Caption: This summer, millions of eyes will be watching Rio de Janeiro, as the 2016 Summer Olympics descend on the Brazilian city.It s at the Jewish Museum of New York until September 18, and it represents recognition at last of the tremendous influence Marx had on modern landscape architecture.Decades later, you can see that influence in, for example, the abandoned rail viaduct in New York City that James Corner Field Operations turned into the vaunted High Line.It sounds ridiculous that in a place like Brazil, that s so blessed with incredible flora and nature, people were importing roses and European species for gardens, Nahson says.The Jewish Museum show, the first comprehensive survey of Burle Marx s work in a quarter century, includes photos of all those parks, as well as paintings, sculptures, textiles, jewelry, ceramics, and works of stained-glass.But the designs live on, as a backdrop for the wheels of speeding Olympian cyclists.
Most of the information, however, has been scattered here and there.Of course, it's not official, but it does reveal what the iPhone 7 would look like if you combined all the bits and pieces we've seen so far.The most unofficial thing about these renders is supposedly the colors.However, Apple has so far not ventured too far away from those, except by adding Rose Gold, and it is expected to offer the same set this time around.They are less conspicuous, and relatively less ugly, this time around but the still discernible lines still run on the top edge of the back.We'll just have to wait until September to find out how close, or not, this render comes to the real deal.
Fifield s statement on Saturday appeared to conflict with statements by the AFP commissioner, Andrew Colvin, who told reporters on Friday that no one in the communications minister s office had been aware of the investigation before Thursday s raids.A report in the Australian newspaper on Saturday said Fifield and the NBN chief executive, Bill Morrow, had kept in contact about the government-owned broadband company s internal efforts to track down the leaker of the documents, and as those efforts proved fruitless, Morrow made clear he was considering referring the case to the AFP.Bill Shorten said on Saturday that it was totally implausible Fifield would not have told Turnbull or his staff of the investigation.The AFP began the investigation on 9 December after months of damaging leaks from within NBN Co that exposed cost blowouts and delays in the rollout of the network, over which Turnbull had carriage as communications minister until September 2015.NBN Co has since agreed to destroy its copies of the photographs, which Labor says show documents covered by parliamentary privilege.NBN Co released a statement saying it had complied at all times with instructions from the AFP, which had been investigating an ongoing theft of intellectual property reported by the company in December 2015.
View photosMoreHttps%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fcard%2fimage%2f95565%2fn85a0450It's spring, which means the flowers are blooming, we've got our light jackets on or no jackets , and most importantly: iPhone 7 rumors are leaking — pretty much every day.Apple's next flagship iPhone s aren't expected to be unveiled until September, but the Internet is already awash with lots and lots of purported specs and leaked photos of the devices.Hard to tell, but we've gathered together the most prominent ones and put on our detective hats to suss out the likely ones.Physically, the iPhone 7 is expected to look more or less like the iPhone 6S.The most interesting camera rumor is for the larger iPhone 7; it's believed it'll come with two rear cameras.As for colors, it's a safe bet the iPhone 7 will come in silver, gold, space gray and rose gold.
Looks like Pebble hasn't lost its Kickstarter magic, with the smartwatch company's Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2, and Pebble Core project hitting its $1m goal in just over an hour.The company had further success on Kickstarter in 2015, when it launched the Pebble Time, a more premium version of the wearable.That ended with over $20m in funds, setting a record at the time for the most-funded project.The Pebble 2 - priced at $99, and adding a heart rate monitor and toughened Gorilla Glass fascia to the original, among other changes - isn't due to ship until September, while the Pebble Time 2 - priced at $169, and increasing both the e-paper screen size along with its resolution - will follow on in November 2016.Pebble is pitching it as a runner's device - indeed, it'll support Spotify streaming over 3G at launch, as well as tracking pace and location as you exercise - but the potential is much broader reaching.Since the 3G radio is unlocked, and the Android OS can be modified albeit without Google Play support, so no Play Store official downloads , it's a tempting target to hackers wanting to experiment with wearables.
You can run around in your kitchen, but you can t really hide in it if it s this fully transparent setup designed by Dutch office MVRDV.The rather unforgiving arrangement debuted at the Venice Architecture Biennale, and its makers suggest that the transparency of the kitchen will lend itself to the pursuit of transparency in the cooking process, both in terms of preparation and disposal.Known as the Infinity Kitchen, every single unit and shelf is completely transparent, including the tap, sink area, and work stations.According to MVRDV, this newfangled kitchen hopes to develop better cuisine by making the processes that go on in our kitchens physically transparent; whether it be food choice, food care, kitchen care, waste choices, or the preparation of food itself.The brain child of architect Kengo Kuma and media artist Au Yeung Ying Chai, you ll be able to see the Infinity Kitchen until September 30 of this year in the Università IUAV di Venezia Ca tron.While not everyone will want to hold hands and jump into this imagined future together, if you re fully confident in your organizational abilities, the Infinity Kitchen may be a challenge you d be interested in.
