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Dell Adds API LifeCycle Management to Boomi - http://www.programmableweb.com/news...
Looking to expand the API functionality exposed in the Dell Boomi integration platform, Dell today added API lifecycle management capabilities to its portfolio. (Disclosure: Dell Boomi is a competitor to ProgrammableWeb's parent company MuleSoft, also a pro
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Arduino vs. Arduino: What We Know About The Open-Source Hardware Fork - http://readwrite.com/2015...
Arduino vs. Arduino: What We Know About The Open-Source Hardware Fork
The original founders of Arduino—the popular programmable DIY electronics kit—appear to have had a falling out. And that might bring about what could be the world’s first open-source hardware fork, a sort of developer schism that's much more common in the software world. At the moment, two different websites display the Arduino logo and branding. There’s Arduino.cc, Arduino’s original site. Now there’s also Arduino.org, which prominently displays the text “the adventure continues,” as if it has been passed the torch. Arduino.org is already selling the latest Arduino board model, Zero Pro. Meanwhile, Arduino.cc displays the Zero as “coming soon.” It’s evident that the two websites are operating separately under different guidance. I've attempted to get comment from Arduino for the past week, to no avail. All I got back was a request not to publish an article until Arduino founder, inventor, and CEO Massimo Banzi delivers a statement. Banzi has spoken to the Italian press to refute...
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Who Wants To Send Their Friends Money Via Facebook Messenger? - http://readwrite.com/2015...
Who Wants To Send Their Friends Money Via Facebook Messenger?
Facebook announced a new feature Tuesday that allows friends to send money to one another through its Messenger app. But that comes at the risk of sharing even more details of your personal life with the social network. The process is simple. Facebook added a money symbol ($) sign at the bottom of the screen, right above the keyboard. Tap the $ symbol and enter an amount. Then add your debit card, and hit send. To accept money from a friend, you’ll open the conversation, add your debit card information, and off it goes. Facebook says the funds will be transferred "right away," although it adds that your bank may not make the money available to you for one to three business days, "just as it does with other deposits." The service will be rolling out to U.S. users "over the coming months," the company said. Message Your Spending To Facebook Facebook released Messenger in 2011 as a dedicated messaging app distinct from its primary social service. While it's proven very popular—it usually...
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5 Golden Rules to Live By as a New Linux User - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag...
5 Golden Rules To Live By As A New Linux User
You have ignored persistent Linux myths and decided to give Linux a try. How do you ensure that your transition to the new OS is smooth? Stick to the following five rules and you should do just fine. It’s time to get over your fear of failing at Linux. Choose Your Linux Distribution Well My introduction to Linux was enjoyable thanks to my easy switch from Windows 7 to Elementary OS Luna. Not all new Linux users are lucky that way. If you encounter glitch after glitch the first few times you use Linux, it can put you off Linux... Read the full article: 5 Golden Rules to Live By as a New Linux User
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Hotel WiFi Test Announces Content API - http://www.programmableweb.com/news...
Hotel WiFi Test, a leader in collecting, analyzing and distributing hotel Wi-Fi data, launched a free Content API this week. The API provides server-to-server integrations for access to hotel Wi-Fi quality records in bulk. As hotel guests continue to rate Wi-Fi as a leading factor in selecting a hotel, better information on a hotel's Wi-Fi quality enhances a traveler's ability to choose a hotel.
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Why Everyone Needs Twitter in Their Lives - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag...
Why Everyone Needs Twitter in Their Lives
What can you get in a mere 140 characters that changes your life or has a deep, meaningful impact? Turns out, you can get a lot. Twitter is known for its brevity and speed. Where Facebook lets you post a photo album of your last vacation, Twitter limits you to just four images. Where Facebook lets you write a long monologue, Twitter asks you to wrap up in 140 characters. Where Facebook manages your timeline to show you the best information, Twitter is a constantly updating stream of consciousness. It sounds limiting and it sounds overwhelming, but once you actually... Read the full article: Why Everyone Needs Twitter in Their Lives
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Five Things Banks Will Never Ask You Online - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag...
