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Things We Can’t (Yet) Do In CSS

Building “magazine-style layouts” by using CSS Grid has become something of a pastime of CSS fans, keen to play with the capabilities of new Grid Layout.

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Helvetica's Evil Twin, Hellvetica, Will Haunt Your Nightmares

Freshly Exhumed shares a report from Fast Company: Hold your favorite graphic design tome close. We now know what the classic typeface Helvetica would look like if it came from the underworld.

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Uber Allegedly Paid $100K Ransom and Had Hackers Sign NDAs After Data Breach

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CBS News: New details about how Uber responded to a massive hack attack in 2016 raise questions about the way it handled sensitive customer information.

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group Are Merging To Become World's Fourth-Largest Automaker

williamyf writes: This puts Alfa Romeo, Citroen, Chrysler, Dodge, DS, Fiat, Jeep, Maserati, Opel, Peugeot, Ram, and Vauxhall under a single corporate parent and merges operations.

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US Interior Department To Ground Its Drones Over Chinese Spying Risk

The Interior Department is grounding its entire fleet of aerial drones (Warning: source paywalled; alternative source), one of the largest in the federal government, citing increasing concerns about t

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Google's Sidewalk Labs Leaked Document Reveals Company's Early Vision For Data Collection, Tax Powers, Criminal Justice

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Globe and Mail: A confidential Sidewalk Labs document from 2016 lays out the founding vision of the Google-affiliated development company, which included h

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At Least 13 Managed Service Providers Were Used To Push Ransomware This Year

A new report published this week by threat intelligence firm Armor puts the number of managed service providers (MSPs) that got hit with ransomware this year at 13, possibly more.

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Netflix Expands Into a World Full of Censors

The streaming giant is having to navigate different political and moral landscapes, and calls for government oversight, as it seeks subscribers worldwide.

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The Drone Wars Are Already Here

The skies of Syria, Yemen, and Libya swarm with armed and dangerous unmanned aerial vehicles. And the technology is spreading farther and farther afield.

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Google's Network Congestion Algorithm Isn't Fair, Researchers Say

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University say a Google algorithm designed help reduce internet congestion is mathematically unfair, resulting in network management systems that may disadvantage some t

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Complaints Mounting About iOS 13.2 Being 'More Aggressive at Killing Background Apps and Tasks'

Apple's iOS 13 has had a rocky start since its release last month, with it being among the most buggy Apple software releases in recent memory.

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Defense Innovation Board Unveils AI Ethics Principles For the Pentagon

The Defense Innovation Board, a panel of 16 prominent technologists advising the Pentagon, today voted to approve AI ethics principles for the Department of Defense.

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Coca-Cola, Nestle, and PepsiCo Are the Top 3 Plastic Polluters on the Planet

An annual global audit from the Break Free From Plastic movement has found the largest sources of plastic pollution.

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WhatsApp Hacked To Spy on Top Government Officials at US Allies

Senior government officials in multiple U.S.-allied countries were targeted earlier this year with hacking software that used Facebook's WhatsApp to take over users' phones, Reuters reported Thursday,

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AirPods Pro Teardown Confirms That They're Just As Disposable As Ever

iFixit's teardown of Apple's latest AirPods reveals just how difficult it will be to fix them if they break.

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Incognito Mode For Google Maps Arrives On Android

Incognito Mode for Google Maps is rolling out to Android users to prevent your search queries and real-time tracked location from being recorded onto your Google account.

in Smashing Magazine

Signs Your Website Feels More Like A Haunted House Than A Welcoming Home

When building a website or PWA, no one ever thinks, “I really hope my visitors run away in fear!” Yet, one wrong move could make a visit to your website seem like a nightmarish walk through a haun

in Smashing Magazine

Creativity Sparks Shining Through The Fog (November 2019 Wallpapers Edition)

The fascinating world of aviation, classic movies, sweet childhood memories — these are just some of the things that inspired artists and designers from across the globe to participate in our wallpa

in Wired

WhatsApp's Case Against NSO Group Hinges on a Tricky Legal Argument

The Facebook-owned messaging company is taking on a notorious malware vendor in what could be an uphill battle.

