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What 5 Dots In iOS 7 Reveal About A Decade Of Apple Design Strife

A "new" element of iOS 7 has been buried since the iPhone’s original mockup. Signal bars are ubiquitous on phones, so (...)

2013-06-11
New York Has A New $20 Billion Plan To Protect Itself From The Next Super Storm

Mayor Bloomberg outlines a system of flood prevention and storm preparation so that the city can withstand a once-in-500-years (...)

2013-06-11
These Traditional-Looking Quilts Are Made Of Film Strips

Sabrina Gschwandtner’s concentric diamond patterns use 16-mm film footage. Sabrina Gschwandtner takes a canny approach (...)

2013-06-11
Niels Diffrient, A Pioneer Of Ergonomic Seating, Dies At 84

Designer of the Freedom and Liberty chairs redefined the act of sitting. Niels Diffrient, who passed away last Saturday at 84, (...)

2013-06-11
The Carbon Is Too Damn High

A new report from the International Energy Agency has a dire warning: Despite our best efforts, we’re putting more and more (...)

2013-06-11
Done deal: Google buys social mapping software company Waze

After a multitude of rumors and media reports about a potential acquisition of Israeli crowd-sourced mapping software company Waze (...)

2013-06-11
Facing criticism, Google appeals to the US government to let it share more about data requests it receives

Today Google published a missive directed at the US Attorney General, and Robert Mueller, current head of the FBI. The letter details, (...)

2013-06-11
Arianna Huffington Loves Fleet Foxes And Other Musical Inspirations Revealed In Spotify’s Cannes Playlist

Agency Droga5 celebrates the 60th edition of the Cannes Lions Festival by compiling a 60-song playlist from some innovators that (...)

2013-06-11
Moshing At The Movie Theater

BY Experience broadcasts live events--everything from the Metropolitan Opera to Ira Glass to heavy metal--at movie theaters around (...)

2013-06-11
One Million Bones Brings Genocide To Washington D.C.

The National Mall was filled with a grisly but starkly beautiful reminder that atrocities are happening around the world. Visitors (...)

2013-06-11
An Ingenious Button-Down Shirt With A Hidden Microfiber Cloth

You’re already using the tail of your shirt for cleaning glasses and gadgets. The VoyVoy oxford just makes the ritual a little (...)

2013-06-11
Seattle’s Urban Food Forest Is Open For Foraging

If you’re in Seattle, you can soon skip the farmer’s market. The Beacon Food Forest will grow plums, apples, walnuts, (...)

2013-06-11
Jigglevision: Send Secret Messages With Jell-O

Jigglevision is not some variation on beer goggles. It’s a new way to decode secret messages from Jell-O. Forget encrypted (...)

2013-06-11
The Country’s First Floating Wind Power Is Now Bobbing Off The Maine Coast

Instead of performing the expensive and difficult task of undersea drilling to secure a wind turbine, why not just have it float? (...)

2013-06-11
Micro-Apartments Aren’t New, They’re Just Usually Illegal And Awful

Tiny apartments are suddenly being hailed as a solution to skyrocketing urban housing prices. But they’re not new--SRO’s (...)

2013-06-11
Can This App Convince You To Stop Smoking (And Make Better Decisions)?

Craving To Quit hopes to teach its users a little bit of mindfulness, which might help them on their quest to end addiction. (...)

2013-06-11
A Low-Tech Test Using Only Vinegar Could Save 72,000 Women A Year

A 15-year study has shown that a simple test that uses only a magnifying glass and household products can drastically increase (...)

2013-06-11
A Vaporous Folly Built Of Steel And Architectural Ingenuity

Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto has designed a light and airy pavilion for the 2013 Serpentine Gallery in London. Every summer, (...)

2013-06-11
Social Media Guidance for Mystified Marketers

Dear Bob & Doug:I represent a major athletic apparel company specializing in yoga wear. We sell at dizzyingly high price points (...)

2013-06-11
FlightCar: The Latest Sharing Site In Legal Limbo

Making some cash by renting your car to a stranger while you go on a trip instead of leaving it at the airport probably sounds (...)

2013-06-11
Chill Debuts "Vigilante Diaries" And A New Make-Or-Break Funding Model

The renegade crime-fighter show, created by Kevin Smith sidekick Jason Mewes, Christian Sesma, and Paul Sloan, asks fans to pay (...)

2013-06-11
Infographic: The Evolution of the Superman Logo From 1938 To Now

Over the past 75 years, the Superman symbol been rendered in a wide variety of styles. This new infographic traces their lineage (...)

2013-06-11
A Successful 21st-Century Brand Has To Help Create Meaningful Lives

An enormous study of how consumers around the world interact with brands finds that only the companies that make life better for (...)

2013-06-11
The Ad World’s Best Ideas: 12 Campaigns That Will Win At Cannes

Dumb ways to daily twist while jumping from space. These are the brand creations bound for glory at the ad world’s premier (...)

