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The danger behind the algorithm economy

January 6th, 2017 at 4:04 pm » Comments Off

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 […]



AI is going to make it easier to fake images and video

December 30th, 2016 at 4:04 pm » Comments Off

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 […]



Ikea renamed products after googled problems

December 15th, 2016 at 4:31 pm » Comments Off

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.



Pinterest is blowing away all social media in one area

June 20th, 2016 at 4:32 pm » Comments Off

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.



The biggest Product Design trends set for 2016

June 16th, 2016 at 11:12 am » Comments Off

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.



The future of cruising by 2026

June 3rd, 2016 at 1:56 pm » Comments Off

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.



Messaging apps are bigger than social networks

May 31st, 2016 at 9:03 am » Comments Off

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.



We won’t need stop lights when autonomous vehicles roam the roads

March 22nd, 2016 at 8:43 am » Comments Off

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.



The Internet of Things is becoming a surveillance nightmare

March 22nd, 2016 at 8:34 am » Comments Off

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, […]



Here’s what it take to deliver breakthrough customer experiences

November 10th, 2015 at 4:35 pm » Comments Off

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 […]



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