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What does Twitter want with Cover's Android lock screen? A smarter smartphone, duh

Imagine your Twitter app immediately surfacing tweets about a nearby earthquake or disaster without you having to enter a single keyword search. Or one-step switching between Instagram and Twitter so you can see if that filtered photo of your cat received any favorites. Or a notification that …

Scoop.it Now Helps Big Companies Share Knowledge

We’ve tracked Scoop.it‘s progress as a curation platform for several years, and now the San Francisco-based company is launching a product aimed at helping large companies share ideas from across the Web both publicly and internally.<p>After testing the ‘Knowledge Management’ solution with companies …

A $5.5 Million Bet on a Better Way to Learn Coding | Inc.com

The courses at Flatiron (which is actually located in the New York's Financial District, after growing out of its small original space on East 26th Street) are designed to teach a full range of technical and creative-thinking skills in either iOS app development, or the programming language Ruby on …

Finland Honors Stuart Parkin For Enabling Cloud Revolution (with $1.4M)

Professor Stuart Stephen Papworth Parkin will receive the 2014 Millennium Technology Prize, it was announced today. He gets the gong because of his research into data storage, making it faster and cheaper to store huge amounts on spinning disk drives.<p>On the one hand, this was a massive contribution …

What Disney World's MagicBands can teach us about the convergence of mobile, data, and more

<i>Aaron Shapiro is the CEO of the digital agency Huge.</i><p>Pity the parent trying to do Disney World on the cheap these days.<p>Last summer, Disney introduced MagicBands into the theme park experience. For starters, the RFID-enabled wristbands function as tickets, and as “FastPasses” to cut long lines and …

SCIenergy Partnering In Over $400 Million Fund For Efficient Building Retrofits

On the heels of its $12 million round of funding, SCIenergy, a provider of software and project development services for energy efficient building retrofits is partnering with an undisclosed investor to deploy a new $400 million fund for what it calls managed energy service agreements.<p>The new fund …

Harvard students learn about Apple's history through manga

There's no doubt that Harvard's Business School is serious business, but its students are surprisingly learning about the history of Apple's two Steves through a non-traditional medium: manga. Professor Noam Wasserman has been teaching about Wozniak's and Jobs' friendship and eventual falling out …

Chromecast homescreen may eventually add weather info and more

Right now if you were to turn on your TV and go to the right video source for your Chromecast, you would be greeted by a relatively modest-looking homescreen that contains the time, a Google-chosen rotating selection of wallpaper and very little else. Most of the time, we aren’t on the the …

Major Smartphone Trial Disrupted by People Using Their Smartphones

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The judge presiding over a major lawsuit brought by Apple against Samsung is losing her patience …

Twitter Tests Notifications In Your Web Browser

Twitter is no stranger to trying out new features on its social networking platform. Yesterday it announced it is in the process of testing and rolling out no fewer than 15 different ad units, at least some of which are already popping up for users. Today comes news of a feature that focuses …

Fed up with passwords? These tech experts are seeking alternatives

If Karl Martin has his way, the only password you'll ever need is your heartbeat.<p>The chief executive officer of Toronto-based startup Bionym is part of a group of researchers and executives trying to kill one of the most persistent features of digital life – the text password.<p>"I think people are …

Information Systems

Your Twitter Password Was Safe From Heartbleed. Other Social Sites? TBD.

This is going to get worse before it gets better.<p>News of “Heartbleed,” one of the most catastrophic security vulnerabilities the Web has ever seen, broke earlier this week. In a nutshell, it’ll soon be time to change almost every website password you have.<p>Almost, but not all.<p>If you’ve got a Twitter …

Facebook cuts chat out of its apps so that you'll download the standalone Facebook Messenger

Facebook’s bid to take over your homescreen continues.<p>Today, Facebook announced plans to remove messaging features from its main app, as TechCrunch first reported. Facebook’s intention, it appears, is to drive people to its standalone messaging app, Messenger. It just recently updated the app to …

