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The 10 most innovative homes of 2016

Although there was no shortage of out-there ideas, a few trends took shape. Architects emphasized designs that made for low-cost and fast construction, minimalist aesthetics, increased mobility, and the use of more renewable power sources.<p>Check out our favorites below.

San Francisco

IKamper Hardtop One tent expands for roomy car-top camping

Vehicle roof tents had a strong showing at this year's Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. A few of them even made a long, overseas journey to be there. …

Silicon Valley Favorite Philz Coffee Gulps Up $15 Million To Expand Nationwide

A lot of coffee shops would love to claim that they’re not *just* a coffee shop. But that can actually be said about Philz Coffee.<p>Philz has become an institution of sorts in its native San Francisco Bay Area, with many a tech industry product or deal being hatched over a cup of its strong brew. …

Tago Arc Smart Bracelet Blends E-Ink And NFC

From gizmos to trinkets: the era of smart jewelry is upon us, with makers and businesses of all stripes and sizes busy mixing electronics and sensors with ‘fashion-friendly’ designs intended to be displayed proudly on the person.<p>Sure your Fitbit wristlet is technically a wearable but it’s not going …

Sting's Theatrics Are a Welcome Change in WWE's Reality Era

Link to Media<p>The WWE debut of Sting was one of the biggest moments in wrestling in 2014, but the theatrics the former WCW world champion is bringing with him are a welcome change in the reality era.<p>While Triple H said kayfabe was dead on <i>The Steve Austin Show</i> (h/t WWE.com), Sting is one of the last …

Royal Rumble

Look out, HoloLens — Sony’s dorky augmented-reality glasses go on sale in March for $840

Microsoft earned some buzz earlier this year when it introduced its Hololens augmented-reality glasses device. Now, Sony is announcing plans to release a similar device of its own.<p>The Japanese corporation revealed today that it will launch the SED-E1 SmartEyeglass Developer Edition on March 10 for …

Augmented Reality

Japan's flip-phone love affair continues, smartphone shipments fall

In an alternate universe where up is down and black is white, more feature phones get shipped year-on-year while its replacement, the smartphone, sees sales stall. That's apparently what happened in Japan last year though, according to MM Research Institute. For the first time in seven years, …

9 Confessions of a Coffee Snob

<i>By: Dan Gentile</i><p>To be honest, on a coffee-nerdery scale of 1-10, I'd say I'm only a 7.5. But you'll still probably hate me with total impunity.<p>Ok, so maybe I never went into debt buying a roasting machine, or hunted for the best coffee beans in Ethiopia, but <b>I do have a taste for exceptional coffee</b> …

How a Canadian whiz kid plans to upend the smartphone market

Simon Tian is your typical millennial in some respects: He still lives with his parents in Brossard, Que., a city on Montreal's south shore, and he had to hustle extremely hard to land his first job.<p>But that job is CEO and founder of a wearable technology startup, and Mr. Tian, who turns 21 next …

Wearable Tech

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

WWE Storylines: Daniel Bryan Loved, Eva Marie Body Issues, Triple H Announcement

<b>Be a Star Ambassadors</b><p>The Jan. 25 episode of the underrated <i>Total Divas</i> was a poignant example of the trauma young women today face regarding body issues.<p>Upon seeing her face on the side of a WWE production truck, Eva Marie remarked to Cameron that she thought it was ugly. At first, Cameron brushed …

Vince McMahon

Mitt Romney Will Have His Revenge

There was a moment when it appeared that the next presidential contest was simply going to lumber into existence. A slowly emerging field would pace their way through the so-called invisible primary, sides would be chosen, teams selected, camps erected, and at the end, a kind of pecking order would …

Pirates defeating watermarks, releasing torrents of Oscar movie screeners

DRM fail: Piracy sites loaded with unprecedented number of Oscar DVD screeners.<p>When an incomplete and early version of the <i>X-Men Origins: Wolverine</i> …

Movies

The New Yorker's music critic just quit to work for Genius

This is Gotham's reckoning<p>Sasha Frere-Jones, the veteran music critic who has worked for <i>The New Yorker</i> for the past decade, is leaving the magazine to serve as executive editor for Genius, the startup formerly known as Rap Genius. The site was founded by three Yale graduates in order to explain …

The Left's Unpopular Populism

Elizabeth Warren and her Democratic allies should not fool themselves into thinking that Americans who are angry at elites and corporations also favor wealth redistribution.<p>The debate between Democrats who want to play up populist themes (let’s call them the Elizabeth Warren camp) and those who …

Will This Time Be Different?

