The Best Products of the Year, Chosen By Designers

What were the best products designed this year? The IDSA, or Industrial Designers Society of America, has announced its International Design Excellence Awards, naming 176 winners across 23 categories. We picked a few of the most interesting and innovative winners, from a surgery-performing robot to a lightweight bike… » 7/02/14 9:00am 7/02/14 9:00am

The Tech That Powers Six of the Greenest Buildings of 2014

Hearing the word "sustainable" conveys pretty much zilch about what makes a building efficient—more than anything, it's a term that tends to bore people. But if you look closer at the mechanical systems at work in some of the most energy efficient buildings going up today, you'll find technology that sounds almost… » 4/29/14 9:00am 4/29/14 9:00am

Shigeru Ban Wins the Pritzker Prize, Architecture's Highest Honor

The Pritzker Prize is a little bit like the Oscars of architecture: It usually ends up being a chance for everyone to air their complaints about the industry. But every so often, there's a real cause for celebration—such is the case today, when the jury announced that Japanese architect Shigeru Ban would become 2014's… » 3/24/14 4:41pm 3/24/14 4:41pm

Anonymous Invades the Spanish Academy Awards Ceremony For Real

Rather than just crashing web pages, Spanish anonymous members had the balls to crash the equivalent of the Oscars ceremony in Madrid today. Three members of Anonymous sneaked past extreme police and private security controls to jump onto the stage as the event was at one of its highest points, as this image shows. » 2/19/12 10:31pm 2/19/12 10:31pm