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12 Adorable Free Stock Images of Puppies

Posted By Admin    on August 18th, 2017

It’s time for some more free stock photos! Today we have a great collection of puppy photos. Each one is attributed with a download link. All are under creative commons so feel free to use! These photos are sure to brighten your day as only a pup can. ...

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To iOS or Not To iOS?

Posted By Admin    on August 17th, 2017

Though the app domain is ruled by just two platforms – iOS and Android — app entrepreneurs still find it confusing when it comes to deciding the best platform to launch their app. Partly because developing an app for both the operating systems, initia...

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5 Unique Marketing Strategies for Bloggers

Posted By Admin    on August 16th, 2017

Whether you want to show the benefits of a product, or grow your brand completely, creating unique marketing strategies as a blog writer is essential to its growth. There are thousands of ways to market your blog. However, which ones will really make you stan...

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A full Review of Kinsta the WP Hosting Platform

Posted By Admin    on August 14th, 2017

When you have a website, there are literally thousands of options of where to host it. I was really impressed when I saw Kinsta because they offer a new type of WordPress hosting that leverages the power of the Google Cloud Platform. In this blog post, we rev...

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3 Portfolio Tips to Show Off Your Web and Graphic Design Work

Posted By Admin    on August 12th, 2017

Having an online portfolio is becoming more and more of a necessity in today’s world, especially if you work in the field of digital media. One of the first things an employer will look for is a digital portfolio that features your past work.  It̵...

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What is SMM? – The Rise of Social Media Marketing

Posted By Admin    on August 11th, 2017

3+ social media platforms you should be advertising on When future generations talk about the era between 2000 and 2020, the rise of social media will be an important part of the discussion. Fundamentally, social media has changed how we interact with our fr...

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17 Professional Dental Logo Designs [Inspiration]

Posted By Admin    on August 10th, 2017

If you are a dentist than you know patients often put off coming to your office. Don’t delay when creating a logo for your dental practice. Today we have a collection of the 17 best logos for dentists. Not all of these are teeth! Make sure to let us kn...

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The Metrics Any SEO Analyst Should Be Watching

Posted By Admin    on August 7th, 2017

If you’re an SEO analyst (or are planning to hire one) there are some key metrics you’ll be expected to analyze. These metrics indicate how the business is performing. They also show you whether or not your SEO plan is on the right track. Read ...

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10 Tools for Small Business SEO

Posted By Admin    on August 6th, 2017

Developing a comprehensive plan that covers every aspect of your SEO strategy can be a complicated task with many moving parts. Here are 10 tools to simplify the process and help you deliver results quicker. Google Analytics Google Analytics is your most tru...

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5 Essential Tips for Blog Content Writers

Posted By Admin    on August 2nd, 2017

When it comes to blogging, consistent posting is key. Readers who love your content want more, and “freshness” is a major Google ranking signal. You’ve got to keep posting, but what should you do when your well of ideas is running dry? Or a...

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21 Best Dragon Logo Examples For Businesses

Posted By Admin    on July 29th, 2017

1. Green Dragon This is a photo of a scary-looking green dragon logo. Designed by RevengeLover.   2. Rainbow Dragon This is a photo of a dragon illustration with a rainbow color design. Designed by Yuri Kartashev.   3. Red Dragon This is a photo ...

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An Organic Edge: 4 Tips For Enhanced, Affordable SEO

Posted By Admin    on July 27th, 2017

A successful website needs to draw traffic and with pay-per-click (PPC) advertising rising in cost, more websites are turning to organic SEO to pull readers in – but it’s a beneficial shift. Organic SEO is more appealing to customers, builds up your site ...

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Business Blog SEO Tips That Drive Sales

Posted By Admin    on July 21st, 2017

As we move through the millennia, SEO is becoming more and more important to the success of a business. In fact, SEO spending in the US is set to rise from $11.44 billion in 2008 to almost $80 billion by 2020. Experts forecast a $10 billion increase in spen...

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4 Tricks to Make Your E-Commerce Site Stand Out

Posted By Admin    on July 20th, 2017

In this time of increased online competition, it is important to ensure that your e-commerce site stands out from the rest. You can do this by offering your customers an unmatched shopping experience they will not forget. It is estimated that by this time ne...

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How Much Should A New Website Cost [In 2017]

Posted By Admin    on July 19th, 2017

When you are looking for a new website one of the most common question’s is “how much will it cost?” The short answer to that question is it can cost anything from $0 to $25,000+ which doesn’t really help you, perhaps the question to be rephrased t...

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Overcoming Creative Blocks as a Graphic Designer

Posted By Admin    on July 18th, 2017

Get Your Creative Juices Back and Be a Better Graphic Designer! A writer goes through writer’s block. A painter can spend hours staring at his empty canvas. A professional chef gets derailed by the pressures of his job and loses his focus, passion, and lo...

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How Outsourcing Your Marketing Content Writing

Posted By Admin    on July 17th, 2017

Google has around 3.35 million results for ‘content writing’, which clearly shows that the hype about this keyword is real. Content writing is a vital part of digital marketing. This is the reason that people use content for brand awareness, customer lo...

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How Your Logo Can Make Or Break Your New Company

Posted By Admin    on April 15th, 2017

A logo is a vital part of your company’s branding. It visually represents the essence and graphically displays the overall identity of the company. The entire purpose of a logo is to brand your business to become iconic and be instantly recognizable. Th...

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You’re Getting Mounds Of SEO Data; Now What?

Posted By Admin    on April 12th, 2017

Information And Profit Although over a decade old now, Search Engine Optimization (‘SEO’) is still quickly changing the marketing approach of many businesses, both large and small. However, SEO is a broad category which includes a number of different way...

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Top 10 Bakery Logo Designs [Inspiration & Ideas]

Posted By Admin    on March 25th, 2017

Sit down and grab a croissant, today we have our favorite ten bakery logo designs. These are great inspiration if you are looking to rebrand a local bakery. Quite a few follow the current trends for cupcakes and donuts. There also a few traditional bakeries. ...

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How to Find the Best Web Designer for Your Needs

Posted By Admin    on March 23rd, 2017

Everyone has a different reason for wanting to launch a new website. There are currently over three billion internet users in the world today and around one billion websites exist online. Many businesses are creating websites to showcase their products and s...

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Design Your Own Applications Easily And Cost-Effectively

Posted By Admin    on March 22nd, 2017

Increasingly Viable Technology Solutions Today’s tech atmosphere has brought more opportunities to small businesses than at any time in recorded modern history. If you’re savvy to these new developments, you can save substantially while increasing your ab...

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Developers Are Picking Retrace Over New Relic

Posted By Admin    on March 8th, 2017

Who Wants A Repackaged Solution? Beyond the actual positive differences between New Relic and its competitors, the name itself says enough for any seasoned tech veteran to be skeptical. Where do the terms “New” and “Relic” have any passing familiarity...

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13 Great Horse Logo Design Examples And Ideas

Posted By Admin    on March 7th, 2017

Today we have 13 awesome horse logo designs for your review. The horse is often used as an image for logo design. The majestic creature works with many different brands. Now take this inspiration and ride off to your next design project! 1. Purple Horse This...

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19 House Logos Designed By Professional Graphic Designers

Posted By Admin    on February 26th, 2017

Today we have a great set of house logos to inspire you. Each one is from an agency or freelance designer. You can find a link to more of their work under the design. The house is a strong icon. You can view 19 of our favorite designs in this post. Enjoy! 1....

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14 Best Vintage Free Stock Photos [royalty free]

Posted By Admin    on February 21st, 2017

Check this out! It’s our favorite royalty free stock images from long ago! These vintage photos are sure to create nostalgia. 1. Pretty woman Vintage 1950s photo of a woman in car. You can download this photo on Pixabay.com   2. Heart chair Retr...

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21 Terrific Sun Logos For Design Inspiration

Posted By Admin    on February 20th, 2017

Is it a sunny day today? Well today we have 21 sun logos to brighten your day. Let us know in the comments what your favorite logo is. 1. Solar Grid This is a photo of a sun logo that has a blue grid design. Designed by Milan Terzić.   2. Orange Sunse...

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Creating a Mobile App Design Process for Your Agency

Posted By Admin    on February 11th, 2017

Mobile application development continues to grow across the world today. Today we take a look at designing a process specifically for mobile application design and development. Background If you have experience designing web applications, you can use a simila...

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16 Most Beautiful Eye Logo Designs Of All Time

Posted By Admin    on February 9th, 2017

Eye see a great set of logo designs for your review today! Excited to showcase a collection of 16 beautiful eye logo designs. Each one has a unique look and feel. Let us know in the comment section below which one is your favorite! I’m a big fan of 13. ...

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How to Print a Webpage [Complete Guide]

Posted By Admin    on January 14th, 2017

At first printing a website may seem like a silly task, but it’s exactly the request I got from a client once. They called and said, “we have a big meeting with our board and we want to print out our website – can you fax it to us.” This task was ...

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22 Bird Logo Designs For Inspiration And Ideas

Posted By Admin    on January 5th, 2017

Today we have a great collection of bird logos to inspire your next project. Bird logos can symbolize many different things and are a favorite of clients. Today we go beyond the Twitter bird logo and look at our top 22 picks! 1. Origami Bird This is a photo of a bird illustration that has an origa...

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Comparable Outcomes: Scourge or Scapegoat?

Posted By Admin    on January 5th, 2017

25 November 2016 An approach used to set GCSE and A Level grade boundaries in the UK does not prevent schools from demonstrating improvement to the education watchdog Ofsted, according to research published today by Cambridge Assessment. Principal Research Officer Tom Benton ...

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MORTGAGE NEWS: Interest rates end 2016 with record low

Posted By Admin    on January 5th, 2017

12-month Euribor – the rate used to calculate most mortgage repayments in Spain – came in at -0.08 in December, down from -0.074 in November, the eleventh consecutive month of negative Euribor interest rates.Compared to December last year, when Euribor was 0.059, the benchmark interest rate for ...

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La compraventa de vivienda usada supera ya las cifras de 2008

Posted By Admin    on January 4th, 2017

El renovado apetito inmobiliario, impulsado por la rentabilidad de invertir en ladrillo, se centra en la segunda mano por la escasez de oferta de nueva construcciónFuente: elpais...

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Consejos para sacar el máximo provecho a las rebajas sin que te duela el bolsillo

Posted By Admin    on January 4th, 2017

Aunque el verdadero pistoletazo de salida de las rebajas de invierno se realizará el próximo 7 de enero, una vez pasado el día de Reyes, cada vez son más las comunidades autónomas y comercios que las adelantan al arranque del mes para procurar llevarse parte del sprint final de Reyes. Cortefiel...

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La compraventa de vivienda modera el ritmo al subir un 6,5% en octubre

Posted By Admin    on January 3rd, 2017

En el décimo mes se cerraron 29.369 operaciones, un 16% menos que en septiembreFuente: elpais...

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Sacyr gana seis veces menos por la falta de extraordinarios

Posted By Admin    on January 2nd, 2017

El grupo registró un beneficio neto de 89,4 millones hasta septiembreFuente: elpais...

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El precio de la vivienda de segunda mano en España cae un 0,7% en 2016

Posted By Admin    on January 1st, 2017

Barcelona (14,4%) y Palma (10,8%) son las capitales en las que más ha crecido el precio; Toledo, en cambio, registra una caída del 10,3%Fuente: elpais...

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47 Best Free Stock Photo Sites [Search All At Once]

Posted By Admin    on December 31st, 2016

We have compiled a list of our 47 favorite free stock photography sites. Combined these sites offer over 50,000 and royalty free images which can be used for commercial use. All you have to do is click on the image after searching on the site and you can download for free. Maybe thinking, but itR...

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¿Cuánto te cuesta cancelar anticipadamente un préstamo?

Posted By Admin    on December 31st, 2016

Cancelar anticipadamente un préstamo y no esperar a la fecha de vencimiento a veces (la mayoría de los casos) tiene un precio. No siempre se refiere a la finalización definitiva de un contrato sino a la cancelación parcial del mismo. Además, dentro de esta distinción también cabe otra, la de ...

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Un equipo peinar

Posted By Admin    on December 30th, 2016

Otros profesionales negociarán con los dueños para que los cedan en alquilerFuente: elpais...

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Las mejores ofertas de las grandes superficies para financiar la Navidad

Posted By Admin    on December 29th, 2016

Los españoles gastarán 682 euros en Navidad, lo que supone un 4% más frente a los 655 euros del año pasado, según los datos del “Estudio de consumo Navideño 2016”, realizado por la consultora Deloitte. En concreto, los consumidores se muestran más optimistas, así un 74% de los encuestado...

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El futuro Plan de Vivienda incluirá ayudas de hasta 400 euros al mes a desahuciados

Posted By Admin    on December 28th, 2016

Fomento tiene previsto crear un fondo social para que propietarios y bancos puedan incorporar sus viviendas vacías y sea el Estado quien pague directamente el alquilerFuente: elpais...

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22 Bird Logo Designs For Inspiration And Ideas

Posted By Admin    on December 27th, 2016

Today we have a great collection of bird logos to inspire your next project. Bird logos can symbolize many different things and are a favorite of clients. Today we go beyond the Twitter bird logo and look at our top 22 picks! 1. Origami Bird This is a photo of a bird illustration that has an origa...

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Posted By Admin    on December 27th, 2016

El cambio de hora que se produjo el último fin de semana de octubre también tiene consecuencias en las Tarifas con Discriminación Horaria. Te explicamos por qué se debe tener en cuenta el nuevo horario.Fuente: cincodias.com...

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13 Best Travel Logo Inspiration In The World

Posted By Admin    on December 26th, 2016

It’s time to hit the road with today’s collection of travel logos. These are sure to inspire wanderlust for your next trip. These designs can help inspire your next logo design project! 1. Global Travel Design This is a photo of a travel logo featuring a blue globe with an airplane flyi...

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Viviendas que le har

Posted By Admin    on December 26th, 2016

El mercado inmobiliario del bienestar, valorado a escala mundial en 55.000 millones de euros, aterriza en EspañaFuente: elpais...

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10 Great Finance Logo Design Ideas

Posted By Admin    on December 25th, 2016

Today we have a great collection of finance logo designs for your inspiration! 1. Coin Wallet This is a photo of a finance logo with a blue wallet that’s accepting a gold coin. Designed by David Kovalev.   2. Green Finance Design This is a photo of a cash logo with simple design and gre...

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Las familias pierden 1,6 billones de euros de patrimonio con la crisis

Posted By Admin    on December 25th, 2016

La riqueza de los hogares españoles cae tres veces lo que ganan en un añoFuente: elpais...

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10 Smart Educational Logo Design Inspiration

Posted By Admin    on December 24th, 2016

Education is key to our future. That is why today we hae 10 smart education logos. Use these to inspire your next school or daycare logo project. 1. Learning Tree This is a photo of an education logo that includes an open book with a tree growing from it. Designed by Evan Travelstead.   2. Boo...

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La calle Serrano de Madrid, la m

Posted By Admin    on December 24th, 2016

Aunque los precios han bajado un 6% en este eje, el metro cuadrado se sitúa en los 10.246 eurosFuente: elpais...

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21 Chef Logos That Won?t Leave You Hungry For More

Posted By Admin    on December 23rd, 2016

I bet you’re hungry for some delicious chef logos. These will inspire and delight your imagination for your next food based logo design. We pulled together our top picks from around the web. Let us know what one is your favorite. We’re big fans of logo number 12 & 17. Enjoy! 1. Moped...

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El precio de la vivienda subirá un 2,3% este año y hasta el 5% en 2018

Posted By Admin    on December 23rd, 2016

En España hay 1,4 millones de casas vacías puestas a la ventaFuente: elpais...

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Costs of the whole Adobe Creative Suite [With Available Discounts]

Posted By Admin    on December 22nd, 2016

So you have decided to pony up and purchase the entire Adobe Creative Suite. You might be wondering how much is it going to cost me to buy the whole thing. ?Well, the price that you pay is going to be dependent on who you are. But wait this might seem crazy! Adobe prices products for different marke...

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La compraventa de vivienda modera su crecimiento al 13% en septiembre

Posted By Admin    on December 22nd, 2016

Apenas 6.057 casas nuevas cambiaron de manos, frente a las 28.874 de segunda manoFuente: elpais...

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The Adobe Employee Discount and How Does it Work?

Posted By Admin    on December 21st, 2016

After scouring the Internet we have found the best information on the Adobe employee discount. If you are reading this post you are truck probably trying to find a way to get a better price on the Adobe creative cloud. There are some great options for students who do not already have Adobe products....

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El precio de la vivienda cae un 3,5% en septiembre, seg

Posted By Admin    on December 21st, 2016

La compraventa de casas sube un 10,3% gracias al tirón de los pisos de segunda manoFuente: elpais...

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Become a Better Writer [Designer Edition]

Posted By Admin    on December 20th, 2016

If you are a freelance designer, then you spend a lot of time writing. Your goal may be to stay in Photoshop and Illustrator but the reality is there are proposals, email, and Basecamp messages to send.  Written communication is becoming more prevalent as we move o more digital communication. Today...

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Posted By Admin    on December 20th, 2016

Los seguros que garantizan al propietario el cobro de la renta y los servicios de defensa jurídica crecen y ya son una alternativa a los avales bancarios, más caros y exigentesFuente: elpais...

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19 Tranquil Free Stock Photos of Water

Posted By Admin    on December 19th, 2016

If you were stranded on a desert island you probably would want water. Well, today we have 19 tranquil stock photos of water. It’s what we are made of and our planet is composed of. Let us know what your favorite is. Each HD image is available to download with a creative commons license. 1. Be...

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Los nuevos reyes del ladrillo: profesionales y discretos

Posted By Admin    on December 19th, 2016

Las grandes constructoras y sus magnates han sido sustituidas por fondos de inversión y sociedades especializadas en el renacer inmobiliario españolFuente: elpais...

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22 Abstract Free Stock Photos [High Definition]

Posted By Admin    on December 19th, 2016

Are you looking for the perfect abstract image? You are in luck becuase today we have 22 abstract stock photos that you can download for free. These are great as desktops or for your next photoshop project. If you need more stock photos make sure to check out the 10 free premium images you can downl...

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45 Best Hipster Fonts from Google [Download for Free]

Posted By Admin    on December 19th, 2016

You’ll see them with their skinny jeans, thick black rimmed glasses, and side parted faux-hawk. Yep, you know them. I’m talking about hipsters. They’re all over the place – in subways, on their fixie bikes, in line at the cafe, or they might be sitting next to you right now. ...

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How UK school students writing has changed since 1980

Posted By Admin    on December 19th, 2016

30 November 2016 Research published today by Cambridge Assessment offers a unique insight into how school students’ writing in exams has changed since 1980. Cambridge Assessment has published its Variations in Aspects of Writing study approximately every 10 years, initially...

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15 Appealing Retail Logo Design Ideas To Use As Inspiration

Posted By Admin    on December 19th, 2016

If you are starting a boutique or other retail location you are going to need a logo. Today we have 15 retail logo designs for your inspiration. These come from many different companies and are sure to delight. Let us know what your favorite logo is in the comments section! 1. RetailDino This is a ...

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6 Design tips for Increasing Returning Visitors

Posted By Admin    on December 18th, 2016

It is vital for anyone building a website to understand that its design will directly affect visitor behavior and its ultimate success. The simple thing to understand is that people will view your website to find information. If it’s easy to find, then they will browse for a good length of time an...

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19 Stunning Jewelry Logo Designs To Inspire You

Posted By Admin    on December 17th, 2016

We have 19 stunning logo designs inspired by jewelry lines and companies. These beautiful logos are sophisticated and make a clear statement. Many of the styles of logos include: flat, illustrated, monogram, and wordmarks. Most logos are luxurious and give the feeling of a lifetime of value. These l...

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17 Free HD Fashion Stock Photos

Posted By Admin    on December 16th, 2016

We have 17 beautiful free fashion themed stock images for you to download today. Each one combines a fashionable subject and a beautiful location. These are licensed for free use under creative commons. Check the link under each one for a download. Let us know what one is your favorite and enjoy! 1)...

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22 Most Creative Chiropractic Logo Design Ideas

Posted By Admin    on December 15th, 2016

1. Chiropractic Health Logo This is a photo of a?chiropractic logo that features the backside of a person with a blue spine and text underneath it. Designed by Alex Broekhuizen.   2. Atlantic Spine Clinic This is a photo of a?chiropractic logo that has a blue lighthouse with text underneath i...

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13 Real Looking Free Photos of Couples [Copyright Free]

Posted By Admin    on December 14th, 2016

We have rounded up a great collection of free?photos of couples. Below you will find 13 photos to use on your project. Whenever I’m looking for free stock images and it seems difficult to find photos of couples that are not cheesy. We’ve scoured through 42 free stock photography websites...

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Resales Online Web Integration

Posted By Admin    on December 13th, 2016

This provider current offers 2 types of Web integration:XML: Allows the client to import all properties listing to the external client database every night. It takes 24hours to view your changes in your website.AJAX Web Kit: All properties listings are requested directly from Resales Onlin...

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21 Best Free Hot Coffee Stock Photos To Download

Posted By Admin    on December 13th, 2016

There’s nothing like a hot cup of joe to get your morning started. So today we have a pick-me-up of 21 hot coffee photos. Each image is free to download under Creative Commons. What’s better yet is that each image is guaranteed to be high definition. Many of these would make great backgr...

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22 Tough Security Company Logo Ideas

Posted By Admin    on December 12th, 2016

Security is a big business and today we bring you 22 big time security logos. These range from startup cyber security companies to military grade security. It doesn’t matter if you are designing a brand for your neighborhood bar security or corporate espionage. Okay maybe I got a little carrie...

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16 Best Design Agency Logos

Posted By Admin    on December 11th, 2016

The agency logo might be the most important. You are the team that is expected to have an amazing fresh design. Don’t mess this up! Below we have 16 of our favorite designs for agencies. There are so many designs that it was hard to choose our top 16. Let us know any that we may have missed in...

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Why You Should Be Using Video Marketing to Grow Your Small Business

Posted By Admin    on December 10th, 2016

Why You Should Be Using Video Marketing to Grow Your Small Business If you?re like most small-business owners, you?re always looking for ways to help your venture stand out in the crowded marketplace, and to draw in as many new and repeat customers as possible. You no doubt also need to do this in a...

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12 Mouth-Watering Photos of Restaurants [Free to Download]

Posted By Admin    on December 9th, 2016

Okay, I will tell you right now it’s a bad idea to look at these photos if you are hungry. That’s because we have collected our favorite 12 mouthwatering photos from restaurant. And better yet each one is free to download from the respective site. In full HD these images are license with...

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10 Beautiful Paper Texture Stock Photos [Free Downloads]

Posted By Admin    on December 8th, 2016

Today’s free collection of stock images features 10 beautiful paper textures. These different photographs so many different types of paper which you can use on your next creative project. They vary from vintage paper to newspaper. There also are a few other interesting uses of paper which you ...

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13 Amazing Fish Logo Designs [From Top Designers]

Posted By Admin    on December 7th, 2016

We have a collection of the best fish logo designs for you today. This roundup will inspire you on your next aquatic project. We’ve got everything from flat to illustrative design. It’s easy to get hungry for these little guppies. Make sure to check out the designers who created these gr...

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15 Sleek Design Stock Photos to Download for Free

Posted By Admin    on December 6th, 2016

Since crazy leave is a design blog we thought it was fitting to come up with our favorite 15 design photos. These stock images are free for you to download on your next creative project. They range from beautiful imagery of bird feathers highlight and greens and blues to the crisp white of a wedding...

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Comparable Outcomes: Scourge or Scapegoat?

Posted By Admin    on December 6th, 2016

25 November 2016 An approach used to set GCSE and A Level grade boundaries in the UK does not prevent schools from demonstrating improvement to the education watchdog Ofsted, according to research published today by Cambridge Assessment. Principal Research Officer Tom Benton ...

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Dan Kuhlen & Nathan Goldman on Almanac Beer Company Designs

Posted By Admin    on June 15th, 2016

Today we are featuring the work of Dan Kuhlen and Nathan Goldman who work under the design studio name of DKNG Studios. They focus primarily on clients in the entertainment industry. Clients range from bands, promoters, to independent and corporate clients. They have been working together at DKNG si...

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12 Best Boutique Logo Designs ? Inspiration

Posted By Admin    on June 14th, 2016

We scoured the web for the best boutique logo designs. If you are looking atOne of the first steps in starting an online boutique is getting a logo. If you are looking at this page you may be looking for inspiration for a new design. A logo is one of the first steps in starting an online boutique. B...

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Interview with Designer Dave Chenell

Posted By Admin    on June 11th, 2016

Today we interviewed designer Dave Chenell. Let him know you like his work with a follow on his Dribbble or Twitter. We wanted to thank Dave for taking the time to sit down with us and answer these 10 questions about his work, style, and design advice. Our new favorite quote from this interview is, ...

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10 Hipster Google Font Pairings

Posted By Admin    on June 10th, 2016

Today we will be looking at 10 hipster font pairings that you can use on your next web or print project. Scroll down to see our top 10 pairings. A few months ago we wrote about 45 Free Hipster Typefaces by Google Fonts. It’s been a really popular article and we wanted to do a follow up on pair...

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5 Inspiring Time Management Tips for the Creative Mind

Posted By Admin    on June 8th, 2016

As a creative, you don?t have to be a time management master in order to get this essential part of your life under control. Everybody wastes time. It?s just a simple fact of life. Are you wasting too much time throughout the day? Is this problem getting out of control? There are simple tips that yo...

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7 Free Grunge Texture Backgrounds For Design

Posted By Admin    on June 7th, 2016

Today we wanted to share a collection of great free grunge textures to use in your designs. These come from our friends at Freepik.com. They have a great collection of free graphic design resources. This set is a CrazyLeaf exclusive. You can download all the images here on Google Drive. They all com...

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Top 10 News Sites Miserably Fail Google?s New Speed Test

Posted By Admin    on June 6th, 2016

This week Google rolled out a new speed test tool, which it ironically gave itself a failing score. This got me wondering if the test was even relevant. I took the top 10 news sites as ranked by Alexa. Surely the biggest news sites would have teams of people making sure their site was mobile friendl...

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Stunning Work From Professional Designer Tiago Hoisel

Posted By Admin    on May 26th, 2016

Our featured designer for the week is Tiago Hoisel, a partner at Techno Image a creative agency based out of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Tiago’s caricatures are spellbinding and his use of wild color is captivating. The quality of his work certainly sets a high bar for aspiring creatives. You can like ...

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Top 7 WordPress Plugins That Make Blogging Easy

Posted By Admin    on May 25th, 2016

Blogging is all about making choices. First and foremost you have to choose the topic you want to write about. Next you should identify and choose your niche audience and your targeted readers. You?ll also have to choose a blogging platform to be able to post. However, your to-dos are not limited to...

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Design Strategies that Will Add Value to Your Search Engine Optimization Campaign

Posted By Admin    on May 24th, 2016

Whether you are making a fresh website or giving the current one a new look, there is no escape from Search Engine Optimisation or the arguably infamous SEO. In fact, checking, re-checking, testing, re-testing the validity of your SEO techniques should be an integral part of all your website design ...

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How to Name a Boutique Shop ? Are Name Generators Bad?

Posted By Admin    on May 23rd, 2016

If you are looking to start an online boutique shop one of the first things you will need to create?a name. Naming a company is no easy task. If you’re searching the internet you probably came across Shopify’s?boutique name generator. As great as it sounds I often find it gives you medio...

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Harley Davidson Skull Logo History & Bonus Wallpaper

Posted By Admin    on May 22nd, 2016

You have probably seen the Harley Davidson Skull logo before. It’s not the official Harley logo design but it is ubiquitous with the brand and one of the most famous skull logos. It’s been a mystery where the skull logo came from. On a Harley Davidson forum, there is a big?debate of the ...

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5 Things To Consider Before Building Your First Website

Posted By Admin    on May 21st, 2016

In the competitive business environment of today, a website could mean the difference between growth and decline of your venture. ?Building? a website might seem like a huge technical ordeal, but it does not have to be that way. Read on below to go through the process of turning your web presence pl...

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Why you hate Instagram?s new logo

Posted By Admin    on May 20th, 2016

Change is hard and many are hating the new Instagram logo. Today the San Fransisco company is rolling out their new flat logo. One of the last major apps to still have a skeuomorphic design. Gone is the leather camera logo with an enormous?lens. The logo is only four years old today but so much has ...

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Filmora Video Editor Review and Interview

Posted By Admin    on May 19th, 2016

This week we take a look at Filmora; the new kid on the block as far as video software is concerned. Filmora boasts a suite of tools that will make any novice look like a professional cameraman. There are a couple of things that you can do to make your footage look polished. Filmora comes with advan...

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57 Beautiful Bear Logos Design Ideas

Posted By Admin    on May 18th, 2016

Today, we will be taking a look at one true wild nature’s source of inspiration, “bears” and in particular bear logos. Nature, in logo design, has provided along the course of time, amazing and countless sources of inspiration for designers and artists all around the world. Creatin...

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Nelson Wissar Showcases His Professional and Unparalleled Portfolio

Posted By Admin    on May 4th, 2016

This week we interview Nelson Wissar, the proprietor and art director at Zeppelin Animation Studio. Nelson’s long career has gifted him with a rich and unparalleled portfolio. We feature some of his own work as well as that of his studio’s to celebrate his gift and unequaled talent as a...

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Bluehost Vs Godaddy 2016 Comparison: Who Is Best?

Posted By Admin    on April 30th, 2016

Bluehost and Godaddy are two of the most popular website hosting companies in the world. But which one is better? As a web designer, I?ve had the unique opportunity to host multiple websites on both of them over the years. This article is a head-to-head battle of the giants, where we?ll compare ever...

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Clean and Minimalistic Design Showcase by Adrian Iorga

Posted By Admin    on April 29th, 2016

  Our featured designer for the week is Adrian Iorga; an independent graphic designer currently working from Bucharest, Romania. He specializes in Logo and Brand Identity design and spends a lot of his free time with things involving Typography and Lettering. 1.How would you describe your desi...

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A Designer?s Review of Draftly

Posted By Admin    on April 28th, 2016

This week we talk to Brian Gilham, the developer behind Draftly; a Dribbble client that runs on Apple TV. So what does it do? Simple. It’s a really good way to browse Dribbble through Apple’s renowned media streamer. Have you ever thought of an alternative to Ballin? that?s not bogged do...

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10 Best Boutique Business Card Designs

Posted By Admin    on April 22nd, 2016

Once you have chosen a name and have a logo for your boutique it’s time to get some business cards. Below we have included some of our favorite business cards for inspiration. ?Some are free templates and other are custom designs. 1. Oh What A Joy This hip business card was designed by Josh ...

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Elina Novak?s Features Design Style

Posted By Admin    on April 21st, 2016

1.How would you describe your design style? All my works are different because I try something new all the time. But despite this, all my works are soft, warm, with nice colors. I think therein lies my style. 2.How long have you been a designer for? After finishing my teacher training at universit...

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Exclusive Freebies: Water Colored Spring Inspired Pack

Posted By Admin    on April 20th, 2016

Celebrate the season with this vibrantly colored, spring-inspired water color pack from freepik.com. Show off the eclectic mix of floral patterns on your gift cards, emails and more for free, just be sure to give some attribution. This exclusive freebie set comes in several formats from our friends ...

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Overview of New Lingo app by Noun Project

Posted By Admin    on April 19th, 2016

Lingo What? Remember where you saved that cute cat icon? No? Well then, you better try out Lingo! Lingo is an app for organizing design assets and could save you countless precious moments that would otherwise be wasted burrowing through your computer files. With Lingo assets are visually organized ...

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40 Awesome Photoshop CS5 Tutorials to Sharpen Your Skills

Posted By Admin    on April 14th, 2016

Adobe’s Photoshop and Illustrator are the two apps at the heart of almost every designer’s workflow. If you haven’t gotten up to speed with Adobe Photoshop CS5 or the many new, powerful features the version brings, here are 40 Photoshop CS5 tutorials that’ll help you do just ...

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Featured Designer: Kevin Howdeshell Recent Work Showcase

Posted By Admin    on April 12th, 2016

Our featured designer for this week is Kevin Howdeshell who runs The Brave Union together with his wife Kristen. A father of two, Kevin, has improved on the art of story-telling with his whimsical pieces that are eclectic in design as well as color. 1.?How would you describe your design style? I w...

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New Etsy Pattern vs. Squarespace Website Builder

Posted By Admin    on April 8th, 2016

Website builders have been around for quite a while and as many brick-and-mortar stores begin to offer their services and products online website builders have become a ubiquitous presence in the e-commerce space. They are popular for many reasons not least of which is the cost of setting up coupled...

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5 WordPress Community Plugins that Enhance Engagement

Posted By Admin    on April 2nd, 2016

WordPress has been the leading content management system ever since it was first released back in It is easy to use, easy to maintain, and modifiable under its open source licencing. Website owners can take advantage of tens of thousands of WordPress plugins to add functionality above and beyond th...

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The Top 4 Benefits of Magento Enterprise Development

Posted By Admin    on March 29th, 2016

Nowadays, it has become necessary to possess ideal website that can display entire products lists with details. It is necessary because people love to purchase products online without clicking on too many tabs. If you are business owner and want to possess user-friendly online store then you must op...

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Why PUA Encoded Fonts are Good for the Design Industry

Posted By Admin    on March 23rd, 2016

  A font is just a font right? You buy it, download it, and install it, done! Not quite?… For years font designers have created fonts specifically targeted at Graphic Designers who have access to premium software, which is ok, if you can afford Adobe Suites and the like. But what if you c...

