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Learn today's key programming languages to kick-start your coding career

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock Today's increasingly tech savvy job market is a wealth of opportunity for those who know key programming languages, like …

Learn to ‘Build 20 Games’ iOS Game Developer Bundle, 99% Off at $20 [Deals]

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to build your own iOS games, whether for fun or to make some money, check out the following bundle in our Deals …

Coding 101 Bundle

So You Want to Learn How to Code

Who knew one simple Medium post could ignite such a profound movement? #iLookLikeAnEngineer is now being spread globally in over 50 countries. It has …

Khan Academy

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

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How To Make Any Song Your iPhone Ringtone

Love "Shake It Off" so much you wish you could wake up to it every morning? Don't waste money buying a ringtone from the iTunes store. Any song in your iTunes library can be made into a ringtone. Just open iTunes and follow these steps.<p><b>1. Figure out which part of the song you want for your …

Headphones that cost more than your mortgage payment

The pitch:<p>With the announcement of the sale Beats Electronics, which includes Dr. Dre’s Beats line of audio products, to Apple AAPL, +1.68% for a …

Ingress: The game that reveals Google's secret war to control London

Google's intriguing augmented-reality game has dedicated players fighting to control locations around the world. We join the players in England's capital<p>“Unit of three frogs at the southwest corner,” Mel barks into her phone as we approach. Usually I’d be happy to indulge in this sort of slick …

How Candy Crush gets you hooked - six addictive tricks

Casual games like Candy Crush Saga and Angry Birds may look simple, but underneath those bright colours, calming sounds and flashing messages, there's a lot of deep thinking going on.<p>In the era of omnipresent smartphones and tablets, these sacharrine treats are nigh-on inescapable, and as …

Drizly, the app that delivers booze to your doorstep, just launched in L.A.

So you're sitting at home, longing for a Negroni, only to discover you're out of Aviator gin and/or Campari and vermouth.<p>You could hop in the car, or pull out your skateboard, but hey, it's hot out there. And who's to say whether the closest liquor store will have your preferred brand of gin or any …

Leap Motion's latest motion tracking tech can see your joints

The Leap Motion controller is a curious little motion sensor, but it isn't always easy to use. The hand-sensing tech has a tendency to lose sight of where your fingers are and almost every application that uses it has its own learning curve. Soon, that might change -- today Leap is launching the …

Keyboard Shortcuts Resource List for Your Online Tools

In addition, there are a few regular shortcuts that can make browsing Facebook even faster.<p>j/k = scroll up/down between News Feed stories<p>l = like or unlike a story<p>c = comment on a story<p>s = share a story<p>p = post a new status update<p>/ = search<p>Typing a question mark will open the full list of Facebook …

A forgotten Belgian genius dreamed up the internet over 100 years ago

Though we're pretty sure that time travelers don't exist, people were working on hypertext -- used by web browsers to retrieve connected information -- long before computers. It even predates the ideas of a certain Vannevar Bush, the man generally acknowledged as having laid the groundwork for …

Google Fiber: we don’t charge for peering, don’t have fast lanes

Google (S GOOG) used its Google Fiber internet access business Wednesday to chime in on the continuing debate around peering and internet fast lanes, …

Smart grill texts when burgers are done

Epic's Unreal Engine 4 'Flappy Bird' homage 'Tappy Chicken' now available for free (update: video!)

Epic Games can crow all it wants about how easy its next-gen development toolset is to use, but until we actually see results, those words are pretty hollow. That changes today with the release of <i>Tappy Chicken,</i> the first Unreal Engine 4 game released for Android, HTML5 browsers and iOS. Yeah, it's …

Oculus Rift is coming to Chuck E. Cheese

Virtual ball pits can't be far behind<p>Chuck E. Cheese is moving into virtual reality. The restaurant chain has just announced a new test program, which will see it use the Oculus Rift headset to simulate a ticket blaster — a large tube where prize tickets whizz around your head — at birthday …

Deals: 1 Year iOS & Android Game Design Online Training at 93% Off

<b>93% Off a 1 year of online training on iOS and Android game design and development</b><p>Today’s featured deal in the iPad Insight store offers a great, affordable entry into the world of designing and developing games for iOS and Android devices. The year of online training courses is being offered for …

You won't need roads with this $85,000 hoverbike

With Hyperloop still a twinkle in Elon Musk's eye, we've got to look elsewhere for our futuristic transport. Thankfully, Aerofex has stepped up with its Aero-X, a hoverbike that is finally scheduled to launch in 2017. Two users can ride this motorbike-like vehicle, where the wheels have been …

What It Really Feels Like to Ride in a Self-Driving Car

Google’s project to change transportation by designing cars which can drive themselves is getting less secretive. On Tuesday, the company pulled back …

Autonomous Cars

Samsung 28-inch 4K UHD LED 60Hz Monitor $597 shipped (Reg. $700)

<b>Update (5/22 1:00pm):</b> Deal is back and $3 less from Green-Sum (99.5% feedback rating) via eBay Daily Deals.<p><b>Update (5/15 11:20am):</b> The monitor is temporally backordered but you can still place your order by clicking here to lock in the discounted price and it will ship as soon as it’s available. …

High Quality Mini Arcade Machines FOR SALE MAME JAMMA Hyperspin video games

Memories about the first video games played on Arcade Machines, long after Golden Age and the disappearance of Arcades is still etched in my soul. …

Oculus Rift user transplants his whole body into VR using three Kinects

So, not <i>every</i> indie developer abandoned Oculus VR after the Facebook take-over. 3D video expert Oliver Kreylos is one of those who stuck around, and we're mighty glad he did. Check out his three-way-Kinect-plus-Rift setup in the video below and you'll be glad too -- even if the second video, showing …

Gaming art for your new Twitter header: The ’10s

Twitter’s new look resembles Facebook’s, but this not a bad thing. Now you can display bigger, more interesting header images. We have a vast selection of neat video game pictures that cover 50 years of our favorite pastime. We’re releasing seven days’ worth of artwork, each with a different theme, …

Want To Make $1 Billion? Just Solve One Of These Huge Tech Problems

There's a lot of room for improvement when it comes to things like artificial intelligence, mobile payments, internet speeds, and even how we think and communicate.<p>So here's our list of the ten biggest problems in tech right now. Solve one of these, and you're on your way to billions.

Sony blows away record with 185TB cassette tape

Cassette tapes may have faded into oblivion long ago, but magnetic tape storage still has a key role to play behind the scenes. Extremely high density tapes are used by corporations and government agencies for archival purposes because they're cheaper, more power efficient, and more reliable than …

The Norwegian Army is using the Oculus Rift to drive tanks

It's hard to see when you're driving a tank, particularly when the hatch is closed for combat, but the Norwegian Armed Forces have hacked together a cool new solution using the Oculus Rift. By mounting cameras on the outside of the tank, soldiers were able to create a 360-degree VR feed for the …

Fly Virtually Using This Drone and Oculus Rift Combination

Mashups of bleeding-edge technology are the lifeblood of innovation, and one team of experimenters may have outdone themselves by combining the …

3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …