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10 magnificent minimalist GIFs by Florian de Looij

GIF: gif.flrn.nl<p>Here are some of my favorite very simple animations by artist and GIF-master Florian de Looij.<p>More from him: portfolio, and GIF …

Dearly Departed: Five Cars Discontinued for 2015 That Will Be Missed

Slow-selling small cars like the Honda Insight, Nissan Cube and Scion xD will fade quickly from memory after getting axed by automakers following the current model year. The weird Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet and lackluster Chrysler 200 Convertible likely won’t be missed by many, either.<p>There are, …

Your Mac’s Firewall is Off By Default: Do You Need to Enable It?

Mac OS X ships with a built-in firewall, but it’s not enabled by default. The Windows firewall has been enabled by default ever since worms like …

A Closer Look at How Material Design Improves Multitasking

Despite the common refrain that multi-tasking means not doing anything well, it’s a critical function of mobile app performance. Users expect to be able to jump quickly between tasks, and can get frustrated if they have to wait for content to re-load when moving from one application to another.<p>With …

Apple forces Nintype to drop one of the iOS keyboard’s signature features

With iOS 8, Apple has been showing a lot more indecision about what kind of app extensions, keyboards, and widgets are and aren’t allowed under the developer guidelines. This has caused even popular apps like PCalc and Drafts to have to scale back features, because they have inadvertently stepped …

Apps

The DJI Inspire 1: finally, a drone that flies well indoors

A drone carrying mistletoe at a TGI Friday’s clipped a photographer on the nose earlier this month, drawing quite a few rounds of “well, duh!”<p>It …

Is California's Hyperloop train closer to reality? Startup CEO has 'no doubt'

The chief executive of a company attempting to deliver a transport system that could send commuters from Los Angeles to San Francisco at speeds of up to 800mph says he is confident of securing the funding needed to turn the project from a pipe dream into a viable transit option for …

Lawmakers Are Worried About Uber Undercutting Cab Drivers, but They’re OK With Driverless Cars

As cit­ies and states con­tin­ue to crack down on pop­u­lar ride­share ser­vices, in part over labor con­cerns, law­makers see no con­tra­dic­tion in …

Autonomous Vehicle