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The Most Overlooked Aspect Of UX Design Could Be The Most Important

I’m not much of a designer. In fact, I’m awful at it. I am, however, interested in how it’s done. I read and write plenty about customer success; along the way, (somehow) I found Samuel Hulick’s site UserOnboard.

His detailed descriptions of the user onboarding process in popular apps give designers …


The rise and fall of the unicorns

Some private technology firms are having trouble justifying their lofty valuations

WORKERS from technology firms recently gathered at a cinema in …


How to poop like an astronaut

If humans are going to go to Mars, or mine asteroids, then recycling is going to matter. And that means recycling everything — including human waste.

NASA has put some effort into solving the problem, because recycling is such an essential part of building a spaceship that can get people to Mars or …


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A new patent reveals how Google's self driving cars could talk to pedestrians

As Google works towards the dream of the total driverless car, one of the problems that has been cropping up is that the vehicles are, by design, very defensive drivers. This can leave them stuck at four-way intersections where a little bit of aggression is required before other cars will make …


Pixel Vision is a beautiful handmade portable gaming system

Swedish designer Love Hultén has made a name for himself crafting some of the most beautiful electronic devices in the world, combining hand-crafted wooden bodies with old-school electronics for the ultimate in retro extravagance. His most recent project, now on Kickstarter, is the Pixel Vision, a …


Opener Integrations

Did you know that Opener supports the x-callback-url spec? You can launch Opener and present the actions for a given URL using x-callback-url, …


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Facebook Might Have Just Fixed the Apple TV's Dumb Login System

Logging into apps on the new Apple TV currently involves entering a password with an onscreen keyboard, a process that makes the TSA look organized …


Facebook has a fix for frustrating password entry on the Apple TV

Entering usernames, passwords, and just about any text at all is a pain on the new Apple TV, but Facebook thinks it has a solution. The company's new SDK for tvOS apps lets developers lean on Facebook for the login process; users can go to facebook.com/devices on their phone or computer and enter a …


Instagram Updates Its Platform Policy, Prohibits Third Party Instagram Feed Apps

As reported by TechCrunch, Instagram yesterday announced several changes to its 'Platform Policy', the document that developers must agree to abide by if they want to use Instagram's APIs. The changes will impact a number of developers, but one of the most significant consequences is that …

Digital Rights

Nest Thermostats updated for better temperature control and energy efficiency

Nest is pushing out a software update that will improve its ability to make small changes to your home's temperature on the fly. This is based on more intelligent algorithms, Nest says, as well as better controls for more advanced heating systems.

Most thermostats are what they are from the day you …

Energy Efficiency

Here's how 170-year-old beer maker Pabst is using predictive analytics to reinvent itself

The Pabst Brewing Company was founded as Empire Brewery in 1844 and throughout the years has brewed several popular beer brands, including Pabst Blue Ribbon.

The 170-year-old beer maker may have started selling beer in the 19th century, but it hasn't remained stuck in the past.

Under the guidance of …


You can now purchase Fossil’s Q Founder smartwatch for $295

First announced back in October, Fossil’s very first Android Wear-powered smartwatch, the Q Founder, was set to make its way to store shelves …

Wearable Tech

Exclusive Deal: Free 32GB Apple TV with all 2015 MacBook Pros plus up to $230 in additional discounts per model with no tax in 48 states

One-upping our offer from last year, this Black Friday AppleInsider has teamed with one of Apple's top authorized resellers to knock $30-$111 off all …

Home Cinema

Preview: Infuse for Apple TV + developer interview

As an Apple TV believer since its inception, I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve never jailbroken my device even though the lack of downloadable media …

Apple News

Apple Watch Users Report Less iPhone Addiction

Wristly, the firm known for tracking Apple Watch usage, has another set of survey results out. There are some interesting results. While the $349-plus Apple Watch is certainly more expensive than traditional watches, and even many other smart watches, many customers do not consider the Apple Watch …


How Well Do Google Maps Work Offline? Absolutely Flawlessly.

The Google Maps app is awesome—until it isn’t. On back roads without a cell signal, you were better off with a trusty topo or paper atlas.

That changed a few weeks ago when Google announced that its maps, destination searches, and turn-by-turn directions will be available offline, using the phone’s …

Google Maps

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Emojis. They’re a strange step towards the simplification of language that George Orwell predicted in 1984. The only difference is millennials and …

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