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Starbucks quietly solved the biggest problem plaguing the brand — and customers are already seeing a huge change

Starbucks recently and quietly made a major change to fix its mobile ordering process — and the improvement is already apparent.<p>The coffee giant has long maintained that mobile ordering and payment system for its rewards program members is crucial to its future.<p>"Almost all of our same-store sales …

Coffee

95 Simple Ways to Generate Massive Amounts of Website Traffic

rawpixel / PixabayI’ve put this comprehensive article together to help you cut through the marketing hype and crap that’s all over the social media …

Marketing

This new analytics tool for Gmail is actually really impressive

So how can typical Gmail users leverage email analytics data?<p>These are some of the most common applications:<p><b>Employee tracking and monitoring</b> — In some ways, Gmail Metrics belongs in the same ranks as Toggl and TimeCamp, apps that actively monitor employee time expenditure and performance. The app …

Harvard Study Says This Is How Long You Should Wait to Respond to a Customer

It won't take even five minutes to do this.<p>You're probably losing at least a good chunk of your sales because of this. And it's right under your nose.<p>Here's the scenario I'm talking about: A customer calls you, and you respond two hours later. You might think that's not too bad, but I'm telling …

Employment

A peek inside Alphabet’s investing universe

Jason Rowley Contributor<p>Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Where did venture capitalists go to college?<br>• ICOs delivered at least 3.5x more capital to blockchain startups than VC since 2017<p>Chances are high you have heard of …

Venture Capital

Tour a Modern Scandinavian Remodel Boasting Clean Lines and Streamlined Design

For lovers of simplicity and minimalism, Scandinavian design will forever be the pinnacle of good taste. So when a Canadian couple made over their …

Then and Now: Meet the Breitling Navitimer Rattrapante

A closer look at what made the Navitimer one of the most iconic pilot’s watches of all time.<p>With the launch of its first modern in-house manufactured …

Watches

How to use iOS 11's Notes app as a document scanner

With iOS 11, you no longer need to install a random third-party app to scan and sign documents.<p>Apple has a habit of building features into iOS that eliminate the need to install third-party apps for some users. For instance, with the release of iOS 11, Apple is adding a document scanner, along with …

Apps

LG Watch Urbane vs Apple Watch Original: Who Really Won the Game?

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>1</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) If you had to pick a smartwatch in 2015, there were many options and two of them are LG Watch Urbane …

The creator of Android explains how his new phone can take on Apple and Samsung

But Rubin left Google back in 2014, and now he's on his own.<p>His latest gig is Essential, a startup he runs as CEO that's trying to become a new kind of gadgets company. It starts with a phone, called the Essential PH-1, and the plan is to expand into smart appliances and cars from there.<p>Rubin spoke …

Mobile Technology

Google Pixel 2 Leak Reveals New Features To Rival Samsung And Apple

It looks like Google might borrow the dual cameras from Apple’s iPhone and the infinity screen from Samsung’s S8, if rumours are to be believed.<p>Google’s second Pixel will arrive at some point this summer (the announcement at least). The first generation device is loved by all and in spite of my …

Mobile Technology

This concrete home cost only $109K to build

It’s located in a coastal town in Portugal<p>Is it possible to build a house for €80,000 (that’s approximately $87,000)? That was the million-dollar question a Portuguese family had for local architect José Carlos Nunes de Oliveira of NoArq. The answer turned out to be <i>not quite</i>, so the family upped …

Architecture

Impressive 500-square-foot apartment has everything you need

It’s located in the heart of Kiev<p>It’s always fun to take a peek at how the rest of the world does compact apartments. The latest example comes out of Kiev, Ukraine, designed by local firm Martin Architects.<p>Measuring 45 square meters, or about 484 square feet, the one-bedroom appears to be a …

ASICS Drops A "Bleached Apricot" GEL-Lyte III

The perfect pair of spring ASICS.<p>With spring in full swing, ASICS has dropped the perfect pair of GEL-Lyte IIIs for the season at hand. A nice alternative to the Yeezy 2-like black colorway that recently surfaced, these come with a “Bleached Apricot” upper of mesh and suede and feature the …

