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This Easy Cheese 3D Printer Offers Sweet, Golden Disruption

We toss the word “disruption” around far too frivolously here but I think we’ve finally found a product that deserves to be called amazing, magical, game-changing, and – dare I say it? – disruptive. It is an Easy Cheese 3D printer, four words that have never been brought together in the English …

How to set up a paperless office using your Mac or iPhone

Sick of the mountains of paper stacking up in your inbox? You’ve probably heard about the joys of having a paperless office, maybe even thought about setting one up, but didn’t know how.<p>Well, here’s how. Not only is it easy to set to do, it can totally change your life.<p>Here’s how to use your Mac …

Tech Giants Call For “Clear, Strong And Effective End” To NSA’s Phone Metadata Surveillance

As expected, technology companies, tech trade groups and privacy organizations sent a letter today to the President Barack Obama, various members of Congress, and governmental security officials, urging reform of the U.S. government’s surveillance practices.<p>Tech companies represented by groups that …

Viggo lets you 'throw' photos and contacts into the air to share with others

With all the technology advancements in recent years, sharing content should be the easiest thing in the world, right? And yet, how many times have …

Gone, The App For Selling Your Old Crap, Taps UPS To Go Nationwide Instantly

Gone, a service that launched out of Austin to help your sell your old crap, has today announced a partnership with UPS that will allow the company to rapidly scale nationwide.<p>Gone traditionally works by letting users snap pictures of their old gear, which is then automatically priced, picked up …

Microsoft Unveils Azure App Service For Your Next Backend

Microsoft wants to be the provider of your app’s next backend with its new Azure service being announced today.<p>Azure App Service is a new option for developers who want to build a backend in a single runtime without the need for additional environments. It offers the ability to build truly …

Apps

10 fonts that work great for logo design

If you want to design unique logos or headings to easily attract the customers and readers, then here we have 10 awesome fonts which are easy to read …

Typography

25 Best HTML5 & JavaScript Game Engine Libraries for Developers

Share Email Comments<p>Just like in the case of the car the engine does all the main work and the main effort is to make the car look amazing. Same is …

Game Development

The Largest Update to HTTP in 16 Years Has Been Finalized

Today, the next major version of HTTP took a big step toward becoming a reality; it’s been officially finalized and now moves towards being fully standardized.<p>According to a blog by Mark Nottingham, the chair of the IETF HTTP Working Group, the standard was completed today and is on its way to the …

Software Development

Inside the Psychology of Productivity

Burned out? Can't get it all done? The problem might be in your head.<p>You wake up with it in the morning and go to bed thinking about it at night: an ever-crushing load of emails, meetings, conference calls, and tasks that needed to get done yesterday. Family time means reading sales reports in the …

Time Management

I've Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here's Why It's Actually Amazing

For years, I kept hearing how awesome Evernote was: how it could store everything you possibly needed, make it available everywhere, and how scores …

A Beginner's Guide to Effortless, Mouseless Computing with Alfred

Ever wanted to take control of your Mac without taking your hands off your keyboard? Alfred's an app launcher and utility that makes that possible. …

If the passenger in the seat next to you buy a snack or a movie, you probably will too

If the passenger sitting next to you on a flight buys a snack or a movie, does that make it more likely that you, too, will buy something?<p>Yes, says Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Pedro M. Gardete. He examined what’s known as social effect—when our behavior is influenced by the …

Business School

The Amazon and Microsoft clouds are in Seattle, but that’s not where devs are going next

Seattle seems like an obvious enough choice for the next hot spot for developers. It sports two of the largest cloud providers — Microsoft, with its Azure cloud, and Amazon.com, with Amazon Web Services. Seattle has a strong university system as a solid feeder into those tech companies. Beyond …

Bill Gates

Why activity trackers deliver mismatched fitness data

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1143000/1143697_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518125274_dc8e73bb82fc1e67d41a3abc65c13003<p><b>Filled with goodwill, unfathomable optimism and a slightly heavy heart, you embark on a health kick.</b><p>With all the walking, running, cycling and …

Wearable Tech

These Are the 10 Best Apps for People Who Commute

Putting in an honest day’s work can be challenging enough, so commuting shouldn’t make it any harder. But between freak snow storms, soul-crushing …

Doctor Who game helps kids to learn to code

Gallery: Doctor Who game helps kids to learn to code<p>Gallery: Doctor Who game helps kids to learn to code<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>The BBC has revealed its fiendish side …

Microsoft buys Sunrise Calendar in acquisition deal worth over $100 million

Microsoft has acquired the Sunrise calendar application in a deal worth over $100 million, a report revealed today. The buyout may be the next step in the company’s plans to revamp its mobile offerings, which started with the release of the new Outlook email app—also based on acquired software—last …

Software

College kids can't take a joke

Chris Rock has stopped performing on college campuses, he said in a recent interview, because college audiences are getting "way too conservative."<p>"Not like they're voting Republican," he said in the interview with Frank Rich published in Vulture, "but in their social views and their willingness …

Discovering your inner GPS

Has our sense of direction been found? Or is it a matter of correlation not being causation?<p>The ability of birds to navigate their way back to their nests, often more than thousands of miles each year, is fascinating. Arctic terns, which have the longest migration distance known, travel from their …

Pulse UX Blog - Theory & Analysis on UX, UX Research & Design

<b>How Do Development Teams Produce World-Class Products?</b> For consumer-facing hardware or software to have high levels of usability and UX quality, they …

Amazon Echo now lets you control Spotify, Pandora and iTunes using your voice

Amazon Echo has just been updated with voice control support for Spotify, Pandora, and iTunes.<p>Unveiled by Amazon in November last year, Echo is a …

Tech Trends

RunKeeper for iOS Gets Spotify Integration

Running and music go together like peanut butter and jelly. RunKeeper knows that, so now it’s adding Spotify integration into its app.<p>The fitness app is today announcing the iOS app will allow Spotify premium users to open up music directly from the app’s start screen. You have quick access to your …

Spotify

This Website Will Turn Your Tweets Into Poetry

Once you sign in, Poetweet gives you the option of transforming your 140-character missives into three types of poems: a sonnet (popularized by Shakespeare), rondel (French lyric poetry), or indriso (a format created by Spanish poet Isidro Iturat).<p>After a brief minute, the service spits out a poem …

Creative Writing

Ex-aide writes about being Obama's friend, valet and 'surrogate son'

President Barack Obama's former personal assistant has penned a memoir, sidestepping public policy for the most part but dishing on the president's likes and dislikes.<p>Obama loathes fast food, fried foods and mayonnaise, writes Reggie Love, who was the president's "body man," with a spot just …

Former Opera CEO Launches Vivaldi, A New Browser For Power Users

Opera’s former CEO Jon von Tetzchner is launching the first preview of Vivaldi today, a new Chromium-based browser that is squarely aimed at power users. Vivaldi features tools like Quick Commands for using written commands instead of the mouse, an Opera-like Speed Dial for quickly accessing …

Cold War Echoes in a New Russian Spy Ring

The charges against three suspected spooks sound like a thriller, except it was all happening over the last three years in New York City.<p>Secret rendezvous and document handoffs. Coded messages. Using money and sex as recruitment tools. A trip to Atlantic City to scout out a casino deal that turned …

Russia

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …