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Dataplicity lets you access your Raspberry Pi from anywhere

Say you’re just a small-town girl living in a lonely world and you took the midnight train going anywhere. How would you reconnect to your Raspberry Pi while on the road? You would go into a smoky room, fire up your laptop and try Dataplicity.<p>Dataplicity is essentially a VPN for your RaspPi. It not …

What are some concepts/algorithms/data structures that every computer science student should know?

You should be aware of a few basic <i>techniques</i> that occur over and over again in many algorithms:<p>Brute Force<br>• Divide and Conquer<br>• Greedy Programming<br>• Dynamic …

Destroy All Ifs — A Perspective from Functional Programming

The Anti-IF Campaign currently stands at 4,136 signatures, and there’s a reason: conditional statements are frequently a troublesome source of bugs …

Elixir - The next big language for the web

In this article I will explain why I think the Elixir language will make a big impact in the world of web development.<p>From obscurity to the default …

The Big List of HTML5 2D Games Engines

Hi guys, we received tons of emails from HTML5 game developers asking info about some HTML5 2D games engines. For this reason we created this list …

Game Development

The Best Way To Protect Your iPhone 6 Without Destroying Its Design

You don’t need an iPhone case. Here’s a killer design trick for protecting your iPhone 6 without obscuring its design.<p>No one with design on the brain likes putting his iPhone in a case, but it’s a necessary evil. Sure, Jony Ive is one of the greatest industrial designers alive, and covering up one …

How iOS 8 can help you take control of your iPhone’s battery life

The initial adoption rate of iOS 8 is lower compared to the releases of iOS 6 and 7 in prior years, according to sites like Chitika and Tapjoy. One …

Games That Defined The Nintendo Wii

<b>By: Prfsnl_gmr, Omerta, Flake, and Racketboy</b><i>Check out the full lineup in the Defining Games Series</i>For better or for worse, the Nintendo Wii …

Retrogaming

5 Things UX And UI Designers Could Learn From Wes Anderson

Lessons from the most meticulous filmmaker alive.<p>Director Wes Anderson has always been distinguished for his visual artistry, detail-rich sets, and storybook-like imagery. From the whimsical, campy feel of <i>Moonrise Kingdom</i> to the carefully crafted sets and miniatures in <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel</i>, …

3 Reasons Why Web Design Is the Domain of Your Entire Company

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your website is the central hub of the digital presence of your company, yet many companies delegate web design to the marketing department, expecting a small, highly specialized group to present the collective capital of the company in a …

Customer Service

Monopoly: Legend of Zelda!

So you’ve probably seen the custom fan-made Monopoly sets for your favorite Disney movie, or for your favorite game series. Well, fans of Legend of …

Zelda speedrunner explains how it's possible to beat Ocarina of Time in 18 minutes

Last month, speedrunner Cosmo Wright broadcast a world record-setting run of Nintendo 64 game <i>The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time</i> on his Twitch channel. He beat the game in 18 minutes and 10 seconds, and called it, naturally, "the best speed run I have ever done."<p>Today, he explains, in some …

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Hovering Tree Illusion by Daniel Siering and Mario Shu in Potsdam, Germany | Colossal

<p>I’m really enjoying this rural intervention (?) created earlier this week by Daniel Siering and Mario Shu in Potsdam, Germany. The duo wrapped a …

Insanely lifelike Morgan Freeman portrait painted on an iPad

A talented artist can get a lot of mileage out of the various art apps available for the iPad, but we ain't never seen anything like this. Digital …

Big Dog and Small Pup Are Inseparable Best Friends

Earlier this year we met photogenic Harlow the Weimaraner and his fellow canine buddy Sage. Now, the household has welcomed a new addition to their dog party–Indi the Dachshund. The tiny pup has seamlessly entered the family, adding an adorable element to the already sweet collection of portraits …

Pets

Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience

The book suggestion of this week is about UX design and how to apply the lean principles to make a better user experience. The title of the book is …

Dear Startups: Stop Asking Me Math Puzzles to Figure Out If I Can Code

I’ve always been pretty good at math. Not trigonometry, or arithmetic, or whatever people are usually thinking of when they’re like, “Oh, you must be …

Absolute Horizontal And Vertical Centering In CSS

15 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

Macaw, the Web Design Tool for Programmers, Hits Kickstarter

Web designing is more than just slapping visually attractive images on a page. To make those elements come to life, meticulous amounts of HTML are needed to add front end functionality.<p>In the past, designers have used Adobe Creative Suite to draw up their sites while programmers looked to Coda 2 to …

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Can Facebook lead to psychosis? One study says so

Sometimes, normal humans take a liking to clinical terms and adopt them.<p>You go out on a date, and when your friends ask how it went you reply: "Oh, she's psychotic." Or perhaps: "He's delusional."<p>The justifications for such adjectives being used might be simple.<p>In the former case, the lady might …