Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of February 18th…
"How far do you have to go? You have to go to the point where the person would understand the nature, purpose and consequences of the collection, use, or disclosure of the personal information. That seems pretty clear." -
Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of February 17th…
- SmartEyeglasses Developer Edition SED-E1
Why I Have Resigned From The Telegraph
Peter Oborne's letter on leaving the UK newspaper, the Telegraph. "There are great issues here. They go to the heart of our democracy, and can no longer be ignored."
An experiment that brings together the power of Google Translate and the collective knowledge of Wikipedia, to put into context the relationship between language and geographical space.
Contributed by Doug Ross and Wil Alambre over the course of February 13th…
How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Saccoâs Life
NY Times article on why you should really think about what you say and the consequences of your actions when you tweet or post something to social media.
- View-Master Sizzle
Contributed by Max Chiriac and Wil Alambre over the course of February 12th…
Subtle Click Feedback Effects
A set of subtle effects for click or touch interactions inspired by the visualization of screen taps in mobile app showcases. The effects are done with CSS animations mostly on pseudo-elements.
- The Man from U.N.C.L.E, trailer
Install iOS Apps From Pinterest's App
Pinterest announced a partnership with Apple to launch "App Pins" tha'll allow users to install iOS apps on their devices without ever needing to leave the Pinterest app.
Subway is a set of 306 pixel perfect crafted icons, delivered in PNG, SVG, XALM, PSD, CSH, SKETCH, PDF, AI and EPS format, all for free!
Contributed by Max Chiriac and Wil Alambre over the course of February 10th…
The web is really cool
Here is a staining CSS3 animations demo.
- Flipboard on the Web
Why Better Oversight Won't Fix Internet Surveillance and the New Anti-Terrorism Bill
"Bill C-51 is a problem not only because it fails to address longstanding limitations in oversight and accountability over CSIS, but rather because there are substantive provisions that raise real privacy and civil liberties concerns."
Swift 1.2 was released as part of Xcode 6.3 beta. This beta release includes a significantly enhanced Swift compiler, as well as new features in the Swift language itself.
Typeface Mechanics, from Tobias Frere-Jones:
"This new series of posts will explore what I call 'typeface mechanics', the behind-the-scenes work that makes typefaces visually functional. It is what placates the stubborn oddities of human perception, helps or hinders the user, and informs long-standing conventions of design."
Contributed by Dwayne Kristjanson over the course of February 9th…
Nice little collection of useful .htaccess tricks from various sources across the internet.
I Am The Fold
A page collecting unique viewport heights of visiting browsers. Pretty sure the 987654 pixel one isn't representative of typical visitors, though.
See Spot. Run.
Contributed by Julian Moffatt and Wil Alambre over the course of February 5th…
An open source monitoring system written in Go by the folks at SoundCloud. Interesting.
Photos for OS X
Apple is finally killing iPhoto. Photos for OS X, the modern photo library that Apple built from the ground up for Mac computers, is making its debut. A developer seed version of Photos is being distributed to developers today, the company said. You can see a preview page up at Apple.com.
Contributed by Doug Ross, Julian Moffatt, and Wil Alambre over the course of February 4th…
Jimmy Fallon does Neil Young ( with Neil Young )
Neil Young joins Jimmy Fallon onstage for a great duet of a classic.
15 Predictions for Tech and Design in 2015
Wired has a list of their tech predictions for 2015. Interesting read and it will be fun to look back at in a year.
- LEGO Ideas Second 2014 Review Results
Reports Indicate Canada Has Caved on Copyright Term Extension in TPP Talks
"From a policy perspective, there is no credible evidence that this will do anything other than leave Canadians with 20 years of no new works entering the public domain. Indeed, many economists have examined the issue and concluded that extending the term unsurprisingly does not create an additional incentive for new creativity. Moreover, studies in other countries that have extended term have concluded that it ultimately costs consumers millions of dollars in additional royalties, most of which are sent out of the country."
Canada's Patriot Act fan-fiction
Bill C-51 allows CSIS to arrest anyone they suspect might commit a crime, even if they haven’t done anything. Canadians can also be detained for up to five years for simply “promoting” terrorism.
Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of February 3rd…
- Hate The Villianelle
Harper Lee to Publish a Second Novel
Author of "To Kill a Mockingbird" is set to publish a 304-page sequel set 20 years after the original. Titled "Go Set a Watchman," the book had been thought to have been lost or destroyed in the mid-1950s, and has only recently been rediscovered.
Contributed by Wil Alambre and Julian Moffatt over the course of February 2nd…
- Simpsons Pixels
Raspberry Pi 2 and Windows 10
This is pretty cool. Not only is there a new, more powerful Raspberry Pi available for the same $35US, but Microsoft will be delivering a version of its upcoming Windows 10 for the micro-computer, for free!
Need a little break from the grind, then check out design break for a bunch of neat little games that are all design related.