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Don’t be toast — Strengthen your team and evolve your bread and butter with internal projects

Don’t be toast — Strengthen your team and evolve your bread and butter with internal projects<p>Imagine you are — bear with me — a slice of bread. You …

Coca-Cola made packaging that converts into a free Google Cardboard-style VR viewer for iPhone

Coca-Cola could easily equip just about everyone in the country with a free Google Cardboard-style VR viewer if the above experiment turns into reality.<p>The best 4K & 5K displays for Mac

Big U.S. banks will be rolling out ATMs that take smartphones, not cards

To the long list of things you can do with your phone — including watch a movie, buy a latte and hail a ride — prepare to add one more: get cash.<p>Over the next few months, the nation's three biggest banks will start rolling out ATMs that will let customers withdraw currency using their smartphones …

UI Animation. Microinteraction for Macroresult.

Microinteraction is one of the key things to care about in UI/UX design. They are, perhaps, the best proof that attention to small details is able to …

UX Design

The Best Industries for Starting a Business in 2016

In search of an industry primed for growth to start your next business? Look no further. Here are eight sectors where entrepreneurs can still get in early.<p>While breaking into any industry has its challenges, conditions in certain sectors make them ripe for new entrants. Here's <i>Inc.</i>'s annual look at …

Innovation

The 3 Secrets to Building a Brand Purpose That Millennials Trust

With Millennials overtaking baby boomers as the largest purchasing generation in the US, it's increasingly important to focus your marketing efforts on this younger demographic. However, marketing to Millennials presents a unique challenge, in that they only care about one aspect of your brand: <b>it's</b> …

Millennials

6 New Routers That Can Handle All Your Smart Home Needs

Routers, those typically ugly-looking devices that provide Wi-Fi, have long been a weak link in home network security. Hackers can take advantage …

Wi-Fi

Here are the nominees for our first Brooklyn Innovation Awards

The Brooklyn brand has become a global one. But local pride is good for the soul. Let’s honor it.After two years of reporting on tech, …

Startups

Adobe unveil major update to Photoshop

Today, Adobe has released a major overhaul to its flagship product, Photoshop. The new version, CC 2015.1, comes with a number of new features and a …

Web Design

Netflix’s New Brand

After flattening the logo, Netflix has adopted a universal branding language that can scale from giant billboards to tiny iPhone apps.<p>When Netflix’s internal design team quietly unveiled a new, flat logo last year, at least one critic made a stink. What was Netflix if not a shout of extrusions and …

Adobe Wants Creatives to Mess With Its Logo, and It’s Actually Using Their Ideas

Adobe has been slowly giving its logo a makeover—well, sort of.<p>Since December 2013, Adobe has been asking the creative community to tinker with its …

Fashion And Tech Collide Again As Apple’s Jony Ive Will Co-Host Met Gala

Two of the most fascinating worlds are working together once again. Apple will sponsor next year’s Met Gala and its designer in chief Jony Ive will even co-host the event with Taylor Swift, Idris Elba and Anna Wintour. This is another effort from Apple to break into the fashion scene.<p>This year’s …

Fashion

Amazon launches a Handmade rival to Etsy

If you've been looking for for a hand-sculpted Gothic dragon weathervane, you now have a new way to find it: Amazon's Handmade online store. As rumored earlier, the new venture has arrived in response to the success of Etsy, the artisan-goods company that just went public with a massive $3.5 …

How artificial intelligence is transforming the financial industry

<b>Your next stockbroker might just be a computer.</b><p>More and more, financial firms are turning to machines to do the job humans have done for decades.<p>Last spring, wealth management firm Charles Schwab launched a new service called Schwab Intelligent Portfolios. The service is unique in that it's not a …

Microsoft is preparing to take on Google Cardboard with VR Kit

After Google paved the way for low-cost VR experiences on mobile with its Cardboard program, Microsoft is following in the search giant’s footsteps with its own effort for Windows devices.<p>The company is wooing developers to attend a hackathon in Russia that’s scheduled on October 17. It’s inviting …

Virtual Reality

LVMH Lures Apple Executive, Proof that Luxury is Going Digital

During rehe last few years, Apple has reeled in some of the most talented names from the fashion world. Now, it’s the other way around as fashion …

Luxury brands need to harness their digital skills to ride out the storm in China

Bosses of the world's luxury groups may be sanguine about the prosperity of their customers but Chinese shoppers are becoming savvier about where to spend their millions<p>If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, then you might well be the immaculately groomed boss of a global …

Over 8,400 images from NASA's Moon missions are now on Flickr in high resolution

You've seen images from the Apollo missions before, but you've never seen anything like this. More than 8,400 images from NASA's Moon missions have been uploaded to Flickr at a resolution of 1800 dpi.<p>NASA didn't just send astronauts to the Moon to do scientific exploration, it also sent them …

Moon

Disney’s High-Tech Coloring Books Let Kids Scribble in 3-D

Kids have always colored outside the lines, but this is something else. Crayola's "Color Alive" books let kids color in various characters and situations, like any other book, but let them view their creations in 3-D in a companion augmented reality app. The original Color Alive sets came out last …

Kids

What Makes a Memorable Logo Design (or Redesign)?

If you've ever wondered what makes a logo sticky, unforgettable even, you're not alone. Branding firm Siegel + Gale wanted to know too, but after …

Apple welcomes new batch of HomeKit-compatible devices

Apple’s list of HomeKit-compatible devices is finally starting to look impressive.<p>The company’s smarthome framework has been off to a bit of a slow start since Apple first unveiled it at its Worldwide Developers Conference last year, but this fall might be when it actually hits its stride. The list …

Creativity and the Role of the Leader

<b>♦ BLOG: Join the conversation with Teresa Amabile about the challenges of managing creativity.</b><p>Creativity has always been at the heart of business, but until now it hasn’t been at the top of the management agenda. By definition the ability to create something novel and appropriate, creativity is …

Building a design-driven culture

It’s not enough to just sell a product or service—companies must truly engage with their customers. Here’s how to embed experience design in your …

YouTube will now let companies sell things on any video on its site

YouTube is rolling out a new ad product that will allow any video to become "shoppable."<p>That means that companies will be able to buy visual ads with links to buy products on their own sites on any video on YouTube.<p>Previously, brands could only include a product listing drop-down on their <i>own</i> …

Advertising

With 10,000 Users, New App Is Uniting Global Citizens To Bring Awareness To Poverty

L + R and the Global Citizen Festival have teamed up for a new app to help change things for the better.<p>In partnership with the Global Poverty …

Billionaire VC: Startups are spending too much on useless 'window dressing'

There's too much money in tech, and it has caused huge problems for the companies and San Francisco alike, said billionaire venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya.<p>"There's way too much money in the system ultimately still chasing few really great companies. And the problem with that is you have a …

Venture Capital

Overthinking could be driving creativity in people with neurotic disorders

People who suffer from neuroticism – a condition characterised by anxiety, fear and negative thoughts – are extremely tuned in to looking for threats. For that reason, you may expect them to perform well in jobs requiring vigilance: stunt pilots, aviators and bomb defusement. Yet, the evidence …

Psychology