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IBM's Big Data University: Free Online Learning With Over 400,000 Students

It is widely forecasted that a shortage of skills in data science and analytics will mean a great deal of money is wasted through missed opportunities in coming years.<p>Traditional academic establishments have begun to move to fill the gap. However, most courses teaching the hot topic skillsets such …

There's a new VC firm that only wants to fund billion-dollar 'unicorn' startups

There's been a lot of talk about tech "unicorns" recently.<p>Like the fictional animal, unicorn companies — tech startups with billion-dollar valuations — are supposed to be rare and magical.<p>Lately, though, tech's unicorns have become rather common.<p>And now, Fortune's Dan Primack reports, there's even …

Terminator-style 3D printing grows objects from a pool of liquid

Let's talk about layers. Traditional 3D printing involves a machine stacking layers of material to create a 3D object. This takes time and leaves ripples showing where those layers were laid down. Now, imagine you could grow an object out of a pool of liquid, much like Robert Patrick emerging as …

Go inside Fitbit's bright San Francisco offices

In April of 2014, Fitbit and its team of nearly 500 employees moved into brand new offices in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood.<p>Employees get to enjoy some pretty awesome perks, from healthy lunches catered weekly to free Zumba and yoga classes on the premises.<p><b>As to be expected from a</b> …

Our first look at LG's new webOS and Android Wear smartwatches

By far the more interesting of the pair is the Watch Urbane LTE. Despite what LG representatives told us last week, thi<i>s is</i> a watch running software based on webOS, with the same circular interface that Audi displayed at CES earlier in the year year. Unlike with its smart TV software, however, LG …

China tightens grip on the Internet, but it didn't block all the tools to get around censorship

In the last 10 days, China has been tightening its grip on the Internet, blocking several tools that allow users inside the country to escape and …

Internet

How Tong Kooi Ong is attempting to break Bank Negara and crash the RM

An owner of a prominent news media empire is casting undue influence on the financial and political state of Malaysia for his own personal monetary …

Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease,<p>type 2 …

Through The Fire: What TaskRabbit Learned From Its Big Backlash

“Right after we launched the new TaskRabbit, not everyone was happy.”<p>After years of being a CEO, Leah Busque knows to choose her words carefully. But speaking with her in person at a conference room in TaskRabbit’s San Francisco headquarters, it’s apparent in her voice and demeanor that she knows …

China blocks VPN services that skirt online censorship

BEIJING (AP) — China is blocking VPN services that let users skirt online censorship of popular websites such as Google and Facebook amid a wider …

Lenovo announces the Vibe Z2 Pro, a 6-inch QHD flagship with a massive battery

Lenovo, the world’s fourth largest smartphone vendor last quarter, has officially unveiled its new six inch smartphone – the Vibe Z2 Pro.<p>Earlier rumors suggesting that the handset would arrive with a Quad HD display turned out to be spot on, the Vibe Z2 Pro comes packing a mighty 6-inch 2,560×1,440 …

Mobile Technology

FlyKly electric bike wheel makes riding a bike feel like the wind’s at your back

Jumping on the bicycle, I was told to watch out: As soon I started to pedal, it would feel like I’d been pushed forward by a big gust of wind. So don’t be surprised, they said.<p>Good advice. While it maybe wasn’t quite like the wind, it was true — the bike, powered by the new removable “smart” wheel …

Xiaomi: It's China's Apple, though you've probably never heard of it

Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters<p>Xiaomi staff and users of Xiaomi phones at the launch ceremony of the Mi Note in Beijing January 15, 2015.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/16/1421407344775/5a60bda2-7028-4ec5-8ce6-5015ce048035-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Jason …

Xiaomi's new phone wants to be an iPhone killer

Xiaomi revealed a slate of new products in Beijing on Thursday, including a flagship smartphone that the Chinese company said would rival Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.<p>The company showed off four major new products to thousands of cheering fans. Top billing was given to the Mi Note, which features a 5.7" …

Xiaomi

Chinese users can now shop from Alibaba while watching videos on Youku

Alibaba Group and Youku Tudou, the leading Chinese video site in which the former has a stake, jointly announced two programs for online retailers on Alibaba marketplaces to do marketing on the video platform in different ways.<p>View and Buy on Youku, as the name indicates, allows viewers to buy the …

Global smartphone market healthier than previously thought

Rumors that the global smartphone demand is in decline have been greatly exaggerated, according to market researcher IDC, which reported Wednesday that global smartphone shipments exceeded 300 million during the third quarter of 2014.<p>Increased emphasis on emerging markets drove the shipment of …

Apple Rejects Launcher, The App That Lets You Launch Other Apps From iOS 8 Notification Center

Apple doesn’t care for apps that let you launch other apps directly from the Notification Center, and has pulled one of the first apps to take advantage of this new functionality now available in iOS 8 from the iTunes App Store. We took a look at Launcher, the app in question, last week, and found …

Startup Founders in Southeast Asia, it's Time to Step Up

Dropifi is looking to streamline customer feedback. The Ghanian startup built a widget to replace contact forms and provide businesses with the kind of customer insights most consumers fail to fill out on websites.<p>The company was founded in 2011. Less than two years later, it became the first …

DSLR or mirrorless: which should be your next camera?

You might not need a giant camera to take awesome photos<p>Welcome to the first annual Verge Hack Week. We're totally blowing up our site: we've given our reporters and editors the entire week to play with new tools and experiment with new storytelling ideas, while members of our amazing product team …

Best Buy Briefly Lists The Moto 360 Smart Watch For $249

Best Buy may have inadvertently revealed pricing for the Moto 360 smart watch, set to be unveiled at a press event in early September.<p>The big box retailer put up a listing for the smart watch on their website, which had a full list of specs as well as a $249 price tag. The page was removed shortly …

Apple's Diversity Report: 70 percent Male, 55 percent White in U.S.

"As CEO, I'm not satisfied with the numbers on this page," Apple chief executive Tim Cook said.<p>Apple is the latest company to release a report on the diversity of its workforce, saying Tuesday that its numbers represent a work in progress to the diversity it hopes to achieve over time.<p>Currently …