Christian Siriano’s Barbie Collection Shows How Inclusive & Talented This Designer Really Is

While Christian Siriano is still referenced as a “Project Runway winner” and remembered for elevating the word “fierce” in the pop culture lexicon during his season, the designer is also celebrated for something way more important. Siriano has a serious commitment to fashion inclusivity, and it is fully showcased in the Christian Siriano x Barbie collection. Siriano […]

How to Rediscover Your Inspiration at Work

When we’re inspired, our work hums. We have a sense of purpose, buoyed by the feeling that our talents are being put to good use. We’re doing what we should be doing. And then, just like that, inspiration evaporates. Perhaps a negative comment from your boss deflated you or you’re not excited about a particular assignment. Inspiration […]

How Intel Core chips could take over two-factor authentication from your phone

Password manager Dashlane is one of the first consumer-facing companies to take advantage of a little-known feature within Intel’s 8th-generation Corechips that could become much more popular: enabling two-factor authentication with just your PC, and not your phone. What’s known as Universal Second Factor (U2F) authentication lives within the 8th-generation Core architecture. Typically, two-factor authentication (2FA)—recommended for […]

How to Set Up Your Own Spotify Rival to Stream Music for Free

If you’re looking to get your music fix today, chances are you’ll open up a streaming service such as Spotify, or Apple Music. But despite the ubiquity of these apps, there are artists who maintain exclusivity on their work: Jay Z’s 4:44 is still not on Spotify, Beyoncé’s Lemonade is only on Tidal, and Adele’s 25 didn’t hit […]

HOW SOUNDCLOUD’S BROKEN BUSINESS MODEL DROVE ARTISTS AWAY

n December 2012, as part of a major redesign, SoundCloud introduced a feature called the repost. Similar to Tumblr’s reblog or Twitter’s retweet, reposts were designed as a way to help new music spread virally. But from the start, artists abused the feature by constantly reposting their own tracks, pushing them back to the top of […]

The return of Memphis: how the 80s design staple found a new audience

The Memphis Group’s design style is unmistakable. The output of the short-lived, divisive design collective, which debuted at the Milan furniture fair in 1981 and closed shop six years later, embodied the garish appeal of the decade that style forgot. Their furniture was colorful, kitschy and exaggerated. They stacked slanted rows of cheap plastic laminates and […]

How Halsey Helped ‘American Idol’ Alum David Cook Find Inspiration for New Song ‘Gimme Heartbreak’

With the release of his new single, “Gimme Heartbreak,” “American Idol” Season 7 winner David Cook feels like he is “cracking the spine on a new chapter” — his musical evolution. In crafting the lyrics, where Cook sings of a former lover being the equivalent of “death in a black dress,” Cook tells Variety he made a “a conscious […]

Google launched an initiative to improve how users work with artificial intelligence

  Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Alphabet on Monday said it has kicked off a new research initiative aimed at improving human interaction with artificial intelligence systems. The People + AI Research (PAIR) program currently encompasses a dozen people who will collaborate with Googlers in various product groups — as well as outsiders like Harvard University […]