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Flowchart: How To Choose A Typeface

Once you really understand them, typefaces can be powerful. A properly chosen font can either give your words authority, or totally undermine them. Even a typeface as openly reviled as Comic Sans, which is ludicrous in the context of an email from your boss or as the typeface on a business card, …

Typography

Powerfully Minimalist Portraits of Wild Animals by Troy Moth

Photographer Troy Moth spent the first few years of his life living in a tent in a remote tree-planting camp in Western Canada, instilling in him a deep love of nature. His upbringing surrounded by untamed flora and fauna is reflected in <i>Animal Works</i>, a series of striking photos depicting animals …

Animals

QuoTED 2015: Some of our favorite quotations from this year's conference

In our last five years of attending the conference, TED 2015 might have been the best yet. Now firmly settled in its new Vancouver, BC home, this year’s production was deep, meaningful and overall more simple than in years past. Performances were moving, but not shocking. Talks were grouped in a …

Audio-visual

Exquisite Pen Drawings Created with Thousands of Tiny Dots

Using thousands upon thousands of tiny dots, Spider Money produces gorgeous artworks that are awe-inspiring in their detail. The Bangkok-based creative wields a mighty Micron pen and draws fancy flourishes with photo-realistic depictions of eyes, noses, and lips. It's in these facial features that …

Drawing

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Amazon Web Services will lose money on $6.6 billion in revenue this year, says analyst

But its margins are razor-thin — Citi estimates it lost $123 million in 2014, and will earn only $69 million by 2016.<p>Amazon Web Services helped kick off the cloud computing revolution, where companies use online services for basic computing infrastructure like data storage and processing power, …

Cloud Computing
Books

Adobe Wants To Kill Your Desktop

This year, Adobe will launch multitasking tools on mobile that might enable you to work faster than you would on a desktop.<p>If you use Photoshop or Illustrator for a living, you probably live at your desk, tethered to your standard-issue computer. But Scott Belsky, known best for founding the …

Apps

Sony launches Spotify-powered PlayStation Music streaming service

‘It’s a third-party service given first-party priority on the platform,’ says Sony of new PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 partnership<p>Sony and Spotify have launched their PlayStation Music streaming service in 41 countries, making it available for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 games consoles as …

Google Play