Syotos Isihik

51 Added | 8 Magazines | @zfret | Keep up with Syotos Isihik on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Syotos Isihik”

Ride Sharing Will Give Us Back Our Cities

Patrick Russell Contributor<p>Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing services have been with us for several years now. What began as a convenient novelty to replace traditional taxi and limo services soon became a standard commute for many people. Commentators and company executives caught on to the …

UC Berkeley

Master UI and UX design with 94% off this five-course bundle

<i>This is a paid placement and if you buy something through this article or on the BGR Store we will receive compensation from retail partners.</i><p>So …

UX Design

Three SEO Pitfalls That Will Wreck Your Website

If SEO had existed in Shakespeare's day, the playwright might have written, "The fault, dear colleague, is not in our stars, but in our website's …

Wreck

The pro's guide to responsive web design

Responsive web design sounds incredibly simple. Opt for flexible grids for the layout, use flexible media (images, video, iframes), and apply media …

Banks are seriously worried about startups like TransferWise and are desperately trying to 'hedge'

One of the highest profile areas of attack on the banks has been in the international money transfer market.<p>London's TransferWise waged a huge PR campaign, bashing the banks for hidden fees and poor service, this year. In the process, it has earned a $1 billion (£640 million) valuation and reached …

Goldman Sachs

Business Apps | The Next Web

Self-improvement

Dream Job Alert: Live in a Haunted Ghost Town — for Free!

Talk about having interesting neighbors.<p>It may not be tops on your bucket list, but admit it: The idea of staying, even just for a night, in a ghost town sounds intriguing. Well, now you can — and all for free. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is looking for volunteers to help manage Garnet Ghost …

It's Not Just Muslims; We ALL Need to Debunk Our Sacred Texts and Beliefs

I am thrilled and relieved to see articles on the <i>Huffington Post</i> where some Muslims are standing up and acknowledging that while the Koran has peaceful and beautiful messages, it also has violent quotes and should not be treated as an unerring sacred text that needs to be slavishly followed. But …

Religion

11 Reasons Why I Never Want To Own A House Again

(<b>Author’s note: This article was originally posted on September 27, 2013. I am reposting it here today as part of the dialogue about renting and homeownership that inspired an e-book on the topic, launching today.</b>)<p>When my phone vibrated, I didn’t even have to look. I knew what it meant: the house …

Personal Finance

The Injustice of Civil-Asset Forfeiture

The latest victim: a 22-year-old who set off to start a new life with $16,000 to his name, only to have it all seized by the DEA.<p>Joseph Rivers left his hometown of Romulus, Michigan, boarded a train, and headed for Los Angeles, California, where he hoped to become a music-video producer. The …

New Mexico

How to change the home screen app grid size on the Galaxy S6

Samsung added the ability to move from a standard 4x4 app grid to a larger 4x5 or even 5x5 within its stock launcher, and it's super easy to do as …

Apps

Startup behind the Lambo of vaporizers just launched an intelligent e-cigarette

Surprise, it's a rectangle<p>The office for Pax Labs, the San Francisco company behind the stylish and popular Pax loose-leaf vaporizer, is located in the same building as the headquarters for Burning Man. Sometimes the two tenants have joint happy hours and the Burners help out with costumes. It's "a …

Immune System

5 Gmail Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

Chances are that you’ve already found a few useful shortcuts inside of Gmail. Google is famous for its use of keyboard shortcuts and hidden tricks, …

3 Ways to Attract the Coveted Active Monthly User

<i>Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment platform Pluto.TV, social greeting card company Open Me, and digital marketing agency Ciplex.</i><p>Active monthly users are the precious gold of the business community. Acquiring new users is great, …

Using Google Inbox: this feels like the future of email

My favorite thing about Inbox, Google's radical new email app for Android, iOS, and the web, is that it's perfectly happy to have you use your email as a to-do list. Rather than try to turn your inbox into nothing more than a series of letters and conversations, or help you clear your messages out …

Starting today, you can log into Gmail with a USB key

It just got a little easier to log into Gmail. Today, Google launched support for Security Key, an open standard that lets you log in to an account with a physical device, usually in the form of a USB. The device takes the place of the six-digit confirmation codes currently used by Google's …

This is your brain on money: Why America’s rich think differently than the rest of us

Nobody’s perfect. But only the rich get away with thinking that their luck and their flaws are actually strengths<p>Consider the following recent headlines:<p>“What The Middle Class Doesn't Understand About Rich People”<br>• “9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day”<br>• “15 Surprising Ways Rich People Think …

Chromebooks can now run some Android apps for the first time, including Evernote and Vine

We knew that Google planned to add support for running Android apps on Chromebooks since the company announced it back at Google I/O in June, but today we’ve had confirmation that the first Android apps to run on Chrome OS are now available to download.<p>Although jut a few months back the project was …

Use Google's new panel in security settings to keep your account safe

The settings aren't new, but the wizard-like presentation is a new addition. It walks you through five important security settings for your Google account.<p>Just how secure is your Google account? For example, have you set up two-step verification? Do you know which apps you've allowed to access your …

Android News

Chromebooks Get Chromecast streaming for Drive Videos

Chromecast is one of the easiest and cheapest gizmos for streaming content to your television. But what about standalone video files that you have stored on a hard drive or online? Well, that’s just become a little easier for Chromebook owners.<p>In the latest Chrome OS dev update, the folks at Google …

Get Google Now reminders for multiple calendars

Want to get reminders for events that aren't on your primary Google calendar? Check out these tips for troubleshooting which events appear in Google Now on Android.<p>Google Now is your helpful Android assistant that can remind you of upcoming events like birthdays, sports scores, movies and calendar …

Google Now

Six Warning Signs Your Hotel Is Not What It Seems

It has probably happened to everyone at least once: That charming B&B or upscale hotel turns out to be not quite as advertised when you see it in person. To avoid that kind of disappointment in the future, watch for these six warning signs that your hotel isn't quite what it seems.<p><b>The Pictures Are</b> …

Hospitality

Why I Eat A Plant-Based Diet

The on-trend diet isn't a fad and it's way more sustainable than it sounds. Here's how I started eating more veggies and grains and loved every healthy second of it.<p>I started eating a whole foods plant-based diet nine months ago. I had gained 20-something pounds from a hormone-related health issue …

Edward Snowden’s Privacy Tips: “Get Rid Of Dropbox,” Avoid Facebook And Google

According to Edward Snowden, people who care about their privacy should stay away from popular consumer Internet services like Dropbox, Facebook, and Google.<p>Snowden conducted a remote interview today as part of the New Yorker Festival, where he was asked a couple of variants on the question of what …

The New Safety App for Women

In the age of Snapchat, Angry Birds, and Candy Crush, why did no one think of this sooner?<p>It reads like a <i>Law & Order: SVU</i> episode, but it's true: A year ago, a friend of mine left her two roommates at a bar to walk the three blocks home to their apartment in a yuppie Boston neighborhood. She wanted …

Windowless Airplane Will Give Passengers High-Res Panoramic Views

You don’t need a window for these views. Paris-based design company Technicon Design recently won an award for their IXION Windowless Jet Concept. …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Self-improvement