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Tired of your iPhone cable breaking? Here's an indestructible replacement

After months of hard testing and abuse, I've discovered the one iPhone cable to rule them all. If you're tired of broken cables, this is the one for …

Disney homages, Prom hair and a man corsage - we round up the most eclectic Oscars style on the red carpet. Our verdict on Brie Larson in Gucci, Rooney Mara in Givenchy and Cate Blanchett in Armani

Red Carpet

Awesome Smart Bathroom Mirror Powered By Android

Max Braun has created an awesome futuristic DIY smart bathroom mirror that is powered by Google’s Android operating system and utilises a two-way …

This Simple Card Can Save Your Wallet — And Your Identity

124<p>SHARES<p>For years, "wireless leash" products have used the fact that you don't make a move without your phone to help keep other stuff (such as your …

Identity Theft

Toyota builds a 26-foot-long limo pickup truck, because why not

If you’re looking to buy a limousine, you have lots of choices. The stretched versions of the Lincoln Town Car or the Cadillac CTS, for example, are good options. Others, like the Fiat Panda or Saab 9000 that the boys at Top Gear made into limos, are much less good. But what if your tastes run a …

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<i>This project was a collaboration between 18F and the U.S. Digital Service (USDS). The team was led by Mollie Ruskin (USDS) and Julia Elman (18F) and</i> …

B.R.O. Ball is both a football and a super durable Bluetooth speaker

While at least some of our readers probably own a Bluetooth speaker <i>and</i> a football, odds are none of you have one product that acts as both. Strangely enough, that’s exactly what you get with the B.R.O. Ball (Bring Rhythm Outdoors ball). The creators behind the B.R.O. Ball claim this is the “world’s …

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do anything, do this first …

Entrepreneurship

The 7 Keys To Incredible Life Success

There was a time in my life, the majority of my youth, when I was a slacker whose primary skill was to find new ways to avoid anything worthwhile. I …

Motivation

Get With the Best: Top 10 Best Programmers Around Today

Barbara Liskov<p>The first woman in America to gain a PhD in computer science, Liskov developed CLU, which had a significant influence on C++, Java and …

Programming

Why Software Development Time Estimation Doesn't Work and Alternative Approaches

By Alex Castrounis • Aug 15, 2015<p>Introduction<p>Time estimation of software development tasks <b>without statistics</b> doesn’t work. I would also argue that …

One step closer to the robot apocalypse: gun attached to flying drone

What’s scarier than a four-rotor drone stalking you through the woods? One that can shoot you in the face. That’s what YouTube user Hogwit thought …

The Ultimate UX Design of the Perfect CTA Button

You're reading The Ultimate UX Design of the Perfect CTA Button, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

10 Brilliant Business Books You Can Read To Find Your Shortcut To Success

The top rated business books to find your shortcut to success. How many of these 10 books have you read?

Success

7 personality traits of great designers

Like we mentioned above, usability testing reveals smarter paths to satisfying user and business goals. The more you understand your users and their behavior (Empathy), the more-informed your business decisions.<p>Beyond studying users, designers need to also grasp why projects were initiated in the …

30 Freebies & Goodies For Web Designers – May 2015

Hello, people! Once more, we’re back with a new series of free resources after a few weeks of scouting. Improve your design game with newly released …

Top 5 Material Design Frameworks to Use in 2015 — SitePoint

Google's Material Design has taken the internet UI world by storm. Since it's arrival on Google's Inbox and then progressive across Google’s network …

Design deals for the week

Every week, we’ll give you an overview of the best deals for designers, make sure you don’t miss any by subscribing to our deals feed. You can also …

The Integral Role Design Plays in Technology - Inside UX and UI

Technology is developed in order to solve a problem or fulfill a need. <i>How</i> it does that depends greatly on its design. Design acts like a compass, …

Top 5 iOS libraries every iOS developer should know about

When it comes to networking, this library makes every developer’s life a whole lot easier. AFNetworking is a light-weight and fast networking library …

7 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about Accessibility

Accessibility enables people with disabilities to perceive, understand, navigate, interact with, and contribute to the web. Imagine a world where …

UX Design

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1000 Mini Vector Icons for Download

A huge pack of 1000 mini vector icons by design studio Creative Stall.<p>Creative Stall is a design studio dedicated to help the creative crowd with …

Design elements - Toolbar control elements

The vector stencils library "Toolbar control elements" contains 42 toolbar graphical control elements. Use this toolbar control element UI icon set …

20 techniques for designing great user experiences

Positive user experiences don't happen by accident. Research is needed to better understand what users are seeking.<p>User experience (UX) is more than …

How To Design Websites That Mirror How Our Eyes Work

Site layout affects conversions, so it’s important to know the value of your on-screen real estate. Take <b>Freespee</b> as an example. After redesigning their site into the above version, subsequent A/B testing revealed that they could increase their phone conversation rate by 30 percent for the same ad …

How a sarcastic AI taskmaster came to rule the App Store

Most apps are way too nice to us. “Don’t worry that you missed your 10,000 steps today,” they say. “There’s always tomorrow.”<p>CARROT apps are different. Whether you’re using a CARROT calorie counter or a CARROT weather forecaster, all the apps in the growing line have one thing in common: an …

Why Designers Should Never Use Fake Text In Web Design

Once you’re ready to go beyond low-fidelity, it’s time to ditch the lorem ipsum.<p>As we discussed in the Guide to Usability Testing, a webpage with a simple structure but quality content performs much better than a nice layout with subpar text. That at least proves its worth — but the importance of …

Finally! A 4K TV You Should Own

The Samsung JS9500 has arrived just in time<p>Building a home entertainment center is a lot like building a house: You need a solid foundation--and that’s your television. If you’re starting from scratch, you’ll want a TV that will last more than five years, which means going with the …