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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...

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."
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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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

‘Toy Story 4’ Has a 100% Rating on Rotten Tomatoes

If you were sitting on your high horse and rolling your eyes at the idea of yet another Toy Story sequel, you might want to take a minute to check your preconceptions. The reviews of Pixar’s fourth installment of the talking toy saga are in and, we’re hyped to reveal, they’re all fantastic. In fact, the […]

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...

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...

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 […]

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...

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...

50 Amazing Photos Capture Street Scenes of Paris Around 1900

Born in 1857, in Libourne near Bordeaux and raised by his uncle, Eugène Atget's youth was molded by his time as a sailor. Upon his return from the sea, Atget turned to the stage and pursued an acting career in provincial cities and later in Paris suburbs.After minor success as an actor, Atget abandoned the stage and at...