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Disneyland's original prospectus revealed!

Thanks to an anonymous benefactor, Boing Boing is pleased to present the first-ever look at the original Disneyland prospectus.<p>Thanks to an anonymous …

Ex-Apple Designer Busts 4 Myths About Apple Design

In an interview with <i>Fast Company</i>, former Apple designer <i>Mark Kawano</i> spoke about his time at Apple and also addressed all the myths the industry has …

Hundreds of homes searched in crackdown on ‘creepware’ hackers

Law enforcement authorities in 16 countries, including Canada, have cracked down on the spread of a piece of malware used to hack into personal computers and spy on people.<p>At least 97 people were arrested, 359 homes were searched and 1,100 data storage units seized around the world, according to …

Mobile
Cybersecurity

Google swamped by takedown requests after court ruling

European ruling on 'right to be forgotten' prompts numerous requests to remove personal info<p>Google Inc. is already getting requests to remove …

Venture Capital

EFF Gives Apple ‘6-Star’ Privacy Rating Against U.S. Government Data Requests

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has published their <i>Who Has Your Back? 2014: Protecting Your Data From Government Requests</i> report, which summarizes …

Fantastical Clouds Magically Suspended in Empty Rooms

Amsterdam-based artist Berndnaut Smilde is best known for his fantastical <i>Nimbus</i> series, in which individual clouds appear to magically float in empty rooms. The haunting images portray the airy nimbuses drifting through gorgeous Rococo rooms, Gothic cathedrals, and abandoned factories, evoking a …

Art

The Man Who Literally Built 'Star Wars'

Set decorator Roger Christian tells us what it was like making George Lucas's dreams out of scrap metal<p><b>PLUS: The Art of Star Wars: See Exclusive Storyboards from the Original Trilogy</b><p><b>One of the most memorable elements</b> of the original <i>Star Wars</i> in 1977 wasn't the story, or characters, or even the …

Star Wars

Final scene is cool, but the side-by-side with the greenscreen is awesome!

This Tiny 3-D-Printing Pen Lets You Draw Things Out Of Thin Air, And Here's How It Works

A lot of people want to get their hands on a 3-D printer. They either want the cheapest or the fastest.<p>But what about the smallest?<p>The Lix Pen is a 3-D-printing pen that lets you draw objects out of thin air. It's similar to the 3Doodler, which launched a Kickstarter last year, and raised more than …

3D Printing

The 10 Most Promising Startups Building Stuff With Blockchain Technology

<i>Blockchains work like giant digital spreadsheets shared by everyone in a decentralized network, and are used to do things like confirm Bitcoin payments. We recently discussed why many are saying the advent of blockchain technology could be as important the development of the Internet. Swanson chose</i></i> …

Blockchain

Apple, Facebook and Google will tell you when the government wants your data

The companies that asked the US government for permission to publish federal data requests last year have apparently lost their patience waiting for a reply. Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft are updating their privacy policies to expand the types of disclosure notifications they give …

Amid The Device Hype, This Startup Is Taking Wearables To Heart

There's been a lot of talk about wearable devices being the next big thing in the technology world. It's easy for the hype to get ahead of the products, but there's actually some serious innovation going on.<p>"What we're going to see over the next couple years is going to be extremely exciting," says …

Associated Press News

PaperFold E Ink phone is context sensitive based on folds

A foldable e-paper smartphone concept adjusts how it displays information based on the configuration of folds between its three screens.<p><b>A foldable</b> …

Sprinklr, Showered In Money, Plans IPO

Sprinklr plans to go public by second quarter 2015, a source close to the situation told Adweek.<p>The New York City-based company this week announced a …

Advertising Industry

Samsung Is Undisputed King Of Smartphones; Apple Still Distant Second

The fact that Samsung stands atop the global smartphone heap isn’t new information, but the sheer volume of smartphones the Korean company has shipped so far this year is staggering. With the Galaxy S5 just beginning to ship, Samsung’s total shipment volume for the first quarter of the year came to …

Web Performance Monitoring Startup Catchpoint To Expand In China And Russia

Catchpoint Systems, a web and infrastructure performance monitoring company, has expanded its monitoring locations to 206 backbone nodes, and plans to add more to Eastern Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.<p>Backbone nodes are machines that monitor data quality on devices, as well as browsers, web …

Does having native advertising make a news site less credible? This study, at least, suggests no

Two researchers at Cal Poly published a study that looks at how older people consume and perceive native advertising compared to younger readers.<p>Native advertising is providing an ever-larger chunk of digital revenue for publishers these days. But despite (or perhaps because of) the money, lots of …

White House Report Warns Of 'Big Data' Abuses

The White House has published the results of a 90-day inquiry into the benefits and challenges of "big data" in our increasingly information-driven era, addressing everything from tornado tracking to health care fraud.<p>The report (PDF), commissioned by President Barack Obama in January, looks at the …

Surveillance

5 Exercises To Get Rid Of Back Fat

Ready to bring your sexy back... with a sexy back? A strong back is a powerful asset on a woman and a trouble area we oftentimes hear complaints …

How your brain works – video

The size of a small cauliflower, the human brain is the most complex organ in your body. It squeezes out 70,000 thoughts a day. But where does it store information? And how does it generate flights of fancy? Explore the inner workings of your personal ideas factory

23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

Books

Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Pulls Out Of Joint Oilsands Monitoring Program

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - The First Nation that was the main focus of Neil Young's recent concert tour about Alberta's oilsands has withdrawn from a …