FCC Launches Slick New Public Complaint Site

Last year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) famously botched the record-breaking public comment period on net neutrality thanks to its crappy technology. Now, the agency has launched a slick new system that suggests this won't happen again. Too bad they're about eight months late to updating the technology. » 1/05/15 2:35pm 1/05/15 2:35pm

What Every Minute of the Day Looks Like In Color

If you've got an extra tab to spare in your browser and a love of graphics or web design, check out this fun online clock that converts the current time into its corresponding six-character color hex code. The site's background also happens to reflect the current color value, and over the day it will slowly shift… » 12/16/14 12:30pm 12/16/14 12:30pm

The original eBay.com hosted a page about Ebola

According to a newly-published New York Magazine profile, eBay founder Pierre Omidyar sounds like a pretty weird dude. The lengthy piece not only documents the billionaire's latest shenanigans, but also the origins of the world's largest auction site. Funnily enough, Ebola plays a strange role in that story. » 11/04/14 12:11pm 11/04/14 12:11pm

Now You Can Book a Hipmunk Hotel Room Through Yelp

Researching a vacation but are too busy to click through a hotel's Yelp reviews to see if it actually has rooms available? Fear not because starting today, you'll be able to book hotels through Hipmunk without ever navigating away from Yelp. » 10/21/14 12:00pm 10/21/14 12:00pm

11 of the Most Embarrassing Government Websites

Just yesterday, the White House launched the US Digital Service, a new initiative with the express purpose of saving federal websites from imminent disaster/themselves. And after a brief audit of the state of our (unfortunate) digital affairs, we can officially say—well, they've got their work cut out for them. » 8/12/14 9:00am 8/12/14 9:00am

The US Government Has a New Team to Make Sure Its Websites Don't Suck

Hey, remember that time the U.S. government launched a website and it was a disaster and it didn't work? I'm not just taking about HealthCare.gov, there are actually a whole host of horrible government websites out there. Now a new department will be making sure the U.S.'s websites don't give the country nightmares… » 8/11/14 2:15pm 8/11/14 2:15pm

This Clever Site Tells You If Your Favorite Bar Patio Is Sunny or Shady

Everyone has a favorite local patio they like to escape to during the summer, but if your timing isn't right, you might find yourself sipping a cold one in the shade. To ensure that never happens, some enterprising folks have whipped up a handy website that shows you exactly when your preferred summer spot is shady,… » 6/09/14 11:15am 6/09/14 11:15am

Netflix Roulette Will Cure Your Utter Inability to Pick a Movie

Internet indecision is a terrible thing. But Netflix Roulette offers some relief for your TV- and movie-based plight by randomly picking you something to watch. » 4/25/14 1:23pm 4/25/14 1:23pm

Relive Jurassic Park's Iconic Hacking Scene Right From Your Browser

For the most part, Jurassic Park isn't the kind of movie you'd want a chance to live out, what with the mortal danger and velociraptors and all that. But thanks to the amazing Jurassic Systems website, you can experience of of Jurassic Park's safer thrills first-hand: getting hacked by Dennis Nedry. » 3/03/14 9:30am 3/03/14 9:30am

14 Design Trends for 2014

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. » 1/15/14 8:00am 1/15/14 8:00am

What Searches Look Like With the Top Million Sites Removed

At this point it's ludicrous to think of using any other search engine than Google. But while it's very effective, you'll find your search results coming from many of the web's top sites again and again. What if you wanted to find something a little more eclectic? Well, a new search engine called Million Short offers… » 12/10/13 8:54am 12/10/13 8:54am

Ever Forced Yourself to Quit Checking a Certain Website?

Some websites just become a part of your routine, a habit. You check for updates five, 20, 60 times a day. You hit refresh more times than you can keep track of. It seems a lot like an addiction. And sometimes you need to quit, for your own well being. » 11/23/13 3:00pm 11/23/13 3:00pm

Good Luck Closing This Tab or Ever Looking Away From This Site

Remember all that work you planned to get done today? Well, if you have any hope of productivity over the next few hours you'll want to avoid this mesmerizing website like the plague. » 11/14/13 11:20am 11/14/13 11:20am

Scratch Your Own Drawing Into This Giant Virtual Moon

Only 12 people have ever made a mark on the surface of the Moon, but a new project by Olafur Eliasson and Ai Weiwei is inviting everyone on the internet to make a mark on the big wheel of cheese—or its digital equivalent, at least. » 11/11/13 11:00am 11/11/13 11:00am

How Many Horror Movie References Can You Spot On Bing's Homepage?

Bing's still the underdog in the search engine wars; remaining in perpetual second place to Google. And while it's doubtful that Microsoft will ever win the overall search engine war, today Bing totally wins the Halloween makeover battle with a homepage that pays homage to countless horror movies. » 10/31/13 9:08am 10/31/13 9:08am

A History of the Apple Mouse Created Exclusively With CSS

The most impressive thing about Josh Bader's website that documents the history of the Apple Mouse isn't how comprehensive it is. After all, you can count the number of major hardware revisions Apple's made to its mouse since 1983 on two hands. No, what makes Bader's site particularly wonderful is that all the… » 10/30/13 9:40am 10/30/13 9:40am

The NSA Says an 'Internal Error' Caused Its Outage Not a DDoS Attack

The completely competent folks of the NSA are saying that its nuked website is a result of an internal error, a glitch, a mistake and not because hackers launched a DDoS attack on it. That's cool, the NSA didn't go down because of hackers but because it screwed itself up. » 10/25/13 10:22pm 10/25/13 10:22pm

There's A Dating Site For Ghosts . . . So Yeah We Can All Go Home Now

Welp it's been a good run. Nice work humanity, you produced a lot of cool stuff on the internet. But now that ghostsingles.com is live there isn't much else to do. Time to learn how to rock climb or read War and Peace. » 10/13/13 6:11pm 10/13/13 6:11pm

How Seven Cities Designed Surprisingly Great Websites

The government has been shut down for over a week, as have plenty of federally funded websites. Which makes me appreciate a good civic website even more. I was able to find seven city sites that will make you feel good about government again. Maybe. » 10/11/13 12:40pm 10/11/13 12:40pm

11 of the Weirdest Sites on the Internet

The internet is a wondrous place, but for every fantastic website out there, it seems like there are two weird ones. We asked you, dear readers, what some of the strangest sites you’ve ever seen were, and here’s what you dug up, you freaks. » 10/09/13 10:20am 10/09/13 10:20am