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What Drones Did for the Sky, Robot Subs Are About to Do for the Sea

What happens when autonomous sea vessels are cheap and freely available.<p>The next drone revolution is happening underwater. Just as flying drones have changed from expensive specialist tools to mass-market million-sellers in a few short years, their aquatic counterparts are opening up the …

Drones

How To Fly Long Haul Like A Pro

Make long-haul flights a breeze with our tips from the pros.<p>We know that the hardest parts of a long-haul holiday are the flights, so we asked …

How to optimize your Android smartphone and get the best performance

Since the beginning, one of the core tenets of Google’s mobile operating system has been its versatility. Android offers a diverse range of features and a level of personalization that lets you truly make an Android phone your own. But despite its power, Android isn’t without its pitfalls. In fact, …

Apps

A world without work is coming – it could be utopia or it could be hell

Robots will eventually do all our jobs, but we need to start planning to avert social collapse<p>Most of us have wondered what we might do if we didn’t need to work – if we woke up one morning to discover we had won the lottery, say. We entertain ourselves with visions of multiple homes, trips around …

Want to get better at coding? You just have to play this game

Coding is the new English. At least, that’s what websites like Codecademy want you to think.<p>But maybe you’ve held off on trying to improve your coding skills, because you still thought it wasn’t fun enough. Turns out there’s no excuse for you anymore.<p>With Codingame, you practice your coding skills …

PHP

This Is How You Build Organic Brand Loyalty for Your Business

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.com.</i><p>Social media is an invaluable tool to help market your brand, but what good is it without a target …

How I rooted my Amazon Android tablet

I'm a huge fan of Amazon's cheap tablet computers. Amazon's Android-based tablet OS is breeze to set up for my 9 year-old, but their proprietary …

How you can become a big data expert

In today's always-connected world, nearly everything we do can be (and often is) tracked and stored as data. Information like what TV shows we prefer, which restaurants we frequent, and who we're most likely to find attractive can be teased out of the massive stores of data we've generated, also …

Step by Step: Building a brand logo case study

An over the shoulder, warts and all, look at how the logo design process works. We take you behind the scenes of a brand build for an upcoming social …

Graphic Design

Have an idea for an Android app but don't know how to develop it?

<i>The AA Picks team is on the prowl for things we think our readers will value. If we make an affiliate partnership to reduce the costs of purchases, then we may see a share of revenue.</i><p>Ever had a great idea for a mobile app?<p>Maybe you’ve got a gripping story and compelling gameplay, or maybe just …

Apps

5 Influencers Share How They Used Networking to Grow Their Personal Brands

Your personal brand is how the world perceives you. With that in mind, it’s smart to control the way you build your brand so nothing is left to chance or interpretation. As people begin to recognize you based on your interactions and the content you share, they’ll be able to identify your brand …

Public Relations

How to Build a DIY Wood-Burning Brick Pizza Oven

Achieve the pinnacle of pizza making.<p>The best tasting pizza is cooked in a wood-burning pizza oven built out of brick. It's been that way for years, but we continue to cook our pizza in standard ovens and settle for soggy or burnt pizza. If you take your pizza seriously, consider building your own …

Home Improvement

Kaepernick encouraged by Obama weighing in on anthem protest

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick was encouraged that President Barack Obama recently weighed in on his national anthem protest by praising him for generating conversation about social issues.<p>Obama said Monday that he had no doubt that the San Francisco 49ers quarterback is sincere and …

Football (U.S.)

How to Watch the NFL Without Cable TV

There are plenty of ways to follow the NFL without paying an arm and a leg to your local cable company.<p>Pretty much everyone loves football. Cable TV? Not so much. So with the 2016-2017 NFL season starting up this Thursday, you might be wondering if you can ditch your cable contract and still catch …

flow.ci Weekly Mashup 10

Hacking, Baidu AI, Node.js, PyPy, and Android Highlights<p><b>This week, we cover:</b><p><b>-How to Steal Any Developer’s Local Database<br>-Baidu Open Sourced its Deep</b> …

This is the one type of dress shoe every guy should own

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Buying a nice pair of dress shoes is a rite of passage for any guy. Whether or not you wear them every day, leather lace-ups bring a …

Shoes

Democratic lawmakers kept a 'dos and don'ts' cheat sheet for dealing with Black Lives Matter activists

The document, which was obtained and posted online by the mysterious hacker Guccifer 2.0, was sent by Troy Perry, a former Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee staffer, to the rest of the committee staff in November 2015.<p>Perry describes Black Lives Matter as "a radical movement to end …

Black Lives Matter

Microsoft Releases New Power BI JavaScript API

Microsoft’s Power BI has been doing a great job of interactive data visualization so far, with the release of some new features just last week. Now …

Analytics

The best portable bluetooth speaker

<i>By Brent Butterworth</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.</i><p>After testing 118 Bluetooth speakers over the last two years, we think the UE Roll 2 is the best choice for most listeners. It sounds better and plays louder …

Inside one of the fastest-growing clothing companies that's making some millennial moms rich

The brand, which sells brightly-colored shirts, leggings, and dresses, isn't available in stores or on a company website.<p>Instead, tens of thousands of people across the US — many of whom are millennial moms — are selling LuLaRoe to friends in their living rooms and in online forums while earning …

Clothing

This Startup Is Helping Bars Reduce Waste by Analyzing Drinking Habits

'Smart Taps' are helping bars increase profits.<p>Beer taps have changed very little in over fifty years. But the next time you find yourself sitting at a bar, keep your eyes peeled for online connected "Smart Taps."<p>The Smart Tap is the brainchild of WeissBeerger, a company that is proudly turning …

New rules for commercial drone use take effect today in the U.S.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration put new rules into effect today regulating the commercial use of small, unmanned aircraft systems, or drones.<p>The rules apply to drones that weigh up to 55 pounds and that are being used for business purposes, whether that’s scientific research, education, …

15 Things You Didn’t Know About The Boeing 747

Introduced in the 1970s with Pan Am, nothing has ever screamed “American prosperity” quite like a double-decker plane, the Boeing 747. Large enough …

Aerospace

The 6 Tools Every Graphic Designer Should Have

Photoshop has its perks. But let's face it, it's massive, complicated and often intimidating for the casual graphic designer. Even with all the DIY guides and manuals available online, mastering Photoshop can be a tricky business, especially if you don't do a formal course. But why let all that …

Comment on Engineering Will Soon Be ‘More Parenting Than Programming’ by Computing: Top Articles and News | Giant Leap

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Emerging Technology

What is an API? In English, please.

Before I learned software development, API sounded like a kind of beer.<p>Today I use the term so often that I have in fact recently tried to order an …

Best Android Apps for Entrepreneurs

Six secrets of Google Maps

<b>Download an offline area:</b> If you're going to be somewhere where you can't get mobile service, take advantage of the ability to download a section of …

Google Maps

Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Is Worse Than Secondhand Tobacco Smoke, Study Shows

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The marijuana industry appears to be on the precipice of its most robust expansion yet in 2016.<p>Beginning with the legalization of medical marijuana in California in 1996, another two dozen states have since followed suit, bringing the medical legalization total to 25. …

Cannabis