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Watch a robotic cube walk and balance under its own power

Cubes aren't usually the go-to shape when creating an object that's meant to move around, but researchers in Switzerland have created one that can do just that — along with a handful of other surprising talents. Called the Cubli, it measures nearly 6 inches on each side and can walk around by …

NASA Conducts Second Spacewalk to Fix Coolant Pump on ISS

FiLIP Smartwatch Protects Kids From Danger and Angry Birds

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Now here’s an idea destined to be a hit with parents.<p>The FiLIP is a kid-friendly smartwatch that packs GPS, cell-service and wi-fi on to your kids’ wrists. All of the "but what if I need to call you from school?" excuses cited by kids …

Garmin's Approach S4 watch can guide you through over 30,000 golf courses, send notifications to your wrist

Sure, Adidas may have just revealed a smartwatch that's geared toward runners, but golfers too need some love from wearable makers. As such, Garmin just announced the successor to its Approach S3 golf watch, the aptly named Approach S4. This GPS-ready wrist companion offers a lot of the same …

PayPal Expands “Real World” Presence Via Integration With iPad Point-of-Sale Maker Revel Systems

PayPal has today scored another deal to bring its technology to more point-of-sale platforms via an integration with iPad POS solution provider, Revel Systems, a company whose business has grown by 400% year-over year and now includes big-name clients like Dairy Queen, Goodwill, Popeye’s, and …

How You Can Use Content To Increase The Quality Of Leads

At the heart of every marketing strategy lies a piece of purposeful and compelling content. From a business’ search engine rankings to its social media analytics to its webinar views, content is the puppeteer behind the theatrics.<p>That’s just the beginning of content’s magic.<p>Recently, sales teams …

Midway Through $20 Billion Buying Spree, IBM Says Deals Are Paying Off

IBM's now about halfway through a five-year $20 billion acquisition binge, which has run from small startups like newly-acquired Xtify to major pick-ups like the summer’s $2 billion move for cloud infrastructure company SoftLayer. With another earnings report just days away, IBM is now seeking to …

IBM opens big data research lab to focus on advanced applications

IBM has opened a new research lab in San Jose, Calif., called the Accelerated Discovery Lab. Its purpose is to bring together subject matter experts …

Amore Mio – Chair Design by Jon Goulder

Amore Mio Chair.<p>Furniture designer Jon Goulder has created this exclusive chair collection called Amore Mio (My Love). The collection is strictly …

How I Taught Steve Jobs To Put Design First

Hartmut Esslinger, founder of frog and creator of Apple’s Snow White design language, recounts convincing Jobs to empower designers.<p><i>The following is an edited excerpt from</i> Keep It Simple: The Early Design Years of Apple <i>by Hartmut Esslinger.</i><p>Editor’s Note<p>12/25/13<p>Happy (almost) New Year! We’re saying …

With iBeacon, Apple is going to dump on NFC and embrace the internet of things

At WWDC in June, Apple (s aapl) quietly announced iBeacon, one of the more prominent features of iOS 7. Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice …

Pixel perfect: tips for sprucing up your homescreen

One of the more appealing features of Android is that you can customize the operating system in different ways. Unfortunately though, there are …

Less Choice, More Commitment: Customers Want Simplicity

Choose from among too many options makes people feel paralyzed and unsure of themselves.<p>Consider what your brand offers and think less, not more. This is true especially when you’re developing new products or services. Fewer choices translate to higher sales. So if you’re hurling myriad selections …

4 Tools to Build a Website by the End of the Day

Fifty-two percent of small businesses still don't have a website. Don't be one of them. Check out these tools that will get your brand online--today.<p>There is no excuse for this one.<p>Recently, a survey by a marketing company called Yodel found that 52 percent of small businesses still do not have a …

Wacom outs Intuos Creative Stylus with revamped Bamboo Paper app in tow for iPad sketching

If you're the type to digitally doodle on the slate that you already own rather opt for a professional-grade unit, Wacom just announced its latest accessory for doing just that. The Intuos Creative Stylus works in tandem with iPads for "a realistic pen-on-paper feel" for tablet-style drawing and …

Articles about inside renovated cottage marin on Dwell.com - Dwell

A Bay Area landscape designer works her yard like a jigsaw puzzle, packing a bevy of distinctive destinations into a steep and...<p>With a confident color palette and clever space-saving tricks, designer Peter Fehrentz transforms a 646-square-foot apartment in...<p>A sagging ranch house is reborn as a …

Calendar-Based Personal Finance App Dollarbird Flies Into First Ever Update

The beautiful and, more importantly, useful personal finance app Dollarbird has received its first update, a couple of weeks after its launch on iOS. …

No...Putin's Largest Fish Was Caught In The White House

It’s apparent that Russian President Vladimir Putin was actually being uncharacteristically modest last week photographed posing with a huge 46 pound pike he caught in Siberia. If he had really wished to show off his superior angling ability he could have featured a much larger fish he reeled in …

Simulating 1 second of real brain activity takes 40 minutes and 83K processors

A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of neural activity in the human brain, and the numbers are …