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Top Kodi Tips and Tricks

Kodi is king when it comes to media centers.<p>Whether you've just installed Kodi from the Google Play Store on your Android phone or have it set up on …

Operating Systems

Let’s build a simple notepad app for Android

In this post, you are going to learn to make a basic notepad app. This is a great project to get to grips with because it will lend itself to a range of alternative uses as similar concepts can be used to create SMS apps, email apps and anything that requires text input. This will allow us to look …

Note-Taking

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Google I/O 2017: 8 Reasons To Pay Attention As Google Courts Developers

Last year’s conference will be a hard act to follow, but between Assistant, Daydream, Home, and other products, there’s lots of room for news and surprises.<p>This Wednesday and Thursday, Google is holding its annual developer shindig, I/O. The conference will turn the Shoreline Ampitheatre near the …

Google just launched a revolutionary new cloud storage service

Google is known to push the envelope in almost every market it enters. The not-so-old saying “go big or go home” certainly applies to almost …

Police: Missouri gunman kills 7 in town of 50 then himself; was cousin to 2 slain couples

<b>(CNN) —</b> A small Missouri town's discovery that a gunmant killed seven people and injured another Thursday night began when a girl managed to flee a residence where she heard gunfire.<p>She ran to a neighbor's house and called police, say investigators in Tyrone, Missouri.<p>Authorities then found a trail …

Justice

What is HTTP/2 and is it going to speed up the web?

Biggest change to how the web works since 1999 should make browsing on desktop and mobile faster<p>The web is about to get faster thanks to a new version of HTTP – the biggest change since 1999 to the protocol that underpins the world wide web as we know it today.<p>Hypertext Transfer Protocol is …

Tim Berners Lee

Net neutrality battle pitches activists and FCC against Big Cable and GOP

Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP<p>Barack Obama supports net neutrality.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/1/1422828347178/7a7976a5-263d-4e3f-be99-d5600ebaf1bb-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP<p>Barack Obama supports net …

Raspberry Pi 2 Arrives: 6x Faster, An “Entry-Level PC” For $35

Grab your screwdrivers, makers! There’s a new, more powerful Raspberry Pi in town… The just announced Pi 2, which goes on sale today, adds a quad-core chip and double the memory to support more intensive processing tasks.<p>The Pi Foundation also reckons this sequel takes the Pi microprocessor “firmly …

Raspberry Pi

Google paying hackers to help secure your Android experience

TheHackerNews<p>It is no secret that Google has been offering huge bounties to researchers and hackers for finding bugs in the Chrome browser and other Google software. Indeed, Google has recently announced that over $4 million has been awarded in the last five years, and they are now opening things …

Microsoft is ready to be loved again

And we're ready for holograms<p>"We have bigger hopes, higher aspirations for Windows," Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said on Wednesday, standing on a stage above a secret room filled with crazy holographic technology. "We want to move from people needing Windows to choosing Windows, to loving Windows. …

Use the "Incremental-Hacking Cycle" to Hone Your Programming Skills

Learning how to become a hacker is a lot like learning to play an instrument, says software developer and open source advocate Eric Steven Raymond. …

Learn Which Programming Language to Choose With This Infographic

Choosing a programming language takes a lot of consideration: what do you want to do with the language, what platforms you're working with, and what …

Programming Languages

The Factors to Consider Beyond Salary When Evaluating a Job Offer

Once you have been offered a new job, you might assume the process is at an end. But is it really? Not all jobs are created equal, and the goal in …

Invent With Python Is a Treasure Trove of Ebooks for Aspiring Coders

Whether you're learning in a classroom or on your own, few things beat a good library of resources for learning to code. Invent With Python houses …

Five Things Job Candidates Obsess Over That Hiring Managers Don't

Have you crafted a beautiful resume with the perfect typeface? You might be focusing on the wrong aspects of the process, as hiring managers are just …