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Kanye West: Apple bought Beats because Samsung worked with Jay Z

Kanye West spoke at a conference in Cannes this morning, and he used the opportunity to talk about Apple's acquisition of Beats and the importance of companies connecting with culture at large. According to <i>Adweek</i>, West posed that Apple's purchase never would have happened if Jay Z hadn't struck a …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Linux

Student: Sensi Sweets Edible Cannabis

Hand Lettering on Instagram

I love following creative minds on Instagram and Nicolas Fredrickson is always brighting up my feed with amazing lettering. He is a graphic designer …

This Xbox Controller Can Sense Your Boredom, Make A Game More Violent

Through nothing more than your hands, a modified Xbox controller can tailor games to your physiological state.<p>Heart rate, temperature, respiration, and perspiration: These are our autonomous functions–our core physiological processes–that signal stress or arousal and can betray our otherwise cool …

Changing NYC Storefronts Documented Across a Decade

<b>CBGB, The Bowery, East Village, NYC</b><p>New York City is constantly moving and changing. Walking along the same exact city block can be an entirely different experience from week to week, with new stores and restaurants popping up all the time.<p>Ten years ago, photographers James and Karla Murray began …

steve areen builds a dome home in 6 weeks for 9,000 dollars

<b>‘dome home’ by steve areen, thailand</b><br>image © steve areen<p><b>photographer and musician steve areen recently finished his dome house on a gifted piece of</b> …

Food & Dining

mithun erects the sustainability tree house in the dense forest of west virginia

<b>‘sustainability tree house’ by mithun, west virginia, united states</b><br>all images courtesy of mithun<p><b>with a little bit of luck and perhaps a map, a trek</b> …

Architecture

29-story skyscraper lighting system hacked to play tetris

<b>29-story skyscraper lighting system hacked to play tetris</b><p><b>to celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of tetris, drexel university professor frank lee</b> …

wilson app-connected smart basketball of the future

<b>wilson presents app-connected smart basketball of the future</b><p><b>sporting goods maker wilson has presented its new app-enabled smart basketball.</b> expected …

Technology

Talking about "The App Generation"

We know that young people today are “digital natives,” capable of using technology to do just about anything—but what influence does technology …

Keys To Success: 6 Traits The Most Successful People Have In Common

Stanford MBA school professor Jeffrey Pfeffer looked at the research on success and power along with studying the lives of such high achievers as LBJ …

DropTask Is A Productivity App That Does Away With To-Do Lists

To do or not to do. That is the question for anyone who has a love/hate relationship with productivity apps. I’ve tested out so many different to-do list, mind-mapping, and Getting Things Done (GTD) apps (as well as various pen-and-paper planner hacks) that I sometimes wonder if it’s become just …

Articles about dwell guide smart design tiny spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

It's coming up Swiss at this year's Dwell on Design.<p>Dwell on Design speaker Dan Formosa is accustomed to swimming against the current.<p>We know you’ve got one on your holiday list—that friend who will find just about any reason to have a get-together.<p>Give kids with a discerning palette what they …

Prefab Homes

Watch: A 2-Minute History Of American Industrial Design

The design movement that revolutionized consumer goods, explained.<p>If you were born after a certain year, then buying toothpaste that doesn’t come with the promise of whitening your snappers is unthinkable.<p>As explained by the animated short from The Open University‘s series on 20th century design, …

4 Changes Google Is Making And How They Affect Content Creation

SEO experts and webmasters spend a lot of time worrying about Google algorithm changes. In 2013, the search engine giant tweaked the algorithm 15 times, and in 2012, it was updated 37 times.<p>Worrying about algorithm updates may make sense for SEO experts and webmasters, but content creators don’t …

Saul Bass Contemporary Teaches Logo Design Class

<b>SPECIAL EVENT UPDATE</b>: <i>Breakthrough Logo Design and Branding Success</i> <br>with Dr. Bill Haig: May 13th. Bass was a mentor to Haig, providing him with …

Beyond the Logo: Crafting a Brand Identity | Courtney Eliseo

<b>Develop a visual identity. Be instantly recognizable.</b><p>Logos are indispensable, but they don’t exist in a vacuum. Seize the knowledge to make your logo …

Graphic Design

LG takes another shot at fitness trackers with the Lifeband Touch

LG has revealed the Lifeband Touch fitness tracker, dipping its toes once more into the wearable fitness market. The band keeps track of calories burned, steps walked, and other fitness statistics with a 3-axis accelerometer and altimeter, while an OLED touch display acts lets users see phone …

How Long It Takes to Form a New Habit

<i>“We are what we repeatedly do,”</i> Will Durant observed in summarizing Aristotle. <i>“Could the young but realize how soon they will become mere walking bundles of habits, they would give more heed to their conduct while in the plastic state,”</i> William James wrote. But how, exactly, do we rewire our habits …

HTML for Beginners: 10 Ways to Learn to Code

Learning to code? Want to learn in a creative and personal way? To get you started let’s begin with the groundwork of HTML. We’ve rounded up resources, tools, and DIY’s to get schooled online even from the comfort of your favorite chair.<p>HTML: Think of HTML as your canvas, a bare bones, outline of …

Awesome Parents Recreate Movie Scenes with Their Baby

Every week for the last three months, parents Lilly and Leon Mackie have been recreating movie scenes with their now 10-month-old son Orson in an ongoing project that is cleverly dubbed <i>Cardboard Box Office</i>. From a creative homemade rendition of <i>Jaws</i> to their latest take on <i>Home Alone</i>, the awesome …

This Dinner Plate Cleans Itself

Hate doing dishes? So do we. Luckily, this remarkable plate could make that job a thing of the past.<p>Doing the dishes stinks, and even expensive dishwashers designed for the task don’t make the job all that easy. But a new self-cleaning plate and bowl, developed by the Swedish design studio Tomorrow …

The Top 17 Cities Stories Of 2013

By Jessica Leber4 minute Read<p>For many urban residents, their city is a source of identity and pride. But 2013 has been a rough year for many cities …

Urbanism

2013 Year in Review: Designer Desktops

January 2013 by Lisa Congdon: “Design is where science & art break even.” –Robin Matthew \\\ DOWNLOAD<p>February 2013 by Wesley Bird: “The only thing …

The Perfect Office - WD Dual Drive Kit, LG Chromebase computer and Office ideas

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every …

Artist Guy Laramée Carves a Mountainous Landscape from an Encyclopedia Britannica Set | Colossal

<p>In one of his most ambitious book sculptures to date artist Guy Laramée (previously here and here) created an homage to the printed Encyclopedia …

Can These Toys Teach Kids Empathy?

How a learning exercise for the visually impaired evolved into a new toolkit that could help children unlock compassion.<p>Empathy–when you inhabit a feeling with someone–is considered one of the most important traits to teach a child. But empathy isn’t something you can dial up on demand. It’s …