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The World’s Most Recognizable Logos, Redesigned As Fonts

Logo and identity designer Emanuele Abrate recently conducted a very curious experiment. He decided to recreate some of the most famous logos on earth–from Adidas to Red Bull–by replacing each brand name with the typeface used in each logo. Put down your Freight Sans Black frappuccino and ponder …

Graphic Design

Tesla Model 3 is now officially eligible to Ontario’s generous CA$14,000 incentive ahead of deliveries

Tesla is about to start Model 3 deliveries to customers in Canada and it is now officially added to the list of eligible vehicles for the EV incentives of some provinces, including Ontario’s generous CA$14,000 incentive.<p>In the US, Model 3 reservation holders are currently focused on Tesla hitting …

The Definitive Guide To Every Type Of Tie Knot

A complete guide on how to tie a tie. From the Full Windsor and Four-in-Hand to the Granchester and Bow Tie, mastering these 8 popular tie knots will …

Fascinating Timelapse of an Outdoorsman Building a Log Cabin From the Ground Up All by Himself

Canadian outdoorsman, photographer, travel writer, and educator Shawn James of My Self Reliance created a fascinating timelapse video that features …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Do This to Help Them Be Strong, Confident, and Resilient | Inc.com

Much has been written about the habits and characteristics of high-achieving adults, and how they differ from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: "What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?" According to researchers, one attribute that certainly helps: …

Self-improvement

Best iPhone X cases

Got, or plan to buy, a brand new iPhone X? It is one of the most expensive devices in existence, starting at a whopping $999. In other words, you will want to keep it safe. Though it is water/dust resistant and is made of strong materials, the phone is not immune to accidents. Not to mention the …

Dressing Like An Adult: Casual Edition

<i>Attempting to unpack what it means to dress your age in a casual context</i><p>I’m coming up on a birthday next month. And it’s not just any birthday: it’s …

Best BMW M5 of all time could be yours for $28,000

There’s a lot of M5s for sale, as of late. We’ve spoken about both an E28 M5 and E34 M5 being up for sale, lately, and the trend is going to …

Making Soufflé Is Simple, If You Know Its Secrets

A soufflé sums up French cuisine, a bravura display of timing and skill. When you follow the rules, with just a few minutes' work the soufflé puffs in the oven to impressive heights, perhaps doubling its original volume. It's all a matter of folding whisked egg whites into a basic flavoring …

French Food

How to download the original StarCraft for free

To help generate buzz for the upcoming StarCraft: Remastered, Blizzard is giving away the game that started it all. Here's how to get it.<p>Along with Command & Conquer, Blizzard's StarCraft ushered in the real-time strategy genre as we know it. Hard to believe that was almost 20 years ago.<p>Never …

Starcraft

Three worthy sound bars under $200

Buying a cheap sound bar doesn't mean that you have to get one that sucks. Here are our favorite sound bars for under $200.<p>Once upon a time you used to have to pay $400 for a good sound bar, and products that cost less were usually rubbish. Things have changed for the better in the last few years, …

Audiophile

The R.Pi IoT Shield adds IoT connectivity to your DIY project

Of all the things in this great green world which we desire, the most important is connection. That’s why the R.Pi IoT family is pretty cool. Built by the team that brought us TinyLab, these clever GPRS, GPS, XBee and LTE shields allow tinkerers to add wireless connectivity to their projects.<p>The …

Dead Sea dip: Swimmers endure salty agony to highlight disappearing wonder

<b>Dead Sea, Israel (CNN) —</b> The swimmers pulled themselves from the water exhausted, their lycra swimsuits stiff from all the crystallized salt. The water had stung their eyes, burned their skin, and exposed cuts they never knew they had. But after seven hours in the water, just after the shadows …

Dead Sea

PSA: Kids Shouldn't Wear Winter Coats In Their Car Seat

The colder months are upon us, so you’ll want to bundle up your kids in some warm winter jackets. But when it’s time for them to get into their car …

Winter Fashion

The heroes of Fukushima Dai-ichi, but don’t call them that

“Don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story …” That’s an expression that we say every now and then in newsrooms — with tongue firmly in …

Fukushima

A beginner's guide to learning Python

Python development is on the rise thanks to its open source nature and ability to power some of the most well-known sites and applications such as Google and YouTube. One of the draws to learning Python include its ease-of-use and being able to quickly start learning and developing with Python …

