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How Apple’s super-secret Industrial Design team really works

<i>This feature is adapted from my book,</i> Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products. <i>It offers a rare look inside one of Apple’s most secretive institutions: the Industrial Design studio.</i><p>Where do Apple’s great products come from?<p>For the last 18 years — since Steve Jobs returned to the …

Product Design

Pooches roam busy airports to help weary holiday travelers de-stress

DENVER — Steve Cearley and his dog Shanti made their way down the airport concourse in matching blue plaid vests, prompting travelers to glance up from their computers and cellphones. After two airport employees stopped to fuss over Shanti, an 88-pound Great Pyrenees with long, white fur, Cearley, …

The Prosecution of Thabo Sefolosha

On an April night in New York City, the Hawks forward was injured and arrested by the NYPD. This is the exclusive story of how, in the aftermath, he …

Justice

Samuel Delany and the Past and Future of Science Fiction

In 1968, Samuel Delany attended the third annual Nebula Awards, presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). At the ceremony that night, “an eminent member of the SFWA,” as Delany later put it, gave a speech about changes in science fiction, a supposed shift away from …

Science Fiction

French taxi drivers lock down Paris in huge anti-Uber protest

Nationwide strike comes amid disputes over the legality of UberPop<p>French taxi drivers today blocked roads to airports and train stations in Paris, as part of a nationwide protest against Uber. Thousands of drivers are expected to participate in today's strike in the French capital and other major …

The Tao of Jaden Smith: How to Achieve a Higher Level of Consciousness

Gender-neutral tunics. Batman costumes. Metaphysical pondering. A tribute to Jaden Smith, the most fascinating 16-year-old star in the galaxy.<p>In the …

27 Apps Designers Can’t Live Without

Top designers from Huge, Zappos, ustwo, OKFocus give us the A-Z of which apps they use most, and why.<p>Maybe it’s just Gmail, or maybe it’s something more esoteric like Processing, but there are certain apps we rely on so much that if they suddenly went missing, we’d have a hard time getting by. …

Apps

10 Funniest Lines From Steve Martin's AFI Tribute

If there's one thing everyone could agree on at the American Film Institute's tribute to Steve Martin, who received the organization's Lifetime …

FIFA’s Jack Warner Rips ‘American Foreigner’ John Oliver

John Oliver isn’t the most popular man in Trinidad and Tobago right now. At least according to former FIFA exec Jack Warner.<p>On Tuesday, the <i>Last Week</i> …

John Oliver

Could Quentin Tarantino's secret weapon be his slate operator?

Before we begin our quick look into how Quentin Tarantino captures such a light flavor in films that often have ultra-serious themes, it's important to learn a bit about the camera slate. This is the piece of equipment that is used to help the sync the sound and the image during the film making …

Apple’s Streaming Music Service Said To Cost $10 Monthly Debuts Next Week

Apple will indeed reveal a new streaming music service next week, according to the Wall Street Journal, and said service will cost $10 per month and provide unlimited listening. The service will be similar to Spotify in features and function, but won’t offer a free, ad-supported on-demand tier …

Sepp Blatter, FIFA's Supervillian, Survives

As alleged cartoon supervillains go, there are few who can match either the nomenclature or the scope or even the look of one Sepp Blatter, a man who …

Video

Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>England bids for first World Cup final since 1966<p>Millions of fans will watch …

Love Island

Binding of Isaac: Rebirth getting Spelunky-like daily challenges

Among the many, many things coming to <i>The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth</i> with the game's massive <i>Afterbirth</i> expansion will be daily scoreboard challenges, the developers announced today.<p>"Every day the game will generate a specific seed that will be generated the same for everyone (minus locked things) and …

Asteroids

“Hello” Is Facebook’s New Android-Only Social Caller ID App

Say goodbye to calls from unknown numbers. Facebook’s newest app Hello instantly matches phone numbers of incoming and outgoing calls to Facebook profiles to show you info about who you’re talking to, block calls from commonly blocked numbers, and search for businesses to call. Today, Hello is …

Apps

Introducing FOLD, a new tool (and a new model?) for storytelling

This morning, Center for Civic Media at MIT is releasing a new publishing platform, FOLD. Alexis Hope (a Masters student in my lab) and Kevin Hu …

A Legendary Redesign of Helvetica, Reborn After 30 Years

Imagine if, due to some fluke in the development of projection technology, <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i> had only been shown in a couple of movie theaters. …

Typography

The Witcher 3 will have dynamic beard growth over time

<i>The Witcher 3</i> developer CD Projekt Red have included one slightly bizarre new feature to the upcoming game: Geralt's beard will grow over time.<p>In a statement made to Eurogamer, the studio's communications chief Michael Platkow-Gilewski confirmed the protagonist's facial hair has a variety of beard …

Gen Con threatens the governor it will leave the state over Indiana's controversial SB 101

Gen Con LLC, the parent company the Gen Con hobby games convention, has issued a formal letter to Republican Governor Mike Pence in light of the passage of State Bill 101. The controversial "religious freedom" bill, as the Indianapolis Star refers to it, would offer legal protection under which …

With PlayStation Vue, Sony looks to beat cable TV at its own game

This looks to be a year of seismic change for the television business. Cord-cutters and "cord-nevers" are making up an ever-increasing percentage of the American TV-watching public, and content providers are finally starting to cater to their desires, if in fits and starts.<p>So-called over-the-top …

This West Virginia Town Has Gone Radio Silent

Greetings from the Quiet Zone<p>The town of Green Bank, West Virginia, sits at the heart of the National Radio Quiet Zone, where cellphones, Wi-Fi routers, and broadcast antennas are all but absent. For most, it is a throwback to a different era. But for an increasing number of new residents, it is a …

Google releases Chrome extension that replaces blank tabs with works of art

Tired of staring at a white screen every time you open a blank tab in Chrome? Google has released a new extension that replaces Chrome's utilitarian new tab screen with classic works of art. The extension can either be set to give you a new artwork each day or a new artwork each time you open a …

The story of Yars' Revenge is a journey back to a lost world of video games

Classic game post-mortems at GDC follow a certain pattern.<p>There is always a moment when the presenter will look back at the time when their particular classic game was made and say something along the lines of "crazy, crazy days."<p>We all know that, in the past, they do things differently. But there …

The Shape of Things to Come

How an industrial designer became Apple’s greatest product.<p>I. Launch Day<p>In recent months, Sir Jonathan Ive, the forty-seven-year-old senior vice-president of design at Apple—who used to play rugby in secondary school, and still has a bench-pressing bulk that he carries a little sheepishly, as if it …

Product Design

Inside The Post-Minecraft Life Of Billionaire Gamer God Markus Persson

It’s 7 p.m. on a Monday in Stockholm, and Markus Persson sits on the terrace of his ninth-story office, sipping the speedball of alcoholic beverages, a vodka Red Bull. Three hours ago he committed to not drinking today, still in recovery from a 12-drink Thursday bender while nursing an ear …

The Fall of the Hipster Brand: Inside the Decline of American Apparel and Urban Outfitters

"They have not successfully evolved to meet the needs of the new wave that cares about authenticity."<p>Bernardo took a stab at starting a business selling handmade shoes. Tourists (or Manhattanites) who strayed into his neighborhood certainly considered the community somewhat eccentric; Bernardo, for …

Clothing

They wanted to make a phenomenon. They made $10 million. The story of Crossy Road. | Polygon

"Crossy Road, I think, feels a lot like a premium game, in a weird way."<p>"That's way, way, way, way, way more than we thought we would get."<p>"I was a nervous wreck."