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Cypress Announces PSoC 4 BLE

You may not immediately recognize the name Cypress, however the chances are very good that you’re familiar with their products in one form or another. The items that their PSoC has been used in is simply too long to list — from Sonicare toothbrushes, to Adidas shoes, and even the touch screen in …

Careers in tech: Everyone starts somewhere and students can start today

When I arrived in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1976, the burgeoning tech industry that we know today was just taking shape.<p>It was an exciting time where everyone was looking to start something new and share ideas that would eventually create opportunities for people all over the world. I was part …

Why Amazon’s new Lambda cloud service is a huge deal for devs — and the cloud market

At Amazon Web Services’ big annual user conference in Las Vegas this week, executives from the market-leading public cloud made all the moves that spectators were expecting: a few new products, a new generation of server chips for running applications, some customer wins, and greater support for …

Pinterest-LinkedIn investor Jeremy Levine makes his next unsexy bet: Gift cards

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Asian Alphan/Getty Images<p>Gift card marketplace Raise.com confirmed Tuesday that it raised (heh) $18.1 million from …

Codecademy: From Zero Experience To A Tech Job In Three Months

Codecademy, a venture-backed company, offers free online training for tech workers. Since it opened in 2011, more than 25 million people have taken those courses, according to CEO Zach Sims.<p>Courses include how to build websites and e-commerce apps, which, said Sims, “use modern languages like Ruby …

Do You Think Like an Entrepreneur?

<i>Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment platform Pluto.TV, social greeting card company Open Me, and digital marketing agency Ciplex.</i><p>Entrepreneurs are a breed of their own. While many people fantasize about breaking free from their …

A brief history of Tesla

When Tesla went public in 2010, it became the first American car company to do so since Ford Motor Company in 1956. Since then, Tesla’s stock has soared as the company keeps rolling out new features and models while simultaneously capturing the imagination of a curious public. What follows is a …

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Beyond Light Table

I have three big announcements to make today. The first is the official announcement of our next project. We've been quietly talking about it over …

Wyliodrin Cloud Programming Supports Pi and Galileo

Wyliodrin is an online service that allows you to visually create applications for Linux development boards and control them from your browser. You can use their service to program a Raspberry Pi and they’ve recently partnered with Intel to allow you to program second generation Galileo boards. …

Amazon Expands Its Children’s Programming Lineup

Amazon Studios, the company’s production unit which helps develop feature films and TV series, is expanding its line-up of children’s programming, the company announced this morning. An additional five series are now being greenlit – including three animated shows, and two live-action kids’ pilots. …

Soon you’ll be able to stick iBeacons on anything

Estimote makes iBeacons in little polygon shapes with cool colors and custom designs. Designed to communicate over low-energy Bluetooth, Estimote Beacons can be used to alert nearby smartphones of a specific deal when they enter a shop, for example.<p>But what if different items for sale in that shop …

Everything You Thought You Knew About Learning Is Wrong

Taking notes during class? Topic-focused study? A consistent learning environment? All are exactly opposite of the best strategies for learning.<p>I …

Python for microcontrollers

MicroPython<p>MicroPython is a lean and efficient implementation of the Python 3 programming language that includes a small subset of the Python …

Microcontroller

Want to Get Your Hands on the Arduino Zero Before Everyone Else?

Top view of the new Arduino Zero<p>Rear view of the new Arduino Zero<p>The new Arduino Zero board was announced by Massimo Banzi back in May at Maker Faire Bay Area, and will probably ship towards the end of the year. However if you want to get your hands on the board months ahead of everyone else, now’s …

Turn your spreadsheets into APIs

Coder’s high: The intense feeling of absorption exclusive to programmers.

These days I write more than I code, but one of the things I miss about programming is the coder’s high: those times when, for hours on end, I would …

How We Measure Customer Happiness

Our favourite measure for customer happiness is the Net Promoter Score (NPS). It doesn't measure happiness directly, we'd need brain electrodes for …

How a Florida kid's "stupid app” saved his family’s home and landed him on the main stage at Facebook

Michael Sayman is not your average tech entrepreneur. For one thing, he’s 17 years old and started making money off iOS apps at the age of 13, …

Designing a RESTful Web API

<i>This guest-blog is by Mathias Hansen (also known as Codemonkey), a web and mobile developer. Day-to-day he works for a digital agency and on the side</i> …

An Introduction to APIs

About This Course<p>Have you ever wondered how Facebook is able to automatically display your Instagram photos? How about how Evernote syncs notes …

Nitrous.IO Sets Out To Help Developers Save Time And Effort

Nitrous.IO, a 500 Startups-backed backend development platform, is setting out on a mission to save software developers time by cutting out the repetitive parts of creating development environments and automating them.<p>To this extent, Nitrous.IO announced that it has closed a $6.65 million Series A …

These 40 Stats Will Change the Way You Think About Google Apps

This past October, we published a post rounding up 47 of the most vital stats about the state of the Google Apps ecosystem. The post was one of our …

Part Two: Solving The Flask Authentication Problem

This is the second post in a two-part series on Flask authentication. You should read the previous article, The Flask Authentication Problem, before …

Flask API

Browsable Web APIs for Flask<p>Overview<p>Flask API is a drop-in replacement for Flask that provides an implementation of browsable APIs similar to what …

ARM Acquires Internet Of Things Startup Sensinode To Move Beyond Tablets And Phones

As more reports of ARM-based Windows and Apple devices continue to fill the airwaves — the latest being reports of a Surface 2 and Nokia’s first Windows tablet, along with upcoming iPhone handsets — the Cambridge, UK-based semiconductor technology powerhouse is pressing ahead with its bigger …

How I Built a Raspberry Pi Tablet

It seems that every day a manufacturer comes out with a new tablet computer. Thinner, lighter, faster, but it seems that they all look about the same and accomplish roughly the same things. When I set out to build my Raspberry Pi tablet I wanted something different. I wanted an all-in-one system …