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Working with content types and fields (Drupal 7 and later) In Drupal, a Content Type is a pre-defined collection of data types (Fields) which relate to one another by an informational context. In this sense, "context" means "parts that should be considered as a correlated whole." Content Types define default fields for editors to add content on a Drupal site and are the building blocks for structured authoring and content. Content types often work in conjunction with Views, which is one way you can serve up content to your end users; you can control the content types that appear and the order in which they appear. Developers can also customize the authoring experience in the same way. One way to think of content types is to visualize the contacts on your mobile phone.

Android super smartphones: Too much of a good thing? commentary If I'm a Droid Bionic owner, I have to be pretty peeved. The Bionic was supposed to be positioned as Verizon Wireless' flagship 4G LTE smartphone--the first with a dual-core processor--when it launched in early September. But its reign barely lasted a month, and following several recent announcements, it may not even rank as the third-best Android phone in Verizon's lineup by November. Guidebook Massachusetts, The people of Massachusetts have always stood up for their right to repair. In 2012, voters passed a law that ensured residents' right to repair their car wherever they wanted. Now, it's time to do the same for electronics. With the Digital Right to Repair Bill, H.3383, we have a chance to guarantee our right to repair electronics — like smartphones, computers, and even farm equipment. We have a chance to help the environment and stand up for local repair jobs—the corner mom-and-pop repair shops that keep getting squeezed out by manufacturers.

UDDI Version 3.0.2 UDDI Version 3.0.2 UDDI Spec Technical Committee Draft, Dated 20041019 Document identifier: Our Favorite 500 Startups Demo Day Businesses At the ninth edition of 500 Startups’ demo day, 30 startups took to the stage vying for investment and a mention in the tech press. Underneath the rock star claims and hyperbole about changing the world, there were some gems that hit the stage in Mountain View. Today, the companies ranged from child care to bitcoin. As Silicon Valley tries to expand beyond the build-an-app and hope Facebook/Google/Apple/etc buy’s it business plan, start ups have become more eclectic. 9 Easy-to-Use Tools To Create Animated GIFs In this article, we are presenting 9 excellent tools for creating animated GIF easily. GIF is Graphic Interchange Format that can turn a stack of images into a short looping video. You can easily embed animated GIF images into your website or add or email to create a stunning effect. Moreover, GIF images are the perfect way to show dynamic content to your viewers. Furthermore, they can also be used as a part of a social media strategy because this format of file is well supported on Google+, Pinterest and Twitter. So, here is the complete list of 9 most useful tools to create animated GIF images.

Light Touch projector makes any surface a touchscreen A previously little-known company from the UK called Light Blue Optics has demoed a projector at CES which allows users to interact with the light image as if it were a touchscreen. The Light Touch throws a 10-inch image at WVGA resolution at incredibly short distances thanks to the holographic projection technology involved. At the same time the infra-red touch sensitive system allows users to interact with social networks, multimedia sharing and any other applications that can use the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth support in the device to connect to the Internet. It comes with 2GB of onboard flash memory, a microSD card slot for expanding the storage and the battery life will last 2 hours. Expect to hear more from this one on the OEM front as interest grows. UPDATE: Two years on and although Light Blue Optics doesn't seem to have come up with the goods, others have.

One VPN To Rule Them All! June 18, 2014 | By Jean Taggart | | Share If you want to anonymize your traffic, one of the most common solutions available is to use a commercial VPN (Virtual Private Network) service. A VPN allows you to establish an encrypted tunnel over the Internet, and have your traffic exit out of a server on the VPN network. This exit point is usually configured to be in another country. Routing your traffic through such a service is what provides you with a certain level of privacy. To prying eyes, your traffic will appear to be emanating from a server on the network of the VPN service, therefore masking your location and somewhat protecting your personal identity.

Javascript Cheat Sheet Basic Objects Math Methods DOM Events The First Trillion-Dollar Startup Editor’s note: Rhett Morris is the director of Endeavor Insight, the research arm of Endeavor, a nonprofit that supports more than 900 entrepreneurs in 20 countries. He edits a blog and monthly newsletter on entrepreneurship ecosystems here. In 1957, eight entrepreneurs decided to do something that seemed crazy. They launched a new tech company called Fairchild Semiconductor in a small town south of San Francisco.

Top 15 sites built with PHP [@CoderFactory Blog] PHP is a hugely popular open-source, general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development. PHP is a relatively easy language to learn, especially considering the vast amount of resources and the large community of developers out there. There are a ton of jobs out there for PHP developers as there are so many sites that use the language, such as those below.

If you think of it as an advanced bookmarking system, it becomes quite useful, put on top of that the fact that you can communicate on and share websites between people anywhere. I find it very useful after you have included it in your daily work flow. by gdyk Jan 20

If I can get Twitter syncing to work, pearltrees may be my new favorite social media majig by redstarbaron Dec 9

Really looking forrward to use it after there is a criticall mass of particpants by ziebazieba Dec 7

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