SEATTLE—We at Ars love a good piece of LEGO design, particularly the fare found at regional fan fests like BrickCon on an annual basis.But while those shows impress with pop-culture references and sprawling towns full of vehicles, spacecraft, ships, and villagers, they don't typically include the kinds of original work or high-art references you'd expect to see at a museum.Oregon-raised artist Nathan Sawaya, on the other hand, has made art out of LEGOs for years—and shown it off at art galleries across the world since 2007.From Monet to Munch, and from Egyptian temples to politically charged Americana, Sawaya's Art of the Brick collection crosses a ton of artistic movements off the LEGO list.You can see all of this and more at the Pacific Science Center until September 11.Listing image by Sam Machkovech
Amazon isn't likely to release granular data about its Prime subscribers anytime soon, which means a privately run survey has a little more weight than we might otherwise give it—especially with a conclusion as resounding as the one drawn by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners on Tuesday.That's how many Prime members elect to renew the service after two full years of use, according to CIRP's estimate which it surveys of 2,108 users.The survey tracked renewal rates in all three of those cases, dating back as far as the second fiscal quarter of 2014, and it found that 30-day trial upgraders slowed down from June of 2014 until September of last year—which CIRP's study authors attributed to the March 2014 bump in Prime fees from $79 to $99."Customers that join on a 30-day free trial base the decision in part on the free trial experience, and mostly on their expectation of using Amazon Prime over a full year," CIRP co-founder Josh Lowitz said about the disparity between renewal times.The CIRP report also noted the rapidly increasing number of benefits Prime customers have gotten over the years, including access to exclusive TV series and films and free one-day and in some markets, two-hour shipping upgrades.Amazon doesn't disclose member numbers, but CIRP has also tried to fill in that data gap; its last major Amazon-related survey estimated a whopping 54 million Prime subscribers as of December 31, 2015.
Last year, we wrote that Back To School promotions seem to come earlier every year, and that was in July.Unlike last year, however, it isn t limiting the promotion to Macs — the promotion also extends to iPads and iPhones, though what you get will depend on what you re buying.Any of these will nab students a free pair of Beats Solo2 Wireless headphones, which are available in a wide range of colors and normally retail for $300.Last month the company introduced a new option for Apple Music, offering subscriptions to the music streaming for just $5 per month — half the price of a standard subscription.This discounted price is available for up to four years, and the subscriptions don t need to be continuous, so students can take a break and still have access to the discounted price when they return to their studies.The promotion kicked off today and will run until September 5, so there is plenty of time to make up your mind on which offer is most enticing.
Samsung s next phablet – rumoured as both the Galaxy Note 6 and Note 7 – is incoming, and we might already know when.The tweet went live on June 2, 2016, which suggests that the launch date would be August 2, 2016.While August 2 might seem early for a Note-series release, an August launch has been heavily rumoured in recent months.Galaxy Note 6: It's rumoured to be waterproof, just like the Galaxy S7It s also worth noting that even if Samsung does unveil the Galaxy Note 6 on August 2, that doesn t mean the phone will go on sale in August.There s every chance that the phablet won t start shipping until September.The Galaxy Note 6 or Note 7 is expected to feature the following specs, according to recent rumours:5.77-inch display2K QHD screen resolutionQualcomm Snapdragon 832 processorAdreno 530 GPU6GB RAM256GB storage4,200mAh batteryIP68-certified waterproof/dustproof bodyOf course, Samsung hasn t actually made any public comment about a new Note handset, so take this report – and any other such reports – with due caution.
DON T MISS: Apple s iPhone 7 will probably smash existing sales recordsThis will be the third year in a row that Apple launches more than one iPhone model.In 2014, we had the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, a year late the S generations of these devices followed, and this year Apple will have at least three new handsets in stores: the iPhone SE, the iPhone 7, and the iPhone 7 Plus.That s assuming a 5.5-inch Pro model isn t still on the cards, in which case there will be four distinct 2016 iPhones to consider.The 5.5-inch models all have optical image stabilization OIS , while the 4.7-inch iPhones don t.But this year, things are changing more than I d like them to, assuming rumors are accurate.And the iPhone is tied to my day job, so moving to the next-gen as soon as it comes out is a no-brainer.That said, things can change until September, which is when Apple will hold its iPhone 7 announcement event.
72 new designs have just been signed off and they could be landing on your phone soon.The Unicode Consortium, the non-profit organisation that co-ordinates the computing industry standard for text and symbol sets, approved the new emojis last week.Sadly this doesn't mean you'll be using them by the end of this month.Apple is expected to unveil its new iOS 10 operating system on Monday 13th June at its yearly WWDC conference but this won't be ready for consumers until September.Amongst the new emojis iPhone and Android smartphone owners will be able to send later this year are 22 new "Smileys and People", including a face to represent rolling on the floor laughing, a nauseated face, a clown, a pregnant woman, a dancing man and a face palm.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00Playback Rate1ChaptersChapterssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsFullscreenThis is a modal window.
While technically true, it didn t seem to give them any advantage over the competition that s now saturated store shelves with wireless ear gadgets of various kinds.But, finally, Bose is making its most popular noise-canceling headphone, the QuietComforts, completely wireless.But there are certainly more expensive wireless cans out there, our favorites go for $400.Walking down the street and need to hear for passing traffic?Because of their smaller size, the battery life when blasting noise-canceling at max is supposedly ten hours—only half compared to the QC35s.You ll have to wait until September to get your hands on them.
