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Beyond Siri, Google Now and Cortana: What is the future of virtual assistants?

Dr Chris Brauer is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the MSc Management of Innovation programme and the Centre for Creative and Social (...)

2014-10-27
8 ways to delight and reward your email subscribers

Brian Honigman is a marketing consultant, speaker and a freelance writer. This post originally appeared on the Jumplead blog. A lot (...)

2014-10-25
Creatic lets you crowdshare presets to build unique images

Most artists rely on their imagination to generate fresh creative concepts. But for times when the right side of the brain fails to (...)

2014-10-24
National park or bird? Flickr knows for sure

While the folks at Flickr would seem to have their work cut out for them — having just released a brand new iPad app chief among (...)

2014-10-24
Google Skybox For Good gives non-profits access to real-time satellite imagery

Real-time satellite imagery company Skybox, which was acquired by Google back in August, announced today that it will be making imagery (...)

2014-10-24
23 seldom-used ideas for how to utilize Twitter lists

This post originally appeared on the Twitter tips, whether for experts, you’ve likely come across the common advice to use Twitter (...)

2014-10-24
10 awesome beer label designs: Go party

Doug Levy is staff copywriter and editor for the Shutterstock blog. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog (...)

2014-10-24
Bitly says links are no longer blocked, blames Google Safebrowsing

Update: Bitly says that the root of the problem was Google Safebrowsing, a service provided by the internet giant to browsers such (...)

2014-10-24
Do you think like an entrepreneur?

Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment platform Pluto.TV, social (...)

2014-10-24
Clueless about social media? Here are 17 clues for getting started

Barry Feldman is a content marketing consultant, copywriter, social media advisor and more. This post has been adapted from an (...)

2014-10-24
Google’s Sundar Pichai to become head of product amid major staff reshuffling

According to a report by Recode, Google CEO Larry Page sent a staff memo denoting some major changes at Google HQ, including handing (...)

2014-10-23
Lessons from David Ogilvy’s contrarian management advice

Gregory Ciotti is Help Scout‘s resident content marketer. He also gets nerdy about behavioral psychology at Sparring Mind. This (...)

2014-10-23
Google’s Nest acquires home automation hub Revolv

Nest announced today that it has acquired Revolv, the maker of a hub device for controlling your smart home appliances. As part of (...)

2014-10-23
Hands-on with Basepro, a laptop stand with a built-in hard drive

Using laptops for our daily work keeps us highly mobile, but it does so at the sacrifice of hard drive storage and ergonomics. Crowdfunding (...)

2014-10-23
How 21 big tech companies got their names

The expression ‘what’s in a name’ – or the slightly more poetic ‘a rose by any other name’ – means, essentially, that (...)

2014-10-23
Apple’s iTunes download sales have fallen sharply in 2014, reports the WSJ

Apple’s acquisition of Beats Electronics and the associated Beats Music subscription service may have raised eyebrows in some quarters, (...)

2014-10-23
Amazon snuck an app store into its main Android app over a month ago

Amazon’s Appstore doesn’t have nearly the same popularity on Android as Google’s own offering does. Besides the fact that many (...)

2014-10-23
How the design team behind ‘Destiny’ built their immersive worlds

Alexander Huls is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Esquire and other publications. (...)

2014-10-23
Tech conference bingo

Mention of the cloud – check! Mention of big data – yep. Someone wearing Google Glass – of course… Tech conferences are so (...)

2014-10-23
Scientists Experiment With... Robotic Bacteria?

A team at MIT has begun work on microscopic bacteria-like robot which can be injected into the human body.MIT researchers are researching (...)

2014-10-23
4 great TNW Deals for designers and developers

We’ve got a bunch of amazing offers for designers and developers, to ease your workflow, help you engage your customers and also (...)

2014-10-23
5 steps to finding a winning brand name

Olga Steidl is the Growth manager at Linko. Earlier this year, we faced a surprise hurdle. Due to a conflicting trademark in the US (...)

2014-10-23
Voice brings customizable online polls to publishers

Launching in early 2013, we called Poutch a Quora for polls, as not only did it let you ask the community a question with multiple (...)

2014-10-23
Bitcasa pulls the plug on infinite storage and gives users 3 weeks to migrate files to new system

Bitcasa is a cloud storage startup that promised to bring infinite storage to your desktop, finally arriving out of beta in February (...)

2014-10-23
After its $170m Fire Phone writedown, Amazon.com redesign shines a light on Amazon hardware

If you arrived at Amazon today and noticed things look a little different, well, you’re not the only one. It seems the internet (...)

