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A Glass-Domed Subway Station Brings Natural Light To Underground Commuters

Subways aren’t particularly pleasant places to be. The design for New York’s new Fulton Street station--featuring an (...)

2013-06-25
The First Step In A Design Challenge: Build Team Understanding

Before embarking on a design sprint, make sure the players involved come to a common understanding, writes Google Ventures’ (...)

2013-06-25
A More Friendly Condom Brand, Designed For Women

Ever notice how the names of condom brands like Magnum, Trojan, and Armor exude aggressiveness? L. Condom has rolled out a new, (...)

2013-06-25
“Honey Boo Boo” EP Howard Lee Explains The Show’s “Watch n’ Sniff” Premiere

As if Honey Boo Boo weren’t enough of an assault on your senses, here comes an aromatic layer. “You’ve seen (...)

2013-06-25
Did President Obama Just Endorse Fossil Fuel Divestment?

In his long climate speech, the President uttered two words that might have gone unnoticed for most Americans, but served as a (...)

2013-06-25
Take A Stroll Through This Living Human Cell

A new Kinect-rigged installation let’s you wiggle your toes around in some organelles. In seventh grade, my science teacher (...)

2013-06-25
Facebook denies providing user data to Turkish authorities following government requests over protests

Facebook today released a statement saying it has not handed over any user data to Turkish authorities despite government requests (...)

2013-06-25
Twitter is testing automatic in-stream image previews on Twitter.com

Multimedia content is one of Twitter’s primary focuses as it develops its service into a platform for brands to reach and interact (...)

2013-06-25
What You Need To Know About Obama’s Big Climate Change Push

President Obama made a big speech on climate change today, announcing everything from new power plant regulations to energy efficiency (...)

2013-06-24
Exposure To Money Triggers Unethical Decisions

A set of studies finds that thinking about money makes you more likely to fudge the rules. Uh oh. Money corrupts. It’s (...)

2013-06-24
Now Entering North Verizon: See a Map of The Corporate States of America

A graphic designer mapped out America with corporations in place of states. In his magnum opus, Infinite Jest, the late author (...)

2013-06-24
How Microsoft’s “Project Mountain” Stacks Up Against Data Centers from Google, Apple, and Facebook

Microsoft’s ominous-sounding “Project Mountain” is a $700 million investment in cloud storage for Office365 and (...)

2013-06-24
Kickstarting: A Sketchbook Designed For Architects, By Architects

A:LOG is a tool that allows for more design time. Last fall, architect-designer Michael Graves lamented the current state of (...)

2013-06-24
The Artificial Intelligence Company You Should Watch

Boris Sofman is the cofounder and CEO of Anki, a startup that had been in stealth for five years until it unveiled its first product (...)

2013-06-24
M.I.A Brings The “Noize” and Some Dancing Gold Engravings to the Club

The predictably unpredictable M.I.A. returns with the first video from her forthcoming album, and it features a car chase that (...)

2013-06-24
Video: Take A Surreal 1,000 MPH Train Ride Through Tokyo

As the lights blur and the landscape mirrors, Tokyo becomes a surreal landscape of hyperreality. I have no clue how quickly (...)

2013-06-24
This Clothes Rack Turns Your Mess Into Art

Now there’s no excuse to toss your clothes onto a chair. Chairs seem to exist in two states. Either there’s a person (...)

2013-06-24
A Typeface Designed To Thwart NSA Surveillance

Worried about spying eyes? Here’s a typeface created specifically to fool the government’s prying computers. Long (...)

2013-06-25
A New Ingeniously Designed Shelter For Refugees—Made By Ikea

Today, the best shelter we can usually offer the world’s tens of millions of refugees is a tent. So the folks who make your (...)

2013-06-25
Report: Mobile could contribute $3.3 trillion to GDP in Asia-Pacific by 2020, up from $1 trillion in 2012

More evidence of the mobile revolution in Asia has emerged, with the GSM Association releasing a report today that says the adoption (...)

2013-06-25
Apple guns hard for education market with iOS 7 improvements

The Internet has been revolutionizing education, and tech giants are swooping in on the immense potential for schools to become more (...)

2013-06-25
The Mystery of the Spinning Statue Is a Real Mystery That’s Really Real

An Egyptian statue in Manchester Museum won’t stay put. We smell a viral rat. Maybe. It’s important to maintain (...)

2013-06-24
How Aziz Ansari Tests Jokes With Analytics

This month, comedian and TV star Aziz Ansari began inviting fans to “a series of intimate shows to work on new material for (...)

2013-06-24
Infographic: Who’s Your State’s Highest-Paid Public Employee?

Spoiler alert: It’s probably the football coach. In May, a reporter at Deadspin released a carefully compiled map of the (...)

2013-06-24
A Chair That Shields You From Snooping Coworkers

Mike & Maaike introduce Windowseat, a chair with built-in privacy, so you can relax at work. In the race toward a more progressive (...)

