Insights

Communication and Technology news
Charles Pollock, Renowned Chair Designer, Dies At 83

The creator of the iconic Pollock Executive Chair, and later the CP Lounge Chair, was a master in designing midcentury heirlooms. (...)

2013-08-21
Now anyone can embed public Facebook posts, as video and mobile support is added

Facebook announced today that it’s rolling out its embedded posts feature to all of its users. The move comes less than a month (...)

2013-08-21
Google Maps Street View adds zoos and animal parks from North America, South America, Europe, and Asia

Google today announced the addition of zoos and animal parks from North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. The new section (...)

2013-08-21
The most important mobile design decision a startup faces

This is a guest post by Bubba Murarka (@BubbaM) which originally appeared on his blog. Bubba is an early stage investor in consumer (...)

2013-08-21
Private neighborhood social network Nextdoor makes the leap from iOS to Android

Nextdoor, a private social network for your neighborhood, today launched its Android app, enabling people to stay connected to what’s (...)

2013-08-21
An Exhibition Tells The Sentimental Stories Behind Ebay Items

An Internet project-turned-exhibition tells the deeply personal tales behind pieces of clothing pawned on eBay. In 2007, while (...)

2013-08-21
What Hackers Should Know About Machine Learning

Drew Conway is the co–author of Machine Learning for Hackers and must be one of the few data scientists out there who started (...)

2013-08-21
Bradley Cooper, LeBron James, Serena Williams, Chris Pine Help Nike Celebrate 25th Anniversary Of “Just Do It”

Bradley Cooper narrates an all-star spot urging viewers to far, far exceed their personal bests. If you can run, then why not (...)

2013-08-21
See Decadent Meals Ruined By Bees, Fires, And Murder

Don’t worry. No one was actually killed during the shoot…or were they? There’s nothing worse than ants ruining (...)

2013-08-21
Red Bull Teams With French Fred On A Meditation On The Art Of Skateboarding

Arto Saari, Flo Mirtain, Lucas Puig, Sammy Winter and Tyler Bledsoe appear in this dreamier breed of skate video. The lines (...)

2013-08-21
Now This Is Live Streaming: An Interactive Map Of Every Stream In The U.S.

A new tool from the Department of the Interior lets you track the action of any stream--all the way to the ocean. Streams, like (...)

2013-08-21
Tumblr users say porn and other random content is showing up on their blogs and dashboards

Microblogging platform Tumblr appears to be experiencing some technical difficulties, after a number of users reported that random (...)

2013-08-21
Six tips from Apple on how to create better app icons

This is a guest post by Martin LeBlanc, the founder of IconFinder, a search engine for icons. You can follow him on twitter here Shortly (...)

2013-08-21
This Roofie-Detecting Glass Could Prevent Date Rape

A new line of plastic cups, straws, and stirrers raises an immediate red flag if a drink is spiked. Memory-melting roofies, (...)

2013-08-21
Revel In Pure Villainy With This Exclusive Preview Of Mondo Monster Art

The Austin-based pop culture gallery has commissioned artist Jason Edmiston to create 20 new portraits of cinematic villains for (...)

2013-08-21
With Just Hours Left, The World’s First PC-Phone Hybrid Still Needs $19 Million

The Ubuntu Edge sets a crowdsourcing record toward its $32 million goal, but will it ever get made? There are 35 hours left (...)

2013-08-21
As Beautiful As A Golden Age Picture Book, An Anatomy App For Kids

The Human Body, by Tiny Bop, is a charming app that teaches kids how their bodies work through the power of good design. Good (...)

2013-08-21
See The Entire History of the World, As Told By Infographics

"The Infographic History of the World" is a UK book that uses one of the more popular recent trends in data to make sense of our (...)

2013-08-21
The Humble Story Behind The Ubiquitous Coffee Sleeve

Why is the coffee sleeve in the MoMA? Because life is so much better with it around. It’s impossible not to take design (...)

2013-08-21
See What You’d Look Like As A Meth Addict

Never mind your brain, this is your precious, precious face on meth. It’s safe to assume that exactly zero people would (...)

2013-08-21
How to improve your site’s SEO: 4 experts share their priority checklist

SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is a pretty dry yet essential topic to most startups, so I’ve compiled some straightforward and (...)

2013-08-21
Messaging apps like WhatsApp and Viber could soon be banned in Vietnam

Weeks after moving to limit the type of content its citizens can share online, Vietnam is being tipped to enact further regulation (...)

2013-08-21
For your eyes only: How the personalized Web is transforming our relationship with technology

Social media already adds a personal layer to our online experience, but next-generation Web services are tapping the power of the (...)

2013-08-21
Facebook and telecom partners launch Internet.org to drive universal, global Internet access

Facebook has announced the launch of Internet.org, a new initiative aimed at bringing the benefits of Internet access to everyone (...)

2013-08-21
NASA Astronaut Recruits Asked to Show Twitter Flair

Aspiring astronauts were asked to write a Twitter post, a limerick or a haiku as part of their NASA applications. Here’s a (...)

