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Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Nonprofits

These industries will explode along with China's middle class

As we've told you before, China today is on the verge of something similar.<p>In 2000, just four percent of China's urban population was considered middle class. By 2022, that figure will be a whopping 76 percent. That's over 550 million middle-class people in China. To put this in perspective, it's …

9 Simple Ways to Make Your Home Look Expensive

Spruce up your home decor without draining your wallet<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without …

Interior Design

What is an APN, and how do I change it?

Unlocked phones and alternative carriers are more popular now than ever before. Most every company makes an unlocked model or two that you can buy …

T-Mobile

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

Android News

Best Strategy Games for Android

We're rounding up some of our favorite strategy games on Android for the deep thinkers out there. These are more than just simple puzzles games — …

Board Games

15 best Android games of 2017

Gaming on mobile has been improving at a far greater rate than any technology that came before it. Android games seems to hit new heights every year. With the release of Android Nougat and Vulkan API, it only stands to get better and better over time. It won’t be long before mobile sees some even …

The shakeup of Kleiner Perkins exposes the short comings of venture capital

Advertisement<p>19 Comments<p>Credit: Image courtesy of Apple.<p>Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins’ aggressive bet on cleantech has turned out to be …

Tasker, AutoVoice, And Xposed Combine Forces To Create Awesome Automation Triggered By Google Voice Searches

Google's voice search function is undeniably cool, and it's only getting better since the company has expanded the capabilities of the Android …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

Best RPGs for Android

Role-playing games are wonderful, story-driven experiences that complement the mobile gaming experience nicely. Despite the relatively tiny mobile …