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Get Your Hands Off My Laptop

Get Your Hands Off My Laptop

Can you steal data from a computer by touching it? Normally, breaking a PC’s security involves either finding security exploits or launching brute force attacks, neither of which is necessarily quick or easy. However, a team at Tel Aviv University has come up with a potentially much simpler way to swipe data from a computer:(…)

The 46 Most Brilliant Life Hacks

The 46 Most Brilliant Life Hacks

1. Use retail hangers as chip clips 2. For the always-falling zipper 3. 4. Fit two bowls into a small microwave 5. 6. Use a leaf blower and PVC pipes to clean gutters without a ladder 7. The easiest way to make an ice cream sandwich 8. Unclog drains without expensive chemicals Pour a half(…)

Tickle Makes Learning To Code Fun With Scratch

Tickle Makes Learning To Code Fun With Scratch

There are a lot of games and puzzles now that promise to teach kids how to code, but Tickle stands out. Now on Kickstarter, the iPad app was created in part by Mike Chen, a professor of computer science at U.C. Berkeley. Its name is a reference to Scratch, the programming language it uses, which(…)

Fat Thumb: A One-Handed Alternative To Pinch-To-Zoom

Fat Thumb: A One-Handed Alternative To Pinch-To-Zoom

Apple may be fighting tooth and nail to patent “pinch-to-zoom,” but sometimes I wonder if I’d even miss it if it were gone. The two-handed interaction is great on a tablet but damn annoying on my iPhone, which I almost always hold with one hand and operate with one thumb. “Tap to zoom” is much(…)

Why Google loves responsive design?

Why Google loves responsive design?

In early June the official Google blog came out with a definitive stance on recommendations for smartphone optimized websites. This blog post explains how you can abide by these recommendations to keep Google and your visitors happy. Most important of all, Google identified one type of website as the preferred solution: “Sites that serve all(…)