Andre Mckenzie

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The 2 Barriers Holding You Back from Finally Writing Your Book, and How to Move Past Them

"I will write my book in 2017!" say aspiring authors everywhere. If you want to make it happen, you must move past these 2 obstacles. Here is how!<p>Do you have "write my book" on your list of 2017 goals or resolutions? The good news is that it's never been easier to write your book.<p>There are …

#GTMTips: 10 Useful Custom JavaScript Tricks

I recently published a #GTMTips guide called 10 Useful CSS Selectors, and it was very well received. Inspired by the feedback, here’s the next …

JavaScript

Taking the headphone jack off phones is user-hostile and stupid

Have some dignity<p>Another day, another rumor that Apple is going to ditch the headphone jack on the next iPhone in favor of sending out audio over Lightning. Or another phone beats Apple to the punch by ditching the headphone jack in favor of passing out audio over USB-C. What exciting times for …

How much extra would a US-made iPhone cost? MIT has done the sums …

With two Presidential candidates saying that Apple should be making more of its products in the USA, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has done the sums to see just how practical it would be for Apple to manufacture iPhones in its home market.<p>The question, of course, isn’t a simple one: you …

Syracuse University

Don’t get stuck (An Advice in Learning Programming)

Why we always get stuck ?<p>Being stuck is the period that you give up learning or working in a specific field and you may ask your self<p>Should I …

Scientists just confirmed there's a second layer of information hidden in our DNA

That's something biologists have known for years, and they've even been able to figure out some of the proteins responsible for folding up DNA. But now a group of physicists have been able to demonstrate for the first time through simulations how this hidden information controls our evolution.<p>Let's …

Genetics

8 Ways to Become a Better Coder

New RelicBlog Thumbnail: <i>By Esther Schindler</i>It’s time to get serious about improving your programming skills. <i>Let’s do it!</i>read more

Computer Science

How to Figure Out If Your Big Idea Is a Viable Business

Before you sink any money into a new enterprise, take your idea for a test drive.<p><i>This story is part one of a five-part series on the best way to</i> …

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur may very well be one of the most difficult jobs on the planet. There are very few career paths that require the same amount of work, skill, sacrifice and commitment. Being an entrepreneur is really hard but also …

Entrepreneurship

Qualcomm Catches Apple As iPhone Retains Advantage

Qualcomm is back. The chip manufacturer ruled Mobile World Congress! Everybody loves Qualcomm right now! If I had to award a prize for the best product at MWC, then I would find it very easy to justify choosing Qualcomm.<p>The San Diego based chip manufacturer has had a torrid few years, but now …

Here's Why Most Games for Mobile Devices Are Recycled Trash

There's a pretty significant difference between the game experience on a mobile device and a home game consule like, for example, an Xbox One or …

4 Morning Habits That Will Make Your Day Much Better

Mind you, the morning ritual is one of the most important parts of the day which also indicates in a way as to how the rest of the day is going to …

Qigong

Here's What Fruits And Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them

The original genetic modification.<p>Next time you bite into a slice of watermelon or a cob of corn, consider this: these familiar fruits and veggies …

Does Android’s innovation boom put iPhone to shame? [Friday Night Fight]

After Samsung and LG announced exciting new iPhone rivals at Mobile World Congress this week, we’ve had heated debates behind the scenes here <i></i>over whether Apple’s smartphone can still compete against the big guns in an increasingly competitive smartphone market.<p>Without features like wireless …

IPhone 7

Want to Ride Faster? Break These Mental Habits

<b>1. You Worry Away Your Watts</b><br>Obsessing about what might go wrong before a hard ride is literally a waste of energy: Your brain gobbles 120 grams of glucose daily—a whopping 60 percent of your body’s usage—just sitting there. Even mild acute stress can send this up by 12 percent. Mental fatigue makes …

Hack Like a Pro: Python Scripting for the Aspiring Hacker, Part 2

Welcome back, my fledgling hackers!<p>In an earlier tutorial, I introduced you to probably the most popular scripting language for hackers, Python. To …

Machines that learn like people | Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Object-recognition systems are beginning to get pretty good — and in the case of Facebook’s face-recognition algorithms, frighteningly good.<p>But …

Do yourself a favor: Clean up annoying app notifications

A new year is a good opportunity for taking stock of your life and making changes, but they don’t have to be major. For example, I’ve decided that 2016 will be the year my phone annoys me a lot less.<p>You know how it is; you install an app and it asks if it can send you push notifications. You say …

Creationism Whistleblower: ‘Academic Freedom’ Is Sneak Attack on Evolution

The ‘intelligent design’ push in public classrooms failed a decade ago, but since then Darwin’s haters have returned with a new strategy disguised as …

Investing In Artificial Intelligence

Nathan Benaich Contributor<p>Nathan Benaich is a partner at Playfair Capital.<p>Artificial intelligence is one of the most exciting and transformative opportunities of our time. From my vantage point as a venture investor at Playfair Capital, where I focus on investing and building community around AI, I …

How I Taught Myself to Code in Eight Weeks

To a lot of non-developers, learning to code seems like an impossibly daunting task. However, thanks to a number of great resources that have …

The 10 best Netflix TV shows you've never heard of

Yeah yeah, we get it, <i>Breaking Bad</i> and <i>The Walking Dead</i> are amazing. It’s quite likely that even if you don’t stream anything remotely similar to these …

What Students And Teachers Really Think About Computer Science In Schools

The good, the bad and the disappointing.<p>Teachers who work at the poorest schools are more likely to think that computer science is vital to their students’ futures, but are less likely to think their school boards agree, a new survey released Tuesday reveals.<p>The survey was conducted by Gallup on …

School Administration

Too many people are pretending to be rich

His mother- and father-in-law are in their early seventies and have virtually nothing put away for retirement. Before too long, they're going to be unable to work, and because his spouse is an only child, his in-laws are expecting that Tim's family will take them in.<p>On the other hand, Tim's parents …

Retirement

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

Geography

Microsoft's latest mail app strips out everything you hate about email

The team behind Microsoft Outlook has a new email app that makes it a lot easier to ignore your inbox.<p>Send, released on iOS Wednesday, is an email …