Tag: TECH

Readings for Lunch — [ 18 May 2017 ]

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The malfunctions of a team by @destraynor #InsideIntercom (source)

TECH

Post-Brexit Britain and the UK's shrinking tech talent pool

Whatever your political views, one thing is clear: Brexit and the result of the upcoming election could have a huge impact on the tech industry’s access to talent

JAVASCRIPT

Preact: into the void 0

Follow Jason Miller down into the internals of Preact, a tiny 3kb alternative to React. Along the way he'll shed light on fundamentals like JSX & Virtual DOM, demystify DOM diffing, and see how keys work up-close.

Readings for Lunch — [ 11 May 2016 ]

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TECH

The first full-scale test of the Hyperloop

Not one but two different companies are working on ultra-speed transportation systems (called “hyperloop”). In the next days the first full-scale test will take place (for now only in an open-air environment).

CSS

CSS in JS

The recording of the talk that Michele Bertoli held at Front End London on problems with CSS at scale and some interesting JavaScript-based solutions, from Inline Styles to CSS Modules.

Readings for Lunch — [ 16 Nov 2015 ]

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Flash of lightning in the ash cloud of the Colima Volcano in Mexico. Photo by: Hernando Rivera Cervantes (source)

WORK

Watch People in Other Industries React Hilariously to Being Asked for Free Spec Work

Architects don’t give away their blueprints. Diners don’t fork out free meals. Personal Trainers don’t sign over their intellectual property on spec. Then why do agencies do it?

TECH

What is the impact of blockchains on privacy?

Have you ever heard of "Blockchains"? For many, these are going to be THE next big thing. Here an introduction on what they are, and what are the impacts of their adoption on people's privacy (and how we intend the "truth" of information).

Readings for Lunch — [ 17 Jul 2015 ]

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(via Zoe Dillingham)
DESIGN

Pantone Predictions

Just like with fashion trends, Pantone predicts the top colours for this fall 2015. Designers, are you ready? Check out this infographic with the top 10 tones. Most accurate but least anticipated: Stormy Weather.

TECH

Watson Innovations

(via Mat DeLong)

IBM's Watson is unveiling the experimental version of 'Tone Analyser', (after Personality Insights) which can analyse the tone of the message you're writing: emotional, social, and writing tones…

Readings for Lunch — [ 16 Jul 2015 ]

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(1937 surfing)
TECH

Buy, Buy Buy

Companies wanna make it easier for you to press that 'buy' button. Google is rolling out this feature on mobile search results directly, & Facebook is also planning it. Welcome to the age of eternal consumerism.

VISUAL

Sketching Data

If you're a fan of data, design, or sketching, this is for you. Take a look at how data visualisations start – on pen and paper – and how they evolve. Treat for the eyes and the mind.

Readings for Lunch — [ 03 Jul 2015 ]

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DESIGN

Zero UI.

This is the new paradigm of design once our interfaces are not constrained by screens anymore. Zero UI is automated and ambient interfaces. What does it need to work and what will come after it?

TECH

Pay by taking a selfie

MasterCard is integrating selfies with payment systems – in the future, you may be asked to take a selfie (or, 'facial scan') to pay for your purchases. Improvement or degeneration?

Readings for Lunch — [ 17 Jun 2015 ]

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(amazing photos of double rainbow @ sunset in Sydney)
TECH

Time > Click

One of online businesses' main goals is to measure engagement / attention of users, and now, a new variable is entering the mix: time people spend on posts (surely, the more time, the more curious we are…) – read on to learn more why time is indeed precious!

FUTURE

Postcards from the Future

Ever wondered how London would look like in the future, after all the potential impacts of climate change? Two artists have developed a series of images…scary!

Readings for Lunch — [ 07 May 2015 ]

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(photo taken by me @ Urban Outfitters where you can buy this very deep mug…)
HUMOUR

The Perils of the Uber Addiction

You know you're addicted to Uber…but what does the reality of that really mean? Funny post which outlines exactly what some Uber users face!

TECH

Watson x TED

Interesting collaboration between IBM Watson and TED talks… have 2,000 presenters answer your questions on any topic / keyword you are looking for!

Readings for Lunch — [ 06 May 2015 ]

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HUMOUR

AutoCorrect strikes again!

It's happened to all of us – and it is funny every. single. time. Check this collection of some unfortunate but super funny events on smartphones…

TECH

Futuristic Cards

The excitement of newly designed and tech induced credit cards – and how it actually plays out – by someone who used it in the weekend. Would you get a smart card?

Readings for Lunch — [ 20 Apr 2015 ]

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TECH

Algorithms x Humans

If algorithms know all, how much should humans help? Good article on what it means to have algorithms in place making decisions…and the human involvement in it

FUN

KuKuKube

Fun game developed that claims to ''test your eyesight'' – not so sure about that being a scientific claim but otherwise, it's just a really fun and challenging colour game – try it out!

Readings for Lunch — [ 25 Mar 2015 ]

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TECH

Apple x Fashion?

Looks like Apple is greatly gearing up to delivering great sales service and efforts for its Apple Watch… Check what they will be training their teams on to make this happen!

HAPPINESS

ThxThxThx

Some of you were curious to find out where one of the previous imgs came from – the 'Dear X…Love, Leah' series. This is a pretty cool collection of funny daily thanks to random everyday things that we always overview & take for granted. Enjoy!