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7 pillars of minimalist Web design

To be most effective, a minimal design framework needs a solid backbone. The key components of visual organization include a strong grid, visual balance, and close attention to alignment.<p>A strong grid is the foundation for organization. The grid – built through tactically using negative space – …

UI Design

“Ex-Mossad” group threatened South Africa cyberattack, leaks show

South Africa was threatened with a serious cyberattack from people claiming to be ex-Mossad hackers, according to documents included in the “spy …

Our entire Milky Way galaxy is just a dot in this supercluster

Ready to feel small? Our sun is just one of 300 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy, which itself is one of many, many other galaxies -- but at least we now know <i>where</i> it is. Astronomers have mapped a "supercluster" of galaxies including the Milky Way and dubbed it Laniakea, or "immeasurable …

An iPhone trick to avoid Facebook Messenger and keep chatting

Facebook’s policy to force users to install a separate Messenger app on their smartphones hasn’t been popular. However, there is a quick trick on an iPhone to stop Facebook installing Messenger and continue chatting using the normal Facebook app.<p>Not all Facebook users are being forced to use the …

The iOS 7 Developer Bundle: 9 Online Courses To Build Your Dream App | Cult of Mac Deals

<b>Learning To Program In Objective C & Xcode For iOS 7</b><p>Learn Essential Programming Languages For Both iOS Devices & Mac OS X Systems<p><b>Learning iOS 7 To Build iPhone & iPad Apps</b><p>Learn How To Create iOS 7 iPad & iPhone Apps Quickly<p><b>A Non-Programmers iOS Training Course To Building iOS Apps</b><p>Get Started …

Apps

Graphene May Be Next Area of Innovation for Apple and Samsung

In a world where mobile devices are becoming thinner and thinner and in some cases being worn on the wrist or other parts of the body, graphene may be the wonder material of the future, with properties that make it stronger than steel, more flexible than rubber and more conductive than most metals. …

Exclusive: DJ Sister Act NERVO's Bangin' New Single

As aspiring songwriters in early-aughts London, waitressing to pay the bills, Liv and Mim Nervo would find escape during summers spent in Ibiza. There, the Australian sisters, now known simply as globe-trotting DJ duo NERVO, would space out to their favorite dance music, dreaming one day of being …

Sooner Than You Think, We Will Connect To The Cloud Directly From Our Brains

Ray Kurzweil, the inventor and futurist who now works at Google, explained at this week’s TED conference how computers are becoming more and more …

There’s Just No Getting Around Apple Buying Yahoo

Apple should buy Yahoo.<p>This is neither a new idea, nor one acceptable to the Apple fan base. But since people briefly talked about it last year, it’s become an increasingly good idea — maybe a necessary one for Apple’s continued growth and success — and I’m going to tell you why.<p><b>Apple’s Missing</b> …

Social Media

Apple Designer Jonathan Ive on What's Next

'Hello. Thanks for Coming'<p>We use Jonathan Ive’s products to help us to eat, drink and sleep, to work, travel, relax, read, listen and watch, to shop, …

How Sonos Completely Changed My Music Listening Habits

Almost everyone uses some form of music streaming service these days and there’s a never-ending list of options: Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, Rdio, Google Play Music and 8tracks are just a few among the ton of services out there. However, you probably have little time to actually listen to all the …

Jackpot! NASA's Kepler telescope finds 'mother lode' of 715 planets

Using a brand-new technique, scientists using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope have found 715 confirmed planets huddling around 305 stars, nearly triple Kepler's previous total of 246 confirmed planets in the Milky Way galaxy. Nearly 95% of them are smaller than Neptune, and four of them are in their …

Universe

Why Facebook Paid $16 Billion For An Ugly, Primitive App

The answer lies partly in design, but not in the way you might think.<p>Facebook agreed to pay some $16 billion for an app called WhatsApp this week, leading to widespread confusion and surprise among analysts (Forbes called it a “stunner,” Reuters a “shocker”). Why would Facebook pay what is, …

