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5 Simple Rules to Maximize Your Office Space

With office space being one of all time, businesses are focusing on strategies to the price dramatically.<p>Whether we notice it or not, where we work can positively or negatively affect our productivity. A cluttered, dark and cramped environment is likely going to bring down your productivity while a …

Here's how the Internet of Things will explode by 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been labeled as "the next Industrial Revolution" because of the way it will change the way people live, work, entertain, and travel, as well as how governments and businesses interact with the world.<p>In fact, the revolution is already starting.<p>That brand new car that …

Internet of Things

The world's largest air purifier arrives to clean up the smog in China

In an attempt to clean up the smog in China, as well as highlight the dangers of air pollution, the Smog Free Tower has arrived in Beijing.<p>Supported …

New York Uber Drivers Protest Rate Cuts

Uber drivers protest the company's fare cuts and go on strike in front of the car service's New York offices on February 1, 2016. The drivers said Uber continued to cut into their earnings without cutting into its own take from each ride. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Hands on with the iPhone 7 Plus’ crazy new Portrait mode

One of the most talked about features of the iPhone 7 at launch was the new Portrait mode.<p>It’s a software feature that uses the two lenses of the iPhone 7 Plus to create the look and feel of an image shot with portrait settings on a camera with a telephoto lens.<p>Simply put: a pleasing blur that …

Puck.js Bluetooth Beacon Can Be Programmed Wirelessly (video)

Those of you creating Internet of Things projects might be interested in a new Bluetooth beacon called Puck.js, which has been created by Gordon …

Inside The Phenomenal Rise Of WeWork

<b>MORT ZUCKERMAN, THE 77-YEAR-OLD BILLIONAIRE CHAIRMAN</b> of Boston Properties, controls $19.6 billion (market cap) worth of prime office buildings in cities like New York, Washington and San Francisco, and in June 2013 he took a walk through a little real estate business called WeWork that Adam Neumann …

Inside Facebook's New Frank Gehry-Designed NYC Offices

Facebook's Astor Place offices<p>Top: Facebook engineers at work in their new offices. Bottom: game time.<p>The art on the walls, according to press materials, "is intended to embody the ethos of the Facebook engineering culture by incorporating different mediums and styles that reflect the multi-layered …

What these photos of Facebook’s new headquarters say about the future of work

By Todd C. Frankel<p>, Reporter<p>MENLO PARK, CALIF. – Deep inside Facebook’s massive new headquarters, the largest open-office workspace in the world, a rough-hewn building that feels like the idea economy’s take on the industrial factory floor, sits the desk of Lindsay Russell.<p>The desk is a white slab, …

What You Can Learn About Employee Happiness From Decades of Office Design

How do you design an office where all of your workers will be happy? Follow these simple tips.<p>Perfecting the art of office design remains a work in progress.<p>Though architects and planners have been incorporating innovative design principles for decades to try and adjust to the evolving preferences …

Hong Kong Warehouse Converted to Creative Office Space

The team at <b>LAAB Architects</b> took on the challenge of converting a warehouse in an industrial high-rise in Hong Kong into creative office space for the …

The Ultimate Office For Bike Lovers, Designed For A Company Of Cyclists

Perkins+Will devised an indoor track, custom bike racks, and more for the Chicago bike component company SRAM.<p>Cyclists are an obsessive sort—how else would you describe the spandex-clad culture of the peloton? Perkins+Will channeled that intensity into the new headquarters of SRAM, the …

How the much-maligned open office space can make work better

When considering a place to plant yourself as a business or an employee, you'll inevitably run up against the question of whether open office floor plans with their enormous, shared, cubicle-free layouts hinder or boost collaboration and creativity.<p>Open office spaces have benefits: increased …

Offices For All! Why Open-Office Layouts Are Bad For Employees, Bosses, And Productivity

In part one of our two-part series, Fast Company senior editor Jason Feifer makes a case for giving all workers a little alone time–behind an office door.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>I had an office. Now I don’t.<p>I’m not …

To Work, Open Offices Need To Be A Little Less Open

Giving employees control over their space helps them work better.<p>One morning last week, I arrived at my desk -- one of the hundreds arranged in long rows throughout the Huffington Post newsroom -- and instinctively took out my earbuds.<p>"What kind of music do you listen to?" my coworker Alex asked me.<p>…

