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Microsoft Quickly Revises "Sexting" Ad For Kin Phone

theodp writes "Microsoft's Kin mobile phone project came under fire as Consumer Reports and others pointed out that a promotional video looked like an inappropriate endorsement of 'sexting,' prompting

in Slashdot

Shuttle Reentry Over the Continental US

TheOtherChimeraTwin notes that the shuttle Discovery will land at Kennedy Space Center on Monday morning at 8:48 EDT.

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Thoughts On the State of Web Development

rmoskal recommends his blog post up at Most Media on finding the right level of abstraction, Grails, and SOFEA.

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Microbe Mat the Size of Greece Discovered In the Sea

NewYorkCountryLawyer writes "A mat of microbes the size of Greece has been discovered on the sea floor off the Pacific coast of South America.

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Why Linux Is Not Attracting Young Developers

judeancodersfront writes "Jonathan Corbet recently pointed out at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit that the Linux kernel team was getting older and not attracting young developers.

in Dezeen

Les Lauréades by Lanoire & Courrian

Photographer Stéphane Chalmeau has sent us his photos of student accommodation in Bordeaux designed by French studio Lanoire & Courrian.

in magCulture

OK Festival

As promised, here are some pictures and captions giving an impression of the weekend’s OK Festival.

in magCulture

Overmatter

David Hepworth uses Tiger Woods to describe the difference between upmarket and downmarket magazines.
Swisslegacy reminds us of Michael’s excellent NMCA archive of front covers.
The latest Stack pa

in viralmythen

Internetkritikkritik

Was Douglas Adams vor gut 10 Jahren über die Internetkritiker geschrieben hat, gilt heute … ähm … immer noch für die Internetkritiker, aber auch für die Kritiker der Internetkritiker (

in Dezeen

Malva by Ett la Benn

Milan 2010: German design studio Ett la Benn present a collection of lamps made by drying out sponge cloths over moulds in the Zona Tortona district of Milan this week.

in Dezeen

Established & Sons and Venini

Milan 2010: British brand Established & Sons have collaborated with Italian glass company Venini to lauch a collection of objects by designers including Konstantin Grcic, and Ronan and Erwan Bour

in Dezeen

Sparkling Chair by Marcel Wanders for Magis

Milan 2010: at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile this week Dutch designer Marcel Wanders presents a chair made by the same blow-moulding technique used to manufacture water bottles.

in Six Revisions

Reading List for Developers and Designers #1

Reading List for Developers and Designers is an infrequent post series that lists some recommended links for you to read, compiled and read by the founder of Six Revisions, Jacob Gube.

in Dezeen

Marsotto Edizioni

Milan 2010: international designers including James Irvine, Konstantin Grcic and Jasper Morrison have created a collection of marble furniture for Italian stone company Marsotto Edizioni, unveiled

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21 free social vintage icons

A new icon set from webtoolkit4.me! This time it’s all about vintage. 21 icons that can be used anywhere. In the zip file you will find png files (64×82).

in Dezeen

Clinker by Rich Brilliant Willing for Innermost

Milan 2010: American designers Rich Brilliant Willing present a range of furniture made of overlapping wooden slats for design brand Innermost at Superstudio Più in Zona Tortona this week.

in Six Revisions

The Top 15 Google Products for People Who Build Websites

Google's strategy of empowering site developers and owners with free and valuable tools has proven to be effective in garnering a fair bit of geek love for the company.

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ClamAV Forced Upgrade Breaks Email Servers

An anonymous reader writes "A couple of weeks ago Sourcefire announced end-of-life for version 0.94 of its free ClamAV antivirus package (and in fact has been talking about it for six months).

in Slashdot

Lower Merion School District Update

Mike_EE_U_of_I and jargon82 were among a number of readers who sent an update on the Lower Merion School District webcam spying case (see Related Stories for our discussions of the affair over the las

in Slashdot

Bad PR Forces Apple To Reconsider Banning Mark Fiore's App

cmiller173 writes with word from Wired that "After bad press over banning Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mark Fiore's app from the app store, Apple has asked him to re-submit the entry."<

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UK Scientists Create a Three-Parent Embryo

Troll-Under-D'Bridge writes "The BBC reports that British scientists have manufactured embryos containing genetic material from a man and two women.

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Google Drafts Cloud Printing Plan For Chrome OS

snydeq writes "Google is unveiling early-stage designs, software code, and documentation for a project whose goal is to let users of the company's Chrome OS print documents to any printer from any app

in Slashdot

Is the Tide Turning On Patents?

Glyn Moody writes "The FSF has funded a new video, 'Patent Absurdity: how software patents broke the system,' freely available (of course) in Ogg Theora format (what else?).

in Slashdot

Oracle Wants Proof That Open Source Is Profitable

An anonymous reader writes "Since Oracle's acquisition of Sun, all open source projects that now have Oracle as their primary sponsor are worried about their future, and FUD is spreading quickly.

in Slashdot

Supermassive Black Holes Can Abort Star Formation

cremeglace writes "Astrophysicists have found that when a supermassive black hole quickly devours gas and dust, it can generate enough radiation to abort all the embryonic stars in the surrounding gal

in Slashdot

Databases In Caves? A Unique Google Fiber Bid

An anonymous reader writes "Plenty of cities have submitted bids for the Google Fiber project, with most of their bids being centered around the attributes that could describe many communities.

in Slashdot

Google Backs Yahoo In Privacy Fight With DoJ

PatPending sends in CNET coverage of Yahoo's new allies in its fight with the DoJ to protect the privacy of its customers' email stored in the cloud.

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Satellites Keep Aircraft Away From Volcanic Cloud

coondoggie writes "There are a range of satellites from a host of different nations that are pumping out images and data on the Icelandic volcano currently wreaking havoc on commercial airline traffic

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Devs Discuss Android's Possible Readmission To Linux Kernel

MonsterTrimble writes "At the Linux Collaboration Summit, Google and Linux Kernel Developers are meeting to discuss the issues surrounding the Android fork and how it can be re-admitted to the mainlin

in Slashdot

Crytek Thinks Free Game Demos Will Soon Be Extinct

An anonymous reader writes with this quote from Develop:
"The CEO of indie studio Crytek has defended EA's divisive 'premium downloadable content' strategy, while also predicting the extinction of fre

in Slashdot

3rd Grader Accused of Hacking Schools' Computer System

Gud writes "According to The Washington Post a 9-year-old was able to hack into his county's school computer network and change such things as passwords, course work, and enrollment info.

in Slashdot

HP's Moscow Offices Raided In Bribery Probe

FrankPoole writes "Hewlett-Packard's Moscow offices were raided Wednesday as part of a bribery investigation by Russian and German authorities.

in Fontblog

Das neue Adobe-CS5-Branding [Update]

[Update] Danke für die Kommentare.

in Dezeen

Established &amp; Sons in Milan 2010

Milan 2010: here’s a selection of new products launched by British brand Established & Sons in Milan this week, including this chair in a knitted cover by Dutch designer Bertjan Pot.

in swissmiss

TDC | Beautifully Banal

I had the honor to be part of this very cool project by The Type Directors Club called Beautifully Banal.

in webtoolkit4.me

6 free fonts with interesting ampersand characters

Do you like ampersands? Well, i do and besides the fact that they are everywhere now, using different ampersands in titles or copy isn’t something new.

in Dezeen

Nemo by Fabio Novembre for Driade

Milan 2010: another chair with a face. Italian designer Fabio Novembre presents giant masks for sitting in.

in Dezeen

The Regional Blanket by Vík Prjónsdóttir

Milan 2010: with half the design world stuck in Milan thanks to the volcano and the other half unable to get there, we thought this would be a good time to republish The Regional Blanket by Vík Prj

in Dezeen

RADO launches Milan blog

Milan 2010 promotion: watch brand RADO has launched a blog showing video reports from Milan this week at www.radostar.com/blog.

in swissmiss

Alain Tanner

The Anthology Film Archives in NYC are currently celebrating the works of swiss born filmmaker Alain Tanner.

in Fontblog

Design-Showdown an der Hochschule Darmstadt

Was ist das Gute, was das Schlechte, was das Hässliche im Design?

in Dezeen

Arctic Collection by Jens Praet and Vibeke Skar

Milan 2010: Belgian designer Jens Praet has collaborated with Vibeke Skar of Norway to present a collection of Corian tables with grooves worn into their sides in the Ventura Lambrate district of Mi

in swissmiss

vitra house

Lovely photograph of the inside of the Vitra House by Switzerland based gaëtan rossier.

in swissmiss

Secret Banksy Badge

Dennis Crowley, a huge Banksy fan, launched a secret Banksy badge on Foursquare that fans are only now discovering.

in Dezeen

Hook by Jean Nouvel

Milan 2010: French architect Jean Nouvel presents an office wall system for Italian brand Methis at Superstudio Più in Zona Tortona.

in Smashing Magazine

The Designer Who Delivers

in Dezeen

Monster Chair by Marcel Wanders for Moooi

Milan 2010: Dutch designer Marcel Wanders exhibits a chair with a snarling face on its backrest at Moooi in Milan this week.

in Dr. Web

Besser ankommen - 10 praktische Beispiele für Landing Pages

-->Landing Pages sind die Verbindung zwischen Marketingmaßnahmen und der eigenen Website.

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jQuery.popeye 2.0 – an inline lightbox alternative

jQuery popeye isn’t new. A new version (2.0) is available though. For those not familiar with the script, jQuery popeye is an inline lightbox alternative.

in Dezeen

Het Entreehuis by Bureau B+B

Dutch studio Bureau B+B have completed a house on a country estate in the Netherlands with a thatched roof but no eves.

in Dezeen

Sedia 1 – Chair by Enzo Mari for Artek

Milan 2010: a self-assembly chair designed in 1974 by Italian designer Enzo Mari has been put into production by Finnish furniture brand Artek.

in SeptemberIndustry

Blueroom

Design Blueroom in collaboration with Kadabra Produktdesign and Innovativoli.
“‘Blanke Ark’ is a design-for-all product system for governmental elections, including voting boot

in Design Observer: Main Posts

Every Poem an Epitaph: The Protestant Cemetery in Rome

One does not have to be a poet to write heartbreaking words on a piece of eternal stone.

in Wired

Alt Text: Embrace Suicide Cuisine With New Fast-Food Delicacies

With KFC's Double Down pushing the limits of dinnertime derring-do, it's time to explore the probable next generation of killer culinary concoctions.

in Wired

Final Conspirator in Credit Card Hacking Ring Gets 5 Years

TJX hacker Albert Gonzalez's final conspirator gets 5 years in prison.

in Wired

Apple App Store Bans Pulitzer-Winning Satirist for Satire

Cartoonist Mark Fiore wins a Pulitzer Prize this week, but Apple has already rejected his work from its app store.