design

How to Make a Twitter Collage

When Twitter updated its now eight-year-old social network with a couple of tweet-extending features Thursday, it also laid the groundwork for an explosion of tweet creativity. Following in the footsteps of ASCII art , users now have the ability to post up to four photos in one post. Twitter calls this a "Photo Collage." We call it wicked fun. [...]

12 Things Gmail’s User Base Dwarfs in Size

Gmail is now a decade old. The email juggernaut, which turns 10 on April 1, grew quickly over the last few years, accruing more than 425 million global active users by 2012 Google hasn't released any other metrics or data about its user base since then, but 425 million is no small feat. That figure is larger than most country populations, and is nearly double the size of Yahoo Mail , Gmail's top competitor See also: The Many Faces of Gmail: A 10-Year Retrospective Here are 12 things that are much smaller than Gmail, so you can compare just how large the email service really is. [...]

Man-Made Chromosome Is a Giant Leap Towards Synthetic Life

A chunk of the genetic blueprint for yeast has been created and pieced together from scratch, paving the way for "designer" organisms that could produce new medicines, food products and biofuels, the creators say. Researchers took tiny snippets of man-made DNA and joined them together to create a synthetic version of a chromosome, the structure that contains DNA inside cells, from brewer's yeast [...]

The Many Faces of Gmail: A 10-Year Retrospective

The utility and visual appeal of email design is something that everyone is guilty of overlooking from time to — well, always. From drastically reducing inbox clutter to in-email search, Gmail 's innovations have fundamentally changed the way we communicate with each other See also: 10 Gmail Hacks to Help You Master Your Inbox As the most popular email provider in the world turns 10, we thought it fitting to look back on the service from a visual perspective [...]

WIRED Space Photo of the Day: Milky Way Panorama

Touring the Milky Way now is as easy as clicking a button with NASA's new zoomable, 360-degree mosaic presented Thursday at the TED 2014 Conference in Vancouver, Canada. The star-studded panorama of our galaxy is constructed from more than 2 million infrared snapshots taken over the past 10 years by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope [...]
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