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3 easy no-cook summer dips that aren't guacamole

Tired of serving the usual chips and guac at your summer barbecue? Bored with the standard picnic fare of store-bought hummus and baby carrots? These three inventive, no-cook dips make the most of fresh summer produce and are a snap to whip up on a hot day. And they’re much more impressive than …

Food

50 Summer Salads You'll Actually Enjoy Eating

No more sad, wilted greens.<p>No more sad, wilted greens.

Food

Microsoft Word 2016 is getting collaborative editing for OneDrive files

Microsoft will now let you collaborate on Word files stored on OneDrive using the desktop Office 2016 suite.<p>While real-time co-authoring has been available in for Office Online since 2013, Office 2016 will be the first traditional version of the productivity suite with real-time collaboration …

This Inflatable Space Elevator Could House Hotels and Airports High In The Sky

The logistics of launching into orbit might be very difficult but at least if you build it, tourists will come.<p>Thoth is a Canadian company that makes miniaturized, lightweight gadgets to be taken into space, and now it has just patented an insane, sci-fi technology that could make getting them into …

10 qualities that separate great web designers from the rest

What separates the best designers from the rest? What are their secrets? Sure, some were born with it or just got lucky – but most designers learned …

Improve Productivity and Hack Your Life As A Web Designer

#EspressoMonday Episode Nr.17You just have to admit it – that web designers, being creative people, are prone to distractions. Besides, science tells …

7 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about Accessibility

Accessibility enables people with disabilities to perceive, understand, navigate, interact with, and contribute to the web. Imagine a world where …

UX Design

Sponsor // 100% Free Assets for Every Designer

1001FreeDownloads is a new site where you can find thousands of images which are not only free, but royalty-free, and can be used for commercial and …

15 Free Ebooks for Designers & Developers in 2015

Whenever you are a newbie designer, or an advanced pro, the Web always has some interesting reading for you. Looking for a little experience in …

New Web trends: immersive interaction design

Aside from the visual appeal, animations more importantly transition users between states of content. Transitions are the glue holding together all animated effects. How does the user get from one state to the next? What does each different state ask or tell the user to do? A smooth transition …

UI Design

These Are the 10 Most Influential Leaders in Tech Right Now

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Entrepreneurship

Baidu will test a self-driving BMW later this year

We've known for a while that Baidu wants its first self-driving car on the road by the end of this year, and now we know who's making that happen. <i>The Guardian</i> reports that the Chinese company is partnering up with BMW, which will provide the testbed for the duo's autonomous car project. The …

Baidu

You can now see how much shorter your commute will be in the future via Crossrail using Citymapper

Canary Wharf to Oxford Circus in 26 minutes? Doesn't sound too bad.<p>According to Citymapper, that's how long it will take you to zip from the financial hub in east London to the city center on a new underground line — at least once it's operational in three years.<p>Crossrail won't be up and running …

Square Enix, PS4 The Order dev, and more making Oculus Rift VR games

Oculus Rift has attracted some high-profile game development companies.<p>During the Oculus VR E3 Conference this week, the Facebook-owned company revealed an initial list of developers working on projects for the virtual reality headset.<p>Square Enix, Ratchet & Clank studio Insomniac Games, and The …

Virtual Reality

The 5 Best Fonts To Use On Your Resume

Times New Roman might cost you your next job.<p>While resume font choice may seem trivial, experts say it's actually pretty important. A bad font can take the focus off the accomplishments you've listed.<p>"A reader may not arrive at the content if your font if too distracting," Samantha Howie, senior …

How to Get Employees Excited to Do Their Work

What keeps you up at night as a manager? Are you worried about hitting your numbers? How to boost the results of lower performers? What about how to keep top performers motivated?<p>We often believe that the most effective way to respond to these concerns is to directly tell our employees what to do. …

Leadership

The Best Time to Post Tweets, Facebook Posts and More

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>We’re pretty keen on optimal timing for social media here at Buffer, and I figured it was high time I collected all the information we have about online communication into one place. I’ve collected research and stats on Twitter, Facebook, email …

UK teen launches Thinkspace, seeks to bring software development to high schools around the world

Thinkspace, an organization created by sixteen-year-old James Anderson, seeks to “inspire the next generation of app developers” through dedicated coding zones in high schools across the globe. Anderson formally launched Thinkspace this month with campuses in Plymouth and Northern Ireland.<p>Anderson …

Kids And TV: Watching An Extra Hour Can Harm Kindergarten Performance, Study Says

Yet another data point has been added to the ongoing debate over how much TV watching is too much for young children.<p>A study of Canadian children has found that even an extra hour of TV time -- above the daily average of 72 minutes -- could significantly harm a child’s performance in kindergarten, …

Crowdfunded cups and straws quickly detect 'invisible' date rape drugs

The odorless and tasteless nature of "date rape drugs" can make them impossible for victims to detect before it's too late. But soon your drinking glass may able to warn you if dangerous chemicals have been slipped into your cocktail. Next month, DrinkSavvy will begin shipping plastic cups and …