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The Newly Re-Designed Homes.com Website Will Change How You Search For Real Estate

If you spend any time searching for real estate whether it’s for fun (like me) or for necessity you already know that most of the real estate sites aggregate properties in pretty much the same way except for some minor nuances. But, the folks at Homes.com are trying to change that notion with their …

Real Estate

A Designer in Europe

Europe

Designing Card-Based User Interfaces

Web and mobile apps are moving away from pages towards completely personalized experiences. These new experiences are built on an aggregation of many …

The Differences Between UX and UI Design

User experience (UX) design and user interface (UI) design are often attributed as different names for the same concept. That couldn’t be further …

Harry Potter chapter written by bots is magically terrible

J.K. Rowling, you're in no danger of being replaced any time soon.<p>The bright Muggles at Botnik Studios trained predictive keyboards (one for narration, one for dialogue) on all seven Harry Potter books and produced a brand-new chapter about the young wizard. And great sizzling dragon bogies, is it …

Books

Humanitarian data breaches: the real scandal is our collective inaction

The news that a platform used by at least 11 major operational NGOs and UN agencies may be relatively easy to breach, potentially exposing the …

Who's Ready for the GDPR? [Infographic]

The European Parliament passed the General Data Protection Rule (GDPR) in April 2016. The law is one of the most sweeping privacy laws protecting …

Online Privacy

The Emerging Challenge Of 'Fake Data'

In just the last few years, iconic names like Borders, Radio Shack and Sports Authority have all gone the way of the T-Rex…they are extinct! Disruption is and will continue to be a constant as we can see from political campaigns to consumer’s shopping behaviors.<p>Today, the effects of this disruption …

Big Data

Direct Relief Puts Spending Decisions into Donors’ Hands

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 21, 2016 — With the launch of an online donation interface that lets donors allocate their money across Direct Relief’s …

The biodegradable paper airplane that could revolutionize humanitarian aid

Paper planes aren't just for passing secret notes across the classroom anymore. Now, they can even save lives.<p>Otherlab, an engineering research and …

Gliders

Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant might have a new home soon in Sonos speakers

<i>This article originally appeared on our sister site, Sound Guys</i><p>Sonos has been a leader in the connected speaker industry for some time, but now it faces competition in that space from the likes of Amazon and Google. To confront that threat head on, the new CEO of the company, Patrick Spence, says …

Smart Homes

Smart Light Bulb Displays 16 Million Colors; Controlled by Your Voice

One of the coolest things you can do with your home’s lights is have them cast a variety of different colors and be controlled by the sound of your …

Shortcut Labs FlicSingle Smart Button review: The best smart light switch might be a button - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The FlicLights Smart Button is affordable, well-designed and has a lot of power packed into a small body.<p><b>The Bad</b> The button is tied to your phone, so the app always needs to be running and the phone always needs to be nearby.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> For the price of $20, the FlicLights Smart Button …

Home Automation

9 IoT global trends for 2017

Artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, healthcare IoT, industrial IoT, and wearables are some of the topics of conversation …

10 big data science challenges facing humanitarian organizations

Big data refers to the astonishing amount of information that is created as a by-product of the growing digitization of our lives – our use of mobile …

Human Rights in the Digital Age: The Promises of Big Data and Technology (Part I)

<i>Editor’s note: This post forms part of a larger series addressing key issues related to human rights, technology & big data.</i><p>The world is only just …

U.S. Looks to Forge IoT Strategy

While encouraging a secure and interoperable Internet of Things (IoT), the U.S. will work to provide spectrum and other infrastructure assets while …

What Exactly is Data Stewardship and Why Do You Need It?

What does your next data-driven project have to do with data stewardship?<p>Well actually a lot if you want to get the most out of your data. Many …

Ten steps for meaningful aid transparency

I’m back from holiday, so here is the promised second of a pair of posts reflecting on three years of working on aid transparency. In the first post …

10 ingenious uses for a super cheap tablet

Whether you're shopping for an Apple or Android tablet, you know the top-tier models could set you back $500 or more. If you're looking for a name …

IBM's Watson will tell you when to sleep, exercise, and eat

And I'm not sure if it's creepy or amazing<p>Under Armour announced a whole bunch of products earlier this week at CES, from its first pair of connected sneakers to a standard wrist-based activity tracker, but the most interesting announcement had to do with everyone's favorite supercomputer.<p>IBM and …

The best smart gadgets that stole the show at CES 2016

LAS VEGAS –- After a few years of showing off less-than-impressive smart gadgets at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, companies stepped it up …

LG teases new Bluetooth speaker with ‘levitating’ capabilities coming at CES 2017

CES 2017 officially kicks off next week, but like a lot of manufacturers, LG is trying to get a head start by teasing some of the new products it has planned. In a press release this evening, LG announced a new Bluetooth speaker that “hovers in midair,” according to the company…<p>LG explains that …

Gear & Gadgets

Home robot Kuri is like an Amazon Echo designed by Pixar

Domestic robots are sort of here, with self-driving and speakers that control your smart home, but Mayfield Robotics’ Kuri could be the first real home robot, combining mobility and true interaction with approachable, friendly design.<p>Mayfield Robotics is a startup fully owned and funded by Bosch, …

SensePeanut

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World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2016

X Prevent and end conflict<p>Prevent and end conflict: This calls for political solutions, unity of purpose, and sustained leadership and investment in …

Data standard desk research: terms of reference

Corporate Structure & Beneficial Ownership Data Existing Standards Rapid Research This role has now been filled. For further opportunities to get …

7 Technology Trends That Will Dominate 2017

Personally, I’m amazed at the technology we have available to us. It’s astounding to have the power to retrieve almost any information and communicate in a thousand different ways using a device that fits in your pocket.<p>There’s always something new on the horizon, and we can’t help but wait and …

Machine Learning

SocialCops’ Ultimate Guide To Effective Data Collection

The development and policy spaces have seen the use of data to drive decision making and increase impact. Non-profit and government organisations are …