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TED’s updated iOS app offers faster speed and streaming subtitlesTED’s updated iOS app offers faster speed and streaming subtitles

Posted By Tedstaff

The experience of watching TED Talks on your iPhone or iPad is about to get even better. Version 2.0 of our iOS app is out and, once you download it, expect faster buffering and downloads for videos, not to mention more self-adjusting profiles for different connection speeds. But the real star of the show: the […]

Art

14 people who’ve time-lapsed their lives, filming one second a day14 people who’ve time-lapsed their lives, filming one second a day

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

As he approached his 30th birthday, artist Cesar Kuriyama noticed that time seemed to be evaporating. And thus, he began work on a project called 1 Second Everyday. “Basically, I’m recording one second of every day of my life for the rest of my life—chronologically compiling these one-second, tiny slices of my life into one […]

Technology

TED Fellow Jon Gosier wins Knight News Challenge Mobile grantTED Fellow Jon Gosier wins Knight News Challenge Mobile grant

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Congratulations is in order for TED Fellow Jon Gosier. His mobile app, Abayima, has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Knight News Challenge, which funds innovative projects designed to get information to all corners of the globe. While smartphones may be the norm in the West, most mobile phone users in the world — […]

Q&A

By Africa, for Africa: Fellows Friday with Jon GosierBy Africa, for Africa: Fellows Friday with Jon Gosier

Posted By Karen Eng

Tech and social entrepreneur Jon Gosier launched the Apps4Africa competition in 2009 to reward and jumpstart African innovators and entrepreneurs. As the competition enters its third year, Jon is finding ways to help provide long-term, holistic support for winners, helping to scale sustainable businesses across nations and the continent. Tell us a bit about yourself […]

Technology

A transportation app that plans your route, with coffee pick-up, wins City 2.0 awardA transportation app that plans your route, with coffee pick-up, wins City 2.0 award

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

. Navigating around big cities is rarely easy. Subway systems are generally crowded and unreliable, taxis are often expensive and prone to gridlock and bike lanes remain underdeveloped in too many urban areas. But Sara Cantor and George Aye, the founders of Chicago’s Greater Good Studio, have an idea to make getting around their city […]

Technology

Announcing TED’s new Android appAnnouncing TED’s new Android app

Posted By Tedstaff

This morning we’re thrilled to formally announce TED’s official app for Android, which lets you browse and watch 1100+ TEDTalks on a wide array of Android-enabled phones and tablets. The new TED app for Android is built to adapt to all kinds of Android devices, including the new Sony Tablet P “dual screen” and the […]