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What Every Young Designer Should Know, From Legendary Apple Designer Susan Kare

The Mac pixel queen boils down her advice for young designers to two simple rules.<p>If you’re reading this on a computer, you owe a debt to Susan Kare, the pioneering designer behind the original Macintosh’s icons and the first digital typefaces like Chicago, which proved that computers could have …

6 'Star Wars' Technologies That May Not Be So Far, Far Away

From landspeeders to lightsabers<p>The trailer for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> may be just 88 seconds long, but it still manages to pack a punch. (Some of us have even spent <i>way</i> too long dissecting the entire thing.) Personally, among my favorite parts of <i>Star Wars</i>—and there are many—is the amazing …

Pizza Hut's New Menu Supposedly Reads Your Mind Then Picks Your Toppings (In 2.5 Seconds)

Pizza lovers who just can't make up their minds about what to order, rejoice! Pizza Hut has developed a new tablet-based menu that relies purely on customers’ eye movements to create their perfect pizza.<p>The “Subconscious Menu," which is only in test mode in the United Kingdom for now, first syncs a …

The MythBusters take on Corning’s Gorilla Glass to see how it stacks up against the regular stuff (video)

The displays on most smartphones these days, including the iPhone, are made using Gorilla Glass from Corning, Inc., which is stronger and lighter than regular glass. Just how much stronger and lighter, exactly, is a question that was put to the test by MythBusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman as …

Game reviewer received rape threats from boys, contacted their mothers

An Australian game reviewer got sick and tired of young boys trolling her and threatening to rape her, so she did what any self-respecting adult …

The Game of Thrones video game is off to a slow, but promising, start

One of the first things you do in the <i>Game of Thrones</i> video game is slowly wipe blood off of a sword. A few minutes later you're trying to avoid being stabbed in the neck with one.<p>The new <i>Game of Thrones</i> game is created by Telltale, the same developer behind the acclaimed <i>Walking Dead</i> series, and much …

SwiftKey enables Stephen Hawking to communicate twice as fast

SwiftKey announced on Tuesday that it has collaborated with Intel on an ambitious project for the past two years: improving the communication system of Stephen Hawking. The custom keyboard maker makes it easier for the well-known scientist, who has motor neurone disease, to predict full words, …

31 Gobsmacking Gorgeous Gifts

The ultimate shopping list for everyone you love, including yourself.<br>_Fashion Editor: Jorden Bickham

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How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic

Scientists Analyze Public Leaders’ Voices to Discover the Basis for Charisma<p>Scientists are tuning in on the power of the spoken word, seeking the secrets of charisma.<p>By analyzing the harmonics of pitch, frequency and timbre, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles are discovering how …

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