Mads Pedersen

801 Added | 2 Magazines | 253 Likes | 25 Following | 25 Followers | @madspedersen | Digital Media Manager @ Grundfos. Flipping stories about business-driven development, creative use of digital media and technology, social business.

Forget the Robot Singularity Apocalypse. Let's Talk About the Multiplicity

For a species that’s conquered Earth and traveled through space and invented the Slapchop, we humans sure are insecure when it comes to technology. …

Singularity

Google's Genius Productivity Hack Will Change How You Innovate

Its mantra is #MonkeyFirst<p>At Google X, the company's "moonshot factory," the mantra is "#MonkeyFirst." The idea is that if you want to get a monkey to recite Shakespeare on a pedestal, you start by training the monkey, not building the pedestal, because training the monkey is the hard part. Anyone …

Productivity

Zeroqode will usher us into a codeless future

Codeless development platforms are at once a blessing and a curse. If they’re complete enough to be powerful they are too difficult for beginners and if they’re simple enough for beginners they’re useless for serious work. Zeroqode, a one-stop-shop for codeless creation, aims to make the difficult …

Web Design

Kodak announces ICO, stock jumps 44%

Kodak is today announcing a partnership with Wenn Digital to create a “photo-centric cryptocurrency” that will “empower photographers and agencies to take greater control in image rights management.” Because why not. It’s 2018.<p>The company’s stock jumped 44% on the news and is currently trading at …

Bitcoin

7 Technology Trends That Will Dominate 2018

Regardless of whether you’re a diehard tech fanatic, always after the latest devices, or a laid-back “average” consumer, if you’re like me, you can’t help but look forward to the tech developments and trends that lie ahead. After a year with surprisingly high sales for smart speakers and virtual …

Incorporated

German Court Orders Amazon to Stop 'Typo-Targeting' Ads for Birkenstocks

A German court has ordered Amazon to stop using so-called “typo targeting” to serve ads to shoppers who enter misspellings of “Birkenstock” on …

Judiciary

Watch a Boy Become a Man in This Amazing Time-Lapse Video with a Daily Portrait for 10 Years

When we post time-lapse videos, they typically involve thousands of landscape or nature images, like the spectacular project we shared last spring …

Photography

13 sci-fi series starters to break in your new ebook reader

Visit other worlds<p>So you just got a new ebook reader for the holidays this year. Nice! Now, it’s time to find books to load it up with, which should give you plenty to read on your trip home, or if you need an excuse to avoid relatives for a couple of hours.<p>Here’s 13 science-fiction books that kick …

Science Fiction

Building Heart Connections: Understanding Consumers’ Emotional Landscapes

A rising heartbeat, a change in body temperature, and other minor physical shifts can signal an important consumer reaction to an ad, a product, or …

Emotions

Creative work of the week APAC: Re:Scam uses AI to force scammers to have a taste of their own medicine

The winner of this week's creative work of the week in Asia Pacific is Netsafe, which created an email AI assistant which will waste the time of …

The future of grocery shopping has arrived in China

A little more than a year ago, Amazon announced a new grocery store concept that promised customers a human-less shopping experience. Customers would simply walk in, grab the items they need, and leave without waiting in a line or going through a checkout—letting sensors, computer vision, and …

eCommerce

Microsoft could beat Apple to being the first $1 trillion company

• <b>Several of the largest companies are quickly approaching a $1 trillion market cap, a benchmark that's never been reached.</b>• <b><br>Microsoft wouldn't have even been con</b> <b>sidered a contender until recently. Now, it stands a chance.</b><p>If you had wondered out loud five years ago whether Microsoft could be the first …

America Is No Match for China's New Space Drones

<b>By Eugene K. Chow</b><p>In a major breakthrough, China has unveiled a formidable new high-altitude drone that could give its military a significant …

