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See van Gogh Paintings Come To Life Before Your Eyes

An artist brings animated life--and shadow--to painted masterpieces. Italian artist Luca Agnani has done an odd thing with van (...)

2013-07-24
Taste-Testing An Incredibly Realistic Salt Replacement (That You’ve Been Eating All Along)

Nu-Tek Salt contains 70% less sodium than your traditional table salt. Big food producers have already started using it, but soon (...)

2013-07-24
Don’t Break Up Over Text! Have This App Do It For You

BreakupText is an iPhone app that pokes fun at our connected culture. But the scary part is that some people have (probably) used (...)

2013-07-24
ESPN’s Matthew Berry On How Fantasy Football Unlocks Creativity And Makes Your Office Better

From terrible tattoos and using washing machines as trophies to face-time with the boss, fantasy sports changes people’s (...)

2013-07-24
A Social Map That Knows The Nearby Restaurants (Or Dry Cleaners) Your Friends Like

What’s the best way to find out about good things in the neighborhood? Through people who know what’s good. That’s (...)

2013-07-24
Racially Segregated City Neighborhoods Are More Vulnerable To Heat Waves

When deadly heat waves come along, everyone complains. But it’s the low-income Asians, African American, and Hispanic neighborhoods (...)

2013-07-24
Do Strong Men Have Strong Feelings About Spreading The Wealth?

A silly new study claims that the as rich men become stronger, they tend to start thinking more like Ayn Rand. In an empirical (...)

2013-07-24
8 iOS Developers Who Revolutionized The App Store

Loren Brichter Tweetie wasn’t the first iOS Twitter app, but it did connect with users in a way the others different. Clean, (...)

2013-07-24
Indian operator Reliance puts messaging app Nimbuzz and Facebook hard keys on $42 phone

Nimbuzz is responding to increasing smartphone adoption in India after it jointly unveiled the first phone that sports a quick-access (...)

2013-07-24
Wearable electrodes from Japan let users monitor their heart rates just by slipping on a T-shirt

Wearable technology looms on the horizon right now, with products like Google Glass and the rumored iWatch attracting attention as (...)

2013-07-24
Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet spotted in the UK, pre-orders start at £199.99 for September 13 release

Google’s highly anticipated new Nexus 7 tablet was unveiled to the masses yesterday, but it looks like consumers in the UK will (...)

2013-07-24
Google Translate now supports handwriting input in 45 languages

Google today launched handwriting input for Google Translate. The feature, which currently support 45 languages, lets you translate (...)

2013-07-23
Zuckerberg: Facebook will generate ‘a lot of profit’ from Instagram, expect ads ‘when the right time comes’

During his company’s quarterly earnings call today, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed how Instagram will one (...)

2013-07-23
Google reportedly working on Helpouts, a marketplace for sharing skills over live video

Google is working on a new service called “Helpouts” that will act as an ecommerce marketplace for skills, according to TechCrunch. (...)

2013-07-24
Gross Stray Hairs, Crystallized Into Beautiful Gems

A stray hair is a gross chunk of human. But crystallized? It’s basically jewelry. There’s nothing more nauseating (...)

2013-07-24
Watch Your City Turn Into A Kaleidoscope

"Mirror City" shows urban landscapes as you’ve never seen them. This is city porn, plain and simple. Time-lapse photographer (...)

2013-07-23
Facebook’s Design Chief Kate Aronowitz Takes on Director of Brand Role

The social networking giant’s former director of design aims to bring marketing and product disciplines closer together. (...)

2013-07-23
Flash-Frightening: Watch Some One-Minute Horror Movies From VICE and “The Conjuring” Crew

Nothing breaks up your work day like some mid-afternoon scares. The Conjuring took number one at the box office this past weekend, (...)

2013-07-23
Finally A Use For Conference Calls—Losing Weight

Counseling given to groups over the phone is unexpectedly highly effective in getting people to lose weight. Conference calls (...)

2013-07-23
Watch This $200 3-D-Printed Robot Crack Your iPhone

You might trust your phone’s four-digit PIN to keep an Apple picker from cracking your precious smartphone, but if they’ve (...)

2013-07-23
The Stirling Prize Shortlist Is Full Of Surprise

Lordy, no lords! Women-led practices! See the six finalists--and why such a starchitect-free list is still a shocker. The six (...)

2013-07-23
Wow! Google’s Chromecast Is Amazingly Hackable

Today, Google announced their new Chromecast smart TV device and released a developer API alongside it. This isn’t new, as most (...)

2013-07-23
Text(ile) Messages: Cozy Up To Glitch Art

Phillip Stearns weaves gorgeous blankets and tapestries from the unlikely media of fried cameras and digital error. For multimedia (...)

2013-07-23
Google unveils thinner, lighter Nexus 7 successor with 1080p display and 5MP camera, starting at $229.99

Google has unveiled the new Nexus 7 tablet device that’s thinner, lighter, and complete with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. It will be (...)

