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125 Years of Awesome National Geographic Photos In One Book

A new book celebrates National Geographic‘s 125th anniversary with a retrospective of photographs as breathtaking as the planet they document.<p>Since 1888, <i>National Geographic</i> magazine has provided readers with an escape to the most obscure and fantastical places on Earth and now, in honor of the …

Synesthetic Artist Suspends 20 Miles Of Ribbon Inside Grace Cathedral

Artist Anne Patterson used music–and a mind-altering neurological phenomenon–to create this stunning site-specific installation.<p>It’s hard to improve on the interior design of a building as hallowed and grandiose as Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, famed for its stained-glass windows, two …

Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Aileen Lee is founder of Cowboy Ventures, a seed-stage fund that backs entrepreneurs reinventing work and personal life through software. Previously, she joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1999 and was also founding CEO of digital media company RMG Networks, backed by KPCB.</i> …

Realität: Códigos que narran (Entrevista con el innovador estudio mexicano)

El pasado sábado, durante las conferencias de OFFF MX tuve el honor de entrevistar a Juan Manuel Escalante, fundador de Realität, un estudio de …

SmartThings Opens A Shop So You Can Bring Your Internet Of Things Home

SmartThings is opening an online store where you can mix and match the devices and sensors you’ll need to hook up your connected dream home of the future.<p>If you’re familiar with the phrase “Internet of Things,” you probably also recognize the name SmartThings. The small startup is creating a …

Charles Bukowski Reads His “Friendly Advice to a Lot of Young Men” and Shares His Advice on Creativity

<b>Charles Bukowski</b> (August 16, 1920–March 9, 1994) remains a poet exquisitely emblematic of the inherent contradictions of the human spirit — a man of unabashed profanity and self-conscious sensitivity, of tragic cynicism and heartening insight on the meaning of life and the spirit of writing. It is …

Think Like A Bug: Tips On Squashing The Competition From Charles Darwin, Steve Jobs, Madonna, And Other Successful People

It’s a tough world out there, and the competition is fierce. Here’s how some of the world’s greatest leaders have embraced the challenge, and one-upped the other guy.<p>At a fourth of July barbecue, <i>New York Times</i> reporter, William J. Broad marveled at his hosts’ ability to keep mosquitoes at bay with …

Mobile + Disruptive Technologies = Killer Apps

Last year, organizations across almost every industry became really serious about using mobile technology. The majority of these initiatives involved …

Next Generation Augmented Reality Will Transform Live Events

The CrowdOptic app for iPhone overlays statistics in real-time, enhancing performers, players, and songs.<p>Imagine watching a basketball game and seeing all of the vital statistics surround your favorite player without taking your eye off the game. CrowdOptic aims to visually enhance the event …

What Is Native Advertising and Does It Really Work?

<p>The great news about native advertising is that it makes it easier for users to engage with those ads because they are part of a bigger …

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Seven Rare Steve Jobs Videos That Show How To “Think Different”

In this video from 1982 (actually, an audio-recording-as-video) Steve Jobs talks to the Academy of Achievement about what makes a person intelligent. …

AmazonFresh Is Jeff Bezos’ Last Mile Quest For Total Retail Domination

Amazon upended retail, but CEO Jeff Bezos — who just bought The Washington Post for $250 million — insists it’s still “Day One.” What comes next? A relentless pursuit of cheaper goods and faster shipping. The competition is already gasping for breath.<p>The first thing you notice about Jeff Bezos is …

What Netflix's 'House of Cards' Means For The Future Of TV

It’s hard to watch Netflix’s’ House of Cards’ and not get the feeling that it’s not only great programming, but also a seminal event in the history of TV.<p>The story itself is sort of “Tony Soprano meets The West Wing” and it features an impressive cast including Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, but …

Augmented Reality Meets Gesture Recognition - MIT Technology Review

To make its business software more effective, HP recently paid $10 billion for Autonomy, a U.K. software company that specializes in machine …

Beyond the mouse: how input is evolving

The arguments about interfaces might still be going on, but the touchscreen has won.<p>If Windows 8 isn't rushing off the shelves, at least some of the …

How Crowdoptic’s big data technology reveals the world’s most popular photo objects

Crowdoptic, a two-year-old Silicon Valley startup, says it can now determine the most popular objects of photos taken during mass-interest events, such as Hurricane Sandy and the London Olympics.<p>We’ve written twice about the company, once after it launched, and then again after its initial funding …

IBM's Augmented Reality App Exposes the Sugary Sins of Breakfast Cereal

As we become more and more concerned with what we're putting into our bodies, the ritual of standing in the grocery store aisle, staring at the …

A stroll into space

The airlock is dark and silent as a temple, perhaps one dedicated to technology. As I enter, it has the calming effect of a prayer.<p>It’s still early …

Authentic Design

The Birth Of Modern Design<p>In 1908, Adolf Loos, an influential Austrian architect, wrote an essay provocatively titled <i>Ornament and Crime</i>. The modern …

Piet Mondrian

<b>Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan</b> (Amersfoort, 7 de marzo de 1872 - Nueva York, 1 de febrero de 1944), conocido como <b>Piet Mondrian</b>, fue un pintor vanguardista …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics | GQ

Music<p>Prine’s new record proves he hasn’t missed a beat.<p>By Nick Marino2 days agoView More<p>Best Stuff<p>Sometimes all your aching joints need is some essential oil from that magical herb.<p>By Brennan Kilbane2 days agoView More<p>Style<p>Tiffany Beers spent 13 years designing for the Swoosh, and is now sharing …

You’re Going To Need More Than New Packaging To Call It Innovation

The definition of what constitutes an “innovative” idea has gotten pretty loose lately. It’s time to challenge your team to come up with truly revolutionary ideas that create a distinct competitive advantage.<p>Stand in front of a grocery store’s cereal aisle and you may be confronted with more than …

Imran Qureshi at Work