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This is why you shouldn’t use texts for two-factor authentication

Researchers show how to hijack a text message<p>For a long time, security experts have warned that text messages are vulnerable to hijacking — and this morning, they showed what it looks like in practice. A demonstration video posted by Positive Technologies (and first reported by <i>Forbes</i>) shows how …

How To Secure Your Web App With HTTP Headers

Web applications, be they thin websites or thick single-page apps, are notorious targets for cyber-attacks. In 2016, approximately 40% of data …

Web Applications

Toyota shows robotic leg brace to help paralyzed people walk

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota is introducing a wearable robotic leg brace designed to help partially paralyzed people walk.The Welwalk WW-1000 system is made …

Robotics

Take a Free Course on JavaScript Refactoring Techniques

We all read more code than we write. Naturally we should be doing something to optimize the reading experience. Refactoring is the process of …

JavaScript

Designing Perfect Text Field: Clarity, Accessibility and User Effort

For any app or web application, nothing will ever happen without some initial and ongoing input from the user. It is, therefore, critical that …

Why Uber Engineering Switched from Postgres to MySQL

Uber Engineering explains the technical reasoning behind its switch in database technologies, from Postgres to MySQL.The post Why Uber Engineering …

Databases

Your federal government drives innovation by investing in moonshots

Imagine a future where “moonshots” are part of our everyday reality. In this future, shipping no longer uses environmentally damaging Styrofoam but instead an organic mushroom-based material. Things like meat and leather can be created in a laboratory, limiting the need for environmentally harmful …

React.createClass versus extends React.Component

Two ways to do the same thing. Almost. React traditionally provided the React.createClass method to create component classes, and released a small …

Software Engineering

React: ES5 (createClass) or ES6 (class)?

When writing React, should you use the React.createClass syntax or the ES6 class syntax? Or maybe neither? This post will explain some of the …

JavaScript

What is PhantomJS and How is it Used?

PhantomJS is a headless WebKit scriptable with a JavaScript API. It has fast and native support for various web standards: DOM handling, CSS …

JavaScript

How to Sprinkle ReactJS into an Existing Web Application

Often times when diving into a new technology, whether it be a JavaScript framework or CSS methodology, we are faced with the challenge of How do I …

Software Engineering

30 Useful CSS and JavaScript Snippets

As we know <b>CSS and JavaScript</b> are most important languages for developers. Now-a-days nobody does coding manually and the snippet codes helps in …

R-bloggers

We’ve released the newest version of NIMBLE on CRAN and on our website. Version 0.6-10 primarily contains updates to the NIMBLE internals that may …

Finally, CSS In JavaScript! Meet CSSX

JavaScript is a wonderful language. It’s rich, it’s dynamic, and it’s so tightly coupled to the web nowadays. The concept of writing everything in …

JavaScript

embedded database technology: 32bit integer compression algorithms - part 2

Posted on Apr 11, 19:12:27 CET 2016<p>This blog post continues with the summary of a research paper by Daniel Lemire and me about the use of 32bit …

Opinion: How your stock fund can lose money and still stick you with a tax bill

George S. in Puyallup, Wash., didn’t realize how poorly his mutual fund did last year until he was preparing his annual tax return and checked the …

JavaScriptCore Tutorial for iOS: Getting Started

Since the introduction of Swift in 2014, its popularity has skyrocketed: according to the TIOBE index from February 2016 it’s already listed in 16th …

JavaScript

Facebook begins using artificial intelligence to describe photos to blind users

Second sight<p>Ask a member of Facebook’s growth team what feature played the biggest role in getting the company to a billion daily users, and they’ll likely tell you it was photos. The endless stream of pictures, which users have been able to upload since 2005, a year after Facebook’s launch, makes …

1 Chart That Shows the Average Monthly Social Security Benefit Retirees Can Expect, by Age

Image source: Flickr user Anders Lejczak.<p>You'll make a number of critical decisions during your lifetime when it comes to your finances, but arguably, one of the most important will be your choice about when to start taking Social Security benefits.<p><b>Choose wisely</b> The Social Security program itself …

Retirement

How To Convince Your Client To Invest In UX

Being a UX designer has never been more exciting. Since the onset of the UX revolution, designers, developers, product managers and even executives …

A UX Designer’s Guide to Improving Speed of Use

Today’s product experiences are becoming blazing fast. We expect speed. We demand no more than a few minutes for Uber car arrivals, same-day …

UI Design

How to Learn Advanced Mathematics Without Heading to University - Part 1

I am often asked in emails how to go about learning the necessary mathematics for getting a job in quantitative finance or data science if it isn't …

Mathematics

Former White House counter-terrorism chief advisor says NSA can hack San Bernardino iPhone

The FBI is trying to convince us all that Apple has to be forced to create a backdoor in the iPhone so that the San Bernardino shooter’s phone can be …

Wall Street is obsessed with this technology that no one quite understands - here's the best explanation we've seen

Wall Street is obsessed with Blockchain.<p>Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change …

One of the world’s most notorious hackers just revealed his identity to me

The man behind Team GhostShell — the hacker collective behind some of the biggest cyber attacks in recent memory, including attacks on the FBI, NASA and the Pentagon as well as a leak that saw 2.5 million Russian “government, educational, academic, political and law enforcement” accounts …

Cybersecurity

Test Driven React Tutorial

Testing is an important part of the development cycle. There is a name for code without tests: legacy code. When I first started learning React and …

Zika virus: scientists a step closer to establishing microcephaly link

Although not a concrete link to microcephaly, study shows that Zika can infect cells similar to those involved in brain development and disrupt cell growth<p>Scientists examining the link between the Zika virus and microcephaly in babies have discovered that the virus can infect cells similar to those …

Public Health

3D-Printed Sundial Engineered to Display Time like a Digital Clock

Long before there were digital watches, there was the sundial–a device that tells the time of day by the position of the sun in the sky. They're harder to read than our modern means of time telling, until now. Etsy shop Mojoptix has created a 3D-printed version of the sundial that displays the …

3D Printing

Why NASA is investing in 3D printing in space

NASA is exploring 3D printing with an eye to on-demand spare parts, engine designs that don't need to withstand liftoff, and more.<p>NASA increasingly …

3D Printing Meets Glass Making - College Student Casts Custom Glass Objects with 3D Printer

One of the greatest benefits of 3D printing is the ability to use the technology in order to create custom objects. If you can design it in CAD, you …