7 New Yorker Tech Stories That You Can Now Read For Free

The New Yorker debuted a breezy redesign of its website today, part of a larger overhaul of print and digital offerings that the publication has been rolling out over the last six months. But perhaps even more exciting is the fact that the magazine's archives dating back to 2007 will be free for the rest of the summer. » 7/21/14 9:00pm 7/21/14 9:00pm

Cover Story: The Fascinating Anatomy of a Magazine Cover

You know the saying: you can't judge a book by its cover. With magazines, it's pretty much the opposite. The cover of a magazine is the unified identity for a whole host of ideas, authors, and designers who have created the eclectic array of stories and articles and materials within each issue. And, some would argue,… » 2/18/14 12:00pm 2/18/14 12:00pm

New York's Futuristic Central Vacuum System That Never Was

New York City at the turn of the 20th century was a pretty pungent place. Piles of garbage, millions of people cooking food, and about 2.5 million pounds of horse manure emptied into the streets per day will do that to a city. And don't forget the 420,000 gallons of horse urine flowing through the streets each week.… » 11/14/13 2:48pm 11/14/13 2:48pm

This Kiosk Prints Magazines and Newspapers As They're Purchased

Many people are claiming that these new Meganews Magazines autonomous newstands could save the print industry. That's maybe a bit optimistic, but at the least they'll help reduce the mountains of wasted paper from unsold magazines since the over-sized vending machine only prints publications when they're ordered, in… » 9/03/13 1:20pm 9/03/13 1:20pm

Amazon's Bundling Conde Nast Print and Digital Subscriptions for Cheap

Internet juggernaut Amazon and print media juggernaut Conde Nast are debuting one-click print and web subscriptions to some of Conde Nast's most popular magazines today. Buy a print subscription through Amazon All Access, and you'll get immediate access to the web version, with six-month print plus digital trial… » 8/20/13 1:52pm 8/20/13 1:52pm

Yahoo Internet Life Magazine Is an Awesome Relic of the Dot Com Era

Yahoo yesterday announced that it's bought Tumblr for $1.1 billion to communicate to millennials cool, hip, relevant, and that it understands what GIFs are. But back in the early ages of the dot com-era, the company was saying that through a monthly publication called Yahoo Internet Life Magazine. » 5/21/13 10:39am 5/21/13 10:39am

Clever Coke Ad Turns Any Magazine Into a Speaker Dock

iPhone users in Brazil who also subscribe to a magazine called Capricho recently got an extra bonus in one issue. But it wasn't a promo code for a free iTunes track or anything like that. No, it was a special printed cover that turned the rolled up magazine into a passive amplifying speaker for their phone. » 9/28/12 5:40pm 9/28/12 5:40pm

Do You Actually Read Those Magazines You Download on Your Tablet?

Next Issue, the "Netflix of Magazines," is available today on the iPad. And that has me thinking a lot about the digital magazine format. In general, I love the entire idea of tablet magazines. The touch UI, the ability to carry years worth of issues with me all at once, the instant downloads, the interactive… » 7/10/12 12:40pm 7/10/12 12:40pm

It's No Longer Ridiculously Annoying to Get Sports Illustrated on Your…

It's been a minor quibble, but a persistant one; Time Inc. magazines—including Sports Illustrated, People, and Entertainment Weekly—have been available on the iPad for some time, but as individually siloed apps. You couldn't group them in Newsstand, but more importantly you couldn't subscribe through iTunes.… » 6/14/12 9:08am 6/14/12 9:08am