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2018 Volvo V90 Wagon Will Be Custom Order Only in America

Volvo’s 90-series range will officially be complete when the V90 wagon arrives in the United States this summer, joining the XC90 SUV, the S90 sedan, and the crossover-like V90 Cross Country. But for customers who want this cladding-free, non-lifted station wagon, there’s a catch: You have to …

Fifth Element Camping

When I first fell in love with mountain biking I was living in San Francisco. Before too long I found myself spending more and more time driving …

To Attract Top Talent, Approach Recruiting Like A Design Challenge

Hiring creative leaders is notoriously difficult. To lure them in, you need a game plan.<p>Creative leaders are crucial to growing a business. Steve Jobs didn’t turn Apple products into objects of desire through quant skills. He had a creative vision, and he delivered on it. But creative leaders are …

The Best And Worst User Interfaces Of 2016

The human neck was not designed to be used like a joystick, and other things we learned from this year’s most notable UX.<p>Remember 2016? It was the year that our smartphones became boring, and smartwatches proved to be less a revolution than an alternative to any other watch. But things also got …

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All The Ways AI Didn’t Revolutionize Our Lives In 2016

From playing Pictionary to generating NSFW images, AI in 2016 was full of surprises.<p>In the summer of 2015, Google released DeepDream, a neural network that transformed images into hypnotic hallucinations. The internet went nuts. It was one of the first instances of an experimental project that …

Netgear's smart baby monitor is more than a walkie-talkie

After decades of success in the networking market, Netgear is taking its first steps into infant security. Following the release of its Arlo surveillance cameras, this year will see the company producing its first baby monitor, the Arlo Baby.<p>While baby monitors are traditionally little more than …

Photive Bike Headlight Speaker

This functional device by Photive combines the safety and utility of a headlight with the enjoyment of a Bluetooth speaker. The sound system combo is …

Amazing camper van maximizes space with clever boat design tricks

If you thought camper vans couldn’t be elegant and cozy, think again. Jack Richens of This Moving House converted a 2012 Mercedes Benz Sprinter into …

Samsung's two-in-one camera kit covers more ground

Samsung's indoor-outdoor camera kit might be the simple DIY security system we've been waiting for.<p>Samsung today announced the Wisenet-SmartCam A1 Home Security System. Instead of offering a single camera and a variety of related security accessories, this new kit is entirely camera-centric. It …

13 habits of self-made millionaires, from a man who spent 5 years studying rich people

All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their transformation from ordinary to seven-figure status can attributed to "rich habits," …

10 Easy Pieces: White Globe Pendant Lights

Crisp and luminescent, the mod yet classic white globe pendant light never goes out of style.<p>Above: The Luna Cord Pendant with 10-inch-diameter white …

Gift Guide 2016: For the Cocktail Connoisseur

Our picks for the cocktail (and beer and wine) lovers on your list.<p>Above: This brass Crescent Bottle Opener ($46 from Rikumo) may look like an …

The Best Cookbooks for Holiday Gifts in 2016

Our choice for the fail-safe holiday present? A beautifully photographed cookbook, appealing to both the aesthetically- and culinarily-oriented set. …

Seattle’s record apartment boom is ready to explode; what it means for rents

The apartment boom in Seattle has already reached historic heights — more units opened in each of the past four years than ever before.<p>Now, the real …

No more emails outside the office in France

From today, French workers are no longer obliged to check out-of-hours emails under a new employment law. Firms will now have to negotiate over the …

Employment

How Stories Solved Instagram’s Biggest Threat: Self-Conscious Users

Likes make users self-conscious in a way that has distorted Instagram’s mission. Here, an exclusive look at how Stories was designed to fix that.<p>Robby Stein remembers when Kevin Systrom was just another startup guy, who’d created a photo sharing app called Instagram. They knew each other working at …

Social Media

This brilliant iPhone device projects bedtime stories to your kids

Moonlite is a clip-on reel that uses your iPhone's flash to project bedtime stories.

A Smile in the Mind

before<p>after<p>Established in 2001, Pyramida is one of the leading retail designers and manufactures of home appliances in the Ukrainian market. …

Graphic Design

Proof that nagging does not work: study shows being positive is better motivation

In centuries past deterrents against nagging ranged from the notorious scold’s bridle to the ducking stool.<p>But now a psychological study has come up with what could be a much more powerful means of preventing nagging – evidence that it just does not work.<p>Research commissioned by the insurer Zurich …

10 TED talks that used visual graphics to win the audience

Learn how the right set of slides turned these talks into an immersive and engaging experience.<p>What is it that makes TED speakers so damn persuasive? Perhaps it's because they follow these public speaking tips or follow and learn from these public speaking stars. One thing they have in common is, …

Public Speaking

Best Practices for Cards

Cards are neat little containers for information. They became almost a default option when it comes to balancing clear aesthetics with simple …

UI Design

The State of UX in 2016

<b>Leah Buley</b> <b>dives into the results of a recent study to see how different organisations use UX today</b><p>We have seen big investments to buy, build or …

UX Design

Cortana arrives in the UK on Android and iOS with an overhauled design

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Honda's NeuV concept fires up its 'emotion engine'

Enthusiasts frequently talk about cars as though they have personalities and feelings, despite that not being the case. However, Honda's latest concept aims to change that. It's called the NeuV, and Honda describes it as an "automated EV commuter vehicle" that will be able to have emotions. Kind of.<p>…

Mouse scroll wheel 'inventor' basically says we're all using it wrong

If you use a mouse with your computer, you probably use a scroll wheel.<p>Except, you’re probably using it wrong.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>At least, that’s what possible scroll wheel ‘inventor’ and Oculus Co-Founder Jack …

How Pornhub's designers keep you coming…back

This is the point where you can stop pretending you’ve never heard of Pornhub. It’s the Facebook of the adult world, ubiquitous and all-conquering. Its brands deliver epic Web traffic, claiming 60 million unique users <i>a day</i>.<p><i>Note: From here on, all links in this post should be considered NSFW.</i><p>“The …

How One Adult Site Attracts Mainstream Advertisers

Advertisers are always looking for cheap, effective ways to put ads in front of their target audiences. A growing number are turning to adult …

Advertising Industry

Hardbound’s app uses visual stories to catch you up on the day’s news and more

Instead of killing time on your phone playing games or browsing Facebook, the recently launched application Hardbound aims to help you fill your spare minutes by learning something new instead. The months-old app introduces its own visual and interactive format for mobile storytelling, allowing you …

Apps

Post-App Store developer platform Blackstorm’s first showcase instant games launch on Facebook

In Ernestine Fu’s future, you shouldn’t have to wait more than a few seconds to launch a game or an app to connect with a friend. In fact, a few seconds might even be too long.<p>That’s what prompted the birth of Blackstorm, a development platform that has the tools to build high-fidelity applications …

Facebook Messenger launches Instant Games

Bored while you wait for someone to text back? Now you can challenge friends for high scores on Facebook Messenger’s new Instant Games, like Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Words With Friends Frenzy. Available right from your message threads, they load in seconds since they’re built on the HTML5 …

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