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15 influential art and design movements you should know

As a designer, inspiration can come from anywhere. But sometimes influences, attitudes and approaches converge to form a coherent movement that has a …

Art
Spices

Forget Photoshop, Edit Your Photos With These Top Free Photo Editors

13 Free Photo Editors<p>The Best Free Photo Editors Out There<p>Updated April 03, 2018<p>These free photo editors are the best of the best and will get you …

Tutorials

How This Portrait Was Shot and Edited, From Planning to Final Photo

Photographer Francisco Hernandez has launched a new video series titled “Behind the Shot” that will document the entire process of how a photo of …

Apple Acquires Camera Sensor Startup Behind QuantumFilm: Report

Apple has quietly acquired Invisage, the camera sensor startup company behind QuantumFilm, according to a new report.<p><i>Image Sensors World</i> reports that …

Technology

Vancouver woman says scars from ritual 'branding' fuel her fight against 'cultish' group

Vancouver actress Sarah Edmondson is warning people about what she describes as a "secretive" organization that she once embraced and now …

U.S. Dept. of State

How I Went From $50,000 in Debt to Building a $30 Million Business in 7 Years | Inc.com

$50,000. In debt.<p>It was 9 P.M., June 2008. I was sitting alone in the office, sweaty, exhausted, and worried. That sinking feeling in my stomach got worse as I calculated the bills my business owed. I had no one else I could turn to: My business partner left, and I had no employees.<p>Up till then, we …

Entrepreneurship

15 Mind-Blowing Facts About the Human Brain Every Entrepreneur Should Know | Inc.com

In the past 15 years, technological advancements have given neuroscientists and researchers the tools to gather more facts about the human brain than we've ever before known. These advancements have proven the brain to be more capable than we realized, but scientists have also found evidence to …

Personality

9 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design, According To Ideo, Microsoft, Autodesk, MIT, And More

“Our profession is in between ‘utopia and oblivion.’ It will be oblivion if we continue focusing on minor aesthetic problems.”<p>The world is changing faster than ever–socially, technologically, environmentally, politically, and economically. In the midst of these shifts, designers have the crucial …

Design

Uber Just Released Their First Pitch Deck From 2008, and It Shows What You'll Need to Build a Billion-Dollar Startup | Inc.com

Despite its high-profile public relations meltdown over the past few months, the story of Uber's rise is still a fairy tale in the startup world.<p>In less than a decade, the ridesharing platform has become the most valuable startup in the US, with a market cap of $68 billion. But, like every great …

Customer Service

3 Ways The Role Of IT Is Changing | Inc.com

In the last decade, the role of the CIO and of IT in general has changed drastically. Instead of simply trying to get technology to the company for the least amount of money possible, the IT department today plays a much larger role in the overall strategy of the company. There's never been a more …

Employee Engagement

Security Showdown: Smart Locks vs. “Dumb” Locks

A proper lock is a crucial component to home security, keeping unwanted intruders from four-legged pests to would-be burglars at bay. And while we …

Home Automation

Cybersecurity 101: How universities are dealing with hackers

Welcome back to school! Don’t miss orientation, and watch out for hackers.<p>As thousands of freshmen move into their dorms for the first time, there are plenty of thoughts rushing through their minds: their first time away from home, what cringey nickname they're gonna try to make a thing, if there …

Apps

How to Build an Ethereum Mining Rig

DIY computer building for the masses.<p><i>Update: It is no longer worth it to build an Ethereum mining rig</i><p>Two years ago this month, a 21-year old Russian-Canadian programmer named Vitalik Buterin released the genesis block for ethereum, a decentralized computing platform based on blockchain technology. …

Cryptocurrency

The Best Budget Lenses For Fujifilm Photographers

Fujifilm has been building up a solid following over the years since introducing their X-Series to the world. In the last couple years its popularity …

