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This 23-year-old’s open-source project, a server running on Raspberry Pi, gives the middle finger to Google

For most of us, Google shutting down Reader was annoying. For Jacob Cook, it was a call to arms.<p>He’s now building an operating system that anyone can use to replace all of the services that Google provides — or any other cloud company, for that matter. Email, chat, file sharing, web hosting: With …

Can Good Design Help You Get Laid?

And if not, what can? Leveraging the power of design, a new site is here to help people rub their parts together.<p>Good design can reveal the beauty of a chair, or send a rocket ship into interstellar space. It can distill form, function, and meaning down to its essence; bridge insurmountable social …

Pressy: the one-button Android controller so cool it was Kickstarted in under a day

If Kickstarter had a 24-hour funders club, Pebble and the Bolex Camera would be welcoming Pressy today. In under a day, the multifunction Android controller has more than doubled its $40,000 goal (raising $108,435 from 4,889 backers as of this writing) and with 45 days left to go, the numbers keep …

FWIW, the Ubuntu Edge has become a crowdfunding record-breaker

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Canonical, the U.K.-based Linux company, has set itself a crazy goal: it wants to raise $32 million for a concept device …

Spectacular Animal Portraits as Electrifying Bursts of Color

<i>Fractals</i> is a digital illustration series by Canadian artist minimoo64 that transforms ordinary portraits of animals into visually spectacular streaks of color. Using Fractalius, a Photoshop plugin, and her additional editing skills, she is able to manipulate each image and render an eye-catching …

Illustration

Create Your Own Hipster Logo In 6 Steps

Launching your very own artisanal organic ketchup company? Do yourself a favor and make a hipster logo to go with it.<p>It’s not entirely clear how the “hipster” came to absorb everything that is home-grown, butchered, built, assembled, shaved, and yes, pickled. But regardless of its hazy origins, the …

Digital Illustrations by Niel Quisaba

Illustrations and Poster Design.<p>A couple of illustrations by Niel Quisaba. The selection of artworks shows some well designed music and movie posters …

Film Posters

A Completely Grueling (And Life-Changing) 7 Minute Workout - The Fox Is Black

What if it took you only 7 minutes to get a full body workout? That’s the claim of an article in the May-June issue of the American College of Sports …

ICFF Preview: The Parabola Chair Is An Instant Classic

Designer Carlo Aiello’s award-winning design makes use of mid-century themes and, yes, chrome.<p>If the history of 20th-century design proved anything, it’s that a chair is certainly not just a chair. A good chair can embody its designer’s aesthetic system and serve as visual shorthand for everything …