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Minimum Viable Product? You Don't Even Need That

You are building a product, but don’t know for sure whether the market will go for it. How to minimise the risk of building something that nobody wants? Minimum Viable Product is the current best practice, but there is an approach which is more radical still. I talked to Nitzan Yudan of Benivo …

Business Strategy

6 biggest design movements of this millennium so far

Trends: whether you embrace them or avoid them like the plague, it pays to know what they are and why they're relevant. After all, they've become …

Innovation

Apple iOS 11.2.6 Hides A Significant Change

And so the cycle continues. While Apple iOS 11.2.6 fixed iOS 11.2.5’s biggest flaw, it caused another serious problem. But there’s a flip side because iOS 11.2.6 also reveals Apple’s best secret: the company is finally getting a grip on the biggest issue of iOS 11…<p><i>‘Great Secrets’ and ‘Nasty</i> …

iOS

3 Improvements Chipotle Has Planned to Win Back Customers

What a new training center in Denver, a $9 price point, and cardboard mockups have to do with improving the guest experience.<p><b>Chipotle</b> (NYSE:CMG) is …

Customer Experience

'DOS,' the sequel to 'UNO,' is a new take on an old favorite

There's a sequel to the card game <i>UNO</i> — it's appropriately called <i>DOS</i>.<p><i>DOS</i> is a new take on <i>UNO</i> that uses a similar system of numbered and colored cards, …

DOS

Channels officially launches for Android TV and Amazon Fire TV

When it first emerged, Channels was interesting firstly for jumping from iOS and Apple TV, and secondly because the DVR portion can be set up on the …

Smart TV

Apple offers look at the development of Portrait Lighting camera feature in new video

Apple this evening has shared a new video offering a look into the development process that led to the creation of the Portrait Lighting feature on iPhone X. The video shows how Apple used the “art of portraiture” to come up with the technology…<p>Apple explains that it worked with photographers and …

Mobile Technology

No.1 On A CEO’s Agenda In 2018 For Driving Growth Will Be Stakeholder Experience - Customers And Employees First

We all talk about Customer First and how the Customer is King. Brands today are struggling to deliver world-class experiences and this lies at the …

Customer Experience

7 Crucial Things to Know About Bill Gates, Future Presidential Candidate

In the space of 24 hours, he was on The Ellen DeGeneresShow and announced as a guest star on The Big Bang Theory. Hmmm, I wonder why he'd be softening his image and doing more media lately.<p>Another day, and still more evidence that Bill Gates is going to run for president.<p>The latest proof: His …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Best Smart Plugs for a Smart Home’s First Steps or Add-Ons

Smart home automation and smart technology is definitely on the rise in popularity and commonplace. While it’s not a big step to move toward smart …

Home Automation

This Is How Generation Z Will Bypass College

Coming soon(er) to a workplace near you is Generation Z after participating in these education alternatives.<p>School originated to train obedient factory workers but hasn't evolved much since then.<p>Coursera and the University of Phoenix paved the way for people to digitally learn from a distance. …

UnitedHealth

There's More Going On in Black Panther's End Credit Scenes Than You Think

Seeing as how <i>Black Panther</i> is the 18th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the fact it ends with two credits scenes is hardly a surprise. What <i>is</i> a …

Comics

This couple invented a clever piece of luggage so you'll never have to check your bags again — here's how it works

Over the past two years, Johnathan Webster has taken nearly 60 flights and successfully avoided one bane of airline travel: checking his luggage.<p>Webster and his wife, Gizem Mut-Webster, have evaded checking luggage on flights since they backpacked through Europe in college. As students traveling on …

New York Times

10 iconic places in Delaware you should visit

For such a small state, Delaware is packed with places to see, from the splendiferous du Pont mansions to the incredible marshlands of Prime Hook.

DuPont

The Little Rover That Could

We think you can, Opportunity.<p><i>NASA’s Opportunity rover is the longest surviving rover on Mars. On Saturday, February 17, it experienced its 5,000th dawn on a distant planet. It was only scheduled to see 90. But Opportunity's long journey started much earlier, at the height of the space race. With</i> …

Space Science

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

Teaching

This One Thing Will Help You Keep Your Cast-Iron Skillet in Perfect Shape

I have a go-to cast-iron skillet that I love and rely on, one that I use several times a week for everything from hash to skillet pizza to seared …

Country Lifestyle

No, there haven’t been 18 school shootings in 2018. That number is flat wrong.

The stunning number swept across the Internet within minutes of the news Wednesday that, yet again, another young man with another semiautomatic rifle had rampaged through a school, this time at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in South Florida.<p>The figure originated with Everytown for Gun Safety, a …

Guns

23 Science Books That Are So Exciting They Read Like Genre Fiction

Some of the greatest nonfiction books about science read like novels. They borrow tropes and narrative tricks from science fiction, fantasy, horror, …

Books

You Need To Hear These FAA Tapes From That Oregon UFO Incident That Sent F-15s Scrambling

New evidence offers great detail of the bizarre event and provides unprecedented insight into how such a unique incident is dealt with in real …

Freedom of Information

These Words and Phrases Have Racist Origins

The English language is constantly evolving, with new words and phrases spreading among us like an infection—we hear things, then we say those …

Language

The ultimate guide to making cafe-style coffee in your own home

From pour-over brews to quality lattes at the touch of a button.<p>You could spend $6 on a great coffee. Or not.<p>To brew a delicious cup of coffee, there are certain variables you need to master: the ratio of coffee to water, brew time, water temperature, and the grind size of your beans. All of these …

Coffee

A Very Brief History Of Blockchain Technology Everyone Should Read

When Satoshi Nakamoto, whose true identity is still unknown, released the whitepaper Bitcoin: A Peer to Peer Electronic Cash System in 2008 that described a “purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash” known as Bitcoin, blockchain technology made its public debut. Blockchain, the technology …

Blockchain

I've owned an Amazon Echo for over two years now — here are my 19 favorite features

Mark Lennihan/AP I activated my Amazon Echo for the first time over two years ago, in December 2015. It's since become one of my favorite tech gadgets ever.<p>Amazon's family of Echo speakers are some of the most popular gifts right now, so many people are activating their Echo units for the first …

Smart Homes

So You Want to Read Time Travel Fiction: Here’s Where to Start

Any respectable list of time travel novels has to start with H. G. Wells’ groundbreaking novel <i>The Time Machine</i>. Casting aside the magic and mysticism …

Books

'Black Panther' Superpowers Explained, In Case You Weren't Sure

Before you head to the theaters to see T’Challa in action, you should probably get to know what he’s actually capable of — and it’s way more …

Marvel Universe

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

Leadership

Design Workbook Prepares You For Interviews With Notes From Apple, Google, IDEO

Image provided by Solving Product Design Exercises<br>Being a designer, of course, isn’t a theoretical process. It takes thorough real-world practice and …

UX Design

15 of the Greatest Automotive Instrument Clusters of All Time

As a driver, there are few aspects of a car you look at more than the instrument cluster. Your attention there is divided among occasional glances at …

Supercars

What Stands Between Bezos, Buffett, and Dimon and a Health-Care Fix

With the U.S. health-care system appearing incapable of taming runaway price inflation, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, and Jamie Dimon think they can do …

Pharma