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Crowdsourced iOS 7 Designs

DesignCrowd is the name of a graphic design crowdsourcing venture that bills themselves as "The world's #1 custom design marketplace." Businesses …

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3-D Printing Could Save You $2,000 A Year

A new study suggests that 3-D printers could save us some bucks on regularly purchased items. But let’s take a closer look.<p>When it comes to 3-D printing, there’s a seemingly bottomless well of promise for the future: new organs, recycled, 3-D printed plastic homes–even shoes can be designed and …

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Articles about blogger focus design inspiration on Dwell.com - Dwell

Today’s global design scene is more expansive and easier to access than ever, thanks to all things Internet—websites, webshops,...<p>Make way, Arne and Eero. Forward-looking furniture company Muuto turns the spotlight on 21st-century Scandinavian design.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us …

A terrifying robot shows you the emotions slime mold can't express

Slime mold can already behave in ways that are surprisingly intelligent, but what if it smiled like us and cried like us — or, at least, like a horrifying facsimile of us? An installation at London's Living Machines conference provides a fascinating, disturbing answer. As reported by <i>New Scientist</i>, …

Swinging CO2 Levels Show The Earth Is 'Breathing' More Deeply

Plant life on our planet soaks up a fair amount of the carbon dioxide that pours out of our tailpipes and smokestacks. Plants take it up during the summer and return some of it to the air in the winter. And a new study shows that those "breaths" have gotten deeper over the past 50 years.<p>This isn't …

Why Do Stars Twinkle?

Stars appear to twinkle, planets don’t. Here's why.<p>Did you know you can distinguish between stars and planets in the sky?<p>Stars twinkle, planets don't.<p>Okay, that's not actually correct. The stars, planets, even the sun and moon twinkle, all in varying amounts. Anything outside the atmosphere is …

'Herd effect' skews online rating systems, study finds

How much do you trust the online ratings of articles and posts on websites? New research suggests high positive ratings may not be a true reflection of an item's value or quality, but are partly due to "herd" effects, where people end up liking something that is already well liked by …

Adobe Rolls Out File & Font Syncing To Creative Cloud Users

Shortly after updating its Edge apps, Adobe has announced it is now rolling out file and font sync “in limited batches” to Creative Cloud subscribers. These are two key features to Adobe’s Creative Cloud product, and yet they have been “coming soon” since they were announced back in May.<p>As a …

Bill Gates Criticizes Google's Project Loon, Silicon Valley Space Entrepreneurs

In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek published Thursday, Bill Gates criticized tech companies for doing charity work more focused on technological gimmickry than helping the poor.<p>Gates was asked about Google's Project Loon, an effort to bring broadband to developing countries by floating …

Textbooks now available through Google Play Books in US, iOS app updated to match

Google promised us that it would offer textbooks through Google Play Books this month, and it's living up to its word. American students can now buy educational titles or rent them for six months, with prices frequently undercutting paper editions. Appropriately, Google has updated its Google Play …

YouTube founders take on Vine and Instagram with MixBit video app

As two of YouTube's co-founders, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen have already played key roles in one disruptive video-sharing service. Now they're hoping to strike gold for a second time with a mobile app called MixBit.<p>Launched as a free download for iPhone today, it's the latest product from their …

Social Media Connections Spark Creative Collaborations | About Verizon

It all began with an image posted on Reddit of an unlikely friendship between a raccoon and a squirrel. Next came an equally unlikely collaboration between two strangers, which led to a Kickstarter campaign that made the inspiration of two online friends of publishing a book about the adorable …

The Next Generation in Digital Signage | About Verizon

Machina Research reports there will be 12.5 billion “smart” connected devices in the world in 2020, up from 1.3 billion today. The next phase of the wireless evolution is on display everywhere in our lives.<p>Carmel, Ind.-based Mesh Systems supplies an innovative machine-to-machine (M2M) solution for …

From Paper to Pixels | About Verizon

From grocery store receipts to newspapers to utility bills, Americans come across countless pieces of paper every day. It all adds up to 70 million tons of paper and paperboard distributed every year. Many of these documents are now in digital formats, and the vision of a paperless world is slowly …

Digital Collaboration in the Workplace | About Verizon

Instant messaging on mobile devices is a way for family and friends to converse and share multimedia in real-time. Businesses are also embracing instant messaging and other interactive collaboration tools as alternatives to email to improve productivity among employees.<p>CoTap, for example, is a …

Writers Write Better With the Help of Digital Tools | About Verizon

Famed author Ernest Hemingway once said, “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”<p>There isn’t a flawless formula for perfecting a writer’s craft, but there are apps that can help. Mobile devices and apps have become important writing tools, helping wordsmiths create, …

What Does Your Device Say About You? | About Verizon

You can’t judge a book by its cover, but can you judge a person by their mobile device?<p>Just as purchasing a pick-up truck, mini-van or convertible may reveal clues about a person’s lifestyle, so can picking one particular operating system or type of device over another. This might give insight into …

Improve Your Public Cell Phone Courtesy | About Verizon

ul{list-style-type:disc;} li{margin-left:1em;}<p>A recent LifeHacker survey asked readers to share the most annoying habits they observe when people are on their cell phones. The responses shared a common thread - distraction.<p>Topping the list are people talking on their phones while driving, burying …

LinkedIn lets users apply for jobs on mobile, no resume required

Professional social network LinkedIn is alleviating some of the headache around the job application process by letting its English-speaking members submit applications from their smartphones without the hassle of attaching a formal resume.<p>The company said Monday that its job-seeking members on iOS …

Apple, AT&T, Verizon, Others Join Google in Big Lobby Spending

As figures for the lobbying spend of Q2 of 2010 were released, all eyes were on Google. With a total of $1.34 million over the past three months, it’s definitely an increase, as Consumer Watchdog will tell you. However, it’s worth comparing Google’s outgoings in Washington with its tech brethren. …

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