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I Gave Up Sugar, Alcohol, Grains, Dairy, and Soy for 30 Days

My clothes were tight-fitting, my skin was flaring up, and I was mentally foggy. Something had to change.<p>Hello. My name is Christine and I'm addicted to sugar, salt, and bread. I have equal-opportunity sweet tooth and salt tooth. And I'm an emotional eater through and through.<p>There. I said it.<p>On …

(Update: anatomy of a disaster) What can happen when your USB cable is bad

<b>Update, February 3:</b> Benson Leung followed up on his Type C horror story with a more detailed explanation of what happened. Let it forever be a warning to those tempted by off-brand accessories.<p><b>Original post, January 2:</b> What’s the worst that can happen if you get a bad cable? You might be thinking …

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8 habits of awesome UX designers

One of the fables that floats around UX teams is that of the US space program and its quest for a pen that could be used in anti-gravity.<p>They reportedly spent million dollars developing a high-tech writing utensil with ink that remained solid until the flow of writing and a pressurized chamber that …

This British startup has created a high-tech banking app and credit card — here's what it's like to use

You can't actually use a Mondo card yet, as it's still being alpha tested to make sure that everything works (you don't want your bank account to have problems).<p>However, we were given access to one of the alpha testing cards. Here's what it's like to use a digital bank:

How to Find & Photograph Great Macro Subjects

If there’s one type of photography “wild west”, it’s macro photography.While most other subject – flowers, sunsets, the aurora borealis – already …

Landscape Photography

In Free-to-Play Games, Having Fewer Players Doesn’t Always Mean Less Money

In the world of free-to-play videogames, developers try to pull players through three distinct phases: Acquisition, retention and monetization. Each …

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How Video Games Are Getting Inside Your Head — And Wallet

<i>This week on All Tech,</i> we're exploring kids and technology <i>with posts and radio pieces about raising digital natives. Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments, by</i> email <i>or</i> tweet.<p>Max Kelmon, 13, has his own little version of a man cave in Palo Alto, Calif. Behind the family kitchen in a converted …

How to Design Your Startup Office for a Productive Workforce

If you look at some of the latest startup offices, there seems to be a competition to who can have the coolest ping pong tables, kitchen, and big TVs displaying real time data. But are they essential to office productivity and culture?<p>We spoke to some of the hottest startups to hear their …

Why is mobile gaming so popular in South Korea?

Mobile gaming is expected to generate $1.4 billion in South Korea this year, and mobile games like Anipang have become a cultural phenomenon within the country. It’s as common to see older women in their sixties playing games in the subway as it is to see younger children playing games at the bus …

What Does It Feel Like To Be The CEO Of A Startup That Fails?

It feels as if you have just lost your child. You try to look back at it and can’t refrain from feeling sad about it, about the amount of passion you have invested that didn’t bear fruits, about the grand dreams that were trampled in a snap of a moment, about the convincing promises you made to …

The Data-Driven Future Of Journalism

Everyone seems to assume that Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, spent $250 million on the Washington Post as some kind of hobby or charitable move. And some question whether he even has a plan on how he’ll run the newspaper.<p>Tech investor Keith Rabois, whom I recently hosted at our ReadWriteMix …

Make better use of your site's favicon with Favicon.js

Just a quick heads up to Favico.js, a fantastic JS library that lets you do all sorts of awesome stuff with your site’s favicon.<p>You may have noticed a number of popular web services like Gmail and Facebook have this already to notify you of new messages and such. Now you can add it your site too …

EA is rethinking how games treat the Star Wars universe

The recently announced <i>Star Wars: Battlefront</i> will be the first in a series of games that aim to rethink how games treat the Star Wars universe, said EA's games label Patrick Soderlund.<p>"The most important thing for me is that we take the Star Wars license and come up with games where peoples' jaws …

The Confusing Science Of Whether Video Games Are Ruining Your Life

A brief round-up of how video games are destroying your life and also making you a superhuman<p>A good rule of thumb in life is that if you enjoy something, it must be <i>terrible</i> for you. Kidding! Kind of. So it goes with video games. Except not, sometimes. But maybe also yes? Or both at the same …

Open thread: is Timely the new standard in Android app design?

Epithets like “beautiful” and “well designed” get thrown around pretty liberally when it comes to apps. But few Android applications have been received with such general acclaim as Timely.<p>Timely is a clock app developed by Bitspin, a team of four Swiss developers, over a period of four months. …

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Citroën Goes Holographic

Picasso didn’t use it but it’s a common technique for painters to project an image on a wall or canvas to paint it. For the launch of the new Citroën …

Logo Design: Lighthouses

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you …

Introducing Jelly Navigation Menu: When Canvas Meets PaperJS

<i>A preview of the Jelly Navigation Menu.</i><p>First Step: Changing The Section Shape<p>Our first aim is to change the menu section shape by manipulating the …

Tangram 3D

An ancient Chinese game, traditional tangram is a set of seven geometric 2-D pieces, which the player arranges in specific images. This magnetic set …

With no guns and no people, ‘Gone Home’ is a different kind of first-person game

When I'm alone in someone else's home, I really can't help myself: I peek in the fridge, take a look in the medicine cabinet, and if I'm feeling particularly brave maybe I'll even root around in a drawer or two. <i>Gone Home</i> is a game that takes these voyeuristic tendencies and turns them into a game …

A Once-A-Week Ab Workout To Build A Rock-Solid Core

<i>By Nora Tobin for Shape.com</i><p>Just as a well-built house starts with a solid foundation, a truly fit body starts with a strong core. Whether you're hoisting weights, chasing balls, or just sitting up straight at a desk, your core muscles help you do it better, with less effort and less risk of …

Photo Editing is No Substitute for Photography Technique

Photography has entered a whole new world, with remarkable changes in technology in just a few short years. One thing has not changed, however; the …