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11 Startups We Wish Existed

We decided to put together a list of the startups we wish existed. Any entrepreneurs and developers out there, have at it. You're welcome for the free ideas.

Startups

Semantic Technologies And The Enterprise (4 Ways To Win)

At the heart of the semantic Web is connectivity.<p>The key is the ability of one set of data to be connected to a different set of data—with fresh meaning arising from the connection. If that sounds like a souped-up version of the word-association game, you might ask, “So what?”<p>The value lies in the …

Masculine Details Stylishly Displayed in New York Penthouse

Designed for nocturnal entertaining, this New York penthouse apartment on the 13th street in the city’s East Village was imagined by Jane Kim Design …

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

7 Things You Can Legally Steal from Successful Companies

<i>Denis Duvauchelle is CEO and co-founder of Twoodo, helping your team organize itself using simple #hashtags.</i><p>The essence of innovation and the foundation of many start-ups are to imitate and adapt from existing concepts. New ideas are mostly incremental improvements of past ideas, just as we as a …

Silk Makes it Easier to Explore and Visualize Online Data

Silk is a beautiful website building platform for people who want to create and manage a specialized database online. Now, it’s rolling out a new ‘Explore’ page format so that visitors can easily search and filter the information that they’ve published online.<p>When you hit the Explore tab on the …

Just Got a Mac? Download These Apps First

Whether it’s a gift from someone else or a gift to yourself, if you’re opening a brand new Apple MacBook Air, Mac Mini or iMac today, here’s our roundup of the apps you need to download first. These are the essential apps that the Mac-using members of our team swear by.<p>View them all on one page …

Sugiura House / Ken Yokogawa Architect & Associates

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The site for the Sugiura Villa project is located on a hilltop in Hirugano, Gifu Prefecture, and enjoys …

Architecture

Big Data: Not Just Big, but Fast and Smart, Too

I am attending South Korea’s Big Data Forum in Seoul, and one question here is, “How big is Big Data?” My friend and colleague Dave Evans has pointed out that by the end of this year, more data will be created every 10 minutes than in the entire history of the world up to 2008. Now, that’s big!<p>Much …

Big Data

We need computer sight to make smart homes smart

Today home automation works via remote controls or smartphones, but most people agree that there are intermediate steps before we get to voice or …

Untamed Geometry Showcased by Modern House Exterior in Melbourne

Nic Owen Architects are a team of young designers dedicated to creating a shift in modern architecture as we know it. If you have a look at Fitzroy …

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San Lorenzo North House by de Blacam and Meagher Architects

de Blacam and Meagher Architects have designed the San Lorenzo North House located in<br>Quinta do Lago, Portugal.<p>Description<p>The house is located …

Get Ready: 3D Printing Will Explode Next Year, When Key Patents Expire

The lifting of intellectual property barriers will lead to a rise in competition and a huge drop in price.<p>Here's what's holding back 3D printing, the technology that's supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently …

5 Ways To Drive Innovation In Products (And Why Toasters Still Just Make Toast)

As chief innovation officer at Massachusetts-based design consulting firm Altitude, Heather Andrus has seen firsthand that companies are bending over backwards to beef up products with connectivity to cloud services—regardless of whether it makes sense. Phones, computers and tablets have so far …

Five Truths about the Internet of Everything

I’ve been spending a lot of time talking and thinking about a world in which everything is connected. The Internet of Everything isn’t some futuristic Idea that we are dreaming about, it’s charging forward at incredible speed and everything is being connected. I’d like to look at five …

Robots And Smart Homes For The Silver Economy

In 1900, there were only three million people aged 65 and older in the US, in 2010, there were more than 40 million. Globally, they are 470 million people aged 65 and older and by 2025, that number will be 820 million. By 2050, the number of people 60 and over will be 32% of the Europe’s total …

The Internet of Everything…A Small World After All?

It’s summertime. For most people, the warmer temps and holiday weekends are the perfect excuse for a vacation. But have you ever traveled to an amusement park or exotic destination only to wait in line for hours for the hottest ride or trendiest restaurant? Or perhaps your coolness factor would …

Why the internet of things has to be not too smart and not too dumb, but just right

It’s 8 a.m. on a Tuesday. Your alarm clock senses movement and surmises you are awake. “Would you like a cup of coffee?” it queries.<p>The internet of …