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Myanmar Signs Cease-fire With Some Rebel Groups

Myanmar on Thursday signed a cease-fire agreement with eight armed groups, but other significant rebels fighting the government refused to sign the …

North Africa
China
Asia

Chat App Kik Introduces QR Codes To Connect Users And Brands

Mobile messaging company Kik recently landed investment from Tencent at a billion dollar valuation, and now it is borrowing a hallmark of the Chinese company’s blockbuster WeChat app: QR codes.<p>Kik CEO and co-founder Ted Livingston last month paid tribute to the way that WeChat uses QR codes in …

Chatbots

BlaBlaCar Is Raising $160 Million From Insight, Valuing Ride-Sharing Startup At $1.2 Billion

A little more than a year after announcing a $100 million mega-round, we’re hearing from multiple sources that long-distance ride-sharing platform BlaBlaCar is in the process of raising another round with Insight Venture Partners. TechCrunch has learned that the French startup is raising $160 …

Startups

Review: Geronimo takes a new & unique approach to email on iOS + Apple Watch

Email apps are dime-a-dozen these days, and every single one claims it brings some incredible new tool to the table that will change the way you do email forever. Usually this just means you can attach images from Dropbox or some other otherwise unremarkable feature.<p>Geronimo is the latest in a long …

The 45 Hidden iOS 9 Features Apple Didn't Tell You About

Here’s a list of all hidden iOS 9 features for iPhone, iPad that Apple didn’t talk about at WWDC 2015.<p>iOS 9 is a goldmine when it comes to features. …

This Range Rover Prototype Can Be Driven With A Smartphone App

There are remote control cars and then there are Remote Control Cars. This is the latter of the two. Range Rover UK developed a prototype system that allows a Range Rover Sport to be controlled remotely through a smartphone app. And not just the door locks. The vehicle can be driven from the app.<p>As …

Remote Controls

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Pepsi is taking an audacious swipe at Coke.</b> Pepsi's new ad campaign pokes fun at Coke's polar bear mascots, and the Share a Coke promotion.<p><b>2. It looks like Sony is going to beat Apple to the a la carte TV game.</b> Sony's new offering launches in July, and it will be the first paid TV service to …

Advertising

7 mistakes companies are making on social right now

Gone are the days when marketing professionals question the value of their company having a presence on social networks. Regardless of if the company is B2B, B2C, or any combination of the two – their customers are on social because EVERYONE is on social.<p>You would think, however, that at this point …

Marketing

House In Blair Atholl By Nico Van Der Meulen Architects

Werner van der Meulen of Nico van der Meulen Architects has recently completed a home in Blair Atholl, a golf estate located north of Johannesburg, …

Architecture

Hopetoun Road Residence By b.e architecture

b.e architecture have completed the Hopetoun Road Residence, where they did a complete renovation and added an extension to an existing home in …

Design

3 Glass Cubed Volumes sheltered under Roof define Sustainable Home

Located in Upper Hutt, New Zealand, the Dulieu residence by Studio MWA is a completely private home, located on the edge of the 100 year flood zone …

Architecture

Float House by Pitsou Kedem Architects

Pitsou Kedem Architects have designed a family home near Tel Aviv, Israel.<p>Project description<p>A one story, private residence in the center of the …

Top 100 holiday beach houses: Europe

From Denmark to Sicily, here are 20 perfect coastal hideaways where the beach is only a pebble's throw away<p>More beach houses in the UK | Asia | North America | Caribbean | Australasia | Latin America | Africa and the Middle East<p>Casa Do Pego, Comporta, Portugal<p><b>Good for</b> design lovers and …

Stylish Property With a Retro-Modern Design and a Spiral Staircase

Retro-Modern Design, <b>Limantos Residence</b>, is an impressive venue by architect Fernanda Marques in the exciting city of São Paulo, Brazil. Boasting a …

Here Comes The Saudi Dynasty Succession Crisis ...

The Saudi dynasty is facing its biggest dynastic challenge in 50 years, and Game of Thrones-style cracks are showing in the imminent transition from King Abdullah's rule.<p>Abdullah, 90, is currently battling pneumonia and temporarily needed help from a breathing tube last week.<p>The king assumed the …

Abdul Aziz

Oculus Rift's Palmer Luckey: 'I brought virtual reality back from the dead'

Meet the new boy king of technology, 22-year-old Palmer Luckey. Visionaries see his 3D virtual reality headset as a real life-changer – the future of education, business, medicine and more – and Mark Zuckerberg paid $2.3 billion to acquire his company, Oculus Rift. The Telegraph meets him in …

Virtual Reality

ROX Sphere Ice Ball Maker

Make your chilled drinks and beverages look even more glamorous by filling them with ice cubes shaped out of this ROX Sphere Ice Ball Maker. Every …

Apple Watch Distinguishes Between Short and Long Looks

It's fun to see so many more details of the Apple Watch emerging as a result of Apple's releasing their WatchKit to developers who are creating apps. I summarized many of these details in a previous post, including the pixel dimensions of both sizes of the Apple Watch. An interesting article on <i>The</i> …

Smartwatches

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Inventions

33 Pictures Taken at Just the Right Moment

Image: Imgur<p>People who take a ton of pictures know all too well that snapping the shot at the right split second is imperative when it comes to …

Simple Ways To Make Salt Water Potable

Image source: Allianz.com<p>Our earth is rightly called the blue planet because of its abundant store of surface water. However, only 2.5 percent of it …

How to Use an iPad as a Second Monitor

MacBooks offer enough screen real estate when it comes to getting work done, but if you want to add more displays into the mix while you’re working …

Human Bungee Slingshot - Human Catapult!

Extreme Sports

Smart Card: The Amazing Credit Card-Sized Charging Gadget!

Holy Toledo, this is one of the coolest dang tech ideas to come round since, well, since cool tech things started coming 'round. But anyway, The Power Company has hit the Indiegogo funding goal for the amazing SMART CARD. (Although if you hurry, you can still grab a Smart Card perk pack for $39. …

Amazing

Eaze Promises Pot Delivery Anywhere In San Francisco

Several states are starting to ease up on marijuana use, or even outright legalizing it (Colorado, Washington State). Now, a new SF-based startup, Eaze, promises delivery right to your door in less than 10 minutes. This is a real conversation I had with a friend I roped in to test the service:<p>Me to …