Talmácsi, István

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The inventor of Linux is furious at Intel

Linus Torvalds, the inventor and founder of the Linux operating system, is not known for holding back strong opinions he has about computers, and he is now one of the loudest voices critical of Intel's handling of "Meltdown," the flaw revealed Wednesday that could enable an attacker to steal …

Slack has raised $250 million it doesn’t particularly need

Slack, the workplace messaging app, recently raised a quarter of a billion dollars from investors that, by one measure, it didn’t necessarily need: The software company hasn’t touched the $360 million it raised in its last two fundraising rounds, according to the Financial Times (paywall). Like …

Loftium will help you buy a house if you agree to Airbnb a bedroom and split the profits

Laura Coe never expected to buy a house before she was 30. The 29-year-old Microsoft finance manager has been renting in Seattle since she moved here …

Egyptian Millionaire Samih Sawiris Invests In Hotel Booking Startup, Bidroom.com

Egyptian multi-millionaire Samih Sawiris has invested an undisclosed amount of money in Bidroom, an Amsterdam-based hotel booking startup.<p>According to a press release issued by Bidroom, the new capital injection in the company comes just after an investment round which was closed in July in which a …

Google’s new payment app for India uses sound to transfer money

Tez works on any phone with a mic and speaker<p>Google has introduced a new payment app in India called Tez (the Hindi word for “fast”). Tez features a technology called audio QR that allows users to transfer money using sounds to pair two devices. Called the “cash mode option,” phones negotiate a …

Ethereum will match Visa in scale in a ‘couple of years’ says founder

The mind behind Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, is matter-of-fact about the crypto. In short, he believes what interviewer Naval Ravikant called “brain virus” is the true future of security and economics and, with the right incentives, Ethereum can replace things like credit card networks and even …

Lyft's redesigned street concept could fix L.A. traffic

Want your city to fix its traffic issues? It should start by narrowing streets and planting treeswhere cars currently drive.<p>A new partnership with Lyft and transportation experts highlights the overlooked secrets of good urban design -- and the answers may sound counterintiutive. For example, …

Ridesharing

The secret origin story of the iPhone

An exclusive excerpt from The One Device<p><i>This month marks 10 years since Apple launched the first iPhone, a device that would fundamentally transform how we interact with technology, culture, and each other. Ahead of that anniversary,</i> Motherboard <i>editor Brian Merchant embarked on an investigation to</i> …

Meet The Man Whose Site Mark Zuckerberg Reads Every Day

For the last decade, Gabe Rivera has been quietly shaping the tech industry’s story for its top executives, investors, and journalists. But is the editor behind Silicon Valley’s Drudge Report ready to reckon with his influence?<p>Gabe Rivera was halfway through his lamb gyro when it became clear he’d …

James Stirling beszéde – Pritzker-díj, 1981

• forrás: James Stirling: Ceremony Acceptance Speech – in: pritzkerprize.com;<br>• fordítás: <b>Markolt Péter</b>, Marosi Bálint<p>Az építészet történetének egyik örök …

BIM Protocol Explained

It’s possibly one of the dullest documents you’re ever going to read, but the BIM Protocol does do some important things for building information …

Captivating homes you can't afford to miss

Whether you love unique townhouses, have a penchant for remote rural homes or have always fancied a striking family property with a difference, stay …

MIT’s self-folding origami technology could change how we design everything from airbags to wearables

Think “inflatables”—balloons, airbags, or pool rafts probably come to mind. The list might get a bit longer.<p>Researchers at MIT’s Tangible Media Group have developed a self-folding, origami-like technology called aeroMorph. The new type of inflatable could open the door to all sorts of …

Robotics

Watch A Star Get Shredded By A Black Hole In This Beautiful And Terrifying Animation

Nothing (or almost nothing) can escape a black hole<p>Black holes got their name because it used to be assumed that nothing could escape from them, not even light. There are some challengers to that notion. Stephen Hawking suggested decades ago that heat might radiate from a black hole, and recently …

Contemporary architecture, Architecture interiors and Facades

Caruso St John Architects' Newport Street Gallery Wins the 2016 Stirling Prize

Caruso St John Architects has won the top prize in British architecture, the RIBA Stirling Prize for their Newport Street Gallery in Vauxhall, …

Ryder Architects Unveils New Headquarters for Online Bingo and Gaming Giant Tombola

Ryder Architecture have revealed their design for the new headquarters of online bingo and gaming giant, <i>tombola</i>. Sitting adjacent to the company's …

Power to the People / Street Monkey Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Power to the People is a 0-energy project composed of seven solar-powered rowhouses. Each flat has its …

Flush, then fill up: Japan taps sewage to fuel hydrogen-powered cars

Does the future of driving start with flushing your toilet?<p>When Mutsuro Yuji, chief of the central sewage plant here in this southern Japanese city, first heard about the idea of making hydrogen from biogas — the combination of methane and carbon dioxide produced by the breakdown of stinky matter — …

Competition to design the new Museum of London has been won by @asif_can and Stanton Williams @_SW_News. https://t.co/77sAWtRdWf

Pale travertine walls frame Cour et Jardin cultural centre by Atelier Fernandez & Serres

French studio Atelier Fernandez & Serres has completed a cultural centre outside Nantes featuring pale stone walls and sloping roof planes that echo …

Azt nem tudom, hogy Kijev volt polgármesterének fia tényleg pénzt mosott-e, de az tuti, hogy nagyon jól ment neki.

A spanyol rendőrség pénzmosással, csalással és más bűncselekményekkel gyanúsítja Kijev volt polgármesterének fiát. A letartóztatásról kikerült egy …

How adopting the open standards approach to BIM will mean you are always a winner

The good news on BIM: we’re all converts now. The bad news: the road we’re travelling is a bit longer and even trickier than we realised. We’re not …

An Era of connection – BIM Software and Interoperability for the AEC Industry

The world is changing. Population growth, urbanization, and economic expansion are set to push demand for buildings and infrastructure to …