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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
Dollar Shave Club Guy Gets Cheeky With His Latest Product

Michael Dubin, CEO of the thriving Dollar Shave Club, introduces a new product in his latest ad--but while still for use within (...)

2013-06-03
An Audio Guide To Pronouncing Ikea’s Impossible Product Names

Consider it Swedish 101: Affordable Design edition. Ikea is known around the world for its affordable take on modern design, (...)

2013-06-04
How To Choose An Ethical Career (With Help From Oxford Philosophers)

Our writer lets 80,000 Hours, a student-run organization at Oxford University that guides people toward ethical jobs, plot his (...)

2013-06-03
Researchers Explain How Brands Make You Fall In Love

Functional benefits just don’t cut it, according to new research into how brands "narrow the psychological distance" between (...)

2013-06-03
Debunking The Myth Of Apple’s “Golden Ratio”

We’ve all heard that Apple’s logo and products adhere to the Golden Ratio. It’s a lie. The Golden Ratio: just (...)

2013-06-03
A Site That Lets Designers Compete To Create Your Dream Home

Most architectural contest are for big buildings. CoContest lets anyone offer a challenge to create impressive home designs. (...)

2013-06-03
A New App Means Never Getting Burned By Burned Popcorn Again

A new iPhone app helps you prevent microwave popcorn from getting burned better than any automatic preset could. Microwave popcorn (...)

2013-06-03
Honey: A Social Network For Businesses That’s Flexible Enough To Fit Any Workflow

This new enterprise social service rolls the functionality of corporate intranets, company-specific Wikis, and email lists into (...)

2013-06-03
IBM Turns Its Ads Into Useful Urban Furniture

IBM takes brand utility to the streets. Did you ever need a ramp for your luggage (or bike), or a shelter from a sudden downpour, (...)

2013-06-03
Why Coke Is Bringing Solar Power To Rural Kenya

Store owners in rural Kenya can now receive electricity through Coca-Cola, but it’s not because the company is so concerned (...)

2013-06-03
Patton Oswalt Puts The Magic In “The Magic Clap” Video

The Coup makes magic with Patton Oswalt and a couch. Patton Oswalt may be Hollywood’s most underrated actor, but he’s (...)

2013-06-03
See Gorgeous Surfing Shots—With An Ugly Plastic Twist

Surfrider shows us the majesty of the ocean and the tragedy of our plastic crap. Almost 90% of all material floating in the (...)

2013-06-03
Prepare For A Personalized, Preventative Health Care Revolution

The rumblings have been there for a while, but the pace of innovation in medicine here and in the developing world is about to (...)

2013-06-03
5 Ways To Make Any Piece Of Tech Sexy

As companies move their sophisticated technologies from industry into the broader market, they need to take their design cues from (...)

2013-06-03
Help Scientists Discover Warps In Spacetime. This UI Makes It Easier Than You’d Think

Spacewarps.org is designed to let average Joes identify rare astronomical objects in telescope imagery. Gravitational lensing. (...)

2013-06-03
This Open Source Factory Plans To Produce Helpful Items—Then Give The Designs Away

Open Tech Forever wants to take the idea of freedom of information into the physical realm, by creating a real factory to create (...)

2013-06-03
Your Mother’s Back Will Be Safe With A Concrete That Can Heal Itself

A world where there are no more cracks in the sidewalks: that’s what scientists say they may soon be able to create, using (...)

2013-06-03
Watch: A Superb Introduction To The Wide World Of Infographics

Data visualization can be an esoteric subject. Here’s a great, 7-minute video to distill the topic for you. Most people (...)

2013-06-03
‘Facebook for scientists’ ResearchGate raises $35M led by Bill Gates and prepares to release an API

ResearchGate, the social network for scientists, has raised $35 million in Series C funding led by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist (...)

2013-06-03
Gmail for iOS gets support for the new inbox with categories, improved notifications, and more

Google today released its much-anticipated Gmail update for iOS. You can download the latest version of the app now directly from (...)

2013-06-03
Pinterest’s new search filter helps users find their old pins on the Web, will launch soon on mobile

Pinterest updated its social sharing site with a new search filter today, which is designed to help users quickly find or rediscover (...)

2013-06-03
Google buys 10 years of renewable energy to power its Finnish data center with Swedish wind

You can say a lot about Google, but not that it doesn’t genuinely care about the environment. Sure, striving to use 100% renewable (...)

