• Microsoft Edge Web Showcase: Yuwa
    Articles,  Blog

    Microsoft Edge Web Showcase: Yuwa

    (calm instrumental music) When girls don’t know their worth it’s a very dangerous place. Jharkhand is a dangerous place to be a girl. (somber instrumental music) But when girls know their worth, they are limitless. We’re constantly trying to help these girls to find their worth and value in their voice. Right from the beginning, when a girl comes into the program, girls are coming together through football in communities. We’ve built these great spaces where it’s cool to be an ambitious girl. (somber instrumental music) Now we’ve got an opportunity to really build something great, which is going to help a generation of girls, not just discover their self-worth,…

  • Margaret Gould Stewart: How giant websites design for you (and a billion others, too)
    Articles,  Blog

    Margaret Gould Stewart: How giant websites design for you (and a billion others, too)

    What do you think of when I say the word “design”? You probably think of things like this, finely crafted objects that you can hold in your hand, or maybe logos and posters and maps that visually explain things, classic icons of timeless design. But I’m not here to talk about that kind of design. I want to talk about the kind that you probably use every day and may not give much thought to, designs that change all the time and that live inside your pocket. I’m talking about the design of digital experiences and specifically the design of systems that are so big that their scale can be…

  • The dark side of the web — exploring darknets | Kyle Terry | TEDxSalem
    Articles,  Blog

    The dark side of the web — exploring darknets | Kyle Terry | TEDxSalem

    Reviewer: Queenie Lee The term “darknet” was coined in the 70s, and it was meant as a way to describe networks isolated from ARPANET. ARPANET eventually became the commercial internet run by the private telecoms we all use today. ARPANET was created by the US Department of Defense, and it was created to share data about their projects in research laboratories, with the universities. And for those of you familiar with networking, it was a first packet-switching Network, which is the foundation to modern networking. Now, we’re not talking about the World Wide Web here. That didn’t show up until 1990, when Tim Berners-Lee set up the first web server…

  • New Computing Paradigms: Mark Ritter at TEDxUConn 2013
    Articles,  Blog

    New Computing Paradigms: Mark Ritter at TEDxUConn 2013

    Translator: Nuncio Casanova Reviewer: James May I was always interested in science. As a kid I was building model rockets. I was performing chemical experiments in my basement and one time I almost blew up my parents’ basement trying to build a laser. So when the physics professor who was next door neighbor to my grandparents invited me to a lecture on lasers, I was eager to attend. I was a six feet two inches lanky thirteen year old. So when I sat down, right away someone asked me to move, because I was blocking his view. But little did I know who that person was or the effect the…

  • Quantum computing, the story of a wild idea: Andris Ambainis at TEDxRiga 2013
    Articles,  Blog

    Quantum computing, the story of a wild idea: Andris Ambainis at TEDxRiga 2013

    Translator: Ilze Garda Reviewer: Denise RQ When I was in grade five or six, I liked puzzles like this one. What is the last digit of number 17 to the power of 1,000? At first, this looks like an impossible question. How would you ever do that? But actually it has a simple and nice solution. So these interesting puzzles led me to various mathematics competitions. I liked solving puzzles, and I also liked competing with others. Then I became a scientist, mathematician, and I’m still solving puzzles, except that now those puzzles are difficult scientific problems for which nobody in the world knows the answer, and maybe I will…

  • How the blockchain will radically transform the economy | Bettina Warburg
    Articles,  Blog

    How the blockchain will radically transform the economy | Bettina Warburg

    Economists have been exploring people’s behavior for hundreds of years: how we make decisions, how we act individually and in groups, how we exchange value. They’ve studied the institutions that facilitate our trade, like legal systems, corporations, marketplaces. But there is a new, technological institution that will fundamentally change how we exchange value, and it’s called the blockchain. Now, that’s a pretty bold statement, but if you take nothing else away from this talk, I actually want you to remember that while blockchain technology is relatively new, it’s also a continuation of a very human story, and the story is this. As humans, we find ways to lower uncertainty about…

  • A Designer’s Story: Conforming vs Individuality I InvisionApp Pablo Stanley | Awwwards Amsterdam
    Articles,  Blog

    A Designer’s Story: Conforming vs Individuality I InvisionApp Pablo Stanley | Awwwards Amsterdam

    Hola, hello Amsterdam, goedemorgen, yeah did I say right? dank je for being here that’s that’s as much Dutch I have better have for you today hola that’s in Spanish you you woke up early and you you know how hard that is I mean you you have so many distractions you have Netflix you have online shopping you have the red dress district and you have also a beautiful city so but you’re here and and to watch me so thank you dank je for being here so whenever I give talks or workshops I do them I usually give like a practical useful actionable stuff and hard skills…

  • Why city flags may be the worst-designed thing you’ve never noticed | Roman Mars
    Articles,  Blog

    Why city flags may be the worst-designed thing you’ve never noticed | Roman Mars

    I know what you’re thinking: “Why does that guy get to sit down?” That’s because this is radio. (Music) I tell radio stories about design, and I report on all kinds of stories: buildings and toothbrushes, mascots and wayfinding and fonts. My mission is to get people to engage with the design that they care about so they begin to pay attention to all forms of design. When you decode the world with design intent in mind, the world becomes kind of magical. Instead of seeing the broken things, you see all the little bits of genius that anonymous designers have sweated over to make our lives better. And that’s…

  • The 7 secrets of the greatest speakers in history | Richard Greene | TEDxOrangeCoast
    Articles,  Blog

    The 7 secrets of the greatest speakers in history | Richard Greene | TEDxOrangeCoast

    Reviewer: Queenie Lee It’s 1903, and this extraordinary guy named Teddy Roosevelt is standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon. At that time, people wanted to create hotels and spas and turn the Grand Canyon, in 1903, into a profit-making Disneyland of the environment. And he stood and said no. And he created a tipping point for the environmental movement and for the world. He said, “Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it.” (Applause) The world would have been a different place today without those words, those tipping point words from President Theodore Roosevelt. Fast forward, his…

  • How to stop screwing yourself over | Mel Robbins | TEDxSF
    Articles,  Blog

    How to stop screwing yourself over | Mel Robbins | TEDxSF

    Translator: Judith Matz Reviewer: Tatjana Jevdjic Bigger welcome! Hello, San Francisco! TEDx – oh my God, blinding light! Hi, everybody! How are you? (Audience cheering) Fine?! Oh my gosh! Okay, so… My name is Mel Robbins, and for the last seventeen years, I have done nothing but help people get everything that they want. Within reason! My husband’s here. So, I’ve done it in the courtroom, in the boardroom, in the bedroom, in people’s living room, whatever room you want to be in, if I’m there, I will help you get whatever you want by any means necessary. For the last three years – I host a syndicated radio show.…