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What to tell noobs who want to "learn coding"?

I get a lot of people genuinely interested in learning. In my opinion code academy sucks cause of the false sense of accomplishment it gives. …

Will Visual Portfolios Replace Traditional Online Resumes?

<i>The Spark of Genius Series highlights a unique feature of startups and is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. If you would like to have your startup</i> …

Intel-powered Geeksphone Revolution will run Android or Firefox OS

You’d be forgiven if you have never heard of Geeksphone. Although the company goes all the way back to 2009, when it first released its Geeksphone One Android handset, it is still a relatively unknown brand. More recently, the small Spanish-based company has spent its time creating …

BTC China CEO Attempts To Calm The Bitcoin Market After RMB Deposit Shutdown

In a letter posted on the Chinese bitcoin trading site BTC China CEO Bobby Lee attempted to calm the markets by posting a long, detailed description of the way forward for the company. “As China’s first Bitcoin and Bitcoin trading platform company, we have more than two and half years of operating …

LG will revive WebOS on a smart TV at CES

WebOS lives! Don’t get too excited though, there’s no new Pre or TouchPad to drool over, it’s just a TV.<p>At CES next month LG will unvei its first smart TV that’s powered by WebOS. You may recall that LG bought the patents and rights to WebOS from HP a while back, after HP decided to kill the …

What are they drinking? Text message sent using...vodka

When hearing that scientists in Canada and the UK have sorted out how to spray molecules of vodka to send a generic message a few meters through open space, one should be forgiven for concluding that said scientists were helping themselves to a bit of the ol' liquor cabinet in the process.<p>Not …

NSA program stopped no terror attacks, says White House panel member

A member of the White House review panel on NSA surveillance said he was “absolutely” surprised when he discovered the agency’s lack of evidence that the bulk collection of telephone call records had thwarted any terrorist attacks.<p>“It was, ‘Huh, hello? What are we doing here?’” said Geoffrey Stone, …

Brazil salutes Chico Mendes 25 years after his murder

When Chico Mendes was gunned down in the Amazon, the two policemen who were supposed to protect him were playing dominoes at his kitchen table. It was 22 December 1988.<p>The officers had been sent to the union activist's small wooden home in Xapuri after he received death threats from landowners, who …

Obama’s Last Press Conference of the Year Got Feisty

Pres­id­ent Obama began his year-end press con­fer­ence with a corny joke and a state­ment on the eco­nomy and Obama­care. But the mood quickly …

Bin Laden's son-in-law faces new charges

US prosecutors have added two new charges to an indictment against Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, Suleiman Abu Ghaith, who stands accused of conspiring to kill Americans.<p>A superseding indictment filed with the US District Court in Manhattan on Friday alleges that Abu Ghaith also provided material …

South Sudan crisis: Talks with Kiir productive, say mediators

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1038000/1038709_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524658634_cd0f0ea709d5754ae979270aebbb01dc<p><b>African mediators trying to avert civil war in South Sudan say they have held "productive" talks with President Salva Kiir.</b><p>Ethiopian Foreign Minister …

10 Ingenious Bike Hacks

Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-onssome silly, and some essential.<p>Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-ons—some silly, and some essential.