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A Collection of 20 The Most Interesting Financial UI/UX Designs to Inspire Banking and Fintech

There are so many beautiful visualizations of banking interfaces on Dribble and Pinterest. Unfortunately, if you look closer, quite often they are …

UX Design

These 35 Legendary Products On Amazon Prime Have Thousands Of Reviews

When it comes to Amazon Prime, I'm kind of obsessed. Ever since I signed up about a year ago, I've used that free two-day shipping perk more times I …

We Found the 5 Best Hot Springs in California, So Leave the Beach Behind

California has long been known for its beaches, and their appeal has always been clear. The warm sand, crashing waves, and blue ocean all seem to …

10 Car Games for Kids That Don’t Involve Screens

All 50 States<p><i>USA License Plate Game, $20</i><p>If you’re going to be covering some distance, this is a great game to have for the kids that can last hours, …

The Best Indian Restaurants in America

When people think of Indian restaurants, they tend to conjure up the same image of white tablecloth restaurants with a random Bollywood movie blaring …

11 best cabin and cottage getaways near the Bay Area - Curbed SF

Now that summer is almost here, it’s time to to shed your winter clothes (just kidding—it’s always cold here) and plan a vacation. While the time for wintertime cheer might be gone, chilly Bay Area weather patterns provide year-round opportunities for snuggling up next to a fire inside some of the …

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An Insider’s Guide to Touring the French City of Bordeaux

Four savvy locals in France’s wine capital share their favorite restaurants, markets, museums and shops—plus where to slurp vin and oysters by the sea<p>SPRAWLING VINEYARDS, cavernous wine cellars, formal, interminable meals—that’s Bordeaux, right? Yes, but that’s only half the bottle. France’s fifth …

France

The best hidden gems and secret spots in San Francisco

San Francisco is a city that can excite you forever — it's one of those wonderfully dynamic places that's always ready to surprise. It's why, despite the rising costs and million other complaints, the city sticks with you.<p>But even the most beloved places can get a little worn. You've been to the …

San Francisco

Better Form Design: One Thing Per Page (Case Study)

In 2008, I worked on <i>Boots.com</i>. They wanted a single-page checkout with the trendiest of techniques from that era, including accordions, AJAX and …

UX Design

5 Rules That Will Make You Instantly Suck Less at Design | Inc.com

As Jason Putorti, former lead designer at company Mint.com, once memorably put it, great design can seem like magic pixie dust sprinkled over a product, instantly transforming a so-so experience into something spectacular.<p>That's true, but also kind of intimidating to us mere muggles. Thankfully …

UI Design

Salesforce Einstein AI can generate models automatically

When Salesforce announced its spring release this week, it revealed that its artificial intelligence platform, dubbed Einstein, can build data models automatically, even when customers have customized their products to meet the company’s unique requirements.<p>They called this “using artificial …

Unpacking the Govtech market

Frederik Groce Contributor<p>Frederik Groce is an analyst at Storm Ventures.<p>The United States is on the cusp of a much-needed digital transformation. Current legacy systems, paper-based processes, and on-premise infrastructures have become glaring areas of embarrassment and frustration for …

Your Napa Valley Winery Guide, Part One

Whether you’re looking for a classic winery, word-of-mouth indie or an off-the-beaten-track destination, this is your guide of Napa Valley wineries …

Wine & Spirits

RateBeer ranks Russian River, Moonraker and other NorCal brewers among best in world

Moonraker Brewing's Dan Powell is a little bit awestruck.<p>Powell, who co-founded the Auburn brewery with his wife Karen, has just collected medals for winning Best New California Brewery and ninth Best New Brewery in the World at the RateBeer Best, a competition and beer fest held annually in Santa …

How to make those amazing garlic-shallot butter mushrooms from Craft Los Angeles

When it comes to mushroom recipes, it doesn't get much easier than this: a blend of mushrooms — crimini, shiitake, oyster, trumpet royale and maitake — sautéed in a garlic-shallot butter and tossed with chopped fresh herbs. Simple, perhaps, but the flavor is rich and earthy, with plenty of garlic …

Microsoft's Old-School Database Was the Surprise Software Hit of the Year

Don't call it a comeback, but Microsoft's database software may be seeing a resurgence. According to research conducted by the Austrian consulting …

Databases

18 Enchilada Casseroles That'll Leave You Satisfied and With No Dirty Dishes to Clean

Next time you're on a crunch for time and desperate to get dinner done ASAP with minimal clean up, reach for these 18 easy enchilada recipes. They'll not only satisfy your hunger (and leave plenty of leftovers for the next day's lunch) but require just a few ingredients, dishes, and pots.<p>Indulge in …

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Apple plans to launch new Macs at an October 27 event

Yep, that means some Sierra-powered computers are arriving right before the holidays.<p>Apple is planning to introduce new Macs at an Oct. 27 event, sources confirmed to <b>Recode</b>.<p>The move had long been expected, given that the company released MacOS Sierra last month but had yet to introduce any new …

These Father-Daughter Illustrations Are Sweet Enough to Make a Grown Man Cry

It's hard to put into words why the relationship between a father and a daughter is so special. Perhaps that's why Ukrainian artist Snezhana Soosh …

The 38 Essential East Bay Restaurants, Winter 2018

San Francisco isn't the only city in the Bay Area to experience a rising number of quality eating establishments. Berkeley and Oakland are crawling with excellent restaurants, from high end Italian cuisine to casual, cash-only taco trucks. It's high-time that the under-the-radar East Bay is paid …

7-Year-Old Writes Lego After Losing His Minifigure And Their Response Is Epic

Hero LEGO customer service rep helps out seven-year-old who lost his favorite piece<p>Everyone loves LEGO, except maybe the legions of parents who’ve …

What Boston's Preschools Get Right

After a relentless focus on quality in the early years, the city is even bringing lessons learned to later grades.<p><i>This story is the second in a series about public preschool that will also examine Head Start, preschool solutions found in other countries, the condition of preschool teachers and the</i> …

Education

These Are Some of the Best Drone Photos in the World

"...after the drone came out from the clouds the view was spectacular and got me completely astonished and, without brea<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Francesco …

How Big Data Is Helping the NYPD Solve Crimes Faster

On December 4, 2015, NYPD officers in New York’s 73rd precinct received alerts on their mobile phones from a new high technology “shot-spotter” …

Anki just built Wall-E and Eve's love child into a robot named Cozmo, and it's incredible

Most people recognize Anki best for its line of toy race cars, but the latest product from the company will excite anyone who’s remotely interested in artificial intelligence, robotics, Pixar movies, or all of the above.<p>Cozmo is Anki’s newest toy car that’s basically Wall-E and Eve’s lovechild come …

I left Silicon Valley to start up in India. Here are my lessons learned the hard way

I had a cushy job in the US for over a decade. I was working in the Silicon Valley, helping startups as well as Fortune 500 companies roll out …

The French Counterstrike Against Work E-mail

On May 10th, the French government used a parliamentary maneuver to push through the El Khomri law, a series of measures that will reform the conditions under which French people work. The law has been tremendously unpopular. A poll taken in March found that seventy-one per cent of French citizens …

10 Hotel Secrets from Behind the Front Desk

<b>By Jacob Tomsky</b><p>Jacob has worked on the front lines of hotels for more than a decade, starting as a lowly valet in New Orleans and ultimately landing …

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