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In A Mortician’s Tale, death doesn’t have to be a downer

The world is a beautiful place, and I am no longer afraid to die<p>When I was younger, I was pretty callous about death.<p>“I want to die,” I’d toss out after eating too much pizza or getting a B on a paper. It meant nothing to me; all the bands I liked were singing about death that way, and all my …

Sociology

New Working With Files In JavaScript With Node.js

For some very good reasons, JavaScript running on browsers cannot directly interact with the file system. But when we work on the server side with …

JavaScript

4 promising open source projects for 2018

This year has been a year of massive growth in open source. While almost any developer knows frameworks such as React and projects like Docker (moby), in 2017 the number of open source projects on GitHub grew from around 35 million to over 62 million.<p>As open source is expected to continue to grow …

JavaScript

The Best Wire-Free Earbuds

No matter your needs, we've found the best headphones for easy listening without any wires.

Consumer Tech

JDK 9 is almost here. Again.

JDK 9 is less than three weeks away at the time of the writing and one of the burning questions is whether it has been worth the wait. Originally, …

Programming

10 Easy Chicken Thigh Recipes

Want to get a leg up on dinner? Keep a bulk pack of this flavorful, budget-friendly cut in the freezer—and these easy recipes in your weeknight …

Are you forgetful? That's just your brain erasing useless memories

The purpose of memory might not be to record everything<p>Most of us think “perfect” memory means never forgetting, but maybe forgetting actually helps us navigate a world that is random and ever-changing.<p>So say two neuroscientists in a review published today in the journal <i>Neuron</i>. The argument is that …

The Brain

Designing a simple web page with mini.css

<i>In this series, we will be walking through some basic ideas and techniques that will help you get started with</i> <i>mini.css</i><i>, as well as understand the</i> …

Web Development

See Swift 4’s hot new features in sketchnotes

On Tuesday, Apple gave one of it’s most important presentations of the week: the new version of Swift, it’s popular multi-platform programming language.<p>It was a big session because it gave all of the developers at WWDC a quick overview of the new features and pointed them to sessions that dove …

XCode

In the future, design principles won’t be about design

There’s a tinge of clickbait-slash-unnecessary controversy in this post, but it’s a great analysis of design principles nonetheless. The gist is that …

UX Design

Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers hits Nintendo Switch in May

Here comes a new challenger!<p><i>Ultra Street Fighter</i> <i>2</i><i>: The Final Challengers</i> will be released May 26 on Nintendo Switch, Capcom announced today on the franchise’s Twitter. May 26. At launch, the game will cost $39.99.<p>The latest iteration of <i>Street Fighter 2</i> will feature its original, 16-bit era graphics …

This company figured out how to run Wordpress on .Net

I don’t think there are many web applications as widely used as WordPress. It powers a vast swathe of the Internet, ranging from blogs and news websites, to e-commerce sites. And wouldn’t it be nicer if it was a little bit faster?<p>Enter PeachPie. This Czech startup has developed a platform that can …

Am I Developer Enough?

In the professional space, a title says a lot about your skill set and qualifications. Of course, some professions have official designations like …

Web Design

Build a Music Player with Angular & Electron II : Making the UI

In the previous post on building a music player with Angular and Electron, we were able to successfully setup an environment where our app can live. …

JavaScript

This gorgeous, Ghibli-inspired PS4 game is no longer exclusive -- it's coming to PC

What's Ni no Kuni? PC gamers are about to find out.<p>You've heard of Studio Ghibli, the Japanese animation studio that brought us the incredible "Princess Mononoke," "My Neighbor Totoro," "Spirited Away" and more.<p>Now, imagine a video game that lets you <i>play</i> in one of those lush, animated worlds. And …

Anime

Bots_alive kit imbues toy robots with charming, lifelike AI

There was no shortage of gadgets at CES, and there will be no shortage at Toy Fair next month, of robots and gadgets promising artificial intelligence — and generally falling short. But a more modest approach from an actual AI researcher has produced a clever and accessible way to create lifelike …

Robotics

Making Responsive HTML Email Coding Easy With MJML

Email is one of the best ways to engage with your users, especially during the holiday season. However, if you want to stand out, no matter how …

Web Design

You’ll Definitely Want Biryani For Lunch Today After Looking At These 10 Sumptuous Photos

I have never been in love, but if love looked like something, it has to be biryani!<p>The orgasmic rice-dish cooked with marinated chicken, garden-fresh …

How to Use the JavaScript Fetch API to Get Data

We all remember the dreaded XMLHttpRequest we used back in the day to make requests, it involved some really messy code, it didn't give us promises …

JavaScript

Build Your Own Adobe Creative Suite with Free and Cheap Software

Adobe's Creative Suite is one of the best software packs out there for professionals, but the suite is prohibitively expensive for most people. If …

LinkedIn, synced in: Website now feels 'more like using an app'

The professional network's much-anticipated redesigned home page for computers is finally in sync with its mobile counterpart.<p>After more than a year in the making, LinkedIn's desktop redesign has arrived.<p>If the makeover, which launched Thursday, looks a lot like the professional network's …

Apps

Apple shares new iOS 10 Design Resources available in Sketch and Photoshop templates

Following the update to their Apple News Format Design Tutorial, Apple has just published an update to their iOS Human Interface Guidelines with new iOS 10 design resources. The resources include templates and UI materials to help designers quickly design iOS applications.<p>In the past, Apple has …

Singapore's first hypercar will be an all-electric carbon-fibre machine

Singapore has unveiled its first all-electric hypercar, a sleek work of engineering that it plans to exhibit in a couple of months at a global motor …

Get a week’s worth of power with this Anker portable charger, now $60 off

Do you feel abandoned when your phone dies? If so, you can squash any such fears in the future by caring and using a portable charger, often called a …

Gear & Gadgets

Everything Is Awful So Let’s All Escape To This Treehouse For Grown-Ups

The architecture firm Snøhetta has built a cabin in the woods of Northern Sweden. The coolest part? It’s built into the trees themselves, acting like a treehouse for grownups–and a getaway from the world.<p>The two-bedroom cabin is part of the renowned Treehotel, where guests can rent one of seven …

Architecture

Creating an Illustration Guideline

An Illustration is like any other form of design. It’s vital that it is consistent. The best way to do this is by creating guidelines across our …

Graphic Design

Quiz: What CSS framework should you use?

CSS can revolutionise your web layouts, help you create animated menus, responsive layout grids and more – but it can also be a real nightmare. We’ve …

CSS

Evernote’s redesign is too little, too late

When simplicity isn’t enough<p>Evernote redesigned its mobile app for iOS today, making it easier to capture new notes and search for existing ones. The company replaced its confounding black-on-green mobile design with classic black and white, and the result is an app that is faster and more pleasant …

Apps

Siri-Like Intelligent Assistant May Be the Future of Adobe

You find yourself at your desk, hundreds of files have been imported into Lightroom as you start the process of editing your latest shoot. “Crop. 2:3 …

Milliard Font Family by René Bieder

• Milliard, a modern grotesk font family by German type designer René Bieder.<br>Here comes the brand new Milliard font family. This beauty has been …

Typography