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This 5-Step Method Will Tell You If Your Product Solves a Real Human Need | Inc.com

Design has quickly evolved from an aesthetic choice to becoming a revolutionary way to differentiate companies. Design thinking is now a proven approach to solving problems and producing innovations with a wide range of entrepreneurs and product creators. But it's not a slam dunk. The risk is that …

Design

Beeline Retractable Carabiner iPhone Case

Beeline Retractable Carabiner iPhone Case<p>Born From Necessity!<p>Whether you love the joy of the hunt, the tranquility of an afternoon spent on the lake, …

You Asked: Can My Phone Kill My Car Battery?

When you plug your phone into your car to charge it up — especially when the car’s engine isn’t running — a feeling of dread can sneak into your …

Electric Vehicles

How much should we trust tech companies?

Last week, the internet was awash with journalists' interpretations of Spotify's new privacy policy. Depending on whom you ask, the policy was eerie, creepy or just downright atrocious. While Spotify scrambled to reassure us that it wasn't really interested in snooping through your photos or …

PicoBrew’s Zymatic Beer Making Machine Made A Brewer Out Of A Noob Like Me

PicoBrew is a beer-centered startup in Seattle, founded by brothers Bill and Jim Mitchell (Bill being an ex-Microsoft executive) and Avi Geiger. It is, in short, magical.<p>The machine at the heart of their operation is the Zymatic — an apparatus that simplifies one of the main steps in beer making by …

Beer

Olympus Air A01 Coming to the US in July for $300

Olympus’ innovative Air camera was announced back in February, but up to this point it has been a Japan-only product. Not anymore: today Olympus …

Olympus

Say goodbye to your annoying, bulky key ring with KeySmart [Deals]

If you carry more than a couple of keys, chances are you’ve been driven just a little crazy by the jingling and extra bulk in your pockets on more than one occasion. Sound familiar? Then you’ll love this solution—the <b>KeySmart 2.0</b> organizer.<p>A sleek, compact alternative to a traditional keyring, the …

7 Reasons to Get Back into the Kitchen and Cook!

Just like me, you have been hibernating all this winter long, dreading to do the dishes and at the most making some hot cocoa. Well, time to pull up …

Jamie Oliver

THE FUTURE OF GROCERY SHOPPING: 2014 [SLIDE DECK]

We've created these slides to preview our report on how e-commerce is finally beginning to carve up the groceries market, the biggest untapped e-commerce opportunity. Americans spend $600 billion a year on groceries, the largest retail category by far. Less than 1% of those sales occur online. …

eCommerce

How I Made Myself a DIY Spider Light for $40

I recently made myself a DIY Spider Light as a thrifty alternative to the Spiderlite that costs hundreds of dollars. The entire project ended up …

6 ways Microsoft copied Apple with Windows 10 (plus some truly new ideas)

Microsoft just unveiled the future of Windows 10 today in Redmond. Along with some crazy holographic goggles that take on Google Glass and Oculus, company executives revealed the ambitious plan to make the next generation of Windows the first truly universal platform for desktop PCs, laptops, …

Architizer

Check out Apple and IBM’s new enterprise iOS apps (Gallery)

After first announcing a major partnership earlier this year, Apple and IBM unveiled today a list of new enterprise apps focused on various industries including retail, government, banking, travel, and more. This is the first glimpse of what the collaboration between Apple and IBM actually looks …

Here's What You Can Earn Working At Apple

We've assembled a list of some of the top-paid jobs at Apple, based on data gathered from Glassdoor.<p>Salary data on Glassdoor is based on anonymous salary reports that were voluntarily shared by both current and recent employees.<p>Start printing your resume if you see your role on here.

