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This Methane-Detecting Robot Will Patrol Our Smelly Landfills

Methane rising from our decomposing garbage is a huge problem. But it’s hard to track the leaks so that we can fix them. (...)

2013-08-08
Why Uber Channeled The “Seinfeld” Era To Build Its New Site

Most startups iterate through trendy agile development. But for Uber’s first website makeover in three years, the company (...)

2013-08-08
Kids Win This Videogame By Eating A Plate Of Fruit

Finish the game first by dominating your fruits and vegetables. In a cruel prank of evolution, the best things for you aren’t (...)

2013-08-08
Do You Need An Idea To Start A Company?

This is a News Scrum, which is where we all read one of the morning’s top stories and add something to it--context, research, (...)

2013-08-08
A Minimalist Periodic Table, Built From Dots

The familiar chart of elements is highly functional but a touch ugly. This minimalist makeover is a gorgeous (if not practical) (...)

2013-08-08
How To Rid The Developing World Of Deadly Bacteria? Steam

By making water boil at much lower temperatures, scientists are using steam generated by the sun as a way sanitize things in places (...)

2013-08-08
Twitter #Music for iOS gets new ways to discover music, artist suggestions based on your device’s library

Twitter today released the second update to its Twitter #Music app for iOS. You can grab the new version now directly from Apple’s (...)

2013-08-08
Google open-sources 2 cool Chrome Web Lab experiments as its year-long London exhibition ends

Google has turned to GitHub to take two of its most popular Chrome experiments to the Open Source development community. If you recall (...)

2013-08-08
See What Paris Looks Like As A Dark, Empty, Chinese City

A small community outside of Hangzhou re-creates the City of Lights--only without the lights and the people. Only in China can (...)

2013-08-08
Neill Blomkamp On Designing Dystopia In “Elysium”

Director Neill Blomkamp discusses the visually driven process of creating a futuristic (yet soberingly realistic) tale of two earths. (...)

2013-08-08
The Latest Job Interview Test: Measuring Your Brain Waves

In order to gauge their passion for advertising, ad agency TBWAIstanbul measured the brainwaves of its intern applicants. This (...)

2013-08-08
Your Complete Creative Guide To “Breaking Bad”

As the August 11th final season premiere of "Breaking Bad" approaches, Co.Create presents a comprehensive look at this most important (...)

2013-08-08
Lavabit—Snowden’s Secure Email Service—Is Gone: Here’s Why

The secure email provider with more than 350,000 users shut down yesterday, leaving only a cryptic message. What’s next in (...)

2013-08-08
Students Can Now Get Digital Textbooks Through Google Play

Google promised to start offering digital textbooks to students through its Play Books store, and now it has...ready to slim down (...)

2013-08-08
This App Helps You Get Drunk In Any Country

Even if you’re totally off your pickle, Pivo makes it easy to order a beer in any language. We’re all used to incoherently (...)

2013-08-08
The New Second Tallest Building In The World Is An Urban Green Space Wonderland

The just-topped 2,000-foot-tall Shanghai Tower will have huge 14-story parks throughout the structure--and it will let the public (...)

2013-08-08
Is The Best Way To Kill Bitcoin To Make It Legit?

This week, a Texas judge may have initiated the beginning of the end of Bitcoin--by ruling it a legitimate currency under the protection (...)

2013-08-08
Stealing Listeners From Pandora? Rdio Has A Secret Weapon

It’s the summer of the Pandora killers. Google kicked things off in May with the launch of its All Access streaming service (...)

2013-08-08
Marina Abramovic Wants You to Stop Multitasking

In this exclusive video, celebrated performance artist Marina Abramovic explains the importance of slow-motion walking--a cornerstone (...)

2013-08-08
Making Cash In The Sharing Economy? Get Some Help On Your Complicated Taxes

The sharing economy is great until tax time, because the IRS isn’t quite as excited about it as we are. A new site called (...)

2013-08-08
Expand Your Circle With The Help Of Startup “Black Friend Connect”

Are you a hopelessly unhip white person? A new (satirical) service purports to have the hookup. What comic genius is behind (...)

2013-08-08
Scientists Come A Step Closer To Preventing 219 Million Malaria Deaths A Year

Researchers have been searching for vaccine for the deadly disease for decades. Now, a new trial looks like it might be the solution. (...)

2013-08-08
Bjarke Ingels Builds An Undulating Rec Center For His Old High School

BIG unveils its latest project, a new courtyard addition to Bjarke’s erstwhile high school. Do high school reunions really (...)

2013-08-08
‘Tame’ your Twitter searches with Tame’s contextual real-time results

Tame wants to put you back in control of your Twitter stream and quickly show you trending topics, popular tweets and your most influential (...)

