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Academics plant seeds of revolution in the Ivory Tower

How many PhDs does it take to figure out if the PhD degree should survive? Hundreds.<p>That's the number of academics, current and aspiring, attending a conference at Montreal's McGill University this week that will propose transforming graduate school.<p>"Maybe 15 to 20 per cent of people who enter PhDs …

Google's self-driving cars involved in 11 accidents, director says | Reuters

(Reuters) - Internet search company Google Inc’s self-driving cars have been involved in 11 accidents, but have not been the cause of any, over the last six years since the project began, the programme’s director said on Monday.<p>Chris Urmson, director of Google's Self-Driving Car Project, stands in …

Autonomous Cars

Despite Leading Tablet Market, iPad Share Declines Still

Despite a continuous drop in iPad sales, Apple maintains its top position as the world’s biggest tablet vendor by volume, recent data from the …

LG Electronics

Apple Launches ‘App Analytics’ Beta for Developers to See App Insights

Apple has launched a new beta program for developers to allow them to sign up to see insights into their apps. Called App Analytics, the beta program …

Apps

Additional Canadian national parks and historic sites arrive on Google Street View

It’s now possible to virtually tour some of Canada’s most majestic parks with Google Street View.<p>Google and Parks Canada have been working together …

Oculus Rift et Myo : l'interaction ultime avec Icarus Rising

L’Oculus Rift, ce casque de réalité virtuelle développé par Facebook et la société Oculus VR fait de plus en plus parler de lui alors qu’on attend …

Jeux Vidéo

Intence, a brand new way of scrolling indication

Augsburg. Ein Garten.<p>Zwei Nürnberger Kaufleute.<p>Erster Kaufmann<p>Hier wollen wir stehn, denn da muß der Kaiser vorbei. Er kommt eben den langen Gang …

Unterhaltung

Five Habits Of Creative People

Whether it’s getting into a routine or knowing when to give up, here are the habits creative people have cultivated.<p>There is no secret trick to becoming more creative, but the good news is creativity is a skill you can build.<p>That means that you can become more creative with the right time and …

It's a people thing

The abiding memory that I'll have about this year's CIO 100 judging is how solid people skills were a differentiator for so many of the eventual top …

Top 10

The 14 Best Data Visualization Tools

<i>Nishith Sharma is the co-founder of frrole, a social intelligence startup.</i><p>Raw data is boring and it’s difficult to make sense of it in its natural form. Add visualization to it and you get something that everybody can easily digest. Not only you can make sense of it faster, but you can also observe …

The Art of Error: 12 Cool and Creative 404 Pages

Making your 404 page fun is only half the battle — there’s still a lot of practical factors to keep in mind. In closing, let’s review some general tips to remember when covering your mistakes:<p><b>Link to Popular Posts —</b> Take advantage of the fact that your user may not know where to go next. Recommend …

eBooks

James Bond needs $5 million to hold a Sony phone, and he still doesn't like it

Leaked Sony emails reveal dispute over product placement<p>James Bond doesn't work for free. He isn't just some gun for hire. He has standards, and values, and if you want him to use your smartphone in a movie you better come prepared with "a solid financial proposal." Because if Bond doesn't think …

James Bond

Slice Fractions - Kickstart Guide

Welcome to the kickstart guide for Slice Fractions for Android tablets! Let's get you up and running in as little as 15 minutes with videos, best …

Who added this Android peeing on Apple in Google Maps?

There’s probably a subtext to this Android relieving himself all over an Apple logo embedded in Google Maps, but I’m darned if I can think what it …

Apple Watch Teardown

So ends the wait. The Apple Watch has arrived, and our first course of action is to unbox it.<p>While we'd hoped to find a golden ticket inside, we'll …

Marketing Research & Digital Trends

Many factors contribute to an engaging mobile experience and speed is an incredibly important one. Use our Speed Scorecard to see how your site …

Marketing

Design Kit

A critical piece of the Ideation phase is plucking the insights that will drive your design out of the huge body of information you’ve gathered.

Creativity Must Guide the Data-Driven Design Process

Collecting data about design is easy in the digital world. We no longer have to conduct in-person experiments to track pedestrians’ behavior in an …

Android Wear’s Second Big Update Is Coming: Gestures, WiFi, And Better UI In The Next Few Weeks

Word around the rumor mill was that Android Wear was about to get a pretty big update — and sure enough, such an update is officially on the way.<p>Here’s whats new…<p>Wrist Flicking Gestures:<p>Flick your wrist away from you to view the next card or notification; flick towards you to go back.<p>Emoji …

15 Indie Record Stores You Can’t Miss on Record Store Day

To music mavens, vinyl hoarders and those who love a leisurely afternoon spent expanding their record collections, Record Store Day is basically Christmas. Every third Sunday in April, record stores across the world throw parties, welcome bands, offer deals and stock limited-edition RSD-exclusive …

4 Reasons Why You Should User Test Your Product Early And Often

If you’re developing an app, you know how important it is to get good reviews in the App Store. And if you’re designing a website, you need to make …

UX Design

The Important User Experience You're Probably Ignoring

When we talk about the user experience, most of us are referring to the users of your products or services—also known as your customers. <b>But there’s</b> …

Amazon’s New Dash Button Hardware Offers Instant Orders For Staple Products

Amazon has new hardware called the Dash Button that allows one-press ordering of products you’re likely to want to replace on a regular basis. The Dash Button comes in a number of different branded versions based on what it’s coded to order, and includes an adhesive backing and hook holster to let …

Here are the world's first USB Type-C 'Superphones' from China

Following the Nokia N1, the new Chromebook and the new MacBook, who knew the world's first USB Type-C smartphones would come from a Chinese company? The brand in question is LeTV, who has today unveiled three new Android 5.0 "Superphones" that feature the reversible socket. The flagship aluminum Le …

Modules: Learn Effective Business Communication & Presentation Skills

In this free online course, learn tips and techniques to deliver business presentations naturally and how to plan and develop an effective …

Small Business

How Does the Leap Motion Controller Work?

From the earliest hardware prototypes to the latest tracking software, the Leap Motion platform has come a long way. We’ve gotten lots of questions …

Near-Infrared

What is User Experience Design and How to Make It Right

“The customer is always right.” So says the shrewd businessman who intends to retain his clients and maintain healthy long term relationships with …

UI Design