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Serverless Architectures

One of the latest architectural styles to appear on the internet is that of Serverless Architectures, which allow teams to get rid of the traditional …

Internet

You can teach yourself to read an entire book in a single day

There’s no better superfood for your brain than a book.<p>Reading is the best way to rapidly gain a deep, and broad understanding of a topic or discipline.<p>You can read an entire book every day, but it will cost you. It’s a massive goal and can be unreasonable, but it works for me.<p>I am selective about …

Writing

How to build it fast and cheap

Few years ago, I was the only programmer in my team. It was extremely challenging to work on backend, mobile (android), frontend(javascript) and …

The 8 Immutable Laws of Sharp Portrait Photographs

In portrait photography, it's not always easy to get the perfect shot. You need to get the right light, framing, angle, emotion, and sharpness. …

Malaysian Artist Captures Scenes in Photo-Like Detail

Monica Lee, an artist from Malaysia, has managed to create photo-realistic portraits of people that capture their smallest features – right down to individual freckles – using just a pencil.

The Cold War: 5 things you might not know

East versus West, capitalism versus communism: the Cold War lasted from the end of World War II until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Yet this war was at its height in the 1960s.<p>That's the decade the Cuban missile crisis played out, the United States entered the Vietnam War to fight communist …

How to Photograph Kids

<b>Reader Question</b> (this time, from <i>Traveler</i> Associate Editor Amy Alipio): How do you best photograph kids on location? I find it impossible to get all my children in the shot, in focus, and not making goofy faces.<p><b>My Answer</b>: Getting really great photos of your kids — especially when traveling — can be …

How to Master White Balance

<b>Reader Question:</b> What is white balance and why is it important? Is there a downside to setting my camera to “auto”?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Before the rise of digital photography most magazine pictures were shot on color transparency film, more commonly known as slides. Slide film was calibrated to be used in …

Google Glass: Surgery Tool Of The Future?

A surgeon transmitted the first Google Glass video of a live surgery to colleagues and med students across town.<p>We've been waiting for a while to figure out what practical uses will come out of Google Glass, besides, of course, making dudes look silly. And aha! A surgeon at The Ohio State …

3 Technologies That Could Have Prevented This Summer's Train Crashes

Three distinctly different, deadly train accidents happened around the world this summer, but they might have been prevented with technology that already exists.

New Football Helmet Could Save the Sport

Athletes in the U.S. suffer 3.8 million sports-related concussions each year. While helmet makers dither with small improvements, Swedish scientists have built something that could protect us all.<p>On August 19, 2012, in week two of the NFL preseason, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Austin Collie …

New findings about the human genome bring us closer to schizophrenia treatment

An international team of doctors from the University of North Carolina, MIT, Harvard, and the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm have taken a major step toward pinpointing the genetic causes of schizophrenia. The mental illness affecting some 24 million people worldwide has so far proven incurable, …

4 Tips From Google To Make Your Website More Compelling

<i>Guest author Mark Tobias is president of the online consulting firm Pantheon.</i><p>Most organizations are constantly adding material on their website—new sections, new toolbars, updated information and more. But how do you make sure that all the time and energy that goes into producing useful information …

Study: Sea-level rise threatens 1,400 U.S. cities

How bad is the sea-level rise? Though scientists debate the severity, a new study says at least 316 U.S. cities and towns will be mostly submerged unless pollution can be pulled from the sky.<p>A rise in sea levels threatens the viability of more than 1,400 cities and towns, including Miami, Virginia …

Slice Potatoes Before Baking For Uniquely Crispy Edges

Baked potatoes are great. Potato chips are great too. Fortunately, we live in a world where we can have the best of both worlds.<p>Instructables user …

Potatoes

30 Must-Try Ice Cream Recipes for National Ice Cream Day

Yes, it’s National Ice Cream Month, but tomorrow is National Ice Cream Day (officially the third Sunday of July each year, as designated by President Reagan in 1984). So to give you time to make a batch and celebrate, we have 30 recipes for homemade ice cream. From classics like mint chocolate chip …

Waking up to the link between a faulty body clock and mental illness

Our lives are ruled by time and we use time to tell us what to do. But the digital alarm clock that wakes us in the morning and the wrist-watch that …

How to Create an Instagram Wall Display

Instagram is a popular way for people to share little moments from their everyday lives. Bringing these moments into your space can create a homier …

Top Five Rugs to Revitalise Your Living Room

We all get to the point when our living room is uninspiring. We are sick of sitting in the same room and watching TV every evening. However, …

Home Decorating

Five Decorating Mistakes to Avoid

It’s not always easy to design your own home. In fact, sometimes you might wind up with an idea in your head that does not translate well in reality. …

DIY: Simple Tips for Growing Your Own Vegetable Garden

Growing your own vegetables and herbs is easier than you think–and the result is absolute luxury. The essentials: a simple plan, plenty of sunlight, …

Gardening

Dynamic Duplex by Pulltab Design

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>4 |<p>5 |<p>6 |<p>7 |<p>8 |<p>Richly elemental in their approach to materials, the design team has taken pains to incorporate bronze, steel and walnut, and …

How to Make Your Home Feel More Relaxing

Our lives these days are busier than ever. We spend more time in our offices or on the road than we do in our own homes. Our lives have become so …