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Nescafé Print Ads Include Pop-Up Paper Mugs for Two, So You Can Both Scald Yourselves

Ahh, the morning paper. You've just settled into your seat on the train, or perhaps a park bench, to enjoy the morning light and digest the news of …

The Makings Of A Great Logo

Six questions to ask yourself when designing a brand<p>Your company’s logo is the foundation of your business branding. It is probably the first interaction that you will have with your customers. An effective logo can establish the right tone and set the proper ethos. After years of crafting logos …

A Quest for the Secret Origins of Lost Video-Game Levels

How I returned a pirated Sonic the Hedgehog game cartridge to its original architect<p>If I could have told my fifth-grade self that one day I’d be sitting in lobby of storied video game maker Sega’s central building, waiting to meet with <i>Sonic the Hedgehog</i> creator Yuji Naka, I think young me would …

How Your Favorite Websites Have Changed Over Time

The internet has gotten a lot less ugly.

Ikea Built Something New: An Instagram Website

Ikea and its Russian ad agency have thought up a new use for Instagram.<p>The furniture retailer launched an Instagram account that functions like a …

[Video] Hy-Fi: The Living's Local, Sustainable, 10,000 Brick Mushroom Tower At MoMA PS1

When it comes to experimental, sustainable bio-design, "Hy-Fi," The Living's new project, is a game-changer.<p><i>Photos by Andrew Nunes</i><p>Since 2000, the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1's Young Architects Program (YAP) has sowed the grounds for the best and brightest emerging minds in architecture and …

The Science Of Comic Sans

Researchers have gotten a lot better at understanding how the forms of letters evoke different emotional responses.<p>One of the funniest <i>McSweeney’s</i> pieces you’ll ever read is a message to haters from the font Comic Sans. Slighted by the perception that he’s “pedestrian and tacky,” Mr. Sans argues …

How Gross Is Your Phone? A Motherboard Science Experiment

Culturing bacteria in our office mortified a couple responsible scientists.<p>All images: Derek Mead<p>All I wanted to do was recreate a relatively simple study I had just written about. Instead, I ended up creating something vaguely dangerous, which mortified the director of a local DIY biology lab. …

Did Facebook Hurt People’s Feelings?

It’s no secret that social media can affect your mood, making you experience certain feelings based on the information you see and the people you interact with. Those feelings are one of the reasons that people use sites like Facebook or Twitter to begin with. But what if you found out that what …

The Simpsons in CSS

The Maker Of The Best Used Car Spot Ever Is Back With Another Mind-Blower For Volvo

We all know how good Jerry Seinfeld is at spoofing generic car commercials, but Swedish art director Christoffer Castor is taking this art form to a whole other level.<p>Last month he hit viral gold by using an over-the-top movie trailer voice with a hearty dose of gibberish to sell his red 1993 …

Want to Search That Cell Phone? Better Get a Warrant

The Supreme Court laid down a marker for privacy in the smartphone era Wednesday—and Chief Justice John Roberts showed a surprising new savviness about technology.<p>One smartphone owner in eight, Chief Justice John Roberts noted Wednesday, admits to sometimes taking a cell phone into the shower. (The …

Has Smart Tech Forgotten That It's Built for Humans?

The assumption of the tech industry is that <i>more</i> is self-evidently better—more data, more screens, more computing devices, more connections. The trouble is, most problems are pretty simple.<p><i>Photo via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Nothing makes you ignore what’s in front of you like Google Glass. The world …

How Marvel’s API Will Change Cultural Criticism

Once again, comic fans are blazing a new path online.<p>Anyone who gets their news online knows data journalists are trying to change cultural criticism. Browse around today and you can see Vox.com explaining the “7 things Kindle highlights tell us about readers,” or Nate Silver’s <i>FiveThirtyEight</i> …

The Forgotten Firsts: 10 Vintage Versions of Modern Technology

<i>I</i>n this age of mobile, wireless, digital and whatchamacallit technology, nothing seems to surprise us nowadays. Unless they’re going to finally show …

Bic goes from ballpoint to digital to create a ‘universal typeface’

What would it look like if you created a single typeface, a combined average of the world’s handwriting? Bic wants to figure it out.<p>With its new …

Where Do Eureka Moments Come From?

