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I'm learning how to code and now I feel like I could do anything

<i>This is the first in an on-going series about my experience learning to code, what I'm learning, why it's important, and how I plan to utilize these new found skills.</i><p>The rules were simple (put blocks together so they stuck), and the problems obvious (make a spaceship that has a super ion canon with …

2012 edition Nexus 7 running slow after installing Lollipop? This might help

Lollipop has made its way to most modern Nexus devices and while several Android purists are enjoying the upgrade, some are experiencing technical difficulties. A rather large group of 2012 Nexus 7 owners are having performance issues with their device since sampling Google’s new mobile OS.<p>In fact, …

11 Android Apps to Make Notifications More Interesting

I love Android as much as the next non-Apple owning guy, but there are times when I get bored of using the same old operating system, and seeing the same boring old Android notifications.<p>Thankfully, there’s no shortage of different ways to liven things up without having to root your phone, or in …

The next-gen Digital Foundry PC: chasing the 1080p60 dream

It's often been said that both next-gen consoles are effectively based on mid-range PC technology, and as our recent tests indicate, matching or even …

Is your computer slow? 10 ways to make it run faster

There's nothing more frustrating than a sluggish computer, especially when you know it still has legs in it.<p>Rather than buying a new laptop or PC, here are 10 ways of avoiding a costly new purchase by making your old computer run faster.<p>1. Uninstall unused programs<p>New PCs come with a whole load of …

Microsoft Ditches Its Employee Ranking System For Something Less Internally Destructive

This morning an internal memo inside of Microsoft detailed a new employee ranking system that will replace former policy. Microsoft’s former method for judging performance was widely considered backwards, poisonous, and generally a bad apple.<p>Tom Warren of The Verge published the memo this morning, …

8 terrifying cybercrimes of 2025

Imagine you're driving home from work in the year 2025. By then, you'll click a button to enable full autonomous control and let the car do the …

Cybersecurity

How did Estonia become a leader in technology?

WHEN Estonia regained its independence in 1991, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, less than half its population had a telephone line and its …

Kevo lock up for pre-order tomorrow, starts shipping in September

Amongst the seemingly endless stream of companies looking to replace your house keys, Kwikset and UniKey's Kevo system certainly seems one of the more promising options. When we had a chance to fiddle around with the device back in May, the companies didn't have much to say in terms of release …

Vaavud smartphone wind meter is now available. It lets you use your phone to measure windspeed like it’s the future - http://tcrn.ch/13to8JG