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Steve Jobs Predicted Siri and the App Store In 1983 (AAPL)

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In 1983, Steve Jobs appeared at an event called the International Design Conference in Aspen to speak to a crowd of artists and designers on the theme "The Future Isn't What It Used To Be." Life, Liberty, and Technology has posted an audio recording of his full presentation. (Previously, only...
Steve Jobs Predicted Siri and the App Store In 1983 (AAPL)

Festival first to use microchips

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Wristbands fitted with microchips are used at a UK festival for the first time with designers claiming they are the future for gig ticketing....
Festival first to use microchips

Apple reportedly has 100-person team working on unannounced smartwatch

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Adding to the litany of rumors regarding a forthcoming Apple-branded smartwatch, a new report claims the company has a team of at least 100 designers, including a senior director of engineering, working on the project....
Apple reportedly has 100-person team working on unannounced smartwatch

Lockheed Martin Stalker drone stays airborne 48 hours using laser power, all-seeing eye gets literal (video)

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Aerial drone designers have been pushing hard to get devices that can stay airborne for days. After all, what's the point of having an observer that routinely lets its guard down? Lockheed Martin must have this question forever etched in its collective mind, as it just completed tests of...
Lockheed Martin Stalker drone stays airborne 48 hours using laser power, all-seeing eye gets literal (video)

Twitter to Hold Mobile Developer Event (Just Ahead of Facebook)

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Nearly two weeks before Facebook holds a series of mobile developer events, Twitter announced on Monday it will host its own mobile-focused developer event at its San Francisco headquarters on April 2, where the company will preview new features in store for its platform. The invite specifically calls for developers,...
Twitter to Hold Mobile Developer Event (Just Ahead of Facebook)

Mark Zuckerberg Is The Voice Behind The "Poke" Notification Sound

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Mark Zuckerberg invented Poking, one of Facebook’s earliest features, so it’s fitting he was part of the small team who built the new Poke app over the last twelve days. Sources say Zuckerberg actually wrote code for Poke despite saying he rarely programs for Facebook anymore. And that voice that...
Mark Zuckerberg Is The Voice Behind The "Poke" Notification Sound

With 500K Downloads, Haiku Deck Raises $3M Series A For Its Unique, Mobile-First Presentation Creation App

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We’ve covered Seattle-based Haiku Deck‘s iPad-based presentation tool in the past, and come away impressed. The mobile native PowerPoint killer lets anyone create attractive presentations quickly using only their device, and now the startup behind it has raised a $3 million Series A funding round, led by Trilogy Partnership and...
With 500K Downloads, Haiku Deck Raises $3M Series A For Its Unique, Mobile-First Presentation Creation App

QNX builds in-car speech framework with AT&T's Watson, knows our true intentions

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QNX wants to put an end to in-car voice systems that require an awkward-sounding syntax to get the job done. As part of its CES launches, it's rolling out a framework for its speech recognition technology leaning on AT&T's Watson engine. By offloading the phrase interpretation to AT&T's servers,...
QNX builds in-car speech framework with AT&T's Watson, knows our true intentions

Designers: Kleiner Perkins Wants You

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One the biggest trends sweeping Silicon Valley is the glorification of design. Entrepreneurs used to sweat over the back-end technology that kept their sites running. Now following the example of design-obsessed Steve Jobs and others, they are equally anxious about the color and placement of each pixel on the screen...
Designers: Kleiner Perkins Wants You
ORA Ultimate Sound: For The iPad Owner Who Can't Live Without 8 Speakers Built Into Their Case

Are robots and content farms the future of the news?

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There was some consternation in the media industry this week when the Chicago Tribune announced that it was letting more than 20 of its journalists go and handing over its local coverage to an outfit called Journatic, which looked to some like a “content farm” not unlike AOL’s hyper-local...
Are robots and content farms the future of the news?

99designs launches Italian-language site as its European expansion continues

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Popular design competition company 99designs today announced and launched an Italian-language version of its service. The addition of an Italy-focused website marks the third “foreign-language” addition by the company which got its start in English. 99designs allows those seeking design talent to host competitions, in which designers create art to purchaser spec, but not with guarantee of...
99designs launches Italian-language site as its European expansion continues

Who's Next: Pinterest Designer Sahil Lavingia And His New E-Commerce Site Gumroad

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At 19, Sahil Lavingia has already designed scores of apps and worked at one of the hottest startups in the world--but he's only getting started.At 17, Sahil Lavingia helped design the massively successful Pinterest, currently the third most popular social network, behind Twitter and Facebook. The Wall Street Journal has a...
Who's Next: Pinterest Designer Sahil Lavingia And His New E-Commerce Site Gumroad

Hipsta-dramatic: Hipstamatic lays off all but core employees, including designers and engineers

