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Warning sign: Tech companies of all sizes and ages are starting to have layoffs

They have all had layoffs in recent months.<p>The reasons for the layoffs are as varied as the companies' products, but the job cuts provide an interesting counterpoint to the parade of mega-funding and billion-dollar startup announcements that have dominated headlines all year.<p>Even as the tech …

12 reasons this is a terrible CV for a mid-level employee

You can have all the experience in the world, but if your CV or résumé doesn’t stand out — or if it does for the wrong reasons — nobody will take the …

Get Some Real Sleep, With This White-Noise-Generating Nighttime Earplug

There are now so many devices that track our sleep and help us get a better night’s rest, but they often take a lot of commitment or offer dubious results. Now one of the most low-tech pieces of gear–the earplug–is getting a “smart” makeover that actually seems to make a lot of sense.<p>The Hush …

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The Greatest Living Animation Director Explains Why He's Retiring

In a rare interview, Hayao Miyazaki talks about why his latest movie The Wind Rises — which is opening with an English-language version in the U.S. this weekend — is also his last.<p>When <i>The Simpsons</i> paid tribute to animation legend Hayao Miyazaki in January, the video quickly went viral, becoming the …

18-Year-Old Photographer's Spectacular Conceptual Self-Portraits

Eighteen-year-old Laura Williams joins the ranks of fellow young, extremely talented photographers such as Alex Stoddard and Kyle Thompson in creating spectacularly surreal and expressive self-portraits. The Cambridge, England native's photograph entitled <i>Invisible</i> recently went viral, with over …

Striking Images of Ukraine Before and After the Recent Riots

Gizmodo's Jesus Diaz uses Photoshop to merge together photos of Kiev that were taken before and after the recent Ukraine riots, creating devastating images that juxtapose the previous peace of of the city with the destruction and violence that raged after the protests began. Although the visuals …

Analyzing Nintendo's Studios: Internal Teams

Nintendo\’s 2014 line-up is already looking to be truly fantastic. With several major games releasing in the next year, it appears to be shaping up …

Fellow Settlers of Catan, I bring you our custom game board!

Custom Settlers of Catan Game Board<p>Hand-cut & stained hexagons with a gloss polyurethane varnish.<p>Brick, Lumber & Q-Tip Sheep!<p>Styrofoam Ore<p>Based and …

Ten Rules for Mastering the Deadlift | Poliquin Article

The deadlift is easily the most important lift you can do. Sure, we can wax lyrical about squats, and guys love the bench, but the deadlift is by far …

Watch the gloriously gory 'Dead Island' trailer re-enacted in live action

Two years and tens of millions of YouTube hits after its debut, the iconic trailer for <i>Dead Island</i> still commands a passionate audience of fans. A group of them have put together the live action remake below, recreating the slow-motion reverse chronology of an island holiday gone terribly for a …

Pizza Lab: How to Make Ramen Crust Pizza

It looks like pizza, smells like pizza, it even <i>tastes</i> a little like pizza, but it's not pizza. At least, not inasmuch as pizza is defined by its bread-based crust. The slice you are looking at shares much in common with pizza. It's got gooey melted cheese. It's got a robust tomato sauce that …

Portraits of a ravaged land: incredible photography by Nick Brandt

Deep Fried Chocolate Covered Strawberries

All food products--and quite a few non-food products--can be improved with the application of chocolate and a few minutes in a deep fryer. Elizabeth …

Why aliens might understand the universe very differently than we do

We assume that the way humans see the world has some correspondence to objective truth. That’s not necessarily correct. Let's do a thought experiment …

Soviet futuristic illustrations of the 1970s

On IO9, Vincze Miklos rounds up some of the finest sovkitsch futuristic imagery from three 1970s issues of the Soviet YA technology magazine <i>Youth</i> …