A man in a town married twenty women. There have been no divorces or annulments, and everyone in question is still alive and well. The man is not a bigamist, and he has broken no laws. How is this possible?<p>This is the so-called marrying-man problem, which psychologists often use to study creative …

Detecting Cervical Cancer From A Cell Phone, And Other Brilliant Wireless Inventions

The winners of Vodafone’s wireless innovation project are extending what can be accomplished with simple mobile tools.<p>Slowly but surely, cell phones are making it possible to offer once-expensive and inaccessible technologies for minimal cost to the developing world. The winners of Vodafone’s …

This New App Makes The NYC Subway Map Move

And it's so cool. Point your phone at a boring old subway map and everything starts moving.

TransProse Turns Your Favorite Novels Into Original Music Scores

We can only imagine what Gravity's Rainbow or Hamlet would sound like.<p>Every time I crack open a new book, I inevitably end up listening to music while I read, subsequently forming an association between the text and the tunes. Sometimes the pairing doesn't match (Swans and Murakami—nope), but …

These Playing Cards Are Full of Mind-Bending Glitchs

Your glitched Royal Flushes will look like a real sleight of hand.<p><b>This article was originally published on May 27, 2014 but we think it still rocks!</b><p>The power of glitch art often rests in its ability to transform a familiar object or image into something surreal, challenging the idea of what that …

The Key Points in Mary Meeker’s Annual (And Prophetic) “Internet Trends” Presentation

Like a Christmas morning gift for technology nerds, Mary Meeker’s annual “Internet Trends” report expertly distills the industry at large in a few dozen slides. The former top tech analyst at Morgan Stanley and current partner at VC powerhouse Kleiner Perkins just gave a presentation at <i>Re/code</i>‘s …

Autodesk’s Draco Lets You Animate An Illustration In Seconds

Tired of drawing 24 animations per frame? Now you can automate some of those tasks.<p>Being an animator is painstaking work. Even the most advanced animation software, which uses all sorts of tricks to streamline the process, still requires a lot of drawing. After all, you’re illustrating 24 frames a …

Would You Want Therapy From a Computerized Psychologist?

DARPA-funded technology says it can diagnose anxiety, depression, and PTSD—no human necessary.<p>A veteran is having a virtual therapy session. His counselor is named Ellie, and she is, among other things, a very good listener. She's responsive to the soldier's comments. She reads the subtleties of …

Left to Our Own Devices

Creative, unforeseen adaptations of familiar technologies can help us make our relationships more meaningful.<p>Our well-being centers on the meaningfulness of our relationships: our intimate ties, our associations with a larger circle of people, and our sense of interconnectivity with a collective …

The Process By Which Your Online and Offline Identities Are Connected

5 Intriguing Things is a curated collection of links that help us think about the future. Subscribe to the daily newsletter.<p><b>1. Maybe the most interesting section in the big new Federal Trade Commission report on data brokers is the description of what the companies call "Onboarding."</b><p>While …

Mobile Is Eating Global Attention: 10 Graphs on the State of the Internet

Online photo sharing has sextupled in two years. Nigerians are on their phones 30 percent more than Americans. We now spend more time on mobile than on print and radio combined.<p>Mary Meeker's State of the Internet presentation is a primordial soup for fledgling think pieces about the Future of …

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What Do We Save When We Save the Internet?

We cannot champion Network Neutrality without admitting that the Internet is no Utopia.<p>Think about regret as if it were sin. Some regrets are mild, but acute. The regret associated with choosing the wrong supermarket checkout lane, or buying an outfit that you notice goes on sale the next …