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Circuit Board Origami Puts You Face-to-Face With Low-Poly Electronics

Paper craft has been around almost as long as paper itself. It’s fun to mimic paper craft and origami with low-poly 3D prints, and [Stephen Hawes] wondered whether it could be done with copper-clad PCBs. Two years after the question arose, we have the answer in the form of a fantastical mask with light-up eyes. […]
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Optimizing CSS for faster page loads

Not long ago I decided to improve the loading times of my website. It already loads pretty fast, but I knew there was still room for improvement and one of them was CSS loading. I will walk you through the process and show you how you can improve your load times as well. Why loading […]
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Mobile App UI Design: Latest Trends

About half of all web traffic now comes from mobile devices. To ensure that they are providing a good experience for their customers, businesses have had to change how they present themselves online. Some have chosen to optimize their websites for mobile devices, while others have decided to develop separate mobile apps. If you’ve decided […]
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Garena Partners With Netflix for “Free Fire X Money Heist” Event

With PUBG Mobile gone from the Indian market, players are now looking for similar battle royale games for their mobile devices. As a result, Call of Duty Mobile and Garena’s Free Fire, two PUBG Mobile-like games for mobile devices have seen a huge surge in downloads. While COD has remained more or less the same […]
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How to use Spotlight in Microsoft Teams

Three weeks ago Microsoft announced several new features for Microsoft Teams users across the world. One of these brand-new features was Spotlight. With Spotlight, presenters can lock their video as the main view for all meeting participants. This helps the presenter control the main video feed that a participant sees during the meeting. This is different […]
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Enforcing performance budgets with webpack

As you probably know, a single monolithic JavaScript bundle — once a best practice — is no longer the way to go for modern web applications. Research has shown that larger bundles increase memory usage and CPU costs, especially on mid-range and low-end mobile devices. webpack has a lot of features to help you achieve […]
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Underwater Datacenter Proves To Be A Success

Back in 2018, Microsoft began Project Natick, deploying a custom-designed data center to the sea floor off the coast of Scotland. Aiming to determine whether the underwater environment would bring benefits to energy efficiency, reliability, and performance, the project was spawned during ThinkWeek in 2014, an event designed to share and explore unconventional ideas. This […]
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How To Manage Stand Alone Validators With The Right Software

Validators are used in any digital process that requires some degree of inspection to validate the transaction being made. They could either make use of a stand-alone (contactless) or contact technology process. They can make use of independent, discrete, and integrated device options. These devices are used in valet parking and payment systems. They need to be […]
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Sony Announces PlayStation 5 Price, Starts at $399

Sony has finally announced the pricing and availability for the PlayStation 5 during its latest PS 5 Showcase event that’s just concluded. If you’ve been following the leaks and rumours around the PlayStation 5’s expected pricing, you’ll already know what’s coming next because the rumours were right. The PlayStation 5 is priced starting at $499. […]
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Activating and Using Chat Bubbles on Android 11

The stable version of Android 11 is coming just in time for the Q3 2020. Along with it comes a bunch of new fancy features, namely increased touch sensitivity, native screen recording, and Bubbles. No, this isn’t the Powerpuff Girl or the Dragonball Z monkey. This is a feature that will make feel even cooler as an […]
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Putting The Firmware In Your Firmware

Performing over-the-air updates of devices in the field can be a tricky business. Reliability and recovery is of course key, but even getting the right bits to the right storage sectors can be a challenge. Recently I’ve been working on a project which called for the design of a new pathway to update some small […]
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