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YouTuber Fixes Horrible Websites, Turns Around Terribly Designed UI

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>‘Refactoring UI’ might be two episodes in, but the YouTube series that was initiated about three weeks …

Time I

Video of anti-Semitic attack sparks outrage in Germany

Religious and political leaders condemned an attack on two men wearing kippas in an affluent Berlin neighborhood. One of the victims says he wore the Jewish head covering as a kind of experiment.<p>A video of the incident depicts one of three suspects hurling verbal abuse and striking one of the …

Israel

Beaten, tortured, sexually abused: An American ISIS widow looks for a way home

<b>Northern Syria (CNN) —</b> For Samantha Sally, a vacation was all it took to flip her quiet middle-American world of muscle cars, cotton candy and an Indiana packing company, into the horror of the ritual beatings, serial rape, torture and propaganda videos of ISIS's so-called Caliphate.<p>A holiday is …

Cotton Candy

Facebook to ask everyone to accept being tracked so they can keep using it

Facebook is going to ask all of its users whether they want to be tracked as they use it.<p>The site will ask all of its users to explicitly opt in to …

Privacy

How Europe's 'breakthrough' privacy law takes on Facebook and Google

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation is forcing big changes at tech’s biggest firms – even if the US isn’t likely to follow suit<p>Despite the political theatre of Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional interrogations last week, Facebook’s business model isn’t at any real risk from regulators in the …

Privacy

Canadian Woman Who Instagrammed Her Cocaine-Smuggling Cruise Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison

A Canadian woman was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison after attempting to smuggle millions of dollars worth of cocaine into Australia on …

Crime

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

A Syrian Man Has Been Trapped in a Malaysian Airport for Over a Month

A man from Syria has been stranded inside Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) in Malaysia for more than a month, and he still has nowhere to go. …

United Arab Emirates

Google loses landmark 'right to be forgotten' case

Businessman wins legal action to force removal of search results about past conviction<p>A businessman has won his legal action to remove search results about a criminal conviction in a landmark “right to be forgotten” case that could have wide-ranging repercussions.<p>The ruling was made by Mr Justice …

Privacy

The 5 Levels of a Visual Identity – Muzli -Design Inspiration

Differentiation<p>The first responsibility of a visual identity designer is to analyze the competitive space of his/ her client. This is called in …

Graphic Design

Most Buzzed Designs of March 2018

Below you’ll find the most popular designs we’ve tracked over the last 30 days – an overview of designs you shouldn’t have missed in March …

Industrial Design

Do you need a smart home hub?

When life gets chaotic, it can be convenient to have all your smart home devices operating on the same wavelength. Achieving this sort of harmony sometimes requires a hub to consolidate the myriad gadgets in your house. But not everyone needs a dedicated smart hub to make their setup run smoothly. …

Smart Homes

'You Are the Product.' Why This Apple Co-Founder Is Closing His Facebook Account

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he’s quitting Facebook as the social media giant faces a series of high-profile controversies over the misuse of …

Steve Wozniak

This comedian's dramatic re-enactment of his son falling in nettles should win all the awards

Great art is born of great suffering.<p>British comedian William Andrews uploaded a video of himself doing a dramatic slam-poet-style rendition of his …

Awards

MIT's AlterEgo headset can read words you say in your head

When you think a sentence in your head, your brain sends signals to your mouth and jaw. MIT Media Lab's headset reads those signals with 92 percent accuracy.<p>I don't want to alarm you, but robots can now read your mind. Kind of.<p>AlterEgo is a new headset developed by MIT Media Lab. You strap it to …

MIT Media Lab

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

Graphic Design

20 Easy Dinner Ideas For When You're Not Sure What To Make

:: bookmarks ::<p><i>We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community for their go-to easy dinner ideas — the ones perfect for busy nights where you don't want to spend hours in the kitchen, but still want something more substantial than, say, a PB&J. Here are some of their picks, along with several of our</i> …

Cooking

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

Graphic Design

Finally! Dieter Rams Documentary by Gary Hustwit is On the Way

"If I had to do it over again, I would not want to be a designer."<p>Dieter Rams appears sparingly in Gary Hustwit's "Objectified" documentary on …

Documentaries

8 Popular Productivity Apps For Designers in 2018

Are you spending lots of time juggling meetings, project deadlines, and the like? If yes, then eventually you’ll begin to feel that your working life …

Project Management

The new wave of AR

UK companies are setting the global standard for<br>the next wave of breakthroughs, particularly in technology.<p>The new wave of augmented …

Augmented Reality

McDonald’s addict has been dining on chicken meal every day for 25 years

Taking his love for the fast food chain to a whole new level, Danny Kelleher has eaten a daily McDonald’s dinner, including on Christmas Day, for …

McDonald's

Foodie launches Britain's first tiny cookery school where bite-sized meals are cooked over tea lights

The dainty dishes are served on plates the size of a £1 coin and eaten with 1cm-long knives and forks.<p>A food fanatic has launched Britain’s first …

Cooking

This Wiggly Fish Is the Most Advanced Robot of Its Kind

The device could help biologists monitor marine animals without disturbing them.<p>Recently, a robotic impostor swam through the crystal blue waters off Fiji, blending in with the fish teeming around the coral reefs. Unlike the Cylons in <i>Battlestar Galactica</i>, however, this infiltrator was on a peaceful …

Robotics

Experts: Uber self-driving system should have spotted woman

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Video of a deadly self-driving vehicle crash in suburban Phoenix shows a pedestrian walking from a darkened area onto a street just moments before an Uber SUV strikes her.<p>The lights on the SUV didn't illuminate 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg on Sunday night until a second or two …

Autonomous Cars

Breathtaking Canvas Abstract Calligraphy

Let's give a closer look at the stunning work of Jimmy Alcala, he is a visual artist into modern calligraphy based in Marseille, France. Let's take a …

Typography

The Giant Squid Nebula and More Animals of the Cosmos

As galaxies collide and new stars are born, spectacular shapes form in the universe—and many of them resemble Earthly creatures.<p>If you can't get enough of the animals here on Earth, just look toward the heavens. There you will find eagles, elephants, whales, and more—as long as you have a powerful …

Cosmology

This Amazing Map Depicts The 13,000 Hidden Wonders Of The World That You Need To Visit

Consider this your source of travel inspo for life.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

Travel

This Teenager Accused Two On-Duty Cops Of Rape. She Had No Idea The Law Might Protect Them.

When Anna said she was raped by two on-duty cops, she thought it would be a simple case. She had no idea she lived in one of 35 states where officers can claim a detainee consented.<p><b>Anna was sitting</b> in the parked car with two friends when a charcoal gray van pulled up and flashlight beams …