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7 Books to Level Up Your UX Career

There’s a famous quote from poet and philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche that captures how we humans approach life and legacy: <i>“Many are stubborn in</i> …

UX Design

The Design Value Index Shows What “Design Thinking” Is Worth

IBM CEO Thomas Watson Jr. famously declared “good design is good business.” Jeneanne Rae has the numbers to prove it.<p>In 2013, Rae, founder of …

This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

Death Valley National Park<p>Payne and Irish picked Death Valley National Park, which spans both California and Nevada, thanks to the park’s incredible …

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

The Magic of Russian Photoshop Whiz Max Asabin

Max Asabin is a Russian hobbyist photo retoucher and digital artist who has been wowing the Internet as of late with his Photoshop skills. Many of …

Photography

The World's Most Beautiful Kitchen Floors

The floor may not be the first thing you think of when planning your new kitchen — but that doesn't mean a floor can't make or break a kitchen. Here …

Microsoft's Surface Ergonomic Keyboard makes typing a pleasure

If you spend most of your days typing at a desk, it's worth looking into an ergonomic keyboard. The traditional flat QWERTY keyboard design wasn't designed with comfort in mind, and really, why should you be forced to live with an input interface originally designed for typewriters in the 1870s? …

NASA's 5-step plan for handling the chilling discovery of a giant asteroid headed for Earth

If there's a giant asteroid expected to hit Earth, NASA and FEMA are responsible for getting the news out. These two agencies have performed multiple doomsday test runs to make sure that, if the day does come, we're prepared to detect and hopefully prevent destruction via asteroid.<p><b>Follow Tech</b> …

Asteroids
Globalization

Watch Humans Take Over the World in 200,000 Years

In the grand scheme of things, it really hasn’t taken humans very long to conquer the world. Modern humans didn’t evolve until 200,000 years ago, and …

TV

The Fascinating Psychology Of Why And What We Choose To Recycle

Can we nudge people to recycle more by redesigning packaging?<p>Marketers have long investigated what motivates us to buy stuff: how to arrange shopping aisles and shelves; the best colors, fonts, and logos to use on packaging; and so on. But, until recently, little work has gone into the other end of …

Sustainability

Leaked NASA paper suggests the 'impossible' EM Drive really could work

The results of NASA's tests on the 'impossible' EM Drive have been leaked, and they reveal that the controversial propulsion system really does work, and is capable of generating impressive thrust in a vacuum, even after error measurements have been accounted for.<p>The EM Drive has made headlines …

Physics

The average American is personally responsible for melting 645 square feet of Arctic ice every year

Of course, we all are. If you've lived on Earth for even a couple of years, then greenhouse gases—emitted by you or for your benefit—have in some small part helped cause warming temperatures, rising sea levels, and mass extinctions.<p>It's that "in some small part" that's the rub, though. Global …

Global Warming

$1.9 trillion dollars of economic value could be created by the use of IoT devices and asset tracking solutions

Using sensors, tags, and other IoT devices to track goods through the global supply chain is one of the fundamental use cases for the Internet of Things, and also one of the most impactful.<p>Cisco and DHL, the world's largest logistics provider, estimated last year that $1.9 trillion dollars of …

Manufacturing

19 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

That means they're susceptible to the same psychological preferences and cognitive biases that affect the rest of us. Simple tweaks to the way you speak and hold yourself can make you seem much more likeable, competent, and hireable in their eyes.<p>With that in mind, we rounded up a list of easy …

Employment

8 predictions for A.I. and bots in the next 24 months

In the last twelve months, we’ve witnessed a huge surge in the development and adoption of chatbots, artificial intelligence (A.I.), and machine learning. Many startups, including my own (ReplyYes), are utilizing A.I. and chatbots to help consumers engage with brands through their mobile devices in …

Chatbots

This new, magical video mapping technology is perfect for clothing

If you’ve ever seen an example of projection mapping or video mapping before, prepare to have your mind blown by the latest advancement in this technology.<p>For those out of the loop, it refers to projecting an image onto a surface – be it a sheet of fabric or the side of a building – while having it …

Augmented Reality

Google's 'DeepMind' AI platform can now learn without human input

DeepMind is now capable of teaching itself based on information it already possesses.<p>In a significant step forward for artificial intelligence, Alphabet’s hybrid system — called a Differential Neural Computer (DNC) — uses the existing data storage capacity of conventional computers while pairing it …

Artificial Intelligence

Can Duolingo's chatbot teach you a foreign language?

The less embarrassed you are, the better you tend to be at learning languages. The answer? Chatbots<p>Chatbots suck. We all know it. If you want to get something done with a computer, it turns out, there are better ways to do it than laboriously type out conversational sentences to be read by a …

The world's smallest transistor is 1nm long, physics be damned

Transistor size is an important part of improving computer technology. The smaller your transistors, the more you can fit on a chip, and the faster and more efficient your processor can be. That's why it's such big news that a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has successfully built a …

This New Material Will Help Smartphones Use 100x Less Power

Filed Under Innovation, Makers & Power<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Chances are you’re charging your …

Brazil

Logitech’s new $80 keyboard makes multi-device workstations way more productive

With the global PC market seemingly in perpetual decline, one could be forgiven for thinking that the desktop computer accessory market would be well on its way to oblivion. Well, not according to Logitech.<p>In the past six months alone, the Swiss peripheral producer has brought new mechanical …

Gear & Gadgets

Bot Metrics gives developers the tools to measure and analyze their chat bots

Bot Metrics, a San Francisco-based company that specializes in — <i>you got it..</i> — metrics and analysis for chat bots has landed funding to help developers and early bot enthusiasts get a better understanding of their services and users.<p>We’ve said it before, but mobile has totally shifted the goal …

5 Signs You're a Lot Smarter Than You Think

These surprising qualities and habits might indicate a higher intelligence.<p>Psychologist Dr. Jeremy Dean, founder and author of the popular website PsyBlog, caught my attention recently with an article about some really odd signs that suggest your IQ may be above average.<p>I went around the internet …

Up close with Oakley Radar Pace, the wearable that may help you forget Google Glass

Wearing Google Glass was probably never cool, but that doesn’t mean eyewear can’t still be both intelligent and hip. At least that’s what sunglass …

First footage from Passengers in trailer sneak peek

With a full trailer set to arrive tomorrow, a sneak peek teaser for <b>Passengers</b> has arrived online, giving us a first glimpse at footage from the …

herbert knapp

Here's proof that Apple is looking at wireless charging

Earlier this year, Bloomberg reported that Apple was exploring the possibility of including a novel form of wireless charging in upcoming iPhones, one that works at a distance and doesn't require contact between device and power source.<p>An analyst at Disruptive Tech Research (DTR) followed up by …

Phil Schiller

Want to Raise Wildly Successful Kids? Science Says Do This for Them (but Their Schools Probably Won't)

A 45-year study of 5,000 gifted students reaches some controversial conclusions.<p>This is a story about gifted kids, science--and a big mistake.<p>It starts with a longitudinal study of some the most intelligent young people the United States has ever produced--a study involving more than 5,000 students …

KQED

The natural world is under siege by climate change. Rising temperatures are pushing plants and animals outside their current range. To keep pace with …