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This big-ass battery keeps your beer cold while powering 10 other devices

Backup batteries? Got ’em. Mobile charging stations? Pfft. I have enough devices for charging other devices that picking one to take to events has become a process all its own. What I don’t have, or didn’t have at least, was a mobile charging station that could keep my beer cold for half a …

Why connecting to wifi is such a pain in the phone

A group of computer scientists from Tsinghua University, Tencent and Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology have posted …

3 Low Cost Ad Campaigns Every Business Should Use

These are the first 3 ad campaigns I always setup.<p>They are cheap.<p>They are effective.<p>And I want to say they (always) generate a positive ROI, but I’m …

3 Exponentially Better Alternatives to Banner Advertising

With the average click-through rate at a historic low of 0.06 percent, banner ads are failing to deliver results 99.94 percent of the time. Here are 3 viable alternatives with proven results.<p>Having started my career in 1994 building some of the very first commercial websites, I have more than 22 …

Google introduces Resizer, an interactive web design tool

The newly-announced Resizer by Google allows website creators to test how digital products respond across various screen sizes.<p>Google’s new tool is …

How to learn responsive web design by coding your own news article

Say you have a great story with text, pullquotes and photos ready to go and now you want to throw it up on its own website. All you need is some …

Dead Kennedys & the Season of the Witch

Halfway through Michael Stewart Foley's new book on Dead Kennedys' debut album, <i>Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables</i>, rests a jarring assertion: "By ... …

Biafra

50 Country Albums Every Rock Fan Should Own

50<p>Hank Williams Jr., ‘Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound’ (1979)<p>Perhaps inspired or pissed off by the deification of his dad's historically haunted legacy, …

5 Factors of Display Viewability

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Digital Advertising

Grab A Shot Glass: Craft Tequila Needs Your Help

Making tequila is a time and labor-consuming process, when done right. But big corporations are taking shortcuts and pricing the artisan products out …

Napa’s Earthquake Is Not The Only Thing Shaking The Vineyards

Violence gave birth to more variations of soil than can be found in all of France. That makes for unparalleled wines, but also for the dangerous …

With SEO, There Is Now A Difference Between Data And Wisdom

The world of “Black Hat” and “White Hat” SEO has ended. Today’s forecast is gray. The trick is abiding by the rules while still pushing boundaries in an innovative way.<p>Going beyond the minute details of recent changes, the landscape of SEO management and strategy is perpetually shifting. Because …

Everything that goes wrong when you open a restaurant

By David Blend @daveblend To open a restaurant, you have to be a crazy person. It’s not just the closure rate. Around one in four restaurants fail in …

The Clash’s best song was a single (that became an album standout)

<i>In Hear This,</i> A.V. Club <i>writers sing the praises of songs they know well—some inspired by a weekly theme and some not, but always songs worth hearing.</i> …

Soul Music

Google’s 25 Rules For Building A Better Mobile Site

Google researchers listened to 119 hours of user complaints about mobile websites. Here’s what they learned.<p>Some mobile websites are borderline unusable, forcing you to squint and peck around in hopes of finding whatever piece of information you need. But others seem to fit your phone like a glove. …

When the People Cheer: How Hip-Hop Failed Black America

<i>This is the first in a weekly series of six essays looking at hip-hop's recent past, thinking about its distant past, and wondering about the</i> …

Politicians trying to recruit friends on Facebook and Twitter: It’s complicated

<i>Also ...</i><p><i>Power of the Post</i><p><b>Politicians trying to recruit friends on Facebook and Twitter: It’s complicated</b><p>Every political campaign these days needs a full-blown strategy on how to reach voters through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media outlets.<p>It’s no accident, for instance, that …

“I Will Refuse”: 13 bands that could reunite, but won’t

<b>1. The Smiths</b><br>If the passion of a fan base was enough to get a band back together, The Smiths would’ve toured every summer for the past decade, …

Music

Reading Deadspin? Allow A Former MLS Player To Convince You Otherwise

This morning, I sat at my breakfast table going over the news. Checking through my inbox, I saw an email from a friend: "This is going to make you …

Exclusive Mudhoney Bio Excerpt: Nirvana and Pearl Jam Tours, Cobain’s Death

<i>The world is rife with rock biographies these days, and the wise reader chooses carefully. Yet Keith Cameron’s highly entertaining and thoroughly</i> …

40 Movie Soundtracks That Changed Alternative Music

Got us a movie, we want you to know! Roxy Music records and easy access to drugs aren’t the only things that make people want to form bands. …

Soundtracks

Squid ring

Joshua sez, "I've been nagging my wife (a jeweler; you posted her sci-fi wedding rings a few years ago) to make a squid ring for years. She finally …

Can Women's Pro Soccer Work In America? An Investigation, In Sweden

<i>Originally published in</i> Howler Magazine<i>, which you can purchase here. Follow the magazine on Twitter,</i> @whatahowler<i>. Photo by Ryu Voelkel.</i><p>There is a …

11 Things You Might Not Know About Blazing Saddles

Focusing on the rise of a black sheriff in the American west of 1874, <i>Blazing Saddles</i> is widely regarded as the most audacious comedy of Mel Brooks’ …

Zoom's H5 brings high-quality audio recording to budget-minded pros

Are you serious about capturing high-quality audio away from a studio, but not so serious that you need a do-everything recorder like Zoom's H6? You'll want to look into the company's newly unveiled H5, then. While it should match the H6's audio quality and can use the same stereo microphone …

24 years later, does No Depression live up to its reputation?

Like many influential bands, the mythology of Uncle Tupelo overshadows its reality. The band’s 1990 debut, <i>No Depression</i>, mixes and matches several …

Die Hard

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Edmonton architect Vivian Manasc’s 19th-story rooftop penthouse is a bright spot—and a model green building—in a city where...<p>I've known about Paperless Post for a while now; this past wedding season, a handful of Save-the-Dates arrived in my email inbox...<p>If choosing paint colors doesn’t give you …

12 Outdated Web Features That Need to Disappear in 2014

We've all been there — yelling at a computer screen or particular website because the antiquated design prevents you from getting where you want to …