Pierce Colman

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Google's humanoid robot just mastered walking over rough terrain

Google’s humanoid robot, Atlas, finds new ways to amaze us with each update. In its latest lesson, Atlas learned how to walk over uneven terrain. Over a series of trial-and-error sessions, engineers managed to teach Atlas a skill that few robots, and even fewer humans, have mastered: walking over …

Robotics

Design a Conversational UI with Information Architecture

Ya’ll. Information architecture isn’t sexy. We don’t talk about it like we talk about microinteractions. Or CSS animations. But IA is the backbone of …

UX Design

Branding Genius: Old School Tactic Crushes a $40 Billion Market ~via @davidbrier

They ignore all the brand rules of retail:• Sell nothing online.<br>• Encourage touching and interacting with products. A lot. (Even scheduling visits to try …

Google Local Business Cards or Posts about to roll out to ‘thousands’ of SMBs

In March, Google started showing “Local Business Cards” as part of the Google Posts system. This allows content providers or businesses or candidates …

A former Apple employee has created this beautiful line of marijuana edibles

"User-friendly" is not a word we hear often when describing marijuana edibles.<p>Whether you're biting into a pot brownie cooked up in a college dorm or nibbling on a fruit chew purchased from your local dispensary, you never <i>really</i> know how much marijuana you're ingesting. It can take hours to get …

Traditional Indian Architecture Meets Contemporary Office Space in This Naturally-Lit Design by Studio Symbiosis

Studio Symbiosis Architects is amidst the construction process for <i>Punjab Kesari Headquarters</i>, an 18,000 square meter office space in Delhi NCR, India.<p>…

Pokemon Go Is Driving Insane Amounts of Sales at Small, Local Businesses. Here's How It Works

For $1.19 an hour, you can have more customers than you've ever seen in your life<p>The speed at which Pokemon Go has spread is unprecedented. Less than a week after launch, this augmented reality mobile exploration game has been installed on twice as many phones as Tinder, it has double the …

VR skateboarding at E3

I’ve been skateboarding for longer than I care mention, and I still had to hold onto the damn railings. I’m going to blame it on the screwy sense of orientation one experiences in virtual reality, but it probably owes just as much to my fear of falling off a mechanical skateboard simulator in the …

MIT’s insane new app lets you ‘edit’ reality

The future promised by the Internet of Things still feels like it’s a long way away. But when (and if) it arrives, the Swiss army knife for fiddling …

How to Add a Shortcodes User Interface in WordPress with Shortcake

If you are developing a WordPress site for a client, then it’s likely that you will have shortcodes for your clients to use. The problem is that many …

101 startup tools to make your idea a reality

If you want to start a startup there are a couple of things you need to have, at a minimum you need:<p>A killer idea.<br>• The drive to “get sh*t done”.<br>• The right tools and resources to give you the best chance of success.<p>We might not be able to help you with the first two, but the third we have in spades. …

Employment

This Is How Millennials Will Change Management

Each generation brings a new set of values. Here’s how the growing number of millennial managers are changing the face of the workplace.<p>Baby boomer managers can be credited with creating employee support programs. Generation X managers can be credited with making the workplace more informal, making …

This startup wants to bring the Internet of things to the enterprise

With the potential for billions of connected devices and trillions of dollars in the next few years, the Internet of things has startups and …

Interactive Video: The New Content Marketing Must-Have

As brands compete for attention in a crowded digital (and increasingly mobile) marketplace, they need to use any tool that can give them an edge, and …

This new site is like an ongoing Reddit AMA where you can ask 'experts' anything you want

Have you ever had a question, but didn’t know where to turn? Social media or sites like Quora are great, but may not offer insight from qualified people. Wiselike hopes to change that, offering a way for the inquisitive to connect with the authoritative.<p>Here’s how it works: An ‘expert’ creates a …

JavaScript: The Perfect Language for the Internet of Things (IoT)

JavaScript: Love it or hate it, it’s a popular programming language for many, mainly because it’s so incredibly easy to learn. And if you’re a web …

JavaScript

MIT unveils 3D printing with glass breakthrough

The field of 3D printing is still largely the domain of major companies in need of easier prototyping methods and hobbyists.<p>But a new breakthrough …

Deliveroo Expands Its Food Delivery Service to France and Germany

Deliveroo, a platform that delivers food from restaurants that don’t traditionally offer take-out, has announced today that it is expanding internationally for the first time, into Paris and Berlin.<p>Both, unsurprisingly, are known for being ‘foodie’ cities, so it makes sense in terms of expansion …

Smooth Google Analytics Migrations using Google Tag Manager

<i>This post is authored by David Vallejo. At the current juncture, this blog is not configured to support for multiple authors. I hope to remedy that</i> …

Would You Watch Ads to Get Extra Data? Telefonica Hopes So

Telefonica has revealed plans to give customers extra data in return for watching ads from sponsors or taking part in surveys.<p>The company’s global head of advertising, Daniel Rosen, revealed the scheme in an interview with Marketing magazine at Mobile World Congress.<p>Rosen says the company is about …

Latin America

Simulate the Human Body with BodyKit APIs, Now in Beta

Body Labs, a platform for creating and customizing 3D human body models, today launched the beta of BodyKit, a collection of APIs and embeddable components for integrating the human body into apps and tools.<p>BodyKit, a toolset designed for early-stage prototyping, lightweight applications and even …

Mobile Devices

8 Must-have Cheat Sheets for Web Designers and Developers

As a web designer or developer, it’s nearly impossible to remember multiple programming languages, frameworks, and keyboard shortcuts to various …

17 Sites for Web Design Inspiration

Now that anyone can learn to code, and probably <i>should</i>, web design and development are becoming more and more personal in both approach and learning …

Mobile-first Responsive Web Design and IE8

The Guardian's responsive design team share some code to help make old browsers work with future-friendly CSS media queries<p>Soon, Internet Explorer 11 will be released. Yet IE8 is used by 4.5% of our users, and we want to serve them with a great reading experience on our new responsive …