Archive for March, 2015

Want to separate the wheat from the chaff when hiring your company’s next web developer? Try hiding the job posting in the code of your website. Continue reading

Facebook’s move to turn Messenger into a platform for third parties has been one of the company’s most important decisions to date. Mobile messaging is a pivotal trend that will shape the way billions of people consume the Internet. Continue reading

Pablo Garcia went to the hospital feeling fine. Then the hospital made him very sick. Continue reading

Before ending out March, here’s some new OpenGL Linux benchmarks comparing the closed-source Catalyst 15.3 Beta driver against the Linux 4.0 development kernel with Mesa 10.6 Git for the freshest open-source graphics driver code. Continue reading

Horacio Pagani is a throwback to the era of Henry J. Kaiser and Preston Tucker, when a visionary could start a car company on little more than brilliance and good connections. And like Kaiser and Tucker, the Argentina-born former Lamborghini engineer builds cars like no one else. Continue reading

'We've detected mysterious radio wave flashes arriving from far outside the galaxy that seem to follow a mathematical pattern. Is it pulsars? A spy satellite? Or an alien message?'

BURSTS of radio waves flashing across the sky seem to follow a mathematical pattern. If the pattern is real, either some strange celestial physics is going on, or the bursts are artificial, produced by human – or alien – technology. Continue reading

April Fool’s Day is imminent, which means that we’re about to see A) lots of unfunny people making awful attempts to prank everyone; and B) some people—often including big tech companies like Google and Blizzard—creating some brilliant things. Here’s one example of the latter. Continue reading

MongoDB, a popular NoSQL database used in big data and heavy analytics environments, has patched a serious denial-of-service vulnerability that is remotely exploitable. Continue reading