Rory Sullivan

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The secret origin story of the iPhone

An exclusive excerpt from The One Device<p><i>This month marks 10 years since Apple launched the first iPhone, a device that would fundamentally transform how we interact with technology, culture, and each other. Ahead of that anniversary,</i> Motherboard <i>editor Brian Merchant embarked on an investigation to</i> …

The books every new graduate should read, according to a dozen business leaders

New graduates may think they’re ready for the world, but even after all that learning, there’s still room in their heads for some wisdom. We asked a dozen business leaders—from CEOs of big companies and startups, to deans of leading business schools—what books they would put in the hands of a newly …

Penguin Random House

Top 20 free resources for learning logo design

Whether you’re a total newbie or a seasoned pro, there’s always lots more to learn about logo design. But while the web is full of help and advice, …

Graphic Design

Almost every speed limit is too low

When lieutenant Gary Megge of the Michigan State Police attends a meeting, he sometimes asks, “How many of you broke the speed limit on your way here?”<p>Hearing his question, you might assume that lieutenant Megge is a particularly zealous police officer. The type of person who walks half a city …

USDOT

Who Invented Let's Play Videos?

Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. Thomas Edison may have invented the lightbulb (it’s up for debate). But who invented the Let’s Play …

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Man Turns Empty Cement Factory Into The Most Magical Home

Talk about a remodel.<p>Ricardo Bofill knows a thing or two about home improvement.<p>The Spanish architect has spent decades converting an old cement factory outside Barcelona into the airy, plant-covered home of his dreams. Inside and out, the complex is nothing short of stunning:<p>After purchasing the …

BetterTouchTool is the best app for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar

In the months since Apple introduced the new MacBook Pro, with its distinctive Touch Bar display above the laptop’s keyboard, more and more developers have updated Mac apps with support for the component — from Chrome to Evernote, from documentation app Dash to Instagram client Flume.<p>Typically, …

Apps

BIM's 'Google Docs for buildings' is transforming architecture – but could it kill creativity?

Architecture is in the middle of its biggest transformation since the introduction of computers. Building information modelling (BIM) is a simple …

Construction Site Domino Bricks Magically Topple in Both Directions

A group of Australian bricklayers found a clever to way to work smarter, not harder, by turning the top layer of a brick wall into a run of …

15 Great Gifts Under $50 for the Techie

These are the little extras, small goodies that can make a big impact. Gifts under $50 can sometimes lack in quality, so you must vet products …

We Asked Burial Superfans What They Thought of his New Single

The mysterious producer's newest release has already provoked a multitude of responses from his legions of devotees.<p>As much as I daydream about being able to say the opposite, I don't actually <i>know</i> William Bevan. Sure, I've gazed at that one solitary, grainy selfie of him more than I have my own …

20+ mindblowing spots in Colorado

In Colorado, you can have everything. Not just legal weed but high peaks 10,000-plus feet above sea level, ultra challenging climbing routes up red …

Hiking

Kendrick Lamar Talks to Rick Rubin About “Alright,” Eminem, and Kendrick's Next Album | GQ

Believe it or not, Kendrick Lamar and Rick Rubin had never met before GQ Style brought them together. We knew the conversation would inspire us, but we never thought it would compel them to go straight into the studio together.<p>Here’s where Kendrick Lamar stands as 2016 comes to a close:<p>He is …

The 50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time

“As ignorable as it is interesting.” That’s the classic definition of ambient music, stated by Brian Eno in 1978 on the sleeve notes to his album <i>Ambient 1:</i> <i>Music for Airports</i>. And he should know, since he basically invented the genre three years earlier with his album <i>Discreet Music</i>. But while Eno’s …

Game Genie declassified: That summer I played 230 Game Boy games

It was the summer of 1992. Nirvana dominated the airwaves, Batman Returns squatted resolutely in multiplexes all over the world and Alan Shearer …

Bon Iver: 'There are people who are into being famous. And I don’t like that'

Justin Vernon’s falsetto-folk infiltrated pop and caught Kanye’s ear but now he’s kicking against the fame game. For his new album, he explains why the last thing he’ll do is a Beyoncé-style Pepsi tour<p>Related: Bon Iver's Justin Vernon on his festival: 'It's a chance for people to disappear'<p>Even on …

Chrono Cross Was A Bad Sequel, But A Brilliant Game

In many ways, the reason <i>Chrono Cross</i> is one of the most underrated JRPGs in gaming is because of the comparisons to its predecessor, <i>Chrono</i> …

Killer Robots Are Coming And These People Are Trying To Stop Them

Forget about drones, forget about dystopian sci-fi — a terrifying new generation of autonomous weapons is already here. Meet the small band of dedicated optimists battling nefarious governments and bureaucratic tedium to stop the proliferation of killer robots and, just maybe, save humanity from …

Winners of the STAR WARS Fan Film Contest Are Incredible

It probably comes as no surprise that we here at Nerdist.com appreciate fandom. Celebrating the things people love is sort of our bread and butter …

Fan Films

Spotify Gaming puts your favorite video game soundtracks in one place

Spotify has launched a new music portal that puts the soundtracks to your favorite videos games in one place. It features original music from titles like <i>Grand Theft Auto, Halo</i> and <i>No Man’s Sky —</i> plus curated playlists from Spotify and the community.<p>Spotify Gaming is the perfect place to relive your …

Soundtracks

What It Takes for an Independent Record Store to Survive Now

It’s the morning of this year’s Record Store Day at Used Kids in Columbus, Ohio, and a line of collectors—including a few who staked out spots in folding chairs—is already snaking through the High Street sidewalk. The store’s owner, Greg Hall, 54, bounds down a poster-filled staircase to greet the …

Mobius Final Fantasy guide

Final Fantasy goes mobile, and we're here to help with combat, fusion, cards and more<p><i>Mobius Final Fantasy</i> presents players with a sprawling fantasy world and asks them to create a "hero of light" from a soldier who starts out as a blank slate. You name him and train him, gathering cards that grant …

Teengirl Fantasy's Logan Takahashi Gives Us the Lowdown on Ryuichi Sakamoto's Most Influential Releases

We've delved deep into the Japanese genius' genre-spanning back catalogue.<p>Trying to tackle the mountain that is Ryuichi Sakamoto's oeuvre can be quite the formidable task. From the mid '70s through today, he's consistently released music, first as part of the influential group Yellow Magic …

How the human 'punching bag’ who created one of the internet's most controversial websites is leading an unlikely second act at Google

At 15, he founded the freewheeling online image board 4chan, which achieved notoriety early on for hatching memes among a stew of not-safe-for-work content, ranging from inventive pornography to stomach-turning gore.<p>Poole's control of the site caused him to field phone calls from the FBI and appear …

Internet

A fan’s guide to Denver Broncos training camp 2016

For the second consecutive season, nearly all of the Broncos’ training camp practices will be open for the public to attend at Dove Valley. Starting …

Star Wars' BB-8 is brought to life: Engineers reveal the secrets behind how the droid works

When <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> debuted adorable spherical droid BB-8, the internet - predictably - blew up.<p>The sight of a cute blooping robot …

Where to Find Denver's Best Italian Food

There is an unparalleled, universal appeal to <b>Italian cuisine</b>, a unique combination of fresh flavors hailing from all over the Boot -- a historic hub for culinary excellence. What is so timeless and compelling about Italian fare is that every region of the country has its own original perspective, …