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This Protein Bar Contains 25 Crickets, And You Can Try It Out

Want an alternative source of protein but don’t like the idea of bugs legs stuck in your teeth? These new Exo bars--made (...)

2013-07-28
Yahoo’s SVP of Central Technology David Dibble steps down, will continue to advise Marissa Mayer

Yahoo’s Senior Vice President of Central Technology David Dibble has resigned. According to a filing with the US Security and Exchange (...)

2013-07-28
After flood of rape threats in the UK, Twitter plans to allow abuse report filing from Android and the Web

Twitter has spoken out to clarify its policies for reviewing tweets on its service after facing criticism over rape threats that were (...)

2013-07-28
Is This Syrian Dictator Bashar Al-Assad’s Instagram Feed?

As hundreds of thousands of civilians die in the civil war in Syria, it appears that the country’s embattled dictator has (...)

2013-07-28
Your Serif Is Served: Typefaces Imagined As Food

Eat your words? A design studio imagines--and plates--fonts as their food counterparts. It used to be so simple: We’d (...)

2013-07-28
The Old Reader to close public site in two weeks, users who joined before Google Reader axing news can stay

When Google first announced Google Reader would be shut down, the news kick-started a very competitive race to create the best alternative. (...)

2013-07-28
Filmmakers Promote Steve Jobs Biopic With More-Is-More Site

A maximalist promo site for Jobs. When Simon & Schuster published Steve Jobs, the simple black and white cover photo helped (...)

2013-07-28
A Kit To Grow Bugs At Home, To Eat!

Don’t think of it as eating bug babies. Think of it as protein gardening. As the population grows, so, too, will its hunger (...)

2013-07-28
Pro-Social Software: Nine Examples Of Developers Doing Good

Ushahidi Ushahidi is a free and open source platform for crowdsourced mapping. It’s often been used for monitoring elections (...)

2013-07-28
Watch This Man Try To Set The Bicycle Speed Record On A Homemade Bike

This mini-doc shows British bikemaker Tom Donhou’s DIY attempts to get his bike into the record books. Londoner Tom Donhou (...)

2013-07-28
North Korea Making Great Progress At Catastrophic GPS Jamming

How many times a day do you pull up your smartphone to make sure you’re heading in the right direction? Checking in on Foursquare? (...)

2013-07-28
Google launches redesigned Zagat app for iOS, Android and the Web focusing on curated articles and videos

Following its decision to shutter Google+ Local on August 7, Google has launched a new Zagat site and native apps for iOS and Android (...)

2013-07-28
This Artist Wants You To Share—And Own—Your Awkward Years

Merilee Allred channelled her unresolved feelings from when she was not a girl, not yet a woman, into "The Awkward Years Project", (...)

2013-07-28
TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek Partners With SoundCloud To Give Fans Remix Power On Unreleased Tracks

Federal Prism records made a splash by compiling an impressive roster that includes TV on the Radio, Kelis, CSS, and more -- but (...)

2013-07-28
Eye-Popping Human Art From The World Bodypainting Festival

Creations from the world’s foremost bodypainting competition. Forget Ink Master. The temporary stylings of body paint (...)

2013-07-28
Refinery29 Rebrands For A Global Fashion Audience

The online dossier for style and cultural news partnered with creative agency Wolff Olins to revamp its site, launching today. (...)

2013-07-28
Google redesigns its Zagat restaurant guide app for iOS, focusing on curated articles and videos

Following its decision to shutter Google+ Local on August 7, Google has launched an entirely redesigned Zagat app for iOS today to (...)

2013-07-28
15 steps to launch your own tech startup: Part 2

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Christian Reber, CEO and co-founder of Berlin-based 6Wunderkinder. It’s part two of a (...)

2013-07-28
Moped adds Google sign-in and Dropbox’s file chooser to its enterprise messaging service on the Web

Moped is updating the Web version of its business-focused messaging platform today with deeper Dropbox integration, giving users the (...)

2013-07-28
Creative Management Lessons From The Difficult Men Who Changed Television

Which “Difficult Man” are you--argumentative like David Simon, capricious like David Chase, or egotistical like Matthew (...)

2013-07-28
What Plato And Jay-Z Would Look Like If They Were Carved Out Of Wonderbread

In her "Wonderbread" series, artist Milena Korolczuk imagines what artists, thinkers, and world-leaders look like in bread form. (...)

2013-07-28
The Perfect Peanut Butter Jar Works Like A Push-Pop

Begone, peanut butter knuckles! Aside from puberty, it’s the deepest childhood trauma. You open a delicious jar of peanut (...)

2013-07-28
Visualizing 100 Years Of Climate Data

This is what a century’s worth of climate data looks like when funneled into an interactive, color-coded map. What does (...)

2013-07-28
Fast Food Workers Across The U.S. Stage A Walkout For Fair Wages

From low pay to lax overtime rules, fast food workers are protesting for an end to unfair conditions. If you want fries with (...)