Two former Navy SEALs found dead aboard 'Captain Phillips' ship

Two American security officers and former Navy SEALs have been found dead on board the Maersk Alabama, the cargo ship whose hijacking by Somali pirates inspired the film "Captain Phillips," Seychelles Island police said Wednesday.<p>According to police, Jeffrey Reynolds and Mark Kennedy, both 44, were …

Philip Seymour Hoffman had almost completed Hunger Games shoot

Philip Seymour Hoffman had shot the majority of his scenes for the final two films of the sci-fi saga The Hunger Games prior to his death, according to reports.<p>Variety said there were just seven days left of the shoot for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, which has been shooting back to back …

Charge! How A Father-Daughter Duo Gambled On Tesla And Beat Out Elon Musk While Doing It

Imagine this for a prize fight. In one corner, billionaire Elon Musk, the man who runs the company that builds the Tesla Model S. In the other corner, 62-year-old Kentucky racehorse breeder John Glenney. In June, Musk unknowingly throws down the gauntlet: He will take his kids across the country in …

'Cosmos' Trailer Traces the Roots of Life on Earth to Deep Space – /Film

If the revival of <b>Cosmos</b> turns out well, it will go a long way to offsetting any other perceived sins committed by producer <b>Seth MacFarlane</b>. Given free …

Kristin Scott Thomas: 'I cannot cope with another film'

Kristin Scott Thomas has had enough. She has been working flat out for 30 years, and made 65 films: having lived in Paris since the age of 19, she effectively has two careers, one in English and one in French. Even her cleaner thinks her workload is insane. Last September, for the first time in her …

Intel’s voice recognition will blow Siri out of the water—because it doesn’t use the cloud

There’s a problem with today’s voice recognition systems: They’re just too slow. Anyone who has waited in frustration while Siri or Google’s Voice Search “thinks” about even the simplest commands knows what I’m talking about.<p>The problem isn’t voice recognition software per se, which is more …

Artificial Intelligence

Latest 'Star Wars' Rumors Include Expanded 'Episode VII' Roles For Luke, Han & Leia Plus Michael Fassbender and Hugo Weaving – /Film

How about some juicy <b>Star Wars</b> rumors for your weekend? These come from <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i>, who say much has changed with <b>Star Wars Episode VII</b> …

Star Wars

Japan battles China for influence in Africa

Japan's rivalry with China is going global. After years of jousting over obscure islands in the East China Sea and competing for Asian influence, the two countries are now battling for power in a new arena: Africa.<p>It's a region that Tokyo has long ceded to the Chinese, allowing Beijing to pile up …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

The Day Google Had to 'Start Over' on Android

Google was building a secret mobile product to fend off chief rival Microsoft. Then Apple announced the iPhone, and everything changed.<p>In 2005, on Google’s sprawling, college-like campus, the most secret and ambitious of many, many teams was Google’s own smartphone effort—the Android project. …

Bloc Party’s lead singer is releasing a 3D printed record, and so can you

What can you do with a 3D printer?<p>It’s a question I hear a lot, and there are many answers. But the most delightful application I’ve encountered so …

What Humans Can Learn From A Simple Kiss

At a basic level, kissing is a biohazard. What is love then, if not the willingness to expose yourself to a host of nasty diseases lurking in your partner's mouth?<p>But could kissing also be a tool with a purpose?<p>Psychology graduate student Rafael Wlodarski, from the University of Oxford, wanted to …

Solar Power Beamed From Space Inches Toward Reality

A recent experiment called <i>Suaineadh</i> (or “twisting” in Scots Gaelic) has brought “space solar power” a few steps closer to a reality. For decades, …

Georgia Tech

Mars One Has Officially Raised “Millions” To Build The Red Planet’s First Human Settlement

Mars One, the private not-for-profit that’s planning to build the red planet’s first human settlement in 2023, has secured several million dollars in funding for its mission.<p>Though a few million dollars might pale in comparison to the estimated $6 billion Mars One anticipates this mission will …

What really happened to Intel's failed TV ambitions?

Intel rented retail space in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago earlier this year in which it planned to launch and sell Intel TV: a new living room-based entertainment service that was described as "far superior" to existing cable and satellite packages by early users. But these stores won't ever …