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Supernova promises to automatically convert Sketch mobile app designs into native UI code

Supernova, a startup operating out of Prague in the Czech Republic, is on a mission to accelerate the app development workflow of mobile designers and developers. More than three years in the making — and the brainchild of co-founder Jiří Třečák — the Supernova Studio macOS app promises to …

10 Predictions About the Future That Should Scare the Hell Out of You

The future looks bright, except when it doesn’t. Here are 10 exceptionally regrettable developments we can expect in the coming decades.<p><i>Listed in no</i> …

Move over, lithium! Researchers create world’s first rechargeable proton battery

A team of researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, has created the world’s first rechargeable proton battery. The current battery is …

10 Unique Examples of Drag-and-Drop UI

Drag-and-drop has been with us for decades. It helps us to get things done on both our desktop and mobile apps and operating systems. There’s both a …

Web Design

A stunning discovery about the start of the universe

<b>(CNN) —</b> For millennia, humans have sat under a clear midnight sky and marveled at the spectacle emblazoned across the heavens. The stars seem eternal, as if they have always been there. But there's just one problem.<p>It isn't so.<p>The universe was once entirely dark, with nary a light anywhere …

Universe

This Chrome Extension Is Like X-Ray Vision For Web Design

What powers the sites you use every day? What language was it programmed in? What fonts does it use? How does it track people who visit? Those details usually take some digging to uncover–but a new browser extension for Chrome called WhatRuns instantly surfaces the tools and programs that power any …

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Work-life Balance

11 Top Positive Psychology Books That Will Improve Your Work and Life | Inc.com

The "positive psychology" field has been around for decades, but in the past several years, thanks to some notable research, we recognize its profound impact on society.<p>What scientists of the movement have discovered is that practices like compassion, gratitude, positive thinking, resilience, …

Positive Thinking

20 Tools To Help You Create Beautiful Color Palettes

Colors not only reflect your ideas, virtues and add a great visual effect but highly influence human emotions and behavior. However, choosing the right color palette for your project, website or business can be a difficult task.<p>Lucky for you, today I’m sharing a list of 20 tools to help you create …

UI Design

No, Dark Energy Isn't An Illusion

In 1998, two teams of scientists announced a shocking discovery: the expansion of the Universe was accelerating. Distant galaxies weren’t just receding from us, but their recession speed was increasing over time. Over the next few years, precision measurements of three independent quantities — …

Dark Matter

It Begins: Bots Are Learning to Chat in Their Own Language

Igor Mordatch is working to build machines that can carry on a conversation. That's something so many people are working on. In Silicon Valley, …

Meet The Master Craftsman Who Makes The Engines For Singer's 911s

Frank Honsowetz of Ed Pink Racing Engines doesn’t even consider himself a “Porsche guy,” and specializes in building drag racing motors. But he is …

Can James Cameron switch Terminator back on?

There are parallels between the Terminator saga’s distressing downward spiral into creative redundancy and its own essential mythology. For over time, these movies have lost their humanity: James Cameron’s rich and vivid early visions of ordinary blue-collar Californians battling to avert the …

Movies

This AI proofreader will make you a better copywriter

Language is tricky. It’s full of nuance and layers, and regional and dialectal variations that complicate things even further.<p>For example, if I was to describe something as “sick”, do I mean that it’s disgusting, impressive, or quite literally unwell? Again, there’s the word “cool”. Is it a …

How to win in the age of analytics

There’s greater potential in big data. What’s ahead as the field matures?<p>Since the concept took hold, big data has made big waves. The field of …

Eddie Vedder performs at President Obama’s farewell address — watch

<i>Photo via Twitter/@paveral</i><p>Over his two terms as POTUS, Barack Obama has earned the endearing if ironic nickname of the hipster President. Even on his …

Peeqo is a robot that responds entirely in GIFs

Abhishek Singh graduated from NYU’s ITP program and clearly he learned a lot about the future of computing. During his tenure there he quickly fell in love with hardware startups and, with a little grit and programming work, he created Peeqo, a robot that responds only in GIFs. That’s right: this …

Russian special forces in action - Gif Finder - Find and Share funny animated gifs

Special Forces

5 search engine optimization trends for 2017

With every passing year, search engine portals develop new algorithms and rules with the hope of combating spam links and people trying to play the system.<p>These new rules set by Google, Bing etc. means that every webmaster must stay abreast to the ever changing SEO landscape in order to help …

A new kind of router turns your Wi-Fi network into a fortress

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps …

2016’s top programming trends

Last January I wrote a TechCrunch post predicting the major programming trends of 2016.<p>But in the software development world, things can change very quickly. It can be difficult to see the high-level trends clearly through all the chatter about shiny new development languages, frameworks and …

Futuristic power plant complex generates clean power through wind, solar and geothermal energy

A newly designed futuristic power plant complex, EXOSPHERE, pioneers a unique paradigm for sustainable buildings in the Dominican Republic. Four wind …

Renewable Energy

Survivalist's YouTube account was almost the only good thing about 2016

Please excuse me while I watch a man make a prawn trap with his bare hands, for what's left of 2016.<p>The YouTube account Primitive Technology has only …

10 great uses of whitespace in web design

While clients often ask you to cram in as much information into a page as possible, seasoned web designers know this can lead to a usability …

See the Most Captivating Infographics of the Last Century

Selections from 128 years of “National Geographic” magazine’s best charts, maps and diagrams.<p>The first issue <i>of National Geographic</i> magazine, …

Infographics

Can we go back in time and wipe Assassin’s Creed film from our DNA?

Michael Fassbender is the only light in this slow, nonsensical waste of a franchise.<p>The most telling line in the <i>Assassin's Creed</i> film, based on the …

Reality TV

I’m a digital nomad—and my first order of business for 2017 is ditching mainstream banks

Few people think banks are fun, exactly. But banking is often seen as an unavoidable part of modern life—preferable, at the very least, to burying money in your backyard.<p>Still, as a dual-citizen freelancer who often travels in Europe and has bank accounts in both the UK and the US, I’ve found that …

Banking

Denzel Washington deserves an Emmy for his dramatic greeting card performance

We're calling it: Denzel Washington will win an Emmy this year.<p>He's usually more of an Oscars guy, but his performance on <i>The Tonight Show Starring</i> …

Jarvis is real! Mark Zuckerberg has spent 2016 building an Iron Man-style AI that controls his life

Mark Zuckerberg has ended 2016 having completed his personal challenge to build a Jarvis-style AI to run his home.<p>He announced at the start of the …

Artificial Intelligence

Neil Patrick Harris Answers 73 Questions While Giving a Tour of His Eclectic New York City Home

Neil Patrick Harris answered 73 rapid-fire questions asked by Joe Sabia for Vogue as he gave a tour of his wonderfully eclectic home in New York City.<p>…