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Devs are flooding to GitLab amidst Github Microsoft acquisition rumors

Last night, Bloomberg reported that Microsoft has acquired GitHub. The deal is still unconfirmed by both parties (I asked, they said “<i>no comment</i>“), but it’s believed Microsoft will announce it later today.<p><b>(UPDATE: Microsoft has officially announced its acquisition of GitHub for $7.5 billion in</b> …

GitHub

GitHub users are already fuming about the company’s sale to Microsoft

Microsoft is preparing to acquire GitHub, the popular code repository that’s like Google Docs for developers, according to both Business Insider (paywall) and Bloomberg (paywall). While neither party confirmed the deal, sources told each outlet that it’s expected to be announced on Monday (June 4). …

Open Source Software

Intel is acquiring self-driving tech supplier Mobileye for close to $15 billion

The deal gives Intel control over a big auto supplier in the self-driving space.<p>Intel has agreed to acquire Israeli automotive supplier Mobileye for $63.54 per share in cash or $14.7 billion, the companies announced on Monday.<p>The deal price is a 34 percent premium to where Mobileye’s shares were …

Google’s new version of Hangouts looks a lot like Slack

The new tool features “rooms” and threaded conversations.<p>Google’s workplace tools, called G Suite, is splitting its Hangouts app into two parts — Hangouts Meet for video chat, and Hangouts Chat — which looks a lot like Slack.<p>Google announced the news Thursday at the Next conference in San Francisco.<p>…

Here’s how Facebook plans to fix its fake-news problem

It’s a rough plan, but a plan nonetheless.<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t think fake news influenced last week’s presidential election. But it turns out he <i>does</i> think fake news is a problem on Facebook, and late Friday night he laid out a few details about a number of “projects we already have …

The Best Wireless Headphones (Because iPhone 7 EarPods Are Already Glitchy)

Testing, testing, is this thing on? If you have the iPhone 7 earphones that came with your new device, you probably can't hear a thing. The Apple Lightning EarPods have a software glitch that causes the volume control dongle (a techy word for adapter) to stop working intermittently. When that …

7 Ways to Earn Passive Income (and Why It's So Important)

The tradeoff is that most passive income sources require an upfront investment of time or money to begin paying off.<p>If you're looking to build wealth, if you're looking to save up a nest egg for retirement, or if you're merely looking for a way to alleviate financial stress in your life, passive …

5 hot new ways to use JavaScript

If you were a writing code for the web over 10 years ago, it would have been hard to imagine that JavaScript would ever be used outside of the …

4 Cheap Dividend Growth Stocks

We all know the secret to successful investing is buying low and selling high. But what does that mean, exactly – do we simply buy companies growing their top lines aggressively in today’s low-growth world?<p>There are dangers in this approach, which put you at risk for drastic losses. Take, for …

Clueless About Money? This Simple Tool Could Empower Your Financial Life

We all hate not knowing where our money goes.<p>Peter Polson started Tiller out of frustration with the tools available to manage his money. In high school in the early 90's, Polson taught computer classes as a side job. His standard curriculum included Word and Quicken. Later in college, he worked …

How I increased my income by $15,000 in just one year

Two concrete changes in a young woman's life helped her earn $15,000 more in 2016 than she did in 2015. Learn how a job change and salary negotiation …

Employment

Why the Stock Market Could Be Headed for a 1987-like Crash

Don’t tell stock market investors, but we’re in the middle of the longest earnings recession since 2008.<p>That’s according to data from FactSet, which …

10 Hidden Tricks Inside Windows 10

Features Editor<p>This story originally appeared on PCMag<p>Microsoft's Windows OS isn't any one thing. It arises from a patchwork of finely tuned features. Each individual feature is, in turn, the result of a team of dedicated engineers who create the best (often personalizable) experience possible. So, …

3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Buy in September

Image source: Getty Images.<p>With interest rates at historic lows, yield-hungry investors are looking elsewhere for income. Unfortunately, too many get blinded by the allure of high-yield stocks, only to learn the hard way that most high yields are a sign of trouble. I say "most" because we've found …

3 Easy Hacks to Becoming a Constant Learner

Don't have time to carve out an hour a day for deep learning? Here's how to do it throughout your day.<p>It's no surprise many of the most successful people share the constant learner gene. They carve out significant time for absorbing new information and deliberate learning. Some dedicate an hour …

Top 10 Chinese cities with best investment climate[1]

The urban investment environment, or all the support the city can provide to investors, may help the city attract more investment.<p>The China Institute …

Is this what’s slowing down Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 7?

One of the most critical components of a smartphone is the built-in storage, which can make a huge difference in overall performance. Tests …

Meet the Next Warren Buffett

He's a 59-year-old hedge funder.<p>Some phenomena happen so rarely that we’ll wait years to see them, like the reappearance of Halley’s Comet or the …

Online map shows London's changing history in images

<b>A map showing the modern day location of hundreds of thousands of historic images of London has been created.</b><p>Visitors to The London Picture Archive can search any address in the capital and find photos, maps, prints and paintings of how the area once looked.<p>It took two years to digitise and find …

Internal documents just leaked every big change coming to the iPhone 7

The iPhone 7 is already being mass-produced ahead of its release next month, and a brand new leak offers an inside look into the kind of …

7 Indispensable Time-Management Tips For Entrepreneurs

Are you an entrepreneur who finds that they aren’t getting enough done in a single work day? It’s not unusual to find yourself behind the eight ball …

Comment: Microsoft just demonstrated why Apple was right to stand up to the FBI

<i>Update: Steve Gibson has taken issue with the ‘golden key’ term used by Ars, arguing that it overplays the significance of the vulnerability.</i><p>I wrote an opinion piece predating the San Bernardino shootings on why Apple was right to stand firm on encryption even in the face of terrorist attacks, and …

Google just made it harder for hackers to trick you in Gmail

Google released two new security features that attempt to make Gmail safer for users.<p>The updates, announced Wednesday, will benefit Gmail users on …

23 productivity tips from digital nomads around the globe

Productivity on its own can be a tough challenge for anyone, even if you work from the same space every day.<p>And what if you’re jumping workspaces every week? Every day? Every couple hours? Digital nomads and remote workers have a very unique productivity puzzle to figure out.<p>I’ve been fortunate …

Productivity

Sleek iPhone 6/6s battery case more than doubles your phone’s battery life for $25

There are so many things about Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s that are awesome. The design, the build quality, the display, the software, the power… …

Find Free Office Templates Through Hloom

Microsoft Office is without doubt the most powerful and well used office product around the world. It offers a package of software that covers all …

The Best Mockup & Wireframing Design Tools & Apps for UI/UX Designers

Prototyping/wireframing tools are the best communication method between interaction designers, project manager, and website developers. It’s a key ste …

Microsoft Expertly Demonstrates Why Encryption Backdoors Are Terrible Ideas

Microsoft did long term privacy advocates a huge favor, even while it screwed over untold millions of customers. The company expertly demonstrated …