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15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

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Valve tests Steam Controller customizations and 3D VR screenshots

Users in the Steam Client and SteamVR beta programs have a few new features to try out.<p>When Valve announced that it had sold over half a million Steam Controllers, it also noted a new feature on the way called Activators. With Activators, gamers can customize each press of an input on the gamepad, …

Instagram comes to life with this inexpensive printer

Epson’s new all-in-one printer, the Epson XP-430, positions itself as an affordable wireless printer that also integrates with the photos on your social networks. You can use the included Epson Creative Print software to link your Instagram account and print out your photos, plus scan and share …

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The 'Oculus Rift' Shouldn't Have Launched Before It Was Ready To Ship

This may seem glaringly obvious, but no matter how good a product the Oculus Rift apparently is, there’s simply no reason at all to launch the virtual reality headset now.<p>Last week some units went out—some to consumers, some to journalists for review. Reviews were mostly glowing.<p>But while some …

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It looks like Samsung's crazy folding smartphone is actually happening

According to Korean news site ETNews, Samsung will apparently start mass-producing the "smartlet" — as we call it — this year for a 2017 release.<p>What the heck is a smartlet? It's a smartphone with a folding screen that can turn into a tablet when you unfold it.<p>In a call with investors in January, …

Manus' $250 gloves turn your hands into VR game controllers

I was blown away by how immersive HTC’s Vive VR demos felt when I first tried them at Mobile World Congress a few weeks ago. One of the things that differentiated it from mobile offerings like Google Cardboard was the ability to use handheld controllers to interact with the environment.<p>Hardware …

AT&T Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update expected today, March 14 for the S6

According to a snippet of a chat exchange with an AT&T rep, the Galaxy Note 5 update to Marshmallow should begin officially rolling out today and for the Galaxy S6 on March 14. While we can’t guarantee the information is correct, if you’re on AT&T and have a Note 5 you might want to keep an eye out …

YouTube Gaming App Launches In Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand

After launching in the US and the UK last year Alphabet a.k.a Google has now rolled out its new YouTube Gaming mobile application which is available …

HP's 15-inch Spectre x360: Come for the screen, stay for the battery life

One of our favorite laptops is now available with a larger, 4K-optional display.<p>Before there was a Surface Book, there was the Spectre x360. Though the laptop is sold by HP and has HP's name on it, it was designed in close collaboration with Microsoft, which had input on everything from the …

Get adoptable SD Card storage on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, no root

Samsung’s devoted following has a saying among them: “Samsung giveth, and Samsung taketh away.” Lo, for it was with great joy that the people greeted the Samsung Galaxy S6, bedecked with glass and metal and splendor, but the Korean smartphone manufacturer frowned upon its followers saying, “Thou …

Apple is going to start selling the $1,500 Hermès Apple Watch online on Friday

The Hermès online store will also start selling the Apple Watch.<p>The watches include bands made by Hermès in distinctive styles, such as the double loop, that hark back to vintage watches made by the company. The timepieces have previously only been sold in boutique stores in London, Milan, Paris, …

ASUS Chromebit review: Turn any display into a Chrome OS machine

If you've got some spare time, search for the words "Android dongle" on eBay -- your screen will be filled with little, Android-powered HDMI doodads that purport to make your dumb TV smart. But what about Chrome OS, Google's <i>other</i> operating system? For years, it lived most prominently on notebooks, …

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Asus Chromebit Computer Stick Launched For $85

The Asus Chromebit computer stick was announced earlier in the year and now Google and Asus have launched this new device and it will cost $85.<p>The …

6 high-tech gadgets for musicians and music lovers

Technology has drastically changed the way we experience music, whether it’s by helping musicians create stadium-quality sounds in their basements or by giving fans the ability to listen to their favorite music anywhere they go.<p>Now you can use your iPad to learn to play the guitar or have friends …

iHome Charging Station with Detachable Portable Power Bank

Tag: charging station<p>With four USB ports and iPhone dock the iHome charging station is designed to charge your more mobile devices at a time. Like …

