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Freaky Physics Experiment May Prove Our Universe Is A Two-Dimensional Hologram

Everyone knows the universe exists in three dimensions, right? Maybe not. For some time now serious physicists have been pondering the seemingly absurd possibility that three-dimensional space is merely an illusion--and that we actually live in a two-dimensional "hologram."<p>And now scientists at the …

Popular iOS note taking app Notability comes to Mac

Popular iOS note taking app Notability is today making its way to the Mac, allowing users to seamlessly switch between platforms with notes synced via iCloud.<p>The Mac app has been designed specifically for the desktop but features a familiar look and feel to users of the mobile apps. It also …

Huddle's collaboration platform adds secure document distribution to its resume

Security has become the big question mark for many work environments. Today, Huddle announced its answer — an extension that allows its collaborative, cloud-based work platform to become a secure publishing platform.<p>“This is a very hot space,” CEO and co-founder Alastair Mitchell told VentureBeat. …

At Apple University, studying Picasso helps with product design

78-button Google TV remote is an example of what not to do<p><i>The New York Times</i> has published a rare look inside Apple's secretive training program known as "Apple University." New recruits are encouraged to sign up for courses in the program, which was conceived by Steve Jobs in order to ensure that …

15 Designers Reveal Secrets For Staying Productive

Strategies include everything from setting timers to taking nature walks to listening to black metal.<p>Since April, Samara, Russia-based designer Yevgeny Yermakov has been asking designers a series of five questions–about work habits, favorite books, career challenges, and creativity–and publishing …

Matter Inserts Otherworldly Forms into your Photos for Viewing and Animating

If you’re not satisfied with photographing the world as it is, Pixite’s new Matter app for iPhone and iPad has devised a way to let you insert all kinds of inanimate objects into your shot. These aren’t just any objects, but beautifully rendered, highly customizable 3D effects, complete with their …

Why The Jordan Brand’s Lead Designer Left Nike

Jason Mayden quit his job as a top Nike designer after a heartbreaking conversation with his son. Today he joins the startup Mark One.<p>Last last year, Jason Mayden–global design director for Nike’s Jordan brand–was prepping his children for bed with an homage to the famous Chicago Bulls chant (“What …

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7 Questions For Logo Design Legend Ivan Chermayeff

The 82-year-old designer of logos for everyone, from NBC to MoMA, on difficult clients, graphic design’s boom, and his fear of painting<p>If you’ve ever watched Showtime or NBC, visited the Museum of Modern Art or the Smithsonian, read <i>National Geographic</i> or a Harper Collins book, or shopped at Barneys …

Samsung’s VR Software Leak Shows Initial Apps, Ability To Switch Between Virtual And Real Reality

Samsung‘s VR efforts are one leaky ship lately, with a report today echoing earlier rumors that the company would be partnering with Oculus VR for its own headset. Now, a leaked pre-release version of the Samsung VR software has made its way into the hands of SamMobile, apparently revealing some of …

What to do in London? Let Timista Be Your Guide

Two years after Timista launched for the Web, the intelligent ‘things to do in London’ service now has a dedicated iPhone app too.<p>As with the original site, which responds to a user’s ‘wish list’ by helping them decide what to do based on three key metrics – location, time and availability – the …

The Smart Key Chain Will Store Your Files, Check Your Email, And Find Your Keys

Because <i>everything</i> is getting smarter, it would be silly to think that keychains would be exempt.<p>The Smart Keychain has four uses in one small package: USB file storage, upcoming calendar alerts, incoming email notifications, and a key locator.<p>The file storage bit, to me at least, is kind of a joke …

Van Allen Probes show how to accelerate electrons

(Phys.org) —One of the great, unanswered questions for space weather scientists is just what creates two gigantic donuts of radiation surrounding …