2013-06-25
Google launches Google+ Photos app for the Chromebook Pixel, says support for other Chromebooks coming soon

Google today announced the launch of a Google+ Photos app for its Chromebook Pixel. Owners of the flagship device can grab the app (...)

2013-06-24
Google Currents for iOS updated with audio playlist support, vertical pagination, and pinch-to-zoom for photos

Google today updated its Google Currents app for iOS with a slew of new features. You can download the new app now directly from Apple’s (...)

2013-06-24
Wireframes...they’re like Ben Franklin glasses, right?

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Vooza, “the world’s most unbelievable tech startup.” Designers have conflicting views (...)

2013-06-24
Google’s Safe Browsing service now protects 1 billion Chrome, Firefox, and Safari users from malware and phishing

Google today announced a big milestone for its Safe Browsing service: 1 billion users are now protected from malware and phishing (...)

2013-06-24
The Strange Scientific Connection Between Coffeeshops And Creativity

Researchers have found that the level of noise that matches the bustle of a coffeeshop--around 70 decibels--spurs more creative (...)

2013-06-24
Suicidal Cries For Help Hide In Plain Sight Via Shape-Shifting Graffiti

A new ad for suicide-prevention group Samaritans of Singapore displays graffiti’d messages with exact opposite sentiments (...)

2013-06-24
From Google Ventures, The 6 Ingredients You Need To Run A Design Sprint

Google Ventures’ Jake Knapp lists the people and things you’ll want on hand to start tackling a big design challenge. (...)

2013-06-24
Why This Couple Is Living For Three Months On Bitcoin Alone

It’s debatably possible to live on Bitcoin in tech-heavy cities like New York and San Francisco. But Provo, Utah? One couple (...)

2013-06-24
Adidas’s New Shoes Are Spring-Loaded To Propel Runners Forward

Can they do the same for the company? It wasn’t until James Carnes saw a rough sketch of a strange running shoe--the sole (...)

2013-06-24
A Computer To Teach You Not To Act Like A Computer

This MIT-created program gives users training in how to better interact with other people (though it’s just a computer itself). (...)

2013-06-24
Instagram’s Video Stabilization Will Make You Feel Like Martin Scorsese

The billion-dollar photo app’s killer new feature is the one that stays truest to its core brand value: creativity as an (...)

2013-06-24
The Cardboard Bike Becomes Real, But It’s No Longer Cheap

This magical bike made from nothing but folded boxes is now available for you to buy. But the idea of a world of cheap cardboard (...)

2013-06-24
5 Monster Management Lessons From Pixar

First-time Pixar feature director Dan Scanlon and producer Kori Rae learned from the best--the company’s founder John Lasseter--and (...)

2013-06-24
Prepare Yourself For The Coordination Economy, Where Your House Builds Itself

As the Internet of Things takes off, we’ll be able to quickly mobilize and use resources in amazing new ways--like a program (...)

2013-06-24
Shocking, Football, Tornado, Porn: Science Explains Why You’ll Read This Article

It turns out, there’s a science to popular headlines. And it involves writing about certain topics in a tabloid-y way. (...)

2013-06-24
Neuro Design Lab Startup Aims To Unlock Creativity

Creativity isn’t a mysterious process--it’s about asking questions, according to the founders of Beautiful Mind, a (...)

2013-06-24
Take This Online Philanthropy Course And You’ll Get To Give Away The Buffett Family’s Money

What better way to practice being charitable than with a very tiny amount of the Berkshire Hathaway billions? Warren Buffett’s (...)

2013-06-24
Mapping Where Infants Are Most Likely To Die And 4 Interventions To Save Them

Infant mortality rates vary dramatically from country to country. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Three million babies (...)

2013-06-24
London’s First Shipping Container Farm Grows Tilapia and Salad Greens

GrowUp’s Kickstarter-funded aquaponic farm is a circular ecosystem with 150 fish, all self-contained in a box Visit the (...)

2013-06-24
HootSuite bolsters its App Directory with support for SurveyMonkey, Chartbeat and ContentGems

HootSuite has announced three new additions to its App Directory, with SurveyMonkey, Chartbeat and ContentGems all now available (...)

2013-06-24
JFDI Asia opens applications for its third accelerator program, co-founder reflects on lessons learned

The tech startup scene in Asia is showing no signs of slowing down, as Singapore-based incubator JFDI Asia is charging ahead with (...)

2013-06-24
Sony unveils the Xperia Z Ultra, a waterproof 6.4″ Android smartphone with a 1080p display

Sony unveiled the Xperia Z Ultra today, the world’s slimmest full HD Android smartphone with a 6.4-inch touch screen. It incorporates (...)

2013-06-24
How Microsoft Wants To Empower Gamers To Create Worlds With “Project Spark”

With its upcoming Project Spark, Microsoft hopes to give you the tools to create your own epic adventures or just little games (...)

2013-06-23

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