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How to install Android Studio and start your very first project

Convinced Android development is for you? You need a complete development environment so you can jump in and get started. Let’s go over the basic steps necessary to prepare your computer for Android development, like installing Android Studio, the Android software development kit (SDK), and the …

Android News

Unusual Furniture Design: These Super-Beds from China Come Loaded With Accessories

Shockingly, most of them are less than USD $500<p>I think the hours we spend sleeping are enough time to spend in a single piece of furniture. But for …

Here are 15 of the most surprising work-from-home jobs hiring now

These beer editors, dictionary authors and eye doctors can WFH – plus five remote gigs that don’t require previous experience.<p>You’ll feel right at …

Employment

Forget Photoshop—Edit Your Photos With These Top Free Photo Editors

13 Free Photo Editors<p>The Best Free Photo Editors Out There<p>Updated May 03, 2018<p>These free photo editors are the best of the best and will get you just …

Tutorials

Inside China's Vast New Experiment in Social Ranking

In 2015, when Lazarus Liu moved home to China after studying logistics in the United Kingdom for three years, he quickly noticed that something had …

Bank of China

Cosmos At Least 250x Bigger Than Visible Universe, Say Cosmologists - MIT Technology Review

When we look out into the Universe, the stuff we can see must be close enough for light to have reached us since the Universe began. The universe is …

Dark Matter

Google’s DeepMind achieves machine learning breakthroughs at a terrifying pace

It’s time to add “AI research” to the list of things that machines can do better than humans. Google’s Alpha Go, the computer that beat the world’s greatest human go player, just lost to a version of itself that’s never had a single human lesson.<p>Google is making progress in the field of machine …

Artificial Intelligence

'Sleep should be prescribed': what those late nights out could be costing you

Matthew Walker has learned to dread the question “What do you do?” At parties, it signals the end of his evening; thereafter, his new acquaintance will inevitably cling to him like ivy. On an aeroplane, it usually means that while everyone else watches movies or reads a thriller, he will find …

Immune System

The Storm Is Coming

<i>"The future is unpredictable. No one knows whether the economy will shrink or grow (or how fast), what the rate of inflation will be, and whether</i> …

Millions of programmers rely on this site to do their jobs, and its CEO has big plans to make it even more helpful

Millions of programmers rely on Stack Overflow, the question-and-answer site for the tech industry, to do their jobs. So much so, that it's become something of an industry in-joke.<p>It doesn't matter which programming language you're using, what kind of software you're trying to make, or where in the …

Stack Overflow

Here Are (Approximately) 3000 Free Data Sources You Can Use Right Now

If you need data about government activity, the welfare of Mother Earth and her children, finance, economies, industry, weather and climate, or any of a myriad of social and scientific concerns, you can get it right now, free of charge.<p>Thousands of municipal, state, and national governments now …

Open Data

Why It’s No Longer Possible for Any Country to Win a War

The last few decades have been the most peaceful era in human history. For the first time ever, fewer people die today from human violence than from …

Google can turn an ordinary PC into a deep learning machine

Time is one of the biggest obstacles to the adoption of deep learning. It can take days to train one of these systems even if you have massive computing power at your disposal -- on more modest hardware, it can take weeks. Google might just fix that. It's releasing an open source tool, …

How Does Earth Move Through Space? Now We Know, On Every Scale

Ask a scientist for our cosmic address, and you’ll get quite a mouthful. Here we are, on planet Earth, which spins on its axis and revolves around the Sun, which orbits in an ellipse around the center of the Milky Way, which is being pulled towards Andromeda within our local group, which is being …

Universe

11 grammatical mistakes that instantly reveal people's ignorance

Homophones — words that sound alike but are spelled differently — can be particularly pesky.<p>Regardless, you should never choose incorrectly in these nine situations:<p>1. 'Your' vs. 'You're'<p>"Your" is a possessive pronoun, while "you're" is a contraction of "you are."<p>Example 1: You're pretty.<p>Example 2: …

This essay got a high-school senior into Harvard, Yale, MIT, and other top schools

