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Using Color When Designing Apps Or Websites

One thing that is absolutely essential the the overall success of your website is being able to select the right color scheme.When it comes to other …

UI Design

How Much Does It Cost to Make a Custom Website?

In some ways, creating a website is a lot like building a house. There are endless options depending on what you need and want. Each and every website design project, like every house, is always different.<p>After 15 years in the website design and digital marketing industry, the question I most …

Project Management

50 Best Free Fonts Of 2015

The best free fonts from 2015, ultimate collection of <b>top 50 free fonts 2015</b> based on typeface style, concept and design. Brand new free fonts are …

Typography

This bot tells you if your selfies suck

After analyzing more than two million selfies, a neural network artificial intelligence program can actually tell you which ones suck.<p>Creator Andrej Karpathy, who previously worked with Google Research on its learning algorithm program DeepMind, fed the program with more than five million photos …

Twitter now lets anyone tweet a poll

Starting today, any Twitter user will be able to poll their followers. As is characteristic, CEO Jack Dorsey announced the update in a tweet.<p>https://twitter.com/jack/status/660189035403460608/photo/1<p>Polls will be available on Twitter’s web app as well as in Android and iOS apps.<p>The company first …

Will Updating To iOS 9.1 Make My Old iPhone Faster?

After initially seeding iOS 9.1 to registered developers and testers before iOS 9.0 was even made officially public, Apple has now pushed the first …

12 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free for a limited time

When we put together these lists of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, 10 is typically as high as we go. Today, however, there are so many …

Study: Meditation and yoga dramatically cut our need for health care services

Living a healthier life doesn’t have to be hard. That’s the conclusion of a new study, which found that using relaxation techniques such as meditation and yoga can reduce the number of hospital visits you might need.<p>The explanation is simple. Though stress-related illnesses won’t usually kill you …

Medicine

Organic ‘computers’ made of DNA could process data inside our bodies

We invariably imagine electronic devices to be made from silicon chips, with which computers store and process information as binary digits (zeros and ones) represented by tiny electrical charges. But it need not be this way: among the alternatives to silicon are organic mediums such as DNA.<p>DNA …

Apple's plan to kill the hamburger menu

During Apple’s September event it announced a new technology called 3D Touch as part of the iPhone 6s. Apple calls it the “next generation of multitouch” and it isn’t mincing words when it comes to how important it is to the future.<p>Aside from the confusing naming, 3D Touch is similar to Force Touch …

Apple Watch

Cast Iron Chicken Recipes That'll Make You Want To Kiss Your Skillet

Chicken is an easy dish to get bored of. It can be dry, bland and a chore to eat. If you feel the same way we feel, we have good news. There's a simple solution: a cast iron skillet. It's the fastest and simplest way to make chicken exciting again.<p>With a good sear and the right recipe in hand, a …

Cooking

A Magnetic 'Wormhole' That Connects Two Regions of Space Was Created in The Lab

Two years ago ... this was weird.<p>Back in 2015, researchers in Spain created a tiny magnetic wormhole for the first time ever. They used it to connect …

Physics

Apple files patent for MacBook fuel cell that could last weeks

Apple has filed a patent application for a fuel cell system that could power a MacBook "for days or even weeks without refuelling".<p>In the patent …

Alternative Fuel

AI Robot Learns Words In Real Time & Tells Human Creators It Will Keep Them In A “People Zoo”

I'm in!<p>These days, robots are being developed with some absolutely amazing technology. Indeed, robotics technology has become so impressive that the …

Robots Discover How Cooperative Behavior Evolved in Insects

Image: Eliseo Ferrante via YouTubeIn a computer simulation, a swarm of virtual robots started as a disorganized group, but later evolved more …

Biology

Google Warns Site Owners of CSS Error Hurting Ranking

If you are a site owner and have recently received this warning from Google, you are not alone. Here it is:<p>The company has been sending out these …

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

It’s official: we’re getting a taco emoji

Burritos, hot dogs, and Early Dynastic Cuneiform, too<p>Language evolves. And perhaps today's most quickly evolving language is emoji, more and more of which are added each year in response to how we use the quirky symbols and which new ones we want.<p>Today marks an incredible day in emoji's evolution: …

Language

Rename your Mac screenshots into something useful with Tiny for Mac

If you’re like me, you take a lot of screenshots on your Mac as you work throughout the day. Taking screenshots is as easy as Cmd+Shift+4 and click and drag.<p>But when you take these screenshots, the file name is simply something like “Screen Shot 2015-05-25 at 9.29.43 AM.” In other words, the name …

Miito Deconstructs The Kettle To Save Energy

Europeans love little better than a nice cup of tea. Which means an awful lot of water is being boiled daily — only a portion of which is actually necessary, given most people aren’t fastidious enough to boil only the quantity of liquid they actually need to fill their cup or teapot.<p>Part of this …

Tea

A bunch of new details about Apple's next big iPhone update just leaked

Although the company hasn't revealed any information about its future plans just yet, 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman just published a huge report that paints a pretty clear picture of what to expect from iOS 9.<p>Gurman's sources seem to be pretty well connected, since many of his reports turn out to be …

Apps

Sea turtle given a 3D-printed jaw implant after boat accident

Human activity almost killed this loggerhead sea turtle in Turkey, but a group of doctors and researchers are looking to right that wrong with a 3D-printed prosthetic. The turtle, which is marked as an endangered species, was struck by a boat propeller while swimming in its natural habitat. The …

3D Printing

7 Workouts To Try When You're Feeling Too Lazy To Move

Sometimes all we want is to stay in bed or on the couch when we know we <i>should</i> get up for a workout. When the urge to veg hits, the powerfully lazy mood seems as though it could take over your entire day.<p>However, this lethargy doesn't have to cancel out your ability to partake in and reap the real …

Exercise

Julianne Moore on Her New Oscar, Texting Kristen Stewart, and Why Cannes Has the Best Red Carpet

If anyone knows how to do the Cannes Film Festival, it’s Julianne Moore.<p>If we’ve learned anything in the past year it’s that people <i>really</i> love giving <b>Julianne Moore</b> awards. In the last 12 months alone, she’s received an Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and the Cannes Film Festival award for best actress. …

Julianne Moore

CANNES WATCH: Winehouse documentary shows fame's dark side

CANNES, France (AP) — Celebrity-worshipping Cannes got a sobering reminder of fame's dark side Saturday with "Amy," a powerful documentary about the late singer Amy Winehouse.<p>"I don't think I'm going to be at all famous," a teenage Winehouse says at one point in the film by British director Asif …

Film Festivals