Brian Clay

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A UX Designer’s Guide to Improving Speed of Use

Today’s product experiences are becoming blazing fast. We expect speed. We demand no more than a few minutes for Uber car arrivals, same-day …

UI Design

Tokujin Yoshioka designs glass kitchen "to show the beauty of kitchen tools"

Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has developed a transparent modular kitchen system with smoked glass surfaces that display the tools inside (+ …

Stary’s Electric Skateboard Is Super Light And Super Cool

Electric skateboards are cool — that’s official — but they come ten-a-penny these days. If you want to find a good one, China is the place to look.<p>But don’t worry, we went there and did the searching for you.<p>At our TechCrunch Beijing event earlier this month, I hung out with the team from Stary, a …

8 Amazing Coloring Books For Adults to Challenge the Artist in You

Coloring books had a bad rap when many of us were in grade school. Art teachers especially disliked them because they "stifled" creativity. Our parents, however, rather liked them -- they provided quiet time when mom wanted a nap or a great back-seat activity on long car trips. We just saw them as …

Blue Spots On Mars, Tiny Frogs, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

Creating a High Key Landscape Using Lightroom in 6 Simple Steps

High key landscapes are often dramatic and emotive images. They typically work best in black and white but can sometimes work well in color using …

Photo Composition: 9 Basic Guidelines For Better Photographs

Without rules, there would be chaos. Yet, without chaos, sometimes the art cannot be created. There are “rules” in photography, but they are more …

Magnificent Self-Portraits Set Against Grandiose Landscapes

Elizabeth Gadd at 21 years old is quite a talented photographer. The young lady from Vancouver, Canada is self-taught, and her trademark style is to …

Hiking

Pearls Of Wisdom From The Legendary Jay Maisel

So much emphasis is given to the technical side of photography that I feel we sometimes forget, or at least neglect, the fact that it is also art. …

betype:

Crustacean shells rival plastics for keeping food fresh - study - TRFN

ROME, Jan 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Packaging made from recycled crustacean shells could reduce the need for plastic wrappings to preserve fresh vegetables, reduce oil consumption and give food a longer shelf-life, a Spanish study said.<p>Chitosan, a bioplastic made by isolating organic matter …

Environmentalism

NASA's Kepler telescope identifies most Earth-like planet yet

Kepler passes the 1,000-planet milestone as hundreds of new candidates are identified<p>Scientists have identified eight new exoplanets, including one described as perhaps the "most Earth-like alien world." The far-away planets were spied by NASA's Kepler telescope, which has now identified more than …

Clean Maschine: Urban Motor's rakish R80

Every year, 120,000 motorcycles roll off the production line in BMW’s giant Berlin factory. But some of the most interesting Beemers come from a tiny workshop just 15 kilometers to the east, on the banks of the River Spree.<p>That’s where you’ll find Urban Motor‘s Peter Dannenberg, a man who tweaks …

Motorcycles

New York City Type by Butterworth Studio

Best Logos of Year 2014 | Logos

Best Logos of the year 2014 selection based on logo concept, story board, idea and design. We believe that effectiveness should be based on how …

Now you can cook on top of an aquarium with the Kolenik’s Ocean Kitchen - Luxurylaunches

This next one’s for gourmands looking to realize their water loving instincts. By literally putting an aquarium in their kitchen! Of course it isn’t …

Kitchens

Oil-Free Waffle Iron Hash Browns

<i>Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, these waffle iron hash browns contain one ingredient: potatoes!</i><p>For years, my daughter’s favorite …

Breakfast

How to Create Better App Icons, 6 Tips from Apple.

This is a guest post by Martin LeBlanc, the founder of IconFinder, a search engine for icons. You can follow him on twitter here<p>Shortly after the WWDC event in San Francisco in June, a plethora of iOS7 resources became available on the web. Throughout the hundreds of sessions, speakers and …

Man-Made Earthquakes Are Changing the Seismic Landscape

Scientists say fracking is part of why Oklahoma now rivals California in quake activity.<p>This isn't just the stuff of comic-book villains: Real humans in the real world—actually, in Oklahoma, of all places—can cause earthquakes.<p>Scientists have known about man-made earthquakes for decades. They've …

Date-Sweetened Zucchini Brownies with Chocolate-Peanut Butter Frosting

Even when your blog is called “FatFree Vegan Kitchen,” some occasions just demand to be celebrated with chocolate and peanut butter. My family has …

Dessert

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Easily Replace The Sky in Your Photos Using The Gradient Tool

In my previous article, I talked about how powerful luminosity masks are in blending multiple exposures. However, using the same exposures as last …

Tutorials

Painting with a Digital Brush

The Vinyl Record Meets the 3D Printing Revolution

There is something captivating about records. LPs, albums, vinyl, platters, or records; whatever they have been called, for people who grew up with …

Does Earth have a second moon?

Mars has two moons, Jupiter has 67, Saturn 62, Uranus 27, Neptune 14. But our planet Earth has just one moon. Doesn’t it?<p>Many planets in our solar …

Astronomy

lnside the mysterious Yamal crater

Scientists are back from a first exploration of the strange crater on the Yamal Peninsula in northern Siberia. Curiouser and curiouser.<p>The mysterious …

45 Years Ago, Humans Took One Small Step On The Moon

Ninety-four years ago, in an editorial about Robert Goddard’s rocket experiments, the <i>New York Times</i> stated that using rockets to travel into space would be impossible.<p>Thirty-seven years later, the Soviet Union proved the <i>New York Times</i> wrong by launching the first artificial satellites, Sputnik, …

Russia spotted editing Wikipedia page about downed Malaysia Airlines jet

A Twitter bot that keeps watch on Wikipedia pages edited by those inside the Russian government spotted major changes to an entry about yesterday's crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which killed all 298 people on board. <i>The Telegraph</i> reports that a Russian language page about Boeing 777 …

Dinosaur-Era Fossil Shows Birds' Feathers Evolved Before Flight

An ancient bird ancestor from the dinosaur era sported feathers, but couldn't fly.<p>A beautifully preserved fossil <i>Archaeopteryx</i>, a famed flightless bird from the age of the dinosaurs, adds to the evidence that feathers evolved well ahead of the ability to fly.<p>Long seen as one of the first birds,</i> …

Paleontology

Watch 20syl's strangely hypnotic new music video

Directed by Mathieu le Dude and French producer 20syl, the hypnotic music video for "Kodama" is all hands. Much of the three-minute clip consists of anonymous appendages migrating from one instrument to another, sometimes pausing to casually snap their fingers. There are also some stranger moments …

Blueberry & Cream Tarts

Blueberry & Cream Tarts from Sprouted Kitchen• 1 8-oz. Sheet Frozen Puff Pastry, thawed<br>• 1 Egg, beaten<br>• 6 oz. Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, room temperature<br>• 3 …

Breakfast