Sarah Ahmed

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The screen saver: Secret Cinema's mission to save the movies

Gallery: The screen saver: Secret Cinema's mission to save the movies<p>Gallery: The screen saver: Secret Cinema's mission to save the movies<p>+ 14<p>+ 13<p>+ 12<p>…

Military Networks Will Be Ready For iPad, iPhone Use In About Two Weeks, Says Pentagon

You may remember a post I wrote a while back about the Pentagon’s plan to get mobile devices working on military networks, and how we were able to ascertain that yes, they were working on testing iPhones and iPads and no, they were not planning on jettisoning support for Blackberry …

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Color-changing gloves detect airborne toxins with shades of blue

Researchers say new materials could enhance both lab and food safety<p>Researchers in Germany have developed new color-changing gloves designed to alert lab workers to the presence of invisible toxic chemicals. Created by scientists at the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Modular Solid State …

Why The iPhone Is Falling Behind

Apple haters, Android geeks and misinformed Wall Street analysts will tell you that Apple’s iPhone is falling behind because Apple can’t innovate anymore.<p>I don’t buy the Apple-doesn’t-innovate BS. Apple is super innovative, and their innovation is focused, disciplined and ultimately results in …

It's Not About New Icons: What Jony Ive Needs to Do for Apple's iOS

iOS 7 will be flat, as in flat design. After months of speculation on where Jony Ive would drive the look of the system software after the company …

Barley Aims To Be The Absolute Simplest Way To Create And Edit Websites

Sometimes the simplest product demos can be effective.<p>Take a new web editor called Barley. To show off the product, co-founder Colin Devroe opened me a regular old web page, then changed the wording of the page with just a few keystrokes. A small editing menu opened as he typed, but didn’t have to …

Sequoia’s Aaref Hilaly Says Messaging Apps Are A New Kind Of Social Network

Investor Chamath Palihapitiya’s skeptical comments about the current wave of tech startups (comments that included a not-too-veiled dig at Snapchat), ended up fueling plenty of discussion at our Disrupt NY conference earlier this week. In fact, when I interviewed Sequoia Capital partner Aaref …

Mobile Hardware Statistics (and more)

Short summary: Unity’s <b>hardware stats page</b> now has a “mobile” section. Which is exactly what it says, hardware statistics of people playing Unity …

What Amazon's Purchase of Goodreads Means for eCommerce Content Strategy

by Kat French | April 5, 2013<p>As a lifelong book lover (and recent self-published author), I was taken aback by Amazon’s recent announcement that they …

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Using Just 10% of Your Brain? Think Again

Popular 'neuromyths' about how we learn are creating confusion in the classroom<p>By<p>Christopher Chabris and<p>Daniel Simons<p>Pop quiz: Which of these statements is false?<p>1. We use only 10% of our brain.<p>2. Environments rich in stimuli improve the brains of preschool children.<p>3. Individuals learn better when …

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Life As The Voice Of Facebook: How Its 'Content Strategists' Are Quietly Shaping Our Entire Digital Lives

When Facebook speaks to you, it’s Alicia Dougherty-Wold who’s talking.<p>Dougherty-Wold oversees Facebook’s content strategists, a team of exacting writers that includes a children’s book author, Fulbright scholar, former advice columnist, and a ghostwriter for the Travelocity gnome. Charged with …

Devin Wenig on Twitter: "Mobile ads are intrusive and the ux is lousy. Because of this we have decided not to take ads on any ebay mobile app until something changes"

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"Up" In Real Life

Minus the tears. A professional cluster-balloonist re-created Up's flying house this weekend.<p><b>This weekend, he flew above the International Ballon Festival in Leon, Mexico, in a house inspired by the Disney Pixar movie Up. (This kind of stunt has been done before.)</b><p><b>Trappe's next goal? Flying across</b> …

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Websites of the Deep: A Showcase of Underwater Web Design

Developing a website can sometimes be a dry process, but that doesn’t mean the finished site can’t make a splash. As the lead designer at a studio …

Barclays Buys 8,500 iPads in One of the Biggest Rollouts in the UK

In what is believed to be one of the biggest rollouts of the iPad in the UK, Barclays Bank is to outfit its staff with more than 8,500 units of the Apple tablet in an effort to improve service levels, The Register reveals.<p>A Barclays spokesperson confirmed that it was bank employees that demanded …

Print yourself: the rise of the 3D photo booth

3D printing has been enjoying a surge of popularity recently, from making parts for jet engines to print-at-home weaponry, with even the US army …

Facebook makes it official — an external advertising network is coming soon

Advertisement<p>55 Comments<p>There’s been a lot of discussion over the past few days about the recent changes to Facebook’s privacy and governance …

Windows 8's Big Secret: All About Advertising

Every day, we’re bombarded with advertising. Billboards. TV. Internet. Flyers. Cereal. Shoes. Advertising comes in every form and flavor, and it’s impossible to get away from.<p>I wrote on my blog a few weeks back about how it was interesting that nobody was talking about the fact that Windows 8 bakes …

Two Titanic menus fetch more than £100,000 at auction in England

<b>A first class lunch menu from the Titanic has sold at auction for £64,000.</b><p>Another menu, from a VIP lunch held in Belfast to mark the launch of the Titanic, went for £36,000.<p>They both featured in a Titanic auction at Henry Aldridge and Son in Devizes in Wiltshire on Saturday.<p>The firm said both items …

Facebook 'privacy notice' hoax: We know too little about online privacy

Over the past few days several variations of a generic ‘privacy notice’ have been making the rounds on Facebook, as users attempt to protect their …

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How Walt Disney's women have grown up

There are a number of things that, until recently, no Disney heroine could be without: a handsome prince, a tiny waist, a pearly white smile and an …

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