Lorne Grimmer

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Just because you can automate everything ... doesn't mean you should

<i>In total I've accumulated almost 20 years in IT - throughout that period I haven't always been a tester, although I've pretty consistently tested.</i><p>To …

Fuel Efficient City Car

Sparkling Charm<p>New daytime running lights with LED technology and a design inspired by the zero in the 500 logo. That’s what we call forward-looking …

MultiCD - A Shell Script to Combine Multiple Bootable ISO's into One CD

If you’ve ever used a multiboot CD that contains different utilities or bootable ISOs then creating one for yourself would be amazing. In this …

How companies test their mobile apps

Everyone who has ever been involved in the development of a mobile app knows the painstaking procedure of taking a mobile device and pushing and …

Apps

Cognitive Dissonance: How I learned to like programming

A remark in an online lean coffee caught my attention: "I don't write automation. I really don't like that work. And there's N developers and just …

Tech up with a Complete Computer Science Bundle: Now 89% Off

If you didn’t go to college for your technology training, there’s a good chance that you probably wish that you had. But today, so much quality IT …

Here’s a complete list of what you’ll see in Windows 10’s big update this August

During Microsoft’s BUILD 2016 conference, the company announced that Windows 10 will receive a new, free update this summer called Anniversary …

Windows 10

Turn Off the Lights Chrome extension arrives on Microsoft Edge as a preview | On MSFT

If you add this on all the JavaScript from your Chrome extension, it works then already well in your Edge browser.<br>if (typeof msBrowser !== …

Move over Steam: Microsoft planning to make Windows Store the main distribution channel for PC games

The Rise of the Tomb Raider was the first triple A title to be distributed by the Windows Store, but it was already clear that it will not be the …

Use Apple's App Store and Google Play, 1980s style

If you find Apple’s App Stores or Google Play a bit overwhelming at times, check out App Store Retro. This late-1980s MS-DOS style reworking boils today’s stores down to low-res text straight out of your parents’ old 386 PC.<p>The simplified interface is oddly calming. It offers a limited selection of …

App Store

The Sony A6300 feels like it focuses faster than my eyes

As I trained the camera on the sparring boxers, the green boxes that represent the autofocus points were keeping up with the moving subjects faster than my eye could. By the time I'd look at the part of the image I wanted in focus, the autofocus had beaten me to it. Couple that with the fact that …

Microsoft taps into AI with SwiftKey app acquisition

Microsoft has purchased SwiftKey but is more interested in the artificial intelligence behind the software than in the popular app itself.<p>The tech giant confirmed Wednesday it acquired the maker of the predictive-keyboard app, which is installed on more than 300 million handsets. Microsoft paid …

Stephen Hawking

Lyft drivers offered $12 million in exchange for zero employee rights

Lyft has offered to settle out of court with drivers in California who were seeking to be recognized as employees of the ride-sharing company.<p>Although they continue to be classified as contractors, Lyft has agreed to update its terms and conditions so that if a driver is at risk of being …

Why are people scared of Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes? Oh right, because of this.

By Emily Yahr<p>Emily Yahr<p>Style reporter covering pop culture and entertainment<p>Email Bio Follow<p>You know when someone “jokes” about something that actually makes you deeply insecure, and you’re forced to laugh it off because it would be awkward to do anything else? Imagine it happening for hours at a …

Golden Globes

The best Christmas board games

Whether you’re a hardcore tabletop strategist or looking for something to enjoy with the family, here are the best festive afternoon distractions<p>Nothing says “festive” quite like gathering round a board game, still the ideal gift to bring the family together for Christmas in loved ones’ company …

Want a sleek Windows 10 phone? Go to Japan

The NuAns "Neo" will be exclusive to the land of the rising son.<p>Just last week, Microsoft began selling the Lumia 950, the first Windows 10 mobile phone, and though the software showed promise, the hardware itself was lacking in charm. Now, Japanese design firm NuAns is set to release the "Neo," a …

Windows 10

16 New Futuristic Free Fonts for Designers

Fresh free fonts for 2016 is here. There are <b>high-quality fonts</b>; all of these come in regular, rounded and italics respectively. Highest-quality fonts …

Feeding the trolls will only make you stronger

We have a lot of fans here at The Next Web. They’re a passionate bunch, and love sharing their excitement, sadness, anger and outright frustration with the news we report on.<p>It’s one of the many, many reasons I love working here. Another reason is the team are also a passionate bunch and regularly …

STUSSY Livin’ GENERAL STORE x MoonStar 2015 Fall/Winter Camo Rain Shoes

Stussy and MoonStar drop some camo rain kicks.<p>Stussy’s Livin’ GENERAL STORE and MoonStar are bringing back their collaborative Rain Shoes for …

20 Cool Handwritten Fonts for Your Designs

Every website has one ultimate goal – to make the audiences relate to it so that whatever call to action you have, they would eagerly follow. This is …

World’s first fully modular Android device, Fairphone 2, to arrive in December

If you were paying very close attention to the Android scene, then you might remember the Fairphone 1, a mid-tier device that put an emphasis on acquiring all of its parts and labor in an ethical way. That meant that everyone who built it earned a fair wage and none of its metal was scraped out of …

Here's how BlackBerry secured Android on the Priv

BlackBerry has offered some additional information about the steps it took in making sure that the Priv by BlackBerry was secure, even while running …

What Are The Web’s Most Played Out Fonts?

Fontreach is a new tool that can tell you what fonts are hot, and what fonts are not.<p>There was a time not too long ago when all the fonts on the web were pretty much the same: Arial, Courier New, Times New Roman, Comic Sans, Impact, Georgia, Trebuchet, Webdings, maybe some Verdana. But with …

11 weird products that you probably didn't know Microsoft made

Almost everyone is familiar with Windows or Office, collectively two of the most widely used pieces of software ever, and will come into contact with them on a day-to-day basis.<p>Microsoft's domination of the PC world is part of the reason that the Windows XP default background is said to be the most …

Windows 10

Top Instructional Design Tips

At a recent workshop I was asked to put together a post with some of my top instructional design tips. So here it is. Of course, over the past 8 …

eLearning

Watch List: Jack Broadbent Proves The Blues Are In His Soul

Whether wowing people with his busking, racking up views online with viral videos or moving fans with his salt-of-the-earth charisma at live shows, …

Vintage Leather Duffel Bags : leather duffel bags

These leather duffel bags merge the best of vintage travel apparel with modern features. Kendal & Hyde have been successful in its Kickstarter …

Light Minimal Bootstrap Dashboard

An Awesome Library of Material Design Icons Get your hands on this awesome icons pack and get access to over 6000 Material Design icons, the pac...<p>An …

Fullscreen Scrolling Tiles with pagePiling.js

Parallax and page scrolling plugins are rather popular among the open source community. A new one to add into the mix is pagePiling.js.This …