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Netflix and Alphabet will need to become ISPs, fast

This week completely scrambled the video landscape, and its implications are going to take months to fully understand.<p>First is the district court’s decision to approve the merger of AT&T and Time Warner announced just moments ago. That will create one of the largest content creation and …

Net Neutrality

Is Hawaii's Kilauea volcano shooting green gems into the air?

Embedded in the lava still spewing some 130 feet into the air from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano are green crystals.<p>Called olivine, these minerals can …

Geology

What to Say When Your Child Says "That's Not Fair!"

Whether your preschooler insists it’s not fair that it’s time to leave the playground, or your 13-year-old says it’s not fair he can’t go to the …

Self-help

How You Can Improve UX with Microinteractions. Part II

In the first part of the article, I talked about the definitions and types of microinteractions and why they work for your product UX. Here, I will …

UI Design

21 Totally Genius Ideas Only People With Kids Will Truly Appreciate

Just brilliant.

Kids

Why eight hours a night isn’t enough, according to a leading sleep scientist

For something that we spend a third of our lives doing (if we’re lucky), sleep is something that we know relatively little about. “Sleep is actually a relatively recent discovery,” says Daniel Gartenberg, a sleep scientist who is currently an assistant adjunct professor in biobehavioral health at …

Brainwaves

15 Apps That Will Help Your Kids Learn This Summer (and Give You a Much-Needed Break)

Every mom worries about Summer brain drain — the slow erosion of the knowledge your child gained during the previous school year during the course of three months spent focusing on cannonballs, lightning bugs, and ice cream trucks. While teachers might not be overly concerned about the backslide …

Kids

Apple introduces the AI phone

At Apple’s WWDC 2018 — an event some said would be boring this year with its software-only focus and lack of new MacBooks and iPads — the company announced what may be its most important operating system update to date with the introduction of iOS 12. Through a series of Siri enhancements and …

Siri

Children-first design: why UX for kids is a responsible matter

When it comes to the interface designed specifically for the children, we usually have something like a colorful picture with large buttons before …

UI Design

Awesome Motion Design Titles for Playgrounds Sessions

Peter van de Riet shared a beautiful motion design project for Playgrounds Sessions. They created this playful title animation of negative space …

Graphic Design

The UI/UX Portfolio: 13 Best Portfolio Practices – UX Collective

Here is a list of my top 13 best UI/UX portfolio practices after 150+ hours of designing, 3 iterations, feedback from 10 industry professionals & 2 …

UX Design

Child Behavior Problems: What's Normal and What Isn't

Children are supposed to break the rules sometimes. Testing limits is how they learn about themselves and the world. The consequences you give them …

Parenting

The 5-Second Parenting Hack I Use to Diffuse a Tantrum Just As It's About to Happen

In my three and a half short years as a parent, I've tried nearly every tack to stop those arms-flailing, legs-kicking fits of pint-sized rage known as toddler tantrums. I've reprimanded my child, I've tried reasoning with her, I've put her in time-out, I've pretended she didn't exist (a fun one to …

Parenting

The innovative ideas of the K-Design Award 2018 Winners!

The concept is always the skeleton of a good design. Without the skeletal framework of a concept, a design lacks mass and substance. The K-Design …

Industrial Design

What Would U.S. Money Look Like, Given the Proper Attention of an Industrial Designer?

Bills so pretty you'd never spend them<p>Industrial designer Andrey Avgust hails from Belarus, a country whose currency I admit I've never seen. But …

Industrial Designer

This guy attached a telephoto lens to his Game Boy Camera

Nintendo launched the wonderfully weird Game Boy Camera for its beloved handheld console in the late 1990s. It attached like a cartridge and allowed people to capture, edit and, if you had the companion hardware, print blocky images on thermal paper. These days, of course, the camera is out of …

Retrogaming

Doctors hail world first as woman’s advanced breast cancer is eradicated

A woman with advanced breast cancer which had spread around her body has been completely cleared of the disease by a groundbreaking therapy that harnessed the power of her immune system to fight the tumours.<p>It is the first time that a patient with late-stage breast cancer has been successfully …

Cancer

New iPhone X Flaw Reveals Apple's Massive Problem

This last week has seen a rising number of reports of the back camera lens cracking on the iPhone X, and Apple’s suggestion for repair is to have the whole iPhone unit replaced, at a price of up to $549. Once again quality control and the high cost of a ‘repair’ is threatening Apple’s reputation as …

Mobile Technology

How to Talk to Little Kids

There are some who receive the title of “Fun Aunt/Uncle [Name]” with every child they hang out with. And there are others who feel awkward around …

Kids

Free Dark Poster Mockup

Dark poster mockup hanging in on a dark wood grunge wall background. This is a free light weight photoshop mockup that designers can use to present …

Graphic Design

Introducing Airbnb Cereal

At Airbnb, we love typography because we see it as a building block for creating meaningful connections around the world. As a company that’s …

Typography

4 Things We Should All Keep in Mind When Posting Photos of Our Kids

To share or not to share, that is the question.<p>As the first generation of parents to have been on social media our whole adult lives, it's almost automatic that we will continue to share our lives online as we move into parenting. But deciding how much of your kids' lives to share on social media …

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Introverts

Not antisocial. Not lazy.<p>When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time …

The surprising reason your kid is acting defiant and difficult

My son was 6-years-old.<p>He was reading chapter books and could string together a story about the Pokemon sitting on his shoulder who didn’t need a seatbelt because he could just fly into the air if we got into a collision—yes, he could use words like collision accurately—and he loved to learn and …

Parenting

Google now says controversial AI voice calling system will identify itself to humans

Google is trying to stay ahead of the ethical and philosophical pitfalls of its new Duplex platform<p>Following widespread outcry over the ethical dilemmas raised by Google’s new Duplex system, which lets artificial intelligence mimic a human voice to make appointments, Google has clarified in a …

Artificial Intelligence

How Context is Bridging the Gap Between UX and Service Design

We’re all familiar with the story by now.Back in 1993, Don Norman founded a new team at Apple to create a unified experience for their software and …

UX Design

Nintendo Labo review: A labor of love

Over the last week, I've spent more than 20 hours folding and assembling cardboard, and I've learned a few things. One: You don't want to follow exactly in my footsteps. And two: Nintendo's Labo is ingenious. It's something few other companies could have produced and turns the Switch into so much …

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk Just Taught a Master Class in How to Run a Company

Two innovative thinkers. Two extremely detailed communiqus. Many invaluable lessons.<p>Jeff Bezos. Elon Musk.<p>These two tech visionaries share a lot in common. They're both known as extremely innovative thinkers. They're both trying to change the world, one by altering the way people buy products and …

Jeff Bezos

Apple discontinues its AirPort WiFi routers

The longstanding rumors of Apple exiting the WiFi router market were true: the company is officially discontinuing its AirPort and Time Capsule base stations. An Apple spokesperson told Engadget that the company would continue to provide hardware and software support (such as patching bugs and …

Fun Phonics Activities for Your Preschooler

Phonics activities can be educational and fun at the same time. Get your kids excited about learning with fun phonics challenges that teach and …

Kids