An Illustrated Taxonomy of City Bikes and Cyclist Archetypes

<i>“A poem compresses much in a small space and adds music, thus heightening its meaning,”</i> E.B. White wrote in his timeless love letter to New York. <i>“The city is like poetry: it compresses all life, all races and breeds, into a small island and adds music and the accompaniment of internal engines.”</i> And …

See The Everyday Objects That’ve Inspired 12 Leading Creative Minds

“What inspired this piece?” spectators and reporters will inevitably ask of the work they see at Milan Design Week, where hundreds of the world’s most talented designers are currently in attendance.<p>Alas, inspiration is nothing if not elusive. But in an honest attempt to study creative motivations …

Toilet Trouble: When Bathroom Architecture And Identity Politics Collide

Bathrooms are explicitly gendered, alienating those who don’t conform. There’s a burgeoning movement to change that.<p>Individuals who don’t conform to stereotypical notions of gender often struggle when faced with two restroom doors, one marked male, one marked female. Some become territorial about …

Tattoos and Sketches by Jan Mráz | Colossal

<p>I’m really enjoying the work of tattoo artist and illustrator Jan Mráz who is a new regular artist working at Bobek Tattoo in Prague. You can see …

Articles about 10 light filled kitchens on Dwell.com - Dwell

Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.<p>By installing skylights—large windows and apertures in your roof—you can …

Fairy-tale Treehouse Hovers Amid Cherry Blossom Trees

This fairy-tale treehouse in Hokuto, Japan is supported by a single cypress trunk and surrounded by a bevy of cherry blossom trees. Built by architect Terunobu Fujimori for the Kiyoharu Shirakaba Museum, the charming treehouse is actually a Japanese teahouse that was built specifically for enjoying …

Smithsonian Magazine's 11th Annual Photo Contest Finalists

Smithsonian Magazine recently announced the finalists for its 11th Annual Photo Contest. 50,000 photographs submitted by photographers from 132 different countries were whittled down to the top 60. Ten photographs were selected from each of the six categories: the Natural World, Travel, People, …

Op Art Legend Bridget Riley Gives Hospital A Candy-Colored Makeover

A London hospital recently got a candy-colored makeover from Bridget Riley, the English painter at the forefront of the Op art movement. A colorful abstract mural–Riley’s first in 27 years–brightens the hallways of St Mary’s hospital in London.<p>Riley, who completed two other murals for St Mary’s in …

Alasept: An Antibacterial Coating for Stainless Steel

Your correspondent was recently laid up for four days with the flu, an inevitability in an urban world where one must touch subway turnstiles, …

The Toledo House in Guatemala City

Toledo House in Guatemala by Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido.<p>The architects of Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido have designed the impressive Toledo …

Architecture

Arbre Blanc : White Tree Tower Inspired by Montpellier’s Tradition of Outdoor Living

<b>Arbre Blanc</b> a.k.a. White Tree tower is the winning design of “Folie Architecturale of the 21st century” for Montpellier, France. This architecture …

Architecture

12 Modern Gardens With Water Features

Manhattan-based firm Pulltab Design created this urban rooftop deck and garden in the East Village. It’s an amazing space that even has an outdoor …

Landscaping

Marutaro, the Pygmy Hedgehog, Poses With Creative Illustrated Masks

Marutaro is an adorable pygmy hedgehog with some serious Internet fame. The Japan-based celebrity has over 47,000 followers on Twitter, and more fans around the web. It's not hard to see why – just look at that face! Marutaro enjoys getting his picture taken, and he is patient enough to pose with …

Funny Business Cards Featuring Famous Pop Culture Characters

What would it look like if some of our favorite pop culture characters had their own business cards? Italian creatives Benedetto Papi and Edoardo Santamato of Invasione Creativa have answered that question for us with their hilarious new project. The series answers the question: “What happens to …

John Varvatos Says It’s All About Focus

As John Varvatos launches a new flagship on New York’s Madison Avenue, part of an ambitious global retail rollout, BoF sits down with the designer to …

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