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10 Things We Learned About Marina Abramovic From Her Reddit “Ask Me Anything”

Acclaimed performance artist Marina Abramović accepted questions from anonymous Reddit users for an hour, and it was a very (...)

2013-07-30
Charting The Ever-Rising Numbers Of American Obesity

This infographic shows what’s happened to our waistlines from 1995 to the present. It’s hard to remember just how (...)

2013-07-30
Facebook finally tops its IPO stock price, more than a year after it went public

Facebook’s stock price passed $38 per share today, allowing initial investors to turn a profit over a year after it became a public (...)

2013-07-30
Sony’s second Digital Motion Picture Centre for filmmakers will open soon at the UK’s Pinewood Studios

A little over a year after Sony opened its first Digital Motion Picture Centre (DMPC) in California’s Culver City, the technology (...)

2013-07-30
Google to roll out free ‘speedier’ WiFi at 7,000 Starbucks stores in the US

Google has announced a tie-up with Starbucks that will see all 7,000 of the coffeehouse giant’s company-operated stores in the US (...)

2013-07-30
Chirpify closes $6M series A round to help bring its social commerce platform to live events and TV

Social commerce platform Chirpify has closed its $6 million series A round of funding with investments from Voyager Capital,  Saturn (...)

2013-07-30
It looks like Google has unplugged its Google Music streaming service in India

Last October, Google shut down Google Music in China, and today, some nine months later, the company appears to have cut the cord (...)

2013-07-30
Facebook testing ‘On This Day’ tab in the News Feed to give users take a trip down memory lane

Facebook is testing a News Feed filter across its Web and mobile apps called ‘On This Day’ which – as is probably pretty self-explanatory (...)

2013-07-30
Disney’s Magical Flashlight Brings Kids’ Books To Life

A focus on "lightweight interactivity" makes this prototype feel fun, not overly fussy. Maybe being the dad of a toddler makes (...)

2013-07-30
How The Publicis Omnicom Megamerger Will Impact Clients, Creativity (And Some Advice For The New Co-CEOs)

The merger that created the world’s biggest ad company will have a big impact on the bank accounts of some of the people (...)

2013-07-30
Walter White Channels “Ozymandias” In The Teaser For The Final Episodes Of “Breaking Bad”

Spoiler alert: Things end bleakly for Ozymandias, too. Perhaps a Walt Whitman poem would have been more appropriate, given the (...)

2013-07-29
Line’s Path-like Line Band social network comes to desktops after passing 15m downloads

Line has further demonstrated that it does a lot more than just run its mobile messaging service with 200 million registered users, (...)

2013-07-30
Ex-Facebook CTO Bret Taylor’s Quip is a word processor to serve today’s mobile and desktop needs

Former Facebook CTO Bret Taylor and ex-Google’er Kevin Gibbs have launched their latest endeavor called Quip. This startup aims (...)

2013-07-30
Google letting Glass Explorers invite a friend to join the program

If you have any friends that have turned into “Glassholes“, here’s an incentive for you to still be nice to them: Google is (...)

2013-07-30
For Today’s Nomads, A Portable Lamp Made Of Styrofoam Peanuts

This lightweight lamp is always packaged and ready for a move. It’s a well-reported fact that more people are moving to (...)

2013-07-30
New digitally-signed malware hijacks Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ accounts via Chrome and Firefox plugins

A new piece of malware taking the form of fake extensions for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox that hijack Facebook, Twitter, and (...)

2013-07-29
Google launches Views, a community site for contributing Android’s photo spheres to Google Maps

Google today announced the launch of a new community site called Views. The new service serves one main purpose: it’s a place to (...)

2013-07-29
A Pillow Where Your Beloved iPhone Can Rest Its Weary Head

Snarkitecture’s whimsical design lets your iPhone get some much-deserved shut-eye. Sometimes your iPhone just needs a (...)

2013-07-29
Enter Ben Stiller’s “Secret Life” In This Dreamy, Dialogue-Free Trailer

The just-released first trailer for Ben Stiller’s passion project, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," doesn’t need (...)

2013-07-29
Want A Cronut? Donate To A Food Bank

Hungry New Yorkers everywhere will benefit from this pro-social meme. The Cronut Project was born when three advertising agency (...)

2013-07-29
Why Some Great Ideas Catch And Others Don’t

Anesthesia caught on overnight, while antiseptic took decades. Why? In 1846, a Boston dentist named William Morton demonstrated (...)

2013-07-29
Facebook reportedly planning 15-second video ads priced at $1M-$2.5M per day

Bloomberg is reporting that Facebook is planning to introduce 15-second “TV-style commercials” to its News Feed later this year (...)

2013-07-29
How To Become One Of Our “Labs Rats”

Dear FastCo.Labs Reader, All day long, we talk to you, monitoring your tweets and comments for reactions. Now we’re asking for (...)

2013-07-29
Facebook joins domestic violence prevention group in publishing guide to help protect against abuse

Facebook is taking an extra step in helping prevent domestic abuse. It has teamed with the National Network to End Domestic Violence (...)

