Maurice Wingfield

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Web Apps Raise The Ceiling Above HTML5 As Famo.us Recreates Facebook's Paper

UX design has been getting pretty slick in the world of iOS. Last week, Facebook released Paper (subtitled “Stories from Facebook”), perhaps the best newsfeed app I have seen. This native iOS app is built using a toolkit called Origami that the Facebook design team has developed on top of Apple’s …

If You like IFTTT Then You'll Really like Push.Co with Ifttt

Last fall, TNW Labs launched a new app called Push.co that allows you to receive news and other notifications on your iOS device. Starting today, the app now supports one additional service: IFTTT. With it, users can create their own recipes that will generate personalized push notifications at any …

LoginBox Debuts A New Kind Of Password Manager That Actually Records Your Workflows (But Is It Safe?)

Loginbox, a new solution aiming to save you from typing in your username and password for various websites when accessed from your smartphone’s small screen, is taking a different approach than most. Though competing with other form fillers and password managers like LastPass or Dashlane, the new …

Stanford professor creates online lab

Big Money for Mobile Crowdsourced Transit App Moovit, With Sequoia Leading $28M Round

The notion that public transportation is a large and growing global opportunity for a tech company might seem a bit of a strange one. But, as Moovit …

Moovit closes $28 million funding round to boost public transportation data

Moovit, the public transportation app that uses Waze-like crowdsourced data to give users accurate readings on their morning commute, has closed a …

Government Services Schemas With JSON-LD

Are you going to the APIStrat Conference in Nashville, or the API City Conference in Seattle?<p>29 Nov 2013<p>This fall while working in Washington D.C. I …

Google acquires Boston Dynamics, maker of animal-inspired robots

Google has acquired Boston Dynamics, maker of Cheetah, BigDog, WildCat and other nature-inspired robots.<p>Google confirmed the acquisition in a Saturday New York Times report, which also broke the story earlier in December about former Android chief Andy Rubin leading a robotics push at Google.<p>Boston …

Learning To Code On The Street

It’s 7:33 AM. Leo is leaning over his laptop writing some practice lines of code while I sit nearby on leftover sandbags from Hurricane Sandy. It’s cold, but it is a great morning.<p>A little less than three months ago, Leo became an Internet icon when he declined my offer of $100 in cash in favor of …

Cities, Startup Culture and the Neglected Role of Our Public Schools

Can a local startup culture reduce or even deter crime? Can a business incubator motivate, mentor and inspire innovative youth in a positive …

Here’s what you need to know about the future of gesture-based UI design

Smartphone screens across the globe are embracing clean design in an effort to feature content on high-end pixel real estate. Buttons, both physical …

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: Join in!

The monthly wallpaper series was first launched in early 2008, back in the time when we started searching for creative designers and artists to be …

Leap Motion users have downloaded more than 1 million apps

Things seem to have gotten off on the right foot for much-hyped gesture controller company Leap Motion. Since its debut on July 22, the startup has …

Top 7 Qualities Employers are Looking for in Candidates

There are three Cs to getting the kind of job you want and earning the kind of money you want to earn. These three Cs basically remain constant …

How Google Glass brings the ‘Google brain’ to anyone who wears it

My father used to say that some ideas are like pizza dough: they need to rest for some time until they grow.<p>I’d add to that the fact that some ideas need to find an echo somewhere before one can believe in their potential.<p>Google appears to be following both when it comes to the careful development …

Ultimate Pantone Inspiration

Pantone Matching System or simply PMS is a proprietary color space used in a variety of industries, primarily printing, though sometimes in the …

ZIIIRO Gravity Watch - The Fox Is Black

Beautiful, simple timepieces are certainly in vogue these days. Gone are the horrendous, bulky, over-the-top watches fueled by some men’s needs to …

LightRails: A Neglected Railroad Underpass Illuminated by Artist Bill FitzGibbons | Colossal

<p>Built in 1931, this Art Deco railroad underpass in Birmingham, Alabama is a vital gateway between the heart of downtown and a new urban space called …

Betaworks Updates Instapaper’s Web Reader, Browser Extensions And Mobile Updates To Come

Since Betaworks acquired read later service Instapaper from its creator Marco Arment, the startup studio has been pretty quiet. But the first major update is now right around the corner. The web reader was updated and a beta version is available. According to the blog post, the iOS and Android …

LaQuan Smith, Fashion Designer, Creates 'Black Iris' Costume For The Joffrey Ballet (PHOTOS)

LaQuan Smith's daring and exquisitely tailored designs have been worn by the likes of Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Tyra Banks and Alicia Keys, to name a few. Beyond his celebrity clientele, Smith's eye-catching threads are rapidly becoming must-haves for fashion lovers everywhere.<p>So when we heard he was …

Why Great Design Is Crucial For Startups

If Matt Manos had to pick something that was designed perfectly, it would be the paperclip.<p>“You never think that someone actually sat down to design that,” he said, heralding the simple metal tool for it’s simplicity and function (if you think about it — who has ever picked up a paperclip and not …

Experience design is now as important as the underlying tech itself

The startups and tech companies that are carefully crafting emotional and compelling experiences are the ones that are leading the way, from Airbnb …