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Correcting the Mercator Map

You know how the Mercator Map makes Greenland look huge? Since we used the handy flat world map so often in school, we are just used to it. Now a …

Geography

What we learned from designing an academic certificates system on the blockchain

Over the past year, we have been working on a set of tools to issue, display, and verify digital credentials using the Bitcoin blockchain and the …

Blockchain

Scientists Use Lasers To Regrow Teeth From Stem Cells

Imagine if a trip to the dentist to treat a cavity didn’t involve a filling, root canal, or crown. What if a simple light treatment could actually …

BBC’s $19 Micro:bit computer is now available to give the Raspberry Pi some competition

The BBC partnered with companies like ARM, Samsung, and Microsoft to develop the Micro:bit embedded system. The tiny programmable computers have …

The Dumbbell Density Doomsday Workout | Men's Health

Density describes how much work you’ll accomplish in a given period of time. The more work you do in the same number of minutes, the more fat you’ll demolish and the greater your metabolic boost.<p>Take the workout shown in the video above. I call it the Dumbbell Density Doomsday. It only consists of …

The iPad will definitely, totally be the future of personal computing. Eventually.

<i>Once upon a time, Apple led a simple life: one line of personal computers with a single operating system. As iPads fork into traditional and hybrid Pro models, Apple’s software life will become complicated. Count the OS variants: macOS, watchOS, tvOS, iOS for iPhone and iOS for hybrid iPads. And</i> …

iPad Mini

Basic principles of responsive web design II

A while back here at Froont we made a list of animated gifs explaining the basic principles of responsive web design. The post was extremely popular. …

Designing Great UIs for Progressive Web Apps

Progressive Web Apps give us an opportunity to reset our expectations and to loudly declare that We Can Do Better when designing user experiences on …

Web Development

Payroll Blog

January 30<p>2018 Taxes. Your favorite subject, right?<p>January 26<p>Here at SurePayroll, small business is our business. We are always working to create and …

6 Easy Steps To Better Icon Design

To achieve this, we are constantly aware of the difference between “not quite good enough” and “premium quality.” The difference is often very small …

Compact & Powerful: Great Examples of Floating Action Buttons in Interfaces

<b>Floating action button</b>, or abbreviated <b>FAB</b>, is a little enhancement that is a part of Google’s visual language. It is an elegant way of adding extra …

Hackathon – Photography, Cycling

This is a time bound event with a well defined frame of rules. Understand the rules and strictly adhere to it.<p>It is a high pressure game if you want …

Modern JavaScript Dev Tools for Web Developers – Aaliyah Choudhry – Medium

<b>Modern JavaScript Dev Tools for Web Developers</b><p>The usage statistics posted on several websites depict that over 92% of all websites use JavaScript as …

JavaScript

Cinematic Color Grading With Lightroom

We have posted a few really awesome cinematic color grading tutorials lately – but they all use Photoshop.<p>Instead of jumping over to Photoshop, I …

Make a calculator using Javascript and CSS3

Monday 09th, May, 2016 | #HTML 5 #Playground #CSS2 / CSS3<p>Learn to make a cool looking calculator using Javascript and CSS3. CSS3 box shadows are used …

Sean Parker’s streaming service will change movies, and theaters can’t stop it

Neither can James Cameron<p>Going into this year’s CinemaCon, the annual Las Vegas trade show for movie exhibitors, studios, and vendors, the biggest question wasn’t whether some company was going to pull a blockbuster announcement out of its hat. It was what kind of impact The Screening Room, Sean …

Star Trek

Give your router new superpowers by installing DD-WRT

Frustrated by the software limitations on your router? Go ahead and replace that software with the Linux-powered DD-WRT firmware. Maybe you want to …

Wi-Fi

Here are 10 daily habits that could make you a millionaire

<i>Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article stated that Daniel Ally became a self-made millionaire at age 24. We are no longer confident in those assertions and have removed them.</i><p>You have to pay the cost if you want to be the boss.<p>The cost is discipline. No leader can achieve success without …

Self-improvement

Have you entered the 2016 iPhone Photography Awards yet?

Are you a budding photographer, who owns (or has access to) an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch? If so, you may be interested in entering this year’s IPPAwards, a.k.a. The iPhone Photography Awards.<p>Entrants are competing for the prestigious IPPA Photographer of the Year Award title, along with a …

How we took a 10-day trip to Japan for only $4,000, including flights

Until recently.<p>My husband had made it his goal to complete what were then the five world marathons within five years. In his fifth and final year, as he was ran what he thought would be his last race of the series in London, then the announcement was made that Tokyo would join the list.<p>And suddenly …

Japan

Apple granted patent for one-shot panoramic photo feature, using optical image stabilization [U]

<i>Update: Some are suggesting that the patent could simply be for tiny shifts that would allow the iPhone camera to fill in missing detail that falls between pixels, though it’s unclear how this would differ from a technique already in use by Hasselblad. Thanks to James for the Hasselblad …

7 Exercises For a Strong and Stunning Midsection

Core training is always a hot topic. If we're honest, we all want that toned midsection for Summer, and from a health perspective, a strong core is vital. Especially as we get older and especially if we're stuck at a desk all day. Posture, balance, lower back health — they all relate to the …

Workouts

52% of US hospitals use 3 or more connected health technologies, HIMSS study finds

LAS VEGAS -- A new survey from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society in partnership with the Personal Connected Health Alliance …

Digital Health

This machine promises to cook it all -- and with Wi-Fi, too (hands on)

The Gourmia GKM9000 is a multicooker loaded with Wi-Fi, an interactive screen and a mobile app that lets you monitor your food from a distance. The gadget will make its debut alongside a bounty of kitchen appliances at the International Home + Housewares Show next month.<p>In a case of "more is more," …

Kitchens

Freshdesk's Hotline.io provides in-app customer support and engagement for mobile-first businesses

Freshdesk today announced the launch of Hotline.io, an in-app, real-time messaging service, to help mobile-first businesses provide real-time support …

Apps

This Mapping App Is Designed for Urban Wanderers

Bid goodbye to the beaten path and hello to an assortment of crowd-sourced shops, bars, and cafés.<p>By the most brutal logic, maps exist to get you from point A to point B. Navigation tools like Google Maps prioritize efficiency, generating routes that cater to a presumed preference for speed.<p>In a …

A Google engineer invented this smart mirror that tells you the news while you admire your looks

If you’re one of the few people who remembers the middling 2000 science fiction film <i>The 6th Day</i>, you may recall that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character uses a mirror that wishes him a happy birthday and tells him his schedule for the day. That was probably the coolest thing about the movie.<p>And now …

Widgets

Google gives My Maps for Android a much-needed revamp

Google's My Maps for Android hasn't received a lot of affection lately, but the company is making up for that in style. It quietly released a big upgrade to the custom mapping app that, on top of a "new look and feel," throws in features that arguably should have been there ages ago. You can see …