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Makeup Artist Transforms Her Face Into Mind-Bending Optical Illusions

Last year, we introduced you to Vancouver-based Mimi Choi, an incredibly talented makeup artist who uses her own face as a canvas to create jaw-dropping optical illusions. Since then, Choi’s portfolio of facial transformations has continued to grow, with each new look showcasing her expert artistry …

Digital Art

Microsoft Employees Pressure Leadership to Cancel ICE Contract

Microsoft employees are putting pressure on their management to cancel a contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, part of a backlash …

Human Rights

The most important skill nobody taught you

Before dying at the age of 39, Blaise Pascal made huge contributions to both physics and mathematics, notably in fluids, geometry, and probability.<p>This work, however, would influence more than just the realm of the natural sciences. Many fields that we now classify under the heading of social …

Consciousness

Assisted Driving Stinks. Also, Which Auto Safety Features Do You Love or Hate?

Cruise control is lame, ABS brakes rock<p>As I and others have argued before, when it comes to autonomous cars, "hand-off" is a terrible idea. I firmly …

Autonomous Cars

Minds, machines, and centralization: AI and music

Far from the liberated playground the Internet once promised, online connectivity now threatens to give us mainly pre-programmed culture. As we …

Machine Learning

How to create a bootable macOS Mojave 10.14 USB install drive [Video]

Creating a <b>bootable macOS Mojave USB install drive</b> is a great way to facilitate a clean install of macOS. This tutorial will work with the current developer beta and will also work once with the public beta and final version of macOS Mojave once released. Watch our step-by-step video for the details.<p>…

Operating Systems

Prisma co-founders raise $1M to build a social app called Capture

Two of the co-founders of the art filter app Prisma have left to build a new social app.<p>Prisma, as you may recall, had a viral moment back in 2016 when selfie takers went crazy for the fine art spin the app’s AI put on photos — in just a few seconds of processing.<p>Downloads leapt, art selfies …

Social Media

Ikea's Newest Rug Is A Constant Reminder Of Where Your Paycheck's Going

Touché, Ikea.<p>Oh, Ikea: The purveyor of 50-cent hot dogs, modern bookshelves that can be found (and found hacked) in just about any home, anywhere, and $60 lamps that become design mainstays, is launching a new line of products that's totally self-aware — and challenges you to be, too.<p>The Swedish …

Virgil Abloh

Trump G7 photo becomes internet classic, going from baroque to ridiculous

A viral photo of Angela Merkel and other world leaders standing over a seated Donald Trump at Friday’s G7 summit has been given the meme treatment on social media, with Twitter users quick to liken the image to everything from renaissance art to a scene from the Apprentice.<p>The G7 summit, which …

Donald Trump

How You Can Improve UX with Microinteractions. Part II

In the first part of the article, I talked about the definitions and types of microinteractions and why they work for your product UX. Here, I will …

UI Design

10 Egg Hacks to Use When Cooking

<i>This article originally appeared on Spoon U and was written by Susy Cohen. It has been given minor edits before re-posting.</i><p>Eggs are part of almost everybody's everyday breakfast routine. There's really no reason they shouldn't be—they're a great source of protein, contain a wide array of vitamins …

Breakfast

Osmosis Awesomeness

A winner of the European Product Design Award, Miawa is an osmosis unit like no other. The most compact unit on the market, this pint-sized water …

Industrial Design

6 bedroom designs inspired by today’s tech giants

It’s unlikely that companies like Apple or Facebook will ever foray into designing home interiors, but a little wishful thinking never hurt anybody. …

Interior Design

Bad things happen when you train AI using ‘the darkest corners of Reddit’

MIT researchers trained an artificial intelligence using Reddit and you won’t believe what happened next. Just kidding. Of course you will. The worst things happened.<p>Norman, who naturally gets his name from the guest-murdering proprietor of the Bates Motel, is the “world’s first psychopath AI,” …

Artificial Intelligence

Autonomous Shared Cars Will Require Different Interior Materials Because People are Slobs

I'm a member of ZipCar, which I love for the convenience. But one thing that always reminds you that you're in a shared car is the state of the …

Carbon Fiber

Clever Street Artist Transforms Ordinary Public Places Into Funny Installations

Four years ago, Australian artist Michael Pederson began placing his lighthearted, humorous street art installations in unexpected places. Playing with the public space we often forget to look at, Pederson's project <i>Miguel Marquez Outside</i> is a clever escape into the urban landscape.<p>“I can't remember …

Streetwear

Comment on New Music From Klaus Schulze, ‘Silhouettes’ by Gordy

Schulze has always seemed to me to have a role within popular electronic music similar to Miles Davis’s role within the jazz world.In both of their …

New Albums

Apple’s Create ML is a nice feature with an unclear purpose

Apple announced a new feature for developers today called Create ML. Because machine learning is a commonly used tool in the developer kit these days, it makes sense that Apple would want to improve the process. But what it has here, essentially local training, doesn’t seem particularly useful.<p>The …

Machine Learning