2013-08-21
Internet Salutes New Lego World Record

Lego nerds rejoice, you have a new shrine at which to worship A 112-foot 11.75-inch Lego tower, completed on Monday, just set a (...)

2013-08-21
Beach Reads: A Library Pops Up In The South Of France

Designer Matali Crassat’s Bibliotheque de Plage brings real-world literature to a dreamy Mediterranean scene. Staring (...)

2013-08-20
Google opens up its Google+ Photos app to all Chromebooks in 52 languages, no longer a Pixel exclusive

Google today released its Google+ Photos app for all Chromebooks. You can grab it now in 52 languages directly from the Chrome Web (...)

2013-08-20
In California? You could test Google’s Project Loon balloon-powered Internet service

Google’s Project Loon initiative, the company’s audacious trial of balloon-powered Internet, is looking for helpers for a pilot (...)

2013-08-20
Live from Y Combinator’s Summer 2013 Demo Day: Read about every startup here

Startup accelerator Y Combinator is holding its summer 2013 demo day where 49 companies will launch their product in front of members (...)

2013-08-20
Aardman Animates Teaser For BBC Radio’s Dark Side Of The Moon Radio Drama

It’s like everything you ever imagined when you closed your eyes in some dude’s dorm room while the album played for (...)

2013-08-20
A Tale of Two Icons: When John Lewis Met Neil deGrasse Tyson at Comic-Con

The first-time encounter of Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis and famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was more (...)

2013-08-20
The Comic-Con Inauguration of Congressman And Civil Rights Pioneer John Lewis

It’s hard to imagine someone more out of place at Comic-Con than a politician. But Congressman and civil rights icon John (...)

2013-08-20
Eerie Reenactment of Trayvon Martin Shooting Urges Standing Up to “Stand Your Ground”

A chilling PSA from the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence features a reenactment of the night Trayvon Martin was killed--set to actual (...)

2013-08-20
Hoop Dreams: The Beautiful Ruins Of Basketball Courts

A Paris-based photographer shows the character and heartbreak in the post-game of basketball hoops. Few things say neglect quite (...)

2013-08-20
Twitter OAuth: Everything You Need to Know

A hacker allegedly leaked the login information of 15,000 Twitter accounts Tuesday, but not by obtaining the passwords. Instead, (...)

2013-08-20
Google Play Services 3.2 arrives for Android with improved Maps, InstantBuy, Google+, Photo Sphere, and more

Google today released Google Play Services 3.2 for Android devices around the world. Among the improvements is better performance, (...)

2013-08-20
This Facehugging Helmet Feeds You Algae All Day Long

Inspired by a sea slug, designers Burton Nitta envision the symbiotic, sustainable clothing of tomorrow. In the waters off the (...)

2013-08-20
See Google Maps Hacked Into Gorgeous Abstract Art

Want driving directions? No problem, so long as you don’t need cities, lakes, or roads. It’s easy to forget that (...)

2013-08-20
Facebook brings Android SDK level with iOS after adding Open Graph, improved login, more targeting

Facebook’s SDK for Android has undergone a “major update”, bringing with it several key improvements for developers. Included (...)

2013-08-20
Chrome 29 arrives with omnibox suggestions based on ‘recency’ of sites, profile resetting, WebRTC on Android

Google today released Chrome version 29 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. The new version features improved Omnibox suggestions, (...)

2013-08-20
Finally, Vine’s Magical Killer App

Vine magician JehReh has some tricks up his sleeve. You must see them now. It took a while, but the best use for Vine has finally (...)

2013-08-20
To Protect Its Sources, Groklaw Closes Amid Fear of Email Snooping

As BoingBoing reports, the campaigning website Groklaw (which played a big part in the SCO v. IBM case over the openness of code in (...)

2013-08-20
Live In Your Sneakers? Mobile Housing’s Next Step

These shoes are a place to call home--with the potential to create some serious future housing solutions. The appeal of pop-ups (...)

2013-08-20
4 Simple Ways to Make More Sales From Pinterest

Guest post by Mark Macdonald from Shopify. With over 48 million users, Pinterest is one of the most popular social networks on the (...)

2013-08-20
Apple Supplier Confirms Two iPhone Models To Ship In September

A new report claims the firm responsible for assembling the iPhone is preparing two new models for shipping. The Hon Hai Precision (...)

2013-08-20
Would You Move Into A 5-Foot-Wide Home?

Can’t afford to live in the heart of a major city? A new scheme has designs on the spaces in between buildings. As the (...)

2013-08-20
Google Maps for iOS and Android now displays Waze alerts, while Street View lands in Waze Map Editor

Google’s acquisition of community-based mapping, traffic and navigation app Waze is finally starting to bear some fruit, as the (...)

2013-08-20

Need a profissional and scalable solution for seriuos e-Commerce business?

Learn More about Shopify Plus