Every year, Google rounds up all the arcane crap that’s flowed through its internet portal, crunches the data, and tells us how badly we’ve misused the internet. Here’s 2015, you awful people.
Have some time to kill? YouTube has just announced its most popular videos of 2015, which include everything from dance crazes to Justin Bieber doing karaoke in a car. You can watch them here.
The next generation of ultralight backpacking tents is adopting vertical walls and square shapes to maximize living space while shedding weight. Here's how they work and what these new tents mean for your next camping trip.
Many of us, owing to an intuitive sense of where technological and social progress are taking us, have a preconceived notion of what the future will look like. But as history has continually shown, the future doesn't always go according to plan. Here are 11 ways the world of tomorrow may not unfold the way we expect.
Our moods ebb and flow with the seasons. They also change quite dramatically over the course of a single week. These visualizations show exactly when we can expect to be depressed, anxious, and stressed.
Fashion is cyclical. Like a zombie, a trend rarely dies without its reanimated corpse popping back up for a second round — and sometimes you're around for it both times. Today we want to know about the fashion trends that passed out of your life, and then showed up again.
Keeping up with fashion trends can sometimes be uncomfortable and expensive. But trying a new style or two is typically not life-threatening — except in the case of these dangerous trends, that maimed (and sometimes killed) anyone brave enough to sport them.
In the 1980s, science fiction ruled over everything. Most of the biggest movies and books of the decade were scifi, and cyberpunk became the era's pop aesthetic. Here's how the 1980s changed the genre forever.
Just as we did a year ago, I'm kicking off 2014 with a list of design trends I expect to gain ground over the next twelve months. The world of interactive design is an extreme fluid in terms of what's determined as a staple of good design from year to year.
.GIF Hell is a brand new site that tracks GIFs that are trending on Twitter. Maybe you missed the VMAs (or some other cultural event du jour)? See the entire show wrapped up in a neat little animated package on this site.
What are the nation's brides up to, these days? Having run out of ways to torture their friends and sisters with horrible dresses, the soon-to-be-married ladies are now forcing their bridesmaids to undress, for these tacky flesh-pile pictures.
IBM predicts that 2013 will be the year of steampunk. Behind the curve, much? [IBM]
Facebook just released its 2012 trend report, boiling down what all us billion idiots care about and share incessantly. What was the top meme? The top song? Which horrible TV do millions of people care about? Read on.
Did you know that (approximately, maybe) one in three overweight women who walk into a restaurant get an electronic receipt with the words "FAT GIRLS" on it? Sadly, you probably do, because this sort of thing happens all the time these days. The most recent victims were these three women in Stockton, California. And…
We look at the constantly rising numbers for smartphone adoption and just sort of assume that sooner or later, everyone's going to get on board with this thing. But there are some people, young people, who are sticking to dumbphones, and cutting ties with their smartphones. And it's kind of dumb.
Google's annual round-up of search statistics, Zeitgeist, is out. So what did people care about most this year when it came to internet searches?
Oh A Billion Wicked Thoughts, indeed. The now-landmark (it counts now, right?) work conducted by neuroscientists Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam revealed plenty about our sexy internet, um, habits. But, according to their data, only 4% of the web's top sites is porn.