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80s Typography

I've successfully combined 4 things I absolutely love, Typography, Design, Web Development and 80s style bravado. Super happy with the results. All …

Web Development

Archos Gamepad 2 review

A sequel that improves on the original, but the latest 3D games still challenge it<p>Android should be a great platform for handheld gaming; there's …

Gear & Gadgets

Moto G review (1st Gen) - Still a great budget choice for 4G

Now available with 4G, the Moto G is an incredible bargain that punches well above its weight and is still the best budget smartphone around<p>Ever …

Mobile Technology

The Inside Story of How Olympic Timekeeping Is So Amazingly Precise

Three one-thousandths of a second is less than 1/10th of a blink, less than 1/100th of a heartbeat. But if you're a speedskater, 0.003 seconds can be …

Bitcoins the hard way: Using the raw Bitcoin protocol

All the recent media attention on Bitcoin inspired me to learn how Bitcoin really works, right down to the bytes flowing through the network. Normal …

Bitcoin's Legality Around The World

Last November, the U.S. Senate dove head-first into the world of Bitcoin, prompted by Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Carper, a Democratic senator from Delaware who has become very interested in the digital coin. Representatives from law enforcement and financial agencies …

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Could Launch This Month

Samsung is expected to introduce the latest generation of the Galaxy S line at Mobile World Congress this month.<p>According to the NYT, the Galaxy S5 is a more conservative flagship offering than earlier generations, which had seemingly gimmicky software features. If you recall, the Galaxy S4’s …

What Happens To California If Silicon Valley Became A State, In 7 Charts

At least one wealthy tech investor wants to encourage California’s latent separatist tendencies and slice California into six different states, including one State of Silicon Valley. Per California law, no matter unlikely or odd a proposed ballot proposition is the Secretary of State and the …

KnowRoaming's international sticker SIMs begin shipping to backers today

KnowRoaming, the company behind the roaming SIM "stickers" that popped up on Kickstarter last year, has begun shipping its device to the first 500 backers. The $35 pre-order kit, which includes a SIM sticker and a single-use applicator, enables international roaming at rates far lower than what …

6 Painless Ways To Become A Better Boss

Whether you feel like a natural leader or a reluctant ringmaster, sharpen up with these management skill-builders.<p>Managing an office or company well is no small feat, but it is something you can get better at. If you’re looking to take your management to the next level, these six tricks can get you …

Jay Leno's 6 Lessons For Leaving A Job You Love

Tomorrow, Jay Leno, 63, will end his reign at <i>The Tonight Show</i> and hand over the job to Jimmy Fallon, 39. In a <i>60 Minutes</i> interview with Leno, Steve Kroft described it as part of a shift beginning to affect millions of boomers being pushed aside to make way for a younger generation. “The inevitable …

Curved Phones Are No Gimmick

The top-to-bottom curve on the LG G Flex means less glare when watching movies in landscape mode.<p>If you compare the phone in your pocket to the model before it, you probably won’t find a lot of change. Maybe a faster processor and a bigger screen, but those are small potatoes. The last time phones …

Gear & Gadgets

Interactive Infographic: The Search For Other Earths

Here are all the planets outside our solar system.<p>Astronomers announced they had discovered planets around other stars—the first so-called extrasolar planets—in 1992. Other discoveries came a few years later, one by one at first and then in a steady stream by the mid-2000s. The Kepler mission …

Leading Designers At Square, Dropbox, And Flipboard On How To Land A Dream Job

Six mistakes designers make in interviews with startups, and how to avoid them<p>I continue to be excited by the number of startups that value design and create wonderful environments for designers to learn and grow. At the same time, designers are realizing the right startup can be an amazing place …

A Periodic Table Of Storytelling Tropes

The design of Dmitri Mendeleev’s Periodic Table of Elements has been used to catalog many things besides atomic structures, from cocktail recipes to heavy metal bands. Now it’s being used to characterize all of the elements of storytelling in a tongue-in-cheek infographic put together by Design …

10 Things I Have Learned – Design Project by Ivorin Vrkaš

10 Things I Have Learned – Graphic Art Project.<p>In 2000, Stefan Sagmeister, the renowned graphic designer took a year off to work on experimental …

Graphic Design

Doge The Shiba Inu Dog Meme Owns The Internet (PICTURES, GIFS)

Doge, the ridiculously photogenic internet meme with a flighty grasp of grammar is OWNING the internet right now. (Wow.)<p>A recent Google Insights …

Congress Has Finally Discovered 'Doge,' And It's Going About As Badly As You Would Expect

Members of Congress have caught on to "doge," the popular Internet meme of the month. And so far, it hasn't been pretty.<p>The doge meme is one that involves captioning, in Comic Sans, the incoherent thoughts of a cute Shiba Inu dog. Here's a good example of the variations:<p>Here's how Rep. Tom Massie …

We who spoke LOLcat now speak Doge

In the internet meme war between cats and dogs, the dogs are currently winning. The "doge" meme features an image (often of an adorable shiba dog), …

Language

The life and death of doge, 2013’s greatest meme

In with a bark and out with a whimper: That will be the tail of doge. One of the truest, least contrived, most enjoyable memes of late has been laid …

Cool Politicians Use Doge Memes to Prove They Really 'Get' Twitter

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Everybody likes to have fun at the holidays, national politicians included. And so our revered …

Wow this is doge

When 51-year-old Japanese kindergarten teacher Atsuko Sato started seeing strange pictures of her eight-year-old Shiba Inu dog Kabosu popping up on the internet this past August, she was a little freaked out. “I was taken aback,” Sato, an elegant, brown-haired woman given to wide smiles, recalled. …

The Incredible True Story of Doge

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Your favorite meme almost died. Not "politicians ruining the fun for everyone" died, but, like, …

The year of the Doge: 2013’s top meme owes it all to LOLCats

In the world of internet memes, 2013 was without doubt the Year of the Doge. Participants on Twitter, Tumblr and reddit created and circulated their …

The Real Life Doge

By now you've almost certainly seen the Doge pictures that make up one of the most popular memes of 2013 and even served as inspiration for a new …