Michael Collins

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Some Handy Tools for Designers & Web Developers

Menial and repetitive tasks kill time and productivity. If there are tools that help us overcome these why not go ahead and use them? Any tools that …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

How to Build an Off Grid Air Conditioner: DIY Bucket Air Cooler Instructions

The Lost Creators Come Clean

Ten years later, they talk about their mistakes, their successes, the worst episode, and why we're all still talking about this damn show<p><b>Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse</b> are seated around the infamous hatch from <i>Lost</i>. The duo, who became the voice of the ABC series during its six-season run, have met …

Enter The Blockchain: How Bitcoin Can Turn The Cloud Inside Out

Drop whatever you’re doing and go read Maciej Cegłowski’s absolutely magnificent essay <i>Our Comrade The Electron</i>, an astonishing history of the amazing Russian engineer Lev Sergeyevich Termen. Make sure you read right down to its punchline, “the most badass answer imaginable.” But if time is short, …

Android vs. iOS Development: Fight!

The eternal startup question “Android or iOS first?” grows ever thornier, with news that Android’s market share exceeds 80%. But never mind the managers and non-technical founders: what do <i>developers! developers!</i> think of that divide? Whoever makes life easier for them gains a sizable edge.<p>And by …

Why Marvel Studios Changed Their Logo After 11 Years

For the first time in eleven years, Marvel Studios opened a movie on their own.<p>In doing so, they revealed a new logo and fanfare, which debuted in front of Thor: The Dark World and can now be seen on episodes of ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.<p>Check out the logo, and then read on for what …

Google Releases Dart SDK 1.0, Its JavaScript Alternative

At the Devoxx conference in Belgium today, Google launched version 1.0 of its Dart SDK, the company’s cross-browser and open-source toolkit for structured Web applications. You can download the first stable release of Dart now from dartlang.org.<p>Google considers version 1.0 as the mark of Dart’s …

THE SNOWDEN SAGA: Here's Everything We Know About The NSA's Nightmare Leak

It will take years to determine the true scope of the leak of the century, when former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden took up to 200,000 documents and fled to Hong Kong.<p>Since June 6, there has been a flood of news about NSA spying methods and targets, and more revelations may be …

3 Fictional Stories That Later Came True—Details Eerily Similar

1. Edgar Allan Poe Seems to Foretell Death of Richard Parker by Cannibalism<p><i>Edgar Allan Poe (U.S. Library of Congress)</i><p>In the 19th century, Edgar Allan …

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