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Wine Country in the mist

Colour Cascade

Prskalo Waterfall, Serbia

High/Low: Arctic Pear Chandelier

The Arctic Pear chandelier from London-based Ochre has defined glamor for the past few years (if light fixtures can achieve “it” status, this one …

Warm and Friendly Feel Defining St Mary’s Infant School in Oxfordshire, England

The recently renovated <b>St Mary’s Infant School</b> located in Oxfordshire, England puts value on warmth and friendliness. Jessop and Cook Architects, an …

Which Team Magazine Will Win the Flip Bowl?

Inside Flipboard / August 27, 2013<p>The days are getting shorter. The weather is getting colder. School has already begun for some and for others is …

Fumble...

Fumble…<p>Inside Flipboard / September 5, 2013<p>Time out! The NFL football season officially kicks off today, and the Flip Bowl was supposed to start …

The Flip Bowl Muscles On: Rookie Edition

Inside Flipboard / November 14, 2013<p>We’re entering the dog days of the NFL season. Injuries have befallen some of the game’s best talents. New …

Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Concept is Stunning

Virtual Reality Takes a Whole New Meaning<p>Gran Turismo 6 won’t be released until December 6, but enthusiasts can get an up close and personal look at a super sports cars featured in the video game at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show. Mercedes-Benz has built the AMG Vision Gran Turismo, and from the …

Sports Cars

The Continental: Kjell Qvale Passes, i3 Love, and Another Sweet Unimog

<i>Each week, our German correspondent slices and dices the latest rumblings, news, and quick-hit driving impressions from the other side of the pond. His byline may say Jens Meiners, but we simply call him . . . the Continental.</i><p>On November 1, Kjell Qvale passed away at the age of 94. Born in Norway …

Northern California

2014 SRT Viper TA

The automotive equivalent of a circus tiger. (It's even available in orange.)<p>Le Mans Viper driver Tommy Kendall summed up the SRT Viper TA perfectly in two sentences: “The best thing about this car is that it will do exactly what you tell it to do. And the worst thing about this car is that it will …

2014 Mini Cooper and Cooper S: Envelope Pushed, Again

Slightly bigger, but the original premium compact is more "premium" than ever.<p>It was a simpler time in 2002, when Mini first launched in the United States. Gas was still less than two bucks a gallon, and Ontario-based Research In Motion was selling the first mainstream Blackberry smartphone. Ten …

Histagrams Imagine How Historic Moments Might Have Been Shared on Instagram

The idea isn’t entirely new. At one point, photographer Allen Murabayashi experimented with re-imagining famous photos as if they had been taken with …

Artists use surveillance technology to explore extent we are monitored

Trace Recordings, an exhibition at the UTS gallery, Sydney, suggests that much as much as we might value our individuality, we are at some fundamental level just averaged out data<p>Trevor Paglen’s They Watch The Moon is an eerie image of distant towers, dishes and yellow lights. Included in Trace …

The weekend in pictures

A selection of the best images from around the world this weekend

Camel racing with robotic jockeys in Dubai – in pictures

Getty photographer Christopher Furlong captures one of the oldest sports in the Middle East during the al-Marmoum camel-racing season in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Nokia Lumia 1520 review: the best Windows Phone device yet

Windows Phone has never looked this good. The latest update to Microsoft's mobile operating system, known as Update 3, added support for 1080p displays, large smartphone screens and state-of-the-art processors. And now, these features are finally showing up on actual hardware. The first device to …

9 Hot Makeup Looks for Fall 2013

Browse some of our favorite celebrity inspirations for fall makeup.<p>The season's most memorable—and magnificent—makeup looks have a bit of daring and a lot of sex appeal. Even better? They're easy enough to try at home.

Watch NASA launch its Maven mission to Mars at 1:30pm (video)

What are the clouds of Mars made of? That's the question that'll be answered when NASA's MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN) probe reaches our neighbor. Before that can happen, however, it needs to leave home on its long journey, which is scheduled to commence around 1:30pm ET today. The …

Sony mulled an all-touch PS4 controller before settling on the DualShock 4

The PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 controller may seem like the logical evolution of Sony's gamepad design, but we now know that it wasn't always destined to be that way. Product manager Toshimasa Aoki tells <i>VentureBeat</i> that the company threw out all the rules during the early design phase, and had …

Bridges galore

As we approach 30,000 groups related to them, bridges are a big deal in our community. The new ones, old ones, the ones that seem to go on endlessly …

2013 Marvin Architect’s Challenge Winners

The Marvin Windows and Doors’ Architect’s Challenge winners have been announced and this year, there are some really beautiful winning modern houses. …

Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Concept Comes From the Best Future

What's possible in Affalterbach's utopian world.<p>There are very few industries that are burdened by as many regulations and obnoxious mandates as the auto industry. How sweet would it be to live in a world in which engineers and designers penned sports cars as they saw fit, rather than bureaucrats? …

Sports Cars