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A Free Comics Newspaper For Denver? Cartoonists Rally To Kickstarter For Comix Brew

The folks who attend <b>Denver Drink & Draw</b> decided that what Denver, CO really needs is a free comics newspaper, the likes of which we see in several …

Intel’s voice recognition will blow Siri out of the water—because it doesn’t use the cloud

There’s a problem with today’s voice recognition systems: They’re just too slow. Anyone who has waited in frustration while Siri or Google’s Voice Search “thinks” about even the simplest commands knows what I’m talking about.<p>The problem isn’t voice recognition software per se, which is more …

Automation

Native Union's Jump is a charging cable with a little built-in battery

We've covered a few cool Native Union accessories before, but this one easily beats them all in terms of thoughtfulness. The Jump, which is debuting at CES, appears to be a Lightning or micro-USB cable that goes through a little cable wrapper, which is intentionally designed to fit into your …

3Doodler 3D printing pen coming to Brookstone stores later this year

If the only thing standing between you and a $99 3Doodler was the ability to mull the decision over in a nearby massage chair, 2014 is your year. Wobbleworks announced today that its 3D printing pen is finally getting a little retail distribution, namely Brookstone, which will be adding the …

This headband promises to help you take control of your dreams

Andrew Smiley was sitting inside a huge, ornate dining hall when he began to notice the lights pulsing overhead. That’s weird, he thought. He stood up to get a better look, drawing the eyes of those around him. Suddenly, he knew what was happening, and what to do next: he bolted, diving through a …

Oracle appeal raises new threat to API use

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Oracle_Photos_Screenshots<p>In early 2012, Google(s goog) swept Oracle in what the presiding judge described as …

Google gets into the robot game, with former Android chief Rubin leading the effort

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>What’s the hidden link between SCHAFT, a Japanese maker of muscular robots, Holomni, a Mountain View, Calif.-based smart wheel …

Articles about live play spaces home on Dwell.com - Dwell

A mobile game studio in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District outgrows its original office and brings back designer Sheena Murphy to...<p>A gut rehab turns a quixotic old building into a model live-work space near Wicker Park.<p>Richard Cook, a principal at Cook + Fox Architects, surveyed the Near Westside’s …

Green Roofs

Microsoft's Project Spark starts to glimmer

The app that turns gamers into developers will be available in beta on Tuesday for Windows 8.1 users, according to a new report. The full launch will be next year.<p>Microsoft's Project Spark, an ambitious attempt on the company's part to turn gamers into developers, is making its debut on Windows 8.1 …

Software

This ‘air modem’ could hack your PC or phone via sound waves — without any electronic connection

The one thing you’ve always been certain of is that a computer that’s not connected to a network, doesn’t munch data from any USB sticks, and doesn’t accept any kind of electronic connection requests is reasonably safe against hackers and crackers breaking into its electronic vaults.<p>Not so much, …

Best of the World: Nantes, France

On a small island in the Loire River in the city of <b>Nantes</b>, a trumpeting mechanical elephant sprays water from its trunk. The curious creature carries 50 passengers at a time, who survey former shipyards from balconies four stories up as well as the internal gears that keep its giant legs …

The AIDS Granny In Exile

In the '90s, a gynecologist named Gao Yaojie exposed the horrifying cause of an AIDS epidemic in rural China — and the ensuing cover-up — and became an enemy of the state. Now 85, she lives in New York without her family, without her friends, and without regrets.<p>The enormous brick fortress in West …

5 Surprising Principles For Designing Smartwatches

Soon, wearable technology will be as common as the iPhone. An expert in ergonomics shows the best way to design for the small screen.<p>Five years ago, I coined the phrase “Ergonomics of Interaction Design,” to explain how physical ergonomic principles could be applied to the design of user …

Touchscreens

Amazon Prime Air: Delivery by Drones Could Arrive As Early as 2015

For the next few weeks UPS, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service will be working overtime to make sure you get your holiday gifts on time, but if Amazon …

Articles about 9 modern family spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

Don't leave the kids at home when you head downtown to Dwell on Design this weekend! We've got plenty of activities for the...<p>If you've enjoyed our previous videos—including behind-the-scenes looks at unconventional residences in New York City and San...<p>From small workshops to home studios, we …

New York City

Articles about 7 fantastic backyard buildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying...<p>Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first...<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer …

Architecture
Small Spaces

Apple's PrimeSense buy: It's all about the maps

Apple reportedly is keen on improving its mapping technology with PrimeSense, rather than going after motion technology.<p>Apple's recent decision to acquire PrimeSense, the company behind Microsoft's motion-detecting Kinect game console, had little to do with motion and a lot more to do with mapping, …

Maps

Articles about 7 solar powered homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of...<p>As a thought-provoking exploration of environment and design, this minimalist ring-shaped holiday home in Aragon, Spain, abandons...<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal …

Public Policy

Why Advertisers Could Pay Your Entire Phone Bill By The End Of Next Year

But while the content devices we've used in the past — like television and radio — have all required people to listen to or look at copious amounts of advertising in order to use them, mobile screens have yet to see advertising at the scale you'd expect for a device that is now accounting for …

Mobile

Apple confirms deal for 3D sensing company PrimeSense

The company behind the Kinect motion sensor now belongs to Apple in a deal reportedly valued in the vicinity of $345 million.<p>A week after reports began circulating that Apple had purchased PrimeSense, Apple has confirmed the acquisition of the 3D sensing company behind Microsoft's Kinect …

Kinect

New Amazingly Surreal Portraits by 19-Year-Old Alex Stoddard

One of our favorite young photographers, Alex Stoddard, continues to expand his collection of creative images, offering an endless source of inspiration for his peers. The 19-year-old photographer manages to produce engaging narratives with each image he shares through his Flickr account, inviting …

Photography