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Here's How The Human Brain Gets Its Wrinkles

The reason our brains have that wrinkly, walnut shape may be that the rapid growth of the brain's outer brain — the gray matter — is constrained by the white matter, a new study shows.<p>Researchers found that the particular pattern of the ridges and crevices of the brain's convoluted surface, which …

6 Things That Change When You Become an Entrepreneur

<i>Be prepared for major changes to your lifestyle and psyche when you transition from an employee to an entrepreneur.</i><p>Many people get excited about entrepreneurship because the notion of "working for yourself" or "being your own boss" is appealing. While in principle this notion is sound, it implies …

Scientists hail creation of working organ made from laboratory cells

British scientists produce working thymus, a vital immune system 'nerve centre' located near the heart<p>Reprogrammed cells created in a laboratory have been used to build a complete and functional organ in a living animal for the first time.<p>British scientists produced a working thymus, a vital immune …

Here's why I won't be playing Journey on PlayStation 4

Within one minute of playing the PlayStation 4 version of <i>Journey</i>, before the opening credits even came up, I understood that I would never download this game.<p>I was attending a Sony event, where the company was showing off games that make up its Gamescom push. I put my name down to play the biggies, …

Episode 561: How The Future Looked 50 Years Ago

We spend a lot of time thinking about the future and planning for the future. Fifty years ago, people at the 1964 World's Fair built their vision of the future. They imagined a world of jet-packs, steel, glass, and Formica. And they committed to it in a park in New York City.<p>Today on the show, we …

How Apple Uses Picasso To Teach Employees About Product Design

Apple uses Picasso’s The Bull to teach new hires to think like Steve Jobs.<p>Founded by Steve Jobs in 2008 as a way to train future employees to think more like him, Apple University is an internal program that not only indoctrinates new employees into Cupertino’s business culture, it also teaches new …

Product Design

The Last of Us: Remastered Review

Last, but not least<p>Let's just cut to the chase, shall we? I'm happy to report that Naughty Dog has successfully brought PlayStation 3's single best …

Google Docs Gives Us A First Taste Of Google’s New Design Language

Last month, Google debuted a new design language they’re calling Material Design. It won’t roll out in full until the release of their next Android OS (called Android L). But today, you can spot some its principles manifesting in an update to Google Drive, along with its companion sites Docs, …

Google Docs

GTA 5's Lamar voice actor stars in live-action Adult Swim comedy 'Black Jesus'

The voice actor behind <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i>'s Lamar Davis is starring in a new live-action comedy series, <i>Black Jesus</i>, on Adult Swim, the network announced today.<p>Gerald "Slink" Johnson plays the role of the eponymous prophet in <i>Black Jesus</i>. The show is set in present-day Compton, California, with Black …

Destiny doesn't have cross-platform play so last-gen players aren't at a disadvantage

<i>Destiny</i> doesn't support cross-platform multiplayer because Bungie didn't want players with more powerful consoles to have an advantage; When it comes to things like shooting, a difference in a pixel or two could making the playing field uneven, engineer Roger Wolfson told Digital Trends.<p>The …

Platinum Games Artist Discusses The Inspiration Of Bayonetta 2's Most Stunning Views

On Platinum\’s Blog, Hiroki Onishi – the lead environmental artist on Bayonetta 2 – discussed his inspiration for the city of Noatun, a major …

Indie Gaming

The 13 Most Hipster Items Of Clothing

Hipsters get a lot of flak, mostly for what they wear. And we get it -- sometimes seeing a teenager riding a bike in a band T-shirt from two decades before being born makes you LOL.<p>But we want to take a moment to celebrate hipster fashion, because we're willing to bet that you own at least one, if …

US government says online storage isn't protected by the Fourth Amendment

A couple months ago, a New York judge ruled that US search warrants applied to digital information even if they were stored overseas. The decision came about as part of an effort to dig up a Microsoft user's account information stored on a server in Dublin, Ireland. Microsoft responded to the …

Here's Hoping No Man's Sky Isn't the Next Elder Scrolls: Arena

I want to think well of <i>No Many’s Sky</i>, a game — at least I think it’s a game — about ripping off into an infinitely big, infinitely procedural, …

The Elder Scrolls

This flexible sapphire display for the iPhone 6 might be real

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Design

NYPD Air Traffic Control Recording Tells a Different Side of Near-Crash Drone Story

Yesterday, the story of two DJI Phantom quadcopters endangering an NYPD helicopter made the rounds online. Initial reports claimed that the two …

Greg Klassen's Beautiful River Collection Puts the Live Edge on the Inside

Greg Klassen is a craftsman who's extremely attuned to his environment. "I live in the Pacific Northwest and find inspiration in the trees, the …

Furniture Design

Geometric Graffiti

It's been quite a long time since the last time we posted about street art and graffiti. There are some many styles and things to love about …

Art

Audi R02 Concept Sports Car for Milanese Businessmen

The <b>Audi R02 concept sports car</b> is the result of 15 months in the Masters course of Transportation and Automobile design at the Politecnico Di Milano …

The forgotten losers of the console wars

History is written by the victors, but for all those generations of console wars we've managed to weather through, what about the other guys? Opening this week, a new games museum in southern Japan houses 56 different consoles of varying fame (or infamy). For every NES/Famicom, there are …

Comment on Paintings by Tomoko Kashiki by Leah Powell

I’m not entirely sure how old this article is, but it might be a good idea to cite these paintings properly.<br>An example would be: <br>Tomoko Kashiki<br>White …

Terrawatch: The crash that splintered Earth's crust

One of the things that distinguishes Earth from other planets is its plate tectonics. But how did this moving jigsaw surface begin? New research suggests that a 3.26 billion-year-old asteroid impact may have kick-started the process.<p>The impact crater has long since gone (recycled by plate …

AirType: Revolutionary ‘Invisible’ Keyboard of Tomorrow

Imagine if playing air guitar actually resulted in an audible, stream of guitar music. Well, that’s what AirType is. It’s a keyboard-less keyboard …

Mobile Devices

NOVA: A Wireless Flash for Better iPhone Photos

We all know how harsh and unrelenting that flash on our phones can be and luckily there are people out there that create things like Nova to help us …

Mobile Photography

The Beauty Of Not Sleeping Together

Designed by Anna Sudit.<p>When my boyfriend and I were looking at our first apartment together last year, the number-one thing we decided we needed in …

Work from Home

12 Fashion Apps To Download Now

For the fashion girl glued to her phone, these apps range from shopping to closet organizing and are guaranteed to step up your sartorial game.<p><b>1) PS Dept</b><p>For the fashionistas who don't already have their own stylist on speed dial, PS Dept gives users access to a personal fashion consultant 24/7. …

Apps

How Your Journalism Sausage Gets Made, Part Nine: How Much Do Strippers Make?

How much do strippers make?<p>That all depends on who you ask.<p>When I started doing this series on the stripper economy, I heard from a reader I’ll call X.<p>She wrote, in part:<p>Also, if you are researching gentlemen club economies, I would recommend these blogs which have been having a discussion about …

Strippers are not the problem – they're just doing a job

There's a short stretch of Shoreditch High Street in east London that has, as yet, escaped the clutches of gentrification. A couple of venues have blacked-out windows and outside, you might catch sight of a bare-legged, high-heeled women wrapped in a coat, smoking a cigarette between dances. One of …