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GitHub is rolling out a redesign for code repositories

GitHub today announced that in two weeks, it will be rolling out a redesign for all source code repositories online. You can opt in now by clicking a button.<p>Behind the scenes, the performance of repo pages will be improved, GitHub director of design Mark Otto<br>wrote in a blog post on the news. But …

A New Report Shows How Amazon Is Different Around The World

A new study shines a light on how Amazon positions itself differently in different countries. According to Forrester Research, which just released a report on Amazon’s Global Appeal, the e-commerce giant’s customer service techniques have gained praise worldwide, but the Amazon shopping experience …

Google Voice Search Gets Smarter, Now Understands Complex Questions And Their Meaning

If voice-based assistants are to become the primary way we interact with our devices now and in the future, then Google has just upped the ante in the battle between its own voice search functionality and that of rival mobile assistants like Apple’s Siri or Microsoft’s Cortana. While Google’s app …

Shades of Grey

The Force Awakens Writer to Leave Star Wars After Han Solo Movie

For many fans, one of the most exciting pieces of news about <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> was the announcement that screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan was coming onboard. Kasdan was the co-writer of both <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i> and <i>Return of the Jedi</i>, and his involvement with <i>The Force Awakens</i> suggested that …

What Are the Most Common Ways Startups Destroy Themselves?

Chasing investors instead of customers is the most common way startups destroy themselves. It is a perfectly avoidable path to destruction.<p>Over 600,000 companies go out of business every year in the US alone. Infant Entrepreneur Mortality is a massive problem. Here are 10 avoidable mistakes …

Shares guru Jim Slater: eight books that will make you a better investor

Whether you are experienced in the workings of the financial markets or have no finance background at all there's a title out there to suit you<p>When I am asked if I can recommend clear and easy-to-read primers on investment, there are two books that spring instantly to mind. Both of them should be …

The 8 Worst UX Mistakes Coming From Experts

Have you ever asked yourself what UX is all about? It’s about learning from mistakes. You can build a design around the idea of turning bad …

Robin Williams' Widow Susan: Robin Planned a Perfect Day Together Before Committing Suicide

Susan Williams, the widow of beloved comedian Robin Williams, says her husband seemed to be getting better just a day before his 2014 apparent …

Fantastic Four: Toby Kebbell says 'fans aren't wrong' about the film

The <i>Fantastic Four</i> reboot was met with a decidedly less-than-fantastic reception from both critics and moviegoers when it arrived in theaters over the …