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POP delivers the most popular links from the people you follow on Twitter to your Mac’s status bar

If trawling through a stream of inane comments from people you follow on Twitter in search of genuinely interesting shared links is (...)

2013-08-26
Why are Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung so interested in Best Buy?

Shopping is dead. Long live shopping. Okay, so maybe we should clarify that a bit. Brick-and-mortar stores are becoming a tad bit (...)

2013-08-24
7 ways to kill the press release (and what the PR world can learn from Tesla)

Ed Zitron is the founder of EZPR, an east coast USA media relations firm focusing on consumer tech startups. His book, This Is (...)

2013-08-24
Google Maps rival OpenStreetMap makes slick ‘iD’ editor its default map making tool

The OpenStreetMap (OSM) project unveiled iD, a slick editor for its open source take on Google Maps, in May, and today the organization (...)

2013-08-24
Facebook Pulls Plug on Physical Goods to Focus on Gift Cards

Facebook is pulling the plug on its physical gift offerings — which allows users to purchase tangible goods such as stuffed (...)

2013-08-24
Regulators beware, Uber has a very powerful friend: Google

Wherever it goes, and it’s been going a lot of places lately, Uber evokes strong feelings – to put things simply, users love it, (...)

2013-08-24
Exquisite Geometry Sculpted From Paper, Not Stone

Layer by layer, a Spanish artist uses paper and geometry to calm her inner chaos. Elena Mir is a Spanish artist from Valencia. (...)

2013-08-23
Instagram dives deeper into video by acquiring image stabilization app Luma

Instagram has acquired Luma, the maker of an app for recording and sharing videos, as it moves to better secure its recent entry into (...)

2013-08-24
Google updates Play policies to ban apps and ads modifying devices, require games use its in-app billing service

Google today sent an email to third-party Android developers regarding a significant change to its Google Play Developer Program Policies. (...)

2013-08-23
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, And Edgar Wright On “The World’s End” And Why You Should Make Movies With Your Friends

After six years of working on projects in Hollywood, the three longtime friends reunited to make The World’s End -- a a film (...)

2013-08-23
Kia’s Hamsters Return, Get Fit, With An Assist From Lady Gaga

The rotund rodents slim down as the Soul’s boxy styling gets a little sleeker for 2013. As the Lady Gaga/Katy Perry war (...)

2013-08-23
Listen To The Orchestra Of Users Updating Wikipedia

Knowledge: It’s really quite relaxing. Wikipedia is a silent depository of information, an endless library where no one (...)

2013-08-23
Social shopping site Sneakpeeq takes a break as it pivots into an e-commerce platform

Sneakpeeq has informed its customers that it will take a hiatus in order to improve its e-commerce experience by building out larger (...)

2013-08-23
Artist Creates Human Organs From Eel, Snake, and Leech Parts

Organ don’t-er? A macabre fusion of art and biology may both repel us--and save our lives someday. It’s the rare (...)

2013-08-23
How Milwaukee’s Forgotten Iconic Basketball Court Reemerged As Art

In 1977, Robert Indiana painted a basketball floor for the Milwaukee Bucks’ arena. Rediscovered on an architectural reclamation (...)

2013-08-23
Kleenex Puts Its Tissue to A High-Velocity Snot Test

The Kleenex Xperiments campaign challenged brainac kids to combine science and snot to illustrate that Kleenex’s improved (...)

2013-08-23
The Scandinavian Summer Cottage Gets A Brutalist Update

Swedish architects defy cabin-loving tradition with a new seasonal retreat made of concrete. Swedes are very proud of their (...)

2013-08-23
See Animals Who Dress Way Better Than You Strike a Pose

Photographer Miguel Vallinas gives the wild kingdom a fashionable makeover. This is is the Internet, so of course there are (...)

2013-08-23
The Makers Of “You’re Next” On How To Make A Modern Independent Horror Movie

Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett are part of a wave of independent filmmakers updating the look and feel of modern horror movies. (...)

2013-08-23
Critter Chic: These Wild Animals Dress Like People

A photographer documents the transformative power of fashion in his portraits of animals wearing human clothes. It wasn’t (...)

2013-08-23
3 Secrets To Designing Great Toys, From LeapFrog and IDEO

How do you build an experience for a three-year-old? Crawl on the floor and compliment their shoes. (Really.) It looks like (...)

2013-08-23
House-warming: This startup wants to heat your home with computing power

Dutch startup Nerdalize is seeking investment for technology that will help heat your home with computer power. This isn’t a new (...)

2013-08-23
Baidu launches Total View, a Chinese version of Google Street View

There’s one more reason to call Baidu ‘the Google of China’ after the company introduced Total View, a Street View-like feature (...)

2013-08-23
Google Glass has ‘zero chance’ of becoming mainstream, says Khosla Ventures’ Keith Rabois

Khosla Ventures’ partner Keith Rabois appeared on Bloomberg TV today to talk about a variety of things, but there’s one particular (...)

