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Cross River Rail Now Officially Guaranteed

The delivery of Cross River Rail has been officially guaranteed after financial close was reached this morning between the state government and Pulse, the consortium selected as the preferred proponents in April. This means that the government will now begin making payments available to the consortium as part of the PPP...

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Before Google, There Were Librarians: Weird and Funny Questions Submitted to the New York Public Library Pre-Internet

Before there was Google, people used their local public library. And not just because libraries are full of books. Librarians were specially trained to help people find information, or to simply answer a question themselves.For your reading pleasure, the New York Public Library released a cache of queries and conundrums...

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Facebook announces Libra cryptocurrency: All you need to know

Facebook has finally revealed the details of its cryptocurrency Libra, which will let you buy things or send money to people with nearly zero fees. You’ll pseudonymously buy or cash out your Libra online or at local exchange points like grocery stores, and spend it using interoperable third-party wallet apps or...

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Unicef: UNICEF Vaccination Campaign in Africa

An adventure of a group of children to take a little baby to get vaccinated. A journey through African culture colored with joy and vibration in a fantasy and playful world where only a child could imagine.
This is the first time that Guinea Ecuatorial have an animation campaign on TV. We create a unique fantasy world...

TikTok Self-Serve Ads Platform to Launch

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Social Media Marketing Talk Show, a news show for marketers who want to stay on the leading edge of social media. On this week’s Social Media Marketing Talk Show, we explore TikTok’s upcoming ads platform with Rachel Pedersen. We also talk about Twitter’s new desktop redesign...

Advertising: Still The Business Of Interruptions?

Laura helped build some of the most successful brands on the planet. Brands that you have in your cupboards right now. She worked for one of the world’s largest consumer packaged goods companies. Our agency was brought in to help it embrace the digital revolution. Not surprisingly, we suggested creating immersive,...

How Simplicity Drives Brand Loyalty

Studies about brand behavior have become increasingly popular as companies seek out ways to compete in the modern marketing ecosystem. One of the largest and most interesting for our purposes was conducted by Siegel & Gale, a global brand and design agency. It ran a six-year study that consisted of a survey completed...

Tech

Facebook’s image outage reveals how the company’s AI tags your photos

Everyone knows the bit in The Matrix when Neo achieves digital messiah status and suddenly sees “reality” for what it really is: lines of trailing green code.
Well, thanks to an outage currently affecting Facebook, users of the social network have been given a similar peek behind the digital curtain, with many images...

Microsoft is teasing Windows 1.0, and everyone is confused

Microsoft is up to something. Yesterday the Windows team dropped a sizzler video on Twitter, announcing the "all-new" Windows 1.0. It posted the same video over on its Instagram account, but only after it had wiped every single other post from its page. The video winds backwards through the catalog of Windows...

Blockchain blossoms in Haiti 

Haiti is a hotbed of applied blockchain projects, projects that are expanding our understanding of the technology’s potential.

US troops in Afghanistan will soon test a tiny, pocket-sized drone in the field

The US Army will soon be equipping some units in the field with tiny personal drones, reports Stars & Stripes. The 1st Battalion of the 82nd Airborne Division’s 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment will begin using the devices next month in Afghanistan as the military works to figure out the best way to use them.
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World’s central banks tackle technology with innovation hub

Central banks grappling with fast-changing financial technology and companies like Facebook moving into finance will aim to work together more closely through an innovation hub approved on Sunday by the Bank for International Settlements.

Design

Tesla Buying Journey: An exercise in Experience Mapping

Tesla Buying Experience: An exercise in Experience MappingTL;DR: I bought a Tesla, and I recorded my experience here.Copyright © KD Singh Arneja ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDLike many other fellow EV enthusiasts, I had been thinking about it for a while, but I finally took the plunge and got myself a spanking new Tesla Model 3....

