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It’s Time to Get Personal

Laura Kalbag discusses the gift of personal data we give to Big Tech when we share information on its platforms, and how reviving ye olde personal website can be one way to stay in

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Link Pack

– How to Build a Sobriety Toolbox – Now this is a practical way to protect your AirPods and keep them handy. Want!

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It All Starts with a Humble

Andy Bell rings out a fresh call in support of the timeless concept of progressive enhancement.

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Will Plunging Battery Prices Start a Boom In Electric Power?

An anonymous reader quotes Utility Dive:

Average market prices for battery packs have plunged from $1,100 per kilowatt hour in 2010 to $156 per kilowatt hour in 2019, an 87% fall in real terms, accor

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Iconography of Security

Molly Wilson and Eileen Wagner battle the age old Christmas issues of right and wrong, good and evil, and how the messages we send through iconography design can i

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Larry, Sergey, and the Mixed Legacy of Google-Turned-Alphabet

With Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepping back (again\!), Google CEO Sundar Pichai is now in charge of Alphabet—and its dysfunction.

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Pins

Lydia Daum designs beautiful pins. (I asked the internet which small shops/makers I should support. This was one of the suggestions.)

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Not The Moon

NOT THE MOON is a pancake, digitized as a high-res, film quality scan, its texture applied to a true-to-scale sphere representation and virtually photographed with a 600 mm telescopic lens using minim

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Andrew Zuckerman Prints

Andrew Zuckerman launched an online shop. His prints are stunning. Absolutely stunning. This Mandrill Monkey won my heart.

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An Introduction to Variable Fonts

Jason Pamental forges a path through the freshly laid snowy landscape of variable fonts.

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The Rise and Fall of the PlayStation Supercomputers

"On the 25th anniversary of the original Sony PlayStation, The Verge shares the story of the PlayStation supercomputers," writes Slashdot reader jimminy_cricket.

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Amazon Unveils New Server Chip To Compete With Intel's Product

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Amazon Web Services has developed a more powerful version of its own chips to power services for cloud-computing customers, as well as some of AWS's

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Google Founders Resign From Alphabet Leadership, Sundar Pichai Becomes CEO

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is adding another responsibility to his job: Pichai will also be the CEO of parent holding company Alphabet going forward, taking the helm from co-founder and longtime CEO Lar

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Amazon Introduces Fraud Detector and CodeGuru

Amazon is leveraging machine learning to fight fraud, audit code, transcribe calls, and index enterprise data.

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Qualcomm's Next-gen Snapdragon 865 Mobile Chip Focuses on 5G

Qualcomm uncorked this year's version of its Snapdragon Technology Summit by announcing the names of its two new upcoming Snapdragon chips, the Snapdragon 865 and the Snapdragon 765/765G.

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Genius Sues Google For 'No Less Than $50M', Alleging 'Anticompetitive Practices' Over Lyrics

The company behind Lyrics website Genius, Genius Media Group, is suing Google for "unethical, unfair and anticompetitive" behavior.

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Russia To Upgrade Homegrown Encyclopedia After Putin Pans Wikipedia

Russia is to set up a new online site for its national encyclopedia after President Vladimir Putin said Wikipedia was unreliable and should be replaced.

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Facebook Gives Workers a Chatbot to Appease That Prying Uncle

Some Facebook employees recently told their managers that they were concerned about answering difficult questions about their workplace from friends and family over the holidays.

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Google Photos Adds a Chat Feature To Its App

Google is rolling out a way to directly message photos and chat with another user or users within the Google Photos app.

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Cracks in the Greenland Ice Sheet Are Producing Massive Waterfalls, Raising Scientists' Concerns For Sea Level Rise

At its peak, one meltwater lake drained the equivalent of an Olympic-size swimming pool every three seconds.

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Ring Reportedly Outed Camera Owners To Police With a Heat Map

Amazon-owned home surveillance company Ring gave law enforcement a heat map that let police see all devices installed in an area, allowing them to view users down to the street level.

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FBI Asked Sony For Data On User Who Used PlayStation Network To Sell Cocaine

According to Motherboard, the FBI applied for a search warrant in October compelling Sony to provide data on a PlayStation 4 user who was allegedly part of a cocaine distribution network.

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A Bug In Microsoft's Login System Put Users At Risk of Account Hijacks

Microsoft has fixed a vulnerability in its login system that could have been used to trick unsuspecting victims into giving over complete access to their online accounts.

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Dutch Politician Faces 3 Years In Prison For Hacking iCloud Accounts, Leaking Nudes

An anonymous reader writes: "Dutch prosecutors have asked a judge for a three-year prison sentence for a local politician who doubled as a hacker and breached the personal iCloud accounts of more than

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FaceApp and Other Russian Apps Pose Potential Counterintelligence Threats, Says FBI

The FBI warned in a letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) Monday that it considers mobile applications developed in Russia, including the popular photo-aging app "FaceApp," to be "po

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Crush

“A crush represents in pure and perfect form the dynamics of romantic philosophy: the explosive interaction of limited knowledge, outward obstacles to further discovery – and boundless hope.” On

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The Ideal Place

“I’ve been searching for years for the ideal place. And I’ve come to the realization that the only way to find it is to be it.” — Alan Watts

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Wave Memo

Paper memo’s that stand out by standing up and wave, by Duncan Shotton! Write, fold, wave! SO FUN! (I asked the internet which small shops/makers I should support. This was one of the suggestions.

