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This Beautifully Simple Site Makes It Easy to Create the Right Digital Color Palette Made for app designers, it's handy for all

For the most talented designers, creating a palette of complementary colors comes easy. For the rest of us, not so much. Enter Material Palette, a site launched this week by European…

December 18, 2014, 12:32 PM EST

No, Begging Twitter to Verify Your Account Won't Make It Happen Relationships, not hashtag campaigns, earn the checkmark

For those who really, really want Twitter’s coveted blue "verified account" badge, it is pursued as the ultimate validation of their life’s worth. For those who already have one, it’s…

December 9, 2014, 8:58 AM EST

An FCC Commissioner's Reddit AMA Went About as Terribly as You'd Expect Mignon Clyburn gets buried under a downvote avalanche

Passionate support of net neutrality and vocal skepticism of government regulators are two of the few opinions shared by a majority of Redditors, as an FCC commissioner learned first-hand in…

November 22, 2014, 1:43 PM EST

XKCD Live-Sketched the Comet Landing Every Few Minutes for 12 Incredible Hours The result: a 142-frame flipbook of real-time genius

If you missed the excitement and tension of Wednesday's Philae lander completing its 10-year journey to a comet's surface, here's a pretty fantastic way to relive it. Web cartoonist Randall Munroe,…

November 13, 2014, 10:28 AM EST

The 9 Best Responses to the Queen's First Tweet An accurate reflection of the Twitter experience

Early this morning (for us here in the western Colonies, at least), Queen Elizabeth II made royal waves by posting what's reported to be her first tweet. Delivered from her own…

October 24, 2014, 10:06 AM EDT

Join Today's #AdweekChat for a Discussion of Cable, Streaming Video and Cutting the Cord Twitter chat at 2 p.m. will include Hulu's ad sales chief

The TV dominance of cable and satellite seems to be eroding quickly this year, as more and more content becomes available on streaming services or for purchase a la carte.  Some…

October 22, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

Here's Why Facebook Never Created a 'Dislike' Button Liking is universal, but negativity takes many forms, creator explains

As anyone who's posted something ostensibly insightful on Reddit knows, watching your comment get downvoted into a negative abyss can leave you feeling stung and downright pissed off. That's exactly the…

October 20, 2014, 11:26 AM EDT

This Interactive Time Capsule Wants to Grant You Immortality as a Digital Avatar Yourbot preserves your persona for posterity

Today's cool but slightly horrifying vision of the future comes courtesy of Yourbot, which is a combination of a digital time capsule and man's search for immortality. Yourbot is a service…

September 29, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT

Why Settle for a Standing Desk When You Could Have This Giant Hamster Wheel? Now march, drones!

Do you like the modern sensibility of a standing desk but wish it also served as a constant reminder of your work life's soul-crushing drudgery? Well then I've got good…

September 26, 2014, 12:36 PM EDT

How to Use Animated GIFs on Twitter (While Muttering Obscenities Every Step of the Way) We tested three approaches and found them all lacking

Some people think animated GIFs are stupid. Some find them charming. Possibly because of this rift, Twitter seems caught in a pictorial purgatory that makes everyone unhappy. Like it or not,…

September 26, 2014, 11:11 AM EDT

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