Top UI/UX Design Works for Inspiration — #59

aTop UI/UX Design Works for Inspiration — #59UI & UX Design InspirationEvery day most digital designers look for inspiration on sources like Dribbble. In a large stream of the works, it is very easy to miss some quality shots with small number of likes and comments.We decided to change that and every week...

IKEA creates own font

IKEA have created their own ‘comfy’ font, Soffa Sans. The font was released in response to IKEA customers getting creative with the Swedish brand’s couch building tool Vallentuna. Customers have been recreating iconic games scenes and building their dream living room set ups and then sharing their ideas on social...

Island Jack’s Branding & Packaging by Studio B.O.B.

B.O.B. is an independent design studio based in Düsseldorf, Germany. They were commissioned by Miami-based potato chips company Island Jack´s to produce this fun brand identity and packaging. “Highest quality, personality and fun are very important for this brand, which stands out through its charismatic illustrations....

Typographic Layouts by The Birthdays Design

Founded in 2014 by K. Yiannakopoulou & G. Strouzas in Athens, Greece, The Birthdays Design has made itself an international name for their great use of typography in their graphic design work. The studio designers take their typographic skills to all kinds of work: packaging, editorial design, custom fonts, UI design,...

Dev

Menus with “Dynamic Hit Areas”

Flyout menus! The second you need to implement a menu that uses a hover event to display more menu items, you're in tricky territory. For one, they should work with clicks and taps, too. Without that, you've broken the menu for anyone without a mouse. That doesn't mean you can't also use :hover. When you use a hover state...

The Future of Websites: Headless CMSs

Since their introduction, content management systems (CMS) have made life easier for website developers, site owners, and administrators alike. Platforms like Word...

Bringing Rich Experiences to Memory-constrained TV Devices

Bringing Rich Experiences to Memory-Constrained TV DevicesBy Jason Munning, Archana Kumar, Kris RangeNetflix has over 148M paid members streaming on more than half a billion devices spanning over 1,900 different types. In the TV space alone, there are hundreds of device types that run the Netflix app. We need to support...

SymfonyCon Amsterdam 2019: the first part of the conference schedule is online!

SymfonyCon Amsterdam 2019, the annual international Symfony reunion, will take place at the Beurs van Berlage downtown Amsterdam from November 19th to 23rd. The entire event is composed of:

November 19th-20th: 2-day pre-conference workshops
November 21st-22nd: 2-day conference
November 23rd: 1-day hackday

We’ve...

Announcing React Native 0.60

After months of hard work from hundreds of contributors, the React Native Core team is proud to announce the release of version 0.60. This release handles significant migrations for both Android and iOS platforms, and many issues are resolved too. Th...

Intro Guide to Dockerfile Best Practices

There are over one million Dockerfiles on GitHub today, but not all Dockerfiles are created equally. Efficiency is critical, and this blog series will cover five areas for Dockerfile best practices to help you write better Dockerfiles: incremental build time, image size, maintainability, security and repeatability. If...

Set Video Playback Speed with JavaScript

I love that media has moved from custom plugins (Flash…gross) to basic HTML <video> and <audio> elements. Treating these media sources as just another element allows us to use CSS filters to adjust display, for example. The less we need to do with ffmpeg or plugins, the better. I’ve been noticing that many video...

Getting Closure on React Hooks by Shawn Wang | JSConf.Asia 2019

The design of React Hooks requires a good understanding of closures in JavaScript. In this talk, we’ll reintroduce closures by building a tiny clone of React! This will serve two purposes – to demonstrate the effective use of closures, and to show how you can build a Hooks clone in just 29 lines of readable JS....

Introduction to the Component-based API by Leonardo Losoviz | JSConf.Asia 2019

The Component-based API is a new concept of API which pushes further from GraphQL the boundaries of how much data can be retrieved in a single request, how data is organized into an effective hierarchical structure, and how fast can data be retrieved from the DB. We will learn what this new API looks like, how to use it,...