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Why Rich Animations are crucial for design – Muzli -Design Inspiration

In today’s world, animation plays a crucial role in communication. It is incredibly versatile and can communicate abstract, complex and …

Logo Design: The Work of Deividas Bielskis

Time some sweet logo inspiration here at Abduzeedo! Today we're featuring the work of Lithuanian graphic designer Deividas Bielskis. He's specialized …

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

12 Incredible Hostels Every Traveler Should Visit In A Lifetime

These places are destinations all on their own.<p>You travel on a budget, but you’ve abandoned grimy, noisy hostels for the cheapest of Airbnb stays. Or maybe you’ve always assumed hostels are dark, sad places packed with sweaty backpackers, and skip them altogether.<p>You shouldn’t.<p>From tree houses to …

Here are some of the self-driving startups to watch in 2017

2016 was a big year for self-driving startups; 2017 will be bigger.<p>2016 was the year of many things. For the auto and tech industries, it was the year the companies that already placed their bets on self-driving technology began showing their hands.<p>Auto giants — some of which were increasingly …

Startups

MIT Researchers Radically Boost Wi-Fi With Smart Routers That Talk To Each Other

Tech lets wireless access points cancel out interference, providing a speed boost for crowded venues. It might help cellphone towers, too.<p>Look at the night sky on a camping trip and the stars are everywhere. Look from a city full of lights and you barely see any. The disappointment is similar when …

Wi-Fi

Periscope now lets you stream live from a drone

Periscope is officially launching its beta save function as a stable feature, introducing search functionality and rolling out a new feature that will let you trade off between your phone and a DJI Drone during a live-stream.<p>In the Periscope app, you’ll soon see a new feature that lets you search …

Siri-creator shows off first public demo of Viv, ‘the intelligent interface for everything’

Voice-controlled assistance is seeing another evolution as it looks to prove its worth as the next shift in human-computer interaction.<p>Today, onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, Siri creator Dag Kittlaus showed off the first public demo of Viv, an AI virtual system that aims to be “the intelligent …

Chatbots

5 huge trends in big data and storage

Hybrid and public cloud services continue to rise in popularity, with investors claiming their stakes. Venture capital firms are investing most heavily in SaaS companies, proving that cloud solutions will be even more lucrative in the future.<p>While some have doubted Dropbox’s ability to go public …

Trends

Hyperloop shoots for Europe launch by 2020

The tubular transportation system of the future, hyperloop, is headed for Europe.<p>Hyperloop Transportation Technologies said Thursday that it had reached an agreement with the government of Slovakia to build a local hyperloop system, with the first section to be completed by 2020.<p>First envisioned by …

High-speed Rail

Magic Leap's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed

A secretive tech startup called Magic Leap has been funded to the tune of $1.4 billion by the global financial elite. These historical investments have sparked a lot of curiosity among the public, but answers aren't readily available. I'm a computer geek with a PhD in this field and a hankering for …

How Apple’s super-secret Industrial Design team really works

<i>This feature is adapted from my book,</i> Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products. <i>It offers a rare look inside one of Apple’s most secretive institutions: the Industrial Design studio.</i><p>Where do Apple’s great products come from?<p>For the last 18 years — since Steve Jobs returned to the …

Product Design

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CNN

Cloud-Based App Launcher Frame Lands $10 Million In Series A Funding

Frame, a cloud-based service that allows users to run desktop programs like Adobe Photoshop or Microsoft Excel directly from their browser, just announced that it has closed a $10 million Series A funding round.<p>Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Bain Capital Ventures and SQN Venture Partners …

Beta Testing

Google ditched the steering wheel because people are unreliable

If you've ever wondered why Google decided to build its own car, well, you have at least part of your answer now. During a talk at SXSW, Astro Teller, the head of Google X, told the crowd that they decided to remove the steering wheel and brakes entirely because humans are not a "reliable backup" …

