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This is one of the weirdest interviews I've ever seen.

"We're All Phineas Fisher"
A few weeks after his hack on the spy tech company, PhineasFisher sat down to tell us why he did it.
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"With QR codes placed at checkouts, all a user has to do is scan it from the app to pay for their shop. It means a contactless payment machine isn’t needed, and the system works across iOS and Android devices – so it’s open to a lot of users."
US supermarket giant Walmart has been steadily rolling out a new app that could make the weekly food shop much less of a chore.
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“Much of how we behave promotionally is left over from the Great Recession,” ... “The multiple sale events and email communications do not reflect the brand we are building, nor are these promotions aligned with how our customers shop with us.”

Restoration Hardware is eliminating traditional promotions altogether in favor of introducing a premium customer rewards program.
The success of Amazon Prime and other programs has many retailers rethinking their approach to customer loyalty. The challenge lies in building a premium program that's unique and adds real value.
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The Hacker who Hacked The Hackers explains how he did it.
The hacker only known as Phineas Fisher shares the details of his attack on the controversial surveillance tech company Hacking Team.
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This is a great little video discussing how google ranks the content on your website.  
Your content has quality links and your keyword targeting is an SEO's dream. Yet for some mysterious reason, that content still isn't ranking. What's missing? In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand explains some of the advanced tactics Google may be using to evaluate and analyze your content and what you should be looking out for to help resolve your ranking woes.
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Very cool.. although I have no idea what I'd use it for!
normalmap.js is a library to create interactive lighting and material effects with JavaScript.
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There are reasons why democracies should carefully consider how and when to use e-voting, and the author of this article misses them completely.
 
"With e-voting, a user’s given a login and a pin to vote but even a well constructed IT system would have to have some link to a user and a ballot being cast."

Not true. Even receipting is perfectly possible without linking a person to a vote.
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If I had to watch a couple of hours of Parliamentary debate; it would be definitely British.
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Canada's Privacy Minister wants you to tell him what Consent looks like.


Canada's privacy watchdog announced today that his office is seeking public input on the issue of consent in the digital age. Daniel Therrien,
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timedropper is a jQuery UI timepicker. Manage time input fields in a standard form. Focus on the input to open an small interactive timepicker.
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I want to write the software that steals my job.
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Sublime Text Colour Scheme Editor!!

Everything in my day now has an extra special shine on it. 
TmTheme Editor is the a visual color-scheme/theme editor for Sublime Text and Textmate editors.
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6 Tools to Make Your Design Business More Efficient
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Whether you run a design agency or operate as a freelancer, you quickly learn the value of efficiency. The slower you and your team members

Google Play services - Android Apps on Google Play
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Google Play services is used to update Google apps and apps from Google Play. This component provides core functionality like authentication

"You first" "No, You"
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Recorded on 20th St and out at Marina's firetower

An Basic Slim Framework View Example | @jaysonambrose
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I had quite a time figuring out the basic use of the View object and templates with the Slim framework. Everyone seems to want to use a 3rd

I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here’s What It Did to...
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I like everything. Or at least I did, for 48 hours. Literally everything Facebook sent my way, I liked—-even if I hated it. It’s so funny th

AccessVote - Open Source Voting Utility
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The AccessVote Project. AccessVote is a "Voting Utility" or "Democracy in-a-box". It's purpose is to enable organizations to make their deci

Google Speaks About Mistakes & Difficulties In Implementing "Ri...
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Writing today in the Guardian, Google’s chief legal officer David Drummond said spoke to mistakes Google made in removing some links last we

Steps Vector Graphic - DryIcons
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Sleek, stylish, and straightforward, this portfolio element gives you an intelligent way to introduce information. Three numbered flags make

Vintage Badge Vector Graphic - DryIcons
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Establish yourself as a brand leader with this hip, vintage badge design. It uses light colors against a pale background to highlight a cent

The Two Flavors of a 'One Web' Approach: Responsive vs. Adaptive - Webmo...
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[Editor's note: The following is a guest post from Igor Faletski, CEO of Mobify, which provides tools for adapting web sites for smartphone

Paul Allen Invests In Online Voting Firm - InformationWeek
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E-voting firm Scytl receives $40 million from Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital to continue election modernization efforts. Defense Department amo

QR Code Reader
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QR Code Reader is the fastest and most user-friendly QR code scanner available. If your Android came with a built-in scanner, this would be

Space Ripples Reveal Big Bang’s Smoking Gun
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Astronomers looking back 13.8 billion years found ripples in the fabric of space-time that support the theory of a universe being wrenched v

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My son and I have been going to this dentist for about a year and a half. They've done a good job on our teeth, and visits are reasonably relaxed and stress free.
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