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The Internet of Everything: Boring, But So Important

When we are just getting used to Twitter and Facebook, Email and SPAM, along comes "The Internet of Everything" (IoE) where everything -- well almost everything -- is connected to everything else.<p>Goldman Sachs calls it the 3rd wave, and points out that while:<p>The 1990s' fixed Internet wave connected …

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ACROSS Africa, radio call-in programmes are buzzing with tales of Africans, usually men, bemoaning the loss of their spouses and partners to rich …

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

Relationships

How to Gather Quantitative Data on User Behaviors

For the closed card sort on Yelp’s homepage, we asked participants how often they used Yelp, and how often they used the search filters, so that we could filter our data based on users with more or less experience. Knowing how many people used search filters would also give us an insight into how …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting. At the same time, we are all doing more. Thirty years ago, travel agents made our …

Productivity

Articles about 26 books you need read if you love design on Dwell.com - Dwell

The ChampPhaidon Design Classics: 001–999.<p>Even with ample lot size, one Boulder couple opted to go small with their new home.<p>We’ve all seen interior design that almost brings us to the point of being ill.<p>The ads in the real estate section of the Sunday New York Times are a barometer of perceived …

Prefab Homes

You can now watch every Marvel movie scene in chronological order, starting in 2987 BC

Some assembly required<p>Marvel Studios has made it a selling point that every frame it produces lives in the same continuous universe. So what if you wanted to watch it in order? Not based on release dates but the narrative itself — from a 2987 BC flashback in <i>Thor: The Dark World</i> through the Battle …

Yoozon Hosts CMS Sites Using Dropbox, No FTP Required

If you’re building a website with WordPress or a similar CMS, you’ll find it relatively easy to use and update – but what about setting it up in the first place? Webmasters still have to set up their host servers, upload files via FTP and wait for DNS to update before their projects can go …

What have we learned from the Uber privacy debate? Open thread

Taxi-app firm Uber has been fielding plenty of criticism this month, after one of its executives’ claims that the company might plough money into investigating its critics within the media were reported, then another was caught accessing the personal data of a journalist to make a point.<p>What …

The best of Stockholm: readers’ tips

<b>Winning tip: Junibacken</b><p>This is an interactive playground of Scandinavian children’s stories, including a “story train” through the tales of Astrid Lindgren, creator of Pippi Longstocking. I sat for nearly two hours while my youngest played cooking in Moominmamma’s kitchen. With food and a walk …

When to Book Your Plane Ticket: A Guide

Two economists share what they've learned from tracking airfare's seemingly inscrutable fluctuations.<p>How airlines price tickets is a source of many myths and urban legends. These include tips about the best day of the week to buy a ticket, last-minute discounts offered by the airlines, and the …

How Uber Is Making One Design Firm’s Life A Living Hell

Just another day in the office for the beleagured startup.<p>Uber has its fair share of problems right now. The CEO allegedly said that Uber should be called Boober for its ability to get him laid. The upper management can spy on the trips of its users with a privacy-busting “God View” app. The senior …

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Livefyre Launches Studio, a CMS for User Content

Livefyre today announced the release of Livefyre Studio, a major upgrade to its social content platform that pulls together its disparate apps into a single content management system (CMS).<p>Studio, which is rolling out to all customers, enables new real-time and automated management of …

Uber same-day delivery on the way? Hire may be a clue

Uber's latest hire -- the head of Google's same-day shopping service -- could help CEO Travis Kalanick realize his dream of delivering just about anything.<p>Uber may soon have its drivers delivering purchased goods as well as passengers.<p>The on-demand car service, which lets users hail a ride through …

Startups

Trends That Will Revolutionize The Retail Industry

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Babs Ryan is a global strategic product innovation consultant using Agile. In her role as principal at ThoughtWorks, she oversees creating differentiating value propositions and products for brands, using lean enterprise continuous delivery for in-market releases in weeks.</i><p>In retail, …

How Facebook classifies thousands of Android phone variants for better performance

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: dolphfyn/Shutterstock<p>As one of the most downloaded and used apps, how does Facebook keep track of the bazillion Android …

How to find the best beacon hardware for everything from stores to cities

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Looking to install proximity beacons in your store, or in your local ballpark, or in various phone booths around your city? …

This 13-year-old just got an investment from Intel Capital to help the blind read

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Shubham Banerjee has invented a technology that could make printing Braille much, much cheaper, and he just raised a seed round to make his idea into a commercial reality.<p>Today, at an annual gathering of its portfolio companies here, Intel Capital announced that it is …

Smartphones Are the Hotel Room Keys of the Future

You can already use your phone to pay for your groceries and start your car – and soon, you’ll be able to use it to enter your hotel room too.<p>US-headquartered hotel chain Starwood just launched its new program, dubbed SPG Keyless, to allow guests across 10 Aloft, Element and W brand hotels in its …

Facebook’s Parse now lets you A/B test push notifications for free

Today, Parse is adding a new feature to its platform, Parse Push Experiments. The new tool now lets you easily create A/B tests for push notifications so you can study the analytics data and see what content or timing is most effective.<p>To try it, you just need to open up Parse’s push Web console …

How to Get Your Emails Opened (Infographic) | Inc.com

Below is an infographic from ContactMonkey, a company that tracks emails after they've been sent. The company analyzed 30 million emails and discovered that the best way to get an outside (sales) email opened is to look like it came from inside.<p>If an email Subject starts with "Re:" or "Fwd:"people …

Infographics

Everything You Need To Know About The Internet Of Things

A few months ago I wrote a post called, A Simple Explanation Of The Internet Of Things where I tried to provide some clarity around what this new connected world means for all of us. In the article I mentioned some of the driving forces behind this.<p>“Broadband Internet is become more widely …

Difficult Conversations Will Grow Your Product

<i>Nate Munger is a Customer Success Advocate at Intercom. This post originally appeared on the Intercom blog.</i><p>An inherent challenge for all early stage startups is deciding whether to focus on growth or product/market fit.<p>It’s a false choice, as Rob Go says in his post about this conflict. They both …

SnapDonate lets you give to charities just by taking photos of their logos

Slowly but surely, many parts of the world are going cashless, and the effects go beyond quicker checkouts at supermarkets. A new app developed in the UK lets users donate to charities whenever they feel inspired to do so, by simply pointing their phones at a charity’s logo — on a poster, flyer, …

Google Employee Explains Why Working At Google Is So Great

Working there was even the subject of a 2013 Hollywood comedy, the "Internship."<p>So someone posed a question on Quora recently that asked if working at Google really was like a recruitment video, where one person described it "like a big playground."<p>Or was working at Google was "over-rated"?<p>Answer: …

U.K. Startup Swytch Is Building An App To Open Up The ‘Burner’ Phone Number Market

The telco industry has resisted change for years. That anti-innovation attitude, coupled with the rise of smartphones and fast data networks, provided ample opportunities for over-the-top startups to circumvent moribund and expensive telco offerings with VoIP and messaging apps that were both less …

How the Education Community has Embraced Flat Design

Over the past decade, brand communication shifted to digital spaces in much larger shares, with many companies existing exclusively online. This has pushed design trends towards a simpler, more organized form of design – flat design – that is easily implemented via code, suited for every screen …

Wdgts adds widgets galore to Notification Center

This handy app gives you a battery gauge, network monitor, calculator and more, all just a swipe away.<p>With the arrival of iOS 8, iPhone and iPad users gained support for widgets -- little mini-apps that appear in the Today menu when you swipe down from the top of the screen.<p>The operating system's …

Apps