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This Viral Hack for Peeling Garlic Is Taking Over Twitter

I've always been a fan of simple yet wildly clever kitchen hacks that make mundane tasks faster and easier. My most recent discovery was this trick for juicing a lemon—without using a knife. It sounds impossible, I know. But it's not.
Neither is my newest find: a maneuver for peeling garlic that seems to defy everything...

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Facebook announces Libra cryptocurrency: All you need to know

Facebook has finally revealed the details of its cryptocurrency Libra, which will let you buy things or send money to people with nearly zero fees. You’ll pseudonymously buy or cash out your Libra online or at local exchange points like grocery stores, and spend it using interoperable third-party wallet apps or...

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Marketing

Sentiment Analysis: What Marketers Need to Know

Do people talk about your business online? Do you know how to analyze the sentiment of online mentions to inform your marketing? In this article, you’ll discover how sentiment analysis can improve your marketing strategy. 4 Ways Marketers Can Use Sentiment Analysis Sentiment analysis is an algorithm applied to online...

How to Strategically Think About Technical SEO – Whiteboard Friday

Posted by BenjaminEstesWe've all agreed that technical SEO is integral, and many of us know at least a little bit about the subject if we're not already practitioners. But have you considered that the way you think about technical SEO could be hindering or helping your success? Today, Ben Estes from Distilled shares the...

Burger King Is Creating an Upside Down Whopper for Stranger Things Season 3

Big pop culture tentpoles don't come around too often, so when a brand sees one worth clinging to, it grabs on with both hands. You can certainly expect that from the return of Stranger Things, the retro sci-fi phenomenon that's coming back to Netflix soon for its third season. On Wednesday, Nike announced a Stranger...

How Millennials Are Changing The B2B Buyer Profile

In a sector where sales are king, many B2B businesses are making a key mistake by approaching the same ‘buyer’ from 10 or 20 years ago. The reality is that ‘digital native’ millennials are changing the nature of B2B purchasing. According to research by Merit, up to 73% of B2B buyers are now millennials. This […]

19 Impressive Product Demo Videos You’ll Want to Copy

In marketing these days, you can’t swing an enthusiastic micro-influencer without hitting someone who’s talking about video content. And it’s not without merit. A recent HubSpot study revealed 54% of consumers want to see more video content from brands and businesses they support.

Tech

San Francisco set to become first US city to ban e-cigarettes

San Francisco has edged towards becoming the first US city to ban sales of e-cigarettes, as well as the manufacturing and distribution of them on city property. A preliminary vote saw city supervisors unanimously approve a ban on e-cigarettes the Food and Drug Administration has yet to review. It hasn't assessed any yet...

Facebook moderators break their NDAs to expose desperate working conditions

At Facebook’s worst-performing content moderation site in North America, one contractor has died, and others say they fear for their lives
Keith Utley loved to help.
First, he served in the Coast Guard, where he rose to the rank of lieutenant commander. He married, had a family, and devoted himself utterly to his two...

Before Computers: Notched Card Databases

It is hard to remember that practical computers haven’t been around for even a century, yet. Modern computers have been around an even shorter period. Yet somehow people computed tables, kept ledgers, and even wrote books without any help from computers at all. Sometimes they just used brute force but …read more

Facebook announces Libra cryptocurrency: All you need to know

Facebook has finally revealed the details of its cryptocurrency Libra, which will let you buy things or send money to people with nearly zero fees. You’ll pseudonymously buy or cash out your Libra online or at local exchange points like grocery stores, and spend it using interoperable third-party wallet apps or...

Germans can soon use their iPhones as virtual ID cards

iOS 13's newly expanded NFC support will be useful for more than just hopping on the subway. Germany is taking advantage of the upcoming software's support for Apple-approved NFC identification documents to let residents scan their ID cards and use them both online and for check-ins at international airports. You'll need...

ThinkGeek.com is shutting down and that’s a damn shame

After 20 years of serving the nerds of the internet with a wide variety of geek-related merchandise, ThinkGeek will officially close down its website and will migrate its operations over to its parent company GameStop’s website instead. In the meantime, the store is holding a 50 percent off “moving sale.”
By way of...

Design

Noted: New Logos for Firefox by Ramotion and In-house

“What Does the Fox Say?”

