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A Hot Water Bottle That Pokes Fun At America’s Gun Obsession

Design student Francis North offers an ironic take on "Happiness Is A Warm Gun." It’s a famous anecdote among Beatles (...)

2013-06-05
Facebook for Android gets better post sharing settings, multi-photo messages, new favorites tray for Home

Facebook today updated its native Android app with new features for all users as well as those using Facebook Home. You can download (...)

2013-06-05
How Facebook’s Entity Graph evolved from plain text to the structured data that powers Graph Search

Software engineer Eric Sun has revealed the evolution of Facebook’s Entity Graph, a complicated data set which maps the social (...)

2013-06-05
Apple, Google, Microsoft and 6 other companies reportedly feeding NSA, FBI info through data sharing pact

Today the Washington Post reported that through a $20 million program known as PRISM, a number of US-based Internet companies have (...)

2013-06-06
Selfish, Extravagant (Or Not?) Tech Billionaire Sean Parker Paid Millions So His Wedding Could Destroy The Environment

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

2013-06-05
Human Editors Are Returning To Music

The music-software industry is starting to realize that the greatest power of “discovery” isn’t robots or algorithms, (...)

2013-06-05
Comedy Central’s New Stand-Up App Cracks You Up With Curation

The just launched CC: Stand-Up App offers comedy lovers an embarrassment of riches with tons of performance clips, as well as algorithms (...)

2013-06-05
A Surreal Recipe “Book” Made Of Tenuously Balanced Ingredients

You’ll find no Photoshop in this remarkable food photography. Just toothpicks, glue, and a whole lot of patience. Pizza (...)

2013-06-05
How Technology Helped Track A Wandering Cat

When Caroline Paul’s kitty reappeared after a long month away, she decided to figure out where he had been spending his time. (...)

2013-06-05
The 4 People You Need For An Awesome Network

How many of these types do you know? How can you tell if a project is going to be successful? Look at the people involved--and (...)

2013-06-05
Mister Rogers Gets Remixed Again

After the wild success of last year’s "Garden of Your Mind" video, PBS Digital Studios has released another mashup of auto-tuned (...)

2013-06-05
How Pink And Blue Became Gender-Specific

It actually wasn’t until the 1940s that the colors became set in stone. Pink is for girls. Blue is for boys. Of course (...)

2013-06-05
Art That Exposes Weird Glitches In Google Maps

See what happens when the Google Maps algorithm auto-updates its satellite images. The cartography world has likely seen more (...)

2013-06-05
Lessons In Humility From A Hollywood Survivor

M. Night Shyamalan, director and cowriter of the new Will and Jaden Smith movie After Earth, on how he gets through when the stakes (...)

2013-06-05
Monsanto Declares Defeat In European Market

What made the agri-giant decide to stick to its focus on the U.S.? Despite the recent bumper crop of GMO labeling legislation (...)

2013-06-05
Now Coca-Cola’s Made A Bottle Of Ice. Ice, Baby!

Melts in your hand and in your mouth. Thirsty beachgoers in Colombia may now avail themselves of the ultimate in chilled beverages--and (...)

2013-06-05
Now This Is A Hard-Hitting Anti-Drinking And Driving Spot

Men get a nasty surprise in the toilet. No, nastier than that. When it comes to anti-drinking and driving ads, we’ve seen (...)

2013-06-05
Google: Search hits, YouTube views are key predictors of a movie’s box office performance

Google has released a white paper that shows a proportional impact on a movie’s box office success based on the number of searches (...)

2013-06-05
IC tomorrow gave nearly $1.5m to UK startups last year, but you’ve probably never heard of it

The Technology Strategy Board (TSB), despite having the word technology in there and its goal being to “stimulate innovation”, (...)

2013-06-05
Twitter updates its Windows Phone 8 app with arty photo filters, Vine playback and Lens app support

Twitter updated its Windows Phone 8 app today with a number of new features aimed squarely at photographers, including artistic filters, (...)

2013-06-05
Twitter enters a lucrative ‘strategic partnership’ with WPP, 2 months after its Starcom deal

Back in April this year, Starcom Mediavest Group entered into a media partnership with Twitter, giving it access to the social media (...)

2013-06-05
mySugr diabetes management app heads to the US, adds Tim Ferriss to advisory board

mySugr Companion, the Austria-based startup that helps diabetes sufferers manage their condition, has launched its app in the US, (...)

2013-06-05
How A Guerrilla Art Project Gave Birth To NYC’s New Wheelchair Symbol

In 2009, Brian Glenney and Sara Hendren kicked off an art project to generate discussion on the ubiquitous International Symbol (...)

2013-06-05
Tips For Leaving Your Creative Comfort Zone, From A TV Creator Who Went From Blue-Sky To Gritty

Jeff Eastin has had a huge hit with USA’s White Collar and now he’s spearheading a much darker new drama, Graceland. (...)

2013-06-05
Y’all Vs. You All: Mapping The Linguistic Peculiarities Of American English

These heat maps of the U.S. break down how people use language and pronounce words differently in different parts of the country: (...)

2013-06-05
“Now You See Me” 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 with real sleight-of-hand moves helped (...)

2013-06-05
Empowering A New Generation Of Tech-Savvy Women By Teaching Them To Code

Skillcrush is trying to democratize the world of programing by helping women (and a few men) learn HTML, CSS, and Ruby on Rails--and (...)

2013-06-05
This Mind-Controlled 3-D Printer Generates Creatures From Your Kid’s Brainwaves

What kid hasn’t dreamed of making the fantasy creatures in their mind into real-life objects? Creative director Bryan Salt (...)

2013-06-05
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

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