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Instagram virus creates fake 'likes' and followers in lucrative marketing scam

Modified Zeus malware feeds companies' growing appetite for social media buzz<p>A virus typically used to steal credit card information has been repurposed to target Instagram, generating fake "likes" and followers, and selling them online. As Reuters reports, these fake "likes" are then sold in …

Mynd: A Free Scheduling App That Is Way More Than A Calendar

Mynd breaks down your day into people, places, tasks, and locations.<p>Several months back, we looked at an iOS app called NeverLate. It wasn’t as beautiful as most calendars, but it was incredibly smart, with the ability to pull off stunts like checking the traffic and alerting you if you should …

Apps

A Monochrome Lego Set To Teach Tomorrow’s Architects

Six cutting-edge design firms have teamed up with the world’s most popular brick-maker to impart the core principles of modern architecture.<p>The first thing you’ll notice about the Lego Architecture Studio is that it’s white. There are no colors, no shades, no pigments, no hues here. It is as white …

Lego

Kickstarting: An Innovative Bamboo Bike, Designed To Create Jobs In Alabama

HEROBike is spurring economic development in its hometown of Greensboro and bringing a two-wheeled piece of Alabama bamboo to you.<p>A cash-poor Black Belt town in Alabama is an unlikely birthplace for an inventive new bike technology. But that’s exactly what it became, when an enterprising nonprofit …

Carbon Fiber

A Simple Red Clip Turns Park Benches Into Public Libraries

Amsterdam gets a citywide book exchange, courtesy of a local creative agency.<p>On the subway in most European cities, it’s a passenger habit to leave behind the morning’s newspaper. They aren’t littering (like a New Yorker would be); it’s simply a courtesy for other commuters who might want to soak …

Libraries

Coca-Cola Debuts “Life” Brand, Highlights Deadliness Of Regular Coke

The red splash of Coca Cola is one of the most recognizable pieces of branding across the globe. It’s stamped on cans, bottles, and polar bears of every nation. But for the soft drink giant’s Argentinian spinoff, Coca-Cola Life, the new label is green.<p>Now the green label is an absurdly obvious bit …

Coca-Cola

These Sandcastles Far Exceed Bucket-And-Shovel Standards

Out with Shark Week, in with feats of architecture in the sand. Here’s the bucket (and shovel) list for 2013.<p>Sharks are so last week. Time to move onto land for another late-summer rite: Creative Time’s annual Artist Sandcastle Competition at New York’s Rockaway Beach. The nonprofit arts …

Art

Surreal Wire Drawings of Eyes by Sophie Ryder

UK-based artist Sophie Ryder is a brilliant sculptor who works primarily with wire. Her large-scale wire drawings are like three-dimensional sketches that are simultaneously transparent and opaque. Her series of works depicting eyes are especially intriguing and captivating. They are, no pun …

Intricate Hand-Cut Paper Sculptures Mimic Patterns Found in Nature

These intricate designs are incredibly complex <i>Paper Sculptures</i> by artist Rogan Brown. Inspired by nature, Brown creates work that is an exploration of the world. In each piece, the geometric patterns and branch-like shapes reflect the elaborate designs seen all around us, from microscopic cells to …

Best of the Week: Jobs, Offices, Conceptual Art and more

It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other …

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