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My Visual Studio Code Setup

This article is also available on my blog.<p>This originally was just a gist, but I thought it made sense to just convert it to a blog post.<p>As the …

Microsoft Visual Studio

Got an iPad and this app? You’ve got a second Mac screen

Ever since the iPad first came out, people have wanted to use their Apple tablets as a second computer monitor, but most of the software that makes …

Google pilots offline developer kit on DVDs for Internet-challenged regions

Google is offering an offline developer kit that includes select resources aimed at Internet-challenged regions, the company announced today. The content includes Software Development Kits (SDKs), developer videos, and documentation.<p>Google offers a ton of developer content and resources online, but …

Skype founder backs Wire, the 'best possible communication tool'

Backed by Skype co-founder Janus Friis and a team of tech veterans, the freshly launched Wire aims to be more than a regular chat service. It is a marriage of its competitors' most popular features, including the ability to "ping" contacts. In an interview with <i>The Guardian</i>, Skype co-founder and …

Something called 'the race to zero' is scaring a lot of tech companies

Cloud computing has completely changed the tech industry, but it’s got a dark side for the companies competing in the market, something those in the industry call “the race to zero.”<p>There’s so much competition in the cloud industry that cloud companies keep cutting their prices, even while they …

Make your Android Device Smarter with these Handy Apps

The leap from feature phones to smartphones didn’t happen overnight. Slowly but steadily, our phones grew smarter and smarter until they’d become capable enough that we could fulfil most of our computing needs on these pocket-sized devices. The onset of powerful third-party apps spurred that …

This Woman Had Her Face Photoshopped In Over 25 Countries To Examine Global Beauty Standards

Esther Honig, a freelance journalist based out of Kansas City, sent an unaltered photograph of herself to more than 40 Photoshop aficionados around the world. "Make me beautiful," she said, hoping to bring to light how standards of beauty differ across various cultures.<p>The project, titled <i>Before &</i> …

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50 Websites to Waste Your Time On

Bored with your usual digital stomping grounds?<p>Don't fret! There are plenty of sites other than Facebook or Tumblr for you to waste countless hours. …

Design & Development News | The Next Web

All stories in Design & Dev<p>Google adds 'Theming' to Material Design to unify designs across applications<p>Google today announced several updates to Material Design, the company's visual design language and set of specifications for applications should look. While rumors persisted up to the event that …

HoverChat For Android Lets You Message Your Friends Without Switching Screens

HoverChat, the first Egyptian Y Combinator startup and makers of an SMS replacement application currently available for Android smartphones, is focused on making messaging more of a multi-tasking experience. The app also has a familiar look: its avatars, called “hoverheads,” are a lot like …