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How Email Became The Most Reviled Communication Experience Ever

Email wasn’t always a source of fear and loathing. What happened? And what can we do about it–really?<p>It wasn’t until I heard that a colleague had nuked his personal email account–on purpose, for good–that it hit me: <i>Email is the most reviled personal technology ever.</i> Mat Honan, the San Francisco …

Apple Music is a major mess, and it won't beat Spotify

As a card-carrying Apple fanboy, I often have a hard time keeping an objective journalistic head on my shoulders when faced with the company's …

Here’s how the insane vehicles were created in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

"He said, 'One day this could all be yours,'" Gibson recalls to Business Insider of what Miller presented him. Gibson just didn't realize how far away that "one day" would be.<p>But the plug was pulled on the film leading up to the Iraq War, and the project lingered in development hell until four …

Chance of being bitten by mosquito is written in genes

Some people are just more likely to be attacked no matter how much insect repellent they slap on, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has found<p>As the summer approaches it is probably the last thing anyone wants to hear.<p>But scientists have found that the chance of being bitten by a …

Studio Ghibli's Isao Takahata on animating his final film

Isao Takahata is one of the most important and influential animators in the history of the medium. With a career spanning six decades, he has helped …

A Rare Glimpse Inside North Korea’s Pyongyang International Film Festival

While the world is only too aware of what North Korea’s leader thinks about a certain Sony comedy, less is known about his dynasty’s long history with—and love of— the cinema. Assessing the 14th Pyongyang International Film Festival and touring the vast “Cholliwood” studio complex, built in 1947 by …

North Korea

The Best Of MoMA Curator Paola Antonelli’s Reddit AMA

The MoMA Curator of Architecture and Design reveals favorite books and video games and thoughts on skeuomorphism and the future of design.<p>Yesterday, Paola Antonelli, senior curator of architecture and design at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art, let the masses pick her brain in a Reddit AMA . …

‘Interstellar’ Visual Effects Team Publishes Black Hole Study

The special effects that power the sci-fi blockbuster "Interstellar" are helping researchers better understand supermassive black holes and other real-world cosmic phenomena.<p>The "Interstellar" visual-effects crew has published a scientific study describing the computer code that brought to life the …

Black Holes

11 Terrible Resume Mistakes That Are Keeping You From Getting Hired

The resume is virtually a prerequisite to gainful employment. But for such an important document, it's astounding how much can go wrong.<p>Bad grammar, flowery language and too many words are just some of the mistakes that can make potential employers toss your resume in the trash.<p>The U.S. job market …

Hollywood Needs To Seriously Up Its Game When Adapting Anime Into Live Action

With the announcement that Scarlett Johansson will head up a live action Ghost in the Shell and the incessant bumbling surrounding the live action Akira, Hollywood seriously needs to up its game when it comes to adapting anime into live action.<p>Late last year, George Takei kicked off a petition …

Anime

The iPhone may be starting to steal Android’s lower-income customers

When I was working in Tajikistan, a desperately poor country, my driver had an iPhone. He’d saved extensively to afford it, and prized it as a status symbol. And when things got tight, he didn’t trade it for a cheaper, equivalent Android model — he traded it in for an older iPhone.<p>Apple has begun …

Mobile

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

Philosophers and scientists have been at war for decades over the question of what makes human beings more than complex robots<p>One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being …

Consciousness

Line's bears and bunnies are coming for America

Everyone in Japan knows Brown, the laid-back bear, and Cony, the bunny whose wild enthusiasm makes Brown seem even more chilled. They make a good pair — they’re dating, you see — and they also make a lot of money for their owners. They’re virtual stickers inside Line, a messaging app that now …

Apple's iPhone is golden in China

The dumbest column I ever wrote was the one that suggested that if Apple wanted to sell a lot of iPhones in China it should stick with silver.<p>This …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Apple Isn't A Hardware Or Software Company - It's An Ecosystem Company

There seems to be an ongoing debate among pundits on whether Apple is a hardware or a software company.<p>Apple critics like to portray it as a hardware company and how its competitive advantage is built on shaky ground, as there will always be a new gadget that a competitor develops which could be …

The secret behind Apple’s design excellence is a simple one, says former senior designer & UX specialist

The secret behind Apple’s design excellence is a simple one, says former senior designer and user experience specialist Mark Kawano in an interview with Fast Company: it’s not just something left to the designers.<p>It’s actually the engineering culture, and the way the organization is structured to …

Debate: Is Death Final?

Is there some form of existence after death, or is the notion a product of wishful thinking about our own mortality?<p>These questions have fascinated humans for millennia. Many approach the concept of an afterlife as a religious one, but in a recent <i>Intelligence Squared U.S.</i> debate, a physicist and …

How to write a science news story

The Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2014, in association with the Guardian and the Observer, is open for entries. In parallel with the competition we're publishing a series of weekly "how to …" guides for budding science journalists<p>Most journalists want to break exclusives, but a lot of what …

Opinion: Why the upgrade cycle means the ‘Apple tax’ is lower than it seems

I’m sure most of us have at some point had Windows- and Android-using friends ask us why we pay the ‘Apple tax’ – the price difference between an Apple product and what they perceive to be an equivalent competitor product.<p>A large part of the answer, of course, is that the competitor product isn’t …

Strong Link Established Between Trust and Intelligence

If you don't trust this study's conclusions, you must not be smart. (Joking.)<p>Conventional wisdom has a few things to say about trusting strangers--all things being equal, it isn't generally considered a wise thing to do. Perhaps surprisingly, then, new research has found a strong link between …

22 answers for creationists from someone who understands evolution

At the recent Bill Nye/Ken Ham debate, Buzzfeed asked creationists in attendance to write a question or message for ‘the other side’. Here are some answers<p>What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again. A disappointing public debate between popular US science telly presenter …

Homemade Shin Cup-Style Spicy Korean Ramyun Beef Noodle Soup Recipe

A homemade version of Korean-style spicy beef instant noodles made with short ribs, Korean chili paste, and kimchi.<p><b>Note:</b> All Asian ingredients can be found in Asian specialty markets or ordered onilne. Kombu is dried sea kelp; order online here. Katsuobushi is dried, smoked bonito; order online …

iOS 7 Best Practices; A Weather App Case Study: Part 1/2

Finished Weather App<p>Every developer has their own ideas as to the best way to create top-notch iOS apps. Some developers take advantage of …

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Back to the Future

Nearly All Mobile Device Makers Cheat on Benchmarks, Except Apple and Motorola

Following Tuesday's report that Samsung artificially inflates its benchmarking scores, well-respected hardware review site <i>AnandTech</i> has published evidence suggesting nearly all mobile manufacturers, with the exception of Apple and Motorola, use CPU/GPU optimizations to game benchmark tests.<p>Samsung …