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Are Your Website?s Images Telling the Wrong Story?

Posted By Admin    on March 20th, 2016

  We?ve all heard the clich?s about photographs: A picture is worth a thousand words, every picture tells a story, and so on and so forth. And while the words themselves aren?t exactly original, the message is still important. When it comes to your website design, photos are a critical piece of...

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What Is Negative Space and How Does It Apply To Web Design?

Posted By Admin    on March 19th, 2016

Negative space is one of the most important principles of website design. It is the space between the fonts, images, graphics or any other design elements on the web page. If we are able to take control of this space, we can make great use of one of the defining components of web design. Although, n...

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Adobe Experience Design is Launched as Sketch Competitor

Posted By Admin    on March 16th, 2016

Sketch has been quickly growing support as the defacto choice for website and user interface design. Released late in 2010 it has continued to enjoy updates and a growing user base. Supporters have long made the argument that it is hands down better than Photoshop. It’s not too hard of an arg...

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6 Best Portfolio WordPress Themes For Photographers

Posted By Admin    on March 10th, 2016

WordPress has?one of the most outstanding portfolio theme collections?for photographers. They can also be used for artists, creative professionals, and creative businessmen to showcase their work in high quality. All our picks for this year?are responsive, with?cutting edge technology options to wor...

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How To Brand Yourself As A Freelance Web Developer

Posted By Admin    on February 27th, 2016

It’s not all about the CV A CV jam-packed with references and recommendations is a powerful weapon in your attempts to climb up the career ladder. However, it is not a silver bullet and solution to all professional problems. The resources on the market are limited and there are more and more c...

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Exclusive Freebie: Hand Drawn Valentines Day Doodles

Posted By Admin    on February 12th, 2016

Love is in the air (brush) with this exclusive Crazy Leaf freebie from freepik.com. Use them in your Valentine’s Day design projects for free, but show some love with attribution.?They are perfect for cards, emails, and more.?This exclusive freebie set includes a JPG file, AI format, and EPS f...

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Exclusive Freebie: 36 Hand Drawn Food & Drink Icons (PNG, PSD, AI, EPS)

Posted By Admin    on January 27th, 2016

Today’s freebie comes from our good buddies over at dryicons.com. With 6700 vectors and icons in their database, there’s no shortage of awesome resources for designers. Today’s offering is a cool set of 36 hand drawn food and drink icons that is perfect for your next restaurant men...

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12 Must Read Books For Creative and Highly Ambitious People

Posted By Admin    on January 26th, 2016

As creative individuals we fantasize everyday about leaving our mark on this Earth when we checkout. It’s not an easy feat to accomplish, but we aspire in our own little way to satisfy our?need. Since creativity is ultimately the source of our existence, we operate on a high level of conscious...

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How to Keep Web Design Projects on Budget ? Before They Even Start

Posted By Admin    on January 22nd, 2016

As web designers, we?understand that creating sites for clients is often a balancing act between giving them an attractive, functional site while keeping costs within budget. There?s nothing more that will make clients unhappy than getting?a bill that?s significantly higher than expected ? and havin...

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10 Freshest Portfolio Themes for 2016

Posted By Admin    on January 20th, 2016

So it’s the new year and hopefully it’s been a great one so far. As we gradually come out of the holiday season bubble and into reality, let’s look at what our workflow has in store for us this year. Designers are busy, creative and highly curious creatures. This however, often tim...

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CLD Exclusive Freebie: Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics Set (Vector)

Posted By Admin    on January 16th, 2016

Today’s awesome freebie comes from our good buddies over at Freepik. With the best collection of free resources on the web, here’s another addition to the lot. Hieroglyphs were called, by the Egyptians, ?the words of God? and were used mainly by the priests. Hieroglyphs are written in ro...

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Flash is dead! Here?s 10 Places to Learn & Master HTML5

Posted By Admin    on January 15th, 2016

When the big G announced last year that internet ads using Adobe Flash would be blocked/paused on Chrome, it became the nail in the coffin for the multimedia platform. All good things must come to an end, but in a way, we couldn’t be happier. Good riddance to heavy interactive files that would...

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Featured Work: Live Wild with HuskyFox Brand Identity

Posted By Admin    on January 14th, 2016

Today’s featured work comes from a branding company based in Seoul called HuskyFox. They create branding for clients and today, they’ve given us their beliefs of what their own brand means. The name HuskyFox is a compound name of ‘Siberian husky’ and ‘Fox’ which s...

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6 Collaborative Tools to Increase Visual Communication and Productivity

Posted By Admin    on January 13th, 2016

Design is a collaborative process and very rare do we as designers create alone. For most of us who are lucky to work in a supportive and a creative environment, it is highly productive to be able to gather feedback. As important as the tools we use to create, today we’ll be looking at some aw...

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Featured Work: A series of bacteria by Vladimir Stankovic

Posted By Admin    on January 12th, 2016

Today’s featured work comes from Vladimir Stankovic from the third largest city in Denmark called Odense. His sketches are gorgeous, cute, and disgusting! Vladimir has created a series of bacteria characters for an animated TV commercial about the friendly probiotic called “BiosporinR...

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Freebie: 30 Apple Watch Wireframing UI screens & elements

Posted By Admin    on January 7th, 2016

Today’s daily freebie comes from UXPin, the platform that helps teams in their daily work. Today, we’ve got a sweet pack of wireframes of the Apple watch. Complete in Illustrator, Photoshop?and?Sketch format, this beautiful, low fidelity wireframe kit contains over 30 handcrafted element...

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Featured Photographer: David Sykes Shooting Still Life

Posted By Admin    on January 6th, 2016

Today’s featured photographer is London based-still life photographer David Sykes. Utilizing a palette of colorful pastels and often playful approach, David’s style is truly unique, making his images some of the most recognizable in the industry. As a busy advertising photographer, David...

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Daily Freebie: Idolatra Font by Felipe Moreno Guajardo

Posted By Admin    on January 5th, 2016

Today?s daily freebie comes from the personal portfolio of Felipe Moreno Guajardo. A graphic designer from Tenerife, Canary Islands, Felipe brings us an awesome bunch of letters. From Felipe?s portfolio, Duttyfree – ?Idolatra is a capital group of letters inspired from Polynesian culture and t...

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Best Collection of CSS3, jQuery & HTML5 Built Search Form Tutorials

Posted By Admin    on January 2nd, 2016

The search field is also referred as the search box and search bar. Having this on the website is pivotal from the business perspectives. Hence, there should be more attention paid to that particular field while designing or adding to the site. Imagining a website without search bar means an incompl...

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Featured Designer: Alberto Revuelta ? Unleashing Fantasy

Posted By Admin    on December 31st, 2015

Today’s featured designer is freelance illustrator and visual artist Alberto Revuelta of Mexico City. For anyone who digs fantasy art as much as we do, read on. Growing up on a steady consumption of?comics,?cartoons, posters, and fantasy art by Boris Vallejo?during the 90s, it was only natural...

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Freebie: WONDER ? Premium App Design UI Kit (10 Screens)

Posted By Admin    on December 30th, 2015

Today’s freebie comes from an author faheemiya from Graphicsfuel. This crazy complete set of app UI kit uses clean design for your next app project. The?WONDER app UI kit contains a pack of 10 premium quality screens to make your app design prototyping fast?and super easy. All PSD files are ne...

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Featured Work: Me & My Other Me by Fulvio Obregon

Posted By Admin    on December 29th, 2015

Today’s featured work?is from Colombian graphic designer, illustrator and character designer?Fulvio Obregon. He’s created a series of fascinating ?illustrations of celebrities we all know and love. The project title “Me & My Other Me” is an inspiring work that illustrates...

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Featured Designer: UI/UX + Motion Designer Dion Pramadhan

Posted By Admin    on December 26th, 2015

Today’s featured designer comes all the way from Bandung, Indonesia. Dion is a UI/UX and motion designer who codes and illustrates! His skills are defined by clean and functional designs that are well structured and intuitive. With a flair for minimalism, Dion’s interactive style makes h...

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The 4-Step Guideline to Designing Flawless Apps for Wearables

Posted By Admin    on December 23rd, 2015

Wearable technology is at the forefront of cutting-edge innovations happening in world of smart technology. There are any number of gadgets out there that cater to a variety of needs from geo tracking to communicating with a bunch of friends through interconnected devices. Though Fitbit, Nike+Fuelba...

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CLD Exclusive Freebie: Pack of 27 Modern Flat Christmas Badges 2015

Posted By Admin    on December 18th, 2015

It’s that time again when reindeers, snowmen, Freepik, and Santa get together to celebrate the most joyful time of the year! In the ‘nick’ of time, our good friends are?giving away some xmas cheer in the form of Christmas badges! This pack of 27 unique insignias will go great on yo...

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How Pre-built Websites can Help You Create Websites Faster

Posted By Admin    on December 17th, 2015

The use of pre-built websites has several advantages over other website-creating approaches. Wireframing, online website builders, and outsourcing all have drawbacks that are not to be found in a pre-built website approach. Wireframing is popular. It can however be a time consuming technique. Pre-b...

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9 Potent & Effective Web Design Principals for 2016

Posted By Admin    on December 16th, 2015

We are nearly at the close of another year and as 2016 looms closely in the background we wanted to look at how design principals will change. For web developers keeping a finger firmly on the pulse is all that matters, and be on top of those conversion boosting tactics is what helps the bottom line...

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Effective Ways to Keep Track of Your Company?s Drivers

Posted By Admin    on December 14th, 2015

There are a number of tribulations synonymous with operating a freighting company. In addition to scheduling deliveries and ensuring that shipments arrive in a timely manner, it?s important to keep tabs on your drivers. Failure to do this can result in wasted fuel, late deliveries and diminished wor...

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Create a Unique Logo Using This Free Logo Maker

Posted By Admin    on December 13th, 2015

We all know that anyone who is running a business, be it selling products or services, have one thing in common ? they all need a logo. It is so critical, that the success of a business depends on it.?It not only represents the company?s ?face?, but is also a key component in a business? overall mar...

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Featured Designer: The Grown-up Kid Suhandi

Posted By Admin    on December 12th, 2015

Today’s featured designer is Suhandi, whose fun, colorful logos and character designs will make you feel like a kid again. With bold lines and colorful characters, Suhandi brings the excitement from a childhood of reading comics into the digital, modern age. The artist’s work is great fo...

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Web Design History: From Cyberpunks to UI/UX

Posted By Admin    on December 11th, 2015

Prior to the 90s, not much were done with regards to web design. In fact, the first website had yet to be developed. The closest things to web pages in existence, prior to the nineties, were online bulletin boards that were moderated by system operators (sysops). These bulletin boards were certainl...

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Featured Work: The Unreal Branding of Stellar Park

Posted By Admin    on December 5th, 2015

Today’s featured work is Stellar Park, the cosmic amusement park with an even more out-of-this-world?branding. Thomas Harmel created this fictional theme park as part of a?final project at HEAJ Namur. With materials like business cards, wristbands, tickets, and even a map with a fun illustrati...

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Featured Designer: Francis Chouquet?s World of Alphabets

Posted By Admin    on December 4th, 2015

Today’s featured designer is Francis Chouquet, a lettering artist from France with a penchant for?bold, fluid?designs. With pen and ink, Chouquet creates lettering designs that are fluid and pleasing to the eye, and yet still capture the viewer’s attention and draw them into the message ...

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Featured Designer: Icon Guru Bulat Zalyayev

Posted By Admin    on December 2nd, 2015

Today’s featured designer is Bulat Zalyayev, an icon designer and illustrator from Moscow. The artist creates clean, modern icons that stand out from the crowd. Zalyayev creates isometric designs and logos, and utilizes a color palette that is comfortable on the eyes and pleasing for the viewe...

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Featured Designer: The Art Messiah Masako Miki

Posted By Admin    on December 1st, 2015

Today’s featured designer is Masako Miki, whose work with mixed media invokes surreal, fantastical narratives. The artist, born in Japan but now residing in California, often draws on issues of cultural identity in their pieces and uses drawings of animals to convey mysticism and challenge the...

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CLD Exclusive Freebie: 120 Coins of the World Icons (SVG PNG)

Posted By Admin    on November 26th, 2015

Today’s exclusive freebie comes from our good pals over at Freepik! We were all kids once and while times have changed, the art of collecting hasn’t. For those of you born in the era of comic book, stamp and insect collecting, I’m sure coins have crossed your mind more than once. I...

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Feature Work: The Happiness Identity by SUPERFICTION

Posted By Admin    on November 25th, 2015

Today’s featured work is “SUPERFICTION”, an identity design project that focuses on the concept of happiness derived from unique experiences and emotions. As their Behance page states, “SUPERFICTION pursues the concept of ‘the happy life’ by delivering unique expe...

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Featured Designer: Pop Kulturaficionado Olly Moss

Posted By Admin    on November 24th, 2015

Today’s featured designer is Olly Moss, an illustrator and graphic designer from the UK. Moss creates stunning movie posters with bold color and minimalistic compositions. Taking inspiration from pop culture and popular movies, Moss creates posters that are simple and yet incredibly memorable....

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Featured Photographer: Dark Hopeful Evan Atwood

Posted By Admin    on November 23rd, 2015

Nature. Longing. Humanity’s relationship with the Earth. These are some of the themes that Evan Atwood’s photographs convey. With a bit of wanderlust, Atwood captures stunning landscapes with a singular figure in the foreground, challenging the viewer the relationship between man and the...

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Improve User Interaction on Your Website with Micro-Interactions

Posted By Admin    on November 22nd, 2015

Micro-interactions are a great way to enhance the user experience on your website. Micro-interaction, as the name suggests, is a small type of interaction on your website which grabs the attention of your visitor. Micro-interaction is an engagement, based on a single task in any digital manner. Be i...

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Exclusive Blogger Bundle: Get 50% Off All WordPress Plugins

Posted By Admin    on November 21st, 2015

Plugmatter?s aim, mission, focus and raison d’?tre is ?to make plugins that genuinely (and seriously) matter?. Plugins that make a dent in the WordPress universe. Which, by the way, totally reflects in their work. Their WordPress plugins address the fundamental functions on a website that are ...

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Featured Work: Knitterkopf by Jan Ploch

Posted By Admin    on November 20th, 2015

Today’s featured work comes from Jan Ploch, a designer and illustrator from Germany. The project ‘Knitterkopf’ is a series of portraits that are drawn to resemble crumpled paper. Knitterkopf, which translates roughly to ‘crease-head’, is a series of graphite drawings an...

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8 Inspiring FREE Examples of HTML5/jQuery Upload File Scripts

Posted By Admin    on November 19th, 2015

The role of jQuery technology has proved imperative in website development along with HTML5 markup language, so it would be wrong to declare any one of them at the top. Both technologies have evolved to now needing less?effort from developers. In recent time, developers and even business owners are ...

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Featured Designer: Creative Chaos Maker Niklas

Posted By Admin    on November 18th, 2015

Today’s featured artist is Niklas ?kerblad, a watercolor artist from Sweden. Drawing on Japanese mythology, his paintings are strong, vivid, and otherworldly. Though primarily a watercolor painter, this designer also utilizes pen and ink as well as the digital medium to create stunning imagery...

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Featured Designer: Genius Logoist and Illustrator Alan Oronoz

Posted By Admin    on November 17th, 2015

Today’s featured designer is Alan Oronoz, a Mexican artist whose work features bold typography and stunning graphics. With a combination of fun characters and exciting colors, Oronoz’s work stands out among the rest. With expertly crafted typography that blends with the graphics, Oronoz ...

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Daily Freebies: Plume- A Brush Font by Krisjanis Mezulis

Posted By Admin    on November 14th, 2015

Today’s freebie comes from Krisijanis Mezulis, a designer from Latvia. Mezulis presents a bold, dynamic font that is great for making a statement. Coming from Mezulis’ Behance and as part of the artist’s graduate thesis, PLUME is a hand drawn font characterized by thick, organic br...

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Featured Work: The Burger Joint?s Yummy Brand Identity

Posted By Admin    on November 13th, 2015

Today’s featured work comes from Inkration Studio in Lithuania. With dynamic type and additional illustrations, the studio has created a unique brand showcase for this barbeque restaurant. To set out and help create a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere for the traditional American restaurant, ...

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Daily Freebie: Super Clean Icons for Everyday Life

Posted By Admin    on November 12th, 2015

Today’s freebie comes from?Gustav ?gren on Dribbble.com. Gustav is a graphic designer from Sweden and his work is clean, minimalistic, and elegant. Coming from the artist, these 2px stroke icons- ‘Thinicons’- are clean, simple, and?user-friendly. Great for web and graphic design pr...

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12 World?s Best Green Building Eco Cities Design Architecture

Posted By Admin    on November 11th, 2015

The Earth only has one life, but with the endless streams of pollution, our future is being threatened. To help Mother Nature recover, here are various organizations going green. Founded?on the idea of?creating a space for plants in the midst of cities can help reduce the effects of pollution. Green...

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Top 15 Professional WordPress Theme Crafters to Watch Closely

Posted By Admin    on November 10th, 2015

When it comes to professional website platforms, WordPress stands at the top of the list. But with numerous theme makers to choose from, who should you pick? WordPress themes are highly in-demand for their gorgeous and easily customizable designs. However, as they become more popular, more artists a...

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CLD Exclusive Freebie: Huge Vintage 50s 60s Americana Tattoo Designs

Posted By Admin    on November 7th, 2015

Today’s exclusive freebie is from our good friends and graphic masters?Freepik! They’ve gone above and beyond with this cool and vintage?set of tattoo designs. Drawing inspiration and influences of?50s and 60s Americana culture, you can find deep colors and vivid?inked art?in this set of...

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Top 10 Tools For Java Developers And Designers

Posted By Admin    on November 4th, 2015

Writing quality Java codes is one of the considerations of Java developers and designers when it comes to development of Java based programs. The enormous utilities in the Java framework are all there to help developers create efficient programs with significant coding. For helping developers to cod...

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Best 22 Examples of Engaging Long Scroll Websites

Posted By Admin    on November 3rd, 2015

Traditional web formats are beautiful with their simple layouts and separated pages. But if you?re looking to impress , long scroll websites are the way to go. When it comes to a successful product, service, or presentation, the key is to keep your audience glued to the screen from start to finish. ...

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Featured Designer: Purveyor of Animation Oliver Sin

Posted By Admin    on November 2nd, 2015

Today?s featured designer is Oliver Sin, an English gentleman who specializes in fun animations that scream ?awwwhhh-some!? What do you get when you loop some?slick?illustrations in to one animation? Yep, an explosion of pure?awesomeness, that?s what! Don?t be fooled, though, while Oliver utilizes s...

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Freebie: Minimalist Infinite Scroll Portfolio Theme ? Shibui

Posted By Admin    on October 30th, 2015

Today?s freebie comes from Graph Paper Press, a reliable resource of gorgeous WordPress themes. Shibui, presents a minimalist design that can be easily tweaked for any website. Graph Paper Press swears by the beauty of minimalist themes. That?s why for Shibui, the team utilized a portfolio theme wit...

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Exclusive Freebie: 36 Graphic and Web Designer Icons from Vector4Free

Posted By Admin    on October 29th, 2015

Today?s daily freebie comes from our good friends over at Vector4Free.com – a web site dedicated to free vector graphics to help designers with their everyday work. They?ve brought us a nice handy and user-friendly designer icon set that?s good for any design project ? print or web. There are ...

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Featured Designer: User Interface Web Guru Dany Duchaine

Posted By Admin    on October 27th, 2015

Today?s featured designer is Dany Duchaine. An up and coming user interface?designer, he?continuously churns out lovely, customizable themes. People, businesses, and organizations are using the web?to connect, be it with customers or fellow enthusiasts, and to share the ups and downs of their person...

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Featured Designer: Bandcamp Maestro Paul Grelet

Posted By Admin    on October 26th, 2015

Today?s featured designer is Paul Grelet. Creating beautiful illustrations that reflect the rocking and soothing rhythms of various musicians, Paul has become an icon for the continuously-growing Bandcamp. Bandcamp connects musicians with their audience, allowing people to directly support the artis...

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Featured Photographer: From a Parallel Universe Brian Oldham

Posted By Admin    on October 24th, 2015

Today?s featured photographer is Brian Oldham. For many, photos capture a scene in our everyday lives. For Oldham, photography is about adding a touch of fantasy and surrealism into those simple days. Brian Oldham is a freelance fine-art photographer, specializing in the surreal and conceptual realm...

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Featured Designer: Portrait Illustrator Oliver Barrett

Posted By Admin    on October 23rd, 2015

Today?s featured designer is Oliver Barrett from the buoyant city of Cleveland, Ohio. Using mostly bold colors to create a mix of realistic and surreal portraits, Barrett?s works can only be described as curious. Celebrity portraits are ever so?glamorous, representing them to look even more regal, p...

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Freebie: 8 Free Clean Business Card Mockups (PSD)

Posted By Admin    on October 22nd, 2015

Today?s freebie comes from Mats-Peter Forss of CreativeBooster who aims to provide outstanding exclusive freebies for Photoshop and Illustrator. Forss goes to great lengths to ensure the quality of his freebie offers and these business card mockups are true testaments of that. Forss established Crea...

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Featured Designer: The Last Great Letterer Ben Didier

Posted By Admin    on October 21st, 2015

Today?s featured designer is Ben Dieder who hails from the bustling west coast of Vancouver, Canada. A devoted letterer, Dieder?s designs hint at enduring elegance. Typography is a crucial element of graphic design. However, with cheeky illustrations and loud drawings that barrage people from all s...

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The Best Free Image Hosting to Upload, Share and Find Quality Images

Posted By Admin    on October 20th, 2015

Perfect for designers, bloggers and photographers looking for a superb cloud hosting service and a way to share images, your search is finally over. LLL.net is a free image hosting service that allows you to upload, share and manage your content easily. With the best uploader of its kind, anyone can...

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EU set to announce Google action

Posted By Admin    on June 7th, 2015

The European Union's competition commissioner is expected to announce details of its case against Google over its search engine.Font: bbc...

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Superheroes and Comic Character Design That Will Bring out Your Inner Geek

Posted By Admin    on June 7th, 2015

In case you haven?t noticed, superheroes and comic book characters have been dominating the big screens and gracing the small screens of late. With the recent mega mash-up of the Avengers and the success of The Flash on prime time, the comic book genre is raging on with no signs of a slowdown. Howev...

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Daily Freebie: Apple Watch GUI for Sketch (Vector)

Posted By Admin    on June 6th, 2015

Today?s daily freebie comes from Meng To, a web designer and writer who designs and codes for the iOS. With the latest noise being about the Apple Watch, he?s provided us a Sketch kit GUI. Using Sketch, every element of this massive kit, including the iWatch devices, icons and clocks have all been v...

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Daily Freebie: 68 Custom Special Text Effects (AI)

Posted By Admin    on June 6th, 2015

Today?s daily freebie comes from font maestro Patrick Kalange of Letterhead Fonts ? a web platform dedicated to all things type. This huge set of special effects has been created using Adobe Illustrator specially for distressing and adding cool text effects. There are 5 different libraries to choose...

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Daily Freebie: 4 Premium Fonts Typefaces From Artimasa Studios

Posted By Admin    on June 5th, 2015

Today?s daily freebie comes from Artimasa Studios, a small lettering and type design studio with big dreams! They?ve released four high-quality and diverse typefaces for us to play around with. In hopes of helping designers deal with typography in their projects, Artimasa produces some versatile and...

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Featured Work: A Typography Project by Koke Núñez Gómez

Posted By Admin    on June 5th, 2015

Today?s featured work comes from graphic designer Koke N??ez G?mez from Spain. He?s photographed a creative set of alphabets using cherry-tree petals and branches. Although typically seen as a Japanese thing, Sakura or cherry trees are found throughout the world. In this project, Koke used Sakura pe...

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Tren Al Andaluz: una inmersión en la época del Belle epoque.

Posted By Admin    on June 4th, 2015

Desde que se inaguró en el año 1983 el tren que debe su nombre a la comunidad autónoma en la que se encuentra, el  tren conocido por el nombre de "Al Andalus Expreso" , ha sido considerado uno de los trenes mas lujosos del mundo.   Éste...

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Featured Designer: Monster Illustrator Anna Johnstone

Posted By Admin    on June 3rd, 2015

Today?s featured designer hails from Wellington, New Zealand. As a freelance designer, Anna Johnstone loves cartooning up quirky monster illustrations for digital and print. Removing all streaks of horror and fear, Anna transforms everyday monsters into cuddly and cute creatures.?Part of her reperto...

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Featured Work: Summer is Soon by Ruslan Suleimanov

Posted By Admin    on June 2nd, 2015

Today?s featured work comes from our friend in the East, Ruslan Suleimanov of Kazakhstan. As a graphic designer who starts with pencil and paper, you can really see the passion in his artwork. Summer is great time to be outdoors, and Ruslan gives us a stunning imagery of what it?s like. In this seri...

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Euroal 2015

Posted By Admin    on June 1st, 2015

  Próximamente Torremolinos acogerá la celebración de el décimo salón internacional de turismo, arte y cultura “EUROAL 2015”. Éste congreso tendrá lugar el mes que viene, entre los días 3 y 5 de junio y se realizar&aacut...

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Daily Freebie: Stylish 3D Isometric Mockup Template

Posted By Admin    on May 30th, 2015

Today?s daily freebie comes from Blugraphic?a massive resource site, where you can get intricate templates, icons, textures, UI elements, and more. This gorgeous mock up transforms your flat map to a more stylish, isometric 3D version with a single click. Just?download the necessary actions, styles,...

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Breaking the Myth to Designing Responsive Websites

Posted By Admin    on May 29th, 2015

For the most part, responsive web design is still largely a mysterious concept even within the industry. Some know what it means, but most don?t know what it really entails. This is because too many people have been contributing their views on defining it. With the latest ‘Mobilegeddon’...

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Daily Inspiration: Underwater Photography That Will Make You Speechless

Posted By Admin    on May 29th, 2015

Today?s daily inspiration comes from producer and photographer Jorge Cervera Hauser, who?s managed to render us speechless with these set of images. The underwater world has yet to be fully explored and creatures of the deep have been photographed too many times. Jorge has a unique style that captur...

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Featured Designer: Hypnotic Visualizer Yoga Perdana

Posted By Admin    on May 27th, 2015

Today?s featured designer is Yoga Perdana, a gifted illustrator from Indonesia. Fresh and intriguing art is hard to come by these days since we?re all so bombarded with trends. However, sometimes we are lucky to stumble upon some beautiful work that baffles even the most experienced of artists. Yoga...

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Stunning Double Exposure of Animals by Andreas Lie

Posted By Admin    on May 24th, 2015

Today?s daily inspiration comes from Norwegian artist Andreas Lie who?s taken the art world by storm with her stunning animal portraits. Blending beautiful landscape images with photographs of wild animals, Andreas has created a double exposure effect that is both unique and captivating. Each portra...

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Daily Freebie: Clean, Flat and Dark Themed UI Kit (PSD)

Posted By Admin    on May 22nd, 2015

Today?s daily freebie comes from the talented guys at Theme20. Flat design has been around for a long time, but I still see a lot of websites sporting old and cluttered UI practices. To help these guys out, we have a free hi-res Photoshop UI kit that can easily be built on for more customized soluti...

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Featured Work: 12 Minimalist Avengers Posters by Matt Needle

Posted By Admin    on May 21st, 2015

Matt Needle is a geek. He?s a comic, movie, and TV geek. And that?s cool as hell. Otherwise we wouldn?t have his awesome graphic posters to drool over. Today?s featured work is a showcase of some pretty damn slick Avengers posters from Matt for Poster Posse. In the style of flat and minimalism, he?s...

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How to Increase Productivity with Smart Collaboration

Posted By Admin    on May 20th, 2015

When you work for yourself, time is a seriously precious resource. So how do you make sure you don?t waste a drop? The answer is actually very simple. It all comes down to focus. Anyone that tells you that they can multi-task is, frankly, lying. It simply isn?t possible to concentrate properly on m...

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HoloLens could be stress-controlled

Posted By Admin    on May 18th, 2015

Microsoft is exploring ways to make its forthcoming augmented reality headset respond to the wearer's stress levels.Font: bbc...

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Daily Freebie: Coloristic Mobile UI Kit

Posted By Admin    on May 18th, 2015

Today?s daily freebie comes from Sergey Azovskiy, an interface guru from the Russian Federation who also goes by the nick, flexrs. Sergey has provided us a sample freebie from his Coloristic mobile UI kit that has been carefully crafted using Sketch and Photoshop. From vector shapes that can be scal...

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Daily Freebie: E-commerce Online Store UI Kit

Posted By Admin    on May 15th, 2015

Today?s daily freebie comes from Ramotion, a digital product design agency that help startups. They?ve provided us with an e-commerce UI kit to help us be on our merry way. This UI kit gives you a nice collection of store components which is simple to use including user tile, product tile, CTA butto...

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Daily Freebie: Round Pink Social Media Icons Set

Posted By Admin    on May 15th, 2015

Today’s daily freebie comes from our good friends over at S-Icons, a great place for designers to find all sorts of social media?resources. For those of you looking to match your pretty sites with some pink icons today’s your day! This set of 20 round pink social media icons set will com...

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Oculus headset on sale in early 2016

Posted By Admin    on May 13th, 2015

Facebook's virtual reality division Oculus reveals when its much anticipated headset will go on sale to the public.Font: bbc...

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Designers Roundup: What?s new in March 2015

Posted By Admin    on May 12th, 2015

Every month we compile awesome new tools and resources to help hobby designers as well as seasoned professional be more efficient. So welcome to this month?s post of Designers Roundup. Today we?re featuring tools that will help you organise your workflow for more productivity, be it a bunch of scree...

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Daily Inspiration: Stunning Celebrity Portraits by Evgeny Parfenov

Posted By Admin    on May 11th, 2015

Today’s daily inspiration comes from Russian freelancer, Evgeny Parfenov. As an accomplished?illustrator, Evgeny brings to life celebrities and humans in an expressive form that is brilliant by any standards. From Rolling Stone to Esquire to New Yorker to Newsweek, Evgeny’s vibrant, colo...

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Jamie Oliver site hit by virus again

Posted By Admin    on May 10th, 2015

The website of Jamie Oliver has been found to be harbouring malicious software for a second time. Two security companies have independently found evidence that hackers put malicious code on the site. Anyone visiting using a vulnerable browser risks losing login names, passwords a...

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Daily Freebie: Metal Chrome Layer Styles (PSD)

Posted By Admin    on May 10th, 2015

Today?s daily freebie is a superb effect created by Gianluca Giacoppo, a digital artist from Italy. He?s given us this great resource as a layered Photoshop file. Probably one of the best chrome jobs ever, this freebie will come in handy for those graphic posters or car brochures. This is a nice tex...

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EU wants travel access to iPlayer

Posted By Admin    on May 9th, 2015

The EU's plan for a "digital single market" could result in UK citizens being able to continue using iPlayer across Europe.Font: bbc...

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Daily Freebie: 10 Infographic Vector Elements Template Kit

Posted By Admin    on May 9th, 2015

Today’s daily freebie is from Scandinavian?Mats-Peter Forss from cozy Finland. Infographics has taken a huge leap over the past few years and for good reasons too! Did you know that 90% of the information that comes to the brain is visual? Turning awesome information to awesome graphics might ...

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Car slows when it sees speed signs

Posted By Admin    on May 8th, 2015

Ford announces it is to start selling cars that restrict their speed to the limits shown on the road signs they pass.Font: bbc...

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Be More Productive As a Designer by Using Pre-made WordPress Layouts

Posted By Admin    on May 8th, 2015

It’s especially hard these days to find a career that lets you be your own boss and live your own life, especially if you want to have a good, productive lifestyle. It’s also difficult to do what you want these days- work requires you to work unreasonable hours, do things you’d rat...

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Featured Work: Whatsapp for OSX Yosemite by Christian Cabrera

Posted By Admin    on May 7th, 2015

Today?s featured work comes from Christian Vizcarra Cabrera of Brazil. As a UI/UX designer with some serious chops, his work has been featured in on our blog numerous times. Today, Christian brings us an innovative concept for the global instant chat service we all love and hate ? Whatsapp. Since it...

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Apple releases iCloud Photos app

Posted By Admin    on May 7th, 2015

A new photo storage app from Apple automatically stores full-resolution images in the cloud and lower quality ones on mobile devices.Font: bbc...

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Planes grounded by iPad app error

Posted By Admin    on May 6th, 2015

American Airlines delays dozens of flights after an iPad app used by its pilots stops working.Font: bbc...

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How to Create a Tasteful Luxury Brand Identity

Posted By Admin    on May 6th, 2015

The concept of luxury branding is undergoing a fundamental change, and with it, the process of creating a tasteful luxury brand identity. With the evolution of mass media and the internet, as well as the entry of luxury brands into many emerging economies around the world, a new type of consumer has...

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Daily Freebie: Reen ? A Portfolio Template Made for Designers (PSD)

Posted By Admin    on May 5th, 2015

Today?s daily freebie comes from web designer Blaz Robar of Melbourne, Down Under. This FREE PSD is a resource?from his?website blazrobar.com where he gives back to the design community with freebies. Reen is a pixel perfect, well organized portfolio theme in PSD layers, based on the Bootstrap 3 Gri...

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Featured Work: Home by Junaida

Posted By Admin    on May 5th, 2015

Today?s daily inspiration comes from the city of Kyoto, Japan, by a talented artist and painter who goes by the name of Junaida. Junaida?s work borders fine art with a whimsical touch that is visually engaging. His featured work today titled ?Home? is a series of drawings with elements that make up ...

