This Quentin Tarantino supercut shows his films from a new angle

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Quentin Tarantino’s dialog is fast-paced, whip-smart, and endlessly quotable, but he doesn’t just use words to flesh out his memorable characters. The Pulp Fiction director uses the camera to hint at motivations and feelings — a process documented by filmmaker Rishi Kaneria in his latest supercut. Kaneria combines an array of Tarantino’s profile shots, using a quote from a DVXuser forum member to explain that by setting the camera side on to a character’s face, you give the audience the least amount of information about their state of mind. The iconic characters in the cut — including Uma Thurman’s Bride, and Samuel L. Jackson’s Jules Winfield — look both determined and menacing when set against Kaneria’s urgent soundtrack.

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Code Golf: Infinite Loops

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When it comes to ingenuity, Code Golf is my absolute favorite thing in the developer space. Code Golf, like the game of golf, is an exercise in brevity – the fewest lines of code and the smaller the file size, the better. It requires creativity, knowledge of your craft, and perseverance.So in order to showcase the brightest members of our community, DZone will be holding a weekly Code Golf…

Lessons In Designing Great Enterprise Software

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enterprisesoftware As people are bringing new expectations of a quality user experience into the workplace, delivering a consumer grade experience is becoming critical for all business software, and is increasingly a fundamental way for software makers to compete in the market. While most software makers are increasingly aware of this truth, the challenge today is how to effectively make the transition to… Read More

Line’s COO Officially Takes Over As CEO To Turn The Messaging App Into A Mobile Services Platform

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line store Three months after announcing the transition, Line has officially received shareholder approval to appoint Takeshi Idezawa, the messaging app’s former chief operating officer, as its chief executive officer. The company said that Idezawa will take over the reins from its previous CEO, Akira Morikawa, today. Read More

This Is Why #Brands Should Not Make April Fools’ Jokes

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microsoft-data Welcome to the stupidest week in technology’s religious calendar: April Fools’ week. This isn’t the worst week. That slot remains filled by the Vegas confab that shall not be named. But be prepared for the next bit to be bored by trivial jokes, written by committee, and then signed off on by PR teams to ensure that any soul that might have been present in the words has… Read More

US outlines how it will cut 28 percent of greenhouse gas emissions by 2025

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The United States began to outline today how it will achieve the goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent by the end of 2025. In a submission to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the United States says that it will use executive actions, largely under the Clean Air Act, to cut carbon pollution from new and existing power plants, improve fuel economy standards, and limit methane emissions from landfills and the oil and gas sectors. The submission comes ahead of a UN climate conference in Paris meant to coordinate a global response to climate change and prevent the Earth from warming more than 2 degrees Celsius, a widely accepted target for limiting the effects of warming.

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See You This Week In Montreal And Toronto

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Here we go! TechCrunch is winging its way to Montreal and Toronto this week for some amazing meetups. We want to see you there so I hope you’ve purchased your ticket, eh. All the pitch-off companies are picked and the judges are in line to offer pithy commentary. The pitch-offs will follow our tried and true formula. We’ll pick 6 to 8 startups per city and they will have 60 seconds… Read More

Windows 10’s new Music and Video apps finally drop the Xbox naming

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Microsoft appears to be moving away from its Xbox Music and Xbox Video branding. Two new Music and Video apps for Windows 10 have debuted today, and they both drop the Xbox brand in favor of simplified names. Microsoft’s Xbox Music naming has undoubtedly been confusing, with some consumers questioning whether the music service only works on the company’s gaming console. This new naming in Windows 10 means users won’t have to search around for an Xbox-branded app that’s on their PCs; it’s just Music and Video like it is on most modern operating systems.

Some minor UI tweaks and changes for now

While the new Music and Video Preview apps are mostly the same as the ones found in Windows 8.1, Microsoft is taking the opportunity to tweak…

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Etsy IPO Price Expected At Between $14-$16 A Share, Starting Roadshow Tomorrow

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etsy logo Today, Etsy gave a few more key details about its upcoming initial public offering. The company, which is known for its marketplace for handmade and vintage objects and plans to trade on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “ETSY,” said today that its expected IPO price will be between $14 to $16 a share. Etsy also said that its roadshow, which is the time that a company’s… Read More

Google Dart upgrade hones in on asynchronous programming

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Google has released Dart 1.9, with a focus on asynchronous programming.

