Facebook finally tests a GIF button for comments

After years of stubborn caution, Facebook is finally embracing the animated GIF. Next week Facebook will begin testing a GIF button that lets users post GIFs from services like Giphy and Tenor as comments, a source told TechCrunch. We inquired with Facebook, which confirmed the GIF test is coming with this statement: “Everyone loves a…

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This sensory wearable is designed for flirting

With people more likely to be locking eyes with their smartphone screens these days when they’re hanging around in public, the London-based designers behind this feathery wearable are worried that the chances for exchanging flirtatious glances with passing strangers is being engineered out of daily life. Or, let’s be honest, translated into monetizable swipes on…

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How to Use OpenGL ES in Android Apps

Almost every Android phone available in the market today has a graphics processing unit, or GPU for short. As its name suggests, this is a hardware unit dedicated to handling calculations that are usually related to 3D graphics. As an app developer, you can make use of the GPU to create complex graphics and animations…

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Compétition = Rémunération, parce que vous le valez bien !

Compétitions, appels d’offres, concours, travail spéculatif… Devoir travailler gratuitement dans l’espoir d’obtenir un contrat est devenu un fléau pour les professionnels du numérique, du design et de la communication. C’est le constat inquiétant que dresse l’association Métiers Graphiques. Face au abus, au dévoiement du travail participatif, au mirage du tout gratuit sur internet, l’association qui…

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Uploading Files With Rails and Dragonfly

Some time ago I wrote an article Uploading Files With Rails and Shrine that explained how to introduce a file uploading feature into your Rails application with the help of the Shrine gem. There are, however, a bunch of similar solutions available, and one of my favorites is Dragonfly—an easy-to-use uploading solution for Rails and…

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Google Duo adds supports for audio-only calls because why not

Google’s standalone video-calling app Duo is no longer just for video calls. The company announced today it’s adding support for audio-only calls – a feature aimed at increasing the app’s adoption in emerging markets, where a strong, high-bandwidth network connection isn’t always available. The option is first rolling out to users in Brazil, with an…

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