Designer Sam Beckett’s “iPhone Air” concept imagines what the next iPhone will look like. Learn more about his design here.
“All these people [at Google] were telling me that it was a bad idea and it would fail. But I didn’t really care, I thought they were all wrong and tried it anyway—and it worked.”
The robots of the future will be smart and highly adaptable, with the miraculous ability to imitate how the human mind learns new information. So what, pray tell, does humankind do with such wondrous, advanced technology?
We build robotic strippers.
More than a speaker, Cone’s most interesting feature is the way it learns to play what you want to hear.
Even in Africa’s biggest cities, it’s not easy to get online. This pretty device could help.
“The drummer essentially becomes a cyborg.”
It’s a way of downloading movies, it’s a startup, and with a hidden stream of revenue, BitTorrent is also a grand Silicon Valley experiment: How many times can a company reinvent itself in the hunt for a hit product?
Fun at the Fast Company Grill at SXSW in Austin!
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The creepiest and most mesmerizing video of the year so far might be of a sinister floating black orb that follows people around making weird ambient noises.
“I started working at SXSW in 1989. I was hired not because of my intelligence, technical acumen, or creativity. I had a Mac Plus computer and they didn’t.”
The next wave of fitness trackers will do a lot more than count your steps, mold raw data, and present it all for you in a pretty chart for you to glance at and forget about. If Jawbone Up is any indication, these wearables will use the subtle power of suggestion to help us live healthier lives, too.
Today, Jawbone is rolling out a new, slightly tongue-in-cheek but sleek app to help manage our caffeine intake. It is called Up Coffee.
Its premise is simple enough: You log your coffee, tea, and energy drink consumption in the app, which will tell you where you fall on a spectrum from “Wired” to “Sleep Ready.” If you have a fitness band, it will make correlations, and tell you when it might be wise to stop your intake if you’re hoping to sleep at a reasonable hour that night. “After tracking both caffeine intake and sleep for 10 days, Up Coffee can tell you things like the amount of sleep you lose on average for every 100mg of caffeine you ingest,” the company says.
These videos give you a rough idea of what talking to Siri from behind the wheel might look like.
“It’s a bit like flashcards on steroids.”
When we read, our eyes move across a page or a screen to digest the words. All of that eye movement slows us down, but a new technology called Spritz claims to have figured out a way to turn us into speed-readers. By flashing words onto a single point on a screen, much like watching TV, Spritz says it will double your reading speed.