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New State of Matter Detected in a Two-Dimensional Material

An anonymous reader cites a report on Phys.org: An international team of researchers have found evidence of a mysterious new state of matter, first predicted 40 years ago, in a real material.

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People Often Deride Game Changing Technology as 'a Toy'

Steven Sinofsky, former President of the Windows Division at Microsoft, has cataloged how often game-changing technologies have been derided as toys.

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Chrome Extension Caught Hijacking Users' Browsers

An anonymous reader writes: Google has intervened and banned the Better History Chrome extension from the Chrome Web Store after users reported that it started taking over their browsing experience an

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FCC's 'Nutrition Labels' For Broadband Show Speed, Caps, and Hidden Fees

An anonymous reader shares an Ars Technica article: The Federal Communications Commission today unveiled new broadband labels modeled after the nutrition labels commonly seen on food products.

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Anti-Piracy Firm Rightscorp Will Hijack Pirates' Browsers Until a Fine is Paid

An anonymous reader writes: Anti-piracy firm Rightscorp says that it's working on a next-generation technology called Scalable Copyright, under which it plans to extract cash settlements from suspecte

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BlackBerry Makes Privacy and Control Subscription in BBM Free

BlackBerry, on Monday, announced it is making all the privacy features in BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) messaging app free to use.

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US Army Hopes To Outfit Soldiers With Tiny Drones By 2018

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Engadget: The U.S.

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Risks To Human Health Will Accelerate As Climate Changes, White House Warns

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Washington Post: More deaths from extreme heat. Longer allergy seasons. Increasingly polluted air and water.

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Massachusetts AG Sues ITT Tech For Exploiting Computer Network Students

alphadogg quotes a report from Networkworld: Browsing through the latest news releases from ITT Technical Institute you'd never think the for-profit school would be capable of the things that Massachu

in NETTUTS

How to Dissect an Android Application

It is common knowledge that Android apps are distributed in the form of Android Application Package files, or APK files for short.

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Friday Link Pack

– My Year in Startup Hell, by Dan Lyons (via) – I probably will never use this but fun idea: Sayable allows you to send a link with an easy to remember phrase (via) – This Glue Gun P

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WP REST API: Creating, Updating, and Deleting Data

In the previous part of the series, we looked at how we can use the WP REST API to retrieve content from the server.

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Microsoft Denies Edge Is Getting A Native Ad Blocker

An anonymous reader quotes a report from VentureBeat: On top of the slew of news coming out of Microsoft's Build 2016 developer conference, a story broke yesterday that Microsoft was building an ad bl

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Why Microsoft Making Linux Apps Run on Windows Isn’t Crazy

Why Microsoft Making Linux Apps Run on Windows Isn’t CrazyFor web developers stuck on Windows, Li

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SOM builds new Geneva headquarters for Japan Tobacco International


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"The little typographical adventure…"

That’s how William Morris pitched his, long-time pondered printing enterprise some time after 1888.

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An Introduction to Model View Presenter on Android

When we are developing a complex application, we generally come across challenges that were probably tackled before and that already have some pretty great solutions.

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AMP in 60 Seconds

The AMP project is an open source initiative backed by Google, with the goal of making websites faster.

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Sorting and Searching in Python

If you were given a piece of paper with a list of 1,000 names, and you were asked to find some name, but this list was not in any order (e.g.

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What Is Ruby on Rails?

Image credits: RubyonRails.org

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The Penrose Annual 1976 Volume 69

For most of my Penrose Annual collecting career, to date, I've concentrated on the 60s. But I've come to realise the following decade has lots to offer.

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Philodendron Monstera

I have been excited for weeks now to finally announce this beauty of a new Tattly. It’s by French watercolor artist Vincent Jeannerot.

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How to Work With WordPress Term Meta: Understanding Taxonomies

In a recent series, we talked all about how we could work with metadata for several of the major classes in WordPress. 

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A Smooth Refresher on Python's Loops

I hope you are doing well with the Python smooth refreshers series.

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Fencing Visualized

Woah! Fencing comes to life with the help of motion tracking and gorgeous visual effects by Japanese fencer Yuki Ota and the Fencing Visualized Project.

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Why say no to the madness of content migration

If there is one phrase that fills me with dread it is "content migration". The idea that you might want to migrate all the content from an old site to a new one boggles my mind.

