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How to Make A 'Slackbot' for Free Without Coding

Chatbots have revolutionized customer service. They have equally huge potential for your internal slack group.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The chatbot revolution has taken the world by storm. Many businesses are incorporating them into a multitude of their processes …

Robinhood's plan to open financial markets to the masses

While most were following the closure of Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns during the 2008 financial crisis, there was another important change occurring: the rise of algorithmic trading. Due to the inefficiency and excess of humans coordinating trades, computers began processing about 95% of the …

Hardware 101: Smart Irrigation Controllers

Let’s say you already have an automatic sprinkler system—but it’s not too smart. Even when it’s pouring outside, the control box doesn’t have a clue; …

The Ultimate List of Best Websites to Learn Coding

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co — professional technical writing tool<p>It’s been half a year since I gathered my first list of …

Programming

Geekbench 4 Lands On iOS, Android , Windows, Linux And Mac

Popular benchmarking application Geekbench has launched a new version of their software called Geekbench 4.<p>Geekbench 4 is now available on Apple’s …

What is an API? In English, please.

Before I learned software development, API sounded like a kind of beer.<p>Today I use the term so often that I have in fact recently tried to order an …

Microservices

Eco-Cooler air conditioner cools a home without using electricity

Air conditioning units are expensive devices both to buy and to run. When they stop working, that’s also an expensive problem to solve. Even so, if …

King Tut's Knife Was Made From A Meteorite

This discovery is out of this world.<p>Scientists say an iron knife buried with King Tut is truly out of this world.<p>The knife was made with iron that came from a meteorite, according to an article in the journal Meteoritics and Planetary Science published online last month.<p>The dagger in question was …

Airbus 3D Printed This 13-Foot-Long Drone Named Thor

A sight for Thor eyes<p>Airbus, the European aerospace giant, has a new drone named Thor. Thor is a clumsy acronym for “Test of High-tech Objectives in Reality,” and what the drone does is nowhere near is important as what it means. The drone, all 13 feet and 55 pounds of it, was 3D printed over the …

How To Remove Computer Viruses Using CMD

Learn How To Remove Computer Viruses Using CMD (Command Prompt). Follow the full post to know much more about it

Link Multiple Raspberry Pi's Together For A Souped Up DIY Cluster Computer

The Raspberry Pi's great, but it's certainly not that powerful. One way to boost that power is to create a cluster computer. Instructables user …

Microsoft declares war on shady tune-up software

There are a lot of salesmen on the internet peddling digital snake oil for your Windows computer, and they’ve been at it for years. Microsoft has …

Get Rolling with Raspberry Pi and Windows 10 in 5 Minutes

<i>The following post was first published on the Microsoft Student Developer Blog, and looks at the</i> <i>Adafruit Microsoft IoT Pack for Raspberry Pi 2</i><i>.</i><b>---</b>If …

Should you use Amazon S3?

In any discussion about cloud computing, it is becoming harder and harder to ignore Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), the massively scalable, …

How to enable fast start Windows 10 PC or virtual machine for faster boot

Time – the only irreparable resource. It’s a shame to waste it waiting until the OS is loaded and you can get started. And Windows 10 is no exception …

Cluster computing on the Raspberry Pi with Kubernetes

Ever wanted to make your very own cloud using a collection of Raspberry Pis? Now you can, by installing Kubernetes to control them all as a cluster.

It Took 125 Years To Notice THIS In A Painting Millions Have Seen

We've all seen this classic piece of artwork, <i>Starry Night</i>, painted by Vincent Van Gogh.<p>WikiArt<p>What many don't know is that Van Gogh painted <i>Starry</i> …

Scientists Have Found a Way to Help You Learn New Skills Twice as Fast

Yes please.<p>The key to learning a new motor skill - such as playing the piano or mastering a new sport - isn't necessarily how many hours you spend …

How to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your Windows PC

Yes, it’s true: You really can install Android 6.0 Marshmallow onto your Windows PC and run it just like you’d run it on a phone or tablet.</i> …

Google’s VirusTotal service now scans for tampered computer firmware

Google bought VirusTotal, an online virus and URL scanner, back in 2012 and it continues to run as an independent company even today. Their website and Mac app offers a very useful utility that lets users upload files to see whether they are ridden with viruses. They recently added the ability to …

Microsoft Continues To Make Everything Open Source

It appears as though more big names in the technology industry are looking to make the majority of their products open source. Just recently, …

Microsoft no longer supports Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10

Although PC users love to hate Microsoft's Internet Explorer, the software is credited with helping millions of people enjoy their first taste of the web. The browser is not as popular as it once was, but Microsoft has continued to support older versions in order to safeguard users. For people …

Software

Microsoft Bids Farewell To Internet Explorer

Microsoft has plans to end technical support for Internet Explorer next week<p><b>Microsoft Corporation</b> has officially announced to end support for the old …

Where To Watch Faraday Future's CES 2016 Livestream

What We May See From The Car Company<p>Faraday Future is set to unveil something big at CES 2016. While few know what will be unveiled at the <b>January 4</b> press conference at <b>8pm PST</b>, much is expected from the car company. The two-year-old startup has been criticized for providing very few specifics ahead …

5 Reasons 2016 Is Going to Be a Big Year for Home Automation

• <b>Hardware</b> — The proliferation of hardware for the smart home is staggering. This year at CES there are over 150 exhibitors (up from a reported 62 last …

Artificial Intelligence

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Wink Connected Home Hub

With a number of home automation hubs now on the market, we still haven't quite found the one hub to rule them all. The SmartThings Hub is our …

The New York subway system runs on 100-year-old technology

But every day, hundreds of trains run through the largest subway network in the world on century-old technology. When things go wrong — as they have been doing more and more often— the delays pile up.<p>Let us not forget that we're heading into one of the most challenging times of year for the NYC …