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It’s easy to panic when you receive an email from your bank alerting you of account activity. But it’s more likely to be a scam. Here are just a few things your bank will never request online – but fraudsters will. This is a particular concern if you use Internet banking. Of course there are benefits, but many people refuse to trust an online interface with details of their accounts. The wealth of scammers and scare stories on show is enough to make anyone nervous – as is the fact that even ATMs aren’t safe. But if you keep a clear head and... Read the full article: Five Things Banks Will Never Ask You Online
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Neptune Doubles Down On Dumb Screens Run By Smart Watches - http://readwrite.com/2015...
Neptune Doubles Down On Dumb Screens Run By Smart Watches
The world is still figuring out why we need smartwatches in the first place, especially given that they aren’t much more than secretaries for our smartphones. But one tech company in Canada is pushing forward with an ambitious plan to make your wearable the center of your computing life. See also: Smartwatch Innovation Runs Riot: Meet The Freaky-Fridayish Neptune Duo With its latest announcement of the Neptune Suite, Quebec-based tech company Neptune promises that you’ll be able to control an army of screens right from your wrist. (Pretty much as ReadWrite noted last month.) Pretty Suite: The Tab, Keys, Dongle, And Headset In January, Neptune revealed the Duo, which paired a smartwatch and a dumbphone—the Hub and the Pocket Screen—into one unique, if odd, package. When I spoke with Neptune CEO Simon Tian, he revealed that the Duo was only the first part of the company’s larger vision: Any screen can become yours as soon as you start using it. The Pocket Screen is the first of many...
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Do You Have What It Takes for a Career in Technology? - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag...
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A career in tech is something on the minds of millions of people around the globe, but how do you know if this path is right for you? What questions do you need to ask yourself to ensure you’re making the right decision? Between 1997 and 2012, the number of technology jobs in the US almost doubled from just over 2 million, to just less than 4 million . These careers range from the obvious (programmers, data scientists, database administrators, hardware engineers), to the downright obscure (erection engineers, evangelists, cloud architects ). When you see the full range of options... Read the full article: Do You Have What It Takes for a Career in Technology?
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Eye Tracking Will Change How We Watch Films In Virtual Reality - http://readwrite.com/2015...
Eye Tracking Will Change How We Watch Films In Virtual Reality
When you watch a video in virtual reality, something feels a little bit off. While it's meant to feel as lifelike as possible, the headset isn't able to quite perfectly replicate how our eyes look at the real world. One reason is focus. If you look at something close to you, the horizon blurs. In virtual reality, everything remains clear and sharp. The picture still looks good, but it feels just the slightest bit wrong. Fove, one of the first startups to go through the Rothenberg Ventures River virtual reality accelerator, has a solution. Its custom headset and software track exactly where your eyes are looking and take action based on that. Right now that means gaming actions such as shooting a gun at a target, but eventually it could be used to set focus in film scenes and make VR a more natural experience. Making Eye Contact CEO Yuka Kojima became interested in eye tracking while working at Sony (she was unaffiliated with the Project Morpheus VR headset). She craved more...
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The Unspoken Yik-Yak Etiquette Code - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag...
The Unspoken Yik-Yak Etiquette Code
Even anonymous groups have rules. While it might seem like Yik Yak would be a free-for-all, an unspoken code of conduct has emerged amongst users. Here we explain these unwritten rules, helping users to maintain a community atmosphere and enjoy the humour and discussions around them. Living on a university campus, it seems like no sooner has one social media app been adopted by everyone than another one comes along and quickly becomes the new “it” app. On my campus, the last two months have seen most of the student body download the social media app Yik Yak to their phones. Yik Yak... Read the full article: The Unspoken Yik-Yak Etiquette Code
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Tiko Is 2015's Most Unusual 3D Printer—And It's Cheap, Too - http://readwrite.com/2015...
