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Google beta tests Flutter toolkit for better cross-platform apps

Building apps for both Android and iOS can be a pretty time-intensive task, so it's no wonder that many developers often build for one platform first, followed by the other. There are workarounds to this, such as using Facebook's React Native that lets you build apps just with Javascript. Last …

Bitcoin is failing as a currency

It's been a good year for bitcoin investors but a terrible one for those who hoped that the cryptocurrency would become the de facto tender for the internet. Satoshi Nakamoto, its creator, may be dismayed at what has become of the project, intended as peer-to-peer electronic cash that didn't …

An Introduction to CSS Grid

CSS Grid has become one of the more talked about developments in web design in recent times. The reason for all of the excitement is simple: CSS Grid …

Web Design

The Best Disney Animated Movies Ever

Yeah, yeah, yeah—we know Pixar has been the G.O.A.T. since it leapt off the screen with <i>Toy Story</i> in 1995, changing the idea of what animated movies …

Mobile Has Been Huge For PayPal On Big Holiday Shopping Days

With more people using smartphones, mobile shopping is seeing strong growth this holiday season. Digital wallet giant PayPal said that the value of …

eCommerce

Why Movie Sex Scenes Have Looked the Same for Decades

Not much has changed in 80 years.<p>Go ahead, think about it.<p>As the Film Theorists explain in their most recent video, Hollywood has been using the same tricks since its very first sex scene—from the silent film <i>Ecstasy</i> in 1933—to film love making. The main trick is close-ups.<p>The term "male gaze," …

Sexuality

Automatic Code Splitting for React Router w/ ES6 Imports

Partial application loading is an essential technique for improving the time-to-initial-impression for single page applications. The goal is to …

JavaScript

101 Romantic Movies You Can Stream on Netflix Tonight

Grab some popcorn and settle in: it's time for a romantic movie marathon! We've rounded up a diverse selection of the best quirky rom-coms, tearjerker historical romances, steamy erotic films, and classic love stories for your viewing pleasure. We've got foreign flicks, new indie movies, and …

Entertainment

Delphi will test its self-driving taxi service in Singapore

Uber may be talking about it, but automotive technology parts supplier Delphi is doing it. Today the company announced a partnership with Singapore to start a pilot program for an on-demand autonomous taxi service.<p>Before you think you can just jump in an autonomous car next time you're in …

John Oliver Is Aghast Over Donald Trump’s ‘Sociopathic’ Response To The Khan Family

John Oliver’s latest episode of <i>Last Week Tonight</i> took on the Democratic convention’s most memorable happenings. These were few, but the most singularly outrageous moment carried over to Sunday night when Mike Pence tried to gloss over Donald Trump’s antics to no avail. The controversy began during …

Donald Trump

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The surprising story of Sony's first Walkman

"Adventures in Tech" reveals how Sony's groundbreaking Walkman was actually a slightly tweaked version of an existing Sony device.<p>The Walkman is -- quite rightly -- held up as one of history's most groundbreaking gadgets. But did you know that Sony's greatest invention was actually a …

Gear & Gadgets

PayPal app becomes a deal offering mobile wallet payment platform

PayPal's status as the mobile payment method of choice for the masses is beset upon all sides by many would-be usurpers. What's the company doing to stay on top? Beefing up the feature set of its apps for iOS and Android in a big way today -- adding a full-on mobile wallet, automatically-applied …

Apple's next-generation iPhone liveblog!

PayPal unveils Beacon: a USB stick that powers hands-free checkout (video)

PayPal's offered its Here service since last year to simplify buying items in brick-and-mortar shops, and today they've just unveiled their latest crack at in-person shopping: a USB stick dubbed Beacon. Business owners running a compatible Point of Sale system (Booker, Erply, Leaf, Leapset, Micros, …

World's Coolest Hotel Bathtubs (PHOTOS)

At the Mio Buenos Aires hotel, the bathtubs are works of art: Argentine Mario Dasso personally selects only the most beautiful pieces of calden wood (naturally felled by fire) and carves them into luxurious, oversize soaking tubs.<p>The coolest bathtubs give guests a sense of their own private in-room …

National Parks