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The psychology of spiritualism: science and seances

As the evenings get darker and the first hint of winter hangs in the air, the western world enters the season of the dead. It begins with Halloween, continues with All Saints' and All Souls' days, runs through Bonfire Night – the evening where the English burn effigies of historical terrorists – …

Lined & Unlined

Hover States<p>In HTML, a hover (or a:hover) is one of four pseudo-classes that can be added to an anchor. Links have two anchors, a source and a …

Logo Design Guidelines

Design a logo and a visual identity goes way beyond the free form and artistic side of what most people think. There is all the rational part …

Why Google Glass Will Not Be Another iPhone

Will Google Glass be another iPhone? Will Google grow the wearable displays market at the same level of success achieved by Apple in smartphones? Forrester think so and claim that 12% of the adult American population would buy Glass if it were available now.<p>That shows some lack of understanding of …

The Next $100 Billion Technology Market?

Just as we are getting our arms around terms like B2B and BYOD, the latest technology acronym emerges — M2M. And this one is big and getting bigger fast. For many of us, M2M (machine-to-machine) is a new concept, but you might be surprised to learn that it is already a $24B market and predicted to …

An Eye for Fashion

Inside Flipboard / June 24, 2013<p>One of America’s most successful and popular women’s style blogs was actually created by two men who met at a …

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My (Simple) Workflow To Design And Develop A Portfolio Website

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The One Google Reader Feature Nobody’s Figured Out How To Replace

By John Paul Titlow9 minute Read<p>In one week, Google Reader will disappear. Until that long-dreaded moment arrives, the service’s most dedicated users …

Digg Reader Is Now Open

Exactly one week before Google Reader shuts down entirely, Digg has opened up access to the Digg Reader beta. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we sat down with General Manager Jake Levine and President Andrew McLaughlin to discuss the details of the product, as well as the long-term …

To really get smart, Apple’s Siri may need a human touch

In a recent study by Butler University, Apple’s iOS personal assistant Siri scored only 16.3 on an intelligence index out of 100 and ranked below Bing, Yahoo, Google, WolframAlpha … and answers engine ChaCha.<p>“If the metric is providing users with a high quality answer within seconds, Siri’s at the …

Hadoop Big Data Ecosystem Gets Big Boost As Hortonworks Nabs $50 Million In Fresh Financing

As big data is burning up the mainstream enterprise market, many are questioning the stability of the open source community. Wikibon analyst Dave Vellante (@dvellante) predicts that the Hadoop ecosystem will undergo significant overhauling as it evolves to “enterprise grade” – meaning it is stable …

Who will stop Google?

<b>Google co-founder Sergey Brin (AP/Eric Risberg/Salon)</b><p>Snowden revealed what many of us already suspected: Google completely controls the web<p>Rebecca Solnit<p>June 25, 2013 6:45pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Finally, journalists have started criticizing in earnest the leviathans of …

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The free flow of information defines the Internet. Innovations like Wikipedia and crowdsourcing owe their existence to and are powered by the …

Who's Behind the Sad, Anonymous Truth of 'My Startup Has 30 Days to Live'?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A mysterious Tumblr began circulating through the tech press on Tuesday as an anonymous startup …

ThousandEyes Aims to Ease Solving Cloud Performance Problems

Today’s a day for enterprise-focused companies to be coming out of stealth. The latest is called ThousandEyes, and its aim is to address a peculiar …

Douchebags Like You Are Ruining San Francisco

<i>My Mea Culpa: I know that it’s people like me that started this shit show in SF. I moved to The Mission back in the early 90s. I was part of the</i> …

What software programs should you learn to use if you want to be a mobile UX/interaction designer? If you were starting to learn today and had no prior experience with programs on the market, what one or two pieces of software would you use?

What Is The Principle Behind The 'Flat' UI / UX Design Being Adopted By Apple, Google & Microsoft?

I believe the move to flat UI is inspired by people’s increasing familiarity with digital interfaces.<p><b>The Early Days (1995-2003)</b><p>When I started designing for the web in the late 90s, only a certain class of professional workers was familiar with desktop software, let alone digital interfaces. That …

iOS 7 borrows heavily from its competition, but should we care?

If you were online at all yesterday, you probably heard at least a little bit about Apple’s latest iOS 7. The new UI is completely redesigned and transforms the aging platform into something modern and fresh. At the same time, it also looks very familiar.<p>Some of this is because at it’s heart it is …

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A Designer Has Already Come Up With A Way To Improve Apple's New iPhone Icons

Apple's new iPhone software is being received with cautious optimism.<p>A lot of people think the redesign is pretty good, but they're finding flaws. However, most people are withholding judgement until they get their hands on it.<p>There is one exception to the cautious optimism: The new icon Apple made …

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Social media users like the sound of iTunes Radio

Apple finally unveiled its music streaming service, iTunes Radio, and the social Web approves.<p>Social media analytics company NetBase found that 94 percent of social media users had positive comments about iTunes Radio following the product's release during Apple's WWDC developers conference on …

Apple, iOS 7 and WWDC: 7 articles for you to read

It has been one of those weeks where I have not had time to sit down and think about the various news announcements from Apple’a (s AAPL) annual …

Boom in '1984' sales in NSA wake

As the story of the National Security Agency secret surveillance program exploded, sales of George Orwell’s “1984” - about a totalitarian state and government monitoring - have shot up on online book seller Amazon.<p>As of Wednesday morning, four different editions of the book are in the top 40 of …

The Secrets Of Generation Flux

How brilliantly managed chaos sparks success inside Nike, Box, Cisco, Foursquare, Intuit, and more.<p><b>If Wes Anderson ever</b> conjures up a hipster mad scientist, he’ll look a lot like Aaron Levie, the cofounder and CEO of an Internet company called Box. Levie’s a mess of jangly nerves, topped by a wild …

The Future Perfect’s Debut Collection Is All Grown-Up

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the quirky design boutique rolls out its first furniture line.<p>A decade after The Future Perfect put an early, ironic stake in the ground in the Brooklyn design scene, the Williamsburg boutique is coming of age. Founder David Alhadeff first expanded to an outpost …

Why Jony Ive Is Flattening iOS 7

On the eve of iOS 7’s much-ballyhooed facelift, let’s reconsider what we talk about when we talk about skeuomorphism.<p>Over the past year or two, skeuomorphism has become the new Comic Sans. Just name-drop this esoteric technical term into polite conversation (always dismissively, of course–and don’t …

Amazon Bets On Web Groceries, Expands AmazonFresh To L.A.

Confirming reports from earlier this month, Amazon has today expanded its online grocery service AmazonFresh to it first non-Seattle market: Los Angeles. The company homepage was quietly updated this morning with news of the expansion, and the AmazonFresh mobile applications for iOS and Android …

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …