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Jony Ive Even Engineered The Sound Of The Apple Watch Clasp

Even though most of us never even notice it, Apple has a fantastic history of sound design, from the ping of the text message to the decades-old powering up noise. That legacy runs through Apple’s new era of product design too, right down to the sound of the new Apple Watch clicking open.


US Job Applicants Admit More To A Computer Avatar, Says Government Study

Researchers at the National Center for Credibility Advancement, the US military’s “premiere educational centre for polygraph and other credibility assessment technologies and techniques,” studied whether potential government job applicants would admit more to a computer-generated avatar versus self-reporting on a paper or computer questionnaire. They created a talking head avatar and gave it an automated dialogue tree of questions.


An Hour With The Photographer Behind Windows XP's Iconic 'Bliss' Background

Charles O’Rear — he goes by Chuck — isn’t a famous photographer like Annie Leibovitz or Henri Cartier-Bresson or Robert Capa or Ansel Adams. But one of his photographs has probably been seen by more people than any other image.


Bowling With God: Vint Cerf Talks Time Travel, Porn And Web Addiction

They say that success has many parents but failure is an orphan. Judged by that standard — or any other — the internet is a success. Al Gore invented it. Tim Berners-Lee got a knighthood out of it. Everyone was using it before it was cool. But only two men have ever borne the title “Father of the Internet”. One is the late computer scientist Bob Kahn. The other is Vint Cerf.


It Takes A Small Artistic Army To Bring A Pixar Film To Life

Monsters Inc blew more than a few minds when it premiered in 2001. Sully’s coat comprised a million rendered hairs, and Boo’s oversized pink shirt moved with such a natural flow it appeared nearly life-like to audiences. And while advances in technology during the 12 years between the original film and the prequel — premiering in June — will provide another jaw-dropping visual experience, Monsters University was no less challenging to make.


Twitter Interviews Are Apparently Now A Thing

If you don’t want to read a piece about the horrid state of our society, please go no further. Apparently companies are throwing traditional in-person interviews out the window in favour of Twitterviews: Twitter. Interviews.


Dyson's Newest Airblade Could Change The Way Architects Think

While James Dyson is the obvious face of the company he founded in 1993, he isn’t the only one tinkering away at high-powered blades or really sucky vacuums in Malmesbury, England. With over 700 some engineers under one roof, Dyson tasked Marcus Hartley with creating the new Airblade Tap about two and a half years ago.


Google CEO Talks Apple Spats, Google+ And The Future Of Search

CNN Money has managed to get a rare, long interview with Google head honcho Larry Page. In fact, it’s only Page’s second big interview with a print publication since he became CEO back in 2011. Here are some choice cuts.


How Craig Newmark Went From Craigslist Creator To Internet Do-Gooder

Craigslist is used to find apartments, pets and love connections. Started in 1995 by its namesake, Craig Newmark, as an emailed newsletter circulated among friends, it’s grown to become the proxy classifieds page for people all over the world. Craig isn’t running things there anymore, but he’s still very much involved in the company.


How NASA Invented Curiosity's Terrifyingly Awesome Landing System

Adam Steltzner spent nine years working to turn seven minutes of terror into NASA’s finest hour since the landing of Apollo 11 on the Sea of Tranquility. Here is a fascinating insider’s view of one of the most amazing space exploration feats in history.


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