Look At What A Decade's Done To New York City's Classic Storefronts

Ten years after photographing countless storefronts for their popular book, Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York, James and Karla Murray are returning to the same addresses for an update. The contrast in the pairs of images, each a decade apart, is striking. » 4/03/14 12:00am 4/03/14 12:00am

One Laptop Per Child Isn't Quite Dead Yet

Fans of the One Laptop Per Child program were shocked and saddened to hear of the organization's imminent demise this week. There's only one problem: OLPC isn't actually dead. Despite what some blogs are reporting, the organization is alive and well… just not as alive and well as it once was. » 3/11/14 6:32pm 3/11/14 6:32pm

The Coming Singularity, When All Suburbs Look The Same

Photographer Martin Adolfsson's book Suburbia Gone Wild, published earlier this year, documents the weird and expanding mirage of seemingly endless copies and duplicate environments called suburbia, like some poorly diagnosed spatial syndrome taking over the landscapes of the world from Mexico to Egypt, Thailand to… » 12/19/13 10:40am 12/19/13 10:40am

Urban Outfitters Is Going to Build Its Own Tiny Town

Good news retail fans! Everybody's favorite skinny jeans store, Urban Outfitters, is about to break ground not only on a new store but on an entire little Urban Outfitters town. Soon you'll be able to eat, sleep and shop without ever leaving leaving the cozy embrace of Urban Outfitters. Just like in college. » 10/07/13 1:00pm 10/07/13 1:00pm

An Unusually Close Look At The Development Of Facebook Home

Facebook Home had its Android-only release in April and it's been sort of proliferating a little bit maybe? ever since. It lives in a weird space between operating systems and apps, but it's meant to be something you don't over-think. So don't think about. Just let it be a mostly successful immersive experience. That's … » 7/21/13 3:42pm 7/21/13 3:42pm

Microsoft's Kinect for Windows SDK Beta Is Out

The official Kinect for Windows SDK beta is now available for download. It's for non-commercial use only, aimed at researchers, academics and hobbyist developers, but the download is free, and available in both 32- and 64-bit formats.
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Sony Gives PlayStation Move Its Own Dev Kit Too

Microsoft recently opened up Kinect to all those developers that made weird homebrew things with the advanced camera, so why shouldn't Sony? They did! Sony's releasing a development kit called move.me that will let people make weird ass applications with the PS3 motion sensor. Not sure what they could do that hasn't… » 3/03/11 5:48pm 3/03/11 5:48pm