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Nintendo is releasing a miniature NES with 30 built-in games

Launches in November for $59.99<p>Nintendo is bringing back the NES — only a little smaller.<p>Today the company announced what it's calling the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition. It looks just like a NES, only a lot tinier, and it comes with 30 games built in. You can connect it to your …

The Surprising Origins Of Nendo’s Gorgeous Minimalism

A new exhibit explores the historical precedents of Oki Sato’s wildly prolific Japanese design studio Nendo.<p>Oki Sato, the designer behind Tokyo-based studio Nendo, is known as much for his ceasless creativity as he is for making objects that inspire a sense of playfulness and delight. Consider his …

Furniture

To Write Better Code, Read Virginia Woolf

Mountain View, Calif. — THE humanities are kaput. Sorry, liberal arts cap-and-gowners. You blew it. In a software-run world, what’s wanted are more engineers.<p>At least, so goes the argument in a rising number of states, which have embraced a funding model for higher education that uses tuition …

Humanities

Can a $10,000 Credit Card Possibly Be Worth It?

<i>In On Points, Brian Kelly, founder of The Points Guy, shares his strategies for getting the most out of your points and miles.</i><p>Can a $10,000 credit …

Review: OWC’s Aura PCIe flash storage lets you upgrade the storage capacity of your Mid-2013 and later MacBook [U: Now works with Boot Camp]

As an owner of a Late 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display, it’s slowly beginning to show its age. However, I find that this machine, an i7-powered rig with 16GB of RAM, is still plenty powerful for the applications that I run on a day-to-day basis. For example, with Final Cut Pro X, it’s not the …

The North Face Access Pack Is Engineered for Lightning Fast Unpacking

The main compartment pops open with the click of a button.<p>The North Face has a rock-solid reputation for making the finest outdoors gear on the market, but the company seems intent on making inroads closer to home, beginning with its Access Pack. Its most notable feature is a spring-loaded main …

This Battery-Free Computer Sucks Power Out Of Thin Air

A quarter-sized computer could change everything from wearables to architecture.<p>Today, the biggest hurdle when it comes to designing new gadgets is battery technology. These big, bulky things restrict the forms our smartphones, computers, and wearables can take, and unfortunately, battery …

University of Washington

Can’t Program? Now There’s A WYSIWYG For Designing With Code

A new tool from Framer makes it easy to design with JavaScript–even if you don’t know a lick of code.<p>Gone are the days when designers did all their UI/UX concepts in Photoshop. Now, they’re being called on to code their mockups.<p>But how do you introduce designers to code if they’ve never programmed …

Prototypes

Rejoice: Golf Shoes Aren't Totally F*cking Lame Anymore

Nike dropped an Air Force 1-inspired sneaker just in time for the Masters.<p>The golf shoe has come a long way. After the two decades where seemingly everyone on the course was wearing the same damn pair of Footjoys, brands like Nike, Under Armour, and Ecco began providing golfers with an option that …

Truebill launches to help find and cancel your forgotten subscriptions

It has happened to all of us at one time or another: You scan your credit card bill and notice some phantom $7.99 monthly charge for some service you had signed up for months or maybe even years earlier.<p>Now you face a dilemma: Do you sink the time into tracking down the website, remembering how to …

The New Commandments Of Wearing Suits With Trainers

You may think that tailoring with trainers is as stylish as sandals with socks. Well, it is. By which we mean, it’s a move once reserved for guys who …

Men's Fashion

Ninja Knife Block with Three Katana Styled Kitchen Knives

Don’t worry about the ninja and his katanas. He just wants to help you guard your cutting tools. Cool? Let’s keep going for the ninja knife block …

6 Style Moves To Steal From Some Of The World’s Best-Dressed Cities

They say travel broadens the mind. And those of you who’ve spent several hours standing in a mile-long queue waiting for a delayed Ryanair flight to …

Men's Fashion

How 10 Architects Used The Same Box Of 1,200 White Legos

Put down that rendering software. Pick up the Lego.<p>Lego is the great equalizer. It requires no skill to wield, unlike CAD software or cardboard models. So when the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) shipped boxes of Lego bricks to some of the top architecture firms in the world, what it got back …

