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Google turns on native Microsoft Office file editing by default in latest Chrome OS build

After adding native Microsoft Office file editing to the dev channel for Chrome OS less than two months ago, Google has now turned (...)

2013-08-12
Can Elon Musk’s Design Fiction Be Good For Innovation?

It must be hard to be a real innovator. On the one hand, the chattering classes (of which I admit to being a member) constantly moan (...)

2013-08-12
The Scary Japanese Museum Where Kids Can Mess With Mona Lisa

At this interactive exhibit at Japan’s Museum Of Contemporary Arts, kids become part of the art, and scare the poop out of (...)

2013-08-12
Rebranding A NYC Bookstore To Evoke The Golden Age Of Travel

Idlewild, an independent travel bookstore in Manhattan, has rebranded itself to put real tickets in the hands of its customers. (...)

2013-08-12
Meet A Few Of The 100,000 People Who Have Applied To Go To Mars

Mars One, which aims to colonize the Mars, has received more than 100,000 applications for a one–way trip to the Red Planet. (...)

2013-08-11
Bret Easton Ellis Narrates Forensic Dissection of a Moment In This Music Video

The video for Placebo’s Bret Easton Ellis-style song "Too Many Friends" features Bret Easton Ellis presiding over a bleak (...)

2013-08-11
10 Modern Wonders That Prove The Hyperloop Could Be Built

So Elon Musk’s Hyperloop sounds silly, but is it really impossible? Here are 10 infrastructural works that were once the (...)

2013-08-11
China’s Twitter-like Sina Weibo service now has over 50 million active users per day

China’s Twitter-like microblogging platform Sina Weibo has reached 54 million daily active users as of June this year, up 8.3 percent (...)

2013-08-12
Google Drive gets entire document spell checking and customized lists

Google today released an update to Google Drive, adding two new features. The first is related to spell check and the second is for (...)

2013-08-11
Three years in, Google has paid researchers over $2 million in security rewards and fixed more than 2,000 bugs

Less than two weeks after Facebook announced its Bug Bounty program has paid out over $1 million in two years, Google has announced (...)

2013-08-11
"Game Boy Back" Is A Real Medical Ailment for Gamers With Bad Backs

Turns out video games are hard work. The effects of hunching over to play with game consoles, smartphones, and tablets have created (...)

2013-08-11
Haptic Lab’s New Ship Kite Sails Through The Skies

A kite-obsessed designer ventures into the wild blue yonder with a soaring bamboo beauty. R. Kelly might have put it best in (...)

2013-08-11
Should Your App Run On iOS 7 Only?

It looks like iOS 7 is shaping up to be popular. With some pretty impressive new APIs and a complete design revamp, Apple is set to (...)

2013-08-11
Biodegradable Utensils That Let You Eat (With) Your Vegetables

They may be compostable, but you’ll have a hard time throwing them out. We’ve known for ages that our sense of taste (...)

2013-08-12
The most convincing article I’ve read on why it’s time to switch from iOS to Android

Twitter designer Paul Stamatiou has published a mammoth article today describing precisely why, after many years of devotion to iOS, (...)

2013-08-11
Twitter revamps TweetDeck’s New Tweet panel with easier posting, sending DMs, and previewing images

Twitter today announced a revamp of the new tweet panel in TweetDeck to make it easier to tweet, send DMs, and preview images to share. (...)

2013-08-11
Facebook for iOS gets hashtag search, restaurant reservations from Pages, and faster Timelines on the iPad

Facebook today updated its native iOS app with multiple new feature and improvements. You can download the new version now directly (...)

2013-08-11
Explosions in the Sky Shed Their Musical Skin With “Prince Avalanche” Soundtrack Collaboration

Explosions in the Sky are known for epic, sweeping soundscapes that simultaneously conjure triumph and heartbreak. After working (...)

2013-08-11
4 Keys To Creating A Mood From Director David Gordon Green

David Gordon Green has conquered multiple genres, but most of his films have one thing in common--they have a poetic feel that (...)

2013-08-11
Music Discovery UX Is Broken--Here’s How To Fix It

Music recommenders have failed to convince a decade’s worth of listeners to purposefully visit, pick an artist from a recommended (...)

2013-08-11
The Surprising Story Behind The iPhone’s Iconic Text Message Sound

The Tri-Tone alert that ships as the default text message sound on every iPhone wasn’t originally written for Apple at all. (...)

2013-08-11
Kickstarting: A Smart System For Learning Chinese With Minimal Pain And Posters

Chineasy uses pared-down graphics to ease the process of learning one of the world’s toughest languages. There are some (...)

2013-08-11
UpCounsel Lets Lawyers (And Clients) Escape Life At The Law Firm

Everyone is going to need legal advice at some point, but most people and startups don’t want to have to go through a giant (...)

2013-08-11
Check Out Your New BBQ Setup—Powered Entirely By The Sun

No solar panels here. The SolSource grill will cook your steak, using just a couple of mirrors. Looking a bit like a calypso (...)

