An Introduction to Ruby's JSON Library

The de facto standard in data portability across web applications and services, JSON has a concise yet powerful syntax for sharing data across platforms.


Quick Tip: Accept Multiple Vouchers in OpenCart 2.0

OpenCart is
an open-source, PHP-based online e-commerce
solution that allows you to accept orders online. It allows customers to shop using vouchers, but only one at a time by default.


Mastering WP_Query: Related Functions

Hi, and welcome to the second part of the series called "Mastering WP_Query". In the first part, we started off with the series by simply introducing what the WP_Query class is.

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Four Year Sentence For Running Piracy Streaming Site

An anonymous reader writes: A 29-year-old man from Northern Ireland has been sentenced to two years in jail and another two "on license" for running a website from his bedroom that streamed pirated co


The Beginners Guide to WooCommerce: Managing Coupons

Improving and increasing the financial status of a business is the aim of every online store owner, and the volume of sales plays a vital role in achieving it.

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MIT Simplifies Design Process For 3D Printing

An anonymous reader writes: New software out of MIT and the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in Israel takes CAD files and automatically builds visual models that users can alter with simple, visual

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Solar Windows Could Help Power Buildings

Lucas123 writes: Several companies are now beginning to roll out translucent photovoltaic films or solar cells embedded in windows that can supplement a significant amount of energy in the buildings w

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$415 Million Settlement Approved In Tech Worker Anti-Poaching Case

An anonymous reader writes: Adobe, Apple, Google, and Intel have been embroiled in a high-profile court case accusing them of creating anti-poaching agreements in an attempt to keep tech industry sala

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Some Uber Ride Data Publicly Accessible Through Google

itwbennett writes: On Thursday, ZDNet reported that Uber ride data had leaked into Google search results.

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Pentagon Halts Work at Labs For Dangerous Pathogens After Anthrax Scare

An anonymous reader writes: The Pentagon announced yesterday it is issuing a moratorium on work at nine different biodefense labs after live anthrax was discovered outside containment at Dugway Provin

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An Idea For Software's Industrial Revolution

An anonymous reader writes: Tech company Code Valley makes the bold claim that a software industrial revolution may be imminent (PDF).

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Cheap Smartphones Quietly Becoming Popular In the US

An anonymous reader writes: Bloomberg reports that ZTE and its cheap Android smartphones have been grabbing more and more of the market in the U.S.

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ThinkGeek Opens First Physical Store In Orlando

New submitter Enderxeno writes with news that on September 25th, geek merchandise retailer ThinkGeek will open its first brick-and-mortar store in Orlando, Florida.

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Report: Google Will Return To China

An anonymous reader writes: Google famously withdrew from mainland China in 2010 after fending off a series of cyberattacks from local sources.

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Toyota To Spend $50 Million On Self-Driving Car Tech

An anonymous reader writes: Toyota is the latest automaker to see which way the wind is blowing; they've committed $50 million over the next five years to build research centers for self-driving car t

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Snowden: Clinton's Private Email Server Is a 'Problem'

An anonymous reader points out comments from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in a new interview with Al Jazeera about Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was the U.S.

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In New Study, HIV Prevention Pill Truvada Is 100% Effective

An anonymous reader writes: A study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases details the recent trial of a drug named Truvada, which researchers think might excel at preventing HIV infect

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Bugzilla Breached, Private Vulnerability Data Stolen

darthcamaro writes: Mozilla today publicly announced that secured areas of bugzilla, where non-public zero days are stored, were accessed by an attacker.

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Brady Forrest Talks About Building a Hardware Startup (Video)

Brady Forrest is co-author of The Hardware Startup: Building Your Product, Business, and Brand.

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20+ Chinese Android Smartphones Models Come With Pre-Installed Malware

An anonymous reader writes: Security researchers from G DATA have published research (PDF) into Android phones produced in China, which found that a large number of devices ship with pre-installed mal

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Web Development Reading List #102

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Slide House by Y+M Design Office comprises four layers of square concrete frames


Creating and Publishing an Android Library


Our lives as Android developers would be a lot harder if not for all those third-party libraries out there that we love to include in our projects.