2013-07-29
Kickstarting: The Design of Intern Magazine Pays

A new bi-annual publication dedicated to the unpaid workforce looks anything but entry-level. Intern magazine marks a new meta-high (...)

2013-07-29
Chris O’Dowd Partners With Cancer Awareness Group To Launch Giant Floating Scrotum Over England.

As far as ideas to get men to talk about their health in a country known for stiff-upper-lipping its ways through personal problems (...)

2013-07-29
Twitter To Add “Report Abuse” Button For Rape and Death Threats For Everyone

It’s a very sad inevitability that women expressing themselves on Twitter often result in incredible vitriol. After an especially (...)

2013-07-29
Facebook trialling working closely with mobile games studios in exchange for revenue share

Facebook is rolling out a new pilot developer programme called Facebook Mobile Games Publishing that will see the social network collaborate (...)

2013-07-29
Google starts upgrading its SSL certificates to 2048-bit keys, hopes to finish by end of 2013

Google today announced it has already started upgrading all of its SSL certificates to 2048-bit keys. The goal is to beef up the encryption (...)

2013-07-29
The Social Media Landing Page – The Underutilized Page You’ll Kick Yourself For Not Having

Guest post by Tommy Walker from Inside the Mind. I’m going to take a huge leap of faith here and suggest that people who click (...)

2013-07-29
Weed, NyQuil, And Dongs: The Secret Ingredients Behind Voodoo Doughnuts’ Success

Nothing is off limits for the creative minds behind Voodoo Doughnuts, which is exactly what’s made them so darned delightful. (...)

2013-07-29
A Super Graphic Look At The Whole Universe Of Comics

Tim Leong talks about mapping imaginary worlds with his book, Super Graphic. "I think is my eighth or ninth time," says Tim (...)

2013-07-29
How Skype Became The Ultimate Free Teaching Tool

Connecting kids to lots of interesting experiences has become a lot easier with Skype in the Classroom, a program from the online (...)

2013-07-29
Breaking Bad Artifacts Trace Walter White’s Transformation From Mr. Chips To Scarface

Curator Barbara Miller talks to Co.Create about the new exhibit, "From Mr. Chips to Scarface: Walter White’s Transformation (...)

2013-07-29
Mapping All Of The World’s Animals, So We Know Where To Save Them

These maps show the levels of biodiversity down to an incredibly granular level, and hopefully can help conservationists get the (...)

2013-07-29
An Artist Gives Hermit Crabs Crazy New Homes

Haven’t you heard? Hermit crab populations are becoming increasingly homeless. Aki Inomata thinks they all deserve custom (...)

2013-07-29
Hello Flo “Camp Gyno” Ad Adorably Busts Through The Period, Vagina Barrier

Period subscription service Hello Flo takes us to Camp Gyno. It’s like Santa for your Vagina! Advertising in the feminine (...)

2013-07-29
Future Thinking Isn’t About The Future, It’s About The Present

We can only hope to have some vague idea of what the future will hold, but we can always use predictions of what it will be to (...)

2013-07-29
Why Every Real-World Instrument Should Be Touch Sensitive

Some would have us believe that there is a coming boom in hardware startups. With fast, low-risk platforms like Kickstarter and Quirky (...)

2013-07-29
What It’s Like To Tap Your Own Phone

When the government taps our phones, citizens get (rightfully) outraged. But as Terence Eden found when he began tapping his own (...)

2013-07-29
Airing Out 40 Years: Nike Design Over The Decades

Illustrator Stephen Cheetham applies minimalist graphics to chart a visual history of the brand’s most memorable designs. (...)

2013-07-29
Can Alternate Endings Save The Hollywood Blockbuster?

Earlier this year, a former Wall Street quant named Alexis Kirke premiered a film with some special requirements: Audience members (...)

2013-07-29
LinkedIn now lets users comment, ‘like’ and mention other people at the bottom of Influencer posts

LinkedIn is raising the profile of its Influencer initiative today by giving regular users the ability to ‘like’ and comment on (...)

2013-07-29
Yandex takes on Google Drive and Dropbox with low-price cloud storage – 1TB for $30 per month

Russia’s Yandex is enhancing its cloud storage service Yandex.Disk today with the launch of paid storage plans. 20GB is currently (...)

2013-07-29
Peel-And-Stick Wood Panels Provide An Instant Reclaimed Look

Now available from West Elm, Stikwood panels are ultrathin planks that use less energy and material than ordinary reclaimed wood. (...)

2013-07-29
Twitter reimagined: Viral Facebook concept designer gives the blue bird a makeover

Designer Fred Nerby’s conceptual redesign for Facebook went wildly viral earlier this year, and now he’s back with a new look (...)

2013-07-29
Would You Shock Your Brain To Improve Your Gaming High Score?

Foc.us is a dubious headset that uses electrodes to stimulate neurons, which its makers claim can improve gaming abilities. (...)

2013-07-28
Watch: A Music Video That’s Also A Wry Critique Of Infographics

Data visualization may be the most exciting sector of graphic design. But Franz Ferdinand’s new video has something to say (...)

2013-07-28

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