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Ditto Wearable Tech

Silent Alarms & Notifications<p>You can customize Ditto to alert you about notifications on a number of popular apps including WhatsApp, Hangouts, …

It’s Time To Look Beyond The Smartwatch

Wearables aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, but the revolution won’t necessarily be on our wrists.<p>It basically takes two seconds of Googling to discover that a whole lot of people believe wearables are the future of technology. The most optimistic of those believers think wearables have the power …

Check out the ‘ambulance drone’ that could one day save your life

A student in the Netherlands has come up with the idea of fitting out a quadcopter with a defibrillator to create what is believed to be the world’s …

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Latitudes: 10 Musical Discoveries From Around The World

WOMEX – The World Music Expo – is kind of like a traveling SXSW for global music. Mostly an industry affair, with about 2,000 attendees from 100 countries, the five days of nonstop showcases, panel discussion, meetings, film screenings and schmoozing (did I mention the concerts? Concerts too) end …

These Apps Use Quicker Interfaces To Encourage More People to Use Sound

Convincing musicians to make use of sound is easy. And electronic musicians are even content with stunningly-complex interfaces, in exchange for deep …

The Riser Synth Makes it Easy to Make Ridiculous EDM Rises, Drops; Try it Free

The Riser, the new synth from German developer AIR, isn’t shy about what it’s for.<p>This is a synth to make rises and drops aimed squarely at EDM fans. …

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A New App That Lets You Take Apart Websites and Rebuild Them At Will

With Kimono, you can recombine existing web apps to create your own in about five minutes–no coding skills required.<p>You used to have to be a programmer just to use computers at all. Graphical user interfaces changed all that. But what if you want to build software? Increasingly, you don’t have to …

5 New Bands To Watch At SXSW

To find out the best new bands in Austin for our Sense of Place visit we went to the source at KUTX Radio, program director Matt Reilly. We asked him to pick five, knowing it wasn't an easy task. Matt was careful to represent the many styles of music in Austin's always churning music scene. Today …

When there's a significant technological advance that might help Olympians reach new heights, like the infamous (and now banned) Speedo LZR swimsuits, we all sit up and take notice. But of all the Games, the most technologically advanced, the most fascinating for those of us curious about the melding of human and machine, is the Winter Paralympic Games: http://f-st.co/9grzsfM

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How To Disrupt Yourself: The High Cost And Benefits Of Hiring Misfits

Many creative companies talk about hiring “different” talent. Strategist and “change agent” Bud Caddell discusses the realities of hiring outsiders and allowing them make a difference to your culture and end product.<p>No two words can paint a bigger target on your back in corporate America than …

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2000 Flying Pieces of Wood Suspended Building

Travaillant le bois comme personne, à l’image d’une boulangerie à Carlton, les australiens de March Studio ont eu l’excellente idée de suspendre 2000 …

Hacklab Conversations: Artists and Designers, Underground and Industry, Talk About Creating Tools

This habit of wanting to separate tools from “music” is surely a curious one. Instrument construction has always gone hand in hand with musicianship, …

From Google Ventures: 5 Rules For Writing Great Interface Copy

John Zeratsky gives pointers on the importance of crafting those little bits of text in the UI design of software products.<p>For many technology companies, design is mysterious. So when I work with startups, I try to demystify design by talking about processes and skills. The idea is: Design is not a …

50 Smartest Companies 2014 - MIT Technology Review

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Can Twitter Predict Major Events Such as Mass Protests? - MIT Technology Review

The idea that social media sites such as Twitter can predict the future has a controversial history. In the last few years, various groups have …

International Velvet

They've extended their horizons further than the customary three chords and some home truths...<p>[a]Sleeper[/a]’s first law of female-fronted bands …

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What Noise Does the Electric Car Make? - MIT Technology Review

It was a pleasant June day in Munich, Germany. I was picked up at my hotel and driven to the country, farmland on either side of the narrow, two-lane …

How A Stressful Night For Miles Davis Spawned Two Classic Albums

Fifty years ago, on Feb. 12, 1964, Miles Davis led a band through one of the most exciting gigs to ever take place at New York's Philharmonic Hall. The show was a cultural event: a benefit for voter registration in Louisiana and Mississippi at the high point of the the civil rights movement, and an …

Wearable Tech Is Set to Take Off

It’s the plot to countless movies, TV shows and books — the moral, ethical and technological dilemmas that arise when man and machine merge. …

Head Before Hands: When Design Meets Strategy

Design strategy is a tricky thing to define. Much like “design thinking” it seems to mean quite a lot of different things to different people. I keep coming back to the simplest definition of “design strategy” that I know: Head before hands. But just in case that’s too simple, here’s another way to …

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Cool with Wool Stool by Aud Julie Befring

Hemispheres of fun: <b>Cool with Wool Stool by Aud Julie Befring</b> offers delightfully crafty, colorful, hemispherical felted wool cushioning on a solid …

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The secret structure of great talks

From the "I have a dream" speech to Steve Jobs' iPhone launch, many great talks have a common structure that helps their message resonate with …

25 life hacks you didn’t know you needed, but do. Probably.

David Pogue outlines 10 computer/smartphone tricks everyone should know, but many don’t, at TED U during TED2013. Photo: Ryan Lash<p>David Pogue is a …