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Blockchain technology is moving into the financial mainstream with IBM and seven European banks

IBM is building blockchain technology that will be used by seven of Europe's largest banks, including HSBC and Rabobank, to facilitate international …

This stainless-steel wristwatch just became the most expensive ever sold

It's the most expensive wristwatch ever sold in the public eye, according to Stephen Pulvirent at Bloomberg.<p>The estimate for the watch going into the auction was $698,000-$898,000, which the final price exceeded by nearly a factor of 10.<p>The model is a variation on Patek Phillipe's 5016 model, …

Watches

QuizUp has a new corporate trivia game for companies

QuizUp is expanding beyond its realm of competitive trivia gaming with a new program aimed at helping companies revamp corporate learning, reports TechCrunch.<p>QuizUp at Work lets employees face off against each other in fast-paced challenges based on their companies’ corporate programs, products and …

Corporate Culture

3 Modern Home Designs By Terri Brown | Home Designing

• 1 |<p>Nature flows into the property seamlessly, as the lounge and deck are designed to merge into a centralized living space, offering breathtaking …

10 Documentary Videos For Street Photography Fans

<i>Image (c) Michael Ernest Sweet</i><p>While not all these photographers are strictly street photographers, they are, I believe, photographers that street photography fans should be acquainted with and know by name. These photographers do all have one thing in common - they are great masters. Additionally, …

Street Photography

Playful Celebrity Portraits Show Off the Goofy Sides of A-List Stars

When we think of Hollywood royalty, often the picture that comes to mind is gorgeous and airbrushed to the extreme. London- and New York-based photographer Andy Gotts, however, takes a different approach with his celebrity portraits, which are often bursting with spontaneity and humor. Both playful …

George Clooney

10 Bedrooms for Designer Dreams

• 1 |<br>• Designer: Juraj Talcik<p>The first room, designed by Juraj Talcik, is an amazing space that appears to be nestled in the clouds. With sweeping views …

Check Out The Most Remote Design Destination On Earth

The Fogo Island Inn is the perfect destination for the design-minded traveler looking to get away. Like, really far away. Opened last spring on a remote northern island off the coast of Newfoundland–adjacent to a community that’s seriously called Joe Batt’s Arm–the inn is nestled onto the shores of …

Mylio: A Compelling New Way to Organize and Access All Your Photos from Anywhere

One of the most interesting products at this year’s PhotoPlus wasn’t a camera, or a lens, or a quirky accessory hiding in one of the out-of-the-way …

Outstanding Entries to the Smithsonian Wilderness Forever Photo Contest

In order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, which was passed on September 3, 1964, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History has opened “Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America's Wild Places,” a photography exhibition that features juried selections from …

Nature Photography

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. That's a mistake, says Daniel H. Pink …

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

<b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This instant classic explores how we can change our lives by changing our habits.</b> <b><br>“With the days of pulling all-nighters</b> …

Moto Guzzi Ambassador by BCR

Anyone who’s considered building a traditional café-racer has probably stumbled upon Benjie Flipprboi’s site at some point. As Benjie’s Café Racers, he produces a wide array of good looking bolt-on parts from his Corona, California base—and he builds pretty desirable bespoke motorcycles to …

Photographer Documents Customers Snoozing at Ikea

Try it before you buy it.<p>Or, if you're in one of China's Ikea stores, fall fast asleep on a bed in a display room.<p>For Ikea shoppers in China, the act …

Hasbro to Let Fans Design 3-D Printed My Little Pony Art

As 3-D printing technology edges steadily towards wider implementation, one industry likely to be disrupted is that of toys. If consumers can simply print out their own dolls, curios and figurines, the thinking goes, then why need they purchase them elsewhere?<p>Perhaps sensing this eventuality, …

My Little Pony

Vagina selfie for 3D printers lands Japanese artist in trouble

Last month it took more than 20 firefighters to free a US student who had become trapped inside a giant sculpture of a vagina in Germany. But genital art elicited a very different response in Japan this week, when police arrested an artist for distributing data that enables recipients to make 3D …

Gwen & Gawie Fagan

<b>Do you still go to the office every day?</b><p><i>Gawie</i>: Yes, we’ve just come from the office.<p><b>What is your regular routine?</b><p><i>Gwen</i>: We start at 8.30am. We’ve got …

Gwen

Hasenacher by Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

July 1, 2014<p>Hasenacher by Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects<p>Situated in Zurich, Switzerland, this beautiful private <b>residence</b> was designed by …

How Pop Chart Lab Turned Trendy Infographics Into A Serious Business

Ben Gibson and Patrick Mulligan went from selling posters on the side to running a prolific infographics operation. Here’s how they did it.<p>Check out our slide show above for an exclusive look inside Pop Chart Lab’s Brooklyn warehouse. Photos: Celine Grouard for Fast Company<p>Halfway into 2014, Pop …

Why not even exercise will undo the harm of sitting all day—and what you can do about it

A large review recently published in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute confirms what we’ve been hearing for years: Sitting can be fatal.<p>It’s been linked to cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. In this latest meta-analysis, Daniela Schmid and Michael F. Leitzmann of the …

Ergonomics

GE integrates iBeacons in new LED lighting fixtures rolling out in Walmart & other retailers

Up until now most retailers have been deploying Apple’s iBeacon technology by purchasing small standalone Bluetooth beacons or using iPad terminals that act as beacons. Now, GE is introducing its next-generation LED light fixture that packs in a combo Bluetooth LE/Visual Light Communication chip …

A Tool For Building Beautiful Data Visualizations

Visage makes infographics easy, and they customize palettes for free.<p>If you’re an art director at a media outlet, odds are you have to assign and commission each data visualization you publish. That gets time-consuming, even when the graphic in question is nothing but a small pie chart running …

How the Fujifilm X-T1 Shocked Me: A Quick Hands-On Overview

When Fuji announced the Fuji X-T1, it didn’t take long to get my attention. Just as the camera went on sale, the lovely people at Fujifilm asked me …

Fujifilm XT1 review - a classy high-end mirrorless!

The Fujifilm X-T1 is a high-end mirrorless camera aimed at demanding enthusiasts. It's the sixth model to employ Fujifilm's X-mount and, but rather …

Cameras

Fujifilm X-T1 review

It’s 10AM on a Sunday in Barcelona. I’m in a small, poorly lit room with about 30 other journalists where Samsung is planning to show us its next big thing. My body is fighting off jet lag and the cured ham I probably shouldn’t have eaten at the bar the night before. I’ve been given 10 minutes to …

Fuji X-T1 Review

Depth of Field and F-stops

Depth of field (DOF for short) is usually associated with the aperture, which is often used interchangeably with the word f-stop. The aperture …

Shooting with the Fuji X-Pro 1

A couple months ago, I traded most of my Canon DSLR bodies and lenses for the Fuji X-Pro 1 and also the X100S. You might be thinking, boy that was …