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New Foundation Will Oversee Popular Coding Tool Node.js

Node.js—the popular open source tool for building and running websites and other online applications—is getting a new steward.<p>Together with …

A Step-by-Step Plan to Improve CMO-COO Collaboration

A traveler arrives in a foreign country and attempts to use his credit card to make a purchase. It is the same card he used to buy the plane ticket and book the hotel. While this would seem sufficient to alert the bank to his impending trip abroad, “transaction denied” flashes across the terminal …

Customer Experience

A Working from Home Experiment Shows High Performers Like It Better

Marissa Mayer’s move to ban working from home at Yahoo in 2013 caused a media firestorm over the costs and benefits of this rapidly growing practice. People lined up to defend both sides of the argument: Do work-from-home (WFH) policies encourage employees to “shirk from home” or are they an …

The Workplace

The Programmer’s Price

Want to hire a coding superstar? Call the agent.<p>Not long ago, Stephen Bradley, a New York tech entrepreneur, was looking to expand his company, AuthorBee, which aggregates tweets and Instagram posts and puts them together in story form. Instead of following people, readers can follow their …

The Five Whys

A deceptively simple strategy to get to the root cause of problems or emotional insights.<p>Getting to the root cause of something can be difficult, but …

Eric Ries

BlackBerry CEO Wants Legislators To Make Developing BlackBerry Apps Mandatory

At this point, BlackBerry and Windows Phone fans are probably used to having a much smaller selection of apps than their counterparts on iOS and Android smartphones. After all, diehard devotees of BlackBerry and Windows Phone, which both lag dramatically behind Android and iOS in terms of market …

Apps

Watch Dogs: The Kotaku Review

My first question for <i>Watch Dogs</i> was<i>,</i> "Well, what if I don't want to shoot Maurice?"<p>"Sorry," the game replied. "You are going to shoot Maurice and …

Die Hard

Metal Gear fan-made remake given the go ahead by Konami (update)

Konami has given the go ahead for a collective of developers, The Outer Heaven team, to develop a full remake of 1987s action-adventure stealth game <i>Metal Gear</i> for release on Steam.<p>"The game will be a full remake of the original game, new script, new models, the works. The theme compositions will …

Chile should be commended for taking away Facebook and Wikipedia

Chile has ordered wireless carriers to stop offering free access to websites like Facebook or Wikipedia in accordance with its net neutrality laws, …

Watch Dogs review: spook country

Watch Dogs open world is trumped by its smart, layered mechanics<p><i>Watch Dogs</i> was announced with more fanfare and anticipation than most new properties.<p>First shown at E3 just shy of two years ago as the first "next-generation" video game, developer Ubisoft Montreal's newest title missed the next-gen …

Smartwatches

A use for smartwatches: [[Two smartwatches are shown on the left side of the panel, with an arrow pointing to them saying "working"; an iPhone is …

ESPN Releases National Team Posters For All 32 Countries In The World Cup

Soccer

Edward Snowden is giving his first American TV interview on May 28th

Edward Snowden has discussed his NSA surveillance leaks and their implications with magazines, foreign media and South by Southwest attendees, but a chat with an American TV outlet has proven elusive. However, that all changes next week: NBC has revealed that it's airing a one-on-one interview …

Houseguest downloads child porn, cops show up | Ars Technica

Giving out your Wi-Fi password always carries at least some risk.<p>Do you <i>really</i> know how your various friends, relations, acquaintances, and hangers-on …

Find Quiet (and Maybe Even Peace) at Work

My uncle has a farm in Meriwether County, Georgia. When I was a kid, I spent weekends there camping, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. It was my place to wonder and wander. In a time before mobile devices, I could lie in the grass looking up at the stars and experience real …

An Introduction To Node.js And MongoDB

Further Reading on SmashingMag:<p>Now that Node.js is set up and we have a database to connect to, we’ll need to install MongoJS, which is the library …

This Vacuum Brewer Infuses Your Tea (or Booze) With Almost Anything

With mixology and DIY designer beverages on the rise, it's no wonder that users want more control. Enter BKON's new Craft Brewer, an impressive piece …

Law enforcement arrests 97 hackers for spying on half a million computers

A global crackdown on buyers, sellers, and users of a software tool called Blackshades, which allows for remote control of a victim's computer, has resulted in the arrests of 97 hackers in 16 countries. Blackshades infected nearly half a million computers, according to the FBI, resulting in stolen …

Privacy-Focused Search Engine DuckDuckGo Gets A New Look, Smarter Search With “Instant Answers”

DuckDuckGo, the privacy-focused search engine whose popularity grew last year following the NSA and PRISM leaks, is today rolling our an updated interface for its website, which features “smarter search,” plus a new, cleaner design and improvements related to photo search, video search, place …

The Playroom Workspace

Working at home with little children underfoot isn't always easy, but having a space where you can both work and keep an eye on your little one …

Interior Design

¿Por qué se forman los llamados "círculos de hadas" de Namibia?

Investigación demuestra que los círculos no son tan aleatorios como parecían y que siguen ciertos patrones, lo que descarta la teoría de que las …