​The Unlikely Story of How Baseball Card Design Shaped Modern Fandom

Yesterday a 91-year-old former executive at the baseball card company Topps passed away in Long Island. You might not know Sy Berger's name, but he was the person who turned baseball cards into a phenomenon—and, in some ways, defined baseball fandom. And he did it with design. » 12/15/14 1:38pm 12/15/14 1:38pm

Wildcard Promises to Make Surfing the Web on Your Phone Way Easier

No one's nailed the mobile web experience yet. Even when they're supposedly optimized for our on-the-go behavior, websites still take forever to load and feel clunky on our screens. A new app out today named Wildcard aims to be a Safari- or Chrome-killer for your iPhone by changing the format and visual language of… » 11/13/14 4:54pm 11/13/14 4:54pm

I got lost in another dimension while watching these kids shuffle cards

I don't know how many finger exercises it takes to pull this off or how much wizard potion these kids from Singapore drank but they make shuffling cards look like a dancing symphony. Each finger seems to be powered by its own brain and yet they all work in concert to make complicated movements look graceful. » 10/14/14 10:32pm 10/14/14 10:32pm

This Supercard Wants to Replace All of Your Credit Cards and Then Some

Remember Coin, the card that promised to put all your credit cards on one handy chunk of plastic, and then suffered from substantial setbacks that may make it useless by the time it comes out? Well now it has a competitor. This is Plastc, another upcoming supercard with some seriously big promises that will be even… » 10/07/14 9:31am 10/07/14 9:31am

There Are More Ways To Arrange a Deck of Cards Than Atoms on Earth

When you're shuffling a deck of cards, you're trying your best to ensure everything gets as mixed up as possible. But it turns out you might not have to try so hard. In this wonderful TedEd animation, Yannay Khaikin outlines the staggering number of ways a deck of 52 cards can be arranged. » 3/28/14 12:40pm 3/28/14 12:40pm

Real life Gambit blows things up by throwing playing cards

Growing up, I never wanted Cyclops' optic blast or Wolverine's adamantium claws or Magneto's power over magnetic fields, I wanted to throw cards like Gambit. I don't know if that makes me an unimaginative little kid who only dreamt about realistic powers but I do know I spent many summer days throwing cards at… » 2/26/14 11:14pm 2/26/14 11:14pm

Live Out Your Gambit Fantasies With a Set of Sharpened Steel Throwing…

You can try as hard as you want, but a set of adamantium claws are never going to spring forth from your hands. Nor will you ever be able to control the weather, fly, teleport, or read someone's mind. The closest you'll ever get to being a real-life X-Men is mastering this set of steel throwing cards like Gambit,… » 2/28/13 4:40pm 2/28/13 4:40pm

Rain Man's Finally Met His Match With This Blackjack-Dealing Robot

If you thought Dustin Hoffman's Rain Man character took a cold, calculating approach to gambling, he's got nothing on Yaskawa Motoman Robotics' new SDA10F blackjack dealing robot. Using a sophisticated vision system it's even able to recognize the cards it's dealing, so casinos could still use their standard Bicycle… » 2/22/13 8:37am 2/22/13 8:37am

Here Are the Business Cards of Famous People

Even though business cards seemed like they would be one of the first things to get killed by some fancy techwiznology, they've managed to survive even though the use of dead paper is dying. Everybody has business cards—even the super rich and super famous. Here are a few business cards from people you definitely… » 1/22/13 8:20pm 1/22/13 8:20pm

Here's a Simple Card Trick You Can Learn in a Minute

Our friends at BoingBoing put together a video to show you a simple and fun card trick that anyone can learn in no time: Using a deck of playing cards, make three piles of three cards each. Flip a pile over to note the bottom card and then combine all three piles into one, making sure that the pile you flipped over… » 1/21/13 9:00pm 1/21/13 9:00pm

How to Get Your Free Cool Facebook Timeline Personal Cards Now

Good news for Facebook fans: now you can get a free set of cool color personal cards based on your timeline. They're giving 200,000 sets of 50 cards for free, so you've to hurry up. Here's how to get yours: » 1/06/12 9:59am 1/06/12 9:59am

1. Go to your Facebook Timeline. 2. Click on (it's just below your profile photo and basic personal…