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20 great resources for learning graphic design

Maybe you’re right at the start of your graphic design career or studies. Or maybe you’ve been doing it for a few years, but still feel there are …

3 Ways to Build A Mobile App With No Tech Skills

The challenge may sound insurmountable, but here are paths forward for even the least tech savvy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With mobile being one of the most lucrative industries today, many startups are launching their own applications despite having no background …

Profit

Scientists just solved a long-standing mystery about sense of smell

Scientists still don't understand every aspect about how our sense of smell works — but now, a team of researchers may have solved a long-standing mystery about our noses and brains.<p>Millions of olfactory receptor neurons sit at the back of your nose and relay smells to your brain.<p>Each smell we …

Neuroscience

7 Important Things Online Entrepreneurs Should Consider Before Building a Website

Credit<p>There's a new breed of online, creative entrepreneurs popping up on our screens every day, and they need consistent communication with their target audiences. With a website built to strategically increase traffic and generate leads, online entrepreneurs can effectively engage their customers …

Web Design

New app tells you what's outside the plane window

Have you ever wondered from your window seat at 35,000 feet exactly which town or city, lake or river, hill or mountain, you are gazing at down below?<p>Of course you have. Well, now there’s an app that will help air passengers identify and explore the distinguishing features on the ground as they fly …

Ikea Brings Kitchen Design to Virtual Reality in New App

Explore three different kitchen schemes<p>Ikea may have wild ideas about the kitchen of the future, but in the interim, the Swedish furniture giant is unveiling a new way for consumers to tinker with kitchens of the present. Launching today on the major game platform Steam, the Ikea VR Experience is a …

Today’s Cars Are Parked 95% of the Time

Reports of the death of car-buying among millennials turn out to have been greatly exaggerated. But there’s one big reason ride-hailing services like …

Autonomous Vehicle

A Robotic Ceiling Sets the Precedent for AI Architecture

In ‘Aurora,’ architect and interaction designer Behnaz Farahi imagines a future of sensory spaces.<p>Architect and interaction designer Behnaz Farahi has created a number of mind-bendingly futuristic and inspiring installations, from breathing walls to morphing headpieces. Her latest, <i>Aurora</i>, an …

Wearable Tech

Ford uses optical illusion stickers to hide its car designs

Auto makers use various types of camo to hide cars they need to test on the road but don’t want the public to see. On Thursday, Ford detailed the …

The secret to being creative

Creativity is not just for artists, musicians, writers, and designers. We are all creative, but the folks who are known for it have spent time cultivating it, failing at it, and working at it.<p>It’s easy to look at any famous creative person and think they’re naturally creative. It’s easy to assume …

Creativity

Quick Photoshop Secret: How To Make a More Impactful Sunset or Sunrise

<i>Jimmy McIntyre is a world-renowned travel photographer, educator, and 500px ISO contributor. His photos have been published in local and national</i> …

Making your design portfolio stand out in 2015

You know what sets a design portfolio apart these days? It’s not a designer’s experience, beautiful visuals or the number of clients. It’s the way you communicate those things.<p>Your portfolio should first demonstrate how you get things done rather than showcase a bunch of visuals out of context. It …

Fiber Optic Fix Will Make Connecting The World Easier And Cheaper

Can you hear me now?<p>Wires are so old school. Nowadays, most of our information (whether on the Internet, TV, or phone) is communicated over fiber optic cables, long strands of material that can transmit information as light over distances. And with a new discovery, fiber optic cables could become …

Engineering

Pushing Boundaries: A "Borderless" Smartphone Design with Touch-Sensitive Edges

Is this revolutionary--or a terrible user interface idea?<p>ZTE's Zubia Z9 smartphone boasts a full-bleed screen, touch-sensitive edges and a novel …

Framing

Camera Instructor Offers Free and Interactive Online Photo Courses

If you’re looking to learn to program, there are free interactive online courses such as Codecademy and CodeSchool you can use. Programmer and …

Infosys CEO On Mission To Transform His Company Into Design Thinkers

It’s been just over a year since Vishal Sikka surprised many when he walked away from SAP. Several months later, he shocked a few more when he took the job as CEO at Infosys, the Indian consulting firm. I talked to him this week, and nine months into his new job, he’s making a concerted effort to …

Design

The amazing psychedelic GIF art of Bill Tavis

His art is so mindblowing.<p>Some of the multicolor GIFs remind me of Huichol yarn/bead paintings, and peyote-stich beadwork of the Native American …

Art

Coca-Cola 100x100 by Greig Anderson

Coca-Cola is such an iconic brand and their bottle is a trademark. You can see that form and recognize immediately that it's Coca-Cola and of course …

Inside Google’s Insanely Popular Emotional-Intelligence Course

How one of Google’s original engineers became a self-help guru, and why thousands are on waiting lists for his course.<p>In 2006, Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan decided he no longer wanted to feel like a cog in the great machine, and set out to create a program that would train people to be more …

Emotional Intelligence

Jaguar's 360 Virtual Urban Windscreen Concept

While the presentation is somewhat underwhelming, the concepts are interesting: Jaguar is reportedly working on a "360 Virtual Urban Windscreen," …

Trends

Superduino Is A Tiny Arduino Board With A Built-in Touchscreen

Another day, another Arduino project. This time it’s something called SuperDuino, a tiny touchscreen powered by a coin cell battery and backed up by a tiny Arduino-Like processor.<p>The kit can be used to build smartwatches and other mini devices and costs about $25 for the entire system. You can add …

You can’t touch this!

“You can’t touch this” is the project submitted by Stefano Guglielmetti for the Connected Home Project Contest by Make Magazine. It’s composed by a …

HTML5, Arduino YUN and Temboo API

<b>GOALS:</b> <br>1) configure an Arduino YUN to accept REST calls from HTML5 apps.<p>2) get the current temperature from Arduino using an LM35 sensor and return …

An Arduino-controlled can crusher and counter

For those who collect and recycle aluminium drink cans - the next project by Instructables user <i>MRHint</i> will be of great interest. They have created a …

An Arduino-powered Ultrasonic Scanner

Although the Arduino development platform may seem somewhat simple, with a little imagination, the right parts and some clever coding you can …

Monitor server uptime with twitter and Arduino

Looking for another excuse to use an Ethernet-enabled Arduino in their works, the folks at the hackshed have published another interesting project …

Introduction to MIT App Inventor for Android and Arduino

Making your own Android apps to control an Arduino may have seemed out of reach, usually such development requires a lot of coding, experience and …

Oona Ratcliffe’s Broken Topographies

This week’s CMYLK pairs Colourlovers palettes with three paintings by California-born artist Oona Ratcliffe, whose work is represented by gallery …

Art

Useful Web Design Resources – Learning Coding & Design

Here are the topics of learning resources we’ll cover today:<p>Coding<p>Code Avengers Code Avengers’ courses are a fun way for students to learn computer …