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Web Development Reading List #145: Font Loading Strategies, Scaling SVGs And Infinite Scrolling Done Right

I love articles that specifically focus on tiny little details within web development. For example, this week I stumbled upon an article featuring …

LinkedIn Top Attractors: Global

1.<p>Apple<br>• Consumer electronics<p>Close<p>Apple<br>• Consumer electronics<p>Last year, Apple introduced a novel benefit, doling out restricted stock to the majority of …

Employment

How To Retain User Engagement After Website Redesign

Digg<p>Digg established itself as one of the most popular social bookmarking websites of the 2000s. But seeing a rapid growth of Facebook and Twitter in …

This phone case lets an iPhone run Android

Developer Nick Lee is at it again<p>Developer Nick Lee has earned himself a reputation for putting weird and wacky operating systems on Apple gadgets, including Windows 95 on an Apple Watch. Now, he's gone the practical route of bringing a full-fledged version of Android to the iPhone. There's just …

Introducing SQL Server In-Memory OLTP

In-Memory OLTP, aka Hekaton, originally shipped with 2014, and although it certainly helped the performance of certain types of workload, it then had …

Android History

• Intro<br>• Pre-history<br>• Early days<br>• Making it big<br>• Transformed<br>• Samsung rises<br>• Jelly Bean Era<br>• Everywhere<br>• The Third Age<p>In each of our eight installments over as many …

Android News

Why The 8-Hour Workday Doesn't Work

The eight-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and find a new approach.<p>The eight-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution as an effort to cut down on the number of hours of manual …

Time Management

Bill Gates says these are the two books we should all read to understand AI

The tech world’s book-nerd-in-chief wants you to add two books to your list of summer science reads. To get up to speed on artificial intelligence, Microsoft cofounder and philanthropist Bill Gates recommends Nick Bostrom’s <i>Superintelligence</i> and Pedro Domingos’s <i>The Master Algorithm</i>.<p>Gates never …

Artificial Intelligence

US Government Used Prisoners to Train Tattoo Recognition Algorithms

Documents show that NIST didn't disclose that it used 15,000 prisoner tattoos for its experiment.<p>Government scientists are working with the FBI to create an automated tattoo recognition system that uses federal and state prisoners as a "bottomless pool of free data," according to a review of …

For $20M, These Israeli Hackers Will Spy On Any Phone On The Planet

With just a few million dollars and a phone number, you can snoop on any call or text that phone makes – no matter where you are or where the device is located.<p>That’s the bold claim of Israel’s Ability Inc, which offers its set of bleeding-edge spy tools to governments the world over. And it’s …

Spatial Computing: why Tim Cook better worry

It is the fourth visible user interface of the personal computer era.<p>The first was character mode. MS-DOS.<br>The second was the GUI, graphical user …

Locke's Goal-Setting TheoryUnderstanding SMART Goal Setting

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. <br>– Michelangelo Buonarroti, Renaissance …

The Internet’s 10 “Ugliest” Websites

Pascal Deville finds beauty in websites others abhor. Here are his picks for the Internet’s most beautiful atrocities.<p>Craigslist is one of the ugliest websites on the Internet. The home page is an indistinct wall of links and text, the site is tough to navigate, the postings are cluttered, and the …

Web Design

7 Powerful Habits That Make You More Assertive

Being assertive and knowing what you want is not the same as being hostile or belligerent. You just have to know what to say with confidence.<p>Everyone wants to be more confident, but not everyone knows how to be assertive. Assertive falls right between passive and aggressive. If you're passive about …

The Science Behind Sweden’s Six-Hour Workday

This just in: 6 hours are better than 8. Wait, what?Sweden has made headlines recently for switching to a six-hour workday, rather than the standard …

Time Management

Google Is Preparing To Add The Raspberry Pi 3 To AOSP, It Will Apparently Become An Officially Supported Device

The Raspberry Pi 3 appears to be on track to receive official AOSP support from Google. At least, that is the most obvious conclusion based on the …

According To The Phantom Time Hypothesis, We're Currently In The 18th Century

Was a 300-year chunk of world history completely madeup? According to the Phantom Time Hypothesis that's exactly what happened. Err, <i>didn't</i> happen. …

Middle Ages

Modern Analytics for the IoT Age

There is no doubt that the Internet of Things (IoT) is increasingly transforming the way we work and live. Gartner predicts that the number of …

The Mesmerizing Architecture of Mosques

When we walk into a beautiful, ornate cathedral or mosque our necks reflexively whip upward. The body senses the eeriness of a vast indoor space, and …

The Internet Economy

We are living in an era of bundling. The big five consumer tech companies — Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft — have moved far beyond …

Movidius Announces Fathom Deep Learning Accelerator Compute Stick

Movidius, a leader in low-power machine vision technology, today announced both the <i>Fathom Neural Compute Stick</i> – the world’s first deep learning …

Functional Programming Jargon

readme.md<p>Functional programming (FP) provides many advantages, and its popularity has been increasing as a result. However, each programming paradigm …

JavaScript

timedropper jQuery time plugin

Timedropper<br>is a jQuery<br>time<br>plugin.<p>5973thanks<p>Install<br>in 3 simple<br>steps.<p>Head<p><script src="<b>js/timedropper.js</b>"></script><br><link rel="stylesheet" …

jQuery

Apps have become a lousy business for many

We hear an awful lot, at least in technology circles, about how smartphone apps are destroying the world wide web. As we abandon the computers on our desk for the miniature ones in our pockets, we are spending less time on websites themselves and more within apps dedicated to shopping, reading, …

Apps

Google wins Oracle copyright fight over Android code

Today, a jury in California's Northern District federal court declared that Google's use of copyright-protected code in Android was fair use, freeing it of any liability. Oracle, which controls the copyright on the code, had been seeking $9 billion for the use of the code.<p>The case centers around an …

Here is the Batman Galaxy S7 Edge, and OMG It’s Hot

The Batman themed Galaxy S7 Edge that Samsung teased earlier in the day is now official and fully unveiled. As we mentioned earlier, the partnership …

Samsung Galaxy S7

Why are some of the Web's ugliest sites also the most popular?

If you’ve been on the Web in the past decade, you’ll likely have visited Reddit, Craigslist, Wikipedia, 4Chan, Hacker News, or The Drudge Report at some point. While these sites are all vastly different, they have two things in common: they’re all extremely popular among their audiences and they …

UI Design

Understanding The CSS Property Value Syntax

The <i>World Wide Web Consortium</i> uses a particular syntax to define the possible values that can be used for all CSS properties. You may have seen this …

Web Design