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Hardwood vs. engineered flooring? Granite vs. quartz? The answer might surprise you.

We are in love with nature — but also with technology — so which is better when you build or remodel a home? Natural products such as wood or wool? Or a ­man-made substitute, such as laminate or nylon? To answer this question, I consulted dozens of design and DIY websites and checked in with my …

Home Improvement

51 Best Color Sites for Designers—Updated!

Get featured in PRINT’s all-new book when you win a Regional Design Award!Fire up your bookmarks: These are 50 of the best color sites for designers. …

Don’t Panic, But Physicists In Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn’t Exist

Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. Turn on, tune in, and drop …

What is Bitcoin mining?

Cryptocurrency is pretty much a household term these days and if you’ve spent any time reading about the phenomenon you’ll probably have heard of “bitcoin mining” too. The mining of bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and every other digital coinage (with the exception of Ripple) is simultaneously driving …

5 Reasons to Learn CSS

Why CSS is Important for Web Designers<p>Cascading Style Sheets or CSS are an important way to control how your Web pages look. CSS can control the …

Web Design

Powerful automation hacks for Android using Tasker, IFTTT, QPython

One of the coolest things about Android is undoubtedly just how much it lets you do without needing to root your device or otherwise modify it. Out of the box an Android phone is yours to customize, tweak and hack to your heart’s desires. If you want to use it as-is then you can, but if you’re more …

Apps

How Einstein and Schrödinger Conspired to Kill a Cat - Issue 41: Selection

Of all the bizarre facets of quantum theory, few seem stranger than those captured by Erwin Schrödinger’s famous fable about the cat that is neither …

Common Mistakes When Presenting Design Ideas to Clients, and How to Avoid Them

You’ve spent weeks working on a client design, churned through the requisite nine terrible designs to get to that lone good one, tested iterations …

How to disable Windows 10 ads

Early this year many Windows 10 users were alarmed to see that ads were popping up on their locks screens where no ads had been before. They were …

27 Restaurant Menu Templates With Creative Designs

Restaurants that invest considerable thought in their menus do better than those that don’t. Menu designs are vital in convincing customers to buy …

Graphic Design

Ten common characteristics of Japanese graphic design

Ever wonder what makes Japanese design so…Japanese? Here are ten techniques observed by the graphic design world that typify Japanese style.<p>Have you …

Space and Time: Inertial Frames (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

The term “reference frame” was coined in the 19th century, but it has a long prehistory, beginning, perhaps, with the emergence of the Copernican …

Quantum Mechanics

How to Reduce the File Size of Your Photoshop PSD Files

When file-sharing or emailing PSDs as an attachment, you might encounter a file size limit that prevents you from uploading your file. Continue …

Jumping Ship from Photoshop to Pixelmator: A Switcher's Guide

Pixelmator is now our favorite image editing app for Mac because it's incredibly cheap ($29.99) and almost as powerful as the far more expensive …

Supermassive Black Holes at the Edge of Space and Time

Astronomers have known about these objects for decades, but in the depths of cosmic time, it's hard to understand how they can grow so quickly -- or maybe not!<p>Thanks to the painstaking research conducted by astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope in the 1990s, the consensus is that virtually …

A Compilation Of Pattern Tutorials For Photoshop

Most of the graphic and web designs being created use various elements and resources in order for them to be visually stunning. One of the most …

Quote websites are frequently inaccurate, but we use them anyway.

Arthur Schopenhauer—the 19th century German philosopher for whom human existence was a perpetually swinging “pendulum between suffering and boredom,” …

Schopenhauer's 'The World As Will And Idea' Explained By Will Durant

Arthur Schopenhauer - The Glass is Half Full... of Crap (1851)

ON THE VANITY OF EXISTENCE - Arthur Schopenhauer

ON THE SUFFERINGS OF THE WORLD - Arthur Schopenhauer

Google Play: Everything you need to know!

Google Play is the cornerstone of Google's ecosystem of content and has become a critical part of Android. It reaches almost all of Android and …

Android customization - Device security, intrusion detection using Tasker

Last week in our Android customization series, we looked at clearing device cache and wiping out the somewhat overloaded photo thumbnail cache on your Android device. These actions will be valuable if you follow along today.<p>Today we are looking at creating custom device security using Tasker, the …

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Google Chromecast: the 11 best apps

Despite Google only listing nine applications as compatible with Chromecast in the UK, there are well over 100 apps and games available across Android, iOS and Chrome that are compatible with Google’s new streaming stick.<p>Most are freely available in from the Google Play store, the Chrome store or …

Beginner’s guide to Tasker, part 1.5: Tasker basics (New UI)

Back in 2012, I wrote a beginner’s guide to Tasker that currently consists of 7 parts. With the UI overhaul that Tasker got a couple of months ago, …

Beginner’s guide to Tasker, part 0: How to go about learning Tasker

Pocketables has turned into a major hub for Tasker content over the last year, and there are currently more than a hundred Tasker articles on the …

US And Russian Astronauts Talk About Their UFO Experiences

NASA's astronaut, Edgar Mitchell , the sixth man on the moon, testifies to extraterrestrial visitation and military cover-up:<p>ETs UFOs<p>A+ A-<p>Print …

7 Rules for Creating Gorgeous UI (Part 2)

A guide to visual aesthetics, written by a nerd<p><i>This is the second part in a two-part series. You should read the</i> <i>first part first</i><i>.</i><p>We’re talking about …

UI Design

ESA's comet lander is stuck in the shadows (and it needs solar power)

When the Philae lander reached the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko after a decade in space, the ESA expected it to draw energy from the sun to power its scientific instruments. Unfortunately, it's now stuck in the worst place possible: in the shade, where it's exposed to the sun only three hours …