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Amazon Echo vs. Google Home: Which One Should You Buy?

Both the Amazon Echo and Google Home have earned their place at the top of the smarthome hierachy, but which one should you buy?

CES 2016, wearables, and small tablets (MobileTechRoundup show #363)

CES took place last week and while there wasn't much in way of phones or tablets, there were still some interesting developments to discuss.<p>Neither …

Lenovo and Google's 'Project Tango' phone could give you indoor directions

Tango's technical product lead Johnny Lee demonstrated several applications already being developed for the platform.<p>Lee and his colleague played a …

The first production car with Android Auto is a Hyundai

The 2015 Sonata will support Android Auto starting today<p>Announced almost exactly one year ago, Android Auto is Google's attempt to bring the smartphone's capabilities to a car while minimizing driver distraction. The system has been available on third-party navigation systems since earlier this …

Coding by the Book: The 7 Books Every Software Developer Should Read

Just like programming trends and languages, programming books come and go. But these seven classics have stood the test of time. Some are newer than …

Phind Is Shazam For Location — Snap A Photo, Pull In All The Info, Book Stuff

You find yourself traveling abroad or in a strange city and need to work out where you are and what’s around you. What do we all do? It’s a familiar process. You take out your smartphone and open multiple apps: Foursquare, Yelp, Maps, Wikipedia, Trip Advisor, etc. The list goes on. After perusing …

12 Ways to Optimize Your Time Like a Pro

<i>Matthew Capala is an Internet entrepreneur, SEO strategist, speaker, and author. He is the founder of Alphametic, an organic growth accelerator, and SearchDecoder. Mathew is an Adj. Professor at NYU, and is the author of Amazon-bestselling book, “SEO Like I’m 5</i>.”<p>Every entrepreneur I know is …

Stanford’s Most Popular Class Isn’t Computer Science–It’s Something Much More Important

It’s called “Designing Your Life,” a course that’s part throwback, part foreshadowing of higher education’s future.<p>Before Kanyi Maqubela became an investment partner at the Collaborative Fund, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on social enterprises, he was a typical Stanford student in …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

With Jellynote, Learning To Play An Instrument Is Like Playing Guitar Hero

Meet Jellynote, a French startup that provides a new yet familiar experience for learning music. With Jellynote, you can find scores and see YouTube covers at the same time, create a songbook and suggest different versions. But the killer feature is a Guitar Hero-like mode that takes advantage of …

Epic road trip: How to visit major landmarks in every state

How cool would it be to go on a road trip through the US and visit major cities and landmarks in every state? Sounds like a planning nightmare, but …

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

Awesome CS Courses

Introduction<p>There is a lot of<p>hiddentreasure lying within university pages scattered across the internet. This list is an attempt to bring to light …

How the 'Internet of Things' will impact consumers, businesses, and governments in 2016 and beyond

For more than two years, BI Intelligence has closely tracked the growth of the IoT. Specifically, we've analyzed how the IoT ecosystem enables entities (i.e. consumers, businesses, and governments) to connect to, and control, their IoT devices in 16 environments, including manufacturing, the …

5 Tips to Beat Procrastination

December 17, 2014<br>Procrastination is one of the social evils that has always accompanied us since the dawn of time.Some people crave procrastination …

The 30 best closing lines in films

Facebook is now available through Tor for ramped-up privacy

The "deep web" is not only home to shady online drug bazaars where you can exchange bitcoins for drugs, but also portals where whistleblowers can …

Netflix's new ad boards react to the weather with GIFs

To promote its recent launch in France, Netflix hired Ogilvy Paris to create an advertising campaign with a difference. The agency installed digital posters that change their content to match the context of their surroundings. GIFs from Netflix's content library in the country, such as <i>Orange is the</i> …

Kevin Spacey: Netflix Made A LOT Of Money On 'House Of Cards'

Spacey was there thanks to his breakout Netflix hit, "House of Cards," and he offered a number of interesting insights about it.<p>For instance, he said that when promoting shows, Netflix tailors its trailers to individual viewers. If you watch a lot of Kevin Spacey movies, your clip will feature a …

Darknets: Murky recesses of the hidden web

The Brazilian police investigation that cracked a high-tech child porn ring earlier this month has shone a spotlight on the darker recesses of the web, an area which still poses massive technology challenges to law enforcement.<p>The ring was buried deep inside a “darknet” – private networks built …

The One App You Need On Your Résumé If You Want A Job At Google

Average pay at Google is $141,000.<p>It's relatively easy to get a job at Google, too.<p>The company is so large and has such a massive need for talent that hiring for Google is something of a headache, so if you have the right skills, Google is really enthusiastic to hear from you.<p>Especially if you know …

10 Incredible Works of Art Made in Microsoft Excel

While most see Microsoft Excel as endless blank rows and columns, others view it as a platform to bring their artwork to life.<p>Many have managed to …

Ikea hopes its new motorized standing desk will get you out of your chair

Study after study reveals the same thing: it simply isn't healthy to sit for extended periods of time every day. But making the switch and buying a standing desk is a big commitment. That's where Ikea comes in: the company has brought its stylish looks, reasonable prices, and goofy Swedish names to …