4 Reasons Why Design Is Taking Over Silicon Valley

VC design partner John Maeda says that the most successful tech companies of the future will really be design companies. Here’s why.<p>Are the fortunes of design on the rise in Silicon Valley? A resounding yes, says John Maeda, design partner at the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers. …

Startups

7 crazy things you might be able to do with an Uber soon

Developers are only just starting to figure out what you can do with this. Uber suggested ideas like a calendar app that can have a car automatically waiting for you after your last meeting of the day.<p>The geniuses of news aggregator and online programmer hangout Hacker News have some of their own …

Tesla's Elon Musk Says Human-Driven Cars May Be Illegal Someday

Cars driven by humans could be outlawed once it's proven that self-driving autos are safer, Elon Musk says. The founder of electric-car company Tesla told an audience at NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California, on Tuesday that as autonomous cars become commonplace and establish a …

Everything You Need to Know About Smart Home Networking

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Gear & Gadgets

The Tado Smart Thermostat Just Got Smarter

The Tado thermostat is already a smart device, rivaling the Nest Learning Thermostat in several ways. Today the company is announcing an API and IFTTT integration, which will drastically upgrade the Tado’s capabilities.<p>As Tado founder and CEO Christian Deilmann said in a released statement, a …

tado

Smartphones are all the same now—but only on the outside

BARCELONA—At the Mobile World Congress this year, there were connected cars and bluetooth toothbrushes and smartwatches in spades, but above all there were phones. In every one of the the eight and a half football-field-size halls, there were hundreds upon hundreds of sexy, sleek, shiny …

Selling

Spark's Electron Brings Simple Cellular Connections to the IoT

Spark has been on a mission to simplify the business of making connected products for some time. It started with the Spark Core, then moved on to the Photon and the Internet Button. Those products all relied on Wi-Fi. Its latest takes on the even trickier task of bringing cellular connectivity to …

Waterfall Jumping Is the Next Cliff Diving

The first leap from the top of a waterfall was horrifying. I’m not used to jumping off the equivalent of a four-story building into a river where the roaring water is frothing below, and my brain kept trying to stop me. But eventually it got easier—and fun!<p>Waterfall jumping is an everyman’s thrill. …

LookFor, the 'world's dumbest app,' is actually pretty smart

One of the hazards of going to big events like concerts and festivals is the possibility of losing contact with friends and family in the massive crowd. An extremely simple app that launched on iOS and Android on Tuesday makes finding your companions in an endless sea of people easier.<p>The app is …

Apps

Apple Watch wins the wrist war before it starts

Ever since Tim Cook unveiled the Apple Watch last September, it’s been one disappointment after another as far as I’m concerned. Apple’s first wearable won’t come in the minimalist form factor of the fitness bracelets I love. Worse yet, the launch version of the fashion-forward device will lack …

iOS developers share their earnings, and the lessons they’ve learned along the way

If you write iOS apps and wonder how your earnings compare against those of other developers – or you have an idea for an app, and are wondering whether it’s worth pursuing – it can be tough to find any hard information. We hear occasional stories about hugely successful apps like Flappy Bird …

The Most Beautiful Place on Earth

In Monte Carlo recently, we were window-shopping. Not only when we peeked at the displays in the windows of Cartier and Prada, Hermes and Dolce & Gabbana... but everywhere we went, all the time. We'd never witnessed anything like this up close.<p>"Monaco is the most beautiful place on earth," remarked …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Could Be Just 10 Years Away

Hyperloop, the ultra-fast tube transport dreamed up by SpaceX founder and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, could be ready for passengers in as few as 10 years.<p>In a 76-page report released on Dropbox on Thursday, a new startup called Hyperloop Transportation Technologies laid out plans for building …

The modular phone picture gets a new piece: PuzzlePhone

I’m not sure Google’s Project Ara modular phone needs a competitor, but it appears to have one, at least in theory, with PuzzlePhone. Don’t worry, …