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Top Features of ASP.NET vNext

Of course, as the name suggests, it is the upcoming version of ASP.NET. At a Glance… The next version of ASP.NET has been redesigned from the ground up. It has been designed to provide you with a lean and composable.NET stack for building modern cloud-based apps. The Applications will be fast

nPlayer looks to be the ultimate choice for users who need a video player on iOS

nPlayer is aiming to be the best in its field. The post nPlayer looks to be the ultimate choice for users who need a video player on iOS appeared first on 148Apps.

Catch Up On The Sci-Fi Culture You're Missing With Blade Runner

2 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I have a confession to make: despite writing stuff about tech on the internet for a couple years now, and despite making poorly-worded references to it in hastily-written ledes, I've never actually watched Blade Runner, which is (as I am informed by my incredulous friends and colleagues) the seminal sci-fi film. Read more...

Does Drinking Coffee Really Make You More Productive?

46 minutes agoTechnology / Internet : Make Use Of

Everyone loves coffee. It’s filled with caffeine that helps us make it through a busy work day… or does it? Check out the graphic below that provides you with all kinds of information about coffee, and a look at some data about just how coffee alters your work, and the best ways to use it to your advantage. Show More Summary

Fitbit's Upcoming Smartwatch Basically Confirmed In Pre-Order Page

Fitbit’s Surge smartwatch has already been leakedwhat feels like a million times, but we now know pretty much all the remaining details, thanks to a pre-order page that hangs every last detail out to dry. More »      

Dot Com Lunch – We Almost Got Ran Over Edition

The weekly Dot Com Lunch meeetup is a fun gathering of like minded people. The meetup is held in the heart of Orange County in the safest city in America. However, we almost got ran over this week by old […]

I'd rather see silo-free than ad-free

Ello has taken a pledge to be ad-free. I'd prefer a stronger pledge, to make the pathways in and out, easy and open, always. That way I can hook it up to any flow I want in either direction. It's like have a fire exit in a movie theater. It's makes it possible for people to invest without fear.

Space X Dragon Capsule Successfully Splashes Down In The Pacific Ocean

Space X’s Dragon capsule has successfully splashed down in the Pacific Ocean after a month-long turnaround on the International Space Station, having delivered a 3-D printer to outer space. More »      

Twitter's announcements from a web developer's perspective

I watched most of yesterday's press announcements about Twitter's new toolkits for developers. I know they can't do everything, but I was surprised that they're more or less leaving the Twitter API as-is, at least based on what I heard yesterday. Show More Summary

CurrentC Is The Big Retailers’ Clunky Attempt To Kill Apple Pay And Credit Card Fees

53 minutes agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Long before Apple Pay, big brick-and-mortar retail chains were conspiring to sidestep the typical 2% to 3% fees they’re charged by credit card companies when consumers pay with credit. A company called MCX (Merchant Customer Exchange),...Show More Summary

What's The Coolest Future Application For VR?

VR is coming. At this stage, with everything from mind-blowing hi-def Oculus Rift kits to the cheap and cheerful Google Cardboard in existence, that much is pretty clear. But although the tech is there, the applications — beyond immersive gaming — are only just starting to trickle out. More »      

What I want from a blogging platform

I want to be able to write down a short idea, one or two paragraphs, hit Publish (or the equivalent) and move on to the next thing. When I publish it should... Appear on my home page. A link should be sent to Twitter. The full text should be sent to Facebook or/or WordPress, including a link back to the original post. Show More Summary

The NYT wants crowd-sourced

I want crowd-speaks. Yes I am part of a crowd. Undifferentiated slurry of humanity, with collective wisdom and intelligence and blah blah blah etc etc. What I want is my name under your masthead. And the same opportunity for anyone with integrity, an idea and a little expertise. Show More Summary

Muse: Showbiz

58 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

15 years ago, a tiny British alt rock band, led by concert pianist/conspiracy theorist Matthew Bellamy, released their debut album, Showbiz. Nowadays, Muse plays sell-out stadium shows with ridiculous pyrotechnic displays and gymnasts dangling from blimps, but back then, they were just another semi-goth band of community college dropouts. Read more...

How art works

I had an interesting conversation on Facebook yesterday with Joey DeVilla. It was actually kind of an argument, but it reached a satisfying conclusion, and I think the story includes an important lesson on how to interpret art. I had written a piece that I knew would be controversial when I wrote it. Show More Summary

Why I say yes to Twitter

I read Marco Arment's post yesterday about Twitter from a developer's point of view. I agree with all he said, but came to a different conclusion. Yes, Twitter screwed its developers, but... Apple did too. I was a Mac developer in the 90s, and Apple did a series of reversals, for the same reasons Twitter did. Show More Summary

Krossblade's SkyCruiser can't decide if it's an airplane, quadcopter, or car

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Can’t decide if you want an airplane, a helicopter, or a flying car? Then why not all three at once? Arizona-based start-up Krossblade seems to think the same way with its SkyCruiser concept – an electric hybrid aircraft that not only...Show More Summary

Why I started blogging in 1994

I'm getting to re-read my early DaveNet pieces, in sequence, as the month of October rolls out. These were the first posts, where I was trying out ideas to see what works. But behind it all there's a story I needed to get out. It wasn't...Show More Summary

Converting skin cells directly into brain cells advances fight against Huntington's disease

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Few diseases are as terrifying as Huntington's, an inherited genetic disorder that gradually saps away at sufferers' muscle control and cognitive capacity until they die (usually some 20 or so years after initial symptoms). But scientists...Show More Summary

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