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DeVos Halts Obama-Era Plan to Revamp Student Loan Management

With the stroke of a pen this week, Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s new education secretary, thrust the future of the government’s system for managing federal student loans into confusion.<p>It was a high-stakes move: Her department administers $1.3 trillion in loans on behalf of nearly 43 million …

U.S. Dept. of Education

RESTful API design with Node.js

<i>This article was first published on Medium. You can take a look at it here</i><p>It’s a remarkable beast of a tool, Node.js. If you’re a beginner, aspiring …

How to make your investments pay a monthly 'salary'

It is the goal of many investors: getting a regular income from a portfolio without having to lift a finger.<p>In the past, receiving a monthly income from a portfolio could be problematic, as dividend payments were sporadic.<p>Now there are a range of options for those who want their portfolio to pay …

Miami's spectacular condo-flipping market is in turmoil

In February, existing home sales of all types fell 10% year-over-year, to 1,835 homes. These sales "do not include Miami's multi-billion dollar new construction condo market," the Miami Association of Realtors clarified in its report on March 23.<p>And this new construction market that is not included …

Real Estate

The Amazing Way GE Is Combining Big Data And Electrons To Create 'The Internet of Energy'

The global energy industry is facing disruption as it transitions from fossils to renewables (and occasionally back again). Its challenges include balancing growing demand in developing nations with the need for sustainability, and predicting the effect of extreme weather conditions on supply and …

Internet of Things

Massive Open Online Courses | An edX Site

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are free online courses available for anyone to enroll. MOOCs provide an affordable and flexible way to learn new …

MOOCs

How To Switch To a Data-Focused Career (You Could Double Your Salary) | Inc.com

Data doesn't sound very sexy, but it's driving job growth in record numbers and is quickly finding its way into every aspect of business. It can also pay big bucks, if you know what you're doing. Big data jobs requiring specific expertise have spiked in recent years--on average, data scientist …

Employment

New task manager could change the way web designers work

Freeter<p>Life is full of distractions, especially if you're working as a web designer. All it takes is a lapse of memory as you're switching between …

Web Design

Power Tool Secrets of Millionaire Amazon Sellers | Inc.com

In the world of online sales, the seller has their work cut-out for them. If you can get it right, the sky truly is the limit. But that begs the question; how exactly do you get it right? Especially when there are so many ways for sellers to get it wrong. You know I went where the answers are, just …

eCommerce

A gentle introduction to D3: how to build a reusable bubble chart

“To sum up: implement charts as <b>closures with getter-setter methods.” — </b>Mike Bostock<p>🗄 d3.data()<p>The d3.selection.<b>data</b>([data[,key]]) function returns a …

Growth = Wasted Spend on Microsoft Azure

If you read any cloud or tech blogs, you’ve probably seen the latest financials that show that Microsoft Azure is growing – and that it’s currently …

Opinion: Need income? These investments are great places to park your money right now

Pipeline-partnership stocks, which pay outsized dividends, are poised to extend their gains as analysts say demand for oil will strengthen for a …

Investing

5 Stock Picks Under $15 to Buy in March

Transocean Offshore, Cliffs Natural Resources, Freeport McMoRan, KBR Inc, and Array BioPharma, may be top low-price stocks worth buying in portfolios …

Investing

New Lenovo Yoga laptops get 4K displays, Nvidia GTX 1050 GPUs, and more | Ars Technica

13-inch Yoga 720 aims for portability, and the 15-inch model adds power.<p>The foldable hinge of Lenovo's Yoga laptops has become a mainstay in the …

MacBook Air

Warren Buffett shares how to get rich during turbulent times

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is known for smart bets and the Oracle of Omaha on Saturday used his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway …

Investing

Angular —New Naming Guidelines

Latest recommendations around naming Angular Content Online<p>In this post I want to rise some awareness around the latest <b>Naming Guidelines</b> for Angular …

JavaScript

11 Trends That Will Impact Web Development in 2017

In this post, we will talk about the trends thatThe post 11 Trends That Will Impact Web Development in 2017 appeared first on iamwire.

JavaScript

GoDaddy’s new site builder offers templates for 1,500 industries

Drag and drop website building platforms like Squarespace and Wix aren’t necessarily the most popular tools in the tech community. But the reality is that these sites are how the majority of internet users, who aren’t necessarily technically savvy, can create and maintain a web presence for …

Web Design

You Can Now See the Most Beautiful Sights in Canada With This $397 Train Trip

Thanks to its massive windows, you can fall asleep under a sky full of stars on this train.<p>After you've checked this $213 scenic train trip from San Francisco to New York off your bucket list, the next voyage you should book is this inexpensive locomotive adventure across our neighbor to the north, …

Canada

You Can Fly to Europe for $69 Thanks to This Amazing Deal

Iceland-based budget carrier WOW Air has a major sale going on right now.<p>If a trip to Europe has always seemed too expensive because of the airfare, you're in for some good news, thanks to budget carrier WOW Air.<p>According to <i>USA TODAY</i>, the Iceland-based airline announced $69 (nice) flights to Europe …

Air Travel

Karuki Wireframe Kit – User Interface Web Elements

Karuki Wireframe Kit, a well designed user interface collection with more than 200 web elements.Mahamed Elgendy is a skilled UX/UI designer with …

Wireframing

The Ultimate LinkedIn Cheat Sheet [Infographic]

Did you know that only 51% of LinkedIn users have complete profiles, yet profile completeness is the first priority in how the LinkedIn search …

Top 10 Inspiring Drupal 8 Websites

Be it booking a movie ticket, taking admission to a new college, accepting job offer, or buying a dream home, everything from serious to …

If you’re thinking of retiring in Ecuador …

<b>Just four years ago, taking an early retirement on a Pacific beach in South America was not part of my plan. Yet here I am, 58 years old, retired and</b> …

South America

Take better smartphone pics in 2017 with these fantastic Clip & Snap lenses (75% off)

Smartphone cameras have steadily improved over the years, but if you’re trying to pull extreme close-ups or other artistic flourishes you’ll still likely be disappointed. Thankfully, this Clip and Snap Camera Lenses Set frees you from the shackles of factory-setting image quality — for good.<p>You can …

Video Converter 'Handbrake 1.0' Released for Mac After 13 Years in Beta

Cross-platform video transcoder Handbrake reached a milestone over the holiday break with the release of version 1.0.0 of the app after over 13 years in beta.<p>Despite the lengthy beta-test format and the demise of the built-in DVD drive in Apple's Mac line-up, the free open source transcoder has …

Turn your Android device into a Linux desktop PC - without rooting

First of all, you need to go to the Play Store and install the app, Debian noroot. This is an operating system based on Linux, and lets you install …

The best lenses for iPhone photography

<i>By Erin Lodi</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After more than 16 hours …

To Tackle Big Urban Issues, This Architect Became A Data Designer

Herwig Scherabon wanted to communicate the inequality of cities rather than contribute to it.<p>Herwig Scherabon remembers the exact moment that he no longer wanted to be a practicing architect. He was working on a project based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, with a team of fellow Viennese architects, …

Human Rights