2013-06-03
Shopmium lands $5.6m from Ventech, Accel and ISAI to crack retail shopping & mobile

Editor’s note: This article by Liam Boogar originally appeared on Rude Baguette, which covers the Internet and technology (...)

2013-06-03
Meet The 13 Designers On Fast Company’s Most Creative People List

Architects, app developers, sketchbook artists, and more. Out of the 100 people featured in Fast Company’s 2013 list of (...)

2013-06-03
Your Childhood Dream Home: The Extreme Treehouses Of “Treehouse Masters”

Animal Planet makes a star out of treehouse builder Pete Nelson and his six-figure arboreal fantasies come true. The first thing (...)

2013-06-03
Twitter Experiencing Technical Issues

Twitter users experienced difficulties on Monday afternoon accessing the website, citing lagged updates and the inability to post (...)

2013-06-02
Is Twitter Testing a New Look for Threaded Conversations?

It looks like Twitter is testing a new look for messages and replies on Twitter.com. Twitter has offered users the ability to see (...)

2013-06-03
Android Jelly Bean hits 33% adoption, ICS falls to 25%, but Gingerbread still used by over 36% of Play users

Google today updated its Platform Versions Web page for Android, and it looks like the latest version is finally on its way to snatching (...)

2013-06-02
Never mind Zynga: Facebook claims its last three months of game revenue are a record

Facebook has revealed a snapshot of the amount of activity games receive on its platform. While it has 250 million people playing (...)

2013-06-03
What Is David Lynch Saying With His First Vine, “Another Mystery?”

The iconoclastic director turns his eye to Vine. Does the tiny film augur something bigger? Here’s what happens when the (...)

2013-06-02
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 (...)

2013-06-02
This App Won’t Let Your Food Delivery Mess With Your Diet Goals

Sticking to a healthy food plan can be hard. HealthyOut will only let you order meals that will help you stay on your diet. (...)

2013-06-02
A Hospital Rebrands Chemotherapy For Kids With The Help Of Superheroes

To make the chemotherapy process easier and more palatable for children, agency JWT Brazil teamed up with Warner Bros. and a cancer (...)

2013-06-02
Domino’s Explores The Next Frontier For Drones (Pizza Delivery) With The “DomiCopter”

Domino’s looks to the skies for its latest idea in pizza conveyance. Last summer, Domino’s ran a contest to create (...)

2013-06-02
This Clever Bowl Wields A Built-In Strainer

And it’s all of $15 away from being yours. It happens to me about once a week. I need to rinse some produce, but my colander (...)

2013-06-02
Would Energy Efficiency Improvements Increase If You Didn’t Have To Wait Years For Payoff?

To better insulate your house will cost a lot of money up front, which you’ll slowly make back in savings over the next bunch (...)

2013-06-02
Beavers Stage A Comeback, And They’re Out For Revenge

After being nearly hunted to death, beavers are back in Europe. And they’re making it clear that they aren’t too happy (...)

2013-06-02
Meet The Ultimate Talent Agent For Cats

Tired of cat memes? Too bad, they’re finally going pro. Have you heard? Grumpy Cat, the most decorated Internet cat of (...)

2013-06-02
What Your Website’s Design Says About You

Advertise here with BSAAs web designers, we know that our work speaks to our users. It’s that reason why we go about our work (...)

2013-06-02
LinkedIn redesigns its ‘Who’s Viewed Your Profile’ page, expands analytics for Premium members

LinkedIn is rolling out a new, simplified look for the section of its social network which gives users a comprehensive list of the (...)

2013-06-02
Google Chrome 27 for iOS is out: Improved voice search, better voice recognition, and faster page reloads

Almost two weeks after releasing Chrome 27 on the desktop and Chrome 27 for Android, Google today announced the release of Chrome (...)

2013-06-02
New Set-Top Solution FanTV Promises One Entertainment Box To Rule Them All

The folks behind the TV- and movie-search app Fanhattan unveil Fan TV, a sleek, grid-free set-top box and buttonless remote that (...)

2013-06-01
Will Silk Worms Help Build Our Future Cities?

MIT Media Lab conducts a silk worm-enabled experiment in bio-digital fabrication. It’s amazing what an army of 6,500 silk (...)

2013-06-02
Heineken Drops A New Reality Web Series And Drops Fans Into Uncomfortable Situations

Heineken turns its attention to real people in its latest content campaign, "Dropped." When Rikar Gil revealed that he really (...)

2013-06-02

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