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Introducing BikeBook.io

March 21 2014<p>The Bike Index would like to introduce BikeBook.io — a service that makes it easy to compare models of bikes between manufacturers and …

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The Tyranny of Structurelessness (Jo Freeman)

Unstructured groups may be very effective in getting women to talk about their lives; they aren’t very good for getting things done. It is when …

What I learned by switching to Bitcoin donations instead of traditional ads

6 days ago I posted http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/202pts/im_taking_the_ads_off_my_popular_website_and/ ) about taking all the ads off my …

Kivy App Contest 2014 | The Mouse Vs. The Python

Kivy is an open source Python library for rapid development of applications that make use of innovative user interfaces, such as multi-touch apps. …

Learn to Host Your Python Web App by Watching a Pro

A tutoring client who was nearing the end of the Django project he's been working on asked how he should host his service. I explained to him that …

With A Voice Interface API For Any App, Wit.ai Wants To Be The Twilio For Natural Language

Last year, voice technology giant Nuance quietly acquired VirtuOz, a developer of virtual assistants for online sales, marketing and support — a “Siri for the enterprise” that counted the likes of PayPal and AT&T as customers. Now, Alexandre Lebrun, the founder and CEO of VirtuOz, has taken a dive …

How To Learn A Foreign Language In 3 Months

"French and Spanish, English, German, and Brazilian Portuguese..." he ticks them off for me. "And Esperanto."<p>That last one is a made-up language, or a "constructed international auxiliary language," meaning it was designed to help people from different nations without a common tongue …

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Taking A Second Look At Professional Free Fonts

I popped the CD in my computer and found a collection of the most horrendous fonts you could imagine. Novelty and “retro” fonts. Spooky Halloween …

Why the wealthiest countries are also the most open with their data

By Emily Badger<p>, Reporter<p>The Oxford Internet Institute this week posted a nice visualization of the state of open data in 70 countries around the world, reflecting the willingness of national governments to release everything from transportation timetables to election results to machine-readable …

9 Chili Recipes That Are Like a Warm Hug

Is there anything better than a bowl of chili?<p>Really, though -- it's spiced, warm, and hearty; it's flexible enough to endure endless variations; and, above all, it's the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Whether you're vegan, gluten-free, or the dreaded picky eater, no one can turn up their nose at a bowl …

How Cities Are Using Data To Save Lives

From Denver’s schools to Baltimore’s stretched budget, cities are creating major urban policy wins that are powered by cold, hard data.<p>Baltimore reached the lowest infant mortality rate the city has ever recorded in 2012. Denver Public School students saw test scores improve by 14% in reading and …

Android Development Tips For iOS Devs

I've been an iOS dev for 5 years and have always managed to avoid Android, until now. But believe it or not it's actually a lot of fun, and not that …

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Big Data’s Powerful Effect on Tiny Babies

Premature infants in neonatal intensive care are at high risk for infection. One team is trying to use big data to fix that.<p>By Michael Beyman<p>It's a …

Think You Can Live Offline Without Being Tracked? Here’s What It Takes

We asked the most privacy-aware people we could find what it would take to go off the radar. Hint: You’re going to need to do more than throw away your laptop.<p>Nico Sell, the cofounder of a secure communication app called Wickr, has appeared on television twice. Both times, she wore sunglasses to …

This 'Fitbit For Kids' Device Turns Outdoor Play Into An Actual Video Game

But what if parents could turn playing outside into an actual video game?<p>Enter the iBitz wireless "activity tracker," a Fitbit-like device designed specifically for kids, made by a Boulder, Colo., company called GeoPalz.<p>With iBitz, as kids play outside, their steps turn into an iPhone/iPad video …

Iconic

Semantic SVG built for creative freedom<p>Our icons aren’t just vector, they are code, SVG to be precise. SVG makes them portable, flexible, and …

All RGB colors in one image

I recently started visiting the programming puzzles SE site. To a geek like me, it’s a little paradise: many interesting challenges, many interesting …

From UX-ling To UX Swan - How To Make It In UX With No Experience

First things first; if you are new to UX, (User Experience) then you are a UX-ling. No, no! It’s not supposed to be patronising. It’s an affectionate …

Native app or responsive web? How to choose in 3 steps

Remember back in the day, when the big industry hoo-ha was the incessant debate over HTML5 web apps versus native mobile apps? Seems like a lifetime …

zeck comments on The WhatsApp Architecture Facebook Bought For $19 Billion

Hey, it's a cool article.I have one question that I haven't quite gotten it. So, each socket connection that's been made by a client ends up in a …

Handy Photo: Tweak Photos to Perfection

Look out Photoshop Touch and Google SnapSeed—there’s another contestant in the ring vying for the title of full-service mobile photo editor. With the release of Adva Soft’s Handy Photo 2.0 for the iPhone, iPad, and Android, mobile photographers just got another reason to shake up their …

Using Big Data And Game Play To Improve Mental Fitness

<i>This article was written together with Ellen M. Martin and Melinda Speckmann.</i><p>Games have been part of human culture for millennia. It is no surprise that elements of play can be powerful digital tools to grab our attention and keep us on a path to taking care of ourselves and others.<p>Big data is …

Screens VNC - Now With iCloud Keychain Support, a Trackpad Mode, and More

<i>Screens VNC</i>'s latest update has added a few new things amidst the various (and probably expected) improvements. The app now features support for …

10 Austin Restaurants You Need To Try During South By Southwest

From classic Texas BBQ to some out-of-this-world sushi, there's plenty of food worth trying.<p>Inspired by Zagat's lists of the most popular and best overall places to eat in Austin, we've compiled a list of the restaurants you shouldn't miss.<p>Restaurants were rated on a 30-point scale, in the …

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eBook Review: Learning scikit-learn: Machine Learning in Python | The Mouse Vs. The Python

The people at Packt Publishing recently sent me an ebook copy of Raúl Garreta and Guillermo Moncecchi’s book, Learning scikit-learn: Machine Learning …

Install from source

Wiki | Documentation | Twitter | Community | Gitter <b>Chat</b><p>Neovim is a project that seeks to aggressively refactor Vim in order to:<p>Simplify maintenance …