2013-06-11
Quantum ATM Promises Cash for All Humanity

Normally when you deposit cash into an ATM, an equivalent amount of money goes into your bank account. Not so with the quantum (...)

2013-06-11
Infographic: How To Tell The Difference Between 66 Varieties Of Cheese

Stilton or Roquefort? This chart’s got you covered. With age and maturity must necessarily come more discerning tastes. (...)

2013-06-11
Noom Walk for Android: A social pedometer to get you into ‘quantified self’ without extra hardware

Health and fitness-focused startup Noom has today launched Walk, an Android app that is essentially a ‘social pedometer’ pitched (...)

2013-06-11
Facebook for BlackBerry 10 updated with design tweaks and photo album flourishes

BlackBerry has announced that it has updated the core Facebook for BlackBerry 10 app to version 10.2.0 which brings new photo upload, (...)

2013-06-11
Hillary Clinton Joins Twitter, Has Best Bio Of All Time

Hillary Clinton is now on Twitter--and her new biography is amazing. Former First Lady, ex-Secretary of State, and possible (...)

2013-06-10
Pussy Riot Doc Looks At The Punk Rocking Women Behind the Masks

Everyone knows the name Pussy Riot, but more of the band’s story will be told in a new HBO documentary that reveals the women (...)

2013-06-10
See Apple’s Remarkable Evolution From iOS 6 To iOS 7

How different is Apple’s redesigned mobile OS? Take a look in this side-by-side gallery. Today, Apple gave the world its (...)

2013-06-10
5 Ideas Apple Gleefully Stole From Google, Twitter, And Microsoft

If iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks look a bit familiar, well, there are at least five good reasons for that. Apple lifted them from other (...)

2013-06-11
Finding Hidden Faces In Google Earth’s Landscapes

A design studio in Berlin applied face-tracking technology to Earth’s surface, and found faces staring back. In a neat (...)

2013-06-10
Why Frustrated Apple Developers Need AltWWDC

Couldn’t get into WWDC? You’re not alone. Catching Apple’s exclusionary overflow is the free and open AltWWDC (...)

2013-06-10
Japan Unveils Levitating 300 MPH Train, Powered By Magnets

The maglev train will cost $64 billion to complete, but it will be the first time the technology has been implemented at large (...)

2013-06-10
Join Us To Hear About The Future Of Education

As part of our Futurist Forum, we’re hosting a talk with Institute For The Future Executive Director Marina Gorbis about (...)

2013-06-10
Get An Animation Lesson From A Master With The NFB’s New App

The National Film Board of Canada is at it again, with a new app that puts aspiring animators, or anyone interested in creativity, (...)

2013-06-10
Chances Are You Won’t Finish This Article

According to new data from Chartbeat, online articles rarely get read in full. But that doesn’t stop people from tweeting (...)

2013-06-10
Why Rogue Apple Developers Need AltWWDC

In 2010, tickets to WWDC sold out in eight days. In 2011, tickets sold out in under 12 hours. 2012? Two hours. And this year when (...)

2013-06-10
A Simple Solution For Buying Better Food While You’re Shopping In The Supermarket

Connect & Coach, the winner of the Data Design Diabetes Challenge, helps people make healthier choices to make grocery shopping (...)

2013-06-10
Lessons I Learned from Selling My Web Design Agency

Advertise here with BSAI sold my small web design business so that I could focus on my startup, Informly. If you’re providing (...)

2013-06-10
Stayed offline over the weekend? No worries, catch up on the tech news you missed here

You may have spent the weekend offline scarred by news of PRISM, or simply had a busy weekend and skipped your daily dose of news (...)

2013-06-10
Sean Parker joins $75m NJOY funding round to help take e-cigarettes to the masses

Makers of e-cigarettes NJOY has announced that it has secured $75m of new funding and can now count notable tech investor Sean Parker (...)

2013-06-10
In “Gun Rack,” Invisible Artist Liu Bolin Finds a New Hiding Place

The invisible man takes on a very visible issue. Chinese artist Liu Bolin is known for disappearing into all kinds of landscapes: (...)

2013-06-10
Relentless Monetization: The Moneyball Approach To Fighting Poverty

How an MIT-trained economist is driving one New York nonprofit to find the best value to society for each dollar they give away. (...)

2013-06-10
How MIT Is Hacking Thousands Of Worms To Print Buildings

Leveraging a biological swarm of silkworms, MIT has constructed a beautiful pavilion that questions the very nature of 3-D printing. (...)

2013-06-10
Kiehl’s Enlists Captain America To Prove Real Men Moisturize

The superhero comes to the rescue when Cobra attacks the brand’s flagship store in a limited-edition comic book created by (...)

2013-06-10
This Is What STEM Jobs Really Look Like

We’ve heard a lot about how science, technology, engineering, and math jobs are the key to the future. Well, there are more (...)

2013-06-10

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