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10 tips and tricks to get the most out of your new Chromecast

Someone put a new Chromecast for you under the tree, or maybe you just bought one for yourself to finally bring Netflix to your TV. You unpacked it, …

The best iPhone apps of 2014

From SwiftKey and FireChat to Replay Video Editor and Silent Text 2: the best new iPhone apps that the App Store had to offer this year<p>• <b>The best iPad apps of 2014</b><br>• <b>The best iPhone and iPad games of 2014</b><p>The most popular keyboard-replacement app on Android made the leap to iOS in time for the launch …

Hadoop needs a better front-end for business users

Whether you’re running it on premises or in the cloud, Hadoop leaves a lot to be desired in the ease-of-use department. The Hadoop offerings on the …

Livefyre upgrades its platform with Studio, a real-time CMS for user-generated content

Livefyre today announced the release of Livefyre Studio, a major upgrade to its social content platform that pulls together its disparate apps into a single content management system (CMS).<p>Studio, which is rolling out to all customers, enables new real-time and automated management of …

Assembly helps developers find collaborators and launch their product, picks up $2.9M

Developers often have side projects, whether fully fleshed out or solely as a GitHub repository they’ve been hacking on a couple of hours every week.<p>But what if they wanted to give those projects a real chance and invite collaborators to help bring them to life? One avenue they have is Assembly, a …

The Netflix cloud team loves OSS — and would love to stop building it

Netflix is in known in some (albeit geeky) circles as much for its advanced Amazon Web Services architecture and open source software as for its …

8 Great Chrome Extensions to Transform your 'New Tab' Page

The ‘new tab’ page is something you probably look at for a lot more time than you think every day, so why not put it to work or get it to do something other than just show new tabs?<p>Here are eight great Chrome New Tab page extensions to beautify, redesign or put your new tab page to work.<p>My personal …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>Have you visited TNW's hype-free blockchain and cryptocurrency news site yet?It's called Hard Fork.TAKE ME THERE<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled …

14 of the Best iOS Apps From June

From ambient audio-sharing apps to free, unlimited storage for all your mobile photos, we covered a lot of ground with new iOS apps in June. So by way of a quick recap and, of course, to help you filter through the debris, here’s our pick of the newbies from the past month.<p>OverHeard<p>OverHeard is a …

16 of the Best Android Apps From June

From ephemeral Facebook messaging apps, to ones that simply let you say ‘Yo!’ to your buddies, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in June. So by way of a quick recap and to help you filter through the debris, here’s our pick of the newbies from the past month.<p>MailWise<p>There’s already …

The Sleep Schedules Of 27 Of History’s Greatest Minds

The science of sleep and its glorious effects on creativity, productivity, and sanity gets a lot of press these days. That said, the sleep habits of some of your favorite writers, musicians, and artists may surprise you a little.<p>The bedtimes and rising times of history’s greatest minds are …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

The Stress Of Being A Computer Programmer Is Literally Driving Many Of Them Crazy

Two things are going on that are literally driving programmers crazy.<p>One is something known as the "imposter syndrome." That's when you're pretty sure that all the other coders you work with are smarter, more talented and more skilled than you are. You live in fear that people will discover that …

Open Source Software

This pointless device tells you when you are drowsy (because this is a problem)

Apparently some people struggle to know whether they feel alert or not.<p>Vigo has a solution to this questionable problem, with its wearable device that “quantifies your alertness.”<p>This is taking the fervor surrounding wearable devices and the quantified self too far. Whatever happened to listening …

Here are Facebook’s 9 top open-source projects from 2013

Facebook and open-source software go together like Jay-Z and Beyoncé — you just can’t have one without the other.<p>And if Blue Ivy is the product of the latter union, then we must draw parallels between that royal child and Facebook’s React, Rebound, HipHop, and other open-source babies.<p>As Facebook …

