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Veterinary clinic kingpin takes out Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Pet owners know the struggle of getting your beloved family member to see the vet, but Tomas Steenackers is easing the burden on animal lovers across the country.
Founder of National Veterinary Care, Tomas Steenackers, took out the top title at the 2018 Business News Australia Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur of the Year...

‘We Have to Respond.’ Envoy Says China Did Not Want a Trade War

'We Have to Respond.' Envoy Says China Did Not Want a Trade War  TIMEAmbassador says China confused over who speaks for Trump on trade  Politico'You tell me': China ambassador stumped on who aids Trump on trade  The GuardianFull coverage

Top linguist: ‘I’m leaving the UK because of the disaster of Brexit’

Alex Rawlings, named the country’s most multilingual student in 2012, is moving to Barcelona next monthOne of Britain’s most celebrated young linguists, a master of 15 languages and author of two books, is quitting the UK, blaming “a dangerous political atmosphere” following the Brexit vote and “the financial...

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Snickerdoodles

Happy National Dessert Day! What better excuse to make this easy, old-fashioned treat that’s a nostalgic favorite for many? Pillowy in the center and slightly crisp at ... read more
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Singapore Airlines launches the world’s longest flight

OCTOBER 11TH marks a new milestone in international aviation. Or rather, the return of an old one. Singapore Airlines has relaunched the world’s longest commercial-airline route, a flight between Singapore and Newark International Airport, which is just outside New York.

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The lost art of concentration: being distracted in a digital world

We check our phones every 12 minutes, often just after waking up. Always-on behaviour is harmful to long-term mental health, and we need to learn to the hit the pause buttonIt is difficult to imagine life before our personal and professional worlds were so dominated and “switched on” via smartphones and the other...

World’s fastest camera freezes time at 10 trillion frames per second

What happens when a new technology is so precise that it operates on a scale beyond our characterization capabilities? For example, the lasers used at INRS produce ultrashort pulses in the femtosecond range (10-15 s), which is far too short to visualize. Although some measurements are possible, nothing beats a clear image,...

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Marketing

Voice search isn’t the next big disrupter, conversational AI Is

Within the search marketing space, there has been a lot of talk about voice search. Many are projecting voice search as the next big thing  – in fact, as the next marketplace disruptor.
But the truth is, voice search probably isn't going to be the next big thing. Yes, voice search is disrupting text-based searches, and...

How to Create a Content Marketing Plan Using LinkedIn

Do you need to improve your LinkedIn marketing? Wondering which content types will perform best for you? In this article, you’ll find a step-by-step process to help you create a LinkedIn content marketing plan. Why Content Marketing on LinkedIn Deserves a Second Look LinkedIn is a thriving community of more than 500...

The Role of the CEO on Social Media

Social media offers leaders of organizations the opportunity to speak directly to their audience about values and decision-making processes. In turn, this has the potential to help create organizational transparency and build trust.

My Failed Attempt at SEO (And What I’ve Learned)

Did you know that I’ve failed at SEO before? No, I’m not talking about when I first started my career. This was when I knew SEO like the back of my hand. I’m talking about when I was good enough to get sites ranked on page 1… that’s when I really failed at SEO. And boy […]
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3 Mobile Apps to Improve the Quality of Your Photos

Do you post photos from your mobile phone? Looking for expert-level mobile photo editing solutions? In this article, you’ll discover three mobile apps that help you edit and deliver professional-looking photographs. #1: Make Complex Edits Using Mendr Even if you’re a pro at using DIY photo editing apps, getting the...

Rewriting the Beginner’s Guide to SEO, Chapter 5: Technical Optimization

Posted by BritneyMullerAfter a short break, we're back to share our working draft of Chapter 5 of the Beginner's Guide to SEO with you! This one was a whopper, and we're really looking forward to your input. Giving beginner SEOs a solid grasp of just what technical optimization for SEO is and why it matters — without...

Tech

PlayStation 4 reportedly crashing due to malicious message

Numerous PS4 owners on Reddit and across social media are warning of a message containing a string of characters that can reportedly cause Sony’s console to seize up and crash. In some cases, the console gets so mixed up from this glitch that users are performing a factory reset on the hardware to get it working...

Neural networks don’t understand what optical illusions are

Machine-vision systems can match humans at recognizing faces and can even create realistic synthetic faces. But researchers have discovered that the same systems cannot recognize optical illusions, which means they also can’t create new ones.

French Dark-Web Drug Dealer Sentenced to 20 Years in US Prison

A dark web drugs kingpin who was arrested last year when he arrived in the United States to compete in the World Beard and Mustache Championships has now been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola sentenced 36-year-old French national Gal Vallerius, aka "OxyMonster,"...

Design

30 Behaviours That Will Make You A Really Valuable UX Designer

28 Behaviours That Will Make You A Really Valuable UX DesignerThere’s more to being a designer than learning to be a designerThere is a tonne of elements to being a valuable UX designer. Tools, methods, frameworks, processes, platforms, communication, trends and lots of human factors (to name a few).To become a really...

