Thomas Mann

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Elon Musk is desperate for veteran minds to do the 'dirty end of engineering'

Musk says he is "hell-bent" on making the Silicon Valley automotive upstart a manufacturing powerhouse, but his vision relies on finding veteran auto engineers to ramp up volume ten-fold in four years — a challenge even for established carmakers.<p>Tesla on Wednesday said it would build 500,000 cars …

How I Got Interviews at Facebook, Google, Apple, and Uber in One Week | Inc.com

A few months ago I was looking for a new job. My goal was to get offers from top tech companies, and to get them as soon as possible.<p>I started my search on a Monday, and by that Friday I had interviews lined up with Facebook, Google, Apple, Uber, Twitter, DropBox, Salesforce, LinkedIn, and Airbnb, …

Employment

Apple plans unscripted, app-focused show for its first original TV content

Apple’s plans for its first original TV show don’t make it sound like a swing-for-the-fences, <i>House of Cards</i>-style project. Instead, it’s working on an unscripted TV series about apps and app developers.<p>There are some big names attached, though, including musician Will.i.am and TV executives Ben …

Docker now has native Mac and Windows apps

Docker is now available for Mac and Windows via a new beta program in celebration of its third birthday.<p>It’s a neat move for those who don’t like using VirtualBox, as Docker notes its desktop app uses Alpine Linux on top of xhyve (Mac) or Hyper-V (Windows) to run virtual machines. The virtual …

This Googler Explains How To Design Your Time Rather Than Manage It

Breaking all your tasks into quadrants can help you become more strategic about how you work.<p>For many of us, work can feel like a never-ending cycle of long meetings, overflowing inboxes, and urgent demands. No matter how fast we go or how hard we work, there’s far more to do every day than there …

Wie die App Franz eine Messenger-Zentrale für Slack, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp und Co. schaffen möchte

<b>Franz. Bei dem Namen denkt man eher an Franz Beckenbauer. Oder meinetwegen an Franz Josef Strauß. Weniger jedoch an eine Messenger-Zentrale, die –</b> …

A Facebook cofounder's productivity startup recommends 5 ways to dramatically improve your meetings

Since Facebook cofounder Dustin Moskovitz and former engineer Justin Rosenstein left the company in 2008 to start their own firm, Asana, they've been …

Apple's Irish expansion is being fuelled by a growing number of remote workers, employee says

The employee, who spoke to Business Insider on the condition that we keep their identity anonymous, said "all the new hires tend to work from home now."<p>Apple employs 5,500 people in Ireland, with the majority of those in Cork. But it's not planning to stop there. Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, announced in …

Google Is No Longer the Greatest Search Engine on the Internet

<i>The Simpsons</i> may be both the most quotable television show of all time and the one with the m0st creative life on the World Wide Web. There are GIFs …

Check out this reimagining of how computer interfaces work

The concept of using windows to manage our operating systems dates all the way back to the 1970s, when Xerox introduced the first basic window manager on the Alto computer.<p>Fast-forward to today, and it’s still the most popular way of interacting with computers — at least on laptops and …

InterAct

UI Animation. Microinteraction for Macroresult.

Microinteraction is one of the key things to care about in UI/UX design. They are, perhaps, the best proof that attention to small details is able to …

UI Design

Key features

Design and prototype customized UI, interaction, navigation, transition and animation for App Store ready Apps in Interface Builder with IBAnimatable.<p>…

Notify Nearby Launches To Help Fashion Brands Share Deals And Content

At this point, we’ve probably all heard (or experienced!) the scenario where you’re walking past a store and your phone buzzes to alert you about nearby deals. The challenge, though, is sending a message that’s actually interesting, useful and maybe even exciting, rather than annoying.<p>Nevin …

Photo Evidence Shows Facebook Is Building Messenger For Mac

TechCrunch has obtained photographic evidence and an eyewitness report that Facebook has built an as-yet-unreleased Facebook Messenger For Mac desktop app. The photo below shows a Facebook employee using it.<p>Releasing an official Facebook Messenger For Mac app could make it easy for people to chat …

Weltrekord-Luftballet: Intel lässt 100 LED-bestückte Drohnen tanzen

Gemeinsam mit dem <i>Ars Electronica Futurelab</i> hat Intel einen Weltrekord in die Luft gelegt: Ein Ballet für 100 LED-bestückte Drohnen. Die Inszenierung namens <i>Drone 100</i>, die von einem ausgewachsenen Symphonieorchester begleitet wurde, fand bereits im November über dem Flugplatz Ahrenlohe statt, Intel …

