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10 Reasons Why Web Projects Fail

Nowadays every project uses some sort of CMS. Instead of painting a canvas in the old days of HTML, the requirement is to build software applications …

Web Design Best Practices: Minimalism & Typography

When talking about design we need to consider text from a designer’s perspective. Text must be legible and readable while fitting nicely with the …

Google Announces Self-Driving Minivan

100 new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans, to be exact<p>Google today announced that it is expanding its growing fleet of self-driving test vehicles by adding 100 new minivans. That's big news in-and-of itself, but the bigger deal here is that these 100 new cars will be purpose-built Chrysler minivans …

Captain America’s Vibranium Shield Disobeys Physics, Until Now

Using electromagnets, cool moves not included<p>Captain America's vibranium shield is as iconic as the super-soldier Steve Rogers himself, possibly more so. Though, as Spider-Man points out in the latest Marvel movie, <i>Captain America: Civil War</i>, the shield "doesn't obey the laws of physics at all." The …

Live concerts could be just the ticket for virtual reality

NextVR is teaming up with music promoter Live Nation to offer hundreds of concerts in virtual reality. Could this be the non-gaming experience the industry has been waiting for?<p>Much has been written about what the killer use case beyond gaming will be for virtual reality.<p>Armchair tourism, …

Spotify is working on 12 new original video series

The next step in the service's big video push<p>Spotify announced this morning that it's expanding its video program with 12 new shows, all of which will revolve around music and pop culture. <i>Bloomberg</i> has confirmed that each episode will last no longer than 15 minutes, and the series will be made …

Deadly Storm System Menaces Plains, Gulf With Tornadoes, Hail

A slow-moving weather system already blamed for killing two good Samaritans in Arizona crept eastward Sunday, lashing the Plains states with large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes that could continue through Monday.<p>Rain, hail and ice caused at least five traffic collisions Saturday in northern …

Texan city rejects ballot which would have repealed strict new regulations<p>Ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft are suspending operations in Austin, Texas, after the city’s voters rejected a proposal that would have allowed the companies to self-regulate their drivers.<p>Instead, the voters upheld …

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Kevin Durant scores 41, Thunder tie series with Spurs: 5 things to know

The Thunder got the biggest win of their season on Sunday, led by Kevin Durant.<p><b>DURANT, OKC SAVE THEIR SEASON | PLAYOFF SCHEDULE | EXPERT BRACKETS</b><p>The …

Stephen Curry wins NBA Most Valuable Player for 2nd straight year

As expected, Curry has earned his second consecutive MVP. In a mild surprise, he became the first unanimous winner in the award's history.<p>Stephen Curry has officially earned his second consecutive MVP award following a historic campaign that saw his Golden State Warriors win an NBA record 73 games. …

2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

The National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest is now underway, and entries will be accepted until the end of the month, May 27, 2016. The grand prize winner will receive a seven-day Polar Bear Safari for two in Churchill, Canada. National Geographic was kind enough to allow me to …

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