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25 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>CodeAcademy</b>— Learn programming languages like HTML, CSS, and Javascript with this free, interactive resource.<p><b>Coursera</b>— With more than 800 free courses on topics that range from internet history to financial engineering, the education …

Webcam security: What you must do. Now

Unsecured footage from thousands of webcams around the world -- including in the United States and western Europe -- has been accessed and streamed by a website thought to be based in the Russian Federation, British officials say.<p>The website's operator claims to be republishing the feeds -- from …

Does Russia Think Their New Nuclear Weapons Could Win A War?

A new round of Russian nuclear weapons development, their new aggressive posture and their new spurning of joint nuclear programs with the United States, all point to a disconcerting trend in Russian thinking amid a growing confidence in the nation’s military capabilities.<p>Americans have short …

Google Says It Can Now Launch Up To 20 Project Loon Balloons Per Day

Google’s Project Loon, the company’s effort to deliver Internet access from balloons that travel around the world in the stratosphere, continues to make strides toward a commercial launch. A few days ago we heard that Google will launch a test with Australia’s largest telco provider Telstra next …

How to become a software developer without a degree

James Burt has been working as a software developer for 16 years. He shares his tips for breaking into the IT profession if you lack the formal qualifications. • 10 signs a career in coding might be right for you • Logging on to your digital career – what are the options?<p>In 2014, careers in the …

Cortana is now available in Spanish

Cortana has been making her way around the world for the last few days, being quite the jetsetter. Microsoft’s leading lady was allegedly seen on …

Microsoft's latest Mac vs. PC ad recruits Lenovo to fight the MacBook Air

A laptop dance-off<p>Microsoft reignited the classic Mac vs. PC war back in August by targeting the MacBook Air in its new Surface Pro 3 ads. That attack is continuing today thanks to a new ad that features Lenovo’s new Yoga 3 Pro. Microsoft places Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air head-to-head with …

Nokia Working On A New Android Smartphone (Rumor)

Nokia sold its mobile phone business to Microsoft, the company can not release any new smartphones under the Nokia brand for the next 10 years, …

BBM now lets you set a Snapchat-style time limit for messages

BlackBerry isn't shy about borrowing features to keep BBM relevant in the messaging world; it added stickers to challenge WhatsApp, and now it's taking a page from Snapchat's book. The latest version of BBM introduces a timed messaging feature that lets you determine when messages and photos …