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How to Emulate a Graphing Calculator on Your Phone or PC
Lifehacker.com

I feel like graphing calculators were only really a “thing” for most people during that year or two of high school when you were forced to use one for whatever math class you were taking. It finally felt like you were getting old—teenage-old, that is—when eve… more…

RapidAPI nabs $25M led by Microsoft as its API marketplace cracks 10K APIs and 1M users
TechCrunch

APIs — the lightweight programming interfaces used by developers to integrate other applications with theirs, or to help their apps integrate with others — have become an essential building block of our software-powered world, with a majority of organizations… more…

Daily Crunch: Telegram faces new attack in China
TechCrunch

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Telegram faces DDoS attack in China… again The popular encrypted … more…

The World's Best Crowdfunding Site Releases Incredible New Rules and Guidelines to Help Protect Amazing Backers
Gizmodo.com

After launching a little over a decade ago, it didn’t take long for Kickstarter to become more than a place for amateur inventors to sell their ideas to the public. It soon became fraught with failures, scams, and over-promises of countless products’ capabili… more…

When Will Quantum Computers Outperform Regular Computers?
Gizmodo.com

Any day now, quantum computers will solve a problem too hard for a classical computer to take on. Or at least, that’s what we’ve been hoping. Scientists and companies are racing toward this computing milestone, dubbed quantum supremacy and seemingly just beyo… more…

How to Make Any Smartphone More Accessible and Easier to Use
Gizmodo.com

We’re not all blessed with 20/20 vision, super-sharp hearing and the dexterity to easily operate a touchscreen—and even for those of us who are, it’s unlikely to last. Whether you’re adapting a phone for yourself or a friend or family member, these are all th… more…

Breaking up Facebook would make Instagram less safe for people, executive says (FB)
Business Insider

Instagram chief Adam Mosseri and Facebook executive Andrew Bosworth were asked this week at a tech conference if Facebook should be broken up. Not surprisingly, both of them don't like that idea but Mosseri gave an interesting reason why. He said it would mak… more…

4 Trends That Will Rewire the Inner Workings of the Fintech Industry
Entrepreneur.com

The past few decades have seen entrepreneurs sprinting to innovate and exploit outdated process gaps for riches. more…

Pay what you want for this Oracle eBook Bundle
The Next Web

The Complete Oracle eBook Bundle is your chance to understand why Oracle is such a behemoth and get employing using their hardware and programs. Right now, you can get a one-stop reference library of using Oracle products and services for a great price -- bec… more…

The guts of NASA’s pioneering Apollo computer were handwoven like a quilt
Fastcompany.com

Many of the tools that got us to the Moon had to be invented first. And there was no time to wait for manufacturing to catch up, so many essential processes were done by hand. Even the internals of the Apollo computer. This is the 14th in an exclusive series … more…

Hackaday Superconference: Rob Ryan Silva On Designing For Developing Environments
Hackaday.com

Throughout the six years of the Hackaday Prize we have seen a stream of projects tackling all manner of applications and challenges. Many of them have a goal of addressing issues faced by people in developing countries, and this was the topic upon which Rob R… more…

E3 proves that Nintendo is at the top of its game right now
Polygon

With Sony MIA and Microsoft gearing up for the next generation, the door was left wide open for Nintendo to steal E3 this year. Strong game announcements, along with the bombshell that Breath of the Wild is getting a sequel, allowed Nintendo to shine. more…

E3 2019: Nintendo Conference Date, Time, Predictions, and Announcements
IGN

With a stellar 2019 lineup led by Pokemon and Animal Crossing, Nintendo is positioned to deliver a diverse Direct at this year's E3. more…

Opera GX is a browser for gamers, but the actual gaming is still to come
Digitaltrends.com

Gamers need browsers too and though most of them use Chrome, Opera is hoping to entice them with its new browser for gamers, called Opera GX. It adds RGB controls and resource limits to give games the most system power possible, all with a new coat of digital… more…

C64 Power C Tutorial
Blot.im

For the past month, I’ve been spending the odd night experimenting with Power C. In this post, I’m going to provide some background information on more…

Apple Reveals 'Lisa': Its $50M Gamble (1983)
Newsweek

Like a magician readying his best trick, Steve Jobs waited for the houselights to dim and the crowd to quiet down. A spotlight focused on a table where a bulky shape lay hidden beneath a buff-colored... more…

Dear Bureaucrat, Our computer system is useless
Federaltimes.com

Your problem is common: a system is bought, paid for and officially a successful implementation, it just doesn’t do what the workers need. But there are ways to automate tasks in your job that official IT ignores. more…

How to Ask Questions the Smart Way
Catb.org

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Performance Speed Limits
Github.io

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Before & After: Grace and Julia’s Bedroom Makeover
Designsponge.com

Our spring cleaning makeover fever is starting to crest, and after the living room, bathroom, back door and runner makeover, we’re starting to slow our pace a bit. But… not until we finished this one last project: our bedroom. Julia and I have kept our bedroo… more…