LED Holders Upgrade Newspapers With the Latest Headlines

If you've ever read the newspaper in a library or a coffee shop, you've probably used those long wooden holders that help make them slightly easier to wrangle without tearing the pages and impossible to pilfer. But an ad agency in Switzerland found a way to make them even more useful with invisible LED news tickers » 4/18/14 1:40pm Friday 1:40pm

The NYTimes.com Is Relaunching By Putting Your Face on the Front Page

The New York Times already gave us a preview of its brighter, cleaner, and all around more beautiful website earlier this year. But starting tomorrow, the redesign will be here to stay. And to celebrate, the New York Times is showing off just how customizable (and GIF-able) it's new homepage will be. » 1/07/14 10:20am 1/07/14 10:20am

Hackers Invaded the Washington Post for "a Few Days"

Looks like Jeff Bezos's new toy, The Washington Post, is the latest victim in the hacker war on newspapers. Company officials announced Wednesday that hackers had gained access to employees' usernames and passwords, though it's unclear how much data the company lost. » 12/18/13 6:04pm 12/18/13 6:04pm

The 5 Biggest News Websites of 2010 (As Predicted in 2000)

Back in the year 2000, futurist Frank Feather looked into his crystal ball and predicted that Quixtar would be one of the biggest retail websites of 2010. Needless to say, it wasn't. But Feather's predictions weren't all bad. Especially when it came to the future of news. » 11/04/13 3:06pm 11/04/13 3:06pm

Q&A With the Chicago Tribune Editors Who Put a Cat on Their Homepage

Earlier today, visitors to the Chicago Tribune's homepage were greeted not with traditional lead story or splash image. Instead, there was an adorable kitty, a placeholder headline, and the word test over and over again. While it was a welcome break from the the usual gloom and doom, it was also very clearly a… » 7/30/13 7:15pm 7/30/13 7:15pm

How To Send a Photo Around the World (in 1926)

Today, we take for granted the ability to send photos halfway around the world in an instant. (Which is probably why that popular smartphone photograph service is called Instant-Gram™.) But a century ago, getting a photograph across an ocean was a much more involved process than simply snapping a mirror selfie and… » 7/01/13 1:14pm 7/01/13 1:14pm

Drones Could Replace Eager Youths On Paper Routes (Updated)

Innovation in newspaper delivery techniques hasn't really seemed like a priority in awhile because of the whole death of print thing and whatever. But since drones categorically improve all situations, a local French postal service is turning paper routes into air routes. » 3/31/13 9:45am 3/31/13 9:45am

Newspaper Uses Photoshop To Make Syria Look Even Worse Somehow

The Kronen Zeitung is Austria's largest newspaper, with a daily readership of around three million people. Yesterday, those readers were treated to the image on the left of war-torn Aleppo, bombed out and desperate. Except, as one sharp-eyed Redditor points out, that wasn't the scene at all. It was just another… » 7/29/12 5:00pm 7/29/12 5:00pm