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Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

Songs you love by bands you hate

The readers of NME have voted. These are your guilty pleasures.<p>There are just some bands that you truly despise; but then, against your better you …

Adam Levine

Money won’t buy you love: the Chinese-Ukrainian couple who rejected the traditional ‘bride price’ - ASEAN/East Asia

A Chinese man and his Ukrainian bride have raised eyebrows in his rural hometown by shunning the tradition of paying a “bride price”.<p>He Pengwei, from …

Sonarworks Introduces An App To Align The Way Consumers Hear The Music In The Studio

At the recent NAMM convention, I was able to sit with Martins Popelis. He is the co-founder and VP of Professional Products at Sonarworks, a company that offers an intriguing way to finally unify the way music fans and producers hear the music. Myriad recording artists have spent hours trying to …

Audiophile

Learn Python and you could put yourself on track to make a six-figure salary

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

This handy app turns your LinkedIn profile into a gorgeous CV

While most websites let you apply for jobs straight with your LinkedIn profile, it doesn’t hurt to keep a polished CV around in case you need to submit one for the vacancies you’re eyeing. But building up a sleek resume could be a hassle, especially if you struggle with designing stuff.<p>Available …

Italy's 19 most beautiful beaches – according to our experts

Europe's best-kept secrets: 20 places you'd never thought to visit

The Dirty Secret of the World’s Plan to Avert Climate Disaster

In 2014 Henrik Karlsson, a Swedish entrepreneur whose startup was failing, was lying in bed with a bankruptcy notice when the BBC called. The …

The Surprising Solution To The Global Water Crisis: Solar Power

It’s a universal, and undeniable fact that water is a basic need for human life. The average person needs to consume half a gallon (or 2 liters) of water daily to stay healthy. Yet many across the world don’t even have access to clean drinking water.<p>According to the World Health Organization (WHO) …

Indian Army

Solar powered smart windows break 11% efficiency – enough to generate more than 80% of US electricity

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, (NREL), has demonstrated a prototype of a solar powered smart window. The smart window lowers building temperatures by shifting from clear to opaque under strong sunlight. When the shift to opaque occurs, the solar prototype begins electricity …

The best turntables of 2017

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Audiophile

Electric aircraft near take-off as Rolls-Royce and Airbus team up to build 'e-jets'

Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens have teamed up to develop the technology needed to create electrically powered aircraft.<p>In 2020 the companies plan to fly a demonstrator aircraft with one of its existing jet engines replaced by an electric unit.<p>The engine will use a fan powered by electricity from …

This Renewable 'Instant Coal' Could Be The Fuel of The Future

It's highly efficient.<p>The world is shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy in a big way right now, but a group of scientists has come up with …

Biofuel

China Takes an Expansionist View of Geopolitics

Former U.S. national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski managed to capture thousands of years of Chinese history in about 10 words. In his seminal …

Analysis: Two undeniable shifts in today’s energy markets

A couple of huge structural shifts are coming for the energy sector over the next few decades, thanks to the growth of certain technological and environmental challenges.<p>The first challenge comes from electricity generation, which impacts the demand for coal and natural gas. The second challenge is …

Natural Gas

Trudeau stubbornly keeps Canada standing with Paris as everyone else bails

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is the newest poster boy for the worldwide global warming crusade, and justifiably so. No nation’s leader more cares …

Singaporean newspaper under fire over Muslim cleric's column that suggested beating 'stubborn wives'

One of Singapore’s mainstream newspapers has come under fire for running a column by a conservative Muslim cleric that advises men on how to deal with a stubborn wife by beating her.<p>“How to deal with stubborn wives,” the original column in the main Malay language paper, Berita Harian, by Ustaz …

The lie that poverty is a moral failing was buried a century ago. Now it’s back

If you know Alfred Doolittle only from Stanley Holloway’s infinitely lovable portrayal of him in My Fair Lady, you might not realise that he’s a bit of a monster. In George Bernard Shaw’s original play, Pygmalion, he arrives in high dudgeon at the home of Henry Higgins, who has, Doolittle assumes, …

Income Inequality

The complete guide to vinyl: why you should buy a turntable right now

By Steve May<p>It’s official. Everyone is back in love with vinyl. Turntable sales are booming, 12-inch albums are back in fashion, and Ikea is selling …

These Headphones Deliver Sound Through Your Bones

And they combine ergonomic design and powerful sound.<p>Almost every pair of headphones delivers music directly to your ears—whether through over-ear cans or in-ear buds. But these ALL-Terrain Bone Conduction Bluetooth Headphones deliver music differently.<p>With an ergonomic design and powerful sound, …

Germany’s Shift to Green Power Stalls, Despite Huge Investments

BETZIGAU, Germany — Katharina Zinnecker’s farm in the foothills of the German Alps has been in the family since 1699. But to squeeze a living from it today, she and her husband need to do more than sell the milk from their herd of cows.<p>So they carpeted the roofs of their farm buildings with solar …

Renewable Energy

It's our choice: renewable energy superpower or Asian Pacific rust belt

The shift to decarbonise our economy is portrayed by opponents of such a shift as the death of Australia as an energy superpower.<p>Nothing can be further from the truth.<p>As the world decarbonises, if we plan well, Australia can not only continue to be an energy exporting superpower, we should also …

Renewable Energy

Asphalt-lithium metal batteries fully charge in five minutes

As useful and ubiquitous as they are, lithium-ion batteries are nearing their limits, and it's unlikely we'll be able to squeeze much more juice out …

Elon Musk has reportedly used a brutal tactic to keep from wasting time in meetings

But Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of SpaceX, has a strategy to keep things moving, a former SpaceX employee posted on Quora.<p>The former employee relayed a story where Musk once called out an employee in a meeting. He wrote:<p>"One of my close friends started there a couple years before me. He worked …

There's A Sustainable Energy Source You've Never Heard Of And It Could Power Most Of The USA

It could even be better than solar and wind.<p>By now we’re all familiar with the likes of solar and wind power as alternatives to using up …

Renewable Energy

A Material That Throws Heat into Space Could Soon Reinvent Air-Conditioning - MIT Technology Review

Eli Goldstein, a fresh-faced cofounder of SkyCool Systems, pulled open the garage door on the side of the Stanford spinout's cramped workspace in …

Clean Energy

HyperSolar Demonstrates Large Solar Hydrogen Prototype

<b>HyperSolar completes one square foot prototype that demonstrates increased capability to produce renewable hydrogen utilizing commercially available</b> …

Could a blockchain-based electricity network change the energy market?

Blockchain-enabled energy trading could help lower carbon emissions but efficiency and privacy issues must first be overcome<p>The blockchain. It is the much-hyped, virtually foolproof digital ledger that allows cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin to flourish without the need for banks and governments, …

Blockchain

Bulb is trying to convince people to switch to renewable energy

Bulb founders Amit Gudka and Hayden Wood Bulb<p>London startup Bulb has a bigger aim than trying to convince people to download an app: It's trying to rethink how energy suppliers work.<p>Bulb is a green energy supplier, with all of its electricity and 10% of its gas coming from renewable sources. The …