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The new iPhone might be red

The next iPhone is going to be red, according to at least one rumour.<p>Apple will release an iPhone 7s and 7s Plus towards the end of next year, …

Mobile Technology

Fitbit's Pebble acquisition risks alienating loyal users

Discontinuing the hardware is a slap in the face to a passionate community.<p>After days of rumors and speculation, Pebble finally confirmed yesterday that it's getting acquired by Fitbit. At first, this sounded like it might be a good thing, as Pebble was struggling to gain market share in the …

The Google Wifi is the best home mesh system yet - Video - CNET

CNET First Look<p>CNET First Look<p>The Google Wifi is the best home mesh system yet<p>NetworkingGoogle

Smart Homes

Facebook now lets brands use dynamic ads to drive mobile app installs

Facebook’s dynamic product ads are getting an upgrade. The social networking company is now letting brands use this marketing format to drive mobile app installs. Now, when users see these ads on a website or on Facebook, they may be directed to install the retailer, hotelier, or merchant’s mobile …

HBO NOW opens up shop in VR on Google Daydream, Netflix coming soon

If you’re the owner of a Google Daydream View headset, there’s about to be a lot more content to watch in your little headset.<p>Today, Google announced that HBO’s standalone subscription app, HBO NOW, is arriving on the company’s Daydream mobile VR platform. The company also announced that Netflix …

Virtual Reality

26 Beautiful Travel Photos of 2016

TravelBest of 2016<p>Nat Geo Travel editors picked their favorite travel photos published in 2016. See majestic images from around the world that struck our experts.

National Parks

Affinity Photo image editing app is now out for Windows

The indie Photoshop alternative has also released a huge upgrade for Mac.<p>If you're looking for a much affordable alternative to Photoshop for Windows, you may want to check out this indie-made image editor. Affinity Photo, the same program that won Mac App of the Year in 2015, is now officially …

A Colonial home marries high-end design with laid-back style

<b>In a not-so-traditional house</b> nestled in a traditional Northwest Washington neighborhood, a trio of design professionals has created a family home that’s a hybrid of worldliness and easygoing style.<p>The elegant 7,500-square-foot house in Berkley is home to Michael and Ally Banks — he a custom-home …

Spotify has backed out of talks to acquire SoundCloud

The digital music marriage that many wanted to happen isn’t happening after all. Spotify has given up on its latest effort to buy SoundCloud following months of talks between the two, according to a source at Spotify who is familiar with discussions.<p>The Financial Times reported in September that …

7 Unexpectedly Affordable Beach Getaways Around the World

You might think that sunning and sipping the hours away in an exotic beach destination will forever be out of your budget. But it doesn’t have to be …

P r i v a t e s p a c e - PTY Ltd

P r i v a t e s p a c e - PTY Ltd. 453 likes. Privatespace-PTY Ltd is an official Brand Building and Design & innovation Company that is …

Levi’s Continues Its 501 Jean Documentary Series With Japanese-Themed Episode

Earlier this year, Levi’s released a three-part documentary series titled <i>The 501® Jean: Stories of an Original</i> that focused on the iconic denim’s …

Google and Levi’s Commuter Launch the First ‘Smart’ Jean Jacket for Urban Cyclists

In a more unusual collaboration, Levi’s Commuter has teamed up with tech giant Google and together they present the Levi’s Commuter x Jacquard by …

Google's connected Levi's jacket is coming out in 2017

Google is working on making a connected, technology-laced jacket that you'll be able to wear in any type of weather, Google announced Friday. It's …

Wearable Tech

Modern Sculptural Fish Tanks

Misawa Design Institute, a Japanese studio, imagined a collection of amazing fish tanks, modern, architectural and sculptural at once. Entitled</i> …

Study: China's Government Fabricates About 488 Million Social Media Posts Every Year

For years, the Chinese government has been widely suspected of hiring thousands of paid commenters using fabricated accounts to argue in favor of the government on social media sites.<p>This presumed army of trolls is dubbed the "50 Cent Party," because of the rumored rate of pay per post – 50 cents …

Social Media

Don't like Windows 10? Microsoft just made it easy for anyone to complain

I like Windows 10. Not everyone feels the same way though, so Microsoft is making it easy for anyone to complain – or you know, provide constructive criticism.<p>Windows 10 users can now download the Feedback Hub app from the Microsoft Store on both the desktop and phone version of the OS. The app was …

Energy-Storing Train Gets Nevada Approval

One of the biggest challenges of the shift to renewable energy like solar and wind is energy storage. The wind or sun don’t always generate power …

Florence and the Machine perform a heartwarming surprise gig at Texas hospice

British band Florence and the Machine hold a heartwarming private concert to a 15-year-old fan that was prevented from attending the group's Texas gig due to health problems.<p>The pop band made the impromptu visit to Hospice Austin's Christopher House in the Texas city of Austin a day after their …

The Best Places to Visit This Summer

If you’re starting to resent your friends’ exotic vacation posts right about now (why did you book that Montauk rental again?!) or you're still asking "Where should I go in August?" you can stop your FOMO bellyaching. Here, we’ve compiled our summer vacation ideas—all the hotel openings, cultural …

Nike is the most valuable clothing brand on Earth, and most of its US employees aren’t white

Nike has been on an incredible streak in the past few years. The sneaker giant continues to smash its own sales records as it turns out great performance products and rides a wave of people adopting gym wear as everyday fashion. The Nike image, as synonymous with cool as ever, is benefiting.<p>In …

Clothing

The affordable mod pod revolution: Design your own space-age, factory-made house for £250,000

The word “prefab” tends to summon up negative images of flimsy little bungalows thrown up overnight to solve the post-war housing shortage. Factory-built homes, rolled off a production line and delivered on the back of a lorry doesn’t quite fit the dream of the archetypal Englishman’s castle. But …

The Impossible Project's first instant film camera

The I-1 adds some modern digital touches to a film classic.

5 hobbies that will make you smarter

Work is never enough.<p>We all need to have hobbies other than our work to add value to our lives.<p>Finding activities that are rejuvenating is important, because it helps us maintain a proper work-life balance.<p>To prevent mental and emotional burnout, we need to disrupt our routines with a spark of …

Hobbies

Nordstrom is undercutting its status as a high-end retailer

The retailer's shares plummeted more than 15% after a dismal earnings report.<p>Companywide, comparable sales — a key metric for retail that reflects sales only at stores open a year ago — were down.<p>Worse than that number is where Nordstrom is taking a hit. At its full-price business — which includes …

Nike Is Releasing Its Free Inneva Woven in a Classic "Black/White" Colorway

When the Nike Free Inneva Woven released in 2012, it was one of the more coveted releases of the year especially the debut NRG colorway of …