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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Cohort analysis, responsive design, and 3 other must-know e-commerce concepts

Written on April 18, 2017

Got something cool to sell, and sites like Etsy don’t quite cut it? Guess it’s time for an upgrade. Time for you to stop dipping your toes into the world of eCommerce and dive right in. Here’s the thing about that, though – running a full-fledged online retail outlet’s a little different from selling a Read more »

SureFlap has an app-controlled pet door in the pipeline

Written on April 18, 2017

Finally coming to the pet tech space this summer: an app-controlled cat door that will tell you when your pet has left the building. RIP privacy for pets! UK firm SureFlap, which already makes a range of microchipped-enabled pet products such as feeders and pet doors which only open for the correctly chipped (or RFID-collared) Read more »

US congressman to constituents: ‘nobody’s got to use the internet’

Written on April 18, 2017

Congress and the President, historically, don’t have the best grasp of how the internet works or ought to be managed. This tendency cuts across both parties, from Ted Stevens’ (R-Alaska) infamous comments about a “series of tubes,” to bipartisan (though somewhat Democratic-leaning) SOPA support, to Trump’s declaration in December 2015 that we should ‘close the Read more »

People find changes in user interfaces annoying

Written on April 18, 2017

“The problem even with new, high-performance user interfaces is that the user must learn something new, and this is time-consuming. Especially in the beginning, searching for important functionalities may take so much time that the user will not change to a more powerful user interface, but gets frustrated. In our study, we examined how much Read more »

Das Keyboard Prime 13 Review: A Minimalistic Mechanical Plank

Written on April 18, 2017

Does the name Daniel Guermeur mean anything to you? It should. He’s the founder and CEO of Das Keyboard, previously known as Metadot, and he’s part of the reason why the peripheral market is now flush with mechanical keyboards. It started in 2005 when, on a mission to become a faster and more accurate typist, Read more »

How to tell if your phone or tablet has a virus

Written on April 8, 2017

Long before ransomware and large-scale hacks became everyday problems, viruses were crawling into our desktops and infecting our screens. These days, smartphones and tablets are just as vulnerable as regular computers; malware is often used to subvert your private accounts; and somewhere in the world there’s a cynical coder with an ax to grind or Read more »

On the road again? Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the ultimate traveler’s laptop

Written on April 8, 2017

The PC’s shift from cutting-edge luxury to everyday device has brought with it a mundanity that becomes more entrenched with each year. Many of the best laptops no longer see significant revisions each year, as is still common with smartphones. In fact, some laptops go many years before they’re completely replaced. Apple’s MacBook Pro started Read more »

Samsung’s 49 inch mega-wide display may displace multi-monitor setups

Written on April 8, 2017

Samsung display panels might go from impressive to jaw-droppingly over the top later this year. The company is reportedly planning to produce a 49-inch, curved, double full HD display panel. Oh my. This isn’t a complete monitor, to be clear, but only the display component that can be used to make Samsung-branded monitors or sold Read more »

Social networking sites could be used to monitor and respond to global disease outbreaks

Written on April 8, 2017

That social networking sites are a pervasive force won’t come as a surprise to the billions of users worldwide. But how effective are they when it comes to informing the public health response to disease outbreaks? To answer this question and provide clear, quantitative data on how social media supports disease monitoring and response, a Read more »

The best laptop deals in April 2017: cheap laptops for every budget

Written on April 8, 2017

Searching for the best laptop deals? You’ve come to the right place. That’s because each week we comb through all the biggest US laptop retailers like Newegg and Amazon to find only the best deals on laptop brands you can trust. Whether you’re after a 2-in-1 laptop with a transformative personality, an Ultrabook designed for Read more »

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