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Resize Images on the Fly with Amazon S3, AWS Lambda, and Amazon API Gateway | Amazon Web Services

<b>John Pignata, Solutions Architect</b><p>With the explosion of device types used to access the Internet with different capabilities, screen sizes, and …

Full(er) House: Exposing high-end poker cheating devices

This post exposes how real-world highly advanced poker cheating devices work.In 2015, I stumbled upon a post in an underground forum, discussing how …

Remote Controls

How the Web Became Unreadable | Backchannel

<b>It’s been getting harder</b> for me to read things on my phone and my laptop. I’ve caught myself squinting and holding the screen closer to my face. I’ve …

One of The Physicists Behind The Higgs Boson Has Made an Algorithm to Replace The Pill

It's up to 99.5% effective at stopping pregnancy.<p>One of the physicists who helped find the Higgs boson, Elina Berglund, has spent the past three …

Women's Health

Using CSS Mod Queries with Range Selectors

Recently, I was asked to build a simple list that would display in a grid—one that could start with a single element and grow throughout the day, yet …

Web Development

Blockchain Company's Smart Contracts Were Dumb

What matters more: What the code said or what people thought it said?<p>There's a fairly incredible trial going on in London right now. The Libyan Investment Authority is suing Goldman Sachs over some trades that they did together. To oversimplify slightly, the LIA handed Goldman a pile of money and …

Blockchain
Google Calendar

Watch the first trailer for AMC's Preacher

It took nearly a decade, but the live-action <i>Preacher</i> is finally on its way — and here's the first trailer. Dominic Cooper stars as small-town preacher Jesse Custer who, after merging with an otherworldly being, sets out to find God himself. Along the way he teams up with his ex Tulip (Ruth Negga) …

She Kills People From 7,850 Miles Away

Her name is ‘Sparkle.’ She operates a drone. She is sick of whiny boys. And she is perfectly OK with dealing out death.<p>Anne crawled out of bed in her …

What A Kickstarter All-Star Learned From Sudden Failure

The company behind Twine had its last product flop on Kickstarter. Having licked its wounds, it’s ready to go again.<p>A new product called the Range Dial ($64) just hit Kickstarter, and has all the makings of a hit. It’s a thermometer attached to a steel and silicone dial that you spin to an icon of …

Crowd Funding

Ludicrously Fast Page Loads - A Guide for Full-Stack Devs

by <b>Nate Berkopec</b> (@nateberkopec) of (who?), a Rails performance consultancy.<p>SHARE:<p><b>Summary:</b> Your website is slow, but the backend is fast. How do you …

Web Development

Samsung’s Latest TV Is Also An Unexpected Design Masterpiece

Designed by Studio Bourollec, the Serif is perfect for design nerds and small apartment dwellers.<p>Televisions were once built more like furniture than anything else, expected to fit into a home’s decor for decades. But in more recent times, the attention has shifted to the more gadgety aspects of a …

Emerging Technology

Want to learn JavaScript ?

This is a walk-through of the steps I personally took in a single year, to begin learning JavaScript. My goal was to be able to get a job in a …

JavaScript

Parrot’s pillow-soft Zik 3 headphones never need wires

Trying on Parrot’s new Zik 3 headphones is like being swaddled in expensive upholstery. The wireless headphones’ plush exterior feels soft in your hand and fits snugly over your ears. Then Parrot’s new automatic noise canceling software kicks in and the outside world is muted before you start …

Consumer Tech

Staring into someone’s eyes for ten minutes is like tripping, without the drugs

I just took a brief hallucination break with a colleague. We stepped into a supply closet, dimmed the lights, sat down, and watched one another’s faces morph into those of lionesses. I cried the whole time. Then we went back to work.<p>We were testing out a theory, reported in IFL Science, that …

Love

The world’s first true “smart drug” enhances cognition and is deemed safe by health experts

Most people looking for a cognitive boost in the morning reach for a cup of coffee or tea. But all caffeine really does is lift up your mood and improve focus, and that is why it isn’t considered a “pure cognitive enhancer.”<p>There is, however, a real contender for that title: modafinil (also sold as …

The Brain
Rap & Hip-Hop

Scientists discover an unexpected natural hangover cure that actually works

There is no shortage of alleged hangover cures, but now science is actually backing one up.<p>Australia’s national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (“CSIRO”), announced last month on its blog that in its research with Horticulture Innovation Australia, …

Alcohol

My Life Unmasking British Eavesdroppers

I STEPPED FROM the warmth of our source’s London flat. That February night in 1977, the air was damp and cool, the buzz of traffic muted in this …

Wildlife
Guns

Do You Code? You Should Try This Font

Monoid is a new programming typeface designed to be clean, uniform, and precise, just like good code.<p>Coders look for different things in a typeface than normal people do. While most of us choose a font for the character it imparts to our words (Baskerville for authority, Comic Sans for playfulness, …

Typography

How Berlin’s Futuristic Airport Became a $6 Billion Embarrassment

The inspectors could hardly believe what they were seeing. Summoned from their headquarters near Munich, the team of logistics, safety, and aviation …

Duty-free

Comic Conman

A true crime tale of comic books, corruption, and a $9 million vanishing act<p>By Russell Brandom & Colin Lecher | Illustrations by Jun Cen<p>Y<p>ou don’t see an <i>All Star Comics</i> #3 every day.<p>Published in 1940, it’s a milestone in what’s known as the Golden Age of comic books: the debut of the first bonafide …

Corruption

What are Bloom filters?

A tale of code, dinner, and a favour with unexpected consequences.<p>Genesis<p>“So how do you know whether someone’s read a post already?” asks Sarah, …

100 Years Of Amazing Tattoo Designs

From patriotic emblems to disposable fashion statements, tattoos have long embodied the values of our cultural moments.<p>Much to the chagrin of some longtime tattoo aficionados, the ancient art of ink is no longer as edgy and counterculture as it once was. Celebrities like David Beckham and Angelina …

Art

HBO Just Bought A New Web Series With Pick Up Of Vimeo’s ‘High Maintenance’

With timing that’s not at all coincidental, HBO today – 4/20 for those in the know – announced it has acquired a web series called “High Maintenance” which follows the adventures of a Brooklyn pot dealer.<p>The online comedy gained notoriety as the first-ever Vimeo Original series when the streaming …

TV