2013-08-23
It’s Official: Being An Industrial Designer Rocks

A new report released by the National Endowment for the Arts looks at the role of industrial design in our society. Here are the (...)

2013-08-22
The Fashions Of The Hunger Games Come to Our World With New Editions Of Capitol Couture

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” won’t come out for three months, but a fake fashion line and some real products (...)

2013-08-22
Windows Phone Ad Takes The Mobile Battle To The School Play

The latest ad for Windows’ Nokia Lumia 1020 shows off the zooming power of the camera component, at a children’s recital--one (...)

2013-08-22
Transform Your Photos Into 1990s Sierra Games

Because your selfies aren’t that attractive anyway. I was supposed to be writing this story 30 minutes ago, but then I (...)

2013-08-22
Would You Abandon Your Own Daughter If She Were Just A Copy?

This incredible pixelated sculpture questions the nature of identity in an increasingly digital world. And it’s just a mind-frack. (...)

2013-08-22
A Sleek Radio And Speaker That Channels Dieter Rams

Designer Philip Wong conceived of an audio system that echoes a minimal Braun piece of hardware. For the most part, today’s (...)

2013-08-22
This Video Proves The Uncanny Valley Is In Hell

What happens when you embrace rather than avoid the uncanny valley? As it turns out, pure horror. There are definitely some (...)

2013-08-22
Google debuts Chrome 30 beta with easier searching by image, APIs for apps, new gestures and WebGL for Android

Two days after releasing the stable version of Chrome 28, Google has announced the release of Chrome 30 beta for Windows, Mac, Linux, (...)

2013-08-22
Facebook’s Login feature opens up to all, requiring apps to ask for permission to post to Timelines

Facebook certainly has grown offer one of the most widely used login connections in the world. Through the feature formerly known (...)

2013-08-22
Ready to expand your startup into Asia? Read this

Thomas Clayton has started and run numerous high-tech startups in Silicon Valley. He is currently CEO of Bubbly, a social media startup (...)

2013-08-22
Facebook partners with Shutterstock to provide advertisers with access to stock image catalog

Facebook has announced a new collaboration with Shutterstock that will offer advertisers free access to the site’s stock image library. (...)

2013-08-22
5 Invaluable Tips Designers Can Learn From Waiting Tables

It’s useful to remember that design is a service. And few things can teach you the intricacies of service like catering to (...)

2013-08-22
Art Takes Over Ad Space In The World’s Largest Public Exhibit

The streets of the United Kingdom are looking a little more artistic than usual right now. That’s because the Art Everywhere (...)

2013-08-22
Give Yourself Vertigo Plunging Into Hitchcock’s Cinematic Obsessions

To celebrate Alfred Hitchcock’s 114th birthday, two [i]Guardian[/i] designers come up with an infographic inspired by the (...)

2013-08-22
Comedian Talks To People In 162 Countries On A Global Skype Tour

To celebrate Skype’s 10th, Mark Malkoff gives a global internet hug. New York comedian/filmmaker Mark Malkoff – (...)

2013-08-22
14 Stunning iPhone Photos Taken During Hurricane Sandy

With powerful images--and all royalties for relief--#Sandy captures the raw during-and-after of the superstorm. As all New Yorkers, (...)

2013-08-22
A Bright New Brand Identity Sun Rises Over The Sundance Institute

Designer and Pentagram partner Paula Scher talks to Co.Create about creating an entire identity system designed to promote the (...)

2013-08-22
How An Amputee Built The World’s First Functional Prosthetic Finger

The hands-on mechanic and amputee who gave the world the finger (made out of bike parts) adapts it to a touchscreen world. Former (...)

2013-08-22
Facebook’s Ticker is currently missing for many users

Some Facebook users have awoken to find that they no longer have the activity Ticker present down the right-hand side of their profiles. (...)

2013-08-22
LinkedIn Groups get a fresh new look

LinkedIn is continuing its design overhaul as it moves through each of the professional social network products. Today, the company (...)

2013-08-22
By offering its stock apps in the Play Store, Google is slowly solving Android fragmentation

For some, Android version 4.3 was a little underwhelming. At a somewhat dry, technical level there were some interesting additions; (...)

2013-08-22
Facebook Pages Manager for iOS and Android gets improved insights, multi-photo posts and more

Facebook Pages Manager, the app that lets admins manage their Pages on the fly, was updated today to add a bunch of new features that (...)

2013-08-22
Coca-Cola Rewards Fans With Mini 3D-Printed versions Of Themselves

Coke has always been a brand that’s prided itself on creating a personal relationship with its consumers, and the Coca-Cola (...)

2013-08-21
Design Your Own Furniture With These Building Blocks For Grownups

The anti-Ikea "Everything" wood module lets users not just assemble but design their own furniture. Designer David Graas doesn’t (...)

2013-08-21

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