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The best Gmail app for the iPhone is now made by Microsoft

Outlook. Yes, Outlook.<p>Gmail is the world's most popular email service, and the iPhone, as if this week didn't make it abundantly clear, is the world's most popular smartphone. The two have been around for years and years, however the experience of using them together has never been particularly …

Yet Another Big Funding Round for a Big Web Publisher -- This Time for Vox Media

BuzzFeed raised $50 million this summer. Now it's time for the people behind the Verge and Vox.<p>Remember when investors didn’t want to put money into content?<p>That was a long time ago!<p>Here’s another example of where things stand today: Vox Media, the company behind high-profile sites including the …

Everyday Architecture Turned Into Stunning Abstract Compositions

German artist Julian Faulhaber‘s photographs turn everyday architecture into eye-popping abstract compositions. In the series “Low Density Polyethylene,” structures that might seem unspectacular to passersby–a gas station, a gymnasium–come to life in supersaturated colors. The yellow and blue lines …

Gorilla Glass 4 shouldn't shatter when you drop your phone

Plenty of mobile device screens can easily resist minor cracks and scratches, but let's be honest -- those aren't the biggest problems. No, the <i>real</i> crisis comes when you drop your phone and the display shatters into many pieces. Thankfully, Corning is tackling that accident-related damage in …

Brooklyn Outfitters Launches Outdoor Gear Line with Locally-Made Packs

1/11<p>PeopleTowels Winners Lead<p>And now for the moment you've all been waiting for! Last month we announced the talented finalists who made it through …

How to make the perfect grilled cheese sandwich

Photograph: Felicity Cloake/The Guardian<p>Serious Eats grilled cheese sandwich.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/11/4/1415127172762/907206e2-56f4-471a-85e7-32d4d2b9ce16-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Felicity Cloake/The Guardian<p>Serious Eats grilled cheese …

Twitter Is Considering Topic Timelines Says Dick Costolo

Twitter is considering the idea of allowing users to tune in to specific topics rather than simply following other users, according to CEO Dick Costolo. The idea was put to the Twitter boss in an email by Yousaf Sekander, a director at UK-based internet marketing firm RocketMill.<p>Sekander wasn’t …

The Wisdom Of Woz

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak shares nine tips for starting companies, solving problems, and finding happiness.<p><i>He’s an engineer’s engineer; a part-time teacher and full-time speaker; a well-known prankster; and cofounder of one of the world’s greatest companies. But who knew Steve Wozniak had a</i> …

Why I love Linux — even if I no longer use it

That Netflix is coming to desktop Linux soon is great news. Considering the OS only holds about 1.6 percent of overall desktop marketshare, it's an important moment for those who use Linux in their home lives that Netflix's engineers are even exploring the idea. It's not like they <i>had</i> to, …

New York Shows that Protected Cycle Lanes are a Win-Win Improvement

The introduction of protected bike lanes in many cities usually raises objections from motorists who believe that devoting an entire road lane to …

Navigator Campus: Russia's New Center for Hardware Startups

The campus has already opened its doors, but the work on it is far from finished; according to the founders, in the coming years Navigator will expand to 6,000 m² of space, 800 workplaces, and 200 residents. Total amount of money to have been poured into the project by then is estimated at $10 …

4 Ways to Make Your Brain Work Better

The New Yorker’s Maria Konnikova explains the science behind why we need to sleep more, waste less time on the internet, and stop multitasking.<p><b>By</b> …

The Lean UX Manifesto: Principle-Driven Design

10 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

A closer look at Asus’ $299 Wacom-equipped Windows tablet

Asus launched its 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet earlier this week and surprised everyone by including Wacom stylus support for just $299. At the Consumer Electronics Show today I got a closer look at this small Windows tablet and compared it to Dell’s Venue 8 Pro. The stylus is the main selling point, …

Exhibiting a Fascinating Organic Silhouette: House in the Hills by Architectare

Displaying a fascinating silhouette in wood, glass and stone, the <b>House in the Hills</b> is an exceptional residential project developed by <b>Architectare</b> in …

Airbnb's San Francisco headquarters features rooms modelled on real apartments

Continuing our coverage of the recent explosion of tech company headquarters in San Francisco, here's a look inside the offices of online property …

Job of the week: artists at Foster + Partners

This week's job of the week on Dezeen Jobs is a call for artists at Foster + Partners, whose design for the new Apple Campus 2 is pictured. Visit the …

Google Glass update brings captions, HDR photos: 'you no longer have to be afraid of the dark'

Google has just announced a big update for what is unquestionably Glass' primary purpose: photography. The key new feature among the "new hotness on Glass" is essentially an HDR mode – now, every time you press the camera button, Glass takes a sequence of shots and combines them into a single shot …

Facebook 6.1 for iOS: New News Feed, Faster Events on iPhone

Facebook on Monday updated its native iOS app with new photo viewer options, improvements to Places and Events on the iPhone, as well as the new News Feed. You can grab the latest version now from Apple’s App Store.<p>When viewing a photo, you can now directly save and share it (previously you could …

Google celebrates Breakout's 37th anniversary the only way it knows how

The 37th anniversary of a video game -- even a classic like <i>Breakout</i> -- isn't something most would ordinarily celebrate in any major way. But Google, as we've seen, isn't one to pass up an opportunity to inject a bit of fun into its websites, and it's now turned in a particularly inspired easter egg …

30 Beautiful Fonts Released Last Month

Anyone who’s tried their hand at designing a typeface will know it’s a wildly difficult process, and to actually come out at the end with something attractive takes an extreme amount of skill, taste and patience.<p>Type design isn’t for everyone, but typography is, and nearly every designer works with …

The illusion of simplicity: photographer Peter Belanger on shooting for Apple

You’ve almost certainly never heard of Peter Belanger, but you’ve definitely seen his photographs. In fact, you may even see his work every day, and it’s likely that you own some of his most famous subjects. Belanger is the man behind some of Apple’s most iconic product images, a San …

Designing For The Multifaceted User

16 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

How Will the New Wave of Wearable Tech Transform Society?

When lawmakers consider banning something before it’s even hit the market, it’s clear that it has the potential to be truly disruptive. However, a politician in West Virginia looking to ban the use of devices like Google Glass while driving is just the tip of an iceberg. Devices like Glass could …