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6 Gadgets That Can Help You Save Money on Your Energy Bill

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Gear & Gadgets

Android Phones Are Leaking Valuable Information, Here's How To Stop Them

In a Reddit post a user called Gooz announces his new Android app. Its goal is simple: to stop Google's Android leaking information to anyone who cares to probe for it. Gooz’s real name is Bram Bonné and he’s given a TEDx talk about the problems with Android giving over data that enables almost …

Information Systems

10 Reasons Why the Internet is Not the Answer

<i>This essay is part of a series written by speakers featuring at our upcoming TNW USA Conference on December 10 in New York. It is adapted from Andrew’s new book, The Internet is Not the Answer, which will be published in the US on January 6th 2015.</i><p>With the Internet about to celebrate its fiftieth …

Don’t toss that old Android: Turn it into a Chromecast receiver!

For its $35 price tag, Google’s Chromecast is already fairly inexpensive. Still, you might be able to save that money by re-purposing an Android …

Google Sheets gets Smart Autofill Add-on for Missing Values

Google has developed a Smart Autofill Add-on for Google Sheets which improves the spreadsheet tool’s ability to predict values in empty fields.<p>The baseline version of Google Sheets already has an autofill feature that can add words, numbers, or a mixture of the two based on widely available …

App lets you run APK via Google Chrome on your PC or laptop

A little while back, Google opened up a few Android applications to run on its Chrome OS, and shortly afterwards an unofficial hack showed up allowing users to side load Android APKs onto their Chromebooks. A great feature for the limited number of Chromebook owners, but something that would be …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Codecademy Moves To Be A One-Stop-Shop For Programming Education

Since its launch two years ago Codecademy has become synonymous with online education for basic computer programming.<p>In that time, the company says it’s learned a few things itself and today launched a newly redesigned website with an enhanced framework for teaching more than just the nuts and …

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Learning to code? EngineHere can connect you with devs in a virtual classroom

Want to learn to code? You’ll have plenty of options to choose from, with dozens of providers promising to teach you computer programming skills in no time.<p>But Benjamin Plesser, founder of EngineHere, believes he’s found the optimal “learn to code” model. Plesser is a software developer who …

Google Launches Web Designer, A Visual Tool For Building Interactive HTML5 Sites And Ads

Google today announced the launch of Web Designer, a new tool for building interactive HTML5 sites and ads. The company first hinted at this launch in June, but had been quiet about it ever since. Web Designer, which Google calls a “professional-quality design tool,” is now officially in public …

What Kids Should Know About Their Family's History

One predictor of a child's future well-being (such as self-esteem, anxiety and depression levels, and family cohesiveness) is how well the child …

Parenting

Google Helpouts lets you buy face time with experts

Google Helpouts are Hangouts with paid experts.<p>What’s your first instinct when trying to answer a question or solve a problem? You Google it. But sometimes that isn’t enough. That’s why the search giant is rolling out Google Helpouts, offering face-to-face tutorials and advice via video …

Five Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Bought a House

Like many other homeowners, I researched the heck out of buying my first home: what to look for in a house and location, what kind of mortgage to …

How to learn the periodic table in 3 minutes

In high school science classes, students are encouraged to memorize the first 20 elements of the periodic table. There are other methods employed at …

Four Ways to Figure Out What You Really Want to Do with Your Life

We've all hit that point where we can't figure out exactly what we really want to do with our lives. It can come when you're 18 or when you're 50, …

Employment

How I Taught Myself to Code in Eight Weeks

To a lot of non-developers, learning to code seems like an impossibly daunting task. However, thanks to a number of great resources that have …

Eric Weinstein may have found the answer to physics' biggest problems

Two years ago, a mathematician and physicist whom I've known for more than 20 years arranged to meet me in a bar in New York. What he was about to …