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Developers Union forms, pushing Apple to fix App Store issues

A group of iOS app developers concerned with Apple’s App Store policies has formed The Developers Union, an advocacy group that will push the company for “community-driven, developer-friendly changes.” With over 50 supporters as of now, the group hopes to hit the 1,000-member mark this week, then …

Apps

This one man composed (almost) all the music from all your favorite childhood TV shows

<b>This month, SYFY WIRE is interviewing some of the best composers in TV and film, to get insight on the theme songs and scores that stick in our head</b> …

Star Trek

The Lazy Man's Guide To Losing Fat And Building Muscle

Image: iStock<p>Like most guys of a certain vintage, I have mixed feelings about my body. Staying lean and not surrendering to the siren’s call of the …

Nutrition

3 Plants That Generate Oxygen Even at Night – Get One for Your Bedroom

Plants are awesome and we all love them, right? It has been said that trees and plants are the lungs of the earth. Through a process called …

Botany

Why a Daily Habit of Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science

Consuming the written word is exceptionally good for people.<p>Twenty six percent of adults in the United States have not read even a portion of a book within the last year. It's an unfortunate reality considering that researchers have found that consuming the written word is exceptionally good for …

The Brain

These Are The 'Smartest' Dog Breeds, According to a Canine Psychologist

Where does your dog rank?<p>There's no easy way to rate dog intelligence. It can be focused on more than one thing.<p>As canine psychologist Stanley Coren …

Pets

Google’s software design is having a reformation

Material design is now open to interpretation<p>Material Design launched in 2014, and it was mostly thought of as a new design language for Android — though it later came to the web and iOS. It had a bold idea: there should be a physicality to software design not unlike the physicality of paper. It …

UI Design

Want to Raise Successful Daughters? 17 Things They Should Know About 'the Notorious RBG'

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the subject of a new documentary. Here's what to know first.<p>In six years of writing columns for Inc.com, my most popular effort ever is this one: <i>Want to Raise a Trail-Blazing Daughter? Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says Do These 7 Things.</i><p>Millions of …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The 12 gripping science fiction and fantasy novels you need to check out this May

This month’s picks include stories about AI, interstellar warfare, and a world without prisons<p>A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Slate’s podcast <i>Slow Burn</i>, an engrossing dive into the Watergate scandal that eventually prompted President Richard Nixon to resign. The series prompted me to pick up a …

Books

Intermittent fasting may have 'profound health benefits'

Intermittent fasting has been gaining popularity among people looking to shed extra kilograms and maintain a healthy weight. Researchers argue that …

Holistic Medicine

The Last Führer: Karl Dönitz and the End of the Third Reich

The historical spotlight on Hitler as the undisputed Führer of the Third Reich has cast a shadow on the beginning and end of the regime, when Hitler …

World History

On the shores of the Iberian Peninsula: A look inside Cascais's tech scene

Although Cascais is a popular destination with historic monuments, the city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is as welcoming as its beaches. In the last century, Cascais attracted slews of artists, writers, and expelled European nobility as a means to get away from the rest of society. Today, the city …

Startups

5 healthy eating lessons I learned in my 40s

I’m leaner in my forties than I was in my twenties because of these simple lessons.<p>Here’s the deal: Being smarter with my diet was a learning process for me. As a kid and throughout my entire basketball career I thought eating healthy meant having pretzels with no salt on them. But when you’re …

Nutrition

This Macronutrient Cheat Sheet Is Key to Helping You Lose Weight

Counting carbs and calories unfortunately doesn't always equal weight-loss success, and that's because it's all about the <i>quality</i> of the foods you're consuming. Tracking your macros (protein, fat, and carbs) instead may actually be key. Macronutrients are what make up the caloric content of what you …

Nutrition

New LED streetlights may double cancer risk, new research warns

Britain’s new generation of street lights risk dramatically increasing rates of breast and prostate cancer, according to a new study.<p>Scientists have warned officials to consider limiting the roll-out of LED (light-emitting diode) lights after an investigation indicated a “strong link” between the …

