Mathias Madsen

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New 'responsive' Google Font can shapeshift to match any design

Google Fonts is getting more customizable and interactive. The company has updated its collection with its very first ‘parametric’ font – a new typographic technology that makes it easy for designers to tweak and modify the format of virtually any typeface.<p>Developed in collaboration between …

Google Classroom now lets anyone school anyone else

Google Classroom is opening up even further: After allowing anyone to join classes last month, expanding the learner side of the equation beyond just those with G Suite for Education accounts, Google is now opening Classroom class creation to anyone with a personal Google account, too.<p>This means …

Education Technology

The Future of Web Fonts

We love typefaces. They give our sites and applications personalized feel. They convey the information and tell a story. They establish information …

What Beats Big Data? Small Data

The author of a new book argues companies should focus less on data and more on conversations.<p>Ask Google how many people are searching for the term "big data" and you'll get a graph that resembles a steep mountainside. The concept has become incredibly hot over the last few years and it shows no …

Big Data

Glitz Triangle

Voting begins in final New Zealand flag referendum

<b>(CNN) —</b> New Zealanders have begun voting whether to replace their flag with a new contender chosen late last year.<p>The Silver Fern (black, white and blue) was selected by popular vote to go up against the existing standard, beating out four other contenders in a nationwide referendum.<p>Now Kiwis will …

I Spent A Year Exploring New Zealand To Bring Back These Photos And It Blew My Mind

My name is Johan Lolos, I’m a professional travel and adventure photographer, and I’m just back from New Zealand where I spent a whole year exploring …

New Zealand

The Secret Identities Of Pop Culture Characters Revealed

Chicago artist Alex Solis is back with a lot more illustrations featuring pop-culture characters mash-ups in his series “Icons Unmasked.” “Alexmc” …

I want to say one word to you. Just one word. Are you listening? Thailand.

The map shows spending on the military (red circles) and on education (green) by country. A couple of things stand out.• The UAE spends 46% of their …

Satirical Series Reveals the Secret Lies Behind Picturesque Instagram Posts

Some Instagram photos are so perfect you can’t help wondering how scenes like that actually exist. Beautifully crafted, the compositions might make you wish your life was that picturesque. Thailand-based photographer Chompoo Baritone sheds some light on these types of impeccable images with her …

Satire

Big Data: Too Many Answers, Not Enough Questions

One of my favorite examples of why so many big data projects fail comes from a book that was written decades before “big data” was even conceived. In Douglas Adams’ <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy</i>, a race of creatures build a supercomputer to calculate the meaning of “life, the universe, and …

Big Data

Why you shouldn’t have a carousel on your home page

A big banner at the top of the home page with a series of images that fade or slide in and out is known as a carousel and they are almost always bad. …

IoT mapped: The emerging landscape of smart things

No one really knows how many “things” there are deployed today that have IoT characteristics. IDC’s 2013 estimate was about 9.1 billion, growing to about 28 billion by 2020 and over 50 billion by 2025. You can get pretty much any other number you want, but all the estimates are very large. So what …

The Promise Of 5G

The evolution of personal communication has fundamentally altered the everyday lives of most people on our planet. Armed with a smartphone connected to a seemingly infinite ocean of information, entertainment and applications, many of us cannot remember a time when we weren’t dependent on our …

Internet of Things

Lumos bike helmet glows with turn signals, brake lights

Where I live there is a subset of the bicycling community I call "ninja bikers." They zip around at night without lights while wearing dark clothes, and I worry for their safety. I wish they would all roll over to Kickstarter and order a Lumos, a helmet that lights up with LEDs in the dark.<p>The …

Bicycle Helmets

Google's self-driving cars crash 'surprisingly often,' but it's not their fault

Google's self-driving cars have got into quite a few accidents, but they've been caused by human-driven cars crashing into them, not the other way …

Artist Drills Coconuts into Lamps That Shine Gorgeous Patterns of Lights

Artist Vainius Kubilius carefully crafts lamps that project visually exciting and exotic patterns of light on adjacent walls. Unlike your typical light designer, Kubilius doesn't simply work with metals and manmade materials. Instead, this creative innovator incorporates coconuts into his products, …

Thanks to data, in the future, everyone will be anonymous 15 minutes

Forget Andy Warhol. "In the future," his spiritual heir Banksy noted in an <i>objet d'art</i>, "everyone will be anonymous for 15 minutes."<p>Virtually no one and nothing today is completely under the radar or off the grid, no matter what they think, thanks to the growing data trails that shine a light on us …

Watching a Grown Man Unlearn How to Ride a Bicycle is Surprisingly Compelling

A prank played by a welder rewrites part of this man's brain<p>I had avoided watching this video because I assumed it was clickbait, but I was wrong. …

Pranks

Errol Morris: How Typography Shapes Our Perception Of Truth

The acclaimed filmmaker of The Thin Blue Line and The Fog Of War reveals why he now types all his manuscripts in Baskerville.<p>In 2013, acclaimed filmmaker and author Errol Morris ran a bold experiment. With the collusion of the <i>New York Times</i>, he asked 45,000 readers to take an online test. The test …

Typography

New Zealand's new flag: 15 quirky contenders

New Zealand is appealing to the public to design and vote on a new flag, and the results are as weird and wonderful as you’d expect<p>There’s an internet joke, perpetuated by BuzzFeed, that New Zealand doesn’t exist, riffing on the fact that it’s often grotesquely distorted on maps, omitted from them …

Google Will Rank Your Site Higher If It's Mobile Friendly

Big changes to Google’s search algorithms are coming: beginning April 21, the company will increase the ranking of sites that are mobile-friendly and surface app results much higher.<p>The company says that the change will have a “significant impact” on all mobile searches in all languages worldwide, …

Er dit fly forsinket? Sådan er reglerne for kompensation

<b>Af</b> Mathias Valsgaard<p>Her kan du se, hvornår du er berettiget til at få tusinder af kroner i kompensation, hvis afgangstavlen for dit fly viser …

2015 Social Media Map: Updated Guide with Live Links

The world of social media can be a vast and overwhelming place. To help you find your way, Overdrive Interactive has updated their popular Social …

Lykke Li og The xx’s Romy synger på nyt track fra superproduceren Emile Haynie

DelTweetE-mail<p>Sangskriver og producer Emile Haynie har samlet alle sine venner og tidligere samarbejdspartnere til, hvad der kun kan betegnes som et …

Ctrl + ← The Best Data Journalism Of 2014

Each week, we let you in on the most-read FiveThirtyEight articles and share our favorite data journalism from elsewhere on the Internet in Ctrl + ←. …

European Parliament

3D printer made almost entirely out of Lego

3D printers are slowly coming down in price, with the least expensive yet just reaching its funding goal on Kickstarter last month at an asking price of $397.<p>Matthew Krueger, aka Matstermind on Instructables, had been eyeing the Makerbot ever since it first came onto the market. As a cash-strapped …

Lego