Eby King

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Using The Old Mac OS Is Pure Zen

The early Mac OS makes our current phones and laptops look like the slot machines they are.<p>At a time when apps have been likened to drugs, and fake news abounds, it’s easy to pine for a simpler time–like the early days of Apple, when a mouse and graphical user interface changed the world with the …

Wireframing

Brands are tribes, today more than ever

How to Build Brand Loyalty in Customers in 2017

New factors determine whether or not consumers stay with brand in 2017.<p>Generally speaking, technology tends to make things better and faster than they were in the past. One possible exception to this can be found in data on brand loyalty and customer retention. With a plethora of sellers on the …

iOS 10: All the new features, tips and guides

iOS 10 is here. Even though it looks just like iOS 9, a lot -- and we mean <b>a lot</b> -- of features are radically different. Messages is a lot more like Facebook Messenger, the lock screen packs a lot more info, and you can finally delete Apple's default apps.<p>There's a lot more to know, so bookmark this …

When Sensory Marketing Works and When it Backfires

If you’ve ever picked up a product and took note of how it feels in your hand, you understand the power of sensory marketing. Manufacturers understand it too, which is why tactile information like the famous contour of a Coca-Cola bottle or the textured burlap packaging of Marfa brand soaps are …

Why ‘bowl food’ might be tricking your brain

A new food craze sweeping restaurants from London to California serves food only in bowls. Bowl food just “tastes better” says the fans. Could there be method in this madness?<p>“I’ve eaten the same meal on a plate,” New Yorker Lily Kunin told the NY Post recently. “It just wasn’t that good.” Others …

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Insane inflatable space elevator concept could lift astronauts 12 miles high

Space enthusiasts and sci-fi fans, rejoice: The space elevator may be one step closer to reality.<p>A Canadian space company was recently awarded a …

Space Travel

A Father’s Video Game About His Son’s Terminal Cancer

The film “Thank You for Playing,” which premièred at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, follows a young father who is making a video game about his terminally ill child. Joel Green was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2010, at the age of one. By the time the film’s directors, David Osit and Malika …

Is There a Better Way to Talk About Wine?

When the wine critic James Suckling described a Ch<i>â</i>teau Haut-Brion in the pages of <i>Wine Spectator</i> in 1992, he needed just a single phrase to sum up the taste: “Big and meaty, with lots of fruit and full tannins, but featuring a sweetness and silkiness on the finish.” At the time, the field of wine …

Lost Posture: Why Some Indigenous Cultures May Not Have Back Pain

<b>Editor's note, June 10:</b> <i>We have added an acknowledgement of several sources that Esther Gokhale used while developing her theories on back pain. These include physiotherapy methods, such as the Alexander Technique and the Feldenkrais Method, and the work of anthropologist Noelle …

Pain

Feature | Rub-down revolution

Autumn 2013<p>Rub-down revolution<p>A generation before home computers, Letraset’s dry transfer lettering made desktop typography possible – and gave a …

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10 Fascinating GIFs Highlighting The Effects Of Ageing

Ageing, some of us do it gracefully, some of us look old before our time and then there are those lucky individuals (like Meryl Streep) never seem to …

Walking City: An Evolving Video Sculpture Morphs in Response to Architecture | Colossal

<p>Anyone who follows Colossal knows that digital animation and motion graphics are a rarity here, but this clip is a solid exception. Created by …

Call of Duty Meets Groundhog Day in Epic Edge of Tomorrow Teaser

What if you kept waking up only to fight the same (losing) alien war over and over again? What if you had to fight those battles in an <i>Elysium</i>-type …

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Jobs Trailer

Well if Ashton Kutcher's portrayal of Steve Jobs matches his resemblance to the Apple CEO, this could be one hell of a movie. Here's the first look …