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9 ways that 3D printing is going to change business

I think we can all agree that the evolution of 3D printing technology thus far has been stunning. But I wanted to know what specific (...)

2013-07-21
Mo Party, MoMA PS1: This Year’s Pavilion Is A Billboard Made Of Skateboards

"Party Wall" wins this year’s place in the MoMA PS1 courtyard, giving visitors and concert-goers a whole new perspective (...)

2013-07-19
Motorola confirms it will announce the customizable Moto X in New York on August 1st

Motorola is sending out invitations to members of the media to attend an event where they’ll be unveiling the Moto X smartphone. (...)

2013-07-19
After losing Waze to Google, Apple will acquire city transit app HopStop to bolster its Maps offering

HopStop, the city-focused navigation app which passed 3 million users back in March, will be reportedly acquired by Apple, according (...)

2013-07-19
Instagram Goes To Washington

Instagram has fewer than 30 employees... and their newest will make sure the photo service is used in 2014 Congressional campaigns. (...)

2013-07-19
Infographic: Just How Fat Is The U.S.? Here’s A State-By-State Breakdown

This summer, the AMA officially labeled obesity a "disease." Here’s how it’s spread, gaining weight across the country. (...)

2013-07-19
Drones Tracking Highway Speeders? Not Quite

Activist pranksters have placed fake "Speed Enforced By Drones" signs along San Francisco-area highways. Worried about law enforcement (...)

2013-07-19
Obsessive Illustrator Creates Impossibly Complex Cities Of The Future

Designer Toby Melville-Brown draws intricate towers, unbuildable skyscrapers--entire worlds in ink--that fully realize the possibilities (...)

2013-07-19
Director David Cage On Playing A Life In Full In “Beyond: Two Souls”

Writer/Director David Cage created a cinematic serial-killer tale that you just happened to play on a console with 2010’s (...)

2013-07-19
The Museum of Food and Drink Launches With A BOOM!

MOFAD makes New York’s obsession with eating and drinking a reality--starting with a giant breakfast cereal puffer gun in (...)

2013-07-19
Gmail’s compose window now has a full-screen option, and a switch to set it as the default

Google today announced a big change to Gmail’s compose window: a full-screen option and a switch to set it as the default. The new (...)

2013-07-19
Job posting outs Motorola’s commitment to building wearable devices

It’s pretty clear that Motorola is looking to enter the wearables market, given that the company has posted a job listing for a (...)

2013-07-19
Lessons In Creative Productivity From 24-Hour Plays

When a group of game writers, directors and actors get together to create a play from scratch in 24 hours, the results are entertaining--and (...)

2013-07-19
The CEO Of Amazon Found The Engines Used In Apollo 11

The engines were hoisted from the bottom of the Atlantic several months ago, but only now, thanks to a serial number, is it officially (...)

2013-07-19
The Four Things People Can Still Do Better Than Computers

Humans are good at some things. Computers are good at other things. As Google CEO Eric Schmidt has put it, the key for humans who (...)

2013-07-19
The Rise Of The Niche Social Network

The option to share Instagram photos on Facebook and Twitter is both a blessing and a curse. When I want to share a photo that’s (...)

2013-07-19
What To Consider Before Starting Up In College

Some of today’s greatest tech companies, young and old, were started by college students: Apple, Dell, Facebook, Snapchat. In (...)

2013-07-19
Behind The Dual-Screen Russian Phone That’s Looking To Reinvent The Mobile User Experience

A dual-screen phone was among the most innovative new ideas at Cannes this year. Now YotaPhone hopes to revolutionize the mobile (...)

2013-07-19
The Most Incredible 3-D Printed Things We’ve Ever Seen

The levees have broken for 3-D printing, and the resulting deluge of printing-concepts-on-the-cheap is flowing faster than we can (...)

2013-07-19
Dubai Is Paying Its Residents In Gold To Lose Weight

The fatter you are, the richer you can be--at least if you live in Dubai, where the city is paying people in gold to lose as much (...)

2013-07-19
New York City Now Has An Anti-Ice Cream Truck

School’s out for summer, but that’s bad news for childhood obesity rates. A new Food Bank campaign has taken to the (...)

2013-07-19
Lessons In (Software) Architecture From GitHub’s New Office

While I was doing reporting for this big story about GitHub, a side discussion came up with Scott Chacon, one of GitHub’s founders (...)

2013-07-19
What Coders Should Know About Copyright Licensing

On Monday GitHub launched a site called ChooseALicense.com for anyone whose legal knowledge about software licensing is a little rusty. (...)

2013-07-19
Uncanny Portraits Visualize The Power of Genetics

"Genetics Are Awesome" uses an ingenious split-screen effect to show how heritable traits get passed down. A prominent technology (...)

