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MVC + WebApi. Authorization and Authentication

I have an ASP.NET MVC project and a Web Api project (separate projects). Access to the database is fully realized through Web Api (including …

Software Development

You shouldn't rinse dishes before you put them in the dishwasher (seriously)

Rinse the plate, pop it in the dishwasher, press start … repeat forever.<p>Washing dishes is one of those monotonous activities we've done so many times, we hardly even think about it anymore. It’s become mindless.<p>But, as it turns out, the way we’ve been carrying out said routine is totally wrong. As …

Procter & Gamble

Best of 9to5Toys: B&H’s biggest Apple sale of the year, Twelve South Dual Duet is $60, Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad hits $282, more

<b>In this week’s Best of 9to5Toys:</b> B&H launches its biggest Apple sale of the year, Twelve South’s Duet Dual drops to $60, Apple’s latest generation 9.7-inch iPad in new open-box condition is just $282, more…<p>When it comes to buying Apple products, normally sales are things best left unsaid. It’s rare …

MacBook Air

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10 Good Practices for ASP.NET MVC Apps

When you open up Visual Studio 2013 with the intent of building a new ASP.NET MVC 5 project, you find only one option: an ASP.NET Web Application. …

Anker launches one of its biggest Amazon sales of 2018: USB-C, Alexa devices, Lightning cables, more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>AnkerDirect is back again this week at Amazon with a large sale on its popular smartphone accessories. This go around includes the …

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What is the average weight for women?

Knowing if your weight is within a healthy range can be beneficial. This is particularly so in the United States, where obesity is a significant …

Dark websites: The best sites to get started with on the dark web

Dark websites aren't as easy to find as those on the regular internet so here's our pick of the best and how to access them<p>There are plenty of useful …

Privacy

The 20 best Amazon Alexa skills and tips

Many of us have welcomed our first smart assistant into the home, with Amazon's Echo smart home hub bringing the Alexa voice assistant into households across the country.<p>Alexa is the Amazon voice assistant. Launched in 2014, it provides a way to ask questions, play music, get news bulletins or …

Alexa

New Windows 10 tool shows you the information Microsoft holds on you

<b>If you’ve ever wondered exactly how much personal information Windows 10 collects when it sends a diagnostic report to Microsoft, you’re in luck.</b><p>The …

MDB UI Kit: A Free Material Design UI Kit for Bootstrap 4

MDB UI Kit is one of the most popular and well implemented Material UI kits for Bootstrap. If you are looking for Bootstrap 4 UI kits that are …

OAuth 2.0 in a Nutshell

OAuth 2.0 is an industry-standard protocol for authorization. It provides a wide range of authorization flows to support various uses cases for web …

20 Free Open Source Applications I Found in Year 2017

It is time to share a list of the best 20 Free and Open Source Software I found during the year 2017. Some of these programs may not be new in that …

Maybe Sex Robots Will Make Men, Not Women, Obsolete

They might at least create some healthy competition.<p>Advances in robotics and artificial intelligence have raised a dystopian concern for women: What if female robots become so realistic — and so adept at sex — that they render men incapable of engaging in real human relationships?<p>Actually, I think …

The Future

Google offers Raspberry Pi owners this new AI vision kit to spot cats, people, emotions

Google's Vision Kit lets you build your own computer-vision system for $45, but you'll need your own Raspberry Pi.<p>Earlier this year Google introduced …

Raspberry Pi

Essential Phone Android 8.0 Oreo beta now available to download

If you are one of the owners of Andy Rubin’s new Android phone, the Essential Phone, you can now download the first beta build that updates the OS to Android 8.0 Oreo. The release of this public beta, with the build number of OPM1.170911.130, means that the Essential Phone is one of the few Android …

Android News

If the sun is so hot, why is space so cold?

Apparently, this is a question people ask, and they don’t like it when you make fun of them.<p>On Nov. 8 Bill Nye, America’s iconic “Science Guy,” was torn to shreds on Reddit while holding an online discussion to promote his TV show on Netflix. The show, modestly titled <i>Bill Nye Saves the World</i>, has …

Black Friday Bargain Hunters Have a New Secret Weapon This Year

Consumer holiday shopping habits have been in an ongoing state of evolution for years, but 2017 will mark a notable milestone. For the first time, …

Apple AI has been cataloging your “brassiere” photos

People have discovered that their iPhones have been grouping intimate pictures<p>Twitter user @ellieeewbu has uncovered a quirk in Apple’s …

Machine Perception

Get a wireless Qi charger for your new iPhone and say bye to cords

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

The 20 Best Visual Studio Code Extensions for Front End Developers

Great tooling can help developers write faster, cleaner, and more consistent code. A few months ago, I asked front end developers here at Shopify …

Web Development

What is DevOps? An executive guide to agile development and IT operations

To make the most of today's containers, servers, virtual machines, and clouds, you need to deploy DevOps in your enterprise. Or, you can let your …

Master drone pilot captures video while flying around, inside, and under a moving train

<i>Absolutely, positively never try this yourself. By all accounts, this flight was highly illegal and DPReview in no way condones this activity.</i><p>If …

22 New Tools and Extensions for Visual Studio 2017

Summer is coming to a close, and there's a new class of Visual Studio tools and extensions available specifically for the latest release, Visual …

Your serverless Raspberry Pi cluster with Docker

This blog post will show you how to create your own Serverless Raspberry Pi cluster with Docker and the OpenFaaS framework. People often ask me what …

Raspberry Pi

Sanskrit: The Earliest Surviving Indian Language

Vedas – the cornerstone of Hinduism – are ‘<i>apauruseya</i>’, meaning ‘not of a man’ or ‘superhuman’ in Sanskrit. The surmised other-worldly Vedas dictated …

Linguistics

Hollywood's favorite video-editing tools arrive in a free app

If you're serious about video editing and are weighing up your software options, two choices usually pop up: Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). But Avid, Hollywood's go-to editing company, just played a wild card by releasing Media Composer First, a limited version of its pro …

This premium video converter doesn’t cost a dime

<i>This post is brought to you by VideoSolo.</i><p>Sometimes it seems like there are as many video formats as there are devices to play them on. Whether you’re creating or consuming video content, getting the right format and resolution for a particular device can make a big difference. It can also take some …

Build A 4K Playback Capable Computer For $25 With This Board

If you’re proficient with Raspberry Pi modding and creating your own awesome pieces of tech, here’s one project you’ll definitely want to try out. …

'Russian iPhone' returns: Dual-screen YotaPhone 3 coming this year from $350

The next two-faced YotaPhone won't cost as much as its predecessor but may also may lack its high-end chip.<p>The third YotaPhone featuring an E Ink …