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April Design Resource Roundup

Posted By Admin    on May 4th, 2015

This month is coming to a close, so today we?ll look at some awesome design resource and interesting bits that we came across and saved for you guys. Processing.js Processing.js is the sister project of the popular Processing visual programming language, designed for the web. Processing.js makes yo...

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Twitter cracks down on cyber-abuse

Posted By Admin    on May 4th, 2015

Twitter says it will take action against a wider range of violent threats as part of new efforts to tackle abuse on its platform.Font: bbc...

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Watercolor Paintings of Epic Proportions by Lorraine Loots

Posted By Admin    on May 3rd, 2015

Today?s daily inspiration comes from artist Lorraine Loots from Cape Town, South Africa. As an accomplished miniaturist, she?s recently embarked on a new miniature project of epic proportions. Like all her other works, Lorraine?s weapon of choice is in watercolor painting. She claims to create paint...

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Apple boss to donate $800m fortune

Posted By Admin    on May 3rd, 2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he will give away most of his $800m (£537m) fortune to good causes before he dies.Font: bbc...

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Banning Tor unwise, MPs told

Posted By Admin    on May 2nd, 2015

A ban on online anonymity networks would be "technologically infeasible" and unwise, MPs have been told. Parliamentary advisers said networks such as Tor could be used for criminal ends but also in the public interest. The advice for MPs contradicted the Prime Minister Da...

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Google reveals computer-on-a-stick

Posted By Admin    on May 2nd, 2015

Google announces that a range of computer-on-a-sticks and laptops costing as low as $149 (£101) are joining its range of Chrome OS devices.Font: bbc...

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Tesla unveils battery to power homes

Posted By Admin    on May 1st, 2015

US electric carmaker Tesla Motors unveils batteries that can power homes and businesses in a bid to expand beyond its vehicle business.Font: bbc...

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Best Buy closes Canadas Future Shop

Posted By Admin    on May 1st, 2015

US consumer electronics chain Best Buy is closing its Canadian subsidiary, Future Shop, and converting 65 of its 131 stores into Best Buy outlets.Font: bbc...

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Featured Designer: Isometric Princess Jing Zhang

Posted By Admin    on April 30th, 2015

Today?s featured designer is Jing Zhang, an illustrator living in East London, who is originally from Southern China. Even if you haven?t heard of Jing, you?ve probably seen her work. Seen by millions all over the world in Europe, Middle East, Canada and America, Jing?s client roster includes Adobe,...

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Daily Inspiration: Diablito Maldito by Menta Picante

Posted By Admin    on April 30th, 2015

Today?s daily inspiration comes from Menta Picante, a design studio based in Guadalajara, Mexico. They?ve brought us a sweet brand identity project for a local Mexican treat, tamarind popsicles! Menta?s task for their client, was to create an identity to introduce these traditional candies to intern...

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Zuckerberg defends Internet.org

Posted By Admin    on April 29th, 2015

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg defends the aims of his free Internet.org service after several Indian firms pull out of the project.Font: bbc...

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Uber accused of guide dog snub

Posted By Admin    on April 29th, 2015

The taxi app firm Uber is being taken to court over allegations that its drivers are discriminating against people with visual impairment.Font: bbc...

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Daily Freebie: 200+ Arrows and Direction Shapes (PSD)

Posted By Admin    on April 28th, 2015

Today?s daily freebie comes to us from Blugraphic, a great resource site for designers. This huge pack comes with over 200 different arrows in Photoshop. For most designers, arrows are a big part of the workflow. Almost every design project requires the use of some arrows in one way or another. ?Bac...

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Tech sites lead on April Fools gags

Posted By Admin    on April 28th, 2015

The Force - the mysterious energy field used by the Jedi in Star Wars - has been 'discovered' by researchers at the Cern laboratory in an April Fools prank.Font: bbc...

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Phishing hits victims in minutes

Posted By Admin    on April 27th, 2015

Phishing emails ensnare their first victim within 82 seconds of the attack messages being sent, suggests a report.Font: bbc...

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Samsung S6 Edge supply shortage

Posted By Admin    on April 27th, 2015

Samsung's new flagship mobile phones go on sale today but the company says it may struggle to meet demand for its S6 Edge model.Font: bbc...

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Rail upgrade raises hack risks

Posted By Admin    on April 26th, 2015

A government adviser warns that a new hi-tech rail signalling system could be hacked by terrorists to cause train crashes.Font: bbc...

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Daily Freebie: 8 Cosmic Views of the Universe Wallpaper

Posted By Admin    on April 26th, 2015

Today?s daily freebie comes from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). I?ve always been fascinated by astronomy and the cosmos so today I?m unleashing my inner geek by posting some visually amazing images from our universe. Images here are free for personal use, but needs a copyr...

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Eternal camera takes endless snaps

Posted By Admin    on April 25th, 2015

A camera powered by the light it uses to take pictures has been invented by American scientists.Font: bbc...

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Game Of Thrones season five leaked

Posted By Admin    on April 25th, 2015

The first four episodes of Game of Thrones season five are leaked online before its premiere.Font: bbc...

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CLD Exclusive: Vintage Sports Cover Label Insignias Pack

Posted By Admin    on April 24th, 2015

Today?s CLD exclusive freebie comes from our good friends over at Freepik. They have never failed to impress and today?s work is no exception. This sports insignias pack is perfect for any sticker design that can be turned into labels. Put your insignia on everything from sports equipment, water bot...

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Sony and Microsoft focus on price

Posted By Admin    on April 24th, 2015

Sony and Microsoft have opted to unveil mid-range smartphones at the Mobile World Congress trade fair in Barcelona. Microsoft indicated it would wait until the release of Windows 10 to announce a new flagship, despite its high-end Lumia 930 dating back to April 2014. Sony's Xp...

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Europol chief warns on encryption

Posted By Admin    on April 23rd, 2015

A European police chief says encrypted online communications are the biggest problem faced by security agencies tackling terrorism.Font: bbc...

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OnLive gaming service to switch off

Posted By Admin    on April 23rd, 2015

Video game streaming pioneer OnLive is to close after five years following the sale of several of its patents to Sony.Font: bbc...

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CLD Exclusive: 40 FREE Flat Style Web Icons (PSD, AI, EPS)

Posted By Admin    on April 22nd, 2015

Today?s daily freebie comes our talented friends from brusheezy.com. This exclusive set of 40 flat style web icons are just what you need for your next web project. The icons come in PSD, AI and EPS format and would complement any flat style web design to bring your content to life. The set comes co...

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Daily Freebie: Assorted Doodles Pack (EPS) by Eduardo Recife

Posted By Admin    on April 22nd, 2015

Today’s daily freebie comes from the desk of Eduardo Recife of Brazil. As an illustrator who doodles at leisure, Eduardo’s giving away some of his goodies on?his website Misprinted Type. This EPS pack comes with a bunch of neat graphics as you can see. I really like finding these kind of...

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Net neutrality rules passed by FCC

Posted By Admin    on April 21st, 2015

New rules on how the internet should be governed have been approved by the Federal Communications Commission. In what is seen as a victory for advocates of net neutrality, the commission voted in favour of changes proposed by chairman Tom Wheeler. Three commissioners voted in favou...

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Daily Inspiration: 15 Clever and Functional Packaging Designs

Posted By Admin    on April 21st, 2015

Today’s daily inspiration takes a look at some clever packaging wrapped around the most mundane of everyday things. From butter to coffee?to dog food, these designers paved?a whole new level. Too?many lists out there focus on eye-candy design trends, so I thought it would be good to narrow it ...

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A partir del 21 de Abril Google penalizará paginas no adaptadas al movil

Posted By Admin    on April 20th, 2015

El móvil es el medio por el que cada vez más usuarios buscan información en Internet. En 2014, el 90% de los usuarios de móvil en EE UU usaron Google y, en respuesta a este incremento, la compañía ha confirmado que desde el 21 de abril...

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Children on screens six hours a day

Posted By Admin    on April 20th, 2015

Children spend six hours or more a day on screens, according to a study comparing viewing habits now to 20 years ago.Font: bbc...

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White goods dominate e-waste items

Posted By Admin    on April 20th, 2015

Old kitchen, bathroom and laundry equipment made up 60% of the 41.8 million tonnes of electronic waste thrown away in 2014, suggests a report.Font: bbc...

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15 Fonts That Should Be On Google Fonts

Posted By Admin    on April 19th, 2015

If you’re a web designer like me that skews towards reliability, ease of use, variety and compatibility, the Google Font library is a good start. I use them extensively in my projects. However, finding that perfect font on Google doesn’t always come true. Like the song – you can...

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Daily Freebie: 100 Unigrid Icons (AI) by IcoJam

Posted By Admin    on April 19th, 2015

Today’s daily freebie comes from Icojam, a team of 2 designers – Stan & Andy. The design duo has been?passionately drawing icons and UI stuff for the past 7 years. Since then they’ve managed to become one of the fastest growing icon companies this side of the web. They’re...

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Google purges Chrome extension store

Posted By Admin    on April 18th, 2015

Tens of millions of users who visit Google sites use a browser loaded with malicious add-ons, research suggests.Font: bbc...

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Endebted Gigaom shuts down

Posted By Admin    on April 18th, 2015

One of the oldest and most prominent technology blogs Gigaom has shut down after running out of money. The company announced it could not pay its creditors, who now held its assets. It said it did not know if the site could operate in the future. Senior writer Mathew Ingram said th...

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Facebook Messenger lets apps plug in

Posted By Admin    on April 17th, 2015

Facebook opens up its Messenger app to accept posts from other photo, video, audio and Gif-based social networks.Font: bbc...

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Comic Illustration in the Sky by Thomas Lamadieu

Posted By Admin    on April 17th, 2015

Today’s daily inspiration comes from French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu who’s taken the art world by storm with his comical illustrations.?Tom is an?traveller and like most of us, he takes pictures of the cities he visits. But unlike the usual touristy monument or chapel images, Tom capt...

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Daily Inspiration: Bizarre Sketches involving Food and Objects

Posted By Admin    on April 16th, 2015

Today’s daily inspiration comes from a talented young man by the name of Victor Nunes. His?out-of-the-box thinking combines food and ordinary objects with illustrations to?turn them into interesting visuals. Victor, a retired art director from Brazil, creates work that’s a great example ...

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25 Patterns That Should Be iPhone Wallpapers

Posted By Admin    on April 16th, 2015

If you’ve been using the iPhone and have grown tired of the default iOS wallpapers, you’re not alone. After awhile, seeing trippy buds and solar landscapes became quite, plain. So today I thought of compiling some patterns which I feel should be on Apple’s list of wallpapers or...

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Daily Inspiration: 8,024 Post-It Create Sticky Pixelated Superheroes

Posted By Admin    on April 15th, 2015

Today’s daily inspiration comes from Ben Brucker. Ben was once a bored man, sitting in his office, staring at his empty walls. This was too much for Ben, and he couldn’t stand working in a creative agency with?a drab looking?office environment. One morning, a?graphic designer came up wit...

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Turkey lifts Twitter block for image

Posted By Admin    on April 15th, 2015

Social media restrictions are lifted in Turkey as sites comply with a court order to stop sharing images of a prosecutor being held at gunpoint.Font: bbc...

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China and US clash over backdoors

Posted By Admin    on April 14th, 2015

Beijing has rejected President Obama's criticism of its plan to make tech companies put backdoors in their software and share their encryption keys if they want to operate in China. On Monday, Mr Obama told the Reuters news agency he had "made it very clear" China had to chan...

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Daily Freebie: 47 Hipster Vector Icons to Live By

Posted By Admin    on April 13th, 2015

Is the hipster dead? We don?t think so. In today?s daily freebie, get your hipster style rolling with this great free icon set from the hipsters at Creativetail. Perfect for artisan cafes’ ?brochure, flyer, website and even menu, you can pair this set of hip with some fonts from our?previous p...

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Women give tech sector wake-up call

Posted By Admin    on April 13th, 2015

Lack of gender diversity and alleged discrimination against women are uncomfortable issues once again in the spotlight for the technology sector.Font: bbc...

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End online humiliation says Lewinsky

Posted By Admin    on April 12th, 2015

Monica Lewinsky has taken to the stage at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference to call for a more compassionate internet. The former White House intern's love affair with President Bill Clinton made headlines around the world in 1998. Describing herself as...

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Daily Freebie: Barcelona- a Curly Typeface

Posted By Admin    on April 12th, 2015

Today?s daily freebie comes from industrial and graphic designer Mart? Garc?s of Barcelona, Spain. Marti?s gracious enough to release this awesome curly and squiggly typeface for us to use in our projects. Perfect for titles or headlines, this font face will add a nice touch to girly-girl projects l...

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EE offers wi-fi call back-up service

Posted By Admin    on April 11th, 2015

EE is to begin switching some of its customers to wi-fi enabled calls to help combat mobile signal dead spots.Font: bbc...

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The Geometry of Sports by Matt Stevens

Posted By Admin    on April 11th, 2015

Today’s featured work comes from Matt Stevens of Charlotte, North Carolina. This series of illustration brings me back to anatomy 101 where we started exploring with geometry and ratios. Similarly, Matt?s creations exemplifies this and the dynamism in the human form using larger than life athl...

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US approves Amazon drone trial

Posted By Admin    on April 10th, 2015

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved Amazon's plans to begin testing drones for online deliveries. The FAA said it had granted Amazon a certificate for people with pilot's licenses to test the unmanned aircraft. The drones must be flown at 400 feet or...

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Daily Freebie: Super Clean e-Commerce Apparel Theme (PSD) with Hack

Posted By Admin    on April 10th, 2015

According to Frost & Sullivan, online sales in the US will hit $1.9 trillion by 2020, while sales in China will touch $2.1 trillion. So what does this mean for online shop owners? They need to get their storefront in shape. And that?s where designers come in. Today?s daily freebie is a godsend. ...

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15 Bold Fonts Perfect For Headlines 

Posted By Admin    on April 9th, 2015

Fonts are a designers’ best friend. It has the ability to convey the?tone and manner of a?design to extract?desired emotions from the audience. Today, we’ve compiled 15 bold typefaces?that can easily grab a user’s attention in any?design project be it an app, website, poster, broch...

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BBC News switches users to new site

Posted By Admin    on April 9th, 2015

The desktop version of the BBC News website will be switched off on Monday and all visitors will be directed to a newer "responsive" design.Font: bbc...

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Daily Freebie: Huge Galactic Space Icon Set

Posted By Admin    on April 8th, 2015

Today?s daily freebie is an icon set from talented designer Adam Katyi from design house, Hungarumlaut. This pictogram-dingbat font was created for the ‘To the infinity and beyond’ exhibition. This amazing typeface features spaceships, satellites and other unified flying objects, Moon- a...

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Blackberry firm unveils new tablet

Posted By Admin    on April 8th, 2015

Blackberry-owned company Secusmart has unveiled a new tablet in collaboration with Samsung and IBM. The Secutablet is "based on" the Samsung Galaxy 10.5 and runs on Samsung hardware, the firm said. The additional security it offers is aimed at businesses and governments, ...

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Daily Freebie: 18 Food Cooking Icons

Posted By Admin    on April 7th, 2015

You know how that saying goes ‘Some eat to live, while some live to eat’. Today’s daily freebie comes from?S?gol?ne Le Dain of France, and I guess she belongs to the group that lives to munch. S?gol?ne?was gracious enough to let us chomp on her pretty PNG icons. Created in Adobe Il...

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10 Scrolling Websites that Proves Parallax Isn?t Dead

Posted By Admin    on April 7th, 2015

For many, parallax was a design trend that became big, huge even, and then faded as fast as it grew. Today?s daily inspiration looks at how this old style with the use of scrolling technology is making a comeback. Front end code has come a long way, and over the past few months we?ve seen a resurgen...

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8 Coming Soon Pages That Will Surely Blow Your Visitors Away

Posted By Admin    on April 4th, 2015

Congratulations! You?ve got a new web project approved and you?re in high gear. Invoice has been cleared, domain name has been locked down, and the planning stage is well along its way. In the meantime, what happens to the site while you and your client hash things out before launch in the next 4-6 ...

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Swatch counter-attacks smartwatches

Posted By Admin    on April 4th, 2015

Swatch Group, the world's bestselling watchmaker, is to introduce models that can make contactless payments and display data sent by smartphones. The Swiss company's chief executive said the first of the tech-enhanced timepieces would go on sale in May. But he said he had...

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Android apps to run on Windows, Macs

Posted By Admin    on April 3rd, 2015

Google has released a software tool that lets Android apps run on any machine that can run its Chrome browser.Font: bbc...

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Daily Freebie: Clean Minimal UI Kit with 55+ Elements

Posted By Admin    on April 3rd, 2015

Today?s daily freebie comes from Tomasz Mazurczak of Poland. He has graciously released a user interface kit that comes complete with 55+ elements for your next web or app project. I?m digging the whole clean and minimal design with a light Metro feel to this template. Tomasz has also done an excell...

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Daily Inspiration: Analog Memory Desk by Kirsten Camara

Posted By Admin    on April 2nd, 2015

Today?s coolness comes from Kirsten Camara, a student from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She?s gotten raves for her ?Analog Memory Desk? design which has a built-in scrolling paper surface for recording sketches and ideas. Her idea comes from the obsession with how we remember the past. If ...

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Sexism on trial in Silicon Valley

Posted By Admin    on April 2nd, 2015

A judge has ruled that a woman may seek punitive damages from a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley on the grounds of sexual discrimination.Font: bbc...

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Evidence links China to GitHub attack

Posted By Admin    on April 1st, 2015

Security researchers say "innocent" internet users are unwittingly carrying out the attack, most likely hijacked by the Chinese government.Font: bbc...

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Facebook revamps removal rules

Posted By Admin    on April 1st, 2015

Facebook is providing the public with more information about what material is banned on the social network. Its revamped community standards now include a separate section on "dangerous organisations" and give more details about what types of nudity it allows to be posted. ...

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Cheap Apple Watch copies on sale

Posted By Admin    on March 31st, 2015

Smartwatches that mirror the look of the Apple Watch's hardware and software are being advertised on China's most popular online shopping service. Alibaba's Taobao site lists devices branded the AW08 and the iWatch. They both feature "digital crown" dials ...

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Google wants self-drive cars by 2020

Posted By Admin    on March 31st, 2015

The director of Google's self-drive car project has revealed his motivation for ensuring that the technology is standard on roads within five years. Chris Urmson told delegates at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference that his eldest son was 11-years-old and due to ...

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UK needs action on driverless cars

Posted By Admin    on March 30th, 2015

The government needs to work out how driverless cars will be introduced onto UK roads, an influential group of MPs has said. Liability for crashes and how drivers will be trained and licensed need to be looked at now, according to the Commons transport committee. People also need t...

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The 10 Best Examples of Video Landing Pages

Posted By Admin    on March 30th, 2015

Designing a site?s landing page can be tricky. After all, this is your site?s first impression to the visitor ? and you know what they say about first impressions. Since a user?s attention span is ever shrinking, the landing page must do its job and not only grab a user?s attention, but it must also...

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Daily Freebie: Mockup Flat Shadow ? Photoshop Action

Posted By Admin    on March 29th, 2015

Today’s daily freebie comes from Kike Escalante of Spain. The flat trend has taken the graphic world by storm. Largely due to MS’s Metro vision and Apple’s minimalist design rule, the flat is now seen as the standard. With today’s Photoshop brush, you can give your designs th...

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Tinder prank tricked flirting men

Posted By Admin    on March 29th, 2015

After a series of men on Tinder were reportedly tricked into flirting with each other, an expert attacks the app's security.Font: bbc...

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Police mugshot files alarm MPs

Posted By Admin    on March 28th, 2015

MPs want stricter regulation of how police use biometric technologies. The Commons Science and Technology Committee said it was "alarmed" that police in England and Wales had collected the mugshots of innocent and guilty people alike. Last month, BBC Newsnight revealed po...

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Yahoo pulls the plug on China office

Posted By Admin    on March 28th, 2015

Internet giant Yahoo is closing its China office as part of a worldwide consolidation aimed at cutting costs. The Beijing research centre is Yahoo's only remaining physical presence in the country after it sold its Chinese operations to Alibaba in 2005. A spokesperson said &qu...

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Facebook data row in top EU court

Posted By Admin    on March 27th, 2015

The future of how Europeans' data is shared with US companies is set to be considered by the EU's highest court.Font: bbc...

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CLD Exclusive: 150 Gorgeous Real Estate Line Icons (PNG, SVG)

Posted By Admin    on March 27th, 2015

Today?s daily freebie is an exclusive pack from our good friends over at Freepik. Next to restaurants and ecommerce, real estate is possibly the hottest industry for a designer to get jobs from. With 150 awesome icons in both PNG and SVG, you get to choose a wrench to swimming pools to faucets for y...

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Cyber bank robbers steal $1bn

Posted By Admin    on March 26th, 2015

Up to 100 banks and financial institutions worldwide have been attacked in an "unprecedented cyber robbery", claims a new report. Computer security firm Kaspersky Lab estimates $1bn (?648m) has been stolen in the attacks, which it says started in 2013 and are still active. ...

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Will British consumers follow Microsofts Band?

Posted By Admin    on March 26th, 2015

Microsoft is about to launch the Band in the UK - a device which combines the features of a smartwatch with a fitness tracker.Font: bbc...

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Tim Cook offered liver to Jobs

Posted By Admin    on March 25th, 2015

Apple chief executive Tim Cook offered a part of his liver to a dying Steve Jobs, according to a new book due to be released this month. The book, Becoming Steve Jobs, excerpts of which have been published online, throws light on life inside Apple as it grew into one of the world's mos...

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Freebie Giveaway: Exposure WordPress Theme by ThemeFuse!

Posted By Admin    on March 25th, 2015

If you use WordPress for your website and/or blog, you?re certainly already familiar with ThemeFuse premium themes. After all, they?re some of the best in the business, and web designers absolutely love them. And now, thanks to the awesome team at ThemeFuse, we?re giving away 3 vouchers for ThemeFus...

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Dozens arrested in cybercrime raids

Posted By Admin    on March 24th, 2015

The UK's National Crime Agency has arrested 56 suspected hackers as part of a "strike week" against cybercrime. In total, 25 separate operations were carried out across England, Scotland and Wales. Those arrested are suspected of being involved in a wide variety of c...

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Motorola boss at odds with Jony Ive

Posted By Admin    on March 24th, 2015

Motorola's president has defended its "build-your-phone" programme after harsh words from Apple's lead designer. Jony Ive appeared to attack the Moto Maker scheme in an interview in which he criticised the idea of giving consumers huge choice over how their handsets wer...

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Bacteria programmed to find tumours

Posted By Admin    on March 23rd, 2015

Bacteria programmed to spot tumours in the liver have been shown off at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference in Vancouver. Tal Danino, a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), described how he programmed the bacteria with genetic code. T...

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Daily Freebie: Grid Style Portfolio x Blog Template (PSD)

Posted By Admin    on March 23rd, 2015

Today’s daily freebie is a nifty portfolio theme from the good guys at SM-artist. A good portfolio should do one thing and that?s to stand out. And this theme does that. Perfect for photographers, graphic or web designer, this grid portfolio theme will make your work pop! This comes in a layer...

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Daily Resource: Dash- The Fun Way to Learn Programming

Posted By Admin    on March 21st, 2015

Today’s daily resource comes from the creative problem solvers at?General Assembly. If you’re a designer with 0% programming knowledge,?but have 100% willingness to learn, then Dash will teach you?HTML, CSS and Javascript through levels of?fun projects. Dash isn’t new, the online s...

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Daily Inspiration: Google Calendar Header Design by Lotta Nieminen

Posted By Admin    on March 21st, 2015

Today?s daily inspiration comes from the mucho talented Lotta Nieminen of Brooklyn, New York. If you haven?t heard of this tiny company called Google, they?ve created this nifty little app called Google Calendar. As a tool to help you manage time and ultimately your schedules, Google Calendar has be...

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Terminator printer grows objects

Posted By Admin    on March 20th, 2015

A 3D printing process that harnesses light and oxygen has been demonstrated at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference in Vancouver. Carbon3D said its "game-changing" process could make objects such as car parts, medical devices or shoes. The technique w...

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Daily Inspiration: Steampunk Violin Illustration

Posted By Admin    on March 20th, 2015

Today’s daily inspiration is a beautiful illustration from Mike of Creative Mints. If you’ve been around the design slash illustration circuit, you’ve probably seen some of his work before. This time around, Mike brings us an amazing blend of imagination and art – a steampunk...

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Daily Inspiration: The Most Eco-friendly Calendar

Posted By Admin    on March 19th, 2015

Today’s daily inspiration comes from a project for the automobile manufacturer?that brought?us the iconic Beetle. In addition to them wanting to create a lasting relation with key customers, sales staff and partners, VW also wanted to highlight its Think Blue message of sustainability. From th...

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[Infographic] The Definitive Guide to Understanding Creative Commons

Posted By Admin    on March 19th, 2015

I?m sure most people have heard of Creative Commons or have at least seen the double CC icon before. Today?s infographic, prepared by Foter.com explains what you never knew about CC licenses. To put it simply, Creative Common licenses are copyright licenses that provide a simple and standardized way...

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Web servers stage Pratchett tribute

Posted By Admin    on March 18th, 2015

A long-running tribute to late fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett is being staged with the help of some of the web's servers. Many administrators have added an entry to the text sent to every visitor that includes the writer's name. Instructions about how to include it in...

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Daily Inspiration: Top 10 Personal Portfolio Websites

Posted By Admin    on March 18th, 2015

Today’s daily inspiration is based on my own personal research to re-brand myself. I am currently looking to come up with a personal portfolio to showcase some of my best work from over the years. In my quest, I came across these 10 amazing portfolios that really set off?the?light bulbs in my ...

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Daily Freebie: Blenda Font

Posted By Admin    on March 17th, 2015

Today’s daily freebie is a free experimental font from Senior Studio. The font type has been inspired by 2013′s sleeper hit font -Lobster, a bold vintage script. Today’s freebie is a as versatile and can be used for various purposes including headlines, posters, logos, menus and mo...

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Destiny shocks at Bafta games awards

Posted By Admin    on March 17th, 2015

Destiny has been named as best game at 2015's British Academy Game Awards. The post-apocalyptic first-person shooter was developed by Bungie. It was the US studio's first release after quitting the Halo series. The title attracted mixed reviews, and its relatively bare-bo...

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Access to blocked news sites restored

Posted By Admin    on March 16th, 2015

Websites banned in China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and other countries, are being made available to their citizens. Reporters Without Borders has set up mirrors, or copies, of nine websites that are banned in 11 countries, allowing people there to see them. They include the Tibet Post,...

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Nearly 50,000 pro-IS Twitter feeds

Posted By Admin    on March 16th, 2015

There are at least 46,000 Twitter accounts operating on behalf of Islamic State (IS), a new US study claims. The actual number, identified in the final three months of 2014, is probably much higher, says the report, co-authored by the Brookings Institution. It said typical IS suppo...

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Daily Inspiration: The DNA Project Website

Posted By Admin    on March 15th, 2015

Today’s daily inspiration comes from a collaborative effort of many. From the initial project idea to the delivery and execution of the?concept, several (or more) individuals came together to inject life into?the DNA Project to redefine making music. The DNA Project starts off with Jonathan Da...

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Samsung S6 phone has curved screen

Posted By Admin    on March 15th, 2015

Samsung will sell two versions of its next flagship phone, one of which has a screen that curves round its sides. The Galaxy S6 Edge uses the feature to provide a quick way to stay in touch with select contacts, and to alert owners to important information. It will be sold for a hi...

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Daily Freebie: Worn, Faded Floral Pattern Textures

Posted By Admin    on March 14th, 2015

Today’s daily freebie is a cool resource from myfreetextures.com. This site has everything you need, but I decided to feature floral patterns today since a lot of people are requesting for it. The ones featured here today are made from old parchment paper and images?of flowers. Phil, who runs ...

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Daily Freebie: Arkhip Font from USSR

Posted By Admin    on March 14th, 2015

Today’s daily freebie comes all the way from the USSR by the creative fellas at?Design Klimov. I’m a big fan of typography and can immediately tell that these guys put in a lot of mouse time creating the font face Arkhip. Perfect for posters, web, textual headlines and much more, this ve...

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Sony takes orders for smart glasses

Posted By Admin    on March 13th, 2015

A developer edition of Sony's augmented reality smart glasses will go on sale in ten countries next month, the tech giant has announced. Pre-orders for the SmartEyeglass, costing $840 (?620), are now being taken in the UK and Germany, with Japan and the US to follow shortly. T...

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Ford launches e-bikes at mobile show

Posted By Admin    on March 13th, 2015

Motor company Ford has launched electric bicycles at Mobile World Congress, as part of its plans to extend its footprint beyond cars. Increasingly car manufacturers are looking to new ways to make money with many developing so-called smart transportation systems. Ford's e-bike...

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Solar plane completes first leg

Posted By Admin    on March 12th, 2015

A record-breaking attempt to fly around the world in a solar-powered plane has completed its first leg. The aircraft - called Solar Impulse-2 - took off from Abu Dhabi, heading east to Muscat in Oman. With businessman and pilot Andre Borschbeg at the controls, the aircraft touched ...

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Apple Watch prices and apps revealed

Posted By Admin    on March 12th, 2015

Apple's smartwatch collection will range in price from $349 to $17,000 (?299 to ?13,500 in the UK) depending on the metals they are made from and the straps they are bought with. The larger 42mm (1.7in) models of the Watch will cost about $50 more than than the 38mm (1.5in) versions in...

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Daily Freebie: Shield Bootstrap 3 Theme

Posted By Admin    on March 11th, 2015

Today’s daily freebie is an awesome bootstrap theme from the good fellas at Blacktie Co. Titled as ‘Shield’, this template is powered by Bootstrap 3, and is fully?responsive, which makes it the best option to run your website. The template is a one pager that comes complete with co...

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Cyber attacks top US threat list

Posted By Admin    on March 11th, 2015

US intelligence agencies have placed cyber attacks from foreign governments and criminals at the top of their list of threats to the country. Online assaults would increasingly undermine US economic competitiveness and national security, said Director of National Intelligence James Clapper....

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Lords want drone owners register

Posted By Admin    on March 10th, 2015

The EU is being urged to create an online register of drone owners. The recommendation was made by the House of Lords EU Committee, which has been looking into what rules are needed to safeguard the use of unmanned aircraft. It suggests the database would initially include business...

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Daily Freebie: Timber Free Inline Font

Posted By Admin    on March 10th, 2015

Today’s daily freebie is a free font called Timber. Made by Mehmet Reha Tugcu, it’s a new font face I’ve discovered recently and have been using them in my designs from brochures to restaurant menus. It’s an amazing font that’s versatile for any design project and come...

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CGStudio ? The Ideal 3D Model Marketplace

Posted By Admin    on March 9th, 2015

Whatever you may call it – 3D modelling, 3D animation, or 3D rendering, they all refer to the construction of graphics on 3 plans ? X, Y, and Z. For designers within this realm, here?s a cool little site that we?d like to share with you. CGStudio is a new marketplace and platform where you?ll ...

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Daily Inspiration: Coca-Cola Medical Handbag Packaging Design

Posted By Admin    on March 9th, 2015

Today’s daily inspiration is a packaging design from Martin Beauchamp from Argentina. Designed for?the world’s famous soft drink, Martin created a handbag design for Coca-cola’s?medical division for medical visits. The design uses a cylindrical concept with a sling over that reveal...

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Qualcomms $975m record China fine

Posted By Admin    on March 8th, 2015

US chipmaker Qualcomm will pay $975m (?640m) to Chinese authorities to end a 14 month anti-trust investigation into its patent licensing practices. The fine is the largest in China's corporate history and will require the firm to lower royalty rates on patents used in China's mob...

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Daily Freebie: Chrome Light Font

Posted By Admin    on March 8th, 2015

Today’s daily freebie is a font face called Chrome by Artem Sukhinin from the UK. This light version is a preview for the?upcoming font family with full glyphs. The free download comes in two variations – ‘Chrome’ and ‘Chrome Black’. It also comes with a full set ...

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Daily Freebie: Open Reel Tape Recorder Wallpapers

Posted By Admin    on March 7th, 2015

Today’s daily freebie takes us back to the days before mp3 players and the digital revolution exploded. Our wallpapers of these analog beasts come from Yutaka Kitamura and Stanislav Yudin, both showcasing awesome talent. Both wallpapers come in 1600x1200px and feature a retro tape recorder in ...

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Sim card firm confirms hack attacks

Posted By Admin    on March 7th, 2015

The Dutch Sim card maker at the centre of NSA-GCHQ hacking claims has said it believes that the US and UK cyberspy agencies did indeed launch attacks on its computer systems. However, Gemalto denied that billions of mobile device encryption keys could have been stolen as a result. ...

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Samsung TVs fail to encrypt voices

Posted By Admin    on March 6th, 2015

Samsung has acknowledged that some of its smart TV models are uploading their owners' voices to the internet in an unencrypted form. The apparent oversight makes it easier for hackers to spy on customers' activities. The matter was brought to the public's attention b...

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Emoticons can rack up huge bills

Posted By Admin    on March 6th, 2015

People using the little icons that denote happy, sad or other emotions in their text messages could be racking up big bills, the BBC has learned. Consumer website MoneySavingExpert has received a large number of complaints about the issue. It seems to affect older models of phones,...

