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The 19-Year-Old Wiz Kid Who Turned Down Apple Has Nabbed Backing From A Hollywood Star

We caught up with Meyer again and learned that since that decision, things have been wild for him.<p>His startup, Fresco News, crowdsources breaking news and photos from Twitter, Instagram and other social media.<p>Fresco finds breaking news, verifies it, and gets the license to publish relevant images …

This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …

Mind-boggling photos that defy perspective

Boobs, Bongs, And Cannibals: 45 Foul Icons You Can Download For Free

Pop quiz: Which emoji is the best emoji? Answer: The poo emoji.<p>I say that, not because of a proclivity to bathroom humor, but because the poo emoji is such an earnest, universal, and succinct method of communication. Before you can judge someone for using the crudest emoji of them all, the poo …

Daily Inspiration #1708

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

The World’s Most Talented Barista Is Drawing This Year’s Best Picture Nominees In Coffee

Mike Breach, barista extraordinaire, is stepping up his game as the Academy Awards approach. He’s in the process of “painting” this year’s Best Picture nominees — in lattes. So far he’s finished <i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>, <i>Gravity</i>, <i>Her</i>, and <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> (see below).<p>Lest you think this is all just …

You Can Watch the Oscars Streaming Online for the First Time Ever

For the first time in Oscar history, you can watch Sunday’s award show streaming online from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Horrendous red …

Nimue 490 Gentleman’s Day Cruiser by Timon Sager

<b>Nimue 490</b>, a gentlemen’s day cruiser designed by Timon Sager. What a difference a day makes – especially if that day is spent on the water, relaxing …

Design Indaba Conference: Marian Bantjes & Jessica Hische in Conversation

<i>Content sponsored by the Design Indaba</i><p>One of the great things about the Design Indaba Conference is that it not only sparks conversations but also …

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Design

How Internet Ads Work

One of the most complex computational networks on the planet is responsible for showing you annoying banner ads. Yup, even ours.<p>Look to the top of the page. See that banner ad? Believe it or not, that hasn’t just been randomly squirted out to you. It is a calculation made by one of the most complex …

Rooftoppers Secretly Climb 650-Meter-High Crane in Shanghai

Russian photographers and adrenaline junkies Vitaly Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov, who are no strangers to traveling to the world's towering skyscrapers and climbing them with absolutely no safety gear, have recently conquered the second tallest building in the world. The daredevil duo managed to …

Chinese New Year

Little Book of Lettering

The book suggestion of this week is once again about typography and hand lettering. The title is Little Book of Lettering and the author is Emily …

Corporate Identity by Woodlake Design Studio for Hansen Text & Concept

Simple Corporate Design.<p>Frankfurt, Germany based Woodlake Design Studio has created this nice and simple corporate identity for Hansen Text & …

Graphic Design

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Nokia will reportedly unveil its Android phone later this month

Nokia is preparing to unveil its first Android phone later this month. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that Nokia will unveil its "Normandy" phone at Mobile World Congress later this month. Citing sources familiar with Nokia’s plans, the <i>WSJ</i> reiterates previous reports from <i>The Verge</i> that Nokia’s …

River WordPress Theme

River – Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme.<p>The <b>River</b> WordPress theme was made for multi-purpose. It’s responsive and retina ready. The River theme is …

That Secret App Is Becoming Silicon Valley’s New Blind Item

“I work at Evernote and we’re about to get acquired… Watch this space”<p>That could be the first big acquisition rumor to have found its way onto Secret, the new “anonymish” sharing app launched late last week. But it won’t be the last.<p>(FWIW, Evernote CEO Phil Libin says it’s not true. And Dustin …

Mimo smart onesie monitors baby, sends smartphone updates

The first wearable gadget based on the Intel Edison chip is a onesie that monitors your baby's breathing and sends audio and data to your smartphone. Staying connected to your baby has never been more wireless.<p>Intel made a bit of a splash at CES this year with Edison, a full Pentium-class computer …

Wearable Tech

How Google Used Motorola To Smack Down Samsung -- Twice

Samsung is giant. It employs 427,000 staff, has an annual turnover in excess of $270bn and assets of $600bn spread across over 80 business units. And Google just floored it twice using Motorola as a baseball bat.<p><b>Why?</b><br>On the surface having 81 per cent of Android marketshare would seem to make Google …

Bring Your Retro Games Into the Modern Age with These Emulator Tricks

You probably already know you can play your favorite retro games on your computer, tablet, or phone with an emulator. But emulators are good for more …

Suzuki Katana by Motohangar

When we heard that Motohangar had ripped the bodywork off a Suzuki Katana, we were dismayed. After all, the Katana is one of the most iconic motorcycles ever made.<p>But then we found out that Patrick Jones and crew were revitalizing a <i>2006</i> Suzuki Katana, not one of the 1980s originals. A little …

Motorcycles

A Modern Two-Storey Dwelling Inspiring Calmness in New Zealand

Nestled in Auckland, New Zealand, <b>Rothesay Bay House</b> is a modern two-storey dwelling with a refined wooden exterior and a fancy modern interior. …

The Flag App Will Print Your iPhone Photos For... Free?

The iPhone is probably, at this point, the most commonly used camera on Earth. It takes millions of snapshots, every day, and some of them are so …

Adam Orth Is Turning His Personal Disaster Into A Beautiful Game

Adam Orth, one of last year’s most notorious people on the Internet, was nervous last week as he was showing me his new creation: a beautiful, …

How A Simple New Invention Seals A Gunshot Wound In 15 Seconds

An Oregon startup has developed a pocket-size device that uses tiny sponges to stop bleeding fast.<p>When a soldier is shot on the battlefield, the emergency treatment can seem as brutal as the injury itself. A medic must pack gauze directly into the wound cavity, sometimes as deep as 5 inches into …

Medicine

Kenyan Schools To Test An Eye Exam App

The app takes clinic-quality pictures and emails them to a doctor for diagnosis.<p>A handful of teachers in a poor region of Kenya will soon test a smartphone app to give their students eye exams, the BBC reports. Doctors there hope the app will help them catch vision problems in more kids. Once …

Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …

Cancer

Bionic hand lets wearer feel what they're holding

The latest bionic hand can do a lot more than just let its wearer hold things: it can actually let them feel. By hooking into nerves in an amputee's arm, the new prosthetic can let a person tell how hard or soft an object is and even distinguish its basic shape. "The sensory feedback was …