Enrique Gonzalez

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Four-storey house with tree-lined balconies by Ryo Matsui Architects

Trees line the protruding balconies of this concrete house in Tokyo by Japanese studio Ryo Matsui Architects (+ slideshow).<p>Named Balcony House, the …

Powerful Split Portrait of a 7-Year-Old Cancer Survivor

Noah is a 7-year-old cancer survivor who was first diagnosed with AML, a rare and aggressive form of Leukemia, at the tender age of four. His incredible story is visually told through this powerful before and after split portrait, which shows the brave, little guy's journey as a cancer patient with …

Ebola Treatment Works In Monkeys, Even After Symptoms Appear

Ebola, your days as one of the world's scariest diseases may be numbered.<p>A team of U.S. government researchers has shown that deadly Ebola hemorrhagic fever can be vanquished in monkeys by an experimental drug given up to five days after infection — even when symptoms have already developed.<p>An …

The Giant Hurdle For The Internet Of Things

Can smart devices work in harmony?<p>Everyone's talking about the Internet of Things, a proposed network of intelligent devices that could one day automate much of the world around us. HVAC and lighting systems would adjust depending on a user's whereabouts. Lawns would know when to water themselves. …

How Microsoft spent a decade asleep on the job

Once upon a time, a young man named Bill had a vision. He saw "a PC on every desk, and every machine running Microsoft software". And lo, it came to …

Nokia went with Windows Phone because it feared Samsung's domination

Stephen Elop, CEO, Nokia<p>When it comes to hardware most people agree that Nokia makes good handsets, just look at the new Nokia Lumia 1020. But the problem is Nokia’s smartphones run Windows Phone which is still playing catch-up in terms of consumer acceptance. The question that is often asked is …

There’s a new 2560 x 1600 tablet in Samsung’s future

<i>Samsung’s UAProf site revealed that a new high-end tablet with a 2560 x 1600 display is in the works from the Korean giant. The device may be the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Plus.</i><p>There are several high-resolution Android tablets on the market, with another bunch about to hit the stores in the next few …

How Sony entrusted the design of the PlayStation 4 to an American consultant

In the creation of the PlayStation 4, Sony took the unprecedented step of entrusting its crown jewel to a game developer who is a consultant, not a full-time employee of the company.<p>Mark Cerny is a seasoned developer with decades of experience producing blockbuster Sony games such as the Crash …

Scientists Confirm Three Potentially Habitable Planets Around A Nearby Star

<i>Astronomers from the European Space Observatory have confirmed that there are three potentially habitable worlds around the red dwarf Gliese 667C.</i><p>Scientists at the European Southern Observatory announced today that they’ve confirmed the existence of three planets existing in the habitable zone of …

3D-printed 'Cortex' cast concept puts a modern spin on bone fracture treatment

To anyone that's ever broken a bone, the negatives of traditional plaster casts are familiar: they're cumbersome, heavy, and can get rather smelly. Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill is looking to change all that with his Cortex cast. A mere concept for now, Evill says the cast — …

Sony puts micro ads on Wimbledon player, ushers in an era of 4K marketing

Sony is shipping its Bravia X9 line of 4K TVs in the UK this week, and it wants to convey the advantages of all those extra pixels. The solution? Advertising that's as finely detailed as the screens themselves. It's putting micro ads on the fingernails and uniform of tennis player Anne Keothavong …

Snapchat Has A Patent That Could Help It Become The Defacto Camera App

While larger competitors struggle to differentiate themselves with different video lengths, Snapchat could use a different weapon to be the first camera app opened: speed. And unlike filters, this one will be more difficult to copy.<p>Snapchat has a patent, “Single mode visual media capture,” on its …

Soylent crowdfunding campaign attracts $755K so people can survive without food

6,144 people are willing to live without food.<p>The crowdfunding campaign for Soylent raked in $754,498, greatly exceeding its $100,000 goal and bringing humanity one step closer to an existence that doesn’t require actual food for survival.<p>Soylent is a controversial food replacement product that …

