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homes with awesome hidden rooms and passages

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Hidden passages were once reserved to sprawling, labyrinthine abodes of barons and kings. Nowadays there are plenty of modern passageways discretely built into even the most modest of homes. From underground wine cellars to “Batcave”-like garages, homeowners are designing living spaces with plenty of concealed nooks and crannies to ensure a quick …

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Dubai Begins Gold-Plating £35m Landmark Structure…

Dubai’s newest landmark forms a perfect snapshot of the city’s panoramic view with a 50-storey-high gold-plated picture frame. The Frame, which cost an estimated Dh160million (£35million) consists of two 150-metre high, 93-metre wide towers connected by a 100-square-meter bridge – all covered in gold plating. From the bridge connecting the …

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South Africans to join millions around the globe by switching off for Earth Hour

South Africans will join millions of people‚ businesses‚ and landmarks around the globe on Saturday evening to celebrate Earth Hour. People all over the world will set an hour aside between 8.30pm and 9.30 pm local time to switch off their non-essential lights and appliances and to make a noise …

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A giant U-shaped skyscraper designed for NYC could be the longest building in the world

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Manhattan developers keep building skyscrapers taller and taller, but Greek architect Ioannis Oikonomou hopes to break a new kind of record. His firm, Oiio Studio, has designed a U-shaped tower called the “Big Bend” that aims to become, what Oikonomou calls, “the world’s longest building” (if you were measure from end to …

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Ivory Coast bans sale of SIM cards to minors under age 16

The government of the Ivory Coast has published a number of decrees on telecommunication operations in the country including a ban on SIM card subscription to minors under age 16. “The decree prohibits the subscription to communication services to minors under 16 years of age … The Telecommunications/ ICT Regulatory …

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Facebook is testing a new look for its comments that looks a lot like Messenger

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Conversation seems to be one of the primary purposes of Facebook and the social network is testing out a new format for people to engage in those conversations thanks to a Comments redesign. Your interactions on Facebook might be getting a major makeover. In efforts to make all your mediums …

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