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“I’m With Phil” Trailer Shows How A Quirky Internet Stunt Became Meaningful

A documentary shows how dozens of people named Phil Campbell helped rebuild the tornado-ravaged town of Phil Campbell, Alabama. (...)

2013-08-14
On View: Ghostly X-Rays Of NASA Spacesuits

The Smithsonian’s Suited for Space exhibit is a highly exposed showcase of astronaut garb and gear. The U.S. lunar landing (...)

2013-08-14
This Panoramic View Of Tokyo Is The Second-Largest Photo Ever

Photographer Jeffrey Martin has produced an image of Tokyo that’s too large to comprehend. Really, try it. Jeffrey Martin (...)

2013-08-14
No, Google did not say that there is no privacy in Gmail

Earlier on Tuesday, Google was quoted by Consumer Watchdog, RT.com (Russia Today) and Gizmodo as having argued in a legal motion that (...)

2013-08-14
Watch: With Cyborg Instruments, Dancers Turn Movement Into Music

Robotic exoskeletons never moved so gracefully. One is a glowing exoskeleton spine, while another looks like a pair of cyborg (...)

2013-08-14
You can now now take a behind the scenes tour of Google Maps’ most epic street view shoots

Google has put up several behind the scenes looks at the making of Street View collections for noteworthy locations like the world’s (...)

2013-08-14
While We Await Hyperloop, Take a Virtual Robot Tour of Italy With San Pellegrino

A new effort from SanPellegrino gives users the chance to spend "Three Minutes In Italy" via telepresence robot tour. The village (...)

2013-08-13
For $15, This Service Will Deliver A Quick Design Fix

Design crowdsourcing website 99designs is launching a new service called Swiftly. And $15 buys any quick design fix that an entrepreneur, (...)

2013-08-13
Infographic: 4,000 Years Of Human History Captured In One Retro Chart

In 1931, John B. Sparks distilled human civilization into a single chart. Even today, it’s great infographic design. If (...)

2013-08-13
The Xbox One Controller Almost Emitted Smells?!?

The new Xbox One controller could have had Smell-O-Vision. Why Microsoft decided otherwise is a lesson in designing experience. (...)

2013-08-13
Google launches DoubleClick Studio Layouts, a tool for publishing rich media and HTML5 ads

Google today announced the launch of DoubleClick Studio Layouts, a new production tool for building and publishing rich media and (...)

2013-08-13
Twitter launches ‘Twitter University’, acquires open source training company Marakana.

Learning at Twitter just took a giant leap forward. After spending the last few months working with open source training company Marakana (...)

2013-08-13
Google announces Chrome Dev Summit, a two-day developer event on November 20 and 21 in Mountain View

Google today announced the Chrome Dev Summit, a two-day event for Web developers to discuss new APIs, multi-device workflows, performance (...)

2013-08-13
This Is A 12-Course Gourmet Meal In A Can

Prix fixe meals are all the rage. But what would they look like if Chef Boyardee got in on the trend? Halibut poached in truffle (...)

2013-08-13
Google updates AdWords Editor with upgraded sitelinks for enhanced campaigns, old versions expire on December 13

Google today announced the release of AdWords Editor 10.2, which supports upgraded sitelinks for enhanced campaigns. You can download (...)

2013-08-13
Google switches everyone to Gmail’s new compose window, says farewell to the old version for good

Google today announced the new compose window is being rolled out to everyone “over the next few days.” Furthermore, the company (...)

2013-08-13
Sketchagram: Travel-Happy Artist Draws Everywhere She’s Been

Chandler O’Leary’s blog “Drawn the Road Again” offers a detailed account of her travels, with watercolor (...)

2013-08-13
Google turns on native Microsoft Office file editing by default in latest Chrome OS build

After adding native Microsoft Office file editing to the dev channel for Chrome OS less than two months ago, Google has now turned (...)

2013-08-13
Can Elon Musk’s Design Fiction Be Good For Innovation?

It must be hard to be a real innovator. On the one hand, the chattering classes (of which I admit to being a member) constantly moan (...)

2013-08-13
The Scary Japanese Museum Where Kids Can Mess With Mona Lisa

At this interactive exhibit at Japan’s Museum Of Contemporary Arts, kids become part of the art, and scare the poop out of (...)

2013-08-13
Rebranding A NYC Bookstore To Evoke The Golden Age Of Travel

Idlewild, an independent travel bookstore in Manhattan, has rebranded itself to put real tickets in the hands of its customers. (...)

2013-08-13
Meet A Few Of The 100,000 People Who Have Applied To Go To Mars

Mars One, which aims to colonize the Mars, has received more than 100,000 applications for a one–way trip to the Red Planet. (...)

2013-08-12
Bret Easton Ellis Narrates Forensic Dissection of a Moment In This Music Video

The video for Placebo’s Bret Easton Ellis-style song "Too Many Friends" features Bret Easton Ellis presiding over a bleak (...)

