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Amazon loses UK market share in non-digital entertainment to high street

Online retailer continues to be biggest seller of CDs, games and DVDs with 20.4% of market despite first slip in at least four years, figures suggest<p>Amazon has lost market share in non-digital films, video games and music for the first time in at least four years as the high street fights back.<p>The …

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Y Combinator-backed Convox wants to make AWS as easy as Heroku

Software engineers who worked on Salesforce’s Heroku platform as a service (PaaS) cloud have launched their own startup, Convox. The startup is building tools that companies use to easily start running applications on the biggest public cloud available today, Amazon Web Services.<p>Convox is one of …

Top Ten Most Awesome Waterfalls That Defy Imagination

Alaric Anderson <br>August 9, 2015 <br>Top Ten Travel<p>You know those pictures that literally stretch your imagination and allegorically take you to a far away …

Hackers threaten 37 million AshleyMadison 'cheaters' with exposure

Cheating website AshleyMadison.com has been hacked, with those claiming responsibility threatening to publish "secret sexual fantasies" and account …

0-day attacks exploiting Flash just got harder thanks to new defenses | Ars Technica

Flash mitigations now fully baked into Chrome; coming to other browsers soon.<p>A string of weaponized attacks targeting Adobe's Flash media …

Template Stash is a home for hand-picked free website templates

Conceptualizing a new Website is monumentally difficult. For most though, form will follow function as site owners focus on its purpose as opposed to its good looks. But visual appeal and ease of use is critical to site success, and ultimately may prove an even bigger challenge.<p>That’s why many …

Web Design

National Geographic Magazine

See Previous Issues<p><img itemprop="contentUrl" style="transition: opacity 0.4s; opacity: 1;"></picture></div> <div>April 2018</div></a> </div> <div class="prev_iss_cover"> <a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/03" target="_self"> <div class="LazyLoad is-visible"><picture><source …

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New Company Helps SaaS Applications Work Behind Firewall

Replicated, a company that wants to help SaaS vendors ship an on-premises version of their applications more easily, made a series of announcements today including a $1.5M seed round and several Beta customers.<p>The company is taking advantage of Docker containerization technology to build a solution …

SaaS

Hound puts Google Now and Siri to shame

Time Warner Cable receives the first net neutrality complaint

Time Warner Cable has made history by being one of the first (if not <i>the</i> first) broadband providers hit with a net neutrality complaint. Virtual server and streaming media provider Commercial Network Services (CNS) has submitted its grievances against TWC to the FCC, claiming the company is …

Online retailer experiments with junk mail you can't delete

Between promoted tweets, unduly specific banner ads and a never-ending onslaught of marketing emails, it's impossible to escape targeted advertising. Luckily, though, the white noise of the internet can largely be ignored or hidden by ad blockers and spam filters. But what if paper and ink letters …

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Google Maps creator aims to change how we listen to music with new Weav platform

Weav is an interactive music mixing platform that was announced today by UK-based startup Cute Little Apps.<p>The app was created by Lars Rasmussen and Elomida Visviki. Rasmussen previously co-created Google Maps and Google Wave before going on to become Facebook’s Director of Engineering.<p>Weav aims to …

Apps

Google turned millions of public photos into timelapses showing how Earth changes

This is a brilliant way to use the millions of free public domain images that are just sitting around.<p>Researchers at the University of Washington and …

The internet risks hitting peak capacity soon, but it can be saved

The internet has more than one capacity problem to worry about, apparently. Researchers met in London this week to tackle growing concerns that fiber optic cables, which represent the internet's backbone, are hitting their physical limits. An Alcatel-Lucent representative warned that we could hit …

BitTorrent’s Project Maelstrom web browser gets beta release

In the game of desktop web browsers these days, you have to be different to hope to stand a chance against the big guys. And that’s exactly what …

Quantum computing is about to overturn cybersecurity’s balance of power

“Spooky action at a distance” is how Albert Einstein described one of the key principles of quantum mechanics: entanglement. Entanglement occurs when two particles become related such that they can coordinate their properties instantly even across a galaxy. Think of wormholes in space or Star Trek …

Quantum Computing

Encrypting Your Email: What Is PGP? Why Is It Important? And How Do I Use It?

The basics of encrypted communication.<p>In the summer of 2013, the U.S. woke up one morning to learn that NSA subcontractor Edward Snowden had dumped some of the federal government’s biggest secrets on the front pages of newspapers worldwide. As we would later learn, Snowden’s revelations became …

We're Running Out of Internet

It’s been a long time coming, but we’re finally going to run out of internet. Back in 2011, we warned that this web reckoning was upon us, and now we …

Why More Technology Giants Are Paying To Lay Their Own Undersea Cables

Remember when Gizmodo’s Annalee Newitz declared this the Infrastructure Age? Well, here’s more proof: Microsoft is investing in its own undersea …

‘Great Cannon’ Is China’s New Weapon That Shoots Down Internet Sites

China is widely suspected to be behind the recent attacks on Github and internet freedom group Great Fire. Now we have the most concrete evidence that indeed it was, and it looks like it did so using a new weapon to boot.<p>That’s according to a report from Citizen Lab — an ICT, security and human …

Human Rights