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Google fires back, saying that there is no government access to its servers, period

After an expose today in The New York Times placed several large tech companies as having set up secret ‘drop box’ type data stores (...)

2013-06-08
Just Because We Have Fossil Fuels, Doesn’t Mean We Can Burn Them

More and more energy companies keep touting the incredible energy reserves we’re building up. Sounds like the future is secure. (...)

2013-06-07
The Future Perfect’s Debut Collection Is All Grown-Up

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the quirky design boutique rolls out its first furniture line. A decade after The Future (...)

2013-06-07
Facebook’s Zuckerberg calls PRISM reports ‘outrageous,’ says company has received no blanket orders

One day after news of PRISM surfaced — a program which reportedly enables the U.S. government to tap directly into the central (...)

2013-06-07
Google CEO Larry Page issues further PRISM denial, calls for ‘a more transparent approach’

One day after news of PRISM surfaced — a program which reportedly enables the U.S. government to tap directly into the central (...)

2013-06-07
Ai Weiwei Brings 150 Tons Of Rebar To Venice

The artist and dissident Ai Weiwei has erected a 150-ton landscape of steel at the 2013 Venice Biennale. The 2008 Sichuan earthquake (...)

2013-06-07
Bags Made From Conveyor Belts Move Your Stuff In Style

Industrial recycling gets an upscale look with these Kazmok bags. If you didn’t know, you’d never guess what these (...)

2013-06-07
How Naughty Dog Reinvented The Apocalypse For “The Last Of Us”

When you decide to create a post-apocalypse with zombies, how do you make it your own? We spoke with game developers Naughty Dog (...)

2013-06-07
Adobe Ambushes Pedestrians With Real-Time Photoshopping

Part of the company’s Creative Days initiative, Adobe turned a Finnish bus stop into the site of an experiment where pedestrians (...)

2013-06-07
BIG Unveils Its Plan For LEGO’s New “Experience Center”

And it looks like . . . a bunch of LEGOs. Few were surprised to hear in March that the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) had been hired (...)

2013-06-07
Finally, Three Ways To Automate iOS App Testing

Agile development has long been all the rage; indeed, in most modern development shops the great agile methodologies are old hat. (...)

2013-06-07
Takes Of Extreme Creativity: How To Make A Backpack For A Dragonfly

That’s not a metaphor. To study insect flight, scientists had to outfit dragonflies with the tiniest of all carry-ons. (...)

2013-06-07
Gift Your Friends Your Parking Spot When You Leave

ParkTag lets you find your car where you left it, which is helpful. But even more helpful is the ability to alert friends who might (...)

2013-06-07
Infographic: Where Will A Map Of The Smiths’ Discography Take You?

Calling all fans of 1980s Brit rock. The Great Bear by Simon Patterson is perhaps the most famous reappropriation of any subway (...)

2013-06-07
If You Watch One Jaw-Dropping Polish Animation Trailer Today, Make It This One

Polish film studio Platige premiered the trailer for their first combination animated/live action feature recently, and it is an (...)

2013-06-07
A Food Sharing Club To Help The Elderly And Vulnerable

The Casserole Club adds a little social good to the glut of you-cook-for-others sharing economy startups. This one, you cook for (...)

2013-06-07
Bing Desktop for Windows gets inline search, real-time weather, trending topics, Facebook notifications, and more

Microsoft today released a new version of Bing Desktop, adding a slew of new features for Windows XP users and up. If you already (...)

2013-06-07
School Of Rock (And Content Marketing): 5 Lessons From The Red Bull Music Academy

Already a pioneer of the brand content, Red Bull took things to a new level this year with its multi-platform Music Academy experience. (...)

2013-06-07
Find Out How Much An Appliance Will Really Cost By Learning Its Energy Use—Before You Buy

One fridge may look cheaper, but its poor efficiency may end up costing you more than a more expensive, more efficient fridge over (...)

2013-06-07
What’s Great Art Doing In These Ugly Rooms?

A new tumblr blog counterpoints some of the ugliest rooms the Internet has to offer with some of the 20th century’s great (...)

2013-06-07
How Frank Ocean, Warren Buffett, And Other Badasses Deal With Soul-Sucking Haters

If jerks are being jerky to you, just "don’t ever forget the reason you started doing what you do." That and five other smart (...)

