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Dick Tech Billionaire Sean Parker Paid Millions So His Wedding Could Destroy The Environment

The Napster co-founder’s $10 million wedding involved constructing fake ponds, bridges, and stone walls in a grove of protected (...)

2013-06-05
“Let’s Try This Again” By Jesus Christ And Other Books That Don’t Exist But Should

Graphic designer Tyler Adam Smith is a masters of branding student at The School of Visual Arts. Now he’s taken to his imaginary (...)

2013-06-05
Look Inside Donald Judd’s Home, Studio, And Muse

Donald Judd believed fiercely in the idea that art should be installed permanently. 101 Spring Street was the place where he put (...)

2013-06-05
Consuming Health-Related News Could Make You Sick (If You Believe It)

Did you know the Wi-Fi in your office is making you sick? Are you feeling sort of gross all of a sudden? Just kidding. You’re (...)

2013-06-05
“Now You See Me’s” Harvard Educated Magician And Puzzle Maker On Magic As Storytelling

Now You See Me’s magic consultant David Kwong reveals how helping the cast master real sleight-of-hand moves helped authenticate (...)

2013-06-05
Ex-Reuters editor Matthew Keys’ new project: A breaking news site to supplement existing media

Matthew Keys, the former deputy social media editor at Reuters who was fired over alleged collaborations with the Anonymous Group, (...)

2013-06-05
Microsoft becomes latest tech company to enter Myanmar after partnering with a local IT firm

Microsoft has officially entered the Myanmar market, forming a partnership with a local IT firm as it seeks to grow its presence in (...)

2013-06-05
Revealing The Hidden Paths To Malibu’s Secretly Public Beaches

Beachfront home-owners in Malibu like to pretend that they own the beaches in front of their mansions. That’s not true. A (...)

2013-06-04
Points Is A Smart, Robotic Street Sign That Takes You Where You Want To Go

A new intelligent, rotating street sign parses tweets, check-ins, RSS feeds, and other online data sources to point you to the most (...)

2013-06-04
Turn Your Foursquare Check-Ins Into A Beautiful Map

A new service called Etch convert print your Foursquare data into a beautiful poster. The inspiration: none other than data-viz (...)

2013-06-04
Why Use A Plastic Water Bottle When You Could Drink From Something Much More Classy

S’well is trying to marry sleek style with social substance, and put an end to our plastic crisis. With the average American (...)

2013-06-04
Help Ben & Jerry’s Decide City-Specific Flavors Via Twitter

In the famously chunky ice cream’s latest campaign, fans in several cities can help decide what their local ice cream flavor (...)

2013-06-04
China’s Super-Sized Food Culture Is Creating American-Style Problems

Chinese restaurants are wasting tons and tons of food. But how do you change a culture that values over-ordering? Americans (...)

2013-06-04
Kickstarting: An iPhone App To Turn Windows From Clear To Opaque

Tap an icon. Instant privacy. Magic? Nope. Just the future of DIY home upgrades. Blinds are a clumsy technology. And generally, (...)

2013-06-04
Forget About GIFs: See Classic Films Evoked With JPEGs

Artist Adrien Parlange gets right to the point with his latest project, CINEMA.JPEG, which re-creates the feel of classic films (...)

2013-06-04
IBM’s Clever Billboards Double As Benches, Shelter, And Ramps

Because if you’re going to stand next to an ad anyway, it might as well be useful. Billboard ads are an architectural (...)

2013-06-04
A Photographer Imagines Secret Worlds Inside Our Computers

Mark Crummett uses circuit boards, discarded motherboards, and tiny figurines to elaborate on what goes on in our machines. (...)

2013-06-04
AARP Helps People Old and Young Make Life Changes

Retirement doesn’t mean what it used to. A new site gives those "in transition" a tool to manage change and plot the next (...)

2013-06-04
Air Conditioning As Effective School Reform

As the school year ends, classrooms are often really hot. It is not conducive to learning to be really hot. What would a little (...)

2013-06-04
Warning: This Ad Contains Outrageous Scenes Of Adorable Fluffy Bunny Snuggling

Wook at those bunny wunnies! Forget kittens and puppies. The newest Internet puffballs of cuteness are bunnies, as evidenced (...)

2013-06-04
See Your Busy Day From Another Perspective With This Graphic Trip Back Through Time

Could your day not get any worse? What if you think about it a little differently: In the grand scope of the universe, today doesn’t (...)

2013-06-04
See An Entire Amusement Park Compressed Into A Cube

A work of art for our crunched times. Creative collective The Glue Society, whose previous artwork includes a melted ice cream (...)

2013-06-04
You And A Mallet Turn This Cube Into A Chair

Part chair, part sculpture, part bodybuilder test. Mies van der Rohe famously remarked that a skyscraper was almost easier to (...)