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Ad tool is worse than Superfish

Posted By Admin    on March 5th, 2015

Researchers have identified a fresh threat to the way consumers interact with websites, this time from software designed to block advertisements. PrivDog has been found to compromise a layer of the internet known as Secure Socket Layer (SSL) - used to safeguard online transactions. ...

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Daily Inspiration: Brandon Voges Photography

Posted By Admin    on March 5th, 2015

Today?s daily inspiration comes from a creative photographer from St. Louis, Missouri. Brandon Voges is the type of photographer that manages to infuse his personality in his pictures – fun, relaxed and slightly silly. As part owner of Bruton Stroube, an independent studio of creative professi...

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Tinder to charge over-28s more

Posted By Admin    on March 4th, 2015

Tinder has announced it is adding much anticipated premium features to its dating app, including the ability to reconsider rejected profiles. In a surprise move, it announced the pay-to-use add-ons would cost more for older people to use. In the UK, people over the age of 28 years ...

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Sony VR helmet set for 2016 launch

Posted By Admin    on March 4th, 2015

Sony has revealed an upgraded version of its virtual reality helmet, which it says it plans to put on sale in 2016. The new edition of Project Morpheus now features an OLED display, rather than an LCD one, letting it show more vibrant colours. That brings it in line with Facebook's riv...

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Daily Freebie: Outdoor/Indoor Advertising Mockups (PSD)

Posted By Admin    on March 3rd, 2015

This week we’re starting off with some freebies that’s sure to make designers drool. Mockups are a gd’s best friend so if you’re looking for some high quality mocks to show off your work, here’s some awesome outdoor and indoor advertising displays. Today’s daily f...

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VIDEO: Brain-controlled drone shown off

Posted By Admin    on March 3rd, 2015

A drone specialist in Portugal demonstrates a flight controlled by human brainwaves, and suggests a future of large-scale unmanned flying.Font: bbc...

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Microsoft patches China spy bug

Posted By Admin    on March 2nd, 2015

Microsoft has released a patch to close a bug exploited by hackers, who targeted US military and government networks. The flaw was used to compromise Windows PCs that visited sites seeded with other malware created by the group. Popular news site Forbes was one victim unwittingly e...

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6 Examples of Highly Creative Brand Identity Concepts

Posted By Admin    on March 2nd, 2015

This week we’re rounding up examples of creative brand identity from around the globe. Possibly the most crucial of business elements, a brand’s identity tells your customer who you are and what you do. Without the proper message, you stand to lose your customers and ultimately the game ...

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Daily Freebie: Designer Desk Essentials Hero Image

Posted By Admin    on February 27th, 2015

Over the past year or so we’ve seen a trend develop in web design that would feature a full width picture. This was largely an introductory visual that would take up the entire screen of a landing page. People called this the hero image. Today’s daily freebie is an awesome pack of hero i...

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1001FreeDownloads ? The Best Free Graphic Resource for Designers

Posted By Admin    on February 27th, 2015

Clipart, vectors, patterns, photos, fonts, icons, brushes, and gradients – you name it, as designers, our appetite for graphics is insatiable. Especially now that we have the power of the great interweb, searching for graphics has gotten infinitely easier. ‘ But with a ton of resources f...

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Pebble crowdfunds new smart watch

Posted By Admin    on February 26th, 2015

Pebble is returning to crowdfunding website Kickstarter to build its second smartwatch, Pebble Time. The new device will have a colour e-paper display and up to seven days battery life, the firm claimed. It will also have a microphone enabling users to send short voice replies to ...

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Lawyers bite over Left Shark model

Posted By Admin    on February 26th, 2015

A website has been ordered to remove a design for a 3D-printed model of the "Left Shark" dancer from the Super Bowl half-time show. Lawyers for singer Katy Perry contacted Fernando Sosa, who had sold the design via an online directory of blueprints. Left Shark became a vi...

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Oscars films see online piracy surge

Posted By Admin    on February 25th, 2015

American Sniper would win best picture and Birdman's Alejandro Inarritu best director if the Oscars were determined by online piracy rates, a study says. It suggests being nominated in one of the four major categories has a particularly profound effect on illegal downloads of indie and...

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Lenovo offers fix for hidden adware

Posted By Admin    on February 25th, 2015

Chinese computer maker Lenovo is offering customers a tool to help them remove pre-installed software that experts warned was a security risk. The Superfish adware program - which offered shopping tips - was shipped on some of the companies notebook devices. Lenovo said on Thursda...

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Net of things starter kit unveiled

Posted By Admin    on February 24th, 2015

A "starter kit" designed to spur on the invention of internet-connected gadgets has been announced as part of a tie-up between two leading tech firms. Chip designer ARM and cloud services giant IBM say it can take just five minutes to unbox the equipment and start sending readings...

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Are You Using the Most Powerful WP Theme Available for Your Clients?

Posted By Admin    on February 24th, 2015

If you ever had to shed some plugins because they were messing your bandwidth, this article is directed at you. It?s time to use a WordPress theme that is packed full of features and also built for speed. The way we see it,?X Theme 3.0. is the ultimate WP theme of 2015. It scores points for all majo...

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Google-backed genetic test approved

Posted By Admin    on February 23rd, 2015

A Californian start-up will be allowed to advertise a mail order DNA test that screens for a rare genetic condition, after a U-turn by the US regulator. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said the 23andMe product would "provide people with information about possible mutations in t...

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Ban racists from social media - MPs

Posted By Admin    on February 23rd, 2015

Social media users who spread racial hatred should be banned from sites such as Twitter and Facebook, MPs say. The All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into anti-Semitism wants prosecutors to examine if prevention orders like those used to restrict sex offenders' internet access could be us...

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Lenovo in row over hidden spyware

Posted By Admin    on February 22nd, 2015

Computer maker Lenovo has been forced to remove hidden adware that it was shipping on its laptops and PCs after users expressed anger. The adware - dubbed Superfish - was potentially compromising their security, said experts. The hidden software was also injecting adverts on to bro...

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8 Practical Tips to Start a Design Company

Posted By Admin    on February 22nd, 2015

Anyone can design. But not everyone can run or even start a design company. If you’re thinking about quitting that comfy 9-5 job, you should sit down and think, then think some more. Yes, I did say ‘comfy 9-5′, because running your own company is not a cushy job. A lot of designers...

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15 FREE and Unique Creative Design Resumes

Posted By Admin    on February 21st, 2015

Finding a job these days is in fact, a full time job. Especially when it comes to design jobs. For some, you?ve probably tasted rejection and I know it sucks. But putting yourself out there isn?t enough anymore. Recruiters see hundreds if not thousands of applicants everyday so this means you can?t ...

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US and UK hacked Sim card firm

Posted By Admin    on February 21st, 2015

US and British intelligence agencies hacked into a major manufacturer of Sim cards in order to steal codes that facilitate eavesdropping on mobiles, a US news website says. The Intercept says the revelations came from US intelligence contractor turned whistleblower Edward Snowden. ...

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Anger over BBC radio streaming

Posted By Admin    on February 20th, 2015

Listeners have expressed anger about the BBC's radio streaming service as the broadcaster continues to change its audio streaming formats. It has left some internet radio devices, including some models aimed at blind and partially sighted listeners, unable to receive BBC radio at all. ...

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Virgin to invest £3bn in broadband

Posted By Admin    on February 20th, 2015

Virgin Media has announced it is to invest ?3bn in improving its fibre optic broadband network, increasing the network's reach from 13 million to 17 million homes. It says it is the biggest investment in broadband infrastructure in the UK for more than a decade. Virgin said t...

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Samsung TVs put ads in others apps

Posted By Admin    on February 19th, 2015

Samsung says it is investigating why some of its smart TVs are adding adverts to television programmes and films played via third-party apps. Owners have complained of a silent ad for Pepsi interrupting playback several times an hour. A spokeswoman for Samsung said it was only awar...

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Bank apps to use fingerprint tech

Posted By Admin    on February 19th, 2015

Two banks are allowing their customers to access accounts on their smartphones using fingerprint recognition technology, in a UK industry first. RBS and NatWest customers must activate the feature with their security information, but would only need to use Apple's Touch ID thereafter. ...

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US drone rules impact Amazon plans

Posted By Admin    on February 18th, 2015

The Federal Aviation Authority's (FAA) draft rules for the use of drones in US airspace do not permit Amazon to launch its Amazon Air delivery service. The draft rules state that pilots must remain within eyesight of their unmanned crafts, although it said it would consider factoring i...

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Weekly Roundup: What?s New for Designers

Posted By Admin    on February 18th, 2015

On this week’s weekly roundup, we?re dropping a load of cool resources fit for designers and freelancers alike. But before we get into the heavy stuff, let?s fill our stomachs (yes stomach) with some awesome imagery. For starters, check out the Foodie?s feed, a food photo journal that?s sure t...

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Net pioneer warns of data Dark Age

Posted By Admin    on February 17th, 2015

Vint Cerf, a "father of the internet", says he is worried that all the images and documents we have been saving on computers will eventually be lost. Currently a Google vice-president, he believes this could occur as hardware and software become obsolete. He fears that fu...

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Inspiration List: 5 Illustrators Who Raised the Bar

Posted By Admin    on February 17th, 2015

Every now and then, when daily work bogs me down ? client changes, irregular briefs, and unapologetic deadlines ? the best way for me to get motivated again is to find, and feast my eyes on inspirational work. In today?s post, I feature 5 talented illustrators who literally lifted my spirits with th...

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UK kickstarts driverless car changes

Posted By Admin    on February 16th, 2015

Changes to the Highway Code and the MOT test will be necessary to accommodate driverless cars on the roads of the UK, a Department of Transport report has revealed. The government wants the UK to become a world leader in driverless technology. It will publish a code of practice in ...

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Ubuntu phone has alternative to apps

Posted By Admin    on February 16th, 2015

An Ubuntu-powered smartphone is coming to the market a year and a half after a previous attempt to launch a model via crowdfunding failed. The Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu edition relies on a card-like user interface that is not focused on apps. Unlike the original proposal, the handset doe...

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BMW fixes lock security flaw

Posted By Admin    on February 15th, 2015

BMW has patched a security flaw that left 2.2 million cars, including Rolls Royce and Mini models, open to hackers. The flaw affected models fitted with BMW's ConnectedDrive software, which uses an on-board Sim card. The software operated door locks, air conditioning and traff...

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Obama holds cybersecurity summit

Posted By Admin    on February 15th, 2015

US President Barack Obama and Apple's Tim Cook are among the speakers at a cybersecurity summit on Friday. The meeting at Stanford University in California will bring together industry and law enforcement. It follows Obama's launch of an intelligence unit to co-ordinate a...

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Designer Resource: Tutorials Round-up/ Icons, GIFs, Website, Lightroom, and more!

Posted By Admin    on February 14th, 2015

We have always been a big believer of free education (no one should pay for knowledge), and trust that learning is a big part of becoming a ninja designer, not just God given talent. So this week, we poked around the web and rounded up a few tutorials?that?s sure to spark some motivation. As a popul...

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Rural groups angry over Virgin plans

Posted By Admin    on February 14th, 2015

Campaigners have expressed disappointment that Virgin Media's ?3bn investment in broadband will not benefit rural areas. The company said it had no plans to extend the network into the countryside, concentrating instead on expansion in towns and cities. The decision could &quo...

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This Week On: List of Freebies

Posted By Admin    on February 13th, 2015

The web has made it so much easier for us to work, and CLD is pitching in to help. This week, we?re back again with a list of cool freebies for you visual folks. Up for grabs are some really good stuff from amazing designers from around the globe. We?ll start off with some Apple mockups including th...

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CLD Exclusive: Freebie Mega Pack San Valentines Day Vectors(AI)

Posted By Admin    on February 13th, 2015

Get ready! Cupid’s arrows will be whizzing by pretty soon come Valentine’s Day, so for those of you who haven’t yet done the needful for your significant other, here’s an Exclusive freebie for you! This mega San Valentine’s pack comes lovingly from our friends over at V...

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Samsung warns about listening TV

Posted By Admin    on February 12th, 2015

Samsung is warning customers about discussing personal information in front of their smart television set. The warning applies to TV viewers who control their Samsung Smart TV using its voice activation feature. When the feature is active, such TV sets "listen" to what is...

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Twitter earnings beat expectations

Posted By Admin    on February 12th, 2015

Twitter reported a net loss of $125m (?82m) in the fourth-quarter, beating analyst expectations. It also said revenue grew faster than expected, increasing by 95% to $479m during the October to December period. Total monthly active users were 288 million, an increase of 20% from th...

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Quick Tips On Making Your Website Design More Polished

Posted By Admin    on February 11th, 2015

When it comes to improving design, it?s easy to get overwhelmed by too many options. Your web design needs?to look different from?what your competitors else is doing. There are a ton of awesome resources online that you can read up on to understand how to enhance your design to?make it look more pro...

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Nokia name row with London start-up

Posted By Admin    on February 11th, 2015

Nokia has threatened legal action against a small UK technology firm over its use of the word "HERE". Lowdownapp - a digital personal assistant - allows users to tell friends they have arrived at a location by pressing the "HERE" button. A standalone app for che...

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VIDEO: Manchester to get start-up boost

Posted By Admin    on February 10th, 2015

The government is set to headquarter its new Tech North initiative in Manchester, where firms in the area hope to gain worldwide attention.Font: bbc...

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US adds rules for intelligence data

Posted By Admin    on February 10th, 2015

Data about innocent US individuals gathered "incidentally" during intelligence operations must be deleted immediately under new rules from the Obama administration. However, if the data belongs to a non-US citizen, it can be held for up to five years. This includes phon...

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This Week On: Designers Round-up

Posted By Admin    on February 9th, 2015

This week we’ve rounded up a cool list of resources, tool, and websites for graphic and web designers alike. This week we’ve got tools to help you build better?sites, create colors and fonts, and more! We’ll start off with the basics to web creation which is slicing. Tune in to a f...

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Pirate Bay file-sharing site returns

Posted By Admin    on February 9th, 2015

File-sharing website The Pirate Bay claims it is "about to take the biggest step" in its history after relaunching.Font: bbc...

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Samsung earnings hit by mobile sales

Posted By Admin    on February 8th, 2015

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics reported its first annual earnings decline in three years. Its net profit fell 27% from a year earlier to 5.3tn won ($4.8bn; ?3.2bn) in the October to December period, in line with expectations. But its profit of 25tn won for the year, do...

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15 Striking Examples of Persuasive E-Commerce Design

Posted By Admin    on February 8th, 2015

These days, online storefronts are popping up like mushrooms in spring. If you want a successful eCommerce business, your website must not only have a clear and intuitive structure, the design must also be tight. I repeat. Tight. Design is vital. A well-designed store will convey the right message, ...

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Top 7 Mobile Design Trends That Will Shape 2015

Posted By Admin    on February 7th, 2015

The mobile UI industry keeps changing with each passing day. Last year saw a significant rise in minimalism, which strips off stylistic elements like gradients, textures, and rounded corners to give way for ?flat design?. Inspired through the growing trend of the OSes, namely Microsoft?s Metro and A...

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This Week on Designer Round-up: BLOKK, Fontface Ninja, Renderforest and more!

Posted By Admin    on February 7th, 2015

It’s midweek and you’re in full steam at work. On this week’s?designer round-up, here?are some cool links we?d like to share?that will hopefully help with whatever you’re doing. If you?re tired of cutting and pasting dummy copy, try out this new font in your wireframes, BLOKK...

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BT to buy mobile firm EE for £12.5bn

Posted By Admin    on February 6th, 2015

Telecoms group BT has bought the mobile operator EE for ?12.5bn. The takeover creates a communications giant covering fixed-line phones, broadband, mobile and TV. Existing EE shareholders Orange and Deutsche Telekom will sell 100% of their shares. Deutsche Telecom will hold 12% in ...

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List of Freebies: Mockups, Vintage Badges, Coming Soon page, Icons and more!

Posted By Admin    on February 6th, 2015

?It?s all about the PRESENTATION? they say. So this week on LOF, we?re in mockup heaven! Fresh for designers, we?ve got awesome mockups of the Apple iPad, business cards (because there can never be enough!), and the recently released Nexus 6 in PSD! For camping nuts like Austin Baird, have a look at...

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Faster Raspberry Pi 2 unveiled

Posted By Admin    on February 5th, 2015

A new budget-priced Raspberry Pi computer has been unveiled, offering child coders and others a faster processor and more memory than before, but at about the same price. The Raspberry Pi 2 Model B is more than six times more powerful than the prior version, the Model B+, according to the B...

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List of Freebies: Social Media Icons, Photoshop Brushes, Mockups, and more!

Posted By Admin    on February 5th, 2015

Yep, you know what they say – the best things in life are… So?let’s have?another round of freebies today! This week we’re sharing some new and some old stuff from around the web that are truly timeless. Ever since the heydays of Friendster and Myspace, social media has change...

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Featured Work: Demonic Zodiac Creatures by Damon Hellandbrand

Posted By Admin    on February 4th, 2015

Inspiration is a funny thing. Depending on how you perceive something, the results can be quite interesting. Our featured work today belongs to Damon Hellandbrand, who rendered the ?circle of animals? or commonly known as the 12 zodiac signs, into very interesting visuals. His inspiration has given ...

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Lost chunk of historic computer found

Posted By Admin    on February 4th, 2015

An original part of one of the UK's pioneering computers has been found in the US. The part is a significant chunk of Edsac - a machine built at Cambridge in the late 1940s to serve scientists at the university. It came to light because of publicity surrounding an effort to re...

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Coder creates smallest chess game

Posted By Admin    on February 3rd, 2015

A French coder has developed what is thought to be the smallest-sized chess computer program. BootChess is only 487 bytes in size, and the code can be run on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux computers. That makes it smaller than 1K ZX Chess - a Sinclair ZX81 computer game, which contain...

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Apples Tim Cook salary up over 40%

Posted By Admin    on February 3rd, 2015

Tech giant Apple's chief executive Tim Cook's base salary was increased by nearly 43% in February last year, according to the company. Mr Cook's salary rose to $2m (?1.3m) from $1.4m, and his total remuneration more than doubled to $9.2m in 2014. The base salaries f...

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Freebie: Set of 40+ Religion Icons You Prayed For

Posted By Admin    on February 2nd, 2015

Along with politics, most people try to avoid this next topic like a plague. Unless of course you’re a politician, or a person of faith. Today?s exclusive freebie comes from Shawn Rubel of Freevectors, a fun little community of vector lovers who share vectors. Similar to rock stars and hip-hop...

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Office puts chips under staffs skin

Posted By Admin    on February 2nd, 2015

Rory Cellan-Jones visits a building where microchipped workers gain entry and use photocopiers by holding up their hands - and trials the tech himself.Font: bbc...

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BT attacked on rural broadband costs

Posted By Admin    on February 1st, 2015

BT has been accused by MPs of "vastly overestimating" the cost of providing broadband to rural areas. It follows a National Audit Office (NAO) report, which revealed that the rollout will cost at least ?92m less than BT had originally said. The government said that the sp...

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Apple profit biggest in history

Posted By Admin    on February 1st, 2015

US technology giant Apple has reported the biggest quarterly profit ever made by a public company. Apple reported a net profit of $18bn (?11.8bn) in its fiscal first quarter, which tops the $15.9bn made by ExxonMobil in the second quarter of 2012, according to Standard and Poor's. ...

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Bill Gates insists AI is a threat

Posted By Admin    on January 31st, 2015

Humans should be worried about the threat posed by artificial Intelligence, Bill Gates has said. The Microsoft founder said he didn't understand people who were not troubled by the possibility that AI could grow too strong for people to control. Mr Gates contradicted one of Mi...

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Valentine?s Day Vectors Cute Labels

Posted By Admin    on January 31st, 2015

So next month is cupid’s month. If you’re in a country which celebrates the auspicious day of L.O.V.E like the United States, you’ll be seeing a lot of people exchanging cards, candy, lovey-dovey gifts or flowers with their loved ones. This day of passion we call Valentine?s Day is...

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Malaysia Airlines website hacked

Posted By Admin    on January 30th, 2015

Hackers claiming to be from the "Lizard Squad - Official Cyber Caliphate" group have attacked the official website of Malaysia Airlines. The national carrier's homepage currently shows a photograph of a lizard in a top hat and tuxedo. Malaysia Airlines confirmed its ...

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Web attacks growing in volume

Posted By Admin    on January 30th, 2015

Hacktivists and gamers are becoming big users of net attacks that knock sites offline by bombarding them with data, suggests a report. Compiled by Arbor Networks, the report looks at 10 years of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. The ease with which they could be staged...

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Facebook suffers widespread fault

Posted By Admin    on January 29th, 2015

Social network Facebook became inaccessible across much of the globe for a time on Tuesday, before returning to normal service. Millions of users were unable to access their accounts. Users in some countries also had difficulties accessing photo-sharing app Instagram. Face...

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Reporter jailed for stolen data links

Posted By Admin    on January 29th, 2015

A journalist with connections to the hacking collective Anonymous has been sentenced to five years in jail after posting online links to stolen data. Barrett Brown originally faced charges punishable by more than 100 years in prison, but the sentence was reduced after he pleaded guilty last...

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BBC News app revamp rolled out

Posted By Admin    on January 28th, 2015

The BBC's News app has been given a major overhaul with the goal of offering a more "personalised" service. In addition to pre-existing sections - including Top Stories, UK and Politics - users will be able to add specialised feeds of their choice, for example: Apps, Taylor S...

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The 6 Landing Page Mistakes that Kill Conversion Rates

Posted By Admin    on January 28th, 2015

There are no ironclad rules when it comes to designing the landing page of a website. However, you do have to steer clear of a few newbie mistakes. As the...Font: webdesign.org...

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Peers try to revive snooping law

Posted By Admin    on January 27th, 2015

UK net firms have criticised attempts to revive a "snoopers' charter" by adding it into draft legislation currently before the House of Lords. Amendments to the Counter Terrorism and Security Bill would, if passed, make ISPs log more of what people do online. It woul...

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Sweet 007 James Bond Icons and Wallpaper Freebies

Posted By Admin    on January 26th, 2015

If you’re an avid CLD reader, you’ll notice that I sometimes take a bite out of the pop culture cake. Today?s reference is on one of my favorites, the inspiration for the entire Austin Powers saga – James Bond. It?s been quite a while since I?ve been reminded of Agent 007 (since 20...

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Pinterest to open up more user data

Posted By Admin    on January 26th, 2015

Social networking site Pinterest plans to unpack more of its user data to help advertisers produce more targeted ads. The firm's head of operations said it would "focus on intent data" that would indicate what its users wanted to buy, the Wall Street Journal reported. ...

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Windows 10 to be free and get headset

Posted By Admin    on January 25th, 2015

Microsoft has revealed that Windows 10 will bring its voice-controlled assistant Cortana to PCs. It also unveiled a headset that it said would one day project the operating system over views of the real world. In addition, the firm announced that the OS upgrade would be offered fre...

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This Week On List of Freebies: Business Card, Minimal CV, HTML5 Template, Fonts & Gradients!

Posted By Admin    on January 25th, 2015

Today we’ve got a few freebies for all you busy designers who need resources to help?get the job done. We?re sharing some cool stuff from around the web so have a look and tell your mom! If you?ve started your own freelance gig and need a business card (PSD) or to change up that CV (Ai), you&#...

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Add Amazing Custom Styles to Google Maps with Snazzy Maps

Posted By Admin    on January 24th, 2015

For many web projects, it’s now become necessary to add a location map for any business. For years, Google Maps has been the default map integration of choice, both for its simplicity and functionality it provides the user. However, I speak for most designers when I say that it isn’t the...

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Uber promises 50,000 jobs in Europe

Posted By Admin    on January 24th, 2015

The chief executive of the online taxi-sharing firm Uber has said he wants to make 2015 a year of rapid expansion in Europe. Travis Kalanick told a conference in Munich that Uber could create 50,000 jobs as part of a "new partnership" with European cities. Fast-expanding ...

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Islamist cyber attacks hit France

Posted By Admin    on January 23rd, 2015

Numerous French media websites have gone down a day after warnings of a wave of Islamist cyber attacks. The sites of Le Parisien, Marianne and 20 Minutes were among those affected, although most were soon restored. The French government said some 20,000 sites had been targeted afte...

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UK and US to stage cyber war games

Posted By Admin    on January 23rd, 2015

The UK and US are to carry out "war game" cyber attacks on each other as part of a new joint defence against online criminals. The first exercise, a staged attack on the financial sector, will take place later this year, Downing Street said. The "unprecedented" ...

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WhatsApp bans unofficial app users

Posted By Admin    on January 22nd, 2015

WhatsApp is imposing 24-hour lock-outs on people trying to access its service via an unauthorised Android app. The Facebook-owned messaging service said that it had acted against users of WhatsApp Plus because of concerns that the program might cause private data to be leaked to third-parti...

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Google and Fidelity invest in SpaceX

Posted By Admin    on January 22nd, 2015

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has raised $1bn (?659m) in funding from Google and Fidelity Investments. The firms together own just under 10% of SpaceX, the spacecraft manufacturer backed by billionaire Elon Musk. The deal values the firm at $10bn. It said the money would ...

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Obama seeks to tighten cyber laws

Posted By Admin    on January 21st, 2015

US President Barack Obama has unveiled proposals to strengthen cyber security laws following a spate of attacks against high-profile US targets. Recent hacks of Sony Pictures and a Pentagon Twitter feed reflect the need for tighter legislation, the president said. The proposals are...

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US tapped N Korea computers in 2010

Posted By Admin    on January 21st, 2015

The US knew North Korea was behind the Sony Pictures hack because it had secretly infiltrated the country's computer networks in 2010, according to the New York Times and Der Spiegel. The newspapers cited US officials and leaked documents from the National Security Agency. Th...

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Huge Set of Responsive Design Interface Mockups (PSD)

Posted By Admin    on January 20th, 2015

Great presentation has always been the pinnacle for designers. After all, we are the folks that people come to when they want things to look pretty. So it’s not only our job to be able to design, but our presentation has to be top notch for people to take us (and ultimately our work) seriously...

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UK government most transparent

Posted By Admin    on January 20th, 2015

The UK government tops a global list looking at public access to official data.Font: bbc...

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Tycoon proposes Texan Hyperloop

Posted By Admin    on January 19th, 2015

An ambitious plan to build a transport system that could theoretically travel at speeds of up to 700 miles per hour has taken a step closer to reality. Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk tweeted he would build a test track for his Hyperloop "most likely in Texas". He prov...

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Google calls end to Glass experiment

Posted By Admin    on January 19th, 2015

Google is ending sales of its Google Glass eyewear. The company insists it is still committed to launching the smart glasses as a consumer product, but will stop producing Glass in its present form. Instead it will focus on "future versions of Glass" with work carried ou...

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Top 10 Ecommerce Designs To Get Inspired By

Posted By Admin    on January 17th, 2015

Online retail?has evolved into a behemoth of an industry. Our culture of shopping has moved into the virtual world where?you can find just about anything from clothes to tupperware to monkey food. Today’s post is a?showcase of 10 examples (in my most modest opinion) of the most alluring ecomme...

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Obama calls for stronger data privacy

Posted By Admin    on January 17th, 2015

US President Barack Obama has unveiled new proposals on how consumers' personal data is handled. Mr Obama called for legislation that will require firms to inform customers of data breaches within 30 days as well as protect students' information. He said identify theft an...

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Xiaomi unveils flagship phablets

Posted By Admin    on January 16th, 2015

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has unveiled two flagship phablets in Beijing on Thursday, comparing them directly with Apple's largest iPhones. Chief executive Lei Jun introduced the Mi Note, saying it was shorter, thinner and lighter than the iPhone 6 Plus. Priced at 2,299 y...

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Facebook expands into the office

Posted By Admin    on January 16th, 2015

Facebook is launching a new app that aims to expand the US firm's presence within companies and other places of work. The software is designed to provide a way for users to communicate as an alternative to email and other intranet systems. The firm says information posted with...

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Sony: No playbook for hack attack

Posted By Admin    on January 15th, 2015

There was no precedent for how to deal with a hacking attack on the scale of that which hit Sony Pictures, its chief executive has said. Michael Lynton said his firm had "no playbook" on how to respond. In a wide-ranging interview with the Associated Press, he also descri...

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Samsung sells first Tizen phones

Posted By Admin    on January 15th, 2015

Samsung's first smartphones to be powered by its Tizen operating system have gone on sale. The Z1 handsets are available in India for 5,700 rupees ($92; ?60) and, according to the firm, offer faster boot times and longer-lasting battery life than many budget-priced rivals. Sam...

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US militarys Twitter account hacked

Posted By Admin    on January 14th, 2015

The Twitter and YouTube accounts of the US military command were suspended for a few hours after being hacked by a group claiming to back Islamic State. One message on Centcom's Twitter feed said: "American soldiers, we are coming, watch your back." It was signed by ...

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Facebook restricts violent videos

Posted By Admin    on January 14th, 2015

Facebook has begun placing warnings over videos posted to its site, stating their contents might "shock, offend and upset" if viewed. The alerts prevent the videos from automatically playing in feeds unless they are clicked, unlike other clips. The site is also preventing...

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Universal sues over prison mixtapes

Posted By Admin    on January 13th, 2015

Music giant Universal is taking firms that create mixtapes for US prisoners to court over copyright issues. Tapes featuring artists such as James Brown, Eminem, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder are often sent to prisoners as part of a wider care package which includes toiletries and food. ...

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Hackers declare war on jihadists

Posted By Admin    on January 13th, 2015

The group Anonymous says it'll shut down jihadist websites in revenge for French attacks.Font: bbc...

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Featured Work: Deconstructed Self-portraits by BlindSalida

Posted By Admin    on January 12th, 2015

I know about 5 people at the top of my head who have a shape fetish. Squares, circles, rectangles, you name it. Some of these folks have their entire arm tatted up with circles and geometry of all sizes. I guess that’s the in thing these days. Our feature illustrator slash senior art director ...

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Ageing-tech expert sought by DWP

Posted By Admin    on January 12th, 2015

The government is seeking an expert in systems that are more than 40 years old to revamp technology used by the Department for Work and Pensions. The DWP's systems are responsible for many core public sector tasks - such as BACS transactions used to pay wages. Its new chief te...

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Toy Design: Breaking Bad Nesting Dolls by Andy Stattmiller

Posted By Admin    on January 11th, 2015

Okay, I know it’s over. It’s BEEN?over. But even if Walter White and crackheads?aren’t grazing the small screen anymore, that’s no reason to not idolize them completely with some awesome Breaking Bad nesting dolls! If you haven’t seen Breaking Bad, please do yourself a ...

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FTC warns on data grabbed by gadgets

Posted By Admin    on January 11th, 2015

A "deeply personal" picture of every consumer could be grabbed by futuristic smart gadgets, the chair of the US Federal Trade Commission has warned. Speaking at CES, Edith Ramirez said a future full of smart gadgets that watch what we do posed a threat to privacy. The col...

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Netflix: VPN crackdown claim false

Posted By Admin    on January 10th, 2015

Netflix has criticised "false" reports it has been cracking down on customers using a work-around to watch media blocked in their area. The company denied reports it had stepped up its attempts to block access via virtual private networks (VPNs). Netflix said its existing...

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Freebie: 20 Hand drawn Vector Ribbons

Posted By Admin    on January 10th, 2015

Kids are a lot of fun. Especially if their not mine. For my niece’s upcoming 3rd birthday next week, I was instructed to create some party graphics that would be decorated around the yard. I thought to myself, why would I put so much effort into creating something that will eventually be rippe...

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Sony Pictures hackers got sloppy

Posted By Admin    on January 9th, 2015

The US is confident that North Korea was behind the Sony Pictures cyber-attack last year because the hackers "got sloppy", the FBI has said. The bureau's director James Comey said the group posted material from servers used exclusively by the North Koreans. November&...

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Samsung forecasts 37% profit fall

Posted By Admin    on January 9th, 2015

Samsung Electronics has forecast a 37.4% fall in quarterly operating profit from a year earlier. In its pre-earnings guidance, the firm forecast an operating profit of 5.2tn Korean won ($4.74bn; ?3.14bn) for the three months to December. Analysts had expected an operating profit g...

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Apple sued over shrinking storage

Posted By Admin    on January 8th, 2015

Apple is facing a lawsuit for not telling users about the amount of memory required by its flagship operating system. The legal complaint revolves around iOS 8 and the amount of memory it reserves for itself on iPods, iPhones and iPads. The complaint alleges that it takes up so muc...

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UI vs UX design: Which comes first?

Posted By Admin    on January 8th, 2015

You’ve probably heard of the terms UX and UI before. These might appear to you as some moniker associated with designing?- and they are.?They represent two abbreviated terminologies, namely User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI). Both happen to be vital elements under the web design umbr...

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Burglars shopping list flaw fixed

Posted By Admin    on January 7th, 2015

An online service recommended by most of the UK's police forces has fixed a privacy flaw after being alerted by a security expert. Immobilise allows members of the public to add records to the National Property Register, detailing valuables in their homes. But security consult...

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Hi-tech helps cyclists stay safe

Posted By Admin    on January 7th, 2015

Smart pedals that warn when a bike is stolen and helmets for cyclists that spot an imminent crash have been unveiled at CES. The pedals have in-built sensors that spot when a bicycle has been nabbed and can report where it has been taken. The prototype helmet has been developed by...

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The Best 20+ Illustrator Tutorials of 2014

Posted By Admin    on January 6th, 2015

A fair bit of us designers came to be designers not by formal training. I know a lot of you?especially in graphic design took up the challenge to learn and hone your skills by doing this as a passion. This type of learning and education, to me, unlike the one we go through in college or university, ...

