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When Leaking Is an Act of Patriotism

In 1800, a newspaper report incensed supporters of President John Adams—and sparked the nation’s first major leak investigation.<p>An administration in turmoil. A president sometimes “absolutely out of his senses.” Panic over foreign terror; a lurch toward war; rumors of immigrant roundups; foreign …

Donald Trump

Google makes its expanded ad tracking opt-in, launches new ‘My Activity’ site

In the coming days, Google users will receive a notification directing them to check their security settings. A new option asks if users want personalized ads based on age, gender, and search history to show up on third-party sites. By opting in, users will be able to edit and block ads across any …

Nearly 70% of investors lost money in 2015

Good riddance, 2015.<p>Nearly 70% of investors lost money this year, according to Openfolio, an app that allows people to track their investment performance and compare their portfolio with other users.<p>U.S. markets had their worst year since the financial crisis. No wonder making money was …

Investing

ISIS and the Curse of the Iraq War

I’ve been reading up recently on the ancient history of Iraq and Syria, a region that is often referred to, not for nothing, as the cradle of civilization. Here is where rapid population growth, urbanization, the specialization of labor, manufacturing, written language, money, mathematics, and …

Dropdowns Should be the UI of Last Resort

All too often mobile forms make use of dropdown menus for input when simpler or more appropriate controls would work better. Here's several …

Visual Design

Responsive Typography With Sass Maps

Sass variables are great for making values reusable throughout a project, but managing them for responsive font sizes easily becomes a mess.<p>This is …

Facebook redesigned the data center network: 3 reasons it matters

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Facebook<p>Earlier this month, Facebook announced a new data center networking architecture that it calls, fittingly, …

Jony Ive Details Apple Design Process, iPhone 6 Design Choices in New Interview

Apple's head of design Jony Ive today gave a live interview at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in San Francisco. In the interview, which <i>BusinessInsider</i> attended, Ive gave some rare insight into the design process at Apple and some of the design choices the team made with the iPhone …

Responsive Email Design: Benefits, How-To, Examples + More | JUST™ Creative

<i>This article has been contributed by Ajeet.</i><p>With the torrid growth in the usage of mobile devices, it has become quite crucial to accommodate …

Typography and User Experience in Web Design

Typography - the most often neglected part of the internet sometimes, but arguably one of the most important.<p>Oliver Reichenstein of information Architects once said that "Web Design is 95% Typography." This holds true. Not only is type use to convey information, but it is also used to navigate and …

Typography

Using experience maps to improve the human experience

Experience maps — graphical representations of the interactions an individual may have with a product or service — are invaluable tools in visitor-centered web design. Experience mapping can lead to numerous insights by illustrating what audiences think, feel, and do at various stages in a …

UX Design

Public gets 1st look at priceless Mormon artifacts

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In one glass case sits a weathered page from the original Book of Mormon manuscript that Latter-day Saints believe was translated from ancient Egyptian and dictated to scribes by founder Joseph Smith 185 years ago with help from God.<p>In other nearby cases are Smith's first …

Advice For Dating With Asperger's: Don't Call 100 Times A Week

Dating isn't easy, and it's even less so when you've got Asperger's, an autism spectrum disorder that can make it hard to read social cues.<p>Jesse Saperstein knows that all too well. In his new book, "Getting a Life with Asperger's: Lessons Learned on the Bumpy Road to Adulthood," the 32-year-old …

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

Nanotech

'iPhone 6 production starting next month'

Apple's new larger-screened iPhone 6 is rumoured to be heading into production as early as next month<p><b>Apple</b>'s next <b>iPhone</b>, which is said to feature a larger screen than previous incarnations, is reported to be heading into production next month.<p>The next model, dubbed the iPhone 6, will come in two …

Google’s New Web Starter Kit Is A Boilerplate For Multi-Screen Web Development

For a long time now, Google has offered developers a set of what it believes are best practices for modern web development. Today it is going beyond just providing this information by launching the Web Starter Kit, a boilerplate kit similar to HTML5 Boilerplate that includes templates and tooling …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

Programming

Google's YouTube Video Quality Report Exposes Sub-Par Internet Service Providers

There has been a lot of discussion lately about net neutrality, the state of broadband in the U.S., and dubious deals between large Internet Service Providers and providers of on-demand video streaming—I’m talking about you Comcast and Netflix. How it all shakes out in the long terms is still …

Google’s 25 Rules For Building A Better Mobile Site

Google researchers listened to 119 hours of user complaints about mobile websites. Here’s what they learned.<p>Some mobile websites are borderline unusable, forcing you to squint and peck around in hopes of finding whatever piece of information you need. But others seem to fit your phone like a glove. …

UX Design

The Psychology Behind Information Dashboards

With data-driven decisions gradually becoming the norm in every industry, the information dashboard has an important role.<p>With its interactive and …

Web Design

Design Principles: Visual Perception And The Principles Of Gestalt

This is the start of a series of posts about design principles. It begins with these principles of gestalt, because <b>many of the design principles we</b> …

Turn your Instagrams into a business: Snapwire, a new mobile stock photo website, opens to public

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Biz Carson/Gigaom<p>For a generation obsessed with selfies and taking pictures of any meal set before us, mobile …

Infographie

Sketching User Experiences: The Workbook

The book suggestion of this week is about UX design and how to sketch user interfaces. The title is Sketching User Experiences: The Workbook by Saul …

UX Design

Xcode Fundamentals iOS 7: Learn How to Make Apps and Design a User Experience | MacTrast Deals

Learn beautiful iOS 7 design and more...<p>Want to learn how to make apps?<p>Learn how to use Xcode<br>• Learn how to design a creative user experience<br>• Learn how …

UX Design

Behind the scenes of a dashboard design

As a product designer at Chartbeat, the biggest challenge I face is how to incorporate huge amounts of data into as simple an interface as possible; …

Gigabit-Speed AC Wireless Routers Could Be One Of Your Smartest Home Tech Investments

If you’re like me, you are scrambling last minute to get your friends and family the latest tech gifts. You might be thinking about a new tablet, an iPad, game console, 2 in 1, or maybe even a smart watch. One gift that could be even more useful than all of those could be a new wireless router …

Responsive Web Design: Relying Too Much on Screen Size

As people continue to go online using an ever increasing diversity of devices, responsive Web design has helped teams build amazing sites and apps …