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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

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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
Mapping How Cities Smell, Block By Block

Sight is just the most obvious way to navigate a city. Your nose is also constantly being stimulated. What do you know about your (...)

2013-05-28
Love Hurts: A Breakup Kit To Mend Your Broken Heart

Just got dumped? Here’s some therapy in a box. Breakups are hard and even harder to get over. No one could possibly understand (...)

2013-05-28
A Vase That Tells You To Stop Neglecting Your Plants

The wall-mounted system physically tilts when water evaporates, signaling that it’s time for a refill. Plants have the (...)

2013-05-28
From Fuseproject, A Door Lock You Control With Your Smartphone

August is the latest in keyless entry--and party invitations. Consider all the touch points in a morning routine: alarm clock, (...)

2013-05-29
Giveaway: HTML5 Interactive World Map Licenses From Simplemaps

Advertise here with BSA** Giveaway Period Has Ended ** This giveaway is perfect for web designers and web developers who need to display (...)

2013-04-01
5 Facebook Fan Page Problems and How to Fix Them

Guest post by Daniel Sharkov from Reviewz N Tips. Twitter, Google Plus and Facebook are probably the top three social media sites (...)

2013-04-10
The True Cost Of Bad Customer Service [Infographic]

Many companies make the mistake to only focus on the obvious, is the phone ringing? are we closing sales? But there are many other, (...)

2013-03-29
Gender Equality Bares Its Chest For A Topless Summer

For years, it’s been legal for women to go au natural (from the waist up) in New York. But the NYPD’s level of tolerance (...)

2013-05-23
Where Gay Marriage is Banned, Couples Say Their Vows on Google Hangout

Hanging out in the name of equality. In this amazing video, a gay French couple who have been together for 40 years, decide (...)

2013-05-23
JELL-O Turns An Internet Profanity Into Twitter Fun

Rather than curse life’s darkness, JELL-O lights a candle of fun. If you’re seriously in need of a pick-me-up, JELL-O (...)

2013-05-23
There Are As Many Reasons As The Population of New York To Use The Dictionary of Numbers

The Google Chrome extension Dictionary of Numbers allows users to translate large numbers into human terms. It should make your (...)

2013-05-23
Looking To Lose Weight? Don’t Shop When You’re Hungry

Science proves the old adage true: If you go to the supermarket on an empty stomach, you’re going to make some bad decisions. (...)

2013-05-23
To See The Future Of Technology, Look At The People Using It For Crime

In this video from our Futurist Forum, Jamais Cascio says that the people hacking a tech to make it serve more shady purposes (or (...)

2013-05-23
Google releases Glass system image and rooted bootloader for hackers, but warns of voiding the warranty

In a nod towards the modding community and hackers in general, Google has released the first factory system image and rooted bootloader (...)

2013-05-23
App.news for iOS: The best way to discover breaking stories shared on App.net

App.news is a social news reader app for iOS that uses App.net, an ad-free social network that recently hit 100,000 registered users, (...)

2013-05-23
TNW Pick of the Day: Fireplug news-aggregrator for iPhone tracks what you read and tells you when you’re a subject-master

News-aggregation is a pretty busy space as things stand, with the likes of Flipboard and Pulse leading the way, and other emerging (...)

2013-05-23
Facebook confirms Pages can’t view Insights data beyond May 13 due to technical issues, is working on a fix

Facebook Page owners this week have noticed that their Page Insights data has not been updated since last week, as far back as May (...)

2013-05-23
Pinterest Partners With Brands to Add Information to Pins

Pinterest just got an upgrade that could make it easier for users to gather information by navigating in its site. Instead of exclusively (...)

2013-05-19
When to Back Off the Social Media Baby Train

We all have those Facebook friends who seem to make a living posting pictures and video clips of their kids How cute is little Johnny (...)

2013-05-21
3 Manly Pinterest Alternatives for Your Beard and Bacon Needs

Are the images in your Pinterest feed not quite manly enough for you? If you think the virtual pinboard site is a little too feminine, (...)

2013-05-23
Google Maps gets biking directions for Germany, France, Poland, Ireland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein

Google is adding cycling directions for a number of European countries covered by its Google Maps service, including Germany, France, (...)

2013-05-26
How a Reddit Thread Inspired a Hollywood Movie

The creation of a Hollywood movie started with a question on Reddit: Could a modern U.S. Marine infantry battalion destroy the entire (...)

2013-05-26
Advice for Clueless Brands on Social Media

Dear Bob & Doug: I am the CEO of a major quick-service chain that serves food and food-like substances to billions worldwide. (...)

2013-05-26
The Most Creative People In Style, Retail

From a coffee hawker to designer clothes to hair, hair, and more hair, here are the innovators from our Most Creative People In (...)

2013-05-26
Offline over the weekend? Here’s the tech news you missed

In some parts of the world (hello, USA and UK!) it’s a long weekend, but we’re hard at work here at TNW and if you’re (...)

2013-05-26
Google uses Canada pilot to launch new Partners program that offers agencies resources, training, and support

Google on Monday announced a new program called Google Partners, aimed at agencies and Web professionals who help businesses succeed (...)

2013-05-26
Turn Your Phone Into A Skeeball Game With “Roll It,” Chrome’s Addictive New Experiment

Google’s latest game play turns your phone and Chrome into hours of awkward office fun. The mad-scientist experiments (...)

2013-05-27
A Moody Lamp Evokes Sun Breaking Through Clouds

Mathieu Lehanneur brings the outside in for a new LED fixture. Watching the sun emerge through gloomy clouds lifts the spirits. (...)

2013-05-27

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