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The Beginner’s Guide review: Failure is as failure does

You’ll see a few of these weird-head people scattered around Coda’s demos.

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The Stanley Parable ranked highly in our “best games of 2013” list because it made yet another case for video games as an intriguing medium for unique storytelling. It offered—and effectively toyed with—the concept of choice. The narrative-first game gave players a sense of agency as they explored a weird world packed full of statements about interactivity and sense of self. For all of the quality in its writing and art design, the biggest reason The Stanley Parable earned our accolades wasn’t just because it was interesting—but because it was an interesting application of interactivity.

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The 5 Essential WordPress Security Measures You Must Take (And How to Implement Them)

No software is 100% secure and WordPress is no exception to that rule. Powering nearly a quarter of all websites worldwide, the platform is naturally an irresistible target for hackers and has been the subject of many attacks over the years.

People who remember early security stumbles such as the various serious vulnerabilities discovered in 2009 may have long ago written the platform off as being inherently insecure – this would be wrong.

For every exploit or vulnerability which has caused issues, there’ve been dozens – if not hundreds – caught in time thanks to a combination of user reports, WordPress’ dedicated security team and the efforts of independent developers.

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Utility-scale solar costs down by half in last five years alone

Earlier this week, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs released a report on the state of utility-scale solar installations in the US. Just about everything in the report is remarkable for anyone who’s followed the solar market closely. Over the past five years, prices have dropped by half, while the capacity factors are approaching that of wind. As a result, the most recent installations are offering power at prices that are competitive with natural gas—not the cost of the plant and fuel, but the fuel alone.

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Poll: Have you bought a mirrorless camera yet?

I asked this same question regarding mirrorless cameras about 18 months ago, and thought it would be an interesting comparison to see what the split is now. Here are the stats from last time (March 2014)

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Mirrorless poll 2015

So let’s run the exact same questions again and see how the answers compare. I’m interested to see how they change.  GO!

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Valve employee uses virtual reality to propose real-life marriage

Don’t worry, there was an actual ring, too. (credit: Kelly Tortorice)

The HTC Vive virtual reality headset hasn’t yet reached store shelves, meaning only a select few developers have gotten their hands on pre-release kits and explored the possibilities of “room-scale” VR. For one staffer at Valve Software, the Vive’s official SteamVR partner, that meant an opportunity to claim first dibs on doing something nobody else has ever done with a Vive headset: propose marriage.

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