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50 shades of Red: The Priv was supposed to put the Berry back in the Black

For the company once known as Research In Motion (RIM), the end of 2015 was supposed to be the start of something substantial, special, and by many accounts, spectacular. Leaked for months on end, the device once known as the Venice and officially branded the Priv, was <i>supposed</i> to be the smartphone …

Mobile

A Slip-On Leather Shoe You Assemble Yourself

Is Pikkpack the Ikea or the Betty Crocker of shoes?<p>Instead of buying yet another pair of Toms this summer, perhaps you order an envelope with a leather shoe upper, a leather shoe sole, and some cotton laces inside. Then you stitch the pieces together. And so you’ve made a shoe, with all the ease of …

Shoes

Stunning ‘Awakening’ 4K Time-Lapse Will Awaken Your Desire to Visit New Zealand

Okay, to be fair, if you’re of the photographic persuasion (and chances are good seeing as you’re reading this) then your desire to visit places like …

How To Manage Your Time Wisely When You’re Running A Startup

Even if you've got the necessary business skills, a talented team and plenty of funding to get started, you'll still need to make sure you're using your time as efficiently as possible.<p>Marty Hu, a Stanford alumnus and co-founder of analytics firm Predictive Edge has some excellent strategies for …

Time Management

Invention Awards 2014: Charge Gadgets With Your Footsteps

Take a hike, earn an iPhone battery's worth of energy<p>Each thud of a hiker’s heel releases enough energy to illuminate a light bulb. Rather than waste that power, Matt Stanton, an engineer and avid backpacker, created a shoe insole that stores it as electricity. The device promises to be an …

Gear & Gadgets

How Entrepreneurs Can Learn to Be Powerful Negotiators

<i>Denis Duvauchelle</i> <i>is the CEO and co-founder of productivity app</i> <i>Twoodo</i><i>.</i><p>Negotiation is not the simple art of getting what you want, when you want it. A great negotiation, whether in your personal or professional life, will leave both parties feeling [somewhat] satisfied rather than producing a clear …

Shoes

Water Bottle + Light = Bottlelight

Here is a simple formula that helps to reduce your luggage load while camping. The Bottlelight combines portable UV water purifier with a camping …

Macaw - Stop writing code, start drawing it

Product design is one of the most sought after fields nowadays. In order to design products a design must have a grasp of the whole creative process, …

Prototyping

Relax With 40 Perfectly Looped Ambient Gifs

Funny Business Cards Featuring Famous Pop Culture Characters

What would it look like if some of our favorite pop culture characters had their own business cards? Italian creatives Benedetto Papi and Edoardo Santamato of Invasione Creativa have answered that question for us with their hilarious new project. The series answers the question: “What happens to …

Pop Culture

Editorial Design Inspiration

Editorial design has been with us for quite a long time. Magazine, newspapers and books are a good example of the importance of editorial design. …

Alexander von Wiedenbeck: The Obsession and Freedom to Create

Alexander von Wiedenbeck started photographing in 2004. In 2012, he left everything behind and started the production on OBSESSION FOR FREEDOM. …

Smithsonian Magazine's 11th Annual Photo Contest Finalists

Smithsonian Magazine recently announced the finalists for its 11th Annual Photo Contest. 50,000 photographs submitted by photographers from 132 different countries were whittled down to the top 60. Ten photographs were selected from each of the six categories: the Natural World, Travel, People, …

Nature Photography

The Mesmerizing Gifs of Graphonaute | Colossal

<p>Science student Hugo Germain (aka. Graphonaute) is just 18 years old, but crates animations and visual effects that seem well beyond his years. …

Paperscape maps the dazzling universe of scientific research

Scientists live in a very fast-paced world where hundreds of new papers – each representing months or years of hard work – flash by each day. With such a large volume of information, it would be nice to have some way of organising it, making it possible to discover papers you might have missed, and …

How Seahorses Survive With Squishable Armor

And how researchers want to make a robotic arm out of the technique<p>Crabs, birds, and manta rays regularly try to crush sea horses for dinner, but a sea horse has some unusual protective armor. Its tail can be compressed to half its normal size without lasting damage, researchers at the University …

A Video Tour of Caracas’s Skyscraper Slum Reveals Its Complexities

Many have heard of Torre de David, but few have even been inside. This video gives a rare peek into the families who live there.<p>La Torre de David, the unfinished 45-story skyscraper-turned-slum in the heart of Caracas, is many things. It’s known internationally as the world’s tallest vertical slum, …

Urbanism

Avatars of Death Animated Short - DEATHINGER

Five Things Entrepreneurs Should Never Do

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) came out on June 3. Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>I’m breaking all the rules.<p>I’m at a silent retreat for the week. No …

A Lightning-Fast Way To Make A Digital Prototype

A step-by-step guide to turning a storyboard into a prototype for user testing, from Google Ventures’ Jake Knapp.<p>[<i>Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of seven posts on running your own Google Ventures design sprint. Missed the other previous posts? Here are Parts I, II, III, IV, and V</i>.]<p>At …

Prototyping

Inside The Most Expensive Science Experiment Ever

Many machines over the past 60 years have been billed as the one that will make the big breakthrough in fusion science, only to stumble. This one could be different.<p>Some people have spent their whole working lives researching fusion and then retired feeling bitter at what they see as a wasted …

The 8 Steps To Creating A Great Storyboard

Google Ventures’ Jake Knapp takes us through the lightning-fast process he employs to get a team’s ideas down on paper.<p>[<i>Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of seven posts on running your own Google Ventures design sprint. Read the first part here, the second here, and the third …

Note-Taking

Fantastic Set of Abstract Superhero Art - Batman, Superman, and More

Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie as Dirty Thugs - "My Brother's Keeper"