Brian Tan

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5 Surprising Principles For Designing Smartwatches

Soon, wearable technology will be as common as the iPhone. An expert in ergonomics shows the best way to design for the small screen.<p>Five years ago, I coined the phrase “Ergonomics of Interaction Design,” to explain how physical ergonomic principles could be applied to the design of user …

The Metrics Sales Leaders Should Be Tracking

As an executive vice president for sales, I spent countless hours reviewing, examining, and analyzing the sales forecast for my company. I required the managers who reported to me to do the same. And that’s what they asked their reps to do, too. We weren’t alone. Conversations between sales …

The Tyranny of Strategy

Satan was rhetorically gifted enough to persuade a third of the angels to turn against God. He was charismatic enough to raise his troops’ morale in the face of their first defeat. He was sage enough to persuade his captains to continue the fight using his plan. He was cunning enough to trick the …

Apple Buys Primesense For Radical Refresh Of Apple TV As Gaming Console

Why did Apple just buy Israeli 3D sensor market leader Primesense for $360 million? “Seems like too much money for Apple not to have something specific in mind,” opines Daring Fireball’s John Gruber. Indeed, the only reason I can think is that Apple is now planning to make gaming on the big screen …

New resin 3D printer prints faster in multiple materials

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: USC Viterbi School of Engineering<p>A major drawback for 3D printers is how slow they print. A medium-sized cup can take …

Motorola teams up with 3D Systems to develop 3D-printed phones

Pre-Google, who ever imagined that Motorola (<i>Motorola</i>!) would be one of the world’s most forward-thinking mobile manufacturers?<p>The company recently …

Mobile Technology

Say Hello To The World's First 3D Printed Records Store

The advances in 3D printing technology has already starting bringing some certifiably fascinating things to the world.<p>We’ve seen fully-functioning …

Robox: Budget 3D printer aims to simplify three dimensional printing - Pocket-lint

British tool manufacturing company CEL is on a mission, and has been since 2012, to create a simple, affordable and reliable 3D printer called Robox. …

3D Printing

How 3D Printing Is About To Radically Extend The Limits of Human Performance

Simon Anderson needed an edge. This was 1977. Anderson, a lantern-jawed Australian surfer ranked number three in the world, was an excellent power carver, more than able to hold his own in the larger waves.<p>Thus the issue.<p>Surfing was becoming increasingly popular. To accommodate the growing crowds, …

Tablets to carve out nearly half of PC market next year

Apple and Samsung will lead the charge, but may face challenges from smaller rivals, says research firm Canalys.<p>Tablets will come close to outshipping notebooks and desktops in 2014. At least, that's the latest forecast from research firm Canalys.<p>In a report released Tuesday, Canalys predicted that …

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Remotte wants to help you control Google Glass (and other connected devices too)

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Google(s goog) Glass already has a few input methods: You can speak to Glass or use the side touchpad to navigate around. Does …

Would You Work for a Tobacco Company?

I recently had the opportunity to talk with a class of second year MBA’s, and one of the most outstanding questions students raised was whether they should take jobs with companies that they considered to be socially irresponsible. I wasn’t struck so much by the question, but by the intense debate …

The Pace of Technology Adoption is Speeding Up

Many people suggest that rates of new product introduction and adoption are speeding up, but is it really, across the board? The answer seems to be yes. An automobile industry trade consultant, for instance, observes that “Today, a typical automotive design cycle is approximately 24 to 36 months, …

Be Grateful More Often

Although I didn’t move to the United States until I was an adult, every year I look forward to one of the most American of holidays: Thanksgiving. Turkey, pumpkin pie, long hours of cooking and relaxing with family and friends make the day a particularly fun one. I also look forward to Thanksgiving …

How to Pick Wine with BBQ

My friends are hosting a barbecue and they gave me the option to bring booze. Beer and gin would be the classic summer choice (and tequila when …

Sparkling Wine

Top 10 Rosé Wines

Rosé wines, traditionally dry and light, appeal both to white and red wine drinkers seeking something cool and refreshing to help beat the heat. Enjoy GAYOT.com's favorites.<p><b>Casa do Valle 2012 Rosé</b><p><b>Vinho Verde, Portugal</b><p><b>Price:</b> $10<p>Vinho Verde is not just a style of wine (young and fresh), but a wine …

The first wine in our series on Trader Joe's and it's a BULK BUY! Grab this one if you can and check out the story for more tips on the types of wine to buy at TJ's! http://www.reversewinesnob.com/2013/06/berton-vineyard-black-shiraz-trader-joes.html

Best Red Wines Under $20

<b>It’s the end of another year which means it’s time to update our annual list of the best red wines under $20!</b><p>We tasted a ton of great wine in 2017 so …

Wine: how to start a cellar from scratch

Like many people, our wine critic stores her wine in a cupboard under the stairs. But she's got her heart set on a proper cellar<p>One of the things I've always wanted is a cellar. You may assume I already have one, stacked with bottles of bordeaux, but I don't. What I have – like many other people, I …

Natural Light Photography Tips

Natural lighting in photos can give off a pure vibe that artificial lighting often has trouble providing for you. There are several techniques you …

The 6 most intriguing digital photography trends we saw in 2013

From cameraphones to full-frame sensors, we saw a lot of features come into fashion this year. Here are our picks of the most interesting trends of …

7 Tips For Photographing Lightning

Last Saturday I received a notification on my phone that a severe thunderstorm was on the way. I initially thought, “<i>Sweet! I can try and get some</i> …

Instagram and Pinterest for your arts organisation – live chat

Join us from noon on Tuesday 26 November to talk image sharing in the arts – more from a new series of social surgeries<p>Visual imagery is the currency of arts and culture. From the visceral and affecting first moment you lay eyes on a real life El-Salahi, to that sensory slap round the face you get …

The Devil’s Photography Dictionary

<b>Picture</b> — A representation in two dimensions of something wearisome in three. – <i>Ambrose Bierce</i><p>I’m a fan of the satirical and cynical definitions of …

Understanding a Photograph by John Berger – review

Including pieces on the photograph of Che Guevara's corpse and the shock effect of war images, this collection is essential reading for anyone interested in photography<p>This new selection of more than 20 essays, edited by Geoff Dyer and including previously uncollected pieces, is essential reading …

GoPro Mountain Bike Backflip Is a Downhill Thrill

Super-extreme freestyle mountain biking looks like a thrill. But it's also dangerous as all get-out, and something most of us are too scared (or …

First Impressions: 2014 Giant Intrigue 1

The all-mountain trail bike represents Giant’s increased commitment to producing bikes specifically for female riders.<p><i>Video and photos by Dan Barham</i></i> …