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9 Apps to Kickstart Your Mental Health Resolutions

While it’s always a good idea to make it a resolution to get fit and eat healthy in the New Year, we’re also making it a priority to get our brains in shape by trying to live more mindfully in 2017. That’s why we decided to set ourselves up for success (because let’s be honest — sticking to a New …

Mental Health

Top 6 E-Learning Trends in 2017

Learning through the electronic media is not new but the heights to which it is reaching each day is. The number of people and companies that are …

Education Technology

Indie Game Development and Publishing Is All About Trust

And Ysbryd, an indie game publisher, is right in the thick of things.<p>“Ysbryd” is Welsh for spirit or ghost. It’s a word that evokes thoughts of the …

Kuala Lumpur

Spotify Playlists To Fuel Your Coding And Design Sessions

Get Into The Flow<p>Positive psychology describes <i>flow</i> as the mental state when you get fully immersed in what you’re doing, feeling energized, focused, …

Computer Science courses with video lectures

Please Note: UC Berkeley course videos to be taken offline on 15th March 2017. As per website, Beginning March 15, 2017, iTunesU Course Capture …

Online Education

Top 10 Data Visualization Projects on Github

Github provides a number of open source data visualization options for data scientists and application developers integrating quality visuals. This …

Data Visualization

Don't Buy An $1,800 MacBook Pro, The Deals Will Come (Eventually)

Can you afford a $1,500 or $1,800 MacBook? I didn’t think so.<p>My advice: wait. Unless you’re also in the market for a $1,400 Apple Watch 2 with Stainless Steel Case and Fauve Barenia Leather.<p>Retailers will eventually offer discounts on the new MacBook Pros. Take the 12-inch MacBook. Roughly six …

MacBook Pro

Wireless Storage for Macbook: Fast and Easy Backup, Restore

Storage in a small device is a Very Essential, which is present in all the digital items for storing different media, Files and Folders for different …

Tech Trends

This week’s top stories: Galaxy Note 7 launch, Nexus leaks, best Android phones for August & much more

<b>In this week’s top stories:</b> Galaxy Note 7 launch details, Nexus (and Nexus Launcher) leaks, the best Android phones for August, and much more.<p><b>Android |</b><p>The Galaxy Note 7 launch made up much of our top shared stories this week. We went hands-on with first impressions and gave you the rundown on …

First Click: Apple should stop selling four-year-old computers

One thousand, five hundred and fourteen days. Or: four years, one month, and twenty-four days.<p>That’s how long it’s been since Apple released the last MacBook Pro to come without a Retina display. The $1,199 13-inch model was powered by a 2.5GHz Core i5 Ivy Bridge processor, a solid option for a …

20 Important URLs That Every Google User Should Know

20 Important URLs That Every Google User Should Know<p>Google is much more than a search engine. Google offers dozens of interesting services in Google …

This week’s top stories: iOS 10 and macOS betas, iPhone 7 leaks, new apps & much more

<b>In this week’s top stories:</b> New iOS 10 and macOS betas, more iPhone 7 and Lightning headphone leaks, apps and updates, and much more.<p><b>iOS | macOS |</b><p>We kick things off with the latest iOS 10 and macOS 10.12 Sierra betas with beta 4 for devs and public beta 3 for other testers. Apple also released iOS …

Installing an SSD on your Mac? Don't make this mistake

Enable this one single command to ensure a longer life for your SSD.<p>If you have replaced the hard drive on your Mac with an SSD (which you should do), you already know how much faster your computer is. However, I'm going to show you how to avoid this one simple mistake that so many of us make when …

Linux

Arduino Releases MKR1000, IoT Development Environment, and Community Project Platform

With today’s Arduino Day festivities, the co-founders made three announcements for their users: First, the Arduino MKR1000, a tiny, feature-packed board initially introduced at the tail end of last year, is now shipping. But alongside that, and potentially much more significant, Arduino announced …

These New Google AI Tools May Help Newbies Build Smarter Software

Google is debuting two new tools that businesses can use to bring natural language capabilities to computer systems.<p>The tools help with machine …

