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One chip to rule them all? The Internet of Things and the next great era of hardware

It’s been almost 10 years since Apple unveiled the iPhone. Since that day, the smartphone has been the overwhelming driver of innovation in the technology industry. 1,140 more words

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Apartments are the hot new tech sector

Welcome to the land technology forgot. High-end leases negotiated and signed via fax. Millions of dollars in apartment inventory — in some of the hottest real estate markets in the country — tracked on whiteboards with dry-erase markers. 636 more words

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Unicorns along the Wasatch: Utah's flourishing startup and enterprise scene

Silicon Valley has traditionally been the startup Garden of Eden, but it’s no longer the only game in town. Utah — specifically Salt Lake City and its ecosystem — has become a formidable breeding ground for startups, even developing its own unicorn herd. 779 more words

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Gillmor Gang: Conventional Wisdom

The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, May 27, 2016. Too much Trump, TV, Twitter, and Gang thinks apps have jumped the shark. 56 more words

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What UX designers can learn from 1990s Japanese video games

I’m writing this from a slightly saddened perspective, revisiting my favorite SNES RPGs and realizing something:

I’ve been spoiled by modern UX design.

The sentiment is pretty universal. 1,549 more words

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'Gremlins' and 'Innerspace' director Joe Dante sees the good and the bad in CGI

Director Joe Dante made some of the best-loved films of the 1980s, including Gremlins and Explorers, so I was eager to ask him about how movies have evolved. 492 more words

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Who's afraid of the IoT?

It’s heeeere! The Internet of Things, I mean. I just spent several days at the Connected Conference in Paris, which focused on IoT hardware. They built a whole home full of connected devices, showcased the War for the WAN and underscored that the IoT is — as always — not quite what we imagined, and not quite what we hoped. 689 more words

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