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Design Principles: Visual Perception And The Principles Of Gestalt

This is the start of a series of posts about design principles. It begins with these principles of gestalt, because <b>many of the design principles we</b> …

Outstanding Entries in the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Take a moment and travel with us as we explore some of the most magnificent places in the world. It's already that time again, when photographers get to show off their skills by entering the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. This year, the grand prize winner will score a …

Wikipedia To Redesign Across More Than 32 Million Pages

The design is subtle but prompts a political question: “Why isn’t there a universal typed language that is free for everyone to use?”<p>Next Thursday, Wikipedia will launch a redesign that’s almost impossibly large in scope, scaling across 32,533,899 pages in 287 languages. But admittedly, it’ll take …

NASA Z-2 Suit : Biomimicry, Technology, or Trends In Society

Nasa has released 3 designs for <b>Nasa Z-2 Suit</b> where you get to vote which one should be our next generation spacesuit platform. It’s an upgraded …

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In the Details: Building a 3D Sketchpad That Lets You Draw Objects in Midair

With the rise of augmented reality (AR) technology, virtual reality headsets like the much buzzed-about Oculus Rift aren't just for playing games in …

Dad Uses Special Effects to Turn His Son into a Superhero

The title of “Coolest Dad of the Year” might just go to Daniel Hashimoto for his epic home videos of his 3-year-old son, James. Hashimoto, an After Effects artist for DreamWorks Animation, adds spectacular special effects to short videos of his son's playtime, turning everyday scenes of visiting …

Tampa Airport Unveils Images of $928 Million Planned Upgrades

Take a glimpse at the future of Tampa International Airport:<p>When renovations of the main terminal are finished by 2017, it will be turned into a …

Best Hotels in the USA 2014

Choosing the right hotel for your next stateside getaway is no easy feat: A property's quality can be difficult to measure until you're standing at check-in with luggage in tow. That's where <i>U.S. News & World Report's</i> annual Best Hotels in the USA rankings come in. In recent years, high-end hotels …

Every Unit At This New Bahamas Condo Comes With A Private Swimming Pool

At least, that's what Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and real estate company Douglas Elliman are hoping.<p>They have teamed up on a gorgeous new project called the Honeycomb on the south coast of New Providence, named for its geometric and organic façade. The midrise condominium …

Colorado Hospitality Experts Weigh In on Marijuana Travel Planning

Visitors to Colorado are now welcomed at dozens of marijuana dispensaries, where they can buy up to a quarter ounce (7 grams) of pot for their own …

35 photos of Utah that will make you want to ski right NOW

The rugged mountains of the Wasatch are consistently blanketed with some of the highest annual snowfalls in the country, a feature that drives skiers …

Mike Tyson Gives Evander Holyfield His Ear Back In Funny New Foot Locker Ad

Foot Locker released a new commercial for its "Week of Greatness" today featuring Cavs star Kyrie Irving. Irving imagines that during the week of greatness, all is right with the world...<p>Tyson gives Holyfield his ear back, Craig Sager burns his ugly suits, Brett Favre walks away for good, and …

Rule change could have meant no penalty for Tiger Woods

The U.S. Golf Association and the R&A announced Tuesday four noteworthy revisions to the "Decisions on the Rules of Golf," most notably the use of high definition recordings to determine infractions. The change most likely would have saved Tiger Woods two strokes in this year's BMW Championship.<p>The …

The iPhone face-off: Watch every model in a speed test

The<p>iPhone 5s is the fastest smartphone Apple has built so far -- unless you're trying to shut down the device.<p>A video posted this past weekend shows how every version of the iPhone compares in a speed test. Surprisingly, some of the older devices still do well when it comes to certain tasks.<p>If …

Incredible Fragmented Sculptures Convey Powerful Strength

This striking collection of contemporary sculptures is filled with a powerful strength conveyed through dramatic gestures and unique forms. Entitled <i>Edge Sculpture</i>, the collection was designed and sculpted by Matt Buckley, the Creative Director of Robert Harrop Designs. The series includes a variety …

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Google Improves Knowledge Graph With Comparisons And Filters, Brings Cards & Cross-Platform Notifications To Mobile

Google is turning 15 tomorrow and, fittingly, it’s celebrating the occasion by announcing a couple of new features for Google Search. The mobile search interface, for example, is about to get a bit of a redesign with results that are clustered on cards “so you can focus on the answers you’re …

Three Whistleblowers Talk About Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning

The US government's pursuit of those who break rank to expose its secrets has emerged as the dominant narrative of this decade's war for information. I thought I'd speak to a trio of high-profile whistleblowers who know all about the repercussions of...<p><i>Bradley Manning (photo via) and Edward Snowden</i> …

Booting Up: New NSA Data Farm Takes Root In Utah

The National Security Agency won't say exactly when it will fully rev up its newest and biggest data farm in the Salt Lake City suburb of Bluffdale, Utah. There will be no "grand opening" or celebratory barbecue outside the sprawling facility, which is five times the size of the Ikea down the …

The latest 'Gravity' trailer is as beautiful as it is terrifying

Our anticipation for Alfonso Cuaron's <i>Gravity</i> has been slowly building for months now. The film's received praise at recent festival screenings, and director James Cameron recently called it the best space film ever made. This latest clip emphasizes the isolating silence of space, before plunging …

15 Fascinating Photos of Monkeys Deep in Thought

So far, we've taken a look at some incredibly expressive owls as well as some personality-filled frogs. In our search to compile the most fascinating wildlife photography, how could we not post about monkeys? The highly intelligent animals are the main subject for many photographers because they're …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S is the quickest of them all

Who's the quickest of them all? This guy.<p>It takes a scant 3.7 seconds to kick the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S to 62 mph. That figure makes the machine the quickest in the automaker's long and storied history of damn-fast hardware. Debuting at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the V12 Vantage S packs a …

Hennessey boosts McLaren MP4-12C to 704 hp

The McLaren MP4-12C is the latest project from Hennessey Performance Engineering, and the folks tweaking the British supercar's twin-turbocharged V8 have given it 704 horsepower through an engine management software upgrade, intercooler upgrade, new stainless steel exhaust system and dual air …

Renault Initiale Paris Concept furthers the French MPV luxury dream [w/video]

When it comes to European auto shows, your intrepid <i>Autoblog</i> coverage staff is always keen to see what the French have to offer. That's because Gallic companies let their designers off the leash more often than the rest of their global counterparts, freeing them to produce the sort of moonshot, …

Reinvented Wheels Take the Air Out of Your Tires

You hate flats, loathe checking tire pressure, and constantly run your rubber to its breaking point, but despite all those gripes, the lowly tire …

The BMW i8 is like a Volt on steroids

Six figures of technological fury.<p>The production 2014 BMW i8 has finally been unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show after years teasing. A Chevy Volt on steroids, the i8 is BMW's latest sports car and features pretty much every powertrain technology short of fuel cells or steam. Through the road all …

I'm Going to Buy 6 Apple iWatches. Here's Why.

In a few hours we are going to see what Apple has been working on lately. There’ll be new iPhones, maybe some new software and perhaps even an Apple TV or iPads.<p>And one more thing.<p>Please, let there be a ‘one more thing’ this time!<p>It is not like we deserve a brand new revolution from Apple, but it …

The Next Space Shuttle: Hybrid Engines Make Runway-To-Orbit Missions A Reality

A new type of engine could usher in an era of affordable spaceplanes<p>A disembodied jet engine, attached to a hulking air vent, sits in an outdoor test facility at the Culham Science Center in Oxfordshire, England. When the engine screams to life, columns of steam billow from the vent, giving the …