …

IBM's Internet Of Things Initiative Illustrates Its Bind

Changing technology has placed IBM (NYSE:IBM) in a bind.<p>What it did in the last decade is now obsolete. The cloud has made it so. Cloud saves so much …

2014’s Most Innovative Uses of Mobile Technology

2014 will be remembered for many things: disappearing airliners, widespread ebola outbreaks, and Rosetta’s landing on a comet. But beyond sensational …

Mobile World Congress: What future for phones?

Excitement at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week centred around new devices coming onto the market this year.<p>But what will the same people be talking about in 20 years time?<p>BBC technology correspondent Mark Gregory spoke to some of the most influential people in the mobile industry to try …

Future phones - what to expect from future mobile phones

The mobile phones of the future are expected to be more closely embedded in our day-to-day lives than ever before.<p>Some futurologists and industry …

Wearable Market Forecast: Will 2015 be the Year of Wearables?

<b>Analysts believe wearable technologies have to move beyond geek chic into truly fashionable, functional devices in order to have a spectacular …

Assistive Technology for Visually Impaired Uses Intel 3D Cameras

<b>Wearable prototype uses Intel RealSense technology to bring better awareness to people with low or no vision.</b><p>What started off as a not-so-simple …

In the World of Wearables, Tech Companies Are Suddenly Taking Heart (Rate)

The focus on heart rate has come full circle.<p>When San Francisco-based Fitbit launched its first product in 2009, it was hailed as the first wireless, wearable fitness device for the mass consumer market. Building on the features of a basic pedometer, the clip-on Fitbit added a welcome software …

Android rolls out 'on-body' smart lock to foil device thieves

Google is rolling out a new automatic "smart lock" function that uses your mobile device's accelerometer to determine when you set the gadget down, to possibly protect your data better if your device is stolen.<p>According to a report on Android Police, the new mode is called on-body detection. It …

Huawei wants more freedom to customize Android Wear

The smartwatch market is filling up with unique hardware designs to suit your tastes, but many of them share identical software features, as they are running Google’s Android Wear OS. Huawei recently joined the smartwatch market with its announcement at MWC 2015, but the company is apparently …

10 best Android Wear apps (Wear OS apps)

Android Wear may not be turning the heads that many of us envisioned that it would, but it’s still probably the best smartwatch platform out there. The update to Android Wear 2.0 added a bunch of really nice features, like standalone apps. It still has a lot of work ahead of it, but there are some …

Google Glass app can help socially awkward penguins speak in public

Fear of public speaking is quite common, and chances are you either know someone who has it or you suffer from the phobia yourself. This smart glass app called Rhema, created by researchers from the Human-Computer Interaction Group at the University of Rochester, was designed for people who need a …