Ash Conway

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iMirror Interactive Mirror

Remember Corning and Microsoft’s visions of the future? Well, they’re coming true. A company called Posh View is working on the iMirror, which is …

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Starwood Full Metal Jacket Jeep

Don't let the name fool you — you don't need to be on the front lines battling Vietcong to drive the Starwood Full Metal Jacket Jeep ($107,000). But …

Jeep

This Painting Of The Danish Royal Family Will Steal Your Soul

For the first royal family portrait in 125 years, Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II turned to painter Thomas Kluge. Four years later, this is what she got back.<p>Landing a commission to paint the portrait of a royal family is a blessing that is bestowed upon few artists. It is an important honor that not …

Information is Beautiful Award Winners 2013

In an information-obsessed society, a new crop of artists is representing visual data in engaging, imaginative ways. In June, we were pleased to announce this year's Information is Beautiful Awards. It's a competition, open to the public, that was founded last year by data visualizer David …

Dropbox Seeks Funding Round at $8 Billion Valuation

Online-storage service Dropbox Inc. is raising a funding round that could value it at more than $8 billion, according to people familiar with the …

Apple reportedly acquires PrimeSense for $345M

Apple has reportedly closed a deal to acquire PrimeSense, the 3D-sensor company behind Microsoft's Kinect sensor.<p>Apple paid $345 million for the Israel-based company, according to a Calcalist financial newspaper report on Sunday that didn't cite sources. Perhaps best known for powering the gesture …

Mobile Devices

Sponsify Aims To Become The Platform For Product Placement And Other Native Ads On YouTube

A just-launched startup called Sponsify is looking to bring native ads to YouTube in a big way.<p>I doubt anyone who visits YouTube is complaining about a shortage of ads, but those ads mostly take the form of pre-roll videos and promoted content off to the side. Sponsify, meanwhile, will focus on ads …

Great Examples of Mobile Apps Interface Designs

October 4, 2013<p>The world of mobile applications is quite young, starting with the launch of the iPhone several years ago. Apple totally reinvented …

Apps

8 Must-have Cheat Sheets for Web Designers and Developers

As a web designer or developer, it’s nearly impossible to remember multiple programming languages, frameworks, and keyboard shortcuts to various …

Finland Eyes Programming Classes for Elementary School Students

HELSINKI — Elementary school students in Finland could be adding coding and programming to their nightly homework routine in the near …

Social media start-ups' value is enormous — if you trust investors

SAN FRANCISCO — Snapchat is not even 3 years old. It's run by a couple of twentysomethings with no prior business experience. And it has never made a cent.<p>Yet investors are fighting for the opportunity to throw hundreds of millions at the mobile messaging service that is all the rage with teens.<p>The …

Social Media

IBM Ad Illustrations by Jing Zhang

Illustrations for IBM Ads.<p>London-based illustrator Jing Zhang created some illustrations for various IBM ads with Ogilvy Japan and Ogilvy NYC. During …

Does 1 Snapchat Equal 4 Instagrams?

Insane company valuations are a fact of life in the tech world. So perhaps we shouldn't be surprised at Wednesday's report that Snapchat — a tiny …

Invisible Helmet Deploys Like an Airbag on Impact

It looks like a trashbag coming out of a finely patterned neck pillow. But if you find yourself colliding with a car while on your bike, it could …

Apple Retail Stores to Integrate iBeacon Systems to Assist with Sales and Services

Earlier this year at the keynote during its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple mentioned iBeacon microlocation APIs as a new part of its SDK, which are designed to access location data through the Bluetooth Low Energy profile on iOS devices. Now, the company is preparing to integrate …

Filson x AEV Brute Double Cab Jeep

If you're in the market for the ultimate overland expedition vehicle with style to spare, look no further than the Filson x AEV Brute Double Cab Jeep …

Nike+ FuelBand SE Rose Gold

If you're in the market for a fitness tracker, but aren't wild about the idea of a cheap-looking piece of plastic adorning your wrist at all times, …

Urban Cityscapes Emerge from Haphazard Brushstrokes | Colossal

<p>When first discovering these paintings by Korean artist Jieun Park, either on a distant gallery wall or on a small website thumbnail, you might …

Airbnb Touts 500K Homes And 350K Hosts Around The World, Launches Groups To Share Best Practices

Airbnb continued its pitch to regulators and hosts about the benefits of the new sharing economy, touting some new stats about the number of hosts and lodgings available on the company’s platform. Five years after launch, the company now has more than 500,000 homes and 350,000 hosts in 34,000 …

Developing Enterprise Apps Isn't as Boring as it Sounds

<i>Sinclair Schuller is the CEO and co-founder of Apprenda. Prior to Apprenda, Sinclair held positions at Morgan Stanley, Eden Communications, and consulted for the State University of New York’s (SUNY) vast IT systems.</i><p>Why are the so-called “alpha developers” all the rage right now?<p>In a recent …

Fantastic Illustrated Maps by Alex Mathers - The Fox Is Black

Who doesn’t love a good illustrated map – particularly when they look as great as these ones created by the London-based illustrator Alex Mathers! …

Retina iPad Mini Now Available for Purchase From Apple's Online Store

In something of a surprise move, Apple has begun accepting orders for the Retina iPad mini in the United States and several other countries as of midnight Pacific Time on November 12. Orders for the 16 and 32 GB Wi-Fi versions are currently shipping within 1 to 3 business days while orders for the …

9-Year-Old Who Rang The Opening Bell Writes Awesome Thank-You Note To Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone

Instead, a 9-year-old girl named Vivienne Harr, actor Patrick Stewart and Boston Police Department's Cheryl Fiandaca did the honors on the NYSE trading floor.<p>Twitter allowed the trio to do so because it wanted to show appreciation for its users.<p>Harr wrote Biz Stone a note thanking him for the …

The basics of 3D printing

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An App “Middle Class” Continues To Grow: Independently Owned Apps With A Million-Plus Users Up 121% Over Past 18 Months

It may be getting harder for mobile developers to break into the top charts in the various app stores, but there is a healthy and growing “middle class” app economy, according to new data released by analytics firm Flurry this morning. The company reports seeing 357% growth over the past 18 months …

Hunger Games: What's Behind Yelp's Fake Restaurant Reviews?

When it comes to scouting out a new bakery, pizzeria or noodle shop, there are few review sites that compare to Yelp. In turn, the reviews left on sites like Yelp can have a big effect on many restaurants' bottom lines.<p>That's created a huge incentive for businesses to write fake positive reviews …

City Neon Typography Illustrations by ILOVEDUST

New York City and Las Vegas – Neon Typography Artworks.<p>The creative guys of ILOVEDUST share their love to two amazing cities with these stunning neon …

Infographic: How Many Lines Of Code Is Your Favorite App?

A military drone has 3.5 million lines of code inside. That’s roughly three times as many as we find in bacteria, meaning that mankind has, at least by one metric, constructed semi-autonomous machinery more complex than life itself.<p>It’s a fascinating topic to ponder, but even those of us who don’t …