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How to Easily Build Android Apps From Scratch

If you’ve ever wanted to build an app for the Google Play Store for fun, business or to explore your next big idea, but don’t know how, then this</b> …

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Get these 3 in-demand skill sets and switch careers

There's no doubt about it: tech is king when it comes to the industry with the most dynamic, innovative opportunities on the market. There's only one …

How to scrape websites with Python and BeautifulSoup

There is more information on the Internet than any human can absorb in a lifetime. What you need is not access to that information, but a scalable …

Get to Know Everything About Using a Multimeter With This Guide

Multimeters seem simple enough to use. You turn it on, connect the leads, then start poking things. Really though, there’s a quite a bit going on in …

How developers will work in 2017

With 2016 (mercifully) almost over, it’s time to look to the future, this time with a focus on the world of software development. What will the hip web framework of 2017 be? What will startups build their products on? How will they collaborate? Where will developers work?<p>I don’t have a crystal …

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Most Popular Featured Desktops of 2016

Every week, we feature customized desktops submitted by readers that show off beautiful wallpapers, great customization, and UI tweaks. Sometimes …

Smart Homes: How to Automate Your House

What would the Internet of Things be without If This Then That? Much less fun and a lot harder to use, certainly.<p>Designed to give you “creative …

15 uses for your phone's camera (other than taking selfies)

Deal: Learn to Code Android Apps & Games With The Complete Java Developer Course ($39)

Java is a powerful, popular, general-purpose and object-oriented programming language designed to have as few implementation dependencies as …

FullPageOS Automatically Boots Your Raspberry Pi Into a Full Page Web Kiosk Mode

One of the common uses for a Raspberry Pi is a low-cost information display, powering something like a magic mirror or an animated GIF photo frame. …

The Battles of Chernobyl

At 1:23 in the morning on April 26, 1986, Unit 4 of the V. I. Lenin Nuclear Power Station exploded, tearing the top off the reactor building and exposing the core to the Ukrainian wind. A few seconds later, it exploded again, this time with the force of ten tons of TNT. Burning graphite, molten …

How Do We Get Our Drinking Water In The U.S.?

Before you take a gulp of water, try to mentally trace where that water that just gushed out of your taps has been: How did it go from that weird-tasting raindrop to the clear, odorless water that is sitting in your glass now?<p>Safe drinking water is a privilege Americans often take for granted — …

How to use Google search to find your lost Android phone

We've all lost our mobile phone at one point or another -- sometimes in our homes, sometimes in the car and sometimes out in the wild unknown. Now instead of searching everywhere to track it down, you can rely on Google for help.<p>This little-known Google feature lets you find your Android phone or …

Google makes building apps easier with Android Studio 2.0

"Developing on the official Android Emulator is faster than a real device."<p>In 2013, Google launched an official integrated development environment (IDE) called Android Studio to make app development for its mobile platform faster and more visual. That must have worked, as the Play Store is now …

What Exactly Is The "Internet of Things"?

What Exactly Is The "Internet of Things"? is a good infographic primer of the coming storm we call the IoT. Designed in partnership by both …

Top 10 Ways to Browse the Web Better on Your Phone

Looking up things online is one of the main reasons most of us pay for a data plan, but let’s face it: Surfing the web on a tiny screen with a tiny …

Drivemode Uses Gestures and Your Voice to Control Your Phone While You Drive

Android: Controlling your phone while you drive isn’t terribly easy. Google Now and other voice assistants can do a lot, but Drivemode takes the idea …

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Find the Wi-Fi Password for Your Current Network with the Command Line

If you’ve connected to a Wi-Fi network, your computer usually saves that password so you don’t have to enter it in every time. But sometimes you …

IdentityTheft.gov Shows You How to Recover From a Stolen Identity

Identity theft has the potential to ruin lives, but it can also make you feel helpless if you’re a victim. The Federal Trade Comission (FTC) just …

How Long Will My Hard Drives Really Last?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I know hard drives can fail, but how long do they really last? Will they last longer if I don’t use them as often?<p>Sincerely,<br>Drives …

Organize a "One-Dayer" to Build Momentum for a Project

Getting a group to move forward on a project can feel impossible early on. Emails, meetings, and busywork get in the way. For a speed boost, get your …

The most popular websites from 1996 to 2013 are revealed

The Washington Post has revealed the most popular Internet sites since 1996. While that doesn't sound very interesting, what is interesting is the …

Explore the World’s Biggest Data Breaches with This Interactive Chart

With the new year comes a fresh start, and there's no better way to prepare for the new year than with a brief reminder of how important it is to be …

Grab this WordPress Starter Kit and Themes Bundle

If you’re working with WordPress, you definitely can’t miss our latest offer. Here at TNW Deals, we’ve got a great selection of premium themes and elite training to help you build beautiful sites with total control and flexibility. And you won’t believe the prices! Here’s what’s in store:<p>93% off …

The 14 most beautifully designed apps of 2014

It’s that time of year again, folks, when list posts reign supreme and reflective 2014 musings clog your feeds. Although this post meets that description, rest assured it will provide at least one thing to brighten your day: eye candy.<p>Here’s our list of the 14 most impressively designed apps — for …

The App Development Jobs That Don't Require Programming

Coding isn't for everyone, but there are plenty of other tech and even development jobs that don't require you to be an actual developer. If you love …

Gifify Creates Animated GIFs from the Command Line

We've covered a ton of different ways to make animated GIFs before, but if you're looking for something even simpler, Gifify converts any video into …

How to Tap Your Network and See Everything That Happens On It

Your home network is your fortress. Inside it lies tons of valuable information—unencrypted files, personal, private data, and perhaps most …

Top 10 Web Sites You Should Visit at Least Once a Year

Yearly checkups and other things we should do regularly—but not necessarily that often—can easily be forgotten over the other 364 days' full of …