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Tell Me The Truth: Oscar Winner Alex Gibney on WikiLeaks And Uncovering The Story Behind The Topic

Acclaimed doc filmmaker Alex Gibney talks about his new film We Steal Secrets, the difference between a topic and a story and making (...)

2013-05-30
Cage-Free, Free-Range, And Humanely Rased: Demystifying Your Meat

BuyingPoultry hopes to be the place to cut through the confusing verbiage and where you can go and find out exactly what happened (...)

2013-05-30
Live: Forbidding Helmets And Other Ways To Get People Biking

MIT Media Lab visiting scientist Sandra Richter is racing to increase urban cycling participation. Join her live as she answers your (...)

2013-05-30
Oh the irony: Hacking group Anonymous has Twitter account hacked by rival group

YourAnonNews (YAN), a Tumblr blog and Twitter account that supports the hacktivist movement Anonymous and posts regular tweets about (...)

2013-05-30
Social fundraising platform Believe.in teams up with Stripe to pay charities ‘up to one month’ faster

Social fundraising platform Believe.in has partnered with online payments processor Stripe today to help cut down the time it takes (...)

2013-05-30
Sky’s Android apps return to the Google Play store less than a week after being hacked

British broadcaster Sky, synonymous for its wide-ranging sports coverage and news service, scored an own goal last week when it was (...)

2013-05-30
Spanish social gaming startup Akamon closes $3.6 million round

Looks like Barcelona is becoming something of a hotbed for social gaming companies, with the likes of King and Digital Chocolate setting (...)

2013-05-30
Google’s Hollywood debut ‘The Internship’ is less of a blockbuster than amusing company promo

Google is set to make its big screen debut as a supporting actor in the new comedy film The Internship and TNW got a chance to see (...)

2013-05-30
This vending machine spits out free cans of Pepsi in exchange for Facebook likes

Pretty cool idea from marketing and communications agency TBWA Belgium for its client, Pepsi: a ‘Like Machine’ that doesn’t (...)

2013-05-30
Twitter Now Supports More and Longer Lists

Twitter lists got a refresh on Thursday, giving users the ability to create more lists on the social network and include more people (...)

2013-05-30
A Rare Behind-The-Scenes Look At Some Of Bowie’s Most Iconic Photographs

New material from the archive of Brian Duffy, the fashion photographer responsible for Bowie’s most famous album cover. (...)

2013-05-29
IMDB’s Top 50 Movies, Arranged By Genre

The bigger winner: drama. Netflix has proven it’s possible to get incredibly granular when breaking down different types (...)

2013-05-29
The Price Of Global Women’s Health: $12 Billion

Women Deliver says that spending $12 billion more would bring the world healthy mothers and babies and--more importantly, a $3 (...)

2013-05-29
Fast Food’s Latest Innovation: Hands-Free Whopper Consumption

Suck it, cup holders. Did you ever wish that you could eat a whopper while playing the guitar, or rubbing suntan lotion on a (...)

2013-05-29
Brazilian Restaurant Lets Women Who Feel Beautiful Dine For Free

In an effort to improve worldwide feminine self-esteem on International Women’s Day, Brazilian restaurant Spoleto let all (...)

2013-05-29
Two Ultra-Minimal Lamps That Also Juice Up Your Phone

Lights on, power up: Pablo design debuts two new lighting collections at ICFF. In the current universe of lamps, designers want (...)

2013-05-29
A Hyperrealistic Farmville To Train The World’s Farmers

Farm Defenders, a Gates Foundation-funded game that lets people use incredibly detailed data (down to soil conditions in specific (...)

2013-05-29
A Tea Infuser That Takes Its Cues From The USB Stick

The Loop is a handy, gadget-like strainer that stores loose tea and lets you brew a fresh cup any time. Tea is synonymous with (...)

2013-05-29
Twitter Now Supports Longer and More Lists

Twitter lists got a refresh on Thursday, giving users the ability to create more lists on the social network and include more people (...)

2013-05-30
Twitter expands its Certified Products Program with 11 new services targeted at international brands

Twitter has announced that its Certified Products Program, a list of companies using Twitter data in approved ways, is expanding (...)

2013-05-29
Twitter expands Lists, allowing users up to 1,000 lists of 5,000 accounts per set

Twitter announced that it is updating its List feature, expanding it so that users can now have up to 1,000 lists with a maximum of (...)

2013-05-29
Why You Should Try Hacking Books

A few years ago, publishers were looking at what was happening to the music industry and saw digital in an apocalyptic light--now (...)

2013-05-29
In The Golden Age Of Experimentation, Doing Is Believing

Former Wired editor Chris Anderson has started more than one business--from blogs to 3D Robotics--in attempts to interest his children. (...)

2013-05-29
Is The Dream Of The Electric Car Headed To A Better Place?

Five years ago, Better Place seemed poised to dominate the mass market electric car industry. How did it end up in the ditch? (...)

