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The tech behind Kinect and how it will control your living room

LOS ANGELES -- At first I thought I had misunderstood him, so I made sure to reply slowly. "So you're saying Kinect is going to blast IR signals at your living room, and they're going to reflect off walls and stuff and bounce back to control all of your devices?"<p>"That's correct," Marc Whitten …

12 Amazing Miniature Replicas Of Famous Artists’ Studios

Joe Fig visits famous artists in their studios, asking questions, shooting photographs, and taking meticulous measurements. Then he creates these incredibly accurate dioramas.<p>It’s always fascinating to pore over a photograph of an artist’s studio. The feeling of a space–its architectural style; its …

The best colour scheme generator tools for perfect palettes

Colour is an invisible communicator. The right colour can convey ideas, alter perception, spark emotions and help draw the viewer's eye to a certain …

Graphic Design

Everything You Need To Know About Apple And PRISM [Updated]

Today the story broke about PRISM, a supposedly top-secret program at the US National Security Agency (NSA) that has been in operation since 2007.<p>According to The Washington Post, current intelligence reporting increasingly relies on PRISM as its main source of raw data and is used in almost 1 out …

Surveillance

A Rare Peek At The Guidelines That Dictate Google’s Graphic Design

A pair of “Visual Assets Guidelines,” posted by one of the company’s senior graphic designers, outline precisely how Google designers are supposed to sweat the small stuff.<p>In April 2011, Larry Page took the reins as Google’s CEO. He didn’t waste any time getting down to business. On his very first …