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This DIY smart mirror is small, stunning and full of features

Several years ago Google X engineer Max Braun published a medium post on a smart mirror he made and now he’s back with a new version that’s smaller and smarter. This is a smart mirror I can get behind though I still find smart mirrors completely frivolous.<p>He published his project on Medium where he …

Weather

So you're thinking about investing in bitcoin? Don't

Bitcoin has become a bubble with the forces of human herd behavior, greed, and fear of missing out amplifying it<p>I’ve been watching this bitcoin situation for a few years, assuming it would just blow over.<p>But a collective insanity has sprouted around the new field of “cryptocurrencies”, causing an …

Cryptocurrency

Ethereum will pass Bitcoin in 2018: my cryptocurrency investment portfolio

In the last few days, many have asked about my investment strategy and portfolio mix after writing 95Percent’s: Blockchain Technology.<p>After much …

Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2018

Torrent sites have come and gone over past year. Now, at the start of 2018, we take a look to see what the most-used sites are in the current …

How To: Will Apple's $29 Battery Replacement Actually Speed Up Your iPhone? Check Here

Apple has been in hot water ever since the news that the company slows down iPhones with older batteries. The iPhone maker is now in damage control, …

See Up To 30 Beautiful US Destinations By Train For $97

The US is home to so many wild and wonderful cities that it can be difficult to settle on just one destination. For those that want a little taste of …

Trains

10 ridiculously smart questions you should ask in a job interview

In a crowded job market, the last thing you want in a job interview to be is forgettable.<p>Yet people do it every day with this one mistake: not asking …

6 Travel Apps That Industry Experts Swear By to Save Money

Industry experts swear by them<p>The last thing anyone wants to do is spend more money than necessary when planning a vacation. But luckily, there are …

Polar M600 remains the best GPS smartwatch available thanks to Android Wear 2.0

Last fall it was clear that the Polar M600 was the best smartwatch and GPS sports watch combination. Even with the Apple Watch Series 2 and Samsung …

The Best Fidget Spinners and Fidget Cubes

What idiot called them fidget spinners and not fidget widgets?<p>If you can't seem to keep yourself still and need something, anything, to occupy your …

Program an SMS Bot Using Python and Twilio

This winter I went to Utah with some friends, and explored some of the most remote and beautiful places in the world. I hiked through Star Wars looking terrains, and was in awe at the bright red canyons. However, there was one problem: we were in such remote places, the cellular connection was …

Apple just gave away all the iPhone camera’s secrets

Just because you know how to press your iPhone's camera shutter and record button and snap the perf selfie doesn't mean you're getting the most out …

Mobile Photography

49 of the hardest questions Apple will ask in a job interview

Apple asks both technical interview questions, based on your past work experience, and some mind-boggling puzzles.<p>And if you're interviewing to work at Apple's retail stores, you'll be asked a lot of questions about how you'd handle an angry customer.<p>We combed through posts on Glassdoor to find …

Employment

How to Build Your Own Amazon Echo

<b>As a young man,</b> I yearned for a machine like the ship’s computer on Star Trek: a gadget that can listen and obey a human voice, and answer in kind. …

30 web design tools to speed up your workflow in 2018

The right web design tools can streamline your workflow, helping you work smarter – rather than harder – and more efficiently. After all, you want to …

Recruiter shares 5 tips to acing a job interview at Google

Today over at the Recruitring Blog, Sujay Maheshwari published a very interesting email. In it, a Google recruiter reportedly shares the five key components of acing a project manager (PM) interview. Granted, this is specific to a PM, but the tidbits within offer valuable insight to anyone applying …

Hardware 101: Smart Doorbells

We’re not saying you’re lazy. Who wouldn’t want to see who’s at the door without even getting up off the couch? And maybe even be able to unlock the …

9 travel hacks you'll wish you knew all along

Travel can be tricky. Did you pay too much for that flight? Forget to pack some important items? What happens if your flight is delayed or canceled?<p>As always, knowledge is power. The more you plan, research and prepare, the better off you'll be. With that in mind, I've rounded up these nine tricks …

Google Flights

Understanding Scope in JavaScript

IntroductionJavaScript has a feature called Scope. Though the concept of scope is not that easy to understand for many new developers, I will try my …

The machines that learned to listen

Voice recognition technology makes many aspects of modern life easier. The seeds were sown a lot further back than you might think.<p>A toddler meanders unsteadily through the living room, pausing by a sleek black cylinder in the corner. “Alexa,” he says in a high-pitched voice. “Play children music.” …

Google Launches Cloud Spanner -- A NewSQL Database For Enterprises

Expanding its portfolio of Database as a Service (DBaaS) offerings, Google has announced that it is adding a new database service called Cloud Spanner to its public cloud platform. This service complements existing RDBMS and NoSQL services available on Google Cloud Platform.<p>Google Cloud Spanner is …

This Is the Best Netflix Documentary for Design Lovers to Binge Watch

"Abstract: The Art of Design" gives the industry a new edge rarely witnessed in design documentaries.<p>"You're looking for a moment when you feel you're as close to the soul as possible. That's what good design is."<p>So declares the trailer for "Abstract: The Art of Design," a new Netflix series that …

Automotive Design

How an AI took down four world-class poker pros

"That was anticlimactic," Jason Les said with a smirk, getting up from his seat. Unlike nearly everyone else in Pittsburgh's Rivers Casino, Les had just played his last few hands against an artificially intelligent opponent on a computer screen. After his fellow players -- Daniel McAulay next to …

Artificial Intelligence

Alexa can control your TV with a Logitech Harmony. Here's how

I don't need the remote control. When I want to turn on the TV, pause a movie or change the volume, I can just say the magic words aloud.<p>It wasn't particularly easy to set up, and it didn't come free -- you'll need patience and one of a specific set of pricey Logitech Harmony universal remote …

How to install Kodi on an Amazon Fire TV Stick

Amazon's Fire TV Stick is really cheap, really easy to use and delivers a ton of content to any TV. That's why it's so popular. But it's also a small …

There's a great new way to reuse your old Amazon shipping boxes

Turns out, Amazon has a new way to prevent its extra packaging from ending up on the curb.<p>Amazon announced it's participating in a program called "Give Back Box" earlier this week. Basically, if you ship donations to Goodwill in a used Amazon box, Amazon will cover the shipping.<p>Here's how it …

The Ultimate List of Best Websites to Learn Coding

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co — professional technical writing tool<p>It’s been half a year since I gathered my first list of …

Programming

Working Out Won't Guarantee Weight Loss, but This Will

We've been taught that while certain factors carry more leverage, weight loss is a holistic equation. It's the result of eating better, moving more, …

Strength Training for Yogis: How Squats Can Help Your Yoga

<b>One of the most functional movements the body performs is a full squat.</b> When done correctly, a squat strengthens the core, spinal erectors, glutes, …