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A Portrait Of Your Face As A Happier Person

This camera-powered mirror projects an image back to you where you’re happier than you are in real life. Can it actually (...)

2013-08-05
25 Crowdsourced Covers For Literary Classics

Frankenstein’s monster never looked so good. A few months back, we wrote about a project called Recovering the Classics, (...)

2013-08-05
A Filter Than Blocks Any Website That Isn’t Porn

In response to England’s plan to make it harder to reach pornography, an annoyed hacker has put together his own filter: (...)

2013-08-05
Would Vegans and Vegetarians Actually Eat Test Tube Meat?

Now that a burger can be grown in the lab, what is going to happen to the many people who have sworn off meat in their diets? A (...)

2013-08-05
Jeff Bezos Bought The Washington Post For One Thing: Distribution

It’s not a coincidence that billionaires keep buying newspapers. Warren Buffett has been buying them up for the last year, and (...)

2013-08-05
16 Perfectly Composed Leading Lines Photos

This week, we wanted to see the most captivating shots you took using the compositional tool of leading lines. We received more (...)

2013-08-05
The List Of Things You Can Get Through Amazon Now Includes Fine Art

With its new art marketplace, Amazon is offering to sell you any of 40,000 works of art from over 150 galleries and dealers. (...)

2013-08-05
To Get Users To Make Smarter Choices Now, Show Them Their Future

Design can be used to introduce users to the future now, so they can act in ways that will benefit them in the future. As designers, (...)

2013-08-05
These Sneakers Come With A Built-In Tent, For When You Need A Private Moment

The Walking-Shelter set of kicks means you’re never far from home, because home can be wherever you set up your shoe-tent. (...)

2013-08-05
Bestagram: See Photos That Capture The Single Greatest Moment Of People’s Lives

"Sports Illustrated" writer Richard Deitsch asked his Twitter followers if any had a photograph of the best moment in their lives. (...)

2013-08-05
Got Bed Bugs? Use This New, Cheaper, More Effective, DIY Low-Cost Trap To Find Out

If you suspect you might be unlucky enough to have the critters, you can buy an expensive test, or you can follow these instructions (...)

2013-08-05
Can This Space-Faring Japanese Robot Have A Soul?

Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata will ascend to the International Space Station in November and find a friendly face from his home (...)

2013-08-05
Check Out These Vintage Rock Posters, Remixed With Swiss Modernism

Hellraising In Helvetica: A designer takes the CBGB aesthetic of vintage punk posters into clean, alpine lines. Swiss modernism, (...)

2013-08-05
The Bigshot teaches kids how cameras work by making them build one

A digital camera that aims to teach kids more about photography and the technology found inside cameras has been launched in the US (...)

2013-08-05
LinkedIn arrives for Nokia’s full touchscreen Asha handsets

LinkedIn has released a version of its app that will play happily with the full touchscreen members of Nokia’s Asha family. Released (...)

2013-08-05
New study from Nielsen suggests Twitter chatter can boost TV ratings, sometimes

Twitter and TV, TV and Twitter. A new study from Nielsen has put down the first marker on the relationship between the microblogging (...)

2013-08-05
How to stop your mobile app from being a serious battery drain

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Rajat Harlalka, a Product Manager with over 8 years of experience in the mobile (...)

2013-08-04
Stylish Shoes Made Without Glue Or Stitching

A shoe collection from Dutch designer Anna Korshun cuts down on wasteful materials and labor. Sometimes it takes an outside (...)

2013-08-04
The One Thing We All Thought Un-Hackable Has Just Been Hacked

With a little bit of clever coding, every physical key you own can actually be copied without your knowledge. In fact, one of the (...)

2013-08-04
We Need To Treat Antibiotics As A Natural Resource

Every time anyone uses antibiotics, they get a little less effective. Shouldn’t we be coordinating how they’re prescribed? (...)

2013-08-04
Penelope Cruz Is Now Designing Sexy Underwear And Directing Videos About It

Actress Penelope Cruz makes her directorial debut with a six-minute short showing off the lingerie line she and her sister Monica (...)

2013-08-04
Filmmakers Release Interactive “Shaun of the Dead” Screenplay

Just ahead of the release of Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s latest film, The World’s End, an interactive look back at (...)

2013-08-04
Watch: A Painting Robot Teaches Us About The Creative Process

Set it in front of a famous picture, and this robot will paint another one for you. E-David was once a humble welding robot. (...)

2013-08-04
The Contest For Social Entrepreneurs With No New Ideas Comes Up With New Ideas After All

The D-Prize was supposed to reward people who solved distribution problems for existing solutions. But too many good ideas came (...)

