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7 new graphic design tools to make your life easier

The graphic design software scene is very dynamic right now, with new tools being released all the time. Some of these new and updated apps could …

How to ride the last remaining sleeper trains

Is there a rail traveller alive who doesn’t love the romance of a night train? The very idea of gliding out of one great European city in the warm glow of an evening to wake up in the cool morning light of another is, even in the prosaic surroundings of modern standard sleeper berths, simply …

Trains

10 under-the-radar destinations to visit, according to the youngest person to travel to every country in the world

Planning a trip is an opportunity to see something unique, and to discover people, places, cuisines, and scenery you didn't know existed.<p>We asked James Asquith, the youngest person to visit all 196 countries, which places around the world are being overlooked — and which ones people should be …

Glacier National Park

Davos Elite Fret About Inequality Over Vintage Wine and Canapés

DAVOS, Switzerland — You have perhaps noticed that in many countries, history-altering numbers of people have grown enraged at the economic elite and their tendency to hog the spoils of globalization. This wave of anger has delivered Donald J. Trump to the White House, sent Britain toward the exit …

3 Ways to Use Design Principles to Create a Better Company Culture

Put others at the center of your work and you will touch their heart.<p>Business is all about people. This is what I learned from Alan Mulally, former Ford CEO, who not only saved Ford Motor Company from bankruptcy but saw employee satisfaction double during his tenure in Dearborn. So--how do you make …

Stefan Sagmeister

Social Media Ad Spending Is Expected to Pass Newspapers by 2020

The amount of money spent on advertising on social media is set to catch up with newspaper ad revenues by 2020, a leading forecaster said on …

Check Out These Pitch Decks From Airbnb, YouTube and Other Famous Startups

Airbnb described its service as a way to “save money, make money, and share culture.” BuzzFeed billed itself as a “one stop shop for web buzz.” And …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. The iPhone 7 could have a totally new kind of home button.</b> It could sit flush with the phone and use Force Touch for presses.<p><b>2. Google could soon face a third antitrust charge in the EU.</b> It would focus on its AdWords service.<p><b>3. Airbnb is raising a new round of funding that would value the</b> …

Eric Schmidt

Google is building a phone for this year, says unlikely report

It's no secret that Google has ambitions to build its own Android phones, but a new report from <i>The Telegraph</i> today suggests a much more aggressive timeline than we've previously heard. Anonymous sources at mobile operators have told the <i>Telegraph</i>'s James Titcomb that Google is preparing to release …

Android Phones

Facebook and YouTube use automation to remove extremist videos, sources say

Video-sharing websites are taking down Isis videos and other violent propaganda with technology used to remove copyright-protected material<p>Some of the web’s biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two …

These headphones mold to your exact ear shape in 60 seconds

Headphones are a major pain point for music and podcast lovers. Traditional headphones are clunky, while earbuds fall out and can't seem to stay untangled.<p>But a new kind of earbuds might just fit better than other headphones. That's because they're custom fit to your ears.<p>Revols, created by a …

Consumer Tech

Cuban: Give Trump credit for getting 'stupider'

Mark Cuban stepped up his criticism of Donald Trump’s campaign on Tuesday, this time attacking him personally.<p>“You know what? It’s rare that you see someone get stupider before your eyes, but he’s really working at it… You have to give him credit. It’s a difficult thing to do but he’s accomplished …

Donald Trump

Google's Waze Is Helping Drivers Avoid Left-Hand Turns

Left-hand turns can be fraught with peril, particularly when there’s no traffic light.<p>Turn the backdrop to rush hour in Los Angeles, and left-hand …

Snapchat put beds in the lofts it's using as offices, but neighbors suspect nobody lives there

Before long, it looked like Snapchat had set up an apartment inside the office, a former employee told Business Insider.<p>"It was like an IKEA set up, but nobody really slept there," the ex-Snapchatter said.<p>Adding a bed wasn't just a new office perk.<p>For the last 18 months, Snapchat has been inspected …

Real Estate

Here's What Bill Gates Thinks of Microsoft's LinkedIn Acquisition

Bill Gates is viewing Microsoft’s (msft) $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, the business-focused social networking site, as a business …

Julian Assange is starting his 5th year cooped up in the Ecuadorian embassy

Supporters said they were planning to stage songs, speeches and readings in several European cities.<p>Assange, 44, is wanted for questioning over a 2010 rape allegation in Sweden but has been inside Ecuador's UK mission for four full years in a bid to avoid extradition.<p>The anti-secrecy campaigner, …

