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Codecademy: From Zero Experience To A Tech Job In Three Months

Codecademy, a venture-backed company, offers free online training for tech workers. Since it opened in 2011, more than 25 million people have taken those courses, according to CEO Zach Sims.<p>Courses include how to build websites and e-commerce apps, which, said Sims, “use modern languages like Ruby …

DARPA funds $11 million tool that will make coding a lot easier

DARPA is funding a new project by Rice University called PLINY, and it's neither a killer robot nor a high-tech weapon. PLINY, named after Pliny the Elder who wrote one of the earliest encyclopedias ever, will actually be a tool that can automatically complete a programmer's draft -- and yes, it …

'808' documentary details the rise of the legendary drum machine

Chances are you've heard Roland's iconic TR-808 drum machine at some point during your music streaming. While the name may not ring a bell, artists and producers have been using its trademark sounds since 1980. We're talking the likes of Afrika Bambaataa, Beastie Boys and Kanye West. In fact, the …

Give better presentations for less with Slidevana for Keynote [Deals]

Giving presentations can be stressful. You need to get your message perfect and you need supporting materials, such as a Keynote slideshow.<p>Make slideshow creation a breeze with Slidevana for Keynote, available at Cult of Mac Deals at more than half off the regular price for a limited time.<p>When …

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Does the Nexus 6 have what it takes to tackle Apple’s new iPhones?

Apple’s latest iPhones have been shipping for a few weeks now, but many have been waiting for Google to show its hand before deciding what will be …

Apple updates iMovie and GarageBand for OS X Yosemite with new features and design

Apple has pushed out updates for iMovie and GarageBand to add compatibility with OS X Yosemite and add new features for both apps. GarageBand 10.0.3 introduces a new Bass Amp Designer, tweaks to the zoom function, a new template for recording vocals, and other changes.<p>iMovie has also been updated …

The Big Picture: using a cellphone in this cathedral creates a laser show

Next to a movie theater, we're going to say a church, temple or mosque are among the last places that using a mobile device is deemed okay. Unless you're in France's Saint-Eustache cathedral, that is, where your mobile-made thoughts translate into bits of laser light that travel up the house of …

Rdio upgrades entire catalog to AAC and 320kbs streaming

The streaming service has converted all of its 30 million-strong catalog to AAC format, offering different quality bitrates up to 320kbps for users to choose from.<p>Want higher-quality streaming? Rdio has converted its entire music library to AAC format, offering up to 320kbps streaming across web, …

Top 5 Film Camera and Lens Combos You Can Get for Under $1,000

There are plenty of resources out there for the best digital cameras you can get for under *insert dollar amount here*, but what if you’re looking to …

Smart Calendar App Magneto Launches Group Scheduling

Magneto has added cross-company group scheduling to its smart calendar service, enabling teams from different organizations to find times to meet.<p>Magneto for Groups supports Microsoft Exchange and Google Calendar. At launch, the groups function works on the Web and iOS. Magneto plans to add Android …

Fresvii raises $1.8M, launches mobile game voice chat service called AppSteroid

The startup Fresvii is coming out of stealth today with a new platform dubbed AppSteroid that allows smartphone gamers to use voice chat with other players in mobile games. Fresvii is also announcing it has raised $1.8 million in funding from Japanese venture capital firm Nissay Capital.<p>Redwood …

Microsoft wants to make it easier to build Windows Phone apps

Last year, Microsoft created Windows App Studio to get more Windows Phone apps into its Store, and it worked -- developers added almost 50,000 new apps in 14 months. Redmond has just updated the beta web app with a feature that should help even more: Windows 8.1 sideloading. All you have to do is …

Create killer iOS apps by learning iOS design and Xcode [Deals]

When constructing an iOS app, there’s so much more to consider than just the source code. Your app needs to be as user friendly as possible, which is where design skills come into play.<p>Now you can learn to bring both coding and design skills to the table with Design + Code: Learn iOS Design & Xcode …

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Marijuana Miracle: 5 Exciting New Discoveries About Pot

<i>The following article first appeared in the Nation Magazine. For more great content from the Nation subscribe here.</i><p>For many years, the federal …

GitHub Launches Free Tools for Students

Social coding community GitHub has announced that students will now be able to gain free access to a slew of developer tools.<p>The new initiative is in partnership with a handful of third-parties, and constitutes part of GitHub Education, a dedicated site launched earlier this year to help schools …

CyanogenMod 11.0 M11 Now Available To Download

Those of you patiently waiting for the arrival of the latest CyanogenMod 11.0 M11 ROM from the Cyanogen team, will be pleased to know that it has now …

A 5-minute charge for this portable battery can fully recharge an iPhone 5

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Portable batteries for charging mobile devices are great. Until they run out of a charge too. Then it’s usually hours of …

The Big Picture: Mix precision drinks with this delightful CAD drawing

Being the bartender <i>sounds</i> fun, until you realize you have to crack a cocktail recipe book. Engineering to the rescue! This drawing -- originally used to test plotters -- was converted into an AutoCAD file by Florian Römhild, who later colorized it. You can see it contains all the info needed to mix …

Best deals of the week: Resumonk, Flip PDF, Elite Keylogger, BT speaker, more [Deals]

There are hot deals on all kinds of software, services, and electronic gadgets available every day at Cult of Mac Deals.<p>Today we put the spotlight on a few of the best. Go to the Cult of Mac Deals page to check out all of the special, limited time offers.<p><b><br>Resumonk Lifetime Plan: Professional Résumés</b> …

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Craig Green 2014 Spring/Summer Collection

The designs of Craig Green are hard to miss. In just a few short seasons, the young London-based<p>The designs of Craig Green are hard to miss. In just a few short seasons, the young London-based designer and Central Saint Martins grad has garnered a reputation for conceptual, yet wearable designs, a …

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Party On! Paper Magazine Gets Made for Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / June 24, 2013<p>I was a good girl growing up in 1980s New York City. Paper Magazine found me on one of my many sojourns to Tower …

An Eye for Fashion

Inside Flipboard / June 24, 2013<p>One of America’s most successful and popular women’s style blogs was actually created by two men who met at a …

A Libertarian Voice Blazes Onto Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / July 16, 2013<p>Anyone who’s a cable news talk show watcher knows Glenn Beck. The former Fox News host’s passionate commentaries on …

Daily Inspiration #1522

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

17 Startup Founders on How to Become Insanely Successful

Here's what it takes to launch a business, from those who have been there before.

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Hacking competitions seek cybersecurity superstars

<b>As cybersecurity becomes a bigger threat for American government and businesses, high school and college students are being recruited early to help fill vacant technical positions. In Virginia, these students compete against one another for top slots.</b><p>The attack started a little after 08:00.<p>Numbers …

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