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Inside the YouTube-Fueled, Teen-Spirited Wonder of Beautycon | WIRED

Author: Jamie Lauren Keiles. Jamie Lauren Keiles Culture<p>Date of Publication: 01.30.17.<p>Time of Publication: 6:45 am. 6:45 am<p>Step Inside the …

The 8 Worst UX Mistakes Coming From Experts

This curated column is authored by Piotr Koczorowski, Marketing Manager, Usability Tools<p>Have you ever asked yourself what UX is all about? It’s about …

OWC announces Thunderbolt 3 Dock with ports galore, returns functionality to new MacBook Pro

Capitalizing on Apple's decision to go all in on Thunderbolt 3 with its latest MacBook Pro, aftermarket Mac specialist OWC is taking preorders for a …

UK spy agency GCHQ paid NZ firm Endace to power Internet fiber-optic taps

The 2013 Snowden documents revealed UK intelligence agency GCHQ to be tapping into the undersea cables that carry Internet traffic, covertly gathering vast amounts of digital comms data under a surveillance program code-named Tempora — apparently with the help of commercial partners.<p>Now leaked …

Surveillance

A Nightingale to lull you to sleep

The Nightingale sleep system promises to cancel out disruptive noises with "ambient sound blankets."<p>Most people can relate to the frustration of a bad night's sleep -- waking up groggy, wishing you could stay in bed for another hour... or three. Sadly, busy schedules often keep us from hitting the …

Smart Homes

These 29 jobs have the best work-life balance

Do you feel like your work never stops and you’re logging countless hours each week? Well, you’re not alone. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Factbook, Americans work an average of 34.4 hours a week — the longest of any other country in the world — and receive …

Employment

How Uber Manages Drivers Without Technically Managing Drivers

The popular car service is using apps to tell the people behind the wheel what to do. Welcome to the era of algorithmic management.<p>If Uber exerts too much control over its drivers, it risks providing evidence to the many lawyers who accuse the company of treating its independent contractors as …

Transportation

Don’t Always Follow the Hype: Steer Clear of These Web Design Pitfalls

Like most cultural products, web design has its own zeitgeist. Every year sees a new crop of popular design components and features. Attitudes and …

UI Design

This company made a decision in 2002 that's making life miserable for an 82-year-old woman and her Kansas farm

The problem, as Fusion's Kashmir Hill reports, is that MaxMind's tech has made life miserable for a handful of homes across the US — especially one otherwise unnoteworthy northern Kansas farm.<p>The farm's 82-year-old owner, Joyce Taylor, and her tenants have been subject to FBI visits, IRS …

Vigilantism

Google axes free Fiber option in Kansas City

Google's fiber-optic broadband service, Google Fiber, has grabbed headlines for offering gigabit Internet for as low as $70 per month, but it also …

Transmission brings its beloved BitTorrent client to Windows

Transmission, one of the most popular BitTorrent clients for OS X and Linux, has finally arrived on Windows after roughly a decade in existence.<p>The open-source file sharing app, developed by volunteers and available without ads for free, boasts a small footprint (about 25MB on Windows), support for …

This glove could make eating easier for those with Parkinson’s disease

Eating can be difficult and embarrassing for those with tremors, but GyroGear thinks it has a solution for patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease or essential tremor. The start-up has created a glove that steadies a person’s hand, making it easier to complete everyday tasks such as eating.<p>The …

Medical Research

Congress approves permanent Internet access tax ban | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed legislation placing a permanent ban on states’ taxing Internet access, sending the measure to President Barack Obama for signing into law.<p>Internet LAN cables are pictured in this photo illustration taken in Sydney June 23, 2011. REUTERS/Tim …

Net Neutrality

Set up your new iPhone X the right way

The new iPhone X is radically different from previous iPhones, but the setup hasn’t changed much at all. The biggest difference from your current iPhone, is that you’ll be able to take advantage of Automatic Setup. And of course Face ID has ousted Touch ID, so you’ll only have to save one face, …

How to teach Siri to recognize only your voice on iOS 9

Tired of "Hey Siri" being triggered on your iOS device by anyone in the room? Read this.<p>When Apple launched "Hey Siri" with iOS 8, you could wake your iOS device with the simple command as long as your iOS device was connected to power.<p>The feature, as useful as it is, had a big problem: It wasn't …

