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Still Ticking: 6 American Watch Brands Every Man Must Know

Keeping the dream alive.<p>Prior to World War II, the United States was considered a world leader in handmade watches with more than a few homegrown companies giving the Swiss a run for their money. While a few these brands—like Bulova, Hamilton, and Waltham—still exist, they no longer manufacture …

5-Mile-Long Bridge Transitions into a Tunnel That Connects Denmark with Sweden

The Øresund has made it easier than ever before to travel between countries that are separated by water. This unique passageway connects the cities of Copenhagen, Denmark with Malmö, Sweden, doing so in two ways: a cable-stayed bridge runs five miles to an artificial island, where it then …

Malmö

Redesigned 2D Lamps Continue to Mesmerize with 3D Optical Illusions

Last year, we marveled over the BULBING, a stunning series of optical illusion lamps by Studio Cheha. Now, they're back with a revamp of their popular lantern, which continues to fool your eye into thinking that the flattened design is actually in three dimensions. The first iteration of the …

The faces of America: Ellis Island portraits were full of hope

Ellis Island portraits<p>The faces that became America<p>1911<p>First opened in 1892, the immigration station at Ellis Island in New York harbor processed …

March Studio Brand Identity Design by Zivan Rosic

A new visual/brand identity designed by Zivan Rosic for studio March.<p>March is a Santa Monica, CA based studio founded by two partners in 1998. They …

Graphic Design

Blinded by technology: has our belief in Silicon Valley led the world astray?

In Geek Heresy, computer expert Kentaro Toyama warns against our over-reliance on technology and explains why people, not smart tools, are the key to social change<p>When Microsoft programmer Kentaro Toyama was sent by his employers to India in 2004, charged with using technology to improve education, …

Silicon Valley

Best of the Week: Tech News, Architecture, Graphic Design and more

It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other …

Graphic Design

Revealed: the first hydrogen-powered battery that will charge your Apple iPhone for a week

British firm Intelligent Energy has claimed a breakthrough in building smartphones that run for a week on a single cartridge<p>A British technology company has claimed a major smartphone breakthrough by developing an iPhone that can go a week without recharging, running instead off a built-in hydrogen …

All 78 Original “Star Trek” Episodes, Rendered As Minimalist Posters

Designer Mark Gonyea is back, and has distilled every episode of The Original Series into a single image.<p>Compared to today’s CGI-laden sci-fi shows, the original <i>Star Trek</i> was about as minimalist as it gets: the sets were cardboard, the aliens all rubber and grease paint, and the uniforms little …

Privacy-focused Blackphone 2 is ready for pre-order

Blackphone 2, the second iteration of Silent Circle's privacy-focused handset, is now available for pre-order -- assuming you don't mind reserving a device without knowing its price. The original Blackphone was sold at the flagship-level cost of $629, but remember, this one's more sophisticated …

Photographer Accidentally Captures Rare Sight of the ISS in a Stunning Milky Way Image

This past weekend, a Perseid meteor shower was predicted on a very clear night in the Netherlands, a combination that Albert Dros knew was rare. Not wanting to miss this photographic opportunity, he ventured out with his Sony A7II camera and a friend. What he got was a series of incredible shots of …

Photography

These 29 Car Ads From 60 Years Ago Are Undeniably Cool

Back to a time when everything was cool.<p>In the earliest years, <i>Car and Driver</i> hewed so tightly to the interests of sports-car owners that it was called <i>Sports Cars Illustrated.</i> Here we present a collection of some of our favorite ads that featured in the pages of <i>SCI</i> from our first issue in 1955 …

MIT claims to have found a “language universal” that ties all languages together

A language universal would bring evidence to Chomsky's controversial theories.<p>Language takes an astonishing variety of forms across the world—to such …

9 Javascript Libraries To Build Interactive Charts

So you have in your hand tons of data, with a number of variables, that you have to somehow relay to somebody else. Raw, unorganized data is going to …

What is Causing Customers to Churn: Attrition Analysis Using R

<b>Tags</b><p>Area Under Curve, AUC, Churn, Free, Generalized Linear Models, GLM, Logit, R, Regression, ROC Curve, Tutorial<p><b>Attrition Analysis Using …

Elusive Quest for One True Kilogram Finally Pays Off

The international system of measurement has a weight problem—and a crystal ball could provide the solution.<p>For over a century, a golf-ball sized cylinder locked in a vault in Sèvres, France, has defined the true mass of a kilogram (2.2 pounds) for the entire planet.<p>The International Prototype of …

Where is Google taking us?

Photograph: Norbert von der Groeben/The Observer New Review<p>Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, still owns around 16% of the company.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/3/1435921855071/ea0a35e0-17eb-4b36-8d63-3f8a7e8e8f5f-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Norbert …

Prototypes

Amazon Web Services: This generation’s Berlin Wall tear-down deflationary event

Amazon Web Services (AWS), with its ‘Walmartesque’ everyday low prices strategy, has single handedly altered the enterprise software pricing model and has created the most important deflationary impact of this century.<p>The ‘old tech’ business model was to dominate an industry and then release …

Cloud Computing

GIFs Reveal the Visually Satisfying Process of a Hand-Lettering Expert

Despite the evolution of typography, with the advent of technology and various software, UK-based graphic designer Seb Lester proves that the art of hand-lettering is not dead. The artist's experience and skill with simple tools like calligraphy pens and paper leave digital renderings unnecessary. …

Typography

Designing Data-Driven Interfaces

Telling the story of your data<p>“Dashboard”, “Big Data”, “Data visualization”, “Analytics” — there’s been an explosion of people and companies looking …

Changing Views: The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar - Photographs and text by Jamey Stillings | LensCulture

I am fascinated by the visual energy and tension created at the intersections of nature and human activity. Uniquely as a species, we consciously modify and use the environment for our perceived needs or enjoyment. Sometimes we consider the future consequences of our actions. More often, we focus …

Pakistani Pink Salt - Photographs and text by Luke Duggleby | LensCulture

<i>We first discovered this work after it was submitted to the Visual Storytelling Awards 2014. Although it was not chosen as a finalist by the jury, the editors of LensCulture were impressed and decided to publish this feature article about it. Enjoy!</i><p>The 300 km long Kohistan-e-Namak mountain range in …

Will Bitcoin Finally Bring Down The House Of Medici?

Dan Morehead Contributor<p>Dan Morehead is CEO of Pantera Capital.<p>In the 14th century, the Medici family used the power of its newly invented, double-entry accounting system to build a cross-border banking empire that banks still use today. Now more than 600 years later, cross-border payments total …

Bitcoin

Photographer Captures the Ruins of the Soviet Space Shuttle Program

Russian urban exploration photographer Ralph Mirebs recently paid a visit to the Baikonur Cosmodrome, where inside a giant abandoned hangar are …

amphitriti:

<b>ANTIQUE TABRIZ IRANIAN CARPETS……</b><p><b>(even better than flying ones)</b>

Leaked email reveals iPhone 6s sale date

A leaked email from Vodafone has given away the release date of the next iPhone. Here we round up the rest of the rumours on specs and features<p><b>The iPhone 6s</b>' sale date has been given away in a leaked internal email from Vodafone.<p>The email reveals the newest handset will go on sale on September 25, …