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Dash is a free coding course that'll teach you how to make CSS robots

General Assembly has launched a new online service that teaches basic web development for free, in your browser. It's called Dash, and it lets users learn how to use HTML, Javascript, and CSS by working through four projects of increasing difficulty.<p>As you progress through the projects — starting …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

These Excel Text Tricks Will Save Your Life When Cleaning Up Disorganized Data

// OO.ready(function() { OO.Player.create('ooyalaplayer', 'x3bzZ5YzotLZQKMUOTKm3k0D59Fe0GNW', {"autoplay":true}); }); //<p>While Microsoft Excel is an impeccable program, sometimes you're forced to scrounge for data from less organized places.<p>Here, we look at one such example where the data that we …

How To Use Your IRA To Buy Investment Properties

Putting your hard-earned IRA assets into a “self-directed” IRA can be a very good idea to grow long-term, tax-deferred or tax-free assets. But it doesn’t work for everyone.<p>With taxes going up for most people, you might be paying more attention to your tax-deferred retirement investing options, such …

Google+ isn't a social network; it's The Matrix

Pretty much everyone (myself included) has been reading Google+ wrongly. Because it bears many superficial resemblances to social networks such as …

Turn an Old Computer Into a Do-Anything Home Server with FreeNAS 8

You've heard the word "server" thrown around a lot, but usually in the context of web sites or big companies that have a lot of data to store. In …

Philips updates Hue App with recurring schedules and more

We have talked about the Philips Hue LED lighting system several times over the last year or so, in fact we reviewed the system late last year. The …

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The 64 Best Health and Fitness Apps of 2013

<i>(Be sure to check out the most recent version of this list: The 65 Best Health and Fitness Apps of 2014.)</i><p>We love our phones. A lot. They do pretty …

Samsung Galaxy S4 versus HTC One in Central Park

Analyst: Google set to unveil a new Nexus 7 with HD display, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, quad-core processor

A thinner Nexus 7 with an HD display has been rumoured for months now. This news was first unearthed by <i>DigiTimes</i> in January, then Reuters jumped on …