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Toy camera app company Hipstamatic has fired all but 5 of its core staff, including engineers and designers, The Next Web has learned. The company had been staffed up and working on a new release, but has only released one update in the last several months. Now, the staff has...
Hipsta-dramatic: Hipstamatic lays off all but core employees, including designers and engineers
New York City launches competition to create the perfect payphone
10 Technology Skills That Will No Longer Help You Get A Job

FLASHr iPhone 4/4S case makes sure you see your new iOS notifications

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We were pointed to this neat new Kickstarter project called the FLASHr case for the iPhone 4 and 4S. The concept is simple, and the designers of the case pulled it off very well. Starting in iOS 5, there is a setting on iPhones with a rear-facing LED flash...
FLASHr iPhone 4/4S case makes sure you see your new iOS notifications
Airbnb for 3D printing, Makexyz links designers to local printer owners

Samsung Galaxy S III: Inspired by Nature, Not Lawyers

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Samsung’s Galaxy S III wasn’t designed by the company’s lawyers, though they surely approved it. And speculation that it was carefully crafted to dodge Apple’s trade dress patent infringement claims is silly. So says Samsung design VP Chang Dong-hoon who today took exception with claims that the Galaxy S III...
Samsung Galaxy S III: Inspired by Nature, Not Lawyers

Infogr.am Launches To Kill The Careers Of Struggling Infographic Designers

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Infogr.am wants to create a sort of Adobe Illustrator in the Cloud, allowing anyone to create cool info-graphics on the fly. Back in February European accelerator HackFwd invested in the startup from Riga, Latvia, and now it’s fully launched its service. It’s competing in the space with Piktochart and Easel.ly....
Infogr.am Launches To Kill The Careers Of Struggling Infographic Designers

Publishing Isn't A Job Anymore: It's A Button

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Tim Lee points us to a really fantastic (as per usual) discussion with Clay Shirky about media disruption, in which he makes the key point that publishing is no longer a job, but a button: Publishing is not evolving. Publishing is going away. Because the word “publishing” means a cadre...
Publishing Isn't A Job Anymore: It's A Button

Now at 5m members, Fab buys design store LLUSTRE and launches in the UK on its first birthday

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Fab, the fast-growing online design sales site, has acquired fellow design store LLUSTRE.COM, which will be henceforth be known as Fab UK. The news was due to be announced by Fab later today, but looks like LLUSTRE.com jumped the gun on its own blog. The UK launches comes as social...
Now at 5m members, Fab buys design store LLUSTRE and launches in the UK on its first birthday
Facebook lead designer Ben Blumenfeld leaves for Designer Fund

Apple displays iOS 7 banner at Moscone ahead of WWDC

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  This slideshow requires JavaScript. Apple has been steadily preparing the Moscone Center in San Francisco for its Worldwide Developer Conference all week long. Today banners for iOS 7 appeared featuring a very colorful and thin “7″ denoting the version of the software Apple will preview on Monday. We’ll be...
Apple displays iOS 7 banner at Moscone ahead of WWDC
Somebody Made an 'iPhone Shoe' Using a 3D Printer

This feedback tool lets you optimize your site by user happiness

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Usabilla, a usability startup that helps companies refine their user experience (UX) design, has just launched a new product, Usabilla Live, that collects real-time feedback from users right on your site based on how happy they are with specific aspects of any given page. The tool revolves around a feedback button...
This feedback tool lets you optimize your site by user happiness

iOS 7 a 'system-wide UI overhaul,' suffering delays

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iOS 7 represents a "rather significant system-wide UI overhaul," Daring Fireball's John Gruber claims to have learned. The blogger also says he has heard the same thing as Rene Ritchie, who alleges that "[Apple lead designer Jonathan] Ive's work is apparently making many people really happy, but will also apparently...
iOS 7 a 'system-wide UI overhaul,' suffering delays

Ex-Yahoo: Marissa Mayer Needs To Fire 10,000 People And Get Rid Of All The BlackBerrys (YHOO)

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  Sriram Krishnan is a former Yahoo engineer. He gave us permission to re-publish this post from his personal site. "OMG, did you see that Marissa Mayer is now CEO of Yahoo?" That was one of many messages I got from current and ex-Yahoos on yesterday's news. Having recently exited...
Ex-Yahoo: Marissa Mayer Needs To Fire 10,000 People And Get Rid Of All The BlackBerrys (YHOO)

This interactive guide will help you understand your blog's typography

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Typography is finally emerging as a key element of Web design with the rise of Web fonts, but now many designers are finding themselves a bit overwhelmed with all of these new choices. Sticking with defaults, like Helvetica, Georgia and Arial, is no longer necessary in most cases, but embracing...
This interactive guide will help you understand your blog's typography

Size matters: 21 Gorgeous petite icon sets crafted by pixel-perfect designers

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It may not apply to all things in life, but in design, limitations exist and there are always opportunities to work within them beautifully. Proving this, when it comes to tight spaces, pixel-wielding designers have a history of working with what they have to churn out surprising results — at...
Size matters: 21 Gorgeous petite icon sets crafted by pixel-perfect designers
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