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Google, China's biggest tech firm sign patent-sharing deal - CNET

Webware - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:00am
The search giant and Tencent will share patents with covering a range of products and technologies.
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Get a Propel Star Wars Battle Quad drone for $74.99 - CNET

Webware - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:37am
Originally $180, these are absolutely positively the drones you're looking for. Plus: a Rolls-Royce hoverboard at a Ford Fiesta price.
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Amazon Prime cost jumps nearly 20 percent for monthly subscription - CNET

Webware - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:31am
Those of you paying for Prime month to month will see a higher fee of $12.99. Annual fees will remain the same.
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Photo format from Google and Mozilla could leave JPEG in the dust - CNET

Webware - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:03am
Apple's got one idea for next-gen photo tech, but a rival technology based on the new AV1 video compression tech could go a step farther.
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If foldable phones catch on, you can thank an unlikely source - CNET

Webware - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 8:55am
When it comes to creating phones that take new shapes, little-known handset maker ZTE wants to lead the charge.
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DrupalEasy: DrupalEasy Podcast 203 - David Hernandez (New Jersey, Governance, Docksal, tiny zoos)

Web - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 8:36am

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David Hernandez, (davidhernandez), one of the DrupalCamp New Jersey organizers as well as one of the "evolution of Drupal governance" volunteers and Manager of Learning and Contributions at FFW and an Acquia certified Grand Master joins Mike Anello to talk about all of this roles (and a few more), trends in Drupal meetups, regional camps, and DrupalCons, event organizer burnout, and Docksal. In addition, we really had to work to figure out the answer to one of the "five questions".

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Instagram joins EU fight against illegal online hate speech - CNET

Webware - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 8:31am
Social networks have made dramatic improvements when it comes to removing illegal content from their platforms, says the European Commission.
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mark.ie: Out of the Box has just been Committed to Drupal Core 8.6.x

Web - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 8:30am
Out of the Box has just been Committed to Drupal Core 8.6.x

After two years of planning, discussing, and (eventually) coding, the "Out of the Box" initiative has just been committed to Drupal Core.

markconroy Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:30

One of the things most often requested of Drupal has been a better experience "Out of the Box", so that when a new users installs it they see something more positive than a message saying "You have not created any frontpage content yet".

To that end, a strategic initiative called the "Out of the Box Initiative" was set up. I was a member of that team. What we sought to do over the past two years was create a website for a (fictional) publishing company. We decided upon the name "Umami" for a food publishing company, publishing articles and recipes. We went through the full web design process - user stories, validation, requirements gathering, wireframes, design, development ... up to creating what we called the "MEGA Patch". And then submitted about 50 versions of it.

This week we hoped our work would be committed to Drupal 8.5.0-alpha1, but we just missed that deadline. Instead, we had a meeting with the product owners last night to have the final "Needs Product Owners Review" tag removed from the "Create experimental installation profile" issue. Here's the video of that demonstration and meeting:

Following that meeting, the tag was removed and our code was committed to Drupal 8.6.x. This means you'll see it shipping in Drupal in September at the latest, but we hope to get the final beta blockers fixed to have it backported to 8.5.0-beta. If you'd like to help squash some of the bugs, follow these "Out of the Box" issues. Here's the tweet from @webchick (THANKS!) announcing it:

So, what is in this commit?

This commit brings a new installation profile to Drupal. The profile is called "Umami" and has a corresponding "Umami" theme. It creates three content types - basic page, article, and recipe. It has listing pages for articles and recipes, some promotional blocks, a homepage, contact form, and search page. It is a fully-featured (small) website built using only (stable) Drupal core modules.

We are not using experimental modules such as content moderation, layout builder, media, etc. Once they are stable, we hope to bring them into the "Out of the Box" experience as well.

If you'd like to install it, try this link on SimplyTest.me.