Julian Assange

Facebook could soon decide the fate of its board member who waged a secret legal war against Gawker

The media organization has been brought low by a lawsuit by Hulk Hogan after its flagship title — the often-controversial Gawker — posted a sex tape of the former wrestler.<p>But billionaire investor and Facebook board member Peter Thiel was secretly pulling the strings behind the scenes, bankrolling …

Silicon Valley

A Round Smartphone, But Not Quite

It’s hard to remember now, but when the iPad was first announced in 2010, there was a measure of skepticism about whether this weird tablet thing …

Hedge fund managers indicted for selling fake Uber and Airbnb shares to pay for Vegas strippers

Two hedge fund managers have been indicted by the US Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice for allegedly selling fake shares in Uber, Airbnb, and Alibaba and using the money to pay for visits to Las Vegas casinos, stays at high-end hotels, and nights at "gentlemen's …

San Francisco just dealt another major blow to Airbnb

San Francisco’s board of supervisors overwhelmingly voted in favor of more stringent rules restricting Airbnb’s operations in the city.<p>On Tuesday (June 7), the board voted 10-0, with one abstention, to require short-term rental websites, such as Airbnb, to post only the listings of residents …

Hospitality

Spotify hired Lady Gaga's former manager to help its war against Apple Music

Apple has Jimmy Iovine, the veteran producer and music executive who has been working as a behind-the-scenes dealmaker. Now Spotify has Troy Carter.<p>Chances are you probably don't recognise Carter's name. But you'll know some of the artists he has worked with. Music Business Worldwide reports that …

Music Industry

This is the first unibody metal phone without antenna lines

Even by its own high standards, Asus outdid expectations with its Computex presser today. Not only did it announce a completely ridiculous home assistant robot and a thinner-than-a-MacBook laptop, but it also laid claim to having the first aluminum unibody phone free of unsightly antenna lines. …

Elon Musk has Wall Street wrapped around his little finger

The ease with which it raised the funds (and the fact that its shares rose 5% the week of the sale), shows how easily Tesla is able to use Wall Street to do its bidding.<p>Plenty of people I've spoken with in the auto industry are astounded that a profitless company, one that struggled to build 50,000 …

Tesla

In latest stumble, Theranos retracts blood tests

Rather than disrupting America's blood-testing industry, as it has repeatedly promised, beleaguered biotech start-up Theranos has disrupted care for some patients.<p>Desperate to stop the shutdown of its California lab, Theranos told federal regulators that it is retracting the results of tens of …

Genetic Engineering

Walmart spent $2.7 billion fixing a major weakness

The company posted first-quarter earnings per share of $0.98, versus $1.03 a share last year. Revenue rose to $115.9 billion for the quarter, up from $114.83 billion a year earlier.<p>In the US, same-store sales rose 1% in the quarter, driven by a 1.5% increase in traffic.<p>Walmart attributed the gains …

Wal-Mart Stores

You hired some star designers. Great! Now what?

Memo to the C-suite: Lean into design thinking, building and communication as core to your leadership team.<p>Innovative tech companies know that great technology and marketing will get you partway to success. Great design — and talented designers — must be central to your company to truly unlock the …

Design Thinking

Connecting everyone to internet 'would add $6.7tn to global economy'

Report says getting 4.1 billion more people online would lift 500 million out of poverty over five years<p>Bringing internet access to the 4.1 billion people in the world who do not have it would increase global economic output by $6.7 trillion (£4.6tr), raising 500 million people out of poverty, …

IBM Watson Brings AI Wonders to Cybersecurity

After dominating its human competitors on the television gameshow <i>Jeopardy!</i>, IBM’s artificial intelligence platform Watson began dabbling with …

Artificial Intelligence

eBay drop-off locations coming to 1,600 FedEx Office stores

The new partnership could hint at a tighter relationship between eBay and FedEx aimed at keeping Amazon in check.<p>Need to sell a set of golf clubs? Just go to a FedEx Office.<p>eBay said Tuesday it has significantly broadened a partnership with FedEx to bring eBay Valet drop-off locations to over 1,600 …

How 7 Non-Designers Changed the World Through Brilliant Design

They weren't out to reshape life, but to different degrees these innovators did. Here's why and how.<p>The world of design is full of great examples, like Apple's Jonathan Ive. Even the design of Apple's retail stores is purposeful and sharp.<p>Design can include a range of things from a particularly …

Product Design