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15 Best iOS App Templates of 2017

Building an app used to be the domain of hardcore developers
only, but with over 1,400 app templates for sale at CodeCanyon,
even

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Should You Use a PHP Framework? Five Pros and Cons

From routing HTTP requests to accessing the database and rendering the user interface, most web applications have a lot in common with each other.

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How to create a pattern library and why you should bother

Ensuring a website is consistent and easy to maintain are two of the biggest headaches faced by larger organisations. Fortunately, a pattern library can help.

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World's Cheapest Energy Source Will Be Renewables Within Three Years

Morgan Stanley researchers predict renewable energy will become the world's cheapest form of power within three years.

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10 Best iOS Game Templates

Have a great idea for an iOS game but are turned off by the
hours of tedious work involved in bringing your concept to life? Well, that’s
what templates are for.

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CodeIgniter Form Validation: From Start to Finish

As a web application developer, form validation is a crucial part of your work, and it should not be underrated as it could lead to security flaws in your application.

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That Wholesome Feeling…

That wholesome feeling when you think you are contributing but you really have no idea what you are doing. pic.twitter.com/80JzQKrdkH — Stuart Rutherford (@doodlewhale) July 4, 2017

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Phones

“We are addicted to our phones not because we rely on them, but to the extent that we recruit them to a harmful project of self-avoidance. They do not mean to hurt us.

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Two Desks Available at Friends Work Here

Two desks just opened up at my Brooklyn based co-working space called FRIENDS.

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Bike Powered Elevator

This Bike Powered Elevator made me smile. Love the concept.

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The Black Hole

The newest MailChimp commercial featuring a black hole made me giggle. I know that black hole feeling well. Nothing beats their MailShrimp short film. If you haven’t seen it, please do so now!

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A Digital Archive of Soviet Children’s Books

“Playing Soviet” is an interactive database of children’s book illustrations drawing from little-known and rarely-seen Soviet children’s books from the Cotsen Collection at Princeton’s Fires

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Alphabetizing Books

In case you ever wondered what the fastest way is to alphabetize your bookshelf. Now you know.

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Samsung Reportedly Developing a Voice-Controlled Speaker To Compete With Amazon Echo

Samsung may be working on a smart speaker of its own. The company is developing a smart speaker powered by its Bixby voice assistant, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Hanoi Plan To Ban Motorbikes By 2030 To Combat Pollution

Hanoi -- a city of five million motorbikes -- is planning to ban the popular two-wheeled transport by 2030.

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Amazon and eBay Images Broken By Photobucket's 'Ransom Demand'

An anonymous reader shares a report: Thousands of images promoting goods sold on Amazon and other shopping sites have been removed after a photo-sharing service changed its terms.

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Intel To Cut IoT Jobs

An anonymous reader shares a report: Intel is laying off people in its IoT group following its recent cuts to three of its IoT products -- the Joule, Edison and Galileo boards.

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Data Glitch Sets Tech Company Stock Prices At $123.47

For one moment on Monday evening, the prices of several stocks on Nasdaq -- including those of Amazon, Apple, eBay, Google, and Microsoft -- were all priced exactly the same, $123.47.

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Forced Arbitration Isn't 'Forced' Because No One Has To Buy Service, Says AT&T

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: AT&T is denying that its contracts include "forced arbitration" clauses, even though customers must agree to the clauses in order to obtain I

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Researchers Build American Eels an 'Eelevator'

randomErr writes: Bad pun aside, Cornell researchers have built a solution to help migrating eels bypass dams on their journey upstream.

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Men Are Affected By the Biological Clock As Well, Researchers Find

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: A new study reveals that a couple's chances of having a baby fall with the man's age, to the point that it can have a substantial impact on their

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Court Blocks EPA Effort To Suspend Obama-Era Methane Rule

Michael Biesecker reports via PBS: A federal appeals court in Washington ruled Monday that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped his authority in trying to delay implementation o

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Now Any Florida Resident Can Challenge What Is Taught In Public Florida Schools

New submitter zantafio shares a report from Orlando Sentinel: Any resident in Florida can now challenge what kids learn in public schools, thanks to a new law that science education advocates worry wi

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Customer's 20-Year-Old Email Account Shut Down Over Unusual Address

A Halifax man is facing the daunting task of going through almost two decades of email messages after his email provider served notice it was deactivating his account in 30 days because of his email a

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US Government Seeks To Intervene in Apple's EU Tax Appeal

The U.S. government has sought to intervene in Apple's appeal against an EU order to pay back up to 13 billion euros ($14.8 billion) in Irish taxes, Reuters is reporting.