2013-08-11
SoundCloud upgrades Google+ support, letting its users embed audio tracks right into their posts

Audio sharing service SoundCloud announced today that it is upgrading its Google+ support making it possible to share audio files (...)

2013-08-11
Path opens its API to let you share content from WordPress, Strava and 11 other new services

Personal social network Path is opening up its API to 13 new content partners enabling those services’ users to share their activity (...)

2013-08-11
In the UK? You can trial eBay’s personalised fashion recommendations right now.

eBay has announced that it’s tapping online fashion personalization service Dressipi in the UK, to launch a six month trial that (...)

2013-08-11
What It’s Like to Sell Your Web Design Company

What does it look like to sell your own web design business? Read this story about the sale of a web agency to find out.The post What (...)

2013-08-11
Want To be More Productive? Go Somewhere Else

Before you suffer an acute case of desk-restlessness, get up and walk away. You may just find a fresh start on creating great work--and (...)

2013-08-11
A Better Stronger Suncreen—Powered By Ancient Underwater Bacteria

The next generation of sunscreen may come from an unlikely place: microbacteria from a lake in Norway. And it will work a lot better (...)

2013-08-11
Grow Your Own Delicious Pet Bugs, And Then Cook And Eat Them

It’s like raising your own chickens, but with more legs. For the DIY alternative protein seekers, the helpful Farm 432 larva (...)

2013-08-11
Werner Herzog On His Devastating Anti-Texting And Driving Doc

Werner Herzog applied his legendary eye to a very particular piece of brand content--an anti-texting and driving documentary from (...)

2013-08-11
Infographic: America’s Strongest And Weakest Coffee Makers

Need a kick? See which of the country’s coffee chains packs the most caffeine per cup. Did you have your coffee fix this (...)

2013-08-11
Can The White House Really Walk The Line Between Open Data And NSA?

Steve VanRoekel, chief information officer of the White House, talks to Fast Company about the importance of open data, civic innovation, (...)

2013-08-11
Lessons In How To Build A Successful Contest, From The Knight Foundation

Instead of waiting for interesting projects to apply for money, the Knight Foundation has started offering competitions to find (...)

2013-08-11
Music Discovery User Experience Is Broken--Here’s How To Fix It

Despite what you may have heard, the state of music discovery is still in shambles. Even with Spotify and Rdio’s recent enhancements (...)

2013-08-11
10 Simple, Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier Today

Did you know that the perfect temperature for happiness is 13.9°C? Adjust your thermostat, then check out these quick tips (...)

2013-08-11
How Self-Expiring Medicine Packaging Could Change The World

A simple, practical concept changes the color of medicine packaging when it expires, but will big pharma embrace the idea? For (...)

2013-08-11
Sylvester Stallone Isn’t Ranting, He’s Winning At Twitter With His E3 Play-By-Play

When Sylvester Stallone dissed Bruce Willis on Twitter, it wasn’t another celebrity social meltdown, it was part of the actor/director&rsqu (...)

2013-08-11
On A Years-Long Mission To Mars, How’s The Food?

On Tuesday, six researchers will emerge from a four-month simulated mission to Mars. One question that needed to be answered: How (...)

2013-08-11
A City In The Sea, Built Inside Wind Turbines

As the wind sector continues to grow, the workers who inspect offshore turbines will need practical places to live. The Wind Turbine (...)

2013-08-11
Is GoPro in trouble because of Google Glass? Yes. [Video]

I didn’t wear my Glass on the River Raft trip yesterday. Too scared I would go overboard and lose mine. Abraham Williams wasn’t (...)

2013-08-10
Google releases factory images and binaries for new Nexus 7, seemingly ending dispute with Qualcomm

Google has finally published the factory images for its new Nexus 7 tablet, just days after the employee responsible for managing (...)

2013-08-09
Tapping Mother Nature To Build Better Robotic Sensors

Today’s robots use basic infrared sensors to navigate around obstacles (think Roomba), but tomorrow’s contraptions will (...)

2013-08-08
An All-In-One Digital Clock And iPhone Charger

With two built-in USB ports, this sleek LED clock simplifies your nightstand. Bedside gadgets tend to come in disparate parts: (...)

2013-08-09
An Astrophysically Accurate Space Cake So Real You Can Learn From It

Take a little mudcake, almond buttercake, vanilla madeira sponge, and ivory marshmallow fondant and--voila--an edible Jupiter that (...)

2013-08-08
How Lake Bell Found Her Voice Writing and Directing An Acclaimed Debut Feature

Lake Bell is primarily known for roles in romantic comedies, but not for long. The rising filmmaker talks to Co.Create about how (...)

2013-08-08
What Every Coder Community Can Learn From Python

Python is one of the most popular programming languages today, powering a ton of the technology we all use every day. It has a robust (...)

2013-08-08

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