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How to Predict Web Design Trends

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How to Predict Web Design Trends

So how will you know the next big thing when you see it? Flat design took designers by storm — evolving from a few simple projects to becoming a significant part of web, and especially application, design. But what’s next on the horizon? And how will you know it? Here are a few ways to […]


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Steven Spielberg and George Lucas predict film industry is facing a ‘massive implosion’

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George Lucas and Steven Spielberg think the film industry is heading towards a cliff. The pair behind some of the most successful franchises in movie history think that conservative programming choices and rapidly evolving distribution schemes have set the stage for a massive upheaval — and internet-based services may become the dominant medium when moviegoing as we know it crashes and burns.

The duo were joined during a panel at the University of Southern California by Microsoft President of Interactive Entertainment Don Mattrick, who played backup with the occasional Xbox reference as Lucas and Spielberg took center stage. While the focus was ostensibly on the future of the entertainment medium — USC just opened a new Interactive…

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Scanning felons’ brains could help predict whether they’ll reoffend

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Over five decades since A Clockwork Orange foretold a future where experimental science is used to “cure” repeat offenders, a study of 96 male felons has used brain scans to predict the likelihood of falling back into crime. While the neuroscientist who led the study, Kent Kiehl of Albuquerque’s Mind Research Network, warns that the method is still far from accurate enough to be useful in real-world assessments, Wired reports that certain individuals were found to be around twice as likely to be rearrested within four years of their release.

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Nate Silver uses numbers to predict the Super Bowl

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Statistician Nate Silver knows numbers, and in a piece in the New York Times he’s decided to put that skill to excellent use — predicting the Super Bowl. Historically it’s great defensive teams that have a better record in the big game, but in the case of this year’s Super Bowl the San Francisco 49ers happen to be statistically better than the Baltimore Ravens on both sides of the ball. “There isn’t much to recommend the Ravens,” Silver writes, though he points out that Baltimore is superior when it comes to special teams. Check out the piece in full to see his methods, and then watch the game later today to see how his prediction pans out — and be sure to stick around for the commercials.

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