AI is changing the way medical technicians work

When MIT successfully created AI that can diagnose skin cancer it was a massive step in the right direction for medical science. A neural-network can process huge amounts of data. More data means better research, more accurate diagnosis, and the potential to save lives by the thousands or …

"'Beauty of Omo Valley' is a series of portraits of some of Africa's vanishing tribes," Ken Hermann (@kenhermann) writes. "What particularly fascinates me about Omo Valley is the tribes who live in harmony with unspoiled nature. The tribal people live as they have done in the last 1000 years without much contact with civilization. There is no running water, electricity, sewerage, or shopping. To get to #OmoValley, I hired a car with driver and guide in the capital Addis Abbaba. Everything I needed on the trip was bought in Addis Abbaba, as there are only small local markets in the tribal area." This boy is holding a baby dik dik-- kids in the village catch them and keep them as pets. Visit http://kenhermann.dk for more. // #portraits

Why You Need to Save 10 Percent of Every Paycheck (and Other Financial Planning Need-to-Knows) | Inc.com

Talking about money is intimidating, especially when you have to come eye-to-eye with your own bank account. Plus, when has anyone's excitement level peaked thinking about IRA, 401K, or rainy day funds? Well, when some of your life goals include big dreams like buying a house, owning property, or …

Retirement

Here's a comparison of bitcoin and all of the world's money

<i>As you see on this head-spinning graph below,</i><i>the total amount of money in the world is $84 trillion</i><i>. But that includes money in the bank. In physical coins and notes, the total global money supply is only $31 trillion. See the problem? Hence the rise of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.</i> Bitcoin …

Cryptocurrency

20 Inspiring Mobile Login Forms

The following article brings you 20 <i>inspiring mobile login forms</i> that will teach you some new styles and design techniques for designing mobile forms. …

Graphic Design

These hologram-like projections are so good they’ll make you question reality

These projections are so convincing they'll make you question reality.<p>Visual Studio THEORIZ developed technology that creates 3D hologram-like projections, designed to give you an immersive experience.<p>Interactive video is projected onto the walls and ground, responding to the movements of the …

Interactive Video

Do Androids Dream of Electric Guitars? Exploring the Future of Musical A.I.

Here is a song called “Daddy’s Car.” If it appeared in some YouTube ad for Bounty paper towels, you probably wouldn’t blink. It sounds like a fourth-generation photocopy of the Beatles. Under normal circumstances, I would probably listen to it once, deem it “successfully generic” and move on.<p>But …

Machine Learning

It’s really hard for robots to pick things up but this one is great at it

While businesses like Amazon are using robots to move things around their factory floors, getting them to identify and then actually pick up awkwardly-shaped objects “remains a difficult challenge” because most everyday objects aren’t uniform.<p>Berkeley scientists however, have invented a robot that …

Robotics

'I Want To Expose Google's Mistakes': The Russian Hacker Blamed For A Big Android Fraud Problem

Google’s proud of its track record in protecting more than one billion Android phones and tablets from malevolent hackers. But in the last 12 months, it’s been dealt a few blows, including the biggest ad fraud to ever hit its mobile operating system and the most significant single theft of Google …

Google Play

The neverending cybersecurity arms race

Nobody questions whether cybersecurity’s relevance has skyrocketed in recent years. The frequency of attacks and the amount of damage attacks can inflict have both risen exponentially. Across all industries, big and small companies are scattering for solutions to protect their highly sensitive …

What Apple showed at WWDC expands computing in new ways

Think of this as the tl;dr trip report I would bring back for the team, after using the software for a week.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published on</i> <i>Medium</i><i>.</i><p>Many of us have been using the dev builds of iOS 11 and MacOS High Sierra this week. I wanted to share some thoughts on what I think …

IPad Pro
TV

Now Artificial Intelligence Is Inventing Sounds That Have Never Been Heard Before

AI's greatest hits.<p>As well as beating us at board games, driving cars, and spotting cancer, artificial intelligence is now generating brand new …

Artificial Intelligence