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Spotlight: Innovation Author and Radio Host Phil McKinney

<b>My name is</b> Phil McKinney and I’m an author (Beyond The Obvious), a nationally syndicated talk radio host (Killer Innovation) and an innovation coach and advisor to businesses, governments and NGOs. I blog at philmckinney.com.<p>I retired as CTO at Hewlett-Packard (HP) at the end of 2011.<p><b>My love of</b> …

Finding the Right Color Palettes for Data Visualizations

While good color palettes are easy to come by these days, finding the right color palette for data visualizations is still quite challenging.<p>At …

The Car Of The Future May Look Nothing Like A Car

A new definition of "I'll take that to go"<p>The next big thing in transportation may be Next. The modular electric car design looks really nothing like a car, more like a boxy room on wheels, but it runs on roads just like any other car.<p>At least, that's the idea. There are no prototypes of Next yet, …

Prototypes

6 Uncommon Personality Traits of Highly Successful People | Inc.com

On the surface, the most successful entrepreneurs seem to be the same as everyone else.<p>But look closely and you'll see that in a few key ways they are very different--and so is the way they start and run their businesses.<p>Here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who …

Self-improvement

Mobile First Web Service APIs

Introduction<p>Mobile First is a term often used to describe an approach to application design, usually centered around the presentation layer and the …

Software Development

Motorcycle-Riding Robot Has A Mission: To Surpass Humans

Robocop, is that you?<p>Robocop is real. Well, almost. Yamaha's new autonomous motorcycle-driving robot, Motobot, doesn't fight crime, but it can seriously ride a motorcycle.<p>Motobot is still very much in the research and development stage, so the technical details are scarce. In a promo video posted …

Robotics

In Japan, Drones Guide Robot Trucks At Construction Sites

More machines, fewer humans<p>Japan’s Komatsu makes construction equipment, and has for almost a century. Construction vehicles are nothing without people to drive them--or at least they used to be. As either an alternative to rising labor costs or simply a solution when workers aren’t available, …

Drones

Portable Power for Electric Cars

The EP Tender may someday assuage your range anxiety<p>One of the factors that keeps electric vehicles from wide adoption is range anxiety. Though battery technologies have come a long way in the last decade, with 100 miles on a charge being common and Teslas easily topping 200 miles, people still …

Electric Vehicles

New XPrize Challenges Innovators To Make Carbon Waste Useful

"Once you capture it, what do you do with it?"<p>It's a modern philosophical problem: Once a dog catches a car, what does it do with it?<p>Or, rephrased, once a power plant successfully recaptures its carbon emissions, where does the carbon go?<p>Reducing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants is one of …

The oil-rich city betting on drones

In a city of skyscrapers built on oil and gold, inventors have been competing for a million-dollar prize to build the next generation of drones – but there’s much more to this unusual contest than first appears.<p>Over the PA system a voice tells us not to be alarmed. What we are about to see is just …

Drones

Build a DIY Flexible Camera Mount for Just $8

If you need an accessory for mounting your camera to random places, instead of purchasing a Gorillapod (or something similar), you can go a thrifty …

The New Hut Trip: Durango to Moab on Mountain Bikes

Photo: Maria Lioy<p>Riding from Durango to Moab on a mountain bike isn't easy: you cover around 215-miles, climbing 3,500 feet a day, some of it probably during a lightning storm or through thick mud, with temperatures ranging from forty to 115 degrees and plenty of route-finding involved. But, as I …

Hiking

FireChat’s Off-Grid Messenger Gets Smart Private Messaging Feature

FireChat, Disrupt alum Open Garden‘s popular off-the-grid messaging app, is getting a major update today that introduces private messaging that can even bridge local networks.<p>The major innovation of FireChat was that it allowed users to chat in groups even when there was no Internet connection …

Off-grid

Maxwell Motorbikes EP0 Ultralightweight Electric Bicycle

Weighing in at under 27 pounds, the new EP0 Ultralightweight Electric Bicycle (up on Kickstarter now) from Maxwell Motorbikes aims to aid in daily commutes and adventurous bike excursions. Not only is it one of the lightest electric bikes on the market, it also purports to deliver a steady 20mph …

Electric Vehicles

17 TV Shows That Will Spark Your Creativity

Getting started on a new creative project can be a great way to give the right side of your brain a workout. While there are a million and one ways to spark your creativity, did you know that watching TV can also be a great way to get those ideas flowing? Yup, you read that right. TV is creative …

Where Are The Invisible Apps?

Eli Portnoy Contributor<p>Eli Portnoy is the CEO & co-founder of Sense360.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>How Uber Can Protect Consumer Privacy<p>More than a year ago, Matthew Panzarino wrote an article on TechCrunch in which he described a new type of mobile app experience that he coined the Invisible …

30 Beautiful Landscapes Draped In Fog

Fog, in literature and real life, is a force of mystery and magic. It obscures some things to reveal others; and it can transform an already beautiful landscape into something out of a fairy tale.<p>Sometimes the fog rolls in thick and fast, covering the landscape in a river so dense only a few …

27 Apps Designers Can’t Live Without

Top designers from Huge, Zappos, ustwo, OKFocus give us the A-Z of which apps they use most, and why.<p>Maybe it’s just Gmail, or maybe it’s something more esoteric like Processing, but there are certain apps we rely on so much that if they suddenly went missing, we’d have a hard time getting by. …

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Books

What I’m Reading: BBC News Reporter Laura Locke

<i>It’s hard to predict the future of tech. Overnight sensations can turn into tomorrow’s duds, and anyone claiming to know a thing about what’s next should have plenty of credibility.</i><p><i>One such person is Laura Locke, tech reporter for the BBC. Formerly at TIME, Locke focused her career on covering all</i> …

Social Media

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

The Photoshop Playbook: 50 Short Video Tutorials on Fundamental Skills in Photoshop

Back in 2013, Adobe began posting a series of short video tutorials on YouTube called the “Photoshop Playbook.” The series has since grown to contain …

7 Outstanding Language-Learning Apps and Websites

Speaking the local language--or at least knowing some basic phrases--is one of the best ways for travelers to tap into foreign cultures. In countries where English isn't widely spoken, it's essential to learn some key words and phrases, but even in places with an abundance of English speakers, …

Language Learning

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

4 Tech Trends That Will Define 2015, Selected By Frog

The death of the pedometer, 3-D printers in the kitchen, and wearable fitness AIs: here’s how four Frog designers see 2015 playing out.<p><i>Update</i>: Frog Design has just unveiled their complete list of Tech Trends for 2015. Make sure to check it out for 11 other trends Frog thinks will hit big this …