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Sizes of Data Units

<b>Name</b><p><b>Equal to:</b><p><b>Size in Bytes</b><p>Bit<p>1 bit<p>1/8<p>Nibble<p>4 bits<p>1/2 (rare)<p>Byte<p>8 bits<p>1<p>Kilobyte<p>1,024 bytes<p>1,024<p>Megabyte<p>1,024 kilobytes<p>1,048,576<p>Gigabyte<p>1,024 …

What's the difference between Scripting and Programming Languages?

Basically, all scripting languages are programming languages. The theoretical difference between the two is that scripting languages do not require …

ARM vs X86 - Key differences explained!

Android supports 3 different processor architectures: ARM, Intel and MIPS. The most popular and ubiquitous of these three is, without a doubt, ARM. Intel is well known primarily because of its popularity in the desktop and server markets, however on mobile it has had less of an impact. MIPS has a …

Google is closer than ever to a quantum computing breakthrough

Its 20-qubit processor is currently undergoing tests, and the company appears to be on schedule to have its working 49-qubit chip ready by the end of 2017 as promised. Until it began trialing the 20-qubit chip, Google's most powerful quantum chip was the 9-qubit effort from 2015.<p>Traditional …

Wrap Your Mind Around Neural Networks

Artificial Intelligence is playing an ever increasing role in the lives of civilized nations, though most citizens probably don’t realize it. It’s …

A 20-something who's banked $170,000 shares the simple strategy that helps him save 65% of his income

That's when he started his blog, the Money Wizard, to track the progress of his goal of retiring at age 37. Two years later and Sean lives in Minneapolis earning a salary of $80,000. His current net worth sits at $170,500.<p>Sean is able to save 65% of his take-home pay, which he puts into his main …

How one man saved $1 million in 5 years

In fact, GOBankingRates found that saving for retirement isn't a priority for 40 percent of all Americans.<p>It certainly wasn't at the top of Grant Sabatier's to-do list when he graduated from the University of Chicago in 2007.<p>As a philosophy major entering the job market on the brink of the Great …

Man Gets Free Trip To BlizzCon After Returning StarCraft Source Code To Blizzard

A Reddit user who found a CD containing the source code to 1998's StarCraft has returned it to Blizzard--and the developer paid him back nicely.<p>As Kotaku reports, Reddt user Khemist49 found the gold master disc labeled StarCraft Gold Master Source Code in a "box of Blizzard" stuff that he bought on …

Korean Politician Uses Overwatch Video On The Campaign Trail

Sim Sang-jung is a politician currently running for President in the wake of South Korea’s disastrous corruption scandal. She (or at least someone on …

What To Expect From The 2017 US-Philippines Balikatan Military Exercise

As I wrote last week, the United States and the Philippines will be holding the first iteration of their biggest annual bilateral military exercise …

History of the Web

Sir Tim Berners-Lee is a British computer scientist. He was born in London, and his parents were early computer scientists, working on one of the …

A Visual Guide To Statistics

A Brown University student creates math lessons for the more visually inclined among us.<p>Statisticians are one of the fastest growing jobs in the country–and for good reason. “As data becomes more and more a part of people’s lives, statistics is becoming more a part of people’s lives,” says Daniel …

The 2017 Arduino Starter Kit and Course Bundle | Android Central Digital Offers

<b>The ARDX Arduino Starter Kit</b><p>Tackle 13 Different Projects w/ This Fully-Stocked Beginner's Toolkit<p>The ARDX Arduino Starter Kit pairs a detailed, …

How to Order Drinks at the Bar Without Embarrassing Yourself

I once ordered a martini at a networking event. “How do you want it?” the bartender asked. I had no idea what he meant but I didn’t want to look …

This Raspberry Pi-Powered Magic Mirror Can Be Set Up With One Line of Code

We’ve seen a few different magic mirror projects using a Raspberry Pi, but in the newest issue of MagPi they’ve put together what might as well be …

Android Things - Hardware Basics for the Software Engineer – Riggaroo - Android Dev

Android Things is the new kid on the block. It is Google’s embedded platform designed specifically for use with low-powered, IoT (Internet of Things) …

Engineering the Architecture Behind Uber’s New Rider App

In November 2016 Uber unveiled a sleek new rider app. The app implements a new mobile architecture across both iOS and Android. In this article, Uber …

Which Colors to Avoid in Web Design

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p>Colors are the heart of any advertisement that decides how successfully it will promote your brand, …

Developing Your First Android App In 5 Minutes… On Your Smartphone!

No experience? No problem.<p>“Where do I begin?”<p>Before I set my first foot on an adventure of becoming a mobile application developer, I had no idea …

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Android Code Style And Guidelines

By following standard coding style and guidelines, we can build a better android application.<p>If you follow a standard coding style in android, it …

10 Ways to Make Yourself Happier in 30 Seconds or Less

Feeling down? Got the blahs? This post provides 10 easy ways to feel happier in 30 seconds or less—and every technique is based on the best research …

These Are the Best Songs to Wake Up to in the Morning According to a Psychologist

Music streaming service Spotify is here to help us make our lives easier. Step one: get out of bed, thanks to the right tunes.<p>Spotify partnered with …

Using the Awareness API for Android

Context and the Creation of Delightful, Intelligent, Apps<p>The Awareness API helps you engage users in specific situations using simple, battery …

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Point Stance: Finally, Someone in the NFL Speaks Out

Ricky Jean-Francois is speaking out, and all NFL players should do the same.<p><b>1. Ricky Jean-Francois Has Something to Say, and We Should Listen</b><p>First, let's get this out of the way. Some of you will hate what Washington defensive lineman Ricky Jean-Francois has to say. Some of you will hate that he's …

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20 Easy Life Hacks That Will Make You Wealthy

Stop blaming failures on bad luck.<p>Many people strike it rich by just making one smart career move, investing in the right stocks or even inheriting a …

A retired Navy SEAL commander’s 12 rules for being an effective leader

For their service in the 2006 Battle of Ramadi, Navy SEAL Team Three Task Unit Bruiser and its commander Jocko Willink became the most highly …

Java vs C app performance - Gary explains

Java is the official programming language of Android and it is the basis for many components of the OS itself, plus it is found at the core of Android’s SDK. Java has a couple of interesting properties that make it different to other programming languages like C.<p>Gary Explains:<p>Processes and threads …

10 year old hacks Instagram, paid $10,000 by Facebook

Helsinki, Finland is now home to Facebook’s youngest whitehat hacker. Although his last name is being withheld for obvious privacy reasons, a 10 year old boy named Jani found an exploit in Instagram that allowed him to delete any comment that he chose on the popular image sharing social platform. …

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