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September 30, 2015

Tugaflix quer ser o Popcorn Time português

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O surgimento do Popcorn Time fez desesperar as editoras e estúdios, ao mesmo tempo que proporcionava ao mundo o mais simples método possível de ver filmes e séries, a um clique de distância. É precisamente esse o mesmo objectivo do Tugaflix...

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Google's algorithm for happiness

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Deep inside the global tech behemoth Google sits an engineer with an unusual job description: to make people happier and the world more peaceful. A few years ago, Chade-Meng Tan, one of the company's first engineering employees in Mountain View, noticed many of his colleagues were stressed out and unhappy at work, so he decided to do something about it.

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to Docker and Modulus

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In this tutorial, we're going to be taking a look a the history of containerization, Docker, its components, and how to get started using it in our day to day work. But before we dive too deeply into the tutorial, let's take a look at what Docker is so that we gain an understand as to what it is with which we'll be working.

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Tesla Model X video shows towing, Falcon doors in action

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Tesla hosted the launch of its Model X last night, giving a few lucky, expectant folks a look at one possible future for electric crossovers. The sleek CUV is still out on the roads testing, and two different people who know what they were looking at caught it in video in two new poses.

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All of OS X El Capitan's New Features in Two Minutes

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OS X El Capitan is here, and while you’re waiting for that download to complete, you might as well get an overview of its new features. Let’s take a look at all the new stuff and a few of the things that’ve changed since OS X Yosemite. El Capitan features a revamped full screen mode for apps.

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OS X 10.11 El Capitan: The Ars Technica Review

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Poor OS X can't get no respect. Apple's Mac operating system has been playing second fiddle to the iPhone since 2007, when Leopard was delayed to make more room for the then-new smartphone. And despite the occasional protest to the contrary, OS X hasn't been the apple of Apple's eye since then.

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Google anuncia o Pixel C com Android

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Terá sido talvez a surpresa do dia do evento do Google, que nos deu a conhecer os novos Nexus 5X e 6P e os novos Chromecast: um novo tablet de 10.2" que vem substituir o velhinho Nexus 10, mas que agora fica posicionado na gama Pixel - o Pixel C. O Pixel C é um tablet de 10.

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Google apresenta Nexus 5X e 6P

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Já se tinha descoberto praticamente tudo sobre os novos Nexus 5X e Nexus 6P do Google, mas agora é oficial e sem incertezas de rumores ou suposições, e ficamos também a conhecer os novos Chromecast e alguns extras que não eram esperados, como um novo Pixel... com Android.

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Google apresenta dois novos Chromecasts

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Os novos Chromecast (um concebido para substituir o original, outro dedicado à reprodução musical) contam com um design circular um pouco insólito, mas o Google diz que assim é possível obter uma muito melhor cobertura WiFi, que agora passa a ser dual-band (802.11ac 5GHz) e sem comparação com a do modelo original.

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September 29, 2015

Quantum Computing Kills Encryption

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Teklinks No comments

Imagine a world where the most widely-used cryptographic methods turn out to be broken: quantum computers allow encrypted Internet data transactions to become readable by anyone who happened to be listening. No more HTTPS, no more PGP.

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Lenovo K3 Note é um topo-de-gama por €135

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Teklinks No comments

Muito temos falado sobre o surgimento de smartphones com preços reduzidos que obrigam a repensar o valor que é pedido por certo modelos, e este Lenovo K3 Note é um dos que fica bem posicionado para servir de referência (e campeão) na relação custo/benefício, com hardware de luxo a preço i

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How does JavaScript .prototype work?

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Teklinks No comments

I play a role as a JavaScript teacher and the prototype concept has always been a controversial topic to cover when I teach. It took me a while to come up with a good method to clarify the concept, and now in this text I'm gonna be trying to explain How does JavaScript .prototype work.

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September 28, 2015

Goodbye, Native Mobile Apps

Monday, September 28, 2015 Teklinks No comments

When we concocted the ideas that would become Atavist and The Atavist Magazine, in 2010, we did so amidst a frenzy of optimism and speculation around new devices, and the apps that would live on them.

