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The 10 Best Music Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: March 13th</b><p>Whether they’re about an artist, a band, or maybe just a particular place and time, music documentaries have a unique ability to let their soundtrack be a central aspect to their storytelling. With a selection varying from artist biographies, music history lessons, and those …

6 open source home automation tools

<i>Editor's note: This article was originally published in March 2016 and has been updated to include additional options and information.</i> <br>read more

Home Automation

Free resources for learning full stack web development

When getting started with new technologies and languages, it can be a bit daunting having to sift through all of the options for education resources. …

3 Profound Lessons From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Blow Your Mind

It can be hard to find meaning and purpose sometimes. We spend so much time working and being busy that we forget to stop and look inside ourselves …

A Guided Meditation to Heal Depression

When depression takes a hold of you, life seems to have no meaning. There seems to be nothing to feel joyful and excited about. And no matter how …

Meditation

7 Quotes of a Lifetime | Inc.com

Many of us have our favorite quotes, and I have often wondered, what makes some statements so powerful that they stick out? What makes some phrases relevant for generations?<p>Experts tell us that humans are aspirational, and when challenges arise we often turn to words of wisdom for support and …

Leadership

10 of the best Windows 10 apps for 2016

After a few bumpy updates and a lot of spit and polish, Windows 10 has shaped up to be a pretty solid OS: fast, stable and delightful to use.<p>We’ve rounded up 10 great new and updated apps for 2016 that you can use to do things like enjoy your media collection, take notes, work on your photos and …

Apps

The Era of American Global Leadership Is Over. Here's What Comes Next

As in the past, the day will be cold. Melania will hold the Bible. The kids will stand by proudly. The new President will recite his lines carefully, …

Medium’s Best Design Writing of 2016

Creative, insightful, helpful, and actionable; we’ve curated and categorized 75 of Medium’s best design posts from the past year. Enjoy!<p>See Medium’s …

This tiny digestive tracker can tell what food gives you gas

One of my favorite things to eat is cheese and egg on a bagel. But while it's delicious, let's just say that afterward we don't get along so well. Is it the egg? The cheese? I could go to the doctor and find out which and why, but the testing process is long and expensive and still might not turn …

How to Create Amazing Infographics

The internet is a perfect medium for infographics. Readers find them easy to comprehend, full of good information, and even get a little …

Infographics

40+ Life-Changing Books to Read This Year

Knowledge is king. The first step to creating change in your life is to know what you're doing wrong or why you need to change. We've picked out over …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apps

Canva: The poster child of DIY graphic design

With 10 million users and counting, Australian startup Canva aims to make graphic design easy through a simple and free DIY design template service.<p>Good design is hard. But more and more we all have to do it. Whether it's a nice Facebook banner, a clever profile pic, an eye-catching Instagram post …

Graphic Design

New theory of gravity might explain dark matter

A new theory of gravity might explain the curious motions of stars in galaxies. Emergent gravity, as the new theory is called, predicts the exact …

Dark Matter

How to Turn a Process Into an Infographic Poster [Infographic]

Are you afraid to mess up at work? I know I am.<p>Whether you’re new to your job or you’ve bene there a while, there are always opportunities to make …

Your brain needs a break — these apps are here to help

The human brain wasn’t built to go at full steam for hours on end. Studies have shown that performance suffers when you spend prolonged periods …

“Design has nothing to do with art”: Design legend Milton Glaser dispels a universal misunderstanding

Design is not art. It’s a distinction understood by practicing designers, but it still eludes many. In an Oct. 29 talk at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, the 87-year-old graphic design legend Milton Glaser gave the best definition of the practice of design.<p>“Design is the process of going …

Graphic Design

We May Have Found a Way to Cheat the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Physicists created a new quantum theorem for entropy, and included is a possible exception.<p>The Second Law of Thermodynamics says that entropy in the universe must always increase. It's an immutable law of physics, and it's the reason you can't get free energy or perpetual motion machines. But a …

How your brain heals itself

Groundbreaking research offers new hope for people with chronic pain, multiple sclerosis and more<p>A South African man with Parkinson’s disease, a …

Microsoft launches Flow and PowerApps out of preview

Microsoft is announcing today that it’s launching the Flow app integration service and the PowerApps codeless app building and sharing tool out of preview. PowerApps first launched last year, and it became available in preview in April, as did Microsoft Flow.<p>Since then, the two tools have racked up …

Apps

Artificial Intelligence That Can Learn Is A Step Closer To Reality

There are many companies working on artificial intelligence. The vast majority of these are looking at how artificial intelligence systems can recognise things and tell them apart – differentiate between an apple and a mango for example. But what do these artificial intelligence systems do with …

Artificial Intelligence

How to apply natural language processing in the enterprise

It’s no secret that artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly transitioning out of R&D labs and into the mainstream market for enterprise applications.<p>Leaders in the computer vision space, such as those developing autonomous cars, have continually made headlines as the new technology breaks ground. …

Natural Language Processing

Clinton chairman turns up heat on FBI

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> John Podesta is turning up the heat on FBI Director James Comey to release more details about the bureau's review of new emails possibly tied to Hillary Clinton's private server.<p>In an interview Sunday with CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union," the Clinton campaign chairman …

Government

Year 2040: Technology will have changed the world in an unimaginable way

Experts are predicting the coming of something called the technological singularity. In simple terms this refers to two things. First, that …

Singularity

After Math: Well that's terrifying

Halloween is tomorrow so here are some stories to scare the pants off you. Google's AI can now encrypt its thoughts from its human handlers, Turkey's descent into a police state is accelerating, Twitter straight up murdered Vine and, horror of horrors, <i>Gilmore Girls</i> is somehow back on television. …

Primer on Servos Hits All the Basics

Servos are pretty basic fare for the seasoned hacker. But everyone has to start somewhere, and there’s sure to be someone who’ll benefit from this …

Arduino