Chris Newell

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The Silicon Valley quest to preserve Stephen Hawking’s voice

Eric Dorsey, a 62-year-old engineer in Palo Alto, was watching TV Tuesday night when he started getting texts that Stephen Hawking had died. He …

Silicon Valley

Look again – the seductive art of Daniel Shea - in pictures

As a new book and exhibition launched this week shows, the beguiling work of the American photographer Daniel Shea manages to seduce and disconcert in equal measure.<p>The exhibition 43-35 10th Street, runs at the Webber Gallery, London W1, 22 March to 4 May this year. The book of the same name is …

New York City

10+ Best Free Portfolio WordPress Themes

• in Themes Collections<p>11 Comments<p>A portfolio website can be a very valuable asset if you’re creating something awesome and want to share it with the …

Web Design

MWuse – Adobe Muse Converter

Description<p>Design your WordPress theme easily in Adobe Muse<br>Get the best of both worlds.<p>Features<p>Quick conversion<br>• Use multiple Adobe Muse themes<br>• Name …

Web Design

35 Best Portfolio WordPress Themes 2018

A decent portfolio must cover a lot of bases. Apart from actually showcasing your work, the text alongside each piece must give the right level of …

Web Design

14 fantastic WordPress portfolio examples for 2017 - The Garage

Looking back on my last couple posts, it shouldn’t be too surprising we’re now going to look at the themes — specifically those that power some of my …

Web Design

Portfolio & Gallery ( Grid Kit )

Description<p>Portfolio & Gallery ( Grid Kit )<p>Portfolio & Gallery ( Grid Kit ) is an amazing and powerful WordPress portfolio plugin designed to help …

Web Design



Objects of desire: this season's most wanted fashion items – in pictures

From Dior’s bohemian glass bead necklaces to Saint Laurent’s ‘le smoking’ bag, here are spring 2018’s hottest items in all their glory<p>• Read more from the spring/summer 2018 edition of The Fashion, our biannual fashion supplement<p><i>Snail necklace, £225, by Loewe.</i>

Jimmy Choo

Startup wants to upload your brain to the cloud, but has to kill you to do it

Nectome offers to preserve grey matter through ‘vitrifixation’ process tested on rabbits – but doesn’t have a method for uploading brains yet<p>A US startup is promising to upload customers’ brains to the cloud using a pioneering technique it has trialled on rabbits.<p>The only catch, according to the …


My May-Thatcher deepfake won't fool you but its tech may change the world

Yes, my AI face-swap attempts might show how hard it is to make a deepfake – but it’s getting easier every day<p>MPs from the House of Commons inquiry into fake news were warned last week of a new AI technology that is about to change the world, and not for the better.<p>“We’re rapidly moving into an era …

Emma Watson

Graphic brutality: posters of Italian brutalist architecture – in pictures

On a family holiday in Florence, London-based art director and graphic designer Peter Chadwick was struck by the difference between the brutalist architecture in Italy and that of the UK. “Because of the different climate, it looked cleaner, the concrete,” he says.<p>Brutalismo, Chadwick’s new poster …


Jeff Koons: 'I think I’ll always keep feeling somewhat like an outsider'

The controversial artist returns to New York City this week to re-exhibit seven 20-year-old collage paintings and he talks about his heroes, his detractors and his love of Lil Uzi Vert<p>Listening to Jeff Koons talk about his art, one first notices his usage and re-usage of certain carefully selected …


Amazon working to fix Alexa after users report random burst of 'creepy' laughter

The company acknowledged the issue after some reported their devices had developed an unsettling new skill<p>The robot wars are coming, and Alexa will have the last laugh.<p>Amazon acknowledged on Wednesday that some of its Alexa-enabled devices have developed a new skill: creeping out their owners with …

Smart Homes

Google’s AI is being used by US military drone programme

DoD’s Project Maven uses tech firm’s TensorFlow artificial intelligence systems, prompting debate both inside and outside company<p>Google’s artificial intelligence technologies are being used by the US military for one of its drone projects, causing controversy both inside and outside the …

Artificial Intelligence

Rage against the machine: self-driving cars attacked by angry Californians

Local residents are hitting back at their new robot neighbors – literally – as reports detail assaults on driverless cars<p>The great promise of self-driving cars is that they will save innumerable lives by removing the most fallible and unpredictable element from vehicle traffic: the human.<p>But in San …

San Francisco

Codecs and Containers - the wonderful world of video files


Amazon unveils Echo Look, a selfie camera to help you choose what to wear

Hands-free, voice-powered smart selfie camera takes photos and videos on command while its virtual assistant Alexa gives fashion advice<p>Amazon has unveiled the Echo Look, a new voice-controlled selfie camera pitched as the ultimate bedroom companion that allows AI assistant Alexa to give you fashion …

What Is Creative Problem Solving and Why Is It Important?

Knowing that 90 percent of educators believe creative problem solving should be integrated across all curricula, and that policymakers are in …

What is the Windsor hum and is it really US Steel’s fault?

An intermittent rumbling similar to a case investigated on The X-Files has been driving some residents berserk for years – with similar noises heard around the world. The truth is out there ...<p><b>Name:</b> The Windsor Hum.<p><b>Age:</b> About seven years old.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Invisible, fleeting.<p><b>What is it?</b> An …

Bryan Cranston

NatWest Bank tests Cora, an AI bot that will answer customer questions

Bank promises life-like experience with artificial intelligence system<p>NatWest is testing an artificial intelligence-powered “digital human” called Cora that will converse with customers in branches – raising fears that bank tellers could be replaced by avatars.<p>Cora, described by the bank as “highly …

Artificial Intelligence

Can chickpeas prolong orgasm? Yes – but only in LiarTown

It’s the satirical powerhouse for the fake news era. LiarTown’s creator Sean Tejaratchi tells us how he dreamt up cooking with tears, angry cow stamps – and that old Smiths classic Lovely Gary<p>Rodward Manshawl’s crosswords are not easy. Here’s 47 down: “Cockney rhyming slang for excessive banking …

Malcolm Gladwell

Bad News: the game researchers hope will 'vaccinate' public against fake news

Aim is for players to build a fake news empire, which researchers hope will expose propaganda tactics<p>Fake news is already an entire industry, an anti-democratic weapon, a movie, a play, an insult and a cliche.<p>Now it is being turned into a game – to help people understand its wiles and …

Fake News

Introduction to Mobile Augmented Reality Development in Unity

Augmented Reality

Editing Audio with Audacity

Audio Recording

Linkedin for Dummies


Adding vector graphics to the Web

Vector graphics are very useful in many circumstances — they have small file sizes and are highly scalable, so they don't pixellate when zoomed in or …

Artificial Intelligence

JPGs, PNGs and GIFs, oh my! Everything you need to know about image file formats.

Think GIF is the most delicious kind of peanut butter? And AI was that weird sci-fi movie starring Haley Joel Osment? Well, you’re not wrong. But …


Understanding Resize vs. Resample

In this movie author Julieanne Kost uses the Resample Image option in the Image Size dialog box to demonstrate the difference between resizing and …