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November 30, 2015

'Top Gear' returns in May 2016 without Clarkson

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While Clarkson, May and Hammond develop a new motoring show for Amazon, the BBC is working on its biggest Top Gear reboot in years. Presenter Chris Evans (no, not Captain America) is taking over Clarkson's role and revealed last weekend exactly when the first episode will be airing. Well, sort of.

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Scientists show that gene editing can 'turn off' human diseases

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Scientists show that gene editing can 'turn off' human diseases Gene editing has already been used to fight diseases, but there's now hope that it might eliminate the diseases altgether. Researchers have shown that it's possible to eliminate facial muscular dystrophy using a newer editing technique, CRISPR (Clusters of Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) to replace the offending gene and 'turn off' the condition.

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Forgo JS packaging? Not so fast

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The traditional advice for web developers is to bundle the JavaScript files used by their webpages into one or (at most) a few "packages." Multiple tools have been developed to do this, such as Browserify and Webpack. They tend to work like this: for a given HTML page, you write a single JavaScript source file that provides all the JS logic needed for that page.

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November 29, 2015

Understanding module.exports and exports in Node.js

Sunday, November 29, 2015 Teklinks No comments

As developers, we often face situations where we need to use unfamiliar code. A question will arise during these moments. How much time should I invest in understanding the code that I’m about to use? A typical answer is learn enough to start coding; then explore that topic further when time permits. Well, the time has come to gain a better understanding of module.exports and exports in Node.js. Here’s what I have learned.

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"Sem Bilhete" volta a demonstrar que política de bloqueio a sites de partilha não tem efeito

Sunday, November 29, 2015 Teklinks No comments

Enquanto uns vão cantando vitória pela facilidade com que agora se pode bloquear o acesso a sites indesejados (esquecendo-se que esse bloqueio é meramente cosmético), outros relembram que por cada site que se tente bloquear, outros surgem em resposta, como é o caso deste novo "Sem Bilhete".

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So how does the browser actually render a website

Sunday, November 29, 2015 Teklinks No comments

September 2015 I had the privelage of giving a talk at JSConfEU 2015 in Berlin. My topic was about what the browser actually does to construct your website and show it on the screen. This is a topic I’ve been digging into for a few years now and it was really fun trying to distill it into a ~25 minute talk.

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Designing for Various UI States — Medium

Sunday, November 29, 2015 Teklinks No comments

This post will be part of a series of posts that will go over mistakes and lessons learned working as a designer. My goal is to keep them short and concise and hopefully provide value so other designers don’t make the same mistakes.

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Who cares about the design language — Medium

Sunday, November 29, 2015 Teklinks No comments

So here’s the thing. Google updated its Google+ app, and it comes with a huge redesign exercise on it. In case you don’t know him, Luke Wroblewski is a designer at Google. He’s been around for a while, commenting stuff about user experience and visual design.

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BedJet aquece e arrefece a cama

Sunday, November 29, 2015 Teklinks No comments

Todos sabem a importância de ter um colchão de qualidade para se poder dormir descansadamente, mas isso não evita o choque de entrar numa cama gelada numa noite de Inverno - algo que o BedJet pode resolver, garantindo que a cama está à temperatura desejada.

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November 28, 2015

Profiling Node.js apps

Saturday, November 28, 2015 Teklinks No comments

At Atlassian, we have add-ons we develop and use to enable more powerful workflows within our products. Using Atlassian Connect, we can write those add-ons in any language. We often write those add-ons using Node.js. But once in a while we run into a performance problem with an add-on.

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Power Over WiFi Might Not Be A Unicorn After All

Saturday, November 28, 2015 Teklinks No comments

There have been a few reports of power over WiFi (PoWiFi) on the intertubes lately. If this is a real thing it’s definitely going to blow all of the IoT fanboys skirts up (sorry to the rest of you *buzzword* fanboys, the IoT kids flash-mobbed the scene and they mean business).

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November 27, 2015

How to Run a Remote Desktop on Raspberry Pi with VNC

Friday, November 27, 2015 Teklinks No comments

Your Raspberry Pi is an amazing little computer, but it can be a bit inconvenient. Under normal use, you need to plug in a keyboard and mouse and hook it up to a HDMI monitor (although other displays can be used) in order to view the command line or desktop. However, this isn’t always practical.

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Massive Memory Gains in Node.js 4.2

Friday, November 27, 2015 Teklinks No comments

Still debating whether or not it's worth upgrading to the latest and greatest Node.js LTS, otherwise known as 4.2? If you are still running 0.12 or stuck even further in the dark ages on 0.10 and below, these numbers might make you think twice about being set in your ways. We've been running Node.

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10 Things I Learned About UX By Being Drunk

Friday, November 27, 2015 Teklinks No comments

Hi. Since this blog post won't be your usual blog post, I figured I would start by breaking the fourth wall immediately. I'm Richard: I am the brains and the stomach behind The User Is Drunk, a site I set up a few months ago to help people learn just how their site looks to a drunk person.

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November 26, 2015

Pi Zero: A full Raspberry Pi for just $5

Thursday, November 26, 2015 Teklinks No comments

Have you ever wanted a Raspberry Pi but thought that £16/$25—roughly three packs of cigarettes—was a little exorbitant for a complete computer capable of running Linux? Well, I have good news: the Raspberry Pi Foundation has just released the Pi Zero, a single-board computer that costs just £4/$5. The Zero isn't just some add-on module or something like that, either—it's a full-fledged member of the Raspberry Pi family.

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Think You Know ES6? Prove it!

Thursday, November 26, 2015 Teklinks No comments

Your favorite web scripting language just got even better! The 2015 edition of ECMAScript comes with a ton of cool new techniques and programming concepts, much anticipated by the JavaScript community. Most of the new features are already available out of the box with modern browsers and Node.

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The Light Clock - um relógio luminoso

Thursday, November 26, 2015 Teklinks No comments

Se procuram um relógio de parede original, este The Light Clock poderá ser aquilo que procuram... para umas horas literalmente luminosas. Este The Light Clock é um projecto curioso pois não só está disponível no Instructables como projecto open-source, que todos poderão replicar e fazer em suas casas; como também se aventurou no Kickstarter, para aqueles que preferirem ficar com um relógio já feito e pronto a funcionar, sem terem trabalho.

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The Secret of UI Router Resolvers

Thursday, November 26, 2015 Teklinks No comments

There is a little known secret in the Angular UI router called resolvers. It’s something that even veterans aren’t using, but it’s something that will revolutionize how you write your code. Let’s make a few assumptions here:

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Horizontal Timeline in CSS and jQuery

Thursday, November 26, 2015 Teklinks , No comments

Our vertical timeline is so far one of the most popular resources on CodyHouse. Many of you asked us to include a horizontal timeline as well. Here it is! Building a horizontal timeline was a bit tricky, because you can’t rely on the vertical (more intuitive) scrolling behaviour.

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