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Sony condemns vicious cyber attack

Posted By Admin    on January 6th, 2015

Sony has condemned the "vicious" cyber attack that led to it suspending the release of its film The Interview. Sony boss Kazuo Hirai used his keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to attack the hackers who penetrated the firm's internal network. ...

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Featured Work: The Landing ? A Triptych by Joe Fenton

Posted By Admin    on January 5th, 2015

Today we’re featuring an amazing illustrator, artist, designer and sculptor who works in monochrome using graphite, ink and acrylics on paper.??Joe Fenton is credited?as concept designer and sculptor in major films including “The Brothers Grimm” and “Hitchhikers Guide to the ...

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Collection of 300 Metro-Style Icons for Designers and Developers

Posted By Admin    on January 5th, 2015

You’ve seen them before, the style and design trend that Windows started (which I still find hard to believe) with the boxy, squarish detail that is the Metro. It wasn’t love at first sight I have to admit, but over the months and seeing how designers have rendered their own version, I f...

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Packaging Design: Milk loves you by Dmitry Patsukevich

Posted By Admin    on January 4th, 2015

One of my favorite things to do after a long day staring at the computer, is to stroll into the local grocer/hypermarket to?feast my eyes on some beautiful packaging design. This does two things. I find it stimulates my eyes, and I get to keep up with what’s current and trendy. This past holid...

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Nasa to hack amnesiac Mars rover

Posted By Admin    on January 4th, 2015

Mars rover Opportunity, which has been exploring the Red Planet for more than 10 years, is suffering from memory problems, Nasa has said. The six-wheeled vehicle - not to be confused with Curiosity, which launched in 2011 - keeps resetting unexpectedly. The Opportunity team thinks ...

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Top 10 Minimalist WordPress Themes For Your Business

Posted By Admin    on January 3rd, 2015

Welcome to 2015!?Now, we all love WordPress for its simple yet powerful system, user friendliness,?and flexibility for customization. It has come a long way and the content management system of choice has evolved to be a beautiful and?functional online platform fit for any business. There are liter...

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Anger at India website blocking

Posted By Admin    on January 3rd, 2015

A government block on more than 30 high-profile websites has caused anger across India. India's Department of Telecoms ordered the blocking of the sites in order to prevent the publicising of "jihadi activities". After considerable pressure, four of the sites - Weebl...

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Wind-up radio inventor honoured

Posted By Admin    on January 2nd, 2015

Inventor Trevor Baylis has been made a CBE in the New Year Honours list. Best known for creating the Baygen wind-up radio, Mr Baylis was honoured for services to intellectual property. Throughout his colourful life, which involved a stint as a stuntman, Mr Baylis has spent much of...

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Featured Work: Smoke Shapes by Thomas Herbrich

Posted By Admin    on January 1st, 2015

Just like you four-eyed designers out there, I’m a sucker for details. This might seem dull to most, but?sometimes the most insignificant things can sometimes be the most fascinating. And this is so true for today’s featured work. Unlike most?Photoshop junkies, photographer Thomas Herbri...

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Best Collection of Online Form Designs by JotForm

Posted By Admin    on January 1st, 2015

Building forms takes a lot of work. First, you need to set up the form fields with HTML. Then you must design it with CSS. Finally you have to configure your server and web application to accept the submissions and process them. This typically entails using a language like PHP or Python, and if stor...

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Child porn tops Tor hidden site visits

Posted By Admin    on December 31st, 2014

Most traffic to sites hidden on the Tor network go to those dealing in images of child sexual abuse a study suggests. The six-month study sought to catalogue hidden services on the so-called "dark net" and work out which were the most popular. It found lots of sites peddl...

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Fingerprint cloned from photos

Posted By Admin    on December 31st, 2014

A member of the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) hacker network claims to have cloned a thumbprint of a German politician by using commercial software and images taken at a news conference. Jan Krissler says he replicated the fingerprint of defence minister Ursula von der Leyen using pictures take...

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Xiaomi most valuable tech start-up

Posted By Admin    on December 30th, 2014

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has become the world's most valuable technology start-up just four years after it was founded. The firm raised $1.1bn (?708m) in its latest round of funding, giving it a valuation of $45bn, which surpassed the $40bn value of taxi booking app Uber. ...

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Sonys Interview makes $15m online

Posted By Admin    on December 30th, 2014

Controversial Sony film The Interview has become the number one online movie ever released by the studio just four days after its release on 24 December. The film raked in over $15m (?9.6m) and was downloaded more than two million times as of 27 December. The film, about a fictiona...

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Hack threat comedy released in US

Posted By Admin    on December 29th, 2014

The controversial comedy The Interview has opened in some US cinemas and online, after a cyber-attack and threats to moviegoers over its release. Sony Pictures had originally pulled the film, about a fictional plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. But it reconsidered after ...

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Uber sorry for Sydney siege prices

Posted By Admin    on December 29th, 2014

Taxi booking firm Uber has apologised for raising fare prices during a deadly cafe siege in Sydney last week. The firm raised fares by as much as four times its normal rate when demand shot up during the siege that left three people dead. Its "surge pricing" algorithm inc...

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A Quick Look into the History of Web Design

Posted By Admin    on December 28th, 2014

As the end of another year approaches, let’s take a?look at?the technologies and trends that have impacted web design over the years. It’s hard to believe that in just 25 short years our lives have evolved based on the advancement, integration and marriage of hardware and software. As de...

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Xbox and PlayStation rebuild service

Posted By Admin    on December 28th, 2014

Microsoft and Sony have been working to restore internet platforms for their Xbox and PlayStation games consoles. Attacks disabled the online services on Christmas Day, making it difficult for users to log on. The Xbox Live status page suggested on Saturday that Microsoft services ...

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Xbox and PlayStation tackle attacks

Posted By Admin    on December 27th, 2014

Xbox and PlayStation continue working to restore online services after suffering technical problems, amid claims a hacking group caused the outage.Font: bbc...

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Alibaba spends $160m fighting fakes

Posted By Admin    on December 27th, 2014

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba says it has spent more than $160m (?103m) fighting fake goods on its websites from the beginning of 2013 to November of this year. The company will add another 200 people next year to the 2,000 workers tackling counterfeit goods on its sites. That i...

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5 Christmas Fonts For Your Merry Designs

Posted By Admin    on December 24th, 2014

By this time, the stockings are probably up and decorations are on full blast. It’s cold as c**p outside but Christmas is almost here guys and girls. And today good ol’ Saint Nick brought some Christmas fonts for you designers. If you’ve missed the delivery dates and you’re r...

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E-readers damage sleep and health

Posted By Admin    on December 24th, 2014

If you curl up under the duvet with an e-book for a bedtime read then you are damaging your sleep and maybe your health, US doctors have warned. A team from Harvard Medical School compared reading paper books and light-emitting e-readers before sleep. They found it took longer to ...

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S Korea holds cyber drill after hack

Posted By Admin    on December 23rd, 2014

South Korea's nuclear plant operator is to conduct drills testing its ability to withstand a cyber-attack, after a data leak and threats from a hacker. Last week, designs and manuals of plant equipment owned by Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co (KHNP) were put online by an unknown indiv...

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North Korea partially back online

Posted By Admin    on December 23rd, 2014

Some internet services have been restored in North Korea after an almost unprecedented internet outage, amid a cyber security row with the US. Though there has been no comment from the authorities in Pyongyang, US experts reported the restoration. Some analysts say the country'...

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Apple failing to protect workers

Posted By Admin    on December 22nd, 2014

Poor treatment of workers in Chinese factories which make Apple products has been discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation. Filming on an iPhone 6 production line showed Apple's promises to protect workers were routinely broken. It found standards on workers'...

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N Korea proposes joint Sony probe

Posted By Admin    on December 22nd, 2014

North Korea has offered to hold a joint inquiry with the United States into a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, strongly denying US claims that it is behind it. Its foreign ministry accused the US of "spreading groundless allegations", which a joint inquiry would refute. Wit...

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Minecraft maker plans spin-off game

Posted By Admin    on December 21st, 2014

Minecraft maker Mojang is planning a spin-off game based on its hugely popular block-building title. Called Minecraft: Story Mode, it will be an episodic game set in the familiar Minecraft world but will introduce some new characters into the setting. The game is being made by Tell...

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Mobile deal to reduce not-spots

Posted By Admin    on December 21st, 2014

An agreement has been reached between the government and the country's biggest mobile networks to improve mobile coverage across the UK. EE, O2, Three and Vodafone have agreed to invest ?5bn and guarantee coverage across 90% of the UK by 2017. The move should reduce the number...

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Sony will not drop N Korea film

Posted By Admin    on December 20th, 2014

Sony Pictures says it is looking at different ways to release the film satire the Interview, after scrapping its opening following a cyber-attack blamed on North Korea. It said it had only cancelled the film's Christmas Day release after cinemas pulled out. The company said it...

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Suspects deny sextorting teenager

Posted By Admin    on December 20th, 2014

Two Filipino men suspected of blackmailing a UK teenager who took his own life have been traced by the BBC. Daniel Perry from Dunfermline was 17 when he fell from the Forth Bridge in July 2013. He had been the victim of online sexual blackmail or "sextortion" by a group o...

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30+ Minimalist Furniture Icon Set

Posted By Admin    on December 19th, 2014

Interior design has been one of my design pleasures since I moved into a miniscule?studio back in 1999. The challenge has always been with space – the less you have the more creative you become. Then comes the furniture. It takes a while to get everything in place, but when you do, it’s ...

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Create Holiday Buzz and Boost Profits for Your Clients with Print Pieces

Posted By Admin    on December 19th, 2014

As the holidays creep up on us, Santa themed designs, reindeers and snowflakes seem to become the go-to patterns and brushes for the season: avatars and sites get updated, Facebook covers get changed and little e-cards and emails get ordered. With so many small businesses already reaching out to the...

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New Blackberry back to its roots

Posted By Admin    on December 18th, 2014

Blackberry has launched what it calls a "no-nonsense" smartphone, the Blackberry Classic. The device has a full "Qwerty" keyboard, resembling the design which made Blackberry a market leader before it was overtaken by competitors. Analysts said the firm was goin...

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Microsoft rivals unite over data row

Posted By Admin    on December 18th, 2014

Apple and eBay are among those supporting Microsoft's stand against handing over data stored in Ireland to the US government. One year ago, prosecutors issued a warrant for emails stored by Microsoft in an Irish data centre, in connection with a drug-related investigation. The...

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Sony warns press over hacking leaks

Posted By Admin    on December 17th, 2014

Sony Pictures has contacted some US news outlets in an attempt to limit the damage caused by the hacking of its internal computer system last month. The studio, its letter informed them, "does not consent to your possession... dissemination, publication... or making any use of the stol...

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Apple defeats $1bn case over iTunes

Posted By Admin    on December 17th, 2014

Apple has been found not guilty of engaging in anti-competitive behaviour by a jury in California. The long-running suit focused on Apple's 2006 update to its iTunes software which meant only iPods could play music purchased from the store. Consumers alleged this violated US a...

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35 Finest UI Tools Every Designer Should Know

Posted By Admin    on December 16th, 2014

User interface designs continue to evolve tremendously. To stay ahead, it is crucial for a UI designer to keep themselves updated with the latest trends, resources, and technologies that are being used?to design fantastic user interfaces. Since the ‘interface’ is the first thing a?user n...

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Pirate Bay copy goes online

Posted By Admin    on December 16th, 2014

Isohunt, a website providing access to mostly pirated material, has cloned the database of its competitor, The Pirate Bay, after it was shut down last week. The cloned site is online and fully functioning, according to users. The Pirate Bay, one of the world's most visited web...

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Google moves engineers out of Russia

Posted By Admin    on December 15th, 2014

Tech giant Google has confirmed reports that it plans to move engineers out of its office in Russia. The firm said it "remains committed" to Google users in the country and told the BBC it has relocated engineers in other countries on previous occasions. Google declined t...

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Featured Designer: Drew DeSoto ? What to Put In Your Portfolio and Get a Job

Posted By Admin    on December 15th, 2014

This week we?re featuring a talented designer who?s worn many hats over the span of his career including author and creative director. Drew DeSoto is the author of Know Your Onions – Web Design and What to put in your portfolio to get a job. Released in Feb 2014, the book is the first in the ...

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8 Coming Soon Templates That Will Spark Interest

Posted By Admin    on December 14th, 2014

Web development can be a tricky beast to tame.?You guys know what I’m talking about. Client delays, freelancer hiccups, what can go wrong will go wrong amiright Mr. Murphy? So, as a remedy for launch delays or even if you’ve just started a site and have a domain ready, the smartest thing...

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Facebook ponders dislike function

Posted By Admin    on December 13th, 2014

Facebook is thinking about adding a way to "dislike" posts on its site, founder Mark Zuckerberg has said. Speaking at a Q&A session in California, he said it was one of the most requested features the social network receives from its users. He said the site would need...

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Historic Apple 1 sold at auction

Posted By Admin    on December 13th, 2014

A fully operational Apple 1 computer has been sold at auction for $365,000 (?230,000). It is the only machine known to have been personally sold by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, from a garage in California in 1976. Fewer than 50 Apple 1 computers are now believed to be in existence....

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GCHQ app targets budding sleuths

Posted By Admin    on December 12th, 2014

The government's electronic monitoring agency GCHQ is releasing its first tablet computer app. Cryptoy was created by three industrial placement students and tells the story of four historical cyphers, including the German Enigma code, cracked at Bletchley Park during World War Two. ...

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8 Coming Soon Templates That Will Spark Interest

Posted By Admin    on December 12th, 2014

Web development can be a tricky beast to tame.?You guys know what I’m talking about. Client delays, freelancer hiccups, what can go wrong will go wrong amiright Mr. Murphy? So, as a remedy for launch delays or even if you’ve just started a site and have a domain ready, the smartest thing...

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Alibaba hits $2bn Singles Day sales

Posted By Admin    on December 12th, 2014

Online retailer Alibaba says it sold $2bn (£1.2bn) of goods in the first hour of China's annual "Singles' Day". That compares with $3.1bn in sales seen in the first half of last year's event. Singles' Day is considered the world's biggest online ...

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Spotify defends itself against Swift

Posted By Admin    on December 12th, 2014

Spotify's chief executive has defended its business model, saying it has paid out $2bn (£1.2bn) to the music industry to date. Daniel Ek's lengthy blog post follows a high profile move by pop star Taylor Swift to pull her entire back catalogue from the song-streaming service. ...

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How to Improve Conversions Using Heatmaps

Posted By Admin    on December 12th, 2014

Somebody asked me the other day how they could improve the conversion rates on their site. It?s a relatively big e-commerce site reaching out to most of Europe. This is rather complicated since something as small as a change in color, or font could improve conversions. But where do we start? Well, I...

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155 Free Curved Icons for Web x UI Design

Posted By Admin    on December 12th, 2014

Designers are emotional tweakers. We test, test, tweak, and test some more until we get it right, or at least until it *feels* right. If you’re like me, one of the elements I test to death are icons. I can never have enough icon styles to play with. So in my bag of goodies today, I’m pul...

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Facebook Messenger has 500m users

Posted By Admin    on December 12th, 2014

Social networking giant Facebook said its new messaging service now has more than 500 million users worldwide. Users of the separate Messenger app have more than doubled from 200 million in April, the company said. Facebook had faced a backlash after it announced it would be forcin...

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8 Sites to Help Choose a Unique Domain Name

Posted By Admin    on December 12th, 2014

Giving a new site an appropriate name can often times be an overwhelming, frustrating, and exhausting experience. Add the latest SEO shift from Google’s EMD update, the way to choose a unique domain name now becomes a little more challenging. As web designers, one of our responsibilities inv...

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Limited Edition Flat Design Web UI Kit

Posted By Admin    on December 11th, 2014

So this week I had to create some UI for a long time client. They are in the Human Resource industry and are soon rolling out the alpha version of a recruitment website. As they are also in tune with the flat design trend, they requested some mockups done in this fashion. Lucky me (and you), it just...

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Microsoft unveils fitness band

Posted By Admin    on December 11th, 2014

Microsoft has unveiled its first wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well as connect to a health service on smartphones. The Microsoft Band will retail for $199 (£125) on the company's online store. The device can operate for two days on a sing...

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UK readies child abuse search tool

Posted By Admin    on December 11th, 2014

Data taken from tens of millions of child abuse photos and videos will shortly be used as part of a new police system to aid investigations into suspected paedophiles across the UK. The obscene material was seized during previous operations. The project, called the Child Abuse Imag...

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Intel profits up on better PC market

Posted By Admin    on December 11th, 2014

Chip-maker Intel said net profit for the third quarter rose to $3.32bn (£2.09bn) from $2.95bn a year earlier. Profit rose as demand for personal computers recovered after previous years of decline. Sales rose 8% to $14.6bn, beating analyst estimates. The firm shipped more than 100...

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Google tries ad-free net experiment

Posted By Admin    on December 10th, 2014

Google has unveiled a project that offers web users the option to pay to visit sites rather than see adverts. Dubbed Contributor, users can pay a monthly fee of between $1 to $3 for ad-free sites. When those who have paid their subscriptions visit a participating site they will s...

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Only 100 cybercrime brains worldwide

Posted By Admin    on December 10th, 2014

There are only "around 100" cybercriminal kingpins behind global cybercrime, according to the head of Europol's Cybercrime Centre. Speaking to the BBC's Tech Tent radio show, Troels Oerting said that law enforcers needed to target the "rather limited group of good p...

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N Korea refuses to deny Sony hack

Posted By Admin    on December 9th, 2014

North Korea has refused to deny involvement in a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures that came ahead of the release of a film about leader Kim Jong-un. Sony is investigating after its computers were attacked and unreleased films made available on the internet. When asked if it was invo...

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Hailo says Uber blocked investors

Posted By Admin    on December 9th, 2014

Taxi app Hailo has complained rival Uber has blocked potential investors from offering funding. Speaking to the BBC, Hailo chairman Ron Zeghibe alleged Uber would talk to potential investors only if they agreed not to invest in Hailo or other rivals. Hailo recently abandoned its bu...

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12 Free Seamless Paper Textures

Posted By Admin    on December 8th, 2014

This week, I needed some subtle backgrounds to create greeting cards for the upcoming holiday season. Scouring the net, I came across this beautiful paper textures set by Jessica McCarty. These textures are scanned paper and available in 12 earthy colors for all of your seamless tiling needs. To dow...

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Free Pack of Flat Financial Infographics

Posted By Admin    on December 8th, 2014

As graphic designers, our ability to survive the wave of inflation and downturns appear better than most professions. Today, we’ve got a free set of financial infographics in flat style! All elements are in vector format and fully customizable, you can change the shape, size and colors. This...

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Dark net de-cloak theories abound

Posted By Admin    on December 6th, 2014

The hidden web community has started trying to find out how services and identities were compromised after police raids led to 17 arrests. Last week, several high-profile sites on the so-called "hidden", "dark" or "deep" web were seized. Experts are lo...

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Russia plans alternative Wikipedia

Posted By Admin    on December 6th, 2014

Russia is planning an alternative version of the Wikipedia, the country's presidential library has said. A statement said the initiative aimed to provide better information about Russia than is available on Wikipedia. Analysis had shown that Wikipedia "does not have enoug...

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Sony to pay Vita owners after bad ad

Posted By Admin    on December 5th, 2014

Sony is set to reimburse customers who bought its PlayStation Vita after complaints that a TV advert for the handheld console made false claims. In addition to overstating the device's ability to link up to the PlayStation 3, staff at the firm's ad agency are also accused of using...

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HTC handheld camera to rival GoPro

Posted By Admin    on December 5th, 2014

HTC has announced a waterproof, wide-angled digital camera, the RE, capable of taking still photographs and videos. The RE's cylindrical design includes a sensor that automatically turns the device on when it is picked up and only two button controls. An app lets wirelessly co...

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6 Free Font Types That Will Love You Back

Posted By Admin    on December 4th, 2014

Designers know that the font type they choose will either make or break a design. So for any designer, the more fonts they have, the better. God knows my font book has thousands that are ready for any situation. Today, we’ve got 6 amazing free font types to share with you. They come from diffe...

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10 Spooky Halloween Icons + Glow-in-the-dark Set!

Posted By Admin    on December 4th, 2014

Yup, if you missed yesterday’s post on Halloween icons freebies, have no fear, we’ve got more quality freebies today! This time, it’s a fine contribution from Joseph Wain, a talented icon maker over at Glyphish. So pick up that mouse and feast your eyes on the terror of spiders, al...

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Schools failing on cyberbullying

Posted By Admin    on December 3rd, 2014

The chairman of the Commons education select committee says schools in England are failing in their efforts to teach children about the dangers of online abuse and trolling. Earlier this year, the Department for Education issued new statutory guidance for all schools and colleges in England...

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Google case over web abuse to begin

Posted By Admin    on December 3rd, 2014

The case of a UK businessman who wants Google to stop malicious web postings about him appearing in its search results is set to begin. Daniel Hegglin says he has been wrongly called a murderer, a paedophile and a Ku Klux Klan sympathiser during a malicious online campaign against him. ...

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Watchmakers take aim at smart copies

Posted By Admin    on December 2nd, 2014

Luxury-watchmakers are cracking down on the growing trend of copying traditional watch-faces on to smart devices, according to reports. Piracy news site TorrentFreak says brands including Omega, Fossil and Cartier are sending cease-and-desist notices to websites offering their watch-face de...

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Android smartwatch runs for a week

Posted By Admin    on December 2nd, 2014

One of China's leading tech firms has unveiled two Android-powered smartwatches that it says can last about a week between charges. That represents a substantial gain on alternatives that can struggle to run longer than a day. The Geak Watch 2 models achieve the feat by using ...

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Barclays set to offer video banking

Posted By Admin    on December 1st, 2014

Barclays Bank is set to offer a new one-to-one video service to some customers from 8 December - what it says is a first for UK banking. Video banking will allow premier account customers to speak securely to bank staff at any time of the day. The service will mean customers can co...

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YouTube begins music subscriptions

Posted By Admin    on November 30th, 2014

Google's YouTube is starting a subscription service that allows users to stream ad-free music videos and to download them for offline use. The £9.99 monthly fee for Music Key also provides membership to Google Play All Access, the firm's existing "all-you-can-eat" song ...

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UK swells list of banned websites

Posted By Admin    on November 29th, 2014

The High Court has ordered the biggest batch yet of piracy websites to be blocked. The latest rulings cover 53 services in total and apply to the country's six leading net providers. It brings the tally of blocked sites providing access to copyright-infringing content to 93 si...

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5 Color Generator Sites to Scheme up Killer Color Combinations

Posted By Admin    on November 29th, 2014

Periwinkle and lilac? Pink and teal? How about Cobalt Blue and Mustard Yellow? Colors. Or rather color combinations. Yes, you’ve heard this before, colors combos will make or break your design. As designers, picking out the correct color combo is yet another skill a good design requires. Be it...

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Microsoft to phase out Nokia name

Posted By Admin    on November 28th, 2014

Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new devices, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish mobile firm. New Nokia Lumia smartphones will instead by known as Microsoft Lumia, the company said. Nokia's non-mobile division, which is not owned by Microsoft, will con...

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Dark net raids overblown - Tor

Posted By Admin    on November 28th, 2014

The impact of raids on so-called "dark net" websites has been "way overblown" by police, according to the group responsible for the Tor browser. Tor is a popular way of accessing the dark net - websites that are hidden from traditional search engines. A Europol ...

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36 High Quality Dark Grunge Decay Textures

Posted By Admin    on November 28th, 2014

Moving along the demon days towards Halloween, I’m bringing you guys another post that will hopefully help you craft that perfect horror project of yours. Today’s post are for some free dark, brooding, ominous, creepy, disease-infested, grunge textures. Some of these were created by tale...

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Poorest of poor test talking tech

Posted By Admin    on November 28th, 2014

Hundreds of handheld audio computers are to be given to some of Ghana's poorest communities to help spread potentially life-saving information. The Talking Books will let families play sound files as well as make their own recordings, which can be shared with others or used to give fee...

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Headset guides blind people in cities

Posted By Admin    on November 27th, 2014

A headset that talks visually impaired people around cities has been designed by Microsoft. It works with a Windows phone and uses location and navigation data with a network of information beacons in urban locations to describe routes. The headset was tested on a journey from Read...

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Noriega fails to sue Call of Duty

Posted By Admin    on November 27th, 2014

A judge has dismissed a legal action brought by Manuel Noriega, the former dictator of Panama, against the publisher of the Call of Duty video games. The ex-military ruler had tried to sue Activision after a character based on him featured in the title Black Ops II. Noriega had sou...

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Gaming press must tackle misogyny

Posted By Admin    on November 26th, 2014

More video game news sites must place a spotlight on the misogynistic abuse that could drive women from the industry, a developer has demanded. Brianna Wu, who said she faced death threats after speaking out, said the sites could help change the industry's culture. A debate is...

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ThemeFuse Giveaway: Win a free full pack website (WordPress Theme + 1 Year Hosting Plan + 1 Optional Free Domain)

Posted By Admin    on November 26th, 2014

WordPress lovers are in for a treat. ThemeFuse has launched a website pack, where customers who buy a theme get a one-year hosting plan along with a free domain name. The customers will get their login details in minutes, by mail once they complete the setup. Here is a step by step tutorial how that...

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New computer spying bug discovered

Posted By Admin    on November 25th, 2014

Computer security firm Symantec discovers what it says is one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen.Font: bbc...

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Google: Amazon is biggest rival

Posted By Admin    on November 25th, 2014

Google chairman Eric Schmidt has said the firm's biggest rival in online search is e-commerce giant Amazon. Mr Schmidt fought back at claims that Google enjoyed unrivalled dominance of the online search market. "Many people think our main competition is Bing or Yahoo. But...

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Elite faces competition after launch

Posted By Admin    on November 24th, 2014

Space trading game Elite: Dangerous is to be launched on 16 December. The latest sequel to the influential game will go on general release after months of testing by those who backed it on Kickstarter. After launch, the game will face stiff competition from other space-based games ...

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Pirate Bay founder gets jail term

Posted By Admin    on November 24th, 2014

Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for hacking into computers and illegally downloading files. He and a co-defendant were convicted of breaking into computers owned by technology services giant CSC by a Danish court. They down...

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Audi claims self-drive speed record

Posted By Admin    on November 23rd, 2014

Audi has claimed a speed record for a self-driving car. The German car giant says its RS7 vehicle topped 149mph (240km/h) while driving uncrewed round the Hockenheim racing circuit, south of Frankfurt. The car took just over two minutes to complete a lap of the Grand Prix track. ...

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Americans have no control of data

Posted By Admin    on November 23rd, 2014

The vast majority - 91% - of Americans believe that consumers have lost control over how personal information is collected and used by companies, according to a survey. A further 80% also felt that Americans should be concerned about government surveillance, Pew Research suggested. ...

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Phones held by police remotely wiped

Posted By Admin    on November 22nd, 2014

All the data on some of the tablets and phones seized as evidence is being wiped out, remotely, while they are in police custody, the BBC has learned. Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Durham police all told BBC News handsets had been remotely "wiped". And Dorset...

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Ofcom finds 4G twice as fast as 3G

Posted By Admin    on November 22nd, 2014

UK 4G speeds are more than twice as fast as 3G, according to a new report from watchdog Ofcom. They clocked up an average of 15.1Mbps (megabits per second) while 3G averaged 6.1Mbps, it suggested. The report looked at the speed and coverage of mobile networks in five major UK citie...

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JP Morgan customer accounts hacked

Posted By Admin    on November 21st, 2014

JP Morgan has revealed it suffered a massive cyber attack on 76 million private and seven million business customers in the US. The raid gathered account holders names and addresses but the bank said it did not involve critical information such as account and social security numbers. ...

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Set of Turkeys and Thanksgiving Art (Vectors)

Posted By Admin    on November 21st, 2014

For some, it’s a day to give thanks, appreciation and gratefulness. For most, it’s the largest day to consume copious amounts of food. Either way, Thanksgiving Day is approaching fast, and many are busy prepping for this holiday chow fest. So in view of the festivities, we’ve got a...

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Anti-Facebook investors dig deep

Posted By Admin    on November 20th, 2014

A social network promising never to sell user data or incorporate advertising has secured multi-million dollar backing Ello, which launched in August, has also become a Public Benefit Corporation, which prohibits its current and any future owners from breaking that promise. The net...

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Millions hit in Drupal hack attack

Posted By Admin    on November 20th, 2014

Up to 12 million websites may have been compromised by attackers who took advantage of a bug in the widely used Drupal software. The sites use Drupal to manage web content and images, text and video. Drupal has issued a security warning saying users who did not apply a patch for a ...

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A WW2 technology Plan B for GPS

Posted By Admin    on November 19th, 2014

Technology developed during World War Two is to be used as a back-up for GPS. The General Lighthouse Authorities (GLA) have announced that they have installed a system called eLoran in seven ports across Britain. The GLA say many critical instruments on ships use Global Navigation ...

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Apple says bent iPhones are rare

Posted By Admin    on November 19th, 2014

Apple has responded to claims that its new handsets are prone to bending by saying such damage would be "rare" during normal use. Media outlets across the globe had reported that several iPhone 6 owners had complained of handsets becoming misshapen after being carried in trousers ...

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Attack code for USB flaw released

Posted By Admin    on November 18th, 2014

Computer code that can turn any almost any device that connects via USB into a cyber-attack platform has been shared online. Computer security researchers wrote the code following the discovery of the USB flaw earlier this year. The pair made the code public in an attempt to force...

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Government crackdown on notspots

Posted By Admin    on November 18th, 2014

The government plans to oblige mobile operators to improve their coverage, possibly by sharing rivals' networks. Partial 'notspots', where there is coverage from some but not all of the mobile networks, affected a fifth of the UK, leaving people unable to make calls or send t...

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Wearable tech can monitor dog health

Posted By Admin    on November 17th, 2014

Communication between dogs and humans could be improved with wearable tech for canines. Developed in the US, the harness is fitted with sensors that monitor both a dog's posture and its vital signs and can pass the information to an owner. It also contains vibrating motors so ...

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Samaritans pulls suicide watch app

Posted By Admin    on November 17th, 2014

An app made by the Samaritans that was supposed to detect when people on Twitter appeared to be suicidal has been pulled due to "serious" concerns. The charity's app was meant to use an algorithm to identify key words and phrases which indicated distress. But in prac...

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Hungary shelves toxic internet tax

Posted By Admin    on November 16th, 2014

Hungary has decided to shelve a proposed tax on internet data traffic after mass protests against the plan. "This tax in its current form cannot be introduced," Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday. Large-scale protests began on Sunday, when demonstrators hurled old...

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Yahoo set to cut 400 jobs in India

Posted By Admin    on November 16th, 2014

Tech giant Yahoo plans to cut jobs in Bangalore, India, which is considered one of its largest engineering hubs. A Yahoo spokesperson said the company was "making some changes to the way we operate in Bangalore leading to consolidation of certain teams into fewer offices". ...

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Set of 20 White Outlined Social Media Icons

Posted By Admin    on November 15th, 2014

Social media icons are abundant on the net, however the ones that I love are sometimes incompatible with my client’s existing site design. So it’s usually back to the search bar. But not today. Our friends over at S-icons have created a nifty white outline social media icon set that will...

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Job centres to get digital makeover

Posted By Admin    on November 15th, 2014

The government is investing in a digital revamp of the UK's job centres. Electronic pads that recognise job seekers' signatures using biometric software will be installed at centres around the UK, along with PC workstations and free wi-fi. The computers operate on the gov...

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Websites of the Week: Interactive Maps

Posted By Admin    on November 14th, 2014

This week we’re bringing the world to you! With huge advances in mapping technology and data visualization especially from Google’s initiative, more websites and apps are fusing creative ways of using interactive maps to display information. With the ability to provide directions, show...

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1 in 3 teens meeting from social media

Posted By Admin    on November 14th, 2014

An exclusive survey for Newsbeat reveals teenagers' attitudes to social media, with a third meeting online-only "friends".Font: bbc...

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Facebook sets up dark web service

Posted By Admin    on November 13th, 2014

Facebook has created the ability for users to connect directly to the social network via anonymising "dark web" service Tor. While it was already possible to access Facebook via Tor, the new set-up means all data is encrypted and Tor users are not mistaken for hacked accounts. ...

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US retailer lost 53m emails in hack

Posted By Admin    on November 13th, 2014

US retail giant Home Depot says hackers who stole payment-card details of millions of customers also stole 53 million email addresses. It said hackers accessed its network with a vendor's username and password between April and September. The company had previously revealed t...

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Inflatable baby incubator wins award

Posted By Admin    on November 12th, 2014

A prototype inflatable incubator for prematurely-born babies has been picked as the international winner of this year's James Dyson Award. Mom costs a fraction of the price to make than commonly-used alternatives. The project's inventor - Loughborough University graduate ...

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5 Elements Every Restaurant Website Needs

Posted By Admin    on November 12th, 2014

It used to be relatively difficult for restaurant owners to get the stunning and beautiful website they want. However, that’s all changed now thanks to online website builders to create a website for a restaurant. If you?re a web designer specializing in restaurant websites, or even if you r...

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Man guilty of fake-girl webcam sex

Posted By Admin    on November 11th, 2014

A man in Australia is believed to be the first to have been convicted as the result of an undercover sting in which charity workers posed online as a 10-year-old Filipina. Details of 1,000 men who contacted the fake child, nicknamed Sweetie, were sent to police around the world T...

