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35 Books Every Designer Should Read

We asked some of the world’s top design schools to share their favorite books. Here’s what they recommend for your reading list.<p>It doesn’t matter if you’re a student of design, or just someone who hears the term “design thinking” and stays quiet at meetings while noting to Google it later. There’s …

Google just entered the race to build the future of media with a big new project called 'News Labs'

Now Google is entering the race with "News Lab," an effort led by Steve Grove to collaborate with entrepreneurs and journalists and "build the future of news." Grove says his global team will arm journalists with tools — such as Earth, YouTube, and Maps — and data for news stories.<p>Google Trends, …

Citizen Journalism

It's The Power Of Quantum Mechanics That Allows The Sun To Shine

The greatest source of concentrated energy in the Universe today is starlight, where the largest single objects in the Universe emit tremendous amounts of power through the smallest of processes: the nuclear fusion of subatomic particles. If you happen to be on a planet in orbit around such a star, …

Physics

Lenovo Announces A $130 Windows PC In A Stick

If you’ve ever wanted to plug a Windows machine into your TV for a little hot and heavy Excel slinging, you’re in luck. Lenovo has just announced a $130 stick, the Ideacenter Stick 300, that connects to any display via HDMI.<p>These single-stick computers are nothing new but this one has an Intel …

The Limitless Capability Of The Next Web

Uber made an important move last March, a move that reinforced my vision of where the Internet is headed. For the first time, users are able to summon an Uber ride from other applications without ever opening the Uber app itself.<p>Some of you have already encountered this new capability firsthand. …

Lexus Teases A Real, Liquid Nitrogen-Cooled Hoverboard

Everyone’s now racing to make a hoverboard because we decided some time in the last couple of years that proving <i>Back To The Future II</i> prescient was the best way to highlight technological achievement. Lexus is the latest to throw its hat into the ring, posting a teaser for its own hoverboard …

Are You Ready to Try JavaScript?

JavaScript.com <b>is a resource built by the Code School team for the JavaScript community</b>. It is now and will always be free. Because JavaScript is a …

JavaScript

Look out! Autonomous, military-funded 'cheetah' robot is off its leash

<b>(CNN) —</b> What do you get when you combine state-of-the-art robotics and military funding? An epically cool yet slightly intimidating bouncing cheetah... obviously.<p>MIT researchers first made headlines with their four-legged bot last September when they announced they had designed a cheetah-inspired …

Robotics

Making Your First HTML5 Game With Phaser

Everybody loves classic games. How many of you remember the retro snake game from old Nokia phones? We sure do. This is why for this lesson we …

Game Development

Docker, CoreOS, Google, Microsoft, Amazon And Others Come Together To Develop Common Container Standard

Docker, CoreOS, Google, Microsoft and Amazon are now working on a new standard for software containers with the help of the Linux Foundation. Other members of this coalition include Apcera, Cisco, EMC, Fujitsu Limited, Goldman Sachs, HP, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Mesosphere, Pivotal, Rancher …

Facebook Now Has 751 Million Active Users on Mobile

After Facebook released its fourth-quarter earnings report in January, CEO Mark Zuckerberg proclaimed that Facebook had "become a mobile company." In …

Brilliant Words Of Advice From 14 Great Graphic Designers

A new book anthologizes the wisdom of the most influential designers in the world.<p>It’s late in the day, you’ve been working on a project for weeks, and you’re stumped. The client meeting is in hours, and you’ve got tons of ideas, none of which seem to be quite right. Then, self-doubt creeps in: …

How To Design Outstanding Feedback Loops

• A person takes an action,<br>• The action has one or more effects,<br>• The important effects of this action are presented back to the person,<br>• This loop is …

How To Sell Your UX Design Solution To Clients

How do you convince clients to trust you with their valuable and much-loved product? In my experience, the best way to sell work to clients is to …

100 Vibrant Brand Icons [Freebie]

Another weekend, and yet another freebie. Today, we are happy to feature a useful icon set, the Simple Icons by Dan Leech. Dan’s set contains 100 PNG …

Responsive Web Design With Physical Units

The Thin Line Between Queries<p>First off, I posit that there will be only one use case for a resolution-only media query. Something along the lines …

Web Design

Netflix losing almost 1,800 titles from its streaming library

Netflix may have more original programming coming in the months ahead, but the company is also going to be <i>losing</i> quite a few titles as well. According to InstantWatcher, a site that catalogs the comings and goings of Netflix's streaming catalog, the service will be saying farewell to 1,794 …

Netflix

The best (and very worst) of AdFreak, 2008

<b>Best Celebrity Impersonation:</b> Little Gordon Ramsay.<p>A priceless promo for Caterer.com starred a 9-year-old Gordon Ramsay imitator who sourly ripped …

Ogilvy & Mather

How To Prototype In Xcode Using Storyboard

The purpose of prototyping in Xcode is to be able to create a super high fidelity flow using the exact same software that builds iOS Apps. In Xcode, …

XCode

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Gigaom | Nielsen will roll out tool to track online TV viewing

Advertisement<p>Nielsen is planning to announce a tool on Tuesday that will track online TV viewing, according to a report in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>. …

Meet The Accidental Designer Of The GitHub And Twitter Logos

Simon Oxley, an iStockphoto power user, was launched to fame after his drawings were bought by Twitter. Now, he designs logos for startups all over the world.<p>Simon Oxley was drinking beer and watching TV on his couch (like any good freelancer) when he noticed that a hot new startup called Twitter …

Berg’s “Inception”-Like Map of NYC Gets A Reprint

There’s no shortage of interesting cartography to be found on the web, but rarely do you come across a map that gives you a whole new way of seeing the world. <i>Here and There</i>, which we first saw back in 2009, was one of those maps–a pair of radical projections that unfurled Manhattan before you like …