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App development, engineering skills in demand

Skilled graduates are needed to meet the insatiable need for app development.<p>Graduates with app development and engineering skills are in demand and …

How Not to Be Wrong

• <b>Author:</b> Jordan Ellenberg<p><b>The Freakonomics of math—a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our hands</b><p>The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In <i>How Not to Be Wrong</i>, Jordan …

How one man went from working a soul-sucking 9-5 to earning $10,000 a month online

"The highlight of my day was driving to and from work, just because those were the moments I had an excuse to listen to music and not think about how little my life was going anywhere," he remembers. "It wasn't even that I was unhappy. I was just so unmotivated."<p>When the company he worked for was …

South-east Asia

The anatomy of the Apple Watch font dissected

If you’re a fan of fonts and getting into the detail of what makes different typefaces work (or not), here’s a great project: Designer Wenting Zhang’s Type Detail is dedicated to dissecting a different font every day.<p>His latest analysis focuses on Apple’s new favorite font, San Francisco:<p>The …

Frame Magazine Retail Store in Amsterdam Combining 2D and 3D Visual Effects

<b>i29 interior architects</b> where asked to design the a second retail store for Frame Magazine in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. i29 proposed a radical …

Slack is now the fastest-growing workplace software ever

And it has $120 million in new funding to push it forward<p>Slack has become a big enough deal that it almost makes you care about enterprise software. The company, which integrates a kind of sophisticated group chat with dozens of other software services that your company may already use, has spread …

Marcus Lemonis: How I Test Entrepreneurs During a Deal Negotiation

Investor Marcus Lemonis describes the reactions he looks for when he makes an investment offer.

Entrepreneurship

National Geographic Travel

Nest and Samsung launch Thread, a wireless mesh standard for the smart home

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Samsung, ARM, Nest and four other companies have gotten together to build a new radio standard for the smart home. Dubbed …

14 motion design trends for web and mobile interfaces

<b>Simplicity is the key to great design. Anything that complicates or irritates should be immediately jettisoned, in favour of a cleaner approach, and</b> …

UI Design

Nest, Samsung, ARM and others launch ‘Thread’ home automation network protocol

Google, through its Nest Labs home automation division, today announced another major step toward the formation of an ecosystem for connected home devices and apps.<p>Nest, along with Samsung, ARM, and four other partners, today announced a new home automation network protocol called Thread, along …

Frank Gehry reveals "under the radar" refurb for Philadelphia Museum of Art

<b>News:</b> Frank Gehry has unveiled his masterplan to overhaul and expand the Philadelphia Museum of Art by adding underground galleries that won't …

Tracks

• <b>Author:</b> Robyn Davidson<p><b>The incredible true story of one woman’s solo adventure across the Australian outback, accompanied by her faithful dog and four unpredictable camels</b><p>For Robyn Davidson, one of these moments comes at age twenty-seven in Alice Springs, a dodgy town at the frontier of the vast …

50 billion devices: How software has to change to fit an ultra-connected world

Cisco thinks that as many as 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2020.<p>To put that in perspective, that’s nine devices for every one of the eight billion people expected to be on the planet. Your phone, the fitness device on your wrist, your doorbell, the thermostat in your …

Digital Luggage Tags Could Let You Skip The Line

They're coming to AirFrance-KLM this year<p>Is there any bastion of human misery more wretched than the airline luggage check? Abandon all hope, ye who reach suitcase sizes exceeding 50 pounds.<p>AirFrance-KLM, at least, is trying to ease the pain. They've developed an electronic luggage tag that will …

15 Classic Children's Books That Started as Bedtime Stories

Before these stories ended up on your kid's shelf, they were told to children tucked in bed.<p>1. <i>Mrs. Piggle Wiggle</i> by Betty MacDonald<p><i>Image courtesy of</i> …

Why Facts Matter: Science Is Not an Opinion

In a recent tweet, Donald Trump threw out this witticism: "In New York, March was the coldest month in recorded history - we could use some GLOBAL WARMING!" The capital letters and exclamation point are his, so sure is he of his deep insight that he must shout it out to the world.<p><b>Opinion, Fact,</b> …

Climate Change

Sound bite: Despite Pono's promise, experts pan HD audio

By raising $4.3 million on Kickstarter, Neil Young's startup shows an appetite for better sound quality. The only hitch: experts say there's little point going beyond CD quality.<p>Pono Music's roaring success on Kickstarter, raising $4.3 million so far, shows that thousands of people believe better …

Audiophile

Britain’s David Cameron announces more funding for Internet of things research

The Internet of things — sensor-filled devices that connect to the web — is about to get more congested in the United Kingdom.<p>Today UK prime minister David Cameron announced that the government is making available £45 million in funding for research on the emerging field of technology, as well as a …

Siemens Launches $100M Fund To Back Startups Aiming To Disrupt Manufacturing

Siemens Venture Capital, the corporate financing arm of Europe’s biggest engineering company, is launching a new, $100 million fund to back early-stage startups working in the areas of industrial automation and other digital technologies that can transform manufacturing. This comes after Siemens …

The 'Internet Of Things' Will Be Bigger Than The Smartphone, Tablet, And PC Markets Combined

In the consumer space, many products and services have already crossed over into the IoT, including kitchen and home appliances, lighting and heating products, and insurance company-issued car monitoring devices that allow motorists to pay insurance only for the amount of driving they do.<p><i>Here are</i> …

Internet of Things

Software Accurately Predicts Books' Popularity By Analyzing Their Sentences

"I'll never agree! That's worse than being a slave in prison," Ella glared as she went out the door.<p>Maybe this is something we can apply to Popular Science posts? A team of computer scientists has developed software that's able to predict whether a book will be popular based on its writing style, …

Books

Here’s the one thing someone needs to invent before the internet of things can take off

<i>Part III in a series.</i><p>As Quartz has already reported, the Internet of Things is already here, and in the not too distant future it will replace the web. Many enabling technologies have arrived which will make the internet of things ubiquitous, and thanks to smartphones, the public is finally ready …

Internet of Things

15 Ways The iPhone Has Sucked The Fun Out Of Traveling

He can be incredibly helpful, it's true. But we've also gotta say that the iPhone -- along with his friends the Internet and the laptop -- has snuck in and sucked some of the best parts out of travel.<p>Remember when you had to unfold a paper map and ask a new friend for directions? Or when you were …

Accusations of fraud spur a revolution in scientific publishing

Three and a half centuries after the first journal was published, post-publication peer review is shaking up the old system<p>Scientific publishing may be on the brink of a revolution fought, in part, within the chemistry blogosphere. In the past few months it has been the scene of debate about …

John Cloudsley-Thompson obituary

Naturalist whose studies of desert wildlife began during his wartime posting in North Africa<p>John Cloudsley-Thompson, who has died aged 92, was a naturalist, soldier, adventurer and a pioneer in the study of desert wildlife. Known as "the desert naturalist" and "the Titan of the Sahara", he was one …

Here's Why 'The Internet Of Things' Will Be Huge, And Drive Tremendous Value For People And Businesses

Estimates for Internet of Things or IoT market value are massive, since by definition the IoT will be a diffuse layer of devices, sensors, and computing power that overlays entire consumer, business-to-business, and government industries. The IoT will account for an increasingly huge number of …

Internet of Things