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Weekend reading list – week of September 29

October 3, 2014

Every week, TP1 shares our top 5 reads pulled from local and international sources. Here’s your can’t-miss content for the week of September 29.

Hide your USB keys!
Hackers have figured out a major security flaw in the ubiquitous USB key.
→ Read it in Business Insider

Why you need to check your sources
After actress Emma Watson addressed the United Nations, threats were made that nude photos of her would be published. This article touches on the importance of verifying your sourcing and relying on credible news sources. The line can be very thin in this social media age, between actual information and noise generated for marketing purposes.
→ Read it in The Guardian

The inspiration behind Mommy
Did you totally fall under the spell of Xavier Dolan’s latest film, Mommy? Here are some of the inspirations that influenced the movie’s characters, ambience and settings. This is Dolan’s fourth feature-length and there’s strong buzz that it may represent Canada at the next Oscars.
→ Read it on the Konbini website

Drupal 8 is here
Released this week in beta version, Drupal 8 features numerous new tools and standards that the PHP community is already excited about. Lee Rowlands, a senior Drupal developer, has written a series of articles on how to use these standards with Drupal 7. In this article, the developer explains how to use PHPUnit tests and the Composer library manager.
→ Read it on the PreviousNext website

So many needs, one shortcut
At the beginning of November, we can look forward to the launch of Flic, a new and unique shortcut button for any smartphone. Whether it’s calling 9-1-1 or simply turning off your morning alarm, Flic will serve a variety of purposes.
→ Read it on the Flic website

Happy reading!
– The TP1 team

The image above is from Flic website