Theater chains are terrified of MoviePass because of subscribers like me

MoviePass is radically changing the value of the theatrical film experience, but what does that mean for consumers and theater owners?<p>I see a lot of movies. I moved to the Bay Area from New York nearly five years ago, knowing not a single person living in San Francisco, and I found going to the …

Subpar

China’s CCTV surveillance network took just 7 minutes to capture BBC reporter

It took Chinese authorities just seven minutes to locate and apprehend BBC reporter John Sudworth using its powerful network of CCTV camera and facial recognition technology.<p>This wasn’t a case of a member of the media being forcibly removed from the country. The chase was a stunt set up to …

China’s big brother: how artificial intelligence is catching criminals and advancing health care | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

The lifts rising to Yitu Technology’s headquarters have no buttons. The pass cards of the staff and visitors stepping into the elevators that service …

Pantone Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet

Every year, the color experts at the Pantone Color Institute pore over research and analyses of design, film, food, fashion, art, and entertainment — …

How Conversational User Interfaces Will Change Our Lives

In 2017 we saw continued excitement and hype around ‘conversational interfaces’–interfaces that allows users to interact with machines using natural …

These are the social media image sizes you should use in 2018

As often happens around this time of year, Make a Website Hub have released their guidelines and cheat sheet for the image sizes we should be using …

Freefly Movi is a Cinematic Gimbal for Your Smartphone

Freefly creates professional drone and gimbal solutions for the cinema industry, and today it released a specialized gimbal for smartphones: the …

Sonos and Ikea are collaborating on sound products for the home

Sonos and Ikea just announced a new collaboration to “create future home sound experiences”.<p>The companies say they want to make it easier to play music anywhere in the home – which makes sense, since Sonos’ main benefit is how easy their software makes it to set up and manage a system of speakers …

AI Is Now So Good That You Can't Trust Your Eyes Anymore

The newest groundbreaking AI tech? Unsupervised image-to-image translation. It allows you to auto-generate a different photo based off of an input …

There are now 25M active business profiles on Instagram

Instagram announced this morning that it now has 25 million active business profiles, up from 15 million in July.<p>The company throws out a lot of different statistics (back in September it said it had 800 million monthly active users, 500 million daily active users and 2 million advertisers), but …

Startups

FDA clears first EKG band for the Apple Watch

AliveCor's KardiaBand, a device that detect dangerous heart rhythms, has become the first Apple Watch accessory cleared for medical use by the FDA, the company announced. It can capture your EKG in 30 seconds, then detect problems like atrial fibrillation, a type of heart arrhythmia.<p>In addition, …

7 Things Every Employee Should Hear During Their Next Review

Employee reviews aren't just check-ins. They're opportunities to drastically improve your business.<p>I am a believer that employee reviews should not happen once a year, or once every three months. Employees should know where they're at and how they're doing regularly.<p>The reason is because a review …

Intranet vendors are painfully learning new skills: customers need to mitigate their risks

The emergence of new intranet vendors into the market (particularly SharePoint- and Office365-based intranet products) is to be celebrated. The era …

These Eerie GIFs Show How Your Phone Feels, Hears, And Sees You

Your phone tracks your every move. Have you ever wondered what that looks like?<p>Our phones rarely leave our sides. They travel from pocket to hand to tabletop to bed–the entire time measuring our movements, tracking how we touch them, and listening to our voices.<p>In a new project called <i>AI Senses</i>, the …

Adobe Digital Insights 2017 Holiday Predictions

Products: Best days to buy<p>By category<p>Predictably, the best days for consumers to shop online during the season, based on low prices and product …

Running in Circles – Signal v. Noise

Why Agile Isn’t Working and What We Do Differently<p>Agile started off as a set of values. Values are subtle and abstract, so as agile spread, what …

Uber's Merger With Yandex, Russia's Largest Tech Company, Has Been Approved

The Russian government has approved the merger of Uber and Yandex, the country’s largest technology company and most popular search engine. As a part …