Benoit Rondeux

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Ideal Gifts: Adobe Ink & Slide Pen-Ruler Set For Digital Artists

<i>In the</i> <i>Ideal Gifts</i> <i>series, The Next Web team shares personal recommendations for gifts to give this holiday season.</i><p>I’m one of those people who starts out doing things the most basic, low-tech way — mostly because I hate extraneous objects and clutter. Thus, my initial thoughts surrounding tablet …

Holiday gift guide 2014

Artist Boldly Reimagines US Currency with Modern Design

Blending vivid colors, sleek geometric patterns, and minimalist elegance, American designer Travis Purrington offers up a bold new vision for US currency. As part of his design school Master's thesis, he set out to conceptualize a set of bills that shift the focus from enshrining long-deceased …

Moleskine launches Adobe Creative Cloud Connected Smart Notebook targeted to on-the-go designers

Even graphic designers who grew up in the digital age cannot help but be enamored by the tactile power of the pen-meets-paper workflow. Moleskine gets that, and in response, has teamed up with Adobe to launch a custom Moleskine Smart Notebook, that directly connects to Adobe’s Creative Cloud …

The iPad Air 2 is the first iPad that I've ever actually liked

I’ve had a troubled history with the iPad; friends that own the device have always sung praises of the iPad for how it changed their life, but I never got it. That’s finally changed with the iPad Air 2.<p>When Apple announced the iPad Air 2, it sounded intriguing. Lighter and thinner was enough to …

70% of managers actually make their teams worse

Moneyball has been the talk of baseball for years. Its creator, Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane, has used the approach to guide his team, with one of the lowest payrolls in the league, to the playoffs in eight of the past 15 seasons. And the front office of the Boston Red Sox famously used …

Nokia's first device after Microsoft is an iPad mini clone that runs Android

Nokia is back in the devices business just under seven months after selling its devices and services unit to Microsoft for $7.2 billion. Nokia is unveiling its N1 Android tablet today, days after revealing its plans to license its brand name and teasing a black box on Twitter. Just like Xiaomi’s …

14 Perfect and Beautiful Gifts for the Neat Freak in Your Life

I like things to be neat. I keep my home clean, I keep my office orderly, and I only fill my spaces with objects that are beautiful. Clutter is not …

Vibrating Watches, Tiny Chargers, Inverted Umbrellas: The Best Personal Accessories Of 2014

Your holiday gift guide starts here with goodies ranging from tiny laptop chargers to cozy blankets by a former Apple designer.<p>Personal accessories like watches, cameras, and jewelry can seem like unoriginal gifts to give over the holidays. But not if they come with a twist. Here are 15 products we …

Google's Larry Page: The Most Ambitious CEO in the Universe

There’s a joke about Larry Page that’s been making the rounds at Google X, the “moon shot” factory where Google is developing self-driving cars, …

The DJI Inspire One is the coolest drone I've ever seen

The power of a Hollywood-caliber drone in a smaller, more affordable package<p>The drone game has changed. That may sound like hyperbole, but that was my first impression when experiencing the DJI Inspire One. This is a unit that anyone could pick up and learn to fly quickly, just as you could with …

Bionic Bird Is An App-Controlled Drone That Flies Like A Flappy Bird

Is it a bird? It is a plane? No it’s a bird-shaped drone called Bionic Bird. This new mechanical bird, due to land this December, will be app controlled, using a Bluetooth 4.0 link to support 100 meters of remote controlled flight from your smartphone or tablet.<p>Bionic Bird’s French makers are …

Sonos' Speaker Software Update Beta Brings Multi-account Support and Improved Playbar Performance

Sonos is launching a public beta of the latest software for its wireless home speaker range, which promises to bring a slew of new features, and improved performance to its Playbar soundbar.<p>The update to version 5.2 allows multiple users to log on and play music on Sonos speakers, freeing them from …

Nest Adds Outdoor Weather Updates to Its Learning Thermostat

Nest has today announced a handful of new features for users of its smart learning thermostat, which promise to provide more convenient access to information and reduced energy usage.<p>Among the new features in version 4.3 are a smarter automatic scheduler, which the company says is more efficient …

Jawbone's new Up3 is its most advanced fitness tracker ever

Jawbone loves data. It loves collecting more data; it loves collecting better data. Data is what makes the Up platform turn, what helps it turn its product from simple trackers into devices that subtly nudge you toward a better, healthier life. Today, Jawbone is launching a high-end product …

Behind the Scenes of Manchester City's Ambitious New App

When a gripping sporting event is unfolding right in front of you, should you be looking down at your phone instead? Manchester City FC, last year’s Premier League soccer champions, are positively encouraging that behavior with their new app.<p>City MatchDay launched last week for Android and iOS as a …

The New York Times and Axel Springer are wrong about Blendle

<i>With its idea of creating “iTunes for the press,” Blendle rattles the news industry’s cage. In spite of blessings from the New York Times and Axel Springer, the shiny new thing might just be a mirage.</i><p><b>Last week, two young Dutch people came up with a string of magic words: “iTunes for the press,”</b> …