Joshua Dickerson

10 Flips | 5 Magazines | 1 Like | 5 Following | 1 Follower | @jdickerson713 | Keep up with Joshua Dickerson on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Joshua Dickerson”

EdX expands range of institutions that can offer free online courses

EdX's open online education system has drawn a lot of interest -- enough interest that the non-profit has just loosened up its membership structure to allow for more participants. The revamp lets 12 additional organizations offer free internet-based courses, including schools as well as …

WebDev Video Tutorials Startup Learnable.com Gives Australian High School Students Free Classes To Address Looming Crisis

Hoping to address the software developer skills crisis choking Australia’s startup ecosystem, Learnable.com is giving away $10 million in credits to high school students to access its library of web development videos, ebooks, and access to its community of other students and subject matter …

OpenDesk.cc Is Like Ikea For Open Source Zealots

Furniture is probably the last thing on the mind of most open source proponents but now it doesn’t have to be. OpenDesk is a free, open source line of furniture that you can make yourself or order unassembled from a maker with a CNC machine. Not only is the furniture cheap – free if you have the …

Code Monkeys—Not Grease Monkeys—are the Future of Car Modification

By creating a shift knob that vibrates when it's time to change up, Ford's Zac Nelson represents the next set of automotive tinkerers.<p><b>The phrase "car modification" bring to mind</b> images of grease-stained burly persons clad in oil-spotted coveralls, toiling away at the aluminum and steel heart of …

10 Search Tricks for Smarter Googling

Keep inane and junky websites out of your Search results and make Google work for you.<p><b>SEARCH</b> tools site:popularmechanics.com<p><i>searches the site popularmechanics.com for tools</i><p><b>SEARCH</b> 1900..2000 presidents<p><i>finds presidents between 1900 and 2000</i><p><b>SEARCH</b> William * Clinton<p><i>searches for</i> William <i>and</i> Clinton <i>with</i> …

Should You Be Worried About Ransomware?

Cyber attacks in which criminals pose as law enforcement to try to get money out of users are on the rise.<p><b>It's another normal day on the Internet</b>, but halfway through a funny cat video, your computer shuts down. A message fills your screen, informing you in bold letters accompanied by an FBI logo …

Ransomware

Trying Out the Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt Lock

PopMech gets our hands on the Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt, which locks your home via numeric code rather than a physical key.<p>Schlage, which has been making locks for more than 90 years, has launched a line of touch-enabled deadbolt locks that wants to free us all from the burden of carrying keys …

Home Automation

Why "Work Smart, Not Hard" is the Worst Advice in the World

Work smarter, not harder? Don't tell it to Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe, who meets some of the hardest-working people in America. In fact, he argues, that mantra is the opposite of the attitude we need to beat this lousy economy.<p><b>When I was 17</b> my high school guidance counselor tried to talk me into …

Vocational Education

6 Tech Career Paths That Won't Bury You in Debt

Four-year colleges too often overcharge and under-deliver. How about a different plan? Here are six creative new (and relatively inexpensive) paths to great tech careers.<p>Four-year colleges too often overcharge and under-deliver. How about a different plan? Here are six creative new (and relatively …

How to Wipe Your Computer Before You Sell It

When the time comes to get rid of that old computer, follow these simple steps to turn your machine back into a clean slate.<p>I'm selling my computer and want to erase it before delivering it to its next owner. How can I make sure it's totally, irreversibly wiped clean?<p>To return the computer to its …