With the upgrade, familiar control flow features now can be used to manage complex asynchronous interactions. Version 1.9 features async methods and await expressions built from Dart’s Future API. A Future represents a potential value or error that will available at some time in the future, according to Dart API reference documentation.

“Asynchronous programming is everywhere — user interaction, network access, file I/O. Dart simplifies and enhances these scenarios with the 1.9 release,” a Dart News & Updates blog post said late last week. Asynchronous programming can offer performance benefits over traditional multithreading, although it can introduce its own complexities, university research concludes.

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Put your API on a JSON diet

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Last week I discussed design considerations for APIs, given that APIs aren’t applications and shouldn’t be treated as such. At small scales, APIs that come along for the ride with bulky Web frameworks might be fine, but beyond that you’re asking for trouble. If you’re building an API that will serve a large number of clients, your API code should be thin and tight, as well as make liberal use of caching. Otherwise, the future headaches will be crippling.

But this doesn’t pertain to the foundation of your API only; it’s relevant within the API itself. Here, putting your JSON on a diet can be crucial.

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NBC’s next live musical will be The Wiz, produced by Cirque du Soleil

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NBC has officially made its live musical event an annual tradition — and there’s an interesting twist this year. After staying on solid ground for 2013’s Sound of Music Live and flying gracefully for 2014’s Peter Pan Live, this year’s holiday event will be a version of The Wiz produced by acrobatic connoisseurs Cirque du Soleil. Which is to say, we’re expecting the Tin Man to double backflip through a very high ring while trying to flee the funky monkeys.

As with the previous events, The Wiz will be executive produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who reportedly want to bring The Wiz back to Broadway in the 2016-2017 season. The 1975 stage production for The Wiz won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The 1978 film adaptation,…

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Facebook’s tracking cookies affect even users who opt out, claims EU report

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Facebook is continuing to monitor the browsing habits of European users even when they explicitly opt-out of tracking, claims a new report compiled by the Belgian Privacy Commission. The social network tracks users that are logged out of the site and individuals who do not have a Facebook account, say researchers. This, they say, means that Facebook is not only ignoring the data rights of users but is also in breach of European law requiring users to consent to having tracking cookies placed on their computer.

Facebook’s Like button is found on 32 percent of the top 10,000 websites

Facebook’s habit of tracking users’ movements across the web to sell targeted ads has been under scrutiny in the EU for months now. An earlier version of…

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Facebook’s new ‘Scrapbook’ helps parents keep baby photos in one place

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Facebook is in the process of rolling out a new “Scrapbook” feature that gives parents a simple way of putting photos of their newborns, toddlers, and kids under the age of 13 in one spot. Rather than a proper profile (users can’t sign up for those until they’re 13), Scrapbook serves as a handy tool for amassing all those baby photos and storing them in a dedicated, easy-to-access place on Facebook.

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Fan-made Mario 64 remake disappears following Nintendo copyright complaint

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Nintendo has issued a takedown request for the browser-based Super Mario 64 remake that delighted the internet last week. If you attempt to play the game, created by student Erik Roystan Ross as an experiment with the Unity game engine, you’ll instead see a series of emails, including a copyright complaint from Nintendo of America.

“The web site at http://mario64-erik.u85.net/Web.html displays, and allows users to play, an electronic game that makes unauthorized use of copyright-protected features of Nintendo’s Super Mario 64 video game,” explains an attorney on Nintendo’s behalf, according to an email posted on the site. The remake includes only the first level of the game, and was available to play free of charge.

While it’s…

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Comedy Central says it’s ‘unfair’ to judge Trevor Noah on his bad tweets

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Comedy Central says that replacement Daily Show host Trevor Noah shouldn’t be judged solely on his old tweets, which many have been highlighting today as sexist and anti-Semitic. “Like many comedians, Trevor Noah pushes boundaries; he is provocative and spares no one, himself included,” Comedy Central says in a statement. “To judge him or his comedy based on a handful of jokes is unfair. Trevor is a talented comedian with a bright future at Comedy Central.”

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