2013-08-04
Time Matters To Your Startup--But Not The Way You Think

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

2013-08-04
Startups Don’t Run On Halibut: Domino’s Backs Innovation With “Powered By Pizza” Campaign

Recognizing that pizza is the fuel of late-night breakthroughs, Domino’s and CP+B launch a new campaign to support the innovative (...)

2013-08-04
Watch A Beatboxer Go Nuts With A Leap Motion

Think the Leap Motion is a mere mouse replacement? Think again. Interfaces like these will open the doors to new, creative modes (...)

2013-08-04
Pew Internet: Nearly One In Five Internet Users Are Now On Twitter

A new Pew Internet & American Life Project report shows more online adults are using Twitter than ever before. Nearly one (...)

2013-08-04
Creating An Alternative Economy For Underpaid Artists With A Brand New Currency

Culture Coin wants to be a way for artists to get rewarded for the generosity they give other artists--generosity that keeps the (...)

2013-08-04
Designers Challenge Bucky Fuller’s Geo Worldview

A Buckminster Fuller Institute competition redraws the lines of the master’s geopolitical Dymaxion Map for today. Buckminster (...)

2013-08-04
Wines for Dummies: A Book-Inspired Brand Whose Time Has Come

Are you concerned about your level of wine knowledge? This wine will take great care of you. If you suffer from wine-list anxiety, (...)

2013-08-04
The World’s First Lab-Grown Burger Just Entered The First Human Mouth And It Tastes... Ok.

It’s real beef, it just wasn’t grown with any cows involved. After hundreds of thousands of dollars in investment (some (...)

2013-08-04
Don’t Apologize To Him: Have This App Do It For You!

Why sleep another night on the couch when the perfect, hysterical apology is just a few taps away? Maybe it’s your fault. (...)

2013-08-04
Google quietly rolls out a car insurance price comparison service for drivers in France

Google is active in all sorts of different niches, but a price comparison service for car insurance renewals is certainly a new one (...)

2013-08-04
Google is testing YouTube channel information cards to bring the video platform closer to Google+

Google appears to be testing a new YouTube feature that triggers the company’s now rather familiar card design when rolling over (...)

2013-08-04
Range: An iPhone Thermometer From The Maker Of Twine

The engineering guru behind Twine has turned his attention to a consumer-friendly smart object. I learned more in a few minutes (...)

2013-08-04
Corporate Activism Doesn’t Require Lots Of Cash, Only Creativity

Want to influence the policies of the world’s major corporations? All you need is a good stunt. It’s arguably the (...)

2013-08-04
Casting Decisions That Changed History (Or Could Have)

Can you imagine John Lithgow as the Joker or The Graduate without Dustin Hoffman? Both almost happened! "Casting By" tells the (...)

2013-08-04
Lock Your Doors: As Climate Change Increases, So Does Violence

From ancient China to today, major changes in the weather mean major changes in how people behave toward each other--for the worse. (...)

2013-08-04
This Concrete Can Charge Your Phone

As everything becomes conductive, will cords soon be a thing of the past? There’s nothing particularly relaxing about (...)

2013-08-04
LinkedIn now lets users apply for jobs from its mobile apps

Today, LinkedIn released an update for its iOS and Android app that makes it possible to apply for open jobs right from the mobile (...)

2013-08-04
Why Productive People Stick To Their Strike Zone

To make better decisions, know where you make bad ones. Two baseball legends--Rogers Hornsby and Ted Williams--were talking (...)

2013-08-04
Inside The Meatpacking Plant Being Turned Into An Enormous Vertical Farm

The Plant--an old factory in Chicago--is slowly being turned into a model for urban farming, complete with aquaponics, tilapia, (...)

2013-08-04
Predictions About Our Google Glass Future From The Old Generation Of Lifebloggers

Long before sharing every photo you took became the thing to do, researchers at Microsoft experimented with wearable technology (...)

2013-08-04
What To Think About When You Choose A Blog Tool

When startup prince Marco Arment tweeted out a clarion call for writers to break their blog free of oppressive content hosting sites, (...)

2013-08-04
Damage Control: Microsoft Slashes Surface Pro Tablet Price By $100

Shortly after it cut 30% off the price of its Surface RT tablets, Microsoft is now lowering the price of its Surface Pro, in what (...)

2013-08-04
Inside The Chicago Meatpacking Plant Being Turned Into An Enormous Vertical Farm

The Plant--an old factory in Chicago--is slowly being turned into a model for urban farming, complete with aquaponics, tilapia, (...)

2013-08-04
YouTube embraces the nerd culture with easter egg surprises to celebrate Geek Week

This week, YouTube is celebrating the geek culture and in honor of the occasion, it has planted a few surprises in store for users. (...)

2013-08-04

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