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Have you noticed these web design trends in 2018?

As a space of ideas, fresh design and inspiration, the internet is a space which is constantly changing and evolving. As designers add new elements …

World's Leading Physicist Says Quantum Computers Are "Tools of Destruction, Not Creation"

by Patrick Caughill August 9, 2017 Robots & Machines 72554<p>Weapon of Mass Disruption<p>Quantum Computers are heralded as the next step in the evolution …

Quantum Computing

Meet Noto, Google’s Free Font for More Than 800 Languages

Something funny happens when your computer or phone can’t display a font: A blank rectangular box pops up in place of the missing glyph. This little …

Typography

3tags.org

This Font Was Designed Exclusively for Coding

Any web developer can tell you that the language of computers is very different from what we use in everyday life. For instance, while you may be …

Comic Books

How a billionaire who wrote Google’s original code created a robot revolution

Then, the lights went down and music rumbled on. With blue spotlights flashing, the robots began a coordinated dance to the '80s hit "Mr Roboto," swiveling their heads, waving flags clutched in their "hands," and moving with flaunts and flourishes that had the crowd hooting with glee.<p>This raucous …

Have we reached the tipping point for investing in renewable energy?

Divestment – the decision to voluntarily reduce one’s fossil fuel investments – has been a hot button topic of discussion since 2011, when university students began calling on their institutions to remove fossil fuels from their portfolios. Divestment arguments have often focused on the morality of …

Renewable Energy

Google and Alphabet's 20 most ambitious moonshot projects

Google went through a massive reorganization October 2015 when Alphabet became its parent company.<p>Projects that weren't part of Google's core business (Google search engine and Android) were spun out into separate Alphabet companies with their own CEO. All of these "moonshot" projects cover …

Apple Explains Why Wi-Fi Assist Should Not Be Causing Data Overage Charges

Apple has recently published a new support page about how the Wi-Fi Assist feature works, according to Six Colors. What is Wi-Fi Assist? Wi-Fi Assist is a feature built into Apple iOS 9 that switches your connection to cellular data if the Wi-Fi connection is weak. The intended benefit of Wi-Fi …

Wi-Fi

Facebook’s sneaky app is draining your iPhone battery

iPhone users who have been suffering from worse battery life since upgrading to iOS 9 may want to try deleting Facebook’s iOS app.<p>The social network confirmed reports that surfaced earlier this week claiming the iOS app uses a heavy amount of resources in the background to run processes. The big …

Exxon's climate lie: 'No corporation has ever done anything this big or bad'

I’m well aware that with Paris looming it’s time to be hopeful, and I’m willing to try. Even amid the record heat and flooding of the present, there are good signs for the future in the rising climate movement and the falling cost of solar.<p>But before we get to past and present there’s some past to …

Climate Change

New Stagefright exploit puts over 1 billion Android devices at risk

Stagefright has become the gift that keeps on giving. However, these aren’t fun gifts like ponies or Turboman action figures, rather these are the scary kind that expose our Android devices to external threats.<p>When the first exploit was discovered in July, the weakness made it possible for …

Green energy cuts 'may deter investment in nuclear and fracking'

Conservative cuts to wind and solar energy lack "any rationale or clear intent", EY warns as UK slips down investor rankings<p>Investors in nuclear power and shale gas could be deterred by the Government’s recent attacks on renewable energy, which lack "any rationale or clear intent", consultancy EY …

Renewable Energy

How to make complex icons with only CSS

Coded CSS icons have some significant advantages over icon fonts or static images. CSS icons are a part of the DOM and unless you’re using a CSS icon …

The archaic nature of 'baseload' power

Nuclear power advocates cling like limpets to the idea of 'baseload' power, writes Michael Mariotte. No surprise there - it's the only selling point …

The Best Google Font Combinations That Look Good Together

Whether you are creating a website, writing your resume or designing a presentation, the fonts or typeface you choose can make a notable difference. …

Typography

Here’s a solution for those out-of-control toxic algae blooms

I have a confession to make: I love corn. I also love soy. Dammit, I even love wheat, like most American eaters. I love it baked, ground, deep-fried, …

Microsoft is tweaking the UI and bringing new icons for upcoming Windows 10 builds

Threshold Wave 2, expected to come in November, will be the first feature update to Windows 10 since its launch in July. Along with a plethora of …

Windows 10

Microsoft is trying to stop users from downloading Chrome or Firefox

Microsoft is trying to persuade users to keep Edge, the company's new browser that replaces Internet Explorer, when they search for "Chrome" or "Firefox" on Bing.<p>The discovery, made by VentureBeat, shows that users who use Edge in Windows 10 to search for other browsers get a small message that …

Android porn app takes pictures of users, demands ransom

A malicious pornography app for Android has been extorting people who download it by taking pictures of them.<p>Adult Player demanded $500 (£330) from …

Amazon will reportedly launch a $50 tablet later this year

Amazon is reportedly looking to launch a $50 tablet. The device will feature a 6-inch screen and go on sale in time for the holiday shopping season, according to “people familiar with the matter” cited by The Wall Street Journal.<p>It’s not a huge stretch to see Amazon slashing the price of its …

​Canon's 250-megapixel sensor powers eagle-eyed camera

Technology in the super high resolution design could trickle down to consumer products in coming years -- but Canon fans should think twice before boasting about the achievement.<p>Canon has squeezed 250 megapixels into a camera image sensor -- an impressive number, but not necessarily the one that …

Why Learning JavaScript and CSS Won’t Make You the Best Web Designer

Looking at the headline, you might do a double-take and exclaim, “Say what?!?” “Are you kidding?”JavaScript and CSS are two of the foundations of web …

Google announcing updates to its productivity tools on September 2

Google is looking to make a variety of changes to its productivity tools at an event set for September 2 at Google’s San Francisco headquarters. …

Spotify's new privacy policy generates unnecessary outrage

A perfect mix of FUD and overreaction<p>An ill-timed Spotify privacy policy update has generated an online backlash against the music streaming service just days after the messy Ashley Madison leak. With privacy firmly in the minds of internet users this week, <i>Wired</i> jumped straight on Spotify's new …

7 UI design tips when developing mobile apps

By Amanda Cline on Aug 17, 2015<br>Tagged in design thinking, mobile design, development, product<p>Mobile apps have become the most powerful tool for …

Water and Power: Are swimming pools the new scapegoat?

<i>Your guide to the California drought from the Los Angeles Times.</i><p><b>NEWS AND POLICY</b><p><b>New normal:</b> Raging <b>wildfires</b> that overtake millions of acres may be the new normal. With hotter temperatures and less rain and snow, there’s more fuel to burn. “The physics of that just tell us the fire is going to be …

Progressive design for the modern web

Good responsive web design, by its nature, goes unnoticed to those consuming content online. So when someone asks for a new website, they’re often …

Web Design

The Rise Of Silicon Savannah And Africa’s Tech Movement

Jake Bright Contributor<p>Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Africa Roundup: Uber says it’s staying, Konga could be epic startup fail<br>• Harley Davidson’s EV debut could electrify the motorcycle industry<p>Aubrey Hruby …