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What You Should Know Before Buying Your Next Set of Bedsheets

“A lot of people who buy sheets don’t think about their sleep preferences,” say Ariel Kaye, founder of the Los Angeles-based bedding company …

The Complete History of Nike’s Flyknit Technology

The groundbreaking Nike Flyknit technology has been unveiled four years ago and still today it continues to redefine performance-engineered footwear. …

This Massive Twitter Brain Visualized The News Of David Bowie’s Death In Real Time

Since the day it was turned on, Amygdala has been carefully analyzing and archiving Twitter’s emotional life.<p>When David Bowie died on January 10, 2016, the Internet mourned. If you were sitting in Cubo, an Italian multimedia center located in Bologna, you could have watched it happen, as thousands …

How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name

For years, Apple followed user-centered design principles. Then something went wrong.<p>Once upon a time, Apple was known for designing easy-to-use, easy-to-understand products. It was a champion of the graphical user interface, where it is always possible to discover what actions are possible, …

5 Best Mail-Order Bacon Companies

The snack of the gods, meat candy, pork belly, edible sex — bacon, by any other name, would taste as sweet and salty. Getting its start as a common …

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is bringing the internet to refugees

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has promised that his company will assist in bringing internet access to refugee camps. Speaking at the United Nations Private Sector Forum, he said Facebook would work with the intergovernmental body to make the internet available to those who wouldn't otherwise be …

Watch a Visual Breakdown of David Fincher’s Directorial Style in “And the Other Way is Wrong”

With David Fincher’s newest film <i>Gone Girl</i> currently in theaters and getting plenty of critical acclaim in the press, it seems apropos that as part of …

Defining The Future Of Public Relations

It’s time to bring PR practices up to speed and get ahead of the curve.<p>Sending pitches and press kits began as early as our entrance into the 21st century, and these practices, along with the latest phenomenon of contacting journalists over social media, have come to be a major part of “public …

Gigaom meetup: Talk, learn and hear about the future of AI and deep learning

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>We at Gigaom have been covering the commercial rise of machine learning for years, and activity in the space has now reached a …

The Most Wanted Man in the World: Behind the Scenes with Edward Snowden

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It's official: Nike rhymes with spiky - and you're saying all these wrong too

Nike rhymes with "bike", doesn't it? Well, no, actually it rhymes with "spiky". Nike chairman Philip Knight has confirmed the correct way to pronounce the brand's name, after two men sent him a letter asking him to circle either "Ni-ke" or "Ni-key" and answer what they called "one of life's big …

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Hands-on with Surface Pro 3: Microsoft's hybrid tablet isn't so crazy anymore

Microsoft’s quest to create “one device to rule them all” may have finally succeeded.<p>With the Surface Pro 3, unveiled today at a media event in New York City, Microsoft has created a tablet with a screen large enough to serve as your main laptop. But it’s also light enough to serve as a tablet when …

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J.Crew Is Launching A Lower-Priced Line — Commence Freak-Outs

Photo: Courtesy of J.Crew.<p>Good news for shoppers who have felt left behind by the upscaling of J.Crew in recent years: The retailer is preparing to …

Why A "Meddler" Is The Secret To J.Crew's Success

Photo: Courtesy of J.Crew.<p>For everyone who wonders about the special alchemy that made J.Crew so prosperous, the good news is that the secret's out. …

Satya Nadella Outlines His Vision For Microsoft

Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella participated in his very first earnings call with analysts Thursday as chief executive. The software maker reported …

Pharrell Releases New "Social Book"

In a unique departure from 2012’s Places and Spaces I’ve Been, Pharrell introduces his second-ever<p>In a unique departure from 2012’s <i>Places and Spaces I’ve Been</i>, Pharrell introduces his second-ever book release. Entitled <i>Inspiration</i>, the piece represents a new “social book” project produced by the <i>G I</i> …

Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept

Volkswagen has revealed its new Golf R 400 concept ahead of its debut at next week’s Beijing Motor<p>Volkswagen has revealed its new Golf R 400 concept ahead of its debut at next week’s Beijing Motor Show. Using a modified version of the 2.0 liter turbocharged engine found in the standard Golf GTI and …

Clippy replaces Cortana in Windows Phone 8.1 Easter egg

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 update was released only yesterday, but Cortana users have already discovered a number of funny responses from Microsoft's new personal digital assistant. The best Easter egg is the return of Clippy, Microsoft’s assistant from Office. While Clippy doesn’t fully replace …

Inside Microsoft Research’s First Artist-In-Residence Program

An exclusive first look at what happens when you give an artist unrestricted access to Microsoft’s researchers and technology.<p>You may not know the name James George, but you probably recognize his art. Working out of Golan Levin’s lab at Carnegie Mellon alongside Jonathan Minard, he created some of …

The Esoteric Symbols Behind User Interfaces, Explained

Power? Bluetooth? USB? You’ve seen their symbols. Here’s where they came from.<p>We already know where the @ symbol came from, but what about every other strange glyph that appears across our gadgets and user interfaces? While we may have learned to identify the power symbol or the Bluetooth …