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7 clever ways to use that USB drive again

Thumb drives used to be so cool. They came in every shape and material, from little plastic rectangles to rubber wristbands, novelty animals, and pens sporting a built-in USB-drive. We used to marvel at the data they contained, easily dragged and dropped into a special icon. They were simple and …

Portable

This Silicon Valley sleeper hit app just got $52 million to do for spreadsheets what Microsoft did for computers

Airtable, a spreadsheet app that has become one of Silicon Valley's sleeper hits, has raised $52 million in new funding in a round led by Caffeinated Capital and CRV to bring its total to $62.6 million.<p>When it was founded in 2012, Airtable was a small, business-focused spreadsheet program. It has …

Startups

Silicon Valley billionaire, 32, pays company $10,000 to KILL him and preserve his brain then upload it to a computer

A Silicon Valley billionaire is paying $10,000 to be killed so that his brain can be preserved in the hope that it will one day be uploaded to a …

The Magic of Russian Photoshop Whiz Max Asabin

Max Asabin is a Russian hobbyist photo retoucher and digital artist who has been wowing the Internet as of late with his Photoshop skills. Many of …

Build a Micro-Hydropower Generator from CDs and Repurposed Printer Parts

For green tinkerers and DIYers, nothing could be sweeter than building something from repurposed materials, except maybe when that something is a …

These dystopian cityscapes were all designed by a computer program

The London-based programmer and designer is the mastermind behind a newly released series of computer-generated cityscapes that look straight out of the movie "Inception."<p>"I was interested in the idea of 'creating' a virtual city, but realised I could never design such an amount of detail," Brown …

Digital Art

The Flag App Offers 100% Free Photo Prints… with Targeted Ads on the Back

Remember Flag? Back in 2014, the then-nascent idea raised over $150K on Kickstarter to launch a 100% free, ad-supported photo printing service. …

iOS Apps

Hello World - Programmable Visual Identity

There are many ways to explore ideas for a visual identity project. The traditional way is to find keywords or concepts and sketch ideas to explore …

Graphic Design

Hyperrealistic "Double Exposure" Paintings Reflect How Social Media Makes Privacy Impossible

Armenian-born and New York-based painter Tigran Tsitoghdzyan creates stunning, large-scale portraits that are a haunting combination of the hyperrealism and surreality. His series, <i>Mirrors,</i> showcases a collection of faces covered by superimposed transparent layers of hands that modify and distract. …

Art

A Logarithmic Map of the Entire Known Universe in One Image | Colossal

<p>Trying to imagine the scope of the cosmos is nearly impossible, but musician and artist Pablo Carlos Budassi decided to make a visual attempt by …

The Photographer’s Oil Collective Offers High-End Oil Reproductions Worthy of Pros

Photographer David Hobby is best known for his popular blog Strobist, which has introduced countless photographers around the world to the art of …

Oil & Gas Industry

Apocalypse Pig: The Last Antibiotic Begins to Fail

I mentioned on Monday that this past week was intended by the CDC, WHO and other health authorities to be a global awareness week for antibiotic resistance. Alarming news that came out of China at the end of the week certainly created new awareness of resistance, but possibly not what the …

6 Fantastic (and Free) Video Editing Apps for iOS

Personal videos have long been an integral part of our lives, allowing us to share and cherish memories with our friends and family. Apple’s recent …

Apps

The Narrative 2 Lifelogging Camera Gets 1080p Video

Being able to capture and preserve memories is at the heart of everyday photography. In 2012, Narrative (then called Momento) took to Kickstarter to …

Videography

Heroes Is Reborn And Cooler Than Ever

<i>Tai Freligh looks forward to the return of Heroes with Heroes Reborn…</i><p>When <b>Heroes</b> went off the air abruptly in 2010 after four amazing seasons, we were …

How to see anticrepuscular rays

To catch a glimpse of elusive anticrepuscular rays: Next time you see crepuscular rays – sunrays – at sunrise or sunset, turn around.<p>We’ve all seen …

Landscape Photography

Why Can’t The U.S. Government’s Graphic Design Be This Beautiful?

Maak Plaats, a Dutch manual on urban infrastructure, is so candy-lickable, it might as well be a graphic design creamsicle.<p>How do you make infrastructure policy seem revolutionary? You make the official guidelines look like the old flower-power posters, in the hopes of dredging up the same spirit …

Graphic Design

Modular Cargo Bikes with Unusual Steering Mechanisms

XYZ Cargo wants to change the way bikes are made, and they're seeking collaborators<p>As their name implies, XYZ Cargo cycles are built on a Cartesian …

Creative Commons

Every Frame Of This Computer Animated Short Was 3-D Printed Into Real LIfe

No matter how realistic a computer animated movie like <i>Toy Story 3</i> might seem to you, it’s still just a bunch of numbers inside a computer. That makes the computer animation process much more ephemeral, leaving behind few tangible relics such as hand-drawn animation cels or articulated stop-motion …

Animation

The 10 Commandments of Typography

<i>Valentine Proust is Creative Director at Fontyou, a Paris-based online co-creation platform dedicated to typography. This post originally appeared on the Fontyou blog, and has been adapted with permission.</i><p>With millions of beautiful typefaces scattering the Web, we felt it was time to lay down the …

Wundershine is a Picture Frame System with a Built-in Thermal Printer

Wundershine is a new Dutch company that’s trying to revolutionize how we view and interact with wall-mounted picture frames. They’re working on an …

Rechargeable Batteries

The Best Video Game Design Of 2014

Some of our favorite games, from Monument Valley to Bitcoin Bilionaire.<p>This may have been the year that video games were finally recognized as an art form in popular culture, and for good reason: Video games are expanding to include a larger diversity of players than ever before and a wider variety …

Arts and Crafts movement

What Does Your Voice Look Like As A Signature?

“Mark. Wilson.” Dammit. “Marrrrk. Wilson.” Nope. “Maaaarkkkkuhh Wiiiiiiiiiiisuuoon.” There we go.<p>This is me signing my name with my voice at Child Hotline International, on a petition to raise awareness and resources for the service. Called Free Our Voices, it’s a clever campaign by Wieden+Kennedy …

Inked

Have You Met Ollie?

So the holidays are coming up soon and as always you want to stay on the top of your game with gifting. I have a brilliant suggestion on hand, that …

LumiLor Electroluminescent Coating Has Some Serious Untapped Potential

"Everything can be a lamp with LumiLor," writes Darskide Scientific, the company that developed it. LumiLor is a patented coating that glows when a …

Nanotech

Amazing Time Slice Collages Represent Hours of Passing Time

Los Angeles-based photographer Dan Marker-Moore captures long periods of time through creative <i>Time Slice</i> photography. Across the course of minutes and hours, Marker-Moore uses a tripod and a lot of patience to document beautiful cityscapes, the gorgeous colors of a setting sun, or the rising …

Photography

Atongm Bluetooth Virtual Laser Keyboard Hands-on Review

We just got <b>Atongm Bluetooth Virtual Laser Keyboard</b> for an honest review, it looks like it’s the cheaper version of the famous Celluon Magic Cube …

A Thoughtful Essay On The Details of Design by Craig Mod - The Fox Is Black

I really hate the phrase “the devil’s in the details” but I certainly appreciate it’s intention. As a designer and someone who regards aesthetics in …