Wastewater

Ikea's Awesome New Product Will Be Your Favorite Thing in the Kitchen

Homegrown lettuce and herbs coming to a counter near you. Maybe even yours.<p>Simple, practical, and inexpensive. Ikea's at it again with a new product for the masses, one that might give the Billy bookcase a run for its money.<p>Ikea is getting into the hydroponics game and wants you to hop on board. …

Aquaponics

Group Chat Doesn’t Suck. The Way We’re Using It Sucks

We either love or hate our team’s group chat. But is the problem with the UX or our expectations of it?<p>It’s finally here. “Group chat applications like Slack, HipChat, and others are due for a backlash,” reported Bloomberg in late January. “Slack, I’m breaking up with you,” wrote Samuel Hulick in a …

Virgin America

How To Dress Up White Sneakers With Menswear

Sneaker freakers, rejoice. The common leather shoe has officially made its transition from the gym to the street to the club.<p>But, there is one style …

Men's Fashion

The Complete Guide to Nonprofit Social Media: Strategy and Design Tips for Success

<i>Most nonprofits are likely aiming to amp up their social media presence this year.</i>The Global Web Index 2015 report reveals that an average person has …

Travel Yoga: 14 Tips for Doing Yoga On-The-Go

Add a little flexibility to your travel routine.<p>Relaxation is paramount for a successful trip—even if said trip is jetting off to a busy city on …

Yoga

These Lagoon Tables Put the Depths of the Ocean Into Your Home

Definitely a focal point for your home.<p>Designer Alexander Chapelin has created these stunning tables made out of marble, resin and wood. He’s combined the materials to emulate a topographical image of an imagined ocean. Multiple layers create a translucent effect with hues of dark blue, aquamarine …

16 Different Ways Designers Think About Money

A couple of months ago, London-based design studio SocioDesign was approached with a provocative fundraising challenge. Countess<br>Mountbatten Hospice Charity would give the studio and other local businesses 50 pounds to see who could take that amount and raise the most money for charity. The studio’s …

Graphic Design

50 Stylish Ways Men Can Rock Dark Hairstyles

Dark hair is not uncommon amongst the many men of this world. Although it does come with its conundrums with regards to styling for that perfect …

Hair

The 5 Best Ways To Lose Belly Fat

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Repeat after me: "crunches do not burn belly fat."<p>And it's not just crunches. Neither will planks, leg throws, nor the yoga boat pose.<p>"These exercises can strengthen your abs muscles, but those muscles will still be hidden under a cover of …

57 Make-Ahead Breakfasts so You Can Sleep in and Eat Well All Week

We're all about the make-ahead breakfast, for those mornings that we just really don't have time.<p><b>As much as we'd love to</b>, we don't have time to make restaurant-ready breakfasts each and every morning for ourselves and our loved ones. That's why we have frittatas, porridges, puddings, bars, and so …

Let's throw the dice: what video games can learn from board games

Two years ago, when I left video games criticism to work full-time in table top games, a lot of people, my mum chief among them, were startled.<p>These days, it’s easy to explain. Board game cafes are springing up all over the world, and investors are pouring millions into the industry.<p>But I didn’t …

Board Games

The 23 Best Backpacks to Carry Everywhere, Every Day

<i>Last Updated December, 2017.</i><p>With a few notable exceptions (lawyers and actors playing lawyers, mainly), a 21st-century businessperson doesn’t have to …

adidas Originals EQT Support '93 "Classic Black"

The 1993 release gets a predominately black makeover.<p>Originally released in 1993, adidas’s EQT Support ‘93 has been given a makeover with the introduction of the silhouette’s “Classic Black” colorway. An inversion of sorts of the shoe’s OG colorway, the design retains the EQT line’s signature …

Behind The Rise Of This 16-Year-Old’s GIF Art Collective

We talk to Philip Intile, a rising star in the GIF world and the 16-year-old founder of the GIF Artist Collective.<p>GIF art has come a long way in the 28 years it’s been in existence. Lately, punchline GIFs have made way for more thoughtful animated works, and the art world has taken notice–the …

Streetwear

10 Charming 8-Bit GIFs Depicting Every Day Life In Japan

Part of the beauty of Japanese culture is the integration of the modern with the traditional. Bullet trains, robotics, and some of the most cutting-edge technology being developed in the world exist alongside feudal architecture and age-old customs. Even inside the brightly buzzing cities, there’s …

GIF Animations