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McAfee feiert Comeback mit Projekt Everykey

John McAfee (70), eine der schillerndsten Figuren der Softwarebranche, ist auf die Bühne der IT-Industrie zurückgekehrt. Auf der Technik-Messe CES in …

Satechi USB Typ-C Hub schleift die Stromversorgung durch

Hach, was würde ich mich freuen, wenn ich nicht kürzlich erst die Vorgängerversion des USB Typ-C Hubs gekauft hätte. Mein Ziel war es, einen optisch …

Twitter's new 'Mobile App Playbook' is a series of blog posts on how to build apps

Twitter’s Fabric toolkit for developers is often shown off via two apps, Cannonball and Furni. Now, the company is releasing a series of blog posts showing exactly how it made those two apps, which can also be appreciated as best practices for making your own apps.<p>The first post covers prototyping, …

Google has made a brilliant ad about Homer Simpson using YouTube to advertise Mr Plow

Google is hoping to encourage more small business owners to advertise using video by creating an ad that shows Homer Simpson using YouTube to advertise his "Mr Plow" business.<p>Homer memorably created his own startup during the ninth episode of "The Simpsons" fourth season, which saw him founding a …

George Hotz, iPhone jailbreaking pioneer, is making a self-driving car

<i>Bloomberg Business</i> has a profile this week of George Hotz — better known to some as "Geohot," a pioneer in the early iPhone jailbreaking scene that let owners put custom apps on their devices for the first time. Now, he's got a very different hobby: making an autonomous car based on an ordinary …

Slack is finally rolling out Do Not Disturb

Slack hinted a Do Not Disturb mode was coming to the service last month, but today it’s quietly confirmed that it’s rolling out to everyone in the next few days.<p>The new feature, which is well overdue, lets you select specific hours that you don’t want to be sent notifications for such as evenings …

MIT’s Amazing New App Lets You Program Any Object

The Reality Editor is a Minority Report style AR app that makes programming your smart home as easy as connecting the dots.<p>The end goal of the Internet of Things is to make every object in your life programmable. But our smart objects are still pretty dumb. They don’t talk to each other, and most …

PINE A64: Der Highend-Raspberry für 15 Dollar

Er hat einen 64-Bit-Prozessor, unterstützt bis zu 2 Gigabyte RAM und kann 4K-Video ausgeben. Und doch soll der Pine64 nur 15 Dollar kosten. Klar: Hier soll die Raspberry-Erfolgsgeschichte weitergeschrieben werden. Mit einem ARMv8 Cortex-A53-Prozessor, 8 × 12,7 cm, Dualcore Mali 400 MP2-GPU, 2 GB …

Slash Raises $1.3 Million For An iOS Keyboard And Mobile Search Engine

A company capitalizing on the growth of mobile messaging, and in particular the reach of Apple’s iMessage, Slash, has now raised $1.3 million for its development of a search engine that’s tucked inside of your keyboard. Launched just a couple of months ago, the Slash keyboard app lets you share …

10 apps you should use every day to be more productive

We hear a lot about the hazards of digital technology.<p>But there are thousands of apps that can help you get things done more efficiently and effectively.<p>We picked 10 of the best that you should be using daily, including one that helps you keep track of your to-dos and one that visually tracks your …

23-Year-Old’s Design Collaboration Tool Figma Launches With $14M To Fight Adobe

“Which version of this design are we on? Did you make the suggested edits? Why is it taking so long to export?” Today, interface design collaboration tool Figma arrives to eliminate these questions with its browser-based alternative to Adobe’s desktop software.<p>Figma constantly saves projects in the …

Twitter Highlights on Android is the best feature you're not using

Step aside, Moments<p>Twitter on Android has always felt a little second-class compared to Twitter on iOS. But the Android version has a feature that I love and that you should love too: Highlights.<p>Highlights is a simple idea: find the dozen or so best tweets from the past day or so from your Twitter …

The video Jack Dorsey is using to sell Square to potential investors

Jack Dorsey’s payment start-up Square continues down the path to its IPO, which is expected to occur sometime before the US Thanksgiving holiday.<p>Dorsey, who is also the chief executive and co-founder of Twitter, is expected to start meeting with investors as part of the pre-IPO pitch—known as a …