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5 Easy Ways to Make Your Portfolio Website Look Fresh

You’re busy with client work and running your business, which leaves little time to focus on your company or freelance website. But when we neglect …

Web Design

What the Top 25 Brands on Instagram are Posting [With Free Templates]

<i>Years ago, social media seers prophesized that Instagram will go on to become the world’s most powerful selling tool.</i>As of this writing it has over …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Psychology

Microsoft announces Windows 10 Anniversary Update release date

Microsoft has today announced that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update – the largest ever update to Windows 10 – will be available to the general public on August 2.<p>First announced at this year’s Build conference, the Anniversary Update includes a large suite of new tools for Windows 10 users. …

House Benghazi report faults military response, not Clinton, for deaths

Panel chair Trey Gowdy concludes $7m investigation with 800-page report that accuses US of being slow to respond after 2012 attack was already under way<p>House Republicans investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, have found no new evidence to conclude that Hillary Clinton, …

Government

Leak suggests Samsung phones might get the Android redesign they desperately need

Samsung is pretty much the go-to hardware for its Galaxy smartphones and tablets. The software that runs on them, however — specifically Samsung's …

Phones

Android inventor Andy Rubin thinks the future of smartphones might be a single AI

'It just has to be conscious'<p>Andy Rubin, who co-founded Android and jump-started Google's robotics efforts, imagines a future where artificial intelligence is so powerful that it powers every connected device. Speaking at Bloomberg's Tech Conference in San Francisco today, Rubin said a combination …

The new Google Fonts database is a design geek's paradise

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Typography

Huawei is working on its own mobile OS in case things sour with Google

According to The Information, the project is only in the early stages<p>Huawei, the world's third-largest smartphone manufacturer, is reportedly developing its own mobile OS. Phones made by the Chinese manufacturer currently run on the company's Android skin, EMUI, but according to a report from <i>The</i> …

YouTube launches live mobile streaming for a select few

YouTube is adding a live-streaming option to its mobile app, the company announced today, a new feature that will allow users to broadcast live video from their mobile devices with the touch of a button. The company's mobile streaming interface looks markedly similar to Periscope's, with viewer …

Do you need a bot to talk to your bank?

And if you do, how will you use it?<p>They're here — or they're about to be. The wave of bots. We've been waiting for them for half a year now, and now that they've received an imprimatur from the biggest companies in tech we're starting to see them arrive.<p>Dror Oren, VP of Product for Kasisto, thinks …

Google is building a phone for this year, says unlikely report

It's no secret that Google has ambitions to build its own Android phones, but a new report from <i>The Telegraph</i> today suggests a much more aggressive timeline than we've previously heard. Anonymous sources at mobile operators have told the <i>Telegraph</i>'s James Titcomb that Google is preparing to release …

(Update: live now) US Cellular joins up with Project Fi

<b>Update, June 28:</b> Support for US Cellular has now been enabled for Project Fi users, promising better coverage. An update to the Google Fi app is required to take advantage of US Cellular connections – get it in Google Play.<p><b>Original post, June 8:</b> For those not in the know, Project Fi is Google’s …

Hands-on: ‘Evie’ launcher brings iOS-like search to the Android homescreen, and it’s pretty great

Customization is at the heart of Android and one of the easiest ways to change up your device is with a custom launcher. With just a few taps, you can easily change the look and feel of your device. Over the past few years we’ve seen dozens of great options, but lately I’ve been trying out a …

Google set to take on Apple with its own range of branded phones

Google has dominated the software market with Android and now it is reportedly creating its own smartphone to compete with the likes of Apple and …

Google Glass

Here’s what you can expect from the next version of TouchWiz

Earlier this month Samsung pushed out an update to beta testers in Korea that brought a revamped version of TouchWiz UI to the Note 5. It’s been speculated that this refreshed TouchWiz would power the Note 7, which is due in early August. Thanks to a video walkthrough by <i>HDBlog.it</i>, we now have a …

Even launches $99 earphones that adjust to your hearing

When was the last time you bought a pair of earphones? How did you know which ones were the best? Was it based on brand name? Price? Or through a referral? Some people believe that choosing by brand can cause you to spend much more than you need to and that choosing by price doesn’t always get you …

India's first female Uber driver found dead

Bharathi Veerath made headlines as India's female Uber driver in 2013. Yesterday, she was discovered dead at her residence in the city of Bengaluru, …

Here’s what’s missing from the new drone regulations

Last week, we welcomed the much-anticipated Part 107 drone regulations, which will supersede the current exemption process and is estimated by the FAA to eliminate 85 percent of the present exemptions to drone piloting.<p>Notably, the new regulations standardize visual line of sight (VLOS) flights of …

Drones

Mick Fanning puts aside shark fears to return to Jeffreys Bay

Mick Fanning was always going to return to the scene of his shark attack a year later – even if he couldn’t bring himself to jump back into the water.<p>But the Australian three-time world champion will put any fears he still holds around the harrowing experience to one side as he competes in the …

Aquatic Sports

Hands On: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

PCMag test drove the latest flagship Canon SLR in Newport, RI. Here are our initial thoughts and some photos.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, …

Cameras

Unity Use Their New Game Engine To Create Short Film With Mind Blowing Graphics

The gaming industry is a big business throughout the world and much time and money go into developing the best, real-life games for the public to …

Google CEO Sundar Pichai's Quora account has been hacked

Sundar Pichai isn’t going to have a happy start to his week. The CEO of Google’s Quora account appears to have been hacked by a group called OurMine, which previously broke into Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts earlier this month.<p>The three-man hacker outfit has been …

Quora

Microsoft Monday: $10K Paid To Woman For Forced Windows 10, SharePoint On iOS, Windows Maps Update

“Microsoft Monday” takes a look back at the past week of news related to Microsoft. This week, “Microsoft Monday” includes details about the $10,000 forced Windows 10 upgrade settlement, an investment in a startup called Outreach, the launch of Azure Information Protection Service, the Windows Map …

J.P. Morgan Leads $52.5 Million Investment In This Hot Robotics Company

J.P. Morgan is high on robots.<p>The big bank on Monday led a $52.5 million investment round in a San Francisco robotics startup Anki. Venture capital …

Google Maps now looks way nicer and you might not notice

Google Maps isn’t getting new features, but it’s about to look way prettier. Google is rolling out sharper, more seamless satellite imagery to the tool.<p>The update includes photos from Landsat 8, designed by NASA and the United States Geological Survey, which launched into orbit in 2013. The …

Lady Gaga Infuriates Her Chinese Fans by Meeting the Dalai Lama

Lady Gaga has joined the ranks of Western celebrities who have enraged Chinese fans by meeting with Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.<p>The pop …

China

India goes from village to village to compile world’s biggest ID database

Government on course to biometrically register country’s 1.25 billion population as part of plan to modernise administration<p>The digital revolution arrives in remote Indian villages such as Akbarpur by communication methods old and new: a WhatsApp message buzzes through to the village chief; he …

3D-printing: German engineers create injectable micro-camera

German engineers have created a camera no bigger than a grain of salt that could change the future of health imaging — and clandestine …

Imaging

Icelandic commentator disses England in most enthusiastic way possible

England's rough week got even worse thanks to Gummi Ben.<p>Yes, Gummi Ben, aka Guðmundur Benediktsson, is the center of attention again after the …

Euros