Siri

5 details you shouldn't give Facebook

The whole point of Facebook is to share your life with other people. You probably have more than a few friends who fall into the over-sharing category. But don’t snicker. You may be one, too, and not even know it.<p>Here are five personal tidbits Facebook asks you to share that you’re much better off …

How Governments Spy on You, and What You can Do About It

Technology has brought great advances and conveniences, but it also comes with the cost of privacy. You;ve seen many examples in the news. The NSA has been caught spying on German chancellor Angela Merkel and her closest advisers for years. WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange says the NSA …

How to Change Your Apple ID

Your Apple ID is the key to using your iCloud account and making purchases in the App and iTunes Stores. If you want to change your Apple ID, perhaps because it is an email address for an account you no longer use, you'll need to sign out of everywhere you use your Apple ID on all your iDevices. …

App Store

Say goodbye to your clunky air conditioner — this kitchen table uses no electricity to regulate the temperature of your apartment

Consisting simply of a surface and legs, the table is one piece of furniture that has remained largely the same for thousands of years.<p>But now, a French design duo has come up with a way to turn the humble table into a means of climate control that doesn't use any electricity.<p>Paris-based industrial …

Furniture

7 habits of great Web designers

Get developers involved in the design process as early as possible. Invite them to meetings, user research tests, brainstorming sessions, etc. Their input, after all, determines whether your vision actually comes to life. At the very least, they can warn you if your ideas are a technical nightmare, …

​Unlock the secret Spock emoji in iOS 8.3

Apple has added support for a Vulcan salute emoji on iPhones and iPads, but you won't find it on the emoji keyboard.<p>Copy the emoji from this tweet on your iPhone or iPad. This can be done with a long press on the icon and selecting <b>Copy</b>.<p>Note that it won't be visible to those on a Windows or Android …

Spock

Samsung launches three more curved PC monitors starting at $299

After launching its flagship curved PC monitor back at CES, Samsung is back today with three new models aimed at the mainstream consumer market — and priced accordingly. They all cost substantially lower than the $1,199.99 Samsung wants for its 34-inch SE790C and its sharp 3440 x 1440 resolution. …

Gear & Gadgets

Fix Netflix’s User Interface With God Mode

Ever spend more time looking for something to watch on Netflix than actually watching something on Netflix? That’s because of the site’s addiction to brevity. Titles are hidden by sliding bars that requires clicking to reveal more titles. This bookmarklet fixes the issue. It’s called God Mode and I …

Televisions

How one of the best films at Sundance was shot using an iPhone 5S

A breakout hit made with an $8 app<p><i>Tangerine</i>, a breakout hit from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, is full of surprises. There’s the subject matter: transgender prostitutes working in a not-so glamorous part of Hollywood. And there are the characters: flinty, funny, nobody’s victim. But the story …

Filmmaking

Trunx Aims to Take on Apple, Dropbox with Unlimited $5 Photo Storage

Five years ago, you’d have been hard-pushed to find a wide range of personal cloud storage services. Now, they’re ten-a-penny, and that’s no bad thing – with increasing competition, prices for users fall.<p>Nonetheless, going up against Amazon, Apple, Dropbox and other big name companies is a pretty …

The Difference Between PPI Vs. DPI, Explained By A Google Designer

DPI. Dots per inch. That’s how many droplets of liquid squeeze into an inch of your printed paper. PPI. Pixels per inch. That’s how many points of light live on an inch of screen. Simple enough, right? But what the heck happens when you want to translate your 1-inch, 72DPI logo to a 27-inch iMac …

Graphic Design

Google to FCC: if the internet is a Title II utility, let us expand Fiber

Verizon famously said that if the FCC heeds President Obama's urging and declares the internet a Title II utility, it would cause "great harm to an open Internet, competition and innovation." But exactly the opposite of that may happen, according to a letter from Google to the FCC. Mountain View …

40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

Hackers Win: Sony Cancels Dec 25 Release of 'The Interview'

Sony has just announced that it is cancelling the December 25 premiere of The Interview amid pressure from hackers and following the four top theater chains in the US backing out from showing the movie.<p>The full statement by the company reads:<p>“In light of the decision by the majority of our …