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6 secrets for developing a great app for Android

There are a couple of reasons why you want to target Android users when building your next app.<p>As of July 2015, Google Play remains the largest app store with 1.6 million available apps followed by Apple’s App Store with 1.5 million apps and three other comparatively small app stores: Amazon …

10 British AI startups to look out for in 2016

Silicon Valley giants like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple are investing more of their time and resources into artificial intelligence (AI) research in the hope that it will improve their existing products and lead to new ones.<p>But they're far from the only ones aiming to create machines that …

Artificial Intelligence

Google just published a free, three-month course on deep learning

Get ready to do some deep dreaming of your own<p>Google wants to teach you deep learning — if you're ready that is. The tech giant has launched a free course explaining the machine learning technique that underpins so many of its services. (Google uses deep learning for everything from speech …

Machine Learning

Google launches a deep learning course on Udacity

Google today announced that it’s bringing a deep learning course to massively open online course (MOOC) provider Udacity.<p>Deep learning is an increasingly popular type of artificial intelligence. Generally speaking, it involves training artificial neural networks on lots of data — like pictures — …

WhatsApp trick you need to know: How to read messages without the sender knowing

WhatsApp is a great messaging tool to chat with friends but it can sometimes share just a little too much. The app is able to let users know that …

This young UK startup has the attention of Chinese tech giants

China is a notoriously difficult market for foreign tech companies to break into on their own terms, but London-based Mihaibao has managed the feat.<p>With the tagline ‘Shop the West,’ Mihaibao is a marketplace that allows Chinese customers to buy often hard-to-find fashion goods made outside the …

Good Deal: Get a free Chromecast for using Android Pay

Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. For more information, see our ethics policy.<p>Google's Chromecast media streaming dongle has always been cheap, but if $35 is too rich for …

Android Pay

Tech startups hoping to become household names in 2016

Food, finance, furniture, fashion and film could be transformed if these seven promising firms achieve their potential<p>What will be the next household-name app-based service like Uber? Where are the next “unicorns” – startup businesses which rapidly rise to a $1bn valuation?<p>The biggest successes of …

Virtual Reality
Online

If You Want to Be a Great Leader, Spend Some Time Alone

It's no secret that keeping in close touch with your team is important. But as a leader, you shouldn't discount the value of making time to be alone so you can think and reflect.<p>Scott Barry Kaufman, the scientific director of the University of Pennsylvania's Imagination Institute, and Carolyn …

Creativity
Filmmaking

Why GoPros Are the Only Camera Worth Buying Right Now

Klodjana Dervishi<p>Jun Imaizumi<p>Francis Olarte<p>Kinyat Chan<p>Gayle Tan<p>Dan Carr<p>Klodjana Dervishi<p>James Bogue<p>David Kalonick<p>Brendan Ó Se<p>Chris Cotter<p>Pei …

Hong Kong

How To Write The Perfect Screenplay - Just Follow This Simple Scientific Formula

Fancy yourself a budding screenwriter? Got a story to a tell, just needing a bit of a push, some wise words and a few more hours at the trusty …

Learn How to Build iOS Apps from Scratch

Have you always wanted to build an iOS app, but lacked the knowledge and skills? Have you ever signed up for an online course on creating iOS apps, only to feel frustrated because the content was out of date or not comprehensive enough? Are you dying to learn more about Swift and programming for …

Apps

Microsoft, Google Partner With Code.org To Get 100 Million Students Coding

With a goal of introducing 100 million students worldwide to coding, big tech companies, including Microsoft and Google, are partnering with the nonprofit Code.org in a new crowdfunding campaign.<p>Code.org’s program, called Hour of Code, aims to provide one-hour online computer science tutorials to …

Computer Science

My five tips for earning a living by selling on eBay

Rachael White created Thingimijigs.co.uk with just £200 and turned it into a firm grossing £1m a year<p>Rachael White had worked for Morrison's and BP in management roles, but decided she wanted to spend more time with her children.<p>She founded the children's gift site Thingimijigs.co.uk in Burnley …

Selling

Google HR Boss Says This Is The Key To A Perfect Résumé

And yet you're <i>still</i> not hearing back from the dozens of job postings to which you've applied.<p>The likely problem: Your accomplishments fail to stand out because you haven't provided a concrete measure of your previous work, writes Laszlo Bock, senior vice president of people operations at Google, in …

Employment

3 Easy Tricks to Keep Websites Up-to-Date

Your website is often the first way that many customers connect with your company, so make sure you make the best impression. Sites with broken links and stale information can confuse customers and lose their trust. Even the busiest business owners can make time for these three tips from …

Customers

It’s Tim Cook’s Apple Now

The Tim Cook era at Apple emerged onto the public stage today in full force, and it bears subtle differences from Steve Jobs's Apple.<p>The Tim Cook era at Apple emerged onto the public stage today in full force, and it bears subtle differences from Steve Jobs’s Apple.<p>Jobs liked to say that Apple …

The 14 Best Business Books To Read This Fall

As we shake off the summer malaise and head into fall, it's the perfect time to read some motivational and insightful business books.<p>And there's no shortage of good material. Coming out in the next two months are memoirs packed with advice, like Virgin Group founder Richard Branson's "The Virgin …

Peter Thiel

9 Books Billionaire Warren Buffett Thinks Everyone Should Read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he says. "We want to …

Investing

After months of preparation, Twitter now has a payments system powered by Stripe

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Gigaom Illustration<p>Twitter is – at long last – introducing e-commerce into its tweets. The “buy this product” button …

A LinkedIn Executive Shares The #1 Tip For Using The Professional Social Network

Naturally, he's a LinkedIn whiz, and in a recent interview he shared his favorite tip for members: Don't be afraid to show your personality.<p>"LinkedIn profiles aren't like the printed resumes of old," he says, "You can bring your professional story to life. We are giving you the opportunity to share …

Résumés

9 Snapchat Tips and Tricks You May Not Know About

Snapchat's latest update brings a number of impressive improvements to the popular photo-sharing app we all know and love.<p>From convenient shortcuts …

Laura Mvula interview: the supply teacher turned reluctant star

Prince plays her album before his shows and the critics love her. So why is the singer-songwriter Laura Mvula so tortured by her newfound fame?<p>“I loves you, Porgy/Don’t let him take me/Don’t let him handle me/And drive me mad…” Nina Simone’s doleful contralto floats from a stereo in a London …

Rita Ora

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Self-improvement

Game of Thrones theme song played by the Queen's guards

An iPad App To Make All Your Selfies Go 3D

Itseez3D, the first app to partner with computer vision technology company Occipital, can turn any picture you take with your iOS camera into a 3D object. Naturally, I made one of the good sir Alex Wilhelm:<p>And <i>somehow</i> I was convinced to get one of me as well:<p><i>Note: it’s very odd to see yourself as</i> …