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Lets Camera

On vacation with friends? Lets Camera lets you automatically sync vacation photos within a group. (Switch your “wi-fi” mode on in the settings if you do not want to waste on your data plan.

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Big Questions

“… By all means, get it right. Get it right the first time.

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AT&T Wants $100 Million From California Taxpayers For Aging DSL

An anonymous reader quotes an article on DSLReports: AT&T is asking California taxpayers to give them $100 million so that it can provide several parts of the state with unreliable, slow and expen

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Behind the Scenes of NASA's Orbital ATK ISS Resupply Mission

Reader MojoKid sheds more light on NASA's unmanned cargo ship: The Orbital ATK CRS-6 mission that launched last week at NASA Cape Canaveral, Florida not only delivered supplies to the International Sp

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One of Silicon Valley's Most Esteemed VCs Says Startups Are 'Mostly Crap'

An anonymous reader cites an article on VanityFair: Former Facebook employee Chamath Palihapitiya won't pull punches when it comes to lame tech companies.

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Apple Re-posts iOS 9.3 Build For Older Devices Affected By Activation Lock Bug

An anonymous reader cites an article on MacRumors: Just a few days after releasing the iOS 9.3 update, Apple stopped offering it to a selection of older devices including the iPad Air and earlier and

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Sony's More Powerful PS4 To Be Announced Before PlayStation VR Launch

An anonymous reader quotes a report on Polygon about Sony's alleged PlayStation 4K, which Kotaku reported about earlier: Sony's more powerful version of the PlayStation 4 -- also known as the "PlaySta

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Oculus Rift Review: Virtual Reality is Almost Here

In what can be seen as a major milestone in the nascent, but fast-evolving virtual reality technology space, Facebook-owned Oculus on Monday began shipping the commercial version of the Rift.

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Security Flaw In Truecaller Android App Exposes Data of Millions of Users

An anonymous reader writes about a newly found vulnerability in Truecaller: Security researchers have found a flaw in Truecaller, a popular service that indexes phone numbers and helps users block spa

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Google Scales the Great Firewall, Falls Off 105 Minutes Later

An anonymous reader writes: Citizens of mainland China unexpectedly found themselves with unfettered access to Google search late last night, commencing a golden age of censorship-free searching that

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Hacker Weev Admits To Hacking Printers To Spew Racist and Anti-Semitic Messages

An anonymous reader writes: Andrew Auernheimer, a black hat hacker known as "Weev," has admitted to hacking thousands of Internet-connected printers and making them print-out racist and anti-semitic m

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Fredkin Gate Breakthrough Brings Quantum Computing Within Closer Reach

An anonymous reader quotes a report from PCWorld: Quantum computers are based on atomic-scale quantum bits, or qubits, that can represent both 0 and 1 simultaneously.

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Oracle Seeks $9.3 Billion For Google's Use Of Java In Android

angry tapir quotes a report from Computerworld: Oracle is seeking as much as $9.3 billion in damages in a long-running copyright lawsuit against Google over its use of Java in Android, court filings s

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FBI Unlocks iPhone Without Apple's Help In San Bernadino Case

New submitter A_Mang writes: After asking for a delay last week, today the FBI revealed that a third party has succeeded in unlocking the iPhone used by a shooter in the San Bernadino attack.

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Japan's $273 Million Satellite Has Broken Up Into 'Multiple Pieces'

An anonymous reader writes: The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced that it has lost contact with its "Hitomi" satellite -- a state-of-the-art X-ray observatory, developed in conjuncti

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Dell Sells IT Services Unit For $3 Billion

An anonymous reader writes: On Monday, March 28, Dell has publicly announced it is selling its IT services unit to NTT Data of Japan for more than $3 billion.

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Volvo Wants You To Ditch Car Keys For Its New Smartphone App

An anonymous reader quotes an article on DailyDot: Lending your car to a friend could be as easy as sending a text.

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How to Work Less, Live More, and Thrive in the Digital Age

Jürgen Siebert, our unstoppable CreativeMornings/Berlin host just recently hosted his 50th event! All in his free time, with his team of volunteers.

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Lead like the great conductors

An orchestra conductor faces the ultimate leadership challenge: creating perfect harmony without saying a word.