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You Can Pay Via Fingerprint With Samsung's Latest Phone

The company teamed up with PayPal to bring biometric scanning to its Galaxy S5<p>At Mobile World Congress today, Samsung announced the latest version of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5. If it's anything like the S4, lots of people will buy it. Since it has a larger number in the front, it will …

Bionic ears: let's hear it for cochlear implants…

Sitting at the kitchen table rolling a ball of Play-Doh, Oliver Campbell is a picture of childhood contentment. At just under two years old he is experimenting with words and is happily peppering his creative endeavours with them. But inside Oliver's head something extraordinary is happening. …

Technology Quarterly | The Economist

I know what you’ll do next summer<p>The relationship between information and crime has changed<p>Walls have eyes<p>Police have many new ways of monitoring …

Infographic: Why We Should Share Cabs With Strangers

In New York, the stream of yellow (and green, depending on the borough) cabs can seem constant and inscrutable. But with an eye for encouraging cab-sharing (and the energy saving that would come with it), the MIT Senseable City Lab has created HubCab, an interactive visualization of taxis.<p>HubCab …

Anti-Social Network Helps You Avoid People You Don’t Want To See

Sick of running into your ex? Brian Moore was, so he developed Cloak, an app that warns you when other people are nearby.<p>There is no shortage of social media apps out there that will loudly broadcast to everyone where you are at every second of the day. Rarer is the app that exists to obfuscate …

Monocle Thailand Illustration by Studio Hey

Monocle Thailand Travel – Editorial Illustrations.<p>Studio Hey from Barcelona, Spain has worked frequently for the popular Monocle magazine. They often …

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10 Scientific Insights That Could Make You A Better Designer

Insights from fields such as behavioral economics and cognitive psychology can help designers build better products. Here, Nikki Pfarr of Artefact shows how.<p>In the design world, the term “persuasive design” tends to be met with a mix of intrigue, skepticism, and occasionally repugnance. (Doesn’t …

Link About It: This Week's Picks

1. The Office Meets International Development<p>The mockumentary genre continues to be a major force in both TV and movies around the world, and now Kenya is getting its first comedy-doc series, tacking issues that are both local and international. As one of the major hubs for international …

Dosomething.Org Taps Snapchat For Teen-Centric Valentine’s Campaign

Dosomething, a not-for-profit focused on making volunteer work and social change exciting to people under 25, is going after its key demographic where they’re comfortable: Snapchat.<p>The company used the photo-sharing platform, which has yet to launch a formal advertising or brand program, to run a …

Aviate Makes Using Your Android Phone Way Less Irritating

Unless you’re a tech dork, organizing and searching your apps is a pain. Aviate does it for you.<p>Natural user interfaces like Siri and Google Now aim to “disappear” by understanding you perfectly or anticipating your technology needs before you have them. I don’t trust them. You know who already …

Why Facebook’s New Like Button Ditches The Thumbs Up

In a bold redesign, Facebook’s iconic thumbs up has been all but deleted from its like button. We talk to the button’s designer to learn why.<p>Facebook is known for just a couple of prominent interactions that define the service. There’s the infamous poke–the strangely pseudo-sexual gesture that …

Apple, It’s Time To Nuke The iPhone’s Red Battery Alert

We know when we’re running low on battery. Do we really need to go all DEFCON on our iPhones?<p>In the military’s DEFCON ratings system, red is a serious color. That’s DEFCON 2. That’s imminent nuclear war. You know what DEFCON 1 is? Bombs dropping. Civilization as we know it ending. We might never …