Technology Lab

Windows Browser Ballot comes to an end as EC obligation expires

It was designed to stimulate competition in the browser market.

ICANN e-mail accounts, zone database breached in spearphishing attack

Password data, other personal information of account holders exposed.

Meet FlashFlood, the lightweight script that causes websites to falter

Bringing big database-driven sites to their knees just got a little easier.

Salesforce
Start Building Your Business Apps Today!
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You can build mobile apps for free for life with the Salesforce1 Platform App Builder.


Building the apps can be done visually with off-the-shelf — re-usable or custom-made — self-contained components.  Bullet Point

23andMe
A Genetics Database For Your Apps
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Using the 23andme free rest api, demo endpoints included, you can build apps using the human genome; and it can done without even knowing what a gene does.


There are Github examples as well as a forum to get one started quickly.  Bullet Point

Wolfram
Apps with Computational Knowledge
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Developers can create apps using computational ideas for their personal and enterprise projects by accessing the Wolfram platform at multiple levels.


The rest-style api web service includes bindings for popular languages and platforms.  Bullet Point

Coursera
The World's Best Courses For Free.
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Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide.


They offer courses online for anyone to take for free; allowing everyone to have access to a world-class education.  Bullet Point

EdX
Education for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime.
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Edx is a non-profit online initiative created by founding partners harvard and mit.


It offers interactive online classes from the world’s best universities, colleges and organizations — mitX, harvardX & berkeleyX are a few of the many others.  Bullet Point

Udacity
Learn, Think, Act; Free Higher Education.
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Udacity instructors know the skills tech companies need — because they work there — and are taught by them with hands-on projects, not just lectures.


Udacity matches industry demands and documents your success with the credentials to prove your accomplishments.  Bullet Point

Y Combinator
Startup Funding for Digital Entrepreneurs
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Twice a year, Y Combinator invests a small amount of money in a large number of startups.


Moved temporarily to Silicon Valley for 3 months, they develop their business plan and presentation to have it reviewed by a carefully selected, invite-only audience.  Bullet Point

Kickstarter
Funding Projects & Following Creativity
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Kickstarter guides one through the development process so that you can present your ideas clearly.


After building the prototype, getting feedback and launching it, one can track funding until the goal is met. Then you'll be keeping backers in the loop until the project is completed.  Bullet Point

Indiegogo
A Funding Platform for the World
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Indiegogo creates conditions for people to access the global community to make ideas happen.


Once the idea is developed, Indiegogo uses their platform to spread the word.  Bullet Point