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Dense – Geometric Typeface

Dense Sans-Serif Font Family.<p>Font designer Charles Daoud has created the <b>Dense</b> typeface in 2013. Goal was to design a font that combines simplicity, …

11 Delightfully Absurd Architectural Drawings

Josh Lewandowski has been doodling architectural nonsense almost every day since September, “just ’cause.”<p>Is there value in spending time on something with no practical application whatsoever? Josh Lewandowski reckons so. The Minneapolis-based architect-designer has a blog where he has been posting …

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Is The Perfect OS That Nobody Wants

Windows 8 looks perfect. But new updates may revert its design to appease consumers. What is going on?<p>With Windows 8, Microsoft did the unthinkable: The company designed a groundbreaking interface of boxes called Metro that could scale from laptops, to tablets, to phones, to Xboxes–meaning any …

Funny Photos of Dogs Licking Peanut Butter Off Their Faces

Dog owner Stephanie McCombie, aka @ifitwags, actively photographs her two German Shorthair Pointers (affectionately referred to as The Pointer Brothers), but it wasn't until one day when she saw her adorable pooches eating peanut butter that she decided to embark on an adorable, collaborative …

Who Will Own The Next Great Instant Messaging Service?

The social media era was about what we make public. Now, it's about what we don't. The race to own the next great back channel.<p>Instant messaging is the center of the internet. Everything else is a temporary distraction.<p>The case for this is strong: Every company that has ruled the internet in the …

Microsoft releases Xbox One cheat sheet: here's what you can tell Kinect to do

Every Xbox One comes with a new Kinect sensor — a powerful peripheral that lets the game console read your heart rate and respond to your voice commands. In our review of the Xbox One, however, we discovered that the Kinect typically only recognizes extremely specific vocal cues like "Xbox turn …

Why Blood Orange's Cupid Deluxe is the one album you should listen to this week - video

Alexis Petridis recommends Cupid Deluxe from Blood Orange, formerly known as Lightspeed Champion. While producing for the likes of Solange Knowles and Sky Ferreira, his soulful synth-laden solo work manages to be both upbeat and emotive, bringing together a wide variety of influences across hip …

Inside Coin's techie vision for the all-in-one credit card

This hardware startup's ambitious device is a .84 mm thin card that stores an unlimited number of payment methods in its dynamic magnetic stripe.<p>In a compact San Francisco office suite equipped with soldering stations and swipe-testing machines, Coin's team of seven has been working furiously to …

The Life and Times of an Aging Superhero Captured in Oil Paintings by Andreas Englund | Colossal

<p>In his ongoing series of photorealistic oil paintings called the <i>Aging Superhero</i>, Swedish artist Andreas Englund takes us into the candidly humorous …

From Berg, A DIY Kit That Connects Your Gadget To The Internet Of Things

The Berg Cloud Devkit makes it easy for anyone to create their own cloud-connected device.<p>Over the last two years, product and design consultancy Berg London has been bringing smiles to our lips with button-cute devices like the Little Printer and its Twitter-connected cuckoo clock, #Flock. Now, …

Can Good Design Help You Get Laid?

And if not, what can? Leveraging the power of design, a new site is here to help people rub their parts together.<p>Good design can reveal the beauty of a chair, or send a rocket ship into interstellar space. It can distill form, function, and meaning down to its essence; bridge insurmountable social …

Author Tom Clancy, master of the modern-day thriller, dead at 66

Spy thriller writer Tom Clancy, whose best-selling books "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games" became blockbuster films, has died, his publisher said Wednesday. He was 66.<p>Clancy's publisher, the Penguin Group, said the author died in Baltimore on Tuesday. The written statement did not …

This is the first interesting search engine since Google

It’s hard to build a really new search engine. Microsoft has spent enormous resources trying to convince people that Bing’s search results are just as good as Google’s. Bing has won market share, but not at Google’s expense. Other Google alternatives like DuckDuckGo are growing rapidly because they …

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John McAfee's New Product Aims To Make Internet Users Virtually Untraceable

John McAfee, the eccentric technology mogul who faked a heart attack during his time at a Guatemalan detention center after fleeing from Belizean …

A 12-Year-Old's Quest To Remake Education, One Arduino At A Time

Twelve-year-old electronics prodigy Quin Etnyre wanted to make education more fun. So he became a teacher.<p>Quin Etnyre walks to the front of a crowded room at Deezmaker 3D Printers and Hackerspace in Pasadena, California. He adjusts his laptop on the workbench, then looks up and addresses the class. …

Must-See Video: 3-Sweep is the Fastest Way to Get 3D from 2D That You've Ever Seen

It's not often I'm sitting in front of the computer with my mouth hanging open, but the video below is literally jaw-dropping. Researchers Tao Chen, …

Voyager 1 becomes first human-made object to leave solar system

At the edge of the heliosphere, you wouldn't know by looking whether you left the cradle of humanity behind and floated out into interstellar space. You would just see unfathomably empty space, no matter which side of the invisible line you were on.<p>But scientists now have strong evidence that …

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The wireless network with a mile-wide range that the “internet of things” could be built on

Robotics engineer Taylor Alexander needed to lift a nuclear cooling tower off its foundation using 19 high-strength steel cables, and the Android app that was supposed to accomplish it, for which he’d just paid a developer $20,000, was essentially worthless. Undaunted and on deadline—the tower …

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