Tim Matusch

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The design studio behind Monument Valley is rethinking in-car displays

For most, Ustwo is best known for its breakout mobile hit, Monument Valley — but the company is also an accomplished design studio. As part of a partnership with car design consultancy CDR, Ustwo took a hard look at instrument clusters, offering up a few fundamental redesigns for how we interpret …

What Snapchat Might Do Next With Discover

I believe that Snapchat Discover is an important step for news media. And it’s only going to get more interesting.<p>I think it’s important because of …

Going Public: Tough Love for Unhappy Etsy Sellers

You may have heard the news last week that handmade marketplace giant Etsy intends to go public in 2015 with an IPO (initial public offering) …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting. At the same time, we are all doing more. Thirty years ago, travel agents made our …

Productivity

The Deep Mind of Demis Hassabis – Backchannel – Medium

In the race to recruit the best AI talent, Google scored a coup by getting the team led by a former video game guru and chess prodigy<p>From the day in …

Your Content Feed is Broken

Sadly it has been since 1997.<p>The current state of content feeds.<p>All of our content is delivered to us in some type of feed. On TV it’s through a …

No, BuzzFeed isn’t “beating” the New York Times

It becomes all too easy, when discussing BuzzFeed, to oversimplify its mission and contribution to journalism. Because it sprang to life as a …

There’s a blockchain for that!

The code that secures Bitcoin could also power an alternate Internet. First, though, it has to work.<p>There’s this hopelessly geeky new technology. …

The Death of the Artist—and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur

Hard-working artisan, solitary genius, credentialed professional—the image of the artist has changed radically over the centuries. What if the latest model to emerge means the end of art as we have known it?<p>Pronounce the word <i>artist</i>, to conjure up the image of a solitary genius. A sacred aura still …

Dish unveils its slimmer, cheaper online TV service at CES

Hoping to attract more customers by offering less TV, Dish Network executives announced Monday that they will soon launch a slimmed-down -- OK, emaciated -- online TV service for $20 a month.<p>Dubbed Sling TV, it marks the first time that a major company will offer a multichannel video service …

Televisions

Responsive Philosophy - Things We Make

LINK<p><i>A version of this article first appeared on FastCo Design</i>: The Next Big Thing In Responsive Design<p>Responsive design, which allows designers and …

The 14 most beautifully designed apps of 2014

It’s that time of year again, folks, when list posts reign supreme and reflective 2014 musings clog your feeds. Although this post meets that description, rest assured it will provide at least one thing to brighten your day: eye candy.<p>Here’s our list of the 14 most impressively designed apps — for …

The year in media: 12 reasons why we should be optimistic

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Lisey Kina<p>It would be pretty easy to come up with a long list of reasons why this year was one of the …

Queen of whimsy Miranda July releases Somebody, an app that sends messages through strangers' bodies

Not weird<p>For those delicate situations when Snapchat is too intimate yet Secret's too anonymous, magical human and happy-accident enthusiast Miranda July has just released her first app. Called Somebody, the iOS messaging service allows interested parties to act as human conduits for whatever …

Snapchat lets you watch and create group videos of live events with 'Our Story'

New feature creates collections of photos and videos from people attending the same live event, like the World Cup and Electric Daisy Carnival<p>Snapchat isn't just for sharing slices of your life with your friends anymore. A new feature called "Our Story" has begun rolling out to all users today, …

Investors reportedly buying into Snapchat at $10 billion valuation

Snapchat isn't making money… yet<p>It may have seemed strange when Snapchat turned down Facebook's reported $3 billion buyout offer last year, but here's the reason why: the startup is now raising money at a valuation of nearly $10 billion, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. Back in May, the …

Apple's iOS ads are about to take over your whole screen

Two new ad formats from Apple are designed to take up every pixel<p>Apple's assuredly making phones with bigger screen sizes, and ahead of that, its ads are getting bigger too. Today the company announced two new ad formats for developers as part of its iAd platform: full-screen interstitial banner …

AdDetector will make sure you never mistake a sponsored story for a real one

Sponsored news stories — or what are more politely known as "native ads" — are becoming a fixture of the web, yet it isn't always so easy to tell when an article is sponsored. Google engineer Ian Webster is now trying to solve that problem with a browser extension called AdDetector, which searches …

The genius of Pluto.TV

Welcome to the first annual Verge Hack Week. We're totally blowing up our site: we've given our reporters and editors the entire week to play with new tools and experiment with new storytelling ideas, while members of our amazing product team have gathered in New York to help build all sorts of …

This is how we shop in the future

Spring is a digital department store, built just for you<p>There’s something special about the mall. The smell. The squeaky-clean floors. The blinding light and ethereal music that seems to emanate from the air itself. The suburban mall has always been an essential communal watering hole, a place to …

A year of tech industry hype in a single graph

Tech industry trends follow a fairly predictable pattern: there's a rush of hype, an inevitable backlash, and then a long, tired slog towards a product that actually works. It eventually produces incredible things like the internal combustion engine or my Droid 4, but it can be hard to tell exactly …

How To Stop Being Lazy And Get More Done – 5 Expert Tips

Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting.<p><b>We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done.</b> I certainly …

This week in bitcoin: How Google and Twitter move the market for bitcoin

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: stevanovicigor/Pond5<p>This week’s bitcoin review takes a look at a new research paper that examines the relationship …

Me: What kinds of shows do you like to watch on TV? Daughter: What’s a TV?

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock / Joanna Zieliska<p>The fact that television viewing is changing dramatically — being disrupted by the web, …

GoPro's Nick Woodman On Life As Head Of A Public Company And Microsoft's "Mistake"

Since the last time we spoke with GoPro founder and CEO Nick Woodman, some things have changed. Over the last year and half, he’s cut out a lot of the “dude’s” from everyday conversation, had another kid and led his company through one of the most successful initial public offerings of 2014. …

How Music Affects Your Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Music has a way of expressing that which cannot be put into words.<p>It is for this reason (and many more) that music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity-but does music itself help one to create?<p>This is an important …