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Suicide Squad shows why Marvel’s movie universe works and DC’s does not

<i>Suicide Squad</i>is a dull, inept mess — a charmless and incoherent muddle of a film that left me rooting only for it to end. But it’s more than just a bad movie. It’s a bad sign for the entire DC Comics movie universe.<p>Warner Brothers, which owns DC Comics and the rights to its characters, has made no …

Comic Books

15 signs you’re doing agile wrong

Page 2 of 2<p>Skipping modeling and design completely<p>Favoring working software over documentation does not mean “skip all modeling and design activities …

DevOps

5 Secrets to Managing Your Time, Backed by Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …

Time Management

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …

Psychology

Dear web designer, let's stop breaking the affordance of scrolling

Big picture + arrow down = lazy design<p>We’ve all seen it. You get on a website and there it is: a massive edge-to-edge picture, and it's beautiful… …

UI Design

See Nintendo's controllers evolve in this slick animation

Nintendo has made six consoles since 1983, each with a distinctive controller. One constant through all these years, as you can see in this .gif from Gadgetlove, is the plus-shaped directional pad.<p>The Intellivision sported a circular, 16-direction pad but the overall ergonomics of the controller …

Basic Buttermilk Muffins Recipe

"This is a great basic muffin batter that can be adapted to almost anything."<p>Ingredients<p>2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour<p>1/2 cup white sugar<p>1 teaspoon …

Breakfast

Uniti wants to be the ultimate stand for all your Apple devices

Particularly with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite set to make all your Apple devices work together better than ever, it’s important to have a neat way of keeping your iPhone, iPad and Mac in close proximity.<p>Looking to solve the problem of messy desktops, a new Kickstarter project aims to create the first …

The Five Tips to Creating Amazing Landscape Photos

In an instant, one can feel as though they are in another world. As a landscape photographer you have the power to transport someone in the blink of …

How to Get Super Sharp Landscape Photography Images

If you want to learn how to get super sharp landscape photography images, here’s my list of top tips - it's not as hard as you might think.

Devil's tower under storm

8 Simple Ways to Improve Your Photography Skills Starting Today

“Practice makes perfect,” they say. It’s such a clichéd statement — most people probably roll their eyes when they hear it. Me too.<p>But guess what? …

With zero bench left, the Lakers still close out the Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers found out what rock bottom feels like Wednesday night when they couldn't come back against a broken Lakers team.<p>About 14 …

A Blackmailer Acquires Popular Twitter Handle, Commits A Near-Perfect Crime

<i>Updated January 29 at 3:52 p.m. with comment from GoDaddy appended at end of post</i><p>Naoki Hiroshima, a developer of social apps like Echofon and Cocoyon, was used to people trying to steal his rare Twitter username, @N. He regularly received password reset instructions from people who were trying to …

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Is The Perfect OS That Nobody Wants

Windows 8 looks perfect. But new updates may revert its design to appease consumers. What is going on?<p>With Windows 8, Microsoft did the unthinkable: The company designed a groundbreaking interface of boxes called Metro that could scale from laptops, to tablets, to phones, to Xboxes–meaning any …

Microsoft Windows

Be Shallow - A Guide to Wide Aperture Photography

One of the many things that often differentiates a photographer from a snap shooter is the use of depth of field. Shallow depth of field is one of …

Landscape Photography

Collection of Self-Portraits with a Surreal, Conceptual Twist

Photographer Diggie Vitt’s work stretches the limits of reality in crazy ways that range from restrained to outrageously impossible. He experiments …

Playfully Colorful Interiors

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>4 |<p>5 |<p>When home has an open floor plan, it is important that rooms are divided but still have a unifying design feel. Here, a bright orange …

This bracelet could replace your passwords, your car keys, and even your fingerprints

Fingerprint readers. Face Unlock. Retinal scanners. They're all no better than your average password, at least the way Dr. Karl Martin sees it. "Your face, your iris — they're all physical features that can be stolen, that you leave everywhere."<p>Luckily, Dr. Martin has a better idea. He's planning …

Incredible paintings of sci-fi suburbia will make you wish you were Swedish

Welcome to rural Sweden, sometime in the late '80s. Citizens go about their mundane lives and children explore the countryside. But something isn't quite right. Robots and hovercrafts are commonplace, and decaying science facilities sprout from the harsh Scandinavian landscape. There's even a rumor …

Five Self Assignments That Teach You To See

In my 20 years in photography, I’ve seen a lot of different assignments teachers have given their students. Most I have heard, or been given myself …

Digital Photography

Need weed? Don't tweet about it

If you’re going to tweet about buying, selling or using drugs, it’s probably best if you don’t also tweet at the police.<p>One man from the Greater …

3 Reasons to Shoot Vertical Aspect Landscapes and 6 Tips on How to Shoot Them

A Guest Contribution by Todd Sisson – author of our Landscape Photography eBook. The majority of landscape images are photographed in the horizontal …

Landscape Photography

Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling shortlisted to play Batman in Man of Steel 2

Joseph Gordon-Levitt also tipped for Bruce Wayne role in Zack Snyder sequel, which will feature Batman battling Superman<p>• Batman v Superman: who would be the best superhero?<p>Josh Brolin, Hobbit star Richard Armitage and – yes – Ryan Gosling are among Warner Bros's top choices to play Batman in …