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Nicola Sturgeon to appoint Brexit minister

First minister appears to put aside quest for second independence referendum to focus on protecting Scottish interests in EU talks<p>Nicola Sturgeon is to appoint a Brexit minister to influence the terms of the UK’s exit from the European Union.<p>The move is a tacit admission that a quick second …

Become a Full Stack Coder with 28 Hours of Instruction on HTML, JavaScript, MySQL & More

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Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your Own Apple Computer on The Cheap

Meet your new ‘hackintosh’.<p>Apple computers are great, but they're often very expensive. So what's the solution if you want a super-powerful Mac …

Computer Hardware

Sony brings a huge update to PS4 tomorrow

A major software update coming to PlayStation 4 tomorrow will bring a number of requested features to the system that Sony says will enhance the social aspects of its console.<p>The update, which is codenamed "Yukimura," includes a new suspend/resume feature that will allow gamers to jump in and out …

Apple Acquires 'Rock-Solid High-Performance' Database Company FoundationDB

Apple has acquired database company FoundationDB, reports <i>TechCrunch</i>. FoundationDB is a company that "develops scalable and fault tolerant databases that support multiple data models." A notice on the company's site says that it has ceased to offer downloads after deciding to "evolve [the] company …

9 things successful people do right before bed

Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely dependent upon their getting enough sleep.<p>That is why bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them — and why the very last thing most successful people do before …

9 ways to make your Mac feel like new again

Your computer will never feel as fast as the day you bought it.<p>But there are plenty of things you can do to keep it running smoothly and even improve its performance.<p>Macs aren't cheap, so why not spend time getting the most out of your investment?

Kurt Cobain’s previously unheard 1986 mixtape unearthed – listen

36-minute long recording shows off punk icon's ecclectic taste<p>A previously unheard mixtape made by a 19-year-old Kurt Cobain has been unearthed, …

5 Courses, 25+ Hours of UX Training to Delight Your Users

<b>User Experience by The Numbers</b><p>Get A Grip on The Practical Statistics Used in UX Design<p>18 lectures with 7+ hours of content<p>Find out which statistical …

Nexbit Brings Cloud Syncing to the OS Level

Syncing with the cloud is nothing new. But it usually involves developers using the available APIs from cloud services like Dropbox. Nextbit thinks it can do it better without developers having to do anything new with their apps.<p>Nextbit’s Baton syncs your Android devices with the cloud at the OS …

Apple doubles down on R&D and acquisitions as it confirms declining iTunes sales

Apple’s annual report, filed today, confirmed the obvious: music sales through its iTunes Store have declined. The company did not give a figure, noting only that the drop was more than compensated for by growth in app sales, but a recent <i>WSJ</i> report put the decline as high as 14%.<p>Growth in net sales …

When To Buy The Cheapest Airline Tickets

<i>For tips on scoring cheaper airline tickets during the holidays, check out the companion piece 6 Holiday Airfare Tips For Last-Minute Shoppers.</i><p>If you’re shopping for cheap airline tickets for your next vacation, wait until the weekend to grab the best deal.<p>Though Tuesday has traditionally been …

The UK's Spy Agency Is Even More FOIA-Proof Than the NSA

GCHQ has a blanket exemption from Freedom of Information requests, so one privacy organisation is taking its request to the European Court of Human Rights.<p>The Government Communications Headquarters—essentially the British equivalent of the National Security Agency in the US—is, perhaps ironically, …

Roku wants to be your cable company’s next set-top box

Roku launched a new white-label program dubbed Roku Powered Monday that makes the company’s streaming devices available to pay TV operators. Roku …

Swipe Left, Swipe Right, But Why?

By Steven Melendez6 minute Read<p>Swipe left. Swipe right. It’s such a small gesture that packs such a big punch.<p>After Tinder launched about two years …

Apps

StudyRoom Lets College Students Join Online Study Groups, Book Tutors

Launching publicly on the TechCrunch Disrupt stage this afternoon is a company called StudyRoom, which aims to take student study groups and tutoring online, and make them more social. The company has already been running trials of its program in six universities, starting this spring, and now …

The Rags To Riches Story Of Britain's Thriftiest Multi-Millionaire

He’s just sold his business for almost $100million, but entrepreneur Mark Pearson isn’t about to get flash with the cash. Having made his money by helping ordinary people save a bit of their own, profligacy just isn’t his style. When I meet the man behind MyVoucherCodes.co.uk in an unassuming wine …

HTC Nexus Tablet Passes Through WiFi Alliance

Yesterday, a rumor suggested that HTC is going to introduce the rumored Nexus tablet on October 9th, which means the purported tablet may in its …

Android News

10 Apps You Probably Never Heard Of That Employees Are Sneaking Into Work

With our tablets, smartphones and cloud services, if we need an app, we get it ourselves.<p>This is drastically different than the way work tech used to be: bought by IT, set up by IT, issued by IT and controlled by IT. You didn't like what you were given? Oh well.<p>Interestingly, this has created …

Apps

You don’t need to build technology to start a technology company

“In the olden days,” says Ben Holmes, a partner at Index Ventures, “you’d raise money and you’d build an interesting stack of technology that was hard to replicate. Your competitive advantage was technologically originated.”<p>No more. “Nowadays, there are very, very few [businesses],” he says, “where …

Tech Industry

Cloud guru Adrian Cockcroft on Netflix, Amazon, Google, and DigitalOcean

SAN FRANCISCO — Adrian Cockcroft is the cloud-computing guru who led Netflix’s migration to Amazon Web Services (AWS). He left Netflix earlier this year for Battery Ventures.<p>VentureBeat interviewed him at Gigaom’s Structure conference today, where he shared some of his insights into the cloud …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Is This The Medium Of Image Sharing? Storehouse Wants Your Online Stories To Be Simply Beautiful

The photo-sharing platform announced a $7 million funding round today, led by Sherpa Ventures.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vma4zr5jYWs<p>Image hosts like Flickr and SmugMug are a dime a dozen. On the portfolio front, platforms like Cargo Collective do a fine job of presenting your work without the …

Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².<p>But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.<p>In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human …

Résumés

Hands-on with Tablo, a DVR that streams over-the-air TV nearly anywhere

Many streaming-savvy DVRs either lean heavily on cloud services or are linked to traditional TV -- neither of which is ideal for cord cutters trying to lower their long-term costs. Nuvyyo is promising what could be a more affordable option with its upcoming Tablo DVR. The upcoming, partly …