in Smashing Magazine

“Create Once, Publish Everywhere” With WordPress

COPE is a strategy for reducing the amount of work needed to publish our content into different mediums, such as website, email, apps, and others.

in NETTUTS

How to Create a Travel Gallery Flipbook With the Real3D WordPress Plugin

Whether you are running a blog, business, or any type of website, you will need to attract and keep your audience's attention to be successful.

in NETTUTS

The Best Learning Management System Plugins for WordPress

Technology has completely transformed how we learn and how training is delivered. Physical presence in a physical location is no longer necessary.

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Not Choosing

I am deeply feeling this quote. (via)

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Facebook Takes Down a False Political Ad -- from a PAC

An anonymous reader quotes Reuters:

Facebook Inc said on Saturday that it had removed an ad which falsely claimed that U.S.

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After Two Years The Air Force's X-37B Space Plane Finally Lands

"An unpiloted Air Force X-37B spaceplane, one of two winged orbiters used to carry out classified research, made a surprise landing at the Kennedy Space Center early Sunday to close out a record 780-d

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Nasty PHP7 Remote Code Execution Bug Exploited in the Wild on NGINX Servers

nickwinlund77 shares this story from ZDNet:

A recently patched security flaw in modern versions of the PHP programming language is being exploited in the wild to take over servers, ZDNet has learned

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Pando Editor Sells Site, Quits Journalism, Citing Sexual Harassment and Threats in Silicon Valley

Former TechCrunch writer Sarah Lacy started PandoDaily in 2012.

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Samsung Satellite Crashes Into Family's Backyard

"A Michigan family was shocked to find a space satellite in their yard Saturday morning," reports a local TV station:
Nancy Mumby-Welke shared the video on Facebook, walking up to a satellite lying on

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Facebook AI Can Now Alter Videos to 'Hide' People From Facial Recognition

Facebook AI Research created a system for the de-identification of individuals in videos, reports VentureBeat:

It maps a slightly distorted version on a person's face in order to make it difficult fo

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How the 2018 Olympic Cyberattack Was Traced To Russian Hackers

Sparrowvsrevolution writes: In a lengthy article, Wired tells a newly detailed narrative of the cyberattack on the 2018 Winter Olympic games, which hit the Olympics network during the opening ceremony

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Should JavaScript Be Renamed?

Software engineer Kieran Potts asks: does JavaScript need to be renamed?

There's no doubt there are problems with JavaScript's branding...

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2.35 Million Lose Power In California As State Faces Extreme Weather and Wildfires

California's largest power utility began power shut-offs today for an estimated 2.35 million people -- expected to last two days -- after weather forecasts predicted extreme fire danger due to excepti

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The Price of Bitcoin Spiked 40% Friday Night

"The price of Bitcoin skyrocketed overnight, rising by nearly 40 percent from a recent low," reports Newsweek:
The sharp turn came as Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke highly of the decentralized tec

in Slashdot

Gartner Predictions Reveal How AI Will Change Our World

Gartner research has announced 10 "strategic technology trends that will drive significant disruption and opportunity over the next 5 to 10 years." And the trends include "hyperautomation" -- applying

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RIPE NIC: 'In Five Weeks We'll Run Out of IPv4 Internet Addresses'

An anonymous reader quotes ISP Review:

The RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC), which manages regional distribution of internet addresses for the UK, Europe, Middle East and parts of Central

in Slashdot

New AI Tool Knows Whether You're Nervous Or Confused

Long-time Slashdot reader Ammalgam shares a blog post from Unirobotica.com about a new and more accurate facial recognition technology developed by Fujitsu Laboratories:

Fujitsu wanted a way to bett

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New in Java 13: Text Blocks

The October issue of Oracle's Java magazine includes an article reminding us that Java 13 includes a long-awaited new features: text blocks.

