Best in 03/25 - 03/31


7 Dribbble shots honoring Women’s History Month


[invDropcap]T[/invDropcap]his Women’s History Month, we honor the countless contributions that women have made to history, culture, and society. We celebrate the mothers, daughters, partners, friends, and coworkers in our lives who inspire us and who work to make the world a better place for....
03/25 953

How To Align Things In CSS

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We have a whole selection of ways to align things in CSS today, and it isn’t always an obvious decision which to use. However, knowing what is available means that you can always try a few tactics if....
03/28 940

HTTPS Isn't Always As Secure As It Seems

A surprising number of high-traffic sites have TLS vulnerabilities that are subtle enough for the green padlock to still appear.
03/28 890

Apple’s Services Event

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Tim Cook closed yesterday’s Apple event with these words:

From everything we’ve shared with you, you can see how important these services are for us and for all the ways they extend the experiences of our customers even further. They entertain, inspire, inform, and enrich our lives. Because at....
03/26 802

Can we stop AI outsmarting humanity?


The spectre of superintelligent machines doing us harm is not just science fiction, technologists say – so how can we ensure AI remains ‘friendly’ to its makers? By Mara Hvistendahl

It began three and a half billion years ago in a pool of muck, when a molecule made a copy of itself and so became....
03/28 798

Best in 03/18 - 03/24


The Evidence That Could Impeach Donald Trump

Nancy Pelosi’s comments about impeachment acknowledge a political reality: Nothing the Mueller probe has revealed so far has moved the GOP substantially.
03/19 994

The Essential Questions That Have Powered This Top Silicon Valley Manager’s Career

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After over a decade spent leading teams, Facebook VP of Product Design Julie Zhuo firmly believes that questions are a manager’s best tool. Here, she shares the essential questions she's used to build trust, improve 1:1s and make sure feedback is heard.
03/19 989

10 Steps To Become A Millionaire In 5 Years (Or Less)

03/23 872

The Cambridge Analytica scandal changed the world – but it didn't change Facebook


A year after devastating revelations of data misuse, Mark Zuckerberg still hasn’t fulfilled his promises to reform

It can be hard to remember from down here, beneath the avalanche of words and promises and apologies and blogposts and manifestos that Facebook has unleashed upon us over the....
03/18 844

Preparing to Unleash Crispr on an Unprepared World

Researchers are poised to bring gene-editing tech out of the lab. But just how far do we want Crispr to go?
03/19 711

Best in 03/11 - 03/17


Trust and Privacy: The Case (and Comparison) of Microsoft and Facebook
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Designers who inspire: Meet Gail Anderson

How does one introduce Gail Anderson? She’s been awarded two Lifetime Achievement Awards, from Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards and AIGA; owns 300+ salt-and-pepper shakers; is the author or co-author of sixteen books, and lives in a home whose color palette was chosen by Milton Glaser.

03/11 920

Mozilla launches its free, encrypted file-sharing service, Firefox Send

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Firefox Send, Mozilla’s free, encrypted file-transfer service, is officially launching to the public today following its debut as a “Test Pilot” experiment back in August 2017. The service allows web users to share files up to 2.5 GB in size through the browser, while protecting them with....
03/12 898

These 3D-printed homes can be built for less than $4,000 in just 24 hours

Lrgdsc04871 Last March, the 3D printing company Icon produced a 350-square-foot tiny home that cost $10,000 and took just 48 hours hours to build. The company was confident that it could print a larger structure in just 24 hours for even less — around $4,000 — since the printer wasn't running at full....
03/12 753

How Does Music Affect Your Brain? Every Way Imaginable

In the latest episode of 'Tech Effects,' we investigated how music gets into our brains—and our bodies.
03/16 738

Best in 03/04 - 03/10


Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Apple, too


“Either they run the platform or they play in the store.”
03/09 995

How YouTube Made a Star Out of This Super-Smart Film Critic

Lindsay Ellis is an idiosyncratic film critic who has fun with everything from the cinematography of Cocteau to the semiotics of the Transformer franchise.
03/08 963

How Amazon's Algorithms Curated a Dystopian Bookstore

How gameable recommendation systems mislead customers about health information.
03/05 925

Inside Twitter’s ambitious plan to change the way we tweet


Twitter wants to limit snark and get “healthy.” So far, it’s gone nowhere.

There are few things the internet loves more than a vicious Twitter dunk.

Whether it’s a celebrity ripping on President Donald Trump or a politician roasting her political rivals, Twitter is the perfect forum for the....
03/08 923

Facebook’s Privacy Cake

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What was striking about the reaction to Mark Zuckerberg’s latest missive about the future of Facebook, A Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networking, were the two very distinct reactions that, in my estimation, made the same mistake, but in opposite directions; one set of folks didn’t take....
03/07 888