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This developer’s 5-month guide to learn code and get hired is all you need

Last year, I wrote a post on how to go from zero to being hired as a developer in five months. Since then, things have changed, so I wanted to offer …

A Stranger Gave This Teen Pants to Wear During His Graduation

"There's still good people out there with huge hearts."<p>Leroy Solis Jr. was three minutes from receiving his high school degree when the principal said he couldn't walk due to his jeans and lack of tie, <i>Yahoo! Style</i> reports. But he wasn't about to miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience his family …

Now you can design Google Photo Books on iOS or Android

Among the many things Google announced at I/O 2017 last week, one of them was the ability for people to create and order physical albums with Google Photos. The only problem with that, however, is you could only use it through a desktop browser. Thankfully, the search giant has updated its Photos …

Man Dies After Setting Himself On Fire On Facebook Live In View Of Ex-Girlfriend

A Tennessee musician died after dousing himself in kerosene and lighting himself on fire, according to local authorities. The event was streamed on …

AMA Demands Immediate Action on Proposed Tariff on European Motorcycles

Proposed Tariff on European Motorcycles: News<p>The American Motorcyclist Association took immediate action upon the Senate confirmation of Robert …

European Union

6 Ways To Stop Stressing About Things You Can't Control

There’s a brutal truth about life that some people refuse to accept—you have no control over many of the things that happen to you.<p>People who resist this truth fall into two categories—control freaks or worry warts. Control freaks believe if they can gain enough control over others, and the …

Self-help

Family of Facebook homicide victim: We forgive accused shooter

<b>Cleveland (CNN) —</b> Through the tears, the family of an Ohio man whose killing was posted on Facebook on Sunday spoke of forgiving the alleged shooter even as a multi-state manhunt for him intensified.<p>Steve Stephens, 37, stands charged with Sunday's aggravated murder of 74-year-old Robert Godwin, a …

Georgia student in police beating video says he feared for his life

<b>(CNN) —</b> The 21-year-old Georgia college student seen on cell phone video being beaten by two Georgia police officers says he thought he was going to die during the traffic stop on April 12.<p>Demetrius Hollins was pulled over on a busy suburban Atlanta road by Gwinnett County Police Sgt. Michael …

Law Enforcement

In The 1920s, A Community Conspired To Kill Native Americans For Their Oil Money

Generations ago, the American Indian Osage tribe was compelled to move. Not for the first time, white settlers pushed them off their land in the 1800s. They made their new home in a rocky, infertile area in northeast Oklahoma in hopes that settlers would finally leave them alone.<p>As it turned out, …

Sociology

3D Printing Service Guide 2018 - 34 Best 3D Printing Services

Looking for a 3D printing service? Here are the 34 best 3D printing services in 2018 for consumer & small business. All of them are available online. …

Elderly Florida Woman Wakes Up To Exotic Animal 'Caressing' Her Face

The 99-year-old Miami woman was awoken by a trespassing kinkajou.<p>Talk about a rude awakening.<p>On Monday night, a 99-year-old woman was sleeping in her Miami home when she was reportedly awoken by something “caressing her face.” Opening her eyes, the woman was shocked to find a bizarre-looking animal …

Trespassing

The Florida Keys reef has ‘pretty much gone to hell,’ says scientist

Marine scientists have been keeping a close eye on the health of coral reefs in the Florida Keys, where acidic seawater has been slowly eating away …

The next Call of Duty mobile game will come from the maker of Candy Crush Saga

The huge Call of Duty game franchise is about to make another stab into the mobile space. King, the developer best known for their Candy Crush series of popular puzzle games, is forming an new team in Stockholm, Sweden dedicated to making a new mobile game based on the military shooter series. King …

Call of Duty

Privacy Concerns Loom as Congress Moves to Allow Internet Providers to Share Users' Sensitive Data

The House of Representatives voted this week to repeal a law previously passed by the Obama administration, requiring Internet Service Providers to gain permission from users in order to access and share certain pieces of personal information with advertisers (via <i>The Washington Post</i>).<p>The law, which …

Amazon's checkout-free physical shop 'can't cope with more than 20 people'

