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Samsung's T5 500GB portable SSD is down to an all new low price of $130

The Samsung T5 500GB portable solid state drive is down to $129.99 on Amazon for the first time. This price is an all new low for the T5 and beats …

Portable

57 Easy 4th of July Recipes for Exceedingly Chill Vibes

When you’ve got a drink and one hand and sparklers in the other, the menu should be as low-key as possibly (but obviously still delicious).<p>The 4th of July is about spending time outside, day drinking (if you’re of age), swimming (if you’re lucky), and an all-around lazy time in the best way …

Cooking

Adobe Revives Fonts from Legendary Bauhaus Design Masters

Today Adobe announced the launch of The Hidden Treasures - Bauhaus Dessau, a campaign that will bring to life nearly century old original typography …

Typography

Perfectly capture colors with this pocket-size sensor [Deals]

Whether you’re working on a graphic design project or redecorating your home, color is key. But most of us can’t tell the difference between purple and violet, so we’ve found a tool that can help.<p>Nix Mini is a pocket-sized sensor that scans any colored surface and turns out a precise color code. So …

Graphic Design

Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Walnut Dressing

4–6 servings<p>A condiment made up of walnuts, anchovies, garlic, and red pepper flakes is the ultimate umami bomb, which is then spooned over the crispiest-ever smashed potatoes.<p>May 2018Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 lb. new or other small waxy potatoes<p>1 cup Diamond Crystal or ½ cup Morton kosher salt, plus more<p>⅔ …

Netflix Used Big Data To Identify The Movies That Are Too Scary To Finish

With more than 100 million subscribers around the world who generate an extraordinary amount of data to analyze, Netflix has access to many insights about its viewers that help drive its success. It’s not just the amount of data they have available that give the company a competitive edge and to …

Entertainment

The long, slow demise of credit card signatures starts today

The mindless practice of scrawling your signature at checkout will one day vanish, and a major step toward that change starts Friday.<p>Beginning last year, all four major US payment providers -- Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover -- announced plans to remove the requirement that …

FinTech

Taping over the lens is just the first step in keeping online snoopers out of your business<p>Here is what the former FBI director James Comey said when he was asked back in September 2016 if he covered his laptop’s webcam with tape.<p>“Heck yeah, heck yeah. Also, I get mocked for a lot of things, and I …

James Comey

No Logo Logo! Brand Identity for Something

Motherbird, a design studio from Australia created an amazing brand identity for the London based content agency Something. As they describe, it's a …

Graphic Design

New Trend in Visual Design and Motion Design for the Web?

I love browsing through sites like Behance and Dribbble for visual design inspiration. It's amazing to see how much the field has evolved. We can see …

I trained an AI to copy my voice and it scared me silly

Over the past year, I wrote about a bunch of companies working on voice synthesis technology. They were very much in the early stages of development, and only had some pre-made samples to show off. Now, researchers hailing from the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms at the Universite de …

Switzerland bans boiling live lobsters in animal welfare reform

The government also outlawed the practice of transporting lobsters on ice or in icy water. Animal welfare activists have argued that crustaceans feel …

Blocs 2 for Mac lets you build custom websites without code

Sponsored Content<p>Save 50 percent on this highly-rated app and work with your favorite CMS.<p>Building websites is actually quite hard. That’s why developers get paid. But sometimes, you just want a simple online presence that looks good on any device. Enter Blocs 2 for Mac, a visual web design studio …

Adobe Lightroom’s auto setting is now powered by AI

Adobe launched an update to its suite of Lightroom photo management apps today that, among other things, brings a new machine learning-powered auto setting to the service. The new auto setting uses Adobe’s Sensei AI platform to analyze your photo and compare it to the thousands of professionally …

PiTunnel connects your Raspberry Pi to the world

Raspberry Pis are usually very lonely. These tiny, single-board computers sit quietly under desks or inside 3D printed cases, staring wistfully into the far distance while waiting for a little attention. Now, thanks to a side project by a programmer named Dimitri Raftopoulos, an app called PiTunnel …

How Facebook Watch will overtake YouTube as the biggest video platform

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Facebook is crushing Snapchat. Well, forget that, because I’m interested in a much bigger tech company Facebook is …

New North Korean Missile Is A 'Monster'

The intercontinental ballistic missile that North Korea launched on Wednesday appears to be significantly larger and more powerful than previous versions, according to independent analysts.<p>"It's a monster," says Vipin Narang, an associate professor at MIT who tracks the North's nuclear …

Facebook will now show you the Russian bots you unknowingly follow

Facebook is taking steps to help people understand how they may have been influenced by Russian propaganda profiles and Pages across its properties. The social networking company today announced that it plans to launch a portal where anyone can go to find out if Pages or Instagram accounts they …

Minimalist Web Design Concept for Bjork

Concept projects are always a great way to learn and improve your design skills. It gives you the opportunity to try new things, ignore some …

UI Design

US Navy admits aircrew drew penis in the sky

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In case there was any doubt, the US Navy has confirmed that there is "zero training value" in drawing penises in the sky.<p>Navy officials were faced with an unusual controversy after residents of Okanogan County, Washington noticed a sky drawing many said looked like male genitalia …

Military

10 criminally underrated movies on Netflix you owe it to yourself to watch

Since its inception, Netflix has stood as the benchmark for on-demand entertainment. As its popularity grew, so too did the streaming service’s …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

UI Inspiration: Some more Fresh UI/UX Interactions

We had a pretty good response from last week's article about fresh UI/UX interactions. You guys are suggesting we should do this as a weekly thing? …

Google's new browser experiment lets you learn about basic AI

Just how does machine learning work? You’ve probably read a primer or two on the subject, but often the best way to understand a thing is to try it out for yourself. With that in mind, check out this little in-browser experiment from Google named Teachable Machine. It’s a perfect two-minute summary …

MicroLED explained: What is MicroLED and how it can change display technology

While OLED technology is currently enjoying its time in the spotlight, display innovators are already turning their attention to the next big technological shift – microLED. Major product companies, including Samsung, Apple, and Facebook’s Oculus, are already looking at this technology for future …

Intellectual Property

Watch Aaron Draplin design a logo in 15 minutes

It's fun to watch an A-list designer like Aaron Draplin (creator of Field Notes notebooks) how he goes about designing a new logo. Here, he was …

Graphic Design

Walmart will use Nvidia and AI to gain ground on Amazon

In a note to clients, Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry revealed that Wal-Mart would be building huge data centers to house its cloud computing and make a sizable push into deep learning, a segment of artificial intelligence. Wal-Mart will build a "GPU farm" using graphics processing …

This is how MoviePass plans to make money with a $10-a-month unlimited plan that seems too good to be true

When MoviePass announced this week that it would be lowering the rates for its unlimited movie buffet to only $10 a month it immediately became a trending topic. With the average movie ticket in the US about $9, and a ticket in a city like New York costing more than $16, the deal was impossible to …

Mars Rover Can Celebrate 'Birthday' By Singing Alone On The Desolate Planet

The Curiosity rover has given NASA plenty to celebrate.<p>If you’ve ever spent a birthday alone quietly singing to yourself, congratulations, you have more in common with the Mars rover than you may have thought!<p>Saturday marks five years since NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on Mars to begin its mission …

The Technology That Will Make It Impossible for You to Believe What You See

With these techniques, it’s difficult to discern between videos of real people and computerized impostors that can be programmed to say anything.<p>The president was seething.<p>His problem was with the press, yes, but also with the technology they used. Electronic media had changed everything. People …

Artificial Intelligence