Cancer

Forget the Year-End Performance Review: This Feedback Technique Is Far More Effective

A few simple words can have a big impact on someone's mindset and performance.<p>Many years ago, I had a colleague who had a particular talent for giving frank, unembellished, on-the-spot feedback.<p>Immediately after a meeting--or sometimes even just mid-way through a one-on-one conversation with …

Filmmaking

The Best Scifi Movies to Watch When You're Seriously Stoned

Marijuana can make a bad movie good and a good movie great. But it’s got to be the right movie, one with ideas you can explore more deeply, or …

Michael Jordan

Netflix CEO says apps are the new TV channels

Apple boss Tim Cook predicted in 2015 that “the future of TV is apps.” That future is here, says one of media’s biggest CEOs. Launching a TV network is now as easy as building an app.<p>“The great thing now is it’s easier to create a TV network, called an app,” said Netflix chief executive Reed …

Google Cloud releases Dialogflow Enterprise Edition for building chat apps

Building conversational interfaces is a hot new area for developers. Chatbots can be a way to reduce friction in websites and apps and to give customers quick answers to commonly asked questions in a conversational framework. Today, Google announced it was making Dialogflow Enterprise Edition …

3D map of stellar systems in the solar neighbourhood

3D map of all known stellar systems in the solar neighbourhood within a radius of 12.5 light-years. The Sun is at the centre and the Epsilon Indi …

Financial Times CEO John Ridding explains how to make people pay for media

Techies pooh-poohed online subscriptions a decade ago. My, how things have changed.<p>When the Financial Times began putting its online content behind a paywall, John Ridding recalls that reactions in the tech world ranged from skeptical to “pretty hostile.” After all, the conventional wisdom of the …

Media Industry

9 reasons why Amsterdam is the best place on Earth if you work in tech

If you’re looking for a great tech city to find your next job in, then stop looking at Silicon Valley and start looking at Amsterdam.<p>The Dutch capital was named the best European Tech City to work in by Hubspot, which recently did a study into Europe’s tech scene.<p>This comes as no surprise if you …

German Company Uses Blockchain Tech to Monetize News Content

MulTra GmbH has created an innovative solution to monetize digital content for newspaper publishers while simultaneously paying consumers for reading …

This Picture Has Not Been Altered In Any Way

That’s because it’s real. What you’re looking at is the General Electric Propulsion Test Platform, a specially modified Boeing 747-400 used to try …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

United Airlines Employees and Southwest Airlines Employees: Here's 1 Big Difference

Actually, five big differences--and some employees really love it.<p>What's the difference between United Airlines and Southwest Airlines? Here's an example.<p>Recently, United Airlines announced it was going to replace its bonus system with a new lottery bonus system, and employees revolved. But, it …

Home remedies to get rid of yellow teeth

It is natural for a person's teeth to become less white as they age. Many people turn to home remedies to try to get rid of yellow teeth. But which …

Dentistry

Why Facebook's logo is blue — a designer’s guide to color and emotion

We’re able to see different colors because of our retina’s innate ability to differentiate frequencies of light waves.<p>Certain colors or shades evoke different sentiments in people. In this post, I want to give a quick introduction to color theory, ways to combine colors, and tools for designing …

50,000 sites infected with cryptocurrency mining malware

The cryptocurrency mining malware epidemic is getting out of hand: nearly 50,000 sites have been surreptitiously infected with crypto-jacking scripts, according to security researcher Troy Mursch from Bad Packets Report.<p>Relying on source-code search engine PublicWWW to scan the web for pages …

Here's Exactly How The 2019 GMC Sierra's Six-Way Tailgate Works

On Thursday in Detroit, General Motors unveiled the new 2019 GMC Sierra, a truck whose craziest feature by far is the “MultiPro” tailgate that can be …