Artificial Intelligence

A crazy new UV laser sensor could change how aircraft measure airspeed

Being able to accurately measure airspeed is crucially important for flight safety — ensuring aircraft operate within their own performance limits, …

Aviation

GDC 2016: All the news from game development's biggest gathering

Virtual reality is expected to dominate the showcase at the 2016 Game Developers Conference this week, but there still will be a lot more to see and a lot more said about new trends and new games in development. Polygon will be there to cover everything, and you can recap all of it here in this …

Game Development

Microsoft Is Marching Ahead In Its Cloud-First, Mobile-First Journey

Two years ago, when Satya Nadella replaced Steve Ballmer as the CEO of Microsoft, he started his new job with the mission of making Microsoft the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world. Though it sounded similar to Ballmer’s vision of delivering connected …

Microsoft Visual Studio

Snowden says FBI doesn’t really need Apple to unlock iPhone

Edward Snowden slammed the FBI on Friday for its claim that only Apple AAPL, -2.56% can unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone that the agency is …

Privacy

'Tio' Brings Old Toys To Life With Robotics And iPhones

<i>Tio</i> is an app controlled motorized building block that adds animation, motion and light to Lego, 3D prints and paper-craft.<p>The premise behind <i>Tio</i> is simple. “Imagine being able to create and move anything with your smartphone or tablet.” It’s a compelling idea delivered with some clever …

Android Apps

Oracle is ready to reveal 'bombshell' details about Google's Android business

Oracle is hoping to convince a jury to make Google pay Oracle billions of dollars in damages.<p>On the other hand, Google may be able to convince the jury that the Oracle Java software it used in Android falls within the "fair use" provision of copyright law.<p>And that would mean Google has the right to …

Oracle

Deals: NetSpot Pro Wi-Fi Optimizer for Mac at 87% off

Today’s featured deal is great for anyone who is looking to optimize their network connection in your home or office. With NetSpot Pro Wi-Fi Optimizer for Mac you will be able to map your Wi-Fi signal and locate dead zones making it easier to decide where to install your Wi-Fi router. With this …

Microsoft gained a couple of allies for its Windows Phone

At CES, PC maker Acer and mobile giant Alcatel reiterated their support for the platform, confirming plans to launch two new Windows 10-powered smartphones in the coming weeks.<p>Microsoft's mobile platform remains in a precarious position, but these additional devices suggest that handset vendors at …

Windows Phone

Google CEO rebukes Donald Trump's Muslim ban: 'America was and is a country of immigrants'

New Google CEO Sundar Pichai has only been in the job a few months, but he's already doing that Silicon Valley thing that Apple CEO Tim Cook and …

Retrogaming

Microsoft Issues Apology For Surface Woes

Microsoft’s Surface Book and Pro 4 were announced two months ago and released a few weeks after the initial announcement. While the devices generally …

Customers

After more than 72,000 customers complained, Microsoft offers them more cloud storage

Over 70,000 customers took to the Microsoft OneDrive forum to complain when the company reneged last month on its promise of unlimited storage to Office 365 customers, capping them at 1 terabyte. It also reduced storage on free accounts from 15GB to 5GB.<p>So, on Friday, Microsoft apologized to these …

Customers

iOS 9.2 tips and tricks

Get the most from iOS 9.2<p>Even minor updates to Apple's operating systems can contain significant new features. iOS 9.2, for example, doesn't contain …

Apps

eBay's Black Friday deals include Samsung 4K TVs, iPads, and GoPros

You might still think of eBay as an auction site, but for years now it's essentially been a store first and foremost. That means it too will have plenty of deals come Black Friday (and the day before it, and the day after it, and the day after that, and on Cyber Monday, too). The deals from eBay …

MacBook Air

Jony Ive interview: The story of the Apple Pencil

Exclusive interview: Sir Jonathan Ive tells Rhiannon Williams how the Apple Pencil came to be, and why old habits shouldn’t always die hard<p>Reinventing an object billions of people across the world know and use every day is no mean feat. The humble pencil has been around for thousands of years, with …