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Computer monitor buying guide

Whether your old monitor has died or you finally decided you need to upgrade for the latest movies or games, buying a new computer monitor is a big …

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ElevationLab launches NightPad Wireless iPhone Charger with zero LEDs, 25% off exclusive deal

ElevationLab has unveiled its latest iPhone focused accessory, the NightPad Wireless Charger. The company’s take features a super clean design focused on removing distractions like LEDs and loud logos.<p>While there are lots of wireless charging pads on the market now, ElevationLab is looking to stand …

Gear & Gadgets

How I Turned My Ikea Couch Into an $11,000 Designer Sofa

I don't believe you grow out of Ikea past the age of 25. I love the Swedish brand's minimalist aesthetic. And since I like to mix things up, the price point works for a design commitment-phobe like me. Despite my Ikea love, after three years, my Karlstad sofa started to look a bit sad. Since the …

Furniture

What a New Design Could Mean for Apple Watch Series 4

The Apple Watch Series 4 expected this fall will feature a new design and a display that's 15 percent larger, according to the latest reports from respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Additional details have yet to emerge, but the Series 4 could mark the first design change introduced in the Apple …

Smartwatches

Awair 2nd Edition is a unique air quality monitor made w/ walnut, perfect for any home or office

Air quality is a big deal in many cities. The air we breath can be full of contaminants, dust-born particles, or might just be a poor temperature for an activity we’re performing (productivity, sleep, etc.) Awair launched in late 2016 with its Glow product that featured the ability to provide live …

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Blue Fox Wood Indoor Basketball Hoop

Made to order from sustainably forested lumber, the Blue Fox Wood Basketball Hoop lets you enjoy some casual mini-hoops without adding a child's toy …

Woodworking

Sonos PLAYBAR gets rare discount to $629 shipped via Amazon

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon offers the Sonos PLAYBAR Wireless Streaming Soundbar for <b>$629 shipped</b>. Regularly $699, that’s good for $70 off the regular …

Amazon Echo

Today only, save $15 on select Philips Hue Smart Lighting accessories from $60

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>The official Best Buy eBay store is once again discounting its selection of Philips Hue Smart Lighting products. Orders of $75 or …

Truth First, or Why You Should Mostly Implement Database First Designs

In this much overdue article, I will explain why I think that in almost all cases, you should implement a “database first” design in your …

25 Practical Blogs To Sharpen Your Coding Skills

The coding world might seem overwhelming at times - but when you pop, you can’t stop. So you might think you already know a lot, but there are always ways to sharpen your coding skills.<p>In the days of fast development, especially in the technology field, it’s hard to keep up, and the theory books …

Why Microsoft wants to put data centers at the bottom of the ocean

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced the second phase of Project Natick, a research experiment that aims to understand the benefits and challenges of deploying large-scale data centers under water. In this second phase, the team sank a tank the size of a shipping container with numerous server …

Wind Power

Machine Learning Crash Course From Google

We’ve been talking a lot about machine learning lately. People are using it for speech generation and recognition, computer vision, and even …

AirPlay 2 will launch on ‘newer’ Sonos speakers in July

No word on Google Assistant timing yet<p>Sonos just announced that AirPlay 2 is coming to “newer” Sonos speakers in July. Unlike using Apple Music on the HomePod, it will stream music from your phone instead of directly over the internet. However, unlike the HomePod, you will be able to control some …

Smart Homes

Rplate Pro Digital License Plate

Cars have changed a lot of the last 100+ years. Their plates haven't. The Rplate Pro replaces those antiquated pieces of stamped metal with a bright, …

SpaceX Just Missed Catching Rocket Nose Cone During Launch Last Week (Photos)

SpaceX hasn't yet plucked a falling payload fairing out of the sky, but it's getting closer.<p>The company's net-equipped boat, Mr. Steven, just missed …

The best-paying non-VP jobs at Apple, ranging from $157k

If you’re looking for a multi-million dollar payout from Apple, you’ll need to be one of the senior execs raking in the stock awards. But there are a range of jobs at the company with six-figure salaries …<p><i>Business Insider</i> collated the top-23 best-paid jobs in the company from Glassdoor …

