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Google Assistant adds a snapshot of your daily agenda

Google is no stranger to serving up contextual info and commands when they're relevant. But wouldn't it be nice if could curate and organize that info in a way that could help with a jam-packed schedule? It does now. The search firm is currently trotting out a "visual snapshot" for Assistant on …

Apps

How Amazon Has Reorganized Around Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning

In honor of Amazon Prime Day, let’s take a look at the inner workings of this company that is pushing the bounds of innovation, not only with Amazon Prime, but the many other cutting-edge management strategies.<p>The company that sets the tone for so many aspects of customer experience is breaking …

Machine Learning

The $24 billion chatbot industry sucks because it needs better AI

In 2014, WIRED would profile a “boring” company called Slack beginning a media and venture-based obsession with bringing chat to every corner of our work lives. Somewhere along the way, the growth of chat-based enterprise communication was conflated with a preference for doing <i>everything</i> in a chat …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple worked with Blackmagic on a new external GPU

To go alongside the newly updated MacBook Pros, Apple is selling a product for users who need more graphic processing power. Apple worked with cinema company Blackmagic on an external GPU based around a Radeon Pro 580 with 8GB of video memory. Apple says it should give 2.8x faster graphics …

MacBook Pro

Old shipping container repurposed as a 40-foot-tall parking booth

Columbus, Ohio is now home to what is probably the world’s most unique parking booth. The firm behind the design, JBAD architects, turned an old …

Design

Nvidia and MIT's AI can clean up your noisy photos

If you’ve ever taken photos after sundown, you’re probably familiar with the ‘noise’ that distorts your pictures with colored specks. It’s possible to fix your images to some degree with software – but an AI developed by Nvidia, MIT and Aalto University can go much further – without ever having …

Machine Learning

Doing the right things and doing things right: a Design Researcher’s Process Model

Understanding your UX role at the micro and macro levels matters greatly. Sharing case studies shows your ability to “do things right.” Additionally, …

Design

Young couples and retirees ditch the city for a new kind of suburb

The term “surban” describes a suburban community that offers the conveniences of urban life. John Burns Real Estate Consulting trademarked the word …

Real Estate

heatherwick studio draws up plans to overhaul olympia london

<b>‘olympia london,’ the major exhibition and events center in west kensington, has announced the biggest investment in its 132-year history.</b> the …

Architecture

How architects are using virtual reality to walk through buildings that don't yet exist

In the studios of Morphosis Architects in Culver City, it is possible to step into the lobby of the new Orange County Museum of Art — even though construction on the museum, which will occupy an empty lot in Costa Mesa, isn’t scheduled to begin until sometime next year. By donning a pair of virtual …

Virtual Reality

MAD's Gardenhouse is nearing completion in Los Angeles

MAD Architects has released the latest photographs of the "Gardenhouse" in Los Angeles that show the project is nearing completion. Dubbed as …

Architecture

Scientists can 3D print human heart tissue now. The future is here

Long term, the goal of 3D bioprinting is to be able to 3D print fully functioning organs which can be used to replace the failing biological organs …

3D Bioprinting

Volkswagen makes van life bigger with production California XXL camper van

Even before VW's official announcement today, all stars seemed to be aligning for a production version of the 2017 California XXL concept. After …

Campervans

Stabilized GoPro footage from a roller coaster looks like an alternate reality

During a recent trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain in California, YouTuber and skydiver Jeb Corliss took GoPro Fusion video of himself riding Goliath, …

GoPro

Samsung Frame TV update brings more style to the glass rectangle on the wall

Samsung is bringing a larger collection of virtual artwork to its line of Frame TVs, which the company first introduced in 2017 and which use what …

Living Rooms

Why tech’s favorite color is making us all miserable

The cold blue light of modern touchscreens may be aesthetically pleasing, but it poses health problems. Designers and technologists should take cues from military history and embrace the orange.<p>When I was 14, I saved up money from my first web design job to trick out a really nice gaming PC. I …

bluelight

Google Home app will soon get a much-needed makeover

The Google Home app is a hot mess right now, to say the least. Its primary purpose is to set up new Chromecasts and Google Home speakers, but the …

Android News

nendo designs three minimal variations of the traditionally ornate cuckoo clock

jun 26, 2018<p>every wall is broken up by some interesting foreign texture; rocky strata peels away to reveal layers of architecture.<p>every wall is …

Electric Vehicles

Disney’s flying robot stunt double can pose just like a superhero

The humanoid bot is being developed for shows at Disney theme parks<p>If you were going to bet on which technology might soon do the work of a stuntman, you’d probably guess CGI. It turns out robots have a shot, too — robots built by Disney.<p>A new report from <i>TechCrunch</i> lays out the advances the company …

Walt Disney Company

Millennials are now getting ‘Venmo anxiety’

Whenever Caroline Keane opens the Venmo app, she always intends to just go in and out. But, inevitably, she gets sucked into the mobile …

FinTech

4-year-old girl drills dad about ‘bra’ in his car

Leave it to kids to make things more uncomfortable than they already are. On Wednesday, Twitter user @AngryManTV shared a hilarious incident that …

Study Skills

Colossal 128TB SD cards could soon be on the way

The latest iteration of the popular SD memory card standard, the SD Express, could see future cards come with enough storage capacity to hold a lifetime’s worth of memories in high definition.<p>The SD Association, a group of nearly 900 companies that come together to prescribe SD memory card …

Gear & Gadgets

Index of Best AI/Machine Learning Resources

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning field is getting a lot of attention right now, and knowing where to start can be a little difficult.<p>I’ve …

Machine Learning

Bose’s new $250 Sleepbuds play soothing sounds instead of music

Is quality sleep worth that much cash?<p>After a couple years of development and early prototype testing through an Indiegogo campaign, Bose is commercially releasing its noise-masking Sleepbuds. They go on sale tomorrow, June 21st, for $250 from Amazon, Best Buy, Bose, and other retailers. The …

Consumer Tech

The legendary Apple research group that shaped our world

Before Steve Jobs gave it the ax in 1997, the Advanced Technology Group developed some of the most influential technology of the century.<p>At this year’s WWDC, Apple delighted some users with a new feature in macOS Mojave. Called “Stacks,” the new functionality automatically sorts your desktop …

4K Ultra HD

Jean Nouvel's 53W53 tower tops out over New York's MoMA

Newly released construction photographs show the progress of French architect Jean Nouvel's first New York skyscraper: a supertall tower rising above …

Skyscrapers

Amazon-Marriott Deal Will Make Alexa A Hotel Butler, But The Implications Range Far Wider

Amazon.com turned heads with its latest move on Tuesday: partnering with Marriott International to feature its Echo smart speakers at select hotels, part of its new Alexa for Hospitality initiative.<p>But the announcement is not just about hotel guests’ ability to use Alexa-powered Echo voice …

Smart Homes

Nvidia uses AI to create convincing slo-mo video by filling in extra frames

New research could make it easier to capture slo-mo on your smartphone<p>Creating slow-motion footage is all about capturing a large number of frames per second. If you don’t record enough, it becomes choppy and unwatchable as soon as you slow down your video — unless, that is, you use artificial …

Videography

Adobe Scan can now automatically turn business cards into phone contacts

Artificial intelligence could soon make manually typing up information off a business card a thing of the past. Adobe Scan, the smartphone scanning …

Software

What Would U.S. Money Look Like, Given the Proper Attention of an Industrial Designer?

Bills so pretty you'd never spend them<p>Industrial designer Andrey Avgust hails from Belarus, a country whose currency I admit I've never seen. But …

Industrial Designer