But before he was accepted to the prestigious Ivy League school, he had to first navigate the tricky aspect of writing a stellar admissions essay.<p>His hard work certainly paid off. In addition to Harvard, he gained acceptances at Yale, MIT, Columbia and the University of Virginia.<p>Rodriquez …

Coding is not “fun,” it’s technically and ethically complex

Programming computers is a piece of cake. Or so the world’s digital-skills gurus would have us believe. From the non-profit Code.org’s promise that “Anybody can learn!” to Apple chief executive Tim Cook’s comment that writing code is “fun and interactive,” the art and science of making software is …

Computer Science

Bill Gates once said 'definitely send me a résumé' if you finish this fiendishly difficult book

"If you think you're a really good programmer... read (Knuth's) <i>Art of Computer Programming</i>... You should definitely send me a résumé if you can read the whole thing," read a quote from Bill Gates on the cover of the third edition of the first volume.<p>That quote was taken from a syndicated newspaper …

How I went from zero to San Francisco software engineer in 12 months

One year ago, I was working part-time as a route setter at a rock climbing gym in Tennessee. Today I’m working as a software engineer at a cyber-security startup in San Francisco.<p>My journey to this point has been unforgettable and life-changing. And yet as challenging as everything was, I think …

San Francisco

5 Cheats to Help You Become A Better Developer

If you need help as a developer, there's a great online community to ask and a hosting site to learn the secrets of others' code.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Great developers work with probably hundreds of thousands of variables and moving parts to create incredibly …

7 Jobs Intelligent Robots Will Take First (Some Will Surprise You)

Hold onto your white collars, because the robotic revolution is going to cause the biggest transformation in the world’s workforce since the industrial revolution, and are 7 jobs intelligent robots have firmly in their sight.<p>While many of us are excited about the future and the conveniences …

Artificial Intelligence

There's a dark secret at the heart of artificial intelligence: no one really understands how it works

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by researchers at the chip maker Nvidia, didn't look different from other autonomous cars, but it was unlike anything demonstrated by Google, Tesla, or General …

Ancient programming language COBOL can make you bank, literally

You’d think a computer programming language created in 1959 would be outdated — but you’d be incredibly wrong.<p>Most people know Java and C++, but good ol’ COBOL is still alive and kicking. In the US, around 80 percent of in-person transactions and 95 percent of ATM swipes are based on programs …

Data From 14 Million Papers Is Now Available Online For Free

The future is open-access.<p>The Initiative of Open Citations (140C) announced today that science papers' reference lists will now be accessible to …

Science

My giant JavaScript Basics course is now live on YouTube. And it’s 100% free.

My JavaScript Basics course is now live on freeCodeCamp’s YouTube channel.<p>The great thing about this course is that it also aligns with the Basic …

The 25 best places to visit in Europe in 2017

Europe is so full of amazing travel destinations that it can be hard to settle on where to actually go when you're planning a trip.<p>To help you narrow down that list, TripAdvisor has released a ranking of the top 25 destinations to visit on the continent.<p>The travel planning site used an algorithm to …

These are the 10 skills to learn if you want to advance in a career in tech

Whether you're just starting out, you're angling for a better gig, or you're just trying to thrive right where you are, it's important that you're up-to-date with the latest technologies — or else you may already be behind the curve, as the hot new tech <i>du jour</i> replaces the old and busted.<p>"We see …

Learn JavaScript: The Complete Guide

Along with HTML and CSS, JavaScript is one of the core technologies of the web. The majority of websites use it, and all modern web browsers support …

A Major Surge in Atmospheric Warming Is Probably Coming in the Next Five Years

The oceans have been absorbing the lion's share of global warming in recent years, sparing land dwellers the worst of the heat. That's about to change.<p>Forget the so-called 'pause' in global warming—new research says we might be in for an era of deeply accelerated heating.<p>While the rate of …

Free Trading Websites Every Day Trader Should Know

Free trading sites with great resources and day trading tools<p>Updated March 14, 2017<p>Looking for day trading resources to help you out with your day …

Stock Markets