Employment

5 Things You're Doing Wrong With Food

These quick and easy fixes can make a big difference in your health.<p><b>1) You're peeling kiwis.</b> Kiwis are an excellent source of vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids, and DNA-repairing antioxidants, but if you're still peeling the skin off, you're missing out on a lot of the nutrition value. Recent studies …

Nutrition

Move over, Samsung: Lenovo takes the prize for most shameless Apple ripoff

If imitation truly is the sincerest form of flattery, then the designers at Lenovo must adore the iPhone 6.<p>Samsung has caught a lot of flak for—and been taken to court over—some of its iPhone-like smartphone design choices, but nothing the Korean company has ever produced comes close to the …

Cool facts about your biological clock

Feeling tired after turning the clock back? That’s because the internal clock that controls your circadian rhythms needs time to adjust.<p>Circadian …

Kumbacam: One-Handed, 3-Axis Stabilization Gimbals for GoPros and Smartphones

Small cameras are becoming more powerful with each iteration, but as powerful as they are, the lack of any quality stabilization options means shaky, …

The HP Sprout could have been built by Apple back in 2011

By now you’ve probably seen the HP Sprout computer, an oddly-named, yet undeniably original desktop computer/tablet/projector combination that allows users to scan physical items and then manipulate them on screen using their fingers.<p>One day after the $1,899 system got the tech world talking, the …

Imaging

Q3 earnings show that Apple is just clobbering Samsung

Samsung may ship more devices, but there’s no doubt that Apple is winning the war.<p>That’s the takeaway from Samsung’s latest earnings report, which stated that the Korean smartphone maker’s Q3 operating profits were just $3.8 billion, a 60 percent drop over last year.<p>And things are even worse in the …

It Looks Like Samsung Has Another iPhone Look-Alike Coming, And It's Going To Be Cheap

Blog Sam Mobile reports that Samsung will actually be releasing three new phones with metal edges, and one of them might have just been approved by the Federal Communications Commission.<p>The phone is believed to be called the Galaxy A3, and it's said to be the cheapest, entry-level version of the …

Mobile

Apple steps up fight against Google Maps with indoor directions

Apple is attempting to push its Apple Maps software to the next level, courtesy of indoor mapping capabilities, according to a new patent application uncovered by Cult of Mac today.<p>Filed in April this year, the application describes a method of seamlessly transitioning from a map displaying …

Part 4) The Departure of a “Tyrant”

From <b>Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple’s Mastery of the Media</b>, a profile examining Apple’s PR strategy:<p>While Apple PR portrayed former VP of Worldwide Corporate Communications Katie Cotton’s departure as a way for the executive to spend more time with her children, the true reason for …

The Fabulous Life Of Sir Jony Ive, The Genius Behind Apple's Design

Ive has worked at Apple for 22 years. In that time he has received countless awards and accolades for his ingenuity and commitment to Apple's minimalist design aesthetic.<p>He has also become quite famous. The London native is frequently spotted at clubs and lives in California, near Apple's …

San Francisco

9 Swift Resources for iOS 8 Developers

If you're interested in Apple's new programming language announced at WWDC, there are a variety of resources available online now. Here are nine …

Apple signs its first retail deal in Saudi Arabia

Less than two months after the Saudi Arabia government cleared Apple to begin marketing products and officially operate in the region, Apple has struck a sales deal with major Saudi Arabia-based retailer Jarir Bookstore. The deal includes both official sales inside of the Jarir retail stores as …

Apple Time Capsule vs. AirPort Extreme vs. AirPort Express - which router should you choose?

Apple buyers guide: Which 802.11ac router should you get?<p>Apple's higher-end router is called the AirPort Extreme. Available for $199, the AirPort …

How to fix a slow or frozen iPhone or iPad

Last year, Apple switched from prioritizing performance to prioritizing battery health on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and …

How Steve Jobs Inadvertently Helped Create The World Wide Web

He was trying to solve a problem that many others had tried and failed to solve, he explained during a recent an interview at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.<p>Scientists would come to the CERN research center from all over the world, bringing their own computers that used all sorts of operating …

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