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Samaritans app flags worrying tweets

Posted By Admin    on November 11th, 2014

The Samaritans charity has launched a new app which will notify Twitter users if people they follow on the site appear to be suicidal. Samaritans Radar uses an algorithm to identify key words and phrases which indicate distress. They include "tired of being alone", "...

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Websites of the Week: Eat, Drink x Be Merry!

Posted By Admin    on November 10th, 2014

Over my many years as a freelance designer, the one industry that I’ve been asked to design most for is the Food & Beverage industry. This isn’t surprising, just along my street I’ve witnessed several new restaurants and cafes pop up in under 3 years – I can only imagine ...

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How to Analyze Your Visitors Accurately with Hotjar

Posted By Admin    on November 10th, 2014

Any successful site owner will tell you that their secret to gaining more traffic, more readers and ultimately more sales has more to do than just selling the right product, posting the right articles, or doing great SEO. What is the key difference between a successful website or one that is struggl...

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Apple malware affects Chinese users

Posted By Admin    on November 9th, 2014

New malware targeting Apple products is mostly affecting Chinese users, warned an online security researcher. US based Palo Alto Networks said "WireLurker" which is infecting Apple's desktop and mobile operating systems appears to have originated in China and is mostly infect...

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How Photo Editing Apps Benefit Small Businesses

Posted By Admin    on November 9th, 2014

As a graphic designer, I was not excited about Photoshop Express or any other mobile photo editor at first. I thought it was just a way to captivate the non-designer crowd into popular photo manipulation techniques -read Instagram. After checking them out for a while, I realized that they aren’...

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10 Amazing Sites for Truly Free Images

Posted By Admin    on November 8th, 2014

Over the years as a designer, I’ve managed to build personal relationships with several outstanding photographers to collaborate and use their amazing free images in my projects. Be it on my demo sites, as background design, as part of graphics, or just because I was truly inspired. Due to o...

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Tech firms in denial over extremists

Posted By Admin    on November 8th, 2014

US technology companies have become "the command and control networks of choice" for extremists, the new head of GCHQ has claimed. Writing in the Financial Times, Robert Hannigan says some US tech companies are "in denial" about how their services are being misused. ...

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BBC to publish forgotten page list

Posted By Admin    on November 7th, 2014

The BBC is to publish a continually updated list of its articles removed from Google under the controversial "right to be forgotten" rule. The ruling allows people to ask Google to remove some types of information about them from its search index. But editorial policy hea...

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Yahoo set to invest in Snapchat

Posted By Admin    on November 7th, 2014

Yahoo is close to investing millions of dollars in mobile messaging service Snapchat, which may value the start-up at about $10bn (£6.2bn), reports say. Snapchat allows users to send images and videos that "disappear" seconds after being viewed. The company is said to ha...

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Pirate Bay founder faces jail term

Posted By Admin    on November 6th, 2014

Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg has been found guilty of hacking into computers and illegally downloading files in Denmark. The Danish court found Mr Warg and his co-defendant guilty of breaking into computers owned by technology services giant CSC. Once they won access to the ...

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Airlines told to replace cockpit kit

Posted By Admin    on November 6th, 2014

Airlines have been ordered to replace or modify the cockpit display units fitted to hundreds of Boeing jets. The US air safety regulator said that tests had indicated that mobile phone and computer signals could cause the screens to go blank. The affected planes are typically fitte...

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15 Characteristics of Bad Website Design

Posted By Admin    on November 5th, 2014

These days, you can?t have a business and not be present on the web anymore. Gone are the days when all you did was list your business in the Yellow Pages, and wait for customers to walk in. A website has evolved into an important tool for many businesses. From selling online, to spreading informati...

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Symantec to split in two companies

Posted By Admin    on November 5th, 2014

US software maker Symantec is the latest tech company to announce that it will split its operations into two. The Norton antivirus software maker said it would spin off operations into two publicly traded firms, one focused on security and the other on storage. The move follows si...

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Google developing a cancer detector

Posted By Admin    on November 4th, 2014

Google is aiming to diagnose cancers, impending heart attacks or strokes and other diseases, at a much earlier stage than is currently possible. The company is working on technology that combines disease-detecting nanoparticles, which would enter a patient's bloodstream via a swallowed...

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Former Android boss leaves Google

Posted By Admin    on November 4th, 2014

One of the creators of the world's most popular mobile operating system is to leave Google, it has been announced. Andy Rubin, who co-founded the Android project, is to step down after around nine years at the technology giant. Announcing Mr Rubin's departure, Google said...

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Britons seek right to be forgotten

Posted By Admin    on November 3rd, 2014

One in 10 requests for web links to be removed from search results under European "right to be forgotten" laws have come from the UK, Google has said. Google said it had removed 498,737 links from search results since May this year - including 63,616 pages following requests from ...

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FREE Source of Design Mockups x Templates

Posted By Admin    on November 3rd, 2014

Alright designers, I know most of you would already have a toolkit of mockups handy for client presentations or design merchandise. Today, we’re giving you more free mockups to add to your sick collection courtesy of Go Media. As the creators of the popular Shirt Mockup, GM is proud to bring y...

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NewsCorp: Google platform for piracy

Posted By Admin    on November 2nd, 2014

The chief executive of NewsCorp has written to the European Commission calling for a tougher approach to search giant Google. In the strongly worded letter, Robert Thomson says "the shining vision of Google's founders has been replaced by a cynical management". It ca...

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Telephone box becomes mobile charger

Posted By Admin    on November 2nd, 2014

Disused phone boxes in London are being put to a novel use - as solar-powered charging stations for mobile phones. The first of six boxes was unveiled on Tottenham Court Road this week. The service is free to use although users will be shown adverts as they wait for their phone to ...

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Dotcom: Name was poison for NZ vote

Posted By Admin    on November 1st, 2014

Technology millionaire Kim Dotcom has apologised for his party's failure in New Zealand's general election. His Internet-Mana Party failed to win a seat, as Prime Minister John Key's National Party increased its majority. "The brand 'Kim Dotcom' was po...

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Twitter users respond to experiments

Posted By Admin    on November 1st, 2014

The social media site tests ways to make timelines "interesting or entertaining" and releases Audio Card.Font: bbc...

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Minecraft role for British Museum

Posted By Admin    on October 31st, 2014

The British Museum in London - complete with all of its exhibits - is to be recreated in the video game Minecraft. The project is part of the Museum of the Future scheme, which aims to expand the institution's appeal. Many real-life organisations have been recreated in the Mi...

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Thousands flock to anti-Facebook

Posted By Admin    on October 31st, 2014

Social media network Ello is currently receiving up to 31,000 requests an hour from people wishing to join its platform, its founder has told the BBC. It was initially designed to just be used by about 90 friends of its founder Paul Budnitz. But the bike shop owner, from the US sta...

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Google readies Android Lollipop

Posted By Admin    on October 30th, 2014

Google is to begin rolling out version 5.0 of its Android operating system, codenamed Lollipop, on Friday. The company describes the update as a "quantum leap forward", thanks to its revamped design and new features. Android already has an 84.7% share of global smartphone...

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Met Office supercomputer confirmed

Posted By Admin    on October 30th, 2014

Funding has been confirmed for a £97m supercomputer to improve the Met Office's weather forecasting and climate modelling. The facility will work 13 times faster than the current system, enabling detailed, UK-wide forecast models with a resolution of 1.5km to be run every single hour,...

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Giant sensor for Panasonic phone

Posted By Admin    on October 29th, 2014

Panasonic has unveiled a hybrid smartphone-camera, at the Photokina trade show in Cologne. More camera than phone, the Android device has a Leica lens and a 1in, 20-megapixel sensor more often found in Panasonic's dedicated cameras. The 2.5cm sensor will help the camera take ...

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Revenge porn illegal under new law

Posted By Admin    on October 29th, 2014

People who post so-called "revenge porn" pictures and videos on the internet could face two years in jail under a new law. The new Criminal Justice and Courts Bill will have an amendment dealing specifically with the practice. "We want those who fall victim to this t...

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Web attacks exploit Shellshock bug

Posted By Admin    on October 28th, 2014

A series of attacks on websites and servers using the serious Shellshock bug has been spotted. Millions of servers use software vulnerable to the bug, which lets attackers run commands on that system. So far, thousands of servers have been compromised via Shellshock and some have ...

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9 FREE Halloween Badges Pack

Posted By Admin    on October 28th, 2014

So it’ll be Halloween in a few weeks, that means some of you will be designing some brochures, flyers, web banners, or like me, an RPG party. Yep, so for this hip monster gathering, I thought I’d do up some badges for each horror character group. As we all know, the party only starts whe...

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PhotoSpin, Beautiful and Affordable Stock Photos for Designers

Posted By Admin    on October 27th, 2014

There are many stock photo websites out there but only a handful of them offer interesting subscription and pricing options for their users. One of these companies is PhotoSpin. The really interesting thing about PhotoSpin is that the company was started by designers and photographers and continues ...

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Google unveils three Nexus gadgets

Posted By Admin    on October 27th, 2014

Google has announced three new Android-powered, Nexus-branded devices, comprising a set-top box for TVs, a tablet and a smartphone. The machines are all designed to showcase the forthcoming update to its operating system, codenamed Android Lollipop. The Nexus Player marks the intro...

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Nasa shares free sounds from space

Posted By Admin    on October 25th, 2014

Historical audio from Nasa missions has been uploaded to a free sound library. More than 60 samples have been added to the agency's new dedicated Soundcloud account, but listeners are unable to leave comments underneath the files. Astronaut communications, including "Hous...

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Websites of the Week: Don?t Stop the Music

Posted By Admin    on October 25th, 2014

If you’ve been following this blog lately you would have noticed multiple posts dedicated to music. (Cliche alert) That’s because I believe that life would have no meaning if there weren’t any music. As Friedrich Nietzsche puts it, ?Without music, life would be a mistake? But serio...

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Minecraft city built in two years

Posted By Admin    on October 24th, 2014

A student from Delaware has spent two years building a virtual world he has named Titan City in the video game Minecraft. Titan City is constructed out of 4.5 million Minecraft building blocks and contains 96 buildings. Duncan Parcells says it has taken him two years to build, aver...

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UK builds child abuse image database

Posted By Admin    on October 24th, 2014

The UK is creating a national database of images of child sexual abuse seized during police raids on paedophiles and sites that trade in the content. The Child Abuse Image Database (CAID) will help UK police forces co-ordinate investigations into abuse. Huge growth in the number of...

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Students build Oculus Moon robot

Posted By Admin    on October 23rd, 2014

Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a robot which they plan to land on the Moon to act as eyes for Earth-bound space enthusiasts. The project is part of a $30m prize from Google offered to a team that can send video back from the moon. The robot has already been...

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Create Your Own Royalty-free Flat Icons with Flaticons.net

Posted By Admin    on October 23rd, 2014

We live in a flat world, well, at least it is in the virtual world. Ever since Apple began introducing the flat design, scores of designers took to the trend and ran wild with it. It may not be that hard, in fact, flat is easier to accomplish. For the most part, there are no more gradients, minimal ...

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Netflix shares plunge on slow growth

Posted By Admin    on October 22nd, 2014

US shares of Netflix, the world's largest video streaming service, plunged on Wednesday after it reported fewer subscribers than forecast. Netflix signed up 3.02m customers globally in the third quarter, compared to the 3.69m it had expected in July. News of the slow growth, m...

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Apple unveils Watch and new iPhones

Posted By Admin    on October 22nd, 2014

Apple has unveiled a smartwatch - the Apple Watch - its first new product line since the first iPad and the death of its co-founder Steve Jobs. The device runs apps, acts as a health and fitness tracker and communicates with the iPhone. While rival smartwatches already exist, expe...

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3 Awesome and Free iOS 8 GUI Kits

Posted By Admin    on October 21st, 2014

Ah yes, the iOS. It’s the foundation of our beloved iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. According to Apple, this update “comes with a collection of apps that lets you do the everyday things, and the not-so-everyday things, in ways that are intuitive, simple and fun.” Codenamed Okemo, iOS ...

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EU hosts anti-extremist tech meeting

Posted By Admin    on October 21st, 2014

A "private" dinner between tech firms and government officials from across the EU is to take place on Wednesday. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss ways to tackle online extremism, including better cooperation between the EU and key sites. Twitter, Google, Microsoft...

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Facebook apologises to drag queens

Posted By Admin    on October 20th, 2014

Facebook has apologised to transgender and drag queen users whose accounts were deleted for violating its policy on using "real names". The company now calls for people to "use the authentic name they use in real life" on their Facebook profiles. Several hundred...

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Secret app denies tracking claims

Posted By Admin    on October 18th, 2014

Whisper, an app designed for people to share secrets anonymously, denies reports that it has been tracking users by location.Font: bbc...

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30 Impressive Design Illustrations of Count Dracula

Posted By Admin    on October 18th, 2014

With Halloween just around the corner, I’ve got a few materials to deliver up until the horror-fest begins. Like a lot of designers, a blank piece of paper (or screen) is scary (no pun intended) and great ideas don’t seem to flow well on some days. Well, I’m having one of those day...

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5 Reasons Why Typography Matters In Web Design

Posted By Admin    on October 17th, 2014

Before we move into the ?why? of things, let?s first take a look at the ?what?. Now, what exactly is typography? To paraphrase Wikipedia – Typography is the method of arranging written text in a way that is appealing to read. This is also called typesetting. This art form involves being able t...

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App helps black cabs battle Uber

Posted By Admin    on October 17th, 2014

A new app is recruiting London's black cab taxi drivers with the promise that it can help them compete against Uber, Hailo and other car pick-up services. Maaxi is designed to match up to five strangers travelling in the same direction, so that they can share a ride and split the bill....

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Bionic arm restores sense of feeling

Posted By Admin    on October 16th, 2014

Advances in bionic hands have restored a sense of touch to two patients for more than a year, report US scientists. The men can now delicately pluck the stalks out of cherries. Sensors on the artificial hand are used to send signals directly to the nerves, the study, published in ...

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6 Amazingly Free Halloween Icon Sets 2014

Posted By Admin    on October 16th, 2014

I was walking around the mall the other day and I already see werewolves, vampires, toilet roll mummies and tomato ketchup drool marks on some folks. It’s mid-October and that means we’re closing down on All Saints day better known as Halloween. For kids it’s a momentous occasion w...

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Cyber-worm seeks home data stores

Posted By Admin    on October 15th, 2014

A malicious worm that can roam the net seeking data stored on insecure hardware has been created by a security researcher. The proof-of-concept worm was written to illustrate how vulnerable such data stores are to malicious attack. The worm can exploit the many bugs researcher Jac...

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Apple apologises for update bug

Posted By Admin    on October 15th, 2014

Apple has apologised after an update to its mobile operating system left some owners of its new iPhones unable to make or receive calls. Users who had installed iOS 8.0.1 on the iPhone 6 models also complained it had caused problems for the handsets' Touch ID fingerprint facility. ...

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Yahoo prodigy opts for university

Posted By Admin    on October 14th, 2014

The British teenager who sold his app for millions of pounds to Yahoo has decided to go to university in the UK rather than work full-time for the tech firm in California. Nick D'Aloisio said he would, however, still continue to work on its news app. The 18-year-old had previo...

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McCann Twitter troll found dead

Posted By Admin    on October 14th, 2014

A 63-year-old woman who was accused of targeting internet abuse at the family of Madeleine McCann has been found dead in a hotel. Brenda Leyland, from Burton Overy, Leicestershire, was accused of being one of the so-called "trolls" directing abusive messages at the McCanns. ...

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Free One-page Business Web Template [PSD]

Posted By Admin    on October 14th, 2014

Businesses come and go, and in today’s world, having a website is a must to stay competitive. But businesses can’t just have any ol’ website that’s slapped together in minutes. A real business requires a professional looking website that communicates the proper image to its t...

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Netflix to release full-length film

Posted By Admin    on October 12th, 2014

The video streaming site Netflix will release its first feature-length film next year after striking a deal with the Weinstein Company. The sequel to Ang Lee's Oscar-winning martial arts drama Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will be shown on Netflix and in Imax cinemas in August. ...

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Blackberry rethinks the keyboard

Posted By Admin    on October 12th, 2014

Blackberry has launched a distinctive handset featuring a square screen and a keyboard that offers both physical keys and touch-enabled gesture controls. It said work-focused users in particular should benefit from the Blackberry Passport's innovations. Sales of the company�...

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Skin printer and bee probe win award

Posted By Admin    on October 11th, 2014

A sun-powered cooker, a printer that 3D prints "skin", a wheelchair that lets disabled people stand upright and a bee prober are among the latest winners of the James Dyson Awards. The inventions are among those picked to represent various nations in the engineering prize. ...

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45 Hipster Fonts from Google

Posted By Admin    on October 11th, 2014

You’ll see them with their skinny jeans, thick black rimmed glasses, and side parted faux-hawk. Yep, you know them. I’m talking about hipsters. They’re all over the place – in subways, on their fixie bikes, in line at the cafe, or they might be sitting next to you right now. ...

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Uber banned across Germany by court

Posted By Admin    on October 10th, 2014

Car pick-up service Uber has been banned across Germany. A court in Frankfurt ruled that the firm lacked the necessary legal permits to operate under German law. It has emerged that the firm was told last week that it could no longer take passengers and faced a fine if it did so. ...

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Twitter sues US government on spying

Posted By Admin    on October 10th, 2014

Twitter has sued the US government over surveillance laws. Under current regulations, Twitter cannot reveal certain information about government requests for users' data relating to national security. Twitter argues that this violates the right to free speech, as defined by th...

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Sony phone streams PlayStation games

Posted By Admin    on October 9th, 2014

Sony's latest smartphones and tablets can stream PlayStation 4 video games. Owners will be able to attach the new devices to an existing PS4 controller via a special mount to play titles powered by the console's processors. Until now this "remote play" facility ...

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Yahoo prodigy faces big decision

Posted By Admin    on October 9th, 2014

The British teenager who sold his news summary app to Yahoo for millions is facing a major life choice as he weighs education and business opportunities. Nick D'Aloisio told the BBC he was currently deciding between working full-time for the California-based company or going to univers...

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Facebook sues fake like scammers

Posted By Admin    on October 8th, 2014

Facebook has vowed to "aggressively get rid of fake likes" on its network. The site said it had won more than $2bn (£1.3bn) in legal judgements against scam artists who sold fake likes to businesses. Many businesses buy likes to make their products or brands appear more ...

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Minecraft map of UK adds houses

Posted By Admin    on October 8th, 2014

A map featuring the UK made entirely of Minecraft blocks has had an upgrade. Created by Ordnance Survey (OS), the original map re-created 224,000 sq km (86,000 sq miles) of Britain using more than 22 billion blocks. The updated version uses 83 billion blocks, with each one represen...

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Fundamental flaw in Apple iCloud

Posted By Admin    on October 7th, 2014

Apple's iCloud facility, which stores iPhone and iPad users' photos and personal data, has a "fundamental security flaw", an expert has warned. The online service is under scrutiny after intimate images of celebrities were stolen and leaked. It has emerged that ...

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150+ FREE Breathtaking Nature Photographs (Hi-Res)

Posted By Admin    on October 7th, 2014

Some of us are probably stuck in the office right about now. You know the feeling, you know the smell too. It’s all too familiar. Instead of going for some NSFW (are you sure?) site, here’s something to help pick you up. Our friends over at Inspiks have prepared a cool 150+ high-resoluti...

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US allows use of drones for filming

Posted By Admin    on October 6th, 2014

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted permission to six television and movie firms, allowing them to use drones to shoot scenes. The groundbreaking ruling reverses previously tight restrictions on the commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) - also known as drone...

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Freebie: 8 Hand Gestures Sets for Your UI/UX Demos

Posted By Admin    on October 3rd, 2014

For UI and app designers, a big part of our job is to find a way to present our ideas as clearly as possible to the client. Part of this is mocking up our designs the best way we can. With touch devices so common these days, and with the recent iPhone 6 release, we’ll need an arsenal of hand g...

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eBay criticised as hacks continue

Posted By Admin    on October 3rd, 2014

Leading security researchers have called on eBay to take immediate action over dangerous listings, as the problem continues to put users at risk. The BBC has now identified more than 100 listings that had been exploited to trick customers into handing over personal data. Over the w...

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Angry Birds maker to cut 130 jobs

Posted By Admin    on October 2nd, 2014

The maker of hit mobile video game Angry Birds, Rovio, will lay off 130 staff, it announced on Thursday. The job cuts in Finland, which account for 16% of its workforce, will happen "sooner rather than later," said chief executive Mikael Hed on its website. "We have ...

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Microsoft unveils Windows 10 system

Posted By Admin    on October 2nd, 2014

Microsoft has disclosed the first details of Windows 10 - its next operating system (OS). The name is a surprise, bearing in mind it represents a jump from the last version - Windows 8. The software will run on a wide range of devices, from phones and tablets to PCs and Xbox games ...

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Motorola releases round smartwatch

Posted By Admin    on October 2nd, 2014

Google's Motorola division has begun selling its highly anticipated circular smartwatch, the Moto 360. The firm said it believed the model offered a stylish design after what it suggested had been a series of unappealing wearable tech launches by its rivals. The release of the...

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30+ Music Icons Guaranteed to Make You Sing

Posted By Admin    on October 2nd, 2014

I’m a big fan of music. Growing up, my parents had vinyls laying around the house, and my favorite instrument for the longest time was my sister’s classical guitar. As a kid growing up in the 90s, I’d imagine myself walking in the footsteps of Lennon, Cobain, Vedder, and Hendrix. S...

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Broadband voucher scheme overhauled

Posted By Admin    on October 2nd, 2014

The government is overhauling its plans for getting ultra-fast broadband to UK businesses after disappointing take-up of its current scheme. Only ?7.5m out of a pot of ?100m has so far been spent, with just 3,000 businesses taking up vouchers. Initially the government had expressed...

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Nigerian bank robbery nets millions

Posted By Admin    on October 2nd, 2014

A Nigerian IT worker is being sought by police for his alleged role in co-ordinating a ?25m ($40m) cyber-theft at a bank in Abuja where he worked. Godswill Oyegwa Uyoyou is being sought by Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). A wanted notice claims he hel...

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Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps down

Posted By Admin    on October 1st, 2014

Multi-billionaire Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps aside to focus on product engineering, as Mark Hurd and Safra Catz are named as co-chief executives.Font: bbc...

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Samsung reveals virtual reality kit

Posted By Admin    on October 1st, 2014

Samsung has unveiled a virtual reality headset and a smartphone whose screen bends around one of its sides. The new kit was revealed at the Ifa tech show in Berlin. In addition to the Gear VR and Galaxy Note Edge, the company also showed off the fourth standard version of its large...

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FBI concerned by phone encryption

Posted By Admin    on September 30th, 2014

Plans by Apple and Google to do more to protect customers' privacy have made the FBI "very concerned". Speaking to reporters, FBI boss James Comey said the plans to enable encryption by default could thwart law enforcement investigations. Lives could depend on police...

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Deadly serious new tech bug found

Posted By Admin    on September 30th, 2014

A "deadly serious" bug potentially affecting hundreds of millions of computers, servers and devices has been discovered. The flaw has been found in a software component known as Bash, which is a part of many Linux systems as well as Apple's Mac operating system. The ...

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Google worker lived a year on campus

Posted By Admin    on September 28th, 2014

An ex-Google worker has revealed how he lived at the firm's campus in Mountain View, California, for 54 weeks between 2005 and 2006, kicking off a trend. Matthew Weaver told the BBC that he had been dared to spend a year based out of a campervan parked on one of the company's lots...

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Premier League warns fans about Vines

Posted By Admin    on September 27th, 2014

The Premier League's told Newsbeat they're taking action to stop fans uploading unofficial goal Vines onto social media.Font: bbc...

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Microsoft is set to buy Minecraft

Posted By Admin    on September 27th, 2014

The video games studio behind Minecraft is in talks to be taken over by Microsoft, according to reports. It has been suggested that Mojang might sell for more than $2bn (?1.2bn). In June, the Swedish studio said it had sold about 54 million copies of its hit world-building game. Si...

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Twitch malware spends users money

Posted By Admin    on September 26th, 2014

Malicious software spread via chat forums on the video games streaming site Twitch can spend users' money without authorisation, it has emerged. The Finnish security firm F-Secure said clicking on the malware links also enabled infiltrators to wipe accounts on the gaming shop, Steam. ...

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eBay attack puts its buyers at risk

Posted By Admin    on September 26th, 2014

EBay has been compromised so that people who clicked on some of its links were automatically diverted to a site designed to steal their credentials. The spoof site had been set up to look like the online marketplace's welcome page. The US firm was alerted to the hack on Wednes...

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Tech firms want digital ministers

Posted By Admin    on September 25th, 2014

An influential group of major technology firms is calling on the UK to appoint "digital ministers" in every government department. TechUK - which represents more than 850 companies - also demanded rules to allow more skilled technology workers into the country. "You&...

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US military contractors hit by hacks

Posted By Admin    on September 25th, 2014

Hackers associated with the Chinese government broke into the computers of airlines and military contractors over 20 times in a single year, according to the US Senate. The attacks were allegedly targeted at systems that move troops and equipment. They included breaking in to compu...

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Stolen nudes prompt changes at 4Chan

Posted By Admin    on September 24th, 2014

The website where leaked celebrity nudes first surfaced has moved to comply with US laws on stolen content. Many of the images were initially shared on the /b/ discussion board of 4Chan which has been notorious for ignoring copyright laws. 4Chan has now said it will enact a Digital...

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Google buys hi-tech spoon firm

Posted By Admin    on September 24th, 2014

Google has bought a biotech company that has developed a spoon designed to make life easier for people with diseases such as Parkinson's. It is part of its ambitious foray into health technology, spurred in part by the personal interest of co-founder Sergey Brin. Last year, Go...

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Apple releases U2 album removal tool

Posted By Admin    on September 23rd, 2014

Apple has released a tool to remove U2's new album from its customers' iTunes accounts six days after giving away the music for free. Some users had complained about the fact that Songs of Innocence had automatically been downloaded to their devices without their permission. ...

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Bitcoin trader enters guilty plea

Posted By Admin    on September 23rd, 2014

The operator of an exchange for the virtual currency Bitcoin has pleaded guilty to running an unlicensed money transmitting business. Charlie Shrem from BitInstant.com admitted the charges in a New York federal court hearing. Another Bitcoin trader, Robert Faiella, also pleaded gui...

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Huge List of Free iPhone 6 Mockup Design Templates (PSD, AI, Wireframes)

Posted By Admin    on September 22nd, 2014

In the usual Apple fashion, the latest iPhone releases rocked the world less than a week ago. What does that mean for us as designers? Well for one, it’s time to refresh our mocks and enhance our portfolios with the new, bigger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Below, we’ve hand-picked a list ...

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Microsoft buys Minecraft for $2.5bn

Posted By Admin    on September 22nd, 2014

Microsoft has bought Mojang, the Swedish firm behind the popular video game Minecraft, for $2.5bn (?1.5bn). The title, which has sold over 54 million copies, allows players to build structures with retro Lego-style blocks, as well as explore a large map and battle others. The deal...

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Kickstarter: The Art of Sandwiches x CLD Giveaway

Posted By Admin    on September 21st, 2014

There are only a few things in life that can get me going and that’s food, and art. Combine them together and I’m all smiles. For Gabrielle and Jeremy, two graphic designers from Sydney, Australia, their love of food and art resulted in a Kickstarter project tastily titled “The Art...

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Intel chip has tiniest transistors

Posted By Admin    on September 21st, 2014

Intel has launched a generation of processors with the smallest transistors ever featured in a commercial product. The Core M chip is the first in the family of Intel's next-generation Broadwell processors. Intel had initially aimed to start delivering them to computer makers ...

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Firms hold net neutrality protest

Posted By Admin    on September 20th, 2014

Twitter, Netflix and Reddit will take part in an "internet slowdown" protest in favour of net neutrality on Wednesday. They are among dozens of firms worried that proposed new regulations will mean extra charges for fast internet access. The US Federal Communications Comm...

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Google, Apple to encrypt by default

Posted By Admin    on September 20th, 2014

Google has announced that its next mobile operating system, Android L, will encrypt users' data by default. The measure will make it more difficult for private information to be hacked or handed to law enforcement agencies. On Thursday, Apple said that devices running its new...

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PlayStation and Xbox hit by attacks

Posted By Admin    on September 19th, 2014

Sony's PlayStation Network was forced offline for much of Sunday by a cyber-attack in what appears to be a campaign against several online gaming services. Microsoft's XBox Live, Blizzard's Battle.net, and Grinding Gear Games are among others to have reported being disrupted ...

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Twitter starts testing buy button

Posted By Admin    on September 19th, 2014

Micro-blogging service Twitter will soon start testing a "buy" button as it seeks to generate more cash from users. The button will sit inside a tweet and allow people to click to buy an item directly from that message. Tests with a "small percentage of US users"...

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DealFuel ? Great Design Deals And Awesome Freebies

Posted By Admin    on September 17th, 2014

Advertise here with BSAGraphic and web design deals websites are really hot right now and have been ever since they first appeared. A daily deals website is a website where you can find...Font: webdesign.org...

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Fappening creator on Reddit shutdown

Posted By Admin    on September 17th, 2014

The man behind the subreddit which showed the leaked nude celebrity photos says he is surprised Reddit closed the thread down.Font: bbc...

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Phones 4U shops closing for business

Posted By Admin    on September 16th, 2014

Retailer Phones 4U has gone into administration putting 5,596 jobs at risk. The chain, which is owned by private equity firm BC Partners, said its 550 stores would all be closed on Monday. Phones 4U blamed the move on mobile network EE's decision not to renew its contract, w...

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Yahoo threatened by US government

Posted By Admin    on September 16th, 2014

Yahoo said the US government threatened to fine it $250,000 a day if the search giant failed to hand over user data. According to court documents, the National Security Agency (NSA) had demanded that Yahoo comply with new surveillance rules, something the company said was unconstitutional. ...

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Instagram unveils new time-lapse app

Posted By Admin    on September 15th, 2014

Photo-sharing service Instagram launches a new time-lapse photography app called Hyperlapse.Font: bbc...

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Largest ever SD memory card

Posted By Admin    on September 14th, 2014

Memory specialist SanDisk has created an SD card with 512 gigabytes (512GB) of storage space - the highest capacity ever released. The card, which is the size of a postage stamp, will go on sale for $800 (?490). The launch comes a decade after the firm released a 512-megabyte (MB) ...

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Google mulls right to be forgotten

Posted By Admin    on September 13th, 2014

Google is holding seven public meetings across Europe to debate issues raised by the "right to be forgotten" ruling. The ruling by the European Court of Justice lets people ask Google to remove some types of information about them from its search index. Google opposes the...

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Software smoothes shaky video clips

Posted By Admin    on September 13th, 2014

Help is at hand for anyone who has shot a shaky video while cycling, climbing, kayaking or engaging in any other high-speed sport. Microsoft researchers have found a way to stabilise films and speed them up to make them more watchable. To fix the images, the software analyses foot...

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Star Trek X Prize finalists named

Posted By Admin    on September 12th, 2014

Ten finalists have been chosen in a $10m (?6m) competition to develop a real-life "tricorder" - the medical scanner used in the Star Trek series. The Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize, launched last year, challenges anyone to develop a wireless device capable of detecting a range of dise...

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Social network cannot stop IS posts

Posted By Admin    on September 11th, 2014

The team behind a social network being used by Islamic State (IS) militants has admitted it cannot prevent the spread of extremist material. Diaspora is a decentralised network with data stored on many private servers which cannot be controlled by any single administrator. IS is be...

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Samsung phones to get Nokia maps

Posted By Admin    on September 11th, 2014

Nokia's mapping service will soon be appearing on Samsung smartphones. A deal between the two will see a test or beta version of an Android app for Nokia's Here maps included free on handsets and the Gear S smartwatch. The move is widely seen as a way to help Samsung dist...

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iPhones were most stolen handsets

Posted By Admin    on September 10th, 2014

Apple's latest iPhone models were the smartphones most likely to be stolen in England and Wales between August 2012 and January 2014, figures suggest. A Mobile Phone Theft Ratio compiled by the Home Office indicates the iPhone 5, 5C, 5S and 4S were most targeted, followed by the Blackb...

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Apple hires watch guru before launch

Posted By Admin    on September 10th, 2014

Marc Newson has become the latest world-renowned designer to join Apple, it has been announced. Mr Newson, who has designed watches in the past, has worked on designs with Apple recently, prompting further speculation the company is planning to move into new product areas. He is cl...

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Fashionable smartwatches announced

Posted By Admin    on September 9th, 2014

South Korean tech firms LG and Samsung have announced more smartwatches, ahead of a widely anticipated entry to the sector from Apple. The devices, from LG and Samsung, suggest renewed attempts to create a smartwatch that is perhaps more fashionable than previous efforts. Samsung&#...

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5 Silly Web Hosting Features

Posted By Admin    on September 8th, 2014

Hosting companies are up against tough ? and plentiful ? competition, so it makes sense that they do what they can to ?stand out from the crowd.? There are consistently free trials, talk of enhanced hardware and inclusions, and plenty of brag-worthy claims about their included features ? and, while ...

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Apple to tighten iCloud security

Posted By Admin    on September 6th, 2014

Apple is to bolster iCloud security after intimate pictures of celebrities were stolen and published online, chief executive Tim Cook has said. Alerts sent to users will now include one when data is restored to a new device, Mr Cook told the Wall Street Journal. iCloud accounts may...

