Monday, Apple experienced its biggest corporate shakeup since the late Steve Jobs first handed the reigns over to Tim Cook. Most notably, Scott Forstall, the man some blame for the Maps debacle, is out. But another appointment, Jonathan Ive as the new director of Human Interface, could mean the end of Apple's addiction to skeuomorphic software interfaces.
If artist Mads Peitersen ran the world, I wouldn't be telling you about the iPad Mini, but instead the new bioPhone 5, with a dual-valve processor and twice the intestinal track length of previous generations. Also, Apple now covers cracked bioPhone ribs under Apple Care. It's a bold new world!
What if you could take the infinite color block mixing dynamics of a Rubik's Cube and toss in a music control and creation device? Such a device sounds like a cool bit of sci-fi imagining, but one designer wants to make it real.
One small innovation can make a big difference. Here, designer Chang-Chi Shih is rethinking the street light so that it works a little harder.
A few days ago Google made a big online splash with one of its most elaborate doodles to date. For those who didn't see it, the doodle honored a man named Winsor McCay. Entitled Little Nemo in Google-land, the doodle was drawn in the style of McCay's most famous comic Little Nemo in Slumberland. It was also released on the 107th anniversary of Little Nemo's debut.
Space. It's big, and it's deep, but as far as we humans here on Earth are concerned, it may as well be a perfectly flat picture painted up there across the sky. It's hard to get much in the way of depth through a telescope, but with a little bit of creativity and artistic license, it's possible to 3D-ify some truly beautiful nebulae.
It began with IBM, it continues with Lenovo. Today marks the 20th anniversary of the venerable ThinkPad lineup of computers. Lenovo is celebrating with a mish-mash of nostalgic press releases, including some material from the ThinkPad's induction to the MoMA earlier this year.
We cover a lot of concepts, often deliberately ridiculous. Not so that they'll never exist, but to make you think: why not build "earthscrapers" that pierce deep into the Earth? We first saw the ridiculously great Ostrich Pillow last year, and now, after a successful Kickstarter, it's being made into a fully realized product.
The Hubble telescope has captured literally thousands of photos of the starry skies — each one beautiful in its own right. Now, these gorgeous photos have been pieced together in a mosaic that recreates Van Gogh's seminal The Starry Night.
It's a bird! It's a plane! All right, it's actually just a kite, but a pretty awesome one. Shaped like a blue whale, the kite is 100 feet long and is most likely a beast to pilot.