Keely Reinert

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Think Outside The Valley: How Tech Companies Can Change The World

Claire Hough Contributor<p>Claire Hough is a VP of Engineering at <i>Udemy</i>, an online learning marketplace.<p>A handful of tech heavyweights did something remarkable earlier this week — they came together for the betterment of society.<p>As partners on President Obama’s ConnectHome initiative, internet service …

Silicon Valley

Ready For The iPhone 7? Get This Smartphone Designed To Last A Decade And Forget All About It

Do we really need all that wasteful consumerism that comes with the 18-month device upgrade cycle?<p>Worldwide, more than 1.8 billion mobile phones were sold last year–most replacing devices that were less than two years old. The average smartphone owner upgrades every 18 months.<p>Is it possible to …

How to Save an Article to Read Later on Facebook

Facebook is a great way to keep up on news and videos that your family and friends share. The problem is time. There’s never enough time to read everything you’d like to, and honestly, it’s not easy to find those articles again. I’ve seen people share articles they want to read later, but that can …

Facebook

Chrome OS extension lets you run Linux in a window

Linux running on a Chromebook isn’t new; it’s not even that clever. Based on the Linux kernel, Chrome OS is a lot more like a svelte Linux distro …

Linux

Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, AOL: grading their iOS apps in 2014

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>The combined total of releases to Apple’s iOS app store for AOL, Microsoft, Google and Yahoo has more than doubled from 2012 …

Apps

10 Best Chrome Extensions You May Not Have Tried

Beste Chrome extensions<p>I’m a huge fan of adding functionality to my browser, and we’ve featured some great extensions to supercharge Chrome in the past. Here are a few more Chrome extensions that you might not have heard of, but are certainly worth a try.<p>Jot<p>If you’re constantly working in your …

Microsoft could soon support Android apps on Windows Phone and Windows platforms: Report

It is safe to say that Windows Phone has thus far failed to gain a substantial traction in the market. Microsoft’s mobile operating system is still …

This Bolton school was failing – until it gave each pupil an iPod

In 2009 a failing school in Bolton provided every one of its students with an iPod Touch; now the Essa Academy has drastically improved its pupils' learning experiences<p>On the way into Essa Academy, in a multi-ethnic suburb on the edge of Bolton, it is easy to believe that the school is a world …

Programming languages and Frameworks to learn in 2015

I can't make a poll on HN, but I would like everyone to contribute with an opinion. Which languages are worth to devote learning in 2015? and what …

Programming Languages

5 Technologies That Will Blow Up My Business (And Yours) In 2015

There are technologies that are coming and there are technologies that are here. For example, in the next three to seven years your business (and mine) will be affected, in some way, by wearables, the Internet of Things, drones, bendable materials, and 3D printing. But not yet (at least, not for …

A 25-Year-Old Coding Genius Was Making $500,000 A Year In College, And He Just Raised $10 Million For A Startup

He launched his first tech startup when he was 12. "I wanted to cheat video games," he laughs. "I did Cheat Neopets, web game cheats. For $25/month you got whatever cheats I found. It did well until Neopets sent me a cease and desist letter."<p>"I was 13. I thought I was screwed," he told us. "I …

Startups

Mars tech: from ion thrusters to laser communications

NASA will need new technologies to get humans to Mars. Some of those technologies have more terrestrial applications as well.<p>Rockets leaving …

Will Rapid Charging Damage Your iPhone 6 Or 6 Plus?

Based on recent marketing campaigns, if there is one area where new Android phones have iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus beat, it’s rapid charging.<p>With the Galaxy S5, Samsung’s “fast charging” technology became “ultra fast charging.” Motorola’s Droid Turbo promises an 8 hour charge in just 15 minutes. …

Review: Is this the budget Windows tablet you've been looking for?

Image: TheJournal.ie<p>Image: TheJournal.ie<p>IF YOU’RE IN the market for a budget tablet, you don’t have to look far. While the top end is dominated by …

Gear & Gadgets

How to build an Arduino powered smart home

Connect a (laser-cut) model house to the internet and take control of it's lights and doors!

Smart Homes