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Astronomers just achieved something Einstein said was impossible

Albert Einstein himself believed it couldn't be done.<p>A few decades after he published his theory of general relativity, a colleague asked the famous physicist whether the concept could be used to calculate the weight of a star. Theoretically, yes, was his reply. If one star passed in front of …

Physics

How to make all your social media posts truly private

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram privacy settings, explained<p>Most of us are aware that we need to be careful with what we post on social media, but do you know exactly who can see your recent vacation photos and status updates? Here are the privacy controls you need to know about on three of the …

This Brilliant Tool Helps Designers Refuse Dismal Pay

Industry-wide change starts with designers saying no to unpaid work, and talking to clients about why. Jessica Hische shows us how.<p>Working for free is a hotly debated topic at all levels of the design industry—from established firms that work on spec to young designers hoping to get their foot in …

UX Design

Why free Wi-Fi kiosks in NYC can't stop people from watching porn in public

Private habits are becoming more public as cities like New York build free Wi-Fi kiosks on busy street corners.<p>LinkNYC has launched more than 300 stations in New York this year by transforming old payphone booths into digital towers. Each is equipped with USB charging ports, high-speed Wi-Fi access …

World Wide Web

Post Production Plug-ins Buyers Guide

Have you ever you seen an effect in a TV ad or feature film and wondered, “How the heck did they do that?” It’s likely they used one or many …

Warren Buffett and 26 Other Successful Leaders Share Their Best Piece of Advice for New Graduates

'Follow your passion' won't always cut it.<p>If clichés like "follow your passion," "give 110%," and "be true to yourself" just aren't cutting it for you, we've got some fresh takes on how to get a head start on your career.<p>From "don't work too hard" to "relax," here's some of the best--and oftentimes …

Self-improvement

6 Tips for Building a Web Design Process That Boosts Your Team’s Efficiency

Whether you’re first starting out, or developing a new team from scratch, it may not seem necessary to put an emphasis on your process; you’re …

UX Design

The Minimalist Animation of ‘Archer’

Producer Neil Holman and art director Chad Hurd detail the limited but highly stylized animation techniques they wield to devastatingly hilarious …

Google wants to inject cyborg lenses into your eyeballs

Google has patented a new technology that would let the company inject a computerized lens directly into your eyeball.<p>The company has been developing smart glasses and even smart contact lenses for years. But Google's newest patented technology would go even further -- and deeper.<p>(<i>Note: the</i> …

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Web Design Process — Ultimate Guide to Designing Websites Pt1

Imagine having a golden touch. Imagine that every website you will create will be excellent. Professional web design process is the key for obtaining …

Microsoft 'deeply sorry' for chat bot's racist tweets

Microsoft admits that it could have prevented its chatbot Tay from turning into a raging racist online.<p>The company launched the bot as an experiment in AI on Wednesday, and in less than a day, it began to tweet things like "Hitler was right I hate the jews" and "I f------ hate feminists and they …

Chatbots