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Breaking: Expensive Engagement Rings Lead to Divorce

Photo: Getty Images<p>When Jennifer Lopez sang, "Don't be fooled by the rocks that I got," perhaps she was referring to the famous 6.1-carat, $1.2 million diamond ring given to her by Ben Affleck for their doomed engagement. Ben downgraded to a more modest, 4.5-carat diamond when he proposed to …

An Alfa Romeo-inspired guitar is the best guitar

Tipo 6-String.<p>We've seen some truly abhorrent automotive-branded "lifestyle products" over the years. Remember Porsche Design's $2300 BlackBerry smartphone? For reasonsstill unknown, Audi once relegated 1500 employees in its design department to making a chair. Yes, a <i>living room chair.</i> But Alfa …

18 Bad Sleeping Habits To Break Now

From the editors of Cosmpolitan.com, correct these common sleeping mistakes for a better night's rest.<p>Even if you eat kale and exercise and somehow resist the office cupcakes, it won't matter much if you don't get a decent amount of sleep. Your body and mind desperately needs rest to function …

Animal Logos Construction

Designing visual identities and logos is all about simplifying the form until you get the basic shapes that represent the form. There are several …

The internet of things is great for chipmakers and a challenge for Intel

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>As chipmakers realize the power and increasing amount of silicon is inside our connected devices they are racing to own as …

Google's Project Ara wants to revolutionize the smartphone industry within a year

The night before Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division was supposed to show off the one and only functional Project Ara prototype to a room full of eager developers, someone dropped the phone and broke the display. At <i>any</i> other product reveal, this worst-case scenario would be a …

Massive Security Bug In OpenSSL Could Affect A Huge Chunk Of The Internet

I saw a t-shirt one time. “I’m a bomb disposal technician,” it read. “If you see me running, try to keep up.”<p>The same sort of idea can be applied to net security: when all the net security people you know are freaking out, it’s probably an okay time to worry.<p>This afternoon, many of the net security …

The History of Flat Design: Efficiency, Minimalism, Trendiness

It seems as though any time you hear about Web design these days, you can’t help but come across the term “flat design.” While the flat Web design trend has been emerging in recent years, it seemed to have exploded in popularity thanks to large companies and organizations changing their design …

Is a 30-Minute Workout Better Than a 60-Minute One?

Kate Upton's trainer, David Kirsch, seems to think so.<p>When it comes to your body, you get what you give. Luckily, that no longer means hours on the treadmill or double spin classes. Instead, celebrity trainer David Kirsch says that quality over quantity is the missing link to reaching your get-fit …

Size Matters: 5 Things Guys Need to Know About Clothes

I love to shop for clothes, but with my 5'6" frame shopping excursions often turn into scavenger hunts because most stores offer few or no choices for body types like me. I'm just a few inches shy of the height of an average American male who stands at approximately 5'8", yet the average extra …

Clothing

5 Ways To Burn Out Programming

I've only recently come out of my burnout, despite it happening years ago. It sucks. It sucks bad. But looking back, I can see many of the causes …

Be one with Flappy Bird: The science of 'flow' in game design

A core reason why recent hits like Flappy Bird and Threes found success -- and are massively addictive -- lies in the way they put us in a unique zen-like state known as flow.<p>There's nothing the same between Minecraft and Flappy Bird, The Sims and WoW [World of Warcraft]. These are fundamentally …

The Sims

Found: The Oldest Known Star In The Universe

Astronomers announced yesterday that they've spotted a child of the very first stars.<p>Astronomers announced yesterday that they discovered the oldest known star in the universe. They believe the star is from the second generation of stars ever to form.<p>Stefan Keller, an astronomer at the Mount …

Universe

Is Rowing the New Spinning?

With rowing studios like CityRow, RowZone, Brooklyn Crew, and GoRow quickly cropping up in NYC, New Jersey, LA, and Chicago, is rowing kicking spinning to the curb and becoming the new workout craze? According to celebrity trainer Hannah Davis, that's exactly what's happening on the fitness</i> …

Feeling Bloated? 6 Foods To Fight Inflammation

Illustrated by Ly Ngo.<p><i>UPDATE: This story was originally published on December 30, 2013.</i><p>We’ve all experienced it — that sensation of fullness and …

Xcode Plugin That Makes Working With Github And Bitbucket Projects Easier

I’ve mentioned a number of useful Xcode plugins over the last few years.<p>Here’s another handy Xcode plugin from Lars Schneider created to make working …

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Learning Xcode 5 As a Designer

It’s time for designers to implement their own iOS designs.<p>For the past month, I woke up at 7am, consistently worked until 7pm weekdays and Sundays …

Protean Electric To Develop In-Wheel Motor Propulsion System With FAW-Volkswagen

Protean Electric announced its partnership with FAW-Volkswagen Automotive (FAW-VW) to develop an all new electric propulsion system that will include …

Meteorite And Dinosaur Bone Rings | HiConsumption

Posted in Style<p>Every kiss might begin with Kay, but we think every frenzied make-out session should start with a ring made of meteorite and dinosaur …

Kinematics: Complex, Foldable 3D Prints by Nervous System

Nervous System has been blazing trails in the 3D printing arena for years and they’ve just released Kinematics, a new jewelry collection with an …

This car has no engine, no transmission, no differential

The car is all electric and has no emissions. “You can use wind power or solar power, and contribute toward reducing our dependency on fossil oils,” …

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Android vs. iOS Development: Fight!

The eternal startup question “Android or iOS first?” grows ever thornier, with news that Android’s market share exceeds 80%. But never mind the managers and non-technical founders: what do <i>developers! developers!</i> think of that divide? Whoever makes life easier for them gains a sizable edge.<p>And by …

In the Details: How to Make the Massive UK Plug Fold Flat

Here's something you've probably noticed in passing: the UK three-pronged plug is incredibly bulky. Forget about sliding it into a thin tablet case. …

China's Flowing Bridge with Three Separate Undulating Roads

In an effort to enliven the local area of a new lake district on Changsha's Meixi Lake in China, an international competition was held to design an innovative, new pedestrian bridge that would span the length of the Dragon King Harbor River. The winning proposal was a stunning concept that rises …

Roads

Get a grip! Tactical Haptics launches Kickstarter campaign for ‘reactive grip’ game controller

William Provancher wants you to get a grip. His startup, Tactical Haptics, is launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund small-scale production of a new kind of touch feedback game controller, dubbed Reactive Grip.<p>The Reactive Grip gives you much sharper sensations than the aging “rumble” game …

5 of the Craziest Scientific Facts Out There

<b>1.</b> The human body contains enough DNA to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back again. 17 times.<p><b>2.</b> Microbes colonize human bodies, outnumbering human …

Astronomy

Apple font “beautiful as typeface, totally sucks as an interface” — insights from a famous designer

Advertisement<p>18 Comments<p>Credit: (c) Pinar Ozger<p>Erik Spiekermann, who has crafted dozens of version of the alphabet for companies and cities, believes …

How to Design Your Startup Office for a Productive Workforce

If you look at some of the latest startup offices, there seems to be a competition to who can have the coolest ping pong tables, kitchen, and big TVs displaying real time data. But are they essential to office productivity and culture?<p>We spoke to some of the hottest startups to hear their …