Jony Ive Apple Design

Jony Ive talks design, meeting Steve Jobs for the first time and more in fascinating interview

By on March 14, 2016 at 8:20 PM.

Jony Ive talks design, meeting Steve Jobs for the first time and more in fascinating interview

Charlie Rose recently released a 35 minute video clip featuring all-new footage from a fascinating sit-down interview he conducted with Apple design guru Jony Ive. While the broad theme of the interview centers what “makes Apple Apple”, the interview naturally veers off into any number of interesting directions.

From the design and business principles that comprise Apple’s DNA to Ive recounting how Steve Jobs reshaped Apple upon his return in 1997, the entire interview is provides a compelling, informative, and at times entertaining peek into a company that doesn’t often have its executives sit down for full-length interviews.

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Corporate Logo Evolution

From Apple to McDonald’s: What 15 famous company logos used to look like

By on March 12, 2016 at 11:15 AM.

From Apple to McDonald’s: What 15 famous company logos used to look like

While many corporate logos often fly under the radar, there are a select few which have become recognizable across all corners of the globe. From the swirling script of Coca Cola to the famed golden arches of McDonald’s, a well-designed logo is not only readily identifiable, but can also help establish brand trust and loyalty. In a best-case scenario, a corporate logo can even become synonymous with a high-quality product or service. The impact and importance of a well-designed and carefully constructed logo is not lost on astute CEOs, which is why Steve Jobs didn’t think twice about paying legendary designer Paul Rand $100,000 to design the NeXT logo.

Because a corporate logo can convey important aspects of a company’s brand while also representing the image they’d like to project to consumers, it’s no surprise that companies will, every so often, shake things up and completely replace an old logo with something new and fresh, even if the change is on the subtle side a’la Google’s 2015 logo transformation.

That being the case, if we take a look back in time, it’s interesting to see what the logos of some of today’s more iconic and popular companies looked like when they first got up and running.

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Tim Cook Confronted The KKK

When a young Tim Cook told a group of cross-burning KKK members to stop what they were doing

By on March 10, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

When a young Tim Cook told a group of cross-burning KKK members to stop what they were doing

It’s no secret that Tim Cook’s moral character was indelibly shaped by his experiences growing up as a kid in the deep south. Specifically, Cook passion for human rights was forged, in part, by the deep-seated racism that Cook witnessed first-hand while growing up in Alabama in the 1960s and early 1970s.

During a 2013 speech where Cook received the IQLA  Lifetime Achievement Award, the Apple CEO spoke openly about witnessing a cross burning first-hand, an event which he said “was permanently imprinted” on his brain and changed his life forever.

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Donald Trump Reviews Literary Classics

Donald Trump reviewing literary classics is the funniest thing you’ll see all day

By on March 9, 2016 at 5:20 PM.

Donald Trump reviewing literary classics is the funniest thing you’ll see all day

If there’s one thing Donald Trump is adept at, it’s doling out insults. Whether it’s calling someone he disagrees with a ‘lightweight’ or even calling out Senator John McCain for being captured during the Vietnam War, Trump isn’t afraid to diminish, ridicule, and poke fun at anyone who happens to criticize him or stand in his way.

All the same, Trump’s repertoire of insults isn’t all that diverse or creative, especially on Twitter. More often than not, Trump relies upon a small selection of words and a similar pattern of phrasing when spewing out insults at whoever his target of the moment happens to be.

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Jet Ski Drone Crash

Watch a jet ski demolish a $3,000 drone in mid-air collision

By on March 9, 2016 at 2:42 PM.

Watch a jet ski demolish a $3,000 drone in mid-air collision

During this year’s Festival of Freeride in New Zealand, an annual event where jet ski riders perform all sorts of slick surfing maneuvers and tricks in the water, a $3,000 camera drone inadvertently incorporated itself into the show.

Captured by surf filmographer Guy Mac, the video below shows what happens when a jet skier tries to go up and catch some air and collides with a DJI Insipire drone. While the jet ski rider reportedly emerged unscathed, the drone was ultimately buried at sea.

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Bill Gates talks Apple FBI

Bill Gates talks Apple/FBI standoff, skipping classes at Harvard, and much more

By on March 8, 2016 at 11:59 PM.

Bill Gates talks Apple/FBI standoff, skipping classes at Harvard, and much more

Long since removed from running the day-to-day operations of Microsoft, Bill Gates seems to be enjoying retirement. Not only does he have time to spend on any number of philanthropic endeavors, he’s also not shy about engaging in a Reddit AMA every now and again.

