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United States of Ice Cream: America’s Best Cones

I scream, you scream: Here’s where to get your best licks around the United States this summer.<p>> New York, New York: Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream<p>This Lower East Side parlor opened in 2014, and the soda-fountain counter has been full ever since. Made in small batches, the egg-free ice cream comes …

Ice Cream

Here's how to enable the large icon view on a New Tab page in Chrome for Android

Back in March, Google’s own François Beaufort teased on Google+ that the Chromium team was working on an experimental New Tab page that would render much better looking icons instead of thumbnails of your most visited websites in Chrome. Larger icons, in this instance, are a much cleaner looking …

Copy and paste emoji? Emotes makes it extremely easy ಥ_ಥ

If you’re not an expert in elaborate emoji or kaomoji like our own Owen Williams, Emot.es might just come in handy. The site makes it possible to copy and paste hundreds of them.<p>It’s not the first place to offer easy access to emoji – also check out Textfaces – but it’s very nicely implemented and …

Photo of the Day: Best of May

Every day, we feature an image chosen from thousands around National Geographic. Here are some highlights from May.<p>“As technology shrinks the world around us, it becomes more and more difficult to find ourselves truly lost in the outdoors,” writes Matthew Saville, who submitted the above photograph …

Make the Chrome New Tab page more useful, beautiful

Right now, your New Tab page in Chrome is probably a Google Search box, eight quick links to frequently visited sites, and a few extra Google links nestled in the top right-hand corner. It gets the job done, but it's not much to look at.<p>If you want to add a bit more functionality to your New Tab …

Google Search

This clever Chrome experiment allows you to mute individual tabs

Last year, Google added a handy feature to Chrome: a speaker icon that show which tabs are playing sounds so you can quickly spot them. A hidden experiment builds on that, allowing you to mute them all with one click.<p>To enable the feature, enter “chrome://flags/” – the special URL for experiments – …

Drinking Chocolate in Bayonne

The last thing I expected to discover in <b>Bayonne</b>, the scrappy Basque town in southwestern France known for its salt-dried ham, was the most luscious hot chocolate to ever cross my lips, a velvety concoction coiffed with a dome of froth and sipped from a delicate, rose-bedecked porcelain cup in a …

France

How Much For A Camel, Beer, Or Prostitute? Google’s Most Popular Cost Searches In Each Country

A revealing look at some of the most-Googled prices around the world.<p>What would you consider buying abroad? Beer? A luxury car? A camel? A new infographic from Fixr.com, a cost estimating site, reveals that the answer differs by country. Taking the top Google autocomplete search for “How much does …

United Arab Emirates

Fruits and Veggies Meticulously Arranged to Form Colorful Gradients

If you enjoy food and organization, then you'll love photographer Brittany Wright. Her Instagram account, @wrightkitchen, is full of visually-pleasing images of vibrantly-hued food that's meticulously arranged. Fruits, vegetables, and even burnt toast look appetizing as they're organized according …

This stunning Windows app makes the best case yet for the Surface Pen

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Windows Apps

Wow, this is a really fancy plane

A Boeing 747 like you've never seen it<p>Look at that mansion. Wouldn't it be nice to live in a sweet, sweet mansion like that? Actually that's a plane. A Boeing 747-8, to be exact. Greenpoint Technologies recently customized the 747 (the world's second largest commercial airliner) for a "private, …

7 Incredibly Adorable Animals Unique to Hokkaido, Japan

Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island, is famous for its winter weather and gorgeous natural scenery, but if you ask us, it should also be known for its population of adorable animals that can't be found anywhere else in the country. In these incredible photos captured by PopShiretoko360, a Twitter …

How to get all the awesome extra sounds for GarageBand 10

If you dig creating fresh beats and smooth grooves on your Mac, you’ll likely love GarageBand. It’s a fantastic bit of musical creation kit for anyone, regardless of native ability or experience. You can use loops to make new songs, play your own music with MIDI keyboards–even make your own …

