Urmil Desai

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How high can we build?

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My boyfriend made this for my birthday...

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Would you dine here?

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Google Translate Offline Mode Comes to iOS

Google has again enriched one of its most practical and spectacular applications with several new functions. The latest update to Google Translate …

Dangerous cities you should never tour alone

Many people are leaving their homes and embarking on new exciting adventures. Solo traveling seems to be the new big thing (<i>Most Incredible Trips for Solo Travelers</i>). While this sounds like fun, it’s important to take precaution and research your travel destination before you head there.<p>Some places …

Goa India - Tropical Paradise with Beautiful Beaches and Great Nightlife

We flew from Kochi, Kerala, which is the world's first airport completely operated on solar power, to Goa, which is the smallest state in India. We had another layover in Mumbai but this time things went much smoother than our previous layover there. We still had to exit then re-enter (I'll never …

Mumbai India - Our Stay at Taj Mahal Palace

We had a non-stop, fifty minute flight from Goa to Mumbai, which was the last city on our seven week tour through India. I can't believe our time here is almost over. It went by as fast as a shooting star, which is a pretty good indication we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.<p>Walking off the plane and …

Stick-On Lenses Turn Your Phone Camera Into a Microscope

Lens accessories for smartphones are by no means a new idea, but they’re often clunky, awkward to use, and far from something you’d want to try and …

The YI 4K Action Camera will launch in the U.S. on July 12 for $249

As you may recall, Xiaomi-affiliated YI Technology unveiled the successor to the original YI camera – the YI 4K Action Camera – a couple of months ago in China. The impressive action camera that hopes to compete with the GoPro Hero series and other similarly spec’d action cams is now looking at a …

Mobile Technology

Articles about one family looks stars every night on Dwell.com - Dwell

An Italian family's rich history permeates every detail of this stunning Napa Valley winery.<p>Two Seattle architects design and build a dynamic multifamily structure on a formerly vacant lot.<p>A dated apartment in Milan receives a gut renovation.<p>Two Seattle architects design and build a dynamic …

Architecture

The Best Beaches In The World

27 reasons to drop everything and book your summer vacation now.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South …

South Beach

Donald Trump's First Mansion Is Now Selling For $45 Million

Take a look inside the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's first trophy mansion.<p>Even billionaires (slash presumptive Republican presidential nominees) have to start somewhere. For Donald Trump, that translates to a "starter" estate nestled on its own peninsula on the Atlantic coast.<p>The …

You Can Now Rent The "Smallest House In The World"

Would you pay $55 a night for this?<p>Taking notice of the tiny house movement that's sweeping the nation, sculptor Jeff Smith was inspired to take the trend to new heights. As an art project, he created what he claims is the "smallest house in the world."<p>The structure, which took a year to complete, …

The History Of Presidential Desks Is Oddly Fascinating

Only six desks have graced the Oval Office, and the history of each is pretty incredible.<p>As far as we're concerned, a President's design sensibility is just as telling as their policy, and there are few places more indicative of their taste in interiors than the Oval Office.<p>But did you know that …

The White House

Frida Kahlo Painting Sells For Record-Breaking $8 Million

It's a landmark for the artist and the entire Latin American art community.<p>The work of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, with its vibrant colors and emotional pulses, rarely fails to awe art lovers. Now, at a Christie's auction, one of her paintings has been sold for a truly awe-worthy price to match: …

YouTube for iOS now works with Google's Cardboard headset

You no longer have to pick up an Android phone to watch YouTube videos with a Google Cardboard headset. YouTube has updated its iOS app to introduce Cardboard support, so you can watch any clip (not just virtual reality videos) using your iPhone and a low-cost paper box. You've already had …

Sony's XA Ultra takes 16-megapixel stabilized selfies

Sony said in February that its mid-range Xperia X smartphone lineup would be camera-centric, and with the Xperia XA Ultra, it's making good on that claim. The 6-inch device has a 21.5-megapixel Exmor RS main camera with quick launch and hybrid autofocus (though the AF isn't predictive like on the …

The 10 world landmarks that have to be on your bucket list

There are some landmarks so iconic they appear on almost every traveler's bucket list.<p>From the Taj Mahal to Machu Picchu, a visit to these sites is …

The biggest ice cave in China never melts

If Queen Elsa wanted a place to let it go in Asia, she'll probably head for the Luyashan Mountain Ningwu ice cave.<p>Located in Ningwu county in north …

Virgin Australia launches its schmick new business class cabin

Most travellers will only get a glimpse of business class as they walk toward their seat in cattle class. If you were jealous before, now you'll be …

Facebook and Google could be allowed to award university degrees

Under proposed changes to the UK’s university education system, companies such as Google and Facebook could be allowed to set up their own academic institutions in the country capable of awarding degrees.<p>The paper, called <i>Success As A Knowledge Economy,</i> is aimed at reforming further education in the …

Higher Education

Jumpshare is the only desktop file-sharing tool you'll ever need

There are plenty of ways to share files with people nowadays – if you’ve got a cloud storage account with Google or Dropbox, you’re set. But if you need to frequently send things to clients and teammates, you might want something that’s purpose-built for efficient sharing.<p>That’s where Jumpshare …

Software

WhatsApp reportedly starts testing video calls on Android

Rumors about video calling in WhatsApp have been around for almost as long as those about voice calling, but now we have the first sign the company may be getting closer to releasing the feature widely.<p>First spotted by FoneArena, multiple beta testers saw the feature show up with the latest update …

Apps

Apple's Garage Band adds Chinese instruments

GarageBand is going international. Today, Apple is updating its music app with support for new Chinese instruments, as well as sharing to popular Asian social services QQ and Youku.<p>The app now supports the pipa, erhu and Chinese percussion instruments, which Apple notes (pun!) can be played on an …

Multi-Touch

World's largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, arrives in Southampton

The largest cruise ship in the world - three times longer than the height of Big Ben - has arrived in Southampton after its maiden voyage.<p>The 1,188ft long Harmony of the Seas cost one billion US dollars (£695 million), can carry 6,780 guests and 2,100 crew, and took more than two-and-a-half years …

Royal Caribbean

Twitter adds button to Android app for launching Periscope broadcasts

It's a small test — for now<p>In a new integration with Periscope, Twitter for Android users are beginning to see a "go live" button when they go to compose tweets, <i>The Verge</i> has learned. Starting today, a small percentage of users can tap the button and be redirected to Periscope, where they can begin …

Meizu's Gravity wireless speaker channels Buddhist zen

But power cords are the antithesis of zen<p>Meizu wants you to find zen through its Gravity speaker design. Users can wirelessly stream from Spotify, Last.fm, or SoundCloud by pairing with the speaker over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Gravity also comes with an iOS and Android companion app for remote control. …

Ill-fated Kickstarter project wanted to track your farts

CH4 wanted to "keep track of your gases," but apparently the wearable-loving Kickstarter community wasn't into it. The device was designed to detect when you fart, and then correlate your fart quantity with what you eat — quantified self to the max. The project inspired plenty of think pieces about …

Amazon will reportedly soon sell its own private-label groceries

Amazon will soon roll out its own private-label brands of common household items like coffee, diapers, and other perishable groceries, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.<p>The offerings will consist of perishable goods like baby food, tea, coffee, spices, and non-perishables like …

eCommerce