Matthew Hughes

Joined June 2013

Matthew Hughes is a software developer, student and writer from Liverpool, England. He is seldom found without a cup of strong black coffee in his hand and absolutely adores his Macbook Pro and his camera. You can read his blog at http://www.matthewhughes.co.uk and follow him on twitter at @matthewhughes.

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Spooked: Inside Canada’s Most Secretive Spy Agency

4 days ago

When Edward Snowden fled from the United States to a Hong Kong hotel room, and then on to Russia, he took with him a massive cache of documents from the American intelligence establishment. These would form the main part of the Snowden revelations, which ultimately showed the extent to which ordinary people have been spied […]

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How to Create an iPhone Game From Scratch

1 week ago

At some point you’ve probably wished you could make your own iPhone games. It’s time to stop wishing and start doing.

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Learning Google Script: 5 Best Sites & Tutorials to Bookmark

2 weeks ago

Do new and cool things with the Google services you use every day. Extend and automate by learning the cloud based scripting language from Google.

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Siri Is Listening: Has iOS Privacy Been Blown Open?

2 weeks ago

Apple’s has been accused of recording everything – absolutely everything – you say to Siri, and passing it to a third-party. But is this really a privacy breach, or is there good reason for it?

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Learn to Code with These 7 Courses from Microsoft and edX

2 weeks ago

Create mobile-first pages or code cloud solutions. There’s a lot you can achieve with key technological skills. Now, you can learn to code with Microsoft’s well-packaged courses on edX. Starting soon.

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Multi Level Marketing Spreads Quickly Online, But What is it?

2 weeks ago

What is Multi-Level Marketing? Is it legit? And should you put your hard-earned money into it?

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Twiddler 3 Review and Giveaway

13th March, 2015

The Twiddler is a one-handed keyboard device which works using chording to theoretically enable typing at up 240 words per minute; and it has a mouse pointer. Mind blown yet?

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The BASIC Guide to GAMBAS: All You Need To Know

3rd March, 2015

If you owned a computer in the 80s, you almost certainly knew BASIC. Each microcomputer came with their own spin on the language, and it wasn’t uncommon to while away a Saturday afternoon copying code from a magazine line by line. The end product would almost always be some kind of game, or an interesting visual […]

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Lucidchart Is the Visio Alternative You’ve Been Waiting For

25th February, 2015

You might not have heard of Lucidchart before, but I bet you’ve heard of Microsoft Visio.

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It’s About Ethics in Stealing Games Journalism: Why AdBlock Needs to Die

19th February, 2015

A simple, free browser plugin killed Joystiq – and is ruining the Internet.

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What Are APIs, And How Are Open APIs Changing The Internet

19th February, 2015

Have you ever wondered how programs on your computer and the websites you visit “talk” to each other?

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Facebook Now Lets You Give Someone Your Account When You Die

18th February, 2015

What happens to your Facebook profile when you die?

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Here’s How to Make Internet Explorer and Safari Work with WebRTC

17th February, 2015

Would you like to hear a secret? It’s a big one. Are you sure you can handle it? Okay, here goes. There are other web browsers besides Google Chrome.

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Samsung’s Latest Smart TVs Are Straight Out Of George Orwell’s 1984

12th February, 2015

A new feature in the latest Samsung smart TVs has put the Korean giant in a bit of hot water. It turns out they’ve been listening to everything you’ve been saying…

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The Best Internet Love Stories Of All Time

11th February, 2015

Internet love isn’t like in the movies, but it’s all around us. Here are tales of people falling in love on MMOs, malware research sites and more.