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Adobe Releases Its First Two iPhone Apps Powered By Photoshop

Fix images and create silly photo mashups with these two new apps.Last month, Adobe announced that it would allow developers to plug their mobile apps into some of Photoshop's most popular features. Today, Adobe Labs (the experimental arm of Adobe) gives us our first taste of what that looks like with two new iPhone apps: T ...
Full article at: Fact or Design 5 hours ago

iTunes Is Irrelevant. Now What?

Anti-Apple Protest In San Francisco, California
The beta release of iTunes 12 is as much of a mess as ever, but Apple doesn't think it's worth rebuilding.A tumorous coalescence of features added higgledy-piggledy over 13 years, iTunes is the ...
Full article at: Fact or Design 6 hours ago

How Hamas Uses An Underground City To Battle Israel

Sarajevo: War Scars
Palestinian militants have poured millions of dollars into a vast and complex underground network that crosses the Gaza-Israel border.When Israel launched a ground offensive into Gaza last Thursday, one of the main stated objectives was to destroy the extensive network of underground tunnels that Hamas has built to funnel fighters across the border into Israel, as well as to transport supplies, store weapons and explosives, and provide a kind of safe hou ...
Full article at: Fact or Design 7 hours ago

Is This Tiny Bike Seat The Future Of Air Travel?

Farnborough International Airshow 2014
God, I hope not.Airbus, one of the largest aircraft manufacturers in the world, seems to be on the path to eliminating what little comfort price-conscious travelers have left. The company has applied for a patent for a new type of plane seat on short-term flights--one that resembles a glorified bike seat. The seat does away with things like seat-back trays and the ability to recline, consisting simp ...
Full article at: Fact or Design 9 hours ago

Masterpieces Of Modern Architecture, Animated

From Fallingwater to Farnsworth House, masterpieces of modern architecture get a colorful tribute.If you're trying to brush up on Architecture 101, this animation of the world's most iconic houses is far more fun a learning tool than textbooks. It's a colorful, flat-design take on masterworks of 21st-century architecture, from Le Corbusier's Ville Savoy to Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House to Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater. ...
Full article at: Fact or Design 9 hours ago

The Inimitable Bill Murray, 32 Different Ways

The man. The myth. The legend.Bill Murray has played an incredible array of characters across a career spanning 74 movies and TV shows. Peter Venkman. Ernie McCracken. Herman Blume. Garfield. Bill Mur ...
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How The Television Has Evolved

2014 Summer TCA Tour - Day 15
Television has come a long way since the three-inch screens of the early 20th-century.The television counts among a handful of designs that most dramatically changed 20th-century society. As this illustrated poster by Reddit user CaptnChristiana visualizes, the design has evolved mightily since the boxy retro contraptions of yesteryear, like the Emyvisor and the Marconi. With flatscreens and high-definition displays ...
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Penis Propaganda: The Amazing Anti-Venereal Disease Posters Of World World II

'Conseil Des Ministres' At Elysee Palace
"Fool the Axis--Use Prophylaxis!" and more anti-VD graphic propaganda from the WWII Allies.During World War I, 18,000 American soldiers were infected with STDs every day. By the height of World War II, that number had decreased to 600 per day--partly thanks to a fierce propaganda campaign that used graphic posters to educate men about the dangers of venereal disease and how to prevent it. A s ...
Full article at: Fact or Design 11 hours ago

10 Of The Most Bond-Worthy Spy Toys In The CIA Museum

'Paparazzi! Fotografen, Stars und Kuenstler' Exhibition Preview
The CIA's collection of historical artifacts reveals hidden cameras everywhere.Real-life espionage probably bears little resemblance to the sexy, gadget-laden world of James Bond (we assume) but that doesn't mean CIA operatives don't have a few tricks up their sleeves. At the intelligence agency's headquarters in Langley, Va., CIA operatives and analysts can glimpse into the spy equipment of years past, including hidden cameras, hollow coins, and code-carrying makeup cases. F ...
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Beats By Dre's Splashy New Headquarters: No Apple Influence Here

Jimmy Iovine, Peter Chou And Dr. Dre Announce The Strategic Partnership Of HTC And Beats By Dr. Dre
Southern California history meets daytime disco in Beats's Culver City headquarters.Apple may have acquired Beats Music and Beats Electronics in May, but the new Beats by Dre headquarters in Culver City couldn't be farther from the all-white aesthetic favored by Jonathan Ive and Steve Jobs or Norman Foster's spaceship-in-the-garden landing soon in Cupertino. "We come from hip-hop ...
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