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blog dds: 2017.05.10 - Unix Architecture Evolution Diagrams

Today I put online two diagrams depicting the architecture of the Unix operating system, one for the 1972 First Research Edition and one for FreeBSD, …

AgaMatrix Jazz Wireless 2 Blood Glucose Meter

Glucose

Crowdfunding project of the week: Jelly is a tiny phone running Android Nougat

Sunday is crowdfunding day here at Android Authority. This is where we feature some of the hottest gadgets coming from websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Today we have a nice little phone to show off, so let’s jump right in.<p><b>Other featured projects:</b><p>Unihertz is using Kickstarter to introduce …

Gear & Gadgets

Intel chip vulnerability lets hackers easily hijack fleets of PCs

Security researchers say exploiting the vulnerability requires little technical expertise, and can result in a hacker taking full control of an …

The wireless future ties us down more than ever

I have come across a surprising problem with my wireless AirPods, and it's made me stop traveling with them. It's not any performance defect. They work well. And when I'm running with them or barreling through an airport with my carry-on, I silently thank them because I never get tangled — a …

Tech Trends

Anker [Ultra Compact] Compact Car Jump Starter and Portable Charger Power Bank with 400A Peak Current, Advanced Safety Protection and Built-In LED Flashlight

This fits your .<p>to make sure this fits.<p>The Anker Advantage: Join the 10 million+ powered by our leading technology.<p>Life Saver: Able to jump start …

Cool Greenhouse Made Out of Vintage Windows

It's easier to pull off than you'd think.<p>If you're worried about running out of space for all your gardening projects this spring, this fun DIY is the perfect solution.<p>Using a series of thrifted windows, you can easily construct an inexpensive backyard greenhouse thanks to this handy tutorial from …

Apple urged to legalize code injection: Let apps do JavaScript hot-fixes

Up your application policing, fruit-branded phone maker is toldFaced with an existential threat to its hot patching service, Rollout.io is appealing …

Apps

Today's WWW is built on pillars of sand: Buggy, exploitable JavaScript libs are everywhere

Your dependencies are not dependableThe web has a security problem: code libraries. Almost 88 per cent of the top 75,000 websites and 47 per cent of …

JavaScript

LucidSound’s LS40 gaming headset looks and sounds great in every situation

The gaming-adjacent audio-accessory business has no shortage of choices, but despite the numerous companies competing in the space, I still feel like no one has made the ideal all-around headset with every feature at any price range.<p>But after spending extended time with the LS40 wireless …

TapWar

In this tutorial you’ll learn to make a simple iOS game using the most basic components: UIView, UILabel, UITapGestureRecognizer. You can do it …

iOS Programming

Comment: Sleep tracking with Apple Watch is still an unsolved problem

A common Apple Watch question people ask me is when will Apple add built-in sleep tracking capabilities. My answer is always ‘soon I hope’, and watchOS 4 seems like the next opportunity to introduce it. But there are already third-party apps that let you try it now. The problem for me is finding …

Smartwatches

Microsoft and Steelcase envision the perfect Surface office

With the Surface Book, Surface Studio and other products, Microsoft has managed to attract graphics pros, designers and engineers, many used to working with Apple products. It's now taking the next logical step by expanding into workspace lifestyle concepts via a partnership with Steelcase. The two …

Introducing Python Fire, a library for automatically generating command line interfaces

Command-line

The Tools Of The JS Trade

A friend of mine asked me, which build tool he should use for his JavaScript project. He was like "Npm, Bower, Gulp, or Webpack? I don't know!"...<p>So …

New Zealand offers to pay tech hires to flee the United States

In case you just can’t stomach another Sean Spicer press conference, New Zealand is offering you a way out. The city of Wellington is attempting to fill 100 open tech jobs by flying worthy candidates to the land <i>next</i> to the land down under, free.<p>The program, called LookSee Wellington, requires …

New Zealand

Duolingo brings Tinycards to the web

Last July, with the launch of Tinycards, Duolingo went beyond its core language learning services for the first time in its history. Back then, Tinycards, which uses the popular spaced repetition technique to help its users learn anything from vocabulary to equations and history facts, was only …

The Power of The Palette: Why Color is Key in Data Visualization and How to Use It

When it comes to making charts, scales, and explaining data visually, using color is a very effective tool. Use it right, and you can not only draw …

Data Visualization

Awesome Quantified Self

Carefully curated list of awesome Quantified Self resources.<p>The Quantified Self is a movement to incorporate technology into data acquisition on …

Apple Watch

Company training/e-learning is the least valued way of learning at work: what does this mean for L&D?

I have been running the Learning in the Workplace survey for 5 years now, and after over 5,000 responses from 63 countries worldwide the results are …

Machine Learning

Here’s What It’s Going to Take For Augmented Reality to Take Over The World

With rumors swirling about Apple’s plans in Augmented Reality (AR), as well as recent teeth gnashing about the state of Magic Leap, it’s beyond time …

'EVE Online' players can use the game's virtual universe to identify real-life exoplanets

Finding planets that orbit stars other than our own is no simple task. Some scientists are calling on gamers to help sift through huge amounts of …

Physicists Uncover Geometric ‘Theory Space’

A decades-old method called the “bootstrap” is enabling new discoveries about the geometry underlying all quantum theories.<p>In the 1960s, the …

Quantum Mechanics

Foldscope's origami microscope smashes its Kickstarter target in less than 24 hours

Microscopes are precision pieces of scientific equipment. Paper is... not. Nor is pressed tree pulp known for its magnifying capabilities. Yet a …

Update: Apple Watch Activity app workaround for ‘rest days’ concept

Earlier this month I wrote about a sour experience I had with my Apple Watch and activity tracking. Apple’s Activity app on the iPhone recorded 499 active calories burned, just one active calorie shy of my daily goal, even though the Activity app on my Apple Watch showed my progress at just over …

Apple Watch

It will soon be legal to hack your Tesla (and every other car) in the US

The modern automobile, say cybersecurity experts, is not a car with a computer in it. It’s a computer with four wheels and a motor. To prove the point, hackers have been breaking into cars’ software, remotely shutting off engines, tracking riders, and disabling brakes.<p>Yet lifting the digital hood …

Wireless