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Awesome SmarthiPi Touch Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Display Case Now Available From Adafruit

After originally launching via a successful Kickstarter campaign, the awesome SmarthiPi Touch, Raspberry Pi touchscreen display case which I have …

To free the creative process from the keyboard, a designer invented off-screen tools for all to use

“We change our minds by moving our hands,” wrote cognitive psychologist Susan Goldin-Meadow in a seminal 2014 study about how gestures and physical tasks deepen and enhance creative thinking. But for most designers, gone are the days of drawing pads, inks, pencils, glues, rulers, thumbnails and …

A new app wants to help you beat the credit card companies

Our increasingly automated world should make driving safer. It could also make things safer for your checkbook.<p>And just like with cars, it takes a …

Renzi's digital plan sets new industrial course for Italy

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and the chief of Enel SpA (ENEI.MI) took time out of a visit to Malta in April to discuss a matter of national importance: how to use the state-controlled utility’s pipes and pylons to help get high-speed Internet to all Italian homes.<p>Italy's …

KFC Tray Typer keyboard is finger clickin’ good

It's a first world solution to a first world problem: a super-thin, rechargeable Bluetooth keyboard that arrives with your tray of fast food, connects to your smartphone, and lets you text with sticky fingers without messing up your screen. The KFC Tray Typer — part of an advertising campaign for …

Prosthetic electrodes will return amputees' sense of touch

For all the functionality and freedom that modern prosthetics provide, they still cannot give their users a sense of what they're touching. That may soon change thanks to an innovative electrode capable of connecting a prosthetic arm's robotic sense of touch to the human nervous system that it's …

Sponsored Video: Toyota i-Road brings car sharing to Grenoble

Part car, part motorcycle, the Toyota i-Road sets out to provide a fun, cool, and zero-emission take on the concept of car sharing.<p>The i-Road uses a …

Carsharing

Bonjour! Commuting in France on Toyota’s electric motorbike

Zipcar, you may be about to be zapped.<p>Uber, prepare to be one-upped.<p>Google (GOOG) self-drive, you may be motoring off to autonomous driving …

A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, NATO

BRUSSELS (AP) — If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin …

3D Printer Reversed

3D printing is a pretty effective way to prototype and test out products. To scale any mass production of items kinda turns out expensive because of …

What I Wish I'd Known About Running a Startup

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>I knew building a startup would be hard. I knew it would be slow. I knew we had to do lots of customer development and build something people want.<p>But there were things I didn’t know.<p>A lot of the work is actually email<p>Someone asked me recently what a …

Word of Mouth: Porto

by Ross Belfer<p>Porto is no longer limited to its UNESCO World Heritage-recognized Old City, replete with meticulously preserved Romanesque, Gothic and Manueline-style architectural structures and seven river-expanding bridges—not to mention its renowned wine culture. The city evokes an …

Architizer

To Maximize Your Website, Use 'Psychological Distance' to Your Advantage

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the primary aims of consumer psychology is to understand the way individuals evaluate objects and events. Numerous studies have led to an understanding that evaluations and choices are driven not only by the quality and value of an …

High Level

Ralph Lauren's Polo Tech Shirt

The wearable tech field just got a little bit more elegant, thanks to Ralph Lauren. The American luxury giant debuts the Polo Tech shirt at the 2014 US Open, where several ball boys will wear the shirt on-court. Partnering with Montreal-based wellness innovators OMsignal, the shirt represents the …

Ralph Lauren

Skimping On Sleep Can Stress Body And Brain

"The lion and calf shall lie down together," Woody Allen once wrote, "but the calf won't get much sleep."<p>That's pretty much the connection between stress and sleep, researchers say, and NPR's own numbers suggest the same thing. In our recent poll on stress in America, conducted in conjunction with …

Designing for Disposal, Part 3: Recycling Stations

In my work as a professional organizer, I find that almost all of my clients are concerned about recycling, and I applaud them for this. But this …

4 Home Security Systems to Try Now

Cheap microprocessors, easy communications, and ubiquitous smartphones make the “home of the future” a reality today.<p>Since the invention of the door lock (which allowed only certain people inside your house), homeowners have been eager to control their dwellings. The home automation market seems to …

Home Automation

Why Apple just hired a Swiss-watch salesman

Last year, Apple poached Angela Ahrendts, the CEO of Burberry, a British purveyor of luxury-goods. Today, Apple added a senior sales director from Tag Heuer, a Swiss purveyor of luxury watches, CNBC reports, citing Jean-Claude Biver, the head of watch brands at LVMH, a company that owns lots of …

TAG Heuer

The Telegraph Festival of Business 2018

The Telegraph’s flagship event for SMEs returns in Autumn 2018 and for the first time will tour the country to champion entrepreneurship and provide essential advice for small businesses with ambitious growth plans. Coming first Manchester (September 27) and then London (November 6), The Telegraph …

Small Business

Internet could help isolated seniors out of their loneliness | DW | 03.07.2014

The senior citizens are losing out, it's reported, on a means of social interaction at a time of life when contact with others is particularly …

Newcastle University

Pictorian Offers A Uniquely Designed Photo Storage App, Perfect For Your GIF Collection

On an App Store that today sports over a million applications and a set of recommended design guidelines that hold a heavy influence over how developers proceed, it’s rare to come across an app that offers a unique perspective. But a newly launched photo storage application called Pictorian does …

The US military wants brain implants to treat combat trauma

For soldiers coping with brain injuries and post-traumatic stress, coming home may be tougher than the actual fighting; their conditions can last a lifetime. Long-term relief may be on the horizon for US veterans, though. DARPA is supporting the White House's brain mapping initiative by funding the …

MIT's CityHome turns tight spaces into futuristic abodes

Pulp sci-fi novels have painted a picture of a bleak future, with dense, dystopian urban sprawl forcing us into ever-shrinking living spaces. Such ignominious abodes would probably benefit from something MIT Media Lab's Changing Places team has been working on. It's called CityHome, and it's a …