The Charlie Hebdo attack could finally change Europe's approach to Islamic radicalism at home.<p>The <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> atrocity has ended in more terror and more blood.<p>Even before the killers and hostage-takers met their end, voices were raised to warn against the danger of an anti-Muslim “backlash.” …

The Slow Strategy That Might Rebuild Middle-Class Wealth

New savings options—such as myRA and Secure Choice—might help ordinary Americans grow their assets without sacrificing emergency savings.<p>The middle class is in terrible shape. Wages are stagnant, the middle class’s share of the nation’s wealth has been declining for decades, and ordinary Americans …

French Prime Minister: If Jews Flee, the Republic Will Be a Failure

Manuel Valls: "If 100,000 Jews leave, France will no longer be France."<p>The massacre at a kosher supermarket in Paris on Friday reinforced a fear, expressed openly and with distressing frequency by many in France’s half-million-strong Jewish community, that Islamist violence is compelling large …

While You Were Offline: Bill Gates Drinks Water That Used to Be Poop

For all our optimism and excitement, the first full week of 2015 has looked a lot like 2014, with terrorist attacks inside and outside the US …

How Corvette Built A Supercar Killer For A Third Of The Price

The Z06 is a 650 horsepower Corvette. Six hundred. And fifty. A Corvette that gets to 60 in less than three seconds. A Corvette than can stop from 60 …

Report: Microsoft's New Browser Will Have Cortana and Stylus Annotation

If you use Internet Explorer you are a damn fool, but according to The Verge's Microsoft scoop factory Tom Warren, the forthcoming Windows 10 …

Predestination Could Be The Greatest Time Travel Mindf-ck Ever Filmed

The time-travel thriller <i>Predestination</i>, is already gaining a cult status, and it's easy to see why. This movie takes the most famous story about time …

Time Travel

A Trailer For The Interview, as Directed By Kim Jong-Un

<i>The Interview</i>, the most talked-about crap movie of 2014, was not very flattering to North Korea's leader. Actually, it showed his head going pop. But …

This Android Tablet Is A Total Surface Ripoff

Another day, another Android tablet. This one's got an 11-inch screen, magnetically-attaching keyboard, kickstand coming out the back...wait, that …

Top 10 Gmail Labs and Features You Should Enable

As if Gmail wasn't powerful enough, you can find all sorts of goodies and extra features in Gmail Labs. The list is pretty massive, so we've narrowed …

Google

Gallery: The weird, wacky, and wonderful world of CES

See a 20-foot-tall robot, a chair made of wires, and a man with a tablet for a face.<p>LAS VEGAS, NEVADA—Yesterday at CES, I walked the entire …

CES

CES video wrap: Gear VR is so much better than we thought it would be

We strapped a phone to our face, and it was actually pretty awesome.<p>We got a great private demo of Oculus’ Crescent Bay prototype—the video for that …

Gear VR

‘I emailed a message between two brains’

Could we one day hook up our brains to the internet? Rose Eveleth investigates a claim for the ‘first’ online message sent between two minds.<p>As internet connections become faster and more of the devices we carry help keep us online, it can sometimes feel like we’re on the verge of spontaneous email …

The Brain

The truth about free will - and more good reads

The best reads from around the web, including the language we’ll speak in 2115, and whether free will is an illusion.<p>A mile wide, an inch deep<p><i>Evan Williams | Medium | 5 January 2015</i><p>Quantity is easy to measure; quality much harder. Is Buzzfeed “bigger” than the New York Times? In page-views, perhaps …

Social Media