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Star Apps: Linkin Park

Mike Shinoda, Linkin Park's founding rapper and multi-instrumentalist. (Credit: Publicity)<p>Linkin Park embraced the digital age early on. Even prior to changing the spelling of their name (because <i>LincolnPark.com</i> was already taken), founding members promoted their music in online chat rooms when most …

Linkin Park

5 Cars That Defined the Woodie—and the 5 Worst Woodies Ever Made

Once the mark of quality craftsmanship, wood paneling on cars became a phony vinyl travesty in the 70s and 80s. We remember the glory days of the woodie—and the ignominious era of faux wood.<p>In the earliest days of the automobile, creating steel stampings for bodies was more expensive than making …

Classic Cars

Four-Wheeled Future: Volkswagen Builds the World’s Most Fuel-Efficient Car, but You Can’t Buy It

The VW XL1 is a paragon of petroleate parsimony, wringing from a gallon of gas a travel distance of 261 miles. Just to put that in perspective, that means that this two-seat, limited-production, diesel/electric-hybrid automobile can go <i>three times</i> as far on four quarts of compressed dinosaur juice …

Here’s what you need to know about the future of gesture-based UI design

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Smartphone screens across the globe are embracing clean design in an effort to feature content on high-end pixel real estate. …

Samsung Gear review

<b>Updates:</b> <i>Our Galaxy Gear review contains updates to address its lower price, the increased competition and the optional switch to Tizen.</i><p>What makes a …

Gear & Gadgets

The Internet: We’re Doing It Wrong

This week Facebook’s ban-bot went berserk; Github went down; and all Google services collapsed for a few minutes, taking 40% of the Internet with them. Just another week on the Internet, then. We love our centralized services, until they let us down.<p>Bruce Sterling calls them “the Stacks”: Amazon, …

Microsoft Warns Windows XP Users About Zero Day Hack Surge

Microsoft has warned Windows XP users this week that if they are not willing to upgrade to a supported version of Windows then their systems might be …

Microsoft Windows

Beats By Dre is looking to dump HTC, move to the next episode

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>HTC is having a rough year, and if a Monday report in the Wall Street Journal proves to be true, things might get even …

Can tablets replace smartphones? Samsung’s Galaxy Mega aims to find out

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Samsung isn’t waiting until September to debut all of its new products. On Monday the company announced the 6.3-inch Galaxy …

Best laptop 2018: our pick of the top notebooks available today

Buying a laptop isn't anywhere near as expensive as it used to be, but if anything it's a lot more confusing. But let's confuse you no longer - the …

Computer Hardware

Google Chrome, Chrome OS getting advanced, supervised user profiles

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Google’s(s goog) Chrome Canary, a very experimental version of the browser, is getting a supervised profile feature that will …

Nokia is reportedly working on a 6-inch, 20-megapixel Windows Phone phablet

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Windows Phone(s msft) is about to get a whole lot bigger – physically, that is. According to a report from The Verge, Nokia(s …

Minecraft - Phantom Protocol

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5 | Trusted Reviews

Samsung Galaxy S4 or iPhone 5 – which should you get?<p>The Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5 are the most successful phones Samsung and Apple have produced. They …

Phones

Apple Mac Pro 2013 Launching This Fall (video)

Apple has started showing a new Apple mac Pro advert in movie theatres throughout the US this week which indicate that Apple is preparing to make …

MacBook Pro

5 Classic Black Metal Albums And New Bands You Need To Hear

<i>In this week’s NME, Dayal Patterson, author of Black Metal: Evolution Of The Cult revisits the murder that came to define Norway’s black metal scene</i> …

Black Metal

More than 50 fans arrested at Eminem gig in Dublin

However, local police insist the majority of the 80,000 gig-goers behaved themselves<p>There were more than 50 arrests at Eminem‘s massive gig at Slane …

Festivals

Flat Paintings Produce Incredible 3D Optical Illusions

New York-based artist Justen Ladda has an amazing eye for perspective and distortion. Since the 1980s, he has combined painting with sculpture to produce flat installations that, from a distance, appear three dimensional. With precision and a vivid imagination, Ladda has developed so many different …

Digital Art

Geometric Pattern in Illustrator

Last weekend I was playing in Illustrator trying to create a simple wallpaper to use on my phone and tablet. I love geometric patterns, but I hadn't …

Graphics

A Brave New Modernism

Modernism is a broad and complex subject to define especially in the context of design and architectural movements and trends. A basic form or …

Cakes & Coffee Brand Identity Design by Empatía ® Studio

Cakes & Coffee – Visual Identity.<p>Empatia® is an Argentinian branding and graphic design studio operating in a global marketplace. The studio was …

Key Ingredients To Make Your App Go Viral

What Is Viral?<p>Virality is about interacting with people and enticing them to participate. Virality isn’t a marketing strategy that can be executed …

ZIIIRO Mercury Black Purple Watch

<b>ZIIIRO Mercury Black Purple</b> is the new model from ZIIIRO purple watch lineup. If you are familiar with the company, you probably already figure it …

DROP Bookshelf

Part of the <b>Nendo</b>‘s <i>Dancing Squares</i> collection for <b>Cappellini</b>, the sculptural <i>Drop</i> bookshelf provides a variety of options for storing books and …

Photo + PDF Annotation Made Easy with truPad App

I’m a very visual person, and that’s one reason why our site is so photo-heavy: I believe visuals are the best way to demonstrate, make a point, or …

Apps

Learn The History Of Physics In 4 Minutes

Aristotle was wrong. He claimed that heavier items fell faster than lighter items. Had he actually tested the theory, using a high-tech tool as sophisticated as a ladder, a ledge, or a cliff, he’d have immediately realized that it couldn’t possibly be true. Because Galileo did test the theory, and …

Physics

The ChargeCard

Few tech products are actually as portable as they claim to be. A hardware design team from San Francisco is out to make things right with tools designed for the "modern nomad." By reducing a USB cable down to its core elements, the team created the ChargeCard. It's a thin smartphone cable—perfect …

San Francisco

Core77 Design Awards 2013 Honorees: Transportation, Part One

Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting award-winning projects and ideas from this year's Core77 Design Awards 2013. We will be featuring …

Product Design