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The Tipping Point (E-Commerce Version)

The news around shopping during the holiday season was dominated by two separate stories. One talked about how traffic to brick-and-mortar stores was …

What Advice Can Neuroscientists Give To UI/UX Designers?

<i>Answer by Paul King, Computational Neuroscientist, Software Entrepreneur, on Quora,</i><p>The best advice from neuroscience to UI/UX designers is to think of everything from the perspective of dynamic attention and reinforcement feedback.<p>While we appear to take in the whole visual field as a single …

These Scientists Studied Why Internet Stories Go Viral. You Won’t Believe What They Found

Science confirms what Buzzfeed and Upworthy already know: In the hierarchy of digital contagion, content that evokes powerful emotions floats mercilessly to the top.<p>Editor’s Note<p>2/17/14<p>Happy Presidents’ Day! To celebrate, we’re revisiting some of our most popular stories of the year. Enjoy.<p>A few …

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they're least productive?<p>Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up …

Kanye West Vents About Grammy Nominations

It seemed inevitable, really, that Kanye West would grouse about only getting a pair of Grammy nominations, and the rapper devoted part of what has …

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A gorgeous, colorful look at the cellphone signals we never see

Invisible signals are all around us, and now we can finally see what we've been missing. Data visualization artist Nickolay Lamm created psychedelic images of the cellphone signals that live in the air, but are invisible to us.<p>At first glance, the visualizations look like tiny mountains illuminated …

Artist Uses a Rake to Create Amazingly Large Sand Paintings

Artist Andres Amador takes unconventional art to a whole other level with his incredible sand paintings. Using the beach as his enormous canvas and rakes as his brushes, Amador creates massive, eye-catching murals featuring geometric and floral patterns. The sand artist uses his whole body to …

‘Noah’ Japanese Trailer: That Ark Isn't Built as a Castle – /Film

We’re fascinated with <b>Noah</b>, from <b>Darren Aronofsky</b>. The filmmaker has merged the sacred and the profane before, but never on this scale, and rarely for …

Optimizing AngularJS: 1200ms to 35ms

<i>Edit: Due to the level of interest, we’ve released the source code to the work described here: https://github.com/scalyr/angular.</i><p>Here at Scalyr, we …

5 of the Craziest Scientific Facts Out There

<b>1.</b> The human body contains enough DNA to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back again. 17 times.<p><b>2.</b> Microbes colonize human bodies, outnumbering human …

Text-to-video News App Wibbitz Gets a Slick Redesign for iOS 7

Wibbitz, the app that takes text-based news stories and turns them into videos, has revamped its iOS app to bring it in line with iOS 7’s new look and feel.<p>As well as updating the overall design of the app, the update also brings new categories like ‘UK’ and ‘Gossip’, as well as 15 additional news …

Spherikal – Motion Graphics by Ion

Stunning Experimental Motion Graphics.<p>Motion graphic designer Ion has created this fascinating animation as an experiment to explore different …

America's Most Popular Boys' Names Since 1960, in 1 Spectacular GIF

An infographic depiction of the epic battle between "Michael" and "Jacob"<p>Call it Jacob's ladder.<p>When it comes to the most popular names for baby boys in the United States, "Michael" long held sway. For most of the 1960s, and then on throughout the '70s and '80s (and almost all of the '90s!), the …

A Kid’s Guide to Graphic Design by Iconic Designer Chip Kidd

<i>“It doesn’t occur to most people that everything is designed — that every building and everything they touch in the world is designed,”</i> the late and great Bill Moggridge, designer of the world’s first laptop, famously reminded us. And, indeed, it is precisely because design touches every aspect of …

Uber — What's Fueling Uber's Growth Engine?

Uber Co-Founder and CEO Travis Kalanick explains, “In the beginning, it was a lifestyle company. You push a button and a black car comes up. Who's …

Union Square Ventures Adds Hacker News-Like Link Sharing Community To Newly Designed Site

Union Square Ventures, the New York-based VC firm that has backed Twitter, Foursquare, Etsy, Zynga and many others, has debuted a newly redesigned website today. A VC firm launching a new site isn’t usually big news, but in this case, USV has added an interesting new sharing community that draws …

OS X 10.9 Mavericks: The Ars Technica Review

No longer an apex predator, OS X takes some time for introspection.<p>After a dozen years and nine major releases, OS X has had a full life: the …

Rakuten’s CEO on Humanizing E-Commerce

<i>Photography: Gabriela Hasbun</i><p><b>The Idea:</b> Mikitani believes that human beings need communication and connection. So instead of emphasizing efficiency and convenience, Rakuten tries to create a personalized, bazaarlike shopping experience.<p>I can still remember the first time I made an online purchase: It …

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Mark Zuckerberg On The Real Beginnings of Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made his annual appearance at Y Combinator’s Startup School event for a fireside chat with Paul Graham. In this conversation, he spoke about what he first built, never being afraid of making mistakes, and the movement that the social network has become to connect …

Microsoft's new iOS and Android Remote Desktop apps let you control a PC from a phone

Microsoft is providing a new way for iOS and Android users to access their Windows PCs today. A new Remote Desktop app is now available for both operating systems, letting you simply connect to a Windows PC and control it. While a number of third-party solutions have existed previously, including …

Mygola could (at last) be the startup to make your travel planning dreams come true

We wait all year to take a vacation and jet off someplace exotic for a week or two of glorious relaxation and adventure.<p>Unfortunately, the process of planning a trip sucks.<p>Travel startup Mygola has raised $1.5 million for its platform that CEO Anshuman Bapna said is the “world’s best travel …

Learn the History of Typography Through Type:Rider, a Super Mario-Esque Game for Your Smartphone

We all have a favorite font. But how much do you really know about it? You may be a self-classified "font fanatic" who knows Gary Hustwit's <i>Helvetica</i> …

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Sleep: Why We Need It and What Happens Without It

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Pizza, programming, and starting an industry: Bill Gates, the college years

Bill Gates' presence as a titan of the computing industry is now taken for granted, but before all that he was just a (rather extraordinary) college student. Biographer Walter Isaacson takes a look at the software mogul's earlier years at Harvard for the <i>Harvard Gazette</i>. It's a look back at a human …

BeauCoo Wants Women to Shop Off Each Other, Not Models

Shopping for clothing online or from a catalog can be difficult, not least because the vast majority of women have bodies nothing like the models …

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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 …