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Star Wars’ Sound Designer on Lucas, Abrams and The Role of Audio in Storytelling

Matt Wood has been quietly creating the audio for the movies you’ve loved for 25 years — Guardians of the GalaxyMission: Impossible and Super 8 are among his impressive list of credits. But he is perhaps most well known for his work on Star Wars. Read More >>

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Sir James Dyson: How to be a Successful Inventor

The path of an inventor is not an easy one. From his first invention in the 1970s (it was the Ballbarrow — a wheelbarrow with a ball) to his latest “baby”, the Supersonic hair dryer, Sir James Dyson has forged his own way. Read More >>

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Rutger Hauer on Blade Runner, Its Sequel and His Return to Sci-Fi with Alien: Out of Shadows

I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Like Rutger Hauer peeling a satsuma with one hand. Read More >>

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The Psychology of Catfishing, From its First Public Victim

The internet didn't invent the concept of people not being who they say they are. It simply gave them a better vehicle, and gave these deceivers a name: catfish. That term came into our consciousness first in a documentary, followed by a TV series, and now it's a book. You may be wondering why. Read More >>

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The Future of Mobile Design, as Told to Us by a Nokia Luminary

You may not know his name, but you’re almost certainly familiar with his designs. Frank Nuovo headed up Nokia’s first global design team in the 90s through to 2006, responsible for some of the brand’s most well-loved designs including the iconic 3210 and 250 million-selling 1100. He’d also go on to form the Vertu luxury phone band before opening Design Studio Nuovo. Read More >>

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How Sennheiser Designs Serious Headphones For a Smartphone Generation

For decades, German audio company Sennheiser has made some of the best headphones you can buy, regardless of whether you're trying to keep it thrifty or splurge. In recent years, though, the legacy brand has had to adapt its technology to an era when how consumers listen to music has radically changed. Read More >>

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Sony’s Phil Molyneux on How to Weird Your Way Back to Greatness

Sony is a consumer electronics beast with a lot of clout, but not necessarily a great product roster to back up its legendary status. Today, it's hardly the company that put a Walkman in every backpack and a colour TV in every living room. Read More >>

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Hip-Hop From the Future: Inside Deltron’s First New Record Since 2000

In May of 2000 three legends of hip-hop formed a supergroup and created something nobody saw coming: a futuristic, sci-fi rap album. When Deltron 3030 was first released, it didn't fit in with the gangster rap that was dominating the charts—and over the years it developed an almost fanatical cult following. The long awaited sequel—officially released today—is likely to do the same. Read More >>

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Mr Fix-It: Sir James Dyson On The Problems That Can’t Be Solved

Sir James Dyson is many things. He’s a genius, an inventor, designer and a quintessential British gentleman. He’s renowned for pushing the boundaries of innovation and fixing things that never needed repair to innovate some of the coolest appliances on the planet. He lives to fix problems the world can’t see, but what most people don’t think of is the fact that Sir James is still a human being, with problems even he can’t solve. Read More >>

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Roman Coppola: “Everything is Now an App. It’s Disappointing”

Earlier this year Intel, along with W Hotels, put out a call to all budding screenwriters over the social networks to send in scripts for a set of short films. Each film had to be set in a W Hotel, anywhere in the world, and have an Ultrabook as a central part of the story. At the creative helm they joined with Roman Coppola and The Directors Bureau to sift through the entries and assign directors, actors and producers. Read More >>

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When Gizmodo Finally Staffed Up

John Biggs knows the exact first and last moments of his time at Gizmodo down to the minute: APR 18, 2005 4:28 PM to JUL 2, 2006 11:23 AM. But during that time, the site grew from a single-father household under Joel Johnson into something bigger. Read More >>

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How Gizmodo Grew Up

Founding editor Peter Rojas gave birth to Gizmodo, but Joel Johnson changed its diapers in the early days. Ten years on, the site still shows traces of Joel's unmistakable voice and editorial judgment. Gizmodo recently contacted Joel to demand an explanation. Read More >>

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This Is How Gizmodo Started

There was a time before Gizmodo existed. It wasn't even in the primordial ooze of the internet, either. It was just 10 years ago. But even that recently, a blog specifically dedicated to technology was a pretty radical concept. Here's how a guy named Peter Rojas started it off. Read More >>

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The Technology That Turned Marvel Comics’ Joe Quesada into a Legendary Comic Book Artist

Joe Quesada is Marvel Comics' Chief Creative Officer, and one of the most respected artists in comics. But he's also a tech geek at heart, and here's what got him started. Read More >>

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A Wonderfully Weird Interview with @Sweden’s Sonja Abrahamsson

Earlier this month, representing her country from the @sweden Twitter account, Sonja Abrahamsson grabbed her 15 minutes by the balls and gave them an impressive tug. Irreverent, frank, and wildly popular, the 27-year-old mother of two doubled the account's followers with her controversial statements. Now that she's off Twitter duty, Sonja was nice enough to sit down to answer a few questions. Read More >>