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The Economist’s go-slow approach to its site redesign

For most publishers, there are two phases to a site redesign. The first happens behind closed doors, with user testing and internal work, with the …

Advertising Industry

Cloudification will mean upheaval in telecoms

IN THE computing clouds, startups can set up new servers or acquire data storage with only a credit card and a few clicks of a mouse. Now imagine a …

Internet of Things

The Secret to Happiness Is 10 Specific Behaviors

Despite happiness being a primary human motivation, only one in three Americans say they’re very happy.<p>Several years ago in an interview with Conan …

Happiness

3 Reasons Why You Aren’t Taking Better Photos

No matter your current skill level, you could (and should) always be getting better. And if you ever find yourself in a creative rut—as we all do …

Atlanta Wants To Cover A Major Highway With This High Line-Style Garden

Atlanta is the latest city to propose covering one of its urban roadways with public parkland.<p>For decades, our sunny city parks were blotted out by the massive concrete overpasses that were constructed to bring traffic through town. Now, in the wake of the High Line’s success, the trend’s gone the …

Urban Design

Wearable Artificial Kidney Completes First Clinical Trial, Could Free People From Dialysis

Kidney Disease<p>For anyone suffering from kidney disease, their only course of treatment is hemodialysis—a costly, time consuming, and cumbersome …

Wearable Tech

New Nanorods Can Harvest Water From Dry Climates

Not all failures are bad—sometimes, they lead to accidental discoveries, just like what happened to researchers at the Pacific Northwest National …

Gardening

The 'Tesla of Trucking' Just Claimed $2.3 Billion in Reservations For Electric Big-Rigs

Tesla has been an absolute model for electric vehicle startups that try to break the monopoly of established companies. So much so that one company …

Tesla

Super Materials

Users download and select recipes using the built-in touchscreen menu.

Recipes

EA's Star Wars Video Shows VR Experience with Gamers in the Cockpit of an X-Wing

If you blink, you might miss it. In a video released by Electronic Arts (EA) a developer can be seen wearing the headset from the upcoming …

Virtual Reality

Why Social Media helps those with Neurodiversity

What is Neurodiversity? There are various complex meanings of this term but a simplified version of Neurodiversity is that it is a neurological …

Scientists Confirm: Reprogrammed Adult Stem Cells Perfectly Mimic Embryonic Stem Cells

Scientists may have found a way to take some of the biggest ethical concerns of stem cell research out of the equation.<p>In an article published in the …

Stem Cells

This Device Can Treat The Symptoms Of Parkinson's Disease

The device provides electrical stimulation to target areas of the brain and reduce tremors.

Parkinson's Disease

YouTube Is Introducing New Ways to Help Small Businesses Make Better Video Ads

YouTube wants to turn video ads on its platform into a DIY possibility for small- and medium-sized businesses.<p>Today, Google is launching three ways …

Advertising

Here's Why Snapchat Might Take Over Vlogging

14 June 2016, 16:34<p>By Gemma Bentley<p>Is Snapchat Becoming The New YouTube?<p>Whether it's Snapchat taking over YouTube hauls or more people using the …

Stradivary: The High Function Myoelectric Prosthetic Arm

The device allows its wearer to hold and carry objects that weigh up to 8 pounds.

Medium's Ev Williams: 'It’s Going to Make Less and Less Sense to Publish on the Web'

Also: Some insight into the shifting moods of Twitter's board, and Medium's plans for making money.<p>Ev Williams made it easy for people to say what they want online. But the man who created Blogger, then Twitter and now Medium says the Web is on its way out, at least as a place to publish your …

Evan Williams

Apple Stores to feature accessibility products in early 2016, report says

According to a report on Sunday, Apple plans to market through its online and brick-and-mortar stores accessibility products designed to aid disabled …

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Infographics

Pointless Grooveways

All over Europe, well-meaning grooved lanes, designed to help guide the canes of blind people, slice through sidewalks. But invariably, these paths are blocked by bollards, public art, giant potted plants, café tables, parked cars, dumpsters, and all manner of other barriers -- making them …

Public Art

This Device Creates A 3-D Soundscape To Help Blind People Navigate Through Cities

Pulling location data from streetlights, stores, and buses, it translates them into sound.<p>For someone who can’t see, meeting a friend on the other side of town can mean step after step of stressful navigation: Finding a bus stop, figuring out what’s going on if the bus is delayed, getting through …

For Large Investment Banks The Rise Of FinTech May Help Alleviate Cost Pressures

It’s no secret large banks, particularly those with major securities operations, are being pressured to cut costs in an effort to meet new regulations. This has led to the jettisoning of entire businesses and trading desk, in addition to a spate of firings that include top executives. But Wall …

Wall Street

One Thing the President Can Give Blind Americans for Christmas

It has been more than two years since the United States signed the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled, a historic international agreement that will allow blind Americans to gain access to millions of …

Barack Obama

Robotic glove featuring sensors helps blind to recognise objects

Scientists are developing a robotic glove that bundles an array of sensors to assist the blind with the ability to identify an object's location, …

The 11 biggest fintech investments in London so far this year

London's pedigree in finance has combined with the booming technology scene of the last few years to turn the UK capital into a petri dish for financial innovation.<p>Eileen Burbidge, the government's fintech envoy, told Business Insider: "The UK is emerging as the fintech centre of the world and …

Venture Capital

This Super Stylish Smartwatch Was Designed for the Blind

The watch will display your texts and e-books in braille in real time.<p>A startup run by students and entrepreneurs from the United States and South Korea has developed a smartwatch for the blind, and it's pretty nifty. The smartwatch, called Dot, can display four braille characters at a time. Each …

Filling the gaps in financial crime compliance

16 December 2015 | 7747 views | 0<p>Matthew Long, Financial Crime and GRC Management Global Solution Lead, Oracle and Michael Davison, Industry …

There’s one setting you need to change on your YouTube channel right now!

YouTube and Google have recently rolled out fan-based captioning (and subtitling) support to all channels. This feature had been in closed …

Uber Drivers Are Still Refusing to Pick Up Blind Passengers

A blind woman in Boston was charged a cancellation fee after her Uber driver refused to pick her up.<p>Sassy Outwater, a producer in Boston, ordered an Uber on Friday to drive her from a doctor's appointment to a different part of the city for Christmas shopping. She called the driver in advance to …

Codes of Conduct