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Saudi Arabia was wrong to give citizenship to a robot

Saudi Arabia last week granted citizenship to a robot. While the middle-eastern country may be much maligned for its stances on women’s equality and LGBTQ rights, it’s clear the Kingdom doesn’t have a problem with machines. A robot called Sophia, made by Hong Kong company Hanson Robotics, was given citizenship during an investment event where plans to build a supercity full of robotic technology were unveiled to a crowd of wealthy attendees. Sophia features some clever programming, and it has the…

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Famous Electronics Brands Rendered As An Alphabet Of Stylish Products

Taking inspiration from a wide variety of electronic brands, designer Vinicius Araújo designed this alphabet of Helvetica letterforms, each modeled after a brand’s namesake product. The letter “N” for Nintendo becomes a retro-styled NES gaming system while the “B” for Beats grabs the aesthetic of comfy headphones. More info: Behance (h/t: colossal) Source link

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Half A World Passed Me By: Artist David Walker unveils colourful new works

Next month, Berlin-based street artist David Walker will unveil a brand new body of work at London’s Lawrence Alkin Gallery. Featuring several ‘firsts’ for the artist, predominately known for his large-scale female portraits, Half A World Passed Me By includes both female and male sitters. The show also sees the introduction of brushes, acrylics and new techniques for Walker, whose previous creations were made exclusively freehand with spray paint. On his new approach, Walker said: “Although the spray paint medium…

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Give your HTML elements an accessible name • Yoast

Recently, I joined a conversation where someone said a great part of accessibility is “subjective.” While I’d agree that sometimes the perception of accessibility is subjective, there are objective rules. I’m not referring just to the official specifications such as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines or the ARIA Authoring Practices. There are practical rules every developer should know. One of the most important rules is about the accessible name. In this post, I’ll explain what an accessible name is and…

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Indexes, Slow Queries, Configuration — SitePoint

MySQL is still the world’s most popular relational database, and yet, it’s still the most unoptimized – many people leave it at default values, not bothering to investigate further. In this article, we’ll look at some MySQL optimization tips we’ve covered previously, and combine them with novelties that came out since. Configuration Optimization The first – and most skipped! – performance upgrade every user of MySQL should do is tweak the configuration. 5.7 (the current version) has much better defaults…

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50+ Best Free Fonts for Minimalist Designs | Fonts

Minimal design can be more attractive with simple minimalist fonts. In this post we are gathered smooth, rounded corner, hand-drawn free fonts for minimalist designs. These fonts are perfect for magazine layouts, invitations, headers, web background or even large-scale artwork. Here is a list of best light weight and minimalist fonts that are completely free.  Our 100 greatest free fonts has been a extremely popular post in fonts category and its shared thousands of time. You may be interested in the following…

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Designing Form Layout: Alignment — SitePoint

The following is a short extract from our book, Designing UX: Forms, written by Jessica Enders. It’s the ultimate guide to form design, a key part of effective UX design. SitePoint Premium members get access with their membership, or you can buy a copy in stores worldwide. You and a friend are each driving to a restaurant for dinner. Both of your routes go down a highway with two lanes. The highways are the same length. On your route, all…

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GameStop’s new subscription plan is like Netflix for used games

GameStop is getting its own Netflix-like subscription plan. For $60, gamers get a six-month subscription — dubbed ‘Power Pass’ — that allows them to pick any title from GameStop’s pre-owned inventory. Once done, they can return the title and select another, just like Netflix’s DVD plan — which still exists, apparently. Credit: ResetEra Unlike the existing trade-in system, gamers no longer have to worry about the trade-in value of the title. The $60 Power Pass covers any pre-owned game in…

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A Collection Of Domestic Rats Portraits By Diane Ozdamar

These adorable rat portraits were taken by a committed photographer who’s made it her mission to remove the stigma attached to the creatures. Diane Ozdamar’s vibrant images feature rodents cutely cuddling flowers, eating fruit, playing with bubbles, and lovingly interacting with each other. The 32-year-old photographer, who lives in Montreal, Canada, shot her “Fancy Rats” series over a number of years. The idea stemmed from fostering abused and abandoned rats in the hope of finding them new homes, Diane said,…

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The Vinyl Factory commissions striking new work by Ryoji Ikeda

Store X is a new platform for cultural expression and exchange, and an evolution of record label, print press and online magazine The Vinyl Factory, hoping to support and bring together a creative community for shared experiences. Collaborating with some of the most innovative artists and musicians today, The Vinyl Factory is premiering works at its curated space, Store Studios, 180 The Strand, with an initial focus on Ryoji Ikeda’s test pattern [N ̊12] – the latest iteration of his…

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