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Customer experience is the last source of sustainable differentiation and the new competitive battleground. -- Tiffani Bova, Gartner Vice President and Distinguished Analyst
I completely agree with Bova's thesis, but do all business leaders fully recognize and understand the importance of customer …CRM
More and more companies want to make 3D-printed metal parts.
Alcoa, a colossus of the aluminum and metals industry, is currently building a new additive manufacturing center with a $60 million price tag in Pittsburgh. Its purpose: To serve as the main production site as Alcoa begins developing a …Manufacturing
Along with large background photos in general, blurred background images are becoming increasingly popular in web design. The addition of the blur …Web Design
Don't even try to hide them
A lot of people aren't able to perceive micro expressions. They're the tiny facial ticks that reveal what we're feeling when we're trying not to let it show. So, understanding those micro expressions could allow you to look deeper into peoples' faces and know what what's …Emotions
Researchers publish stealth secrets
Chinese researchers have developed a new aircraft skin that makes planes even harder to see on radar. Published this week, the technique makes a plane skin that can adapt to different radar frequencies and react to them, the radio wave equivalent of chameleon skin.
Combination of cutting-edge technologies bridge chasm between virtual and physical worlds
In what’s being billed as a breakthrough in programmable …Virtual Reality
Believe it or not, there are already vending machines for cars. However, they typically require that you walk over to your new ride -- it's not much more than a cute take on what you'd see at a regular dealership. Carvana isn't happy with this state of affairs, though. The retailer is launching an …Drinking
November 4, 2015
A relatively new approach to designing software, Participatory Design is proving itself to be an incredibly valuable tool in …
Row, row, row your bot
Inside these tiny machines is a colony of hungry bacteria, yearning to eat. The row-bot, as this charming little device is named, paddles about on the surface of water, funneling waste and pollution into its bacteria-rich stomach and receiving electrical power in return. It’s …Robots
Intercom takes their development frameworks, adds a bunch of honest learnings, and spins the pairing into a book with at least a dozen useful ideas …Product Management
To real people, it’s the thought that counts as much as the cash.
In 2013, three Harvard researchers decided to see how different levels of pay would affect the amount of work they got.
On the freelancer contracting site oDesk, they posted jobs typing in CAPTCHAs, those hard-to-read words or codes …Job Satisfaction
Tackling an 80-year-old theory
For 80 years, researchers theorized that hydrogen could transform into a metal. This year, scientists at Sandia National Laboratories finally proved it.
They took deuterium, an isotope of hydrogen, and applied 3 million times the atmospheric pressure using the Z …Hydrogen
A new definition of "I'll take that to go"
The next big thing in transportation may be Next. The modular electric car design looks really nothing like a car, more like a boxy room on wheels, but it runs on roads just like any other car.
At least, that's the idea. There are no prototypes of Next yet, …Concept Cars
Hiring a film crew to capture your action sport exploits can cost thousands of dollars an hour while trying to take selfies as you barrel full-tilt down the side of a mountain is a great way to wind up in traction. But with the HEXO+ UAV from Squadrone Systems, you won't have to do either. This …Selfies
Last week, I was in my pajamas and about to brush my teeth when my doorbell rang. It was only 8:00 p.m., but I had a really bad cold and had already …Batteries
Forget taking a ferry to see the Statue of Liberty... how about visiting with a couple of jet engines strapped to your back? JetPack Aviation chief David Mayman did just that: the entrepreneur is the first person to fly around New York City's signature statue in a "controlled and sustained" way …Statue of Liberty
After disrupting the taxi industry and dipping its toe in logistics like food and package delivery, Uber is now eyeing another lucrative business to co-opt: party buses. Last week, the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company launched UberEvents, a new feature that allows party hosts to buy Uber …Transportation
Military intelligence analysts spend a lot of time scrutinizing countless images from various sources, such as drones and surveillance systems. An automated program developed by cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Anthony Ries, however, can make the process a lot faster. Ries works for a US Army research …The Brain
The way mankind has progressed is impressive to say the least, and what was once in the realm of science fiction has once again, become reality. What …Aluminum
Imagine a world where every pane of glass on the planet – from the screen on your smartphone to the windows on your house – was a solar panel capable …Renewable Energy
Earlier this year, Local Motors hosted a challenge to create the first 3D-printed car that can drive on the highway.
For the competition, contestants were asked to "create the first highway-ready vehicle using large-scale 3D printing and the full extent of Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM)," …3D Printing
Word-of-mouth messages from friends and colleagues are almost always better received than blasts from corporate accounts.
With 36 million Facebook likes and 10 million Twitter followers, Starbucks has clearly mastered the art of social media. It's also translated social fans into real revenue: The …Twitter
An automated bus program goes with the flow of traffic
Greek commuters have a new way to get to work: a completely driverless bus that operates within normal traffic. The buses are part of a program that has been running in Trikala, Greece, since earlier this summer, but so far they’ve only been …Greece
Countermeasures for contraband couriers
Legal drone delivery may still be a ways off, but quadcopters have been smuggling contraband into prisons for years now. Quadcopters are cheap enough and powerful enough to carry a few pounds of goods, like cigarettes, knives, cell phones, or drugs over a …Drones
Building on the success of our iBox Nano, we are very excited to introduce you to its big brother; The iBox Macro.
The iBox Macro is a desktop 3D …
Wow, it’s been an action packed month! Over the last few weeks there’s been a steady stream of pre-production components coming into the …
Update: Metallic Finish Added (Check Update 5). Open Design Announced (You can change the colours and materials of shells). Partnership with …
British defense contractor BAE Systems, one of the world’s foremost purveyors of futuristic defense technologies, just officially announced that it …BAE Systems
In an age where Internet surfers are increasingly concerned about privacy matters and keeping their online lives separate from real life, it turns …Social Media