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Adult entertainment hasn't figured out AR either - CNET

Webware - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 8:00am
After VR success last year, porn producer Naughty America is now targeting phones and tablets for an AR app it claims isn't porn at all. So what is it?
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Create hilarious medieval memes with this online generator - CNET

Webware - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 7:55am
The Historic Tale Construction Kit returns online so fans of the popular meme can make their customized Bayeux Tapestry images.
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Netflix offers 'Stranger Things' town as Amazon HQ2 location - CNET

Webware - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 5:04am
C'mon, Jeff Bezos! Choose Hawkins, Indiana! We want daily Prime deals on Eggos and possessed Christmas lights.
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After conquering the world, WhatsApp looks to small businesses - CNET

Webware - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:59am
The Facebook-owned company announced WhatsApp Business, an app that aims to make communicating with small businesses easier.
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Age of Empires rises in 4K from February 20 - CNET

Webware - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:53am
After a four-month delay, the remastered strategy game will be released on PC with new graphics, sound and online play.
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Agiledrop.com Blog: AGILEDROP: Interview with Igor, our Development manager

Web - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:10am
We have sat down with our Development manager, Igor and ask him a couple of questions. Enjoy the interview.   When did you start working at AGILEDROP and what were your initial responsibilities? I started working at Agiledrop in September 2015 as a junior developer. At first, I was working mainly as a frontend developer with some small site building tasks so that I got more familiar with Drupal (I didn’t work with Drupal before). After few weeks I got more and more backend tasks and soon I became Drupal backend developer. Initially, I was there to learn Drupal and try to improve my… READ MORE
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Amazee Labs: A new Intranet Platform for Allianz Suisse

Web - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:48am
A new Intranet Platform for Allianz Suisse

We are proud to present the new intranet platform for Allianz Suisse. The intranet platform is designed to show the Allianz team news, events and updates and offers all the advantages of a cloud-based platform while conforming to the company’s stringent security standards.

Sian Wheeler Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:48

The brand new intranet platform is an internal business tool for Allianz Suisse and thus, not accessible to the public. Thanks to the single sign-on function, users can now log in via Drupal using their existing Allianz account, while the ability to comment on and “like” different topics makes the whole system that bit more engaging.

About Allianz

Allianz Suisse offers a range of innovative products and services in all aspects of insurance, pensions and wealth management. With premiums of around CHF 3.6 billion, Allianz Suisse is one of the largest providers of property, casualty and life insurance in Switzerland.

About the Project

The project was developed based on Drupal 8, in partnership with drunomics. The platform features a Kerberos-based single sign-on functionality. All users are signed in automatically, while employees are also able to post their own replies to comments and “like” their favourites. Elasticsearch makes it easy to locate documents and content anywhere on the platform, providing the ideal solution in an age where instant access to information is a prerequisite.

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Hook 42: December Accessibility (A11Y) Talks

Web - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:58pm

As an early holiday present, for December's meet-up we had a very special accessibility guest, Heydon Pickering who chatted about "Prioritizing Accessibility.” For those of you who are veterans of the world of website accessibility, you probably already know a lot about what Heydon has contributed to our field. But for those of you new to this field, let me take a quick minute to give you some more background on our speaker.

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BMW's Apple CarPlay annual fee is next-level gouging - Roadshow

Webware - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 9:33pm
Putting a paywall in front of a free service is a terrifying glimpse of what a world without net neutrality could look like.
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Airbnb purges thousands of San Francisco listings overnight - CNET

Webware - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 8:42pm
As a new law goes into effect, the short-term rental site is required to deactivate all hosts who didn't register with the city.
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Google CEO: Tech education should be more than just coding - CNET

Webware - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 7:32pm
Sundar Pichai warns that the next generation of workers will require continuous training in basic digital skills.
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Which streamer should you buy? - CNET

Webware - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 6:50pm
Plenty of options exist for streaming Netflix, YouTube, Amazon and the rest. We've reviewed almost all of them. Here are our picks.
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