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A Pillow Where Your Beloved iPhone Can Rest Its Weary Head
2013-07-30

Snarkitecture’s whimsical design lets your iPhone get some much-deserved shut-eye. Sometimes your iPhone just needs a (...)

Enter Ben Stiller’s “Secret Life” In This Dreamy, Dialogue-Free Trailer
2013-07-30

The just-released first trailer for Ben Stiller’s passion project, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," doesn’t need (...)

Want A Cronut? Donate To A Food Bank
2013-07-30

Hungry New Yorkers everywhere will benefit from this pro-social meme. The Cronut Project was born when three advertising agency (...)

Why Some Great Ideas Catch And Others Don’t
2013-07-30

Anesthesia caught on overnight, while antiseptic took decades. Why? In 1846, a Boston dentist named William Morton demonstrated (...)

Facebook reportedly planning 15-second video ads priced at $1M-$2.5M per day
2013-07-30

Bloomberg is reporting that Facebook is planning to introduce 15-second “TV-style commercials” to its News Feed later this year (...)

How To Become One Of Our “Labs Rats”
2013-07-30

Dear FastCo.Labs Reader, All day long, we talk to you, monitoring your tweets and comments for reactions. Now we’re asking for (...)

Facebook joins domestic violence prevention group in publishing guide to help protect against abuse
2013-07-30

Facebook is taking an extra step in helping prevent domestic abuse. It has teamed with the National Network to End Domestic Violence (...)

Kickstarting: The Design of Intern Magazine Pays
2013-07-30

A new bi-annual publication dedicated to the unpaid workforce looks anything but entry-level. Intern magazine marks a new meta-high (...)

Chris O’Dowd Partners With Cancer Awareness Group To Launch Giant Floating Scrotum Over England.
2013-07-30

As far as ideas to get men to talk about their health in a country known for stiff-upper-lipping its ways through personal problems (...)

Twitter To Add “Report Abuse” Button For Rape and Death Threats For Everyone
2013-07-30

It’s a very sad inevitability that women expressing themselves on Twitter often result in incredible vitriol. After an especially (...)

Facebook trialling working closely with mobile games studios in exchange for revenue share
2013-07-30

Facebook is rolling out a new pilot developer programme called Facebook Mobile Games Publishing that will see the social network collaborate (...)

Google starts upgrading its SSL certificates to 2048-bit keys, hopes to finish by end of 2013
2013-07-30

Google today announced it has already started upgrading all of its SSL certificates to 2048-bit keys. The goal is to beef up the encryption (...)

The Social Media Landing Page – The Underutilized Page You’ll Kick Yourself For Not Having
2013-07-30

Guest post by Tommy Walker from Inside the Mind. I’m going to take a huge leap of faith here and suggest that people who click (...)

Weed, NyQuil, And Dongs: The Secret Ingredients Behind Voodoo Doughnuts’ Success
2013-07-30

Nothing is off limits for the creative minds behind Voodoo Doughnuts, which is exactly what’s made them so darned delightful. (...)

A Super Graphic Look At The Whole Universe Of Comics
2013-07-30

Tim Leong talks about mapping imaginary worlds with his book, Super Graphic. "I think is my eighth or ninth time," says Tim (...)

How Skype Became The Ultimate Free Teaching Tool
2013-07-30

Connecting kids to lots of interesting experiences has become a lot easier with Skype in the Classroom, a program from the online (...)

Breaking Bad Artifacts Trace Walter White’s Transformation From Mr. Chips To Scarface
2013-07-30

Curator Barbara Miller talks to Co.Create about the new exhibit, "From Mr. Chips to Scarface: Walter White’s Transformation (...)

Mapping All Of The World’s Animals, So We Know Where To Save Them
2013-07-30

These maps show the levels of biodiversity down to an incredibly granular level, and hopefully can help conservationists get the (...)

An Artist Gives Hermit Crabs Crazy New Homes
2013-07-30

Haven’t you heard? Hermit crab populations are becoming increasingly homeless. Aki Inomata thinks they all deserve custom (...)

Hello Flo “Camp Gyno” Ad Adorably Busts Through The Period, Vagina Barrier
2013-07-30

Period subscription service Hello Flo takes us to Camp Gyno. It’s like Santa for your Vagina! Advertising in the feminine (...)

Future Thinking Isn’t About The Future, It’s About The Present
2013-07-30

We can only hope to have some vague idea of what the future will hold, but we can always use predictions of what it will be to (...)

Why Every Real-World Instrument Should Be Touch Sensitive
2013-07-30

Some would have us believe that there is a coming boom in hardware startups. With fast, low-risk platforms like Kickstarter and Quirky (...)

What It’s Like To Tap Your Own Phone
2013-07-30

When the government taps our phones, citizens get (rightfully) outraged. But as Terence Eden found when he began tapping his own (...)

Airing Out 40 Years: Nike Design Over The Decades
2013-07-30

Illustrator Stephen Cheetham applies minimalist graphics to chart a visual history of the brand’s most memorable designs. (...)

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