Cast by Genii will let you stream and share entertainment with friends

Have you ever wanted to watch a show or movie with friends, but you all live in different parts of the world? The best you can hope for is getting on …

The Samsung Gear VR Is Your Window Into The Future

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2015/11/13/lets-have-a-chat-about-virtual-reality/">Virtual reality is a reality…in the sense that the hardware, software and content stars are finally aligning to make the platform approachable to more than just hardcore developers, gamers and hobbyists.<p>There’s …

With CodinGame, Learning To Code Becomes A Game

French startup CodinGame just raised $1.6 million from Isai for its innovative code learning platform. As the name suggests, CodinGame is all about games — not game development, not gamification, just plain games. The logic behind each exercise is tied to an actual game so that you get visual …

Xiaomi’s Second Wearable Device Tracks Your Sleep, Steps And Heart Rate For $15

Xiaomi’s much-speculated second wearable device is now official, after the Chinese company unveiled the Mi Band Pulse.<p>A report from Canalys earlier this year speculated that the Mi Band, the company’s debut wearable, made Xiaomi the world’s second largest seller of wearables behind only Fitbit. …

Samsung may move up Galaxy S7 launch to January, report says

Samsung is reportedly moving up the launch of its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S7, to January in order to ramp up competition with Apple in the high-end phone market.<p>Samsung finalized the design for the Galaxy S7 by the end of September and is currently securing the components it will need …

Frameri Partners With EnChroma To Offer Fashion Eyewear For The Color Blind

For the one in twelve men (and one in two hundred women) who suffer from color blindness, online eyeglasses retailer Frameri is partnering with color-enhancing lens manufacturer EnChroma to create the first fashion eyewear collection for the color blind.<p>Frameri launched last summer with the …

Google's new Chromecast is still the easiest way to make your TV smart

Sometimes, the best products are the ones that are the simplest. Google's Chromecast, an HDMI dongle that lets you "cast" videos, music and apps to a …

Meet Sounds, A Music App That Lets You Share Songs On Instagram

What if the Instagram of song samples was… Instagram? This is what a French startup is currently noticing with its latest app. Sounds is an iPhone and Android app that lets you discover music and also seamlessly share your favorite songs to multiple social networks, including Instagram, Snapchat, …

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iOS developers can now tap into Google's app indexing to surface content in search

App indexing is coming to Safari on iOS devices by way of Google. Starting later this month, iOS apps that adhere to Google’s guidelines will start seeing content pop up in searches.<p>The aim of Google’s app indexing feature is to surface in-app content ahead of search results. If you were looking …

3D printing is a cool, futuristic concept that's not making a lot of money

3D printing is the closest thing we have to magic: it can recreate everything from toys to clothes to human cells. Now the companies behind it just …

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Load Web pages in a flash with Speedafari for iOS

When you're browsing the Web on your broadband-connected PC, it's not a big deal if pages are stuffed with ads, photos, tracking scripts and the like. You've got speed and bandwidth to spare.<p>When you're on your phone or tablet and connected via cell towers, on the other hand, suddenly that stuff …

An algorithm might save your life: How the Amazon and Netflix method might someday cure cancer

<b>(Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Algorithms recommend movies, books, dates — even job candidates. In the future, they might cure disease<p>Pedro Domingos<p>October 10, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World”<p>Machine learning plays a …

Microsoft's Windows boss explains its dangerous game to steal Apple customers

The tech titan is betting big on its plan to get the new Windows 10 operating system to a billion devices — smartphones, tablets, but mostly PCs — over the next two or three years.<p>That means that people actually have to want to use Windows PCs. At 110 million installs after two and a half months, …

SoundHound launches a voice-controlled personal assistant called Hound

SoundHound, the company behind the music recognition app with the same name, has unexpectedly launched a mobile personal assistant called Hound today.<p>Just like Siri on iOS or Cortana on Windows, Hound lets you do things like make a call, send a message, search for flights or hotels, navigate to …

Disney Plans "Wearable" Toys to Get Kids Off the Couch

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