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The pro guide to the perfect UX portfolio

While other industries can get away with presenting only the final product or explaining the results, UX and UI design is different. More than just seeing a well-made website, most employers want to know <i>how</i> you solve problems, and case studies show just that.<p>“Don’t obsess over visual showcases,” …

UX Design

11 Morning Habits That Will Change Your Life (And Make You More Creative)

<i>Your alarm clock goes off and it’s time to mindlessly shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, then head to work. Is that really all there is?</i>In …

Creativity

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Debuts This Weekend

<i>Star Wars</i> is just days away from returning to the big screen—or at least the trailer is.<p>Ending weeks of speculation, Lucasfilm confirmed today that …

Engadget Daily: HTC RE review, Redbox increases rental pricing, and more!

It's a periscope! It's an elbow macaroni! Nope, it's the RE, HTC's $200 handheld camera. Sure, it's super fun and really easy to hold, but if pro-level action shots are what you're after, this noodle-shaped shooter isn't for you. That's not all we have on deck, though -- read on for the rest of our …

Jennifer Aniston shares her ideas for a 'Friends' reunion

Graham Norton is sick of hearing about a potential <i>Friends</i> reunion. So sick of the chatter that he practically begged Jennifer Aniston to finally …

The Hardest Skill for Entrepreneurs to Master | Inc.com

Why Virtual Reality Is Happening Now

Since the Oculus Rift first made waves with its successful Kickstarter, there’s been a consistent line of criticism based in the notion, “why would it work this time?”<p>It’s a fair question — you can go back decades and see myriad failed attempts to build virtual reality gear for the masses.<p>“Many …

BlackBerry offers up to $550 to trade your iPhone for a BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry today announced a new trade-in program to woo Apple users over to its latest flagship device. In short, the company is offering iPhone owners up to $550 for their device, as long as they purchase a BlackBerry Passport.<p>The BlackBerry Passport Trade-Up Program is available only in the U.S. …

This shirt just started tracking my heart and breathing rate

My heart is moving at 52 beats a minute and my lungs are cycling though 17 inhales and exhales per minute as I write this post. Earlier today during …

How Bad Is Katniss' PTSD in The Hunger Games? We Asked the Experts

<i>This article was written by the psychiatrists of Broadcast Thought—Dr. Vasilis K. Pozios and Dr. Praveen R. Kambam. Spoilers for The Hunger Games</i> …

Too Many People Become Entrepreneurs to Make Money | Inc.com

Why iOS 8 Represents a New Kind of Challenge for Developers

As Apple's mobile operating system matures, each year’s version brings new capabilities and challenges for developers. Last year’s iOS 7 launch meant …

Intel Unveils Series Of Wearable Devices

Intel wants to “make everything smart” — and it’s focusing on wearable devices at CES 2014.<p>“Wearables are not everywhere today because they aren’t yet solving real problems and they aren’t yet integrated with our lifestyles,” CEO Brian Krzanich says, and explains that Intel is out to change …

How Snowden did it

When Edward Snowden stole the crown jewels of the National Security Agency, he didn’t need to use any sophisticated devices or software or go around any computer firewall.<p>All he needed, said multiple intelligence community sources, was a few thumb drives and the willingness to exploit a gaping hole …

How America Spies on Europe and the UN

President Obama promised that NSA surveillance activities were aimed exclusively at preventing terrorist attacks. But secret documents from the …

Boxes and Arrows -

Design is a logical art. It’s the thought process behind the first mark on a page. It’s empathy applied systematically. It’s creative through …

News - Apple Developer

Blog Coverage of UX Week 2006

I’m sure we’ll be writing about it ourselves, but, more importantly, conference participants are writing up their thoughts, experiences, and …

The A List Apart Blog

You've identified your goals, set an an agenda, and invited attendees, now the fun begins. Senongo Akpem shows how to pick the best workshop tasks to …

Fourhand: Can't-Miss Videos, a GQ Cover & a Twitter Spat

We're ramping up to the semifinals and subsequent finals of all the events at the 2013 French Open, and the tournament has not reached this point …

Michael Dixon now hopes for waiver

Former Missouri standout Michael Dixon has a new team. The question now is whether he'll ever get to play for it.<p>Dixon told ESPN.com that he …

College Sports

Acer shows off Aspire R7 Star Trek edition, we go eyes-on at Computex

No, we're not making this up. We've always thought the Aspire R7 bore an uncanny resemblance to the USS Enterprise, and now it appears that Acer's officially in on the fun, too. Our friends at Engadget Chinese stumbled upon a new version of the starship-esque convertible at Acer's Computex booth …

N3twork Raises $12 Million To Reinvent The Internet

Today N3twork announced that it has raised a $12 million Series A round of funding, led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, and participated in by Floodgate, and Google Ventures. The company was founded in January.<p>You likely haven’t heard of N3twork. I certainly hadn’t. You honestly won’t know much …