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Extreme Makeover: MVRDV Transforms A Drab Building With A Splashy Facade

An old commercial building in Gangnam, Seoul, gets a new lease on life. The first time you heard “Gangnam Style,” (...)

2013-06-21
After five years, social music player TuneWiki announces plans to shut down on June 28

Social music player TuneWiki has announced it will be shutting down on June 28, 2013. The five-year-old company wouldn’t disclose (...)

2013-06-21
AOL is launching a Google Reader replacement: ‘All your favorite websites, in one place’

As the end of Google Reader nears, AOL is planning to announce its own alternative to the service: “AOL Reader.” As you can see (...)

2013-06-21
The Bizarro Landscapes Created By Apple’s iOS Maps

A computer engineer and photographer turns iOS Maps gaffes into portraits of failure. When it was launched last fall, Apple’s (...)

2013-06-21
Party Positively: Andrew WK On the Career and Life Benefits Of Saying Yes to Everything

Hard-rocking multi-hyphenate Andrew WK found his career exploding in many different directions when he started saying yes to everything (...)

2013-06-20
How Cell Towers Could Save Forest Elephants

Modern technology can give scientists a better picture of what’s actually happening deep in the rain forest. Elephants (...)

2013-06-21
9 Lessons From Phish and Insane Clown Posse For Deep Fan Engagement

Pop culture author extraordinaire Nathan Rabin dove deep into the dual worlds of Phish and Insane Clown Posse over the course of (...)

2013-06-20
Redesigning Abandoned Storefronts To Keep Neighborhoods Vibrant

Just because stores are vacant doesn’t mean a neighborhood needs to appear like it’s down and out. Ideas from around (...)

2013-06-21
Why We Need “Decimated Reality” Aggregators

At the recent Augmented World Expo, Will Wright--designer of The Sims and co-founder of Syntertainment--advocated the creation of (...)

2013-06-21
The Visual Trick Behind James Turrell’s Latest LED Trip “Aten Reign”

A master of perceptual manipulation, Turrell’s luminous installations are being exhibited simultaneously in three cities (...)

2013-06-21
A Farmers’ Market In A School Bus Brings Food Justice To The South Bronx

The South Bronx Mobile Market--fueled by vegetable oil and filled with produce from local farms--will soon try to create an oasis (...)

2013-06-21
Blurring The Line Between Book And App

Why does HarperCollins need a “VP of Innovation”? Ana Maria Allessi, who holds that very title, tells us about a future (...)

2013-06-21
Can Women Entrepreneurs Make Bureaucracy A Word Of The Past?

From refugee camps to the boardroom, Elizabeth Gore and Ingrid Vanderveldt on how women entrepreneurs are the future of business. (...)

2013-06-21
This Cruel Glass Spills Your Beer If You Use Your iPhone

Put that Facebook app down. Bars were the original social network. A guy walks into a bar--have you heard this joke before?--and (...)

2013-06-21
Bringing Israelis And Palestinians Together With Mobile Apps

In Jerusalem, an organization called MEET (Middle East Education Through Technology) has figured out that technology is a potent (...)

2013-06-21
What A Pioneering Photog Taught Us About How We Sleep

Ted Spagna’s time-lapse pics provided information and visuals that sleep researchers had never seen before. In an era (...)

2013-06-21
Worried about the safety of your Google Docs? Don’t, SafeGDocs for Firefox has you covered

If you’re ever concerned about the safety of using Google Docs as your go-to file storage service for work or personal documents, (...)

2013-06-21
Microsoft introduces Bing Boards, a slideshow of curated content displayed next to search results

Microsoft unveiled Bing Boards today, a new feature for its search site that offers a slideshow of content centered around a specific (...)

2013-06-21
Matthew Weiner’s Creative Solution For Eliminating Doubt

Matthew Weiner discusses his process for writing Mad Men and the particular form of collaborating that allows him to get through (...)

2013-06-21
ICO orders Google to delete all remaining payload data obtained by its Street View cars in the UK

Google has been served an enforcement notice today by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the UK, requiring the company (...)

2013-06-21
A Glorious Map Of Craft Beer Across The U.S.

Which state makes the most craft beer? California. But that’s only part of the story. Lagunitas makes more than one amazing (...)

2013-06-21
Watch As Tesla Demonstrates A 90 Second Electric Vehicle Battery Swap

Better Place may have given up on its electric vehicle battery swap technology, but Tesla is moving full-speed ahead. Here’s (...)

2013-06-21
Hours after Instagram introduces video, Twitter starts sending email blasts to promote Vine

The battle in the short-form video sharing space is heating up after Facebook announced it was bringing video to Instagram, unleashing (...)

2013-06-21
Cornerstone OnDemand CEO Adam Miller shares how he built a $2 billion cloud startup from LA

When cloud services company Cornerstone OnDemand got its start in Los Angeles in 1999, the odds were against it. Three months after (...)

2013-06-21
A day at Disneyland with Google Glass

“Is that Google Glass? Is it really cool?” Those words, spoken by the ticket taker at Disney’s California Adventure park were (...)

2013-06-21
Instagram Adds Video

Video is coming to Instagram. Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom officially introduced the rumored video functionality to an audience (...)

2013-06-20
Highland Capital Partners launches $25M Leap Fund to foster innovation in 3D mobile technology

Venture capital firm Highland Capital Partners today launched a $25 million fund to support companies building on Leap Motion’s (...)

2013-06-21
“Land of the Pale Faces”: See an Interactive Map of the U.S. That Uses Literal Names

The Atlas of True Names has released an updated version of its etymologically accurate map which shows the original meaning of (...)

2013-06-20
Everything You Need To Know About The Electric Grid, In Whimsical Form

This video explains how we keep the lights on in a way that won’t make you want to go to sleep. If you confuse your transformer (...)

2013-06-20
Campana Brothers’ Latest Features Cowhides, Alligators, And Fish Skin—Oh My!

The Brazilian brothers fuse the animal kingdom with socially conscious design in their New York exhibit. Remember the scene (...)

2013-06-20
The Genius Of Instagram’s New Video Option: It Can Also Stay Still

In response to Twitter’s Vine, the social network has found an elegant way to introduce moving pictures in a way that allows (...)

2013-06-20
This Well-Designed Display Will Tell You Exactly How Much Water You’re Using

How much water do you use in the shower or to wash the dishes? Your meter knows, but it won’t tell you. MyWater taps into (...)

2013-06-20
Six Things Developers Want In Mac OS 11

We’re betting that OS 11 is the syncretic end of separate Mac OS and iOS systems. Here’s what we hope developer frameworks (...)

2013-06-20
Homeowners With Sustainable Properties Are More Likely To Pay Their Mortgages

Credit score. Employment status. These are the kinds of factors that banks look into when they’re deciding whether to give (...)

2013-06-20
Apple TV Gets Smarter (By Borrowing Popular iOS Apps)

Apple’s latest software update to its television hardware shows the company is continuing to make baby strides towards the (...)

2013-06-20
Dear Mozilla: Please Don’t Kill Cookies

Yesterday, Mozilla pressed ahead with a user privacy proposal that, if widely adopted, will radically change the way we develop (...)

2013-06-20
Biker Does Unbelievable Tricks On Massive Toy Landscape; Makes It Look Like Child’s Play

Red Bull released a new video that features the daring bike-rider (bicyclist doesn’t quite cut it) Danny MacAskill performing (...)

2013-06-20
Creating A Digital Library A Bookless Students

This Kickstarter tries to answer the question of why--in a world of digital media--kids in the developing world don’t have (...)

2013-06-20
Microsoft Office For iOS Looks... Like A Bait-And-Switch

Microsoft Office isn’t the best suite for everything, but after dominating word processing, spreadsheets and slide sets for (...)

2013-06-20
A Customizable Desk System That Tames Creative Chaos

The WorkNest lets you be messy--in an organized way. Not everyone can work from home. (I can.) Perhaps it’s the proximity (...)

2013-06-20
Three Emerging 3-D Printing Companies You Should Watch

Lately the tech world has focused its spotlight on industrial-scale 3D printing company Stratasys’ acquisition of consumer-oriented (...)

2013-06-20
This Is What Our Grocery Shelves Would Look Like Without Bees

A Whole Foods store in Rhode Island made it crystal clear to customers how their favorite fruits and vegetables depend on bees. (...)

2013-06-20
A New Kind Of Power Plant Gets Energy From The Wind And The Water

This new device might seem like a normal wind turbine, but the tides under it are also working to make electricity. Our supplies (...)

2013-06-20
You Won’t Believe The Talent This Apple Hardware Guru Poached For His Stealth Startup

A “stealth” startup called Black Pearl Systems has been quietly growing in the hands of former head of engineering at (...)

2013-06-20
Retro Swiss Ski Gondolas, Creatively Reinvented By Artists

In Revisiting a Swiss Icon, seven gondolas from the 1970s are reincarnated into art. We’re accustomed to riding gondolas (...)

2013-06-20
Instagram announces 16B photos shared, 1B likes and 130M monthly active users

Today Facebook has announced that 16 billion photos have been shared on Instagram. In addition, the service now has 130 million monthly (...)

2013-06-20
Facebook introduces 15 second video support with 13 filters for Instagram starting today for Android and iPhone

Facebook announced today that it’s bringing video to Instagram. The service is available starting today for both iOS and Android. (...)

2013-06-20
Instagram update with 15 second video support now available on iOS, Android coming today

Instagram for iOS has just been updated with support for video. Android users are not yet seeing the update, but it is expected (...)

2013-06-20

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