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Home sick from a place we never wanted to call home.

I often wake up hoping I’d be in a cot. Hearing Jason screaming the lyrics to barbie girl. I’d roll over and click play on the pre-mission playlist; …

Microsoft downplays new report of Windows flaw

Security research firm Cylance says it's found a vulnerability in Windows that could let hackers steal user names and passwords, but Microsoft isn't so sure it's worth focusing on.<p>Any Windows PC, tablet or server running Windows 8.1 or earlier -- and even devices running the as-yet-released Windows …

How to Watch All the TV You Want Without Paying a Cable Bill

Cutting the cord is easier than ever. Here are five different ways to ditch cable—and save hundreds of dollars in the process.<p>The notion of getting …

Cord-Cutting

5 Ways to Validate Your Startup Ideas With $100

<i>Sean Kim is the creator of The Growth List, helping you create a business around your lifestyle. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>There is a misconception that is spread around the media that in order to win big, we need to risk big.<p>That the most successful entrepreneurs, business owners, …

Entrepreneurship

5 hot Raspberry Pi projects for Mac geeks

The credit-card-size Raspberry Pi has taken the tech world by storm. Thousands of geeky kids and adults use the tiny, low-cost computer boards to learn about coding and create fun projects like motion detectors, birdhouses that tweet when birds are present, and mini weather stations.<p>You, too, can …

How iOS developers use code signing to get their apps on iPhones

Developing apps is actually the easy part. Things get difficult when it comes to getting apps onto devices. One of the biggest hurdles iOS developers …

Apps

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

MacTrast Deals: Learn Swift – Apple’s New iOS Programming Language

- Sep 16, 2014<p>Apple’s latest and greatest mobile operating system, iOS 8 will soon hit the streets, and here’s your chance to learn how to develop …

TrueAccord Looks To Fix Debt Collection With $5 Million From Khosla Ventures, Max Levchin And More

The idea for TrueAccord began with a late payment on Ohad Samet’s Macy’s card. It was the end of 2012, and Samet, who was working as the chief risk officer for Klarna, started getting phone calls at random times from a number he didn’t recognize. It was a debt collection agency, and for the first …

8 Books Every New Entrepreneur Should Read

In this, perhaps, Golden Age of technology entrepreneurship, Peter Thiel can rest assured he will find an eager audience for his new book, <i>ZERO TO ONE: Notes on startups, Or How to Build the Future</i> (apparently he couldn’t decide).<p>Thiel, who turns 47 next month, was a co-founder of PayPal, and a …

The Sweet Rides Of Tech's Millionaires And Billionaires

We all know these tech moguls can be humble, but we thought it'd be fun to round up what tech cofounders and CEOs are driving these days, which range from extremely modest to ridiculously expensive.<p>Some of the wealthiest living in Silicon Valley own flashy $100,000 sports cars, while others are …

Vandrico Wants To Become The Wearables Platform For The Workplace

If you know about Vandrico, it’s probably because of the company’s cool wearables database we featured earlier this year. That was just a byproduct of Vandrico’s research, however. What the company is really about is bringing wearables into the workplace.<p>I first met Vandrico co-founders Kenna …

Finding the right Node.js WebSocket implementation

A journey with ws, Socket.IO, Engine.IO, and Primus<p>For a current project at WhoScored, I needed to learn JavaScript, Node.js and WebSocket channel, …

JavaScript

The Node.js Way - How `require()` Actually Works

<b>Update July. 28, 2014:</b> I just gave a talk at BayNode on this exact subject, which includes a walkthrough of all the code discussed in this post. If …

Algorithms Are Replacing Unions As The Champions of Workers

Quality of life is perhaps the single largest factor underpinning human happiness, and that quality is largely determined by one’s job. It should be no wonder then that so many activists and politicians have made improving work a key element of their advocacy for generations. The history of America …

PagerDuty gets $27.2M to become your company's monitor of monitors

PagerDuty, a popular tool among developers and system administrators, stands to get more helpful and less of an annoyance, thanks to $27.2 million in new funding.<p>Sysadmins and others use PagerDuty to stay on top of alerts from several monitoring tools. Getting those kinds of alerts is often …

If You Use WordPress, You Need to Know About This Button

Some readers will see this post and shout “HA! How could you NOT know that?” But most of The Next Web team didn’t know it until today, and I’m willing to bet that we’re far from alone.<p>Pasting into WordPress is a pain because the formatting comes with the text. You end up with messy font and color …

Free or cheap Wii Remote hacks

Building sophisticated educational tools out of cheap parts, Johnny Lee demos his cool Wii Remote hacks, which turn the $40 video game controller …

Hacking

3D print your own moving, tracking Portal turret

Wouldn't it be ace if you could catch your housemate, coming home from a late night out? They tiptoe across the floor; then, from out of the darkness of the lounge, a red light, and a singsong voice: "I see you".<p>Engineering graduate Yvo de Haas -- Dragonator on Instructables, who has built gaming …

AT&T and Udacity partner to create the 'nanodegree,' a new type of college degree

Online education provider Udacity has partnered with AT&T to create a new type of college degree, the “nanodegree.” The vocationally focused nanodegree is designed to be a lifelong learning portfolio that would be widely recognized by the tech industry and far cheaper to obtain.<p>Since last year, …

Meet Niice, a hip site that spouts images for the designer in you

Niice, a search engine for images that can help designers devise original ideas, just got a lot more helpful.<p>It officially launched this week, with monthly subscriptions for premium services, as well as a “moodboard” feature for storing all of your favorite images in one common place that you can …

California Arizona

L.A. Hackathon winners create homeless services app

After 24 hours of coding, a team that created an application to efficiently deliver supplies to homeless shelters took home the top prize Sunday at a Los Angeles "hackathon."<p>"One more thing," said Zach Latta, after presenting his team's project called ShelterConnect, "We're all in high …

5 Great Front-End Developer Tools You Must Try

<i>Arnaud Breton is a full-stack developer at mention with a specific focus on the front-end side and user experience. This post originally appeared on the mention blog.</i><p>Over the last few years, we’ve seen tremendous growth in an entirely new generation of Web applications. These apps have become much …

Xamarin 3 Launches With UI Design Tool For iOS Apps, Cross-Platform Interface API And More

Xamarin has long been one of the most popular tools for building cross-platform mobile applications and today, the company is taking a major step forward by launching version 3.0 of its service. The highlights of today’s release are the launch of Xamarin Designer for iOS, which can almost …

Swarm Portal brings taste of iBeacon to mom-and-pop stores

Apple’s iBeacon has been hailed as the future of retail, and so far the indoor-positioning technology has made its way to big-time retailers like American Eagle and Macy’s. But context-aware data analytics should not just be for the big leagues, according to Swarm Mobile.<p>Today, the San Francisco …

Researchers Plug Google’s Project Tango Into A Drone To Let It Fly Itself Around A Room

Remember Project Tango? Google’s crazy project to add 3D environment mapping abilities to a smartphone?<p>Yeah, someone just went ahead and took the next logical step: they plugged it into a drone.<p>Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania managed to get their hands on a prototype Tango device, and …

Drones-with-software maker Skycatch takes off with a new $13.2M in tow

Cute little drones are really cool right now — Box’s Aaron Levie even brought one out onstage at the BoxDev conference two months ago for no reason other than to entertain the audience.<p>In fact, they’re so lovable, that the company behind that particular one, Skycatch, has raised about $13.2 million …