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The Formula for Phone Addiction Might Double As a Cure

In September 2007, 75 students walked into a classroom at Stanford. Ten weeks later, they had collectively amassed 16 million users, $1 million …

Intel is making smart glasses that actually look good

Exclusive first look at Vaunt, which uses retinal projection to put a display in your eyeball<p>The most important parts of Intel’s new Vaunt smart glasses are the pieces that were left out.<p>There is no camera to creep people out, no button to push, no gesture area to swipe, no glowing LCD screen, no …

Defections weaken Dutch banks' fintech defense | Reuters

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A new common mobile payments system for Dutch banks has been hobbled by the decision of two big lenders to focus elsewhere, highlighting the challenges major lenders face in fending off fintech rivals.<p>ABN AMRO bank is seen amongst other buildings in this aerial shot of the …

Apple's ARKit update in iOS 11.3 is next level good

After dropping the first iOS 11.3 beta last week, Apple developers wasted little time in getting to work on a preview of what we’ll see this spring during the public release.<p>For an iOS update that features four new Animoji, it almost feels strange talking about anything other than karaoke with …

iOS 11.3 beta reveals unannounced ‘Modern iPad’

Apple left a big clue in iOS 11.3 that it is working on a brand new iPad for release later this year.<p>After Apple released the first beta of iOS 11.3 earlier this week, developers dug through the new software. They found references to a mysterious “Modern iPad” that packs Face ID.<p>The addition of …

Stripe is ending support for bitcoin payments on April 23

Payments platform Stripe will stop supporting bitcoin in April, citing the cryptocurrency’s volatility and long transaction times, among other things. It’s a logical decision, but one likely to anger the easily provoked crypto-crowd.<p>The problems with BTC are hard to deny for anyone who use it …

Wonder Woman 2 will be the first movie made using Hollywood's new sexual harassment guidelines

Wonder Woman 2 will break new ground by being the first Hollywood film to use brand-new anti-sexual harassment guidelines from the Producers' Guild of America (PGA).<p>The guidelines, which were released on Friday ahead of Saturday's PGA Awards, recommend that every production "provides in-person …

I trained an AI to copy my voice and it scared me silly

Over the past year, I wrote about a bunch of companies working on voice synthesis technology. They were very much in the early stages of development, and only had some pre-made samples to show off. Now, researchers hailing from the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms at the Universite de …

This Is The World’s First Graphical AI Interface

Designed by Argodesign and CognitiveScale, Cortex offers a glimpse at the future of accessible AI design tools.<p>Machine learning and artificial intelligence are so difficult to understand, only a few very smart computer scientists know how to build them. But the designers of a new tool have a big …

10 Laws Of UX, Illustrated

A handy guide for remembering Fitts’s Law, Jakob’s Law, and more.<p>Good design tends to follow general principles that give designers overarching guidelines to work within. But for user experience and interface designers, there are also laws that govern the nitty-gritty. For instance, it’s helpful to …

Want to Raise Successful Kids Who Aren't Perfectionists? This 27-Year, 41,000-Person Study Shows How | Inc.com

I'd hazard a guess that one out of every three interview respondents uses "I'm just too much of a perfectionist" as the weakness to talk about in interviews--as if it were an okay thing to slide by with. (Although I guess it's better than my old go-to response of "I have chronic …

High Blood Pressure

Three Tips For Staying Focused And Productive When You're Feeling Overwhelmed

It’s the beginning of a new year, and if you’re anything like me, that means that you’re dealing with a host of new opportunities, challenges, and initiatives.<p>It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you’re forced to juggle multiple projects, and these feelings often lead to a sort of productivity …

Time Management

Designers rise to top jobs as companies rethink how to inspire the consumer

When Jim Hackett stepped into the position of CEO at Ford, he became the first designer to lead a car company. But Hackett is part of a wave of …

UX Design

We Studied 100 Mentor-Mentee Matches — Here’s What Makes Mentorship Work

Whitnie Narcisse runs First Round's Mentorship Program and has learned exactly what it takes to make mentor-mentee relationships truly …

This cartographer’s deep dive into Google Maps is fascinating

Google Maps is more powerful than you know<p>Most people who use Google Maps do so without much attention to detail. We just need the directions, the right subway route, or the name of that good sushi place. We don’t spend too much time pondering how Google got so good at mapping the world, and what …

Apple exec: making tech "fantastic" is better than making it first

Apple has long been accused of celebrating features in its new iPhones that have been available on Android handsets for years; Samsung even made an …

