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Oct
23
How New Technology Helps Blind People Explore the World

How can technology help improve our quality of life? How can we navigate the world without using the sense of vision? Inventor and IBM Fellow Chieko Asakawa, who's been blind since the age of fourteen, is working on answering these questions. In a charming demo, she shows off some new technology that's helping blind people explore the world ever more independently ... because, she suggests, when we design for greater accessibility, everyone benefits.

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Oct
20
Vlog #23- Social Media

In which the Nerdwriter makes a few veiled suggestions. I've started putting the scripts for these vlogs on my tumblr, here: http://thenerdwriter.tumblr.com.

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Oct
19
A Spirited Journey to Kyoto’s Most Isolated Restaurant

Fuyoh Kobayashi is a master calligrapher and owner of the famed Shoraian restaurant in Japan. Located in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Shoraian is perched on the edge of a mountain overlooking the Oi River and can only be reached by foot. To call Shoraian simply a restaurant sells it short. Visitors come as much for the celebrated food as they do for the sense of peace that this spiritual, otherworldly setting offers.

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Oct
18
The Advice Gold Medalist Shawn Johnson's Parents Gave Her to Be Successful

This parenting hack will guarantee your kids' path to success. Take it from CNBC's Adventure Capitalists star and former-gymnast Shawn Johnson.

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Oct
17
This Is What The Future Of Health Care Looks Like

USC's Institute of Creative Technologies and Center for Body Computing is bringing innovation to the digital health care space.

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Oct
16
Chef Tess Ward's Easy Spaghetti and Garlic Prawns

A delicious and unique spaghetti recipe with garlic prawns to elevate a classic dish to new heights—click the link below to see the full recipe.

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Oct
13
What Makes a Truly Great Logo

Here's how a simple mark ends up meaning something big as a great logo. Joe Posner, and Michael Bierut (designer of the Hillary Clinton logo) explain. For more from Michael Bierut on graphic design, check out his book "How to use graphic design to sell things, explain things, make things look better, make people laugh, cry, and (every once in a while) change the world": http://www.amazon.com/How-Michael-Bierut/dp/0062413902

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About once a month, there's a new logo to fight about on the internet. The biggest one in recent memory was the highly controversial Hillary Clinton logo, which did not escape scrutiny from Vox.com either.

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Oct
12
How Big is Facebook?

Learn the true history and size of Facebook as well as its impact on society. Currently still in Europe, so enjoy this video in the mean time.

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Oct
10
The Problem With Our Phones

They are hugely useful of course but in many ways, we buy the advantages our phones give us at a subtly high price we don’t entirely recognise. Some reflections on how to live well around phones. If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): https://goo.gl/Rui7gG
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