With text blocks, Java 13 is making it easier for you to w

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The World's First Banner Ad Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

An anonymous reader shares a web site remembering October 27, 1994 as "the day that Wired Magazine flipped the switch on its first website, hotwired.com, starting a revolution in web content and adver

in Six Revisions

Website Redesign Checklist + 7 Handy Website Redesign Tips

Does your website feature design straight out of the ’90s and functionality from the stone age? If so, it’s time for an upgrade — and WebFX can help.

in Wired

Kincade Fire: The Age of Flames Is Consuming California  

Yet another massive wildfire is ravaging Northern California. Welcome to the Pyrocene—think of it like the Ice Age, but with fire.

in Wired

Tesla Profits, Health Care Algorithm Bias, and More News

Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

in Wired

Quantum Computing Is Here\! But Also Not Really

Google shows off its Sycamore chip that it says reached “quantum supremacy,” but it will still be years before quantum computing is useful.

in NETTUTS

New Course: Vuex for Efficient Vue State Management

Managing state in large web apps can be messy—and Vue.js is no exception. But the Vuex library can eliminate a lot of the headaches related to managing state in Vue apps.

in swissmiss

One Foot At A Time

Really digging the message on these socks. I already own this version.

in Smashing Magazine

A Guide To Optimizing Images For Mobile

(This is a sponsored article.) You know how critical it is to build websites that load quickly. All it takes is for a page to load one second too long for it to start losing visitors and sales.

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Equifax Used 'admin' as Username and Password for Sensitive Data: Lawsuit

AndrewFlagg writes: When it comes to using strong username and passwords for administrative purposes let alone customer facing portals, Equifax appears to have dropped the ball.

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Colorado Drops Its T-Mobile-Sprint Lawsuit After Dish Agrees To House Headquarters In the State

In the latest swirl of T-Mobile-Sprint merger drama, Colorado is exiting a lawsuit challenging the deal after Dish Network agreed to house its new wireless headquarters in the state.

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Andrew Yang Wants a Thorium Reactor By 2027

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Wired: To transition the United States from fossil fuels to green energy, [Democratic Presidential candidate Andrew Yang] wants the government to invest $50 bi

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Google Says a Fix For Pixel 4 Face Unlock Is 'Months' Away

The Pixel 4 is shipping with a face-unlock security issue that's not expected to get fixed for quite some time.

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Disney+ Does Not Work On Linux Devices

If you plan on streaming content from the new Disney+ streaming service on Linux devices, you'll likely be greeted with Error Code 83.

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UK Man Invents Aluminum-Air Battery In His Garage

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CleanTechncia: UK engineer and former Royal Navy officer Trevor Jackson began experimenting with aluminum air batteries at his workshop in the Cornish town of

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New Facebook Features Fight Election Lies Everywhere But Ads

Heaven forbid a political candidate's Facebook account gets hacked. They might spread disinformation ... like they're already allowed to do in Facebook ads ...

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New Gene Editing Tool Could Fix Most Harmful DNA Mutations

Scientists have raised fresh hopes for treating people with genetic disorders by inventing a powerful new molecular tool that, in principle, can correct the vast majority of mutations that cause human

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Joins Influential Chinese University Board

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been appointed chairman of the advisory board at Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing, a role that could provide access to top Chinese leaders at a

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Bank of America Says It Saves $2 Billion Per Year By Ignoring Amazon and Microsoft and Building Its Own Cloud Instead

Bank of America has bucked the Wall Street trend by building its own private cloud software rather than outsourcing to companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google.

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Traffic Lights Worldwide Set To Change

A Swedish engineer's umbrage at a traffic ticket has led to a six-year legal fight and now a global change in the speed with which traffic light signals are timed.

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Avast Says Hackers Breached Internal Network Through Compromised VPN Profile

An anonymous reader writes: Czech cyber-security software maker Avast disclosed today a security breach that impacted its internal network.

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The Chinese Threat To American Speech

American companies have an obligation to defend the freedom of expression, even at the risk of angering China, writes The New York Times' Editorial Board.

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Microsoft Announces Secured-core PCs To Counter Firmware Attacks

Microsoft today announced a new initiative to combat threats specifically targeted at the firmware level and data stored in memory: Secured-core PCs.