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40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

Wallpaper of the Week by Antoine Collignon

The wallpaper of this week is an image created by Antoine Collignon from French Toast. Antoine is a multi-talented Belgian artist from Liège, …

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This video argues that Super Smash Bros. exists entirely in an autistic child's mind

No one really bothers to think of the “why” of Super Smash Bros. It’s a fighting game series where Nintendo characters beat each other up. What’s there to think about? Well, apparently, a lot.<p>Uploaded by the YouTube channel Gnoggin, the video below argues that the entire Super Smash Bros. series …

Microsoft formally launches Project Spark so players can create their own games

Microsoft has officially launched Project Spark, a game world with tools that make it easy for players to create their own games.<p>Oddly enough, Microsoft is releasing Project Spark as its answer to Minecraft, the pixelated user-generated content game from Mojang. But Microsoft also now owns …

GoPro Unveils HERO4 Black, Silver and Basic $129 HERO

GoPro has a new range of portable action sports cameras that you can attach to your helmet, surfboard, bicycle or four-legged companion.<p>The company has three new cameras: The HERO4, separated into two tiers called Black and Silver, and a new entry-level option simply called the HERO.<p>The HERO4 Black …

One day our homes will be smart, but we have a long way to go. Here’s how we’ll get there

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Alexander Kirch/Shutterstock<p>Right now, most people don’t want a smart home. And while about 13 percent of people have …

Corsair Introduces New Gaming Peripherals

IGN reviews coming soon.<p>PC hardware manufacturer Corsair has released a collection of new gaming peripherals to mark the launch of Corsair Gaming, a …

Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE Competition Hits the Final 10

The $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition launched back in 2012 with a view towards creating a consumer-centric mobile device capable of diagnosing and interpreting 15 medical conditions and capturing five vital health metrics. Today, things are progressing to the next stage as the ten …

Kickstarter has a new king: Coolest, an all-in-one cooler

Back when it introduced its first smartwatch, there's no doubt that Pebble took the crowdfunding world by storm. But, more than two years after Pebble broke <i>and</i> set new records on Kickstarter, a cooler is now doing the same. As of today, Coolest is the most successful Kickstarter ever, at least in …

Review: Samsung’s U28D590D 28-inch 4k monitor finally brings quality 4k at an affordable price

Ever since the Mac Pro was released in December, we’ve faced an onslaught of 4k displays. We reviewed Seiki’s budget offering last year, and while we liked it overall, it did have more than its fair share of set backs. For instance, you could only use the full 4k resolution at 30Hz, which meant …

The Fire Hydrant Gets a Makeover + This Is Why You Should Care

Fire hydrants aren’t something we usually think of until we get a ticket for parking next to one. But retired NYC firefighter George Sigelakis has spent a lot of time thinking about them. He’s been working on revolutionizing the century-old design for about 20 years at his company Sigelock Systems. …

Start for Android Is a Slick, Versatile Lock Screen Replacement

Keeping your Android device feeling fresh and new is half the battle to staving off the continual impulse to upgrade, and an easy way to do this is by installing a new launcher or lock screen replacement that gives your phone a new look and feel.<p>There are certainly no shortage of options to choose …

Can the studio behind 'Journey' make a blockbuster without PlayStation?

The quest to prove that artistic games can make money, too<p>That Game Company has made experiences that touch people emotionally and earned critical acclaim, but none have been financial blockbusters. With its next release, the studio is hoping to change that. For the first time, TGC is going fully …

Sacred 3 release date bumped up to Aug. 5, pre-orders now open

<i>Sacred 3</i>, Keen Games' action role playing game, will be released Aug. 5 — three weeks earlier than previously scheduled, publisher Deep Silver announced today.<p>Those who pre-order the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC game in North America will receive Malakhim, a new playable character who …

Halo skins and items available in Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition on May 28

The Halo Mash-up Pack will be available tomorrow, May 28 for <i>Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition,</i> bringing with it character skins and items from 343 Industries' popular military science fiction franchise, according to a post on Xbox Wire.<p>The Mash-up Pack was created by 4J Studios, the developer behind the …

Astral projection, friendly ghosts, and other reasons why Whispering Willows isn’t your average horror game

Horrifying monsters in a decrepit asylum or bloody hospital. Alien wraiths in an abandoned space station. Zombies … well, everywhere. We’ve played these scenarios a hundred times. Thankfully, what Whispering Willows offers is different.<p>To understand what makes it special, I spoke with developer …

Arduino Prototyping with your Android Phone

Most of us have some form of Android device which is chock-full of sensors and actuators. Wouldn’t it be convenient if we could access those easily to speed up prototyping? That’s the idea behind 1Sheeld. Via a Bluetooth connection, this shield connects with and exposes the device’s sensors, …

Caramelized Onions Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

It's surprisingly tricky to make caramelized onions. Here's what most people get wrong when cooking them.<p>Caramelized onions are good on pretty much…everything. The only problem? They're surprisingly tricky to make. They take time to slowly brown and caramelize. It's easy to burn them—and it's easy …

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How to Design a Smarter, Better, Easier to Use (and Clean!) Kitchen

Here are 9 tips for designing your kitchen in a functional and fashionable way.<p>With fall upon us, we're deep into cleaning mode. We've thrown open our windows and have commenced washing the floors, scrubbing grime from the cabinets, and, our least favorite task ever, scouring our stovetops. Elbow …

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Charged: Solar Impulse 2

by Michael Slenske<p>It's staggering to think that, within less than a century, we've gone from Charles Lindbergh piloting the first solo transatlantic flight—Long Island to Paris in the Spirit of St. Louis—to two Swiss adventurers on the cusp of circumnavigating the globe in a solar-powered aircraft …

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Amorie Hand Drawn Font from Kimmy Design

The Hand Drawn Amorie Typeface.<p>There it is, another beautiful hand drawn font from Kimmy Design. Seattle based type designer Kimmy Kirkwood has …

Typography

Sites of the Week: Design Embraced, Linode, Hack_app and more

Long scrolling websites is what you'll find on this post today. Take a special look at Nymi and SQBA. Also Linode has a new website that is simple …

10 Tiny Houses You Can Rent On Airbnb

Tiny houses–and we mean really tiny–are having a moment. And we love them! We love that they’re so compact, like dollhouses. We love that they only have enough space for the essentials, and that everything fits neatly where it needs to go. We love all the little tricks architects use to stuff a …

Articles about 7 light filled bedrooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.<p>A chance encounter led a Dallas couple to a neighborhood where nature is …

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Jan Plecháč and Henry Wielgus

Having met while studying at The Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague several years ago, Jan Plecháč and Henry Wielgus now work together on various kinds of projects including furniture, lighting, product and interior design. But being in the heart of Europe doesn't mean it's all easy …

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10 Affordable Outdoor DIY Projects

Can you tell I’ve been spending a lot of time outdoors lately? I sure have enjoyed giving my yard a makeover this spring. Kate here, and if you read …