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These 23 Principles Could Help Us Avoid an AI Apocalypse

Science fiction author Isaac Asimov famously predicted that we’ll one day have to program robots with a set of laws that protect us from our …

Best paid apps for Mac

The Mac App Store is big, but you don't have to buy <i>all</i> the apps — just these!The Mac App Store has a wealth of content to help you find the right …

MacTrast Deals: Wipe Away Your Online Footprint on All of Your Devices with VPN.asia

VPN.asia allows you to browse anonymously with AES-256 data encryption and SHA-256 hash authentication.<p>DESCRIPTION<p>When you browse the Internet, you …

Mobile First Is Just Not Good Enough: Meet Journey-Driven Design

In a recent sales meeting for a prospective healthcare client, our team at Mad*Pow found ourselves answering an all-too-familiar question. We had …

Web Design

The Purpose of Sleep? To Forget, Scientists Say

Over the years, scientists have come up with a lot of ideas about why we sleep.<p>Some have argued that it’s a way to save energy. Others have suggested that slumber provides an opportunity to clear away the brain’s cellular waste. Still others have proposed that sleep simply forces animals to lie …

Neuroscience

Clickbait culture and groupthink mentality have led to the collapse of journalism — and the rise of Donald Trump

BuzzFeed’s bogus rationale for publishing the Trump “dossier” is just the latest sign of the profession’s implosion<p>Journalism’s reputation is in the toilet — and for good reason.<p>There was a time when journalists engaged in painstaking fact-checking and verification before publishing a story. That …

Cloud Computing Spins Out Of Control (But Maybe That's Not Such A Bad Thing)

Organizations continue their headlong rush into the cloud – but the people they depend on to manage this adventure are in a scramble to keep up, and, indeed, may be losing control of the situation. That’s the gist of a recent survey of more than 1,071 IT managers and professionals conducted by …

Insurance Industry

Thierry Bornier’s Breathtaking Photos of China Will Stun You into Silence

Former fashion CEO Thierry Bornier quit his job and moved to Yunnan, China. The rest is magic.<p>Thierry Bornier is a French landscape photographer living in Yunnan, China. His photographs have been published by National Geographic and he has won numerous awards for his breathtaking aerials. But …

Landscape Photography

Scientists have caught viruses talking to each other—and that could be the key to a new age of anti-viral drugs

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries have been accidental. To that list, Israeli scientists have added one more. They’ve discovered for the first time an instance of viruses leaving messages for other viruses.<p>What makes the discovery remarkable is that scientists expect such communication …

Biology

Top 6 Artificial Intelligence Startups

<b>In the world of technology and innovation, artificial intelligence is the biggest buzzword right now. A lot of startups around the globe are</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

This AI personal assistant took 3 years and millions to build — it completely fooled me

Amy and I exchanged eight emails fixing up a date and then another five when Blomfield had to rearrange. Only then did I spot something odd in Amy's email signature: "Artificial intelligence for scheduling meetings."<p>It turns out that I had been talking to an algorithm the whole time.<p>"I'm very happy …

36 Days and 36 Design Prompts Lead to 36 Spectacular Typographical Creations

Jesseca Dollano makes a new type pattern with polished futurism.<p><i>36 Days of Type</i> is a yearly challenge created by Spanish designers Nina Sans and Rafa Goicoechea, which invites people across the world to design a new font every day for 36 consecutive days. For this year’s edition, up-and-coming …

Hundreds of Animators Collaborated on This Free Kinetic Typeface

Static type might as well be invisible next to these bouncing glyphs.<p>236 animators. 1 type designer. 1 bouncy cheery typeface that you can have for free. But what will do you with it? The creator of Franchise Animated typeface project is back with Mobilo—an animated typeface created …

Europe is leading the way in AI and machine learning (and even Silicon Valley wants in)

The State of European Tech report points to the success of tech-based businesses or acquisitions across the continent, but at the core of this …

Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit | Inc.com

There are two types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence.<p>Crystallized intelligence is your ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned -- basically, it's cerebral knowledge. This tends to build as you age, and is emphasized in most Western …

The Brain

Mapping The New York City No One Ever Sees

The new book Nonstop Metropolis maps the history, culture, and infrastructure fueling the city that never sleeps.<p>Popular perception of a place doesn’t always align with geographical accuracy, as a long history of psychic, or conceptual, mapping has taught us. To wit: New Yorkers consider their city …

Best document editing and management apps for iPad

I’ve been spending the past week or so doing some app spring cleaning on my iPad, partially in preparation for the arrival of my new 9.7” iPad Pro on Thursday. During the process I realized that I have <i>way</i> too many document editing apps — half of which I have either never launched, or they didn’t do …

9 sneaky psychology tricks companies use to get you to buy stuff

And marketers may not be scientists, but they've mastered the art of using your psychology against you. By exploiting your vulnerability to different style of propaganda, companies can trick you into buying more stuff and paying more for it.<p>We've scoured the research on some of the strategies …

Hack This: Edit an Image with Python

Algorithmic Photoshop, at your fingertips.<p>Whether they're being registered by the rods and cones of a human eye or being sent across a computer network in binary streams, images are just data. Pixels and parameters. Image editing thus consists only of data operations, usually a whole lot of them. …

Big Data: 33 Brilliant And Free Data Sources Anyone Can Use

Data is ubiquitous — but sometimes it can be hard to see the forest for the trees, as it were. Many companies of various sizes believe they have to collect their own data to see benefits from big data analytics, but it’s simply not true.<p>There are hundreds (if not thousands) of free data sets …

Big Data

The Art of Writing and the Art of Life

By Sarah Jane Abbott | Off the Shelf<p>I have two confessions to make. First, my greatest aspiration is to someday be a novelist. Second, Stephen King is my favorite writer--but this is not really a confession, as I'm proud of it and everyone who knows me knows this (and probably wishes I would stop …

The 3 Biggest Leadership Ideas You Need to Know About in 2016 | Inc.com

Some principles of great leadership never change--but others do, in response to evolving technology and work force demographics. Here are three timely leadership tenets to keep in mind for the new year.<p><b>1. Innovate relentlessly around your value proposition.</b> You're thinking: Yeah, I already know …

Leadership

Admit it: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' stinks -- and here's why

On Christmas Day, I fulfilled my duty as an American consumer and took the family to see the new "Star Wars" movie. The excursion solved a mystery: Why do so many of the reviews, even the enthusiastic ones, carry an undertone of disappointment?<p>The simple answer is that "Star Wars: The Force …

Star Wars

Restaurants have 6 menu tricks to get you to spend more money

Restaurant consultant Aaron D. Allen broke down exactly how restaurants try to influence decision making using menu design in a recent LinkedIn post. Allen reveals that nothing on a well-produced menu is random. Instead, everything from colors to the material on which the menu is printed …

Customers

Former Apple designers say the company has lost 'the fundamental principles of good design'

Bruce Tognazzini was Apple's first interface designer<p>Two early Apple designers have written a piece on <i>Co.Design</i> chastising Apple's new design direction, which they claim puts elegance and visual simplicity over understandability and ease of use. Bruce "Tog" Tognazzini, who was Apple's 66th employee …

This is the most beautiful virtual reality game we've ever played

No one knows how to make a beautiful game better than Ustwo, the design studio behind the hit iPhone title "Monument Valley."<p>Now Ustwo is getting into the world of virtual reality with "Land's End," a spiritual successor to "Monument Valley" developed exclusively for Samsung's Gear VR headset.<p>You …

Design education is "tragic" says Jonathan Ive

<b>News:</b> Apple's head designer Jonathan Ive says he struggles to hire young staff as schools are failing to teach them how to make products.<p>Speaking at …

It's Not UX vs. UI, It's UX & UI

How differentiating the two will improve them both<p>Chris Bank of UXPin — the wireframing & prototyping app — compares and contrasts web UI and UX, …