Jan

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Inside Google’s Decision To Stop Using MySQL

First, the basics: A database is a repository for files, but relational SQL databases index all those files into a grid of context, assigning values …

Typing On The IPhone Is Frustrating. The Solution? Swipe Gestures

A new patent filing shows Apple has been thinking about keyboard gestures since 2007, when the first-generation iPhone debuted.<p>A patent awarded to Apple on Tuesday shows the Cupertino-based company has been looking to incorporate multitouch keyboard gestures since around the time the first iPhone …

The Work, Life Balancing Secrets Of Super Successful Neuroscientists

It’s not brain surgery, but it is brain science: maintaining a sterling academic career while also crushing it on the homefront. Now, have you formed your village yet?<p>There are two things a male business journalist cannot comprehend: being a mother and being a neuroscientist. And being awesome at …

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In Defense Of Email

Your inbox might be sucking away your soul. But it’s also opening your world. So next time you hear that ping–aaand, there it goes now–let it be new music to your ears.<p>Like you, me, and anybody else whose working life is mediated by a screen, email is one of the most annoying parts of writer Farhad …

Twitter Recommendations For All! @Magicrecs Leaves Beta

The algorithm worked. Twitter has announced on its blog that it is rolling out a feature for Android and iOS users that it has been testing in beta for the past few months. If you’ve been following the @MagicRecs account, then you’ll know what this is all about, but if not, here’s how the feature, …

YouTube Wants To Get Rid Of Nasty Comments With Google+ Integration

If you ever wanted to find a place on the Internet that’s full of unashamed hatred, anger, idiocy, illogical thought, sexism, racism, jingoism, ageism, and any other kind of -ism, then you could browse through the comments on almost any YouTube video, preferably one with a controversial topic. …

How Google Taught Itself Good Design

Long dominant in online search, advertising, and maps, Google has shifted gears from utility to beauty–and is now more fearsome than ever.<p><i>Happy Thanksgiving! To keep you busy while you recover from turkey coma, we’re republishing some of our favorite stories from 2013. Enjoy.–Eds</i><p>“I had just assumed …

How Apple And Microsoft Agree On The Future Of Design

Microsoft led the tech industry past its crutch of cheesy skeuomorphism. So where is everyone going next? A new era of interaction design.<p>With so much attention paid to Apple’s new mobile software, iOS 7, it’s worth noting the extent to which Microsoft spearheaded flat design. The refreshing UI of …