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iOS 7 Changed iOS, But iOS 8 Changes Computing

Apple showed off a lot of new stuff today, so much so that it’s actually hard to process. But from a macro perspective, one thing is clear: iOS 8 actually represents much more of a shift than did iOS 7 last year, despite the fact that the visual changes in iOS 7 threw users and Apple-watchers for a …

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Iran Police Arrest 6 After 'Happy' Video Featuring Women Without Hijabs Goes Viral

<b>UPDATE: May 21, 2014, 1:45 p.m. ET:</b> At least five in the group of six Iranians arrested on Monday have apparently been released.<p>Iranian authorities …

Coke Uses Drones To Deliver Refreshment To Singapore’s Migrant Workers

Singapore has more than 1.3 million migrant workers, accounting for more than a third of the country’s entire workforce. As the migrant population …

Migrant Workers

A Minimalist Desk that Hides All Your Cords

This gorgeous desk from Artifox looks perfect for any room or office. It combines digital and analog, with slots to allow cords and chargers to pass …

MIT iPhone App Makes You Intimate With A Stranger

Over 20 days, MIT’s new app gives you a peek into someone’s life. Caveat: You never speak.<p>20 Day Stranger, an iPhone app by MIT Media Lab’s Playful Systems group, wants to burst the sociographic bubble of our “friend” network.<p>Our social media world, after all, is highly curated–it’s filled with …

Surface to Structure: An Origami Exhibition Featuring 80 Paper Artists at Cooper Union | Colossal

<p>A huge exhibition of 80 contemporary origami artists featuring 120 paper creations is planned to take place this summer at Cooper Union in New York. …

Colorful City Silhouette Prints by Yoni Alter | Colossal

<p>London-based designer Yoni Alter has a huge line of colorful prints featuring overlaid silhouettes (to scale) of every major landmark found in …

Mark and Logotype Design by Maria Grønlund for Motion Birth

Motion Birth – Mark and Logotype Design.<p>Danish graphic designer Maria Grønlund teamed up with studio Werox to create an appropriate mark and logotype …

Death To The Open Office Floor Plan!

This week the <i>New Yorker</i>‘s Maria Konnikova methodically broke down the reasons open offices destroy productivity. Namely, they’re too noisy or too …

Flickr Shows it Could Still Be the Best Photo-Sharing Platform

While I was studying photography in college, Flickr was the best place to store, organize and share photos. Almost everyone with a DSLR used it, poring over photosets and meticulously crafted albums.<p>As smartphones grew in popularity, casual and professional photographers alike adopted …

Eric's Archived Thoughts: The Truth

We asked Rebecca to sit with us on the half-couch situated against the short wall of the child psychologist’s small office. She clambered up into …

Restaurant Manager Writes Touching Open Letter To Mother Of Autistic Child

But as he went to confront the woman, she asked him a question that stopped him in his tracks.<p>Posnanski wrote an open letter to the family he posted on his blog The Anti-Jared. He shared it with Business Insider:<p>"To the woman and child who sat at table 9,<p>I did not introduce myself to you. My name …

Medicine

Small Firms Are Making Big Bucks In The Analog Economy

Imagine if Tim Cook fired up the production lines and started churning out the Apple II instead of the latest Macbook Pro. The world would think he had gone barking mad. After all, what company in its right mind would decide to start rebuilding technology last manufactured in the 1970s?<p>But in 2013, …

Magical Tokyo Cityscapes Seen Through Colorful Bokeh

In this ongoing series, photographer Takashi Kitajima blurs the details of Tokyo's buildings and bridges into beautifully abstract landscapes. He creates each gorgeous composition by standing on observation decks of high-rise buildings or overpasses throughout the city.<p>By gaining a bird's eye view …

Bridges

Sunrise Lamp by Natalia Rumyantseva

<b>Sunrise Lamp</b> is a perfect lamp for anyone who loves to wake up feeling sunlight on their faces. Natalia Rumyantseva has designed a beautiful lamp …

Who's In Charge Here: The Surprising Science of Self Control

You are not running the show—that’s one of bigger lessons from the cutting edge of biology.<p>In recent years, scientists have identified over 100,000 viral elements in your genome, compared to the 20,000 human protein coding genes. Eight to nine percent of our DNA belongs to them and not us. Or, as …

Drumming Out The Disinhibited Will Ruin What's Best About Twitter

My first reaction to the Sacco Twitter firestorm – summarized well by my Forbes colleague Kashmir Hill – was there but for the grace of heaven go I. And I’m not the only one.<p>Twitter is a powerful but dangerous platform – comments are broadcast to the world, and even after deletion, are preserved …

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Whatever happened to the pay-as-you-go beauty of SaaS?

Remember when the touted advantage of Software-as-aService was that whole pay-as-you-go model where you could add/subtract users at will and avoid …

Commuting Sucks. This Interactive Window Would Make It Better

Imagine an interactive window on a public bus that shows the history of the city as you drive by.<p>It’s a fact of life: commuting sucks. And this isn’t just hyperbole. Research links commuting to issues ranging from loneliness to obesity and one study even found that it increases the likelihood of …

Best Holiday Gifts For Skiers And Snowboarders 2013

My annual weeklong series of gift guides started on Black Friday with ideas for golfers. As I continue with gift lists aimed at specific enthusiasts, today is for skiers and snowboarders, and then I’ll tackle wine and spirits, gifts for cyclists, and for travelers, with the best specific …

Artist: Vincent van Gogh Title: Wheat Fields at Auvers Under Clouded Sky Completion Date: 1890 Place of Creation: Auvers-sur-oise, France Style: Post-Impressionism Genre: landscape Technique: oil Material: canvas Dimensions: 73 x 92 cm Gallery: Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/vincent-van-gogh/wheat-fields-at-auvers-under-clouded-sky-1890 Posted by Lara

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Captivating Close-Up Portraits of Rare Bengal Tigers

As founder of The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S.), exotic animal trainer Dr. Bhagavan Antle has a unique opportunity to come face-to-face with a number of Bengal tigers on a daily basis. As a result of this direct contact, he has developed an extensive portrait …

Wildlife

A Monochrome Lego Set To Teach Tomorrow’s Architects

Six cutting-edge design firms have teamed up with the world’s most popular brick-maker to impart the core principles of modern architecture.<p>The first thing you’ll notice about the Lego Architecture Studio is that it’s white. There are no colors, no shades, no pigments, no hues here. It is as white …

What does music mean to you?

This was the question asked to the young participants of the competition run by Bang & Olufsen. To designers Sam Whyman & Andrew Guscott, it meant …

Stop monitoring whether or not your service is up!

99 percent of all monitoring that I see being done is done wrong.<p>Most people think of monitoring like this:<p>Step 1: Something goes down.<br>• Step 2: I am …

A Herd of 99 Lifelike Animals Drink From a Pool at QAGOMA | Colossal

<p>Inspired by a trip to Stradbroke Island in Australia back in 2011, artist Cai Guo-Qiang began work on his newest large-scale installation, <i>Heritage</i>, …

Falling Back to Earth: a simple message of survival

Clad in his customary Prada, Cai Guo-Qiang cuts a handsome and charismatic figure at the opening of his new exhibition at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art. The Chinese-born artist who designed the spectacular opening and closing pyrotechnics at the Beijing Olympics is perhaps best known for his …