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Building modular web interfaces

Building production ready prototypes<p>For last few years I have experimented with creation of UI implementation that would give me more relation to …

JavaScript

NGINX rate-limiting in a nutshell

NGINX is awesome… but I found its documentation on rate limiting to be somewhat… limited. So I’ve written this guide to rate-liming and traffic …

Nginx

HTTP PUT vs HTTP PATCH in a REST API

<b>1. Overview</b>In this quick article, we’re looking at differences between the HTTP PUT and PATCH verbs and at the semantics of the two operations.We’ll …

JavaScript

React Bits

A compilation of React Patterns, techniques, tips and tricks.<p><b>Gitbook format</b>: https://vasanthk.gitbooks.io/react-bits<p>Your contributions are heartily ♡ …

JavaScript

Motion design: UI and UX Collection

Motion design is intrinsically useful for product design, especially when designing for mobile devices. Even experience designers might have a …

Page 404. Design of a Meaningful Error.

Life often proves that making mistakes is just a part of progress. Errors present inevitable part of human life and the field of interaction with …

WordPress patches dangerous XSS, SQL injection bugs

The security release fixes three flaws in the content management system.<p>WordPress has patched three security flaws including a cross-site scripting …

Information Security

Airbnb is turning itself into an ‘experience’ machine beyond just booking places to stay

Airbnb is looking to move beyond the simple experience of booking a place to stay — moving part of the responsibility of figuring out what to do in those places to Airbnb and its hosts instead.<p>That’s the goal of the company’s new ‘experiences’ feature in the Airbnb app. In addition to booking …

Hospitality

The 48 startups that launched at Y Combinator S16 Demo Day 2

The world’s most prestigious startup school launched 48 companies today at part 2 of its Summer 2016 Demo Day. Nanoparticle analytics and delivery robots were amongst the products revealed in the B2B, biotech, enterprise, edtech, fintech, and hardware verticals. You can check out our write-ups of …

Startups

The Superbook Kickstarter campaign concludes with nearly $3 million in funding

Much hype has surrounded Andronium’s recent attempts at making a laptop dock q for Android smartphones. The idea was simple – this shell uses your smartphone’s power and Andronium OS to offer a computing experience that may be enough to replace a traditional laptop. The team took the concept to …

Crowd Funding

Bounty hunters are legally hacking Apple and the Pentagon – for big money

A growing roster of ‘white hat’ hackers earn thousands finding chinks in the digital armor of the US government and companies such as Apple and Google<p>Nathaniel Wakelam became a bounty hunter when he was 18.<p>Now 21, it is his full time job. This month so far he has earned $21,150, in installments: he …

San Francisco

Proxy raises $1.6 million to kill the card key, and make the internet of things more accessible

A startup called Proxy has raised $1.6 million in seed funding to help people use internet-enabled devices of every kind without all the annoying login processes and standalone apps for each separate device.<p>Proxy’s cofounders Denis Mars and Simon Ratner said they were inspired to create their …

Internet of Things

Hackers Can Steal Your Data by Listening to Your Hard Drive

New research shows that sensitive info like passwords can be transmitted using the sounds from hard drive motors.<p>Intelligence agencies have developed a number of ways to prevent hackers getting access to their systems, and one of the best ways to keep a system safe is to remove it from the network …

App developers prefer a smooth user experience over cost for mobile commerce

The addition of m-commerce capabilities in apps has enabled developers to further monetize their products beyond simply getting users to buy the app.<p>However, the decision to include a mobile payment option also comes with the need to ensure that the service is frictionless, adding to the user …

Apps

A ring that lets you feel your partner's heartbeat is trolling at level 10

Created by The Touch, ‘HB’ rings use an app, Bluetooth and your phone’s mobile internet to help you feel more connected to your partner. Once connected, you’re able to feel your loved one’s heartbeat in real time through your ring. Your partner can feel yours as well.<p>There’s utility here.<p>For …

5 Perfect Rules for a Website Design Project

Success is perhaps the ultimate reality and a direct result of failure! You have to fail to be able to succeed perhaps in all endeavors of business …

