Joel Toh

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Amazon’s Biggest Problem: It Isn’t Cool

Amazon's problem is coolness. Or lack thereof, perhaps.<p>"Risk taking is cool. Thinking big is cool. The unexpected is cool. Close-following is not cool," Bezos said in a memo written years ago, as he was hoping to make Amazon as iconic and widely loved as companies like Disney, Apple, or Nike.<p>This …

21 Adorable Photos of Animals Surrounded by the Snow

For those of you who are in the northeast, you woke up on Monday morning to an usual case of cold weather as a storm dumped huge piles of snow. The early blast is making it feel more like winter than fall. In fact, more than 130,000 home and businesses in Maine were left without electricity as of …

Weather

Beautiful Abstract Photos of Sunsets Reveal a Kaleidoscope of Color

Sydney-based Alfonso Calero recently shot some fabulous abstract landscapes, drawing inspiration from the Russian painter Mark Rothko. He used a used …

Landscape Photography

A Film Vs. Digital Study

In an effort to prove to myself, my family, and my friends that I am not nuts to lug 6+ pounds of medium format camera gear up the mountainside I …

Wallpaper of the Week - ABDZ Paper

The wallpaper of this week is an imaged created inspired by Google Material Design visual design language. It's a simple composition simulating …

Artist Uses Paint Swatches to Create a Colorfully Pixelated Space

New Jersey-based artist Madiha Siraj often uses everyday materials like clay, yarn, or paint swatches to creatively manipulate space. For this work, she covered every inch of a designated area with small square paint swatches to produce colorfully bold, pixelated results.<p>In doing so, she …

Swatch

Samsung's all-metal Galaxy A5 and A3 are its slimmest smartphones ever

A unibody metal body, 5-inch AMOLED display, 13-megapixel camera, a claim as Samsung's "thinnest smartphone to date" and yet, this isn't a flagship smartphone. Especially for Halloween - or not related at all - the Galaxy A5 and A3 yet more smartphones from Samsung, measuring at 6.7mm and 6.9mm …

WikiLeaks Releases FinFisher 'Weaponized Malware'

WikiLeaks has today released copies of ‘weaponized malware’ used by various governments around the world to snoop on individuals.<p>The FinFisher software is no stranger to controversy – it’s marketed as surveillance software, but propogates and gains access to victim’s systems using common malware …

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer video details the shooter's double jumps, exo suits, and 'rocket strafing'

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is mixing up the long-running franchise’s multiplayer formula this November, and publisher Activision wants to show you exactly why it thinks that is so great.<p>The company released a new video today that takes a detailed look at the player abilities, maps, and modes of …

iPhone fandom is now a marketing ploy

Places in line in front of the Apple Store have become monetizable billboard opportunities<p>Six days before Apple is expected to <i>announce</i> a new iPhone that probably won't be available for purchase for another 10 days after that, at least four people have already gotten in line in front of the Apple …

7 Social Media Psychology Studies That Will Make Your Marketing Smarter

One of my favorite things about social media is that it's still such a young and new form of communication. It feels too early to take anything as a given, so we're all experimenting, testing and learning together.<p>Every day seems to bring exciting new studies as research shows us more about how …

Inside the Lego factory in Billund, Denmark - in pictures

The Guardian was given exclusive access to the the heart of the Lego empire to see how the Danish company produces the enduring plastic building blocks<p>Photographs by Alicia Canter for the Guardian

Why Google's Larry Page Only Buys Companies That Pass His Crazy Toothbrush Test | Inc.com

Acquiring other companies is a growth strategy used by businesses to bring new products or services, talent, and clients under their company umbrella-or to effectively shut down competitors.<p>Buying out companies can be a risky business, yet Google does it regularly and it seems only to feed its …

Startups

Sneak Attack: Android Apps Can Spy on Each Other

Modern operating systems "sandbox" apps so that they can't affect each other — in theory. Yet three researchers have shown that, at least in Android, one app can "spy" on another and then, at just the right moment, interfere with the targeted app's user display in order to steal passwords, …