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Texting On the Move Makes You Walk Weird, Study Finds

An anonymous reader writes: Researchers at Anglia Ruskin University put a mobile eye tracker and motion analysis sensors on participants who walked and crossed a curb-like obstacle on the ground while

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Broadcom Gets Green Light From Feds To Buy San Jose's Brocade For $5.9 billion

Chipmaker Broadcom on Monday won approval from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to purchase San Jose-based Brocade Communications Systems for $5.9 billion. From a report: To land U.S.

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Hulu Joins Netflix and Amazon In Promoting Royalty-free Video Codec AV1

theweatherelectric writes: Hulu has joined the Alliance for Open Media, which is developing an open, royalty-free video format called AV1.

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Content Management: How to effectively overcome legacy content

Content management is an enormous challenge for big organisations, especially when it comes to legacy content, much of which is owned my many content creators across the company.

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Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos transforms ruined buildings within walls of Spanish castle into light-filled homes

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AMD Launches Ryzen PRO CPUs: Enhanced Security, Longer Warranty, Better Quality

Reader harrisonweber shares a report: This morning AMD introduced their Ryzen PRO processors for business and commercial desktop PCs.

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Sony Will Start Pressing Vinyl Records After 28-Year Hiatus

Sony said this week it will begin pressing vinyl records again, ending an almost three-decade hiatus.

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France Drops Windows 10 Privacy Case After Microsoft Changes Telemetry Settings

Reader Mark Wilson writes: There have been lots of complaints about invasion of privacy since the release of Windows 10.

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India Presses Microsoft For Windows Discount in Wake of Cyber Attacks

India is pressing Microsoft to offer a sharply discounted one-time deal to the more than 50 million Windows users in the country so that they can upgrade to the latest Windows 10 operating system in t

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Sony Suspends Thousands Of PlayStation Network Accounts in UK, Allegedly Because Of Issue With PayPal

An anonymous reader writes: PlayStation Network (PSN) users in the UK who've paid via PayPal have had their accounts suspended.

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Despite Hacking Charges, US Tech Industry Fought To Keep Ties To Russia Spy Service

The U.S. tech sector pushed the government to keep ties with Russia's spy agency, despite reports that Moscow meddled in the U.S. presidential election, Reuters reported Friday.

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With a Single Wiretap Order, US Authorities Listened In on 3.3 Million Phone Calls

US authorities intercepted and recorded millions of phone calls last year under a single wiretap order, authorized as part of a narcotics investigation, ZDNet's Zack Whittaker reports.

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Facebook Inches Closer To Its Goal of Beaming Internet to World's Remotest Places

Facebook has completed a second test of a solar-powered drone -- called Aquila -- designed to bring internet access to remote parts of the world.

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Japan Wants To Put a Man On the Moon, Accelerating Asian Space Race

Japan plans to put a man on the moon around 2030, according to a new proposal by the government's Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

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The Life, Death, and Legacy of iPhone Jailbreaking

From a Motherboard article: Jailbreaking is the art of hacking into Apple's ultra-secure iOS operating system and unlocking it -- and thus allowing users to customize the phone, and write or install a

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Ends, Means, and Antitrust

Analyst Ben Thompson on the European Commission's $2.7 billion fine levied on Google for anti-competitive behavior: The United States and European Union have, at least since the Reagan Administration,

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A Million Bottles a Minute: World's Plastic Binge 'As Dangerous as Climate Change'

Should you ever travel to one of the many uninhibited islands that dot the most remote reaches of Earth's oceans, chances are you'll find plastic bottles littering the shore.

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Vertu, Phone-Maker To the Rich, Says It's Broke

A British-based luxury phone maker which made its name selling $50,000 smartphones decked out in alligator leather and titanium and fitted with sapphire screens, has applied to the courts to be placed

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You're Thinking About the Dictionary All Wrong, Lexicographers Say

An anonymous reader shares a report on The Outline: It seems like ever since "bootylicious" was added to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) in 2004, dictionaries have been trying to play catch up to

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The Age of Distributed Truth

Eugene Wei, head of video at Oculus (Formerly with Flipboard, Hulu, and Amazon) writes about how information gets distributed now, and things that were commonly known in specific circles are becoming