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Shutterstock launches new learn-to-code site, Skillfeed

Skillfeed is the latest site to capitalize on the white-hot learn-to-code trend.<p>This new contestant hails from the bowels of stock photography site Shutterstock, an online behemoth with a $1.5 billion market cap.<p>Skillfeed’s curriculum covers such topics as CSS and MySQL. It also has some basic …

Postpone: A Simple To-Do List Web App With Shared Workspaces

Postpone is the latest productivity app on the block, selling itself as “the best way to keep a to-do list short, useful and motivating”.<p>Is there room for yet another to-do list app? We find out.<p>How it works<p>When you first sign-in to Postpone, you’ll see what is essentially a blank canvas. Now’s …

The New Google Maps Is A Social Network In Disguise

The new version of Google Maps, which debuted at Google I/O and will be rolling out via an invitation system in the coming weeks, is another leap forward for the cartographical gold standard. The design is cleaner and all screens—desktop, Android and iOS—now benefit from Google Now cards that pop …

Google password tips not strong enough

Google admonished its users to be more careful with passwords in a blog post on Thursday, but two security experts say that tech giant should spend more time pressuring developers and companies to do more to help their customers.<p>Google's tips encompass password basics: use a different password for …

Information Systems

How to Raise a Tech-Savvy Kid

When is a kid ready for her first computer? How do you nurture a child's knack for tinkering? PopMech Senior Tech Editor and techie dad Glenn Derene has the answers.<p><b>When I was 14 years old</b> I got my first computer. It was 1986, and my father took advantage of a deal with a local bank that was …

Raspberry Pi

Google's Roll It Chrome Experiment brings skee ball to your phone and browser

Google's continuing to romance the casual gaming world with the unveiling of <i>Roll It,</i> the company's latest Chrome Experiment. The title emulates that old boardwalk classic skee ball, utilizing your smartphone to aim and pitch the ball and the browser to emulate the familiar ring-sporting game alley. …

How to buy headphones - CNET

When buying a headphone these days people typically debate the style of headphone they want (in-ear, on-ear, around-ear) whether to go wired or wireless (or even totally wireless) and whether to opt for such extra features as active noise-cancellation to help muffle ambient noise. Oh, and then …

Audiophile

Google Voice Can Prevent Twitter's New Security System From Locking You Out

Twitter just announced its new two-factor authentication security system that can go a long way towards preventing unauthorized use of accounts.<p>Like ATM machines that require both a card and a pin number, most two-factor security systems require that you have something and know something. In …

Zite Strives to Fill the Hole Left by Google Reader

For those bemoaning the demise of Google Reader, fear not: Zite, the personalized news app, has stepped up to fill its place. At least partially.<p>The …

Google's conversational search arrives with new Chrome

Google is enabling a more naturally spoken question-and-answer interface to its search service for people with a new version of Chrome.<p>Google demonstrated conversational search at Google I/O a week ago, a style of search designed to be more like natural human speech than the technically constructed …

Angelina Jolie

What Sets The Google Cloud Platform Apart From The Rest

There is a misperception about the new Google Cloud Platform that the company put into general availability last week at Google I/O. It’s not a brand new platform. It’s what Google has used for years. It is Google’s foundation. It is what makes Google, Google. And now it’s open for the first time …

Robots will take our jobs, but it’s hard to say when

Economists and management experts have begun to model what might happen when robots are smart enough to do our jobs for us. Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee argue in their book <i>Race Against the Machine</i> that yes, robots are taking some jobs now, and will take more jobs soon. Nobel laureate Paul …

Artificial Intelligence

Five ways to boost your Android phone's battery life right now

If you've ever caught yourself scanning a room for outlets, or worrying about how long you can eke out a charge on your phone, then this collection of battery-saving Android apps is for you.<p>These apps are helpful even if you've got a built-in battery-saving feature to help you in a dire situation, …

Google reveals unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 running stock Android, coming to Google Play for $649 on June 26

Google likes the Samsung Galaxy S4 so much, it wants to spin its own “Nexus version” of it. Today at I/O 2013, Google demoed an S4 device, but with a stock version of the most recent build of the Android operating system. In short, everything Samsung did in terms of software has been scraped …

Udacity Will Offer Masters Degrees in CS From Georgia Tech

In yet another groundbreaking online education deal (between Udacity and Coursera, there are at least two per week!), Udacity will now offer masters …

RocketSpace Launches RocketU Developer Bootcamp With In-Person Classes For N00bs And Ninjas

If you can’t program, the future’s looking bleaker and bleaker. And if you can, learning to manage other code monkeys could get you promoted. Office-as-a-service provider RocketSpace’s new RocketU is a tech professional education program aimed to aid engineers no matter where they are in their …

Being A Google Intern Is So Funny, Hollywood Made It Into A Comedy

"The Internship" is about two older guys who become interns at Google.<p>Naturally, it's filled with techie humor.<p>We first saw a clip of the movie on Google's jobs site. In that scene two unemployed dudes, Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) interview with Google over Google Hangouts, which …

We’re witnessing the rise of the graph in big data

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>GraphLab, a popular open source project dedicated to graph analysis and machine learning, is trying to capitalize on the …

Android 4.3, Google Babel, and the Nexus 7: What’s in store for Google I/O?

Here's a peek at the rumors (and evidence) surrounding the developer conference.<p>Google’s annual developer conference is mere days away, so expect a …

Our connected future: What to expect when elevators and toys start phoning home

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Sergey Nivens<p>Your next elevator pitch might actually come from data derived from your elevator. That’s the case for an …

Panic in space: Alfonso Cuaron returns with terrifying 'Gravity' teaser

The 'Children of Men' director returns to the big screen after seven years<p>It’s hard to imagine a more helpless situation than being stranded, floating alone, in the emptiness of space. That’s the setting for <i>Children of Men</i> director Alfonso Cuarón’s new film, <i>Gravity.</i> According to a press release …