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Watch Microsoft show off the Linux command line on Windows 10 (video) | On MSFT

During Build 2016 this past week, Microsoft’s (presumably) big jaw dropping announcement was the ability to run Bash shell on Windows 10. In a …

The clever way Netflix’s recommendation algorithm keeps viewers addicted

While Netflix was once synonymous for shipping boatloads of DVDs by mail, Netflix today is primarily a streaming-based company with two primary …

What most people don’t understand about how startups are valued

And two big changes have happened that are widely known - in the past quarter the value of some very high profile companies such as LinkedIn and Twitter have fallen substantially plus Fidelity (usually a public market investor) has written down the value of many of it's later-stage private-company …

Venture Capital

10 Apps to Organize Your Life

We use our phones for most everything—sharing photos, staying in touch with loved ones, reading the news—so why not turn your go-to device into an …

Apps

10 apps to download if you want to get rich

"These habits are like snowflakes — they build up, and then you have an avalanche of success," says Thomas C. Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals."<p>We can't guarantee using these habit-building apps will help you get rich, but they can get you off to a …

What Kind of Data Scientist Do You Need?

If you’re looking to hire a data scientist to join your company, you’re not alone. At The Data Incubator, we work with hundreds of companies that are looking to find data scientists from our Fellowship Program. In our experience, candidates usually come from one of two disciplines: computations or …

Best Hacking Tools Of 2017 For Windows, Linux, And OS X

<i>Short Bytes: Fossbytes has prepared a useful list of the best hacking tools of 2017 based upon industry reviews, your feedback, and its own</i> …

Useful Apps To Learn Design And Coding On Your Smartphone

Whether you like it or not, programming is becoming one of the most important skills in the 21st century. You were certainly not the lucky one who had a chance to learn to code in the first-grade as Estonians do but you can definitely catch-up by being smart about your time. The design is another …

Online Education

DIY Device Blasts Loud Music Right Back at Annoying Neighbors

All you have to do is turn it on and wait.<p>A YouTuber named Jamil has some loud neighbors. But when the folks next door turn up the tunes, he wasn't content to simply deal with it or even bang on the wall. Instead, he turned to technology to build a device that would do the dirty work of fighting …

Intro to Text Analysis with R

<i>Guest post by Christopher Johnson from www.codeitmagazine.com</i>One of the most powerful aspects of using R is that you can download free packages for …

Natural Language Processing

Chinese search engine Baidu released some of its code after Eric Schmidt urged tech companies to join forces on AI

Schmidt, now executive chairman of Alphabet, Google's parent company, claimed last Monday that AI has the potential to fix some of the world's "hard problems," including population growth, climate change, human development, and education. In order for this to happen, however, he stressed that …

How You Can Help Make Tor Faster for $10 a Month

A guide for how to set up your own Tor relay.<p>Your computer's IP addresses can be correlated to an online identity and even a physical location, typically accurate within a city block. In other words, any website you visit can know your physical location, even with every ad blocked and every social …

Organizing a software development team? Plan capacities better.

<b>“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” … Stephen Hawking</b><p>We all are working towards optimal approach in almost all the tasks in our life …

In Defense of Learning Code the Hard Way

At least relatively speaking.<p>It's the new year, which means many of us are making resolutions to be better, healthier, less-bad, or just generally more valuable human beings.<p>One popular resolution is (again) learning to code. With an ever-multiplying field of e-learning websites, web dev bootcamps, …

2015 Recap: Cloud, Containers and DevOps - Part 1

2015 will be remembered as the year that redefined the way applications are designed, developed, and deployed in the cloud. This year saw a hectic activity within the container community. Containers influenced almost every aspect of cloud computing including infrastructure, platforms, and DevOps. …

DevOps

Why Groupon Needs To Go Private To Rebuild Its Vision

Fabio Sisinni Contributor<p>Fabio Sisinni is the chief product officer of shopkick. He previously ran mobile products at Groupon.<p>After seeing big and small competitors collapsing or withdrawing altogether from the race, Groupon still enjoys an undisputed leadership in the deal space. However, with …

How to hack any Linux machine just using backspace

A rather embarrassing bug has been discovered which allows anyone to break into a Linux machine with ease.<p>If you press the backspace key 28 times on …

Big Data Software and Analytics Tools and Solutions

Organize and analyze all data<p>Allow your business to manage and analyze all your data with the performance you need and the economics you expect, …

Positive Chakra, Microsoft Open Sources 'Edge' Browser Core

Microsoft used the JSConf US Last Call conference in Florida this weekend (yes, this weekend) to open source Chakra, an important part of the new Edge browser.<p>The artist formerly known as Internet Explorer, Edge arrived as the Windows 10 default browser during the firm’s Build 2015 conference back …

Windows 10

The master algorithm is going to change life as we know it

It’s safe to say that most of us probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about algorithms. We go to Amazon and notice we have new recommendations …

Day 6 - Apache Mesos and the Rise of the Datacenter OS

Written by: Roger Ignazio (@rogerignazio)<br>Edited by: Justin Garrison (@rothgar)<i>Roger Ignazio is an Infrastructure Automation Engineer at Mesosphere</i> …

It’s actually open source software that’s eating the world

At Lightspeed we’ve been investing aggressively in open source software (OSS) businesses for the past 10 years. Recently, we’ve seen a significant increase in entrepreneurs pitching open source startups, and we’ve also seen greater competition for these deals. We pulled together some numbers in an …

Open Source Software

Practical Advice for Raising Kids in the Digital Age

Parents today face an enormous challenge as we raise kids who are more tech savvy and comfortable using digital communications and social media than we are. There has been a fundamental shift in the way kids communicate today that previous generations of parents have not had to cope with. The good …

This Algorithm Can Predict How Exciting a Website Is

Machine learning makes "excitingness" measurable.<p>How exciting is this website? I'm not asking your opinion—the answer is 80 out of 100.<p>That's according to new algorithms from a Berlin-based machine learning startup that rate the design of web pages on their "excitingness." Letting it loose on …

Machine Learning

13 steps anyone can take to get rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

Prompted by legendary businessman Andrew Carnegie, who turned a few nickels and dimes into a fortune, journalist Napoleon Hill researched more than 500 self-made millionaires over 20 years before releasing his 1937 best-seller "Think and Grow Rich."<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that the magic …

Self-improvement

Top 10 Hacking Tools of 2015

Hacking a network or webapp without using any automatic tool is not feasible anymore. But, selection of the right tool is an important job because …

Forensics

Styling & Customizing File Inputs the Smart Way

View demo Download sourceThere are quite a few techniques for “customizing” the <input type="file" /> element. I tried most of them, but none was …

Web Development

50 Free Resources for Web Designers from July 2015

The tremendous thing about the design community is that we all love to share. We really do. Whether we share our thoughts and ideas via an in-depth …

9 of the best apps for sharing files between devices and friends

We depend on our mobile devices for everything from messaging to taking pictures. They’re also great for carrying and sharing files — provided you have the right tools for the job.<p>I’ve rounded up the best apps for moving files between your computers and devices and sending them to your contacts. …

Apps