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8 Reasons Why You’ll Love Apple’s iPhone XS Max

8 Reasons Why You'll Love Apple's iPhone XS Max

8 Reasons Why You’ll Love Apple’s iPhone XS Max’s iPhone XS and XS Max bring a ton of new features and innovations to the table, and while they both tout the most premium build and specifications of this year’s iPhone models, it’s without a doubt the massive new 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max that has us astir (and we’re not alone!)

Withings to Nokia Digital Health then back to Withings

Announcements - Frequently asked questions about the acquisition of Nokia digital health business – Nokia

Announcements – Frequently asked questions about the acquisition of Nokia digital health business – Nokia wanted to refocus on its networks and licensing activities and so decided to divest its connected health entity. We are delighted to welcome Eric Carreel, the co-founder of Withings, as the head of this now independent entity. The teams at Withings will continue selling Nokia digital health products throughout the world. As far as the Withings brand is concerned, Eric Carreel wishes its come back by the end of the year, via a new cycle of innovations.

4 innovative medical devices by budding young scientists

4 innovative medical devices by budding young scientists | News for Doctor, Nurse, Pharmacist | General News | MIMS Philippines

4 innovative medical devices by budding young scientists | News for Doctor, Nurse, Pharmacist | General News | MIMS Philippines young scientists have shown the world new hope with their medical innovations that bring more possibilities for the future of medicine and lead to more advanced medical development.0

McDonald’s has re-engineered drinking straws

by Andrew Dalton @

Of all the tech innovations coming out of McDonald’s, we never would have expected the humble drinking straw needed a redesign. But that’s exactly what a team of robotic and aerospace engineers did as part of a marketing push for the burger chain’s new Chocolate Shamrock Shake.

For those who aren’t familiar: the new menu item is a layered fifty-fifty combination of McDonald’s standard chocolate milkshake with the minty seasonal favorite on top. The Chocolate Shamrock has actually enjoyed secret menu status for a while now, but Mickey D’s is bringing it to the mainstream for the minty green shake’s yearly St. Patrick’s Day appearance.

Mathematical Model Reveals the Patterns of How Innovations Arise

by Emerging Technology from the arXiv @ MIT Technology Review

Innovation is one of the driving forces in our world. The constant creation of new ideas and their transformation into technologies and products forms a powerful cornerstone for 21st century society. Indeed, many universities and institutes, along with regions such as Silicon Valley, cultivate this process.

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And yet the process of innovation is something of a mystery. A wide range of researchers have studied it, ranging from economists and anthropologists to evolutionary biologists and engineers. Their goal is to understand how innovation happens and the factors that drive it so that they can optimize conditions for future innovation.

This approach has had limited success, however. The rate at which innovations appear and disappear has been carefully measured. It follows a set of well-characterized patterns that scientists observe in many different circumstances. And yet, nobody has been able to explain how this pattern arises or why it governs innovation.

Robots will destroy our jobs – and we’re not ready for it

by Dan Shewan @

The McDonald’s on the corner of Third Avenue and 58th Street in New York City doesn’t look all that different from any of the fast-food chain’s other locations across the country. Inside, however, hungry patrons are welcomed not by a cashier waiting to take their order, but by a “Create Your Taste” kiosk – an automated touch-screen system that allows customers to create their own burgers without interacting with another human being.

It’s impossible to say exactly how many jobs have been lost by the deployment of the automated kiosks – McDonald’s has been predictably reluctant to release numbers – but such innovations will be an increasingly familiar sight in Trump’s America.

What to Expect for Experience Design in 2017

by Fabricio Teixeira @

Every new year brings new challenges for UX Designers. Culture evolves, new technologies arise, the way people engage with digital services changes, and so do the expectations they have about the products they use everyday.

Part of our job as experience designers is to always be one step ahead of those transformations, in a process of constantly challenging our thinking and the things we make. This approach is called synchronous design, and it helps us stay ahead in a world of proliferating innovations in mobile, social, and connected devices. What are the some of the evolving behaviors and needs of the consumers we’re designing for?