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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

Why limit yourself by feeding paper into a printer, if you can just drop the printer on the paper instead? A new Kickstarter campaign seeks funds for a little robot that prints 1 page per minute.<p>Computers keep getting smaller and sleeker, but printers, not so much. There's been a fundamental flaw …

Micro USB

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

This Origami Toothpaste Tube Squeezes Out Every Last Drop

Our modern toothpaste tube designs have survived from the 1890s, despite the fact that they can waste up to 13% of the goods. Can this collapsible version change that?<p>Before a 19th-century Connecticut inventor named Washington Wentworth Sheffield came up with the idea of using a collapsible lead …

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 …

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 …

Albums

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 …

Google Glass

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, …

Cycling

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 …

Typography

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 …

Graphic Design

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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 …

Prototypes

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 …

Genius

Square One: How to Start Biking

Every cyclist’s journey begins with a first turn of the pedals. Here’s how to get there.<i>—Susi Wunsch</i>

Cycling

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 …

Workouts

Fit travel: 20 epic adventures to tackle in your 20s

20. Mountain Bike Lake Tahoe’s Rim Trail<p>There’s no better rush than speeding down a single track on a mountain bike, and if you ask us, the High …

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 …