Insights

Communication and Technology news
The Daily Show’s John Oliver On Operating Outside Your Comfort Zone

Taking over the "The Daily Show" reins from Jon Stewart sounds like an unnerving process, and "Senior British Correspondent" John (...)

2013-07-25
Top 10 Iconic Data Graphics

Photographers have created many iconic images, but Biostatistics professor Roger Peng recently asked “What are the iconic data (...)

2013-07-25
Longtime X-Men and Wolverine Writer Chris Claremont On The Keys To Creative Collaboration

Chris Claremont wrote the X-Men longer than anyone else, but he’s still only ever been a part of a very large machine. (...)

2013-07-25
A Fix For The Homogenous Tech Industry: Black Girls Code

The educational outreach program that launched two years ago, now has over one thousand students and is raising $100,000 to get (...)

2013-07-25
Imagining The Submerged California Coast After The Sea Level Rises

In 300 years, the Venice Beach boardwalk will be underwater. So will much of the California Coast. Check out these visions of California’s (...)

2013-07-24
Pop Music’s Biggest Moments, Illustrated In Pictograms

Can you identify all the songs in these posters? John Lennon once said that Bob Dylan could “get away with murder” (...)

2013-07-25
How To Produce A Woody Allen Movie

As Blue Jasmine hits theaters, Letty Aronson, Woody Allen’s longtime production partner (and sister) talks about the efficient (...)

2013-07-25
See Newly Unveiled Photos From A Tense “Taxi Driver” Set

Steve Schapiro talks about his role as special photographer for Martin Scorsese’s "Taxi Driver," and how the tone of a film (...)

2013-07-25
This Intelligent Housesitter May Render Old Security Systems Homeless

The spy cam-like Canary keeps a watchful eye--texting, live-streaming--on your place while you’re out. Canary may be the (...)

2013-07-25
Mapping The Worldwide Bike Sharing Phenomenon

Bike sharing is just starting to really catch on in the U.S., but it’s huge all over the world. These maps show the systems (...)

2013-07-25
The Most Honest States In The U.S.

What happens when you ask people to pay for a drink on the honor system? Better results than you might think. Honesty is a tricky (...)

2013-07-25
Xiaomi will make joint announcement with Tencent next week on product-related partnership with QQ

Rumors typically abound in the Chinese tech scene, and Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has been bombarded by plenty recently (...)

2013-07-25
Ikea Might Be Opening A Store In Palestine

Reports indicate Ikea is strongly considering opening up shop in the Palestinian Authority capital of Ramallah. Ikea, the ubiquitous (...)

2013-07-24
You Can Relax, Monopoly Is Keeping Its Jail After All

Turns out we all got it wrong. Monopoly Empire is different from the classic game in a number of ways, but the jail remains. (...)

2013-07-24
Google+ Local for iOS will be pulled on August 7th after being integrated into Google Maps

Google+ Local for iOS, Google’s mobile search and discovery app, will cease to exist on August 7th, just over one year after it (...)

2013-07-25
Recycling Robot Of The Future “Erases” Concrete Buildings

A conceptual robot makes it possible to intelligently deconstruct a building, without any of the fuss or mess. There’s (...)

2013-07-24
A Farm That Extends Deep Into The Sea Is Trying To Create Ocean Vegetarianism

Just because there are no more fish doesn’t mean the ocean is done as a food source. Because a small amount of ocean surface (...)

2013-07-24
Want To Shower In Your Living Room? A Strange New Design Mashup

The Waterdream, a new makes-you-wonder hybrid, freshens up the bathing experience by taking it out of the bathroom. Product (...)

2013-07-25
Entrepreneurs gather in Eden for the first Summit Outside

Last Friday, my friend Shak pathed, “Productivity at tech companies must be low today. Half the folks are headed to Utah while the (...)

2013-07-24
Hands on with Google’s Chromecast, a tiny set-top box for the Web

Google has started shipping its first batch of Chromecast devices, its HDMI TV plugin that lets you stream online video content onto (...)

2013-07-24
Google’s free Netflix promotion for Chromecast sells out in a day

That escalated quickly. When Google unveiled its Chromecast dongle for streaming YouTube, Netflix and Chrome tabs, it announced (...)

2013-07-25
WSJ: Google working on a set-top box with a video camera and a motion sensor

On the heels of the unveiling of Google’s new Chromecast TV dongle, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the company is developing (...)

2013-07-25
Pentagram’s New iPad App Traps A Man In A Box

The fourth wall typically allows movies and plays to tell stories without acknowledging the audience. Pentagram’s new iPad (...)

2013-07-24
U.S. Foreign Aid Also Means U.S. Haterade

Countries that get a lot of aid from the U.S. tend to also not have great opinions of the U.S. Money won’t by happiness. (...)

2013-07-24
J.C. Penney, Visa Among Companies Targeted In Massive Hacking Scheme

The five accused men from Russia and Ukraine allegedly stole more than $300 million. The U.S. government has accused five men (...)

