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Companies Seek Racially Offensive Trademarks After SCOTUS Decision

A small group of companies and individuals are looking to register racially charged words and symbols for their products, including the N-word and a …

Income inequality is off the charts: Can local policies make a difference?

<b>(AP/J Pat Carter)</b><p>In 1980, the top 1 percent earned 27 times more than workers in the bottom 50 percent. Now, they earn 81 times more<p>Theo Anderson<p>December 29, 2016 8:58am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared in In These Times.<p>The income gap between the classes is growing at a startling rate in the …

Retiring IETF veteran warns: Stop adding so many damn protocols

Ross Callon provides departing KISS (keep it simple, stupid)A retiring veteran of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has left the …

New Research Center to Explore Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

Carnegie Mellon University plans to announce on Wednesday that it will create a research center that focuses on the ethics of artificial intelligence.<p>The ethics center, called the K&L Gates Endowment for Ethics and Computational Technologies, is being established at a time of growing international …

These Amazing Maps Show How Wildlife Will Migrate to Survive Climate Change

For most animals, adapting to climate change won’t mean evolving new ways to stay cool—they’ll just pick up and move to cooler habitats. It’s how the …

Ecology

Telegraph logo

It’s simple, really, or so we keep being told by people who should know better. Inequality is surging, and this is the root cause of the revolutionary political change that we see all around us, from the Brexit vote to Donald Trump’s terrifying success in the race for the White House. Some even …

The White House

9 UX Secrets I Stole From People Smarter Than Me

The best ideas are the ones someone else has. Here, UX advice from experts at Ideo, Polar, CapitalOne, and more.<p>Like most people, I like to think I have good taste. But if I do, it’s only because I’ve been ruthless about one thing: stealing secrets and strategies from people a lot smarter than …

Must-See Design Documentaries You Don't Want To Miss

Inspiration is all around you. Your design taste is developed by the things you consume. Your creative genius is influenced by the food you eat, sounds you hear, music you listen to, books and articles you read and movies you watch. If you feel like procrastinating make sure you spend your time …

Gaming Industry

What is data mining?

Data Mining History and Current Advances<p>The process of digging through data to discover hidden connections and predict future trends has a long …

Create graphs and plots using SQL and R (walkthrough)

Define the function that creates the R plot object. The custom function <i>mapPlot</i> creates a scatter plot that uses the taxi pickup locations, and plots …

woltbit.com

Participatory Urbanisms

As a black urbanist, I follow in a long tradition of intellectual and experiential practices by black people to place ourselves in the city. In …

The 11 Most Controversial Places On Google Maps

Nowhere can this impact on geopolitics be seen better than in Google Maps, a major product into which Mountain View keeps pumping money. While Google does its best to avoid controversy, for example showing multiple territorial claims in the Golan Heights, sometimes they screw up. Other times there …

What would feminist data visualization look like?

Seeing the whole world is a fantasy that Michel DeCerteau calls the "totalizing eye" and Donna Haraway calls "the God Trick". This is the first image …

MIT’s Amazing New App Lets You Program Any Object

The Reality Editor is a Minority Report style AR app that makes programming your smart home as easy as connecting the dots.<p>The end goal of the Internet of Things is to make every object in your life programmable. But our smart objects are still pretty dumb. They don’t talk to each other, and most …

Figma Aims To Be A GitHub For Designers

Figma is an online collaborative tool for interface designers. In a few years, it could provide an open-source community for design.<p>For the past three years, Dylan Field and Evan Wallace have been developing what you might call a Google Doc for user interface designers. Figma, which launched last …

War, Peace, And Technology: A History Of The 20th Century Through Color Trends

Katie Greenwood’s latest book, an RGB overview of color in the 20th century, proves palettes, like fashion, come in cycles.<p>Pantone’s annual Color of the Year stunt may be silly, but it does prove that our taste in color changes almost as quickly as our taste in fashion. And like fashion, color …

Grumpy Apple design old-timers hate iPad & Mac user interfaces

<b>Two ex-Apple design “legends” are ripping into Tim Cook’s magical gang.</b> Apparently, Cupertino has lost its way, focusing on prettiness over usability.<p>…

The Interactive Journalist Toolbox.

<i>Just like any other professional, we need a good set of tools to create engaging stories as well as good references to create innovative forms of</i> …

Infographics

When Everyone Is Doing Design Thinking, Is It Still a Competitive Advantage?

Design thinking has come a long way since I wrote about it here in 2008. The most valuable company in the world places design at the center of everything it does. Designers are on the founding team of countless disruptive startups. Domains such as healthcare, education, and government have begun to …

Service design thinking

The use of technology in government is all too often relegated to simply making business as usual more efficient, or improving co-ordination between …

How HUD is Building a Housing Market that Works for Everyone

Without question, America is at its greatest when hard work is rewarded with opportunity. America is where Henry Ford dreamed of making cars …

Housing Market

Los Angeles Deploys A Fleet Of Smart Street Lights

America’s geriatric infrastructure is a well-documented problem, and the city of Los Angeles is killing two birds with one stone with its latest urban initiative: a fleet of 100 smart streetlights.<p>Outfitted with energy-saving LED bulbs, the new Philips-manufactured lights also serve as cellular …

Researchers Finding Evidence of the Negative Impacts of Trees in Urban Settings

Rob MacKenzie shares insight into new research that might complicate assumptions about the role of trees in urban environments. The problem, writes …

Report Claims FBI Paid Carnegie Mellon University $1M to Attack Tor

Last year, Tor—the service which allows people to use the internet with anonymity—was attacked. Now, a new report suggests that the FBI paid Carnegie …

Carnegie Mellon University

Analyzing 1.1 Billion NYC Taxi and Uber Trips, with a Vengeance

The New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission has released a staggeringly detailed historical dataset covering over 1.1 billion individual taxi trips …

Data Visualization

The Death of the Collection and the Necessity of Library-Publisher Collaboration: Young Librarians on the Future of Libraries

Applicants for a recent conference scholarship wrote essays that tended strongly to depict the traditional collection as dead and collaboration …

Guerrilla compost bins disguised as newspaper boxes hit the streets of NYC

1/7<p>New York Compost<p>Master composter and graphic designer Debbie Ullman is concerned about the amount of organic food waste that New Yorkers throw out …

Composting

This gorgeous activity tracker will help train your body to better deal with stress

Many fitness trackers record lots of data, but either do nothing with it, or hint at the changes we can make without offering concrete advice. That’s …

Wearable Tech