2013-05-29
Deconstructing The Doomed Yahoo, Tumblr Romance

One is old, out of touch, and clueless when it comes to social media and Internet trends. The other is young, lightning-fast, crazy, (...)

2013-05-29
5 Principles of Convergence: How To Work Better At The Intersection Of Tech, Creativity And Media

Convergence is both buzzword and marketing reality. Razorfish CEO Bob Lord outlines 5 ways creative companies can adapt to a converging (...)

2013-05-29
This Robotic Bee Just Took Flight, To Pollinate Crops And (Maybe) Spy On You

The quarter-sized RoboBee looks like a fly, but it was designed to save us from colony collapse disorder. If the bees die, we have (...)

2013-05-29
An Uneasy Collaboration: The Creative Push And Pull Of Making A Richard Pryor Documentary

Director Marina Zenovich and executive producer Jennifer Lee Pryor talk to Co.Create about the creative give and take involved (...)

2013-05-29
The Hills Have Eyes: A Look Into The Non-Human Faces That Are All Around You

In a dark corner of the Internet, some people have a low-level obsession with the faces that are formed by naturally occurring (...)

2013-05-29
These College Friends Couldn’t Find Healthy Food Options, So They Opened Their Own

The founders of the Sweetgreen restaurants and music festival espouse a simple philosophy: that "fun and easy" and "healthy and (...)

2013-05-29
An Imaginative Robot That Sees Faces In Clouds

Think humans are unique in seeing faces in clouds? Think again. We often cite creativity as the driving force of human intellect--this (...)

2013-05-29
The Creator Of “Convos With My 2-Year-Old” On His Viral Hit

The reenactment of a guy talking to his young daughter--who is played by a fully grown man--racked up 4 million views in a week. (...)

2013-05-29
Mapping The 31 Million People Displaced By Climate Change So Far

This is what it looks like when floods, hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons force millions of people to flee their homes. When (...)

2013-05-29
Life After Kickstarter: 5 Costly Lessons From A Kickstarter-Backed Designer

Kickstarter backers pledged $212,265 to make Jon Fawcett’s flexible iPod dock a reality. Here’s what came next.Read Full (...)

2013-05-29
Challenging Girls To Get Involved In STEM, With A $10,000 Incentive

To get girls interested in the sciences, the nonprofit Iridescent is offering them a little cash in exchange for brilliant ideas. (...)

2013-05-29
Did A Hedge Fund Guy Unlock The Biggest Question In The Universe?

A Grand Unified Theory is the greatest missing piece of contemporary math and physics. Now, Oxford believes that a man 20 years (...)

2013-05-29
Coke’s Social Can Splits Into Two Before Your Eyes

A clever package turns sugar water into a way to connect people. I don’t remember the last time I cracked open a full (...)

2013-05-29
These Marijuana-Fed Pigs Won’t Get You High, But They Do Taste Deliciously Dank

Perhaps most importantly, it’s a novel use of local leftover agricultural products--cutting down drastically on the pig’s (...)

2013-05-29
This Moving Street Art Helped Topple A Dictator During The Arab Spring

This Moving Street Art Helped Topple A Dictator During The Arab SpringRead Full Story    

2013-05-29
Two People, One Can: Coke’s New Can Lets You Twist and Share

A Coca-Cola experiment makes two cute cans out of one. Coca-Cola marketing has long centered around various ways of sharing (...)

2013-05-28
A Beautifully Curated Online Shop Dedicated To Today’s Mobile Workers

Mobilegear.com teamed up with Lunar Design to create a curated e-commerce solution for the untethered workforce. Mobile workers (...)

2013-05-28
Apple Hires Former EPA Chief Lisa Jackson To Take On Environmental Challenges

Apple’s solution to its environmental woes: hire the former head of the EPA, of course. Apple has long been criticized (...)

2013-05-28
Redesigning Schools For Learning, Discipline, And Safety

A school isn’t just a box for learning: The way it’s designed can make a big difference in children’s educational (...)

2013-05-28
Infographic: Words & Votes Compares Leaders’ Social Media Talk To Action On Gun Control

An interactive data visualization from agency R/GA shows how government leaders’ social media usage compares to their voting (...)

2013-05-28
Ikea In Swedish Is Here To Tell You Exactly How To Pronounce Isfjorden

A website solves the mystery of frequently unpronounceable Ikea products. Although Ikea purports to protect its customers from (...)

2013-05-28
Incredible Product Shots That Turn Light Fixtures Into Abstract Art

Carl Kleiner places contemporary light fixtures in a beautiful world of form, color, and pattern. On design blogs, where lights, (...)

2013-05-28
Gmail’s New Tabbed Inbox: An Automated Cure For Email Overload

The revised Gmail helps users manage a new breed of spam: the endless stream of semi-relevant deals, newsletters, and social media (...)

2013-05-28
To Combat Rising U.S. Poverty, Banks Are Taking Lessons From The Developing World

Poor people in the U.S. need help, too, and banks are finding ways to give it to them by following models set up in places like (...)

2013-05-28

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