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What's so great about high-resolution audio?

High-resolution audio has a long history, dating back to at least 1999, with the introduction of the Super Audio CD, aka the SACD. DVD-Audio followed a year later, and a hi-res format war was waged for a few years without a clear victor.<p>Hi-res PCM and DSD download files are now widely available, …

Here's how tech companies are fuelling London's crazy office building boom

The winter edition of the London Office Crane Survey, created by professional services firm Deloitte, launched this week, and it showed that the pace of construction for new offices in the capital doesn't look like slowing down any time soon.<p>According to the survey, construction volumes in the …

Magnets Make This Flexible Table Lamp Defy Gravity

It’s no wonder that Normann Copenhagen dubbed one of its newest lamps the Acrobat—the light source can balances in myriad ways on its base. Prop it up on one end, cantilever it to the side, angle the bulb up or down. Thanks to the power of magnets, you can adjust it to your liking and it’ll remain …

The 10 Worst Things to Do When Stressed

Photo: Amy Guip/Getty Images<p>After a particularly tough day, it's even more of a challenge to eat well, exercise and keep your cool. But some of the things you may do in response to stress can backfire or make bad feelings worse, from trying to talk it out with a friend to the dinner you're having …

Photos Reflecting the Most Ridiculous Laws in the U.S.

Photographer Olivia Locher, mocks some of the most ridiculous laws still in place in the United States with her new photo series, I Fought The Law. …

Satire

From blingbacks to guru Gwyneth: what's hot and what's not this week

Going up<p><b>White tiles with black grouting</b> The Balmain ad campaign look is our new bathroom makeover moodboard.<p><b>Gauchos</b> Fashion speak for longer-length culottes. Practise saying now. The style is back for pre-fall.<p><b>Awards season</b> Like Christmas, it seems to start earlier every year. Which is fine by us, …

Watch These Mesmerizing Cushions Light Up And Breathe

Nils Völker elevates the simple act of breathing to an art form. The Berlin-based artist’s work often features cushions inflating and deflating such that they seem to come to life, like some sort of abstract, respiring creature.<p>His latest installation, part of an exhibit on 21st-century light art …

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Design

Revitalizing the Old Paint on a 1958 Porsche Speedster

Paint restoration is a painstaking and challenging skill to master. But it can also be hugely satisfying.<p>One of the more challenging tasks is …

iGrow: a helmet that cures baldness (and plays music) Sometimes a gadget comes along that leaves you baffled at how such a thing can actually exist. They are either incredibly good, or shockingly bad. It’s hard to know which category iGrow fits into, since it looks like something that would be laughed out of the Dragon’s Den studio, yet promises boldly to solve a problem that blights the lives of millions of men. Paul Davies takes a look... http://fw.to/EIrP2NL

New Amazingly Surreal Portraits by 19-Year-Old Alex Stoddard

One of our favorite young photographers, Alex Stoddard, continues to expand his collection of creative images, offering an endless source of inspiration for his peers. The 19-year-old photographer manages to produce engaging narratives with each image he shares through his Flickr account, inviting …

Photography

Wallpaper of the Week by Justin Maller

The wallpaper of this week is an amazing image created by our friend Justin Maller titled Cicles. The image was created for the Depthcore collective …

Nikon Df Full-Frame Retro Styled DSLR Camera Unveiled

Nikon has today taken the wraps off its new retro-styled DSLR camera in the form of the new 16.2-megapixel Nikon Df which is equipped with the same …

Cameras

Phillips Hue BR30, GU10 And Disney Living Colour Bloom Lights Unveiled

Philips has today unveiled their new Phillips Hue BR30 recessed lights which can be controlled by your smartphone and are now available to purchase …

Two billion planets in our galaxy may be suitable for life http://trib.al/D4EhK5G

Fancy getting around in a flying car? One of the companies developing a vehicle that can alternate between the roads and the skies believes it is just two years away from putting a model on the market, for a cool $280,000 (£173,000) http://bbc.in/16MKfTz

Surreal Photos of Singapore’s Solar-Powered Supertrees

Is it just us or do these trees look like something out of a sci-fi movie or, the very least, digital paintings? Sure, there's a bit of post processing done to these images but, for the most part, these are actual photos of Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Back in 2009, we posted on …

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In the Details: What Is Laokoon?

<i>In the Details is our weekly look at especially smart, innovative or unusual details of a new design.</i><p>When the designers of the Enso lamp start …