Amitav Guha Thakurta

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Employers Are Paying Freelancers Big Bucks for These 25 In-Demand Skills

With the right skills and some hustle, freelancing pays like a full time job.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to join the freelancer revolution? Did you know that there are thousands of freelancer jobs that pay six figures?<p>Over the past ten years, I've …

Employment

New HTC Smartphone Ready To Outgun Galaxy S6

Info on HTC’s forthcoming One M10 smartphone, also known by the codename ‘Perfume’, has been scarce, but a recent VentureBeat post from veteran leaker Evan Blass, provides us with a list of possible specs coming directly from someone who has spent some time with a prototype model.<p>Being a prototype, …

Building The Web App For Unicef's Tap Campaign: A Case Study

For every 10 minutes that a user gives up their phone, a sponsor would donate a day’s worth of water to children in the developing world. While the …

How To Plan Your Next Mobile E-Commerce Website

So, Who’re We Building This Mobile Website For?<p>The mobile customer is someone we are constantly learning about as mobile adoption becomes more …

If you read Boing Boing, the NSA considers you a target for deep surveillance

According to the story, the NSA targets anyone who searches for online articles about Tails -- like this one that we published in April, or this …

GadgetellSolutions Media

11Jun/18<p>If you’re a retailer reading this article, there’s a 50 percent chance that within the next 24 months you expect to gain the ability to send …

List-Worthy

Honeywell's Lyric Thermostat Knows When You're Away From Home

With summer upon us, nothing beats coming home to a cool house after a long day at work and even longer commute home. With Honeywell’s new smart home …

New materials developed that are as light as aerogel, yet 10,000 times stronger

Aerogels are incredibly light, so light that the record holder, aerographene, boasts a density of just 0.16 mg/cm3. Currently, aerogels are used for …

Engineering

Watch the global hacking war in real time with a weirdly hypnotic map

Well-organized hackers from China have been blamed for everything from crippling pro-democracy websites in Hong Kong to stealing corporate secrets from US companies in recent months. The US and China are locked in an escalating war about online spying that threatens to devastate business for …

Cyber-attacks

​What is Heartbleed, anyway?

If you're an IT professional, gadget blogger or token geek in your circle of friends, chances are, you've been hounded relentlessly over the past couple of days about "this Heartbleed thing."<p>"Do I need to update my antivirus?"<p>"Can I login to my bank account now?"<p>"Google already fixed it, …

Power Vault: Keep Power Locked Away Until You Need It [Deals]

<b>The Power Vault</b> features a polished design and reinforced protective case power-packed with an unparalleled rechargeable 10,000mAh battery. The dual USB ports allow for any two devices (smartphone, tablet, USB-­connected devices) to be rapidly charged within minutes, all the while allowing you to …

How to Use the Network Information API to Improve Responsive Websites

Responsive Web Design has revolutionized the web. A single site can adapt its layout when viewed on a range of differing devices and screens. All …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Vs. iPhone 5S: Which Is Best?

February's announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S5 not only raised the South Korean giant's game in the smartphone space - it also made gave its …

Which phones are the world leaders using?

As Barack Obama is rumoured to be ditching his beloved BlackBerry, we take a look at the favoured mobiles of world leaders<p>Long-time advocate of the <b>BlackBerry</b> President Obama is rumoured to be considering switching to an Android-based smartphone, according to new reports.<p>The Wall Street Journal …

Facebook Launches New Hack Programming Language

Today Facebook has launched a new programming language called Hack which has been designed for HHVM and interoperates seamlessly with PHP.<p>HHVM is an …

Mi World Portable Computing System ARM Mini PC Unveiled (video)

The new Mi World Portable Computing System (PCS) has been deigned to be a secure and portable supercomputer, media server, hot spot, personal cloud, …

Official Support for PhoneGap in NetBeans IDE

By: | Product Manager<p>PhoneGap is a free and open source framework that allows you to create cross-platform mobile applications with standards-based …

PhoneGap for Java Developers

By: | Product Manager<p>What I like about the PhoneGap concept is that you can write a mobile application in HTML, JavaScript, and CSS without needing …

Cefaly migraine prevention headband gets FDA approval

Though using electrical stimulation of the brain as a means of treating migraines has provided an alternative to over-the-counter medication, the …

Building An Online Magazine App For Windows 8, Part 1: The HTML5 App

A Two-Part Whirlwind Tour<p>In this first article in our two-part series, <b>we’ll look at an HTML5 app that runs natively on Windows 8</b>. In the second part, …

Password Protection

Lessons Learned From Leading New Web Professionals

Make Them Feel Welcome.<p>Joining a company can be an intimidating experience, especially if the company has a close-knit culture or the team has been …

Building A Successful Product: Start Small And Listen

“The goal of a startup is to find the sweet-spot where minimum product and viable product meet — get people to fall in love with you. Over time, you …

An Introduction To DOM Events

Listening For DOM Events<p>In the past, browsers have had major inconsistencies in the way they attach event listeners to DOM nodes. Libraries such as …

SEO For Responsive Websites

Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. Sent 2× a month.<br>You can unsubscribe any …

10 Habits Of Successful New Web Professionals

1. Embrace The Company’s Culture<p>Every company is different — with policies, procedures and a culture unique to it. While much attention is given to …

An Introduction To Full Stack JavaScript

16 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

Efficiently Simplifying Navigation, Part 1: Information Architecture

• How do I best structure the content?<br>• How do I best explain the navigational choices?<br>• Which type of navigation menu is best suited to accommodate the …

Interview With Benjamin Dauer From Soundcloud

During our conversation, we paused many times for the adorable toddlers passing by. Benjamin spoke about his passion for music and how he enjoyed …