Audi Files Trademarks That Hint At Redesign Of Its Iconic Four-Ring Logo

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If you’ve been keeping track, you’ll probably know that Audi’s current emblem is only about two years old. The German automobile company sanded away its metallic sheen to go “digital first,” with an entire branding system being unleashed this year for this purpose.

The pared-back strategy seems...

Here’s What You Need to Know About Color Accessibility in Product Design

Because the web is for all of usAs a Product Designer at Handsome, I recently worked with a client to create the most complex implementation of an accessible color system that I’ve had a chance to work on, and thought I’d pass along some of my learnings.Why Accessibility in Design is ImportantAccessibility in digital...

Spotted: New Logo for State of North Dakota

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UI vs UX — Explore the Core Differences [Infographic]

UI vs UX — Explore the Core Differences [Infographic]The debate over the differences between UI and UX design is nothing new. Some argue that all designers should focus on both, while others argue that they should be two distinct roles performed by two different designers. There are some out there who even argue that...

Super Stylish Portrait in Color Photography by Tim Tadder 

Super Stylish Portrait in Color Photography by Tim Tadder 

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Oct 09, 2018
Tim Tadder shared an incredible photography post on his Behance profile titled "Portraits in Color. The composition and colors are just fantastic. They are part of the Glowing color, a series of images exploring light. shadow,...

Noted: New Logo and Identity for Québec City Tourism by Cossette

“Bold Accent”

Québec City Tourism counts more than 800 members in Québec City, L'Ancienne-Lorette, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Wendake and the surrounding areas of Portneuf, Jacques-Cartier, Île d'Orléans, and Côte-de-Beaupré. It guides and leads tourism industry growth and contributes to industry prosperity...

Daily Design Inspiration

Daily Design Inspiration

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Oct 05, 2018
Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work curated by one of us to simply inspire your day. Furthermore, it's an opportunity to feature work from more designers,...

Episode 16: How To Induce Compliance

 Let’s assume I’m evil.  What I want to do is INDUCE COMPLIANCE. I want people to do what I want. Well that might be hard to do. But what if I could get people to comply with a request? That may be simple and effective.  Dr. Susan Weinschenk wrote a whole book on how … Continue reading "Episode 16: How To...

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13 Games in Under 13KB of JavaScript

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JavaScript Weekly

Calls Between JavaScript and WebAssembly Are Finally Fast — JavaScript is fast. WebAssembly is fast. But the interoperability between the two is where things can lag a little. In the latest Firefox, this has changed, and here’s an amazingly accessible...

Hands-on With ARIA: Accessibility Recipes for Web Apps

In the confusing world of web applications, ARIA can help improve accessibility and ease of use for your creations. HTML isn't able to handle many types of relationship between elements on the page, but ARIA is ideal for almost any kind of setup you can come up with. Let’s take a look at what ARIA is, how it can apply to...

AWS Lambda enables functions that can run up to 15 minutes

You can now configure your AWS Lambda functions to run up to 15 minutes per execution. Previously, the maximum execution time (timeout) for a Lambda function was 5 minutes. Now, it is easier than ever to perform big data analysis, bulk data transformation, batch event processing, and statistical computations using longer...

Secure a Node API with OAuth 2.0 Client Credentials

This article was originally published on the Okta developer blog. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible.
Securing server-to-server API services can be tricky. OAuth 2.0 is an excellent way to offload user authentication to another service, but what if there is no user to authenticate? In this...

Docker Certified Plugins From Networking Partners

The Docker Certified Technology Program is designed for ecosystem partners and customers to recognize Containers and Plugins that excel in quality, collaborative support and compliance. Docker Certification gives organizations enterprises an easy way to run trusted software and components in containers on the Docker...

What are Durable Functions?

Oh no! Not more jargon! What exactly does the term Durable Functions mean? Durable functions have to do with Serverless architectures. It’s an extension of Azure Functions that allow you to write stateful executions in a serverless environment.
Think of it this way. There are a few big benefits that people tend to focus...

Build a Custom Toggle Switch with React

Building web applications usually involves making provisions for user interactions. One of the major ways of making provision for user interactions is through forms. Different form components exist...

Calls between JavaScript and WebAssembly are finally fast 🎉

At Mozilla, we want WebAssembly to be as fast as it can be. This started with its design, which gives it great throughput. Then we improved load times with a streaming baseline compiler. With this, we compile code faster than it comes over the network. Now, in the latest version of Firefox Beta, calls between JS and...

How to Get and Set CSS Variable Values with JavaScript

CSS variables are a very welcome addition to the language, despite them being incredibly basic.  Sure we could use SASS or stylus but languages should never count on developers relying on frameworks and toolkits to accomplish what we know we need.  And just like every other part of a webpage, you can get and manipulate...