Have you seen all the heartfelt remembrances of Gabriel García Márquez, best known for his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude? Yes, García Márquez is dead. But for some reason a lot of people on social media think he died sometime in the past week. The Colombian author died in 2014.
The funnest and maybe even best movie of 2014 that nobody saw when it came out but when they finally watched it all agreed was the funnest and maybe even best movie of 2014: Edge of Tomorrow. Seriously, even if you don't like Tom Cruise, you'll enjoy the movie. Here are 9 other movies that were overlooked in 2014.
French graphic designer and editor Michael Deleau put together this trailer for all the superhero movies released in 2014. It all combines so naturally and seamlessly that it really highlights how all these movies use the same visual language—albeit with different end results, of course.
I've put together a spreadsheet of all of the new books that I read in 2014, inspired by Ghost in the Machine's post chronicling what he read in 2013 (sorry if I'm stepping on your toes, Ghost), and it's been really interesting to review the data and use it to perhaps set some goals for 2015.
Good riddance, 2014. And to celebrate turning a new calendar year, Evan Puschak, the Nerdwriter, put together this nifty look at how movies, TV shows and music videos used slow motion in 2014. It's interesting to see all these different types of films and shows use the same effect and question if they are even…
Adventure travel in the outdoors on a tech blog? Hey, we do occasionally use a camera. Whatever, IndefinitelyWild went to some pretty cool places during our first seven months; here's our favorites.
NSA leaks, Ebola, ALS ice bucket challenge, terrible earthquakes, Nicki Minaj twerkin, and the rest of 2014 condensed in a one-minute Animation Domination High-Def video. Pop an Ambien and wait 10 minutes before you click play.
This year, we saw Google introduce a sweeping new design language to overhaul is long list of products. We saw independent designers building their own hardware. And more than anything, we saw experimentation on a huge scale—resulting in one of the most eventful and interesting years for UI and UX design in recent…
Editor Jacob T. Swinney put together this video with the best cinematography of 2014. The list only includes movies that have been released theatrically in the US, like Interstellar, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Nymphomaniac, and many more.
Another year in Commerce has come to an end. Last year we had such a great time putting together a list of 2013's most popular products that we’ve decided to make it an annual feature.
It's always tough to pick my favorite visualization projects. I mean, it's a challenge to pick and rank your favorite anything really. So much depends on what you feel like at the time, and there's a lot of good work out there. Nevertheless, I gave it a go.
The world made more than 100 million edits to Wikipedia in 2014. In this video, the online encyclopaedia uses just the text, images and videos uploaded to its pages in the last 365 days to recap what happened in the world this year.
I'm a big fan of Conan O'Brien (and Andy Richter) and this supercut of his show at TBS is a great sample of their particular brand of hilarious absurd humor.
Each year, Twitter rounds up the biggest events that its users have been talking about—and 2014 is no exception. Can you guess the biggest Twitter event of the last twelve months?
Everybody knows what the best thing about the end of the year is. It's easy. No, it's not Christmas presents. Or seeing family over the holidays. The best thing about the end of the year is National Geographic's Photo Contest. It's a tradition where we get to see just how awesome the world around us is.
Here at last! The Moto X was one of our favorite phones from last year, and now the sequel is here. It's called... the Moto X. Guess the X+1 thing was just a codename. Labels aside, we've spent a good half day with the new Moto X, and so far it lives up to the lofty promise of its name.
Android purists have a common refrain they like to bust out every time a beautiful new piece of hardware comes out: "If only it ran pure Android!" in F-sharp. There's a pervasive belief that unpasteurized Android—and only unpasteurized Android—directly from the great teat in Mountain View is all that's needed to…
I don't want to jinx this but it seems the sun may be here to stay at last. NASA seems to agree, because they have released this compilation video of all the winter storms as seen from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's GOES-East satellite.