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Inside Obama’s Stealth Startup

President Obama has quietly recruited top tech talent from the likes of Google and Facebook. Their mission: to reboot how government works.<p>For Eric Maland, the whole thing goes back to that San Francisco wedding. Mikey wasn’t there—well, wait, actually, Mikey was there. But Eric didn’t meet him at …

Silicon Valley

Screentendo can turn any part of your screen into a playable Super Mario Bros. level

Nintendo’s famous characters are everywhere, from adorning the top of retro-inspired amiibo stands, to a plethora of merchandise and soon, on mobile devices. But for developer Aaron Randall, that just isn’t enough. His new work-in-progress desktop app turns just about any part of your screen into a …

World wide web is the road to knowledge: from the archive, 19 May 1994

The world’s computers are talking to each other. As the web spreads, calling someone a geek may yet become a compliment<p>The Internet exists because, in the early seventies, the US military realised that an enemy attack could make communications impossible - they needed a system that would work …

Online

Muffin Pan Recipes: 27 Brilliant Bite-Size Meals and Snacks

<b>Muffin tins aren’t just for muffins -- okay, or cupcakes! They can be a real workhorse in the kitchen as long as you're armed with the right recipes. Here are our favorite unexpected things to make with these versatile tools, ranging from mac and cheese cups and mini pizzas to sticky buns and</b> …

Croissant Lets You Reserve A Seat At A Co-Working Space Or Coffee Shop Using iBeacons

Three co-founders from local deals startup Perqy — Dave Idell, Adam Chew and Nisha Garigan — met up this weekend at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon to present their project, which uses iBeacons installed at local businesses, like coffee shops or co-working spaces, to allow customers to reserve …

Customers

This Timelapse Is Like a Visual National Anthem for the Netherlands

17-year-old filmmaker Stef Kwinten spent four months braving wind, rain, hail, and snow to create 'Dutch Skies.'<p>Dutch Skies from Guilty on Vimeo.<p><i>A version of this article originally appeared on The Creators Project Netherlands.</i><p>Wind, rain, hail, and snow are no match for the next-level talent of …

Time-lapse Photography

Under-300 Calorie Breakfast Ideas that are Totally Filling (And Delicious)

In the realm of calorie-counting, getting a delicious meal in at under 300 calories, that's <i>actually</i> filling (and not air), may sound like a …

Inside the Kremlin’s hall of mirrors

Fake news stories. Doctored photographs. Staged TV clips. Armies of paid trolls. Has Putin’s Russia developed a new kind of information warfare – fought in the ‘psychosphere’ rather than on the battlefield? Or is it all just a giant bluff<p>• Read it in Russian/Читайте эту статью на русском: …

Russia

‘Valar Morghulis’, An Illustrated Guide to All 456 Deaths From the First Four Seasons of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’

Graphics editors Shelly Tan and Alberto Cuadra of The Washington Post recently worked together to create <i>Valar Morghulis</i>, an illustrated guide to all …

TV Series

The Most Canadian Dress Ever

(Photo: AP/J. Pat Carter)<p>Chanel Beckenlehner of Caledon, Ontario represented Canada at the Miss Universe pageant in Miami yesterday. <b>She wore a</b> …

Ice Hockey

How Lego Became The Apple Of Toys

After a decade-long slump, Lego has rebuilt itself into a global juggernaut. An exclusive look inside the company’s top-secret Future Lab.<p>Every September, largely unbeknownst to the rest of the company, a group of around 50 Lego employees descends upon Spain’s Mediterranean coast, armed with …

Lego

40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

Christopher Nolan: the man who rebooted the blockbuster

He is one of the few directors who can walk into a Hollywood studio with an idea and come out with $200m. So will Nolan’s latest epic, Interstellar, reinforce his reputation asthe auteur who thinks big?<p>In early spring of 2013, Christopher Nolan and his crew were scouting for locations in Iceland – …

Inside Pinterest: The Coming Ad Colossus That Could Dwarf Twitter And Facebook

The Cannes Lions advertising festival has become as big among the Madison Avenue crowd as the Riviera town’s iconic film event is for Hollywood. So as Steve Stoute nursed a drink with a friend at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc on the balmy June evening that opened this year’s boozing and schmoozing, the …

20 web designers to follow on Behance

Behance is a great place to find new work and creative inspiration from top web designers and agencies. But with so many of them to browse through, …

Graphic Design

Sci-Fi, Frustrations, Flash And Forms: The Typeform Story

Dismembering A Form<p>"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." – attributed to Albert Einstein<p>You’ve filled out plenty of …

Let's Travel The World: 100 Trendy Touristic Icons [Freebie]

Icons are a lot like real monuments — they can both be easily recognized. Today’s icon set consists of a set of vector icons that represent monuments …

This Chart Shows Why Slack Is Called One Of The Most Viral Enterprise Apps Ever

Slack, a business communication app created by Flickr cofounder Stewart Butterfield, is growing like crazy. In just six months, it's added more than 125,000 active users, and each of them is using the app for almost 10 hours a day, according to Slack.<p>On Wednesday, billionaire investor Marc …

Apps

20 Amazing Free Handwritten Fonts for Your Designs

Among all the types of fonts existing today, handwritten fonts are one of the most useful and multipurpose. Depending on the task you have, you may …

If Logos Had Honest Slogans

What if logos had honest slogans? What would they say? It’s a question Clif Dickens has been answering since December 2011 on his popular tumblr …

30 Vivid Dashboard UI Designs for Your Inspiration

We live in a world of data of different types. While mining the data a person might face with lots of troubles. The biggest one is poorly designed, …

101 essential free fonts for web designers

Every designer knows that free fonts are a godsend when working on a project, but truly valuable free fonts can be tough to find.<p>With this list we’ve …

Web Design: Sites Using Parallax

It's been a really long time since the last time I published a web design post, but recently I've been crazy about sites using parallax. It's elegant …

Web Design

10 Free Contract Templates for Web Designers

Design Contracts<p>1. AIGA Standard Agreement<p>2. Contract Killer<p>3. BidSketch Contract<p>4. Design Project Documents<p>5. Media Surgery Contract<p>6. Web …

Behance

UI Design: The Gorgeous Weather Dashboard

There are some apps that really are a treat to the eyes. A well design app has the power to catch your attention and you'll instantly want to …

UI Design