Marco Bastardo

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Learn the secrets to becoming a full-time freelancer by taking these online classes

Working from home is seriously the best. Why not do it full-time?<p>Don't get us wrong. It can be hard to kickstart a professional freelancing career. …

A Teen Finally Makes Relativity and Reference Frames Understandable

A student’s award-winning explanation of relativity and reference frames is the best one yet.<br>Read More

Physics

17 books Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg think everyone should read

Gates, the former CEO of Microsoft, reads 50 books a year, he told The New York Times. In 2015, Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, created an online book club in which he read a book every two weeks.<p>Here are some of the titles the pair have recommended over the past few years.

Get a comprehensive set of online courses in computer science for 97% off

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Learn a Computer Programming Language Online for Free

It's Never Too Late to Learn How to Program<p>Many new graduates find frustration in today’s job market as employers increasingly focus on hiring …

Wi-Fi security has been breached, say researchers

This is your Wi-Fi on KRACK<p>At about 7AM ET this morning, researchers revealed details of a new exploit called KRACK that takes advantage of vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi security to let attackers eavesdrop on traffic between computers and wireless access points. The exploit, as first reported by <i>Ars</i> …

Inside IBM's Bold Vision For AI: 7 Strategic Insights From CEO Ginni Rometty

<i>(Note: After an award-winning career in the media business covering the tech industry, Bob Evans was VP of Strategic Communications at SAP in 2011, and Chief Communications Officer at Oracle from 2012 to 2016. He now runs his own firm, Evans Strategic Communications LLC.)</i><p>CLOUD WARS — As AI enters …

Artificial Intelligence

Why 'Why Buddhism Is True' Is True

Here is one thing author Robert Wright and I agree on when it comes to Buddhist meditation: It's really, really boring.<p>At least, it's boring in the beginning. But there is another thing we agree on, too. That <i>initial</i> meditative boredom is actually a door. It's an opening that can lead us to …

Meditation

Looking For a Career Change? Two Words: Software Engineering

A software engineer can expect to make about $102,280 a year. An information security analyst will bring in $92,600. A computer systems analyst’s …

Software Engineering

A beginner's guide to investing in the stock market like a non-beginner

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Here's the Hottest New Way to Get Rich With Gold

Launching a new gold-backed ETF could not come at a better time.<p>Recently, $1 billion (with a 'b') poured into SDPR GLD (GLD) - the world's largest …

You Don’t Need a College Degree to be a Programmer

This column is authored by Apoorv Aggarwal, CEO and Founder, TechWEEDzThe post You Don’t Need a College Degree to be a Programmer appeared first on …

College & University

The Ultimate List of Youtube Programming Channels

Here are the Youtube channels I subscribe and recommend. They are in no particular order.<p>I’m an old school programmer and this fits my taste …

Learning to code might be the best (and cheapest) career choice you could make

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>If you've found yourself in a career rut, the …

Codecademy adds new intensive options to help beginners learn code quicker

Codecademy is one of the most popular sites to learn software development online, having recently passed the 45 million user milestone. Now, in an attempt to formalize its offering and make a profit, the company has launched three new professional paid products, which offer a much more detailed and …

Learning

How To Become A Machine Learning Engineer: Learning Path

We will walk you through all the aspects of machine learning from simple linear regressions to the latest neural networks, and you will learn not …

How To Make Money Off Bitcoin And Other Cryptocurrencies

We’ve all had tech related regrets. Betamax, backing the Zune against the iPod, letting that precious vinyl collection go. No one likes living with …

Crash suspect's ex-teacher says he idolized Hitler, Nazism

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia prosecutor is asking the court to reopen a perjury case against the chief organizer of a deadly white nationalist rally.<p>In a motion filed Monday, Albemarle County Commonwealth's Attorney Robert Tracci asked the court to reverse its decision to dismiss the …

How to Invest in Artificial Intelligence

The artificial intelligence market could be worth $46 billion by 2020 -- here's how to benefit from it.<p><i>This article was updated on Feb. 27, 2018, and</i> …

How to make big returns by doing nothing, REIT picks, and the number of stocks you should really own

My uncle was a Texan neurologist and a very blunt man. He'd recount cases where patients were advised to lose weight to alleviate symptoms, and they'd tell him, "I don't know what the problem is, I'm following my diet but still gaining weight." His reply was, 'The food no one sees you eat counts …

Could You Hack Your Brain To Get More Motivated?

We know we should put the cigarettes away or make use of that gym membership, but in the moment, we just don't do it. There is a cluster of neurons in our brain critical for motivation, though. What if you could hack them to motivate yourself?<p>These neurons are located in the middle of the brain, in …

The Brain

New research suggest that free will might be nothing more than a trick the brain plays on itself

In each case, we conceive of ourselves as free agents, consciously guiding our bodies in purposeful ways.<p>But what does science have to say about the true source of this experience?<p>In a classic paper published almost 20 years ago, the psychologists Dan Wegner and Thalia Wheatley made a revolutionary …

5 Effective Brain Exercise Habits to make you Smarter in Life

A busy life should take care of most things really. But if taking that extra step improves life in general then may be we must do it. So far as …

These Simple Hacks Will Make You Super Creative, According to Science

We can all learn to activate the creative side of our brain by doing these things.<p>Here's a riddle for you: A man has married 20 women in a small town. All of the women are still alive, and none of them is divorced. The man has broken no laws. Who is the man?<p>Most likely if you solved this one, it …

Is Google is tracking you? Find out here

With location reporting, Google can track your whereabouts, which you may find useful, interesting or invasive. Learn how to check if Google is tracking you and how to stop it if it is.<p>I had location history enabled for Google Maps and didn't know it. I found it interesting to see which spots …

Maps

11 Websites To Learn To Code For Free In 2017

You know that it’s totally possible to learn to code for free…but what are the best resources to achieve that? Whether you already have some knowledge under your belt or have never typed a line of code before, start by exploring your options on these 11 fantastic websites.<p><b>1. Codecademy</b><p>Codecademy is …

Online Education

5 Mental Habits That Will Make You Much Smarter, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

IQ is largely fixed, but intelligence depends on context and approach.<p>Give a person an IQ test in elementary school and again when he or she is a senior citizen and science suggests the score will remain largely unchanged. Which means, like it or not, our sheer mental horsepower is largely …

Learn How To Sleep Like A Baby

Sleep like a baby. It's what we all strive for, now that we know how important sleep is. It's that feeling that you have just come out of the deepest, most pleasant, and refreshing moments of your life, and not a sound, a light, or care in the world could have disturbed you. One natural way to get …

Want to Raise Your IQ? Neuroscience Says to Take Up This Easy Habit | Inc.com

Most of us think of IQ as a fixed thing, like an SAT score. You take a test, they tell you how smart you are, and that's that.<p>Turns out that's wrong.<p>Neuroscience is demonstrating that brain functioning is actually far more fluid than previously believed.<p>For example, research out of the University …

The Brain

These are the apps Apple thinks you should use to manage your money

ETFs (exchange traded funds) in particular, are changing the way many young people are investing in the market. In the past 10 years, ETFs, which usually have lower costs than mutual funds, have gone from $230 billion in assets to around $4 trillion in early 2016. And many startups are trying to …