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Big Thinkers on the Only Things Worth Worrying About

In his famous and wonderfully heartening letter of fatherly advice, F. Scott Fitzgerald gave his young daughter Scottie a list of things to worry and not worry about in life. Among the unworriables, he named popular opinion, the past, the future, triumph, and failure “unless it comes through your …

Android phones are everywhere, and are easier to hack than ever

Security researchers have long maintained that malware is a problem on Android, the Google operating system that's on 80 per cent of the world's smartphones. In extreme cases, hackers with malicious intent can do more than send premium text messages – they can turn a phone into a spying tool too. …

Boundless textbooks get paid study guides, iOS apps

Free-textbook service Boundless is delving into paid services this week, all designed to more fiercely compete with textbooks from major publishers.<p>On Tuesday the Boston-based company rolled out what it considers the second phase of its service: textbooks that can very nearly mirror the titles …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Return Of The $750 Gaming PC Build: Now With Blu-Ray, Modular PSU, Double The SSD Storage

In April I posted an article titled “How To Build A Powerful Gaming PC For $750 — SSD And Operating System Included.” In less than three months it has attracted a shocking amount of views and inspired throngs of readers to wade into the exciting waters of PC gaming. Hundreds of you built that …

For English language learners, a digital tool that tries to find the right turn of phrase

As a native Hebrew speaker, Yael Karov said she’d often search the web for English phrases to make sure they were correct before including them in …

A new kit that makes customized robotics affordable

Robotics is awesome — but incredibly expensive. Building a humanoid robot to look cute and cater to your whims with nifty batches of code will cost …