2013-07-19
The Climate Change Real Estate Boom Is Coming

Before he passed away, British futurist James Martin predicted a massive real estate boom in fortified "Climate Change Cities," (...)

2013-07-19
“Only God Forgives” Director Nicolas Winding Refn On The Creative Freedom That Comes With Making Divisive Art

The director of Drive and Only God Forgives talks about making art on your own terms and the inspiring films of…Michael (...)

2013-07-19
Using Comics To Educate About The Holocaust

Legendary comic illustrator Neal Adams and Holocaust historian Rafael Medoff team up on a series of motion comic videos profiling (...)

2013-07-19
Rent Too Damn High? Try This High-Concept Cocoon

When rent prices are high enough that you’re willing to try anything, consider Tanya Shukstelinsky’s cocoon--a micro-home (...)

2013-07-19
Can The Callisto Engine Change Real-Life Gaming?

Augmented Reality really hasn’t caught on beyond the gimmicky location-based app or two because it causes people to do totally (...)

2013-07-19
What Happens When You Let Artists Play With San Francisco’s Trash

Trash can be beautiful. Just take a look at Recology San Francisco’s Artist in Residence Program, which lets professional (...)

2013-07-19
How Design Legend Irving Harper Created The Herman Miller Logo

In 1946, Harper, responsible for creating the iconic Marshmallow sofa, designed the logo that the company uses to this day. (...)

2013-07-19
Disney’s Crazy Invention Lets You Feel Phantom Objects Floating In Air

You know how Kinect lets you interact with virtual objects? A groundbreaking project called Aireal lets you feel them, too. (...)

2013-07-19
Will Steven Spielberg Stick with "Halo" Now That Don Mattrick Left Xbox?

With his dear friend and colleague now heading up Zynga, Hollywood wonders if the Oscar-winning powerhouse will still want to adapt (...)

2013-07-19
Your Career Won’t Be Predictable, And That’s A Good Thing

There is no gold watch in your future. Careers just aren’t as predictable as they once were. Here’s how you can manage. (...)

2013-07-19
Everything Wrong With Every Movie You’ve Seen In The Last Decade (And The Art Of Going Negative)

Popular for its "Everything Wrong With ________" series, CinemaSins is a Youtube channel and website devoted to enumerating all (...)

2013-07-19
Google’s Chrome App Launcher is now live for Windows users

Windows users can now download and enable the Chrome App Launcher, giving them instant access to common Web-based Google services (...)

2013-07-19
How I Earned A Lot More on Projects by Changing My Pricing Strategy

What does it take to make more money in your web design projects? All it might take is a simple change in thinking and a new strategy (...)

2013-07-19
China’s Sina increases its focus on social commerce with plans to launch online banking services

Sina, the Chinese tech giant behind microblogging platform Sina Weibo, announced yesterday that it will roll out an online banking (...)

2013-07-19
Coming this September: Social Data Week to help you make sense of the social data revolution

Social data is fast becoming a valuable commodity for individuals and businesses alike. Social Data Week is a global series of events (...)

2013-07-19
A Watch That Tells You The Time Just By Feeling

Designed for the blind (but good for anyone who needs to know the time without rudely looking at your watch), the Bradley uses (...)

2013-07-18
This Chair Will Not Be Pulled Out From Under You

Despite appearances, designer Peter Bristol’s Cut Chair is stable, his secret seating arrangements revealed. Visual sleight (...)

2013-07-19
Google Q2 2013 misses expectations at revenues of $14.11B and EPS of $9.56

After its stock hit an all-time high earlier this week, Google announced its Q2 2013 earnings results, including unimpressive, but (...)

2013-07-18
Private social network Path comes to the Kindle Fire HD

Path has today announced that it’s shipping a version of its social network app for the Kindle Fire, but that only the HD versions (...)

2013-07-18
A Concept-Through-Production Crowdsourcing Effort Yields Coca-Cola’s “Smile Back”

The short video has a crew of young people seeking smiles all over the world. “They had to be able to take a little rejection,” (...)

2013-07-18
Mapping The Impact Of Extreme Weather On Energy Infrastructure

When storms come, the power goes out. New government maps will help utilities track potential outages in real time. With the (...)

2013-07-18
A Tea Party That Encourages Random Acts Of Kindness

Clare Twomey sets up tea for 1,550--and an artful way to promote good deeds--at London’s Foundling Museum. It would be (...)

2013-07-18
Yahoo buys Beijing-based social analytics startup Ztelic to bolster R&D team

Yahoo has acquired Chinese social analytics startup Ztelic in an effort to bulk up its R&D staff in Beijing. Ztelic founder Hao (...)

2013-07-18
Heineken is Offering Exciting Free Vacations...But Only To The Truly Spontaneous

Would you change your travel plans on the spot? Want a free trip to…Morocco? Cyprus? Laos? Heineken is paying. But there’s (...)

2013-07-18

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