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US military successfully tests electrical brain stimulation to enhance staff skills

Study paves way for personnel such as drone operators to have electrical pulses sent into their brains to improve effectiveness in high pressure situations<p>US military scientists have used electrical brain stimulators to enhance mental skills of staff, in research that aims to boost the performance …

The Brain

How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, organised a war game like no other. The two researchers, working with an array of bodies such as the ANSER Institute for Homeland Security, set out to simulate the effects of a …

Infinitesimal

Google finally launches an AdWords app for iPhone and iPad

Google has finally launched a full-fledged iOS app for users of its AdWords advertising service. The AdWords app arrives today as the first official iOS app for the service and it’s available for both iPhone and iPad users now.<p>The Google AdWords app helps you stay connected with your ad campaigns …

Rejecting Appeal, Supreme Court Again Stays Out Of Gun Policy

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from gun owners who challenged a ban on semi-automatic assault rifles and large-capacity ammunition magazines.<p>Two justices — Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia — would have heard the case and struck down the ban.<p>In deciding not to revisit the issue in …

Guns

27 Apps Designers Can’t Live Without

Top designers from Huge, Zappos, ustwo, OKFocus give us the A-Z of which apps they use most, and why.<p>Maybe it’s just Gmail, or maybe it’s something more esoteric like Processing, but there are certain apps we rely on so much that if they suddenly went missing, we’d have a hard time getting by. …

Apps

How to Turn Your Social Media Marketing From Cost Center to Profit Center

How do you demonstrate social media ROI to your key stakeholders?In 2015, over $24 billion will be spent on social media advertising. Now, more than …

Marketing

Case Study: How to Increase Your Traffic by 226% in Just 60 Days

Let’s face it.Your blog is stagnating.You keep checking your traffic for signs of growth but … <i>zip</i>. <i>Nada</i>.The chart is as flat as a pancake.You …

Infographics

The Philosophy of a Hashtag Strategy

Do you have a hashtag strategy? While there’s nothing wrong with casually using a hashtag, having a solid strategy behind your hashtag can bring real …

User Generated Content

How To Boost Your Wi-Fi With a Range Extender

I love the Wi-Fi service available in my home. I have my laptop, my smartphone and my tablet hooked up to it so I can surf the web from anywhere in …

Wi-Fi

'Tinder for New Music' with Rormix's New Feature

As we’ve previously reported, music discovery app Rormix helps you discover new, independent music acts based on your existing tastes. Diving into all those artists can be time-consuming though, so the startup has taken to a now familiar interface to make things easier.<p>Yes, it’s another ‘Tinder …

Turn it Up with More SoundCloud Tips & Ideas for MagMakers

Jenn de la Vega / October 23, 2014<p>We’ve covered how to hook your SoundCloud account to Flipboard, but have you thought of the many ways you could use …

Andrei Cherny’s ‘Aspiration’ Brings The Investment Tools Of The 1% To The Other 99%

At 39 years old, Andrei Cherny has advised presidents, consulted with Fortune 100 companies, worked as a state prosecutor, served as a Naval reserve officer, founded a think tank and policy journal, and written a couple of books. Now he’s adding entrepreneur to the list.<p>In November Cherny will …

Step up your Photoshop game - Mask It Like a Pro!

Example from the course <i>Mask It Like a Pro!</i>: Selective editing using a set of complex layer masks.<p>Layer masking is undoubtedly one of the most …

Handy Infographic is a Useful Social Media Image Size Cheat-Sheet

The folks over at Constant Contact recently put together a handy little infographic that will help you better manage and properly ‘dress up’ your the …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

An Interview With Walt Mossberg And Kara Swisher, The Most Powerful Media Duo In Silicon Valley

It's their tech industry conference featuring big-name speakers like Google cofounder Sergey Brin, Apple executives Craig Federighi and Eddy Cue, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts ... you know what? There are just too many big names to list here. It's stacked.<p>The Code Conference …

Silicon Valley

Type Connection Helps You Find Matching Typefaces

Deciding upon a single typeface to get your point across is easy, but figuring out which typefaces match is something even design experts often get wrong. How do you find the chocolate to Perpetua’s peanut butter then, or the goose to Garamond’s gander? You put them through the paces of the Type …

Typography

Echo Nest Radio on Spotify

I work for Spotify now – so for my Sunday morning programming project I thought I’d write a simple Spotify App that uses The Echo Nest API to create …

Google Web Designer creates animated 3-D HTML5 ads in minutes, for free

Google released its new tool for building adaptive, universally usable rich ads this morning. With Google Web Designer, hard-core animators and wet-behind-the-ears newbies can build, edit, and publish animated HTML5 ads for any platform in just minutes.<p>For any device.<p>“We think that Google Web …

Seven Ways Musicians Make Money Off YouTube

Here's how the video streaming site is profitable ... for those who find an audience<p>You'd think because "The Internet" equals "music piracy," your …

Upworthy Raises $8 Million for Clickbait With a Mission

Can you build a successful website by repackaging work done by other people?<p>Of course you can!<p>What about building a successful website by repackaging …

Twitter #Music In Action With New Spotify App and Playlists On Rdio

When Twitter #Music launched back in April it included integrations with Rdio and Spotify. Then, as now, short previews of songs are provided by …

ArtistX

This app lets you explore The Echo Nest song Attributes for any artist.<p><b>Distribution</b> Type the name of the artist, select an attribute and see the …

Music Production

Clique – AJAX Responsive Portfolio WordPress Theme by SwiftIdeas

Clique – Portfolio WordPress Theme.<p>This premium WordPress theme was designed and developed by SwiftIdeas for gallery websites and portfolio pages.</b> …

12 Tips: Twitter for Musicians

Twitter is a very powerful resource for fan engagement, but it is often misunderstood, and therefore underutilized by musicians and bands. Many will …

InterAct