Cristian Villanueva

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Learn Elixir by Creating a Command Line Application

<i>I'd like to share my experience of getting started with Elixir by writing a simple command line application<br>and introduce the setup for basic Elixir</i> …

Software Development

Have you noticed these web design trends in 2018?

As a space of ideas, fresh design and inspiration, the internet is a space which is constantly changing and evolving. As designers add new elements …

UI Design

You're 96 Percent Less Creative Than You Were as a Child. Here's How to Reverse That | Inc.com

If you haven't said it yourself, someone has said it to you: "I'm just not that creative."<p>Most of us wouldn't mind being just a little more creative. Fortunately, you can. Not only are there proven ways to increase your creativity, but also, according to research, all of us have a creative gene.<p>In …

Creativity

This Game Teaches You How to Build a Quantum Computer

Learning about how quantum computers work doesn’t have to be boring.<p>2017 has been a great year for quantum computing. Researchers created a time crystal that will one day serve as a quantum computer’s internal clock, managed to predict the future of a quantum system, put the first node of the …

China’s CCTV surveillance network took just 7 minutes to capture BBC reporter

It took Chinese authorities just seven minutes to locate and apprehend BBC reporter John Sudworth using its powerful network of CCTV camera and facial recognition technology.<p>This wasn’t a case of a member of the media being forcibly removed from the country. The chase was a stunt set up to …

This site uses machine learning to enhance your low-res photos for free

We’ve recently seen a number of interesting approaches to improving low-resolution images using machine learning, including ones from researchers at Google, and at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. Now, you can try an AI-powered enhancing tool for yourself with just a couple of …

Detective by Charlie is an AI tool that's like having your own personal CIA

Imagine having a button that can instantly tell you (virtually) everything there is to know about something or someone. That, in a nutshell, is Detective by Charlie, which uses natural language processing (NLP) and AI to unearth and collate information about a particular subject in a couple of …

Employment

How to Make Money Driving for Amazon Flex

You like to drive, have some spare time and need to make some extra cash — but you don’t want to shuttle people around.<p>Amazon is looking for people …

iPhone 5

Google wants to help developers make better websites

Developers already have access to a number of tools that let them see how real-world users experience their websites, but until now they weren't able to see how their website user experience compared to others. Enter the Chrome User Experience Report, a public dataset of key user experience metrics …

Amper is a music-creating AI that doesn’t suck

Ever wanted to see what a computer would come up with if it could compose a symphony? A start-up in New York has created an AI that create original, license-free music on demand.<p>Amper is the brainchild of composers Drew Silverstein, Sam Estes, and Michael Hobe, who have collectively worked on …

This company will 3D print you a house anywhere you want it

Giant 3D printers that fabricate homes have always done so in large facilities. Rather than assembling pieces printed elsewhere, engineering company …

The NASA 2017-2018 Catalog of Free Software Is Now Available

NASA has just released its 2017-2018 software catalog, which includes hundreds of free, royalty-free applications for a wide variety of uses.<p>The …

Job Simulator devs hack Overwatch into their own game, and it’s hilarious

Best weekend project ever<p><i>Job Simulator</i> developer Owlchemy Labs is known for pushing the boundaries of what is possible in its own games, but a weekend project at the studio apparently combined the act of performing white collar tasks in a dystopian future ruled by robots with the sweet, sweet …

Improve Your Reading Comprehension by Writing Three-Sentence Summaries

There’s no point in reading something if you don’t take some of it with you. This simple exercise, when used with diligent note taking, can help you …

There's a New Prediction for the Singularity: 2047

In 30 years, the singularity will happen and artificial intelligence in all the smart devices and robots will exceed human intelligence.<p>That was the …

Why Newbie Full Stack Developers Should Maybe Find a New Job Title

A full stack developer refers to someone who can handle code for both the back end and front end of a website. Naturally, it’s a pretty high-demand …

Visual Graphics Corp. film font box

A box of phototypositor film manufactured by Visual Graphics Corporation. This was one of dozens of filmstrips that were purchased in early 1989 to …

Test Your Best Insults Against Google's New Anti-Troll AI

Google's new algorithm can detect toxicity in internet comments and filter them for you.<p>One of the biggest problems in online discourse is how to moderate comment sections. Increasingly, much of online discussion is taken over by hateful and derailing comments, which are so frequent they've become …

6 Bad Mental Habits That Are Holding You Back (and How to Replace Them With New Ones) | Inc.com

When it comes to reaching your goals, do your mental patterns help you or hurt you? The answer is almost certainly both. Most of us have learned to envision a future we want to achieve and taken steps to achieve that future, achieved some self-discipline that helps us complete tasks efficiently and …

Critical Thinking

UI Animation: Please Use Responsibly

The explosion of prototyping tools in the past few years has given designers an opportunity to create detailed interactions. Designers are…Continue …

UI Design

Suicide Strike on Saudi Frigate Was the First Carried Out by Drone Boat

The drone suicide ship attack killed two and injured three more.<p>Last month, a Houthi vessel packed with explosives rammed a frigate of the Saudi Navy at high speed, killing two sailors and injuring three others. That small boat was unmanned was an unmanned drone, <i>Defense News</i> now reports, and this …

The world's first fully-manned hoverbike looks like a hell of a ride

Dubai might be getting its first batch of autonomous passenger drones this summer, but this Russian startup wants to fill up the sky with fully-manned hoverbikes.<p>Human-carrying drone manufacturer Hoversurf has built an impressive single-seat aircraft that not only has the capacity to lift you up in …

Drones

Solar-Powered Robot Farmers Are Almost Ready to Start Working the Land

The $1 million Ladybird bot can locate insect invaders, pluck overgrowth, and one day, harvest crops.<p>Image: University of Sydney<p>So it looks like we're going to live to see the rise of the autonomous robot farmer after all. Or at least, the robot farmhand. There are plenty of promising agricultural …

This Is What a Robot Designed by a Neural Network Looks Like

Latvian new media sculptor Krists Pudzens shows off a small robot army at his first solo show.<p>In classical sculpture there is a great emphasis on movement. In the world of robotics, the emphasis is on actual motion. For the last several years Riga, Latvia-based new media sculptor Krists Pudzens has …

Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

The Brain

100+ CSS Resources For Web Designers And Developers

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p>A serious web designer/developer must call for a skill to write good CSS. CSS is simple, very easy to …

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PSA: Don’t Forget to Deduct Your Student Loan Interest

The first year I started paying back my student loan, I had no idea the interest was deductible. I missed out and kicked myself for it years later. …

AI Software Juggles Probabilities to Learn from Less Data - MIT Technology Review

Machine learning is becoming extremely powerful, but it requires extreme amounts of data.<p>You can, for instance, train a deep-learning algorithm to …

Machine Learning

Motion Design for UI by Michal Sambora

There's a clear shift or I would say evolution of interface design that relies more in motion design to make it easier for people to understand how …