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How to colour comics

Colouring comics is the best job in the art world, as far as I’m concerned, because it leans heavily towards the fun part of art: the storytelling. …

10 Hidden URLs To Help You Rule The Web

Photo: David Nield, Gizmodo<p>You’re probably used to bookmarking your favourite sites for easy access, but the web goes much deeper than the top …

More Than Half Of Transgender Teachers Surveyed Tell NPR They Are Harassed At Work

More than half of transgender teachers face harassment or discrimination in the workplace, according to an NPR Ed survey of transgender and gender-nonconforming educators.<p>The survey of 79 trans and gender-nonconforming teachers from the U.S. and Canada found that the harassment they face ranges …

DIY Wind Turbine for Free Energy

With electricity cost going up and the likes of British Gas hiking up their price, everyone could use a bit of free energy. There are a number of …

Do This One Thing to Improve How You Handle Constructive Criticism

As much as we're committed to bettering ourselves, when others give their two cents about where they see room for self-improvement, we're typically …

The Earth: Differentiation and Plate Tectonics

The major subdivisions of the Earth are: <br>(from inside to outside)<p>1) the inner core (mostly solid iron)<br>2) the outer core (mostly liquid iron)<br>3) the …

15 YouTube Channels Every Web Designer And Developer Should Subscribe To

As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, hibernation mode is upon us. This is the perfect time to get cozy, and queue a few YouTube …

Can littleBits' Lego-like kits democratize DIY engineering?

What happens when you look to get more out of your engineering knowledge? For littleBits CEO Ayah Bdeir, that meant making electronics and programming accessible to everyone, regardless of skill level. The company's Lego-like smart toys can be used to build any number of things: from a simple …

5 Ways to Get More From Your Meetings

The biggest productivity-killer in meetings is lack of focus. Get organized to avoid wasting everyone's time with these tips.<p>The rambling tangents. The awkward questions. The sense of getting nothing accomplished. Sound like a meeting you've had recently?<p>The truth is, running a more effective …

Setting Up a Mac Dev Machine From Zero to Hero With Dotfiles

Setting up a new machine can often be an exciting prospect. However, as developers, there are a lot of tools we need that don't come as standard.<p>In …

How To Read Way More Books (And, Thus, Know Way More Stuff)

Humanity has learned a lot of stuff. Most of it is in books. So we should read more of them. Here’s how.<p>While many problems are new to 2013–what, exactly, is twerking?–most are quite old, like having a meaningful career or being able to do your best work. So if we want to be able to address our …

How Today's Computers Weaken Our Brain

At 10 <i>P.M.</i> on September 22, 1912, Franz Kafka, then a twenty-nine-year-old lawyer, sat down at his typewriter in Prague and began to write. He wrote and wrote, and eight hours later he had finished “Das Urteil” (“The Judgment”).<p>Kafka wrote in his diary, “I was hardly able to pull my legs out from …

Using Git with Dropbox

Recently I challenged myself to get much more familiar with Git. I've used it briefly in the past, but some of my recent work got me seriously …

“Quantum Jumping,” or how to co-opt advanced science for personal gain!

Visit an alternate universe to see a better version of you. In theory.<p>A few days ago, a reader submitted a tip to the Ars newsdesk: he’d seen an ad …

Sidebar Transitions

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Connected UX

Over the past six years, as I’ve built a UX team from a solo practice to a team of 11, I’ve seen how design research can greatly influence product …

Will Android Device Manager be the last “Find My Device” app?

Android Device Manager has received a lot of press lately and for good reason. It’s a solid little application that will find your phone wherever it might be. It also gives you a small selection of tools to either help you find your phone or erase it as the situation warrants. With this awesome new …

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The Stories Behind 22 Classic Album Covers

1. <i>Nevermind</i> (1991)<p><b>Nirvana<br>Design by Robert Fisher and Kirk Weddle</b><p>Spencer Elden's first time swimming was a memorable one.<p>At four months old, Elden was …

IBM Develops Programming Language Inspired By The Human Brain

Two years ago this month, IBM announced that it had developed a cognitive computer chip, inspired by human neural architecture. That chip was developed as part of the SyNAPSE project, which has a long term goal of building a computing system that can handle tasks that are relatively easy for human …

Android Device Manager remote wipe hands-on

Inhabitat's Week in Green: GO pop-up camper, coconut carbon water filter and all-electric superbikes

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>It's difficult to think about winter in the middle of a very hot summer, but if you live in Norway, winter never seems too far off. There, engineers have come …

How the Rest of Us Can Build the Internet of Things | WIRED

Ayla’s approach is to bake its software — drivers, really — into modules built by its partners, chipmakers Broadcom and STMicroelectronics. Makers …

Apple Shares Held Hostage and Oracle’s Mystery News — 10 Things You Need to See on AllThingsD This Week

In case you missed anything, here’s a quick roundup of the news that powered <b>AllThingsD</b> this week:<p>Best Buy Announces Nine-Day iPhone Trade-In …

Webinar Recording: PhpStorm Best Practices – The Perfect Workflow for PHP Developers

The recording of our May 29th webinar with Maarten Balliauw and Mikhail Vink, <b>PhpStorm Best Practices – The Perfect Workflow for PHP Developers</b>, is …

How to hire good people instead of nice people

Usually, employers rapidly scan the resume of each job applicant looking for relevant education, skills, and work experience. They select 10 candidates for telephone calls, invite three in for interviews, and hire the one they <i>like</i> the best.<p>This is a bad way to hire because at best it gets you <i>nice</i> …

50 Design Problems In 50 Days: Real Empathy For Innovation (Part 1)

Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. Sent 2× a month.<br>You can unsubscribe any …

A Disruptor's Disruptor Brings Pro Music Recording To The Masses

Holding fast to a philosophy that puts product and users above all, programmer-developer Justin Frankel used his own love of music and recording to build a company that produces tools for others whose passion for audio run as deep as his own.<p>Having made a fortune selling his first company, …

Volkswagen Made Another Brilliant SEO-Based Ad

Wanting to promote its side assist feature, which warns you about any incoming danger before you might actually see it, it created a YouTube video which prompts you to place your mouse pointer on the ticker itself. The idea is that seeing the preview of the video alerts you to what's going to …