Nvidia just released the most insanely powerful graphics processor ever made

Nvidia just announced the Titan V, the most powerful graphics processing unit (GPU) of all time.<p>This isn't the type of graphics card your gamer …

Artificial Intelligence

iPhone takes top rank as Flickr's most used camera

More people are using the iPhone than any other brand of camera combined.<p>Flickr, the popular image hosting site, just shared some interesting info on the top cameras of 2017. According to its data, the iPhone ranks as the most popular camera with 54 percent of photographers using devices from Apple …

Ethereum vs Bitcoin: Could Ethereum Overtake Bitcoin Once Cryptocurrency Hits Wall Street?

19<p>28<p>Shares 47<p>Last updated on May 7th, 2018 at 03:32 pm<p><b>Bitcoin has exploded in value over the last year, making gains of around 1000%. While Bitcoin</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Lyft gained from Uber’s scandals, sees revenue triple

Lyft appears to have benefited from Uber’s tough year.<p>The U.S. rival has seen its revenue growth more than triple, according to a report from The Information. The media outlet viewed financial reports, which showed Lyft brought in $483 million in revenue in the first half of 2017, compared to about …

Designer behind Halide explains why you might enjoy RAW photography on your iPhone

Sebastiaan de With, the designer behind Halide has dropped some knowledge today on just how RAW photography works with the iPhone. de With goes into explaining the advantages, and disadvantages, that come with RAW photography and why they matter.<p>In iOS 10, Apple introduced the ability to shoot RAW …

How bad decision making could undermine good innovation

Here’s a scary thought for decision makers inside large organizations grappling with digital transformation. You can actually be innovative and have mechanisms in place to react to disruptive forces, and still get steamrolled as layers of internal management turn your creative ideas into something …

We put the iPhone X's Face ID to the ultimate test with identical twins — and the results surprised us

Business Insider got an exclusive look at the iPhone X, and, naturally, we tried to beat its facial-recognition feature by having one twin register his face and the other try to break in.<p><i>The following is a transcript of the video.</i><p><b>Greg:</b> Greg Fieber, 36 years old.<p><b>Brian:</b> Brian Fieber, 36 years old. …

India's Video Streaming Market Is Bigger Than Ever, And Here's Who You Should Watch

The year 2016 was a milestone year for video streaming in India. While the two biggest players in video streaming — Netflix and Amazon Prime Video — landed, there was also a mobile data wave in the country, triggered by promotional offers by the new carrier on the block, Jio, and a closing of the …

Video on Demand

Audiobook Revenues Up Again

While e-book sales continue to disappoint, audiobooks are going strong. In the first four months of 2017, audiobook revenues increased almost 30% compared to the same period in 2016.<p>This, despite dwindling e-book and paperback revenues in the same period, is good news. Audiobook revenues have been …

eBooks

Smart Companies Are Already Using Apple's ARkit To Make Cash Registers Ring

People tell me I am pretty bullish when it comes to augmented reality. I agree. Beyond the $13.7 billion being spent right now per IDC, I am more interested in who, what, when of the $108 billion being invested into the ecosystem. Gone are the days of printing out a marker and downloading specific …

Augmented Reality

Timex's new watch collection includes contactless payment straps

Barclaycard's various bPay accessories give previously inert objects the ability to make contactless payments, regardless of where you bank. Last year saw the introduction of the bPay Loop, a contactless card alternative that clings to watch straps. Understandably, though, you might not want to …

Watches

Toshiba signs deal to sell chip unit to Bain-Apple led group for $18 bln

Japan's Toshiba said on Thursday it had signed an $18 billion deal to sell its chip unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital, overcoming a key - albeit not its last - hurdle as it scrambles for funds to stave off a potential delisting.<p>The sale of the unit - the world's second biggest producer of …

Sony phone app takes 3D clone snaps

<b>Sony has revealed new smartphones that can create detailed 3D scans of almost any object using the phone's camera.</b><p>The company said the innovation was possible thanks to the power of the processor in its latest handsets.<p>It unveiled a series of new devices at the Ifa technology show in Berlin.

Uber shows off its autonomous driving program’s snazzy visualization tools

Uber’s engineering blog has just posted an interesting piece on the company’s web-based tool for exploring and visualizing data from self-driving car research. It’s a smart look at an impressive platform, and definitely has nothing to do with a long piece published last week lauding a similar …