A few months ago The Washington Post reported that Facebook collects 98 data points on each of its nearly 2 billion users. Among this 98 are ethnicity, income, net worth, home value, if you are a mother, if you are a soccer mom, if you are married, the number of lines of credit you have, if […]
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Smile Vector is a Twitter bot that can make any celebrity smile. It scrapes the web for pictures of faces, and then it morphs their expressions using a deep-learning-powered neural network. Its results aren’t perfect, but they’re created completely automatically, and it’s just a small hint of what’s to come as artificial intelligence opens a new […]
Swedish agency Åkestam Holst has spent the past year using Ikea to explore family dynamics in all shades—from relationship longevity to divorce, and most recently, a troubled passage between a father and daughter.
Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat are some of the largest social media platforms in the world. When it comes to online shoppers, they’re no match to Pinterest.
Winners of Inc.’s Iconic Design Awards come from all varieties of categories this year, including toys, sportswear, environment-saving home goods, and more. However they all share one key quality: they nail what customers want now.
CruiseDeals.co.uk surveyed a series of leading industry figures, from the CEOs of major cruise lines to passionate travel bloggers and futurologists, to find out how cruises could look by 2026. The predictions have been surprising to say the least, with augmented reality and trips to Antarctica all on the horizon.
Around the world, users are logging in to messaging apps to chat with friends and to connect with brands, browse merchandise, and watch content. What were once simple services for exchanging messages, pictures, videos, and GIFs have evolved into expansive ecosystems with their own developers, apps, and APIs.
Autonomous vehicles are going to radically change how we get around. As they become commonplace in our streets, we’ll need to rethink how we design our roadways, and they may not include stop lights.
Security guru Bruce Schneier said, “Surveillance is the business model of the Internet. We build systems that spy on people in exchange for services. Corporations call it marketing.” The nature of these services tends to obscure our true relationship to companies like Facebook or Google. As the saying goes, if you don’t pay for a product, […]
Seven minutes is all it takes for financial-technology start-up Kabbage to approve a small-business loan. That’s almost 5,000 times faster than the 20 days it takes a typical bank. It’s no wonder that customers’ experiences with technology companies have not only altered their behavior but also raised their expectations about how interactions with all businesses […]