Tiko Is 2015's Most Unusual 3D Printer—And It's Cheap, Too
The desktop 3D printer space is getting crowded. In just a few years, we've gone from "Wow! A 3D printer!" to "How cheap is it?" and "How are you going to convince me to buy it?" That's why I was surprised to be, well, surprised by the Tiko, a Canadian 3D printer that will hit Kickstarter next week. The Tiko is a delta printer, which means its body is shaped like a triangle instead of a rectangle. It has a sleek, unibody design. And it will cost $179. In case you haven't been playing along at home, that's peanuts in a market where lots of 3D printers will set you back $400 or more. Delta Force I saw the Tiko in action at the SXSW conference, where it was hard at work pumping out blue trinkets. CEO Matt Gajkowski said he designed the printer with mass production in mind, meaning every part can be made on standard equipment. That bodes well for crowdfunding backers, who often have to wait months for delayed 3D printer deliveries. The Tiko is slated to ship this fall. The machine is...
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Learning Google Script: 5 Best Sites & Tutorials to Bookmark - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag...
Learning Google Script: 5 Best Sites & Tutorials to Bookmark
How often do you use Google services? If you’re like me, the answer is “all the time”. I use Google Drive to store files. Sometimes, I use Google Docs to write articles (although I prefer Apple’s Pages and iA Writer more). I use Google Forms for making surveys. I use Google Chat  to talk to friends. Google even made the software that powers my laptop and cell phone. It’s hard to think of an area in which Google hasn’t touched our digital lives, for better or for worse. But here’s the thing. It’s never been easy to integrate Google services with... Read the full article: Learning Google Script: 5 Best Sites & Tutorials to Bookmark
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Everything You Need to Know About Fedora 21 Cloud Flavor - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag...
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Fedora 21 has brought a new lineup of Fedora products that you can pick from. Besides the Workstation (formerly Desktop) and Server flavor that are commonly supplied by various distributions including Ubuntu, there’s also a Cloud flavor. That sounds fine and dandy, but what exactly is the Cloud flavor, and how is it different from say the Server flavor? What can you do with it? We’ll take a closer look so you know which choice is best for you. Three Different Products With Fedora 21, the Fedora Project implemented their Fedora. Next initiative to revitalize the distribution that used to be more... Read the full article: Everything You Need to Know About Fedora 21 Cloud Flavor
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How a Background in Search & Social Helped #SEJ Summit Speaker Tony Wright Launch WrightIMC by @wonderwall7 - http://www.searchenginejournal.com/backgro...
Tony Wright is well-known in our industry; he is on the SEMPO board and also is a regular speaker at conferences like Pubcon and SMX. He’ll also be a panelist at our SEJ Summit in Dallas conference on March 31st, which we still have a few spots open for (request an invite now)! Our keynote panel is an AMA format and past AMAs have been known to include juicy tidbits and unique insight that make it a must-see. The SEJ Summit conference ticket cost is being covered by our partner, Searchmetrics, which delivers enterprise SEO and content marketing analysis, recommendations, forecasting, and reporting for companies who want potential customers […] The post How a Background in Search & Social Helped #SEJ Summit Speaker Tony Wright Launch WrightIMC by @wonderwall7 appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
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Enter to Win A Next-Gen Android Smartphone of Your Choosing - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag...
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You’d probably like to have a new high-end Android smartphone for free, wouldn’t you? Well, you’ve come to the right place, because that’s just what we’ve found for you today! That’s right, the winner of this giveaway will take home their choice of one of three top-of-the-line Android smartphones! Don’t wait, because this giveaway ends very soon. In face, in ends this Friday! So make sure to head over to the giveaway page and sign up for your chance to win! Which Phones Might You Win? The lucky winner of this giveaway will be able to choose from three upcoming flagship Android... Read the full article: Enter to Win A Next-Gen Android Smartphone of Your Choosing
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9 NES Homebrew Carts You Won’t Believe Exist - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag...
