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Tatyana Mamut on How Technology Has Changed the Way We Conduct Design Research

2018 Strategy & Research Jury Captain talks about the real meaning of design research and the most pressing topics in need of research today<p><b>For this</b> …

UX Design

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

We Need To Accelerate Innovation. Here's How

Look at any marvel of our technological age, whether it be an iPhone, a self driving car or a miracle cure and you’ll find three things: An academic theory, a government program and an entrepreneurial instinct. When the system works, it is a wonder to behold, not only creating prosperity, but …

Innovation

People who spend money on digital collectible-card games spend a lot on them

One thing all free-to-play games need is an item or resource that people will want to repeatedly pay money for, and digital card games have found that in their booster packs.<p>The people who spend money on digital card games spend around $90 per year, according to the gamer-polling company …

Real Estate Is Accessible And Easy To Navigate Thanks To These Startups

Real estate isn’t just for brokers anymore. Technology is creating an industry that’s consumer-facing, accessible and easy to navigate. From buying a space, to moving in, to even maintaining that space, tech-fueled startups have been fulfilling every nook and cranny of need in the realm of real …

APIs Are The New FTEs

Facebook, Google and Twitter have to deal with outrageous amounts of spam and abuse. They hire teams of engineers to stop trolls, outwit bad actors and otherwise keep their walled gardens free of misanthropes. It’s a costly business.<p>Pete Hunt, Josh Yudaken and Julian Tempelsman worked on anti-fraud …

Startups

Pokras Lampas

<b>Calligraphy on Girls mistura a arte da caligrafia com corpos nus e mostra como aprender a escrever pode ser interessante.</b> Criação do calígrafo russo …

Best Resin Printers: Top SLA/DLP 3D Printers in 2017

Best Resin Printers of 2017<p>Entry Level to Advanced<p>Welcome to our no-nonsense 3D printer guide. Here we walk you through the best SLA/DLP printers …

Flipboard For Corporate Teams

Inside Flipboard / October 1, 2013<p>In this week’s Flipboard for You series, we explore how corporate teams can use Flipboard to keep up with company …

Study: Patents hurt tech and startups, help pharmaceuticals

A new study adds some empirical firepower to the idea that poor patent laws are crushing innovation in the technology industry. Researchers from the London School of Economics studied citations from patents that were invalidated by U.S. judges and found that invalidation increased the number of …

Silicon Valley’s Real Estate Crunch Is A Golden Opportunity For Other American Cities

When Curse CEO Hubert Thieblot told his employees last year that he was moving the company’s San Francisco headquarters to Huntsville, Alabama last year, they thought he was crazy.<p>About 20 of his employees quit because they didn’t want to relocate.<p>“It was very controversial,” said Thieblot, who had …

Why naming a startup funding round wrong could cost millions

While raising outside capital is not the only way to obtain financing for a startup, it seems to be the preferred method for new technologies where revenue or a business model is unclear. A common trend is emerging: more often than not, I hear that folks are raising their “seed round,” typically …

Can These iPad Apps Teach Your Kid to Code?

The pillars of elementary education in the U.S. — reading, writing, math — have remained the same for a long time. Now another skill set is …

Tactus And Synaptics Create A Reference Tablet For OEMs With An Amazing, Disappearing Keyboard

One of the most impressive things we happened upon at CES this year was the Tactus keyboard, a special fluid-filled layer that could be baked into a tablet or smartphone to provide users with a physical keyboard that could recede back into the screen when it wasn’t needed.<p>Since then the company has …

Four years and $100 million later, Bitcoin’s mysterious creator remains anonymous

We still don't know who invented Bitcoin. But we do know he's rich<p>Bitcoin, the four-year-old virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet, now powers an economy worth more than $1 billion and is widely admired for the technical sophistication that allows it to operate without a central …

A Year Later, What Google Drive Means for Startups

Startup image copyright white_board<p>A year ago, we were a launch partner when Google unveiled Drive. Much has been made of what this means for Google …

Weeks after shutdown, Bitcoin exchange customers still wait for refunds

Bitfloor users are missing at least $267,000, according to one tally.<p>More than two weeks after the Bitcoin exchange Bitfloor closed its virtual …

Adobe announces first hardware, the Project Mighty smart stylus and Napoleon ruler

Adobe has just announced its first hardware initiative, a pressure sensitive stylus and an electronic ruler that will tightly integrate with its software applications. The company's Project Mighty stylus and Napoleon ruler have been showcased connecting to an iPad and iPhone over Bluetooth. The pen …

Living On Bitcoin For A Week: Can't Pay The Rent

<b>Day 6.</b><p>It’s Sunday morning. I have only two days left of living on Bitcoin. I can see the US-minted light at the end of the tunnel, but the end of my week is going to be an adventure. My landlord didn’t want to take Bitcoin for rent. Understandably. I think she’d be similarly put off if I offered to …

About.com’s New CEO On How To Stay Relevant

Even with 84 million uniques each month, About.com tends to fly under the radar. But there is change afoot since IAC bought out About.com from the New York Times last year, most notably the appointment of Neil Vogel as CEO. We brought in Vogel, as well as Chief Strategy Officer Scott Kim (who also …

An Anti-Abuse Ad With A Secret Message Only Children Can See

In order to discreetly reach abused children, one aid organization designed a clever billboard that only displays a hotline number for people shorter than 4’5″. The secret is a precisely serrated surface, a Lenticular lens, that reflects light differently to those looking from above and below a …

Google services survive if they make money, aren’t social

Statistical analysis of Google products finds a shutdown rate of 35 percent.<p>Google seems to be an enthusiastic beginner and ender of things. There …

Instagram’s logo redesign process detailed by Mackey Saturday

It’s always fun getting a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into the apps and services we use daily, showing us how the professionals behind it …

The Money Shot

The sale of Instagram to Facebook for a cool billion in the spring of 2012 was the ultimate Silicon Valley fairy tale: 18 months from launch to offer. But, for co-founder and C.E.O. Kevin Systrom, it was more of a roller-coaster ride, with several missed opportunities, at least two “aha” moments, …

Why Adobe Is Moving Its Best-Known Products to Subscription-Only

Cloud image copyright Buslik<p>There are lots of reasons why software companies, even those with long legacies in selling packaged software with …