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Researchers create super-fast Tor-style anonymity network

The price of making sure that the feds aren't reading your emails is download speeds that can be measured in weeks rather than seconds. A group of academics are hoping to change that, however, by taking the basic idea of the Tor anonymity network and slapping on more than a few go-faster-stripe …

How to Hack Your Body to Live Past 120

A high-profile group of futurists is exploring the possibility of extending human life. How will they do it? Treat the body like a computer.<p>For as …

4 Simple Goal Setting Ideas For 2015

New Year’s resolutions are like traffic. As the driver, your focus is intent while trying to “get there;” you see others pass you by; you get held up at a red light that slows down progress. Distractions such as the radio, crazy drivers, cellphones (in some states) preclude you from focusing on the …

25 Tools Everyone In The Web Development Industry Should Be Using

As a web developer and designer there are a lot of tools available to make your life easier. Here, I have gathered 25 tools that make a difference in …

RelativeWave Gets Acquired By Google And Starts Giving Its $80 App Design Tool Away For Free

RelativeWave, creators of an $80 “interaction design and prototyping” Mac app called Form, has been acquired by Google. As a result, Form is now free.<p>In case you’ve never used it, Form is a visual editor meant to help designers/developers make visually-functional prototypes of apps without writing …

AT&T Doubling Data on Mobile Share Value Plans in Limited Time Promotion

AT&T today announced that it is launching a new limited-time promotion for its Mobile Share Value Plans, offering double the amount of data for new and existing customers with monthly data plans of 15GB or more.<p>Under the promotion, customers with monthly shared data plans of 15GB will now be …

The Best Jobs For Every Personality Type

Does your job fit your personality?<p>The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality test, which measures preferences like introversion and extroversion, has been part of business culture for decades. Today about 80% of the Fortune 500 and 89 of Fortune 100 companies use it to analyze the …

Personality

How I Built The One Page Scroll Plugin

What Is One Page Scroll?<p>One Page Scroll is a jQuery plugin that enables you to create a single-scroll layout for a group of sections on a page with …

The eight must-have elements for resilient big data apps

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>As big data applications move from proof-of-concept to production, resiliency becomes an urgent concern. When applications …

How we make RWD sites load fast as heck

Posted by Scott on 07/30/2014<p>There has been a lot of discussion about optimizing responsive layouts for performance lately, and I think that’s great. …

Enterprise Mobile Apps Pay The Most Yet Attract Few Developers

A recent survey by Vision Mobile found that just 16% of worldwide developers are building mobile apps for enterprises, despite this market being the most lucrative of all to serve. Their recent global study of 10,000 developers across over 130 nations is the basis of the free downloadable report, …

The Principles of Adaptive Design

There’s a conversation that crops up time to time again about the definition of responsive design and treating RWD as a goal unto itself. Has it …

Web Design

Token-based Authentication with Socket.IO

Introduction<p>Authentication in realtime frameworks can be challenging. Perhaps this is because the way these systems work is quite different from a …

You May Be Losing Users If Responsive Web Design Is Your Only Mobile Strategy

We need to understand that, beyond any other goal, a mobile web experience must be lightning fast. Delivering a fast, usable and compatible …

Prioritizing Devices: Testing And Responsive Web Design

Because of all the things we have to support now, <b>testing has become really, really, really difficult and also super-expensive</b>. But imagine having to …

Breakpoints And The Future Of Websites

Threshold Dynamics<p>A threshold is the point or level at which something begins or changes. Thresholds can be found and felt virtually everywhere in …

The NSA Is Targeting Users of Privacy Services, Leaked Code Shows | Threat Level

If you use Tor or any of a number of other privacy services online or even visit their web sites to read about the services, there's a good chance …

Don't Be Scared Of Functional Programming

These languages have a steep learning curve for most front-end web developers; however, many more approachable languages incorporate features of …

Material world: how Google discovered what software is made of

“It is a sufficiently advanced form of paper as to be indistinguishable from magic.”<p>Matias Duarte, vice president of design at Google, is telling me about the central principle of Material Design. It’s the unifying metaphor behind Google’s new design direction, providing a unified set of physics …

Beginner's guide to building web apps with AngularJS

If you're a professional JavaScript developer, you've probably heard about Ember.js (an open-source JavaScript framework) and Backbone.js (a …

JavaScript

Ideas for Subtle Hover Effects

Some creative and subtle hover effect inspiration using modern CSS techniques including 3D translate and pseudo elements.<p>It’s time for some fresh …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Build apps like there is noBackend!

It's the 21st century. Why can't we just …<p>next<p><b>noBackend</b> is an approach to decouple apps from backends, by abstracting backend tasks with frontend …

Questions I ask when reviewing a design

JavaScript Error Tracking from TrackJS

Just drop the code snippet into your markup and you'll get great visibility into production errors. If only fixing them was this easy.<p>Try a month of …

JavaScript

Angular 2.0 Dependency Injection - Applied To Backbone TodoMVC

<i>Update 2014-05-06: Since this was written, a few changes have been made in the Angular DI library. The relevant changes are highlighted below.</i><p>Bits …

How to enable compression and gzip for page speed.

Gzip is a method of compressing files (making them smaller) for faster network transfers.<p>It is also a file format.<p>Compression allows your web server …