X NES Homebrew Carts You Won't Believe Exist
Angry Birds, Final Fantasy VII and Tecmo Bowl with up-to-date NFL rosters – all on the Nintendo Entertainment System. These aren’t 8-bit parodies: these games were all actually created to run on the 1980’s console. From unofficial Asian knockoffs to homebrew titles, it’s surprising how many NES games are still being made. Here are a few of the strangest. Angry Birds For NES Probably the most famous game of the mobile era, Angry Birds was first released in 2009 – more than 25 years after the first Nintendo Entertainment System was on the market. And yet, someone somewhere in Asia (it’s... Read the full article: 9 NES Homebrew Carts You Won’t Believe Exist
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Google Glass: What Went Wrong and What’s Next? - http://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-...
Recently, Google announced that it is going to stop the sale of Google Glass, so, what went wrong and what’s next? The post Google Glass: What Went Wrong and What’s Next? appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
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7 Mistakes You’re Making While Browsing the Web - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag...
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Most of us spend hours on the Internet every day. If we’re going to dedicate that much time to an activity, doesn’t it make sense for us to make sure that we’re doing it right? As it turns out, you may be sabotaging your own web browsing experience with a few simple mistakes. When I say sabotage, that means everything from slowing down your browser to leaving yourself vulnerable to viruses and hackers. The sad truth is that “proper browsing habits” don’t require all that much effort, yet people still neglect them — and the only people they’re hurting are themselves. Don’t... Read the full article: 7 Mistakes You’re Making While Browsing the Web
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How to Overcome Challenges in Selling #SEO by @sergiuliano - http://www.searchenginejournal.com/overcom...
There are two core elements that govern any buying decision: The rational and emotional attribute. So, how can you craft an SEO that no one can refuse? The post How to Overcome Challenges in Selling #SEO by @sergiuliano appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
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Say Hello to Windows 10, Nintendo Embraces Smartphone Gaming [Tech News Digest] - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag...
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Launching Windows 10, Nintendo goes mobile, reviewing Android apps, reporting Twitter harassment, paying friends through Facebook, and Pixels depicts video games invading Earth. Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Plans Microsoft has revealed more of its plans for Windows 10, and the long, drawn out killing of the Internet Explorer brand. Windows 10 will be launched “this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages.” As previously revealed, Microsoft will offer anyone using Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 a free upgrade to Windows 10, and that includes “all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine.” This is seen as an attempt to reconnect... Read the full article: Say Hello to Windows 10, Nintendo Embraces Smartphone Gaming [Tech News Digest]
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Turn Your Car Into Ultimate Survival Machine - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag...
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Do you love shows like The Walking Dead? Do you ever wish you could have a cool survival car that could make it through all kinds of terrain, and handle any situation you throw at it? Turns out, you can! Via Tool Orders Click To Enlarge Read the full article: Turn Your Car Into Ultimate Survival Machine
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Your Favorite Icons: 14 Favicons That Stand Out From The Crowd - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag...
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Favicons, also known as favorites icons, shortcut icons, or bookmark icons, really don’t get the attention or the credit that they deserve. However, once you start noticing the favicons that brighten up your bookmarks bar and open tabs, you realize how much they differ from each other. Most favicons are boring, predictable, and instantly forgettable. But some are good enough to rise above the ordinary. These favicons deserve having the spotlight shone on them, albeit briefly. Let’s dissect what makes these particular favicons stand out from the crowd. Fourteen Favorite Favicons The favicons included below are all very different from... Read the full article: Your Favorite Icons: 14 Favicons That Stand Out From The Crowd
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Google Starts Over In Its Drone War With Amazon - http://readwrite.com/2015...
