Microsoft has long had trouble with the hardware of its otherwise (extremely) successful Xbox gaming consoles, from hard drive failures in the original Xbox to the now-infamous “Red Ring of Death” in sophomore
Protected bike lanes shouldn’t stop just before an intersection. Hopping on a bike may be the happiest way to get to work, but it’s not an entirely safe way. More than 700 cyclists were killed in traffic
Here's what the battle over Smithfield General Market is not. It is not a fight to defend one of the nation's most priceless assets, or the soul of London. It is not a struggle between enlightenment and
Plan for 220km network of bike paths suspended above railway lines could see commuters gliding to work over rooftops Gliding through the air on a bike might so far be confined to the fantasy realms of
OverDog is an iPhone app which lets ordinary gamers play Xbox and Playstation games against pro football and basketball players. Former Chicago Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer is, like many pro athletes,
Instagram cofounder Mike Krieger and April Bloomfield of The Spotted Pig and The Breslin dish on the surprisingly similar ways they keep pushing their businesses to improve. When Instagram cofounder Mike
New research refutes a common perception about what makes infographics stick in your mind. Human memory is very fallible, but lately cognitive scientists have found that our minds capture much more visual
What happens when you photograph a furry in his native habitat? Things get real. These days we call it cosplay, but whether it was parents embracing Krampus to punish children during Yule or trick-or-treaters
Clever is nice, but effective interfaces matter more. Here, Etsy’s Creative Director Randy J. Hunt explains why. In every Web product you create, you should prioritize effective over clever. As you probably
New research sheds more light on the strong ties between an original mind and a troubled one. The idea that very creative people are also a little crazy has been around since humanity’s earliest days.
The Spotter, a consumer-friendly product from Quirky and GE, gets us one step closer to the connected home. Happy Black Friday! We’re taking the day to republish some of our most popular Wanted posts the
Peak replaces incessant “shoulder taps” from managers with silent automated task-tracking. Is it just micromanagement by other means? Marissa Mayer may extoll the virtues of having employees under one
An interactive map of jazz-era New York packs the sights and sounds of neighborhoods new and old, from Chinatown to Harlem. A typical wander through New York’s Upper West Side in 1929 would have left pedestrian
Forget the mine’s-bigger-than-yours debate over the new World Trade Center. Humanity’s ultimate design will be building around the sun. The amount of energy that the sun emits every second is nearly unfathomable.
Open office layouts can suck–but they don’t have to. In part two of our office design series, senior editor Anjali Mullany talks with workplace experts about how to turn your collaborative space into productive