Manik Chawla

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The most ambitious Raspberry Pi projects (pictures)

The Raspberry P i isn't like anything you've seen before. Equipped with a 700Mhz single-core processor, 512MB of RAM, and capable of outputting 1080p video, this $35 (£24.35 in the UK, and roughly AU$37.35 in Australia) microcomputer has become the center of a number of do-it-yourself projects. …

The Best Web Hosts for Developers and Hosting Your Own Apps

If you're interested in hosting your own webapps, or you want a development environment you can play around in, install software, and even learn to …

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A Kid’s Guide to Graphic Design by Iconic Designer Chip Kidd

<i>“It doesn’t occur to most people that everything is designed — that every building and everything they touch in the world is designed,”</i> the late and great Bill Moggridge, designer of the world’s first laptop, famously reminded us. And, indeed, it is precisely because design touches every aspect of …

How to Check if Your App is Addictive Enough to Make Money

Making money on mobile can be a tricky thing. Having ads on your app is an option, but few companies have truly cracked the perfect mobile advertising strategy, so adding ads to your app will likely be an annoying, disruptive experience to the user.<p>Still, this doesn’t mean having ads on your app …

The movies' greatest quotes – in graphics

From 'I love the smell of Napalm in the morning' to 'I'll get you my pretty', statistician and blogger Nathan Yau has transformed the American Film Institute's list of 100 most ­memorable movie quotes into charts and graphics. See the full selection at flowingdata.com

Tips & tricks for new Android app developers

<i>My name is Shirwa Mohamed and I am the current developer of the Android app Sliding Explorer. I have been programming for a little over two and half years, now. I started by learning Java and then went on to do a little web development, before moving over to Android . I started building Android</i> …

Simplify Your SEO Program With These 5 Strategies

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The SEO industry is in a constant state of flux depending on Google's algorithms, but that doesn't mean that you need to revamp your entire strategy every time a new update rolls out. Instead, use the following five strategies to …

The Sad Truth Is You Probably Won't Strike It Rich By Making A Mobile App

And, yes, Apple says that people spent more than $10 billion in its App Store in 2013 — including more than $1 billion in December.<p>But the truth is, your chances of getting rich from a mobile app is depressingly slim.<p>There are more than 1 million mobile apps in both Apple's App Store and Google's …

Revealed: 2013's top 20 viewed articles on Wikipedia - Telegraph

11 Delightfully Absurd Architectural Drawings

Josh Lewandowski has been doodling architectural nonsense almost every day since September, “just ’cause.”<p>Is there value in spending time on something with no practical application whatsoever? Josh Lewandowski reckons so. The Minneapolis-based architect-designer has a blog where he has been posting …

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4 Changes Google Is Making And How They Affect Content Creation

SEO experts and webmasters spend a lot of time worrying about Google algorithm changes. In 2013, the search engine giant tweaked the algorithm 15 times, and in 2012, it was updated 37 times.<p>Worrying about algorithm updates may make sense for SEO experts and webmasters, but content creators don’t …

The apps to look out for in 2014

From digital health apps to ephemeral messaging, 2014 looks like an exciting year for mobile apps, says Frederic Lardieg<p>2013 was a bumper time for mobile apps. It was the year we saw a 17 year-old school boy sell his news summarising app to Yahoo! for £19 million, while conversely Snapchat, which …

148Apps 2013 wrAPP-Up - The Most Distinct Apps and Games of the Year

Every year, with thousands more apps and games being released on the App Store, it becomes increasingly difficult to single-out just which are the …

The Week in Review: Flip to the Year Ahead

Inside Flipboard / December 27, 2013<p>In Japan, where I was born and raised, New Year’s is the most important holiday. Planning your resolutions …

10 Signs You're Not Cut Out to Be an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>About half of Americans dream of opening their own businesses, according to a recent survey by the UPS Store, but with 50% of small businesses failing within the first five years, how do you know if you're an entrepreneur ... or a …

4 Ways to Make Your Startup Competitive

Before I started my small business, I was caught up in the corporate world. These large corporations have money by the bucketful and a number of …

3 Essential Habits Of Productive Entrepreneurs

Can getting ahead in entrepreneurship be boiled down to three basic ideas? Read on to find out.<p>Most successful business people work hard and commit a lot of time and energy to their businesses. But simple hard work isn’t the only thing that makes them stand out and remain successful.<p>There are three …

Is Starting A Company A Terrible Decision?

Sometimes “fail fast” really just means failure. Here are three reasons we don’t always realize that we might be setting ourselves up to be let down.<p>Not every entrepreneur’s story is a bootstrapped fairytale. Recently, a HackerNews user going by “themanthatfell” made this lament in a post called …

India Wakes Up to Bitcoin

You know Bitcoin has finally gotten some traction in India because a hair salon in Chandigarh, a city in Northern part of country, is now accepting the virtual currency in exchange for a bit of the snippity-snip. This makes the salon, CastleBloom, the first merchant in India to start accepting …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

How might 2014 play out in tech? Silicon Valley may again need to watch out for Microsoft, cheap smartphones will hit markets, and the Edward Snowden …

Couchsurfing’s Sex Secret: It’s The Greatest Hook-Up App Ever Devised

He describes himself as "amazing, outgoing, funny, smart" and says his interests include friends, eating, drinking, the gym and puppies. His photos show the good-humored Latin American native — dark, handsome, and fit — in exotic destinations around the world, from Cairo to Capri. Nowhere does the …

Omate TrueSmart Smartwatch 2.0, hands-on: A watch that's a full-on Android smartphone - CNET

Among the nascent gadget category known as smartwatches, the biggest problems to date have revolved around how they interact with cell phones. The issues are plentiful: the watch "goes dark" if it untethers from the phone; the watch can only handle a small subset of notifications from the phone's …

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive pictures from the last seven days, including comet fly-bys, China in space and Amazon deliveries by drone.<p><b>More stunning image galleries:</b><p>Robot companions and award-winning views of Shanghai<p>A storm of starlings and a Saturnine portrait<p>Typhoon Haiyan, Olympic spacewalk and Lady …

Teen scammed AU$810 for Xbox One photo on eBay

<b>A 19-year-old teenager from Nottingham in the UK spent AU$810 on eBay to buy an Xbox One but was surprised when he only received a printed photo in</b> …

Inside a $2.3 million criminal exploit business

In October, Russian police announced they'd arrested the creator of the infamous "Blackhole" exploit kit, a readymade hacking tool that offered buyers an easy way to install web-based malware in exchange for $500 to $700 a month. Today, security writer Brian Krebs takes a closer look at the man …

What to do when you need an emergency phone replacement

Ah, yes, the element of surprise; the element that nobody expects yet we all know is sitting there, lurking around the corner. Unfortunately in this …