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Episode 260 - Lawrence Levy - When Steve Jobs Needed Help, He Called Lawrence - Smart People Podcast | Interviews in Education, Creativity, Business, and More!

Lawrence Levy is a Silicon Valley lawyer and executive hired by Steve Jobs in 1994 as CFO and member of the Office of the President of Pixar …

China moves to stop 'internet addiction' rehab camps from using shock therapy on teens

For the past decade, concerned Chinese parents have been sending their internet-addicted teenagers to "boot camps" that claim to offer a cure.<p>But …

You're Only As Troubled As The Relationship You're In

"All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the [person] to which we are attached by love." -Baruch Spinoza<p>Meet Steven. Steven has decided to become a psychoanalyst. Before starting class, the graduate school requires students to spend a year in therapy.<p>Six months in, Steven …

Relationships

This Startup Is Helping Bars Reduce Waste by Analyzing Drinking Habits

'Smart Taps' are helping bars increase profits.<p>Beer taps have changed very little in over fifty years. But the next time you find yourself sitting at a bar, keep your eyes peeled for online connected "Smart Taps."<p>The Smart Tap is the brainchild of WeissBeerger, a company that is proudly turning …

Big Data

Why 'Audience Reach' Is No Longer the Most Effective Metric For Digital Advertisers

As a child, every Friday night, I would sit in front of my television and tune into ABC's "TGIF" (Thank God It's Friday) notorious lineup of programs, from <i>Boy Meets World</i> to <i>Sister Sister</i>. And during commercial breaks? Well, I sat there. We couldn't "fast forward," and I couldn't binge watch on my …

Marketing

Didi Chuxing's Uber acquisition raises Chinese antitrust concerns

When you already control most of the ridesharing in a country, buying up your biggest competitor might be an issue.<p>Uber wasn't exactly making the waves it had hoped to in China, so it was likely a welcome respite when Didi Chuxing, the king of Chinese ridesharing, decided to buy Uber's Chinese …

Didi Chuxing

The Developer's Guide to Succeed in the IoT Era

“You are a developer who would like to make a home automation mobile app. You would like your app’s users to be able to turn on and off their house …

Designing for Television, Part 2

Prototyping the user interface<p><b>With</b> <b>Samir Zahran</b> <b>and</b> <b>Michelle Cruz</b><p>In Part 1, we dug into the basic ingredients of a TV UI. Now that we have our mockup, …

15 Animated Design Concepts of Mobile UI

Product UI/UX<p>Animation in UI is a tool of great power breathing life into the process of interaction. It helps user to get fast feedback, provides …

UI Design
Data Visualization

Graphic Designers: Cheat Sheets That Simplify Design Elements, Print Terms, More

Image via Canva<p><b>Graphic designers</b> who are just starting out may sometimes feel overwhelmed by the myriad jargons used in the field.<p><b>Adding on to</b> these …

Graphic Design

Prototyping for the web with Framer

Framer is a really powerful tool that can prototype anything you can think of but if you take a look at Framer’s Gallery you’ll quickly notice …

Web Design

Amazon's fastest growing business has a surprisingly strong competitor in China

That makes it the largest public cloud vendor, far outpacing its two main competitors, Google and Microsoft, in this space.<p>But Goldman Sachs believes AWS's real competition could soon come from a company that's not even based in the US: Alibaba.<p>In a note published Tuesday, Goldman Sachs writes …

Markets

5 Lessons for Storytelling in the Age of #IoT

Posted by Boom Share on 08/01/2016<p>From Greek Poets to Social Media Storytellers, those who knew to translate the power of storytelling into the media …

The Secret To Exceptional Productivity? Living A Life Of Conscious Action

People often ask me about how I manage to find time to run a company, write for Forbes, publish a book, and raise a young family. My answer is always the same. There are no life hacks or secret techniques that one can employ to boost productivity. Instead, I believe productivity is the result of a …

Living Rooms

Researchers say the internet is affecting our memory, capacity for learning, and more.

Do you remember what a struggle it was to remember the name of a certain actress, the kind of car you drove a decade ago, or what year a historical …

Eiffel Tower

An Exclusive Look at How AI and Machine Learning Work at Apple | Backchannel

<b>On July 30, 2014,</b> Siri had a brain transplant.<p>Three years earlier, Apple had been the first major tech company to integrate a smart assistant into …

These Hospitals Are Designed To Help You Heal Faster

The winners of the National Healthcare Design Awards show how where you get your health care can have a big effect on the outcomes.<p>Going to the hospital can kill you: Hospital-acquired infections and medical errors are one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. But better hospital design can …

New Orleans

Sea-Level in the Pacific Ocean Linked to Global Temperature Changes

Based on the Pacific Ocean's sea level in 2015, the researchers estimated by the end of 2016 the world's average surface temperature will increase up …

Man 'wakes up' from coma after ultrasound waves were beamed into his brain

A 25-year-old man in a coma may have had his recovery kickstarted after researchers 'excited' his brain tissue with ultrasound pulses.<p>The man was …

The Brain

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<i>NOTE: The conversation below on how to ignite innovation first appeared on the web site of TeskaLabs, a Europe-based security startup selec</i><b>ted to join the IDEALondon program, powered by Cisco, DJ Thomson and University College of London. A big thanks to Cindy Dam, TeskaLab’s marketing and community</b> …

Innovation

Will the Internet of Things make us superhuman?

We often highlight our frailties when we fail — we are, after all, only human.<p>However, technology is quickly redefining what it means to be human. There is no denying that we are considerably different from the people who came before us, not only in that we successfully wield technology to overcome …

Singularity

Is big data in big trouble?

Dave Mariani Contributor<p>Dave Mariani is CEO and co-founder of AtScale.<p>We recently saw two critical developments in the big data and analytics space. Tableau (DATA) released earnings and missed their forecast by $0.05; their stock dropped 5 percent. Then Hortonworks (HDP) announced a revenue miss …

World's Smartest Physicist Thinks Science Can't Crack Consciousness

I’ve been writing a lot lately about consciousness, the ultimate enigma. I used to think why there is something rather than nothing is the ultimate …

Consciousness

Why On Earth Is Google Building A New Operating System From Scratch?

Its latest operating system experiment throws out decades of software history in pursuit of smaller-scale devices.<p>Last week, a group of Googlers did something strange: They quietly revealed a new operating system that theoretically competes with Google’s own Android OS.<p>Dubbed Fuchsia, the …

Linux

The Greatest New Innovative Technologies of 2016

The World Economic Forum (WEF) and Scientific American have recently joined forces and devised a list of the top ten most innovative technologies of …

Google Ventures’ new chief, David Krane, is the überconnector

The company swapped the dreamer for the networker.<p>At the helm of its venture arm, Google swapped the dreamer for the networker.<p>Friday is the final day for Bill Maris at Google Ventures, now GV, the investment firm he formed in 2009 inside the search giant as it was expanding into unconventional …

Venture Capital