2013-07-24
Games To Educate Teens About Dating Violence

The Life.Love. Game Design Challenge asks developers to find fun ways to teach teenagers that relationships aren’t supposed (...)

2013-07-24
“Parks & Rec” Star Aubrey Plaza Mopes Through The Fake “Daria” Movie Trailer You Wish Was Real

Ever-dour Aubrey Plaza finally inhabits the character she was born to play, MTV’s Daria Morgendorffer, albeit for a fake (...)

2013-07-24
Bloody Marys, Eggs Benedict, Coca-Cola: Foods Designed To Cure Hangovers

Is it a coincidence that some of our favorite foods were originally designed to cure hangovers? Or is it a very depressing indicator (...)

2013-07-24
Sneaker Envy Motivated These Two Women To Create A Nike Fantasy Shop

Emily Hodgson and Emilie Riis launched the faux online store Purple Unicorn Planet as part of their campaign to urge the mother (...)

2013-07-24
New, Exciting Planets? Nope, Just Sliced Golf Balls

A photographer exposes the surprisingly colorful, wildly varying insides of unassuming dimpled white golf balls. It was a big (...)

2013-07-24
How 50 States, and 186 Countries, Rank For Climate Change

Design your own infographics about the rise of climate change with the new Climate Data Explorer. Getting your head around climate (...)

2013-07-24
Why The New IP Address System Might Be A Spammer’s Worst Nightmare

Spam may be the bane of our cyber-existence, but there are geographic considerations that go into producing it. One way security companies (...)

2013-07-24
Tech education startup Treehouse branches out to the iPad with a new app

After embracing gamification, hitting $3.6 million in revenues and raising $7 million, technology education startup Treehouse has (...)

2013-07-24
How One Architecture Firm Built A Sustainable Building In Rural Rwanda

The Women’s Opportunity Center tries to give female farmers a chance to become entrepreneurs selling to urban buyers. But (...)

2013-07-24
Want To Be Unstoppable? Work At An Intersection

Innovation happens when ideas intersect. So innovative people are at the intersection of fields. To create exceptional careers, (...)

2013-07-24
Why You Should Find Product-Market Fit Before Sniffing Around For Venture Money

Many early-stage entrepreneurs who come to me for advice love to brag about how fast their companies are growing. To the consumer-focused (...)

2013-07-24
Beyond Nike+: This Smart Sock Tracks Workouts, And It’s Washable

Thanks to cloth sensors, this sock can track how you run but stays soft and machine washable. And it teases a future of smart clothing (...)

2013-07-24
How Interactive Product Placements Could Save Television

I have a lot of friends who work in Hollywood, and a fair number to work in advertising. When I talk about television with any of (...)

2013-07-24
Intel and Toshiba Return With Third Social Film, “The Power Inside” And Harvey Keitel

The team behind critical smash "The Beauty Inside" are back with a new social film revolving around alien facial hair and featuring (...)

2013-07-24
Why Summer Makes Us So Unproductive

The dog days take a bite out of your workflow. Science is here to explain why that is. Do you have the feeling that summer is (...)

2013-07-24
Infographic: Every Scene In “The Great Gatsby”

Because some people take this book really, really seriously. There are two ways to read The Great Gatsby. The first is as a (...)

2013-07-24
Following Electric Shocks, Apple Tells Chinese Consumers To Avoid Knockoff IPhone Chargers

In the wake of the tragic electrocution of a young Chinese woman, Apple is reminding its local users to avoid unofficial hardware. (...)

2013-07-24
The Future Of Google’s Plan To Bring The Entire World Internet With Balloons

Google is moving ahead with Project Loon, a plan to use high-altitude balloons to provide Internet access to remote areas. But (...)

2013-07-24
Learn The Secrets of The Writers’ Room With Oscar Winner Jim Rash

In Sundance’s new show, The Writers’ Room, Jim Rash probes today’s top TV writers for inside info on the making (...)

2013-07-24
See van Gogh Paintings Come To Life Before Your Eyes

An artist brings animated life--and shadow--to painted masterpieces. Italian artist Luca Agnani has done an odd thing with van (...)

2013-07-24
Taste-Testing An Incredibly Realistic Salt Replacement (That You’ve Been Eating All Along)

Nu-Tek Salt contains 70% less sodium than your traditional table salt. Big food producers have already started using it, but soon (...)

2013-07-24
Don’t Break Up Over Text! Have This App Do It For You

BreakupText is an iPhone app that pokes fun at our connected culture. But the scary part is that some people have (probably) used (...)

2013-07-24
ESPN’s Matthew Berry On How Fantasy Football Unlocks Creativity And Makes Your Office Better

From terrible tattoos and using washing machines as trophies to face-time with the boss, fantasy sports changes people’s (...)

2013-07-24

Need a profissional and scalable solution for seriuos e-Commerce business?

Learn More about Shopify Plus