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Fluent Design System – Why You Should Care About The New UI Style

When it comes to the User Interface Design system done by Microsoft, you probably have in mind some failures connected with Metro and Modern. …

3 Obsolete 1990s UX Design Classics That We Love

In this article, we’re going to take a look at three iconic pieces of consumer gadgetry from the 1990s, and analyse what it was about their user …

Parking chaos as payment app RingGo offline across the country

Chaos erupted on the UK's roads on Wednesday when the most widely used parking payment app's service was offline for more than half of the day.<p>RingGo Parking's mobile app and website were unavailable to most drivers from early in the morning until well-past lunch time, leaving thousands of …

Utilizing Virtual Reality To Revolutionize The eCommerce Market

A few hours ago, I occasioned upon an article by Rose Leadem of Entrepreneur Magazine. Speaking of the advent of eCommerce leading to the possible replacement of brick-and-mortar stores, she said, “even with the rise of eCommerce, nothing beats an in-store shopping experience”. The statement was in …

eCommerce
Autonomous Cars

This statistics professor won the lottery, wants to teach his students how they can, too!

What would you do if you woke up one day to find that you had won the lottery? It is something that so many people literally dream about — and for …

These are the 50 most innovative chief marketing officers in the world

The era of the CMO has arrived.<p>Chief marketing officers are more important to the success of global businesses — and more powerful — than ever before.<p>Marketers are not only executing on corporate strategy, but are also often among the key shapers of it.<p>And most importantly, they have to put the …

Advertising
Digital Advertising

9 Ways Driverless Cars Will Change Your Life

We take the long view to predict what the shift to self-driving cars will mean for society.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Driverless Cars

Watch: China’s Traffic-Swallowing Bus Hits the Streets

China’s half-bus, half-tunnel mutant has passed its first road test.<p>When a model of China’s 16-feet-high, two-lane-straddling bus debuted at a tech …

Facebook Live Is About To Feel More Like TV

Facebook is making a series of design tweaks to Live. Here’s why.<p>This week, Facebook is quietly deploying a few major changes to a product that’s becoming increasingly prevalent in the way news is reported: Facebook Live.<p>Now, Live videos can go full screen and free of comments on mobile, rather …

Facebook Live

Get notifications anytime there’s Pokémon to catch nearby

If you’ve been struggling on your quest to catch ’em all in Pokémon Go, PokeNotify is certain to help you step up your hunting game.<p>Available for Android, it’s an app for the smash-hit AR game that sends you notifications anytime there are Pokémon in your vicinity, completely eliminating the need …

A former hedge fund manager who retired at 36 has put together a video on how to predict the market

The former hedge fund manager, who comanaged GLG's global macro fund and retired in 2004 at 36, focuses more on real-life economics.<p>"I think trying to pretend everything is a science is a lunatic," Pal said in a video on Real Vision TV. "What you should understand is this is behavioral economics …

Markets

Loot raises £1.5 million to build a bank for 'Generation Snapchat'

The London-based startup has raised the Series A round from Austrian early stage fund Speedinvest, which backed Finnish startup bank Holvi before it was acquired by BBVA, and Global Founders Capital, the VC fund headed by Rocket Internet founders the Samwer brothers.<p>Business Insider first reported …

FinTech

What exactly is so great about Snapchat?

By now, you’ve probably heard of Snapchat. It’s an app that lets you send quickly disappearing messages, photos, and videos, either directly to select friends or to everyone who follows your Snapchat account.<p>It’s a simple concept, maybe even dumb. But in spite of that—or perhaps because of …

Social Media

Google Maps starts explaining what foreign businesses actually are

New feature launches in Japan today<p>If you've ever tried getting around when traveling in a country with an unfamiliar language, you might have had trouble figuring out what all the businesses around you are, even if you could read the names. A new Google Maps feature developed in Japan and …

Google Maps

InVision raises $55M in Series D funding to make product design collaborative

Collaborative prototyping and design tool InVision has raised a $55M Series D round led by Iconiq Capital, the venture firm known for investing funds for Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey, among others. Existing investors Accel Partners and FirstMark Capital also participated in the round.<p>The cash …

Venture Capital
Advertising

FenSens turns the average license plate holder into a parking sensor array

Connecting to your phone by way of Bluetooth, FenSens takes an expensive option and turns it into something significantly less expensive, but no less useful.<p>Parking sensors are not cheap. These little bumper-savers can cost hundreds of dollars on their own, and they're often lumped into packages …

License Plates

Lotto revamp fails to boost revenues from Camelot draws

A controversial overhaul of the National Lottery has reversed a sales decline in the flagship Lotto game but failed to stop overall revenues generated by Camelot UK’s draw-based games from falling.<p>Last October, lottery operator Camelot UK raised eyebrows by increasing the number of balls in the …

Finance

94% of App Store revenue goes to just 1% of publishers

You’ve probably heard it’s hard to make money in the App Store, but not for a small few. Last quarter, a staggering 94 percent of App Store revenue generated in the U.S. went to just the top 1 percent of app publishers, according to new data.<p>Lots of developers make a good living building iOS apps, …

Apple wants to turn your iPhone into a laser tag gun

Not all of Apple’s patents are focused on turning the iPhone into something as worthy as a next-gen medical data gathering device. A newly-published document reveals that Apple has considered an invention that would allow iPhone customers to use their handsets for a quick game of laser …

BBC follows Netflix in using online viewing data to help it pick new shows

Commissioning teams experiment with using data from Twitter and Facebook as well as from 6 million-plus people who have signed up for BBC iD<p>The BBC is following Netflix in using online viewing data to help it decide which programmes to make.<p>It is also experimenting with using social media such as …

Televisions

Smart TVs: A late convert on the good, the bad, and the lies

In AV circles, there’s a diminishing, but still a strong number of smart TV holdouts who just refuse to accept that the devices have anything worthwhile to offer, other than a little more convenience.<p>To those people’s dismay, it’s now harder than ever to find ones that <i>don’t</i> offer the bells and …

The next stop on the road to revolution is ambient intelligence

Gary Grossman Contributor<p>Gary Grossman is a futurist and public relations and communications marketing executive with Edelman.<p>It’s easy to see a rainbow when it’s in the distance, but more difficult to discern when you are in its midst. Though it’s still early days, we’re now in the midst of the …

Artificial Intelligence

The future of connected cars: already a million miles a day

Google, Tesla, and even Toyota have promised a self-driving car. In essence, that implies that cars will be connected to the cloud and a specific network that helps people stay safe while getting to and from their destinations—automatically.<p>But those autonomous cars, even when they do become …

Insurance

YouTube introduces six-second Bumper ads

YouTube announced a new ad format today that’s all about brevity.<p>In a blog post, Product Manager Zach Lupei said YouTube has been exploring formats that are better-suited for smartphone video watchers. Hence the creation of Bumper ads — video ads that are only six seconds long.<p>The idea of a really …

Advertising

Apple says the average iPhone is unlocked 80 times a day

A majority of people use TouchID or a passcode<p>Apple on Friday divulged a fascinating iPhone statistic: owners unlock their device, on average, 80 times a day. The company disclosed the figure during a press briefing centered on the many layers of iPhone security it employs to protect customers — …

Mobile Technology

Tinder tries to attract Wall Street, with Square as its wingman

Tinder is making a lot of money from your swipes — enough to help its parent company to stroll over to Wall Street soon and cash in to the tune of …

Internet of Things