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The ultimate guide to leveling up your coding skills

No matter what your job is these days, it’s always helpful to have coding knowledge in your toolbox. But if you’re not interested in going back to school and you have very little time to dedicate towards picking up a new skill, choosing what, when and how to develop your programming chops is a task …

These Are the Gadgets Everybody Wants This Holiday

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Amazon reveals its 2015 Black Friday deals

Why bother going outside on Black Friday when you can shop at home in your pajamas on Amazon? The online retail giant is giving us a sneak peak at its Black Friday deals today.<p>Included in the sale are several great buys, such as the $35 Fire tablet, $348 55-inch Roku smart TV and $99 Jawbone …

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Paris attacks: Anonymous declares war on Islamic State

Hacker group Anonymous says in a video that it will "hunt" Islamic State after its terrorist attacks in Paris, France on Friday<p>Anonymous has posted a video declaring war against Islamic State following a series of terror attacks in Paris that have left at least 129 people dead.<p>The hacker group, …

Everything You Need To Know About Amazing Cancer-Killing "Gene Editing"

By now you might have heard about the young girl who seemingly beat leukemia via a new treatment with genetically modified immune cells from another person. Here's what the scientists actually did.<p>This is the future of medicine: A baby with an aggressive form of leukemia has been whisked from …

Is Luma’s surround Wi-Fi system the router we’ve been waiting for?

If I could buy a router and modem that I never had to touch again, I’d pay…and pay well. Seems like I have to reset or manage a setting with a much greater frequency than I’d prefer. Of course, I’m loading it down like a pickup truck with about 19 devices. No matter, a better solution has to be out …

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

This Android Wear Watch Is Gorgeous, And You'll Be Surprised By Who Makes It

Imagine that five years from now Cisco introduces some spiffy new mobile and wearable devices that stack up to the latest and greatest from the big names of the day (will you still be going strong, Apple and Samsung?) and you get some sense of what China’s Huawei, which was largely only a …

The new 'Destiny' emotes might just be worth buying

I won't blame you if you're skeptical of Bungie's plan to add purchasable emotes to <i>Destiny</i> on October 13th. Would you really want to pay for a canned animation? If some early previews are any indication, though, the answer might well be "yes." Some of the expressions are a bit cliché, if fun (like …

British tourist Zoe Woolmer death: Australia cliff photo 'marketing stunt' was 'tragedy waiting to happen'

Inquest hears that Zoe Woolmer, 23, fell and died while posing for a photograph on a hike in Australia as part of a stunt which guides say was dangerous but encouraged by the tour firm for marketing purposes<p>The death of a British tourist who fell while posing for a photograph during a hike in …

Northern Territory

The robot chef coming to a kitchen near you

Moley Robotics is on the verge of signing deals with housebuilders, restaurants and even hospitals for its robo-kitchen invention<p>When Moley Robotics unveiled its robot kitchen at the Consumer Electronics Fair in Shanghai earlier this year, the team was mobbed by technophiles.<p>Wannabe customers …

Ozon gesture ring concept from 16Lab lets you wrap all your devices around your little finger

TOKYO -- As our devices shift and shrink and we find ourselves relying less and less on keyboards and mice and more and more on touchscreens to go about our work and play. In some situations, this makes interactivity a challenge. Voice is a potential solution for some situations, but gesture …

Netflix has invented a “Netflix and chill” button

The streaming video service Netflix unveiled its latest invention this weekend—a single button that, when pressed, will dim the lights, activate your phone’s “do not disturb” mode, order take out, and queue up Netflix for an evening of binge-watching. The button, dubbed “The Switch,” makes it …

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How to take the very best photos during the rare supermoon this weekend

A "supermoon" will be coinciding with a total lunar eclipse this Sunday, creating a beautiful sight that will be visible to most of the world — …

Mobile Photography

The iPhone 6s outperforms the 2015 MacBook in some tests, which says a lot about the iPad Pro

Although the iPhone’s ‘s’ models aren’t normally as hype-worthy as the full version upgrades, one thing you can always expect out of them is top notch performance. This year’s iPhone 6s, however, has the special honor of being as powerful as one of Apple’s newest <i>laptops</i>, the 2015 MacBook.<p>John …

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do anything, do this first …

Entrepreneurship

Narendra Modi’s most popular move so far: Sending millions of Indians to the toilet

Prime minister Narendra Modi’s most popular move since coming to power seems to be his mission to send Indians to the loo.<p>A new Pew Research Centre study, which polled 2,452 respondents between April 6 and May 19, has found that 71% approve of Modi’s plan to improve access to toilets.<p>Modi had …

India

Play it your way: how Twitch lets disabled gamers earn a living online

When epilepsy put Mackenzie out of work, she found a new way to make ends meet: streaming herself playing games. From Street Fighter experts with no arms to quadraplegic Diablo champions, a growing number are finding an unlikely source of income – and a real sense of community<p>In the summer of 2014, …

Websites know you're using ad-blockers, and they're coming for you

People are declaring war on pop-ups, commercials and advertising by installing ad-blocking software to keep commercials at bay as they browse the web.<p>…

20 Pasta Recipes to Make this Fall

So long, fresh tomatoes and super ripe zucchini. We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more<p><b>So long, fresh tomatoes and super-ripe zucchini.</b> We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more. …

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A New ‘Suicide Squad’ Rumor Says You’re All Wrong About The Main Villain’s Identity

We’re still eleven months away from the <i>Suicide Squad</i> release, and it will be interesting to see whether Warner Bros. can maintain promotional momentum for that duration. As the wait continues, even inner-cast tattoos and loving notes from the characters’ creators gain traction amongst the DC crowd. …

Trailers

The Stars of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival

See photographer Caitlin Cronenberg’s portraits of the actors, actresses, and filmmakers to know—and hear what they have to say. Photos taken in Nkpr's IT Lounge Portrait Studio at TIFF's Bell Lightbox. A donation is made to director Paul Haggis's Artists for Peace and Justice for every celebrity …

Film Festivals

New research tool can improve battery life by 16%

Battery life is among the biggest concerns for smartphone users ever since screens started growing and technology within our cellphones evolved. So far our best solution is providing a larger battery, but until a new type of energy source shows up there are also plenty of software improvements that …

How these 75-plus murals have turned three L.A. alleys into an outdoor art gallery

In the throes of a sweltering heat wave near downtown L.A., Jason Ostro wanders sun-baked alleyways off Beverly Boulevard that until recently had been strewn with litter, discarded mattresses and rusty bikes, and he beams at the new explosion of color around him.<p>Ostro’s the Alley Project has …

Mobile phones and iPads could be banned from classrooms

Tom Bennett, the Department for Education discipline tsar, will begin a wide-ranging inquiry into how schools can improve bad behaviour among children, including the use of smartphones and tablets.<p>Pupils could be banned from taking mobile phones and iPads into class under a major government …

US woman arrested for keeping her children in a cave

Four and six year old children found barefoot, dirty and living in a wooden shipping crate in an underground cave near Kansas<p>A 24-year-old US mother is in custody on Saturday after her two young children were found barefoot, dirty and living in a wooden shipping crate in an underground cave on the …

4 Great Multitools You Should Carry in Your Car

The smart driver is always prepared.<p>Car guys need a reliable multi-tool like waiters need a corkscrew within easy reach. Helpful in almost any unexpected situation, from wrenching on the fly to cracking something cold open at the end of a long day of driving, having a multi-tool cannot be …