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Four Signs You’re Working Innovatively
Jeremy Suisted, innovationexcellence.com
Just in from New Zealand: Jeremy Suisted on the big four positive signs that the work you and your team are doing is meaningful, innovative and a passionate part of your team’s work life. Continue reading →

Four Signs You’re Working Innovatively
Jeremy Suisted, innovationexcellence.com

Just in from New Zealand: Jeremy Suisted on the big four positive signs that the work you and your team are doing is meaningful, innovative and a passionate part of your team’s work life. Continue reading →



Apple sends out invites for September 9 event, where it may reveal the iPhone 6 & iWatch
Harrison Weber, venturebeat.com

After months of speculation, Apple sent out formal invites today confirming a September 9 keynote event.

Although the subject of the keynote was not made official, it is widely rumored that Apple will launch a wearable device alongside the next…


Report: Apple’s iPhone 6 to Include NFC Mobile Payments Capability
Chris Hauk, mactrast.com
Wired has published a report saying their sources have told them that Apple’s next-generation iPhone, due to be announced September 9th, will boast its own NFC-based payments feature.Wired:Apple is in the perfect position to launch…

Report: Apple’s iPhone 6 to Include NFC Mobile Payments Capability
Chris Hauk, mactrast.com

Wired has published a report saying their sources have told them that Apple’s next-generation iPhone, due to be announced September 9th, will boast its own NFC-based payments feature.

Wired:

Apple is in the perfect position to launch…



Facebook messaging + payments + Facebook Login = a bad headache for PayPal
Mark Sullivan, venturebeat.com

Update (8/25): Facebook points out that it changed the name of “Connect” to “Facebook Login.” We regret the error.

The idea that Facebook is going to build payments into messaging platforms has been well reported.

Zuckerberg said as muc…


Ora-Ïto’s Nikeames shoe is an “homage to Charles and Ray”
Dan Howarth, dezeen.com
French designer Ora-Ïto has developed a conceptual trainer with curved veneer sections to reference the work of Modernist furniture designers Charles and Ray Eames.Ora-Ïto pays tribute to the late American couple with the Nikeames shoe design, whi…

Ora-Ïto’s Nikeames shoe is an “homage to Charles and Ray”
Dan Howarth, dezeen.com

French designer Ora-Ïto has developed a conceptual trainer with curved veneer sections to reference the work of Modernist furniture designers Charles and Ray Eames.Ora-Ïto pays tribute to the late American couple with the Nikeames shoe design, whi…


Patrick Stewart does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge the right way
By Ross Miller, theverge.com
When the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge first started, the rules were simple: donate money toward fighting ALS or dump a bucket of ice on your head. It was meant as an incentive to be charitable — not, as it later evolved, to be both charitable…

Patrick Stewart does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge the right way
By Ross Miller, theverge.com

When the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge first started, the rules were simple: donate money toward fighting ALS or dump a bucket of ice on your head. It was meant as an incentive to be charitable — not, as it later evolved, to be both charitable…



With Enlitic, a veteran data scientist plans to fight disease using deep learning
Derrick Harris, gigaom.com

It was about a year ago when I realized, perhaps for the first time, just how prevalent deep learning was about to become.

It was at the KDD 2013 conference in Chicago, and then-Kaggle president and chief scientist Jeremy Howard was discussing h…


Solar fuels as generated by nature

phys.org

(Phys.org) —Society’s energy supply problems could be solved in the future using a model adopted from nature. During photosynthesis, plants, algae and some species of bacteria produce sugars and other energy-rich substances (i.e. fuels) using sola…



OnBeep raises $6.25M as it puts the finishing touches on its walkie-talkie wearable
Jordan Novet, venturebeat.com

OnBeep, a stealthy startup with plans to help people communicate around the world with its wearable device reminiscent of the Star Trek communicator badge, is announcing $6.25 million in new funding today.

OnBeep isn’t ready to show its creation…



Now On Kickstarter, Tickle Makes Learning To Code Fun With Scratch
Catherine Shu, techcrunch.com

There are a lot of games and puzzles now that promise to teach kids how to code, but Tickle stands out. Now on Kickstarter, the iPad app was created in part by Mike Chen, a professor of computer science at U.C. Berkeley.

Its name is a reference …



RBC: The iPhone 6 Could Be Even Bigger Than Anyone Thinks
Sam Colt, businessinsider.com

Apple’s iPhone 6 could be a serious blockbuster, says RBC analyst Amit Daryanani in a new note Monday.

"Most supply chain data is pointing towards Apple gearing up to ramp 70-80 million iPhone 6 units across the two form factors (4.7”/5.5”),"…



Why breaking up is hard to do … for social apps like Facebook, Foursquare, and LinkedIn
Ross Rubin, venturebeat.com

Volume Up is a regular column on consumer technology and digital ecosystems by Reticle Research principal analyst Ross Rubin.

With sophisticated mobile operating systems came the promise of “desktop-quality” apps. But recently, there’s be…


Microsoft turns single-camera smartphone into 3D depth sensor
by Chris Higgins, wired.co.uk
The Kinect may be out of a job after a Microsoft team has turned standard smartphone and webcam devices into 3D depth-sensing cameras with only a few minor hardware adjustments.Presenting their work at Vancouver’s SIGGRAPH 2014 conference, the…

Microsoft turns single-camera smartphone into 3D depth sensor
by Chris Higgins, wired.co.uk

The Kinect may be out of a job after a Microsoft team has turned standard smartphone and webcam devices into 3D depth-sensing cameras with only a few minor hardware adjustments.

Presenting their work at Vancouver’s SIGGRAPH 2014 conference, the…



50 Cent and Intel launch earbuds that pump tracks based on your heart rate
Bogdan Petrovan, androidauthority.com

Behold, the future, brought to you by 50 Cent and Intel. Yes, really.

Beats-wannabe Audio company SMS Audio, founded by 50 Cent, partnered with the chip giant to bring to market a pair of sports earbuds, with a twist. Said twist is the ability t…



Cute Cube: Polaroid Shows Off New, Tiny Action Cam
—Devin Coldewey, nbcnews.com

Polaroid’s Cube camera got a soft debut early this year at CES, but the prototypes we saw then have been refined into real devices — and it’s just as tiny now as it was then. At just 35mm (a little less than an inch and a half) on each side, the C…


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