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The 4 most overhyped marketing trends of 2015

It’s all too easy for brands and agencies to get caught up in the marketing-trend hype cycle. Enter the fray at your own risk, though. Not everything …

Turn Your CES Trip Into a Eureka (Park) Moment

It's that time again. The first look at future Black Friday door busters, at screen definition beyond the capacity of the human eye and at audio of …

If You Care About Cars and Riding in Them, Then CES 2016 Actually Matters

This year's annual geek confab is all about transportation.<p>First tech took Manhattan, then it took Detroit.<p>You can gain a lot of insight into the state of tech by looking at the content and makeup of CES. Begun as a showcase for hardware gadgets, the annual confab transformed, in recent years, into …

These Are What the Google Artificial Intelligence’s Dreams Look Like

Spoiler alert: they're as weird as electric sheep<p>Google's servers drive the much of the world's data, and apparently, they dream as well, according to a Google blog post by two Google software engineers and an intern.<p>Google’s artificial neural networks (ANNs) are stacked layers of artificial …

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Norway’s new passport – already a design classic?

If the passport is a symbol of national identity, then the new design for Norway’s travel documents has undoubtedly cemented the country’s reputation as a land of sleek, minimalist beauty.<p>This week, Norway’s National Police Directorate announced the winners of a competition launched in February to …

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Celebrating the posters designers have made for their Typo Circle talks

The Typographic Circle (like The Magic Circle but with less rabbits-in-hats and more font chat) was founded nearly 40 years ago and is still going …

Why Group Brainstorming Is a Waste of Time

To grow and innovate, organizations have to come up with creative ideas. At the employee level, creativity results from a combination of expertise, motivation, and thinking skills. At the team level, it results from the synergy between team members, which allows the group to produce something …

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Lies, Damned Lies and Robots at SXSW

The struggle to get attention at the annual scrum that is SXSW can lead to people take desperate measures. Unfortunately, that sometimes means flat-out lying to reporters.<p>The picture above is of a ‘Stop the Robots’ demonstration that I stumbled upon in Austin city center last weekend. Capturing the …

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Google X is putting giant wind turbines in the sky next month

The enormous kite-like turbines will take flight next month, Teller said at the keynote capping off the Interactive portion of South by Southwest.<p>Google has been working on Project Makani, as these wind turbines are called, since buying a company of the same name in 2013, but until now, the search …

From robots to Meerkat: Four key themes from SXSW 2015

AUSTIN — As well as mastering the art of typing on a laptop while standing, due to the massive crowds that descended on SXSW this year, here is what …

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Google[x] Head Astro Teller Says Moonshots Are All About Embracing Failure

Google’s ‘Captain of Moonshots’ Astro Teller admitted to a packed crowd at SXSW that a number of Google[x] projects have experienced a series of “bumps and scrapes” over the last five years. But he also highlighted how the Google lab attempts to overcome those issues and “embrace failure” in …

The future of branding is a six-second video

Dear marketers, throw out your big budget campaigns, carefully crafted scripts, and celebrity ambassadors. If you really want to reach people, think …

At SXSW, GE shows how data analytics can make some damn good barbecue

AUSTIN, Texas — If there are two things that bind the South by Southwest Interactive festival (SXSW) and the city that hosts it every year, they are technology and barbecue.<p>So it makes total sense that General Electric would set up shop near the Austin Convention Center, SXSW’s ground zero, with …

Oculus founder: 'Everything is going horribly right'

AUSTIN, Texas -- It's still unclear if the consumer version of the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset -- special goggles that let users view simulated 3D worlds -- is going to hit stores in 2015. But that doesn't mean something is awry.<p>"Nothing is going horribly wrong," said Oculus founder Palmer …

10 hot trends to watch at SXSW Interactive 2015

<i>In fact, SXSW is actually about dozens and dozens of things, but with no central-organizing principal. It's smart, peripatetic and unruly. To</i> …

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South By is upon us!

Made in Texas: 30-year-old short films will re-premiere at SXSW - The Daily Texan

Louis Black, co-founder of South By Southwest and The Austin Chronicle, is bringing something new to SXSW — “Made in Texas.” Made in Texas is a …

A Big Bet for 2030

Bill and Melinda Gates wrote their Annual Letter together this year. In it, they make a bet about what the world will look like 15 years from now. …