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Microsoft has a new data visualization tool you can use for free

Microsoft Research has released SandDance, a free data visualization app that lets you gain insight in your surveys and research projects.<p>Simply fire it up in your browser, upload a data set (TXT, CSV and JSON formats are currently supported) and you can analyze it in a variety of ways. Whether …

Herschel Is Making Bags Out Of A Nearly Indestructible Textile From World War II

The rip stops here.<p>Aside from looking sharp, a great city backpack can stand up to hard knocks. While it’s easy to find heavy-duty outdoor gear that fulfills the latter requirement, you’re riding the subway, not scaling a mountain–no need to buy a pack optimized for alpine excursions. Herschel …

World War II

'Operator' is a font designed to make coding easier

While many of us bristle at the sight of Comic Sans (this writer included), coders have an altogether different view of typefaces and how they're presented. Thus, Operator Mono, the new font from one of the highest-regarded typeface-creators that was forged to make life easier for the folks who …

Typography

Malwarebytes' latest tool protects against ransomware

A new tool from Malwarebytes hopes to help protect PC users against ransomware, a type of attack which encrypts your files and holds them hostage until you pay to retrieve them.<p>This kind of attack has become more popular in recent years, with even entire police departments falling victim and having …

12 Chrome extensions to motivate you with each new tab

At this exact moment, I have 16 tabs open in my browser. How about you?<p>With the full power of the internet at our disposal, it can be pretty easy to waste precious moments navigating to the…let’s say, less-than-productive corners of the web.<p>I’m as guilty of this as anyone – I’ve even shared …

How to use VLC to watch any video on Apple TV

So you’ve got a fourth-generation Apple TV (the one with Siri Remote and all the apps) and you’ve just downloaded VLC, the “play everything” video app that was just ported to tvOS.<p>The last few versions of Apple TV haven’t included any storage for video files, and the same is true of the latest …

This Smartphone App Sends Your Loved Ones Your Messages After You Die

Want to be extra creepy? You can even have them location-tagged, so they pop up when your heirs visit certain locations–like your grave.<p>A new app lets you send messages after you die. The web and smartphone based service, SafeBeyond, allows you to line up short messages, texts, photos, and videos, …

Welcome back, Apple TV. It's been a while.

Channels are dead; the future of TV is apps.<p>After more than three and a half years since it had a major hardware update, the new Apple TV is finally …

Apple TV (2015) review: Luxurious streaming TV at your voice's beck and call - Page 2 - CNET

Luxurious streaming TV at your voice's beck and call<p>A choice of sizes: 32GB vs. 64GB<p>In true Apple fashion, the box comes in two otherwise identical flavors, one with 32GB and one with 64GB of onboard storage. Unlike the Amazon Fire TV, Nvidia Shield and Roku boxes with their SD card slots, there's …

Smart TV

The new Apple TV remote could've been so much better

The new Apple TV is expected to arrive this week. But one of its centerpieces — the redesigned remote control — leaves much to be desired.<p>First of all, let's talk about the design itself. Apple went from this:<p>To this:<p>While some who briefly tried the new Apple TV remote say it works well, the …

Smart TV

HTML5 On The Rise: No Longer Ahead Of Its Time

Shikhir Singh Contributor<p>Shikhir Singh is the senior developer relations manager at Sencha.<p>Today marks the one-year anniversary of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) declaring the HTML5 standard complete, a significant milestone in the history of the Internet and web application development. In …

Web Design

Android 6.0 Marshmallow review

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is such a mishmash of features that I spent a long time trying to suss out the unifying principle behind it all. Turns out, the answer was literally right in front of my face the entire time I was looking at my phone: that new, colorful Google logo.<p>It's divisive, like any …

Apps

Use Google’s New Mapping Tool To See How Much Solar Panels Would Benefit Your Home

With Project Sunroof, Google hopes to make it easier for more households to make the switch to renewables.<p>Solar power is cheaper than buying from the grid in cities like Boston, San Francisco, and San Jose–even without any government credits. Now, if you live in one of those cities, a new tool from …

Volvo's glowing bike spray lights up nighttime cyclists

For thousands of cyclists, navigating the roads at night requires an almost prescient sense of awareness.<p>To tackle the problem, Volvo has come up …

11 Problems to Anticipate Before Your Next Website Redesign

A great website is the cornerstone of your business. If users can’t easily navigate it or see where you add value, you’re already losing money. But when it comes to updating your site, there are a lot of hidden pitfalls to be wary of.<p>Curious how those who have “been there, done that” and emerged …

Mack Weldon Stitches Together $4 Million In Series A

Mack Weldon, a basics clothing brand that leverages technology in as many ways as possible, has today raised $4 million in Series A funding from RiverPark Ventures, Bridge Investments and Lyrical Partners. The company had previously raised $1.9 million, bringing total funding to $5.9 million.<p>Mack …

Clothing

Facebook's New Tool Helps Developers Debug Android Apps

Developers often struggle with quickly discovering problems in large native code bases and figuring out how to fix them, particularly when developing for Android.<p>Facebook might have a solution. Today, the company announced a new tool for debugging Android code called Stetho. Developers can use …

Why Silicon Valley doesn’t care about Android

Based on my experience meeting hundreds of startup founders and VCs in both San Francisco and New York, few professionals in America’s tech hubs have owned an Android phone or believe in the opportunity of the platform. Meanwhile, the growth and prevalence of Android around the globe shows that …

Silicon Valley

Xamarin 3 Launches With UI Design Tool For iOS Apps, Cross-Platform Interface API And More

Xamarin has long been one of the most popular tools for building cross-platform mobile applications and today, the company is taking a major step forward by launching version 3.0 of its service. The highlights of today’s release are the launch of Xamarin Designer for iOS, which can almost …

Empathy for the User: Experience Design Secrets from an Expert

<i>Jo Plumridge is a UK-based photographer, writer and lecturer. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been adapted with permission.</i><p>User experience (UX) designers are among the unsung heroes of the digital world. They make the tools, sites and apps we use simple, …

The Future of API Design: The Orchestration Layer

<i>Daniel Jacobson (Twitter | LinkedIn), is currently director of engineering for the Netflix API. Prior to Netflix, Daniel ran application development for NPR where, among other things, he created the NPR API. He is also the co-author of APIs: A Strategy Guide.</i><p>The digital world is expanding at an …