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4 Wearables That Give You Superpowers

Super strength. Super hearing. Super artistry. Super expression. The future of wearables is really a quest for human enhancement. Mark Rolston used to be CCO at Frog Design. Now he runs his new consultancy, Argodesign. And as part of our Wearables Week, his firm generated a series of concepts based upon our simple mandate: No watches. Read Full Story

In Praise Of The "Great Idea" Cooling Off Period

Basking in the glow of a great, new idea is all well and good, but judging your idea's value when it's still fresh can lead you astray. Sure, some couples in long-term relationships choose Las Vegas for a destination wedding, but the proliferation of 24-hour wedding chapels got their start from people meeting in the thrum of the casino. Show More Summary

A Mathematical Argument For More Women In Leadership

Do the math. More women in leadership roles equals greater success for your company. Here's why. In surprising news to old boys' clubs everywhere, research findings indicate appointing women to company boards and installing them in C-suites has correlated with positive bottom-line performance. Read Full Story

Is The Quantified Employee A Healthier Employee?

Wearable fitness trackers are seen as a way for companies to ensure employees are keeping active, but are they fit for everyone? At Biosyntrx, a Colorado Spring-based nutritional supplement company, every employee comes to work daily armed with their laptop, smartphone, and their Fitbit. Read Full Story

Why One Of Tesla's Cofounders Now Works On Garbage Trucks Instead Of Cars

Ian Wright thinks electric garbage trucks and delivery vehicles are the key to cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions. When Tesla cofounder Ian Wright left the company just a year after it launched, he argued that electric technology was too expensive for a typical car buyer. Show More Summary

The New York City Hardware Startup Heat Map

A dozen hardware startups that you should know about in New York City. New York City is no Shenzhen when it comes to electronics manufacturing. But the city has seen a number of impressive hardware startups take root and grow. And it's...Show More Summary

These Marvel Characters As Retro SuperCereals Will Save You From Boring Breakfast

Artists reminisce over the days of sugary breakfast cereals with box-art based on comic book characters the kid in you loves. Do kids today even have Saturday morning cartoons anymore? As someone old enough to have just used the expression 'kids today' in earnest, who has no children of his own, I do not know. Show More Summary

As Protests Rage, These Dizzying Photos Show Life In One Of The World's Densest Cities

Housing costs in Hong Kong are astronomical, and a third of Hong Kong's population is crammed into subsidized public housing. One photographer documents the overwhelming structures that result. The protests that swept Hong Kong this weekend are about who gets to elect the leaders of the city. Show More Summary

Watch Gehry, Boiler, Behar, And Others Talk About The Importance Of The Creative Brief In "Briefly"

The new short doc Briefly explores the critical, evolving role of the creative brief across design and advertising. At its most basic level, the brief is an understanding between a client and a creative professional, outlining the objectives of a project, its audience, and a strategy for reaching that audience within certain parameters and with certain goals. Read Full Story

5 Ways Protesters Organized #OccupyCentral

The Hong Kong protests have gotten the world's attention. How did they do it? Organizing a protest is a logistical nightmare, from decisions on signage to addressing fears of government surveillance. But as thousands of pro-democracy...Show More Summary

Al Gore's Climate Change Optimism Will Make You Feel A Little Better About The Future

An Inconvenient Truth was released less than a decade ago, but a lot has changed since Gore called attention to an issue that was, then, too easily ignored. Eight years ago, the film An Inconvenient Truth sent a generation of idealistic young people into a tailspin. Show More Summary

"Where Did I Park, Again?" Waze Can Tell You

Waze's new app update automatically remembers your parking spot. Waze, the free, Google-owned smartphone app that offers real-time traffic information based on user reports, will now automatically remember parking locations when a driver uses Waze to navigate to his or her destination. Read Full Story

Indian PM Narendra Modi Brings Vision Of "Toilets Before Temples" To A U.S. Audience

At the Global Citizen Festival, Modi calls on activists to get behind a plan to end open defecation and install toilets in every Indian home. On Saturday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stood on a stage in Central Park and saluted...Show More Summary

Why Is Goldman Sachs Advocating For Sustainability?

Even consulting firms and investment banking firms think that better corporate social responsibility equals more money. One of the most persuasive arguments for increasing a company's social and environmental performance is that it will save money, enhance profitability, and generate more business value. Read Full Story

The Yachts Of The Super-Rich Do Battle In These Violent Photo Montages

French artist Vincent Debanne's digitally modified images comment on the inherent violence of wealth. Upon being appointed Dictator of the Roman Empire in 46 B.C., Julius Caesar had a large basin dug near the Tiber River. He filled it...Show More Summary

The End Of Passwords? This Bracelet Unlocks Computers And Doors With Your Heartbeat

Bionym's Nymi offers a glimpse of the future of wearable biometric authentication. This much we can all agree on: Passwords suck. Read Full Story

Chartbeat Aims To Move Publishers' Attention Away From Page Views

Pay attention to the "attention economy." Chartbeat, a social analytics tool used by advertisers and news organizations for real-time monitoring of website traffic, announced Monday that the Media Rating Council accredited 21 of its metrics, including ones that track and monetize audience attention rather than page views. Read Full Story

The Best Drones For Aerial Photography, Videography, And Generally Having Fun

The Wirecutter spent over 35 hours of research and conducted dozens of flights to determine the best drone for your dollar. Dozens of pre-assembled consumer drones are now available between $200 and $9,000, and we looked into virtually all of them. Show More Summary

Is The Cadillac ELR More Than Just A Fancy Volt?

The $75,000 sports car is as high-end as they come. But is it worth the price tag? We took the Cadillac ELR out for a spin in Manhattan with Pam Fletcher, the executive chief engineer at GM for electric vehicles. The ELR has a 5.5' battery in the chassis and a small gasoline engine up front. It also can be plugged in, making it a true plug-in hybrid. Read Full Story

What Industries Are The First To Introduce Wearables At Work?

Office workers may love tracking their steps, but other industries are leading the trend of wearables at work. Lorrie Jordheim loves wearing her company-issued Fitbit. Read Full Story

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