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New A.I. application can write its own code - Futurity

Teaching artificial intelligence to code and create software has been a holy grail of the field. The new system, which you can see in action for …

Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are three reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaces it with provides even more valuable insight for …

Public Speaking

How to watch today’s Google I/O keynote

Google I/O is Google’s annual developer conference, a three-day event where the company details the future of its various products and services, along with hosting education sessions for creators and developers who use those services.<p>The biggest news from the conference is expected to be announced …

Inclusive Design Patterns by Heydon Pickering (Hardcover Print + eBook

Accessibility has always been a slightly unsettling realm for developers. Surrounded with myths and misunderstandings, it used to be a domain for a …

Yes, React is taking over front-end development. The question is why.

Here are a few reasons why React has become so popular so quickly:<p>Working with the DOM API is hard. React basically gives developers the ability to …

7 Ways to Make Yourself Indispensable Without Being Overworked

The most valuable employees are the ones who do the necessary work with the least drama.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Managers value indispensable employees. We all know this, but being a truly indispensable employee may feel impossible. You have schedules to balance …

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe just sent back breathtaking new images of the gas giant

A probe the size of a basketball court has taken unprecedented new images of Jupiter.<p>NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft, launched in August 2011, took five years to reach and settle into orbit around the gas giant, which is more than 415 million miles from Earth.<p>The probe has so far photographed …

The best UX and design conferences in 2017 – UX Collective

A great way of learning more about <b>User Experience</b> and getting in touch with professionals who share the same passion as you is to attend <b>UX …

The state of UX in 2016

We have seen big investments to buy, build or bolt-on design programmes in recent years. A few events stand out in my mind: IBM's announcement it …

Open Source and Low Cost Raster Graphics Editor

<i>Raster Graphics Editor</i><p>What designer doesn’t use or has used Photoshop? It’s an industry standard for design (and photo editing in the past). As the …

Inside Ferrari's program to turn mere mortals into Formula One racers

The first motorsports events were primarily automotive executives demonstrating their wares and rich playboys showing off their toys.<p>The cost here? About $2.7 million for an FXX K, but there's a catch: you can't take the car home.<p>It takes a small army of engineers with period-appropriate laptops …

Le Mans

The Disruptive Innovation Behind Pokémon Go

If you're looking to move the needle in your own organization, follow the lead of Nintendo.<p>In an explosive combination of creativity, cutting-edge technology, and brilliant marketing, Pokemon GO has become a global craze in less than a week. The new portable game from Nintendo uses a technology …

The Problem With Flat Design, According To A UX Expert

Just because people like flat design doesn’t mean they get how to use it.<p>As a user experience expert at Nielsen Norman Group, Kate Meyer has watched a lot of people use a lot of websites. But her favorite quote comes from a young adult–under 25–talking recently about navigating a flat web design: …

Traditional Energy Industry Declares War on Solar Energy

Now that solar power is reaching prime time, the fossil fuel industry is doing all that it can to stop its growth.<p>For many years solar was on the …

Google's 'SkyBender' project plans to beam 5G Internet from solar drones

Google is over 4G internet and wants to beam 5G to you from the sky.<p>The company is now experimenting with solar drones that deliver 5G Internet, …

New Mexico

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Obamacare dodges another bullet at the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court declined on Tuesday to take a third swing at the 2010<p>Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. It was the right call because the case -- Sissel vs. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services -- was built on a fanciful vision of howCongressshould …

Bernie Sanders' stunning popularity is 'almost unheard of'

A CNN/WMUR poll released Tuesday found the insurgent Democratic presidential candidate beating his rival Hillary Clinton by 27 points among primary voters in New Hampshire.<p>The same poll showed that 91% of those voters held a favorable opinion of him, compared with the 65% who held a favorable view …

All those office perks? They're ruining creativity.

It's a new year and that means new bean bag chairs. Chances are high that someone in your office — the Chief Innovation Officer, perhaps, or the Senior Motivational Poohbah — will decide that your firm is not innovative enough, not creative enough, for the year 2016. Action will be taken. Free …

Antivirus software leaves users wide open to attack

This one’s a head scratcher, but a thread on Google Code has revealed that Trend Micro exposed its antivirus customers to attack, after it installed a wide-open Node.js server by default on its customers’ computers.<p>The Node.js server is part of Trend Micro’s ‘Password Manager’ utility and installed …

You've never seen anything like this new green energy innovation

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word, "windmill"?<p>Do you think of some Hansel and Gretel-type structure on a farm in the …

Green Energy

This stunning visualization shows major earthquakes globally from the last 15 years

LONDON — There have been tens of thousands of earthquakes across the globe since the year 2000, and one data visualization company in the UK has …

Data Visualization

Scientists May Have Just Discovered The Key To Halting Alzheimer's

Brain inflammation plays a big role in the disease's progression.<p>Curbing brain inflammation may help people treat and prevent Alzheimer's disease, according to a landmark new study.<p>Researchers at the University of Southampton in England conducted a series of experiments showing a chemical that …

This is why you’re burning out: Science proves being on call is just as stressful as working

<b>(Scene still from "Office Space")</b><p>Physiology, psychology make it harder for you to unwind if there’s even the possibility of your having to punch in<p>Victoria Sayo Turner<p>January 10, 2016 8:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>We would all appreciate a healthy …

Psychology

Big Data Uncovered: What Does A Data Scientist Really Do?

The world of Big Data and data science can often seem complex or even arcane from the outside looking in. In business, a lot of people by now probably understand the basics of what Big Data analysis involves – collecting the ever growing amount of data we are generating, and using it to come up …

Big Data

When It Comes to UX Design, Simplicity Is Overrated

Author: Robert Hoekman Jr.. Robert Hoekman Jr. Design<p>Date of Publication: 12.18.15.<p>Time of Publication: 10:00 am. 10:00 am<p>Is simplicity a real thing? …

UX Design

How agile is killing management and boosting productivity

In a speech given at MIT entitled Leading by Omission, Semco Partners' CEO, Ricardo Semler, described a textile mill with a red brick building that …

How to Stay Ahead of UX Design Trends

The job of a UX designer is more difficult than ever. User expectations are rising, and the bar is already set high for interaction design. This …