Tablets to Surpass Notebook Growth in 2016

The demand for tablet computers such as the iPad is growing so quickly that shipments of them are projected to surpass notebook shipments by 2016. According to market research firm NPD DisplaySearch, the mobile PC category is poised to soar from 347 million units in Read More …

Microsoft: Yes, We’re Bringing Back the Start Menu

Image: Mashable, Pete Pachal In a surprise announcement, Microsoft said it would bring back the Start Menu to the Windows desktop. It’s not a part of the coming Windows 8.1 Update, but will come in a future upgrade. Microsoft’s Terry Myerson showed off the new Read More …

Designing for Context on Multiple Devices

It’s crucial to understand the user and the context in which an app or program will be used. The more unobtrusive and transparent the experience is at the time of use, the better the design. This means the user does not have to think about Read More …

4 Common Website Design Mistakes to Avoid

Creating the perfect website for your small business is about much more than simply picking the right domain name and pictures. Companies must instead be able to include practical information about their business while also avoiding common mistakes that often plague websites. “Small businesses need Read More …

Top 10 Tech This Week

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5 Companies on the Cutting Edge of Sustainable Prefab Housing

5 Prefab Companies Impacting Green Housing 1. LivingHomes LivingHomes uses a modular construction process, meaning many of a home’s components are manufactured and pre-assembled prior to the on-site build. According to the company, modular construction is less expensive than “stick-built” (or on-site) methods, and also Read More …

Secret Pictures of Apple Prototypes Pop Up in Court

Court documents released during the ongoing Apple and Samsung patent battle show early pictures of what the iPhone and iPad could have looked like, and hint at what features we could see in the future. According to images obtained by The Verge, early prototypes of Read More …

What Samsung’s New American HQ Says About the Korean Giant

Samsung breaks ground on a new $300 million North American headquarters building in San Jose today. The building will house more than 2,000 employees in R&D and sales. As you’d expect, it’s a green (LEED Gold) building that’s designed to foster fickle innovation by making Read More …

Did Google Just Jump the Shark?

In case you missed it, Google broke a cardinal rule of its famously clean white-space design Tuesday morning. For the first time, the company put an animated banner ad on its sacrosanct search homepage. “The playground is open,” the ad, for the Nexus 7 tablet, Read More …

Buy a Small Dragonfly Drone on Indiegogo

In the last couple of years, unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, have become almost ubiquitous. From military bots that do surveillance and targeted killings in Afghanistan and Yemen, to small, brain-controlled helicopters designed as educational tools and toys. As their use becomes commonplace, the technology Read More …