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Vipp offers its sleek prefabs as vacation rentals now

Meet Vipp Hotel<p>Planning a fall getaway? Prefab company Vipp is betting you are—and is hoping that the wanderlust-filled will drop their cash on a night or two at a prefab hotel.<p>Danish company Vipp recently announced Vipp Hotel, which, for now, includes a single-unit “micro” prefab home in a Swedish …

Prefab Homes

A 40-year study of teens finds Generation Z avoids sex, alcohol, and driving at record rates

According to a new study from the psychologists Jean Twenge and Heejung Park, teenagers instead prefer to sit at home, avoid drugs and alcohol, and scroll through a litany of social-media apps.<p>The study, published in the journal Child Development, analyzed survey responses from 8.3 million …

Windows switch to Git almost complete: 8,500 commits and 1,760 builds each day

The Windows team's migration to Git is almost complete.<p>Back in February, Microsoft made the surprising announcement that the Windows development team …

Strains of 'world's most dangerous superbugs' found on London Underground

Victoria, Circle and Piccadilly found be most dirty Tube lines in terms of hosting bacteria.<p>The London Underground has been found to host some of the …

6 rooms into 1: morphing apartment packs 1100 sq ft into 420

YouTube

Lego-style apartment transforms into infinite spaces

Small Spaces

Why the internet was so screwed up today

Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3, the cloud computing service that backs many major sites and services, including Netflix, Airbnb, Giphy and 148,213 …

Cloud Computing

Didn’t mean to delete that? Here’s how to recover deleted text messages on your iPhone

We’ve already talked about how to delete your text messages, so now we’re going to look at how to <i>recover</i> deleted text messages on your iPhone. That’s …

Android Phones

Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time

Everyone likes apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers make paid apps free for a limited time, but you have …

Google figured out how to turn pixelated images into high-res ones

You see it all the time in movies and TV shows: A security camera records footage of an intruder, but the image is too blurry or pixelated to make …

Modular Cube Unit Fully-Equipped For Micro Apartments

For designer Nils Holger Moormann, the Kammerspiel project was the largest piece ever constructed as well as a big success. To better understand what …

The Crock Pot Recipes That'll Make Your Super Bowl Party Easy

Easy is good.<p>Super Bowl Sunday is the best day of the year to pull out your slow cooker. Even if you rarely use yours, this is the day to dust it off and make some of the best game-day foods.<p>The slow cooker is a master at making all of our favorite snack foods, and it’s a natural choice for dips …

The Best Finger Food Recipes For Super Bowl Sunday

Take the stress out of hosting.<p>The worst thing about hosting a party is all the dishes you have to clean at the end of the night. Lucky for all of us, there’s an easy solution: finger foods.<p>When no silverware is required, no dishes are, either. But that’s not even the best part about finger foods. …

Modern Mediterranean island home has views for days

Yes, please<p>Rising among boundless natural beauty—mountains, beaches, and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea—this new modern home constructed on the French island of Corsica had ample reason to become one with its surroundings. Maison H2, designed by Vincent Coste and Bruno Fléchet, sprawls across a …

Architecture

Drop What You're Doing and Make These Super-Easy Biscuits

Five ingredients: flour, butter, salt, leavening, milk. Should be simple, yes? Yes, it should. It’s so simple that most recipes give you next to no …

Baking

All-in-one furniture cube is perfect for micro apartments

It includes a bed, a walk-in closet, and additional kitchen counter space<p>Nils Holger Moormann, the German-based designer behind this tricked-out Volkswagen van-cum-mobile-home, has designed another small-space solution, this time an all-in-one furniture cube for people living in micro …

Furniture

Crock Pot Stew Recipes To Get You Through The Winter

Hearty, comforting and easy-to-make meals<p>The slow cooker is a wintertime staple. It whips up some hearty dinners, makes some incredibly easy breakfasts and can even put together a pretty mean chili. And that’s not all. The slow cooker is a master at one of our favorite cold-weather dishes. We’re …

Qualcomm allegedly bribed Apple into not making a WiMAX iPhone

Sorry, Intel and Sprint!<p>The FTC filed a blockbuster lawsuit against Qualcomm today, arguing that the chipmaker used its baseband processor patents to illegally force competitors out of the market. (The short version: the FTC says Qualcomm wouldn’t sell modems to any company that didn’t also agree …

Top intel officials reject Trump view on Russia hacks

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The leading US intelligence official said Thursday that his foreign counterparts have expressed concern that President-elect Donald Trump is disparaging the US intelligence community, potentially damaging public confidence.<p>"I do think public trust and confidence in the …

Julian Assange

BBC iPlayer now requires a TV licence following loophole closure

It's been a long time coming, but from today all iPlayer viewers now need to own a TV licence to watch the BBC content. New rules have closed the so-called "iPlayer loophole," which had previously allowed users to get out of paying if they only watched catch-up content. The BBC is in the process of …

Licensing

How to cook the perfect red velvet cake

A southern American classic, the red velvet has its origins in the 19th century, when cakes as soft and fine as that fancy fabric were the height of culinary fashion. And although the colouring came much later – variously said to stem from the faint reddish hue that results from a collision of …

Dessert

Donald Trump’s Diet: He’ll Have Fries With That

President Obama is so disciplined that his wife has teased that he eats precisely seven lightly salted almonds each night.<p>George W. Bush was an exercise buff, obsessed with staying trim by mountain biking and clearing brush at his ranch in Crawford, Tex.<p>But Donald J. Trump is taking a different …

Donald Trump

How to visit all mainland US National Parks in one optimised road trip

The creator of the most efficient US road trip ever has turned his sights on creating the optimum route for visiting all the US National Parks by car.<p>Click here for an interactive version<p>Randy Olson, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, created the map to celebrate the 100 …

BBC iPlayer will require a TV licence from September

For years, people have used BBC iPlayer as a way to avoid the licence fee. If you watched everything on-demand, rather than tuning in live, it meant you didn't have to pay the age-old subscription. The British government has wanted to close this so-called "iPlayer loophole" for some time and, …

Set-Top Boxes

This chatbot is responsible for 160k dismissed parking tickets

Dubbed “the world’s first robot lawyer” by its 19-year-old creator, Joshua Browder, DoNotPay has now successfully contested over 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York.<p>The program attempts to glean information from a simple survey to determine whether an appeal is possible by asking …

I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel Africa for 2 years — here's what it was like to build

A few years ago I drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina. I learned a lot on that trip about where I want to go and what kind of vehicle I want to live in.<p>After years of saving and planning, I bought a 2007 four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to turn into a house on wheels to drive around …

Modular microhome made of cardboard can last up to 100 years (Video)

At first glance, cardboard doesn't seem like a suitable material for building. Yet, we have seen it done, either by award-winning architects using …

Google may be building an awesome travel app called Trips

From Maps to Flight Search, Google is pretty much an essential part of modern travel. Now it seems the company may be working on an app that pull its various travel tools together.<p>Dutch publication Android World reports that users in Google’s Local Guides program are testing a new app simply called …

Facebook launches a bot platform for Messenger

Started from the bot and now we're here<p>The bot era has officially begun. In a widely expected move, Facebook today announced tools for developers to build bots inside Facebook Messenger, bringing a range of new functions to the popular communication app. Facebook believes Messenger can become a …

This Swedish Scientist’s Transparent Wood Could Transform Architecture

A new material design innovation has made wood practically invisible. Just watch for splinters.<p>You don’t have to shop at Ikea to see that Sweden is obsessed with wood. Over 57% of the country is covered in upwards of 51 billion trees, and lumber and paper products are one of the country’s biggest …