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Paper meet Pencil: FiftyThree launches smart stylus for its iPad app

What did some of the industrial design team behind Microsoft's Xbox console, Kinect controller, Zune media player and the never-launched Courier tablet do next?<p>They founded a startup called FiftyThree and released an iPad app called Paper, as adept for touchscreen note-taking as for sketching and …

Nexus All The Way

Here is a delightful ideation of of Google Glasses combined with concept Google Nexus TV. The bundle is perceived with a full-screen remote control …

World’s Largest Buddha Statue Carved into a Cliff

The <i>Leshan Giant Buddha</i> is the world's largest stone Buddha statue located in the Sichuan province of China, near the city of Leshan. The monumental structure was first carved out of a cliff where the Minjiang, Dadu, and Qingyi rivers meet during the Tang Dynasty (618-907AD) and continues to stand …

Archaeology

Think With Google – Graphics and Animations

Think With Google – Motion Graphics.<p>These are some graphics and animations created for different videos for the event Think with Google 2013. More …

Graphic Design

Photographer Captures Intimate Moments of Home Birth

For the past three years, Jackie Dives has been a doula, a person who provides physical as well as emotional support during childbirth. She started photographing home births almost by accident, she simply had her camera with her at the very first birth she attended. As she says, “Combining doula …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

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More money for wearables and health tech: Fitbit gets $43M

Quantified selfers, there’s money to be made from your love of data. Fitbit, the fitness gadget maker that collects data about your exercise activities, received $43 million in funding today, according to an SEC filing.<p>The quantified self movement is all about people wanting to get concrete …

Beddit, The Sleep Sensor You Tape To Your Bed, Looks To Build Cloud App With Indiegogo Stretch Goal

Smart pedometers are just the beginning. Sensors of all kinds are emerging to track the way we move, what we do at home and the way we sleep.<p>Last week, I wrote about a Helsinki-based company called Beddit that ran an Indiegogo campaign for a sleep sensor you attach to your bed. They say it is so …

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Simple, Smart, and Wearable

First it was the desktop computer, then it was the laptop, and then it was mobile devices. What’s next in the progression? Many speculate the …