Gifts for Dad

Eight prime picks for Father's Day

After all your dad’s done for you, Father’s Day is the day to say thanks. While no other dad is quite like yours, here are some suggestions from the Cool Hunting Gift Guide to draw upon as you let your old man know just what he means to you. Switch No project is too big or repair too complicated for Quirky’s ultra practical Switch pocket-knife …

Tasty Tweets

Turning trends into smoothies

by Nestor Bailly For those who have ever wondered what their tweets taste like, students at the Copenhagen Institute of Interactive Design (CIID) have created a working prototype that represents data from the Twitter firehose in the form of a smoothie. Konstantinos Frantzis, Kat Zorina and Ruben van der Vleuten use the Twitter API to gather mentions of fruits like blueberry, apple and pineapple. Their …

Octofeed

Facebook's muddled newsfeed gets a user interface overhaul

In an era of digital minimalism, even some user interface designers scratch their heads when looking at Facebook’s maximalist approach. The newsfeed has become a cluttered mix of content that’s challenging for even the most savvy user to digest. For those wanting a more simplified experience, Daniel Chin-Yee and Jennifer Puno have created Octofeed, a website that pulls and arranges content from the Facebook newsfeed. …