The Workplace

How Mobility Changes Hiring And The Future Of Work

Mobile, cloud computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) have changed the IT infrastructure landscape. These trends are equally disruptive and transformative for business processes such as CRM, logistics management and hiring. Recently, I spoke with David Hale, the CEO of Gigwalk, on how mobility …

10 next-gen tech trends you should know about

Introduction<p>Do you know your C-RAN from your SON, your WiGig from your Bluetooth Low Energy and your MirrorLink from your machine learning? If you …

Apple's Marc Newson Believes Automotive Design is Lacking Progress

<i>The Wall Street Journal</i> has published an in-depth profile of industrial designer Marc Newson, a longtime friend of Apple design chief Jonathan Ive who joined the Cupertino-based company in September 2014. The interview touches upon a number of topics, ranging from Newson's creative process and …

Automotive Design

The most successful Kickstarter projects of all time and where they are today

Just look at the success of the legendary Potato Salad, where a guy tried to raise the funds to make, well, potato salad — and ended up raising over $55,000 and throwing a potato party for charity.<p>In 2014, over 22,252 projects were succesfully funded on Kickstarter, with a total of $529 million …

Ok, So Maybe Tesla's Powerwall Isn't 'Only' For Rich, Green People

I get it. I understand. Tesla is awesome. Its cars are amazing. Elon Musk, what with his Paypal and SpaceX and SolarCity and Hyperloop and Gigafactory is Tony Stark in real life. One must not doubt the Musk.<p>A week ago in this story I dared question his genius with an article entitled “Tesla’s …

Tesla

This Robotic Hand Is Inspired By A Chameleon’s Tongue

For creatures without opposable thumbs, chameleons are exceptionally good at reaching out and grabbing things. That’s thanks to their very special tongues. At one and a half times a chameleon’s body length, these tongues can dart out and snatch prey on impact with sticky, gripping flaps of skin. In …

2025 tech predictions both thrilling and scary

SAN FRANCISCO – What does 2025 look like from a tech point of view?<p>We humans will be walking, running, sleeping data streams pumping out constantly updated metrics that will be both safeguarded and valuable.<p>We'll do our jobs with the assistance of artificial intelligence to achieve better results …

Artificial Intelligence

Watch what castAR's projected augmented reality can do

In November last year, former Valve engineer Jeri Ellsworth and her team over at Technical Illusions finally shipped their first ever castAR headset -- a pair of projected augmented reality glasses that the crew have been working on for almost two years. Thanks to a highly successful Kickstarter …

The 5 Pillars of Interaction Design

<i>Jerry Cao is a content strategist at UXPin —</i> <i>the wireframing and prototyping app</i> <i>— where he develops in-app and online content for the wireframing and prototyping platform.</i><p>In today’s world of infinite-scrolling websites and touch devices, you must understand interaction design in order to create user …

REPORT: Apple Might Be About To Introduce A Stylus

Apple Insider has got their hands on a report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI, who believes we can expect to see a stylus released as an optional add-on in the second quarter of 2015. With close links to Apple's supply chain, Kuo has a very strong record of predictions about the Cupertino company …

Patents

Uber will pay for taxi licenses to keep operating in Germany

Uber is only willing to bend German law so far, it seems. The ridesharing outfit tells <i>Wirtschafts Woche</i> that it'll get around a court-ordered ban on its unlicensed services (such as UberX) by creating a new service that both pays for the drivers' taxi licenses and registers them as companies. While …

Remote-Control Cyborg Beetles Now Flying With Greater Precision

For science! And also for robo rescue work<p>There are few better ways to answer a question than by building a cyborg to solve it. Researchers at UC Berkeley and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore wanted to know how beetles steer themselves in flight, so they did the only logical thing: …

Remote Controls

Cable Companies Should Be Seriously Terrified Of Apple Right Now

Apple could finally offer some real competition to cable and satellite companies.<p>The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday evening that the consumer tech giant is planning to launch a web-based TV service this fall, with a small package of roughly 25 channels.<p>A TV service from Apple, which has …