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Count Yourself In

Some people say one vote won't make a difference. We say the only vote that doesn't count is the one you don't cast. Count yourself in on November 8th.

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Seven cool uses for VR technology

Everyone has heard about VR Headsets. Every hot video gaming manufacturer has now thrown their virtual hats into the ring - but what other uses might there be? Let's take a look at seven cool VR applications in the works (and no gaming allowed.)

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AMP Implementation and Google Rankings – Is it Really Worth Doing?

AMP mobile post

There was a lot of fanfare a little while ago about AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) and Google favouring these pages over non-mobile optimised pages. Much like every other Google announcement there was a flurry of advice and people recommending you take up the new guidance but there was also a flurry of dissention from developers as they regarded this as…

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Project Ara: A game changer?

With the recent ending of the annual Mobile World Congress, there was the usual release of flagship models by phone manufacturers: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge and Sony Xperia XA, just to name a few...

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Code Club: Inspiring the next generation of developers

"The Web as I envisaged it, we have not seen it yet. The future is still so much bigger than the past." - Tim Berners-Lee (18th Annual World Wide Web Conference 2009). Seven years on and the sentiment of Tim Berners-Lee's quote still rings true. New technologies become available to us and use of the web becomes integrated into more of our daily tasks. As it grows and becomes more entwined into our lives, the need for the next generation of developers to be trained becomes ever more important.

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Become a superhero by hacking yourself

Arduino microcontroller

It’s increasingly common to find technology helping people cope with their disabilities or limitations through external mechanical devices. It’s now also relatively common for able-bodied hackers to want to augment their capabilities by placing technology under their skin. What can be done at this very moment to improve people’s bodies? Could you have super powers?

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Smashing Conference 2015 – Barcelona

Smashing Conference - Barcelona - David Plunkett

“There is where it all began… There is where I understood how far I could go”, Pablo Picasso said of his modern art awakening in Barcelona. So, where better to attend Smashing Magazine’s web design conference than this beautiful and inspirational city. The Conference itself was held in the exceptionally striking Palau de la Música Catalana, a place where you could lose days just staring at the ceiling, never mind congregating to soak in the words of the world's leading speakers in design and development. And disappoint they did not. The conference provided me with a lot of key takeaways, which I'm going to share whilst discussing my favorite talks in more detail. To find out what I learned, please read on.

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Diversity in tech – it’s time to mix things up

Whether gender or race, the lack of diversity in the tech world constantly remains a hot topic. Based on Fortune’s latest research into the problem, they found that on average, women comprise about one-third and white males make up 76% of the workforce at the nine tech companies surveyed. The figures clearly show that it’s still predominantly white boys ruling…

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