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A taxonomy of unethical technology design patterns

Tristan Harris, formerly Google's Design Ethicist and Product Philosopher, delves into the way that technology design can "hijack your attention," by …

The mercurial nature of P2P lending

The meteoric rise of e-lending platforms attracted a lot of interest among investors and entrepreneurs. Lending Club and OnDeck have already become public companies, and their competitors, such as Funding Circle, SoFi, Prosper, RateSetter, Zopa, Avant, Kabbage and others continue to develop and …

Improve your iPhone storage with iKlips DUO iOS

While Apple takes their sweet time expanding the iPhone’s storage capacity, many of us are fighting the “Not Enough Storage Space” notification as we use our iOS devices for an assortment of media and data activity each day.<p>The Cloud helps, but it’s certainly no substitute for the security and …

iOS

Your 15 Favorite Stories from 2015

A look back at Core77's most popular posts of the year!<p>It's been a wild and wonderful year for design and here at Core77 and we're feeling #blessed …

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The 10 best ever podcasts

Ten years since Apple launched a version of iTunes with a new format called podcasting, Pete Naughton selects 10 of the best<p>In June 2005, Apple launched a version of its iTunes software with a new feature which Steve Jobs confidently termed “the next generation of radio”. The technology in question …

Father John Misty

13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

Roundup: 10 Modern Side Tables

Posted by<p>Home Furnishings Main<p>Need a place to put down that drink? We scouted around looking for some modern side tables the design world has to …

Michelle Obama

Weird Facts Behind 6 Famous Star Wars Costumes

The little-known stories of clothing from a galaxy far, far away, from Darth Vader’s helmet to Padme’s wedding dress to Han Solo’s vest.<p>From Princess Leia’s cinnamon buns and white robes to Darth Vader’s shiny black helmet and billowing cape, the costumes in the seven episodes of <i>Star Wars</i> are among …

Ugly Christmas Sweater Suits Are a Thing

Now that Thanksgiving is done and dusted, it's time to <i>really</i> get into the swing of the holiday season—and if one of your guy's favorite things about December is the opportunity to wear his favorite ugly Christmas sweater, well, then you've come to the right blog today.<p>How many times have you gotten …

How to Craft a Compelling Storyline for Your Company

As mentioned in the beginning, the key to a consistent story about your business is that your entire team buys-in on what you’ve defined as your brand.<p>From the beginning, it’s important for the entire team to be involved in the process of creating your brand as well as providing their input on …

Articles about light filled nature inspired house dallas on Dwell.com - Dwell

A chance encounter led a Dallas couple to a neighborhood where nature is prized as much as design, and houses are built to make...<p>An inviting house in the Mexican capital draws the outside in.<p>A London renovation resolves a family’s yearning for open air and greenery.<p>A family’s remote island retreat …

Design

Google Wants Developers Building Virtual-Reality Apps For A Piece Of Cardboard

A gimmick? Cardboard could be Google’s ploy to launch Android as a platform for virtual-reality apps.<p>As usual, Google handed out an array of freebies to attendees of its I/O conference, hoping to entice developers to build applications for its devices. Among them: a square smatchwatch–their choice …

Virtual Reality

The Golden Age Of Soviet Design

A new exhibition explores the frenzy for domestic designs launched by Nixon’s and Krushchev’s Kitchen Debates.<p>In the summer of 1959, then-Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev stood in a model of American domesticity and debated the merits of washing machines. It was the …

It’s Time To Rethink The American City

A panel at the American Institute of Architects convention discussed some of the greatest challenges facing today’s cities and suburbs.<p>It’s day two of the American Institute of Architects convention in Chicago, where more than 20,000 attendees have gathered to talk about architecture and design. …

Silicon Valley's culture of failure … and 'the walking dead' it leaves behind

Though tech startups rely on origin myths and mantras like 'Fail fast, fail often,' the psychic toll of unrelenting failure simmers just beneath the exuberance<p>It is probably Silicon Valley's most striking mantra: “Fail fast, fail often.” It is recited at technology conferences, pinned to company …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Learning

Six Flags Unveils Tallest, Fastest and Steepest Wooden Roller Coaster

After much anticipation from thrill seekers and coaster enthusiasts, Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois has finally unveiled its newest …

LeVar Burton On Reading Rainbow's Kickstarter And The Love Of Reading

When <i>Reading Rainbow</i> launched its effort to raise $1 million on Kickstarter a week ago, they gave themselves a 35 day deadline, rather than the usual 30 days that a Kickstarter effort has. The reason why, LeVar Burton told me, is because they wanted an extra five days to ensure they met their …

The Reversed Perspective of Patrick Hughes

Be careful. The paintings of Patrick Hughes, on view at Flowers Gallery, are so unbelievable that they could literally hit you in the face.<p>He calls …

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Releases 400,000 Hi-Res Images Online to the Public

The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently made public an extensive archive of 400,000 high-resolution images available for download and non-commercial use. Divided into categories ranging from Asian Art to European Paintings to American Decorative Arts to overall Highlights, the collection is a …

Art

The Gi-Bike Is Electric, Foldable, And Looks Like The Future

When I head into the future in my magical time machine, I’m going to want to bring a few things with me. One of those things is a Rambo knife. Also a CD of In The Aeroplane Over The Sea. And also the Gi-Bike.<p>Created by adopted New Yorkers Agustin Agustinoy, Eric Sevillia, and Lucas Toledo, the …

Gorgeous Housing That People Can Actually Afford

In the U.S., beautiful housing is usually reserved for those who can afford to pay a premium. Few American cities have adopted the high-design ethos behind affordable housing programs the way European cities like Vienna have. Thoughtful social housing does exist here, albeit not in as great of a …