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You can move to the middle of nowhere in a house that is put together like IKEA furniture

Despite how much you may want to escape the hustle of this mad, mad world for a decidedly quieter life, not everyone is lucky enough to have a place to escape to off the grid. But it turns out your dream of a tranquil existence in the wild may be a lot simpler and affordable than you realize, …

Six Google search tips to find anything faster

Start searching smarter.<p>Google is the go-to destination when you need to find something on the web—the verb "to google" even made it into the dictionary. But while everyone's heard of the popular search engine, very few know how to make the most of it.<p>Behind the unassuming Google interface, you'll …

Google Search

Powerful new drawing app Linea is perfect for Apple Pencil

Iconfactory, the awesome team behind apps like Twitterrific and Flare, just launched a stellar new drawing app for iPad. It’s called Linea, and it’s a perfect match for Apple Pencil, offering all the tools you’ll need for sketching, taking notes, and more.<p>“Modern drawing apps are powerful, but they …

Apple design director perfects a prefab home into an ultra-minimal, modern dwelling

It should come as no surprise that when Apple’s Director of Store Design was in the market for a new house, he wanted a home that would be as modern …

How to Use Composition Templates to Improve Your Photography

When doing photography in general, and in my case travel photography, the use of a <i>photography template</i> can be very beneficial and help improve the …

Quest House

Located in the English countryside, the Quest House is a spectacular minimalist residence designed by Strom Architects. Built in a picturesque wooded …

Designed to Disappear: The Case For the Minimal Kitchen

Brought together by a shared heritage in Bauhaus principles, architect Dan Brunn and Bosch carry the torch for simple, clean, and purposeful design.<p>It was Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, that icon of the Bauhaus movement, who borrowed the phrase "less is more" from the poet Robert Browning and made it a …

This Brilliant Tool Helps Designers Refuse Dismal Pay

Industry-wide change starts with designers saying no to unpaid work, and talking to clients about why. Jessica Hische shows us how.<p>Working for free is a hotly debated topic at all levels of the design industry—from established firms that work on spec to young designers hoping to get their foot in …

Mondo’s head of design Hugo Cornejo on designing a digital bank

Submit your work<p>Send us your latest projects, which we will review and consider to be featured on our website or in the print magazine.<p>Receive our …

Tesla Autopilot Drives Owner to Hospital During Pulmonary Embolism

Slate tells the harrowing story of Joshua Neally, a 37-year-old attorney in Springfield, Missouri who claims that his Tesla Model X’s autopilot …

7 things Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the greatest American architects, got wrong about design

Chun-Hung Eric Cheng / Flickr“It takes a brave soul to buy one of Wright's houses,” says Chicago-based architect John Eifler.He should know: He’s …

Tesla Gigafactory: a look at the robots and ‘machine building the machine’ at the battery factory

Now that Tesla opened up its Gigafactory to the media and Tesla owners last week, we got to see quite a few cool things at what is on its way to become the most advanced factory ever built, but arguably none cooler than the robots working there.<p>There are a few different kinds of robots helping …

Tesla

'Pilot' Real-Time Language Translating Earpiece Tops $1 Million in Funding

A new wearable Bluetooth earpiece has been gaining traction on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo, recently surpassing $1 million in funding and easily breaking its original goal of $75,000 from its backers. Called the "Pilot," the insertable earpiece translates languages in real time between users …

Compact & Powerful: Great Examples of Floating Action Buttons in Interfaces

<b>Floating action button</b>, or abbreviated <b>FAB</b>, is a little enhancement that is a part of Google’s visual language. It is an elegant way of adding extra …

UI Design

A startup wants to build supersonic planes that can fly from NYC to London in 3 hours, and Virgin is interested

For 27 years, up until 2003, the Concorde plan flew a supersonic route from NYC to London — the only problem was that it cost $20,000 a seat and the plane had 100 of them.<p>Now, a new startup wants to upend its legacy and provide something that's not only faster than the Concorde, but also cheaper. …

Aviation

We Could Be Living On The Moon In 10 Years Or Less

And it wouldn't actually be that expensive, thanks to robots, 3D printing, and SpaceX<p>"You are here to help humanity become a spacefaring species."<p>So said the opening line of a brochure for a workshop that took place in August 2014. It was a meeting of some of the greatest scientists and …

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Find movies that are truly appropriate for kids and family

It is movie night and you want to find a good show for the family. It can be hard at times to know just by reading a movie description or checking …

The Fundamentals of Running A Successful Remote Team

Zapier, for example, arranges weekly group hangouts, where everyone goes over what they are working on and what are the key problems they are facing with. “Every Friday at 12pm PDT we get together for a weekly Google Hangout to summarize that week’s events. Each team member goes over what they are …

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

What We Learned Building A Remote Culture

<i>Nick Francis is a co-founder at Help Scout. This post first appeared on Help Scout.</i><p>One of the best decisions we’ve made at Help Scout is to build a remote culture. The twenty people on our team hail from eleven states and four countries (including the US). While the benefits of a remote culture are …

8 Healthy Breakfasts

In a new three-part series, we map out your day in food, with expert advice and tasty recipes to fuel the time-crunched, health-conscious athlete. First up: breakfast. Our breakfast expert is Adam Korzun, the director of performance nutrition for the Green Bay Packers and the former head dietitian …

Photographing Stars Using a Kit Lens

Looking at a starry sky while sitting in the open is always a soothing experience, but shooting those stars is a much better one. Have you seen those …

Understanding the first generation of Apple Watch apps

Messages used to be an app I launched constantly. Now it's often something I access through Siri or, more often than not, interactive notifications …

Apps

Apple Watch: The Secret History of the iPhone Killer | WIRED

In early 2013, Kevin Lynch accepted a job offer from Apple. Funny thing about the offer: It didn’t say what he would be doing. So intense is Apple’s …

Facebook Launches Dev Design Tool Origami Live for iOS

Last year Facebook released Origami for OS X for designing interactive user interfaces. But, for some reason you couldn’t actually prototype those interfaces on iOS. Today, the company fixed that.<p>Origami Live for iOS lets you run those prototypes on the device you’re probably building those …

14 Things You Better Love Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Imagine somebody asked you to write on a piece of paper the things you love doing. If what came to mind was “partying, hanging out with friends, going to the beach, meeting new people, traveling,” you might ready to go on vacation or spring break.<p>If on the other hand, you wrote “learning, making …

Five loopholes to boost cash savings returns

Follow these unexpected and counter-intuitive tips to increase interest earned on deposits<p>This is a strange and horrible age for savers: the age in which banks simply don’t want your cash.<p>Even the Chancellor’s Isa reforms have proved to be a false dawn. Thanks to the higher annual allowance, banks …