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Entire Nest ecosystem of smart home devices goes offline

Works with Nest... usually<p>For at least a few hours overnight, owners of Nest products were unable to access their devices via the Nest app or web browsers, according to Nest Support on Twitter. Other devices like Nest Secure and Nest x Yale Locks behaved erratically. The as of yet unexplained …

Home Automation

See what it’s like to take a ride in Drive.ai’s self-driving taxi

Ahead of the July launch of Drive.ai’s on-demand autonomous-car rides in Texas, the company has released a video (above) showing one of its …

Autonomous Cars

Britain to renationalize rail line sparking new row over ownership

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government is renationalizing the rail route between London and Edinburgh, taking back the line from a private company after it over-estimated profits, in a step likely to reignite a debate over public ownership of the UK's railways.<p>The government said on Wednesday it …

United Kingdom

Japanese Rail Operator Says Sorry For 'Inexcusable' Departure 25 Seconds Early

In the U.S., you might expect a passenger rail operator to apologize for being late. However, in Japan — where sleek, high-speed trains are famous for arrivals and departures that you could set your watch by — leaving a station just 25 seconds early is nothing short of a disgrace.<p>That is what …

Japan

Turnbull government 'knew for years' about network rorts, letters show

The federal government was warned about the potential of consumers being gouged by electricity networks for three years, letters obtained from two …

Australia

Asian jet fuel buyers paying the highest premiums to get supply since 2008

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian jet fuel buyers are paying the highest premiums for this time of year in 10 years as new and expanded airports in the region push its consumption to new highs.<p>The premium for jet fuel cargoes in the Asian trading hub of Singapore was $1.01 a barrel above benchmark quotes …

Jetfuel

SunPower Corporation Faces Big Questions Ahead of Earnings Release

SunPower is going to have to update investors on a lot of changes to its business in the last three months.<p><b>SunPower Corporation</b> (NASDAQ:SPWR) reports …

Solar Power

Siemens plans Power & Gas shutdowns

Weakness in the Siemens' (OTCPK:SIEGY) power generation market is forcing the company to temporarily shut down its Power & Gas sites around the world …

Bank of America

Global tourism's carbon footprint is four times bigger than thought, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Global tourism accounts for 8% of total worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, four times more than previously believed, new research says.<p>Some gases, including carbon dioxide and methane, trap heat in the atmosphere, producing a "greenhouse effect," and so make the planet warmer. The amount …

Tourism

The battle of the gas-sucking mega giants is set to begin

<b>Off the coast of Western Australia, a battle between mega giants is unfolding. The combatants involve the world's biggest semi-submersible platform, the longest subsea pipeline in the southern hemisphere, and the largest floating facility ever built.</b><p>They're all there for the same reason: natural …

Fossil Fuels

My Modern House — From architortured souls posted by My Modern House

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Just Good Design

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Design

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Finnish Photographer Shoots Foxes, And We Can’t Finnish Looking At Them

Remember the Finnish photographer Ossi Saarinen, the guy who captures "angry birds" in real life? It turns out that he also has huge love with wild …

Angry Birds

I Transformed Fishing Rod Into A Light Brush

Fishing rod, some lighting wires from the china and 12V drill battery were used to create custom drawing tool in order to get ready for this …

Fishing

I Made “Lunar Dogs” Illustrations To Celebrate The Year Of The Dog

“Lunar Dogs” is an illustration series that I made to celebrate the Year of the Dog that started in last February. I pick some of our favorite breeds …

Year Of The Dog

Glass walls and covered walkways intertwine Israeli house and garden

Pitsou Kedem Architects has used fully glazed walls and an extended pergola-style roof to link this home with its garden in the Savyon district of …

Richard Neutra's Kaufmann House epitomises desert modernism in Palm Springs

The second in our series highlighting the best buildings in Palm Springs during the city's Modernism Week is Richard Neutra's Kaufmann House, one of …

Architecture

Mandarin Oriental Tree-top Villas

A private island in the Turks and Caicos is being transformed into a laboratory of contemporary architecture by visionaries Zaha Hadid, Shigeru Ban, …

Architecture

The Farmer's House

The Farmer’s House acts as the UK base for AR Design Studio’s clients, who return to the English countryside from their travels to tend to their …

National Parks

Swimming pool design and architecture | Dezeen

Iroquois longhouses influenced the creation of a country home by Canadian firm Scott Posno Design, which consists of a slender bar wrapped in cedar …

This crazy cabin perched on a ledge in Slovenia will induce serious vertigo

Forget the old, rustic log cabins. Mountain shelters are now designed by ambitious architects who push the limit of what is possible with stunning, …

Northern Lights

What Is Wabi-Sabi? This Japanese Aesthetic Might Be The Antidote For KonMari Burnout

There’s a phrase I’ve seen pop up from time to time with regards to home organization and design: <i>Wabi-sabi</i><i>.</i> The term isn’t new; indeed, the Japanese …

Minimalism

E.P.A. Readies Plan to Weaken Rules That Require Cars to Be Cleaner

The Trump administration has drafted a new set of regulations on planet-warming emissions from cars and light trucks that would dramatically weaken Obama-era standards. The proposal, if implemented, would also set up a legal clash between the federal government and California by challenging the …

Fuel Efficiency

PG&E, Edison Gain a Shield From Some Wildfire Liability in Bill

Utility giants PG&E Corp. and Edison International could gain at least some protection against future wildfire damages under a bill that’s advancing …

Wildfires

New derivatives target demand to reduce risk of solar, wind power

The flood of new solar and wind power plants hitting the market is giving rise to new financial products to help manage the risks of intermittent …

Renewable Energy