2013-06-04
Legal Weed Baffles Drug-Sniffing Dogs

Police in states where marijuana is legal are facing an interesting conundrum: How to tell their dogs that pot is okay, but to (...)

2013-06-04
A Customizable iPhone Case For Displaying Your Artwork

Now it’s easy to make your mobile one of a kind. No rhinestones required. If you want your mobile to nab some serious (...)

2013-06-04
Organs For Fashion Incentivizes Donors

Want to buy clothes from Native, a high-end South African boutique? First you have to promise your organs will go to people in (...)

2013-06-04
High-Design Rugs Featuring Sci-Fi Bugs

Lanzavecchia + Wai translate the strange beauty of deformed insects into plush rugs. Insects found in the house often meet a (...)

2013-06-04
Google says it’s ‘thinking carefully’ about Glass design as concerns arise from casinos, regulators over cheating

Google Glass is arguably the most concerning new product for privacy advocates nowadays, but certain businesses also have reason to (...)

2013-06-04
Google makes its stock Google Keyboard gesture-typing app available on the Play store

Google today released its Google Keyboard for phones and tablets running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and above. You can download (...)

2013-06-04
Google launches Google Maps Engine API for enterprises doing big data mapping

Google launched its new Google Maps Engine API today, enabling developers with large amounts of location-based data the chance to (...)

2013-06-04
Google debuts image extensions for ads, lets advertisers use more than just text beside your search results

Google today announced image extensions for search ads, which lets advertisers show images alongside the text pushing their products (...)

2013-06-04
Google to keep its calendar CalDAV API public after developer backlash, debuts contacts CardDAV API to boot

Google today announced it is keeping its API for CalDAV, an Internet standard allowing a client to access calendar and scheduling (...)

2013-06-04
YouTube rolls out redesigned ‘One Channel’ layout to all users

As planned, Google today announced it has rolled out the new YouTube “One Channel” design, which includes cover photos (...)

2013-06-04
Meeting On Match.com or Facebook Leads to Better Marriages

When it comes to love, the algorithms may know better than your mom. A nationally representative scientific sample of over 19,000 (...)

2013-06-03
Google Glass: Best Of Both Worlds, At The Same Time, Always

To Luddites, Google Glass looks pretty much like glasses without lenses, but with a screen-thing over one eye that helps you surf (...)

2013-06-03
See The Effects of Drug Use Unfold Before Your...Er...What Was I Saying?

See how easy it is to morph from a fresh-faced youth into a drug-addled wreck. The effects of drug use may be gradual but for (...)

2013-06-03
How You Will Work In The Future

Futurist Glen Hiemstra discusses how our jobs--and even the idea of having a job--will change. Editor’s NoteThis post (...)

2013-06-03
A Ping-Pong Table For Both The Gallery And Conference Room

Brooklyn collaborative studio Snarkitecture recasts the utilitarian ping pong table as a sculptural art piece. In its 125-year (...)

2013-06-03
Tracking Wildlife With Nothing But Blood-Filled Flies

Why bother with the long, hard work in the wilderness looking for rare animals when you can just trap some flies, pump their stomachs, (...)

2013-06-03
A Stylish Folding Chair You Won’t Stash Out Of Sight

Knauf & Brown’s Profile turns the lowly folding chair into a design centerpiece. The folding chair doesn’t get (...)

2013-06-03
The Unlikely Evolution Of The @ Symbol

Once a bookkeepers’ shorthand, @ has become the fulcrum of our digital identities. How did that happen? For a moment, (...)

2013-06-04
Memes With Meaning: Why We Create And Share Cat Videos And Why It Matters To People And Brands

Google’s Abigail Posner explains why those screaming goat videos aren’t just a mindless distraction, they reflect a (...)

2013-06-04
How Would You Feel If Your Co-Workers Decided Your Bonus?

If you do a good job, you get a bonus from your boss. Not so for companies using Bonus.ly, a service that lets employees decide (...)

2013-06-04
This Former Porn Shop Is Now The Biggest Net-Zero Energy Building In The World

Where there was once lube and lingerie, there are now solar panels and a "vampire energy kill switch." Most (if not all) American (...)

2013-06-04
What You Didn’t Know About Facebook’s Sound Design

We’ve all heard the Facebook ping sound, but did you know that it’s reminiscent of old telephones and TV shows? (...)

2013-06-04
Occupy Cannes: Fighting Film Festival Excesses With Zombies And Lesbians

The newly minted protest group (actually members of schlock movie company) thinks Cannes does a pretty bad job celebrating independent (...)

2013-06-04
The Most Creative People Of 2013: A Q&A With Sarah Simmons Live

The chef cooking up one of the most exciting dining experiences in New York chats live with Fast Company readers on Wednesday, June (...)

2013-06-04
Google Glass photo update brings HDR, better low-light shots and captions

At Google I/O, the Glass team promised monthly updates for the head-mounted computer. Today, a new version of the software (XE6) is (...)

2013-06-04

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