Cork has been used in fashion for decades, to make wedges, heels and wallets. But now designers are looking to its tonal quality as a print
Cork print isn’t cork, but it sure as hell looks like it. This knitted jacquard sweater, a snip at £45, is a case in point. Look closely. Uncanny isn’t it?
The bitcoin wars have begun, as Bitcoin XT squares off against the classic flavor of the cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrency bitcoin is facing civil war, with two high-profile developers announcing plans to split the code that underpins the network.
Technology is often blamed for social isolation, but girlfriend chatbots, dating sites and parenting forums can help break down barriers
Young or old, loneliness is fast becoming a defining phenomenon of our age. The blame is often placed on modern communications technology, especially the virtual type. We’d rather message our friends than meet them.
Residents of this enclave west of Los Angeles appear blessed indeed, yet research by the Wellbeing Project has exposed tensions that carry implications for cities everywhere
Those who envision themselves living in Santa Monica, the wealthy and politically progressive coastal enclave west of Los Angeles, no doubt envision themselves living happily there. It would seem to have everything: miles of coastline with beaches open to all, the striking Santa Monica mountains just to the north, plenty of equally striking southern-Californian architecture (its many celebrity residents include the illustrious architect Frank Gehry), top-rated schools, police and firefighters, and, of course, that world-famous pier.
First it was São Paulo and now even New York have spawned movements to replace or ban outdoor advertising. Are we entering the age of ad-free cities?
Something seemed strange. Staring out of a hotel window in São Paulo, my eye was caught by an oversized digital display crowning the top of an undersized skyscraper. Steadily flashing the time, then the temperature, the display was incongruous in a way that I couldn’t quite put my finger on.
A Darpa grant given to the University of Arizona will fund the creation of musical machines that learn to improvise like Charlie Parker and Miles Davis
The shadowy arm of the US Defense Department devoted to funding cutting-edge technology is building an interactive robotics system powerful enough to perform an incredibly difficult task: a trumpet solo.
Google has become so ubiquitous it is choosing to fade into the corporate background
“Sergey and I are seriously in the business of starting new things,” writes Google co-founder Larry Page, in his blogpost launching the company’s latest venture to the world: the birth of a Google mother-brand, henceforth to be known as Alphabet. It is something of an understatement for an organisation set on conquering every aspect of our known existence, having grown from the small ambition of indexing all the world’s information, into a web of endless autonomous divisions that now tackle everything from self-driving cars to roaming internet balloons to slowing down the process of ageing.
In a short-lived installation, Luzinterruptus celebrated the no vote from the recent referendum on economic reform and the erstwhile Greek currency
Inside a hybrid ballot box-cash machine, dozens of voting slips from the recent Greek referendum, each meticulously marked oxi, were visible behind a clear panel. And, for every oxi – or no – vote deposited, drachmas were dispensed, spilling onto the streets of Madrid.
Expat neighborhoods, cheaper rents, and a creative startup vibe are among some of the factors drawing young people to the German capital
The building that houses Agora, tucked away in a small side-street in residential Neukölln, in an old lock-making factory, is easy to ignore.
The company's aviation team has released video of its first full-scale drone, a solar-powered vehicle that can fly nonstop for three months
Facebook has created its first full-scale drone, code-named “Aquila,” to bring Internet access to some of the most remote parts of the world.
Companies like Airbnb and Google are engaged in a strategic and manipulative practice of "corporate nullification," in which they ignore local laws and use their popularity to protect themselves
In February, Airbnb chief executive Brian Chesky compared his firm’s defiance of local housing ordinances with that of Gandhi’s passive resistance to British rule. Meanwhile, a tweeter compared Uber to Rosa Parks, defying unjust laws. Chesky quickly backed down after widespread mockery. Companies acting out of self-interest comparing themselves with the noble heroes of civil rights movements is as absurd as it is insulting.
MCity, a 32-acre site recently opened by the University of Michigan, will be used to test driverless cars in partnership with auto industry big names
For Sebastian, life is destined to be lonely. The short pedestrian will, for now, be the sole resident of a small city located near the University of Michigan’s north campus. He’ll pass time by stepping into oncoming traffic – while others watch on, never warning of an impending crash.