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Universities withstood MOOCs but risk being outwitted by OPMs

“THERE’S only two things you do in the navy,” says Vice-Admiral Al Harms, former commander of the <i>USS</i> <i>Nimitz</i>, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier that …

Higher Education

👨‍💻 Scrape Websites for Information Easily using Code.xyz and Node.js🤓

A web scraper is a tool that allows us to select and transform a website's unstructured data into a structured database. So where would a web scraper …

Web Development

How one retired Millennial made more than $60,000 in passive income last year

You can take the woman out of work, but you can’t take the work out of the woman. At least, that’s the case for J.P. Livingston, who retired at age …

Retirement

WhatsApp copies Telegram to add one-way ‘broadcast’ mode to group chats

“Good artists borrow great artists steal” is a phrase that Facebook seems acutely aware of.<p>It’s common to speak of Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo-app-now-social-network, borrowing from Snapchat, but now Facebook’s WhatsApp chat app is increasingly drawing its innovation from others such as …

Apps

Meet the 21-Year-Old CEO Revolutionizing Luxury Air Travel

As a boy, Zander Futernick always dreamed of becoming a pilot. For his eighth birthday, his father built him a little airport with a concourse, replete with model airplanes—and when they traveled, he would venture into the cockpit at the end of each flight. “I’d sit in the seat and they’d give me …

Family Business

10+ top open-source tools for Docker security

For container security, you'll find plenty of open-source tools that can help prevent another debacle like the one at Tesla, which suffered a …

Microservices

Raspberry Pi Face Recognition

In last week’s blog post you learned how to perform <i>Face recognition with Python, OpenCV, and deep learning</i>.But as I hinted at in the post, in order …

Raspberry Pi

Never Make a Dry Pork Chop Again [Updated]

A juicy, perfectly cooked pork chop can rival a good steak, and chops of the porcine variety are way cheaper than any cut of beef (except like, stew …

Cooking

Udacity launches blockchain nanodegree program

Online learning platform Udacity is doubling down on its mission to offer courses in transformative technologies to plug current and anticipated employment gaps.<p>The latest program to emerge from Udacity’s education vaults is the blockchain developer nanodegree, aimed at developers already …

MOOCs

Aaptiv raises $22M from Amazon, Disney and more for its “Netflix for fitness”, now valued over $200M

Health and wellness has been one of the biggest categories for development in the tech industry, with huge range of wearable devices and connected equipment being built to track how we are moving and helping us stay fit. Now, a startup whose app offers users a selection of audio-based, …

Warner Music

47 advanced tutorials for mastering Kubernetes

It's not hard to find high-quality beginner tutorials if you're starting to learn Kubernetes. But where can you find more advanced learning resources …

DevOps

UC Berkeley puts blockchain training online; thousands sign up

UC Berkeley in 2016 saw the potential for teaching about blockchain with a primary focus on bitcoin and the other cryptocurrencies the technology …

UC Berkeley

A travel hacker snagged himself $5,000 of 'free' travel by using a credit card to buy a $60,000 Tesla

Keith Rosso and his wife saved up for over two years to buy a Tesla Model 3.<p>With the vehicle's starting price of $35,000, plus customization, Rosso knew it would be "the largest purchase of my life," he recalled in a post on the credit-card-rewards blog Million Mile Secrets.<p>But the California …

This 1 LinkedIn Mistake Is a Huge Red Flag to Hiring Managers

The secret to a good LinkedIn profile is in the text.<p>While LinkedIn has tried to make it easier for us to create a professional summary of our skills and experience, it's still pretty daunting for most people to fill out their online profile. Especially, if you're a job seeker. LinkedIn is …

Employment

An MBA in Wine Is a Shortcut Into the Booze Business

A year after Aimee Chang’s father invested in a 40-acre vineyard in Napa’s prestigious Pritchard Hill area in 2010, her family decided they wanted to …

N26 launches a revised metal card

Fintech startup N26 is updating its N26 Metal product and launching it tomorrow. You might remember that the company first announced its premium card at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin in December 2017. Shortly after the conference, the card was available in early access for existing N26 Black …

This Doctor-Approved Trick Tells You Exactly How Many Carbs You Should Eat

Carbohydrates are arguably the most divisive food group. Pizza, pasta, bread, and the like have the ability to inspire cult-like adoration while …

Getting Started with AWS Lambda and Node.js

Once upon a time, not so long ago, a word caught my ear. <b>Lambda</b>. That struck a chord, remembering the good old days of playing Half-Life as a kid. …

Attend a cybersecurity bootcamp online for less than $40

When the average person thinks of hacking, they might picture a trenchcoat-wearing citizen in <i>The Matrix</i>, furiously pounding away at a keyboard in a …

Build and Deploy a Rest API Using Serverless, Express, and Nodejs

Today I'm showing how to Build and deploy an express/Node Rest API using serverless lambda.<p><b>We know Serverless is growing so fastly and a lot of</b> …

$0 to $1,000 in a Day: How to Build an Ecommerce Business That Could Make You Millions

For our first video in the series $0 to $1,000, ecommerce expert Trevor Chapman chats about the type of site you need, the basics you must have before you launch and how to use email the right way.<p>1 min read<p>Before you can run, you need to learn how to walk. The same logic goes for building a …

Building Serverless Mobile Applications with React Native & AWS

In this post, we’ll look at how to build fully serverless & backendless mobile applications with AWS Amplify & React Native that include features …

GDPR Isn't The Answer, But Blockchain Is

A little more than a week after the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) went into effect, the world is adjusting to the new comprehensive regulatory regime with global reach, designed to protect the personally identifiable information (“PII”) of residents of the European Union (“EU”).<p>Unlike …

Philips Hue Sync now available for Mac, app syncs lighting to games, videos, and music

First announced back at CES in January, Philips is releasing its new Philips Hue Sync app for both Mac and PC today. The new macOS utility lets you sync Hue smart light colors and effects to games, video, and music playing from Mac.<p>Philips describes the new Mac app benefits:<p>Imagine you’re playing …

5 reasons why Code Avengers is a great way to learn coding

If you’re the motivated, entrepreneurial self-starter that your résumé claims you are, then you don’t have to shell out a fortune for college courses …

Jira bug exposed private server keys at major companies, researcher finds

A major TV network, a UK cell giant, and one US government agency are among the companies affected.<p>Several tech giants and major companies are …

Japan's Ban Is a Wake-Up Call to Defend Privacy Coins

<i>Robert Viglione is the co-founder of ZenCash and a PhD candidate in finance at University of South Carolina.</i> <i>Prior to ZenCash, Rob was</i> <i>a physicist,</i> …

The gig economy is coming for your office job — here's how it works for companies doing it already

LONDON — The gig economy will be mainstream in the office within the next five years and life for employees is set to "fundamentally change," a CEO who works with 30% of the Fortune 100 told Business Insider.<p>The way that companies employ office workers today is outdated and "insane" in light of new …

Two Weak Links in Blockchain Adoption

Written by Jerry Witkowicz and Sayed Wayzi After analyzing hundreds of blockchain startups, we discovered two major weaknesses that, if not …

Review: $300 Razer Core X – the best eGPU for MacBook Pro [Video]

Earlier this week Razer, best known for its PC Laptops and gaming-related peripherals, introduced a new eGPU solution called the Razer Core X. Razer already produces an eGPU called the Razer Core V2, but the Core X is a budget-friendly eGPU box that’s being marketed at both Mac and PC …