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These Video Games Won’t Rot You’re Brain, They’re Changing The World

When your mom tells you to stop playing and go outside, now you can have a surefire excuse. The winners of the annual Games For (...)

2013-06-03
Turkish PM blasts Twitter and social media for spreading ‘lies’ during weekend protests

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan has blasted Twitter and social media in general for spreading rumors and “lies” (...)

2013-06-02
How Facebook could turn Home around by expanding integration with its own feature set

Facebook constantly evolves to help people better connect with one another. Company CEO Mark Zuckerberg expounded recently that Facebook (...)

2013-06-02
Inspiring stuff: Meet two talented tech entrepreneurs aged just 13

One of the most talked about parts of The Next Web Conference Europe 2013 was when two 13-year-olds took to the stage. Jordan Casey (...)

2013-06-01
These Arctic Pics Show How Extreme Weather Shifts Our Perspective

Eirik Johnson’s photographs capture the architecture of these beautifully ramshackle cabins at different times of year. (...)

2013-05-31
The Bouroullec Brothers’ Drawings Fill A Tome

This new book of abstract shapes reveals the brothers’ free-form thinking but also their strict discipline. Ronan and (...)

2013-05-31
7 Social Media Tips for CEOs

Businesses can no longer afford to have top leaders sit on the social media sidelines, a new study finds. More than three-quarters (...)

2013-05-31
Updating Your Twitter Profile Is Now Much Easier

Twitter has now made it even easier to upload a new profile picture, header image or background image to your profile. SEE ALSO: (...)

2013-05-31
Turn Your Facebook Timeline Into an Actual Book With Likebooks

These days, your Facebook Timeline can serve as a digital scrapbook of your life: birthdays, graduations, weddings, trips to Disneyland (...)

2013-06-01
After 4 years, Twitter’s Platform director Ryan Sarver to leave the company on June 28

Twitter’s Director of Platform Ryan Sarver has announced that he will be leaving the company on June 28. He has not announced (...)

2013-05-31
Three departures for Twitter as Dev Relations Manager Jason Costa heads to Pinterest

Twitter has seen three departures in recent weeks, with both TweetDeck founder Iain Dodsworth and Platform Director Ryan Sarver both (...)

2013-06-01
Google says it won’t approve any Glass apps with facial recognition until it has protections in place

Today, Google posted a notice to its Google Glass channel on G+ that lays out its plan to prevent abuse of facial recognition on the (...)

2013-06-01
A Robot For Autistic Kids, Now In Schools

The humanoid NAO Robot can interact with kids in a way that grownups sometimes can’t. For many autistic kids, social interaction (...)

2013-05-31
6 Dioramas Depict Ai Weiwei’s Life In Captivity

The artist and activist creates some of his most political work yet. In 2011, state police seized the artist and activist Ai (...)

2013-05-31
Unleash Your Inner Baby With Evian’s Baby and Me App

Baby yourself with Evian’s digital follow-up to its popular video. Remember those dancing babies from Evian? "Baby and (...)

2013-05-31
Kickstarting: A Sharpie-Wielding Robot That Teaches Kids To Program

Want to teach kids to program? Give them a robot buddy. His eyes are wide, like ET’s or Johnny Five’s. His skin (...)

2013-05-31
Google Is Learning How Smartphones Impact In-Store Shopping

Smartphones allow us to answer our own product questions about options, specs and, of course, price while we’re out shopping. (...)

2013-05-31
Marin County’s Quest For A Soda-Free Summer

The crunchy California county is trying to keep kids off soda, but with nothing so harsh as a ban. Instead, they’re going (...)

2013-05-31
Watch: The History Of The Bauhaus, In 2 Minutes

A new video short uses minimalist graphics and witty wordplay to describe what the Bauhaus was. “How Bauhaus is your house?” (...)

2013-05-31
Watch: ToBe, An App That’s A Freeform Canvas For Creativity

Cofounder Nick Dangerfield talks about how the app lets users compose with "all the senses of the Internet." The Internet is (...)

2013-05-31
A Mesmerizing Attack Of The GIF Clones

Artist Erdal Inci makes strange loops out of everyday activities. Istanbul-based artist Erdal Inci has created mesmerizing armies (...)

2013-05-31
4 Top Architecture Firms Reimagine Penn Station

New York’s Municipal Art Society sponsored a design challenge for a Penn Station the City deserves. The results are both (...)

2013-05-31
Coding Is Coming To Every Industry You Can Think Of, Time To Start Learning It Now

No matter what you do, it’s going to be helpful to learn to code. So we should probably start teaching it in school. Not (...)

2013-05-31
How GitHub Uses “Deprivation Testing” To Hone Product Design

When Co.Labs visited GitHub in their San Francisco office, we found their designers and developers using a brand-new method of UX (...)

