The history and future of everything

Time makes sense in small pieces. But when you look at huge stretches of time, it’s almost impossible to wrap your head around things. So we teamed up with the awesome blog “Wait but Why” and made this video to help you putting things in perspective with some infographics!


A new, cleaner look

Hello Everyone,

When we launched The Tech Block a year ago, it was our mission to showcase the best tech content from around the web. There’s a lot of excellent reads just waiting to be found, so we made it our goal to help promote it through a simple, accessible, and easy-to-use website.

After many months of designing, testing, and building, we’re pleased to announce the next iteration of The Tech Block.

The Tech Block

The goal from the start of this re-design was to make everything outside of the content “disappear.” It all starts with a simplification of the overall look by going with many transparent elements including the navigation and buttons. You’ll also notice that we made some modifications to the thumbnails below the “Big Story” for easier scanning and reading.

There are a bunch of other small design changes, but we’ll let you find those on your own.

We finally added search to The Tech Block. In keeping with our belief of “clean and simple”, it should be pretty easy to find what you’re looking for. As we learn how you guys are using search, we hope to improve and make it even better.

We’re constantly iterating and improving The Tech Block as it’s something we truly love and hope to see more people using. Our plan is to continue to push small updates as we strive to make the site better for everyone.

Of course, if you think there’s something we could do better, feel free to let us know. We’re proud of this new release and we hope it’ll improve the way you experience reading tech.

Abdel and Keith