Google Starts Over In Its Drone War With Amazon
The Project Wing delivery drone Google revealed to the world last August is no more. Instead of going head to head with Amazon's drone initiative, the Google X team behind the UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) decided to scrap its plans and pursue a different design. Google's "Captain of Moonshots" Astro Teller, who leads its secretive X lab, revealed to a South By Southwest crowd Tuesday how the decision came about. It began with CEO Larry Page giving his team a tough mission: He wanted a prototype that could deliver goods to non-Google employees within 5 months. Teller and his crew only had one design that they could build that quickly, and even though they knew it wouldn't be right, they went ahead with it anyway. See also: Google Challenges Amazon's Drone Delivery Program With Project Wing It might sound odd to proceed with a project that was destined to fail, but Teller considers failure an integral part of the process at Google X. In fact, he says it's a key ingredient for success....
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Facebook Makes It Possible To Send Money Between Friends by @mattsouthern - http://www.searchenginejournal.com/faceboo...
Facebook just announced a major enhancement to its Messenger service that will allow friends to easily and securely send money to each other. This feature, which is free, will be available to US users within the coming months. Sending money will be virtually as easy as sending a photo. Just open up a conversation with a friend, tap on the $ icon and enter the amount you want to send, then tap Pay and add your debit card info to send the money. To receive money that has been sent to you, open the message from your friend and tap […] The post Facebook Makes It Possible To Send Money Between Friends by @mattsouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
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Facebook Likes Update: Everything You Need To Know - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag...
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Did you just notice a big change in your page’s follower count? That’s not a bug—it’s a feature. Facebook has just homogenised its behaviour across the service when it comes to inactive accounts. Here’s what that means for your page. Follower Counts Will Go Down All forms of inactive accounts will be included in this statistics purge, such as memorialized accounts, voluntarily deactivated accounts (possibly soon to be deleted), spam accounts and more. So, all those people who aren’t really using Facebook will cease to count towards things that matter to page owners. And that’s a good thing. “We’ve recently... Read the full article: Facebook Likes Update: Everything You Need To Know
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Google Makes it Easier for Users to Fill Out Forms on Mobile Devices by @mattsouthern - http://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-...
Today, Google announced an enhancement to its autocomplete attribute in Chrome that will ultimately make it easier, and faster, for users to fill out forms on mobile devices. It’s important to note that this isn’t some kind of default feature that Chrome automatically applies to all sites, it’s up to each individual site owner to make sure their forms are marked up with the autocomplete attribute If the filling out forms is something you’re driving users to do, whether to complete purchases or sign up for free offers, it’s a good idea to have the autocomplete attribute in place. In […] The post Google Makes it Easier for Users to Fill Out Forms on Mobile Devices by @mattsouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
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Can the blockchain replace SSL? - http://www.programmableweb.com/news...
Bitcoin made the blockchain concept famous, and is the most visible application of the concept of a distributed transaction database. But many computer scientists, technology enthusiasts and investors believe that the blockchain's most powerful applications are yet to be developed.
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Jaunt's Virtual Reality Cinema Takes VR Beyond Gaming - http://readwrite.com/2015...
Jaunt's Virtual Reality Cinema Takes VR Beyond Gaming
Jaunt's virtual reality camera In the year since cinematic virtual reality startup Jaunt launched, the world of VR has once again turned upside down. There are new headsets, new industries interested and, finally, definite plans to release it to consumers. The race is on to determine which content will define the world's first experiences with the medium. Jaunt CEO Jens Christenson can't help but get excited about all the activity and identify one of its greatest opportunities: I think technology has gotten to the point [where] people are excited about it. They're going to get the headsets, especially mobile headsets. The biggest overarching thing is just creating enough content so we can have what I call critical mass of content in 2015. So when people get their headsets, there is great content they can view, but also fresh content coming every day, every week, so they keep coming back. At the South By Southwest festival, Christensen had a fresh reel of content to show me, including...
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TriageLogic Announces Clinical Answering Service API - http://www.programmableweb.com/news...
TriageLogic, a clinical call center solution that offers nurse triage services and software, has announced its Answering Service API. What this means is that any Web-based answering service will have the ability to send calls directly to a nurse triage call center when required.
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