We gave the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 four stars citing a lighter design, the 4:3 display ratio and improved TouchWiz software as the highlights.Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab S2 in July last year, but didn't release the tablet until September.It looks like it may be a similar affair for the release this year.There's a home button at the bottom of the front of the screen, the 4:3 display ratio is still around and it's a plastic back once again.The pictures just show one size of the tablet and there's no word on whether there will be an 8-inch and 9.7-inch version like there was on the Galaxy Tab S2.Leaked benchmarks also gave the tablet a multi-core score of 4,275 – which is lower than the Galaxy S7, but still impressive.
Back in February, American Airlines sued the in-flight internet provider Gogo.The dispute was centered around a clause in the contract between the two that allowed the airline to terminate or renegotiate if they found a provider that offered better service.Unlike their previous service, 2Ku uses satellites to provide internet, rather than land-based towers.The service promises 70Mbps of bandwidth to be shared by the entire plane.According to a press release from ViaSat, the in-flight ISP has landed a contract with American Airlines to provide internet services to their upcoming fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.While these aircraft aren't due to see the skies until September of next year, it's a big win for ViaSat.
Activision and Infinity Ward plan to debut Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare multiplayer at Call of Duty XP, meaning we won't be seeing any multiplayer gameplay until September.Activision just announced Call of Duty XP, the fan-focused event where players get to attend a show hosted in Inglewood and get hands-on time with the upcoming game, enjoy shows and grab some swag.The company has also announced that the worldwide reveal for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare multiplayer will take place at this event, which will run from September 2-4 via CharlieIntel .Many fans had been hoping to see some multiplayer at E3 2016, most likely at Sony's press conference as the company nabbed the deal to get DLC before rival Microsoft.We still expect to see extended gameplay from Infinite Warfare, though now this looks set to be exclusively from the campaign, and perhaps even a chance to check out some more of the changes coming in Modern Warfare Remastered, which will be available in the Legacy Edition version of Infinite Warfare.Check out TrustedReviews predictsThe Legacy Edition costs £69 on PS4 from Amazon.
Evidence that the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 or Note 7?That s according to a new report by Sammobile – a generally reliable Samsung news outlet – which cites newly leaked screenshots as a source.The screenshots show the security settings page of a Samsung smartphone, one in Chinese and the other in Korean.The usual options to secure the phone – fingerprint and PIN – are listed, but there s a new third option that reportedly reads: use iris .The handset probably won t go on sale until September however, according to recent reports.The phone s rumoured specs include:5.77-inch display2K QHD screen resolutionQualcomm Snapdragon 823 processorAdreno 530 GPU6GB RAM256GB storage4,200mAh batteryIP68-certified waterproof/dustproof bodyIt s also rumoured that Samsung s next phablet will only be available with a curved dual-edge design, just like the Galaxy S7 Edge.
WWDC Predictions SiriApple is known for hiding easter eggs in Siri auto-replies.As MacRumors spotted, Siri has a list of responses to different questions about what to expect at WWDC.DON T MISS: Man dressed as Apple Genius steals $16,000 in iPhones from Apple StoreI ve tried just about every question I can think of about WWDC to Siri, and she mostly stonewalls me.But MacRumors has found far more answers, including some excellent Game of Thrones references:This is widely expected to be one of Apple s biggest conferences in years.We can expect to see iOS 10, a new version of OS X possibly renamed MacOS , and some kind of smart home hub sporting Siri.The next iPhone will almost definitely wait until September, but a new line of Macbooks including a refresh to the Macbook Pro line is also expected.
The Moto Z is being dubbed the thinnest premium smartphone in the world, at 5.2mm and offers 'Moto Mods' which are essentially detachable add-on back panels that serve different purposes that incorporate a JBL SoundBoost speaker or a Moto Insta-Share Projector.The modular approach to the series is being dubbed as Lenovo's strategy to break the mould in a saturated smartphone market and offer something innovative and futuristic to look forward to.This model also entails the second generation of "Moto Shatter Shield" which is an unbreakable plastic screen cover.Both models are compatible with the 'Moto Mods' modular accessory system, which are magnetic attachments connecting to 16 pogo pins on the back of the device.The availability of the phone could be a little disappointing as it does not start retailing until September.Only US consumers are the lucky ones as both the devices – Moto Z Droid and the Moto Z Force Droid – will be available this summer exclusively from Verizon.
phone Moto Moto Z and Z Force, which takes over from the X-series. Lenovo and Motorola have introduced The phone has memory card slot and a water-repellent nano-layers. Moto Z is a very slim phone since it measures 153.3 x 75.3 x 5.19 millimeters, with a weight of 136 grams. The thinness of is at the expense of the battery capacity which is at 2600mAh. Force model has another main camera that reaches 21MP and phase detection autofocus PDAF addition OIS and laser autofocus. Availability Moto Moto Z and Z Force will go on sale by the US operator Verizon in the summer but do not reach other regions until September.