2013-05-31
A Park The Size Of Connecticut Is Being Carved Out Of The Great Plains

The 500,000-acre American Prairie Reserve is being cobbled together with public land and private donations. When it’s done, (...)

2013-05-31
Linea scores $4 million to give people yet another way to tell stories through photos

Seattle-based Linea claims it can “disrupt traditional photo technology”, whatever that means, but either way it has raised (...)

2013-05-31
Download the new issue of The Next Web Magazine: MOVE

The latest edition of The Next Web Magazine is now live. This month we’re looking at fitness, sports and how the latest technological (...)

2013-05-31
Following Twitter and Evernote, LinkedIn beefs up security with optional two-step verification via SMS

LinkedIn today announced it has added optional two-step verification to its user accounts. The feature is another layer of security (...)

2013-05-31
LG’s white Nexus 4 is now available in the US Google Play store and at T-Mobile, starting from $299

The white version of LG’s Nexus 4 smartphone is now being sold in the US version of the Google Play store and on the T-Mobile USA (...)

2013-05-31
TweetDeck founder Iain Dodsworth leaves Twitter to start something new, The Guardian’s Bulusu now PM

TweetDeck founder Iain Dodsworth announced today that he is leaving Twitter to start “something new”. In a Tweet, he shared (...)

2013-05-31
Twitter now lets you edit your profile inline, including drag and drop for header and background photos

Twitter today rolled out a revamp of its profile editing functionality: everything can now be done inline. This includes not only (...)

2013-05-31
Artists Turn London Landmark Into World’s Largest Wanking Penis

UK art collective to government: stop stroking the financial industry. To make a giant statement about the undue influence of (...)

2013-05-30
Heineken’s Lost Plan To Build Houses Out Of Beer Bottles

In the 1960s, Heineken proposed a novel idea: rectangular "World" bottles that could double as bricks for affordable housing. And (...)

2013-05-31
Marketing So Good It’s Scary: 12 Experiential Horror Campaigns That Went Viral

The horror genre has been an especially fertile ground for memorable, immersive marketing. Here are 12 examples of campaigns that (...)

2013-05-31
Businesses With A Strong Sense Of Purpose Are More Successful

Want to make more money? Make sure your employees feel like they’re working for something greater than just profit. You (...)

2013-05-31
Breathtaking Pictures Of Hong Kong’s Urban Canyons

In Vertical Horizon, photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze shows just how tiny humans are in the context of the Chinese city’s (...)

2013-05-31
Warning: This Addictive Word Game Induces Clairvoyance

OK Go--yes, the band--has released a free iPhone game that feels like magic. You say a word and I say a word at the same time. (...)

2013-05-31
Find Positively 4th Street—and Everywhere Else Bob Dylan Sang About—On This Map

An interactive map reveals all the locations Bob Dylan mentioned in songs over the years, and offers a bit of information about (...)

2013-05-31
A Tablet So Simple, Even An Old Person Can Use It

Technology can be scary, with its buttons and beeps and boops. But the Claris Companion tablet is like an iPad made simple, and (...)

2013-05-31
This Cyborg Hears Colors With His Skull

Neil Harbisson has a disorder that leads him to see the world in black and white. But with a little body modification, he can still (...)

2013-05-31
Infographic: Over 300 Fruits On One Mouthwatering Map

You know your plums and pears, sure. But what about pomelos, pawpaws, and gacs? I’ve never met a fruit I didn’t (...)

2013-05-31
Tell Me The Truth: 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 (...)

2013-05-31
Cage-Free, Free-Range, And Humanely Rased: Demystifying Your Meat

BuyingPoultry hopes to be the place to cut through the confusing verbiage and where you can go and find out exactly what happened (...)

2013-05-31
Live: Forbidding Helmets And Other Ways To Get People Biking

MIT Media Lab visiting scientist Sandra Richter is racing to increase urban cycling participation. Join her live as she answers your (...)

2013-05-31
Oh the irony: Hacking group Anonymous has Twitter account hacked by rival group

YourAnonNews (YAN), a Tumblr blog and Twitter account that supports the hacktivist movement Anonymous and posts regular tweets about (...)

2013-05-31
Social fundraising platform Believe.in teams up with Stripe to pay charities ‘up to one month’ faster

Social fundraising platform Believe.in has partnered with online payments processor Stripe today to help cut down the time it takes (...)

2013-05-31
Sky’s Android apps return to the Google Play store less than a week after being hacked

British broadcaster Sky, synonymous for its wide-ranging sports coverage and news service, scored an own goal last week when it was (...)

2013-05-31
Spanish social gaming startup Akamon closes $3.6 million round

Looks like Barcelona is becoming something of a hotbed for social gaming companies, with the likes of King and Digital Chocolate setting (...)

2013-05-31

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