2013-08-08
Google unveils new guidelines and PageSpeed Insights tool to help site owners optimize for mobile

Google today announced new guidelines and an updated PageSpeed Insights tool to help webmasters optimize their mobile pages for best (...)

2013-08-07
Joaquin Phoenix Falls For An AI Scarlett Johannson In The Trailer For “Her”

Spike Jonze is finally back to feature filmmaking, and he’s got one hell of a doomed romance up his sleeve. Fellas: If (...)

2013-08-07
Print These 20 Things You Don’t Really Need And Your 3-D Printer Pays For Itself

3-D printing technology is nearing at a tipping point that makes it actually affordable--but only if you really need that jewelry (...)

2013-08-07
PRISM Break! How This Developer Created His Own Cloud

Want to get off Google, Dropbox, Flickr, Twitter and the rest? Here are some open source tools to get you started running your (...)

2013-08-07
Microsoft Is Wasting Time With This Web-Based App Studio

More ambitious than App Studio itself is the idea behind it--that you can convert the average user into an app creator. But Microsoft (...)

2013-08-07
Can This Surf Gear Prevent Shark Attacks?

An Australian team has tapped classic camo and a disguise tactic from World War I to keep today’s surfers safe. It’s (...)

2013-08-07
Why We’re So Frustrated About The Massachusetts Software Tax

If you buy or sell software or computer services that are used by anyone in Massachusetts, your life just got a lot harder. The State (...)

2013-08-07
Tweeting For Public Health: Tracking Food Poisoning Via Social Media

Health geeks and Yelp restaurant reviewers, rejoice: A new machine learning system automatically datamines Twitter for food poisoning (...)

2013-08-07
Mapping The Mole To Help Stop Skin Cancer

What if your doctor took a perfect image of your body every visit that could be compared to the one before, so you could see any (...)

2013-08-07
Iris Van Herpen Grows Her Latest Collection From Magnets

An experimental Dutch design collaboration redefines the iron lady, launching a new force in fashion. The iron lady is now a (...)

2013-08-07
Building A Network Of 20,000 Cheap Weather Stations For Africa

You can’t measure climate change and its effects unless you can track the weather. The Trans-African Hydro-Meteorological (...)

2013-08-08
Google revamps its Chromium Dashboard to track if browser vendors are supporting upcoming Blink features

Google today announced it has revamped the Chromium Web Platform Feature Dashboard, which is used to track new feature development (...)

2013-08-07
Seniors Are Fastest Social Media Adopters in U.S.

Seniors citizens in the United States are finally jumping on the social media bandwagon. This year, 43% of Americans over 65 use (...)

2013-08-07
An Artist Turns Books Into Stunning Crystallized Sculptures

Artist Alexis Arnold uses a bit of science to freeze--and immortalize--a small library of classics. When was the last time you (...)

2013-08-06
The A-to-Zaha List: 7 Of Hadid’s Best Buildings

To complement a new monograph of the architect’s work, see seven essential projects--where we’re most pleased she swooped (...)

2013-08-07
Anna Gunn On The Art Of Playing Walter White’s Wife On “Breaking Bad”

The actress talks to Co.Create about how she and Bryan Cranston worked together to portray one of television’s most dysfunctional (...)

2013-08-07
Testing Out The First Wearable Fitness Tracker That’s Attractive Enough To Show Off

The quarter-sized shine seamlessly tracks your activity, without being so obvious about tracking your activity. We took it out (...)

2013-08-07
Does Marina Abramovic Need A Kickstart?

To fund her next performance--an OMA-designed institute--the artist is the latest monied creative to go online asking for money. (...)

2013-08-07
MixBit is a new video remix app from YouTube co-founders Steve Chen and Chad Hurley

Steve Chen and Chad Hurley, the two original founders of YouTube and current team behind San Mateo-based incubator AVOS, are in the (...)

2013-08-07
After buying back Bebo, Michael Birch announces its rebirth with a ‘ballsy’ video

Bebo’s new owners announced today that it is beginning its initiative to reinvigorate life back into the social network. The company (...)

2013-08-06
Saying Goodbye To The HTML Blink Tag

This text is not blinking. Neither is this, or this. Those words are rendered on your screen in straightforward text with standard (...)

2013-08-06
“The Counselor” Trailer Promises An Avengers-Like Collision of Distinct Talents

Written by Cormac McCarthy. Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring literally every single actor you enjoy. One can barely believe "The (...)

2013-08-06
See The Surprisingly Human Process Of Making Action Figures In “The Secret Story of TOYS”

There are real people behind that plastic Stormtrooper figure. This video tells their story. Ever wonder where toys come from (...)

2013-08-06
App Builders Need To Remember That Obligation Isn’t A Real Use Case

Everyone who builds apps knows the axiom: If you can’t imagine yourself needing your imaginary software tool, chances are you (...)

2013-08-06

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