Learning to code? EngineHere can connect you with devs in a virtual classroom

Want to learn to code? You’ll have plenty of options to choose from, with dozens of providers promising to teach you computer programming skills in no time.<p>But Benjamin Plesser, founder of EngineHere, believes he’s found the optimal “learn to code” model. Plesser is a software developer who …

Top 50 CSS Libraries, Frameworks and Tools for 2018

With all of the changes and rapid advancements CSS has gone through over the last few years, we should not be surprised at the vast volume of …

Pinstriped for Mac Hides Personal Items to Help Give Killer Presentations

Pinstriped is a custom interface that sits over the top of OS X on your Mac to hide your personal content, with the aim of helping you to look more professional during a presentation.<p>If you often find yourself giving presentations at work, or even live on stage at an event like TNW’s conferences, …

Fleksy’s Android Keyboard Gets First Stable Release, Adds Multiple Languages To Beta

San Francisco-based Fleksy offers predictive text typing that’s so intuitive it can be used without even a glance at a screen, and now the app is finally exiting beta on Android. Fleksy works by analyzing a user’s typing pattern, no matter how sloppy, and making predictions about what keys they’re …

Uncovering a More Useful Android Lock Screen

Nowadays, there’s a smartphone app for just about everything. Need to hail a ride? There’s an app for that. Need a game for your cat? There’s an app …

BitTorrent Sync doubles users in a single month, growing '2 times as fast as Dropbox'

On Nov. 5, BitTorrent Sync, the free “private cloud” solution to syncing files between your desktop, laptop, and mobile devices, hit one million users. Today, the company announced that it has hit two million users.<p>And the company says it’s growing twice as fast as Dropbox.<p>BitTorrent Sync is …

Zapier touts more than 250 integrations to help businesses link their favorite applications

Despite what you hear from the software giants, there are plenty of people — and certainly plenty of businesses — that don’t necessarily want to buy …

Synetiq Crowdsourced Neuromarketing Offers Emotional Advert Analytics

Every company wishes that they could test their adverts and marketing materials before serving them up to the public. Focus groups and market research are notoriously expensive, but Synetiq is offering an alternative: Crowdsourced neuromarketing.<p>Using a global network of testers – each with an …

Google Translate for Android has a new look for smoother conversations and supports more languages

Google Translate is one of the better translation apps out there, so it's always great whenever an update (for Android in this case) that gives its features a boost arrives. Its fresh interface that's cleaner and simpler than the old one will likely be the first thing you'll notice upon loading the …

Macy's begins iBeacon shopping test, will send alerts to your iPhone when you enter stores

Your iPhone could soon know when you walk into a Macy's, and start telling you what to look for. Macy's is the first major retailer to roll out support for Apple's new iBeacons, a type of Bluetooth hotspot introduced in the newest version of iOS. Within the "coming weeks," iPhone owners who use the …

MediaFire Launches Dropbox-Like App With 50GB Free Storage

File hosting service MediaFire has launched a Dropbox-like application for OS X and Windows today, MediaFire Desktop, which lets users upload files directly from their desktops to the cloud, and share them with others.<p>The public beta of MediaFire Desktop has the same type of file syncing features …

Google building Spark, a Web-based development tool

Google likes Web apps, but one area where native software remains dominant is programming tools. A Google project called Spark that came to light Thursday could change that.<p>Spark is a Web-based IDE (integrated development environment) that runs in a browser for developers writing Chrome apps, …

Raspberry Pi now includes Mathematica and Wolfram Language for free

Wolfram wants to make it easier for would-be programmers everywhere to start learning how to code, and it's announced a new partnership today that'll have every Raspberry Pi include at no extra cost a copy of Mathematica and an early version of Wolfram Language, its easy to use computing language. …

The Myth of the Brainstorming Session

<i>This post was originally published on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Over dinner a couple months ago, one of my friends said he needed some help coming up with a name for a new website.<p>Here be gadgetsNot here exactly, but on our new hardware site Plugged.Here<p>He told me a bit about the site and asked if I could …