Kevin Teljeur

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Facebook brings the world three-and-a-bit degrees of separation closer

It’s a smaller world after all: Facebook has challenged the conventional wisdom that there are six degrees of separation between everyone on the planet.<p>Its number-crunching in commemoration of “Friends day” suggests Kevin Bacon might be as much as 40.5% closer than previously thought.<p>Researchers at …

Sheryl Sandberg

21 Incredibly Simple Photoshop Hacks Everyone Should Know

These tips and tricks should be easy enough for anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of Photoshop.

Tutorials

The Eurasian tug-of-war

IT IS not much to look at, but the modest yellow-brick building on the outskirts of Vilnius is a beacon of academic freedom shining into dictatorial …

How A Great Google Workplace Turned Into A 'Nightmare'

One December day last year, an email went out to a group of Google employees and contractors.<p>The email explained how, just more than a year after Google acquired guidebook company Zagat, the division was going to be re-organized.<p>One Google employee in the Zagat division read the email and then …

Obama’s “Dirty Wars” — and a soiled presidency

Reporter Jeremy Scahill’s riveting film helps explain how the “transformational presidency” turned to nightmare<p>This is what it’s come to for Barack Obama: Reality has sunk in for many Americans, who at last understand that the guy we elected on the naive expectation that he would undo the excesses …

Greenwald: Some Parts Of NSA Story Won't Be Published

“We’re not engaged in a mindless, indiscriminate document dump, and our source didn’t want us to be,” said Glenn Greenwald, the author of the Guardian story about the government monitoring phone and Internet records.<p>The main author of a string of stories revealing large-scale top secret spying on …

Surveillance

After PRISM, 'Boundless Informant' tool comes to light

Meet the U.S. National Security Agency's global intelligence tracking tool, Boundless Informant, the latest intelligence secret exposed by leaked information.<p>The stream of leaks revealing the U.S. National Security Agency's secrets carries on with the public outing of a powerful intelligence …

Surveillance

Sean Parker’s $10 million destruction of a park epitomizes what’s wrong with Silicon Valley

Hey, if a billionaire couple wants to spend $10 million on their wedding, it’s neither all that surprising nor interesting, as far as I’m concerned. So, when news and statistics started to trickle out about Sean Parker’s wedding here in California—namely that it’d cost millions of dollars to create …

Silicon Valley

Twitter turns geotagged tweets into art

The data created from tagging tweets with their location can be used in a number of interesting ways, and Twitter's Visual Insights team has recently used that information to create some terrific visualizations of cities across the globe. Every single dot on the map represents a tweet, and …

Know Thy CAP Theorem for NoSQL

Posted on May 31, 2013<p>I’ve been attending some NoSQL events of late and the same questions keep coming up. There is usually at least one person in …

Google makes Android design decisions using 'jars of emotion'

According to the noted psychologist Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, it takes three positive emotions to balance out a single negative. As <i>Fast Company</i> reports, Fredrickson's findings are at the heart of Google's Android design philosophy. When considering any user interface decision, designers working on …

This Is NASA's New Solar-Electric Propulsion Engine

NASA has posted an image of its new solar-electric propulsion thruster, which uses xenon ions for propulsion.<p>The engine in the photo, blue with the …

Wedding Photograph Features a Hungry T-Rex Chasing the Bridal Party

Here’s a fun wedding photo idea we’ve never seen before: dinosaur photobombing. Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based wedding photographer Quinn Miller …

What is Auto-Away?

<i>Update 5/16/13: Updated with new info now that Auto-Away has been updated and enhanced.</i><p>I practically live at the office, so Auto-Away is one of my …

LiveSketching on Twitter: "Luke Wroblewski (@lukew) - Organizing Mobile Web Experiences - Part II #uxlx #sketchnotes #live #sketching http://t.co/bSa8k2KIF2"

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Duolingo

Google I/O and the year of the Context Ecosystem

We went into Google I/O hoping for hardware and gadgetry; instead, we got three and a half hours of software and services – gaming, messaging, Larry …

Windows Phone

TC Makers: 3D Printing Wizards At Shapeways Show Us Their Brand New Queens Factory

It’s rare to see a company that is so established yet as cutting-edge as Shapeways. The company, founded in 2007 as a spin-off of Royal Philips Electronics, began as a one-off 3D printing service that offered basic plastic items for sale online. Over the years, however, the company has branched off …

New Zealand Government Announces That Software Will No Longer Be Patentable

In a bill passed earlier today, the Government of New Zealand announced that software in the country will no longer be patentable. New Zealand’s largest IT representative body, the Institute of IT Professionals, expressed relief and said the decision removed a major barrier to software-led …

The Cities That Live Behind Walls

For thousands of years, humans have been defending their cities by building huge walls around them. Over time, the cities often spill over the walls …

Marissa Mayer raises the stakes by offering Yahoo dads eight weeks of paid paternity leave

Marissa Mayer took a lot of flak when she nixed telecommuting at Yahoo yet built a private nursery for her own baby next to her office, on the heels of her earlier statement that she intended to work through a meager two-week maternity leave.<p>This week, however, she announced a decidedly …

Paternity Leave

Checkboxes that kill your product

(To read this article with its formatting and typography intact, click here)If I told you that a company is shipping a product to hundreds of …

IT security

Flat Pixels: The Battle Between Flat Design And Skeuomorphism

Get the Kindle version:<p>If you're paying attention to what's going on in the design world, you've probably noticed the ongoing debate around</b> …

UI Design

News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier

In the past few decades, the fortunate among us have recognised the hazards of living with an overabundance of food (obesity, diabetes) and have …

Laurene Powell Jobs Pushes for Immigration Reform on TV, Twitter and Facebook

Laurene Powell Jobs appears on NBC’s “Rock Center with Brian Williams” tonight. It’s her first interview since her husband Steve Jobs died.<p>She has a …

Immigration Reform

Entrepreneurial Excellence: Can 10,000 Hours Of Practice Make Perfect?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jon Auerbach is a partner at Charles River Ventures, a 42-year-old, early-stage venture firm based in Menlo Park and Cambridge, Mass., where he focuses on mobile technologies. Follow him on Twitter @jgauerbach.</i><p>Research over the past two decades has identified a strong link between …

The Building Is the New Server

Image copyright Oleksiy Mark<p>The personal computer is dead. As quickly as we moved from the desktop to the laptop, we are moving to the tablet — never …

SaaS

The biggest cyber attack in the history of the Internet is happening right now

At this very moment, the largest cyber attack ever declared is emanating from a decommissioned, nuclear-war proof NATO bunker with five foot-thick concrete walls and a reputation for harboring spammers and cybercriminals. It’s all part of a dustup between CyberBunker—so named for the building just …

Cyber-attacks