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Google is letting some users test its AR navigation feature for Google Maps

At last year’s I/O developer’s conference, Google showed off a new augmented reality feature for Google Maps, which would provide people with directions from your phone’s camera in realtime. As my colleague Chaim Gartenberg noted, it’s a bit like what was promised with Google Glass, but without the headset. The...

The Peter Principle (BBC)

Contributed by Florian HardwigSource: https://www.youtube.com License: All Rights Reserved. Pretty epic find by Robert Beatty (@EdSunspot): These are the titles for a TV feature about Laurence J. Peter’s theory that “every employee tends to rise to their level of incompetence”.
The graphics are by Liz Friedman, who...

Inside The Fantastical World Of Maximillian Malone

Maximillian Malone is fanatical about collage. Inspired by a childhood of Disney flicks, sticker collecting, and upcycling, the UK-born, Melbourne based creative draws on a huge archive of cutouts from old books and magazines to create his awe-inspiring compositions.
We recently popped by Max’s studio in Brunswick East...

Plummeting insect numbers ‘threaten collapse of nature’

Exclusive: Insects could vanish within a century at current rate of decline, says global reviewWhy are insects in decline, and can we do anything about it?The world’s insects are hurtling down the path to extinction, threatening a “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems”, according to the first global...

Chimps use branch as ladder to escape Belfast zoo enclosure

Breakout is second in recent weeks after runaway red panda found in a nearby gardenChimpanzees have used a branch to escape from their enclosure at Belfast zoo in the second breach by animals in recent weeks.They took advantage of damage caused by stormy weather to stage a breakout, which visitors caught on film. Continue...

Popular Design News of the Week: February 4, 2019 – February 10, 2019

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, […]

TensorFlow.js, Babel 7.3, Jest 24, and the future of JavaScript

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Future JavaScript: What's Still Missing? — We’ve looked at ES2018 and ES2019 and it seems JavaScript is evolving at a good pace, but Dr. Axel asks.. what’s still missing?
Dr. Axel Rauschmayer

Google Play Store Now Open for Progressive Web Apps...

Asynchronous inline scripts via data: URIs

Inline scripts are synchronous. "Well, duh!" you may say. That's a feature, not a bug. Because accessing a variable after an inline script should succeed. And that's fine. But not great. When is this bad? Well, inline scripts cause stylesheets to be blocking. Wait, what? Steve explained it 10 years ago, and it's...

Nescafe: Nescafe’s Interactive DOOH Game at Shanghai Metro Station

To promote its cold brew coffee, Nescafe launched an interactive game at People’s Square Station, Shanghai. By standing in the interactive area and moving their bodies, passengers could control the coffee bottle on the digital screen to collect the coffee drops and try to fill up the bottle in 30 seconds. After the...

Why Nostalgia For Video Games Is Uniquely Powerful

Photo: Sion Touhig (Getty Images)This year, Netflix will premiere the third season of its hit documentary series The Toys That Made Us. This series of 45-minute deep dives into the toys we’re most nostalgic for has covered He-Man, Barbie, Hello Kitty, and more. But video games have been noticeably absent from any of the...

Email overload: Using machine learning to manage messages, commitments

As email continues to be not only an important means of communication but also an official record of information and a tool for managing tasks, schedules, and collaborations, making sense of everything moving in and out of our inboxes will only get more difficult. The good news is there’s a method to the madness of...

Test your UI design skills with this addicting game

Which one is better–left or right?
There is no video game that can turn you into a great designer (even if SimCity really can teach you a lot about urban planning). But this new game, which tests your knowledge of interface design, can make you feel pretty great if you master its three rounds.Read Full Story

The Absolute Best Way to Cook Bacon, According to Sooo Many Tests

Ask the person to your left and the person to your right how to cook bacon, and you'll likely get two completely different answers. Type the very same into Google, and the search engine will proffer over 250 million results. From stovetop to oven to microwave, each with its own series of endless sub-permutations, there are...

These iOS apps have been secretly recording your screen activities

By Waqas
Apple has vowed to remove iOS apps that record screen data. User data recording has become an issue of concern among the cyber-security community as the data is used to launch a variety of scams, identify customer demographics, and targeted marketing gimmicks. Mobile phone manufacturers are trying to ensure that...

New JavaScript Features That Will Change How You Write Regex

There’s a good reason the majority of programming languages support regular expressions: they are extremely powerful tools for manipulating text. Text processing tasks that require dozens of lines of code can often be accomplished with a single line of regular expression code. While the built-in functions in most...

The Ultimate Guide to Crowdsourcing

When Charlie Jabaley, co-founder of the artist management and marketing firm Street Execs, released one of his first client t-shirt designs, the euphoric high he felt in the morning plummeted to a heartbreaking low by night.

Mystical and Vibrant Photos by Lauren Wuornos

Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, self-taught photographer Lauren Wuornos and her work immerse us in an electrifying and mystical atmosphere. Playing with vibrant colours and models with an evasive look, the artist makes pictures where it seems almost to have arrived at the heart of a sci-fi movie. «I’m influenced by...

User Experience: 10 Big Reasons to Apply Illustrations in UI Design

For the last couple of years, original illustrations for users interfaces have been one of the most popular and solid design trends. Let’s discuss the reasons that make designers choose illustrations among the core visual elements of UI design for websites and mobile applications.What Is Illustration?Basically,...

Latest iOS 12.1.4 Update Patches 2 Zero-Day and FaceTime Bugs

Apple has finally released iOS 12.1.4 software update to patch the terrible Group FaceTime privacy bug that could have allowed an Apple user to call you via the FaceTime video chat service and hear or see you before you even pick up the call without your knowledge.
The Facetime bug (CVE-2019-6223) was discovered by...

A desperate exodus from ISIS’ final village

Thousands of people are streaming out of the final speck of land under ISIS control in Iraq and Syria. Foreign fighters, starving wives and children of ISIS members, and former combatants are turning up in a desperate bid to save themselves.

Pharma group targets China with $10m acquisition of e-commerce players

Star Combo is positioning itself as a major exporter of Australian pharmaceutical products with its $10 million spending spree on China focused e-commerce businesses.
The Sydney-based manufacturer and distributor of health, pharmaceutical and beauty products has acquired the businesses of Koala Mall and Austoyou...

Revisiting the abbr element

An irresistible HTML element deep dive from Ire Aderinokun, this time on the <abbr title=""> element for abbreviations. You can kinda just use it (JUI) and it works fine, but if you're hoping to make a tooltip for them (which works on touchscreens as well), then it's much more complicated.
The end result is...