11 tips for calming your nerves before a big presentation

She was presenting an oral book report on "Great Expectations" to Mrs. Weaver's tenth grade English class. She was nervous and could feel her hands shaking, heart racing, knees knocking, and palms sweating. As she reached the front of the room and turned to face her 33 classmates, she froze.<p>Moments …

Why $2 billion startup GitHub is apparently in crisis, again

A struggle between factions is taking place, according to a report by The Information, which matches what several sources have told Business Insider.<p>On the one side are top executives who want to grow the company's revenues by landing big enterprise contracts, with all the suit-and-tie salesforce …

WHO: Zika virus ‘spreading explosively,’ level of alarm ‘extremely high’

South America’s biggest country has seen a rise in cases of a disease triggered by the little-known Zika virus being linked to a spike in birth defects.<p>South America’s biggest country has seen a rise in cases of a disease triggered by the little-known Zika virus being linked to a spike in birth …

Public Health

The Alp Watch is a $24,900 joke at the Apple Watch's expense

'Get a life, upgrade to a mechanical watch.'<p>Of all the responses we've seen to the Apple Watch, from both the tech industry and traditional watch makers, this might just be the most committed. Luxury watchmaker H. Moser & Cie has unveiled what it's calling the Swiss Alp Watch, a timepiece that …

Smartwatches

How to use free Wi-Fi safely for banking, shopping and browsing

Public Wi-Fi is a convenient way to check Facebook, browse the Internet or do some online shopping on the go without putting a dent in your cellular data plan. (Use this free app to find Wi-Fi anywhere you go.) Unfortunately, if there are hackers on the same network, there’s a good chance they can …

Comcast's CEO explained why your internet bill will only get more expensive

"Just as with every other thing in your life — if you drive a hundred thousand miles or a thousand miles you buy more gasoline," Roberts said during Business Insider's IGNITION conference on Tuesday.<p>"If you turn on the air conditioning at 60 versus 72, you consume more electricity," he said. "The …

Verizon rolls out Wi-Fi calling this week

The smartphone feature is useful when customers find themselves in an area with weak or no carrier coverage.<p>Verizon will bring Wi-Fi calling this week to some customers with Android smartphones, making it the last major US carrier to offer the wireless network feature.<p>Verizon said Friday it would …

Telecoms

Ofcom's mobile Wi-Fi checker will tell you about problems with your connection

Ofcom, the UK’s telecom watchdog, has launched a mobile app that will tell you if your Wi-Fi connection is slowing down your home broadband speed.<p>The app, which is available for Android and iOS devices, has been made in collaboration with SamKnows and will tell you if your wireless signal is being …

Telecoms

How to enable Developer Options on your Android device

If you desire to take a bit more control of your Android device but aren’t sure where to start, might we suggest looking at Android’s built-in Developer Options?<p>Let’s quickly look at how to enable Developer Options, then we’ll backtrack and discuss why exactly you would want to enable these …

Debugging

A week with FreedomPop in the UK: You can't argue with free

Between the four main carriers and numerous tier-two operators in the UK, we're spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a mobile network. And yet, we've now got another new player to consider that does things a little differently. FreedomPop's mobile service launched towards the end of September …

Intel Works With FreedomPop To Cut Out Carriers In New WiFi-Focused Smartphone

Intel has had a hard time getting its chips into phones, so now it’s starting to get creative.<p>The Santa Clara, Calif.-based chipmaking giant is working with FreedomPop to launch a WiFi-focused smartphone that includes free cellular phone service. FreedomPop buys wireless spectrum wholesale from …

Mobile

Android Marshmallow requires devices to show all battery stats

On top of the big changes coming with Android Marshmallow, Google is also forcing Android device makers to be more transparent about battery usage on all of their devices. Specifically, Google notes that devices "MUST be able to track hardware component power usage," as well as attribute usage to …

Android News

Apple Explains Why Wi-Fi Assist Should Not Be Causing Data Overage Charges

Apple has recently published a new support page about how the Wi-Fi Assist feature works, according to Six Colors. What is Wi-Fi Assist? Wi-Fi Assist is a feature built into Apple iOS 9 that switches your connection to cellular data if the Wi-Fi connection is weak. The intended benefit of Wi-Fi …

Wi-Fi