Aaron Kroh

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Microsoft launches the Fluent Design System, its take on Google’s Material Design

At its Build developer conference in Seattle, Microsoft today announced Fluent Design, its design system for building user interfaces across devices. In many ways, the ideas behind Fluent resemble those of Google’s Material Design language. The main purpose here is to give developers access to a …

Material Design

How to Clean Up and Optimize Your Sluggish Mac

Your Mac is running a little slow these days. It takes forever to boot up. You have to delete something just to download that file attachment from …

Operating Systems

Tynker app teaches kids Apple Swift with coding games

Coding is as essential to our kids' education as math and history lessons, with tech leaders, presidents and coding organizations touting the importance of the skill. Learning how to create the stuff on which our modern society runs will ready future generations to make the things that the rest of …

A Cartoon Network short about differences is today’s must-see

A quietly moving cartoon that stands with the best of ‘em<p>Cartoon Network’s staked its claim as the home of TV’s most sensitive and thoughtful cartoons. “Welcome to My Life,” an exclusive online short, fits right into that mold. For fans of <i>Steven Universe</i> and <i>Adventure Time</i>, it’s required …

Cartoon Network

Want to Play Scrabble Like a Pro? Here’s Your Memory Trick

Bennett Schwartz is one of the nation’s leading memory experts, and when I visited him in his office at Florida International University, he was …

How to Anonymize Your Browsing with a Tor-Powered Raspberry Pi Hotspot

If you’ve been thinking about trying out Tor to anonymize all your web browsing, you could just download a browser and give that a spin, but it’s …

Raspberry Pi

“Couple Workouts” Are the Answer to Exercising with Your Partner

Working out with your partner isn’t always easy, especially if you’re at different levels of fitness or what you want to focus on isn’t the same. …

Remains of the Day: Now Anyone Can Make Encrypted Video Calls With Signal

• Signal has been testing encrypted video calling as a beta feature for a little while and now anyone can use it on both Android and iOS. Both the …

Encryption

Isolation Is Killing You

There are a lot of perks to going it alone sometimes, but true isolation is becoming a deadly epidemic in the U.S., especially for middle-aged men. …

Think Backwards When Proofreading Your Writing for Spelling Errors

Our brains are actually pretty great at filling in gaps, but that’s a bad thing when you’re scanning for spelling errors. If you want to focus more …

Creative Writing

The time has come for Rime (update)

Pretty exploration game is out this spring<p>Mediterranean adventure <i>Rime</i> is coming out on May 26, developer Tequila Works announced today.<p>First announced in 2013 as a PlayStation 4 exclusive, the Tequila Works title is now also coming out on Windows PC and Xbox One. Sony pulled out of its exclusivity …

Gaming

Build Your Own Laptop-Specific Second Screen With Recycled Parts

Dual monitors are useful for a lot reasons, even if they don’t actually affect productivity. Buying a second monitor is straightforward if you’re …

Mobile TV

In the beginning, No Man’s Sky was flat

GDC presentation reveals the mathematical complexity of making “planet-sized” worlds<p>I remember sitting in a hotel room a few years ago at E3, shortly after the team at Hello Games unveiled <i>No Man’s Sky</i>. Sean Murray was there, showing me one of the many worlds he and his team had created using …

Hack Your Finances in One Day: A Beginner’s Guide to Money Management

You know it’s important to get your money under control if you ever want to get out of debt, go on awesome vacations, or retire someday. The problem …

Work Up to Handstands With Wall Walks

Handstands are fun and impressive, besides just being a great workout. But if you’re having trouble even getting your feet off the ground—hey, I’m …

'Please Knock on My Door' is a digital life of depression

At first, depression doesn't sound like the most thrilling topic to explore in a video game. It's antithetical to the boisterous, action-packed, neon-tinted tone that generally dominates the industry -- but that doesn't mean depression doesn't make for a compelling game. After all, video games are …

Turn Leftover Rice Into Delectably Sweet Rice Pudding

If you have some leftover rice in danger of going stale, here’s a simple and delicious way to use it up. All you need is some milk and sugar.<p>As …

Everything You Need to Know About Cloudbleed, the Latest Internet Security Disaster

Have you heard? A tiny bug in Cloudflare’s code has led an unknown quantity of data—including passwords, personal information, messages, cookies, and …

Information Security

This Tool Helps You Create a Freelance Contract

When you freelance with a client, they typically give you a contract to sign that protects them in case things go south. You might want to have your …

Banned from traveling to the US, one developer will still get his game shown at GDC

Devolver Digital steps in, adding Lone Light to its lineup<p>Devolver Digital, publisher of games such as <i>Titan Souls</i>, <i>Strafe</i> and the Hotline Miami series, has added <i>Lone Light</i> to the lineup of games it’s showing at this year’s Game Developers Conference. It volunteered space to Iranian developer …

Northgard is the indie game at the top of the Steam charts right now

These tiny Vikings cut through the chatter of AAA releases<p>It’s been a good couple of weeks for games. <i>For Honor</i> dropped on Valentine’s Day, right on schedule, around the same time as <i>Sniper Elite 4</i>. And, oh yeah, there’s that new Nintendo console on the way. But one little indie game has been able to …

Wartile is gorgeous, back from the dead and coming to Steam next month

Failed Kickstarter be damned<p><i>Wartile</i> stormed onto Kickstarter less than a year ago, but the campaign was canceled in part due to a lack of funding. Now the small team at Playwood Projects is back with a more complete version of the game, launching on Steam’s Early Access platform March 17.<p>Even more …

When I Realized I Can’t ‘Outsmart’ Mental Illness

It’s the overthinking that gets me. I’m a self-reflective and analytical person with self-imposed impossibly high standards to begin with. So when it …

Mental Health

Everything You Need to Get Started Controlling a Raspberry Pi's GPIO with Node-RED

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a new guide for Node-RED, one of the easiest ways to control your Raspberry Pi’s GPIO pins and connect your …

11 Little Ways To Focus On Your Own Self-Improvement

Even if your life is going swimmingly, there is always room to focus on self-improvement. But this never more so the case than when your life has …

Psychology Principles & Laws To Influence People with Your Designs

This curated post is authored by Graphic Designer, Jacob CassThe post Psychology Principles & Laws To Influence People with Your Designs appeared …

How to Talk to Your Children to Discourage Stereotypes

How can modern parents raise the next generation to be free from corrosive gender and racial stereotypes? By the time children start elementary …

New York University

Shine Texts You Daily Mental Health Reminders and Tasks

Self-care is important to your productivity and mental health, but it’s an easy thing to overlook. Shine is a free app that sends you daily reminders …

23-Year-Old Student Who Killed 100 ISIS Militants Now Has A $1 Million Bounty On Her Head

Joanna Palani is a 23-year-old politics student from Denmark. She also happens to have a $1 million bounty on her head. Why? Because believe it or …

Poor User Experience Drains Productivity and Your Bottom Line

Organizations have a cost saving opportunity staring them right in the eye — but many are choosing to ignore it.<p>Improving the user experience (UX) of …