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Find Inner Peace by Creating Your Very Own Japanese Zen Garden

Architecture studio Talmon Biran has designed an award-winning garden that viewers can playfully rearrange. “AROUND ABOUT is a ‘dry landscape’ installation inspired from the concept of Japanese Zen gardens,” Talmon Biran told Contemporist. “A set of large roundabouts is to be placed inside a field …

Landscaping

Apple Reportedly Staffs Up Machine Learning Team

Apple is trying to hire at least 86 artificial intelligence and machine learning experts, according to Reuters. While proactive suggestions are one of iOS 9’s flagship features, the company wants to go further and make your smartphone smarter.<p>As a reminder, Apple has been playing catch up when it …

The Animator Behind Totoro and Spirited Away Is Opening a Nature Sanctuary in Japan

Unfortunately not slated to open until 2018, but are you excited?<p>Hayao Miyazaki and his production company, Studio Ghibli are responsible for some of …

Apple's Swift Programming Language: 10 Fascinating Facts

Swift 2.0 is Apple's main language used for programming OS X and iOS systems. Here are 10 things you should know about Swift before you dive in.<p>1 of …

Business Technology

Little Simz: ‘I’m not a UK female MC, I’m an artist'

She’s been tipped by Kendrick Lamar and Jay Z but the rising rapper from Islington is insisting on doing things her own way. And that includes releasing her debut album herself<p>“This is my park,” explains 21-year-old Little Simz as she sweeps her hand across a pocket of north London greenery. “It’s …

Kendrick Lamar

How to set new Finder windows on Mac OS X to open in the size you want

Perhaps more than any other macOS feature, the Finder is universally hated by Mac owners for its inconsistencies, bugs, missing features and overly …

5 Steps to Self-Mastery for Success and Happiness

Wealth, prestige, and power constitute the world standard for success. For some these prizes have come through hard work, for others through luck or inheritance. Yet none guarantee happiness. As the greatest measure of true and lasting success, happiness requires more, and self-mastery is the …

Self-improvement

HTC Is Now Essentially Worthless (And Insecure)

Internet hyperbole (and financial analysis) have rendered HTC, a once high-flying mobile brand, essentially valueless. In short, the company is trading below cash on hand. So if you bought all HTC stock, the company would have to pay you, the buyer, to take it over. This means the company’s …

Wall Street

Introduction

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Social media is parents' greatest online fear, research says

Parents are more concerned about their children’s use of social media services than any other online activity, according to a new survey by a US-based digital safety group.<p>The research conducted for the non-profit Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) found that social media was the only online …

Is this the unhealthiest burger ever?

The Double Donut burger - described as a 'heart attack in a bun' - contains 2,000 calories and 53g of saturated fat<p>British pub chain Hungry Horse has a heart-stopping dish on its menu: the Double Donut burger, which consists of two beef burgers topped with cheese, four bacon rashers and BBQ sauce, …

MISSING OUT ON BILLIONS: These 10 People Made Some Of The Saddest Choices In Tech History

The folks on this list sure could have used that.<p>The tech industry is littered with stories of people making choices that would cost them hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars.

Tech Industry

Facebook Is Close To Rolling Out Its New Profile Design To Everyone

Just under three weeks ago, Facebook announced a new look for its so-called Timeline pages. The new look reverses a two-column design Facebook introduced in 2011, replacing it with a simplified, single-column scrolling feed of photos and status updates.<p>The new Timeline look also makes it easier for …

Apps

Facebook In Talks To Buy Bang With Friends

Facebook is in the process of acquiring startup Bang With Friends, according to multiple sources, in order to make a foray into the online dating space. According to these same sources, the acquisition will be a $30 million deal in both cash and stock, as that seems to be the standard M&A terms for …

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Mastering iMessages On Your iPhone [Feature]

iMessages have taken the iOS world by storm, offering multi-device messaging services that go across the internet, rather than the SMS systems of your cell phone provider. For those who pay per SMS message, this is great news, and for the rest of us it’s still, well, great news.<p>Here are five ways …

The case for Apple slowing down, rather than speeding up

Instead of media and markets continuously hounding Apple about "what's next?!", there's a case to be made that Apple has already announced several …

Apple's broken promise: why doesn't iCloud 'just work'?

Frustrations mount as developers deal with Apple's inability to manage another cloud service<p>iCloud, perhaps more than any Apple software product, is meant to "just work." When Apple introduced iCloud, it made clear its hopes to eradicate settings menus and file systems in favor of automation. Steve …

Google starts notifying the first “winners” of the right to buy Google Glass for $1,500

Google has begun alerting the “winners” of its #ifihadglass contest (that’s “If I had Glass,” as a hashtag) that they will soon have the privilege of forking over $1,500 for a gadget that, by Google’s own admission, will by 2014 retail to the public for much less than that. But that’s the price of …

Sorry everyone, but those ridiculously large phones are here to stay

Three bits of news over the past few days point to one inescapable conclusion: the enormous phones everybody loves to hate are going to become the world’s most ubiquitous computing devices over the next few months.<p>First up IDC, a widely cited research firm, reports that shipments of “smart …

iPhone 5

The one reason a Facebook phone would make sense

So Facebook is reportedly about to unveil a phone, built by struggling Taiwanese handset maker HTC, that has been modified to put Facebook and its various services in the foreground. Facebook has been working on this for years.<p>The business case for both companies is clear, in theory. Facebook wants …

Emerging Markets