"Mozilla Firefox, or simply Firefox, is a free and open-source web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, Mozilla Corporation."
Design by
RamotionIn-houseSharp Type (wordmark)
Related links
Mozilla blog post

Relevant quoteNow Firefox has a new look to...

Noted: New Logo and Identity for Destination Canada by Cossette

“I Heart Canada”

"Destination Canada (formerly Canadian Tourism Commission) is Canada's national tourism marketing organization. A federal Crown Corporation, we lead the Canadian tourism industry, alongside federal and provincial governments and private-sector partners, in marketing Canada around the world. We...

20+ Best Sketch iOS App Templates

Sketch is one of the most popular vector graphics editing tools user interface designers can’t live without. The app makes it so easy for designers to craft fluid mobile app user interfaces in a way unlike any other tool out there. Did you know that you can actually make the process of designing apps and […]

Noted: New Logos for Golden State Warriors

“Copperplate Under the Bridge”

(Est. 1971) "The Golden State Warriors are an American professional basketball team based in San Francisco, California. The Warriors compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as a member of the league's Western Conference Pacific Division. Founded in 1946 in...

I felt the Amazon app was outdated, so I redesigned it using Design Thinking — a UX case study

I felt the Amazon app was outdated, so I redesigned it using Design Thinking principles — a UX case studyWorkstation @ the Stony Brook labI have been an avid user of the Amazon app for as long as I remember, both its web and mobile version. It has conveniently assisted me in purchasing stuff which I otherwise would...

PaperSizes.io

Contributed by ThiagoSource: https://papersizes.io License: All Rights Reserved. C seriesPaperSizes:

Launched in April 2017, PaperSizes is a side project by UK Designer Rob Lafratta and developer Richard Franklin, who in their spare time wanted to create a tool for themselves and for others who needed quick access to...

Advice on sketchnoting, 2019

Advice on visual scribing, 2019Things I tell people when they ask me about visualisation workI’ve been asked for advice on sketchnoting/visual scribing lately so I thought I’d roll what I often tell people into a post.Illustrations are from a scribe I did for the Natural Capital Summit in Brisbane (part of Climate...

Dev

GitHub acquires Pull Panda and makes its code review tools available for free

Exactly one year after buying GitHub for $7.5 billion, Microsoft has now purchased Pull Panda to beef up the software development platform with more collaborative tools. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed by the two companies. “Joining GitHub will allow our products to be fully integrated and offered to...

Unleash The Power Of Path Animations With SVGator

(This is a sponsored article.) Last year, a comprehensive introduction to the basic use of SVGator was published here on Smashing Magazine. If you’d like to learn about the fundamentals of SVGator, setting up your first projects, and creating your first animations, we strongly recommended you read it before continuing...

Master Geolocation for Free with IP Geolocation API

Understanding where your users are, can mean the difference between making a sale, attracting a new member, getting a push on social media, building a solid user experience, or bombing completely. Because where a person is, affects their schedule, their culture, their currency, their whole outlook on the world. Sure, you...

Announcing the Visual Studio Code Installer for Java

It’s been almost 3 years since the first Java language server was developed during a hackathon in a small conference room at Microsoft’s Zurich office with people from Red Hat, IBM, Codenvy and Microsoft, which later became one of the most popular extensions for Visual Studio Code with more than 2.7 million...

How to Transform an Air Traffic API to GeoJSON to Render on a Map

There are many services and APIs that provide valuable data to use in an application. Unfortunately, that data isn't always the complete dataset we need or it may have structural differences that reduce its utility. This project demonstrates how to retrieve data from an API for global flight tracking and then transform it...

Converting a JS library to TypeScript: Part 2

If you missed part one, you can
find it here.

Today we’re implementing more of test-data-bot’s API in TypeScript and diving
more into types, interfaces and figuring out how best to model our API through
TypeScript. I talk through the pros and cons and my thought process as we figure
out the right approach.
You can...

Drawing Realistic Clouds with SVG and CSS

Greek mythology tells the story of Zeus creating the cloud nymph, Nephele. Like other Greek myths, this tale gets pretty bizarre and X-rated. Here’s a very abridged, polite version.
Nephele, we are told, was created by Zeus in the image of his own beautiful wife. A mortal meets Nephele, falls in love with her and,...