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Mother of boys found in squalid Denver home jailed for 90 days

DENVER (Reuters) - The mother of four small boys found inside a squalid Denver home malnourished and unable to speak except by grunts was sentenced on Friday to 90 days in jail and five years of probation, prosecutors said.<p>Lorinda Bailey, 36, and her common-law husband, Wayne Sperling, 67, were …

Shootout: How does a high-end smartphone camera compare to a $3,400 DSLR?

Ars pits the iPhone 6 Plus against $8,000 worth of pro gear to find out.<p>Our recent review of the Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog joystick-and-throttle …

Why Aperture Priority is the Most Preferred Shooting Mode by Photographers

Photographers have their own shooting preferences. Some like using flash, some don’t. Some love to play around with depth of field, while others want …

Shutter Speed

10 hidden Mac features you didn’t know existed until now

Our computers are packed to the brim with features we never use, but some of them might be more useful than you think. <i>Business Insider</i> has put …

“Dalvik is dead”: Google replaces Dalvik with ART in AOSP master branch

Google has just pushed changes to the master branch of AOSP that remove the aging Dalvik virtual machine and replace it with ART.<p>It’s been a long way coming, but ART is finally taking the reins from the venerable Dalvik as Android’s default virtual machine. Standing for Android Runtime, ART was …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

CEOs

Five Roads Less Traveled In The USA

Everyone knows a road trip is the classic way to see the grand ol' USA. But what if you've already cruised the Pacific Coast Highway, rolled along the Blue Ridge Parkway and gotten your kicks on Route 66? Take a spin on any (or all) of these scenic drives, which rightfully should be much more …

National Parks

An Apartheid of Dollars

<b>Life in the New American Minimum-Wage Economy</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>There are many sides to whistleblowing. The one that most people don't know about is the very personal cost, prison aside, including the high cost of lawyers and the strain on family relations, that follows the decision …

TMZ Catches Photos of Prince Harry In Naked Vegas Billiards Game

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The man who is third in line to the British throne might want to re-think some of late-night party …

A Labor Revolution or a Return to Serfdom: Could You Thrive in the Gig Economy?

Freelance nation. Micro-work. The gig economy. Call it what you like, it's growing. But can you really make a living taking one-off jobs from websites like TaskRabbit or Fiverr? Fast Company writer Sarah Kessler gave it a try for one month and told us her story. She discovered that the labor …

Messi Contract Dispute Could See Argentine Leave Barcelona

Lionel Messi’s contract negotiations have become so muddled it no longer seems inconceivable that the four-time Ballon d’Or winner could depart Barcelona.<p>Indeed, it may just be a matter of time.<p>Messi, who last extended his contract in 2012, is asking for a hefty raise and full control over his …

What percentage of your brain do you use? - Richard E. Cytowic

An Introduction To Full Stack JavaScript

16 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

Client-Side Security Best Practices

Thanks to HTML5, more and more of an applications' logic is transferred from server-side to client-side. This requires front-end developers to focus …

Web Development

A Convergence Of The Single Sign-On, API Management And Integration Worlds

Lately I’ve been noticing some real convergence in some generally unrelated areas – Single Sign-On (SSO), the ability to sign into multiple applications and services via one portal, application integration and API management are all different take on a similar problem space and we’re starting to …

15 Bands to Watch in 2014

<b>Ah, a new year.</b> And here we have some "in with the new" for you, a preview of some great new — and not-so-new — musical acts you should have on your radar for 2014, culled from the playlists of our music writers. We know you're anxious to get on with writing those resolutions, so without further …

Samsung reveals new wireless streaming speaker, home theater system, portable stereo and two TV soundbars

Clearly Sonos, Samsung's been peeking at your Play:1 playbook. After introducing the Shape wireless streaming audio system and the M7 speaker mere months ago, the Korean company is now ready to reveal a new, smaller member of the family, the M5, at CES. This new model has only three drivers (down …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

500 Startups-Backed Colingo Launches 1-on-1 English Learning Program

Colingo has launched a new program for learning English that offers 1-on-1 personalized training alongside its small group classes. The company has also announced completion of a two-tranche $2.4 million round of funding led by Atlas Venture.<p>Colingo has been offering Small Private Online Classes …

Need for Speed: Rivals Review

"Damage critical." The words appear on the screen in red, sending a rush through me. One more hit and I'm done for. It's too far to the nearest repair shop; I know I need to make it back to a hideout fast or I'll lose everything. I gun it, relying on my reflexes to help me evade the police, with …

Roads

What's Mine Is Yours (For A Price) In The Sharing Economy

<i>This week on-air and online, the tech team is</i> exploring the sharing economy<i>. You'll find the stories on this blog and</i> aggregated at this link, <i>and we would love to hear your questions about the topic. Just</i> email, <i>leave a comment or</i> tweet.<p>Not long ago if you wanted to rent a room for the weekend your …

Sony Won't Ban Early PS4 Users

There’s never an end to the little micro-controversies surrounding the impending launch of the Xbox One (via Microsoft) and the PlayStation 4 (via Sony.) It’s actually kind of fun for me to see the level and intensity of consumer interaction with these yet-to-be-released products.<p>The latest story …

NVIDIA and AMD Wage GPU Wars But Battle For Profits On Different Turf In Q4

Both AMD and NVIDIA recently launched major offerings in their desktop graphics line-ups. AMD took the wraps off their $549 Radeon R9 290X flagship card based on their latest <i>Hawaii</i> GPU architecture and then followed-up with the more cost-effective $399 Radeon R9 290 . These cards offer serious …

How to Crack a Wi-Fi Password

Cracking Wi-Fi passwords isn't a trivial process, but it doesn't take too long to learn—whether you're talking simple WEP passwords or the more …

The Real Reason Tesla Is Still Alive (And Other Green Car Companies Aren't)

Say goodbye to another green car start-up. Vehicle Production Group, which planned to build thousands of wheelchair-accessible vans powered by natural gas, has called it quits. According to Bloomberg, the company ran out of money and couldn’t pay its 100 employees anymore.<p>Add VPG to the growing …

10 Instagram Photographers You Should Follow

<i>Photo from the book Libyan Sugar, published by Twin Palms Publishers/Michael Christopher Brown</i><p>With over 150 million active users uploading an average of 55 million pictures a day, Instagram is the most popular dedicated photo-sharing site on the web. Yet, as many photo enthusiasts can attest, with …

Samsung Launches Five SDKs To Lure Developers Into Its Hardware Web

Samsung kicked off its first Developer Conference in San Francisco today, and the Korean tech juggernaut is eager to show just how much it cares about the devs building apps and services for its hardware ecosystem. And really, what better way to prove it than to unleash five (yes, five) brand-new …

Ranking Glassdoor's 25 Highest Paying Companies for Software Engineers

Competition for software engineers continues to accelerate, with salaries being an area employers compete aggressively on to win talent.<p>This week Glassdoor published the study, 25 Highest Paying Companies for Software Engineers 2013. Juniper Networks leads all 25 companies tracked in the study with …