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Facebook M is now becoming a digital butler

Facebook just moved even closer to the center of your digital ecosystem with the roll-out of a smarter, more connected version of its proprietary AI assistant, M.<p>Speaking at this week’s Facebook F8 conference, the company’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, and head of Messenger, David Marcus, …

Microsoft just killed Wunderlist to launch a new To-Do app

Last November, we heard about Microsoft beta testing a to-do app for Windows that it had codenamed Project Cheshire. That project has now come to fruition in the form of a preview version of the imaginatively named To-Do.<p>The new app was built by the folks behind Wunderlist, a powerful and flexible …

Palm Springs

App-only bank Starling is finally launching current accounts after over a year of development

Starling announced on Thursday it is going to start accepting "Beta" users of its app to help test its product, the first product launched by the company. The app will initially only be on iPhone but should hit Android by the end of March. At the time of publication, BI couldn't find the app on the …


Google’s new encoder makes JPEGs up to 35 percent smaller

Smaller JPEGs mean faster websites<p>Speed is everything on the internet, and as a general rule of thumb: the smaller the file, the faster it’ll load. To help with that, Google created a new open-source JPEG encoder that will purportedly reduce the file sizes of images while maintaining picture …

Apple's iPhone-destroying robots are 'operating' in California and Europe

Liam "production line" systems are currently operating in California and the Netherlands, Apple said in a report published on February 21.<p>One Liam system can disassemble 1.2 million iPhone 6 units in a year, according to the report. The maximum 2.4 million phones the two systems can take apart per …

Green Bonds

Crafty high school teens create a fully immersive VR setup for 'Overwatch'

Playing <i>Overwatch</i> is a lot of fun on its own, but just imagine how much more fun it would be if you could <i>be</i> your favorite hero. That's what South …

Virtual Reality

This house was 3D printed in just 24 hours

This house was 3D printed in 24 hours. It was constructed by Apis Cor, a company that specializes in mobile 3D printing at the cost of only $10,000.

3D Printing

Your internet speeds will be insanely fast when 5G arrives

When the 5G wireless standard hits the mainstream, our home internet speeds have the potential to be so fast that we'll be downloading 4K movies, games, software, and any other large form of content at a fraction of the time we're used to.


25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read

Take it from these CEOs, founders, and other high-achieving leaders.<p>Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain …

Staten Island

Every HARRY POTTER Movie, but Only the Words "Harry" and "Potter"

10 ways the iPhone changed everything

The world is a different place a decade after Apple introduced its popular smartphone -- in both good and bad ways.<p><i>Editors' note: This story was originally published on January 7, 2017.</i><p>Ten years ago, Nokia was the world's largest phone maker. Microsoft was gearing up to launch Windows Vista. And …

App Store

Spotify offers Barack Obama a gig as President of Playlists

If you hired Solange to play for Paul McCartney at your old job's going away party, you can probably get your foot in the door in the music …

Barack Obama

Top 8 Web Design Trends Your Startup Needs to Stand Out in 2017

Trends are eminent changes that usually occur in every creative industry, and web design is no different. The web design industry is constantly …

UI Design

This magical remote can control everything in your home

The 'Smart Remote' from 'Sevenhugs' adapts to whatever you point at<br>using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and infrared command.


HandBrake, the ultimate video format converter, finally out of beta after 13 years

It’s common practice for apps to launch first in beta-test format for a few weeks or months, to allow early users to provide feedback before the official release. Video conversion utility HandBrake must, though, have set a new record: after 13 years in beta, the app has finally officially launched …

#ICYMI: Popular Stories in Tech This Week (Week Ending December 23, 2016)

It’s been a busy week for Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg. On Monday he revealed Jarvis, the AI assistant created to assist in his home. The following day Facebook was accused of misleading the E.U. over a $19bn WhatsApp deal. The company also announced they were bringing live audio options to the …

This device fixes the worst thing about the new MacBook Pro

'HyperDrive' is a compact adapter for the ports lost in the recent MacBook Pro upgrade, turning the two Thunderbolt 3 slots into various HDMI, USB-C, …

MacBook Pro

These 5 major UI mistakes will kill your app

Abusing fonts, inconsistent design, and other big no-nos.The post These 5 major UI mistakes will kill your app appeared first on InVision Blog.

UX Design

A selection of the best product design and UX/UI design resources

When making prototypes of a product, we often found that there are a large number of duplicate parts on the same page. Although these elements can be …

UX Design

10 Profitable Side Business Ideas For Designers

Good things come to those who hustle, but experienced hustlers know that this lifestyle can be just as nerve-racking as it can be rewarding. While one month you’re bathing in a myriad of opportunities, only concerned with having more hours in a day, the next you’re faced with absolute silence, …

10 top web design books for Christmas 2016

The festive period is a super opportunity to get on with some reading. Okay, there is a mountain of free ebooks on web design subjects, but reading a …