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This Bill Gates-Backed Super-Thermos Saves Lives With Cold Vaccines

Life saving medicine doesn’t like hot temperatures, which makes it hard to get it to the remote villages where it’s (...)

2013-07-15
On Sale For $150: One Laptop Per Child Is Now A Touch Screen Tablet

The Android seven-inch tablet asks children not what app they want to launch but what they want to be. The One Laptop Per Child (...)

2013-07-15
All of Jay-Z’s 99 Problems, Illustrated

Jay-Z’s got 99 problems, but having someone illustrate his problems ain’t one. Some hip-hop heads postulate that (...)

2013-07-15
To Predict The Future Of Technology, Figure Out How People Will Use It Illegally

What a company wants you to use their product for is all well and good, but it’s when people go off book and use things for (...)

2013-07-15
You Can Now Trade Guns For Laptops In Baltimore

There’s a lot of gun violence in Baltimore. It’s a city with few economic opportunities, little social mobility, and problematic (...)

2013-07-15
Watch A City Decide Its Low-Carbon Future On This Awesome Website

In order to make climate change scenarios more accessible to the public, Future Bristol Low Carbon 2050 asks visitors to explore (...)

2013-07-15
Watch The 15-Second Instagram Trailer For Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs Biopic

The trailer is very short, and very square, but it gives you a surprisingly satisfying look at the film. It didn’t take (...)

2013-07-15
Meet The Designer of Team Pilot: Eric Kopicki

The Co.Labs and Target Retail Accelerator challenged entrants to design and build an app that would extend the Target customer experience (...)

2013-07-15
Meet The Producer of Team Pilot: James Skidmore

The Co.Labs and Target Retail Accelerator challenged entrants to design and build an app that would extend the Target customer experience (...)

2013-07-15
These Mini Satellites Will Let Anyone Keep An Eye On Earth

Planet Labs is putting up mini-satellites to let citizen scientists track things like deforestation, natural disasters, and crop (...)

2013-07-15
See Your Favorite Pop Culture Characters As “Simpsons”

Illustrator Adrien Noterdaem loves the Simpsons more than you do. He also enjoys many other colorful characters, and turning them (...)

2013-07-15
This Gender-Inclusive Picture Book Teaches Kids Where Babies Come From

A new book provides a more comprehensive look at reproduction. Imagine a picture book that explains where babies come from--but (...)

2013-07-15
Google for Nonprofits moves beyond the US, launching in the UK starting with England and Wales

Google has announced that it’s taking its nonprofits programme to the UK, marking the first time the initiative has been made available (...)

2013-07-15
Apple reportedly in talks to acquire PrimeSense, the firm behind the sensor in the first Kinect

According to multiple reports by Calcalist.co.il, Apple is in the midst of negotiations to acquire PrimeSense, a fabless semiconductor (...)

2013-07-15
Google revamps the interface of its Google Play store, bringing the Android version to the Web

Google today has revamped the Web interface of its Google Play store. This new release is being unveiled to everyone starting today (...)

2013-07-15
Gowalla co-founder Josh Williams and Instagram designer Tim Van Damme to leave Facebook

Facebook has confirmed that Gowalla co-founder Josh Williams is leaving the company, while AllThingsD is reporting that Instagram (...)

2013-07-15
Can This Sink-Urinal Hybrid Get Men To Wash Their Hands?

A Latvian designer has developed a new urinal to convince men to soap up before leaving the bathroom. People, in general, aren’t (...)

2013-07-14
Meet The Leader Of Team Pilot: Chris Reardon

This week we’re interviewing each member of the winning team from the Co.Labs and Target Retail Accelerator. Here, the team (...)

2013-07-15
iOS 7 Design Basics: Making Your App Fit In

Here are four visual considerations that developers should examine to help their apps fit into iOS 7 when it launches this Fall. (...)

2013-07-15
To Save Water, Los Angeles Is Paying People To Kill Their Lawns

Instead of wasting valuable liquid resources on keeping non-native grass hydrated, you can now get a rebate from L.A. if your front (...)

2013-07-14
What Superfans Can Teach Us About Passion In Adam Richman’s “Fandemonium”

The Man v. Food hosts new series, Fandemonium, showcases the dedication and innovation of hardcore fans of non-Super Bowl-level (...)

2013-07-14
Infographic: The United States Of Burgers

What’s the most craved burger joint in your town? Look it up on this map. A geolocated tweet is a powerful thing. En masse, (...)

2013-07-14
Dexter Reflects On George Zimmerman

Noted without (much) comment. People react to the same news in many different ways. For instance, after a not-guilty verdict (...)

2013-07-14
A New System That Rewards Composters With Fresh Produce

Hello Compost is a novel program incentivizes working-class communities to compost their eggshells and apple cores. [This project (...)