Glass-roofed heaven in Sweden can be yours for $1.3M

Own a piece of heaven and live among the stars<p>We’ve seen our fair share of gorgeous glass-walled houses for sale, but a home with a glass roof doesn’t come around these parts that often. Located in Gothenburg, Sweden, “Villa Heaven” features a simple gabled construction and a glazed covering that …

Young carpenter builds cost-effective timber cabin for his first home

When a young carpenter with a modest budget wanted to build his first home, he turned to Atelier l’Abri for help with the design. The Montreal-based …

These efficient modern prefabs raise the bar for shipping container homes

Delivered in 10 weeks<p>In our roundup of eco-friendly prefab homes you can buy right now, one of the newest companies featured is Honomobo, based in the Canadian province of Alberta. Launched last spring, the company builds modern homes, offices, studios, multi-family complexes, and more out of …

Prefab Homes

A Quest For Simplicity Ends With The Perfect Retirement Home

Not all quests belong in the fantasy world. Some are as real as they can get. For architects, each project is a new quest, a new challenge and an …

Renovated Vietnamese home 'sewn' together with intricate steel threads

Although most people probably wouldn’t like the idea of sewing their house together, Vietnam’s Block Architects have renovated a beautiful house …

9 Ways to Enjoy a Clutter-Free Existence

This writer is an advocate of removing unnecessary clutter and chaos from daily life. In the absence of any children (or pets), perhaps I am at …

Furniture

IKEA Art Hack Ideas for Large Blank Walls

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Finding affordable art that you actually like is one of the hardest parts of furnishing a home. And once …

Cross-stitch

Dutch farmhouse renovated as a vibrant meeting space with a hipped roof

An extensive renovation turned this historic farmhouse in the Netherlands into a vibrant meeting place that sources its food from local farms. …

Solar-powered tiny house sleeps a family of four

The Brown Bear measures 28 x 8 x 13.6 ft (8.5 x 2.4 x 4.14 m) and is clad in tongue and groove, with metal roof and detailing.<p>Inside, the majority of …

Bathroom design ideas, inspiration & pictures

The bathroom is the space dedicated to personal hygiene and relaxation, the bathroom usually consists of a toilet, bathtub and/or shower, mirrors and …

Darling ’50s beach cottage is the ultimate winter escape

Coconut Cottage in Captiva, Florida is where you want to go<p>Winter means it’s time to think ahead to the summer, and, perhaps even further into the future, where you might consider spending the colder months in a warm, tropical climate. To do so, you need a place to stay.<p>Coconut Cottage in Captiva, …

Cottages

Transforming pond retreat fits everything you need into one box

The stunningly simple dwelling conceals fold-out components that can turn it into a yoga studio, office, and more<p>What do you design for a client who wants a space for everything? That was the question Aussie firm Branch Studio Architects faced confronted for one of their latest commissions, a …

Architecture

Striking modern cabin rises among Chilean mountains

Its bold angles seem to mimic the dramatic landscape surrounding it<p>This stunning mountain home near the city of San Esteban, Chile, brings modern cabin architecture to new heights. Its crisp geometric lines and dramatic angles are covered with a blackened pine facade—a traditional Japanese style …

A Hugh Newell Jacobsen-designed home can be yours for $295K, plus more for significant repairs

It’s a bargain for enthusiasts of Jacobsen’s work<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania<p><b>Price:</b> $295,000<p>Another home designed …

Apple design director perfects a prefab home into an ultra-minimal, modern dwelling

It should come as no surprise that when Apple’s Director of Store Design was in the market for a new house, he wanted a home that would be as modern …

Santa Rosa

10 Dreamy Parisian Homes - Dwell

Step inside ten chic Parisian homes that we can't get enough of.<p>Paris, also known as "The City of Light", is a breathtaking city. Full of incredible architecture, savory food, delicious wine, and legendary art, it is a guarantee that you will enjoy yourself in this romantic city.

Interior Design