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Homebuilder offers first Apple HomeKit accessory package for new homebuyers

Homebuilder KB Home today announced that it will be first to offer a new “smart-home package” for homebuyers that will offer houses equipped with Apple HomeKit-enabled smart accessories.<p>The homes, available initially in a couple of developments from KB Home in California, will include HomeKit …

What’s The Greatest Logo Of All Time?

From IBM to I ❤ NY, designers at Pentagram, Moving Brands, Under Consideration, and more pick their favorites.<p>A logo is meant to be a brand’s most enduring symbol, a graphic totem that distills a company’s essence down into a single graphical mark that is beautiful, flexible, and memorable. …

An Art Museum In Los Angeles Is Killing The Snapchat Game

Wazzzup, art history?!?!<p>Once upon a time, Snapchat was the app of choice for nudie shots and music festivals. No longer!<p>Thanks to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's current social media guru Lucy Redoglia and the original LACMA snapchat creator Maritza Lerman Yoes, the sexting app du jour is …

A Pair Of Sunglasses That Simulate LSD Hallucinations

Viewing the world through rose-colored glasses is boring. What about hallucinogenic-, psychotropic-, electric-Kool-Aid-colored glasses instead? Wayfarer, meet way out: Hungarian artist Bence Agoston has created a pair of sunglasses that can simulate hallucination. (At least the visual kind.)<p>In …

Hackers of cheaters' site Ashley Madison threaten to expose user profiles

Extramarital dating site Ashley Madison has been hacked, with millions of users' information potentially at risk of exposure.<p>Ashley Madison, whose tagline is "Life is short. Have an affair," is a dating website for married people. Claiming to have over 37 million members, the service was launched …

淺談 O2O 的未來:由 HomeJoy 倒閉事件衍伸出來所難以面對的真相

(photo by Nesster)<p>作者簡介:XDite,臺灣的 Ruby on Rails 框架專家,也是知名部落客,曾在城邦出版集團以及宏達電擔任過開發技術主管,現在自行創業,成立了獨立技術顧問公司 RocoDev,2013 年六月時團隊開發出部落格平台「Logdown」(有興趣的讀者可以參考 …

Le Petit Chef

How your eyes betray your thoughts

A series of recent studies suggest that eye movements may both reflect and influence the workings of the brain<p>According to the old saying, the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, …

The Brain

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

Top 12 Most Mind-Bending Illusions in 2014

Over the past few years we've seen some truly mind-bending illusions (2012, 2011). It's now that time of year again when we look back and show you the best ones of 2014. What distorted our senses and changed our perception of reality? This year, we saw a lot of street art works that pushed creative …

Art

Snapchat: The Biggest No-Revenue Mobile App Since Instagram

In April 2011 Evan Spiegel stood up in a Stanford product design class to present an idea for his final project. It would be a mobile app, he explained, where friends could share photos that would disappear—forever—in a matter of seconds.<p>“Everyone said, ‘That is a terrible idea,’” Spiegel …

The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Four years ago, Angela Stimpson agreed to donate a kidney to a complete stranger.<p>"The only thing I knew about my recipient was that she was a female and she lived in Bakersfield, Calif.," Stimpson says.<p>It was a true act of altruism — Stimpson risked pain and suffering to help another. So why did …