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A beginner’s guide to understanding UX design

If you are thinking of working on your conversion optimization and landing page optimization, understanding UX design is essential. As you know, we write a lot about the user, the single visitor that arrives on your site or landing page and needs to be triggered and helped around. UX design helps …

Programmers are copying security flaws into your software, researchers warn

It's easy to assume that hackers work way above our pay grade. Electronic intruders must be able to exploit vulnerabilities in the software we use because they're evil geniuses, right?<p>That may be the case in some very sophisticated attacks, experts say, but in others, not so much. Programmers -- …

Cybersecurity

Dropbox update v3.0 introduces Material Design for the masses

Dropbox is one hell of a service, but they haven’t been the best at keeping up with the times and adopting Material Design, which makes today’s news amazing for Google fans. The Dropbox Android app received an update with Material Design only some weeks ago, but it was exclusive to beta users. …

Material Design

Three ex-Google engineers have created a Microsoft Surface clone

Naturally, it runs Android<p>Microsoft’s Surface tablet has inspired a few clones during its short history, but the latest rip off comes from three ex-Google engineers. Jeremy Zhou, David Ko, and Ben Luk used to work on products like Google Maps and search at the web giant, and formed Jide Technology …

Korean phone subsidies: Comical, chaotic and often illegal

South Korea is going through a crisis. One that you may never have heard of because it's unique to the country. Mobile phone prices are falling at comical rates due to excessive subsidies, and it has caused wild frenzies of consumers lining up outside of stores in the middle of the night to buy the …

Civil servants to fill Army reserves gaps

Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, has told ministers to redouble efforts to make sure one per cent of their staff are reservists<p>Thousands of civil servants are to be encouraged to join the Army reserves to help the Government fill a gap in numbers caused by sacking thousands of full-time …

Serious Android crypto key theft vulnerability affects 86% of devices

Bug in Android KeyStore that leaks credentials fixed only in KitKat.<p>Researchers have warned of a vulnerability present on an estimated 10 percent of …

Fighter Jet's Landing Gear Fails, So Pilot Lands Vertically On A Stool, On A Boat

On a wing and a prayer. Oh, and a stool -- <i>don't forget the stool!</i><p>Capt. William Mahoney made use of each on June 7, after the front landing gear on his AV-8B Harrier jet failed shortly after take off from the USS Bataan, an amphibious assault ship currently out in the Mediterranean Sea, according to …

These wireless bone-conducting headphones let you listen while you listen

Kickstarter, it's a funny old place. A weird soup of real ingenuity and beermat ideas. <i>Headbones</i> might initially sound like it'll fall in the latter camp, but you'd be wrong. Once you know they're bone conducting headphones, the name reveals its clever twist. Yes, you may have seen bone conducting …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Productivity

California Governor Signs Bill Removing Potential Obstacles To Bitcoin

The legislation repeals what backers said was an outdated California law prohibiting commerce using anything but U.S. currency.<p>Democratic Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, the bill's author, said earlier this week the bill reflects the popularity of forms of payment already in use in California like …

Bitcoin

Iraq takes delivery of Russian fighter jets

The Iraqi government has received a delivery of Russian-made fighter planes it hopes will turn the tide against Sunni rebels who have seized large parts of the country.<p>Iraqi security officials confirmed five Sukhoi-25 jets, which were purchased second-hand from Russia, had arrived in Baghdad on …

Mexico arrests well-known vigilante leader

Mexican authorities arrested Jose Manuel Mireles, one of the most senior leader of vigilante groups that have been battling drug gangs in the western state of Michoacan, officials said.<p>A co-founder of Michoacan's vigilante or "self-defence" movement tasked with battling drug gangs, Mireles was …

'Get a warrant': the Supreme Court's huge new rule for digital privacy

If you had asked a legal scholar yesterday, they would have told you the Fourth Amendment was in trouble. Historically, it's been the main force protecting your privacy — it's the reason police need a warrant to search your home, and can't arrest you without a charge — but a lot of those rights …

An Amazing Cancer Treatment Based On The Measles Virus Saved A Woman's Life

As the virus spread through her blood stream it specifically attacked her cancer cells, shrinking tumors, putting her cancer in remission, and triggering a slew of headlines saying that measles cured her cancer and claiming that her cancer was "killed" or "destroyed."<p>Yes, it's an amazing story. It …

Cancer