Best Prototyping Tools and Resources for Designers in 2017

You could have the best or the worst design idea, but you’ve no way of knowing which until you see it in action. That’s where prototyping is a big help. Prototyping helps bridge the gap between your design concept and the ready-to-go product. Prototyping shows you early on what works and what doesn’t. It gives you the ability to explore options and iterations that can speed up the design process. Also, it provides you with an opportunity to deliver the best possible product. There’s no shortage of prototyping tools, and picking the right one can be a gamble. Limit your choice to one that supports rapid iterations, and does so with ease, and you’ll be fine. 3 of the best: Proto.io Proto.io is the … Read More

August’s new smart locks know when your door is left ajar

In 2013 a security startup called August caught our attention with a set of smart locks that opened doors as a user with a matched iPhone approached. The company has now returned with an new generation of connected door locks, which includes support for voice assistants like Alexa and Siri, along with a sensor that alerts you when you leave one unlocked… Continue Reading August’s new smart locks know when your door is left ajar Category: Around The Home Tags: Home Security Lock Related Articles: Locking up your bike with a zip-tie? Pentagon puts the call out to hackers to test its cyber defences Review: Canary security camera learns your habits as it keeps watch Amera visualizes wireless signals for home and cyber-security Logitech’s new security… Read More

Popular Design News of the Week: September 11, 2017 – September 17, 2017

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the most popular designer news that we curated from the past week. Note that this is only a very small selection of the links that were posted, so don’t miss out and subscribe to our newsletter and follow the site daily for all the news. Safari is the New IE Gone – An Ephemeral To-do List Design for iPhone… Read More

Street View comes to Google Earth VR

Last year Google introduced an update to Google Earth that allowed users to explore the mapping software in virtual reality. Now it is bringing Street View to Earth VR so that headset-wearing folks can have a gander at ground level. .. Continue Reading Street View comes to Google Earth VR Category: VR Tags: Google Google Maps Related Articles: Google Maps now flags parking problems in metro areas Google Street View goes underwater Pulling the pin: Google tackles fake business listings in Google Maps Now you can explore mountain tops, with Google Maps Street View Google Maps adds walking support for Africa, cycling directions for Europe and Australia Google Street View users now able to “go back in time” Read More

Google Is Replacing the Desktop Google Drive App With Two New Apps

Google has announced the impending shutdown of the desktop Drive app, which some have interpreted as a massive loss of functionality. What’s actually happening is that Google is moving users to a pair of new desktop apps, which it began testing a few months ago. The post Google Is Replacing the Desktop Google Drive App With Two New Apps appeared first on ExtremeTech. Read More

WaterCar Unveils World’s First Amphibious Fire Rescue Vehicle, Can Hit 45MPH on Water

WaterCar has unveiled the world’s first amphiboius Fire Rescue Vehicle, and it’s a doozy. This Jeep look-alike is capable of achieving 65 mph on land and reach 45 mph in water, all the while putting out fires with its on-board pump that delivers 1,050 gallons of water per minute. That’s not all, its water pumps can support multiple hoses at once for extreme fires. Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of epic Google Maps Street View upgrades. Read More

Google’s Quad-Legged Spot Robot Can Run, Hop and Even Open Doors

Google’s Boston Dynamics has created some interesting robots over the years, and SpotMini is definitely no slouch. It’s basically a quad-legged robot robot that maps the space around it, handles objects, climbs stairs – and could soon even be helping you out around the house. On a full charge, the non-hydraulic mini version of the company’s Spot robot can run for 90-minutes and has different sensors including depth cameras and a a solid state gyro to help it move around and interact with its environment. Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a leaked viral video from a Foxconn plant that allegedly shows the iPhone 8’s rear shell. Read More

Waymo’s self-driving car could automatically soften if it hits a pedestrian

Self-driving car developer Waymo realizes that in some cases, collisions may be unavoidable. That’s why it’s exploring the idea of a car exterior that instantly and automatically softens when it collides with a pedestrian. The post Waymo’s self-driving car could automatically soften if it hits a pedestrian appeared first on Digital Trends. Read More

Best WordPress Themes for Startups and Small Businesses to Check Out

Living in a highly competitive world is not that easy. Especially, when it comes to the competition online. Hence, a high-quality website has become an indispensable tool in today’s world. In fact, a good website is essential for the search for new clients and for the retention of the existing ones. If you are promoting a product or an idea, a well-optimized website is crucial for your success. The same applies for the launch of a startup or a proper operation of a business. Acquiring such a website isn’t as difficult as it may seem either. A ready-made theme may be all it takes to get you started or to give you the inspiration you need. Today’s list is presented with small businesses … Read More

Alibaba and Tencent are carving up Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem

Two global tech forces are putting their mark — and money — into Southeast Asia’s nascent startup ecosystem, but they may not be the Western names that you expect. Rather than Google, Facebook or Microsoft, increasingly Chinese duo Alibaba and Tencent are the driving forces behind the importing of large sums of capital and vast business experience into Southeast… Read More Read More