It’s no accident Facebook made Instagram’s new videos exactly as long as a television commercial

Facebook is going to get us all watching television ads again.<p>Instagram, the photo-sharing app that Facebook acquired last year, just added the ability to share videos, as well. It’s a copy of Vine, which is owned by chief rival Twitter. But whereas Vine lets users upload videos up to 6 seconds …

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Twitter Starts Sending Email Blasts to Promote Vine

The battle in the short-form video sharing space is heating up after Facebook announced it was bringing video to Instagram, unleashing war on Twitter and its 6-second video app Vine.<p>Twitter has already taken up the war cry and sent emails to many of its users who do not use Vine yet, according to …

PS, We Love You: Harnessing the Power of PlayStation 3 | WIRED

<b>When Sony launched</b> the PlayStation 3 gaming console in 2006, its graphics were muted; designers didn’t know how to handle the system’s complicated …

What’s Fueling Growth In The Fragmented World Of Messaging Apps? Immigrants.

Even though it might seem intuitive that one messaging app will rule them all, WeChat, Line, WhatsApp and others are proving that messaging remains a stubbornly fragmented category with many geographic regions of the world seeing different leaders. KakaoTalk rules in South Korea, while WeChat …

Apple’s Golden State: Just Doing What’s Right

Among his last advice he had for me, and for all of you, was to never ask what he would do. “Just do what’s right.”<p>That’s what Tim Cook told the audience of Apple employees at the memorial for Steve Jobs, following his passing in 2011. Now, nearly two years later, we’re starting to see that plan …

A Designer Has Already Come Up With A Way To Improve Apple's New iPhone Icons

Apple's new iPhone software is being received with cautious optimism.<p>A lot of people think the redesign is pretty good, but they're finding flaws. However, most people are withholding judgement until they get their hands on it.<p>There is one exception to the cautious optimism: The new icon Apple made …

Twitter's flattery of ad creatives has bottom-line agenda

With the launch of its #CreativeFavorites program, Twitter is celebrating impressive ads on its platforms. Which, of course, is all about making money.<p>The Vine is pretty clever. It shows, in six rapid seconds, how to quickly and easily put up a simple bookshelf.<p>Done in the stop-motion technique …

The Sony vs. Microsoft price war is a side-show to the death of console gaming itself

It’s a tough time to be a hard-core gamer. Veterans of the gaming industry are declaring that we are in the midst of the death of “console gaming” itself—i.e. the end of those set-top boxes made by Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo that have long been the staples of video gaming. Sales of video games …

iOS 7 to include standardized game controller support

For the first time since Apple opened the App Store in 2008, it’s explicitly opening up iOS to hardware game controllers, enabling console-like gaming experiences to be powered by its mobile devices. The implications are big: game developers will be able to target all controllers that conform to …

No Internet For The Xbox One? Microsoft Says 'Stick With 360'

Microsoft is in the middle of a marketing nightmare at the moment for the Xbox One, however its image took a further hit at E3 yesterday when Don Mattrick suggested that some consumers should buy an Xbox 360 if they don’t have a reliable Internet connection.<p>“Fortunately we have a product for people …

The rise of Apple's Craig Federighi

Apple's WWDC 2013 keynote saw the company announce its very latest mobile and desktop developments, but it also gave one of its executives the chance to shine. While Tim Cook and Eddy Cue appeared at home on the stage, it was Craig Federighi who won plaudits from critics with his natural (and often …

The Xbox One Might Let Sony's PS4 Win By Default

Last night, Microsoft dumped a pile of information into our laps about some of the more controversial specifics of the Xbox One. We heard confirmation about its practices for always on, used game resale, and game ownership in general. Some of the highlights:<p>- Your Xbox must check in via the …

Japan tests 310mph bullet train

Japan's "floating" trains of the future, designed to travel at speeds of 311mph, have undergone their first test tracks.<p>The new generation L0 Series trains, which employ the latest magnetic levitation technology instead of conventional wheels, will begin commercial services in 2027.<p>The first five …