YouTube Doubles Its Frame Rate (And Here’s Why You Should Care)

Frame rates are boring tech jargon, we know. But YouTube has just made a major upgrade that will affect content creators everywhere.

This is a video of Mario Kart playing on the Wii U. I know, you might not play video games. That’s not the point. Watch it anyway, using YouTube’s 1080P60 setting, starting about ten seconds in. Oh, and make sure you’re using the Chrome web browser.

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534 Apple Products On One Giant Poster

Is that every Apple product ever? I mean…probably? Possibly? Sure.

Everyone always wants the very best and newest Apple product [poster]. So if you have an old Apple product [poster], you may want to replace it immediately with this new Apple product [poster]. Because the last thing you want is for your boss to walk into your office, his latest Apple product [poster] in-hand, see your old Apple product [poster], and be all like, “I think it’s time we have a talk about whether or not you belong here.”*

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Hello Kitty Has Taken Over L.A.’s Hippest Hotel, And It Is Insane

The Line Hotel is playing host to attendees at the first-ever Hello Kitty Con, complete some new interior digs for the occasion.

Downtown L.A. is currently playing host to the first-ever Hello Kitty convention, the beloved Sanrio character who is definitely not a cat. In honor of the occasion, Hello Kitty Con’s official hotel partner, the Line Hotel, has decked out some of its rooms in full Hello Kitty regalia from interior designer Sean Knibb.

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Chic Mourning Attire, The Original LBD

A new show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute examines the fashion etiquette of Victorian- and Edwardian-era grief.

After Oscar de la Renta’s death last week, his legion fans among New York society paid tribute to the designer by donning his brightly hued gowns for parties and charity galas. It was a freeform response that felt both spontaneous and appropriate.

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A Gorgeous iPad Game Inspired By The Arts and Crafts Movement

The V&A Museum’s first game designer-in-residence releases “Strawberry Thief.”

Last week, the Victoria & Albert Museum released “Strawberry Thief,” an iPad app based on the textiles of 19th-century British Arts and Crafts movement designer William Morris.

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How To Design A Creative Halloween Costume At The Last Minute

It’s not too late! Just follow these simple tips, from designer Ken Tanabe, and you’ll be hacking Halloween like a pro.

It’s Halloween. All the good costumes are sold out. You might think it’s too late to make yourself a great Halloween costume from scratch, but think again. Multidisciplinary designer, educator, and holiday hacker Ken Tanabe has been designing wonderfully inexpensive Halloween costumes for himself using six simple rules. Here, he a few guidelines for whipping up a creative costume in no time.

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App Lets You Peek Inside 80,000 Foods At Your Grocery Store

Looking beyond a nutrition label, Food Scores rates your grub based upon its pesticides, antibiotics, and processing.

Kellogg’s Corn Flakes. The package contains just a few ingredients. Milled corn. Sugar. Malt flavor. Salt. And BHT “for freshness.”

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What Futurists Think Of HP’s Bold And Weird New PC

The creators of three of the freakiest, most futuristic computer interfaces we’ve ever seen weigh in on the HP Sprout.

This week, HP announced the Sprout, its bold attempt to reinvent what it means to work on the PC. Forget a mouse and keyboard. You control the Sprout by sliding your hands across an illuminated touchpad, on top of which various interface elements have been projected. This touchpad uses Kinect-like sensory technology to see what your hands are doing, allowing you to use the Sprout’s touchpad like a keyboard, touchscreen, or even as a Leap Motion-style 3D interface.

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Where To Find Great Designers

Irene Au, a partner at Khosla Ventures and former design lead at Google, offers 10 tips for finding the best design talent.

Where do you find designers to hire?

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An Urban Farm Designed To Make One Thing: A Grilled Ham And Cheese Sandwich

An experiment pushes the limits of local, artisanal food. But nine months and two cows later, lunch is served.

There’s an easy way to make a grilled ham and cheese sandwich. And then there’s the Sandwich Factory’s way.

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