Google I/O 2015 Through My Eyes: Part 1


6:30 AM, 27th May 2015, Moscone Center, San Francisco

I arrived early in t


Get Started Building Your Blog With Parse.js: Refactor

Final product imageWhat You'll Be Creating

In the previous six sessions, you’ve built a blo

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Premium Fonts – Episode # 5

Here it is the 5th episode of premium fonts. As you know these fonts are available on the web for free yet are difficult to download.


Build a Real-Time Chat Application With Modulus and Laravel 5

In this tutorial, I will show you how to implement a real-time chat application with Laravel 5, PostgreSQL, and Pusher. Then we will deploy this application to Modulus together.


The Beginners Guide to WooCommerce: Adding a New Order Part 2

In my last article I discussed the first section of Order Details when we were adding an order manually through the Add Order (WooCommerce > Orders > Add Order


Introduction to ProcessWire

ProcessWire logoIntroduction

ProcessWire is a free open source content
management system (CMS) and

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Nearly Every Seabird May Be Eating Plastic By 2050

sciencehabit writes: According to a new study almost every ocean-foraging species of birds may be eating plastic by 2050.

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Apple Partners With Cisco To Boost Enterprise Business

An anonymous reader writes: Apple and Cisco announced a partnership aimed at helping Apple's devices work better for businesses.

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World's Most Powerful Digital Camera Sees Construction Green Light

An anonymous reader writes: The Department of Energy has approved the construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telecscope's 3.2-gigapixel digital camera, which will be the most advanced in the world.

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How Artificial Intelligence Can Fight Air Pollution In China

An anonymous reader writes: IBM is testing a new way to help fix Beijing's air pollution problem with artificial intelligence.

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Netflix Is Becoming Just Another TV Channel

An anonymous reader writes: Netflix revealed in a blog post that it will not renew its contract with Epix, meaning you won't be able to watch movies like The Hunger Games and World War Z through the s

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The Long Reach of Windows 95

jfruh writes: I'm a Mac guy — have been ever since the '80s.

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3 Category 4 Hurricanes Develop In the Pacific At Once For the First Time

Kristine Lofgren writes: For the first time in recorded history, three Category 4 hurricanes were seen in the Pacific Ocean at the same time.

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The Most Important Obscure Languages?

Nerval's Lobster writes: If you're a programmer, you're knowledgeable about "big" languages such as Java and C++. But what about those little-known languages you only hear about occasionally?

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Book Review: Effective Python: 59 Specific Ways To Write Better Python

MassDosage writes: If you are familiar with the "Effective" style of books then you probably already know how this book is structured.

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Cities Wasting Millions of Taxpayer's Money In Failed IoT Pilots

dkatana writes: Two years ago at the Smart Cities Expo World Congress, Antoni Vives, then Barcelona's second deputy mayor, said he refused to have more technology pilots in the city: "I hate pilots, i

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Ask Slashdot: What Would You Do If You Were Suddenly Wealthy?

An anonymous reader writes: There are a few articles floating around today about comments from Markus Persson, aka "Notch," the creator of Minecraft.

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Google Facing Fine of Up To $1.4 Billion In India Over Rigged Search Results

An anonymous reader writes: The Competition Commission of India has opened an investigation into Google to decide whether the company unfairly prioritized search results to its own services.

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Plunging Battery Prices Expected To Spur Renewable Energy Adoption

Lucas123 writes: Lithium-ion (Li-on) and flow battery prices are expected to drop by as much as 60% by 2020, making them far more affordable for storing power from distributed renewable energy systems

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Where the Tech Industry's Political Donations Are Going

An anonymous reader writes: Early estimates suggest the 2016 U.S. presidential election will result in $5-10 billion in spending by candidates and organizations — much more than ever before.

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Metal Gear Solid V PC Disc Contains Steam Installer, Nothing Else

dotarray writes: The boxed copy of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain reportedly contains nothing but a Steam installer.

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100% biodegradable Denim Jeans

FREITAG F-ABRIC presents the first entirely compostable five-pocket jeans grown and made in Europe. 0% cotton – 100% biodegradable. Impressive.