Farshad Saffari

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What is Google's Tango?

And why do I want it in my phone?<p>Google's Tango is hard to explain. The new feature, which will first be available on the Lenovo Phab2 Pro superphone this September, is an indoor mapping technology...but it's also augmented reality. You can measure objects! Take dinosaur selfies! Live out your …

Augmented Reality

New Unity Module for User Interface Input

Unity Widgets are back – with a new name and massively streamlined functionality! Just released for our Unity Core Assets, the UI Input Module …

UI Design

New Actions Will Make Your Pebble Simpler and Smarter

There's something ironical about being late to your meeting with the CEO and founder of a company that makes smartwatches. Or maybe it's just a …

Google makes its TensorFlow artificial intelligence platform available on iOS

Google this week has published a new version of its TensorFlow machine learning software that adds support for iOS. Google initially teased that it was working on iOS support for TensorFlow last November, but said it was unable to give a timeline. An early version of TensorFlow version 0.9 was …

Machine Learning

Pebble Appstore

Pebble Appstore

Pebble Appstore

Why designers should be taking a digital-first approach to branding

Branding has always been a very top-down process: through identity and messaging, brand designers have tried to define and influence what consumers …

Raspberry Pi tube amp lets you use $1,300 headphones with your $35 computer

The Raspberry Pi is one of the most versatile little computers ever created, and it can do all kinds of things — like power robots, arcade machines, and now, expensive headphones. Pi 2 Design has created a hybrid vacuum tube amp called the 503HTA that towers atop the Raspberry Pi 3 or Pi 3, …

Aware's custom-fit earbuds can record your brain waves

Smart earbuds are catching on quick: from Bragi's Dash to Doppler Labs' Here. And more and more of these “hearables” are packed to the eardrum with …

IBM Watson co-designed the most high-tech dress at the Met Gala

IBM Watson isn't a name you'd typically associate with the Met Gala. Officially, fashion's biggest party is a fund-raising event for the Metropolitan …

Report: Amazon Looks To Improve Alexa By Investing In TrackR

Amazon seems to be doing well with its Alexa program and has seen a number of products arrive like the Amazon Echo which have sold surprisingly well. …

Intel flew 100 drones at night to show how they could someday replace fireworks (INTC)

Intel just shared a video showing 100 dancing drones lighting up the sky in Palm Springs, California, the first time a single operator pulled off a …

Introducing the User-Centered Design Canvas

April 29, 2016I’d like to tell you a little story, a story about how a problem I faced inspired me to create a simple UX design tool. For the last …

UX Design

10 Steps to Create Your First Android App

Building an Android app isn’t as hard as it might seem, as long as you focus on creating a simple app at first. Android Authority shares a tutorial …

Puma Created A Robot As Fast As Usain Bolt To Make Athletes Better

The Beatbot is a programmable, self-driving robot that aims to motivate runners more than a stopwatch.<p>The world is awash in fitness apps and trackers. Nike Plus, Fitbit, Under Armour’s Healthbox, and more–they’re all based on the idea that tracking and monitoring your health and athletic …

Robotics

Home Automation Hubs And Systems Guide (video)

If you have been considering setting up a home automation system within your living space and transforming your home into a smart home, you might be …

Top Tips from 17 Amazing Makers

For our 50th issue of <i>Make:</i> (April/May 2016), we decided to talk to a number of people who have contributed to the magazine, shown at Maker Faire, written for the website, and who have basically been a huge part of the success of Maker Media, to share some of what they’ve been up to recently. We …

Makerspaces

DIY smart mirrors are still irresistible, and this one has a touchscreen

Every few weeks a new homespun smart mirror pops up on Reddit. The formula is pretty staid by now: put an LCD and a Raspberry Pi behind a one-way mirror, and now you have a weather widget to look at while you brush your teeth. There are even GitHub repos to do the software work for you. And yet I …

Arduino Releases MKR1000, IoT Development Environment, and Community Project Platform

With today’s Arduino Day festivities, the co-founders made three announcements for their users: First, the Arduino MKR1000, a tiny, feature-packed board initially introduced at the tail end of last year, is now shipping. But alongside that, and potentially much more significant, Arduino announced …

This $99 Device Transforms Any Smartphone Into a 3D Printer

This is seriously cool.<p>We keep hearing about the awesome applications of 3D printers, such as home-made braces (don’t actually try at home), toys, …

13 Valuable Skills You Can Teach Yourself for Free

Here are 13 skills you can teach yourself for free, along with resources to help you acquire those skills.

Aston Martin teams up with Red Bull to create the world's fastest hypercar

Right on the heels of the release of the DB11, the follow-up to the stalwart DB9 coupe, we have an exclusive preview into a secret project that Aston Martin has been working on for the last three months: it is aiming to build the fastest hypercar in the world.<p>To do it, Aston has managed a historic …

Sports Cars

"You are all gonna FREAK OUT": Microsoft program managers tease new Windows 10 features

The first Windows 10 builds from the next-wave Redstone development branch are already in the hands of Windows Insiders on the Fast ring - but for …

IKEA’s Wireless Charging Furniture Makes Technology More Accessible

The home of the future is quickly becoming a reality—and you don’t have to be a billionaire to bring innovation into your own house, with help from …

Light and Darkness in UI Design. Matter of Choice.

In one of our previous articles we have already mentioned that the issue of color is one of the major in design of user interfaces. It can greatly …

Self-lacing Nikes are real, will go on sale later this year

While we're still waiting for the Back to the Future-styled Nike Mag, the company has unveiled its first "self-lacing" shoe in another silhouette. The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 senses the presence of the wearer's heel, and tightens its laces accordingly. Senior Innovator Tiffany Beers led the project, …

Scientists discover bacteria that will happily eat old plastic

Plastics are used in almost all the objects that make modern life possible, and that means we’re producing many millions of tons of it every year. …

Google's Chris Urmson explains self-driving car crash

During a presentation at Austin's SXSW, Google's director of its self-driving car project, Chris Urmson, explained exactly what happened when one of its self-driving cars collided with a bus.<p>Taking the stage at Austin's SXSW festival, Chris Urmson, director of Google's self-driving car project, …

Autonomous Cars

‘Smart wallpaper’ which absorbs light could help power home

Homes of the future could have 'smart wallpaper' which harvests ambient light, even in dim conditions<p>‘Smart wallpaper’ which absorbs light and heat to help power homes could be available in the next few years after scientists invented ultra-thin flexible solar panels.<p>Engineers at the University of …

Clean Energy