9 of London’s best outdoor pools for lounging around this summer

London’s best bodies of water can be found everywhere from Hampstead to Hackney, and include historic lidos surrounded by green parkland and trendy rooftop pools where swimmers can drift alongside city views.

Shoreditch House, Bethnal Green — The rooftop pool at this private members' club lets pool-goers swim and relax beside a stunning view of the London skyline. It's worth sticking around until the sun sets so you can watch London's night lights switch on.Shoreditch House, Bethnal Green — The rooftop pool at this private members’ club lets pool-goers swim and relax beside a stunning view of the London skyline. It’s worth sticking around until the sun sets so you can watch London’s night lights switch on.

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This is the solution to air conditioners we’ve all been waiting for

Window air conditioners haven’t received much attention during the “smart” revolution, where everything from coffee makers and refrigerators are controlled with apps over the internet.

There was the Quirky Aros smart air conditioner made in collaboration with General Electric, but it received mixed reviews.

But one startup seems to have come up with an overhaul that’s way overdue for window air conditioners.

Check out the Noria:

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http://www.techinsider.io/noria-kickstarter-fixes-worst-ac-problems-2016-4

 

See inside Dubai’s ultra-luxurious floating homes that are on sale for $12 million

In the clear-blue waters off the coast of Dubai lies a chain of islands known as The Heart of Europe. They’re manmade reconstructions of actual European nations, just on a smaller scale — part of an even larger chain of islands known as “The World.”

Richard Branson, fittingly, owns the island representing Great Britain.

The Heart of Europe saw its very first $2.8 million floating home, the aptly named “Floating Seahorse,” touch down earlier this year. Now they intend to build even larger homes that will cost a whopping $12 million.

The giant fleet of Floating Seahorses are slated for completion later this fall. Keep scrolling to see the gorgeous renderings.

 

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The $2.8 million Floating Seahorse is the product of more than 5,000 hours of research and 13,000 hours of design and engineering, according to design firm Kleindienst Group.

 

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Sony just patented contact lenses that can secretly record what you see

A glimpse of the future

Our memories are fallible things. We remember something one way; but the reality can be quite different.

But imagine contact lenses that are also tiny cameras, recording and storing whatever you see, and even playing it back before your very eyes. What was really said at last week’s meeting? Play it back and see. Want to cherish forever some treasured moment—when you first saw your future spouse, or the birth of a child, or some other formative event? You may be able to soon.

 

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What New York City’s most famous buildings would look like in the middle of nowhere

These restrictions fascinate Anton Repponen, a creative director, trained architect, and photographer. In his latest personal project, entitled “Misplaced”, Repponen turned those deciding factors on their head, asking questions like: “What would the Chrysler Building look like in a mountainous landscape?” and “What about the Metropolitan Opera in a Brazilian desert?”

MisplacedSeries_NewYork_IACBuildingAnton RepponenNew York’s IAC Building as imagined in the middle of the desert.

 

The inconsistency in New York City’s architecture is what fascinates Repponen the most. “You have old and new mashed together without much rules,” he said. “That’s what’s interesting to observe, and what makes New York somewhat beautiful, but not ‘classic’ beautiful like Rome, for example.”

 

The inconsistency in New York City's architecture is what fascinates Repponen the most. "You have old and new mashed together without much rules," he said. "That's what's interesting to observe, and what makes New York somewhat beautiful, but not 'classic' beautiful like Rome, for example."

http://www.techinsider.io/nycs-famous-buildings-in-the-wilderness-2016-4

 

Zaha Hadid’s first posthumous building just opened in Italy

When Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid died unexpectedly last month, she left a remarkable legacy.Over her incredible four-decade career, she designed acclaimed buildings around the world. Her death came as a surprise, and 34 of her projects are still in progress. Nonetheless, her firm, Zaha Hadid Architects, is still marching on. On April 25, Hadid’s first posthumous building opened: the Salerno Maritime Terminal in Italy.

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At night, the entrance will glow and act as a lighthouse, welcoming visitors from the sea to the city.

http://www.techinsider.io/photos-of-zaha-hadids-salerno-maritime-terminal-in-italy-2016-4

 

 

This $99 device turns your phone into a 3D printer

3D printers can be pretty expensive, but a company called OLO has created a new device that makes it a bit more affordable. This tiny, lightweight box uses a special resin and the light from your phone to create any 3D object you can imagine. It debuted at the World Maker Faire in October 2015, but just launched a Kickstarter and surpassed the goal in few days.

 

VIDEO:http://www.techinsider.io/cheap-3d-printer-device-olo-phone-2016-3

Apple is rumored to be working on two new ‘ultra-thin’ MacBooks

According to Taipei, Taiwan-based analysts,Apple is working on two new MacBooks that “share a design similar to the existing 12-inch MacBook,” which was introduced early last year. Currently, Apple sells a 13-inch MacBook Air laptop along with 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops, but its latest skinny design only comes in a 12-inch size.

New MacBook USB C

For consumers, the defining feature of the 12-inch MacBook, aside from its thinness, is that it uses a single standard USB-C port both for charging and attaching peripherals. Apple introduced a new charging cord that has its proprietary Lightning iPhone connector on one side and a USB-C connector on the other yesterday.

 

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