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4 Design Lessons From The Pixar Team

A new exhibition at Cooper Hewitt explores the design tools and principles that go into making Pixar films so damn lovable.<p>Since 1986, when two adorable anthropomorphic lamps graced the screen in the short <i>Luxo Jr.</i>, Pixar has become an emblem of how to run a creative and successful business. Its …

Animation

Hypnotic 3D Canvas Sculptures Play with Vibrant Colors and Swirling Textures

Partners Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman, collectively known as Stallman, marry their individual talent and vision to create mesmerizing three dimensional sculptures out of canvas and paint. Their newest collection of work, titled <i>Canvas on the Edge</i>, aims to highlight the nature of the materials by …

Art

Hackers are coming after your most intimate data

Rather than just cashing in on stolen credit card data or social security numbers, cyber criminals are instead trying to steal some of your most personal online data for extortion. Think messages, pictures, even health information.<p>And because people willingly put so much information about …

Health Information

Microsoft Forces Windows 10 Onto Windows 7 And Windows 8

The saga continues.<p>Following news that Windows 10 automatically downloads onto Windows 7 and Windows 8 for users who choose to upgrade, Microsoft has now confirmed it has taken things one serious step further: Windows 10 will now download on computers even when users chose NOT to upgrade.<p>This …

Windows 10

This app lets you visualize the WiFi signals pulsing around you

A new exhibit titled the "Architecture of Radio," created by Dutch artist Richard Vijgen, visualizes the overlapping signals that envelop us — from cell towers, WiFi routers, and even satellites flying overhead, using an iPad app.<p><i>Video courtesy of Richard Vijgen</i><p><i>Follow BI Video:On Facebook</i>

Wi-Fi

NSA wants encryption that fends off quantum computing hacks

The National Security Agency isn't just yearning for quantum computers that can break tough encryption -- it wants encryption that can protect <i>against</i> quantum computers, too. Officials have begun planning a transition to "quantum resistant" encryption that can't be cracked as quickly as conventional …

How to Photograph Rainbows

The song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” recalls for many of us the thrills we experienced the first time we saw “The Wizard of Oz”. Decades later, the …

Landscape Photography

Fascinating Portraits of Europeans Who Have Abandoned Civilization for the Wilderness

<i>Vincent was a mathematics student. He has been living in Ramounat for the last 7 years.</i><p><i>Ramounat is well known to be the birthplace of</i> …

Google sounds the death knell for Adobe Flash

Chrome is the second most popular browser for desktop and laptop computers, with about 28% market share, behind only Microsoft Internet Explorer, according to NetMarketShare.<p>The change, first announced in June, is just Google's latest attack against Adobe Flash.<p>Flash had been the standard for …

Software

Banksy Releases DISMALAND Trailer and 24 Short Film Selections

It’s The Trailer For ‘Ronda ArouseMe: Grounded And Pounded,’ The Ronda Rousey Porn Parody

When asked about her body, Ronda Rousey famously said, “If people say that my body looks masculine, or something like that. I’m just like, ‘Listen, just because my body was developed for a purpose other than f*cking millionaires doesn’t mean it’s masculine.’ I think it’s femininely bad-ass as f*ck …

Ronda Rousey

8 Ways How Money Can Buy You Happiness in Street Photography

<i>(Pictured above: Leica M9-P Hermes Edition. Only $50,000)</i><p>We are always told that money doesn’t make us happy. Although I like the saying, it isn’t …

How Game of Thrones Season 6 Is Taking Badass Brienne Off the Bench

Sometime during <i>Game of Thrones</i> Season 3, when Brienne and Jaime were grimily cavorting around Westeros losing appendages and battling bears, the tall lady warrior became a huge fan favorite. But ever since the show and Jaime sent her packing with shiny new armor, sword, and squire, things haven’t …

TV Series

Chrome beta now reschedules JavaScript timers to make webpages faster and interaction smoother

Google today detailed a new improvement in Chrome that results in a faster browsing experience. Available now in the browser’s beta channel, Chrome reschedules JavaScript timers to create a smoother experience when you’re interacting with a webpage.<p>JavaScript timers let web developers write code …

T-Mobile Refuses To Block Access To The Pirate Bay

It might seem that the #Uncarrier has a soft spot for pirates, but perhaps it’s only when they’re being asked to deal with them without a court order.<p>T-Mobile’s Austrian branch is refusing to comply with a request from a music rights group to block access to the popular torrenting site The Pirate …

T-Mobile

Google uses Search as a secret job interview tool

Shutterstock<p>Google is well known for its love of puzzles and leaving little hidden secrets dotted around and it turns out that the company applies similar techniques while it is on the hunt for new employees too.<p>Max Rosett, a new Google employee, blogged about his recent recruitment experience at …

Employment