That said, Gates on Tuesday afternoon returned to Reddit for the fourth time where he answered questions on a whole host of topics, including the FBI’s ongoing legal battle with Apple, how he used to skip class while he was a student at Harvard, and much more.

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Apple Spaceship Campus

Apple offers a sneak peak of its amazing new campus theater

By on March 7, 2016 at 7:45 PM.

Apple offers a sneak peak of its amazing new campus theater

With Apple set to move into its new spaceship campus in January of 2017, the company today shared some progress updates on its construction efforts with Mashable, alongside some new renderings of the building. Of particular interest is the progress Apple is making on its new “Theatre”, the location where Apple is planning on holding product events in the future. Due to space constraints, Apple today has to resort to renting out third-party buildings, such as the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, when it holds special media events. Once the company’s new campus is complete, all product introductions will take place right in Cupertino.

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Trump New Hampshire Primary Exit Polls

How to stop Donald Trump from winning another primary like New Hampshire

By on February 10, 2016 at 7:05 PM.

How to stop Donald Trump from winning another primary like New Hampshire

Donald Trump is likely still gloating after his double-digit win in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday night. Unlike Iowa a few days ago, where Trump had to admit defeat, he came out strong in New Hampshire and gave his rivals a beating to remember. Let’s just hope we won’t see a repeat of that in the coming battles.

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Elon Musk Electric Jet

Elon Musk’s next great idea? An electric jet that can take off and land vertically

By on February 7, 2016 at 3:30 PM.

Elon Musk’s next great idea? An electric jet that can take off and land vertically

Elon Musk is changing the world one idea at a time. First, with Tesla, the man so many people call the real life Tony Stark has done an incredible job of bringing electric vehicles to the mainstream. Second, Musk has been doing an impressive job over at SpaceX in the realm of space travel. And third, Musk’s effective rough draft of a high-speed transportation system known as the Hyperloop is being contemplated and conceptualized in a very real way by some extremely smart people.

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Bill Gates Memorized License Plate Numbers

Bill Gates used to memorize employee license plate numbers to see who was working the longest

By on February 1, 2016 at 11:35 PM.

Bill Gates used to memorize employee license plate numbers to see who was working the longest

In a refreshingly candid and informative interview with BBC’s Kirsty Young, Microsoft founder Bill Gates spoke openly on number of interesting topics, including his rivalry with Steve Jobs and how he initially met and began courting his wife, now Melinda Gates. But perhaps the most interesting and quirky tidbit from Gates’ interview centers on the famed tech icon’s insatiable demand for excellence from his employees.

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Bing Prediction Primaries Clinton Trump

Bing’s pre-debate prediction: Trump will win Iowa and all other Republican primaries next month

By on January 28, 2016 at 3:18 PM.

Bing’s pre-debate prediction: Trump will win Iowa and all other Republican primaries next month

Microsoft’s Bing search engine is very accurate at predicting things. Whether it’s sports results, American Idol winners or politics, Bing’s really good. And Bing already has predictions for the February caucuses and primaries, for both Democrats and Republicans. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are seen as major winners, and it’ll be interesting to see whether the latter’s absence from Fox’s upcoming debate will hurt his scores in any way. More →

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SpaceX Failed Landing

SpaceX rocket fails to land on ocean barge; legs damaged upon ‘hard landing’

By on January 17, 2016 at 3:02 PM.

SpaceX rocket fails to land on ocean barge; legs damaged upon ‘hard landing’

Less than a month ago, SpaceX made history when it launched a Falcon 9 rocket up into space and successfully managed to bring the booster back down to earth, landing it safely on a concrete landing pad.

Earlier today, SpaceX was at it again, only this time it was attempting to land a booster on a floating barge – or a ‘droneship’ as SpaceX calls it – in the Pacific Ocean. Unfortunately, though, things did not exactly go as planned as one of the booster’s landing legs broke upon impact. This marks the third time SpaceX has tried and failed to nail a ocean-based landing.

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Why Airplane Windows Are Round

Why are plane windows round instead of square?

By on January 15, 2016 at 9:15 PM.

Why are plane windows round instead of square?

If you’ve ever traveled by plane, you’re likely aware that every airplane window you’ve ever seen has a round design, whether it be a circle or an oval. As it turns out, there’s an actually interesting engineering explanation behind the round shape of airplane windows. Suffice it to say, the design is no coincidence and is actually intended to help keep you safe up in the air.

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