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Forget easy-to-use design. Choose something hard instead

There is a computer program called Vim, based on software created in the 1970s. It is famously difficult. Computer programmers have endless jokes about how much of a challenge it is just to exit the program. It is also ubiquitous. If you are on Mac or Linux, it is already installed on your …

Be a Better Programmer with these 45 Mathematics Courses

The Ultimate Course and Book list to be an expert in Mathematics and Programming<p>We’re so scared of Mathematics. <b>Why?</b><p>because,<p><b>We Fear What We Don’t</b> …

Mathematics

A free Photoshop alternative: No, it's not GIMP

Many users don't see the point in purchasing Photoshop when there are free alternatives for photo editing, such as GIMP. But Photopea could be a …

Linux 4.18 Arrives With Some Big Changes

Following a number of delays, Linus Torvalds has finally announced release of a Linux 4.18, the latest stable release of the Linux kernel. Announcing …

Linux

Vinyl Record Day: Where to find those new and old tunes

Aug. 12 is National Vinyl Record Day. While you might think this day is about dusting off some old records from days way gone by, you may be …

400 free online courses with credits that can count towards your degree

These days, more and more universities are offering for-credit programs via MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses. What started with a small number of degree programs, such as the iMBA from the University of Illinois (Coursera) and Georgia Tech’s Online Master of Science in Computer Science …

Online Education

Want to learn how to code? Start with these popular books, free

Programming has been a job and avocation for decades, but its popularity appears to have surged in the last few years; a recent survey of users on …

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State …

Particles

13 Rules for Marathon Training

You have committed yourself to train for a marathon. The journey is long and will require a tremendous amount of time and sacrifice, the forebears of …

6 Free E-Books That Will Help You Understand Your Camera Better

Do you own a DSLR or an advanced camera but haven't figured out how to best use the different camera controls and settings available to you? The …

Standard 4×5: A Large Format Camera You Assemble Yourself for $320

The Standard 4×5 is a new 3D printed large format camera that’s perfect for aspiring large format photographers on a budget: the camera comes as an …

An Experts Guide on Male Fat Loss

<b>Trimming down and maintaining a lean and muscular physique is a sure-fire way to increase how well your clothes fit,</b> which can have a huge and …

How to create a resume that will slay

The resume you submit to a recruiter is how you make a first impression. Obviously, you want it to wow recruiters, and leave them wanting to know …

A free (and legal) version of Photoshop? Here’s how to get it

<i>Disclaimer: Adobe may have canceled its license management servers due to a technical glitch, but the CS2 download is intended for those who have</i> …

Photoshop

Fantastic Macro Photos of Flowers by Charné Odendaal

Wonderful macro pictures of flowers by Charné Odendaal, a gifted self-taught photographer, instagrammer, and artist from South Africa. Charne focuses …

How phase detection autofocus works

Have you ever wondered how your DSLR's autofocus works? Wonder no more! YouTuber ZY Productions has created a succinct video that details how phase …

This photo of people taking photos haunts me

We’re increasingly living our lives through, not just with, our phones<p>A music festival took place in London’s Finsbury Park this weekend, and the organizers, perhaps confusing me for a writer for <i>Verge Magazine</i>, sent me photos from the event. One of those images has stuck with me, haunted me, since …

Yes, the Splinternet Is a Thing. Here's Why You Should Care

The internet is coming apart. Here's what it means for your business.<p>Right now, most democratic countries see one internet. Not for nothing is it called the World Wide Web, and since its commercialization, its content has been generally accessible to all but those living in authoritarian societies. …

Top 100

This year photographers from across the United States and Canada submitted more than 8,000 images to the ninth annual Audubon Photography Awards, and …

Photos: The 20 most influential programmers of all time

1. Alan Turing<p>Computer programs are constantly evolving. Here are 20 of the most influential figures that have shaped the computer programming …

A Quick Video on Using the Brenizer Method to Shoot Unique Portraits

Brenizer portraits are a fun and relatively easy way to create unique portraits that make the subject seem to pop right off the screen. This quick …

The One Reason Why You're Not Losing Weight is Simpler Than You'd Think

Just because you’re working your butt off in the gym, sweating profusely, gasping for oxygen, experiencing all the post-workout soreness and seeing your weight dramatically decrease, doesn’t mean you’re burning fat. Yes, the truth really hurts, even more than your muscles do after a week at the gym.<p>…

Fitness

Clever mobile ‘airbag’ could save your phone when (not if) you drop it

If you’ve never dropped your smartphone, then guess what? It’s going to happen sooner or later.<p>While most phone cases do a stellar job of protecting …

Airbags

Goodman One is an Open-Source, 3D-Printed Analog Camera

Dora Goodman, a maker of handcrafted cameras and straps, has released a new open source camera called the Goodman One that anyone can make if they …

These games were revealed at E3 2018, and you can play them right now

Now that all the pre-show E3 2018 press events are out of the way, what games revealed by Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Sony, and the other big players …

Call of Duty (Video Game)

Teach Your Kid Machine Learning With These Free Lessons

You probably use machine-learning systems every day without even knowing it. The technology gives us spam filters, our Facebook News Feeds, digital …

99 Percent of Job Seekers Fail to Answer "Why Do You Want This Job" Correctly. Here's Why

An innocent response could cost you the job.<p>As a career coach, I work with people every day on interview preparation. Interviews are a form of public speaking. 99 percent of people fear public speaking more than death. Thus, it's no wonder interviews unnerve my clients. Not only do we go over all …

We Depend on Plastic. Now We’re Drowning in It.

Planet or Plastic?<p>The miracle material has made modern life possible. But more than 40 percent of it is used just once, and it’s choking our waterways.<p><b>If plastic had been invented</b> when the Pilgrims sailed from Plymouth, England, to North America—and the <i>Mayflower</i> had been stocked with bottled water …

Waste Management

How to Find Your Style as a Photographer

When I was starting in photography, I kept hearing peers and educators talking about their photographic style. I was totally lost. I had no idea what …