John NL Leyson

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Adobe's Project Comet tackles cross-device design head-on

The world of UX (user experience) design is critical to navigating the Web, especially via smartphones and tablets.<p>In attempting to make the design process easier, Adobe unveiled a new tool — code named Project Comet — to help manage the tasks of wireframing, visual design, prototyping and …

betaworks Launches Dexter, An Open Platform For Building Integration-Driven Web Apps

betaworks has today launched the latest product out of its Hacker-In-Residence program, meant to help developers and laymen alike develop third-party API integrations into an app that can be distributed and used via a single link.<p>Dexter, as it were, is an open web platform, and offers developers …

Apps

Sharp debuts mosquito-catching air purifier

The Japanese appliance maker hopes to help tackle two major problems Southeast Asians are struggling against -- polluted air and mosquitoes.<p>Mosquitoes are pesky insects in most western countries, but in tropical areas they're a legitimate threat to public health. Now, Japanese appliance maker Sharp …

Air Purifiers

Copyright on 'Happy Birthday' song thrown out

"Happy Birthday," the world's best-known English-language song, is now legally yours.<p>A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Warner/Chappell Music's claim to the 120-year-old song wasn't legal, therefore freeing it from copyright. The ruling came amid a lawsuit challenging Warner/Chappell's attempt to …

Warner Music

KakaoTalk tries to rebuild image after privacy flap

The Korean messaging app promises to reduce how long messages are stored and to add end-to-end encryption in an effort to appease worried users.<p>The maker of Korean mobile messaging app KakaoTalk has vowed to improve its privacy and encryption policies after recently giving the South Korean …

South Korea

A Slimmer 3D Printer

Creator is an innovative 3D printer than uses half the space of conventional printers yet achieves the exact same result! How? The secret is in its …

3D Printing

Harnessing The Power Of Mobile For Healthcare

Aashima Gupta Contributor<p>Aashima Gupta is vice president of digital transformation for healthcare at Apigee and the former executive director of digital technology incubation and solutions at Kaiser Permanente.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Ignorance almost killed our best shot at EMR …

Digital Health

IBM unlocks the secret to carbon nanotube transistors

Following Moore's law is getting harder and harder, especially as existing components reach their physical size limitations. Parts like silicon transistor contacts -- the "valves" within a transistor that allow electrons to flow -- simply can't be shrunken any further. However, IBM announced a …

Tim Cook offers fan an internship after Apple Watch saved his life

The teen who had his life saved thanks to his Apple Watch heart monitor has received a brand new iPhone 6s and — more importantly — an internship with Apple next summer.<p>17-year-old football player Paul Houle says he was recovering from his recent medical emergency when he received a very special …

Intellectual Property Office accused of stealing intellectual property

MANILA - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines is being accused of intellectual theft by allegedly copying a logo proposal originally …

Samsung’s Latest TV Is Also An Unexpected Design Masterpiece

Designed by Studio Bourollec, the Serif is perfect for design nerds and small apartment dwellers.<p>Televisions were once built more like furniture than anything else, expected to fit into a home’s decor for decades. But in more recent times, the attention has shifted to the more gadgety aspects of a …

Emerging Technology

Running a design business is about "embracing chaos," says new Moooi CEO

<b>Extra Moooi:</b> running a successful design company is about striking a balance between order and chaos, says Robin Bevers in his first video interview …

Design

Serif: the Bouroullec brothers team up with Samsung to reinvent TV

After hearing that the Bouroullec brothers had been working with global electronics behemoth Samsung on a top-secret new project, Wallpaper* was keen to visit their studio to see it unveiled for the first time. Though the talented twosome have collaborated with plenty of well-known names in their …

Serif TV for Samsung, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2015

Samsung's New "Serif" TV Is More About Design Than Technology

There’s no other company that likes to muck around with form factor than Samsung. The Korean company applies strange curves, slopes, and even folds …

Samsung's Serif Is A Beautifully Designed TV

Nowadays when we look at TVs designed for the living room, they're these huge chunks of black plastic. They're also plastered with stickers boasting …

Does This Smart Lock Mean the End of House Keys Forever?

