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Flat Design: Its Origins, Its Problems, and Why Flat 2.0 Is Better for Users

<b>Summary:</b> Flat design is a web-design style that became popular around 2012. It is still widely used today, and its overuse can cause serious …

UI Design

Javascript Fatigue

A few days ago, I met up with a friend & peer over coffee.<p>Saul: “How’s it going?”<br>Me: “Fatigued.”<br>Saul: “Family?”<br>Me: “No, Javascript.”<p>More accurately, …

British scientists create a 'tractor beam' of ultrasonic sound

A team of researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Sussex have developed the world's first functioning sonic tractor beam able to operate outside of a lab environment. The device uses 64 miniature speakers to generate high-amplitude, ultrasonic sound waves. These waves create an "acoustic …

Germany foils anti-migrant arson plot as hostility mounts

Police in the southern German town of Bamberg arrested 13 members of a far-right movement suspected of planning to set fire to two homes for asylum seekers, prosecutors said.<p>The UN's rights chief, meanwhile, accused the Czech Republic of systematically detaining migrants in "degrading" conditions, …

North Africa

These Bluetooth lights turn your bike wheels into turn signals

Safety lights are one of the most important pieces of bicycle equipment, especially if you ride at night or in low-visibility weather conditions. Most look the same -- a large, forward-facing beam under your handlebars and a slim row of red LEDs under the saddle. But Revolights are a little …

Why China’s stock market bubble was always bound to burst

The sudden collapse of the nation’s share boom left tens of millions of investors in shock. But a massive government intervention to prop up the market has laid bare the contradictions of a capitalist China<p>Over the past few weeks, punters in China underwent a near-death experience when their …

Windows 10's forced automatic updates are a good idea

Microsoft will force Windows 10 Home users to download and install updates to its operating system without any options to turn them off. A final version of the OS, distributed to testers this week, contains a clause in the end user license agreement (EULA) that reveals Windows 10 users will receive …