2013-07-23
Google officially unveils Android 4.3 with restricted profiles and Bluetooth Low Energy support

Google today unveiled version 4.3 of its popular Android mobile operating system, detailing some new firmware functionality including (...)

2013-07-23
Google launches Android’s answer to Apple’s Game Center: The Google Play Games app

Following a slew of announcements, including a new Nexus 7, Google has announced the launch of Google Play Games, an app which highlights (...)

2013-07-23
Google unveils Chromecast, the $35 HDMI plugin that streams online videos to your TV

Google announced the launch of its newest hardware device, Chromecast, its 2-inch hardware device it bills as being the “easiest (...)

2013-07-23
Are you a mobile innovator? Take to the stage at TNW USA in New York

It has been quite a successful year for former winners of TNW Startup competitions. To give you an idea: Google recently completed (...)

2013-07-23
Walmart Labs acquires website optimization startup Torbit to speed up its own site

Walmart’s Silicon Valley innovation lab dubbed @WalmartLabs today announced it has acquired Torbit, a cloud-based website acceleration (...)

2013-07-23
5 Creative Tips From Carl Hiaasen, Florida’s Cleverest Chronicler

By any measure, Carl Hiaasen is a prolific writer--he’s the author of over a dozen books and continues to write a newspaper (...)

2013-07-23
A Blood Test For Autism Begins Clinical Trials, With A Little Help From Google

Google is investing more than $15 million in biotech firm SynapDx, which has created a blood test that can identify autism in children (...)

2013-07-23
Inside The Data-Driven System That Keeps The Netherlands Above Water

The white skeleton of the Maeslantkering, the massive floating water barrier protecting Rotterdam from high seas, dazzles in the sunshine. (...)

2013-07-23
Google’s New Phone: A Lesson In The Dangers Of Gesture-Heavy UIs

In building a minimalist UI for its much-anticipated Moto X, Google has gone too far, replacing traditional navigation tools with (...)

2013-07-23
Why Thinking About Death Could Make You Funnier

Can inklings of pain and death make funnier New Yorker cartoons? Can comedy help us cope? Artists, writers, and stand up comics (...)

2013-07-23
GM Is Feeling Threatened By Tesla

The company that built--and then killed--the first modern electric car is starting to feel the pressure of disruptive innovation. (...)

2013-07-23
Paul Thomas Anderson Is The Master of Fiona Apple’s Video

The auteur behind "There Will Be Blood" and "The Master" helms Fiona Apple’s latest music video, "Hot Knife." There will (...)

2013-07-23
If We Could See Wi-Fi, Washington, D.C., Would Look Like This

An artist makes Wi-Fi appear in our nation’s capital--and us pay attention to both invisible forces and the real world. (...)

2013-07-23
A Sweat Recycling Machine To Publicize The Enormous Clean Water Shortage

It’s not going to be rolling out to drought-stricken communities, but this machine can actually make water from your perspiration. (...)

2013-07-23
Turn Your Waterbottle Into A Brita With This Coconut Filter

The Waterbean drops into any bottle and takes some of the impurities out of tap water, so you don’t have to keep shelling (...)

2013-07-23
Star Vehicles: Check Out Hollywood’s Most Iconic Cars

Minimalist poster project "Cars and Films" makes a case for autos, not actors, as the driving force in cinema. Nowhere are cars (...)

2013-07-23
Does Amazon Have A Renewable Energy Problem?

The company’s massive data centers require a huge amount of power, most of which comes from coal. And that’s not changing. (...)

2013-07-23
How Many Times Will You See Your Parents Before They Die?

Using publicly available data, this website quickly calculates how many times you’ll probably see your parents before they’re (...)

2013-07-23
Smokers Are Addicted To The Branding Of Their Cigarettes

After an Australian law required that the only thing on cigarette packaging be plain cardboard and health warnings, more smokers (...)

2013-07-23
From Airbnb To Warby Parker: 7 Tips From Leading Design Entrepreneurs

In Kern and Burn, two designers compile pearls of wisdom from the biggest players in the field. For the modern-era business (...)

2013-07-23
China’s Sina Weibo incorporates Facebook registration as it targets overseas users

Chinese microblogging platform Sina Weibo has introduced a new feature that allows users to sign up for a Weibo account through (...)

2013-07-23
Best Buy rains on Google’s parade as it begins pre-orders for new Nexus 7 ahead of official launch

Google’s Nexus 7 tablet is now available for pre-order on Best Buy’s website. As reported by The Verge, the 7-inch device comes (...)

2013-07-23
You Can Now Find Out What Your Doctor Is Writing Down In That File

OpenNotes is a program designed to give people more control over their health care by giving them full access to their medical (...)

2013-07-22
Google brings Street View to Cambodia and begins photographing historic Angkor Wat site

Google is revving up its camera-laden cars in Cambodia, after the Internet giant announced the Southeast Asian country as the latest (...)

2013-07-23

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