Two lightweight new ways to download TEDTalks

Hello there! Get the updated TED Talks download instructions. This post is for historical interest only 🙂 If you’re on a low-bandwidth or spotty internet connection, sometimes it’s easier to download a TEDTalk than to watch online through our streaming video player. This week we’ve rolled out two new ways to find and download our … Read more

Remembering Steve Jobs

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc] This evening, Apple announced that Steve Jobs, its legendary leader, has died. Watch his powerful talk “How to live before you die” — in which Jobs urges us to pursue our dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks, including death itself. Tom Rielly, TED’s community director and an early Mac fanboy, writes: “Steve … Read more

Speaker lineup for TEDYouth and application deadline extended

Just announced: TEDYouth’s speaker lineup (so far) includes a MythBuster, an oceanographer turned viral video star, the “Science Babe,” and a roboticist who studies flying geckos — plus poets, musicmakers, geeks and writers — among the 20+ speakers who’ll join us November 19, 2011, at the Times Center in New York City. The theme for … Read more

Rethinking normal in technology QA with Justin HallTipping

On stage at TED Global 2011 Justin Hall-Tipping set forth a bold agenda for funding innovation – one that makes room for radical changes and complete re-thinking of what’s possible. TED’s Ben Lillie tracked him down to follow up on the process of innovation, and his plans for the future. You made this point that … Read more

TEDYouth Session 1 The present is the future

All photos: Ryan Lash Starting at 3:30 Eastern: Session 2! Watch the TEDYouth livestream in English >> Ver TEDYouth en español en linea >> Where do we start? With a question: What can you share with the world? Rives and Kelly and the entire audience share answers on the mic: “We can share style and … Read more

At TEDYouth Breaktime freestyling

Offbookbeatbox spent the TEDYouth break beatboxing for kids in the audience to freestyle over. Woody Reid from upstate New York allowed us to photograph his lyric sheet:

At TEDYouth Win a gecko!

During Session 1 of TEDYouth, attendee Harry Kile won a gecko from speaker Robert Full. Here, Harry meets his new charge. Photo: Ryan Lash

TED App comes to the iPhone

We’re thrilled to announce that TED’s official app is now available for iPhone, optimized for a small screen and introducing several much-requested features! Adapted from our award-winning iPad app, the new TED iPhone app allows users to browse and watch TEDTalks, videos ranging from 3 minutes to 18 minutes in length. TEDTalks feature great ideas … Read more