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How to Build a Sobriety Toolbox

This post by Holly Whitaker is full of useful tips on how to build a sobriety toolbox.

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Pile Of Good Things

“So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time.

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Future Accessibility Guidelines—for People Who Can’t Wait to Read Them

Alan Dalton uses this, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, to look back at where we’ve come from, to evaluate where we are, and to look forward to what’s coming

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Meet “Inclusive Components”: Accessible, Bulletproof Front-End Patterns

Front-end accessibility is still somewhat mysterious these days. How do we build accessible buttons and dropdowns? What about keyboard-friendly tooltips, tabs and notifications?

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Twelve Days of Front End Testing

Amy Kapernick sings us through numerous ways of improving the robustness and reliability of our front end code with a comprehensive rundown of ideas, tools, and resources.

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63 Absolute Best Cyber Monday 2019 Deals: Amazon, Walmart, Etc

(Updated Frequently) Don't bother trudging to the store. We’ve gathered the very best Cyber Monday tech deals you can buy online.

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23 Best Cyber Monday 2019 TV and Soundbar Deals: Samsung, Vizio, and More

(Updated Frequently) Our favorite deals on affordable televisions, OLED TVs, Roku, and more for Cyber Monday.

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25 Best Cyber Monday 2019 Laptop and Tablet Deals: iPad, Surface, and More

(Updated Frequently) MacBooks, Windows laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, Surface tablets, hard drives, you name it.

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Making a Better Custom Select Element

Julie Grundy kicks off this, our fifteenth year, by diving headlong into the snowy issue of customising form inputs.

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Finding Joy

“There are souls in this world who have the gift of finding joy everywhere, and leaving it behind them when they go.” — Frederick William Faber

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With Suction Cups and Lots of Luck, Scientists Measure Blue Whale's Heart Rate

Using a bright orange electrocardiogram machine attached with suction cups to the body of a blue whale, scientists for the first time have measured the heart rate of the world's largest creature and c

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Create Multiple WordPress Event Calendars With the Calendarize it! Plugin

Calendarize it! is one of the most feature-rich WordPress calendar plugins that you can

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Organize Your Media in Folders With the FileBird WordPress Plugin

Websites today are media-driven. Images, videos, and audio files help connect your audience with your website.

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How to Use the UberMenu Plugin to Create a WooCommerce Mega Menu

The menus that appear on your website are the gateway to your entire website's content.

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12 Useful WordPress Plugins for Page Layouts

When it comes to plugins for laying out the pages on your
WordPress site, WPBakery

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Creator Tote

This Creator Tote by Rayo And Honey makes for an excellent gift. Also available as a keychain. (I asked the internet which small shops/makers I should support. This was one of the suggestions.

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Programmatically Discovering Sharing Code With oEmbed

The web is full of services that host rich content such as videos, images, music and podcasts, maps and graphs, and all manner of different delights.

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Vegan Sues Burger King For False Advertising, Alleging 'Impossible Whopper' Cooked With Beef Fat

A lawsuit filed in federal court claims that Burger King is falsely advertising that its "Impossible Whopper" is "100% Whopper, 0% beef." "[Phillip Williams, the plaintiff in the Florida lawsuit] says

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Is There A Future Beyond Writing Great Code?

Let’s do a quick exercise. Say you’ve been working professionally as a developer for more than five years.

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Request with Intent: Caching Strategies in the Age of PWAs

Once upon a time, we relied on browsers to handle caching for us; as developers in those days, we had very little control.

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Link Pack

I love me some Jacques Tati. – I would give this Ceramic Ghost Vase a loving home – “Mirrors With Memories”: Why Did Victorians Take Pictures of Dead People?

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WordPress Sliders: When to Use Them and Tips for Good UX

Sliders, slideshows, carousels: call them what you will, they're an incredibly popular way to enhance a WordPress site.

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15 Best eCommerce Android App Templates

The best eCommerce app templates allow users to convert their existing online shop to a mobile store app quickly and easily. In this article we'll explore eCommerce Android templates. 

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Getting Started With An Express And ES6+ JavaScript Stack

This article is the second part in a series, with part one located here, which provided basic and (hopefully) intuitive insight into Node.js, ES6+ JavaScript, Callback Functions, Arrow Functions, APIs

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Scientists Can Now Identify Someone From a Single Strand of Hair

sciencehabit shares a report from Science Magazine: A new forensic technique could have criminals -- and some prosecutors -- tearing their hair out: Researchers have developed a method they say can id

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How To Use FOMO To Increase Conversions

Consumers are motivated by need and desire. And sometimes, just sometimes, they’re motivated by FOMO.

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Feds Pin Uber Crash on Human Operator, Call for Better Rules

For starters, self-driving car companies should be required to submit safety evaluation letters—and those letters should be formally assessed.

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Use WP Scheduled Posts to Manage Your Publishing Calendar

Managing a dynamic content strategy requires big-picture thinking. It means staying on top of your content strategy and your content team.

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♥ / See Design Travel Pouches

The small travel pouch by see design is designed to hold all of the essentials when you’re on the go.

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Why Two Pentesters In Iowa Are Facing A Criminal Investigation and Trespassing Charges

Ars Technica's security editor re-visits the story of two security penetration testers from Coalfire who were arrested one midnight in the county courthouse in Adel, Iowa (population 3,682):

"They we

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Responsible JavaScript: Part III

You’ve done everything you thought was possible to address your website’s JavaScript problem.