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Pushing Boundaries: A "Borderless" Smartphone Design with Touch-Sensitive Edges

Is this revolutionary--or a terrible user interface idea?<p>ZTE's Zubia Z9 smartphone boasts a full-bleed screen, touch-sensitive edges and a novel …

Don't Hold Your Breath for NYC 'Bitcoin ATM'

Everyone's talking about a cryptocurrency machine that might appear in an East Village frozen yogurt shop. In reality, it's a long way off.<p>When the manufacturer Lamassu showcased its bitcoin-generating machine at CES last week, it got a few press bites.<p>This week, it's getting far more. That's …

Free Extract from 'Predictable Success' - Predictable Success Predictable Success

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eBooks

How 'Heroic' Leadership Hurts Startup Growth

Busting through walls bare-handed is exciting to watch -- but at some point it becomes more effective to simply install a door.<p>One of the true pleasures of my job is that just about every day I get to witness acts of heroic leadership.<p>Whether it's the project manager who leads his team through a …

The Collective Legal Guide For Designers (Contract Samples)

5 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

Contract Killer

The popular open-source contract for web professionals by Stuff & Nonsense<p>Originally published: 23rd December 2008<br>• Revised date: March 15th …

Freelancers: How Not To Get Screwed By Clients

Far too many designers are told they need to work for free to build their resumes. Here are 10 tips for getting paid what you deserve.<p>The overarching business problem designers will face early in their freelance careers is navigating the waters of how to get paid for things. There are so many …

Employment

WATCH: Eye-Opening Debate On The Pros And Cons Of Going To College

Last year, Peter Theil established the Thiel Fellowship, which gives college students under the age of 20 $100,000 and two years' time to pursue their entrepreneurial ideas.<p>One catch, though: Thiel Fellows are required to drop out of college for the two years of the fellowship.<p>Is Peter Thiel's …

Kickstarter Success Could Lie in Your Words

Everyone who creates a Kickstarter page wants to do everything possible to succeed. But your choice of words could play a bigger role in a project's …

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster

Country of Origin: Italy<br>Engine: 750-hp, 6.5-liter, 12-cylinder<br>0-62 mph: 2.9 seconds<br>Starting price: $4.5 million<br>Lamborghini says it plans to build only nine copies of the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster in 2014. Among many other innovations its lightweight body design makes extensive use of carbon …

The Footwear Of The Future Looks Totally Gross

London-born designer Shamees Aden has fashioned the footwear of the future. The protocell shoe is 3-D printed and made from a synthetic biological material that would function like a second skin and could repair itself. And ohmygod they make your feet look like they’ve been swallowed by swamp …

Middle School

These 3D Printed Panties Might Spark a Manufacturing Revolution

As we wrote in our latest roundup of 3D printing innovations: “we can’t quite wrap our heads around the idea that anyone needs 3D printed disposable underwear, but the thought of being able to print other items of clothing down the line is pretty cool.”<p>A week later, we thought we’d see how our …

What The Heck Will Google Do With These Scary Military Robots?

Let’s see, we have a company that already knows everything about us, has possibly the world’s largest computer network, has recently built one of the biggest artificial-intelligence teams in the world–a company so powerful that it feels the need to soften its dominance with the informal motto, …

Selfie Photo Tips & Techniques

Sometimes we don’t want others to know that we have taken a photo of ourselves. In these cases, it is nice to be able to discreetly take a …

Photography