Lyka Ortega

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Op-Ed | Join the Revolution Against Mindless Fashion Consumption

On Fashion Revolution Day, the anniversary of the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, Tamsin Blanchard challenges consumers take …

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Rumor: Google's Android App Icons To Get A Moonshine Makeover [Updated]

Article Contents<p>Included in Android's design guidelines is a section regarding iconography. The guidelines give very specific instructions on how to …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Small changes. Big results.<p>Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, …

Time Management

Portable Robot Printer Is Like A Roomba That Squirts Ink

“What is a printer?” asked Zuta Labs, then reimagined it as the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer, as small as your hand.<p>Designed by Zuta Labs and now on Kickstarter, the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer is one for the mobile age. It cleverly sheds the bulk of consumer printing by re-imagining what a printer …

Häfele's Transformable Kitchen & Dining Spaces

In addition to living spaces, Häfele is also addressing is the design of kitchens, which they see as areas that need to "look good and meet the …

Food & Dining

Editorial Design Inspiration

Editorial design has been with us for quite a long time. Magazine, newspapers and books are a good example of the importance of editorial design. …

Facebook is trying to save you from embarrassing posts

One of the first things I do before I post anything on Facebook is to make sure I know exactly <i>who</i> will see it. If it's a vacation photo of me and my husband, I restrict it to friends and family. If it's just a link to something funny on the internet, I might post it for all the world to see. It's …

Apple signing up new ad agencies to battle Samsung, report says

Apple is on the cusp of adding a brace of new ad agencies to its marketing roster, according to fresh rumours concerning the iPhone-maker's heated battle with Samsung.<p>Four new agencies are set to be recruited to Apple's team, AdAge reports, citing "people familiar with the matter". The work for the …

Advertising

Lumoid Wants To Rent You A Camera Now, And Everything Later

Aarthi Ramamurthy is standing outside of her building talking to her first paying customer, and she’s about to make a product decision.<p>She’s shipped him a camera across country overnight on a rental program, and he’s so in love with it that he wants to buy one from her. He’s wondering if he can …

The Selfiest Cities in the World: TIME’s Definitive Ranking

Makati City, known as the financial center of the Philippines, can now boast another distinction: It is the Selfie Capital of the World.<p>An …

List-Worthy

Rise of Mana - new 3D RPG coming this summer from developer Square Enix

The Japanese game developer behind the great Final Fantasy Series has released a website and trailer for a new hack ‘n’ slash style 3D RPG Game. Rise of Mana will be based on the Square Enix produced World of Mana game series and will launch to Android and iOS this year.<p>Seiken Densetsu: RISE of …

Wes Anderson, the film director who designs just-so stories

Pastel pink and perfectly symmetrical, the Grand Budapest Hotel rises up from its painted alpine setting like something off a kitsch vintage biscuit tin. In the distance, among all the peaks, a funicular (actually a model) can be seen wobbling up a mountain. Meanwhile, staff wearing neat, brightly …

Women Outnumber Men For The First Time In Berkeley’s Intro To Computer Science Course

For the first time in its history, Berkeley saw an introductory computer science course with predominantly female students – 106 women vs. 104 men. This slight turnaround signals a promising trend in the male-dominated STEM world.<p>To be sure, Berkeley is an exception: according to the National …

Kickstarter Success Could Lie in Your Words

Everyone who creates a Kickstarter page wants to do everything possible to succeed. But your choice of words could play a bigger role in a project's …

Google Introduces Surveys to Learn Why Users Mute Its Ads

Google today announced it is introducing, over the next few weeks, a series of short surveys in English-speaking countries which will appear after a user mutes an ad. The company says its goals are to learn why users mute ads, serve better ads, spot publishers and advertisers in violation of its …

In Indonesia, anyone with more than 2,000 Twitter followers can get paid $21 a tweet to advertise

Jakarta, Indonesia is the “world’s tweet capital,” reports Reuters, where anyone with more than 2,000 followers can get paid at least $21 to tweet during rush hour, when most Indonesians are stuck in traffic and (apparently) glued to their mobiles.<p>For Westerners, it’s easy to miss just how big …

Social Media

Plated delivers ingredients and prep instructions to your door

Plated has created the un-grocery-shopping-trip. The company received $5 million in its first round of funding today.<p>While there are plenty of companies that will deliver groceries to your door, and plenty more companies that will deliver fully-cooked healthy meals to your door, Plated delivers the …

The secret ingredient for a safer bike helmet: paper

<b>Lying flat in the middle of the road doesn't usually inspire a eureka moment. But for one man, having a potentially serious bike accident got him thinking about a new future for helmet design.</b><p>"I was riding my bike down a hill, wearing a helmet and a guy opened his car door," says Anirudha Surabhi, …

Confide: A Snapchat For Professionals, Not Sext-Obsessed Teens

The new app, from Yext CEO Howard Lerman and former AOL exec Jon Brod, stands out from competitors by eschewing a gimmicky UI.<p>Investors have pegged Snapchat‘s valuation at $2 billion thanks to the soaring popularity of its self-destructing photo-sharing service. Riding this tidal wave of attention, …

Geminid Sky Shower Strikes This Weekend

Explosion is at least five times more powerful than previous events, study says.<p><b>As darkness falls this weekend, look toward the heavens for a gem of a sky show from one of the year’s best meteor showers, peaking overnight on December 13 and 14.</b><p><b>The annual Geminid meteor shower promises colorful</b> …

Twitter Names Its First Female Board Member

After facing criticism at IPO that its board consisted only of male directors, Twitter has now appointed a female director–Marjorie Scardino. Twitter’s board now consists of eight people, an expansion on its former numbers. Scardino’s new role is effective immediately.<p>From 1997 until 2012, …

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Batkid saves San Francisco as charity makes a wish come true

San Francisco was beset by a wave of crime on Friday, as a woman was taken hostage and tied to cable car tracks, a criminal calling himself the Riddler attempted to rob a bank vault, and a miscreant known as Penguin generally made a nuisance of himself in the downtown area.<p>Happily, each incident …