An Insanely Detailed Infographic of Every Character in True Detective

If you—like me—have already obsessed over every single word written about True Detective, then you will want to obsess over this ridiculous graphic tribute. It's absurd, it's overblown, and it's exactly what the obsessive fan inside me wants to pore over. » 3/01/14 9:30am 3/01/14 9:30am

We're Buying More PC Games Than We Can Play

As another Steam Holiday Sale comes to a close, I have spent roughly $100 to purchase 22 games. In the past 2 months I have picked up 3 Humble Bundles. Not a month ago I spent around $50 on 11 games in the Steam Fall Sale. By the time the next Steam Holiday Sale rolls into town I will be lucky if I have played half of… » 1/03/14 1:26pm 1/03/14 1:26pm

This Infographic Shows How Crazy Holiday Toys Have Gotten in 50 Years

Philadelphia-based Abby Ryan Design came up with this fun infographic of the most popular toys from 50 years of holiday shopping. If you were a child during any of that time, you'll doubtless recognize something. Then you'll scratch your head in bafflement at how damned expensive today's most-requested gifts are. » 12/07/13 3:58pm 12/07/13 3:58pm

How Many Electric Car Charging Stations Are Actually Out There?

Hybrid and electric cars have gone pretty mainstream. But it's hard to get a sense of whether the charging infrastructure is keeping pace. Especially since there are lots of proposals for how we could transition away from the gas station model. » 10/27/13 6:06pm 10/27/13 6:06pm

This 100-Year-Old Infographic Maps the Entire American Civil War

Back in the 1930s the infographic scene was already humming with crazy products like the Histomap and its 4,000 years of visualized history. But the roots of infographics go back even further. This intense visual recollection of the Civil War dates back to the 1800s. » 9/16/13 2:30pm 9/16/13 2:30pm

The 233-Year History of the Bicycle In One Handy Chart

For those who live and breathe by two-wheeled transportation, bicycles are more than just a way to get from here to there. The immediate, wind-on-your-face freedom of pedaling fast is a feeling that just can’t be matched by wandering around, road-tripping, or pretty much any kind of public transport. » 9/04/13 3:40pm 9/04/13 3:40pm

What the Proper Cell Phone Etiquette Is Around the World

My brain tickles itself when something brand new gets invented, like a smartphone, and how different habits and customs form in each culture around that new smartphone and a brand new form of etiquette specific to each country is created all over the world. Maybe in some countries they call more than they text. Maybe… » 8/15/13 1:00am 8/15/13 1:00am

Get A Sense Of How Dire Shark Finning Is From This Visual Represenation

One thing infographics are really good for is providing a sense of scale. Certain numbers are just too big to really comprehend, and can also be made to sound bigger or smaller than they actually are depending on how they're presented. As Shark Week comes to a close, it seems apt to take shark finning as an example. » 8/11/13 9:00pm 8/11/13 9:00pm

How Much Caffeine Are You Actually Getting in That Cup of Coffee?

Confession: I don't drink coffee. I know next to nothing about what makes a good cup of brown flavored water other than it involving sniper precision measurements, calculus-level math, tools that are fit for a serial killer, forearms that would make Popeye jealous and a full beard. What I DO know is that more is always … » 8/02/13 1:00am 8/02/13 1:00am