If youre a creative or other freelancer work, at some point you may start thinking twice about giving out your personal phone number to your clients or business contacts. Besides the possible privacy issues, do you really want your business connections to be able to call you at any hour of the day or night and on the same number you give your family and friends? A new service called OpenPhone says it can solve that problem by providing cloud-based business numbers for $10 per month.
There are, of course, several cloud-based services that provide secondary phone numbers which can be used alongside your primary carrier-based number. To begin with, there is Google Voice, probably the best-known such service, which gives you a phone…
When big companies need to manage their data, they turn to Microsoft platforms. Want to walk confidently among those server stacks? These training bundles are a great way to learn those platforms quickly and thoroughly. Whether you’re looking for an IT job with stability or upward mobility, it’s all crucial knowledge.
Good server management is crucial to keep any company humming. These two master classes on SQL give you the necessary skills to install, maintain and protect server systems against outside threats and interior snafus. Read the rest
Antenna tuning at HF frequencies is something that radio amateurs learn as part of their licence exam, and then hone over their time operating. A few basic instruments and an LC network antenna tuner in a box are all that is required, and everything from a bit of wet string …read more
There are usually two ways to go about any task: the easy way and the hard way. Sometimes we might not know there are two options, but once we see someone else’s solution we might feel differently. When running a greenhouse or small farm, for example, we might decide to …read more
There was a time when building your own satellite and having it placed into orbit would have been a wild dream. Now it is extremely possible, but still not trivial. A CubeSat is a very small satellite that can hitch a ride with a bigger satellite or get tossed out …read more
The new titles will appear in the title for both apps in Apples App Store and Google Play. On your devices home screen, the name for each will mercifully remain the same (for now). But its also very likely that youll see from Facebook on the…
A year after arriving solely in the US, Googles Titan two-factor authorization security key has now landed in Googles online stores in Canada, Japan, the UK, and France. If you are working with sensitive data in one of those countries, it might be worth considering.
Googles Titan security key is a physical security solution that (similar to competition from Yubico and Feitian) enables hardware-based two-factor authentication for the FIDO standard, letting you log into a number of apps and browsers using the key to verify that its actually you, instead of relying on a comparatively weak password. The key can connect to the device that requires authentication in three ways via USB, NFC, or Bluetooth.
Imagine if you will that you are enthroned upon the porcelain, minding your own business while doing your business. You’re catching up on Hackaday on your phone – c’mon, admit it – when a whir and a buzz comes from behind you. You sit up in alarm, whereupon your lower …read more
Samsung appears to have a new Windows laptop on the way with a design that seems to have taken some inspiration from Microsoft. The Galaxy Book S, which was leaked this afternoon by reporter Evan Blass, has a very square, mono-color keyboard and trackpad layout that very much resembles the design of Microsofts Surface Laptop, minus the Surfaces trademark fabric covering.
The reset of the computer is more of a departure, though. From the side, it still looks a lot like a Samsung laptop, and theres no image yet of the top of the device. Samsung also seems to have stuck with a thinner screen aspect ratio.
For now, spec details are limited. We can see a single USB-C port and a headphone jack, and theres some speculation…
The Champion Series will take place over five weeks with weekend tournaments, culminating in a three-day championship tournament starting September 21st that will crown seasonal winners from each world region. The initial mode will be trios, a never-before-seen team structure for…
Back in the early 2000s, cheap plug & play videogame consoles became ubiquitous. I remember spotting them for sale everywhere from toy stores to Walgreens. Self-contained systems, they integrated one or many games instead of allowing users to swap in cartridges or CDs. Today, Frank Cifaldi of the Video Game History Foundation shares the deep and geeky history of plug & play as a launching point for his research on the TV Guide Quizmaster, “something so rare it might not even exist.” Below are a few bits from the thread. See the whole thing on Twitter!
In the early 2000s, a new toy category gained popularity in the United States: the “plug & play” video game console. You probably remember seeing a lot of these! The Jakks Pacific stuff was probably the most prolific. pic.twitter.com/BSjmG5PkiX
Why were there NES games in these things? Well:- In the 90s, Chinese manufacturers cloned the NES and put all of its components on one chip- These were used in all kinds of applications: cloned systems, plug & plays with pirated games, even educational computers! pic.twitter.com/deAFgUwDG9
Any Internet page can be accessed with just one touch or click. Interactions between various app parts, such as databases, servers, and browsers are usually hidden from view and maintained by the architecture of web applications.
So, lets dive into the topic of web app architecture, its functionality, and its components.
Key considerations while implementing Dark Mode in an iPhone app.
Before we step ahead with the tutorial, let’s check some basic information about the dark mode in iOS 13.
Dark Mode is a dark system-wide appearance that uses a darker color palette for all screens, menus, and controls. Similar to Android Dark Mode, it changes a bright theme to a darker one. It also maintains vibrancy and contrast to make foreground content stand out against the darker background.
After the official launch of Kotlin by Google for Android app development, many developers have taken a keen interest in the language. According to researchers, Kotlin has become so popular that it has replaced the developers number one choice, Java, and is surely the future of Android apps.
In this article, well discuss major Kotlin libraries and help developers choose the right one for their needs.
I experienced a lot of pain points when I first started using Angular; I needed to open up so many files just to create a simple Hello World app. Luckily, Angular CLI took away a lot of my initial troubles.
Angular CLI is a command-line tool that creates a simple Angular project. Angular CLI asks you questions about your app and, based on your answers, it determines the routing and the stylesheet format. How does Angular CLI do this? It uses Schematics.
Whether it is motivated by a dream of superhuman strength courtesy of a mech suit or of mobility for those with impaired muscle function, the powered exoskeleton exerts a curious fascination among engineers. The idea of a machine-augmented human body achieving great things is thwarted though by the difficulty of …read more
Here are five words youll never hear spring from the mouth of an early-stage startupper. I dont mind paying more. We feel you, and thats why were letting you know that the price of admission to TC Sessions Enterprise 2019, which takes place on September 5, goes up next week. Our $249 early-bird ticket price […]
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Adventurer! Will you attack with easy nobleness, taking reputation points from you everytime you hit back, ten times? Or will you tell the priest to finish what’s been going on with your family, thrice combined this time with Gramm Corps’ arcane branding? THE CHOICE IS YOURS in Nick Walton’s AI Dungeon!
AI Dungeon is an AI generated text adventure that uses deep learning to create each adventure. It uses OpenAI’s new GPT-2 model, which has 117 million parameters, to generate each story block and possible action.
The first couple sentences of AIDungeon and the action verbs are handcrafted, but everything else is not. For each choice that is made, the initial prompt, the last story block, and the last action are fed into the neural network. The resulting story and action options are then output by the model.