2013-07-14
The Netherlands Is Building A Country-Wide EV Charging Network

A startup called Fastned is creating enough infrastructure to make sure that Dutch drivers are never more than 50 miles from filling (...)

2013-07-14
Meet The Tech Lead of Team Pilot: Chris Kief

The Co.Labs and Target Retail Accelerator challenged entrants to design and build an app that would extend the Target customer experience (...)

2013-07-14
PETA’s Brilliant, Bloody New Ad Campaign

These gory ads show that the first step for some of your fashion choices might be more brutal than you want to admit. PETA’s (...)

2013-07-14
To Be More Creative, Study The Great Ricky Gervais Dicking About Theory

He worked in an Office. He understands that silliness needs space to bloom. And that silliness leads to creativity. So, like, pay (...)

2013-07-14
Thom Yorke Removes All His Songs From Spotify

"New artists get paid f*** all with this model," tweeted the singer and Nigel Godrich. Radiohead singer Thom Yorke has pulled (...)

2013-07-14
Quimps, Plewds, And Grawlixes: The Secret Language Of Comic Strips

You’ve probably never heard of a blurgit or a swalloop or a grawlix or an agitron, but you see them every day in your newspaper’s (...)

2013-07-14
Not Having It All: What Does The Minimum Wage Mean For Moms?

Mothers working in the food service industry are struggling, as child care costs eat up the vast majority of their meager paychecks. (...)

2013-07-14
Maybe It’s Not Such A Great Idea To Google Your STDs

Despite government protection of your health care data, new research shows that at least seven leading health sites leak your search (...)

2013-07-14
These Mind-Blowingly Elaborate Plant Sculptures Are Not CGI

The Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal is very serious about gardening. Every now and then the worlds of (...)

2013-07-14
A New Device Forces Drivers To Face Up To Their Indiscriminate Honking

To curb excessive horn blasts in India, a new startup has designed a device that turns the annoyance back on the honker. The (...)

2013-07-14
A New System That Exchanges Compost For Fresh Produce

Hello Compost is a novel composting system that rewards working-class communities for composting their eggshells and apple cores. (...)

2013-07-14
Google and Microsoft sign up to US ad network guidelines on fighting piracy and counterfeiting

Google and Microsoft have signed up to a voluntary code of practice that oversees ad networks’ carrying of ads that promote piracy (...)

2013-07-14
15 steps to start your own tech business: Part 1

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Christian Reber, CEO and co-founder of Berlin-based 6Wunderkinder. Today he begins a series, (...)

2013-07-14
Creators Build Machine To Drink Their Own Sweat

Last we we covered a group of Swedish designers making a political statement through a wearable computing device. Then they told (...)

2013-07-14
The Creator Of The Cronut On How Your Business Can Whip Up A Cronut-Like Craze

A healthy dollop of innovation, a dash of social media, and a pinch of brainy, badass growth--a recipe for success we can all follow (...)

2013-07-14
7 Lessons Creative Teams Can Learn From A Sixth-Grade Metal Band

The 12-year old bandmates of New York’s shreddingest new metal act, Unlocking the Truth, share their collected wisdom on (...)

2013-07-14
Fixing Google Search’s Social Services Gap

A service called Aunt Bertha picks up where Google search leaves off, making it easy for providers and people in need to connect (...)

2013-07-14
Missing Google Alerts’ RSS feeds? Mention has you covered.

When the door was finally closed on Google Reader a couple of weeks back, we argued that it was actually opening another door for (...)

2013-07-14
How Instagram Can Become Bigger Than Facebook

With Instagram rocketing in popularity, will it matter to Facebook if its subsidiary grows larger than itself? Instagram, the (...)

2013-07-14
Codeanywhere raises $600,000 to boost its ‘Google Docs for developers’ service

Codeanywhere, one of a number of startups offering a service pitched as ‘a Google Docs equivalent for developers’, has raised $600,000 (...)

2013-07-14
Google’s China head Dr John Liu steps down after six controversy-filled years in the role

Google is changing the head of its business in China after it confirmed that current country boss Dr John Liu will step down in search (...)

2013-07-14
“Glee” Actor Cory Monteith Dead At 31

The actor who played Finn Hudson was found Saturday in a Vancouver hotel room. Cory Monteith, known for his role as Finn Hudson (...)

2013-07-13
This young scientist is using technology to help dyslexics

Spanish researcher Luz Rello has been unanimously awarded the European Young Researchers’ Award 2013 (EYRA), for which she was (...)

2013-07-13
America Reacts To The George Zimmerman Verdict

Americans took to Twitter to express their feelings about the Zimmerman trial--and at times, the tweets were downright violent. (...)

2013-07-13

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