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32 Genius Gadgets Under $40 On Amazon That Are Basically Out Of A Black Mirror Episode

<i>Black Mirror</i> is science fiction, but sometimes it hits pretty close to home — and today’s modern world is actually filled with high-tech devices that …

The Most Successful Brands Focus on Users — Not Buyers

What makes a brand successful in the digital age? A joint study by SAP, Siegel+Gale, and Shift Thinking suggests that digital brands don’t just do things differently; they also think differently. Where traditional brands focus on positioning their brands in the <i>minds</i> of their customers, digital …

Customer Experience

Why Financial Statements Don’t Work for Digital Companies

On February 13, 2018, the New York Times reported that Uber is planning an IPO. Uber’s value is estimated between $48 and $70 billion, despite reporting losses over the last two years. Twitter reported a loss of $79 million before its IPO, yet it commanded a valuation of $24 billion on its IPO date …

Investing

The Basics of Blockchain Technology, Explained in Plain English

Anything and everything you need to know about what makes blockchain technology tick.<p>Historically, no asset has been a greater source of wealth …

Men's and women's brains react differently when helping others, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is pleasure in both giving and receiving. Does gender influence which of these pleasures we prefer?<p>In women, part of the brain showed a greater response when sharing money, while in men, the same structure showed more activity when they kept the cash for themselves, a small study …

Free robot lawyer helps low-income people tackle more than 1,000 legal issues

Shady businesses, you're on notice. This robot lawyer is coming after you if you play dirty.<p>Noted legal aid chatbot DoNotPay just announced a massive …

The Future

These Simple Animations Are an Intro to Film Photography

Back in February, we shared a simple animation made by the film brand Ilford that shows how a film SLR works. It turns out that video was the first …

Film Photography

Top 100 Of The Most Influential Photos Of All Time

With millions of pictures taken every day we can easily get lost in the vast world of images. That's why TIME magazine decided to create a list of …

15+ Breathtaking Photos Of Dancers In Motion Reveal The Extraordinary Grace Of Their Bodies

The NYC Dance Project is an initiative designed to showcase the magical world of dance and dancers. It was founded by fashion/beauty photographer Ken …

Creator of chatbot that beat 160,000 parking fines now tackling homelessness

Teenager who designed DoNotPay to overturn tickets in London and New York expands service to assist those dealing with housing problems in the UK<p>The chatbot lawyer that overturned hundreds and thousands of parking tickets is now tackling another problem: homelessness.<p>London-born Stanford student …

The focus on Bitcoin misses the real digital revolution

You had to wire the money through a mainstream financial service, like Western Union or a bank. That meant paying high fees and waiting up to several days for the money to arrive.<p>A radically new option arose in 2009 with the introduction of bitcoin. Bitcoin makes it possible to transfer value …

Spector is an IRL eyedropper tool for fonts that's perfect for typography nerds

You don’t have to be a designer to appreciate good typography – just check out this student-made device that can detect and name fonts just by looking at it.<p>Called Spector, the prototype is used to snap a photo of the text to determine the letters’ shape, symbols, and weight. The algorithm then …

10 Nutty Proposals to Save the Planet

<b>By Sally Gao</b><p>Necessity is the mother of invention. But a little kookiness could preserve Mother Earth.<p>1. WE NEED: MARS TO BE INHABITABLE<p><b>Solution</b>: Nuke …

Leaked ISIS Documents Tell The Stories Of Hundreds Of Foreign Jihadis

<b>ISTANBUL —</b> A bookseller from northern England. A driving instructor from Tunisia. A sports trainer from France, an Azeri trader, a mechanical engineer from Leverkusen, Germany. These were among the thousands of people who flocked to ISIS as it gathered strength in Syria in 2013 and 2014, the early …

A Refresher on Statistical Significance

When you run an experiment or analyze data, you want to know if your findings are “significant.” But business relevance (i.e., practical significance) isn’t always the same thing as confidence that a result isn’t due purely to chance (i.e., statistical significance). This is an important …

This Chart Shows Who Marries CEOs, Doctors, Chefs and Janitors

This Chart Shows Who Marries CEOs, Doctors, Chefs and Janitors<p>By Adam Pearce and Dorothy Gambrell<p>February 11, 2016<p>When it comes to falling in love, …

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

Top 10

7 Things To Know Before You Travel Back In Time

Good news for Doctor Who fans, bad news for those who want to kill Hitler.

Physics

CEOs with Daughters Run More Socially Responsible Firms: An Interview with Henrik Cronqvist

The Study: Henrik Cronqvist of the University of Miami and Frank Yu of China Europe International Business School compared the corporate social responsibility ratings of S&P 500 companies with information about the offspring of their chief executive officers. The researchers found that when a firm …

This tiny 16-lens camera produces 52 megapixel photos

It's only the size of a smartphone, but Light's L16 "multi-aperture computational camera" houses an array of 16 individual camera units, each with …

15 Design Tips Every Graphic Designer Should See

Through subtle adjustments, graphic designers can make simple images beautiful and memorable. Poppie Pack, a senior graphic designer at Canva, …

Typography

Dyslexic Typeface: I Created A Font To Show How Hard It Is To Read For Dyslexics

I am Daniel Britton, a creator of the “Dyslexic Typeface”. I have always thought this was a strong piece of work but I had no idea it would receive …

The Famous #FollowMeTo Couple Finally Got Married!

Murad Osmann, the famous Russian photographer behind the #FollowMeTo photo project, has finally married Natalia Zakharova, his beautiful sweetheart …

The Manul Cat Is The Most Expressive Cat In The World

Manul cats are a near-threatened wild species found in the grasslands and montane steppes of Central Asia. More commonly known as Pallas' cats, they …

My Paper Adventures With Alice In Wonderland

I am a Russian paper artist and illustrator known as Talamaska. Two years ago I made my first series of paper illustrations of “Alice’s Adventures In …

Alice In Wonderland

Inside Google’s Insanely Popular Emotional-Intelligence Course

How one of Google’s original engineers became a self-help guru, and why thousands are on waiting lists for his course.<p>In 2006, Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan decided he no longer wanted to feel like a cog in the great machine, and set out to create a program that would train people to be more …

How to Use Psychology to Get More Media Coverage

Journalists' inboxes are flooded with pitches every day. What will cause an editor to show interest in covering your business?<p>Fractl collaborated with BuzzStream to apply psychological theories to influencer marketing. Below are four key takeaways that will give you a more persuasive edge when …

7 Master Tips for Your Next Business Presentation

Looking for master tips for your business presentation? Let these masters guide you.<p>Those who give presentations at conferences, as part of a sales demo, in a marketing push for a new product, or even during a TED talk know how to wow an audience. They excel at turning a boring presentation into …

The Secret Life Of Superhero Toys By Edy Hardjo

Hrjoe Photography’s playful and expertly-executed photos prove that superhero action figures aren’t just for kids. Edy Hardjo, the photographer …

Photography

Quokka Selfie Is Cutest Trend In Australia Right Now

The Quokka, an irrestistibly adorable and happy-looking marsupial native to Australia, is now at the epicenter of what is possibly the cutest trend …

Mammals