2013-08-12
10 Modern Wonders That Prove The Hyperloop Could Be Built

So Elon Musk’s Hyperloop sounds silly, but is it really impossible? Here are 10 infrastructural works that were once the (...)

2013-08-12
China’s Twitter-like Sina Weibo service now has over 50 million active users per day

China’s Twitter-like microblogging platform Sina Weibo has reached 54 million daily active users as of June this year, up 8.3 percent (...)

2013-08-13
Google Drive gets entire document spell checking and customized lists

Google today released an update to Google Drive, adding two new features. The first is related to spell check and the second is for (...)

2013-08-12
Three years in, Google has paid researchers over $2 million in security rewards and fixed more than 2,000 bugs

Less than two weeks after Facebook announced its Bug Bounty program has paid out over $1 million in two years, Google has announced (...)

2013-08-12
"Game Boy Back" Is A Real Medical Ailment for Gamers With Bad Backs

Turns out video games are hard work. The effects of hunching over to play with game consoles, smartphones, and tablets have created (...)

2013-08-12
Haptic Lab’s New Ship Kite Sails Through The Skies

A kite-obsessed designer ventures into the wild blue yonder with a soaring bamboo beauty. R. Kelly might have put it best in (...)

2013-08-12
Should Your App Run On iOS 7 Only?

It looks like iOS 7 is shaping up to be popular. With some pretty impressive new APIs and a complete design revamp, Apple is set to (...)

2013-08-12
Biodegradable Utensils That Let You Eat (With) Your Vegetables

They may be compostable, but you’ll have a hard time throwing them out. We’ve known for ages that our sense of taste (...)

2013-08-13
The most convincing article I’ve read on why it’s time to switch from iOS to Android

Twitter designer Paul Stamatiou has published a mammoth article today describing precisely why, after many years of devotion to iOS, (...)

2013-08-12
Twitter revamps TweetDeck’s New Tweet panel with easier posting, sending DMs, and previewing images

Twitter today announced a revamp of the new tweet panel in TweetDeck to make it easier to tweet, send DMs, and preview images to share. (...)

2013-08-12
Facebook for iOS gets hashtag search, restaurant reservations from Pages, and faster Timelines on the iPad

Facebook today updated its native iOS app with multiple new feature and improvements. You can download the new version now directly (...)

2013-08-12
Explosions in the Sky Shed Their Musical Skin With “Prince Avalanche” Soundtrack Collaboration

Explosions in the Sky are known for epic, sweeping soundscapes that simultaneously conjure triumph and heartbreak. After working (...)

2013-08-12
4 Keys To Creating A Mood From Director David Gordon Green

David Gordon Green has conquered multiple genres, but most of his films have one thing in common--they have a poetic feel that (...)

2013-08-12
Music Discovery UX Is Broken--Here’s How To Fix It

Music recommenders have failed to convince a decade’s worth of listeners to purposefully visit, pick an artist from a recommended (...)

2013-08-12
The Surprising Story Behind The iPhone’s Iconic Text Message Sound

The Tri-Tone alert that ships as the default text message sound on every iPhone wasn’t originally written for Apple at all. (...)

2013-08-12
Kickstarting: A Smart System For Learning Chinese With Minimal Pain And Posters

Chineasy uses pared-down graphics to ease the process of learning one of the world’s toughest languages. There are some (...)

2013-08-12
UpCounsel Lets Lawyers (And Clients) Escape Life At The Law Firm

Everyone is going to need legal advice at some point, but most people and startups don’t want to have to go through a giant (...)

2013-08-12
Check Out Your New BBQ Setup—Powered Entirely By The Sun

No solar panels here. The SolSource grill will cook your steak, using just a couple of mirrors. Looking a bit like a calypso (...)

2013-08-12
SoundCloud upgrades Google+ support, letting its users embed audio tracks right into their posts

Audio sharing service SoundCloud announced today that it is upgrading its Google+ support making it possible to share audio files (...)

2013-08-12
Path opens its API to let you share content from WordPress, Strava and 11 other new services

Personal social network Path is opening up its API to 13 new content partners enabling those services’ users to share their activity (...)

2013-08-12
In the UK? You can trial eBay’s personalised fashion recommendations right now.

eBay has announced that it’s tapping online fashion personalization service Dressipi in the UK, to launch a six month trial that (...)

2013-08-12
What It’s Like to Sell Your Web Design Company

What does it look like to sell your own web design business? Read this story about the sale of a web agency to find out.The post What (...)

2013-08-12
Want To be More Productive? Go Somewhere Else

Before you suffer an acute case of desk-restlessness, get up and walk away. You may just find a fresh start on creating great work--and (...)

2013-08-12
A Better Stronger Suncreen—Powered By Ancient Underwater Bacteria

The next generation of sunscreen may come from an unlikely place: microbacteria from a lake in Norway. And it will work a lot better (...)

2013-08-12
Grow Your Own Delicious Pet Bugs, And Then Cook And Eat Them

It’s like raising your own chickens, but with more legs. For the DIY alternative protein seekers, the helpful Farm 432 larva (...)

2013-08-12

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