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15 smart home essentials under $100 we absolutely love

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Smart-home technology can make …

Home Automation

Create a Logo in minutes with Logo Foundry

Create your own brand logo<p>If you don’t already have a startup or <i>#brand</i>, chances are you’re thinking about creating one. A new app named Logo Foundry for iOS and Android can help by — you guessed it — creating a snappy logo for you.<p>You’ll still have to do some work to get there, though. Logo Foundry …

Identity
Architecture

Why Creative People Are Rarely Seen as Leaders

We are in love with the word <i>Eureka</i>, and for a good reason. Creativity is magic: it’s the ability to create something out of nothing, to make …

The 360-Degree Bullet-Time Light-Painting Photo Booth at Adobe MAX 2015

For the Adobe MAX 2015 conference in Los Angeles back in October 2015, Adobe invited photographer Eric Paré to create a 360-degree light painting …

Photography

JetBlue Offers Passengers a Free Trip—If They Can All Agree on One Destination

In the midst of a heated election year, JetBlue is redefining what it means to reach across the aisle. Recently, the airline offered an airplane full …

Kids' Creative Drawings Become Real Inventions We Can Use

Designer Dominic Wilcox asked 450 kids to draw the most imaginative inventions they could think of and later, surprisingly, made their dreams a reality. In collaboration with The Cultural Spring, Wilcox created the Inventors! project, which aims to harness and display the power of childhood …

Inventions

3 Myths That Are Killing Your Creativity

Not creative? The problem isn't your lack of ability; it's the myths you believe about innovation.<p>If you're not as creative as you'd like to be, you might tell yourself that you lack a certain something -- an inborn instinct for creativity, a natural talent for fresh ideas, the personality needed …

Creativity

Why The Shape Of A Company’s Logo Matters

Welcome to a world in which curves are a good thing.<p>Think about the iconic brand names you know: Apple, Target, McDonald’s, Gap. What images come to mind? For many of us, probably their logos. That’s because whether it’s an apple or big golden arches, a logo is crucial to a company’s identity. Now, …

Auto Bodies: Fiat and Others Push Limits to Sell Cars

The 10 Best Books on Innovation

“Tell me everything about innovation,” asked a harried Fortune 500 vice president. Before I could reply he interjected, “But I don’t have much time, …

Adobe creatives gush over iPad Pro in new demo video

Adobe’s VP of Products, Scott Belsky, said the iPad will transform how creatives work, and according to some of the most creative people that use the company’s apps, they agree.<p>Ahead of the iPad Pro’s launch later this week, Adobe gathered some top designers and illustarators to test out the …

7 cool financial technologies we wish were big in the US

Financial technology, also known as fintech, is booming around the world right now, with billions of dollars flowing into companies trying to reinvent the way we move money and make markets smarter.<p>The USA is at the forefront of this, with $31.6 billion invested in fintech over the last 5 years. …

FinTech

Apple Shows Off Its First-Ever Piece Of Virtual Reality Content With U2 Music Video

After staying relatively quiet on the future of virtual reality, Apple has made its first foray into the space via a 360-degree U2 music video made available on the Vrse app.<p>The music video is part of a larger Apple Music partnership with U2 called “The Experience Bus,” which is basically an …

Virtual Reality

Your Innovation Team Shouldn’t Run Like a Well-Oiled Machine

Most innovation teams inside large companies are set up to operate like well-oiled machines. They move in a specified direction at a predictable speed. Since the early 1900s, this model has been the prevailing paradigm for how organizations are designed and run.<p>The problem is that while this …

Management

How Does Creativity Help Solve Problems?

At this year's Aspen Ideas Festival, we asked a group of people who work in media, design, and the arts about how the creative process can lend itself to unlocking solutions. "Creativity is a problem-solving practice," says Anne Libera, director of comedy studies at Second City. "You have to risk, …

Creativity

Adobe’s New App Turns 2-D Selfies Into 3-D Magic

If you’ve got a spare selfie around, you can now 3-D-print a scale model of your head thanks to a new technology by Adobe that converts 2-D photographs into 3-D models.<p>To be presented tonight at Adobe MAX Sneaks, the Photoshop maker’s annual peek inside their development labs, 3-D Portraits smartly …

11 Thoughts To Unlock Your Creativity

<b>“The human mind can hold two completely opposing ideas at the same time.”</b> Thank you Liz Gilbert for enlightening us with this concept. How many times …

Creativity

Q&A: Ogilvy’s Worldwide CCO on Today’s ‘Breathtaking’ and Limitless Era of Creativity

Tham Khai Meng, worldwide chief creative officer of Ogilvy & Mather, takes an almost ethereal tone when discussing his creative mission for his …

Ogilvy & Mather

7 Simple Techniques to Unleash Creativity

If you are prone to creative work, you know that inspiration hits you naturally. Sometimes you fall into a dark spot, so you think that waiting is …

Creativity

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Teaching to Enable Creativity

<i>Picasso</i><p>How many edu crimes are committed in the name of creativity or, for that matter in a negative reaction to the idea of creativity? For some it …