In-app marketing startup Insert raises $10M

Insert is the new startup from the team behind app development company Worklight (which was acquired by IBM for $70 million). Today it’s announcing that it has raised $10 million in Series A funding.<p>Insert CEO Shahar Kaminitz said that where Worklight (where he was founder and former CEO) was …

Startups

These viral selfie apps with 1 billion downloads are shaping China’s start-up culture

XIAMEN, China — The selfie, we all know, is an art form. That cast of light. That tilt of the chin. Not that you’re trying.<p>But at the southern Chinese headquarters of Meitu, the maker of some of the world’s most popular beauty apps, the selfie is also science.<p>Here in the company’s sparse, …

China

Exploit can attack secure websites through ads

Some web-based exploits are more dangerous than others... and unfortunately, this is one of the nasty ones. Security researchers at KU Leuven have discovered an attack technique, HEIST (HTTP Encrypted Information can be Stolen Through TCP-Windows), that helps compromise an encrypted website using …

Panoply.io raises $7M Series A for its data analytics and warehousing platform

Panoply.io, a startup that wants to make setting up a data warehousing and analytics infrastructure as easy as spinning up an AWS server, today announced that it has raised a $7 million Series A round led by Intel Capital, with participation from previous investor Blumberg Capital. This follows …

Big Data

Artisto transforms your videos into moving paintings

Artisto is like Prisma, but for videos. You either take a fresh video or select one from your gallery, choose the 10-second section you want to use and wait for the app to transform it into a version that reflects the styles of popular artists like Vincent van Gogh and Pablo Picasso. According to</i> …

Florence Healthcare raises $1.7 million to move clinical trials research off paper, into the cloud

An Altanta-based startup called Florence Healthcare has raised $1.7 million in seed funding to help drug companies and researchers at hospitals or other trial sites to exchange information about clinical trials in the cloud.<p>Ultimately, helping these groups share information with each other, and …

Digital Health

This site lists all the Siri commands you'll ever need

If you rock an iPhone and don’t yet use Siri, you’re missing out: the voice-activated assistant can do a LOT of things for you without the hassle of tapping and swiping through a ton of menus. It’s also wicked cool to have your phone respond to the sound of your voice.<p>Most people know about common …

Should you really post that photo online? This app will tell you

<i>BetaList features the newest startups. Today, we look at an app that helps you decide what to post on social media and what not. Submit your startup to get featured too.</i><p>What does your product do?<p>Post or Not provides you anonymous feedback on your photos and videos before you post them to popular …

MIT researchers develop a low-cost device to monitor home power consumption

A team of researchers at MIT has developed a device designed to give home owners a better picture of how much power their individual appliances are eating up. The gadget, which was outlined in a paper published in a recent edition of the <i>IEEE Sensors Journal</i>, offers a simple installation process …

Engineering

Salesforce Just Acquired This Microsoft Word-Killer For $582 Million

Salesforce has just acquired a challenger to Google Drive and Microsoft’s Office 365.<p>The sales software company said in an SEC filing on Monday that …

Salesforce

Apple’s new iPad Pro ad positions the device as a full-fledged computer

Apple today has shared a new advertisement on its YouTube channel for the iPad Pro. The ad positions the iPad Pro as a true replacement for a computer and is entitled, “iPad Pro – What’s a Computer?”<p>Essentially, the ad is attempting to convince viewers to forget what they normally think of when …

Southeast Asia-based Carousell raises $35M for its social commerce app

Carousell, a four-year-old startup from Singapore behind a listings app that enables peer-to-peer selling in Southeast Asia, has closed a $35 million Series B round to grow its reach into new countries and increase product development.<p>The company is seen as one of the darlings of Singapore’s …

Startups

Wikipedia's redesigned app recommends content to read on the go

So far, if you’ve mostly been using Wikipedia’s website to impress everyone around you with your “in-depth” knowledge about everything under the sun, the newly redesigned Wikipedia Android app can now help you show off even more.<p>After adding the new Explore feed to the Wikipedia app for iOS in …

Apps

Krawd turns the ad agency into a marketplace

Meet Krawd, a French startup that wants to rethink the way advertising agencies work. Like in other industries, Krawd thinks that it’s more efficient to build a marketplace than build a centralized, traditional company. Krawd is all about connecting the right freelancers with the right clients in …

Project Management