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Old Photos Reveal How Disney’s Animators Used A Real-Life Model To Draw Alice In Wonderland

Kathryn Beaumont, the actor who voiced both Alice in Disney’s Alice in Wonderland and Wendy in Disney’s Peter Pan, also modeled for the animators. …

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Google starts testing its custom-built self-driving cars in Austin, Texas

Google today announced it has started testing its custom-built self-driving cars in Austin, Texas. The company said it is driving “a few” of the prototype vehicles around town, which are referred to as “the koala cars, panda balls and many other names.”<p>This is a natural progression for Google’s …

Welcome to hell: Apple vs. Google vs. Facebook and the slow death of the web

So let's talk about ad blocking.<p>You might think the conversation about ad blocking is about the user experience of news, but what we're really talking about is money and power in Silicon Valley. And titanic battles between large companies with lots of money and power tend to have a lot of …

First Apple Store designed by Jony Ive shows future retail direction

A new Apple store designed by Jony Ive just opened up in Brussels. It’s noticeably different aesthetic and a glimpse of the future of Apple’s retail hubs around the world.<p>Belgian Site ANV attended the launch to provide a glimpse of the new design direction.<p>The Brussels store features a lot more …

Best Alternate Jerseys to Watch for This NBA Season

The NBA is a league that genuinely puts a lot of effort and bravado into uniform design. Countless teams are given the chance to rebuild their images with jersey changes and adjustments.<p>With each passing season, it feels like we get presented with a brand-new series of uniforms. This year that …

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5 reasons Finland's schools are better than America's

Finland is an innovative country when it comes to education, and its innovation yields results. It's consistently one of the highest performing developed countries on the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), an important tool for measuring education systems worldwide.<p>While Finland's …

This free Google Chrome extension provides one of the most essential parts of learning a new language

The extension translates portions of whatever you're reading into the language you're trying to learn.Flickr / Ed YourdonScience suggests that the best way to learn a new language — especially as an adult — is through immersion.<p>For example, you might spend an extended period of time in a foreign …

Silicon Valley billionaires are appalled by normal schools — so they've created this new one

Kids take attendance on an iPad, complete a "playlist" of activities, and learn 3D modeling software to design a playhouse for the class pet.<p>Founder and CEO Max Ventilla previously helmed the personalization team at Google, where he helped build Google+ and other products that make the internet …

How To Get Ahead In Graphic Design – Top Tips From Creative Directors

The Dots held a Graphic Design Portfolio Masterclass at the world’s largest independent design consultancy – Pentagram.This was to give talented …

New Zealand Announces Shortlist For Its New Flag Design

And the response is not great.<p>Three flags prominently displaying a silver fern leaf and one with a Moari <i>koru</i> (which has been nicknamed the “hypnoflag”) make up the four designs short listed in New Zealand’s campaign for a new national flag. These four will go to public referendum by the end of the …

New Zealand releases shortlist for its new flag and no one's happy

New Zealand wants a new flag, and it's going to let the people decide.<p>After receiving 10,292 flag design submissions from the interested public, many …

Hands-on with MiiPC, the $99 kid-safe Android PC (video)

It was only two days ago that ZeroDesktop launched MiiPC, a $99 kid-safe Android PC, and the Kickstarter campaign's already surpassed its $50,000 goal. To jog your memory, MiiPC is an attractive 4.7 x 4.7 x 3.1-inch desktop computer running Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). It's powered by a 1.2GHz …

Gmail for iOS update lets you swipe between messages

Gmail 2.0 for iOS was a major update bringing a host of much-needed features, but a few basic and fundamental things were left out. Chief among them was the option to move from one email to the next without first returning to your inbox. Fortunately, Google has remedied that problem with Gmail 2.1 …