Anders Rochester

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The psychology of Web design: How colors, typefaces and spacing affect your mood

A great web design is so much more than just delivering content and making it look good. When visitors come to your site, they produce a set of feelings about your website and your organization. The type of feelings they produce – positive or negative – are entirely in your hands and should not be …

The rise of artificial intelligence could spark a worker rebellion

The rise of artificial intelligence threatens to eliminate jobs once considered impossible to automate.<p>One series of papers by Oxford researchers ranks jobs by their estimated susceptibility to automation. Among those most rated likely to vanish - because they involve work that AI can increasingly …

Artificial Intelligence

Learn the CSS Grid by Example (The New CSS Grid Tutorial)

When I designed my very first layout in the mid 90's, you used HTML tables to structure layouts with the aid of image slicing tools like …

Web Development

Solve These Tough Data Problems and Watch Job Offers Roll In

Late in 2015, Gilberto Titericz, an electrical engineer at Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras, told his boss he planned to resign, after seven …

Machine Learning

Legion is bringing a mixed reality HoloLens experience to San Diego Comic-Con

See the world through David Haller’s eyes<p>San Diego Comic-Con has become an informal virtual reality testing ground over the past couple of years, with many fans getting their first exposure to the technology thanks to TV show activations and movie tie-ins. This year the network FX will be doing the …

Head-up display gives any car a fighter-jet feel [Deals]

Driving comes closest to the feeling of being a pilot that most of us will ever get. Given the way most people handle a car, that’s probably a good thing. But one simple way to safely bring the sense of a cockpit to the driver’s seat is to add a proper head-up display (HUD).<p>HUDWAY Glass is a slim, …

Commuting

Microsoft shows off Windows VR headsets from ASUS and Dell

We've already seen Windows 10 VR headsets from HP, Acer and Dell, and now we can add ASUS to the mix. During its Computex keynote today, Microsoft revealed ASUS's headset for the first time, along with a new look for Dell's entry. They share similar-looking forehead-strap designs, but Dell's goes …

Epson's AR glasses give your drone a virtual playground

It's fun learning how to fly a drone, but a company called EdgyBees recently launched an AR game that could make honing your piloting skills even <i>more</i> fun. Now, you can download that AR game onto Epson's Moverio Drone Edition smart glasses, made specifically for DJI's models, for a more immersive …

Forget drones, deliveries could soon be made by robotic 'dogs'

Boston Dynamics' robotic dog has been put to work delivering packages to people's homes.<p>The Google-owned firm is well known for its lifelike (read: …

Top Free Resources For Getting Started With React.js

The frontend ecosystem is dominated by React.js. It’s one of the fastest rising JavaScript frameworks on the web with no signs of slowing down, and …

Software Engineering

Russia's New Spaceship Could Be Crewed by Robots

Russia is forging a new era in space.<p>Ever since the United States retired its space shuttle fleet in 2011,NASA astronauts have had to hitch rides to the International Space Station (ISS) in Russian Soyuz spaceships -- paying Russian space agency Roscosmos for the privilege. The plan is for NASA to …

Space Exploration

SoftBank makes it easier to customize Pepper the robot’s greeting skills

Until now, Pepper the robot has required programming knowledge to control, a fact that’s proven a pain point toward wider adoption (well, that and the fact that it hasn’t started shipping widely here in the U.S.). This morning, the company debuted Promoter, a browser-based solution that lets anyone …

Robotics

Neil deGrasse Tyson says science deniers in White House are a profound threat to democracy

One of America’s most influential and popular scientists has issued a stark warning over what he termed the Trump administration’s rejection of …

Robots are racist and sexist. Just like the people who created them

Can machines think – and, if so, can they think critically about race and gender? Recent reports have shown that machine-learning systems are picking up racist and sexist ideas embedded in the language patterns they are fed by human engineers. The idea that machines can be as bigoted as people is …

Machine Learning

6 Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Undergoing a Redesign | Inc.com

<i>By Shirin Oreizy, founder of Next Step.</i><p>Maybe you're launching a new product. Or maybe your outdated site is starting to turn away business. There are several good (and even urgent) reasons to overhaul your company's site, design and messaging. But if you don't avoid these common mistakes, that …

UX Design

27 Ways to Learn to Program Online

Whether you are looking to switch careers and become a full-time programmer, want to try to build a website or app on the side, or are just looking to round out your skill set, learning to code has certainly been something a lot of people have started to do lately. And while being a programmer …

Programming

The Complexity of Simplicity in Web Design

The experience of a simple and brilliant web design is seamless. Users easily move from one piece of content to the next with confidence and comfort. …

UI Design

A Robot with Its Head in the Cloud Tackles Warehouse Picking - MIT Technology Review

Hidden inside a busy industrial building in Somerville, Massachusetts, a robot arm spends its day picking up seemingly random objects—bottles of …

Robotics

Robotics revolution: To really help American workers, we should invest in robots

Without timely investment, China will overtake America, and could permanently put Americans out of work<p>America’s manufacturing heyday is gone, and so are millions of jobs, lost to modernization. Despite what Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin might think, the National Bureau of Economic Research and …

The Unnecessary Fragmentation of Design Jobs

Photo by Sanwal DeenHey there, tech designer person. Have you noticed the increasing number of vague specializations we’ve invented for …

UX Design

First 'Tomb Raider' Photos Introduce Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft

Get ready to meet the new Lara Croft.<p>Warner Bros. released the first photos of "Tomb Raider" star Alicia Vikander in the latest issue of <i>Vanity Fair</i>. The two images each show Vikander clad in Croft's iconic tank top and cargo pants, an outfit very similar, of course, to the one Angelina Jolie made …

Tomb Raider

The Mysterious Origin of Our Galaxy’s Gold

After long believing that exploding stars forged the coveted metal, researchers are now divided over which extraordinary cosmic event is truly responsible.<p>Across history and folklore, the question of where Earth’s gold came from—and maybe how to get more of it—has invited fantastical explanation. …

JavaScript vs. Python in 2017

<i>I may be one of the last people you would expect to write an essay criticizing JavaScript, but here we are.</i> <br>Two of my primary areas of professional …

Beyond The Browser: From Web Apps To Desktop Apps

I started out as a web developer, and that's now one part of what I do as a full-stack developer, but never had I imagined I'd create things for the …

Apps

Scientists Need You to Solve This Chess Problem to Help Find The Key to Human Consciousness

What separates us from supercomputers.<p>Consciousness is the most important quality of a human being, but scientists have struggled for millennia to …

How to Convert CSV to JSON in Java

CSV to JSON conversion is easy. In this article, we present a couple of methods to parse CSV data and convert it to JSON. The first method defines a …

Artificial Intelligence is Going to Destroy Fake News

But A.I. can also cause the volume of fake news to explode.<p>With the rise of email came the rise of spam filling inboxes. Email has become …

Internet turns to @Sweden after Trump appears to invent terror attack

Emma Johansson is a school librarian from Borås, Sweden, and on Saturday, she found herself fact-checking the President of the United States.<p>The …

7 dramatic home library ideas

Yes, please<p>When you can’t visit grand libraries with stunning architecture whenever you want, the next best thing might be a spectacular display of books right at home. Indeed, for bibliophiles with a design bent, building a home library might mean ditching generic bookshelves for clever built-in …

Ozobot raises $3 million for toys that teach kids coding basics off-screen

There are many toys on the market today that promise to teach kids programming skills, and a good percentage require the use of a connected tablet or smartphone. At a time when parents are already struggling to keep kids’ screen time to a minimum, father and entrepreneur Nader Hamda wanted to build …