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These are the best gadgets of 2017

While 2017 saw a lot of serious news, it was a relatively quiet year for gadgets. There weren’t many entirely new categories of technology that consumers adopted compared to recent years, like wearables, virtual reality, or smart speakers. But there was a lot of refining. 2017 saw the release of …

Gear & Gadgets

The 2007 iPhone will cost you 15 times more than the iPhone X

The iPhone X will cost $999. But there are some people who have held onto their original version — with good reason. It could cost you 10 times the …

Rep. Luis Gutierrez to Trump on sanctuary cities order: 'We're going to fight'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois came out swinging against President Donald Trump's executive order designed to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities, vowing "to fight."<p>"See he looks at them as illegals, right? He uses that term, as these aliens," Gutierrez told …

10 Important Books To Make You A Better Investor In 2017

Whether you are looking to spend a holiday gift card or your New Year’s Resolution is to read more, there is rarely a better value in the world than a good book. The books below combine centuries worth of experience and knowledge that make for an extremely high return on investment.<p><b>Short Reads For</b> …

ASX listing now ‘viable option’ for Aussie tech start-ups: venture capital firms

by Sally Rose<p>The stellar performance of two recently floated technology firms has opened the window to a possible flurry of initial public offerings …

5 apps for spying on your spouse

American lawyers are heading into the busiest time of the year for divorce filings. Big Brother is watching your every move — and so is your …

Github releases Atom, a text-editor for coders

Github today took the wraps off a new text editor named Atom. The company has been working on Atom for over six years and has made the new editor available as part of an invite-only beta program.<p>In a post announcing the new editor today, Github said that Atom began as an experiment and quickly …

Code.org turning the ashes of 'Flappy Bird' into a phoenix of coding education

The wildly simple yet infinitely frustrating game <i>Flappy Bird</i> is no more, though it continues to live on in countless clones. Now Code.org, the non-profit aimed at teaching people how to write code, has created a tool to make your own <i>Flappy Bird</i> game while learning some code at the same time.<p>Fend …

Samsung wants you to make Gear 2 apps, ASAP

BARCELONA, Spain -- Samsung on Wednesday introduced tools that will allow developers to create apps for the company's new wearables and flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone.<p>The company, speaking at a developer day at Mobile World Congress, released a software development kit for its<p>Gear 2smartwatch, which …

Ed Perks: Focus on the Fundamentals

Opening the Option Trader's Toolbox - Part 1

As a trader, you have more flexibility and freedom than you could imagine. The possibilities for creating a winning trade structure are endless, but …

The C++/Programming books I recommend

People often ask me which C++ and programming books I recommend, perhaps because PowerDNS has a reputation for being "readable C++". This post is …

Pitt Town: Schoolgirl, 8, dies as huge gum tree branch falls on students, teacher

Veteran year 2 teacher Warren Minton, 55, also suffered serious injuries although one of his two adult daughters said he was ''doing OK'' on Friday …

Education

How Most Anyone Can Find Photos Of Secret Government Sites

Last August, Jeffrey Lewis saw a North Korean propaganda video, posted in April 2012, which showed its missile launchers holding intercontinental ballistic missiles, shot from an oddly-shaped building.<p>He was curious. So with a team of students, he modeled what the building would look like and …

iCracked's Manic Quest To Become The 'AAA' Of Smartphones...And Grow 20% Each Month

“We want to grow 20% month-over-month for the next 36 months,” says AJ Forsythe into a nearly drained iPhone 5S as he paces a seawall overlooking San Francisco Bay in Redwood City, Calif. It’s the kind of boast iCracked’s 25-year-old CEO likes to camouflage in tangential asides, like describing the …

10 weapons Wall Street uses to manipulate you

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — New “Infinity Machine!” Yes. “Quantum Leap?” Yes. “The Future of Computing?” Well, no IPO yet. No Dell …

Wall Street

Major Bitcoin company releases open source library to make it easier to build Bitcoin apps

Bitcoin, the virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet, has been around for five years now, and its popularity has soared. But although its reach has spread beyond the initial circle of very technical, very insider-y circle of cryptographers and programmers, its audience is still …

GoPro files for confidential IPO

The maker of the small, rugged action camera wants to be a media company<p>Extreme sports camera-maker GoPro's remarkable ascent from niche startup to video juggernaut continues: today, the company announced it filed for a confidential initial public offering (IPO). The process lets companies keep …

7 Startups to Watch from Seedcamp London February 2014

Update 11/02/2014:<p>Seedcamp has now announced the eight teams that will make it into the program for the next three months: Elliptic, Formisimo, GoWorkaBit, Interactio, Lodgify<p>The last time we caught up with Seedcamp, the organization made a record investment in 11 of the 18 teams presenting, the …

8 Simple Tips From A $50M Female Entrepreneur

What move can you make right now to advance your career as an entrepreneur?<p>Modeling.<p>But it’s not the kind of modeling you think. To borrow (model) best practices and advice of wildly successful entrepreneurs is wise.<p>Rubbing shoulders at Ernst & Young’s <i>Strategic Growth Forum</i> with a plethora of …

Dow still headed for 18,000 so get into stocks now

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Yes, stay bullish, advises the “Wizard of Wharton,” finance professor Jeremy Siegel, author of the perennial …

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

Chinese online retailer JD.com files for $1.5B U.S. IPO

JD.com Inc. (formerly 360Buy), one of the largest online retailers in China, just filed with SEC for an IPO to raise up to $1.5 billion in the U.S..<p>The company started as a business-to-customer e-commerce service in 2004 and then introduced third-party retailers in October 2010. Its business model, …

Teenage hacker creates next-gen crypto-platform

Most people think of bitcoin as a form of money, if they think of bitcoin at all. But 19-year-old hacker Vitalik Buterin sees it as something more -- …

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