Apps

You can steal data from a computer by touching it

Normally, breaking a PC's security involves either finding security exploits or launching brute force attacks, neither of which is necessarily quick or easy. However, a team at Tel Aviv University has come up with a potentially much simpler way to swipe data from a computer: touch it. If you make …

These cute, tiny sensors will soon be watching you everywhere

One of the promises of the “internet of things” is that it will connect the real-world with the virtual. Low-energy Bluetooth beacons are emerging as one of its stronger early technologies.<p>Here’s a quick look at where beacon technology stands today: Estimote, one of the leading beacon startups, …

Internet of Things

Advice You Can Run With: 5 Tips on Designing for Mobile

<i>This post was originally published on the</i> <i>Shutterstock blog</i> <i>and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>Mobile technology is transforming consumer behavior. Last year, mobile devices were on track to outpace the number of people in the world, and it’s estimated that by 2017, there will be 1.4 mobile …

Sharp just launched a hot new phone in Japan and it's coming to America

The smartphone maker's close ties to Softbank could mean big things for Sprint<p>Sharp isn't exactly a household name for smartphones in the US, but the company has been pumping out interesting high-end handsets in Japan for years. Today the company just announced two new phones under the Aquos …

2014 Core77 Design Awards Winner Spotlight: Hyperform Breaks Out of the Build Platform to Expand the Horizon for Desktop 3D Printing

The 3D printing revolution has been a long time coming—but, to borrow William Gibson's famous quote, it's just not very evenly distributed. Or …

Common Pitfalls in Technology Naming

<i>Aaron Hall is the Associate Director of Naming at Siegel+Gale.</i><p>While naming your new tech product or company can be a lot of fun, it certainly isn’t easy. When approaching naming for the first or tenth time, there are some common pitfalls and traps in which companies tend to get caught.<p>While it …

It’s 2014, and Android fragmentation is no longer a problem

Advertisement<p>28 Comments<p>Credit: Skakerman<p>Let’s be honest: As app developers, we’ve always defended the beauty and polish of iOS(s AAPL) (and have …

The 7 Best Secret Product Hunt Lists

Product Hunt has been getting a lot of press lately. Most of it for good reason. It’s a quick way to see what the movers and shakers of the tech world are checking out everyday. But behind the daily up-voting of products, the team is experimenting with fun sub-categories.<p>They’re like hidden …

How to hack and crack the connected home

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Living Rooms

9 Outstanding Apps for Adding Text to Your Photos

Add text to photos<p>Text on pictures — that’s the idea behind messaging, poster art, greeting cards and scenic displays. And font freaks (you know who you are) will always be on the lookout for ways to add text into snapshots and vacation photos. Happily, dressing up your photos with text can be done …

How the design firm behind the Xbox built the bike of the future

You can't ride a bike in Seattle without thinking about the seven hills. (No one can agree on which ones make up "the seven," but they're not a friendly ride.) And you better think about the city's famously unpredictable weather patterns. And who knows? You might finish work and want to head …

This Plug-And-Play Utility Bike Lets You Gear Up As Needed

The EVO, an entry in the urban utility bike design contest, lets you attach different cargo-carrying components easily, depending on what you need that ride.<p>Our team–composed of Huge Design, 4130 and PCH Lime Lab–came together to create the quintessential commuter bike. From the beginning, the …

San Francisco

TouchPico Projector Turns Any Wall Into a Touchscreen

Handheld projectors are nothing new, but TouchPico from TouchJet offers a new twist that could be useful: the ability to turn any flat surface into …

What Corporate Logos Would Look Like If You Shrank Them

Responsive web design is all the rage. What if logo design were handled the same way? Would you still recognize that Levi’s sign?<p>What would the logos of your favorite companies look like if they were responsively designed? The Responsive Logos project by Joe Harrison first takes the logos of …

Apple Introduces The iPad Air

Three years ago, Apple unveiled the original iPad, boxy and thick and heavy by comparison. Four iPads later, we’re here, welcoming the fifth generation iPad into the world.<p>And boy is it a beauty!<p>You’ve been waiting long enough, through a summer of rumors, so let’s just get right down to business on …