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New Drug Rapidly Repairs Age-Related Memory Loss, Improves Mood

A team of Canadian scientists has developed a fascinating new experimental drug that is purported to result in rapid improvements to both mood and memory following extensive animal testing.

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_Captain Marvel_ Has the Best Movie Website Since _Space Jam_

To promote its upcoming superhero flick, Marvel went full Geocities. And experts say it hit all the right notes.

in Wired

'Kara Versus Jack' Proves That Twitter Needs an Edit Button

Tuesday's big event, in which Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey answered questions from journalist Kara Swisher, was peppered with typos that muddied the message.

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The Pentagon Doubles Down on AI–and Wants Help from Big Tech

A new Defense Department strategy calls for rapid adoption of AI across the military, and Google, Oracle, IBM, and SAP have signaled interest in a partnership.

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You’ll Be Criticized Anyway

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right — for you’ll be criticized anyway.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

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Air

These art installations by Daniel Forero made me gasp.

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Chub Mug

I dig you, Chub Mug.

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Flourishing Needs

“The big prediction for the coming century is that enormous opportunities will open up for businesses that can skilfully address our Flourishing Needs.

in NETTUTS

Best WordPress Newsletters Plugins of 2019

Create an email marketing campaign and build your subscriber base—is this on your to-do list? It can be done, and there are some great tools to help you!

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Be Soft

“Be soft, without being weak, be strong, without being violent.” — Imam Ali

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The Bolted Book: An Avant-garde Masterpiece

In 1927, the Italian Futurist artist and designer Fortunato Depero created a monograph of his work unlike any book that had been seen before.

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Hilma af Klint

If you’re visiting New York, don’t miss the Hilma af Klint exhibition at the Guggenheim. Breathtaking, all around. I took my kids yesterday and it was a big hit.

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Stone Door Stop

While traveling through upstate NY last week I discovered this tiny and design-y shop called Sunny’s pop. And, I fell in love with this doorstop.

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Concrete Pen House

Yes to this minimalist concrete pen house.

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♥ / Ode to Things

A big thank you to Ode to Things for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week. Ode to Things is an online shop based in NewEngland, featuring quality lifestyle objects.

in Slashdot

Is the Next Big Thing In Tech -- Disconnecting From It?

An anonymous reader quotes CNBC:
It is inevitable that artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation will take over some jobs, internet entrepreneur Arianna Huffington told CNBC in a recent

in Dezeen

WeWork designs "relaxed and soft" Manhattan offices for Arianna Huffington's Thrive Global

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Brooklyn Boombox

This boombox reminds me of the one I had when I was a kid. Weirdly excited to see this design having a comeback.

in Smashing Magazine

A Guide To CSS Support In Browsers

We will never live in a world where everyone viewing our sites has an identical browser and browser version, just as we will never live in a world where everyone has the same size screen and resolutio

in Slashdot

Pirate Bay 'Promotion' Increases Post-Release Box Office Revenue, Study Shows

New research suggests that post-release movie piracy through The Pirate Bay is linked to increased box revenue. The counter-intuitive finding is driven by word-of-mouth promotion.

in Wired

Why'd the Polar Vortex Cancel So Many Flights? Blame Humans

Freezing temperatures may not bother airplanes, but they are no good for the people on the ground who make them fly.

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All The Love Letters

in Smashing Magazine

How To Sound Like A Cloud Expert

Your code is written and the design looks great. The new project is almost ready to go when the client asks, “Should this run in the cloud?”
You break out in a cold sweat.

in Slashdot

Is Lack of Sleep a Public Health Crisis?

According to The Washington Post, "a growing number of scientists, not normally known for being advocates, are bringing evangelical zeal to the message that lack of sleep is an escalating public healt

in Dezeen

Studio Swine presents "ephemeral tech" installation Wave Particle Duplex at A/D/O

in NETTUTS

Short Course: Better Angular App Architecture With Modules

In all of the holiday rush, maybe you missed a short course we published on the very last day of the year,

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Firmware Vulnerability In Popular Wi-Fi Chipset Affects Laptops, Smartphones, Routers, Gaming Devices

Embedi security researcher Denis Selianin has discovered a vulnerability affecting the firmware of a popular Wi-Fi chipset deployed in a wide range of devices, such as laptops, smartphones, gaming rig

in NETTUTS

Choosing an eCommerce Platform: Shopify vs. WooCommerce

Creating an eCommerce store, but not sure what platform is best for you?