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Gamers take a stand against misogyny

Posted By Admin    on September 6th, 2014

More than 2,000 people have signed an open letter calling for an end to discrimination in the gaming industry. It came in response to death threats made against the feminist reviewer Anita Sarkeesian after she released the latest in a series of videos on misogyny in gaming. She sai...

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Google discourages old browser use

Posted By Admin    on September 5th, 2014

Google has started showing old versions of its search page to people using out-of-date versions of some web browsers. At the weekend, many people reported in a Google forum they were seeing 2013 versions of the Google and image search homepages when using older browsers. The proble...

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DealFuel ? Great Design Deals And Awesome Freebies

Posted By Admin    on September 5th, 2014

Graphic and web design deals websites are really hot right now and have been ever since they first appeared. A daily deals website is a website where you can find amazing discounts on many digital products you use as a designer every day. Generally the discounts are very big, between 50 and 90%. Usi...

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DealFuel ? Great Design Deals And Awesome Freebies

Posted By Admin    on September 4th, 2014

Graphic and web design deals websites are really hot right now and have been ever since they first appeared. A daily deals website is a website where you can find amazing discounts on many digital products you use as a designer every day. Generally the discounts are very big, between 50 and 90%. Usi...

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Pupils begin tough new curriculum

Posted By Admin    on September 4th, 2014

Millions of children in England will begin a "tough" new national curriculum when they return to school this week. Five-year-olds will learn fractions and computer coding, while those in early secondary school will have to study at least two Shakespeare plays. The curricu...

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Google removes 12 BBC News links

Posted By Admin    on September 3rd, 2014

Google has removed a total of 12 BBC News stories from some search results since controversial EU "right to be forgotten" laws came into force in May. The stories range from coverage of a court case on bomb-making in Northern Ireland 13 years ago to a dispute over a lost dog. ...

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GCHQ protest over surveillance case

Posted By Admin    on September 3rd, 2014

The first of three days of protest by online activists is due to take place at the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). Hundreds are expected to arrive for the demonstration in Cheltenham, organised by the We Are Anonymous group. They are supporting a legal challenge ...

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FBI probes Cloud celebrity leaks

Posted By Admin    on September 2nd, 2014

The FBI is looking into allegations that intimate pictures of celebrities have been stolen and posted online. About 20 personalities, including the US actress Jennifer Lawrence, have had images of themselves leaked over the Internet. It is understood some of the images were obtain...

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7 Innovative & Effective Features That Will Make Your E-Commerce Store Stand out

Posted By Admin    on September 2nd, 2014

Everyone is shopping online these days. From kids? games to apparels and from laptops to mobile phones, people are shopping for most products online. Online shopping is being seen as one of the easiest and most convenient ways to shop for products, with shoppers choosing to shop online rather than m...

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MSN Messenger to end after 15 years

Posted By Admin    on September 1st, 2014

Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger will be switched off in China in October, marking a final end to the 15-year-old service. Originally known as MSN Messenger, it was launched in 1999 but was switched off for most users in 2013, after Microsoft bought rival Skype. Users in Chi...

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NSA and GCHQ agents leak Tor bugs

Posted By Admin    on September 1st, 2014

Some US and UK cyberspies are deliberately undermining their workmates' "dark web" surveillance efforts, according to the leading developer of software used to access hidden parts of the internet. The Tor Project's executive director has alleged members of the NSA and GC...

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Researchers hack into Gmail app

Posted By Admin    on August 30th, 2014

US researchers say they have been able to hack into Gmail accounts with a 92% success rate by exploiting a weakness in smartphone memory. The researchers were able to gain access to a number of apps, including Gmail, by disguising malicious software as another downloaded app. Gmail...

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Google trials drone deliveries

Posted By Admin    on August 30th, 2014

Google has built and tested autonomous aerial vehicles, which it believes could be used for goods deliveries. The project is being developed at Google X, the company's clandestine tech research arm, which is also responsible for its self-driving car. Project Wing has been ru...

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Intel builds smallest 3G modem

Posted By Admin    on August 29th, 2014

Intel has unveiled a 3G modem not much bigger than a UK penny or US one-cent coin, with the aim of embedding it in connected devices around the home. The company says the XMM 6255, with an area of about 300 sq mm, is the world's smallest modem. The standalone chip could be use...

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Police seize video gamer live on cam

Posted By Admin    on August 29th, 2014

A video gamer's office near Denver, US, was dramatically raided by armed police - and the incident was broadcast live online. Jordan Mathewson, known as Kootra online, was playing popular title Counter-Strike when several officers entered the room and arrested him. According t...

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Robotic brain learns from internet

Posted By Admin    on August 28th, 2014

A super-intelligent robotic "brain" that can learn new skills by browsing millions of web pages has been developed by US researchers. Robo Brain is designed to acquire a vast range of skills and knowledge from publicly available information sources such as YouTube. The in...

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Landmark court cases deleted from net

Posted By Admin    on August 28th, 2014

Records of landmark US civil rights cases presided over by one of the country's most senior judges have been removed from the internet. The state-run Public Access to Court Electronic Records (Pacer) service deleted numerous court documents deemed incompatible with a software upgrade. ...

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Sony PlayStation hit by cyber-attack

Posted By Admin    on August 27th, 2014

Sony's PlayStation network has been shut down after cyber-attackers overloaded it in what's known as a distributed denial of service attack. In a blog post Sony said that no personal information had been accessed. On Sunday an American Airlines flight carrying a senior S...

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Former Microsoft boss leaves firm

Posted By Admin    on August 27th, 2014

Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has said he is stepping down from the board with immediate effect. In a public letter, Mr Ballmer said he had become "very busy" since he quit the top job and that it would be "impractical to continue". His decision...

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Man jailed for filming in cinema

Posted By Admin    on August 27th, 2014

A man has been jailed for 33 months after recording Fast And Furious 6 from the back of a cinema in Walsall. A judge in Wolverhampton ruled that Philip Danks, 25, uploaded the movie, which was downloaded 700,000 times. The Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact) claimed this mean...

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Amazon buys game site Twitch

Posted By Admin    on August 26th, 2014

In a surprise move, Amazon has bought video-game streaming service Twitch for $970m (?585m). Earlier in the year, Google's YouTube had been reported to be in late-stage acquisition talks for a similar amount. Founded in 2011, Twitch - formerly known as Twitch.tv - allows users...

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LG to sell the first 4K OLED TV

Posted By Admin    on August 26th, 2014

LG has announced plans to sell televisions that incorporate both 4K ultra-high definition resolutions and OLED panels. The firm said a curved 65in (165cm) set would go on sale in Europe, South Korea and North America in September. It calls the move a "first" since other f...

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Sony PlayStation hit by cyberattack

Posted By Admin    on August 25th, 2014

Sony's PlayStation network has been shut down after cyberattackers overloaded it in what's known as a distributed denial of service attack. In a blog post Sony said that no personal information had been accessed. On Sunday an American Airlines flight carrying a senior So...

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Robot swarm shuffles into formation

Posted By Admin    on August 25th, 2014

Engineers create the world's largest robot swarm, with over 1,000 tiny robots that act independently but work together to build two-dimensional shapes.Font: bbc...

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Police breach social media rules

Posted By Admin    on August 24th, 2014

Hundreds of police officers have been investigated for breaching social media guidelines, research has revealed. Freedom of Information requests by the Press Association found officers made racist comments online and asked crime victims to become Facebook friends. Of 828 cases in E...

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EE top in UK mobile performance

Posted By Admin    on August 24th, 2014

EE has again been ranked top overall in research comparing the performance of the UK's four mobile networks, with Vodafone coming last. Research firm RootMetrics tested UK networks for the speed and reliability of their voice, data and text services in the first half of 2014. ...

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Data jams as net hardware bug bites

Posted By Admin    on August 23rd, 2014

Browsing speeds could slow over the next week as old hardware is upgraded to handle the net's growth, says networking giant Cisco. Some older kit has hit an upper memory limit in the number of routes it can use to despatch data around the world. In the last few days the number...

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UKs most generous town revealed

Posted By Admin    on August 23rd, 2014

Bedford has been crowned the UK's most generous town, according to data gathered by donation site JustGiving. In the year to May 2014, 41,631 people with a Bedford postcode gave a total of ?1,145,967 to appeals on the site. JustGiving compiled its list based on the number of g...

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HTC unveils cheaper Windows M8 phone

Posted By Admin    on August 22nd, 2014

The handset maker HTC has unveiled a new smartphone that runs a Windows Phone operating system. The modified One M8 is being sold at roughly half the price of the same handset running Google's Android. This is the first time the struggling manufacturer has released a Windows s...

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Vodafone worst for rural calls

Posted By Admin    on August 22nd, 2014

Vodafone has the worst quality of calls for mobile phone customers in rural areas, according to research by Ofcom. The regulator looked at data from EE, O2, Three, and Vodafone on the performance of their networks. EE had the best service across the whole of the UK, with O2 leadin...

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Robot butlers dismissed as gimmick

Posted By Admin    on August 20th, 2014

A US hotel chain has been criticised over its plans to introduce robot butlers to its workforce. Starwood is currently trying out the machines with a view to using the butlers in 100 hotels across the world. The butler is able to bring guests items such as towels and toothbrushes, ...

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Samsung reveals metal-framed phone

Posted By Admin    on August 20th, 2014

Samsung has announced a new smartphone with a metal frame that is smaller and thinner than its flagship model. The South Korean company describes the Galaxy Alpha as representing a "new design approach". The firm has previously been criticised for the plastic feel of its ...

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Webydo: First Impressions of a Code-Free Web Design Platform

Posted By Admin    on August 19th, 2014

I’ve spent nearly a decade in the web design industry, and come to find that learning from the experiences of fellow professionals is an indispensable aide to enhancing my own skills. For exactly this reason I’d like to share my own experiences as it relates to the new wave of code-free ...

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Michael J Fox charity turns to tech

Posted By Admin    on August 19th, 2014

The Michael J Fox Foundation is attempting to use wearable sensors to monitor the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. The charity has teamed up with Intel to equip patients with smartwatches made by the tech firm's Basis division. The organisations carried out tests earlier ...

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Tesco tablets have data reset flaw

Posted By Admin    on August 15th, 2014

Hiding data by using a factory reset option does little to delete potentially sensitive information, suggest researchers. Three separate investigations of Android's data deleting systems found it was possible to recover information. In some cases, a reset just removed the lis...

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Benefits of ERP for Design Companies

Posted By Admin    on August 15th, 2014

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) has its roots in the traditional manufacturing sector. Gartner Group first coined the term in 1990 to provide a more general term for the specific manufacturing processes of manufacturing resource planning and computer-integrated manufacturing. Today ERP extends fa...

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Sony reveals PlayStation TV launch

Posted By Admin    on August 14th, 2014

Sony has revealed autumn launch dates for its PlayStation TV in the US, UK, and Europe. Available in Japan since last year, the micro-console is the firm's efforts to take on other streaming television consoles like AppleTV and Roku. Unlike those, Sony's offering will all...

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Reversible USB cable design finished

Posted By Admin    on August 14th, 2014

The design for the new reversible USB interface - the standardised connection for data transfers between electronic devices - has been finished. It means users will no longer have to worry which way round the part is facing when plugging it into a device. The new USB Type-C is sma...

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Complaint site aids angry customers

Posted By Admin    on August 13th, 2014

People angry with companies and governments can now share their pain via a crowd-sourced complaints site. Created by notorious tech entrepreneur John McAfee, the Brownlist aims to find solutions for people treated badly by organisations. Mr McAfee said the site was a way to channel...

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Xbox gets Tomb Raider as exclusive

Posted By Admin    on August 13th, 2014

Microsoft has announced that the next flagship game in its Tomb Raider series is to be an Xbox "exclusive". The previous title had also been released for Sony's PlayStation platform in addition to a version for PCs and Macs. The title's developer, Crystal Dynami...

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VIDEO: After hours robots to explore Tate

Posted By Admin    on August 12th, 2014

Robots are set to roam the halls of London's Tate Britain Museum, as part of a unique project aimed at allowing art lovers to explore the building after hours.Font: bbc...

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UK satellites view of Planet Earth

Posted By Admin    on August 12th, 2014

Out of the darkness comes a stunning swathe of blue. This video of Planet Earth was acquired by TechDemoSat-1 (TDS-1) just moments after being released by its launch rocket high above the Pacific. It is thought to be the first such movie ever captured by a wholly British-built spac...

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All USB devices critically flawed

Posted By Admin    on August 9th, 2014

Cyber-security experts have dramatically called into question the safety and security of using USB to connect devices to computers. Berlin-based researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell demonstrated how any USB device could be used to infect a computer without the user's knowledge. ...

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Sketchy app sparks racism row

Posted By Admin    on August 9th, 2014

The BBC does not pay its staff a hardship allowance to live in New York City - but maybe it should. That's at least according to a new app, SketchFactor, which launched on Friday. The app uses crowd-sourced data from users to pinpoint "sketchy" areas as well as to p...

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Pokemon-playing fish makes a splash

Posted By Admin    on August 8th, 2014

A live feed of a fish called Grayson playing vintage Nintendo game Pokemon from his tank in a US college dorm room has had more than one million views. Grayson's movements dictate the actions of his on-screen Pokemon Red character. The Betta fish has been playing for more than 135 hour...

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USB devices can secretly infect PC

Posted By Admin    on August 8th, 2014

USB devices can be used to infect a computer without the user's knowledge, according to security researchers. Berlin-based cyber-security experts Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell demonstrated how malicious code on hardware connected via USB could "hijack" a PC, and gather private ...

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One million on superfast broadband

Posted By Admin    on August 8th, 2014

More than a million people in the UK now have so-called superfast broadband speeds, according to the government. It said it remained "firmly on track" to roll out high-speed internet to 95% of UK homes and businesses by 2017. The government also said its rural programm...

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Tech activity overtakes sleeping

Posted By Admin    on August 7th, 2014

Britons spend more time using technology devices than they do sleeping, research suggests. Communications regulator Ofcom said UK adults spend an average of eight hours and 41 minutes a day on media devices, compared with the average night's sleep of eight hours and 21 minutes. ...

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Ransomware victims given free fix

Posted By Admin    on August 6th, 2014

All 500,000 victims of Cryptolocker can now recover files encrypted by the malware without paying a ransom. The malicious program encrypted files on Windows computers and demanded a substantial fee before handing over the key to the scrambled files. Thanks to security experts, an o...

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Russia gang in largest data breach

Posted By Admin    on August 6th, 2014

A Russian group has hacked 1.2 billion usernames and passwords belonging to more than 500 million email addresses, according to Hold Security - a US firm specialising in discovering breaches. Hold Security described the hack as the "largest data breach known to date". It ...

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Dell develops mood-reading tech

Posted By Admin    on August 5th, 2014

The head of Dell's new research and development division has said the company could release a mood-reading application as soon as 2017. Jai Menon told the BBC that Dell Research was working on software for existing brain activity headsets that would accurately identify a wearer's ...

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GCHQ unveils cyber spy degrees

Posted By Admin    on August 4th, 2014

Intelligence agency GCHQ has accredited six UK universities to teach specialist master's degree courses to future internet security experts. The degrees form part of the UK's cyber security strategy published in 2011. The strategy recognised that education was key to impr...

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Wearables tracked with Raspberry Pi

Posted By Admin    on August 2nd, 2014

People who use wearable gadgets to monitor their health or activity can be tracked with only $70 (£40) of hardware, research suggests. The work, carried out by security firm Symantec, used a Raspberry Pi computer to grab data broadcast by the gadgets. The snooping Pi was taken to ...

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Israeli Iron Dome firms hacked

Posted By Admin    on August 1st, 2014

The BBC has seen evidence that appears to confirm hackers stole several secret military documents from two government-owned Israeli companies that developed the Iron Dome missile defence system. The breaches were first publicised by security blogger Brian Krebs on Monday. The compa...

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Tor attack may have unmasked users

Posted By Admin    on July 31st, 2014

Developers of software used to access Tor - an otherwise hard-to-reach part of the internet - have disclosed that an attack on the network may have unmasked users for five months. The Tor Project said that it believed the assault was designed to de-anonymise the net addresses of people oper...

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UK to allow driverless cars on roads

Posted By Admin    on July 30th, 2014

The UK government is to outline measures to permit driverless cars to use public roads by next year. Currently, autonomous vehicles are only allowed on private roads. The Department for Transport had previously pledged to allow self-driving cars to be trialled on public roads by th...

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Police placing ads on piracy sites

Posted By Admin    on July 29th, 2014

The City of London police has started placing banner advertisements on websites believed to be offering pirated content illegally. The messages, which will appear instead of paid-for ads, will ask users to close their web browsers. The move comes as part of a continuing effort to s...

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Wikipedia blocks US Congress edits

Posted By Admin    on July 26th, 2014

Wikipedia administrators have imposed a ban on page edits from computers at the US House of Representatives, following "persistent disruptive editing". The 10-day block comes after anonymous changes were made to entries on politicians and businesses, as well as events like the Ken...

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Google quizzed over deleted links

Posted By Admin    on July 25th, 2014

Google has met data regulators from across the European Union to discuss the implications of the recent "right to be forgotten" ruling. An EU court ruled in May that links to "irrelevant" and outdated data should be erased from searches on request, leading to censorship ...

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ThemeFuse Giveaway: 3 Free Themes To Win!

Posted By Admin    on July 24th, 2014

ThemeFuse?s crack group of theme creators wants you to start your day hearing about this exciting new offer: the potential to win one of three premium WordPress themes. The three winners will get vouchers that will allow them to download and own whichever ThemeFuse WordPress theme they desire. WordP...

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Google to face Europe data watchdogs

Posted By Admin    on July 24th, 2014

Google is to meet data regulators from across the European Union to discuss the implications of the recent "right to be forgotten" ruling. An EU court ruled in May that links to "irrelevant" and outdated data should be erased from searches on request, leading to censorsh...

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Electronic Arts earnings surge 51%

Posted By Admin    on July 23rd, 2014

US video game publisher Electronic Arts (EA) has reported a 51% jump in profit for the April-to-June quarter, boosted by strong sales of titles like Titanfall and FIFA 2014. Net profit rose to $335m (£196m) for the period, up from $222m a year ago, EA has also benefitted from th...

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Sending The Right Message ? Designing The Look Of Your Website

Posted By Admin    on July 22nd, 2014

Achieving the correct balance of visual design and useful content is possibly one of the most difficult elements in the design process. A website must look fantastic if it is to quickly appeal to new readers, while at the same time the design should not obscure the content, which is ultimately what ...

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Chinese team wins $5m gaming prize

Posted By Admin    on July 22nd, 2014

Chinese team NewBee has taken home $5m in prize money after winning the world's most lucrative gaming contest. The International pits the best players of a game called Dota2, created by developer Valve, against each other. NewBee defeated rival Chinese team Vici Gaming to wi...

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Chinas Huawei sees sales jump 19%

Posted By Admin    on July 21st, 2014

Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei has reported a 19% jump in sales to 135.8bn yuan ($21.9bn; £12.8bn) for the first six months of the year. It said it expects to make an operating profit margin of 18.3% for the period. Huawei has traditionally concentrated on making telecom...

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UK anti-piracy action set to begin

Posted By Admin    on July 19th, 2014

People in the UK who persistently pirate music and movies will soon start getting emails warning them that their actions are illegal. The warnings are part of a larger scheme that aims to educate people about copyright and legal ways to enjoy digital content. Starting next year, up...

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Online child abuse reports surge

Posted By Admin    on July 18th, 2014

There has been a dramatic rise in reports of child abuse images posted to commonly used parts of the internet, according to a US watchdog. They include photos posted to publicly-accessible parts of social networks. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a r...

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Blogger fined for restaurant review

Posted By Admin    on July 17th, 2014

A French judge has ruled against a blogger because her scathing restaurant review was too prominent in Google search results. The judge ordered that the post's title be amended and told the blogger Caroline Doudet to pay damages. Ms Doudet said the decision made it a crime to ...

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10 awesome features in PrestaShop 1.6

Posted By Admin    on July 17th, 2014

Nowadys eCommerce has become huge and it?s replacing more and more traditional commerce. Ten, fifteen years ago doing commerce on the World Wide Web was restricted to the big players, Amazon and eBay and the really expensive scripts that were powering their websites. Making an eCommerce platform bac...

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10 Free Infographic Design Kits

Posted By Admin    on July 16th, 2014

When they first appeared infographics were a graphical revolution. I remember I used to think about how much work must be behind the design of an infographic. And it was. Now, with the development of design kits, such as UI kits, wireframes and frameworks, designing an infographic has became easier....

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Russian hacker group attacks CNET

Posted By Admin    on July 15th, 2014

A Russian hacker group has attacked technology news website CNET and stolen usernames, encrypted passwords and emails for more than one million users. CNET said a representative from the group - which calls itself 'w0rm' - informed it about the hack via a Twitter conversation. ...

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Redesign for Raspberry Pi computer

Posted By Admin    on July 14th, 2014

A new version of the Raspberry Pi barebones computer has been released. Called the B+, the updated version uses less power than its predecessors and will cost about $35 (£20). The B+ can also power more peripherals without the need for a dedicated power source and has more connect...

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Moshi Monsters boss stepping down

Posted By Admin    on July 12th, 2014

The boss of Mind Candy, the company known for children's social network Moshi Monsters, is to step down. Michael Acton Smith, who has run the business for 10 years, said he wanted to focus on a "more creative role" rather than the day-to-day running of the firm. Divi...

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Emergency data laws to be rushed in

Posted By Admin    on July 11th, 2014

Emergency powers to ensure police and security services can continue to access phone and internet records are being rushed through Parliament. Prime Minister David Cameron has secured the backing of all three main parties for the highly unusual move. He said urgent action was neede...

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Google Glass controlled by brainwave

Posted By Admin    on July 10th, 2014

Google Glass has been hacked so that it can be controlled by brainwaves. By combining the smart glasses with an electroencephalography (EEG) headset, the software makes it possible to take a picture without moving a muscle. London-based start-up This Place said the tech could be ut...

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Experts hack smart LED light bulbs

Posted By Admin    on July 9th, 2014

Security experts have demonstrated how easy it is to hack network-enabled LED light bulbs. Context Security released details about how it was able to hack into the wi-fi network of one brand of network-enabled bulb, and control the lights remotely. The LIFX light bulb, which is ava...

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UK airports give charged gadget advice

Posted By Admin    on July 8th, 2014

Heathrow and Manchester airports have told passengers to ensure all electronic devices carried as hand baggage are charged before travel if they are flying to the US. The move follows a request from the US that "certain overseas airports" implement enhanced security measures. ...

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US airport checks target electronics

Posted By Admin    on July 7th, 2014

American officials have ordered some overseas airports with direct flights to the US to intensify screening of electronic devices. Transport officials said in a statement passengers could be asked to switch on devices, and equipment that does not power up would not be allowed on board. ...

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Russia backs law on web data storage

Posted By Admin    on July 5th, 2014

Russia's lower house of parliament has passed a law requiring internet companies to store Russian citizens' personal data inside the country. The Kremlin says the move is for data protection but critics fear it is aimed at muzzling social networks like Twitter and Facebook. ...

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Google criticised for BBC takedown

Posted By Admin    on July 4th, 2014

Google's decision to remove a BBC article from some of its search results was "not a good judgement", a European Commission spokesman has said. A link to an article by Robert Peston was taken down under the European court's "right to be forgotten" ruling. ...

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Facebook buys video ad tech start-up

Posted By Admin    on July 3rd, 2014

Facebook has acquired LiveRail - a tech start-up that helps companies place more relevant ads in the videos that appear on their websites and apps. LiveRail also provides a real-time bidding platform for marketers looking to place ads on online videos. The firms did not reveal the ...

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Defensive Web Design, What You Need to Know

Posted By Admin    on July 3rd, 2014

Design plays a vital role in deciding the success or failure of a website. Irrespective of the amount of functionality you’ve incorporated into your site, failure to design the site appropriately can keep you empty handed when it comes to gathering maximum clients. Hence, it is always better t...

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Facebook faces UK probe over study

Posted By Admin    on July 2nd, 2014

A UK regulator is investigating whether Facebook broke data protection laws when it conducted a psychological study on users without their consent. The test saw Facebook "manipulate" the news feeds of nearly 700,000 users to control which emotional expressions they were exposed t...

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Robots might roam UK test zones

Posted By Admin    on July 1st, 2014

Robots could soon be roaming over decommissioned nuclear sites and abandoned coal mines in the UK to test their ability to work autonomously. The proposal to create the test sites is one strand of a broad plan that seeks to co-ordinate UK robot research. Drafted by the Technology S...

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Facebook attacked for emotion study

Posted By Admin    on June 30th, 2014

Facebook is facing criticism after it emerged it had conducted a psychology experiment on nearly 700,000 users without their knowledge. The test saw Facebook "manipulate" news feeds to control which emotional expressions the users were exposed to. The research was done in...

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BT apologises for broadband outage

Posted By Admin    on June 29th, 2014

BT has apologised after "many" users in the UK experienced problems recently connecting to the internet, but says the issue has now been resolved. Users complained they were unable to connect to some websites - including social media, banking and shopping sites - as a result of th...

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Facebook fights US court over data

Posted By Admin    on June 28th, 2014

Facebook is fighting a US court order in which it was forced to hand over data belonging to almost 400 people involved in a benefit fraud trial. The social media site said the request was "by far the largest" it had ever received from a government body. Photographs, priv...

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Amazon bullying UK publishers

Posted By Admin    on June 27th, 2014

Amazon is facing a battle with UK publishers as it seeks to secure more advantageous terms in its latest round of contract negotiations. The web giant wants the right to print books itself if publishers fail to provide adequate stock, and wants publishers to match any pricing deals it offer...

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Android Wear watches go on sale

Posted By Admin    on June 26th, 2014

Google has announced the first smartwatches powered by its Android Wear operating system are now available for pre-order. The LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live - both featuring rectangular screens - mark an attempt to standardise the way Android wearable devices function. Google sai...

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European bank hit by cyber-thefts

Posted By Admin    on June 25th, 2014

A security firm has reported uncovering evidence of cyber-thieves robbing more than 190 customers of a European bank. Kaspersky Lab said it had detected a computer server in January being used to co-ordinate an attack that appeared to have snatched more than 500,000 euros ($700,000; £400,0...

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Googles Nest unveils kit tie-ups

Posted By Admin    on June 24th, 2014

Google's Nest division is to allow its "smart" thermostats and smoke alarms to communicate with third party products. Initial tie-ups include letting Mercedes cars and Jawbone Up wristbands turn the heating on, and allowing Lifx's wi-fi connected light bulbs to flash red...

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Plan to tackle phone blackspots

Posted By Admin    on June 21st, 2014

Mobile phone operators could be made to share their networks in rural areas of the UK where signals are weak under plans being considered by ministers. Some parts of rural Britain have just one or two of the main mobile phone networks available, or none at all, leaving some people without...

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Android and Windows add kill switch

Posted By Admin    on June 20th, 2014

Google and Microsoft will add a "kill-switch" feature to their Android and Windows phone operating systems. The feature is a method of making a handset completely useless if it is stolen, rendering a theft pointless. Authorities have been urging tech firms to take steps t...

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Paedophiles flocking to dark net

Posted By Admin    on June 19th, 2014

Tens of thousands of paedophiles are using the so-called dark net to trade images of sexual abuse, an investigation by BBC News indicates. One site receives as many as 500 page views per second, its founder says. Figures from another site suggest Brits are heavily involved in produ...

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Facebook app requires photo replies

Posted By Admin    on June 18th, 2014

Facebook has launched a photo-messaging app one week after accidentally releasing it on Apple's app store. Known as Slingshot, the app's features include sharing photos and videos with friends and sending "reaction shots". It uses an unlocking mechanism, whereby...

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Eco Style in Web Design from A to Z

Posted By Admin    on June 18th, 2014

Inspiration doesn?t ask when to come, inspiration is everywhere and especially in nature: trees, flowers, living beings and even ground under our foot. Web designers interpret nature in their own vision. They create fabulous eco-friendly designs with dynamic and loud colors, vivid images, striking e...

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Sharper satellite images now allowed

Posted By Admin    on June 17th, 2014

Sites like Google and Bing Maps will be able to use higher-quality satellite images, thanks to US government restrictions being lifted. Companies had not been allowed to make use of images where features smaller than 50cm were visible. But one imaging firm, Digital Globe, said it w...

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Honour for Raspberry Pi pioneer

Posted By Admin    on June 14th, 2014

Video game veteran David Braben has been appointed OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. The honour was given for the work he has done for both the UK's video game and computer industries. Mr Braben got started in video games as a teenager as one half of the duo tha...

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Xbox One ad switches on consoles

Posted By Admin    on June 13th, 2014

Xbox One owners are complaining that a new TV advert is switching their consoles on without their permission. The ad - featuring Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul - has the actor say "Xbox On" near its start. The instruction appears to trigger the machine's Kinect voice...

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Freebie : Clean and Fresh UI Kit

Posted By Admin    on June 12th, 2014

We have another freebie for you today thanks to our friends at PixelKit. The freebie we have for you today is a cool and fresh UI kit. This awesome UI kit includes some cool elements you can use in your designs, like ribbons, scroll bars, switch buttons, checkboxes, message fields, tags, buttons, an...

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Amazon halts Lego Movie pre-orders

Posted By Admin    on June 12th, 2014

Amazon has halted pre-orders of some Warner Bros films in the US, including The Lego Movie, in a pricing dispute. A similar dispute with publisher Hachette has been ongoing since May. Amazon's powerful grip on the online marketplace has seen it flex its muscles over contracts ...

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Evernote struck by cyber-attack

Posted By Admin    on June 11th, 2014

The popular online notes and web clippings saving service Evernote has suffered disruption after coming under cyberattack. The firm said it was hit by a distributed denial of service attack that began on Tuesday. Some members were temporarily unable to synchronise their filings fro...

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Sony gets new Uncharted and Sack Boy

Posted By Admin    on June 10th, 2014

Sony has confirmed the return of two of its biggest exclusive franchises: Uncharted and Little Big Planet. Its new PlayStation 4 console will get third-person shooter Unchartered 4 in 2015, while Sack Boy is due to star in Little Big Planet 3 in November. Sony also announced it wou...

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Sony overtakes its rival Nintendo

Posted By Admin    on June 9th, 2014

Sony has overtaken Nintendo for the first time in eight years, based on the total number of game consoles sold. Sony sold 18.7 million systems in the last financial year - which ended in March - compared to Nintendo's tally of 16.3 million video games machines. The data was fi...

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Tesla hints at technology giveaway

Posted By Admin    on June 7th, 2014

Tesla boss Elon Musk has given the strongest hint yet that the firm is considering "freeing" its patents to help speed up electric car development. When asked by the BBC's Theo Leggett if he was considering giving technology away, Mr Musk said "you're on the right t...

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BBC to stream World Cup matches in 4K

Posted By Admin    on June 6th, 2014

Three World Cup football matches being played in Brazil this summer will be streamed in ultra high-definition (UHD), the BBC has announced. The format, also known as 4K, offers four times the resolution of 1080p high definition video. The matches - including the quarter final and t...

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Japan firm unveils human-like robot

Posted By Admin    on June 5th, 2014

Japanese firm Softbank has unveiled a robot called Pepper, which it says can read human emotions. It uses an "emotional engine" and a cloud-based artificial intelligence system that allows it to analyse gestures, expressions and voice tones. The firm said people could com...

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YouTube access restored in Turkey

Posted By Admin    on June 4th, 2014

Turkey has lifted its ban on YouTube, two months after blocking access to the video-sharing site. The move comes after the country's highest court ordered authorities to restore access, saying the ban violated laws on freedom of expression. The ban was imposed in late March, s...

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Apple takes on Dropbox and WhatsApp

Posted By Admin    on June 3rd, 2014

Apple has taken on Dropbox and WhatsApp with a series of software upgrades that mimic the rival apps' services. At its annual conference for software developers, the firm unveiled iCloud Drive, an internet-based storage app, and improved integration for calls and messages across Apple ...

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5 Useful Free Image Editors You Should Check Out

Posted By Admin    on June 1st, 2014

Images can play a prominent role in how visitors react to your website. However, not everyone can afford the latest copy of Photoshop. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars for a full suite of graphic tools, you may need something with less of a price tag attached. Luckily, there are many ways to ...

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Google offers right to forget form

Posted By Admin    on May 30th, 2014

Google has launched a service to allow Europeans to ask for personal data to be removed from online search results. The move comes after a landmark European Union court ruling earlier this month, which gave people the "right to be forgotten". Links to "irrelevant&quo...

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Apple agrees to $3bn Beats deal

Posted By Admin    on May 29th, 2014

Apple has confirmed it will buy headphone maker and music-streaming service provider Beats Electronics. The deal is worth a total of $3bn (£1.8bn), and is thought to be Apple's largest acquisition to date. As part of the acquisition, Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr Dre...

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Google to build self-driving cars

Posted By Admin    on May 28th, 2014

Google is to start building its own self-driving cars, rather than modifying vehicles built by other manufacturers. The car will have a stop-go button but no controls, steering wheel or pedals. Pictures of the Google vehicle show it looks like a city car with a "friendly"...

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LulzSec hacker helps FBI stop attacks

Posted By Admin    on May 27th, 2014

The former "leader" of hacking group LulzSec has helped the FBI stop more than 300 cyber attacks since his arrest on hacking charges in 2011. The co-operation of Hector Xavier Monsegur has helped to prevent losses of millions of dollars, according to court documents filed by prose...

