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Bitcoin reaches highest total valuation of $14 billion

Bitcoin bounces back after a mid-2016 currency hack by posting its highest-ever valuation.<p>Bitcoin, the digital currency that most people have never actually used, has hit a record value of $14 billion after jumping 5 percent on Thursday.<p>The price of a single bitcoin reached $875 on the European …

Cryptocurrency

Google Play makes it easier to test Android apps

It's not <i>too</i> hard to beta test an Android app, but the process still tends to involve jumping through a few hoops. You might need to visit the developer's website, for instance, or join a community. Thankfully, it's about to get downright trivial in the near future: Google is rolling out a Play …

Apps

Google’s Android facing greater scrutiny from EU antitrust chief

<i>(By Foo Yun Chee, Reuters) —</i> The European competition commission is gearing up to charge Google with giving unfair prominence to its own apps like search and maps in supplementary software licensing deals it strikes with mobile phone makers running its Android operating system, four sources …

How to use Python3 in Visual Studio Code

How to configure visual studio code to work with Python3

Huawei P9 review: aiming for the big boys but just missing on software

Huawei’s latest flagship smartphone, the P9, goes toe-to-toe with the best of Samsung and Apple, while undercutting the lot.<p>At least that’s Huawei’s aim. Being the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, it wants a larger slice of the high-end market. Previous efforts, including last …

Phones

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Bombing JavaScript Fatigue with Minesweeper (Part 1)

Today I’m going to continue our class with a nice break from theory. Let’s use our fancy patterns and tools to make a time old classic: Minesweeper. …

Android N will have expanded support for virtual reality

Android developers will be able to tap into new virtual reality capabilities in the next major version of Android, codenamed N. As noted by <i>Ars Technica</i>, the second Android N Developer Preview contains references to "VR Listener" and "VR Helper" apps, as well as a permissions warning informing users …

Finally, CSS In JavaScript! Meet CSSX

JavaScript is a wonderful language. It’s rich, it’s dynamic, and it’s so tightly coupled to the web nowadays. The concept of writing everything in …

Google Is Working on Beaming High-Speed Wireless Internet Into Your Home

Bye, Comcast!<p>It’s been five years since Google launched its Fiber broadband service, which has given selected US cities access to a super-fast …

Online Companies Like Facebook Have Created a "Meaningless Economy"

<b>Douglas Rushkoff:</b> In the original .com era companies were measured by how much money they made. The idea was that you sold a lot of stuff and took in …

Must read: top 10 Android stories this week

Is the HTC 10 the sign up of a comeback? It may be a little early to call it, but boy we’re excited to see HTC deliver a great phone again. Read on for our HTC 10 review and other top Android stories of the week of April 17, 2016.<p>Who wants to win a HTC 10?<p>See why everyone’s talking about the new …

64 places you can learn to code online for free

This way, you can discover what you like (and more importantly don't) before financially investing in a certain set of courses.<p>However, there are so many free resources, classes, and books to pick from! It's easy to become overwhelmed. (Ever hear of too much of a good thing?!)<p>To make things easier, …

Living cells ‘hacked’ and hijacked by MIT

Scientists at MIT have proven they can ‘hack’ living cells and programme them to carry out new tasks.<p>In the same way that computer language tells a machine how to operate, researchers have shown it is possible to write DNA ‘code’ and insert it into bacteria to alter how they function.<p>They hope that …

Apple’s Recipe for Making Successful Apps

So, you want to make a successful app, but you don’t know where to start.<p>I’ve spent the better part of a decade building award-winning mobile apps …

App Store

AT&T is selling LG's Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE again after four-month delay

Pre-orders open after device was pulled from market last year<p>LG's Watch Urbane 2nd Edition — the company's LTE-connected Android Wear smartwatch — is coming back to the market after being yanked from stores late last year. AT&T is now accepting pre-orders for the second-generation Watch Urbane, as …

A College Student Has 3D-Printed His Own Braces For Less Than $60

Awesome idea... in theory.<p>A digital design student in New Jersey went viral over the weekend after 3D-printing his very own set of clear, orthodontic …

HTC 10 real life images emerge, seemingly show a close-to-finalized device

Further images of the HTC 10 have emerged online with perhaps the best detail we’ve seen so far. They come just a few days after the first prototype images crept up online, and further corroborate rumors of a One A9-like front panel and solid metal unibody chassis.<p>In terms of its design, the new …

Meet The App That Uses A Neural Network To Describe The World

It’s not always right, but sometimes it’s poetic.<p>If you ever wanted to see how good (or not) AI and neural networks are at accurately identifying things, you should check out a new iOS app called AI Scry. The app was developed by an art and technology studio named disk cactus (their real name is …

Everything we know about the new 9.7-inch iPad

The iPad Air lineup hasn’t been updated since October 2014 but that is finally set to change on March 21st when Apple is expected to unveil a new 9.7-inch iPad that will undoubtedly be the best tablet to ever come out of Cupertino.<p>Thanks to a flurry of rumors and leaks over the winter we have a …

Closing Multitasking Apps On iPhone Won't Save Battery Life, Apple Executive Confirms

Apple’s Senior Vice President of Software, <i>Craig Federighi</i>, has simultaneously thanked an iPhone owner for being an Apple customer, and managed to …

A top computer scientist told us the games that artificial intelligence can't win

Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence team is making history.<p>Its AlphaGo program is up 2-0 on Lee Sedol, one of the top Go players alive. This is the first time a computer has beat a human champion without a handicap.<p>While there will be three more games between Sedol and AlphaGo, the victory …

Samsung’s latest tablet: the 7-inch Galaxy Tab A w/ microSD slot + 4000mAh battery

Samsung’s tablet strategy is remarkably incoherent and consists of numerous devices with low-end specs. The latest addition is the 7-inch Galaxy Tab A announced by Samsung’s German retail site.<p>The previous Galaxy Tab A’s were released last year and came in 8- and 9.7-inch screen sizes. The 2016 …

Google's latest update actually makes Android tablets worth using

I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with tablets. I’ve never managed to convince myself to keep an iPad past a few weeks and I couldn’t take Android tablets seriously with their lack of multitasking.<p>That said, when I tried Google’s Pixel C hybrid late last year, I was impressed with what the …

Could You Hack Your Brain To Get More Motivated?

We know we should put the cigarettes away or make use of that gym membership, but in the moment, we just don't do it. There is a cluster of neurons in our brain critical for motivation, though. What if you could hack them to motivate yourself?<p>These neurons are located in the middle of the brain, in …

The Brain

12 gadgets every girl needs in her pocket

By T3 Online<p>Having recently published a list of essential portable tech for male pockets we're here to do the same for the ladies in our audience. …

Chase down those ZZZ’s with new Sleepfulness app

If you’ve ever looked at meditation and thought “that stuff just sends me to sleep,” you may just be onto something. Mindfulness Everywhere, better known for its successful mindfulness and meditation app buddhify, recently released Sleepfulness. The new app helps you pull the plug on yet another …