QuoTED 2013

Our favorite nuggets of knowledge from the insightful speakers at this year's TED conference

While in the audience at last week’s TED conference we kept the tweeting to a minimum and instead used the old-school pen and paper to capture some of our favorite moments. After reviewing them all, here are the quotations that hit us the hardest. “‘Smart’ simply means you’re ready to learn.” Freeman Hrabowski on the difference between intelligence and access to education. “Texting is fingered …

Highlights from the 2013 TED Fellows

The conference's fourth anniversary beckons a new class of young visionaries

Four years have passed since the first TED Fellows took the stage, and in that time the community has grown to 310 total members representing 75 countries. The current crop of 20 impressed the crowd yesterday as they discussed current and future projects across disciplines. Part of the fun has always been the diversity of talent—exemplified this year in polar opposites Bao Haus restauranteur Eddie …

Tic Sweden

Popped buttons ditch needle and thread for a quick new fix

It’s hard to find something cuter than a button. Shiny and simple, the notion serves a single, important purpose—aside from providing fairytale currency—but can be downright infuriating when it chooses to go asunder. Enter Tic, a cheeky little device developed in Sweden by Karolina Rantfors, Mats Gabrielsson and Ljubo Mrnjavac (who have wisely taken the liberty of patenting their clever invention). Tic also holds but …