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When you embed any static image onto Twitter, it tries to compress it down as a JPEG to save bandwidth. For photos, that's usually fine; JPEG was designed for photos. But digital art, infographics and screenshots usually look their best in the PNG image format. If you upload those as PNGs, Twitter will still compress them into JPEGs and they might come out crappy. Here's how to fix that.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Sometimes you need a logo. Sure, you might spend days, even weeks, perfecting the brand for your new business or product, but sometimes all you're after is something straightforward, perhaps to help a website, poster or other design pop. In those cases, you might hit up Photoshop and go to town, but as Nathan Dodson explains in this clip, vector is the way to go, even if it takes a little more time.

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Working in graphic design usually involves tight deadlines and heavy workloads. That’s why it’s essential for designers to shave time off the process when they can.

Fortunately, Noun Project is here to help. Grab this deal, and you’ll have access to over 400,000 royalty-free images to use in your day-to-day tasks. For a limited time, Lifehacker readers can get two years of Noun Project for only $63.70 AUD .

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Virtual-reality is set to explode in the coming months, with Sony, Razer, Oculus/Facebook and HTC all releasing high-end headsets that take VR to a new level. During Nvidia's GTC technology conference in Silicon Valley, we were given a hands-on demonstration of the HTC Vive in a variety of gaming and work situations. Over the course of an hour, we battled Imperial stormtroopers with a lightsaber, explored the International Space Station with NASA astronauts, scaled the summit of Mount Everest, and designed a bespoke BMW sports car. Early verdict? Virtual reality is legit.