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Pixar Cofounder Ed Catmull on Failure and Why Fostering a Fearless Culture Is the Key to Groundbreaking Creative Work

<i>“Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before,”</i> Neil Gaiman urged in his commencement-address-turned-manifesto-for-the-creative life. <i>“The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them — especially not from yourself,”</i> philosopher Daniel …

Inside The Pixar Braintrust

In this exclusive excerpt from Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull unveils one of his key management tools–the Pixar Braintrust, which has helped the animation powerhouse score 14 box office hits in a row.<p>A hallmark of a healthy creative culture is that its people feel free to share ideas, opinions, and …

My Life Without A Smartphone

I’ve worked in online media for years but I’ve never owned a smartphone. Here’s why I don’t feel like I’m missing out.<p>Maybe I should be embarrassed when I pull out my nearly 10-year-old flip phone, but I’m not–not even a little bit.<p>There might have been a time when I felt self-conscious, and I’m …

Extreme Street View: Google Employee Maps Deserted Island

Street View has mapped much more than roads in its, but sending a lone urban explorer through the haunting multistory ruins of a remote island may be …

App Store Update: May 20

1992's original Alone in the Dark gets a new App Store port today while LEGO games enjoy an 80% sale.<p>Every day hundreds of new apps make their debut …

The Most ’90s Thing That Could Ever Exist

The zeitgeist summed perfectly in one technological artifact, which is a VHS tape promoting Windows 95, starring Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry.<p>Wow.<p>Just. Wow.<p>This image is bouncing around on Twitter thanks to Jehan Ranasinghe, who dug this thing up, presumably with a time machine, and then …

Why Steve Jobs is Rolling Over in His Grave

It appears Apple is in the final throws of closing its acquisition of Beats by Dre, a company that sells very average headphones at an extremely premium price. At a glance, you might say that Apple gains a “high end” line of headphones (versus their current Earbud and Earpod solutions). You might …

Les millionnaires de la puck et nous...

Je vois souvent des gens qui rejettent le hockey et LNH uniquement parce que les joueurs sont des millionnaires. On y ajoute des clichés comme «du …

New York

Hyperkin’s Pixel Art Controller

This PC controller looks like a low-res SNES controller! Also it comes in a bunch of colors (there’s a banner on the website showing four more than we have here). Is that Hulk green and purple?<p>It’ll be out in September. No idea how it is as a controller, but this design is fressssshhhh.

Ocarina of Time's Hyrule recreated in Minecraft

<b>One clever Minecrafter has recreated the entirety of Hyrule as seen in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.</b><p>Forget Great Britain, Westeros and …

Retrogaming

Wake up Energized with a Zelda Life Bar on Your Headboard - Technabob

By the time you go to bed at night, you’re pretty worn down from the day’s events. Your life bar must be close to zero. Some sleep will help and that …

Japan used to rule video games, so what happened?

Everyone knows video games are big in Japan, but in recent years the question has been whether Japan’s still big in video games. “Japan is over. We're done. Our game industry is finished,” said <i>Mega Man</i> and <i>Dead Rising</i> creator Keiji Inafune at the Tokyo Game Show in 2009, and five years on there’s no …

Someone Made The Pac-Man Soundtrack 13 Years Before The Game Was Created

This Italian sound experiment from 1967 sounds eerily familiar...<p><i>Pac-Man</i>, arguably la crème de la crème of 8-bit arcade glory, wasn't released until 1980, yet we recently noticed a YouTube video that points to a maybe-unexpected source of its inspiration. Take one listen to the above track, and …

How Atari box art turned 8-bit games into virtual wonderlands

The cover for <i>Adventure</i> on the Atari looks nothing like the title it’s promoting. The game itself is essentially made of a series of rectangles, with a few blocky enemies prowling around, while the main adventurer is simply a square. You’re forced to imagine the fantasy world you’re meant to be …

Use "I Don't" Phrases Over "I Can't" to Resist Temptation

How you phrase your goal might have an effect on whether you complete it. Researchers say phrases starting with "I don't" are more effective for …

Procrastination