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New Course: Get Started With Hapi.js

It might seem crazy what I'm 'bout to say, but if you want to discover a great alternative to Express as an HTTP server framework for Node.js applications, you should try our new course,

in Wired

Ford's Shelby GT500 Is the Most Powerful Mustang Ever

The latest take on the muscled up Mustang has more than 700 horsepower and might actually corner as well as it sprints.

in NETTUTS

Quform vs. FormCraft: Top WordPress Form Builder Plugins Compared

Without a doubt, Quform and FormCraft are two of the most popular and highly rated WordPress form builders on the market, but which of these two giants is right for you? 

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Improbable, Epic Games Establish $25 Million Fund To Help Devs Move To 'More Open Engines' After Unity Debacle

Lucas Matney writes via TechCrunch: Improbable is taking a daring step after announcing earlier today that Unity had revoked its license to operate on the popular game development engine.

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CES 2019 Liveblog Day 3: Wednesday’s News and Photos, Live From Las Vegas

This year’s CES, one of the biggest consumer tech showcases in the world, continues Wednesday. Join us for live updates from the show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Carriers Swore They'd Stop Selling Location Data. Will They Ever?

Months after Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon promised to stop selling user location data, the practice continues.

in NETTUTS

How to Create a JavaScript PDF Viewer

The Portable Document Format, or PDF for short, is ideal for sharing documents containing lots of precisely formatted text and images, especially if they're likely to be printed or read offline.

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Why You Should Use Slider Revolution for Your WordPress Site

WordPress Sliders are a dime a dozen, but few can match the amazing Slider Revolution for

in NETTUTS

Build Your Own CAPTCHA and Contact Form in PHP

People write code every day to automate a variety of processes. We exploit the fact that computers are a lot faster and more accurate than humans, which lets us simplify a lot of mundane tasks.

in Smashing Magazine

Front-End Performance Checklist 2019 [PDF, Apple Pages, MS Word]

Web performance is a tricky beast, isn’t it? How do we actually know where we stand in terms of performance, and what our performance bottlenecks exactly are?

in Slashdot

Will the End of Moore's Law Halt AI Progress?

johnnyb (Slashdot reader #4,816) writes:

Kurzweil's conception of "The Singularity" has been at the forefront of the media conception of artificial intelligence for many years now.

in NETTUTS

How to Install, Configure and Secure Your Own Website Server From Scratch

If you’ve ever owned or run a website you’ll be familiar with one
important part of it: quality hosting, good servers.

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More / Less

Feeling inspired by Julia Rothman’s end of year More/Less list. Off to creating my own…

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The Comeback of A Denim Company

I admire how David and Clare Hieatt show up in this world. I respect their mission to revive a jeans town in Wales with their jeans company called Hiut Denim.

in Slashdot

Is a Lack of Data Holding Back Universal Basic Income Programs?

An anonymous reader quotes MIT's Technology Review:
Silicon Valley loves the idea of universal basic income.

in Spiekerblog (en)

Printing a digital newspaper

Krautreporter is a news service, run by journalists in Berlin. More than 12,000 subscribers pay a minimum of 5 Euros a month to get daily updates on the news and well-researched long-reads.

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Your Heart

“your heart has loved you from the beginning.” — Nayyirah Waheed

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Skip The Small Talk With A “Personality Cheese Board”

Here’s an idea for you to cut through all the small talk, next time you host a party: A few days ago I experimented with a “Cheese Personality Party”.

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My Most Personal Talk To Date

Tina Roth-Eisenberg – new title from The Do Lectures on Vimeo. This summer, attending the Do Lectures in Wales, I gave the most personal talk of my life.

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Wrapping

Wrapping.

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This Mug

This mug! YES!

in 24 ways

Dynamic Social Sharing Images

Drew McLellan draws this, our fourteenth season to a gentle close by getting a little Inside Snowball and gives an account of how we put the robots to work in generating custom dynamic social media

in 24 ways

Designing Your Site Like It’s 1998

Andy Clarke tells a tale as old as time, a tale of tables, framesets, fixed widths and spacer GIFs (ask your parents).

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Two Miles From Facebook's Headquarters, Working Poor Live In Trailers

"The working poor are spilling into Bay Area streets for lack of safe, affordable shelter," report two Silicon Valley newspapers describing a "pop-up neighborhood" that's now banding together, "a smal

in Wired

Turning Online Harassment and Abusive Comments Into Art

Victims of online harassment are using their experiences to inform their work—subverting spiteful comments to create meaningful art.

in 24 ways

Fast Autocomplete Search for Your Website

Simon Willison searches for the true meaning of Christmas, but settles on making a search engine for our articles on 24 ways.