Dayne Smith

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Animating SVG Files With SVGator

18 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>We’re pretty excited by tools such as SVGator, which really speed up the process when you’re making simple SVG …

Web Design

Top 5 Stocks Under $10

Back in April, we wrote on article on top stocks under $10. This proved to be a very rewarding experience. We are re-introducing an old concept of buying stocks below a $10 stock price. Typically, it is hard to find companies possessing the collective financial traits we seek, such as the …

Investing

How to access the Dark Web

The Dark Web is an infamous digital hive of scum and villainy, where people around the world visit their black markets and conduct encrypted business …

Dark Web

Travel Back in Time with This Incredibly Crisp Footage of Life in New York City in 1911

If you’ve ever wanted to feel what it’s like to step into a time machine, watch the below old footage shot in New York City in 1911. Culled from the …

The 9 most touristy places in Iceland – and where to go instead

To say that Iceland has become a popular destination is an understatement. The country of less than 350,000 inhabitants got 1.8 million foreign …

European Travel

The Pentagon Is Planning a Three-Front ‘Long War’ Against China and Russia

(Photo: Royal Navy Media Archive / Flickr)Think of it as the most momentous military planning on Earth right now.Who’s even paying attention, given …

Blockchain Is the Future, But It's Confusing. Here's an Explanation in Plain English

Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>You keep hearing the word and it isn't going away. You admit defeat of your lack of knowledge and find yourself Googling "What is …

Blockchain

Google wants to teach more people AI and machine learning with a free online course

A new ‘Learn with Google AI’ site will serve as a hub for AI and machine learning resources<p>Machine learning and AI are some of the biggest topics in the tech world right now, and Google is looking to make those fields more accessible to more people with its new Learn with Google AI website.<p>Google …

The best camping knives: survive the great outdoors with these knives

By Sarah-Jane Butcher<p>Whether you’re going camping, hiking, hunting or backpacking; a decent knife is an essential piece of kit to carry with you. …

Big Data And AI: 30 Amazing (And Free) Public Data Sources For 2018

Machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchains, predictive analytics – all amazing technologies which have promised to revolutionize business and society.<p>They are useless, however, without data. Fortunately for businesses and organizations which don’t have the resources to methodically …

Machine Learning

The NRA's worst nightmare is here

<b>(CNN) —</b> It feels like the early days of the #MeToo movement, which caused a cultural shift regarding sexual misconduct -- but this time, the problem at hand is gun violence, and the movement is called #NeverAgain. And this time, the courageous individuals leading the effort for change are teenagers …

Guns

A Comprehensive Guide To UI Design

(This is a sponsored article.) With the big picture established — mapping user journeys and defining your design’s look and feel — my fifth article …

Dog Breed Guide Is a Hilariously Accurate Representation of 20+ Different Pups

Choosing a canine companion can be a challenge. Different dog breeds each have their own personalities that might mesh perfectly with yours, or the two of you might drive each other crazy. Luckily, illustrator Grace Gogarty, aka Little Tunny, has created a hilariously helpful guide to distinguish …

Pets

6 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. However, after reading the books on this list and …

We've interviewed nearly 50 millionaires about how they invest their money — here are 5 strategies anyone can implement

<i>Each week on a podcast called "Millionaires Unveiled," Clark Sheffield and Jace Mattinson, both certified public accountants, interview a millionaire — someone with a current net worth of over $1 million. They ask them to share their story, investment strategies, and current portfolio …

Seven memory skills that will make you smarter

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

The kill chain: inside the unit that tracks targets for US drone wars

Amid Kansas bean fields military analysts watch live video of far-off suspects’ lives … and mark them for death. The killings, and accompanying civilian casualties, take an emotional toll<p>In a dimly lit room at McConnell air force base in south central Kansas, analysts from a national guard …

Detroit man deported to Mexico after 30 years in US

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jorge Garcia, a 39-year-old landscaper and father of two who has lived in the United States for 30 years, said a painful goodbye to his family at the Detroit Metro Airport early Monday morning.<p>Garcia was deported, after having lived in the United States since he was a child, when his family …

Immigration

Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water

After three years of unprecedented drought, the South African city of Cape Town has less than 90 days worth of water in its reservoirs, putting it on …

Cape Town

10 Australian Scifi Movies You Need to Watch

When someone says “Australian science fiction movie,” thoughts immediately and inevitably turn to <i>Mad Max</i>—if not George Miller’s insanely influential …

Imatag Uses Invisible Watermarks to Protect Your Photos

Imatag is a new service that uses invisible watermarks to protect photographs from copyright infringement. With the development of AI technology that …

What Is a VPN, and Why You Need One

A virtual private network, or VPN, can help you secure your web traffic and protect your anonymity online from snoops, spies, and anyone else who …

Privacy

Ending net neutrality will save the internet, not destroy it

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made the right move Thursday when it undid an Obama-era power grab commonly referred to as “net neutrality,” ending the agency’s micro-management of the internet.<p>The FCC action benefits consumers and ensures that the internet will be free from burdensome …

How Special Forces Bury the True Cost of America's Wars

When specialized (and glorified) units do the dirty work—and sustain the casualties—the normal political constraints on military power are lost.<p>Over the past 16 years, a profound transformation has been underway in how America wages war. Starting under George W. Bush after 9/11, and accelerating …

Google’s true origin partly lies in CIA and NSA research grants for mass surveillance

Two decades ago, the US intelligence community worked closely with Silicon Valley in an effort to track citizens in cyberspace. And Google is at the heart of that origin story. Some of the research that led to Google’s ambitious creation was funded and coordinated by a research group established by …

Surveillance

450 Free Online Programming & Computer Science Courses You Can Start in December

Six years ago, universities like MIT and Stanford first opened up free online courses to the public. Today, more than 700 schools around the world …

Fintech startup Glint de-cloaks to offer a multi-currency account and card that supports spending gold

London-based Glint has been pretty stealthy about what it planned to offer, despite several funding rounds and a vague description that it wanted to a create new “global currency” based on gold. Well, today the fintech startup is finally de-cloaking with a staggered launch of its multi-currency …

Cryptocurrency

Scary 'Slaughterbots' video shows danger of autonomous killer drones

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>When you're smart, you can make decisions all for yourself.<p>That could be a problem if you're a so-called smart weapon.<p>A video presented on Friday at a meeting of the Convention on Certain Conventional …

The origins of the Second Amendment

The Second Amendment to the Constitution states simply: <i>"</i>A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.<i>"</i> That language and that idea were clearly important to the Founding Fathers.<p>But why?<p>The Second …

Second Amendment

Train Like A Pro: Laser Ammo Pistols Take Dry Fire To The Next Level

Shooting is a perishable skill, to maintain our performance and improve, we have to practice. Conventional wisdom is that dry fire practice is the …

Self Defense