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Move Over Product Design, UX Is The Future

Rick Wise, CEO of Lippincott, says experience innovation is the next design imperative. Here are five things you can do this year to make that happen.<p>Editor’s Note<p>2/17/14<p>Happy Presidents’ Day! To celebrate, we’re revisiting some of our most popular stories of the year. Enjoy.<p>For decades, the most …

Razer Nabu smartband attracts 10,000 devs in under 24 hours

Over 10,000 developers signed up to create apps for the Razer Nabu smartband in the 24 hours after it was unveiled at CES 2014.<p>The Nabu is one of …

Shopping app lets you beam payments to old-fashioned cash registers

Remember Mobeam's barcode scanning trick? It looks like it just found a new home: the Clutch app. The digital shopping app can now beam credit card loyalty card numbers, ticket info, coupons and gift card data to the regular laser scanners used at most retailers. The catch is, of course, that this …

TouchBase Business Cards Interact With Your Touchscreen Smartphone (video)

TouchBase Business Cards have been designed to preserves the traditional look and feel of business cards, but add more features making the exchange …

Gear & Gadgets

This tiny device sends irregular heart rate data to your doctor

A UK cardiologist has become the first in the country to implant a hairpin-thin wireless heart monitor that routinely updates doctors on a patient's …

BleepBleeps Kickstarts Its First Connected Device For Parents, “Sammy Screamer” Motion Detector

This embed is invalid<p>Founded by ad agency man Tom Evans, BleepBleeps is a new London-based startup that’s creating a range of cute, kid-friendly, connected (or IoT-styled) devices to help with the job of parenting. Inspired by the “simple geometric shapes of kid’s building blocks” and Japanese …

Tefal Actifry Mini launched for smaller kitchens, 21 per cent more compact, 25 per cent faster - Pocket-lint

Tefal has announced a new version of its popular Actifry kitchen appliance that's more suited to smaller portions and offers a smaller footprint. The …

Gear & Gadgets

The 10 Best Design Books Of 2013

No matter how convenient Kindles are, they will never do justice to beautifully printed, full-color art and design books. (And reading them often doubles as a workout–the big ones require serious biceps to even lift.)<p>See more of the year’s best design: <br>Branding <br>Houses <br>Interfaces <br>Apps <br>Photo Essays …

The “Netflix For Books” Business Model, And How It’ll Change The Way You Read

Mark Coker of Smashwords, which recently inked a major content deal with Scribd, weighs in on how the all-you-can-read model changes the way we read, how authors make creative choices, and how everyone gets paid.<p>Is a “Netflix for e-books” nearing viability? Yesterday, Smashwords, the largest …

Sell Your Product Before It Exists

There’s crowdfunding and then there’s crowdfunding. While most startups who set up pages on Kickstarter, Indiegogo or a host of other crowdfunding sites are looking to hit a specific goal and then get started making their project a reality, a new crop of businesses are using the platform for as a …

57 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up How We Think

From attentional bias — where someone focuses on only one or two of several possible outcomes — to zero-risk bias — where we place too much value on reducing a small risk to zero — the sheer number of cognitive biases that affect us every day is staggering.<p>Understanding these biases is key to …

13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

Japanese 'smart clothing' uses nanofibers to monitor your heart-rate (video)

Japanese mobile carrier NTT Docomo and materials developer Toray have been working on joint projects for a while and now they're publicly announcing one. Welcome <i>Hitoe</i> (Japanese for "one layer"), cloth that contains Toray's nanofibers that are coated in a transmittable layer. It's not the orange …

A Miracle New Plastic, Made From Anything But Nasty Stuff

One of those alternatives is Zeoform, a material developed in Australia. Zeoform has many of plastic’s qualities, according to its creators, but few …

Intellectual Property

Analyzing Baby Cries For Signs Of Serious Disease

The earliest signs of certain ailments or development problems can be heard in the exact tone and cadence of newborn’s wail. Soon there could be an app for new parents and hospitals to get a hint of what’s the trouble.<p>When babies have certain health or development problems, they cry differently …