2013-07-28
10 More Hidden Gems In iOS 7

Dismissing Notifications Is Easy In the new multitasking area, to stop an app, you swipe up, so it only makes sense that to get rid (...)

2013-07-28
The Nexus 7 Is Hiding Google’s Stroke Of Genius

Android tablets have never quite grabbed us. While occasionally smaller Android devices come close to competing with the iPhone--in (...)

2013-07-28
Look, No Grid! NYC Reimagined As A Circular Metropolis

Mapmaker Max Roberts ditches New York’s linear grid for concentric circles in this new subway map. Max Roberts really (...)

2013-07-28
What Really Happened At Monsanto’s Bee Conference

Monsanto’s chemicals have been partially blamed for the massive bee die-off. So could the company really host an honest conversation (...)

2013-07-28
Why it’s not easy to break into the Brazilian tech market – a chat with Boo-box’s Marco Gomes

Marco Gomes is the founder of social media advertising company Boo-box, which reaches 60 million people in Brazil monthly with ads (...)

2013-07-28
Citysocializer’s iOS app now plots social gatherings on a map to let you see local activities at a glance

Citysocializer, the mobile and Web-based service that helps you tap into social scenes wherever you wander, has launched an update (...)

2013-07-28
From Google Ventures: How To Hire The Best Designer For Your Team

The key to recruiting for a startup is to craft a realistic job description. And stop looking for unicorns--they don’t exist, (...)

2013-07-28
Could This Cardboard Furniture Replace Your IKEA Chairs And Bookshelves?

Chairigami’s furniture is made from recycled cardboard and there’s no assembly required: They don’t use any glue (...)

2013-07-28
External battery packs and in-car chargers tested: Anker versus Tylt

Let’s discuss smartphone and tablet battery life. It is atrocious. Thankfully a few temporary solutions to this problem exist, as (...)

2013-07-28
Apple confirms Bob Mansfield will work on special projects after leaving Senior VP of Tech role

Apple has confirmed that Bob Mansfield, most recently its Senior VP of Technologies, is no longer among its senior leadership team, (...)

2013-07-28
WeChat took Facebook’s mantle in China and now it’s going global

It’s been a positive past few days for Facebook. The world’s most popular social networking site announced an impressive set of (...)

2013-07-26
Pinterest Gets More Personal With Browser Tracking

Pinterest announced on Friday that it is rolling out a few new features, including personalized pin and board recommendations based (...)

2013-07-26
Twitter UK chief responds to abuse concerns after campaigner is deluged with rape threats

The head of Twitter’s business in the UK has responded to concerns that the service is not doing enough to help users report abuse, (...)

2013-07-26
Otherworldly Pics Of The Iridescent Universe Inside Meteorites

If the sky is falling and meteorites mean an end to all of us, at least let them look like this. Meteorites--the chunks of debris (...)

2013-07-25
Changing Frightening Economic Realities Into Opportunities

The realities of scarcity--of food, of oil, of water--can be horrifying, but there are ways to turn that scarcity into advantage. (...)

2013-07-25
Founder of Dutch software firm Sofa, Koen Bok and art director Jorn van Dijk leave Facebook after 2 years

The founder of Dutch software firm Sofa and its former art director have left Facebook after two years. Founder Koen Bok and art director (...)

2013-07-25
So much for launch dates: Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet has landed in the Google Play store

Google’s newest tablet device, the Nexus 7, is now on sale on its Google Play store. As reported by several technology publications (...)

2013-07-25
Pay As Little As $1 For More Than 30 Typefaces

Will you want anything in this name-your-own price font collection? Maybe not. But for as little as $1, you can score a heck of (...)

2013-07-25
Can The Advertising Industry Tame The Wild West Of Mobile Data Collection?

When you use your phone, you’re giving away more information than you’re probably aware. The ad industry is trying (...)

2013-07-25
Does anyone still use Twitter #Music? Why the Web and iOS app are quickly fading into obscurity

It’s been a little over three months since Twitter #Music was launched on the Web and iOS. The release signalled Twitter’s desire (...)

2013-07-25
Algorithms Recast Your Favorite Hollywood Characters As Haunting Ghosts

Shin Seung Back and Kim Yong Hun analyzed every 24th frame of a movie for a human face, then blended them all together into a single (...)

2013-07-25
Bribing Senate Deemed Illegal; Gun Control Crowdfunders Take to Twitter

After lawyers deemed illegal a group’s attempt to crowdfund money to counter-bribe senators who’d accepted money from (...)

2013-07-25
Watch This Artist In A Glass Box Make You Custom Toms Shoes On Demand

This is a thing: Tyler Ramsey is embarking on the longest Google+ Hangout ever, all while painting shoes, on the street in California. (...)

2013-07-25
A Photo Series Questions Our Can’t-Stop Photo Compulsion

What’s to become of people taking pictures of people taking pictures of….? An art-school send-up of our infinite jest (...)

2013-07-25

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