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Here's The Man Who Created ICOs And This Is The New Token He's Backing

The video begins with a loud, hyper, motorized ticking noise. The camera zooms in, between the backs of some mens’ heads, to show a conference panel. The screen gets darker, the camera jolts back and forth, then it shows the backs of chairs, then everything goes blurry …. It seems like the last …

Cryptocurrency

This device can make any pair of headphones wireless

'Jack' by Podo Labs is a Bluetooth adapter that can make your wired headphones wireless. All you need to do is plug your headphones in this device …

Snapchat thinks its ads are better than TV's — here's why

In the filing, Snap tells the story of how it set out to create an "engaging, creative, and fun" ad format for its mobile app.<p>First, Snap looked at its digital-video competitors and concluded that the existing video ad options were horrible. Here's how the company described it:<p>"Two of the most …

Prototyping Tools We Love and Use: What to Use for Project Wireframes, Mockups, and UI Prototypes?

Prototypes are useful for verifying ideas in regards to the project's UI without spending the valuable (and expensive) developers' time on …

Prototyping

Milanote is the Evernote for creatives

The late Steve Jobs once said:<p>Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences …

This square houseboat is a modern oasis on the water

The typical boxy houseboat is getting a sleek modern makeover. The Floatwing looks like an Ikea home on the water. The 20 ft wide residence is designed by Nautical Design and Engineering firm, Friday. The most complete model is capable of spending a year traveling before it has to dock.<p><b>Follow Tech</b> …

These tech startups are IPO candidates to watch in 2017

Already, startups like AppDynamics and Snapchat have filed to go public in the new year. And our sources tell us there are many more in the pipeline.<p>Here's a look at which tech startups are IPO candidates to watch in 2017.

Startups

I’m a digital nomad—and my first order of business for 2017 is ditching mainstream banks

Few people think banks are fun, exactly. But banking is often seen as an unavoidable part of modern life—preferable, at the very least, to burying money in your backyard.<p>Still, as a dual-citizen freelancer who often travels in Europe and has bank accounts in both the UK and the US, I’ve found that …

Banking

20 Rising Web Development And Design Blogs To Follow In 2017

A year ago I listed 25 promising digital design blogs to follow. When you look back, you notice how much have changed. If you’re aiming to become a successful entrepreneur or a freelancer, you must learn marketing, design and web development.<p>Today I’m sharing a handy list of 20 rising web …

Web Design

Bear is everything we wanted Notes to be

I’m in love with a note-taking app for the first time since Evernote wowed me almost a decade ago.<p>‘Bear‘ is what Notes should have been. Hell, it might be what Notes <i>still</i> aspires to be. It walks the perfect line between simple and feature-rich while offering robust options for organization, search, …

Film company co-founder on turning passion into profit

Making a documentary of The O2’s launch was the final roll of the dice for Simon Kreitem's film company, Lonelyleap, but the gamble paid off and growth looks set to continue.<p>When Simon Kreitem shot a documentary about the final moments leading up to the launch of London’s O2 Arena, he was well …

Filmmaking

The VR industry’s biggest threat is underwhelming content

Vrideo, the portal that started back in 2014 with the lofty aim of being the YouTube of virtual reality, called it quits earlier this week. Two years is like a decade in “VR-years”, as those in the fast-moving industry can readily testify, and while Vrideo’s founders tried to stretch the $2 million …

Energy-efficient minimalist cabin blends into an alpine forest

Proving that sometimes simple is best, the humble House Bout is a minimalist homage to the forests that were sacrificed in the pursuit of …

Architecture

Beautiful prefab box is a modern light-filled extension to a historic barn

When the owners of the grade II-listed Hurdle House sought to expand the footprint of their historic English barn, they asked Adam Knibb Architects …

How to Create a Warm, Modern Space

The go-to designers for Daniel Boulud, Oscar de la Renta, and more share their advice<p>What do couturier Oscar de la Renta, chef Andrew Carmellini, and hotel giant the Four Seasons have in common? All have commissioned New York–based design firm Meyer Davis to conceive bespoke interiors for their …

Five Gorgeous Forest Houses Linked In A Horizontal Condominium

The project known as Five Houses is the materialization of the dream of living in the heart of the forest surrounded by nature, ancient pines and …

An affordable little prefab home that could be perfect for you

Summer is fast approaching South Africa, and we all know what that means: lighter clothing, picnics and barbeques with friends, and lazy summer …

Unsexy Flexport scores $65 million as software eats shipping

Freight forwarding is a multi-trillion industry, but most people don’t even know what those words mean. It’s the business of moving boats, trucks and planes full of stuff across the world that’s recently been neglected by technology.<p>Historically, freight forwarding has been handled by a mess of …

10 Success lessons from Ed Catmull – “Pixar Founder, Disney Legend” for entrepreneurs

Share31<p>Tweet<p>Share43<p>+1<p>Shares 74<p>Ed Catmull is arguably one of the most talented creative geniuses alive today. He co-founded Pixar (along with Steve …

Animation

Fish Creek | Carney Logan Burke Architecture Firm & Design Studio - WY MT

This house on a gently sloping wooded site is the personal residence of the architect, who had lived with his wife on the property for three years in …

10 best online furniture stores you need to check out now

Need a new corner table but can’t bother trudging through your city’s design district? <i>Vogue</i> points to homegrown online furniture and decor stores …

Home Decorating

Modern beach house opens to the sea on all sides

Amazing sunsets ahead<p>A breathtaking seascape and dramatically open interiors combine to form this next-level beach house, where the architecture seems to exist solely to admire the surroundings. Designed by South African firm Elphick Proome Architects, the practically open-air abode boasts …

Automatic Pro adds unlimited 3G to connected car gadget

The race for aftermarket smarts in your car is heating up, and Automatic is delivering an always-on 3G data connection as its move to race ahead of the competition. The Automatic Pro dongle, which plugs into the OBD-II port used for diagnostics on any car made after 1996, now includes 3G data …

Repurposed shipping containers inject funky and unexpected color to a historic home renovation

When LOT-EK was tapped to renovate a 1930s Brooklyn carriage house, the clients encouraged the architecture firm to go big and bold—never mind the …

Home Improvement

This guy just reinvented the mattress, and says it's just the start of an industry revolution

Many say successful business leaders aren’t born entrepreneurial. It’s a skill that they learn over time, and perfect as they go.<p>If so, Dany Milham …

KODA / Kodasema

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> KODA by Kodasema - a movable pre-fab mini house prototype from Estonia has been shortlisted for the …

Architecture

All the Books You Desperately Need to Add to Your 'To Read' Pile This Summer

Summer is upon us, which means there’s no TV on, which means it’s finally time to dig into those books you’ve been saving for your weekends, …

James Whitaker designed aggregated shipping containers to provide a low cost workplace in Hechingen

<b>James Whitaker, founder</b> <b>Whitaker Studio</b><b>, designed multiple shipping containers to provide a low cost workplace in the town of Hechingen, Germany.</b> In …