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Alphabet's Outline lets you run your own self-hosted VPN for free

Jigsaw, an incubator that’s part of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has launched Outline, an open-source virtual private network (VPN) that you can host on your own server at no charge.<p>As an initiative from the human-rights-focused Jigsaw, Outline is being billed as a tool to help journalists …

Privacy

How to add fingerprint authentication to your Android app

Android 6.0 saw the introduction of fingerprint authentication, a new security feature that allows users to confirm their identify with a single touch. While this new security feature is most commonly used to secure the user’s lockscreen, fingerprint authentication can also be a useful addition to …

3 Ways to Build A Mobile App With No Tech Skills

The challenge may sound insurmountable, but here are paths forward for even the least tech savvy.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With mobile being one of the most lucrative industries today, many startups are launching their own applications despite having no …

Profit

Logo Inspiration | #984

Creating a memorable logo may well be one of the most challenging tasks a designer can face. The success of an organization or brand can hinge on the …

Smartphone-Connected Contact Lenses Give New Meaning to 'Eye Phone'

Apps allow you to link your smartphone to anything from your shoes, to your jewelry, to your doorbell — and soon, you may be able to add your contact …

University of Washington

The First Arrival Trailer Makes Talking to Aliens Terrifying

We got about a minute of footage last week, and now the full trailer for the movie adaptation of Ted Chiang’s “Story Of Your Life” is here. And it is</i> …

50+ Best Home Decorating Ideas of All Time

These home decor tips from top designers take good design to the next level.<p>Whether you're decorating your first home or your fifth, great design is in the details. We've consulted top designers and scoured our archives to find the best ideas for every room in the house.

Home Decorating

This Tiny Router Will Kill All Your Wi-Fi Deadspots

The router is a troubled gadget. Despite its importance, a router is often the most boring device you can usher into your home. The Amplifi solves …

A one-armed Australian robot can build a house four times quicker than a human

The Hadrian 105 robot, named after the Roman emperor who built a wall in ancient Britain, has hit a bricklaying speed of 225 standard brick equivalents per hour, or about half a day's work for a top human bricklayer.<p>To prove it, the company released a time lapse video, showing the robot at work. …

Here's the biggest limitation of Nintendo's new $60 console

When the news broke earlier this week that Nintendo would be releasing a new, smaller version of its first major game console, the internet was abuzz with nostalgic excitement. The NES Classic Edition will come with 30 of the console's greatest games and it fits right in the palm of your hand for …

NASA Concerned That Juno Spacecraft Might Crash Into Europa

"We could possibly contaminate an entire alien ecosystem," says NASA lead program scientist.<p>Now that the Juno spacecraft is in orbit around Jupiter, NASA’s science team will spend a few months performing final tests before beginning its unprecedented close-up investigation of the biggest planet in …

Making Sense of No Man's Sky's Massive Universe

If you've been looking forward to the upcoming space exploration game No Man's Sky, chances are that you've heard about its absurdly big procedurally generated universe. But just like when talking about the actual universe, the size of the playable area of No Man's Sky dwarfs our normal conceptions …

The 8 Biggest Mistakes on Your Portfolio (And How to Fix Them)

<i>This is a syndicated blog post from Format Magazine. It’s contents are being used with exclusive permission.</i><p>For potential clients and collaborators, …

Contemporary or Modern? The Beginner’s Guide to Interior Design Styles

Interior design is a form of art. Creating a space that perfectly reflects our personality, inspirations, and ambitions is not an easy task. …

The Most Impactful And Eye-Catching Logo Redesigns, According To Science

<b>Last month</b> Instagram, DC Comics, Star Trek and Co-op unveiled their logo redesigns–some to a largely welcoming response, while others received more …

Graphic Design

10 Ways to Make Your Home Look Elegant on a Budget

Get the elegant home of your dreams on a budget. Image Source: LMK Interiors Having a high-end looking home can be difficult, especially if you have …

Science fiction can tell us a lot about our problems with artificial intelligence

Last year, an open letter with signatories including Stephen Hawking and Nick Bostrom called for AI to be of demonstrable benefit to humanity, or risk something that exceeds our ability to control it.<p>AI, as conceived of in popular culture, does not yet exist, even if autonomous and expert systems …

Google says 'hundreds of millions of users' will have Daydream VR phones

Google hopes to quickly make its virtual reality platform Daydream a mass-market product. "Our intention is to operate at Android scale, meaning hundreds of millions of users," senior product manager Brahim Elbouchikhi said at a session on monetizing Daydream apps at the Google I/O developers …

Virtual Reality

The Cognitive Biases That Lead to Bad Money Decisions

If managing money were as easy as crunching some numbers and following a spending plan, we’d all be awesome at it. Money isn’t hard because of the …

NASA And Australia Successfully Test A Hypersonic Rocket

It could revolutionize warfare, air travel, and space travel<p>Humans have only flown for a few centuries. Balloons, the earliest human fliers, were not what anyone would call fast. Airplanes, first flown in 1903, started slow, and even now, the majority of human flight is subsonic, with only the …

New analysis: Genetically engineered foods not a health risk

No real evidence for health or environmental dangers of GE crops.

Modern Wide Sliding Glass Doors – Style, Comfort And Practicality.

Sliding doors – is a modern innovation that is primarily intended to save space, and then also for decorative purposes. The problem of a lack of …

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Airbnb's "Stolen" Logo: Successful Design Isn't Always Original, and That's OK

Designers hit back at Spencer Chen’s unoriginal "Nothing is original" tweet.<p>Originality has never been an ally to the 21st century, as music, movies, fashion and even art consistently come under fire as being nothing but recycled ideas. Spencer Chen, "startup personality" and marketing and business …

Graphic Design

50 essential free resources for your graphic design projects

When it comes to being a designer, you’ll always need to stock up on graphics, stock photography and fonts as well as rely on other helpful tools to …

After reading thousands of romance books, Google’s AI is writing eerie post-modern poetry

Google had a problem. Their AI engine spoke with grammatical precision and factual accuracy, but its diction remained terse and limp. They wanted it to be more conversational, so they made it read 2,865 romance novels. Now Google has a poet.<p>In an unpublished paper entitled “Generating Sentences …

Artificial Intelligence

John Oliver stands up for science, pours cold water on all those scientific studies you love

"Science is constantly producing new studies, as you would know if you ever watched TV," John Oliver said on Sunday's <i>Last Week Tonight</i>. "And when …

Customers Love Microsoft's Successful Vision Of The Surface

The team behind Microsoft’s Surface range of devices will be happy with the results of the latest J.D. Power survey on customer satisfaction. Not only does it show that the consumers’ satisfaction rating for hybrid devices is eleven points higher than non-hybrid devices, it also shows that …

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The next AI is no AI

Artificial Intelligence is starting to turn invisible from the outside in — and vice versa. The exact effects and workings of AI technologies are becoming more challenging to perceive and comprehend for humans. Even the experts themselves don’t always fully understand how an AI system …

Artificial Intelligence