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Harvard Researchers Build $10 Robot That Can Teach Kids to Code

Mike Rubenstein wants to put robots in the classroom.<p>Working with two other researchers at Harvard University, Rubenstein recently created what they …

5 Tips for Landing Consistent Work as a Freelance Front-End Web Developer

No alarm clock. No dress code. No inane watercooler gossip. No boss!<p>The freelance life is pretty, well, freeing. You get to choose the projects you …

List of freely available Programming Books

<b>You may also like to see:</b><p><b>Design Patterns : Singleton Pattern</b>• <b><br>Design Patterns : Decorator Design Pattern - Decorating Objects</b><p>Here I listed freely …

The Awakening

Deepak Chopra compares the transition from fragmented sensory awareness into Cosmic Consciousness to the transition of waking up from a dream. This …

New Study Suggests Meditation Can Actually Alter Your Body On A Cellular Level

Scientists aren’t quite sure how the placebo effect works. This phenomenon occurs when a patient believes they are getting treatment and their …

Self-Control of Anxiety and Stress by Karma Yoga

Swami Swayamjyoti Saraswati<p>Today, the 20th century phenomenon known as 'burn-out', which is an important concomitant of stress, has become a common …

7 Crucial Web Design Trends For 2015

Looking back at 2014, we can see some spectacular trends emerging in the web design landscape: code-free design platforms, parallax effects, …

Meditation Is Even More Powerful Than We Originally Thought

With our stress levels creeping higher than ever before, we could all stand to reap the benefits of this mindful practice.<p>A recent study from Harvard University and the University of Sienna found that the powers of meditation move beyond the cultivation of self-awareness, improvement of …

PS4 firmware 2.02 now available to 'improve system software stability'

Sony released system software update 2.02 for the PlayStation 4 today, and the 217 MB patch is meant to "improve system software stability during use of some features, games, and apps," the company announced on Twitter last night.<p>Firmware 2.02 follows closely on the heels of version 2.01, which …

11 Clever Uses for Your Old Phone or Tablet

Upgrade time has finally rolled around and you're wondering what to do with your old phone or tablet. If you don't want to flog it on eBay, give it …

Sennheiser Semi-Circumaural Dynamic Hi-fi Headphones $16 shipped (orig. $50)

Newegg offers the Sennheiser HD 202 II 3.5mm/ 6.3mm Connector Semi-Circumaural Dynamic Hi-fi Headphone for $24.99. When you enter the coupon code: <b>EMCWWWW235</b> The price drops to only <b>$15.99</b> shipped. That’s $34 off the list price and the lowest we’ve seen.<p>They are ideal for DJ’s and audio pros. You get …

Yacht Luxury Lifestyle Premium HTML 5 Template

Yacht is a Lifestyle template. But you can also use as <i>blog</i> or <i>corporate template</i>. It’s built on the Bootstrap 3.2. All code is easily edited and …

The Dopest Show You Can Watch Tonight: High Maintenance Is Back

Fire up your vaporizers, bring out your bongs, unwrap your edibles, and take a deep inhale of the dankest entertainment goodness to ever grace your …

This accessory makes it (sort of) safer to look at your phone while driving

You shouldn’t text and drive. You really, really shouldn’t. That said, if you’re the kind of person who just can’t help picking up your phone …

Slow Fast Slow goes free in huge update; brings support for iOS 8, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Slow Fast Slow, an app for manipulating the speed of iPhone videos, has received a huge update today. The app, now in version 2.0, follows other apps …

Amazon Is Expanding Its R&D In Cambridge, U.K., With A Focus On Prime Air Drones And Speech Tech

Amazon is expanding its R&D operations in Cambridge, U.K., with a plan to staff out a large research lab — expanding on the foothold it acquired when it bought Cambridge-based speech tech startup Evi Technologies two years ago, TechCrunch has learned.<p>Cambridge is feted for its world-class …

Sorted array

A <b>sorted array</b> is an array data structure in which each element is sorted in numerical, alphabetical, or some other order, and placed at equally …

Which is the best tablet for Christmas?

A quick guide to six of the best tablet computers across Android, iPads and Windows to suit all budgets and needs<p>Tablets can do almost anything a desktop computer can and in some cases more. But the number of tablet computers available is dizzying. So here’s our guide to six of the best, covering …

Does Cloud Need A Privacy Police Force?

Companies in all business verticals are using cloud computing and its hosted virtualized methods for supplying software applications along with data processing power and storage. This basic axiom we know to be true, so what factors are changing?<p>Somewhere around ten years ago it was a case of ‘cloud …

Time to Redefine and De-Silo Online Safety Efforts

I'm in Washington DC to attend the Family Online Safety Institute's (FOSI) annual conference that gets underway on Wednesday. This year's theme is Redefining Internet Safety, and while I don't yet know how others will redefine it, I do know that the professionals involved in helping people be safer …

Internet Safety

Samsung wants to make its wearables more ‘glanceable’ to save you time

SAN FRANCISCO — For Samsung, wearable devices are all about “glanceability.”<p>Speaking onstage at Fast Company’s Innovation Uncensored event, Samsung VP and head of design Dennis Miloseski explained that the company’s approach to wearable devices comes from the idea that we should be able to glance …

Robert Enke's Death Is An Example Of Why Depression In Soccer Needs More Attention

November 10th seemed just like another day in the soccer calendar but the date marked the 5th anniversary of the death of Robert Enke. The former …

Studies of 'vaping' brain may offer clues on smoking addiction

LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists say they have found the best way yet to analyze the effects of smoking on the brain -- by taking functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of people while they puff on e-cigarettes.<p>In a small pilot study, the researchers used electronic cigarettes, or …

Ted Cruz gets even more annoying: Why he wants to make the Internet worse

Awful senator calls net neutrality “Obamacare for the Internet” — which helps out bad actors like Comcast<p>President Obama shocked progressives and technology activists yesterday when he unveiled an aggressive plan for tackling the issue of net neutrality. Yes, yes, this is going to be a column about …

Revealed: 12 secret iPhone apps only Apple employees have access to

There are nearly 1.3 million apps currently available in Apple’s iOS App Store. Spanning from media players, music streaming apps and mobile …

Coming Soon: Autocomplete For Programmers

DARPA wants to find a way to avoid writing the same code over and over.<p>Technology often seems to anticipate our needs: your phone offers to complete your words before you've finished typing it, for example, or Google tries to figure out what you want to search for after just a word or two. It's …

How does Node.js differ from JavaScript?

In our latest <i>Ask a Dev</i> video, web developer Chase Moody points out the differences between Node.js and client-side JavaScript.<p>The lack of browser …