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Create a Repository Archive with git

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Everything about git is amazing. And by "everything", I mean almost everything. As someone that used Perforce and SVN before learning git, I'm willing to ignore a few git annoyances since it makes branching and many other simple tasks easier.

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Mirror Your Android Screen to a PC or Mac Without Root

Monday, September 28, 2015 Teklinks No comments

Sometimes, you want to see your Android smartphone’s screen on your PC. How do you do that? Well, if you have a rooted smartphone, it’s easy. But if you haven’t rooted your device, there are still some simple ways to get your phone or tablet’s screen to show on your PC or Mac.

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Improving SEO Using Nginx

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Search engines exist so that humans can better look for content that they desire. Search engine optimization is about making your website easier to understand for the crawler bots! It is about making modifications to your website, to help improve your site's user experience and performance.

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How To Build An Awesome Form

Monday, September 28, 2015 Teklinks No comments

The most important rule to follow when building a form (as well as more complex content and layouts) is to have a general idea of what what is your goal and what are the most efficient ways to achieve it.

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Custom Scrollbars in WebKit

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Way back in the day, you could customize scrollbars in IE (5.5) with non-standard CSS properties like scrollbar-base-color which you would use on the element that scrolls (like the ) and do totally rad things. IE dropped that.

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Google fez 17 anos

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O tempo passa a voar, e o nosso bem conhecido Google já celebrou o seu 17º aniversário, deixando-o a apenas um ano de distância de se tornar maior de idade.

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Mastering the filesystem in Node.js

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Node prides itself for having a minimal core. Where some languages ship bindings for the full POSIX API, Node tries to ship the minimum amount of bindings required to provide full functionality and exposes it through a sync, async and stream api.

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September 27, 2015

September 26, 2015

Keybase's New Key Model

Saturday, September 26, 2015 Teklinks No comments

So far, Keybase has promoted one PGP key per user. You "announce" this key on social media accounts, forming a graph like this: This offers something powerful: username ↔ key conversion, without trusting Keybase. And a transitive bonus: Twitter ↔ Github conversion. Glory!

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Como se podem retreinar os neurónios?

Saturday, September 26, 2015 Teklinks No comments

O nosso cérebro pode ser encarado como uma máquina biológica ultra-complexa mas, como é que funcionam os seus elementos mais básicos, os neurónios, e o que podemos fazer para os reprogramar ao nosso gosto? Tal como um computador tem no seu interior um CPU com milhões e milhões de transís

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September 25, 2015

Debugging Memory Leaks in Node.js Applications

Friday, September 25, 2015 Teklinks No comments

I once drove an Audi with a V8 twin-turbo engine inside, and its performance was incredible. I was driving at around 140MPH on IL-80 highway near Chicago at 3AM when there was nobody on the road. Ever since then, the term “V8” has become associated with high performance to me.

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North America is out of IPv4 addresses—for really real this time

Friday, September 25, 2015 Teklinks No comments

As of yesterday, North America is out of IPv4 addresses. Getting that feeling of déjà vu all over again? In July, we reported that ARIN, the American Registry for Internet Numbers, was activating its waitlist policy, wherein organizations that qualify for a block of IPv4 addresses larger than the largest block in ARIN's available pool of addresses could opt to wait for that larger block to become available.

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Put an end to feature creep

Friday, September 25, 2015 Teklinks No comments

A great product manager knows how to say no to ideas that don’t serve their product, their vision, or their customers. Scroll down to learn when to say no to common reasons for building a feature. Data alone can be misleading.

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Como foi apanhada a VW na mentira das emissões

Friday, September 25, 2015 Teklinks No comments

O caso da VW está a dar muito que falar (e já se vai alastrando a outras marcas) e há quem tenha curiosidade em saber como é que a marca germânica foi apanhada, depois de anos a enganar as entidades de certificação e os consumidores quanto aos níveis de emissões poluentes dos seus autom

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JavaScript Promises with Node.js

Friday, September 25, 2015 Teklinks No comments

JavaScript is a non-blocking programming language, which means that one chunk of JS code will not necessarily wait for the lines above it to execute before beginning itself. In many cases this is a pretty awesome feature of the language. Imagine if your website was only able to run one window.

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