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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 (...)

2013-06-26
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 (...)

2013-06-26
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 (...)

2013-06-26
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 (...)

2013-06-25
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 (...)

2013-06-25
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 (...)

2013-06-25
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 (...)

2013-06-26
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 (...)

2013-06-25
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 (...)

2013-06-25
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 (...)

2013-06-25
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 (...)

2013-06-25
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 (...)

2013-06-25
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 (...)

2013-06-25
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. (...)

2013-06-25
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 (...)

2013-06-25
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 (...)

2013-06-25
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). (...)

2013-06-25
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 (...)

2013-06-25
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 (...)

2013-06-25
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 (...)

2013-06-25
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 (...)

2013-06-25
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. (...)

2013-06-25
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 (...)

2013-06-25
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 (...)

2013-06-25
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 (...)

2013-06-25
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 (...)

2013-06-25
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 (...)

2013-06-25
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 (...)

2013-06-25
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 (...)

2013-06-25
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 (...)

2013-06-24
Wildly Experimental Corsets, Inspired By Orthopedics And Smallpox

Marina Hörmanseder spotlights conditions that are often hidden, not celebrated. Apart from a few broken fingers and arms (...)

2013-06-24
Existential Candy of the Day: Your Life, Visualized By Jelly Beans

Ze Frank explains how your days are numbered (with 28,835 jelly beans). In many a mall throughout the 1980s, it was common to (...)

2013-06-24
Wait--Why The Hell Does Everyone Have iOS 7 Already?

Is iOS 7 the hottest album of the year? A Hollywood blockbuster? The new Air Jordans? Here in NYC, we’ve seen high school (...)

2013-06-24
Baroque On Steroids? The World’s First 3-D Printed Room To Become A Reality

Architects Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger designed a Baroque room with 80 million surfaces. Michael Hansmeyer, (...)

2013-06-24
Creating A Match.com For Unused Medicine

People get prescribed a lot of drugs. Then they usually don’t take them. Instead of throwing them away, what if they could (...)

2013-06-24
What Antarctica Looks Like Under All That Ice

Stripping away its protective ice coating isn’t just a fun exercise: The topography under the surface will affect how and (...)

2013-06-24
A Workbook Of Simple Tasks For Sparking Your Creative Process

The folks behind Conditional Design want you to experiment in structured ways. Good ideas can arrive (seemingly) in an instant (...)

2013-06-24
Simply Measured now tracks your Instagram video performance, which filters your followers prefer

Today Seattle-based Simply Measured announced the addition of support for the newly released Instagram video feature in its social (...)

2013-06-24
What Happens When KATSU, Olek And Other Artists Descend Upon A Brooklyn Street

The public was able to witness the creative process first-hand as more than 20 artists transformed a strip of North 6th Street (...)

2013-06-24
A Co-Working Media Lab To Let Anyone Get Creative

The Hub L.A., the Los Angeles outpost of a global co-working collective, is now offering high-tech equipment to let its users make (...)

2013-06-24
China’s Solution For Dealing With Chronic Pollution: Execute The Polluters

The Chinese government announces that environmental unfriendliness might be subject to the death penalty. Pollution is so bad (...)

2013-06-24
Tour Google’s New Dublin Campus, A Playground For Nerds

The search engine’s new Dublin HQ is a spunky, brightly colored workplace with in-your-face design flourishes. By all (...)

2013-06-24
A Google-Supported Plan Uses High-Tech Sensors To Keep Endangered Creatures Safe

It’s impossible to have park rangers protecting vast stretches of wilderness, but a network of cameras and sensors can watch (...)

2013-06-24
iOS 7 Mail: Not The Mail App You’ve Been Waiting For

As you may have seen, Apple’s new mail app is visually cleaner and filches some neat tricks from competing mail apps. But beyond (...)

2013-06-24
Report: How People Really Use Tablets While Watching TV

The whole industry is building iPad apps that integrate with television. But Nielsen’s latest report gets hard numbers on (...)

2013-06-24
8 Ways To Open Up Civic Data So That People Actually Use It

The Knight Foundation just gave $3.2 million to organizations that are making public data more useful. These are our favorites. (...)

2013-06-24
LivingSocial hits Windows Phone 8 with Live Tiles and lock screen integration, voucher saving to Wallet, and more

Microsoft today revealed that daily deals site LivingSocial has finally arrived on Windows Phone 8. You can download the app now directly (...)

2013-06-24
New Google Groups now available to all with revamped management features, moderation tools, and mobile site

Google today announced it is retiring the old version of Google Groups and launching a revamped one in its place, available for all (...)

2013-06-24

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