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The creator of Android explains how his new phone can take on Apple and Samsung

But Rubin left Google back in 2014, and now he's on his own.<p>His latest gig is Essential, a startup he runs as CEO that's trying to become a new kind of gadgets company. It starts with a phone, called the Essential PH-1, and the plan is to expand into smart appliances and cars from there.<p>Rubin spoke …

My Rome: Still a Classic Beauty

A few hours after landing in Rome, I crossed the Tiber River toward Trastevere, the neighborhood where I lived more than 15 years ago. The river still slithered with reflections of orange lamppost light that reminded me of dragon scales. A familiar cacophony of droning scooters, clanging plates and …

Trump’s Meeting With Abbas: Should We Laugh Or Cry?

“Mr. President, with you, we have hope.” So said Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during his joint press conference at the White House …

UX tool suite Fuse raises $12M to make apps prettier and more productive

For end users, an app’s user experience <i>is</i>, essentially, the product. No wonder, then, that app developers are investing more heavily in better user experience toolkits. Fuse is one example. The company aims to halve the development time of complex applications. Today, it announced a $12 million …

33 Whole30 Lunch Ideas You Can Bring to Work

Minimalist Holiday Homes in Portugal Build Cultural Tourism

Dawn in the rural wine region of southern Alentejo, Portugal. The sun casts a yolky glow over the cork trees and vineyards of São Lourenço do …

The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Mobile Application

Most modern people would find it difficult to imagine their day using the smartphone “just for calls”. Most mobile devices jumped far beyond the …

How Zen Buddhism helped create India's biggest messaging app, Hike

There are now almost half a billion people online in India, with the vast majority of Indians (400 million) using mobile devices to access the …

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13 Red Flags That Will Get Your Pitch Rejected Every Time

Investors are people too. A positive first impression can quickly turn negative if you innocently seem to violate business basics while profiling your new venture.<p>After listening to hundreds of startup pitches, and reading even more business plans, most new venture investors develop their own …

Startup valuations: All investors are not equal- Technology News, Firstpost

<b>By Manish Saxena</b><p>Valuation of startups has always been an intriguing subject. What is even more intriguing is how the valuation figures of these …

The Art of Minimalism in Mobile App UI Design

Design is one of the most important drivers of user engagement. As users’ preferences shift toward a simpler interface, stripping the UI to its very …

6 assumptions that will kill your mobile app design

User interactions have evolved so rapidly during the last few years that designers can barely keep up—making it tempting to use interaction design techniques from other media (or even legacy app design) when we build mobile applications.<p>In reality, it’s important to remember that our interaction …

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UI in Action. 15 Animated Design Concepts of Mobile UI.

Animation in UI is a tool of great power breathing life into the process of interaction. It helps user to get fast feedback, provides opportunities …

Top 10 Android stories of the week (July 1st)

EarlyBird – News for Android brings you ALL of the Android news you crave and lets users decide what matters. Here are the 10 Top Android for the …

Focus’ new JAM trail and O1E race reshape their mountain bikes with F.O.L.D. suspension redesign

After having reworked their mountain lineup in 2015 with three major new bikes – the Raven Max, Sam C, and Spine C – it is nice to see that Focus had …

13 Must-Have UX Tools for Designers

What are the <b>UX design tools</b> you use to create <b>flowcharts</b>? What are the best tools for <b>wireframing</b>, <b>prototyping</b>, <b>user testing</b>, <b>interaction design</b> or</b> …

COOL HUNTING Tentsile Tree Tents

Try to name a few common headaches of sleeping in a tent and they’ll likely all point to one problem: the ground. Rocky surfaces make it tough to pick a suitable spot while runoff from rain can seep in from belowand dont forget about snakes and other critters that like to surprise at night. …

Inside The Organic UX Design Process At Slack

“Because we use Slack every day ourselves, new ideas keep coming every day–that’s a serious competitive advantage.”<p>Valued at more than $3 billion dollars with more than 600,000 paying customers at the start of 2016, Slack is on a mission to simplify how teams communicate–a philosophy echoed in the …

Digify can set Gmail attachments to self-destruct, Mission Impossible style

Digify is announcing a security technology that makes it possible to track, unsend, and even self-destruct email attachments sent through Google’s Gmail.<p>The Digify tracking allows Gmail users to see when and where their content is forwarded, and they can choose to unsend attachments at any time. …

I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel Africa for 2 years — here's what it was like to build

A few years ago I drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina. I learned a lot on that trip about where I want to go and what kind of vehicle I want to live in.<p>After years of saving and planning, I bought a 2007 four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to turn into a house on wheels to drive around …

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This tiny adapter packs an extra 200 GB into your Macbook

Today’s Macbooks are speedy, but Apple isn’t totally generous with storage space. Your Mac drive can quickly become cramped if you have gigabytes of …

Here’s How A Month Of Zen Meditation Changed My Life

The Buddhist meditation practice is over 1,500 years old, but modern science says it has very real mental and physical health benefits.<p>On a trip to Japan last year, one of the places I visited was Kyoto, home to over 2,000 Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. During one of my daily walks exploring …

Startup Metrics: Which Ones Matter Most to Investors?

What metrics are investors actually looking at when evaluating a potential startup? How do the key metrics change as the company seeking funding …

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How to find the right freelancers to get your business off the ground

<i>This article is part of DBA, a series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital</i> …

Heart Surgery

The 12-Round Belly-Fat Knockout

Follow along to this bodyweight core workout led by the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>Bring belly fat down for the count with this abs-centric bodyweight workout.<p>You’ll do 12 rounds of two-minute work bouts, with 30-second breaks between rounds. The rounds will vary between three different timing …

How the Middle East was invented

By Nick Danforth<p>Much has been made of how European imperial powers reshaped the Middle East after World War I, a transformation often said to have begun 100 years ago this week when France and Britain signed the Sykes-Picot agreement. But fewer people realize that, in addition to creating the map …

6 tips for writing a cold email that actually gets opened

The Beginner’s Guide to Google’s Material Design

Advertise here with BSA<br>You may be the type who struggles to keep up with web speak, confused by phrases like “UX (user experience) design” – or the …

6 secrets for developing a great app for Android

There are a couple of reasons why you want to target Android users when building your next app.<p>As of July 2015, Google Play remains the largest app store with 1.6 million available apps followed by Apple’s App Store with 1.5 million apps and three other comparatively small app stores: Amazon …

Startups need to do due diligence, too

I hear a lot of horror stories about investors. Many are misunderstandings. Some are just outright false. Then there are those that are true. Sadly, there are a lot of those.<p>There’s the alleged angel in the Baltic region who committed (in an email) to leading a round and then refused to talk to the …