Aya Brackett—Nest<p>DJI<p>Apple<p>Osmo<p>Tesla<p>Jawbone<p>Square<p>Hasbro<p>Oculus VR<p>Qualcomm

Virtual Reality

Salesforce Launches App Cloud, Integrated Mobile Development Platform

Salesforce, which will have a flurry of announcements in the coming days with its annual Dreamforce user conference coming up next week, gave us a teaser ahead of the show, launching the Salesforce App Cloud today.<p>The App cloud is an offshoot of the company’s Salesforce 1 platform, designed …

Apps

Periscope Adds Facebook Sharing, Support For Landscape Broadcasts Ahead Of Its Apple TV App

Twitter’s live-streaming app Periscope rolled out an update today that introduces support for broadcasting and watching streams while your mobile device is in landscape mode. While addressing a minor inconvenience which before saw users stuck watching video sideways at times (as Periscope only …

Smart TV

The Branding Mind Behind The Obama Campaign Is Now Tackling Health Care At Tech Startup Scanadu

Scott Thomas wants to empower patients with information about their well-being.<p>Scott Thomas earned his stripes in visual design—you probably recognize his work from the 2008 Obama campaign and the design of <i>Fast Company</i>‘s website—but he’s now heading into new territory: leading product design at the …

Product Design

Paper For iPhone Allows You To Text Digital Sticky Notes

The lauded sketching app has evolved to become an easy way to share doodles and digital lists on the go.<p>Paper, everyone’s favorite iPad sketching app, is now available for the iPhone. The immediate response this bit of news is going elicit from people is: “Isn’t it just Paper on a smaller …

Apps

Rawganique Identity and Packaging Design

Peltan-Brosz Roland is a designer from Hungary who was commissioned to design an identity for Rawganique and also design all their product packaging, …

Graphic Design

Stella Artois NOVA Small Draught Refrigerator

Over the last few years, Stella Artois has grown to be one of the world's most consumed (and recognized) Belgian beers. With this success comes an even greater desire to innovate in other areas of the food and drink world—such as their year-long partnership with designer Marc Thorpe. NOVA—their …

Stella Artois

From Pencil to Photoshop to Dropbox: 2015 Design Tools Survey

Earlier this summer, web design veteran Khoi Vinh—former Design Director at The New York Times Online and now Principal Designer at Adobe—sent out a questionnaire to the public to learn what tools designers are using and favoring today. With participation from over 4,000 designers in almost 200 …

Infographics

Furnde - UI Design

Friday is time for a good web design inspiration. For today we bring this extensive project shared by Enes Dal. The title of the project is Furnde …

UI Design

Plytix Bags €500K Seed For Image-Based Product Analytics

Born out of ex-Googler Morten Hellesøe Poulsen’s own frustration with the limitations of Google Analytics, Copenhagen-based Plytix offers a way for brands to track the performance of their products across multiple web shops.<p>It does this by providing an online image bank where retailers fetch the …

Google Analytics

This startup just raised $81 million to sell your used clothes

The startup then pivoted to swapping kid's clothing — after all, they outgrow it faster — and that got the attention of a few investors.<p>"When we launched in 2009, we were really the first company to try to tackle second hand. It was a crazy idea. Airbnb and all of these companies were using the …

Startups

Live Coding now lets you hire a developer and watch them work in real-time

Live Coding, which is like Twitch for developers, has added a service that allows viewers to actually hire someone they’ve been watching.<p>The aptly named “Hire a streamer” service works exactly as it sounds. Via the profile of a developer you’ve seen coding on the site, a ‘hire me’ button lets you …

Hands-on with tvOS for the new Apple TV

For the first time since Apple introduced the Apple TV in 2007, independent developers can now build applications for the hardware, thanks to Apple’s release yesterday of the tvOS software development kit (SDK).<p>The demo of the revamped Apple TV with tvOS flew by during Apple’s big Hey Siri event. …

Google will test fresh food deliveries in two US cities this year

Google's Express delivery service has already been delivering food for a while, but it's about to expand those efforts in a big, big way. The internet giant tells <i>Bloomberg</i> that it will start testing deliveries of fresh food and groceries in both San Francisco and another, unnamed US city sometime …