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We scour the Web for brilliant designs, revealing infographics, and exceptionally geeky stuff. And we’ll share our discoveries with you right here. Get ready to be entertained.

Caption Contest: Oversized

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Caption Contest: Oversized

Clever product photography can make you believe that an item looks better than it actually is. Have you ever bought something, then realised that it doesn’t resemble what you saw in the advertisement? Caption this image by leaving your wittiest comments below and be in the running to win a free MakeUseOf t-shirt! The best caption will be selected the following day.

11-08-2013
Caption Contest: Oversized
Every Second On The Internet…

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Every Second On The Internet…

Which do you reckon happens most often on the Internet: Google searches performed, YouTube videos watched, Facebook likes or emails sent? The numbers are astonishing, just take a look below. You might want to visit OneSecond.Designly.com to see it in action. There’s just so much happening on the Internet — even while you’re watching a 3 minute YouTube video, over 299 million emails were delivered. How mind-boggling is that?

09-08-2013
Every Second On The Internet…
15 Impressive Mac Decals You Can Actually Buy

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15 Impressive Mac Decals You Can Actually Buy

It’s funny how most Mac users tend to love and care for their devices. They purchase protective cases to enclose their adored iPads and MacBooks; beautiful, lovely sleeves to house their precious iPhones and iPod nanos. Yet, there are some geeks who are happy to paste a $8.99 sticker on a $2000 Macbook Pro and nothing else. For those of you, we found 15 creative and impressive Mac decals that you should buy next!

08-08-2013
15 Impressive Mac Decals You Can Actually Buy
What Your Handwriting and Workstation Have To Say About You

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What Your Handwriting and Workstation Have To Say About You

You can tell a lot about a person by studying at their handwriting. Take a look at yours. Is there a lot of space between words? That indicated that you enjoy your freedom and don’t like to be overwhelmed. Your desk or workstation says a lot about the type of person you are. Are you the minimalist who has nothing else on your desk except for a computer, keyboard and mouse?

07-08-2013
What Your Handwriting and Workstation Have To Say About You
Which Type of Facebook User Are You?

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Which Type of Facebook User Are You?

The more Facebook friends you have, the more likely you’ll be to encounter the different types of stereotypical Facebook users. There are people who share status updates about anything and everything, also known as “The Over-Sharer”. How about “The Gamers” — those who inundate you with Candy Crush invitations? Or how about the broken-hearted stalker who never lets go of past relationships?

05-08-2013
Which Type of Facebook User Are You?
The Evolution of Gaming Consoles (1969 – 2013)

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The Evolution of Gaming Consoles (1969 – 2013)

Did you know that the very first gaming console to make use of a CD-ROM was released in 1987? Do you know what it was called? What’s the best selling gaming console in history? Which was the first gaming console to feature full-colour output, sound and cartridge-based games? Look for the answers in this detailed and interesting infograph on the evolution of gaming consoles!

03-08-2013
The Evolution of Gaming Consoles (1969 – 2013)
Kids: Past Vs. Internet Generation

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Kids: Past Vs. Internet Generation

Back in the day, kids played outdoors. Now, children are 6 times more inclined to stay indoors and play video games. Have you slept with your phone in bed? Well, apparently 83% of Gen Y kids have slept with their smartphones — yes, they’re that attached. For an interesting look at how Baby Boomers, and Generation X, Y and Z kids differ in terms of how they consume news, media, and overall intelligence, take a look at this revealing infograph.

02-08-2013
Kids: Past Vs. Internet Generation
9 Retro Typographic Posters To Remind You of The Good Old Days

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9 Retro Typographic Posters To Remind You of The Good Old Days

When he was young, designer and illustrator Jay Roeder always found himself with a pencil or pen in his hand drawing his favourite Nintendo characters. Out of Jay’s hundreds of drawings, I found several that most geeks will enjoy. Jay Roeder’s drawings will soon be on sale on his website.

31-07-2013
9 Retro Typographic Posters To Remind You of The Good Old Days
The Internet In 60 Seconds

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The Internet In 60 Seconds

Did you know that in just 1 Internet minute, over 72 hours of videos is uploaded to YouTube; 15,000 songs are downloaded from iTunes; over 500 new websites are created; and Amazon makes about $83,000 in sales. The Internet is a bustling place and various different things can be happening at the same time. To break it all down, Qmee designed this straightforward infograph depicting the various activities performed online in a single minute.

30-07-2013
The Internet In 60 Seconds
Your Favourite Characters Re-imagined As Epic Illustrations

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Your Favourite Characters Re-imagined As Epic Illustrations

Calvin and Hobbes. Mario and Luigi. Sonic the Hedgehog. Popeye. If you’re a geek, I’m pretty sure just by reading those words, you’d be flooded by fond memories of your favourite comic, cartoon and video games. Designer and illustrator Coran Kizer Stone re-imagined some of the most loved characters into a series of epic illustrations.

29-07-2013
Your Favourite Characters Re-imagined As Epic Illustrations
Speed Up Social Time With These Social Media Shortcuts

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Speed Up Social Time With These Social Media Shortcuts

Did you know that if you pressed Alt + 1 while browsing Facebook, you’d be brought to your homepage? Alt + 2 brings you to your profile page. Knowing these keyboard shortcuts for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus can save you a tremendous amount of time. And learning them couldn’t be easier with this helpful infograph by Quintly.

27-07-2013
Speed Up Social Time With These Social Media Shortcuts
How A Computer Virus Spreads Online, And What You Can Do To Stop It

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How A Computer Virus Spreads Online, And What You Can Do To Stop It

Viruses are tricky. They exploit your computer’s every possible vulnerability; and if there are none, they’ll wait until you make a mistake — by opening an attachment you’re not supposed to or clicking on a malicious link — then they leap at the chance to harm your PC, or worse, infect others. Ignore the fact that this infograph was created by the team at Norton 360 Online. It’s still very solid and useful advice that you should share with everyone you know.

24-07-2013
How A Computer Virus Spreads Online, And What You Can Do To Stop It
Star Wars vs. Game Of Thrones: Which Has More Street Cred?

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Star Wars vs. Game Of Thrones: Which Has More Street Cred?

Sure, Leia might have kissed Luke on the lips once, but that’s nothing compared to what Cersei did what her brother Jaime. So Sandor “The Hound” Clegane got burnt by fire when he was young — big deal, Anakin Skywalker lost both his legs and was nearly burnt to a crisp. If Star Wars and Game Of Thrones were to go head-to-head, which series would outperform the other? And thanks to Reddit, you can safely draw your conclusion.

23-07-2013
Star Wars vs. Game Of Thrones: Which Has More Street Cred?
Facebook: The Board Game (Is It Better Than The Real Thing?)

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Facebook: The Board Game (Is It Better Than The Real Thing?)

In an attempt to break free from digital bondage, Pat C. Klein designed a Facebook board game, hoping that it will encourage young people to meet up with friends and engage with one another in person. In some ways, Pat’s idea is quite interesting; and if you’ve been a social pariah so long that you’ve forgotten how to interact with others, well, this could be your lifeline.

22-07-2013
Facebook: The Board Game (Is It Better Than The Real Thing?)
10 Honest Logos That Reveal The Truth

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10 Honest Logos That Reveal The Truth

Viktor Hertz, a graphic designer from Stockholm, Sweden, decided that it would a good idea to come up with what he calls, “Honest logos.” They’d actually depict or somewhat resemble what the companies offer to the public at this point in time. Some of these may be funny, others might be offensive to certain people. But hey, every company needs a makeover at some point, right?

21-07-2013
10 Honest Logos That Reveal The Truth