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Five Things We Learned About Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos From His Rare Public Appearance

He thinks dishwashing is sexy as hell.<p>Jeff Bezos made a rare public appearance on Tuesday, when Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget interviewed him onstage at the media company’s New York City conference (Bezos is an investor in Business Insider). It was an entertaining 45 minutes, with interesting …

Facebook Design Director: The 5 Most Common Design Mistakes

Facebook’s Julie Zhuo on the biggest traps designers fall into–and how to avoid them.<p>There’s no learning without mistakes. And I’ve done the following (as well as seen the following done) too many times to count. Luckily, there’s this thing called the “Internet” and this medium called an “article” …

How Top Designers Tell Clients That Their Taste Sucks

Paula Scher, Sagi Haviv, Jessica Walsh, and others reveal how they handle their worst clients.<p>Sometimes, you have to agree to disagree. But what do you do with clients who just fundamentally have terrible taste in design? They’re paying the bills, creating a problem that almost every designer has …

Marc Andreessen On How To Turn Impossible Ideas Into Successful Businesses

His VC firm has backed Airbnb, Box, Facebook, Jawbone, Pinterest, Skype, and Twitter, among others. Now it has another hit–VR firm Oculus Rift, which Facebook is purchasing for $2 billion. We asked Marc Andreessen how a great creative idea can survive to become a tech success story.<p><b>Marc …

How Evernote designs a world without apps (Q&A)

CEO Phil Libin talks to CNET about Evernote’s latest milestone, designing for wearable tech, and how the future is app-less.<p>In the early days of Evernote, CEO Phil Libin said he would check his screen every minute to see how many users the productivity tool was picking up. Now, he nearly missed …

Massimo Vignelli Is Gravely Ill, Requesting Letters

Influential design great Massimo Vignelli is gravely ill. His family reports that he has left the hospital and will be spending his last days at his home in New York City. His son, Luca, has extended a touching request: that all those for whom Vignelli was either an influence or an inspiration …

NASA’s New Martian Spacesuit Is Straight Out Of “Tron”

The votes are in, and NASA’s Z-2 Spacesuit is ready for raves on the Red Planet.<p>When humans first step on the dusty red surface of Mars, they will be doing so in a spacesuit descended from a design that the Internet chose: the Nasa Z-2 Spacesuit.<p>The Z-Series is NASA’s line of prototype spacesuits …

6 Of The Boldest Concept Cars Ever Built

Who wants a hybrid when you can drive a jet?<p>Atlanta’s High Museum of Art is opening an exhibition of some of the rarest and boldest concept cars ever built. At a time when cars are getting plainer and plainer, and teens and twenty-somethings can barely be bothered to get a driver’s license, it’s a …

Here's Amazon's gamepad: standard controller layout, media functionality for $40

We all expected this, right? Yes, Amazon has a game controller, and it works with the company's newly announced Fire TV. Sure, you <i>could</i> use the set-top box's remote or an upcoming custom app to play games, but there's a dedicated controller too that's ready to wrangle <i>Minecraft Pocket Edition, NBA</i> …

WhatsApp Experiences Second Major Outage Following Facebook Acquisition

Panic! Despair! Switch to Facebook Messenger!…Ah, I see what you did there, Facebook. Mobile messaging application WhatsApp is this morning experiencing its second major outage since Facebook bought the company in February for $19 billion.<p>According to TechCrunch tipsters, reports on Twitter and …

Nadella's pitch to Microsoft developers: Stick with us

SAN FRANCISCO -- Satya Nadella, Microsoft's new CEO, brought the battle for developers' hearts and minds here Wednesday, telling thousands of the company's applications creators that Microsoft can offer them the tools they need to compete in an increasingly cross-platform world.<p>"Why build for …

Windows Phone

Microsoft Updates IE11 With Enterprise Mode On Desktop, Reading And Data-Saving Modes On Mobile

As part of its Windows 8.1 Update, Microsoft today also announced an update to its Internet Explorer 11 browser. While the changes on the desktop are mostly about enterprise users, the F12 developer tools and bringing the interface up to par with the overall Windows update, this is the first time …

A Soggy Bike Commuter's Dream Shoe

Around these parts—these parts being the self-righteously damp Northwest—most seasons bring rain, which means icy cyclist-vs.-nature battles are …

Commuting

Apple Designer Jonathan Ive on What's Next

'Hello. Thanks for Coming'<p>We use Jonathan Ive’s products to help us to eat, drink and sleep, to work, travel, relax, read, listen and watch, to shop, …

Twitter Tests “Fave People” Feature To Track Accounts In Separate Timeline

Twitter is testing a “Fave People” feature that lets users track certain Twitter accounts in a separate timeline.<p>The functionality of Fave People is similar to Twitter lists, and the interaction is reminiscent of favoriting tweets. People can fave users by tapping on a star icon that appears on …

The Secret To Airbnb’s Freakishly Rapid Orgy Response: “Scenario Planning”

Airbnb uses strategic thinking to shield the company–and its renters–against scandals such as orgies, prostitution, and even suicides.<p>Airbnb host Ari Teman handed over the keys to his Manhattan apartment last Friday to a guest visiting New York ostensibly for a wedding. But when Teman returned to …

Delivery dreams: How I’d build a better Amazon Prime

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Nic Taylor Photography<p>I did a whole lot of schlepping this week.<p>I returned two giant cases of diapers that …

Yahoo starts to lose some of the Alibaba premium

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — The Chinese government just took some of the wind out of the sails of the highly anticipated initial public offering of …

Some of Our Fave D Conference Videos Before AllThingsD Signs Off in 3 … 2 … 1 …

Before we end our reign of terror, <i>oops</i>, tech at <b>AllThingsD</b>, I wanted to post a few of my favorite videos from <b>D: All Things Digital</b> conferences that we …

A Smart Watch For Kids, Designed For Worried Parents

Helicopter parents, rejoice: FiLIP’s technology lets you keep track of your kids.<p>An estimated 60% of parents in the United States get their pre-teens cell phones, for reasons like peace of mind and safety. The catch, however, is that those smartphones come loaded with tools that kids can abuse. …

How Apple’s Famous “I’m A Mac” Ads Branded Fanboys For Life

Mac users have deeper connection with their computers than PC users do with theirs.<p>Few ad campaigns in recent times have been as memorable as the “Hello, I’m a Mac, and I’m a PC” series from a few years back. The ads showed Justin Long as the hip embodiment of Mac users and John Hodgman as the …

Jawbone’s Up Coffee: A Health And Fitness App That Tells You When You’re Overcaffeinated

The app reveals data on how much sleep you’re losing over that extra cup of joe.<p>The next wave of fitness trackers will do a lot more than count your steps, mold raw data, and present it all for you in a pretty chart for you to glance at and forget about. If Jawbone Up is any indication, these …

Fujitsu’s Amazing Touch Screen Can Change How It Feels

Strumming your tablet’s digital harp app actually feels like a harp. What!<p>Fujitsu debuted a new project at Mobile World Congress, the huge mobile-gadgetry convention going on this week in Barcelona, and it has the potential to change the way we use our gadgets. More specifically, it could change …

This Is The First Public Art Installation To Use Google Glass

Head on over to the National Portrait Museum if you want to try out Google Glass (and see some art, I guess).<p>Artist David Datuna has an ongoing series called “Viewpoint of Billions,” in which a large collage is layered over with different optical lenses. But for his newest entry in that series, …

Every Frame Of Your Favorite Movie On A Single Canvas

Do you ever secretly miss having a wall plastered with movie posters but don’t want to seem stuck in your college dorm days? MovieDNA offers a fresh new take on the movie poster, worthy of even the most mature of interiors. Rob Hansen and Garrick Dartnell, a pair of British movie buffs who “dabble …

76% Of American Internet Users Think The Internet Has Been Good For Society

The vast majority of Americans now use the Internet (87 percent); nearly half would find it “very hard or impossible” to give it up (46 percent), and an overwhelming percentage think it’s been a good thing for society (76 percent). On the 25th anniversary of Tim Berners-Lee‘s historic paper …

The Gear Fit is what wearables should look like

Samsung steals its own limelight with a smartly designed fitness band<p>The original Galaxy Gear was always a beta device. Samsung’s first smartwatch was testing waters the company had never waded in before, and it took a lot of well-earned criticism for its shortcomings. Less than six months later, …

Google's Project Ara could go on sale next year for $50

Google's Project Ara modular smartphones could arrive early next year for as low as $50, reports <i>Time</i>. The company's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group — which is developing the project to make smartphones composed of small, swappable pieces of hardware — reportedly plans to finish a …

This Twitter Logo Redesign Takes Simplicity Too Far

Simple, flat digital design is in, but you can take those things too far. Case in point: this conceptual makeover of Twitter’s cheery blue bird.<p>First launched in 2010, Twitter’s icon–a cheery blue bird–has become an important part of the micro-blogging service’s visual identity. At a time when …

Project Ara: Inside Google's Bold Gambit to Make Smartphones Modular

On January 29, Google announced that it had agreed to sell Motorola, its phone-manufacturing business, to Chinese electronics giant Lenovo. Thus …