April 2017

This technicolor typeface honors the creator of the LGBTQ pride flag

Rainbows have become synonymous with LGBTQ pride and identity around the globe, thanks to artist and activist Gilbert Baker. He created the rainbow flag in 1978, as a way to represent the vibrancy of the queer community. Baker died on March 31, but his legacy and vision of the LGBTQ community lives on through a new, creative medium — a rainbow typeface created in his name. SEE ALSO: LGBTQ community responds perfectly after being accused… Read More »This technicolor typeface honors the creator of the LGBTQ pride flag

This coding startup trains autistic people to take on the tech industry

People on the autism spectrum are getting the support and skills they need to break into the tech industry. And it’s all thanks to a new program for autistic people, by autistic people. A new startup called Coding Autism, which launched earlier this month, is developing a school in Los Angeles to teach autistic people coding, web development, and software engineering skills.  SEE ALSO: 8 ingenious innovations helping autistic children communicate Participants in the program… Read More »This coding startup trains autistic people to take on the tech industry

Marvel (quietly) at the top eight most beautifully designed libraries

A good book and a beautiful library certainly sounds like a match made in heaven to us. You can dream on, with these eight libraries recognised in the 2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards. Just dream quietly please. SEE ALSO: 20 stunning editions of classic books you’ll want to add to your library Awarded by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association (ALA), the program encourages and recognises excellence in the architectural… Read More »Marvel (quietly) at the top eight most beautifully designed libraries

These engaging, hyper-visual maps can help us better understand homelessness

A new data project immediately hits you with a simple yet devastating message on its homepage: “The issue of modern homelessness is broad and complex, affecting too many of our neighbors and communities.” But not all hope is lost. And for the site Understanding Homelessness, that’s the goal — to explore solutions to this intractable problem across the U.S. through compelling data visualizations, maps, and human-centered design. SEE ALSO: 8 innovations helping homeless populations around… Read More »These engaging, hyper-visual maps can help us better understand homelessness

This bra supports you both physically and mentally

The Vitali smart bra measures physical and mental health by monitoring breathing and heart rate variability with fabric sensors. Read more… More about Technology, Kickstarter, Mashable Video, Wearables, and Mental Health

Nintendo is calling on hackers to find Switch security flaws (and they’ll pay you)

Calling all hackers — Nintendo is offering up a whole bunch of money to security-savvy Switch owners that can find vulnerabilities in the company’s latest console. Finding and submitting a big security problem could see you walking away with a cool $20,000. Nintendo expanded its public security flaw hunt to the Nintendo Switch yesterday, offering up compensation to anyone who finds and reports new vulnerabilities in the month-old console. Depending on the severity of the… Read More »Nintendo is calling on hackers to find Switch security flaws (and they’ll pay you)