2014-10-23
Google Forms gets more features with an add-on store

Google Forms is one of of the most popular ways for people to create invite lists and surveys for free, but so far its toolset has (...)

2014-10-22
Apple unleashes TestFlight to all iOS developers and beta testers

The beta testing app TestFlight has been helping developers quickly and easily add new testers to an app. The service is so useful (...)

2014-10-22
Facebook and Yahoo team up to keep recycled email addresses from compromising other accounts

Remember when Yahoo released all those in-active email address? Yeah, that was kind of a mess because any accounts tied to those email (...)

2014-10-22
10 startups you should meet at #TNWUSA

Over the past few weeks, we’ve interviewed close to a hundred startups. And the next few weeks will see us interview almost a hundred (...)

2014-10-22
Facebook built a forum platform for your smartphone inside the new Rooms app

In the 1990s and early 2000s I was the member of a couple car forums. First Honda forums and then a Subaru forum. I used these forums (...)

2014-10-22
Memeoirs now lets you make picture books out of your WhatsApp conversations

Memeoirs, the company that lets you make physical books out of your email, Facebook, and WhatsApp conversations, has today announced (...)

2014-10-22
Charlie connects to your Google Calendar to prep you for meetings

If you’re OK with the idea of letting yet another service access your Google Calendar information and are frequently finding yourself (...)

2014-10-22
LG G Watch R to go on sale from beginning of November in Europe, US and others to follow

LG has announced that its new circular G Watch R announced in August will go on sale in France, Italy, Spain and the UK “in the (...)

2014-10-22
Mozilla’s Webmaker app will make it easy for anyone to create Web apps on their smartphone

Mozilla is working on an app for Android, iOS and Firefox OS that gives smartphone users the ability to easily create and share (...)

2014-10-22
Can a ‘TechNorth’ cluster put the North of England on the technology map?

The UK government is backing a new agency to promote technology companies in a cluster of cities across the North of England. It’s (...)

2014-10-22
Google teams up with Oxford University to advance artificial intelligence research

Google has joined forces with the University of Oxford in the UK in order to better study the potential of artificial intelligence (...)

2014-10-22
27 Autumn Photos That Will Leaf You Wanting More

Hold on to your cider donuts, because Autumn is in full swing. The change of season has officially hit with a flurry of flannel (...)

2014-10-21
Google Earth for Android gets a 3D overhaul and faster map updates

Google today released an update to its Google Earth Android app that brings the service’s first major improvement to its 3D rendering (...)

2014-10-21
Maximizing your minimum viable product: How to get high results without releasing a ‘minimal’ product

Jerry Cao is a content strategist at UXPin, where he develops in-app and online content for the wireframing and prototyping platform. (...)

2014-10-21
2015 Challenge Cup Kicks off: Here are the winners from Washington, D.C.

The new year came early to 1776 last night. The D.C. incubator – which launched in February 2013 – hosted the first regional pitch (...)

2014-10-21
Google announces Inbox: A more intelligent way to handle email

Google today announced a new take on email, dubbed Inbox. The free app/service includes reminders, bundles similar messages together (...)

2014-10-21
Twitter introduces its modular SDK, Fabric for Twitter feeds, ads and crash tracking

At its first developer conference Twitter CEO Dick Costolo announced Twitters new modular SDK,  Fabric to the assembled developers. (...)

2014-10-21
Jawbone is launching Drop, a playlist service that lets friends suggest songs through Twitter

It looks like Jawbone is preparing to launch a new music service, called Drop, at Twitter’s Flight mobile developer conference today. (...)

2014-10-21
Microsoft releases Kinect v2 SDK 2.0, allows devs to publish apps in the Windows Store

Microsoft today released the final build of its second-generation Kinect SDK 2.0 for Windows, in addition to one huge change related (...)

2014-10-21
The coming wave of 3D mobile cameras get a boost from Metaio’s new SDK

Google’s Project Tango is just one of the inititives currently aimed at bringing cameras that can ‘see’ the world in 3D to mobile (...)

2014-10-21
The psychology of Web design: How colors, typefaces and spacing affect your mood

This is the second of a series on "The Guide to Your Online Portfolio," and has been brought to you by Squarespace. Create exceptional (...)

2014-10-21
Barnes & Noble launches a 10.1-inch version of its Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet for $299.99

Almost two months to the day since Barnes & Noble launched its Samsung-developed 7-inch Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet, a new larger-screen (...)

2014-10-21
Get to grips with DSLR photography with 87% off this Adobe KnowHow bundle

Getting into DSLR photography can be daunting, but a little guidance in the right direction can help you grasp the fundamentals of (...)

2014-10-21

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