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You can now privately buy your own Bitcoin mining computer

In September we wrote about 21’s Bitcoin Computer that lets you sell digital products while mining the currency, but back then, you could only buy it using a traceable credit card payment.<p>Now the company has added a private checkout option where you can use Bitcoin to pay for the machine, costing …

Bitcoin

Apple opens up its cryptographic libraries to third-party developers

Apple is encouraging developers to create more secure apps with its latest open-source release.<p>Today, Apple announced it will open up its cryptographic libraries to third-party developers in an effort to persuade them to build more robust security into their apps.<p>Third-party developers will have …

Apple Store

11 actions you can take today to start getting rich, according to a self-made millionaire

The good news is that success is a learnable skill, and anyone can start thinking, acting, and making choices like the super wealthy.<p>In T. Harv Eker's bestselling book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," the self-made millionaire identifies specific "millionaire mind actions" that could help you …

Self-improvement

Apple is obviously a cult (and Samsung isn't), says cultural historian

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>The idea that Apple is less a brand and more a religious cult has been around for a while.<p>Not so long ago, Samsung mocked the living bejaysus out of Apple's cultitude in very funny ads. It built the Galaxy …

Porn site sponsoring free Google Cardboard headsets – get yours now (US only)

Sometimes I don’t know if porn revolves around the internet or if the internet revolves around porn. What we do know is us smartphone users seem to love this form of entertainment, and as tech enthusiasts we are glad to have the pornography industry being so involved technology. Not only for the …

Virtual Reality

How to find an IT job with better work-life balance

The United States is one of the worst countries for a work-life balance, reveals a recent report from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and …

This new site keeps track of failed startups and why they flopped

A new website — Autopsy.io— just launched to keep those failures all together in one neat place, complete with a summary of why each company flopped, in hopes of providing a lesson for others to learn from.<p>In a simple spreadsheet format, the site lists each startup name, its basic idea, the …

Startups

Amazon wants to train young people to become cloud experts

Amazon has launched a new program today with the aim of educating young people to become cloud experts of the future.<p>Of course, given the company’s huge Amazon Web Services (AWS) business, it’s not exactly an altruistic move on its part. Nonetheless, AWS Educate aims to “help educators and students …

How to turn great iOS app ideas into something real

My friends, family and even complete strangers are constantly asking me how to get their million-dollar app idea in the App Store.<p>This is always a shocker for me because, after countless hours of hard work over the past two years, my app is barely breaking even.<p>But I can offer one solid piece of …

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Neuroscience

Video explainer: How banks took a good simple idea and turned it evil

Kurz Gesagt's latest video explainer points his easily understood animation gun towards the evilness of banks and how they've transformed over time …

How do you tell who's a real friend and who's just a ‘Friend’ on the internet?

There isn’t always a difference between emotion and emoticon in the digital age, but not all friendships are created equal<p>Many years ago – when I was just starting out as a writer – I interviewed the grand doyenne of consumer feminism, the late Helen Gurley Brown. After a fairly intimate hour-long …

Google's New Flight Search Tool Helps You Find The Best Price

Google Flights has been revamped this week and it is the fastest flight price search website that I have used so far. Like many other travel websites, Google Flights will show you a range of fares and flight options as you select the destinations and the dates. Fortunately, Google Flights has …

Google Flights

Tablets and smartphones may affect social and emotional development, scientists speculate

Journal commentary warns that using a tablet or smartphone to divert a child’s attention could be detrimental to “internal mechanisms of self-regulation”<p>Using a smartphone or iPad to pacify a toddler may impede their ability to learn self-regulation, according to researchers.<p>In a commentary for the …

Boston University

You Too May Be A Victim Of Developaralysis

Dear developers: Do you feel insecure because you’re only fluent in a mere eight programming languages used across three families of devices? Does exposure to yet another JavaScript framework make you shudder and wince? Have you postponed a pet project because you couldn’t figure out which cloud …

Google Releases Dart SDK 1.0, Its JavaScript Alternative

At the Devoxx conference in Belgium today, Google launched version 1.0 of its Dart SDK, the company’s cross-browser and open-source toolkit for structured Web applications. You can download the first stable release of Dart now from dartlang.org.<p>Google considers version 1.0 as the mark of Dart’s …

50 Beautifully Simple Portfolio Websites For Your Inspiration

Inspiration

8 Must-have Cheat Sheets for Web Designers and Developers

As a web designer or developer, it’s nearly impossible to remember multiple programming languages, frameworks, and keyboard shortcuts to various …

Visual.ly Expands Marketplace For Design Resources To Include Video, Motion Graphics And Presentations

In a business world increasingly ruled by computer algorithms, you might not guess that one of the biggest pain points for organizations large and small has nothing to do with computer code. It has to do with communication—particularly, visual communication of complex ideas.<p>There is a sellers’ …

Goodbye dotCloud, hello Docker

DotCloud, the company behind the Docker open-source PaaS project, will now be known as Docker Inc.<p>Docker’s claim to fame is it lets developers …

Transporter Sync turns your external hard drive into a personal, secure cloud locker

The folks at Connected Data made a splash back in May with Transporter v2.0, and they've just announced their second foray into the wonderful world of cloud storage with the Transporter Sync. Like its slightly larger predecessor, Sync offers Dropbox-like functionality without users having to …

Open Data Institute goes global, with nodes opening up across U.S. and elsewhere

A few months ago, the UK’s Open Data Institute (ODI) – a government-funded company that helps to open up publicly-funded datasets and that also …

Google Web Designer creates animated 3-D HTML5 ads in minutes, for free

Google released its new tool for building adaptive, universally usable rich ads this morning. With Google Web Designer, hard-core animators and wet-behind-the-ears newbies can build, edit, and publish animated HTML5 ads for any platform in just minutes.<p>For any device.<p>“We think that Google Web …

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WD ships new NAS-specific Red internal hard drives

WD has some great news for people with a network attached storage (NAS) server, such as the<p>Synology DS1513+or theQNAP TS-469 Pro: new Red internal hard drives.<p>These SATA hard drives are specifically designed for home and small office NAS systems that come with one to five drive bays. The new drives …

Gear & Gadgets

Work for Pie is kaput, community acquired by GroupTalent

Technical-talent recruitment startup GroupTalent has just gotten its mitts on the userbase of Work for Pie, one of our favorite tools for developers to show off their skills.<p>Work for Pie, which failed to meet its business goals, was a nifty, visual mix between LinkedIn and GitHub with a singular …

Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Wants to Get a Million Programmers to “Code for India”

Karl Mehta has spent years doing financial startups and more recently worked as a venture capitalist, helping other technology companies get their …

Silicon Valley