2013-06-07
How To Actually Land An Internship At Google And Turn It Into A Job

Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson play Google interns in The Internship. But the film is hardly a documentary (reviewers say it’s (...)

2013-06-07
This Chicken Diaper Is A Solution For Messy Urban Poultry

Are you a little overwhelmed with the more natural parts of urban farming? Pampered Poultry sells diapers and lingerie to keep (...)

2013-06-07
Pentagram Gives NYC Beaches A Post-Sandy Makeover

How do you rebuild New York’s coastline after a hurricane? Show visitors what’s still there. Last October, Hurricane (...)

2013-06-07
This 16-Year-Old Created A $15 Cell-Phone-Sized Device That Can Detect Cancer, Explosives

Jack Andraka, a young scientist who has already created a cheap and accurate version of a major cancer test, is back with a new (...)

2013-06-07
Cleaning Brand Cif Aims To Disinfect The Filthy Internet For Your Kids

The maker of household cleaning products worked with DLKW Lowe to create Cif the Web, an iPad app designed to make the Internet (...)

2013-06-07
LGBT-Inclusive Policies Lead To Healthier Workplaces And (Possibly) Better Bottom Lines

Making official decisions to treat all your employees well leads, unsurprisingly, to good results. Today’s entry in the (...)

2013-06-07
The Beauty Of New York City’s Giant New Subway Tunnel

Most construction projects aren’t much to look at. New York’s new 2nd Avenue under-construction subway line is an exception--a (...)

2013-06-07
From Brooklyn To Belfast, Amazing Pics Of Makeshift Skateparks

Skateboarder-turned-photographer Richard Gilligan traveled across the U.S. and Europe to find homemade skateparks and the skaters (...)

2013-06-07
5 Ideas For Improving Global Food Security, From University Students

The finalists in the Thought for Food Challenge have some helpful ideas on how we’re going to feed everyone in the world, (...)

2013-06-07
A Guide to the New HTML5 Form Input Types

Advertise here with BSAThere’s a plethora of new HTML5 form input types (13 new ones to be exact) that make creating engaging (...)

2013-06-07
WaPost backtracks on claim tech companies ‘participate knowingly’ in PRISM data collection

The Washington Post published an investigative report uncovering the government-run PRISM program, which allegedly monitored US citizen’s (...)

2013-06-07
PRISM: Here’s what you need to know about the US Internet monitoring scandal

The US tech scene has been shaken with allegations that authorities are monitoring US and international Internet users on Facebook, (...)

2013-06-07
Audioboo adds Twitter Cards integration, will now play sound files directly on your timeline

The social sound platform Audioboo will now play back audio files stored on its service directly within Twitter, thanks to its new (...)

2013-06-07
Electric Car, Powered by Social Media, Rolls Across the USA

An electric car fueled by social interaction completed a 1,000 mile-plus journey from Kansas City, Mo., to Washington, D.C., on (...)

2013-06-07
Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Dropbox and Yahoo deny participation in US government spying program PRISM

Shortly after reports of PRISM surfaced — a program which reportedly enables the US government to tap directly into the central (...)

2013-06-07
Facebook announces plan to simplify ad products, eliminating 13+ ad units by the end of 2013

Facebook has announced a new initiative to greatly simplify its advertising products, which will result in half of its ad units shuttered (...)

2013-06-07
Valkee lands $9.7m to improve your mood and wellbeing with its bright light headset

In an effort to build a headset device that can brighten your days by stimulating your brain with light, Helsinki, Finland-based health (...)

2013-06-07
A Rare Peek At The Guidelines That Dictate Google’s Graphic Design

A pair of "Visual Assets Guidelines," posted by one of the company’s senior graphic designers, outline precisely how Google (...)

2013-06-06
A Spoon That Doubles As An iPad Stylus

Because the iPad is the perfect cookbook, until you’re actually cooking. Sometimes it’s a fine line between genius (...)

2013-06-06
Play The Part Of A Nefarious Data Dealer And See Our Privacy-Free Future Up Close

You would probably be shocked to find out how much marketers and companies know about you from the information you put on the Internet. (...)

2013-06-06
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 (...)

2013-06-06
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 (...)

2013-06-06
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 (...)

2013-06-06
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 (...)

2013-06-07
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 (...)

2013-06-06
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, (...)

2013-06-06
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 (...)

2013-06-06

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