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Before & After: A Mini Studio Kitchen Gets a Gut Remodel

"At this point, everything has been remodeled or removed in this unit. In the kitchen I removed the visually heavy old cabinets by the sink and …

9 simple ideas for a minimal modern room

We love to splurge where we can, especially at the beginning of the month when that paycheck comes in full and the tax man takes a break. But ask any …

Dining Rooms

Democratise internet of things data analytics with virtualisation

Data powers today’s digital business. It holds knowledge about the clients, transactions and products at the heart of a business. It is a resource …

A Tool For Building Beautiful Data Visualizations

Visage makes infographics easy, and they customize palettes for free.<p>If you’re an art director at a media outlet, odds are you have to assign and commission each data visualization you publish. That gets time-consuming, even when the graphic in question is nothing but a small pie chart running …

Apple Patents A 3D Hologram Display System With Gesture Input

Apple has patented a 3D display system (via AppleInsider) that uses a familiar mirror box-type design, but that works with digital images instead of physical objects like those you might find in novelty stores, and that also incorporates 3D gesture-based input from a user for control.<p>The 3D display …

The Client is Always Right Series by Jonathan Quintin

The Client is Always Right Series is a self-initiated project by Jonathan Quintin, a creative director and founder of StudioJQ based in Bristol, UK. …

Making sales go viral: How Sony married big data with old-school marketing to drive 300% more business

Selling laptops is a tough business these days. Not only has the PC industry been slumping, with a record seven quarters of consecutive decreases in sales, only one vendor has actually been growing — and not it’s not Apple.<p>But in a recent campaign, Sony mixed modern big data, social media …

Apple’s 2013: Acquisitions, Free Software and Incremental Updates

Apple had a relatively quiet 2013, especially from a product perspective. While the company did update most of its devices, those developments, with the exception of the Mac Pro, were largely incremental. However, two moves did stand out: the transition to a free model with software like OS X, …

MIT engineers have invented a JARVIS-style home automation system

The home automation systems of tomorrow won’t look anything like they do right now. In the future, you wont have to whip out your smartphone and fire …

Building A Successful Product: Start Small And Listen

“The goal of a startup is to find the sweet-spot where minimum product and viable product meet — get people to fall in love with you. Over time, you …

Ara is a Motorola Project to Make Phones as Customizable as Android

If you thought Motorola and its Moto X Maker helped you customize a unique smartphone, then prepare for even more. The Google-owned company has just announced Ara, a hardware platform that is entirely open to customization — essentially letting tinkerers develop their own smartphones.<p>“We want to do …

Jukeboxing: Rdio fights Spotify with free mobile radio

Rdio is releasing a free version of its service today on iOS and Android, bringing personalized radio to non-paying users of its mobile apps for the first time. Free of advertising for now, Rdio’s unpaid offering represents a chance for the underdog streaming service to gain traction by adopting …

Snapchat Gets Its Own Timeline With Snapchat Stories, 24-Hour Photo & Video Tales

A new update for Snapchat that just rolled out adds an option to create Snapchat Stories, a new type of sharing for the temporary social network which allows users to build chains of shared content that can be viewed an unlimited number of times over a 24-hour period. The Stories are shared to all …

Three Signs That You Should Kill an Innovative Idea

Whether you’re a digital start-up or an institutional entrepreneur, three simple heuristics offer an excellent way to determine whether a fledgling innovation initiative should be put out of its misery (and yours). Even if the innovation business case appears compelling and its numbers sound, …

Crux Watch Concept by Marko Vuckovic

Marko Vuckovic sent us his latest watch concept, it’s simple watch designed with great philosophy, you can read his explanation below:<p>A good design …

Industrial Design

Vigour Raises $650,000 To Make Apps Shine On Multiple Screens

After participating in Startupbootcamp Berlin, startup Vigour.io is today announcing that it has raised 500,000 euros (just south of $650,000) in seed funding from Deutsche Telekom’s accelerator, hub:raum, with Dutch VC fund Linden Mobile Ventures chipping in for the round.<p>The fledgling Amsterdam, …

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Google

Given the size and scope of such a company, the Quora community had no problem providing a number of little-known yet surprising tidbits.<p>With all its tech excellence (which runs from Google Glass to the self-driving car to the internet's most beloved search engine), here are 10 mind-blowing facts …

Google Glass

Rumor: New Gmail UI launching on Wednesday

Google is reportedly going to unveil the new Gmail user interface on Wednesday, with the new UI expected to include some of the features seen in previous reports.<p>Earlier this week we found out that potential Gmail UI changes were revealed at Google I/O and then we saw a bunch of screenshots …

Android News

Breaking: Company Study Shows That Company Is Totally In the Right Business

I have some really big news, you guys! It turns out that if you ask people whether they want to leave their wallets at home, 83 percent of them will say yes! And sometimes, people won’t have cash with them, so they can’t make a purchase — in fact, that’s what happened to a whopping 75 percent of …

Yahoo Has Two More Deals Worth $150-$200 Million Up Its Sleeve

Since Marissa Mayer took over in July of 2012, Yahoo has made 11 small acquisitions, or acquihires, and one big one — the $1.1 billion purchase of Tumblr.<p>But, she's not close to being finished acquiring.<p>Yahoo bid on Hulu, offering $600-$800 million for the video site.<p>Kara Swisher at All Things D …

My Teenage Son Does Not Know How To Mail A Letter, And I Blame Technology

I’m not sure who to blame. His mother, perhaps, or the public school system. But it turns out that my son—days away from graduating from high school—does not know how to send mail through the U.S. Postal Service.<p>I am not making this up.<p>The boy has a smartphone, a tablet and a laptop, does some …

How a 13-year-old’s trip to the doctor led to a startup driving innovation in women’s health

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Adolescence is tough enough without the threat of cancer or the fear of being unable to have children. But for Surbhi Sarna, …

Android 4.3, new Nexus device hinted at by alleged Gmail redesign screenshots?

Speculation based on recent Gmail rumors and previous press photos used by the company to promote several Nexus devices seems to indicate that Android 4.3 and/or a new Nexus device may arrive soon.<p>A <i>reddit</i> user posted a series of interesting images (available below) that show press images for almost …

Android News

What if you'd Bought Apple Stock Instead of a PowerBook in 2003?

Talk about buyer’s remorse; our co-founder, Patrick de Laive has been working out how wealthy he’d have been if he’d bought Apple shares instead of a shiny new 17″ PowerBook G4 back in 2003.<p>Turns out the answer is ‘rich enough to buy many more of today’s 15″ Retina MacBook Pros’. Sure, that might …

Ooga Labs Takes A Ground-Up Approach To Generate Growth And Network Effects For Startups

One of the biggest challenges many entreprenuers face is finding the right technical partner when building a company. Some startups can have a single leader, but more often than not, there is a balanced team behind every successful business.<p>Ooga Labs founders Stan Chudnovsky and James Currier began …

Open Source Blogging Platform WordPress Turns Ten, And Its Community Gets To Blow The Candles Out

Ten years ago today, WordPress, the open source blogging software, was born. It’s amazing to think that it’s been that long, but considering it had all of the elements that other startups and projects have tried to emulate over the past 10 years, then it makes sense.<p>When speaking with WordPress …

Ex-Apple Employees Reveal How The Company Is So Good At Keeping Secrets

Apple, of course, is famously press shy. It's incredibly difficult to get insider news out of the company, compared to its peers.<p>The former employees range from people who joined the company in its earliest days in the 1970s to those who've dealt with it recently.<p>Perhaps unsurprisingly, many say …

Prototypes