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Blocking HTML links with pure CSS

Edit: Blocking does not work anymore in the recent versions of Chrome, at least.<p>Some time ago I was making CSS3 transitions for my blog, but I …

CSS

TCP and UDP Socket API

Create a new promise, "openedPromise", and store it so it can later be returned by the opened property.<p>Create a new promise, "closedPromise", and …

Sound Wallet can keep your Bitcoins secure with vinyl-based encryption

If you're anything like us, you've already made <i>millions</i> of dollars on Bitcoin. But how to keep it safe from loved ones, co-workers and other people we don't trust? Sound Wallet promises to keep your private access keys secure as encrypted audio, either on CDs or 7-inch vinyl, presumably just …

How To Add Page Transitions with CSS and smoothState.js | CSS-Tricks

By Miguel Perez On August 15, 2014<p><i>The following is a guest post by Miguel Ángel Pérez. Miguel has been working at Weblinc on ways to transition pages</i> …

Pure CSS Parallax Scrolling

https://codepen.io/keithclark/details/JycFw<p>CodePen<p>A prototype parallax scrolling technique that uses CSS 3D transforms. No JavaScript! An article …

Web Development

Zwerm van 1024 microrobots maakt autonoom 2d-figuren

Onderzoekers aan de Harvard University hebben een autonoom opererende robotzwerm ontwikkeld die allerhande 2d-vormen aan kan nemen. De zwerm bestaat …

Modular robot reassembles when kicked apart

Robotics

Applying Alpha Channels to JPGs

In this article I will show how to combine the advantages of JPG's high compression rate with the flexibility of having alpha channels like we use …

Resource Hints

dns-prefetch, preconnect, prefetch, preload and prerender<p>Resource Hints allow us to help the browser find the resources it will need, and download …

Touch+ turns any surface into a gesture controller for your PC

Haptix (now Ractiv) promised a cheap sensor that would turn any surface into a multi-touch PC controller, and it's making good on its word today by shipping the device worldwide. The $75 add-on has received a new Touch+ name and a sleek redesign, but it otherwise uses the same basic concepts we saw …

The W3C App Manifest specification

<b>By Marcos Cáceres and Bruce Lawson.</b><b>Update 26 September 2014</b> The initial work for Manifest in Chromium M39 is done, and Marcos (more or less) finished …

Web Development

3D print your own moving, tracking Portal turret

Wouldn't it be ace if you could catch your housemate, coming home from a late night out? They tiptoe across the floor; then, from out of the darkness of the lounge, a red light, and a singsong voice: "I see you".<p>Engineering graduate Yvo de Haas -- Dragonator on Instructables, who has built gaming …

Time I

Meet the Smartisan T1, a surprisingly unique Android phone from China

A little over a year ago, a fresh Chinese startup by the name of Smartisan ("smart" and "artisan" combined) showed off its first work: the Android-based Smartisan OS. What caught our attention was its truly unique UI and insanely thoughtful UX features, so naturally, we had very high expectations …

Solar Lamps Double As Cute Robotic Pets

The Species of Illumination lamps (that’s Darwin and Wallace to you) can autonomously provide light in a dark room.<p>“As Plato said, ‘You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.’” That’s designer Bob de Graaf talking, and he has thought up a lamp that our …

Tactus working to bring physical buttons that rise out of touchscreen

The smartphone industry has come along way in the last few years, and during that time mobile device form factors have evolved quite a bit. While Blackberry still continues to cling on to the physical keyboard approach, finding an Android device with a physical QWERTY keyboard is becoming harder …

The Web's Declarative, Composable Future.

The way that languages in the web platform evolve are in direct response to the pain caused by complexity. Pain is generally a bad thing and so it's …