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How to Make a Microscope Out of Paper in 10 Minutes

Author: Greg Miller. Greg Miller Science<p>Date of Publication: 03.07.14.<p>Time of Publication: 2:26 pm. 2:26 pm<p>A new microscope can be printed on a flat …

Synchronized Cross-device Mobile Testing

Modern tools can help ease your cross-device testing workflow

Online dating network hit with tens of millions of passwords hacks

Cupid Media, a niche dating site based in Australia, admitted to a password breach in January.<p>As many as 42 million people from around the globe had their information stolen from an online dating network, including names, email addresses, unencrypted passwords, and dates of birth, according to a …

Say goodbye to Winamp as AOL shuts down the media player

<b>Before there was iTunes, there was Winamp: a compact media player developed by Nullsoft.</b><p>Winamp was first released in 1997 and set itself apart from …

Responsive Web Design: Relying Too Much on Screen Size

As people continue to go online using an ever increasing diversity of devices, responsive Web design has helped teams build amazing sites and apps …

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66 New High Quality Free Fonts

Typography doesn’t exist in a vacuum, the letters often powerfully evoke specific times and places and can help us come to a clearer understanding of …

30 Fresh Websites with Modern, Clean Design

So much is possible these days in web design with CSS3, jQuery 2.0, etc, which is why so many websites include animated imagery. You can design a …

How Apple will handle replacements for iPhone 5s units with battery problems

Earlier this week, Apple confirmed that some iPhone 5s units are affected by battery-life issues due to a manufacturing glitch. Apple said that customers with affected units would be contacted to receive a replacement device. Now, sources have shared some details into how exactly that process will …

Performance Tuning

How to Make Slow SQL Servers Go Faster<p>You’re a developer, DBA, or sysadmin stuck with a Microsoft SQL Server that isn’t going fast enough. We’ll show …

IIS Tunning Recommendations against Slow http Attacks

If an HTTP request is not complete, or if the transfer rate is very low, the server keeps its resources busy waiting for the rest of the data. If the …

10 URL Rewriting Tips and Tricks

This post describes some of the tips and tricks that one may find useful when solving URL-based problems for their web server or web site. Each …

The Internet Archive puts Atari games and obsolete software directly in your browser

The Internet Archive has officially released a tool that will let decades-old software run in your browser, along with a catalog of noteworthy, fun, or notorious games and applications. The Archive team has spent two years creating and troubleshooting a JavaScript port of the MESS computer software …

dta Utility

15 minutes to read<p>Contributors<p><b>THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO:</b> SQL ServerAzure SQL DatabaseAzure SQL Data Warehouse Parallel Data Warehouse<p>The <b>dta</b> utility is …

Mozilla Lightbeam Shows Who's Watching You Online

In the spirit of online transparency, and for those paranoid about organizations watching your every move, a new tool from Mozilla lets you monitor …

SQL Profiler CPU / duration units

The output from a SQL Server trace in profiler contains the columns CPU and Duration (amongst others). What units are these values in?<p>sqlprofiler<p>PaulB<p>…

Twitter sets IPO price range at $17 to $20 a share

SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter priced its hotly anticipated initial public offering at $17 a share to $20 a share on Thursday in a deal that could value the company at up to $11 billion.<p>Twitter said it would sell 70 million shares. If those are sold, the underwriters can buy another 10.5 million …

When restoring a backup, how do I disconnect all active connections?

A Red Herring When Using Moq to Mock Methods With Optional Parameters

I recently implemented log4net in a project to log to a database using the log4net AdoNetAppender class. But I had a need to be able to specify the …

Bitcoin goes boom (again): currency cracks $200, gets Coinbase support on Reddit

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Guardian/Guy Grandjean, James Ball<p>Bitcoin, the virtual currency beloved by dreamers, speculators and criminals, is on …

Twitter secures $1 billion credit line

Twitter has obtained a $1 billion credit line ahead of its upcoming initial public offering, the company disclosed Tuesday in a regulatory filing.<p>The micro-blogging business will now have more financial flexibility going into the highly anticipated IPO.<p>Twitter declined to comment, citing rules …

Microsoft drops ‘RT’ moniker from original Surface, hides desktop mode on new RT tablets

Microsoft is altering its Surface RT name to just Surface today. After dropping the RT moniker for its Surface 2 tablet, the software maker is removing the RT branding on the Surface entirely. New product pages for Surface no longer mention Surface RT at all, just as the new Surface 2 and Surface 2 …

iOS 7.03: Apple throws the kitchen sink into a iOS update — including iCloud Keychain

Apple updated iOS 7 today from 7.02 to 7.03, but the number of changes is vastly more than you would typically expect from a point update, with new features for security, the lock screen, search, iMessage, and much more.<p>Typically, a .01 increment in a mobile operating system is just for …

Wikipedia shuts down 250 accounts as part of investigation against paid ‘sockpuppets’

Wikipedia is currently investigating allegations of “suspicious edits” and “sockpuppetry” and has blocked or banned more than 250 user accounts.<p>The Wikimedia Foundation issued a statement today which said that it looks like as many as several hundred accounts have been paid to write articles on …

5 New Trends in Web Design Layouts

Web design is an ever-changing craft. Like fashion, it responds to modern tastes, and like product design, it has to be useful and make its target …

15 Free Perspective Screen Mockups To Showcase Your App Design

Advertisement<p>So you designed your application and what’s next? Of course share your app design with design industry. Dribbble and Behance are both …