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10 Useful Material Design Code Snippets

The material design craze is taking the web world by storm. Every month I find new sites running on the material style using frameworks or custom UI …

UI Design

Two ex-Google engineers built an entirely different kind of self-driving car

Nuro is focused on last-mile deliveries with its completely driverless prototype<p>A new startup that proposes a different spin on autonomous transportation came out of stealth today. The company, called Nuro, was founded by two former lead Google engineers who worked on the famed self-driving car …

Autonomous Cars

SOL debuts its very first over-ear Bluetooth headphones at CES + much more

SOL Republic is one of those companies that has capitalized on the popularity Beats headphones have carved out over the years. It has successfully created similarly fashionable products while maintaining a big enough price gap from Apple’s flagship drivers to remain competitive. It has been quite a …

Sony’s open-ear headphones make it sound like you’re always in a mall

It’s like there’s overhead music playing, so you can still hear surroundings<p>For a couple years now, Sony has been trying to build headphones that let you listen to music without blocking sound from the world around you. There are already lots of headphones that try to do this in a high-tech way, by …

JBL announces Link View Google Assistant smart display w/ 8-inch touchscreen & speaker

If there’s one overarching narrative emerging from CES 2018, it is the Google Assistant. From headphones to Android TVs, the Assistant is everywhere with Google itself having a giant booth at the convention center for the first time in several years.<p>Google’s presence is also coinciding with the …

Concise Java

Computer scientists emphasize the value of conciseness of expression in problem solving. Unix pioneer Ken Thompson once famously stated, “One of my …

MapReduce