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Analyst Report: Smart cities: Opportunities for startups

Analysis<p>The global urban population will grow from 3.5 billion to 5 billion within the next two decades. This rapid increase in population coupled …

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The secrets of designing and building big data apps

<i>Aaron Kimball co-founded WibiData in 2010. He has worked with Hadoop since 2007 and is a committer on the Apache Hadoop project.</i><p>Software applications have traditionally been perceived as a unit of computation designed and used to solve a problem. Whether an application is a CRM tool that helps …

2013 Year in Review: Design Store(y)

Our second year of our column, Design Store(y), sent us around the world spending time inside design-focused shops, interviewing shop owners to hear …

The 10 Best Design Books Of 2013

No matter how convenient Kindles are, they will never do justice to beautifully printed, full-color art and design books. (And reading them often doubles as a workout–the big ones require serious biceps to even lift.)<p>See more of the year’s best design: <br>Branding <br>Houses <br>Interfaces <br>Apps <br>Photo Essays …

Tomorrow's Business: 2014 Tech Predictions Roundup

<i>In 2014, hybrid cloud comes of age, flash opens up new business models, and autonomous cars are more than just a science project.</i><p>As the end of the year races towards us, the tech press loves to entertain us with prediction of what the <i>next</i> year will look like. Here are just a few that caught my eye …

Villa Kogelhof / Paul de Ruiter Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The 25 hectare estate is part of a larger program initiated by the government, which aims to connect …

Why Predicting Trends Doesn’t Help Prepare For The Future

It’s easy to say that some piece of tech will take off next year, but that keeps us grounded into a linear idea of progress instead of reaching for true innovation.<p>Do a search for “trends” on Amazon, and you will find that there is a book written on the subject every 15 minutes. This mountain of …

Innovation

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Smartphones and Instagram Killed Photo Albums on Facebook

Facebook used to be full of photo albums. Whenever I refreshed my News Feed, I was inundated with shots covering a particular holiday, party or concert that my friends or family had attended recently. I could spend hours clicking through each album, adding the occasional comment or trying to stitch …

Google's Self-Driving Cars: A Quest for Acceptance

Robots can already outdrive humans. Now everyone needs to get out of their way.<p>Every morning, at about 8 a.m., Anthony Levandowski walks out of his house in Berkeley and folds his six-foot-six-inch frame into the driver's seat of his white Lexus. Levandowski is embarking on his daily commute to …

Right Brain, Left Brain? Scientists Debunk Popular Theory

Maybe you're "right-brained": creative, artistic, an open-minded thinker who perceives things in subjective terms. Or perhaps you're more of a "left-brained" person, where you're analytical, good at tasks that require attention to detail, and more logically minded.<p>It turns out, though, that this …

How Much Do Average Apps Make?

The last few years have seen an unprecedented number of people rushing to develop mobile apps for iOS and Android. But looking at the installed user base on each platform and information on the payouts made by the different companies, it appears that the vast majority of developers will find …

Best apps on campus

As college-bound students head off to school and high school students cram spontaneous adventures into their final few weeks of summer, it's time to trade the time-wasting apps and websites of summer for others that can help them make the grade. Among them are apps and sites that can help freshmen …

Composite: An iPhone App Prototyping Tool for Photoshop

There’s a wealth of handy prototyping tools out there for designers and developers, such as Pop for iPhone, which we’ve previously noted is every designer’s missing puzzle piece for prototyping on paper.<p>The latest such tool to hit our radar is Composite for iPhone, which connects with your …

Unlikely: The Impossible and Improbable Objects of Giuseppe Colarusso | Colossal

<p>In this ongoing series titled Unlikely, artist and photographer Giuseppe Colarusso imagines bizarre and humorous objects, each of which is either …

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Song Saa Resort Cambodia - Ape to Gentleman

Cambodia may not be everyone’s first thought when it comes to luxury retreats but, in actuality, it is home to some of the most jaw-dropping and …

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