Social Media

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Post Instagram to WordPress? No, Pressgram!

There are more than 71 million Wordpress blogs in the world. If you have a Wordpress blog and want to post an Instagram image to the site from your phone, you really can’t. But now you can Pressgram.

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Web

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Web

How to make a YouTube GIF in seconds

If you were somewhat coherent in the late 80s and early 90s, then you’ve probably seen a GIF (or Graphics Interchange Format) graphic on the web. It’s the animated graphic that looks like it’s from said period and just loops, and loops and loops into eternity. The GIF (pronounced ‘jiff’, …

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News from around the Tech World

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Believe it or not, building an effective writing habit is just like regularly flossing your teeth. Or at least that's what Stanford University habits guru BJ Fogg believes. Fogg is interested in how we get in the habit of doing things and thinks that the strength of a habit is defined by the size of the decision involved. And what that means is that we put off big decisions in favour of the small ones. Read More ››
Sun, May 24, 2015, Continue reading at the source
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Some of the biggest tech news of last year was Apple's new Swift programming language. If you'd like to get to grips with iOS 8 development and this new way of creating apps, we've got just the course for you. The course is suitable for beginners and includes 350 videos and 36.5 hours of content to help you understand iOS 8, Xcode 6 and Swift. As a bonus, you'll also get access to the previous Read More ››
Sun, May 24, 2015, Continue reading at the source
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Mark Zuckerberg's 9th pick for his Year of Books is Peter Huber's Orwell's Revenge, a response to George Orwell's classic, 1984, which defends the free market and defends modern technology's benevolence. WAR IS PEACE. FREEDOM IS SLAVERY. IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH. THE MACHINES ARE COMING TO GET YOU. So read the slogans of the totalitarian Party of George Orwell's novel 1984. Well. All but that last one. Even if the machines are coming to get you Read More ››
Sun, May 24, 2015, Continue reading at the source
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Beautiful images are not always popular ones, which is where the CrowdBeauty algorithm can help, computer scientists say. One of the depressing truths about social media is that the popularity of an image is not necessarily an indication of its quality. It's easy to find hugely popular content of dubious quality. But it's much harder to find unpopular content of high quality. That's largely because popularity is governed by a power law: A small proportion of content Read More ››
Sun, May 24, 2015, Continue reading at the source
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When you're sick, you can choose the doctor who treats you. If that doctor can't handle your case, he or she refers you to another doctor. On what basis does the former recommend the latter? Is it word-of-mouth, friendship, or former acquaintance? Generally, doctors rely on their ad hoc professional network based on friendship and goodwill, rather than experience and professional acumen, for patient referrals. Imagine a doctor having access to an extensive and refined network Read More ››
Sun, May 24, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Yesterday, SpaceX released footage of a May 6th pad abort test for its Crew Dragon spacecraft. The video is filmed from the point-of-view of an astronaut inside the rocket — the rocket that accelerates from zero to 100 mph in 1.2 seconds, that is. SpaceX was testing the process of ejecting crew members from the spacecraft if anything were to go wrong during takeoff. Unsurprisingly, it's quite a ride. The Dragon launches, zooms into the air, Read More ››
Sun, May 24, 2015, Continue reading at the source