Mads Pedersen

789 Added | 2 Magazines | 245 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.

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 …

Drones

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 …

Televisions

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 …

Surveillance

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 …

China

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 — …

Graphic Design

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 …

UX Design

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 …

Social Media Marketing

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 …

Photography

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 …

Automation

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 …

Machine Learning

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 …

Marketing

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, …

Smartwatches

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 …

Employment

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 …

Microsoft SharePoint

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 …

Infographics

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 …

Adobe

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 …

Project Management

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 …

Uber

Physicists Just Found a Loophole in Graphene That Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

Holy crap.<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn't exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of …

Graphene

Believe Me When I Tell You These Little-Known Facts About Color Are Fascinating

Who knew the Dutch were responsible for the prevalence of orange carrots?

Artists

Your Bedroom on Mars Will Look a Lot Different

Forget about your big bed — and that comfy recliner.<p>Another designer, London-based Christine Lew, created a collection of products like a spacesuit you can shower in and a vacuum-suction bathrobe. These weren’t intended to be commercial products but rather “speculative” objects to get people to …

Emotions

Artificial intelligence outsmarts CAPTCHA security system

Scientists have developed an innovative artificial intelligence (AI) system to crack CAPTCHA, the software that was created to prevent bots from …

The Explosive Legacy of Guy Fawkes, the Man Behind the Mask

A popular symbol of protest today, Guy Fawkes was first the face of treason because of his role in the murderous Gunpowder Plot of 1605.<p>Tensions were high in England in late October 1605, when an English nobleman, Lord Monteagle, received a mysterious letter. Along with the rest of England’s peers …

Catholicism

Adobe and Microsoft expand partnership with Adobe Experience Manager and Dynamics 365 integration

Adobe and Microsoft expanded their continuing partnership today when they announced that they are making it easy to share data between Adobe Experience Manager, a website marketing tool and Dynamics 365, Microsoft’s CRM tool.<p>For a sales person that means seeing the latest sales activity and …

Japan, Which Invented Workaholics, Tells Employees: Go Home Already!

TOKYO—It’s 6 p.m. and the music playing in the Tokyo headquarters of home builder Mitsui Home Co. suddenly switches to the theme from “Rocky.” As the familiar trumpet opening plays, typing and conversations stop. The workers all rise at their desks.<p>“I will finish up writing emails and go home at …

The Workplace

Twisted light could make wireless data faster than fiber

As fast as fiber optic lines have become, they're still hamstrung by one key limitation: you still need to transmit that data over wires, which limits where you can transmit and the affordability of the fastest connections. Scientists may have a way to eliminate those cables while offering even …

Wireless

Watch CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin interview a lifelike robot named Sophia

CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin interviews Sophia, a humanoid robot, about the future of artificial intelligence at a Future Investment Institute panel in …

The rights of synthetic lifeforms is the next great civil rights controversy

Robot Rights<p>Artificially intelligent (AI) robots and automated systems are already transforming society in a host of ways. Cars are creeping closer …

Walmart tests shelf-scanning robots in 50-plus stores

You may have seen stores deploy shelf-scanning robots before, but they're about to get one of their largest real-world tests to date. Walmart is expanding a shelf-scanning robot trial run to 50 additional stores, including some in its home state of Arkansas. Machines from Bossa Nova Robotics will …

Robots

A US design firm has plans for a skyscraper that would hang from an asteroid

A New York design firm called Clouds Architecture Office has proposed a tower that would hang from an asteroid 31,068 miles above Earth.<p>The Analemma Tower would be the tallest building ever made. The plans say it would be powered by solar panels and those panels would constantly be exposed to …