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The Lowdown On Kegged Cocktails

Why keg cocktails? Because the resulting drinks are convenient, consistent, and easy to make. Pouring a pre-mixed cocktail into a glass might lack …

Robotic Pocket Printer sits in the palm of your hand

Computers keep getting smaller and sleeker, but printers, not so much. There's been a fundamental flaw in the thinking about printers that's kept them from becoming truly mobile: till now, they've operated on the idea that you have to feed a sheet of paper through them. Normally, this means the …

Facebook Killed the Class Reunion

Oh, really?<p>You got married and had three kids? <i>Nice.</i><p>You got rich and bought a car worth more than my parent's house? <i>Sweet.</i><p>You hiked Everest and basically became a super hero? <i>Righteous.</i><p>I was invited to my class reunion last week via Facebook group and within five seconds of newsfeed-scrolling, I …

Los Angeles wants to become the largest city with free Wi-Fi

Flickr – djandywdotcom<p>Time Warner Cable has had a tense relationship with the city of Los Angeles and its residents for several years now if not longer.<p>On February 14, 2011, the Lakers and Time Warner Cable signed a $3 billion, 20-year cable television agreement, which took effect in Fall 2012 but …

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This Origami Toothpaste Tube Squeezes Out Every Last Drop

Then, late last year, 22-year-old interior architecture design major Nicole Pannuzzo received an assignment in one of her Arizona State University …

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Time Warner Cable Acquisition Would Boost Comcast's Quest To Dominate Sports

From the Olympics and the English Premiership to the Los Angeles Dodgers and the National Hockey League, Comcast’s acquisition of Time Warner Cable would help the largest cable company continue on its path as the dominant sports carrier in the U.S.<p>The battle for sports programming has heated up in …

9 Branding Rules to Live By

Some companies never enhance their brand. Here are nine ways to make sure you're not one of them.<p>In an effort to succeed in this challenging economy, small business owners must effectively manage their brands. Remember, for many of them, there is little difference between your personal brand and …

What Separates A Healthy And Unhealthy Diet? Just $1.50 Per Day

If you want to eat a more healthful diet, you're going to have to shell out more cash, right? (After all, Whole Foods didn't get the nickname "Whole Paycheck" for nothing.)<p>But until recently, that widely held bit of conventional wisdom hadn't really been assessed in a rigorous, systematic way, says …

Watch/Listen: New Rustie and Owen Pallett Tracks From Everything Is New Benefit

Rustie: "Boatsss" (via SoundCloud)<p>Marram: "With Us Instead" [ft. Owen Pallett] (via SoundCloud)<p>Rustie and Owen Pallett are two of the contributors to a pair of compilation albums benefiting Scottish Love in Action, a charity that provides food, clothing, education and medical care to children in …

What Target Teaches You About Advertising

I am not afraid to admit that I love Target. It combines so many wonderful things in one clean, bright space. I know, this is the suburban equivalent …

Starbucks Launches Crusade To End Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON -- Starbucks founder and CEO Howard Schultz is launching a petition drive calling on leaders in Washington to quickly reopen the federal government, enact a long-term borrowing bill and reach a bipartisan “comprehensive” budget deal by the end of the year.<p>In an interview with The …

Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online

Ev Williams has figured out the internet.<p>That's what he told the gathered tech heads at the recent XOXO conference in Portland, Oregon, and while he …

How Google Taught Itself Good Design

Long dominant in online search, advertising, and maps, Google has shifted gears from utility to beauty–and is now more fearsome than ever.<p><i>Happy Thanksgiving! To keep you busy while you recover from turkey coma, we’re republishing some of our favorite stories from 2013. Enjoy.–Eds</i><p>“I had just assumed …

One Man’s 40,000km Journey Across the World By Bicycle

Originally starting in London, photographer and writer Rob Lutter set off on an ambitious global journey, hoping to travel across 40,000km on his bicycle. Along the way, the goal has been to not only photograph the many sites he visits, finding inspiration from his travels and the people he meets, …

How a Type Museum Rewrote Its Fate

The passion and generosity of font fans helped save Wisconsin's Hamilton Wood Type when it was forced to leave its historic factory building.<p>Hamilton’s goal, Moran tells me, was to keep the museum in Two Rivers but have enough space in which to grow— “and we did both.” They settled into the former …

Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Musket, Snickles, ...

Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts …

Essential Elements for Brand Identity: 100 Principles for Designing Logos and Building Brands

The book suggestion of this week is about branding, the title is Essential Elements for Brand Identity: 100 Principles for Designing Logos and …

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Mini Cooper Reveals Camper Concepts

If you're a Mini Cooper disciple with an incongruous fondness for road trips—check it out: Mini has released three prototypes for car campers, including the world's smallest camper.<p>The new Clubvan Camper is pretty sweet—with a bed for one and a miniature kitchenette, complete with stove and …

Meet The Design Geniuses Who Made Vogue, Mashable, And The Verge Look So Good

Brandon Ralph and Dan Gardner met when they were just kids. Then they ended up working together as designers at DraftFCB. Later, in 2001, they launched Code and Theory, a full-service design and advertising firm.<p>Since then they've worked with clients ranging from Lenny Kravitz to Dr Pepper to The …

Interactive Guide to Blog Typography

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These 12 Videos Show the Proper Form for a 7-Minute Full Workout

Interval training, as we've mentioned before, is one of the most efficient ways to exercise. Yesterday we shared a routine that gives you a full-body …

Fit Travel: 20 Epic Adventures to Tackle in Your 20s

You’re young, in good shape, and you don’t have kids yet—really, there’s no better time to travel than <i>now</i>. So that’s why we scoped out the world’s …

Kickstarter Project: Plume Fender Stows Away When Sunny, Rolls Out With the Weather

Kickstarter is bringing another project to life, the Plume Mudguard. It’s a recoiling fender that works like a snap bracelet. Constructed of a …