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Get to Know These Key Financial Terms - Small Business Trends

There’s no shortage of small business advice about marketing, social media and inspiration to not give up, However, the small business owner must pay …

Small Business

Panic at Los Angeles airport after noise mistaken for gunfire

False reports of a gunman opening fire caused panicked evacuations at Los Angeles international airport on Sunday night, while flights to and from the airport were delayed.<p>A search through the terminals revealed no evidence of a gunman or shots fired, Los Angeles police spokesman Andy Neiman said. …

Master JavaScript coding with 97% of this 'essentials' bundle

The turning gears behind the internet are driven in part by JavaScript, a vital component of every Web browser. You can learn the language and prepare yourself for a new spectrum of career opportunity with the Essential JavaScript Coding Bundle, on sale now for 97% off from TNW Deals!<p>Over 15 …

The Pay What You Want Learn to Code Bundle

There’s never been a better time to get into coding, with endless possibilities in what you can build, and enormous new career opportunities with each new tech breakthrough.<p>With the 2016 Learn to Code bundle, you can get into programming without any prior experience and begin building amazing …

5 Gmail shortcuts you probably aren't using but should be

But did you know that some of Gmail's most robust time-savers are literally at your fingertips?<p>"We spend a lot of time, resources, and energy on email," writes Cambria Davies on the HubSpot blog. "According to Atlassian, in a given week, we receive an average of 304 business emails, check our …

[TA Deals] Save 97% on the eduCBA Tech Training Bundle

School is back in session and students around the world are learning new things every day. Even if you’re not a student, you can still learn! The …

Android News

Apple Watch 2: Apple plans FaceTime camera, iPhone-free Wi-Fi, $1000+ models, similar battery

Two months after the initial launch of the Apple Watch, and only a day following the device’s debut at Apple Stores, sources have revealed Apple’s considerations for the 2016 release of a second-generation model. According to multiple sources familiar with Apple’s plans, the Apple Watch 2 is …

How to code a simple Android widget

App widgets can be thought of as a small window or controller for an Android app that can be embedded in another application (like the homescreen). They can be very useful, allowing users to view or control an app without actually launching it. For example, skipping tracks with a music player …

June 2015

7 habits of great Web designers

Get developers involved in the design process as early as possible. Invite them to meetings, user research tests, brainstorming sessions, etc. Their input, after all, determines whether your vision actually comes to life. At the very least, they can warn you if your ideas are a technical nightmare, …

For the Effects of Voting, Look to Policy, Not Elections

President Obama's recent comments on universal voting have spurred a debate about how such a policy would influence elections. On the Monkey Cage blog, John Sides examines the partisan consequences and argues that turnout would generally benefit Democrats, but that the effect would be modest. His …

The quest for a reactionless spacecraft thruster

<i>The torsion balance is contained in an evacuated lucite cylinder. The hardwood frame is leveled and stabilized with lead weights (gray bricks, in the</i> …

US spying scandal will 'break the Internet,' says Google's Schmidt

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The impact of US government surveillance on tech firms and the economy is going to get worse before it gets better, leaders at some of the biggest tech firms warned US Sen. Ron Wyden on Wednesday during a roundtable on the impact of US government surveillance on the digital …

Privacy

Hard hat comes with Android-powered reality features

A company called Daqri is building the world’s first augmented reality hard hat. The helmet is powered by Android and includes sensors and cameras that provide for 360-degree vision.<p>The “smart helmet” will be able to do a number of different things such as reading service manuals or other …

Your Company's Next Growth Opportunity Might Surprise You

In business, there are plenty of surprises. Some of them are good while others can create challenges. But Scott Cook, founder of Intuit, would argue …

10 must-see videos of the week

Car Tech lovers, this week's roundup is chock-full of goodies for you.<p>First up, we head to Sweden for an early test drive of Volvo's self-driving car prototype. The company plans to start selling autonomous cars in 2017, and by 2020 wants to build a nearly uncrashable car. Check out the video below …

Autonomous Cars

Signature Move Series: Kyle Dake's Claw Series

Stop Your Mobile App From Being A Serious Battery Drain

<i>Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Rajat Harlalka, a Product Manager with over 8 years of experience in the mobile industry primarily in technology, product management and marketing roles.</i><p>While smartphones offer tremendous opportunity to app developers, the constrained resources of …

Mobile Weather App Minutely Lets You “Correct” The Weather, Visualize Storms In 3D

Mobile weather applications may be becoming the new playground for user interface designers, but few can also make claims as to advancing the technology behind the display of the weather on users’ smartphones, as well. But that’s the case with Minutely, a newly launched mobile weather application …