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Welcome to Reading List, a brief tour of some of the wonderful tech reads around the web. Online vigilantism, government hacking, and a brief history lesson on the early internet are just a few great reads in store. Indulge in a lazy Sunday, at least for the next hour or so, and catch up on some long form internet.
The Desert House is simply a stunning example of architecture as art. Located in picturesque Joshua Tree — right in Southern California's High Desert — the home is at a comfortable equilibrium with its barren desert environment. The structure is dominated by soaring concrete ribs, but the overall effect is similar to the Native American adobe pueblos that were once scattered across the American southwest. The concrete is understated, despite its impressive form, making it a perfect match for...
Christmastime holds some of the most visual memories of gadgets and gizmos, especially when I was kid. You're presented with a deluge of gifts that on any other normal day would make you faint from excitement, but during the holidays you channel that raw excitement into your voracious wrapping paper-tearing skills.
A neighborhood in Yucaipa, California synchronized all their Christmas lights to flash in time to Trans-Siberian Orchestra's "Wizards of Winter." The video was taken by a drone, so... bonus points?
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A mini drama just played out in Lima, the capital city of Peru. More than 190 countries have agreed to a tentative deal to lower carbon-dioxide emissions by 2020. The salvaged agreement, which was threatened by clashing views from the U.S. and China (of course!), will set the stage for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris next year.
Follow along as we go hands-on with the brilliantly nuanced Andrew Jones SP-SB03 Speaker Base from Pioneer, one of the best sounding compact home theater solutions on the market.
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