Breathtaking Aerial Panoramas Show the World Like You've Never Seen Before

Ready to see the world like you've never seen it before? AirPano, a not-for-profit company that focuses on high-resolution panoramic shots, has traveled to over 230 breathtaking locations on our planet, giving us the most incredible aerial views of this earth. While they're known for their 360 …

Artist Celebrates Women in Science with Whimsical Drawings

As a young girl, Missouri native Rachel Ignotofsky had a hard time choosing whether she wanted to be a scientist or an artist. Now, she's melding her passions in an innovative series of whimsical drawings that pay tribute to women in science. She uses simple lines and pops of color against gray …

Women in Science

Google's Art Project Extension Makes Every Tab Classy

We’re connoisseurs of great Chrome extensions here at TNW, so Google’s latest was an instant addition to our browsers. Google Art Project, developed by the Google Cultural Institute, puts fine art on every new tab you open.<p>The extension shows great artworks from the collections of museums and …

One of these stunning images will win Sony's Mobile Phone Award

The panel received 10,293 entries from amateur and professional photographers all over the world. Believe it or not, all of these images were taken with a cell phone.<p>20 photos have been selected for the shortlist. Anyone can vote by visiting the World Photography Organisation's web site and …

These interactive sites let you try out Apple Watch band combinations & apps

Two new interactive tools let you try out the Apple Watch before it hits Apple Store shelves next month: The first lets you try out various Apple Watch case colors and finishes with the different strap options available. The next lets you play with the Apple Watch apps that have already been …

Clever Pictogram Images Show the Values We All Live By

If you could boil down the values we all live by into simple, easy to understand images, what would that look like? London-based designer Genis Carreras's latest series answers this very question. Carreras first came under our radar with his Philographics project, where he took complicated …

Vurb Is Crazy Enough To Fight Google

Google Search was not built for mobile. It’s all about lists of web pages, but the small screen is ruled by apps. That’s why if Google launched today, it might look a lot like Vurb…which did launch today.<p>Vurb is a mobile search engine that pulls info from partnered apps like Yelp and Rotten …

15 Photos That Will Make You Fall in Love with the Adorable Ermine

The short-tailed weasel, or stoat, is an adorable little character that always looks like he's always up to no good. The animal goes by the name ermine when it's in its pure white winter coat. In the spring and summer, its fur is a reddish brown. The photo above shows the ermine in Italy's Gran …

Cruise Ships

Atomic Is The Missing Interface Design Tool In Your Browser

Great interface design is quickly becoming a priority as companies everywhere start realizing that it’s paramount to their succeeding in the crowded online space.<p>Then why, despite its importance, has there been such a gap in the UX design tools space?<p>Atomic, a startup team of ten based in …

Mobile Devices

Astropad turns your iPad into a graphics tablet for your Mac

For years there have been options to add a drawing pad and stylus to a computer, a way for graphic artists to create digital media and drawings. …

Apps

How Alto’s Adventure became your next favorite iPhone game

Zao Fox Village, a Sanctuary in Japan Where Foxes Roam Freely

Located near the city Shiroishi in the mountains of Miyagi, Japan, the Zao Fox Village (Zao Kitsune Mura) is a paradise for fox lovers. Open since 1990, the village is a sanctuary for over a hundred animals, including six different breeds of foxes who roam freely.<p>After paying a small admission fee, …

Japan

BAFTA Posters Cleverly Show Film Plot Lines in Shadows

To honor the best British and international contributions to film in 2014, on February 8, the 68th British Academy Film Awards (or BAFTA), was held at the Royal Opera House in London. The British version of the Oscars, the BAFTAs had five films in their Best Film category: Birdman, Boyhood, The …

Posters

21 Delicious NYC Foods That Won't Break The Bank

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Dull for iPhone Will Keep You Endlessly Entertained

Dull, an app for iPhone that makes it easy to endlessly consume content, today launched an update to gamify online surfing when you’re bored.<p>The app makes it easy to subscribe to streams of things that are interesting to you — think GIFs, news stories, funny videos, music — and scroll through them …