GitHub gives us a glimpse into the collaborative future of work

Today, 10 years after its public launch, GitHub sits at the center of all developer workflows. But reflecting on this first decade in business, it’s not unrealistic to think that it’ll be at the center of <i>all</i> workflows in the years to come. In fact, because of GitHub’s roots in the developer …

What It’s Like to Raise a Family in New York City on $180K Per Year

"We’re fine. But no matter what this city never makes it feel like enough, you know?"<p><i>It’s a question that’s often on the minds of anyone who’s ever</i> …

Personal Finance

How to Detect and Remove The Mac ‘mshelper’ Malware

- May 18, 2018<p>Is your Mac’s fan running at a high rate or you’re seeing a much reduced battery life than normal, you’ll want to check for the …

Belkin’s PowerHouse charges both iPhone and Apple Watch for $50 (Reg. $90)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon offers the Belkin PowerHouse Charging Station Apple Watch and iPhone Dock for <b>$49.99 shipped</b>. Also at Best Buy. Originally …

Programmers are having a huge debate over whether they should be required to behave respectfully to each other

Last week, a software engineer publicly quit a very popular open-source project, setting off a firestorm of debate within the programming world.<p>Programmers are arguing about whether they should have to agree to a community code of conduct that requires them to behave respectfully.<p>They are also …

Sonos is reportedly working on a Playbar update with Alexa voice controls and an HDMI input

FCC filings submitted by Sonos in March suggest that the company is working on a new speaker, potentially a follow-up to the Playbar. The filings, which were first spotted by <i>Variety</i>, reference model number S14. The device will reportedly incorporate an HDMI port, which would be new for the Playbar. …

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Hackers find devious way to break into hotel rooms

Hotels are weird. When we check in somewhere, it’s typically for a very short time — often a week or less. Despite that, we often come to look upon our rooms as our homes away from home. From the moment you drop your luggage on the floor and climb under the Egyptian cotton sheets, you’re in your …

Personably, software that helps on-board new hires at fast-growing companies, gets backing from GFC

As fast-growing companies — or, dare I say, “scale-ups” — add new headcount, the pace at which they are able to on-board new hires doesn’t always keep up. In fact, I’m told it is not unheard of for new employees to turn up on day one apparently unexpected, and to be passed from pillar to post as …

Startups

Apple begins 3-year repair program for Apple Watch Series 2 devices w/ expanded batteries

Apple Stores and Authorized Service Providers are now servicing Apple Watch Series 2 models with swollen batteries or that won’t power on. The new service program began yesterday, according to a leaked internal document…<p>The document, obtained by 9to5Mac, indicates that select Apple Watch Series 2 …

Weekend Warrior: 72 Hours In Seattle, WA

If you’re looking for a three-day getaway in the United States, you cannot go wrong with the Emerald City in the Evergreen State: Seattle, …

Hiking

Hiring good coders shouldn’t be that big a gamble—and now it no longer has to be

In the late 1990s, I broke the website of the small business I was working for, and I had no idea how to fix it.<p>What’s unimaginable today though is this: I got away with it. For nearly an hour, no one could use the site—for an event-ticket reseller in Washington DC—and no one at the company even …

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Swift the fastest-growing programming language, as it breaks into top 10

A quarterly ranking of the most popular programming language found that Swift made it into the top 10 for the first time, and is now tied with Objective-C …<p>RedMonk has been compiling quarterly rankings since 2011, and says that Swift is the fastest-growing language it has seen in that time. The …

Google’s G Suite is getting a new activity dashboard to show who read your files

Find out if Jeff really read that memo you sent last week<p>Google is adding a new activity dashboard to Docs, Sheets, and Slides that lets users with the ability to edit files check to see who else viewed the file and when they viewed it, via <i>Engadget</i>.<p>If you’re the kind of person who turns on read …

10 times you should never use your debit card

Debit might seem great because there's no chance of spending more than you have or risking steep overdraft fees, but the stakes are also higher when it comes to fraud.<p>That's why debit cards are one of the things you should never, ever keep in your purse. For one thing, debit cards take cash …