Cy Keiffer

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Google tells devs to hold off on building Android Wear watchface apps

Google announced today that the company is preparing to launch a watchface API for its new Android Wear software developer kit (SDK), which will make building smartwatch apps much easier.<p>In a Google+ update today, developer advocate Wayne Piekarski told developers to be patient for the new API and …

A Cut Above: Serving Pieces with a Star Following

On a recent trip to Garde in LA (a must-stop on any design lover’s list), I admired a line of chunky cutting boards made by The Wooden Palate, and …

A Live/Work Loft in Chicago filled with Vintage Charm

Six years ago Nicole and Mike McQuade moved from the Philadelphia to Chicago for design jobs (both are graphic designers/illustrators). After working …

3 Rules for Taking Care of Houseplants in Winter

You're going to want to move the pot, stat.<p>During winter months, the growth of most houseplants slows down. Apart from plants that keep growing, it is best to reduce watering until the spring. Let the compost dry out before adding tepid water and drain away the excess so the pot doesn't stand in …

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Organize Your Laundry Room In Style

Well, folks–it’s finally happening…I’m getting a washer and dryer! After moving to a new place filled with laundry room obstacles (including a large …

Giving Back: Preservation Detroit

2014 marks Design*Sponge’s tenth year in our little corner of the internet (can you believe it??) and to celebrate, we’ve decided to give back—to our …

PayPal gets simpler: lets you pay without leaving merchant sites

Checking out with PayPal online is about to get a lot easier.<p>Today PayPal introduced a new “in-context” checkout experience, which lets you pay for items at online retailers without getting redirected to PayPal’s site. The new process looks much simpler, and it should work better for less …

Amazon Was The Best Perceived Brand Of 2013, And No Other Tech Company Even Came Close

Google, which came in at No. 10 in 2012 and No. 4 in 2011, did not even rank. A YouGov BrandIndex representative told Business Insider that when Edward Snowden's NSA leaks shocked the world in June, "every major Internet company took a big perception nosedive."<p>Amazon was not among the companies …

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Netflix: ISP Performance Up in December Except in US, Mexico

Every month, Netflix updates its ISP Speed Index to show how each provider fared in the preceding month. The rankings rarely change, especially in the US where Google Fiber is always first. For December, however, a little tidbit stood out: “Performance was up in all countries, except the US and …

PayPal starts testing seamless online store checkouts

PayPal can be a hassle for online shopping when you have to leave a store's site just to finish your transaction. Purchases should be much simpler once PayPal finishes rolling out its new In-Context Checkout, though. The technology lets you enter all your billing and shipping info through a pop-up; …

Microsoft and GoDaddy partner to bring Office 365 to small businesses

Microsoft announced today that it will partner with GoDaddy to bring Office 365 services to small businesses owners more easily. GoDaddy will offer users the option to choose one of three Office 365 plans that will be connected to their domain name. Users in the US and Canada will gain access to …