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I Finally Caved and Bought Allbirds' 'World's Most Comfortable Shoes'—and I Get It Now

It doesn’t matter how many five-star reviews a product has or what its sell-out rate is: I'll only ever spend by Mint-allotted “me budget” on something that's come recommended from people I actually know. That can be a friend or a colleague—never a stranger on the Internet. Yet even I haven't been …

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How to stop sites from 'borrowing' your CPU to mine cryptocurrency

Over the weekend, torrent portal The Pirate Bay was caught running a cryptocurrency miner on its website, queitly hijacking visitors’ computing resources to stack Monero coins, TorrentFreak reported.<p>The Pirate Bay has since confessed its sins on its official blog, claiming the JavaScript mining …

How to give your Finder window superpowers

The Finder has been with the Mac since day one, way back in 1984. But just because it’s old, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have some new tricks. Did you know, for instance, that you can add a path bar to the bottom of the window to show the path of the current folder on your Mac? Or that you can add …

Your websites will sparkle with this growing library of premium WordPress themes

If you’ve ever created a website using WordPress, you know how easy it can be. Unfortunately, so does everybody else… so how do you make your WordPress site stand out from so many others all using the same basic templates? The answer is by expanding your options with this lifetime subscription to a …

The Latest Web Design Trends That Are Here To Stay

Web designs are becoming less subjective and more functional. Here are a few examples worth noticing.<p>Just like fashion, web design has fads that come and go and it can be difficult to spot which ones will stick past next quarter. Following the latest fad may be keep you on top for the moment, but …

Best Web Design Tools

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p>Are you a web designer? Then you should check these awesome web design tools to boost your designing …

Differences between web design and web development

“Web Design” and “Web development” are compatible terms, but they really do very different meaning. If you want to establish a new project or a new …

JavaScript Top 10 Articles in September

<b>JavaScript</b> is a high-level and dynamic programming language mainly used for website and mobile app development.<p>With a variety of new techniques and …

The Queen at 90: The most important photo from every single year of her remarkable life

In her 90 years, the record-breaking monarch has pretty much seen it all — she has undertaken more than 260 official overseas visits, has given audience to 12 British Prime Ministers and met 12 U.S presidents.<p>On the day of her birthday — April 21 — she will spend most of her time at home in Windsor …

Queen Elizabeth II

This cute little robot can teach your kid (and you) how to code

Teaching kids to code is probably something that will be part of school curriculum in the not-so-distant future or at least it should be. Being able to code is an invaluable skill and learning at a young age leaves time for ample discovery and exploration.<p>However, as anyone who has ever tried to …

The ultimate guide to leveling up your coding skills

No matter what your job is these days, it’s always helpful to have coding knowledge in your toolbox. But if you’re not interested in going back to school and you have very little time to dedicate towards picking up a new skill, choosing what, when and how to develop your programming chops is a task …

The World's Most Worker-Friendly Countries, in 7 Charts

From legally enshrined vacations to how far an hour’s wage will go.<p>Where would you want to work if you could? The charts below look at which countries offer the best working conditions—from legally enshrined vacations and how far an hour’s wage will go, to how much severance you’ll get if your boss …

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Here’s a detailed overview of what Google knows about you

Google’s collection of user information is often used as propaganda, but there’s no denying that the company monitors its subscribers closely. Do you regularly use products like Gmail, Maps, Chrome, Android, YouTube, and search? If so, there’s a good chance that Google has a detailed log of your …

The Internet's hilarious reaction to #bendgate

It’s been a surprisingly tough week for Apple. Today it released an iOS 8 update that killed cell service and TouchID on some users’ phones and earlier this week video and photos emerged that showed that the iPhone 6 Plus is prone to bending.<p>It turns out metal bends when exposed to external …

ARM: The quiet revolution

You could be forgiven for not knowing the name ARM, but you probably should. It was founded in 1990, the same year that the World Wide Web was born, and it’s the world’s leading supplier of semiconductor IP, licensing processor technology and software tools to companies big and small.<p>You can find …

Innovation

Guess The Country Where You Have To Work The Most To Afford An iPhone

An iPhone is a much larger expense in some countries other than the U.S. Here we break down how many hours it would take factory workers in 11 countries around the world to work in order to afford an iPhone 5S.<p><i>Produced by Sara Silverstein and Justin Gmoser.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Facebook</b>

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Here's What The Heartbleed Bug Looks Like In Action

The reason this bug is so scary is because it's a flaw in a very popular bit of software that is supposed to protect sensitive information, like passwords and credit cards.<p>The flaw is in software called OpenSSL. OpenSSL encrypts data as it flows across the Internet. You type your password into your …

Information Security

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This Parody Video Perfectly Explains The Most Frustrating Part Of Being A Programmer

Essentially, they're sometimes forced to collaborate with business and sales executives who don't understand the first thing about how programming works.<p>So what happens when your co-workers or clients don't have a clue about what your job entails?<p>You end up getting assigned ridiculous tasks that …

Satire

TOTD: Million-Dollar Dilemma – McLaren P1 or Porsche 918 Spyder?

Now that you’ve read all about the 2014 McLaren P1 and how unbelievably fast it is, we have a scenario for you: you have a million and change to spend on one car. Do you buy the McLaren P1 or the also-wickedly fast Porsche 918 Spyder? One-percenter problems, right?<p>As you found out in our First Test …

The dirty secrets of clean cars

WHEREVER automotive engineers gather, some wag will sooner or later announce that hydrogen is the fuel of the future—and always will be. The …

Tearaway (Launch)

Are EVs Really Green?

In a recent article in IEEE’s <i>Spectrum</i> magazine, “Unclean at any Speed,” Ozzie Zehner argues that battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are essentially trading one environmental problem for another rather than moving the ball forward on clean transportation. He makes a compelling case by arguing that the …

Audi teams up with Philips, Merck for world's first 3D OLED tail lights

We've seen LEDs, OLEDs and even frickin' lasers used in automotive lighting, but Audi's just cranked things up a notch with the world's first 3D OLED tail lights. The prototype system was developed in collaboration with Philips, Merck and the University of Cologne, and the research was funded by …

Stain-proof shoes and water-proof phones to become a reality

Prone to spilling food or drink on your clothes? A spray on product is about to go on sale in the US that can protect your clothes from all types of liquids.<p>For those of us who are a little messy, a group of entrepreneurs have invented a superhydrophobic coating that can repel water and heavy …

How to prevent the NSA from reading your email

It always seems to take some sort of major meltdown for people to bother to think seriously about security and privacy. Whether you’re afraid of …

Nextel shutdown will leave 45,000 tons of network junk. How Sprint plans to recycle it

On June 30, Sprint(s s) will shut down its Nextel iDEN network, which will not only leave thousands of Nextel holdouts without service, but also …

Tracking: Drones At Home

Drones are coming to American airspace. Whether used in agribusiness to monitor farms, by landscape architects to design properties, by law enforcement, or by hobbyists, UAVs are everywhere. Here, a look at the latest developments in this growing industry.<p><b>9:05 a.m., 07/07/13</b><p>Customs and Border …

The Energy Fix: When Will The U.S. Reach Energy Independence? [Infographic]

What government forecasts suggest about U.S. energy independence<p>Since long before the rise in big data, the U.S. Energy Information Administration has tracked the country's energy consumption and production [thick lines]. The size of the gap between the two reflects how close the country is to …