Edward Snowden’s Design Will Check if Your iPhone’s Snitching

Edward Snowden has been researching with hardware hacker Andrew “Bunnie” Huang to design a device that will check on your iPhone—just to make sure if it is (or, rather, isn’t) snitching on you. The case-like creation will access your iPhone’s insides and monitor electrical signals—essentially letting the user know, at all times, if their phone radio is transmitting any information. Snowden spoke to Wired on …

Distilling a Year with the Zeitguide 2015

An informative, annual guide to key themes, plus a weekly email that breaks down the world's most pressing news

There’s a reason we continue to feature the Zeitguide from Grossman & Partners. Each week, founder and CEO Brad Grossman, and his ever-expanding team, cull through over 2,000 pieces of source material on breaking news, global trends and key topics. They scour industry publications and chart courses across the internet—and they have access to experts within all fields. Generally, the knowledge they gain is distilled, …

Infographic Designers’ Sketchbooks

A rare look inside the process of data visualizations in this in-depth tome

Designing compelling and informative ways to communicate raw data has never been more pertinent. In light of the ceaseless thirst for information brought on by the digital age (along with the multitude of access points for such information) the wealth of rich infographics produced today is nothing short of astounding. Taking into account the balance of design, art, science and mathematics these graphics demand, the …