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Worst prank ever: 3,800 foot glass walkway ‘cracks’ as you walk on it

What’s one of the meanest ways to scare someone? Trick them into thinking they’re about to die.<p>This glass walkway that stands over 3,800 feet in the air seemed to “crack” as a tour guide walked on it. The transparent path overlooks East Taihang Mountains outside of Handan city in China’s Hebei …

Get started in cryptocurrency with this beginner's directory

The wonderful world of cryptocurrency has grown from a budding idea to a full-fledged market bonanza. Hopefully you’re savvy to the terminology and ready to start putting your money where your technology is. This directory should provide you with the basic starting points to begin building your …

Stevie Nicks shows how to kick attackers in 1983 self-defense manual

Australian martial arts instructor Bob Jones was a security guard for Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Joe Cocker, and …

Over 200 free art books released online by the Guggenheim

Enough art books to rival any expensive school have been archived online by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. And best of all, it’s all available to download for free.<p>Over 200 books have been added to the online catalogue, including works exploring the art of Kandinsky, Holzer, Lichtenstein, …

Art

New Google tool helps developers pick the right colors for their apps

With its Material Design guidelines, Google set out to create a unified set of ideas for how it wants developers to think about all the different aspects of their applications’ design, ranging from the basic layout to how to use animations effectively. As part of those guidelines, it also offered …

7 Things Marketers Should Know About Color

The psychology of color is something that marketers have been leveraging for years. However, a quick Google search will show that there’s a lot of …

Tutorials

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read

Take it from these CEOs, founders, and other high-achieving leaders.<p>Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain …

Rediscovering The Lost Skyscrapers Of New York

Many of New York’s early tall buildings were demolished. Some of those that remain are hiding in plain sight.<p>There are upwards of a million buildings in New York City, so you’d be forgiven for not even noticing the hundreds of the earliest skyscrapers that still dot the city today. After all, a …

The Mac mini Family Tree

"The Mac mini is BYODKM," Steve Jobs said, in front of a crowded and slightly confused audience at Macworld 2005.<p>"Bring your own display, keyboard and mouse," he continued. "We supply the computer, you supply the rest."<p>The Mac mini was designed to lure switchers to the platform. A new customer …

Graffiti GIFs Get an Online Gallery

'Encrypted Fills' is a digital street art and graffiti-focused online exhibition space.<p><i>This article was originally published on December 1, 2014 but we think it still rocks!</i><p>GIF-iti is a different kind of creature: equal parts street and GIF art, it represents an important shift in digital arts …

The 5 Best Motivational Videos of 2016

These short videos will keep you inspired and motivated to make 2017 your best year ever.<p>Every year, I post the five most motivational videos to be posted on YouTube over the past 12 months. Here are my posts for 2015, 2014, and some timeless classics.<p>For 2016, I've focused on videos that will …

How Apple Is Different Now, 5 Years After Steve Jobs' Death

It’s a different Apple without Steve Jobs.<p>Today marks five years since Jobs died after a long battle with cancer. He was 56.<p>The simultaneously …

Naborly lets landlords screen tenants automagically

Picture this: you own a nice building in San Francisco and you want to rent to some good old-fashioned salt-of-the-earth folks for not much money. I realize this is a fantasy but play along. How do you confirm the tenants you bring in are not a bunch of deadbeats? Naborly has some ideas.<p>The …

Housing

Why The Most Productive People Constantly Change Their Methods

The most productive people think about output deliberately, and then keep switching up their tactics to get the best results.<p>“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” goes the old adage, but the most productive people throw this advice out the window when it comes to getting stuff done.<p>Instead of letting …

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How-To: Understand the Wireless Diagnostics app on your Mac to analyze and improve your Wi-Fi network

Apple ships a little-known utility app that helps you analyze and diagnose your Wi-Fi connection, called Wireless Diagnostics. Open the app by option-clicking on the Wi-Fi indicator in the menu bar and select ‘Open Wireless Diagnostics …’. Although the app contains a lot of useful information, it …

Wi-Fi

Unofficial Hey Siri site provides a mega-list of Siri commands

Siri now has so many capabilities that it’s hard to keep track of all the things it can do. You can ask Siri itself, of course, and it will show you a bunch of examples – but those are just a sampling. A new website is aiming to provide a comprehensive list of all the questions and commands Siri …

Collecting Siri’s Supported Commands – MacStories

Useful site by Sandro Roth (via Six Colors) to browse every command supported by Siri in Apple's apps. I almost wish iOS had a similar interface to explore commands. I wonder if we'll start seeing more sites like this pop up after iOS 10 and SiriKit.

iPhone richtig laden: Jetzt sagt Apple wie es geht!

Beim Umgang mit Akkus kann man einiges falsch machen. Viele Mythen sind im Umlauf, einige Tipps sogar schädlich für Ihre Geräte. Wie Sie Ihre …

How to Check Which Devices Are Signed Into Your Apple ID and Remove Them

Many Apple users just like myself own multiple Apple devices. This includes a combination of iPhone, iPad, Mac and the Apple Watch etc. While we have …

Best iPhone Apps For Deleting Duplicate Contacts

iCloud and Gmail backups have made sure that you never lose a contact ever again, even if you lose your phone. But freak accidents that ruin your …

Hungry for tvOS 10? Here's how to install the developer beta

Apple held its WWDC keynote today, announcing iOS 10, macOS 10.12 Sierra (contrary to OS X 10.12 Sierra), watchOS 3, and tvOS 10. If you want to know …

Google Spaces und Pocket im Vergleich – Welcher Dienst kann was (besser)?

Seit Jahren bin ich auf der konstanten Suche nach den perfekten Tools, die mir den beruflichen und privaten Alltag erleichtern. Klar kann man immer …

Shoe Carnival, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCVL), Nike, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) - Athletic Will Remain The Strongest Footwear Trend In 2016

Citi analyst Corinna Van der Ghinst recently met with <b>Shoe Carnival, Inc.</b> (NASDAQ: SCVL) management at the Citi Retail Seminar to discuss the latest …