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What colours say about your brand identity and industry

One of the most fundamentally important things to keep in mind when creating a piece of branding or logo design is the choice of colour. This is …

Graphic Design

Pandora Rebrands For The First Time In 11 Years

The music service overhauls its icon and logo to reflect ambitious plans ahead.<p>Julie Scelzo’s first project at Pandora could hardly have been more nerve-wracking. As the company’s new executive creative director, the former Facebook creative strategist found herself on a team tasked with an …

Graphic Design

iPhone 7 Plus vs. Nikon D800

There’s no doubt that Apple’s new dual-lens camera system is among iPhone 7 Plus’ most outright advanced new features. Sure, while both the standard, …

See the iPhone Slay the Digital Camera in One Graph

Everyone knows that the iPhone handily disrupted the smartphone market, but that’s not the only industry that was crushed in Apple’s wake.<p>As they …

iPhone

Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free

When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of …

Digital Photography

Photoshop in 60 Seconds: How to Smooth Skin

What You'll Be CreatingWelcome to our Adobe Photoshop in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a Photoshop skill, feature, or technique in just a …

Tutorials

Facebook’s next big platform: Your camera

Facebook can’t build everything. For a decade, its strategy has been to provide the canvas, then let developers paint it however they want. That’s because there’ll always be another game. Another app. Another… selfie filter?<p>The hot trend in consumer social networking has progressed from text update …

Social Media

The 15 Best Podcasts for New Entrepreneurs

It’s an age-old debate: are true entrepreneurs born with a certain spirit and mindset that drives them with a need to create something and succeed …

Learn how to read your histogram and nail exposure in just 2 minutes

Histograms are handy things. They either confirm that you’ve nailed your exposure or let you instantly see if you need to adjust. But, they can be …

Marissa Mayer says the secret of success is working 130 hours a week

Technically Incorrect: Apparently, you have to schedule your trips to the loo. At least that's what happened at Google. How progressive.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>You're desperate to be a success, aren't you?<p>What else is there in …

Startups

How to come up with a business idea that succeeds

Every day someone somewhere is starting up their business with the hopes and aspirations that it will change their lives and the lives of their loved …

Should we fear AI? Google reveals its top five concerns about the future of robots

Alarmists may foresee a terrifying dystopian future in which robots rule the Earth with a cold, harsh, metallic grip. But a Google research paper …

Machine Learning

Lighting Outdoor Portraits Using A Beauty Dish | Joel Grimes

Among the various lighting modifiers, the beauty dish is a favorite for many portrait and fashion photographers. It’s different from all other light …

Canon

Apple May Have Just Made Your Computer Obsolete

Are you ready for a new computer? No? Too bad.<p>Tucked into the pile of flashy features Apple is showing the world this week at its WWDC event comes …

MacBook Air

Popular Science takes us on a tour of Apple’s Spaceship Campus construction [Video]

We’re following construction progress of Apple’s Campus 2 via a series of drone videos and renders, but <i>Popular Science</i> got invited in for a closer look at some of the unique features of the building.<p>The piece starts out with some stats, among them that there are around 3,000 sheets of glass, the …

8 Incredible Online Resources for Creative Design Inspiration

<i>Design, whether it’s for print, digital marketing, editorials or websites, requires constant creative juice. But even the most prolific and</i> …

Ancient Greeks May Have Used World’s First Computer to Predict the Future

After Greek sponge divers stumbled on the wreck of an ancient ship off the coast of the island of Antikythera in 1901, excavations recovered a …

Archaeology
3D Printing

Google Co-founder Larry Page Is Secretly Building Flying Cars

He’s reportedly spent more than $100 million on two different flying-car start-ups.<p>Google Co-founder <b>Larry Page</b> doesn’t mind taking risky bets on new technologies. As the C.E.O. of Alphabet, the Google parent company that houses the tech giant’s more ambitious “moonshot” projects, like self-driving …

Mountain View

A Post-Human World Is Coming. Design Has Never Mattered More

Designers will play a crucial role in shaping our post-human future. Our lives may depend on it.<p><i>Digital Design Theory</i> (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) is available on Amazon.<p>Futurist experts have estimated that by the year 2030 computers in the price range of inexpensive laptops will have a …

Singularity

These eye-tracking heatmaps reveal why Instagram's new icon could actually be a huge improvement

This happened when Instagram changed its app icon at the start of May. The flatter, more abstract design was described by Adweek as possibly "one of the biggest design fails of the year."<p>But the industry trade title was wrong, according to new analysis from Dragonfly, a design-analysis app created …

Graphic Design

A sleep scientist shares 11 easy ways to get a restful night's sleep

Many find it extremely challenging to not only get an adequate and consistent amount of sleep every night, but to sleep soundly.<p>Sleep scientist Patrick Fuller, an associate professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, gave us some tips on how best to ensure a good night's sleep every single …

TV shows

10 TED Talks to Watch for Some Major Career Inspo

Whether you’re dreaming of moving up the corporate ladder at your current gig or you’re considering a career pivot, finding and landing your dream job is no easy task. Luckily for us, the Internet is filled with much more than cat Vines and fail vids (although, we do love a good summer Pinterest …

TED Talks

22 web trends every designer should know

The web never stops evolving. 2015 was a year of increasing device diversity, amazing scripting smarts, gorgeous image-rich news sites, and a …

What Happens When You Apply Machine Learning To Logo Design

The rise of neural networks and generative design have created new opportunities for designers. But what if it went the other way, and robots created a Skynet that kills off human designers (or at least their careers) once and for all?<p>A heady question. Depending on whether you embrace or fear the …

Machine Learning

Never pay for an overweight suitcase again

An overweight suitcase can run you $100 in fees, but what if you could weigh your suitcase by simply lifting it off the ground?<p>That's just one of many utilities that's built into a new smart luggage brand called Raden, which launches Tuesday.<p>Raden charges your phone, gives you details about TSA …

Warby Parker

'Mars' is a crazy floating speaker that sounds okay but looks amazing

‘Mars’ by crazybaby is a futuristic speaker that would look right at home in any Sci-Fi movie. The cylindrical base acts as both a control unit and a subwoofer, while the top looks like a flying saucer and levitates two to three inches above the base while providing 360-degree sound from a …

U.S. Sold $33 Billion in Weapons to Gulf Countries in the Last Year

If war is a nasty business, it’s also a lucrative one. New figures released by the State Department show that the United States has sold $33 billion …

Military