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Sony to sell PlayStation 4 in China

Posted By Admin    on May 26th, 2014

Japan's Sony has signed a partnership in China to manufacture and sell its PlayStation consoles on the mainland. The deal, formed as two joint ventures with Shanghai Oriental Pearl, gives Sony access to an estimated 500 million gamers in China. China has had a ban on gaming ...

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eBay faces investigation over breach

Posted By Admin    on May 24th, 2014

The UK's information commissioner is working with European data authorities with a view to taking action against eBay over its recent data breach. Three US states are also investigating the theft of names, email addresses and other personal data, which affected up to 145 million eBay c...

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Anger over eBay hack delays

Posted By Admin    on May 23rd, 2014

Online marketplace eBay is facing questions over its handling of a hack attack that exposed millions of passwords and other data. A promised feature obliging members to reset passwords when they next logged in has not yet been made available. Instead the auction site has added a no...

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eBay makes users change passwords

Posted By Admin    on May 22nd, 2014

Online marketplace eBay is forcing users to change their passwords after a cyber-attack compromised its systems. The US firm said a database had been hacked between late February and early March, and had contained encrypted passwords and other non-financial data. The company added ...

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Debating Which WP Theme Is Best: Divi, Salient Or Theme X

Posted By Admin    on May 22nd, 2014

As technology expands, so do our standards and requirements. And as interest in the area grows, the market couldn?t help but meet demands, offering competitive software that?s easy to use, giving every layman the opportunity to make their own blogs, e-stores and websites. In this article I will take...

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Worlds first gaming mag may close

Posted By Admin    on May 21st, 2014

Computer and Video Games (CVG), which in 1981 was the world's first magazine dedicated to gaming, is facing closure. The title, which has been online-only since 2004, may stop publishing at the end of a 45-day consultation period that began on 14 May, sources said. However, i...

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Apple apps made to run on Android

Posted By Admin    on May 20th, 2014

Android and Apple apps have been shown running side-by-side on the same devices thanks to software developed by US computer scientists. The software, called Cider, has been created by postgraduate researchers at Columbia University. Cider lets Android gadget owners mix and match th...

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Free Wedding Badges Pack

Posted By Admin    on May 20th, 2014

Today we have another great freebie for you thanks to our good friends at Vecteezy. It’s something you don’t see every day, a set of beautiful, free wedding badges, specially designed for you, our readers. You can use these badges freely in your personal and commercial projects. ...

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Crazyleaf Design Sites of the Week #84

Posted By Admin    on May 19th, 2014

The new issue of our inspiration series, Crazyleaf Design Sites of the Week is here. Today you can grab your dose of inspiration with a great browser game, a photography studio from Belgium, a beautiful chateau-hotel, an amazing CSS tool waiting to be released this year, one of our favorite ...

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Apple and Google settle patent row

Posted By Admin    on May 19th, 2014

Mobile phone industry giants Apple and Google have agreed to dismiss lawsuits they had brought against each other over technology patents. In a joint statement, the companies said they would work together in "some areas of patent reform". But the deal did not include li...

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Indias Modi in Delhi victory parade

Posted By Admin    on May 17th, 2014

India's Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi has received a hero's welcome at his BJP party's headquarters in Delhi after securing the most decisive election victory in three decades. He was cheered by supporters after a victory parade from the airport. Current PM Manm...

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Google receives forget me requests

Posted By Admin    on May 16th, 2014

Google has received fresh takedown requests after a European court ruled that an individual could force it to remove "irrelevant and outdated" search results, the BBC has learned. An ex-politician seeking re-election has asked to have links to an article about his behaviour in off...

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15 Beautiful Free Sports Vectors

Posted By Admin    on May 16th, 2014

Everybody probably loves some sort of sport and everybody loves free vectors, and that is why we decided to make a free sports vectors compilation. There are a lot of round-ups these days on the hundreds of design blogs that are around today. Most of them refer to WordPress or Photoshop. The...

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Europe Google ruling astonishing

Posted By Admin    on May 15th, 2014

A ruling forcing Google to remove search results has been described as "astonishing" by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales. The European Courts of Justice ruled on Tuesday that an individual could demand that "irrelevant or outdated" information be deleted from results. ...

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Google Maps get GB transit data

Posted By Admin    on May 14th, 2014

Google has added coast-to-coast public transport information for the whole of Great Britain to its Maps app. It said the data included departure times and routes for buses, ferries, trains and trams in England, Scotland and Wales. It is not the first app to do so. Rome2Rio's U...

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EU backs right to be forgotten

Posted By Admin    on May 13th, 2014

Top EU court endorses "right to be forgotten" online and says Google must edit some search resultsFont: bbc...

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BlackBerry launches low-cost phone

Posted By Admin    on May 13th, 2014

BlackBerry has launched a new low-cost phone "exclusively for Indonesia", one of the few markets where it is still a key player. The BlackBerry Z3, Jakarta Edition will go on sale from 15 May for 2,199,000 Indonesia rupiah ($191; £113). It the first phone to be launched ...

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Mozilla to test sponsored tabs

Posted By Admin    on May 12th, 2014

Mozilla has said it will test a plan that puts ads and sponsored content on the boxes that appear when Firefox users launch a new tab on the browser. Firefox displays nine boxes or "tiles" showing screenshots of the websites visited most often by the user. Many users were...

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Killer robots to be debated at UN

Posted By Admin    on May 10th, 2014

Killer robots will be debated during an informal meeting of experts at the United Nations in Geneva. Two robotics experts, Prof Ronald Arkin and Prof Noel Sharkey, will debate the efficacy and necessity of killer robots. The meeting will be held during the UN Convention on Certain ...

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Deal to combat piracy in UK imminent

Posted By Admin    on May 9th, 2014

After years of wrangling, a deal between entertainment industry bodies and UK internet service providers to help combat piracy is imminent. BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media will send "educational" letters to customers believed to be downloading illegally. But a document...

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Nintendo says No to gay characters

Posted By Admin    on May 8th, 2014

Nintendo has said it will not allow gamers to play as gay characters in its life-simulation game Tomodachi Life. A fan had launched a social media campaign urging Nintendo to allow same-sex relationships between characters in the game - modelled after real people. Nintendo said it ...

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Spy plane causes air traffic chaos

Posted By Admin    on May 7th, 2014

A spy plane was responsible for a computer glitch that caused air-traffic chaos in western US states last week, the Federal Aviation Administration has revealed. The meltdown occurred when software incorrectly thought the plane was on a collision course with other aeroplanes. The s...

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Tesco to launch own-brand smartphone

Posted By Admin    on May 6th, 2014

Tesco is to launch its first own-brand smartphone by the end of the year. The BBC understands the phone will run Google's Android software, and the specification will be comparable to the Samsung Galaxy S5, Chief executive Philip Clarke told BBC Radio 5 live's Wake Up to...

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Shared And Dedicated Web Hosting. Which One To Choose?

Posted By Admin    on May 5th, 2014

Your website is a collection of text, images, audio, and video files. It needs a space to be stored online. This space is known as web hosting. Many different types of web hosting services exist out there. Here I will take a look at two most important of them. They are shared and dedicated w...

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Samsung ordered to pay Apple $119.6m

Posted By Admin    on May 3rd, 2014

Samsung has been ordered to pay $119.6m (£71m) to Apple by a US court for infringing two of its patents. A jury in California delivered its verdict in a federal court in San Jose on Friday in the latest lawsuit involving the two tech giants. During the month-long trial, Apple accu...

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Windows XP users to get Explorer fix

Posted By Admin    on May 2nd, 2014

Microsoft has said users of its Windows XP operating system will also get the security update it has issued to fix a flaw in the Internet Explorer browser. It issued the update on Thursday to fix a bug that let hackers gain access and user rights to computers. Microsoft ended suppo...

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Facebook to place ads in other apps

Posted By Admin    on May 1st, 2014

Facebook is to start serving ads to third-party mobile apps via a new advertising network. It announced the move at the start of its F8 developers conference, which is being held in San Francisco. The decision to launch the Audience Network has the potential to disrupt the ad secto...

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Wonderful Digital Art Desktop Backgrounds You Have To Download

Posted By Admin    on April 30th, 2014

Advertise here with BSAHow much time do you spend on your computer, tablet, or smartphone? The modern woman or man does that for at least a couple of hours per day, on average....Font: webdesign.org...

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Government PC made Muslim wiki edit

Posted By Admin    on April 30th, 2014

The charity that represents Wikipedia in the UK has condemned edits made from government computers after more incidents of vandalism emerged. The BBC has discovered that the phrase "all Muslims are terrorists" was added to a page about veils. Another edit deleted text in ...

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Microsoft must release overseas data

Posted By Admin    on April 29th, 2014

A judge in the US has ordered Microsoft to hand over a customer's emails, even though the data is held on a server in Ireland. Microsoft has previously taken steps to reassure customers that data held on servers abroad should not be subject to search warrants by US authorities. ...

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Microsoft warns of Explorer security

Posted By Admin    on April 28th, 2014

Microsoft has warned consumers that a vulnerability in its Internet Explorer browser could let hackers gain access and user rights to their computer. The flaw affects Internet Explorer (IE) versions 6 to 11 and Microsoft said it was aware of "limited, targeted attacks" to exploit ...

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Facebook buys fitness app firm

Posted By Admin    on April 26th, 2014

Facebook has added a Finnish firm that makes a fitness tracking app to its ever-increasing portfolio of purchases. Helsinki-based ProtoGeo created the Moves app that uses a smartphone's built-in sensors to track activity and calories burned. The acquisition offers the social n...

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Tech giants settle hiring court case

Posted By Admin    on April 25th, 2014

Four of the biggest technology firms - Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe - have settled a class action case alleging they conspired to hold down salaries. The case alleged that the firms agreed not to poach staff from each other, which it claimed prevented workers from getting better job offer...

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A new kind of tech bubble

Posted By Admin    on April 24th, 2014

Scientists at Bristol University are bringing bubbles and technology together in unexpected - and potentially profitable - ways.Font: bbc...

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Future of the net debated in Brazil

Posted By Admin    on April 23rd, 2014

A meeting to determine how the internet should be governed gets under way in Sao Paulo, Brazil later. The country's president, Dilma Rousseff, organised the two-day NetMundial event following allegations the US National Security Agency (NSA) had monitored her phone and emails. ...

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UK scares sports piracy site offline

Posted By Admin    on April 22nd, 2014

A leading sports file-sharing site has shut down after a UK police force threatened its operators with jail. The Sports Torrent Network had offered links to European football matches, US National Hockey League games, Formula 1 races and sports-related documentaries, among other content. ...

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German media boss criticises Google

Posted By Admin    on April 18th, 2014

The boss of one of Europe's largest media companies has strongly criticised Google in an open letter printed in a German newspaper. Mathias Dopfner, chief executive of Axel Springer, says his company is afraid of Google and its power. He also asks in the letter, addressed to G...

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First Heartbleed hacker arrested

Posted By Admin    on April 17th, 2014

A 19-year-old Canadian became the first person to be arrested in relation to the Heartbleed security breach. Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes from London, Ontario was accused of hacking into the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA)'s website last Friday by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. ...

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Gridgum ? A New Marketplace For Selling Your Themes

Posted By Admin    on April 16th, 2014

Advertise here with BSAThere are many marketplaces out there offering theme developers a range of incentives and options. Some developers spend months developing a theme and have the difficult decision of where to...Font: webdesign.org...

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US Airways apologises for porn tweet

Posted By Admin    on April 16th, 2014

US Airways has apologised after an explicit photo was sent from its official Twitter account in response to a customer complaint. It said in a statement that it was trying to flag the image as inappropriate but instead mistakenly included it in a message. The tweet was deleted afte...

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Heartbleed hackers hit Mumsnet

Posted By Admin    on April 15th, 2014

A leading UK site for parents and the Canadian tax authority have both announced they have had data stolen by hackers exploiting the Heartbleed bug. Mumsnet - which says it has 1.5 million registered members - said that it believed that the cyber thieves may have obtained passwords and pers...

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NSA denies it knew of Heartbleed bug

Posted By Admin    on April 14th, 2014

The US National Security Agency has denied it knew about or exploited the Heartbleed online security flaw. The denial came after a Bloomberg News report alleging the NSA used the flaw in OpenSSL to harvest data. OpenSSL is online-data scrambling software used to protect data such a...

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US warns of Heartbleed bug danger

Posted By Admin    on April 12th, 2014

The US government has warned that it believes hackers are trying to make use of the Heartbleed bug. The Department of Homeland Security advised the public to change passwords for sites affected by the flaw once they had confirmed they were secure. However, an official added that th...

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Heartbleed bug causes confusion

Posted By Admin    on April 11th, 2014

Computers vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug are actively being targeted online, say security experts. However, it is not yet clear whether the scanning efforts are benign or are the work of cyber-thieves keen to steal data, they say. The news comes as some security professionals an...

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Tech firms urge password reset

Posted By Admin    on April 10th, 2014

Several tech firms are urging people to change all their passwords after the discovery of a major security flaw. The Yahoo blogging platform Tumblr has advised the public to "change your passwords everywhere - especially your high-security services like email, file storage and banking&...

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Facebook wipes soldiers rape page

Posted By Admin    on April 9th, 2014

Facebook has removed a page entitled "Soldiers deserve to be raped and murdered" - but not because of its subject matter. The page was created last year and had sparked objections from members of the armed forces and the public. The site initially left it in place, saying...

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How to Design For a Particular Target Audience:

Posted By Admin    on April 8th, 2014

Advertise here with BSAFoundation of a successful business relies upon a strong and correct target audience which can lead your venture on the verge of triumph or can plunge it in jeopardy; hence...Font: webdesign.org...

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Windows XP security deadline arrives

Posted By Admin    on April 8th, 2014

Support for the venerable Windows XP operating system ends this Tuesday. It means that there will be no more official security updates and bug fixes for the operating system from Microsoft. Some governments have negotiated extended support contracts for the OS in a bid to keep use...

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Mainframes clock up half-century

Posted By Admin    on April 7th, 2014

The IBM mainframe is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The first System 360 mainframe was unveiled on 7 April 1964 and its arrival marked a break with all general purpose computers that came before. The machines made it possible to upgrade the processors but still keep using the s...

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Robot mannequin to test army kit

Posted By Admin    on April 5th, 2014

A robotic mannequin that can run, sit and even mimic the movement of a soldier has been unveiled by the Ministry of Defence. The £1.1m robot - developed using Formula 1 technology - will test protective suits and equipment. The "Porton Man" has more than 100 sensors over...

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Mozilla boss quits following gay row

Posted By Admin    on April 4th, 2014

The chief executive of Mozilla - the company best known for its Firefox browser - has stepped down. Brendan Eich was appointed just last month but came in for heavy criticism for his views on same-sex marriage. Mozilla's executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker announced the decisi...

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Amazon launches TV streaming device

Posted By Admin    on April 3rd, 2014

Amazon has launched an internet-connected TV set-top box as it vies with Apple and Google to gain a share of the lucrative television market. Dubbed Amazon Fire TV, the device is a small black box similar to Apple TV. It will cost $99 (£59) and is available immediately in the US. ...

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LinkedIn email addresses exposed

Posted By Admin    on April 2nd, 2014

The email addresses of LinkedIn users can easily be exposed via a web browser add-on tool, it has been revealed. Sell Hack is available as a free extension to the Chrome browser that, once installed, will pop up a "hack in" button on LinkedIn profiles. Users can then find...

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BT criticised over rural broadband

Posted By Admin    on April 1st, 2014

The government and BT are under fresh attack for the way the rollout of the UK's rural broadband is being handled. A committee of MPs said that many of the maps released lacked sufficient detail about coverage and the speeds that would be provided. It also questioned the costs involved...

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What?s Cool for Designers this Week #47

Posted By Admin    on April 1st, 2014

Advertise here with BSAThis issue of “What’s Cool for Designers this Week” brings you some exciting design resources and freebies, as usual. We have some great Bootstrap themes for you, an amazing new...Font: webdesign.org...

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Bid to cut off illegal websites cash

Posted By Admin    on March 31st, 2014

Websites offering illegal copyrighted material could see their advertising revenue cut under a new initiative. Police have created an online database of websites "verified" as being illegal. It is hoped that firms that handle advertising will use the resource to make sure...

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Mandatory porn site age checks urged

Posted By Admin    on March 28th, 2014

A UK industry regulator has called for the law to be changed to require pornography sites to carry out age checks before granting access. Video-on-demand watchdog Atvod said the government must act to protect children from seeing graphic adult material. It said credit and debit car...

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BT broadband tops UK complaints list

Posted By Admin    on March 27th, 2014

BT has topped the UK's list of the most complained about broadband providers for the first time. The report, covering the last three months of 2013, was published by Ofcom. The communications watchdog ranks the five biggest internet providers based on the number of complaints ...

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Facebook buys virtual reality firm

Posted By Admin    on March 26th, 2014

Facebook has announced it will buy Oculus VR, a Californian company which specialises in virtual reality products, for around $2bn (£1.2bn). The start-up's flagship product, the Oculus Rift, is a goggle-like "immersive" headset for video gaming. It was developed wit...

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Thousands make selfie donation error

Posted By Admin    on March 25th, 2014

Thousands of pounds donated as part of the "#nomakeupselfie" craze were sent to Unicef instead of Cancer Research UK by mistake, the BBC has learned. More than £1m has been raised after the craze of taking a self-portrait with no make-up spread virally. But those texting...

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New tool to help catch child abusers

Posted By Admin    on March 24th, 2014

Victims of child sexual abuse could soon be identified more quickly thanks to law enforcement agency work on a cloud-based archive of abuse material. The database has been created to help investigators cope with the vast amount of images abusers typically amass. It will help police...

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Netflix boss hits out at ISP fees

Posted By Admin    on March 22nd, 2014

The head of video-streaming service Netflix has hit out at internet service providers (ISPs) for demanding a fee to maintain video streaming quality. The company recently "reluctantly" made a deal with US ISP Comcast to make sure its videos were streamed faster and more smoothly. ...

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Broadband speed guarantee called for

Posted By Admin    on March 21st, 2014

Broadband companies should give customers the speed and service that they pay for, the consumer group Which? has said. A survey carried out on its behalf claimed that 45% of customers suffer slow download speeds. Over half of those customers said they experienced slow speeds freque...

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Flappy Bird to return, says creator

Posted By Admin    on March 20th, 2014

Addictive mobile game Flappy Bird will return to Apple's app store, creator Dong Nguyen has confirmed - although he declined to give a specific date. On Twitter, a fan had asked if he was going to put the game back in the app store. "Yes. But not soon," Mr Nguyen rep...

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Sony unveils virtual reality headset

Posted By Admin    on March 19th, 2014

Sony has unveiled a prototype for a virtual reality headset for its PlayStation 4 console at a developers conference in San Francisco. Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony's Worldwide Studios, said Sony had been working on the technology - called Project Morpheus - for three years. ...

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GitHub founder in harassment probe

Posted By Admin    on March 18th, 2014

Developer platform GitHub suspended an unnamed co-founder after an engineer resigned. "I've been harassed by 'leadership' at GitHub for two years and I am the first developer to quit," Julie Ann Horvath wrote on Twitter last Friday. In response, chief execu...

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Alibaba reveals US flotation plan

Posted By Admin    on March 17th, 2014

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has announced plans for a flotation in the US, saying the move will make it "a more global company". The move had been widely predicted by analysts, who expect it to be the biggest share offering by a tech firm since Facebook's flotation in 20...

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Posted By Admin    on March 17th, 2014

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BT investigated over email data

Posted By Admin    on March 15th, 2014

BT is being investigated by the UK's data authority after a whistleblower claimed the company "exposed user credentials en masse". BT is currently moving its customers' email accounts from a Yahoo-powered system to its own bespoke set-up. As revealed by The Regi...

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Zuckerberg frustrated by US spying

Posted By Admin    on March 14th, 2014

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has said he has called President Barack Obama to "express frustration" over US digital surveillance. The 29-year-old said in a blog post the US government "should be the champion for the internet, not a threat". His comments com...

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Vodafone comes last in mobile tests

Posted By Admin    on March 13th, 2014

EE has come out on top and Vodafone last in one of the UK's most comprehensive tests of mobile networks. Mobile measurement firm RootMetrics conducted over 840,000 checks, ranking operators for reliability and speed of voice, data and text services. While EE dominated for spee...

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Posted By Admin    on March 13th, 2014

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Berners-Lee seeks web Magna Carta

Posted By Admin    on March 12th, 2014

The inventor of the world wide web has marked the 25th anniversary of his creation by calling for a 'Magna Carta' bill of rights to protect its users. Sir Tim Berners-Lee told BBC Breakfast the issue could be compared to the importance of human rights. He has been an ou...

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Mt Gox wins US bankruptcy protection

Posted By Admin    on March 11th, 2014

Troubled Japanese bitcoin exchange Mt Gox has won temporary bankruptcy protection in the US. A judge in Dallas, Texas, agreed to protect the firm's assets and temporarily halt two US lawsuits while bankruptcy proceedings occur in Japan. The firm filed for bankruptcy in Japan i...

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Internet of things funding pledge

Posted By Admin    on March 10th, 2014

The UK government will spend an extra £45m on developing so-called "internet of things" technology, David Cameron has announced. The pledge more than doubles the funds available to UK technology firms working on everyday devices that can communicate over the internet. Th...

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Tutorial: How to Create a Candy Text Effect in Photoshop

Posted By Admin    on March 9th, 2014

Advertise here with BSAToday I will teach you how to create an amazing candy-like text effect in Photoshop. This simple tutorial is perfect for beginners. You will learn how to apply layer styles...Font: webdesign.org...

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Facebooks WhatsApp purchase opposed

Posted By Admin    on March 8th, 2014

Facebook's purchase of mobile messaging service WhatsApp has been opposed by privacy groups. Mark Zuckerberg's firm is planning to buy the company for around £11bn. Opponents want US regulators to stop the deal until Facebook provides more information on what it plans to...

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Europol warning over wi-fi hotspots

Posted By Admin    on March 7th, 2014

Sensitive information should not be sent over public wi-fi hotspots, to avoid hackers stealing it, Europe's top cybercrime police officer has warned. Troels Oerting, head of Europol's cybercrime centre, told BBC Click people should send personal data only across networks they tru...

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Cyber stand-off in Ukraine crisis

Posted By Admin    on March 6th, 2014

As diplomatic efforts are stepped up to ease tensions in Ukraine, security experts have warned that Kiev and Moscow are locked in a cyber stand-off. Security forces in Ukraine have accused the Russian army of disrupting mobile communications. Smaller-scale attacks have seen news we...

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China criminals target mobile web

Posted By Admin    on March 5th, 2014

Chinese cybercriminals are increasingly targeting mobile users via a vast underground network of tools and services, according to a new report. Security firm Trend Micro outlines the popular methods used by Chinese gangs to make money from the mobile web. It details how cheap some ...

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MtGox gives bankruptcy details

Posted By Admin    on March 4th, 2014

More details have emerged about the problems that led to one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges filing for bankruptcy. MtGox filed for bankruptcy in Japan on Friday. It came after the site had closed down after losing an estimated 750,000 of its customers' bitcoins. "Illega...

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Crazyleaf Design Sites of the Week #82

Posted By Admin    on March 3rd, 2014

Advertise here with BSAIn this issue of Sites of the Week series we have some special designs you can check out and gain some inspiration from. You can see the beautiful portfolio of...Font: webdesign.org...

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Labour calls for cyber crime action

Posted By Admin    on March 3rd, 2014

Labour is to call for tougher action by police and the intelligence services to tackle cyber crimes connected with child pornography and terrorism. Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper will say such action is needed in the face of growing online crime and abuse. But, in a speech in...

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Posted By Admin    on March 1st, 2014

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Delay BT broadband cash bid - MPs

Posted By Admin    on March 1st, 2014

BT should be given no more taxpayers' money to roll out rural broadband until it clarifies how it is spending the £1.2bn already paid to it, the Commons Public Accounts Committee has said. Government audits of how much the telecoms firm charged councils for project management have re...

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Briton faces new US hacking charges

Posted By Admin    on February 28th, 2014

A British man has been charged with hacking into US Federal Reserve computer servers and stealing the personal information of users. Lauri Love of Stradishall, Suffolk, faces one count each of computer hacking and aggravated identify theft. If convicted, he could be sentenced to up...

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Energy firm cyber-defence too weak

Posted By Admin    on February 27th, 2014

Power companies are being refused insurance cover for cyber-attacks because their defences are perceived as weak, the BBC has learned. Underwriters at Lloyd's of London say they have seen a "huge increase" in demand for cover from energy firms. But surveyor assessmen...

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Apple issues OS X security fix

Posted By Admin    on February 26th, 2014

Apple has issued a fix to a flaw in its OS X operating system which previously left users vulnerable to security breaches while browsing online. A software update was released last week to iPhone, iPad and iPod owners to protect users from "an attacker" who may "capture or mo...

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Posted By Admin    on February 26th, 2014

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Top Bitcoin exchange goes offline

Posted By Admin    on February 25th, 2014

One of the biggest Bitcoin Exchanges, MtGox, has gone offline. The exchange has been hit by technical issues and recently halted all customer withdrawals of the digital currency after it spotted what it called "unusual activity". The move is a setback for backers of Bitco...

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MtGox chief quits Bitcoin Foundation

Posted By Admin    on February 24th, 2014

The chief executive of Bitcoin exchange MtGox, Mark Karpeles, has quit the board of the Bitcoin Foundation, which oversees and develops Bitcoin software. It comes shortly after MtGox halted transfers of the digital currency to external addresses after it spotted what it called "unusual...

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Home routers hit by security bugs

Posted By Admin    on February 22nd, 2014

Serious security failings in home routers are getting more attention from both attackers and researchers. In recent weeks, attacks have been mounted on Linksys and Asus routers via loopholes that thieves could exploit. In Poland, reports suggest one gang has successfully adjusted r...

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Top 10 : jQuery Tooltips Tutorials and Resources

Posted By Admin    on February 21st, 2014

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Google unveils 3D sensor smartphone

Posted By Admin    on February 21st, 2014

Google has unveiled a prototype smartphone with "customised hardware and software" that enables it to create 3D maps of a user's surroundings. The device's sensors allow it make over 250,000 3D measurements every second and update its position in real-time. Go...

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Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19bn

Posted By Admin    on February 20th, 2014

Facebook has bought messaging app WhatsApp in a deal worth a total of $19bn (£11.4bn) in cash and shares. It is the social networking giant's biggest acquisition to date. WhatsApp has more than 450 million monthly users and is popular with people looking to avoid text messagi...

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What?s Cool for Designers this Week #46

Posted By Admin    on February 19th, 2014

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Valve challenged over user privacy

Posted By Admin    on February 19th, 2014

Game maker Valve has sought to defuse a row over data it gathers about people who play its games. The row started on social news site Reddit after someone reverse-engineered the software Valve uses to spot cheats. Screenshots of data logged by the software suggested Valve was buil...

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Roaming makes visitors switch off

Posted By Admin    on February 18th, 2014

More than a quarter of European visitors turn their phones off to avoid the risk of roaming charges, research from the European Commission suggests. A survey of 28,000 people across the EU said 47% of respondents also did not use mobile internet while travelling. European Commissio...

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Google buys sound authentication firm

Posted By Admin    on February 17th, 2014

Google has acquired SlickLogin - an Israeli start-up behind the technology that allows websites to verify a user's identity by using sound waves. It works by playing a uniquely generated, nearly-silent sound through computer speakers, which is picked up by an app on the user's sma...

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Silk Road 2 loses $2.7m in bitcoins

Posted By Admin    on February 15th, 2014

The anonymous online marketplace Silk Road 2 says it has been hacked resulting in the loss of all its customers' bitcoins. An administrator for the site said hackers had manipulated computer code enabling them to withdraw $2.7m (£1.6m) worth of the virtual currency. It follow...

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How to Create a Professional Promotional Video Online

Posted By Admin    on February 14th, 2014

Did you ever wondered how those neat looking professional videos with loads of typography or cool design graphics are produced ? I always did ask myself. I always though they were made in Flash and it seemed incredibly hard to animate them so well. It turns out it wasn?t Flash. It was and, w...

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Thousands hit in Tesco.com attack

Posted By Admin    on February 14th, 2014

Tesco has deactivated some customers' net accounts after their login names and passwords were shared online. The list of more than 2,000 Tesco.com accounts was posted to a popular text-sharing site earlier on Thursday. The supermarket giant said the data had been compiled by h...

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Parents unaware of smartphone danger

Posted By Admin    on February 11th, 2014

Many parents are out of touch with the dangers faced by their children on tablets and smartphones, according to a poll by BBC Learning. Almost one in five children said they had seen something on their devices that had upset them, twice the number parents had thought. A separate st...

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Flappy Bird game pulled by creator

Posted By Admin    on February 10th, 2014

Flappy Bird is flapping its wings no more. The popular game for mobile devices was removed from online stores on Sunday by its Vietnamese creator, who said its fame "ruins my simple life". Dong Nguyen, who created the game in just two to three days, was making as much as ...

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Dyson invests £5m in robot lab

Posted By Admin    on February 9th, 2014

Dyson, the engineering company best known for its bagless vacuum cleaners, is to invest £5m in a robotics lab at Imperial College, London. The research will focus on vision systems that can help robots understand and adapt to the world around them, the company said. Dyson has bee...

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EA faces row over Dungeon Keeper

Posted By Admin    on February 7th, 2014

Electronic Arts is facing strong criticism over the in-app payment system in its Dungeon Keeper game. Many said the game was "unplayable" unless they spent significant sums to speed up progress and get upgrades. EA said it had designed the game to fit in with typical patt...

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Flappy Bird on Windows Phone site

Posted By Admin    on February 7th, 2014

Flappy Bird, the popular screen-tap game for mobile devices, has appeared on the Windows Phone website, despite the developer saying he has not built a version for the platform. The official version, created by Vietnam-based creator Dong Nguyen, is currently only available for Apple and And...

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Twitter reports $645m loss for 2013

Posted By Admin    on February 6th, 2014

Microblogging site Twitter has reported a net loss of $645m (£396m) for 2013, just three months after its flotation on the New York Stock Exchange. The loss was expected by analysts, who highlighted Twitter's revenues, which rose 110% last year to reach $665m. But a reported ...

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Facebook death review after dad plea

Posted By Admin    on February 6th, 2014

A father's plea to watch a video based on his dead son's Facebook page has provoked the network to look again at how families can remember loved ones. Facebook recently launched a Look Back feature that creates a video generated by popular moments on a person's profile. ...

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GCHQ attacked Anonymous hackers

Posted By Admin    on February 5th, 2014

GCHQ disrupted "hacktivist" communications by using one of their own techniques against them, according to the latest Edward Snowden leaks. Documents from the whistle-blower published by NBC indicate UK cyberspies used a denial of service attack (DoS) in 2011 to force a chatroom u...

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YouTube starts auditing video views

Posted By Admin    on February 5th, 2014

The video-sharing website YouTube said it has started to "audit" the number of views a video has received. The move is aimed at preventing users from artificially inflating view counts which, YouTube said, mislead people about the popularity of a video. There are concerns...

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Anti-piracy app launched in UK

Posted By Admin    on February 5th, 2014

The latest tool in the war on music piracy is a free app which allows users to take on the role of managing an emerging band. The app is designed to give young people an insight into the modern music industry and to educate them on the effect of piracy on artists. Music Inc is a co...

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Resales Online web design Integration

Posted By Admin    on June 14th, 2013

Summer 2013 Special Offer IT-Design Worldwide S.L. offers from the 10th of June till the 31st of August 50% of discount to create you a completely new website integrate with Resales Online system. The offers includes: Full web design Full logo design Copy your existing con...

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The new Iphone 5 speed up the mobile app sales

Posted By Admin    on June 3rd, 2013

The new IPhone 5 has speed up the sales for all type of mobile app on the last months. The downloading of mobile app increased 33% since October of 2012, since it was on the market for sale. Something similar happed in 2011, when the iphone 4s was delivered, the downloading increased 29%. Duri...

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Onsite SEO - Chapter 5 - Domain key

Posted By Admin    on May 9th, 2013

Get a domain name with your main keyword phrase. This is a very good way to promote your keywords and speed up your SEO. Putting your keyword phrase in your domain name is a great way to optimize that phrase. For example if your website has 2 languages, english and spanish. Keep your current d...

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Onsite SEO - Chapter 4 - Blacklisted Sites

Posted By Admin    on April 26th, 2013

Banned from Google? You did everything legal: no hidden text not buying links not spamming writing content etc Even following all the rules you site was banned from Google or got kicked to results 100+. The reason is very simple. You are linking to a Blacklist...

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Onsite SEO - Chapter 3 - URL Rewriting

Posted By Admin    on April 22nd, 2013

What's an URL? It's the abbreviation of "Uniform resource locator" that we all know by Web Address.  The correct format of an URL it's important on the SEO as it identify and match your keywords with your Web address. Common mistakes: Url's with variabl...

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Onsite SEO - Chapter 2 - Content

Posted By Admin    on April 18th, 2013

Content is the most important point to have in mind in your optimization. If your website has unique and quality content it will rank better than your competitors... Never copy text from other website! Even if is a small sentence or phrase, Google will find out and ignore your site. You have t...

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Onsite SEO - Chapter 1 - Common mistakes

Posted By Admin    on April 6th, 2013

Onsite SEO means all technics used to optimize your inside website codes.  On the following articles we're going to explain some technics to keep your codes clean and readable for search engines. Chapter 1 - 7 Common mistakes in Search Engine Optimization: You ever wonder why Goog...

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