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A Fast, Accurate Way to Test Internet Explorer on iOS, Mac OS X, and Android

Earlier this year,
the Microsoft team

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Volkswagen Could Face $18 Billion Fine Over Emission-Cheating Software

After getting caught cheating on emissions testing by means of software, Volkswagen could face up to $18 billion in fines, reports USA Today.

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Skype For Microsoft Edge Will Work From the Browser, No Plug-Ins Required

We mentioned a few months back Microsoft's beta of a browser-based intrerface to Skype. Now, reports Engadget, Skype will be able to work without a plug-in (as was required for the beta).

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A Wikipedia-Style Tree of Life Emerges

The Christian Science Monitor reports on the newly announced Open Tree of Life, a freely accessible unified interface to, and archive, of biological taxonomies.

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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Recover From Doxxing?

An anonymous reader writes: I've been doxxed on a popular forum, by one of the moderators no less. The forum owner doesn't care, the hosting company doesn't care.

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Delete, Dump and Destroy: Canada's Government Data Severely Compromised

sandbagger writes: Stories about government data and historical records being deleted, burned — even tossed into Dumpsters — have become so common in recent years that many Canadians may f

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Barbie Gets a Brain

minstrelmike writes: Mattel is coming out with a Talking Barbie designed by a huge team and pre-scripted with thousands of responses controlled by an AI, with designs to be your best friend.

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Nintendo Nixes YouTube Videos of Super Mario Speedruns

The Boston Globe reports (based on Kotaku's story earlier this month) that Nintendo is cracking down on YouTube videos which show speedruns of its games -- computer-guided play that skips completely h

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Hardware Projects (and Pranks) That Have Scared Observers

In the wake of the arrest of Ahmed Mohamed in Irving, Texas, for carrying to school an electronics project believed by a teacher to look like a bomb, Make Magazine has a timely reminder that Ahmed's p

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How Wind and Politics Pushed the Price of Texas Electricity Below Zero

Slate dissects the strange circumstances that led the price of electricity in Texas to briefly dip not just to zero, but into negative territory, reaching at one point negative $8.52 per megawatt hour

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Invisibility Cloaking Takes a Big Stride At a Small Scale

jan_jes writes: Scientists have devised an ultra-thin invisibility "skin" cloak that can conform to the shape of an object and conceal it from detection with visible light.

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Image Doctoring Is Tough To Spot, Even When We're Looking For It

An anonymous reader writes with a link to The Stack's look at study that examines the human capacity to detect (or to overlook) manipulation in images.

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Private Medical Data of Over 1.5 Million People Exposed Through Amazon

Gizmodo reports that a wide variety of information about 1.5 million people -- everything from police injury reports, doctor's notes about their patients, and social security numbers -- "all were inex

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Proposed Lapcat II Hypersonic Airliner: Brussels to Sydney in Less Than 3 Hours

New submitter AG_2011 writes: Could an airliner that flies anywhere in under 3 hours be in service by 2030?

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Apple Cleaning Up App Store After Its First Major Attack

Reuters reports that Apple is cleaning up hundreds of malicious iOS apps after what is described as the first major attack on its App Store.

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AdBlock Plus Defends Ad Blocking, Applauds Marco Arment

Mark Wilson writes: Ad blockers have been much talked about since Apple opened up support for them in iOS 9.

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Why I Can’t Wait to Play Metal Gear Online

Why I Can’t Wait to Play Metal Gear Online

Because Predator-style stealth camouflage, extracting

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Tokyo Game Show’s Craziest Booth Is This Mobile Game’s

Tokyo Game Show’s Craziest Booth Is This Mobile Game’s

You've never heard of Granblue Fantasy, but it may

in NETTUTS

Creating Your First Script in Scratch

Final product imageWhat You'll Be Creating

In earlier tutorials in

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New Course: Connect the Web With WebSockets

Final product imageWhat You'll Be Creating

WebSockets make it possible to have interactive

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Data Structures With JavaScript: Singly-Linked List and Doubly-Linked List

Final product imageWhat You'll Be Creating

Two of the most commonly taught data

in swissmiss

Geodesic Dome for your Backyard

Yes, I totally want this geodesic dome (Garden Igloo) for my backyard. What the heck, it would even be cool as a conference room in our office.

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Ad Supported

In a few weeks time, iOS 9 will launch with Safari Content Blocker. This technology allows the general public to use content blockers (better known as ad-blockers) on their iPhones.

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Premium Fonts – Episode # 7

Here it is the 7th episode of premium fonts. As you know these fonts are available on the web for free yet are difficult to download.

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3-letter word project

We printed 60 small posters with one word in each of them; all in English and with just three letters.

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Getting Started With HealthKit: Part 2

In the first part of this tutorial, I introduced you to the HealthKit framework.

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Introduction to Blocks in Scratch

In the last part of this series, we looked at assets in Scratch—backdrops, sprites, costumes and audio.

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Mastering WP_Query: Properties and Methods

Welcome to yet another part of our "Mastering WP_Query" series. How are we doing so far? I hope you're enjoying these tutorials as much as we're enjoying writing them.

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HP To Jettison Up To 30,000 Jobs As Part of Spinoff

An anonymous reader writes: Hewlett-Packard says its upcoming spinoff of its technology divisions focused on software, consulting and data analysis will eliminate up to 30,000 jobs.

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The Hounding of Baskerville

The new Pentagram Paper is out. Back in 2012 American film director Errol Morris posted a quiz online in The New York Times.

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Out-of-the-Box WordPress: The Groundbreaking Way to Activate Plugins & Themes Upon WordPress Installation

In the previous part of this series, we learned about bundling a WordPress installation with plugins and themes, and tweaking the wp-config-sample.php file.

in swissmiss

Friday Link Pack

(Thanks for pointing me to this talk, James. Deep and funny at the same time.) – Love this minimal glass pitcher. – What a crazy privilege to be two animals in one life: butterfly.

in Six Revisions

10 Awesome UX Podcasts

UX consultant/engineer Vinay Raghu talks about his favorite user experience (UX) design podcasts, as well his own podcast called IncrementalUX.

in Smashing Magazine

Web Development Reading List #103