Official opening of Amazon Go store delayed after camera and sensor technology found wanting in beta testing<p>Amazon’s cashier-less grocery shop, dubbed Amazon Go by the company, is going through some teething problems, according to the Wall Street Journal.<p>Specifically, the new shop can’t handle …

Wall Street

VPN searches skyrocket after Congress killed your right to internet privacy

Searches for VPN services on Google have experienced a wild surge over the last 24 hours – and the trend is likely here to stay.<p>In a move that could only be described as a vile disservice to all American citizens, Congress yesterday voted to kill all restrictions stopping your local internet …

How to use Keep notes in Google Docs

While Keep has been around for a while, there's a new way to use this note-keeping app. It's now integrated with Google Docs so you can take your ideas and easily convert them into full-blown projects. You can also make Keep notes without leaving Google Docs.<p>If you're not already a Keep user, the …

'I Swallowed a Balloon For Weight Loss and Lost 40 Lbs.'

<i>Dana Goossens, 29, lives in Illinois and participated in a recent clinical trial for a weight loss device called the Obalon Balloon System. Here’s</i> …

Lower your fitness age: 5 ways to maintain the body of a 20-year-old for life

Fitness

Google and Microsoft agree crackdown on illegal downloads

US tech giants Google and Microsoft have reached a truce with the Government and the creative industries in a bitter and long-running battle over links to pirated films and music online.<p>The search engine operators have signed up to a clampdown that will see the UK’s copyright watchdog monitor the …

1Password & other Mac apps failing to launch due to expired Apple developer certificates

Popular password manager 1Password for Mac has been failing to launch over the weekend due to its developer certificate expiring, as the company notes in a blog post.<p>Customers were getting an error message when trying to start 1Password […] We knew our developer certificate was going to expire on …

Apps

Google’s new coding champion is a 17-year-old Cameroonian whose hometown has been cut off the internet

In Nov. 2016, Nji Collins Gbah, a tech enthusiast from Bamenda, Cameroon, started participating in the Google Code-in competition, the global online contest which introduces pre-university students aged 13 to 17 to the world of open source. Despite his tenacity, the odds seem stacked against …

Tech Industry

Amazon takes on Skype and GoToMeeting with its Chime video conferencing app

Amazon has launched Chime, a video conferencing and chat service that promises less shitty remote meetings and group calls.<p>Aimed at business users and available for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS, Chime lets you hold video chats with up to 16 people on your desktop or 8 people on mobile devices; …

How To Quickly Lock Your Mac From the Keyboard

- Feb 13, 2017<p>When you walk away from your desk for a restroom break, lunch, or another reason, you run the risk of prying eyes viewing your work and …

Like many relationship stories, the history of St. Valentine is full of torture and pain

Valentine’s Day may be beloved by romance-flushed individuals keen to express their passion, and by retailers for the massive windfalls of cash it generates ($18.2 billion in the US this year) in cards, toy bears, and items adorned with hearts, but for others—the single among us, for example—it’s a …

Relationships

Tech workers protest in SF to keep attention on travel ban

Tech workers gathered in downtown San Francisco on Monday to do something decidedly non-techie: protest.<p>Their grievance? President Donald Trump's proposed policies to stem the flow of immigration to the US -- specifically his executive order temporarily halting travel to the US from seven …

Immigration

iPhone owners can now cheat on Apple with an Android smartwatch

Android Wear 2.0 recently launched, adding new features and a revamped interface to Google's smartwatch platform.<p>The idea of using an Android Wear watch with an iPhone is admittedly, well, odd. However, with Pebble no longer around, the Android Wear lineup is a worthy alternative to the Apple Watch.<p>…

Federal judge blocks travel ban for Virginia residents

<b>(CNN) —</b> As the Trump administration grapples with the Ninth Circuit's refusal to reinstate the President's travel ban, a federal judge across the country dealt another significant blow to the executive order in Virginia late Monday, writing in her opinion: "Maximum power does not mean absolute …

Immigration

The Only 3 Vanguard Funds You Need to Build a Portfolio

How many Vanguard funds does it take to build a complete portfolio? No, this is not a lead in to a riddle or a joke, but rather the beginning of a …

Investing