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Teaching Kids to Code Will Change The Way We Program

<i>Raj Sidhu is a designer, Web developer, and creator of Code Monkey Island, a board game that introduces kids to programming fundamentals.</i><p>I felt pretty jealous as I walked into the computer room of the elementary school I was visiting. The hulking PCs of my youth – with their giant floppy disk …

Back to the Basics: A Simple Workflow for Rating & Flagging Images in Lightroom

No matter how many years you’ve been a photographer or what level you’re on, sometimes it’s important to get back to the basics. To help do just …

This App Can Help You Read Up to 1,000 Words a Minute

Who says the Internet is making us less effective readers? Spritz, a new app that’s being released on Samsung devices, is devoted to turning you into …

Open Letter to the Legislative Tyrants of Connecticut.

<i>An Open Letter to the Legislative Tyrants of Connecticut.</i><p>Sent via email.<p><b>To the CT State Senators And Representatives who voted Yes on "An Act</b> …

8 Apps That Can Do Wonders For Your Career

<i>by Jessica Henderson</i><p>No one said that it was easy out there.<p>We’re talking about the job market, of course. And in this competitive environment, even small advantages can have a big impact on whether you land the gig.<p>Small advantages like these eight low-cost (and, in many cases, free) apps, which …

Useful Photography Tip #80: Lie Down

<i>Want more Useful Photography Tips? Check them out here.</i><p>Photography commands use of the entire body. You’re walking along the street in your hometown, …

Quadrocopter drone recovers from failures without skipping a beat (video)

Quadrocopter drones are capable of some incredible acrobatics, but they seldom handle failure all that gracefully. ETH Zurich's Mark Mueller is tackling this problem through a new failsafe algorithm that gives these flying robots a better chance of survival. As you'll see in a video demo after the …

How to Capture a Silhouette

Photography is not so much about taking pictures as it is about creating art from within the known universe. Unlike traditional forms of expression …

Landscape Photography

Long exposure photography tutorial

Long exposure photography tutorial - short video showing different situations and how to use long exposures for different and stunning effects.

Photography

California Begins Confiscating Legally-Purchased Guns

It is not surprising that the first police raids to take legally-purchased firearms from citizens are in California. Until recently, the state had …

How to easily root an Android device

Free utility KingoRoot makes it a snap to take total control of just about any Android smartphone. Here's how to use it.<p>Rooting is the Android equivalent of jailbreaking, a means of unlocking the operating system so you can install unapproved apps, deleted unwanted bloatware, update the OS, replace …

Coding for Beginners - Video Course | Cult of Mac Deals

LEARN TO PROGRAM YOUR OWN WORLD<p><b>So you (or your child) wanna be the next Zuckerberg, eh?</b> But let us guess, you're too busy and don't even know where to start, right? What website can I learn from? What book should I buy? What school should I attend? We feel your pain and it's why we're here to help. …

Controlling Your Home With The Touch Of An iPad

When you step off the elevator into the 8,000-square foot Savant Experience Center, it feels less like a showroom and more like a swanky Manhattan abode. “We wanted to develop a space where technology blended in with the environment,” says Robert Madonna, chief executive of Savant Systems, a …

Chris Christie and Rand Paul Escalate War of Words

The war of words between New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is heating up, with the two potential Republican presidential …

Most Americans Don’t #StandWithWendy After All

Polling on late-term abortion is actually pretty consistent. (“One of the clearest messages from Gallup trends is that Americans oppose late-term …

The SLXtreme 5 Must Be The Most Adventure-Loving Case System Ever Made

Some cases bring battery backup with them, others are waterproof. One or two allow you to charge your iPhone with energy from the sun.<p>The Snow Lizard SLXtreme iPhone 4 case does all three, and now it’s coming to the iPhone 5 and iPad.<p>The SLXtreme 5 rattles off an impressive set of attributes: It’s …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Garmin's $130 smartphone HUD limits distractions with line-of-sight directions

We've become so dependent on GPS that a three-minute drive often means frequent glances at an in-car navigation companion. But taking your eyes off the road can be very dangerous, even if it's only for a moment. If you're fortunate enough to have one, a head-up display will let you get to your …

Design And Build The Next Killer App At Your Own Pace [Deals]

Have you ever thought about becoming an app developer? If so you’re probably familiar with the following statistic:<p>“Mobile phone apps are expected to generate $25 billion in worldwide sales in 2013, up 62% from last year.” – Gartner, Inc.<p>So if you’re serious about learning the finer points of app …

“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control

SWAT teams raiding poker games and trying to stop underage drinking? Overwhelming paramilitary force is on the rise<p>Sal Culosi is dead because he bet on a football game — but it wasn’t a bookie or a loan shark who killed him. His local government killed him, ostensibly to protect him from his …

'OK Glass, Save A Life.' The Application Of Google Glass In Sudden Cardiac Death

Google Glass has made its way into healthcare. Its use in the operating room and in medical education has been profiled here. Yet the magic of Glass will be found in the applications that can make this “technology” into real-world solutions for health and medicine. It’s a bit like the smart phone …

So You’re Going to Shoot A Wedding: Part 1 of 3 [Preparation]

About 5 seconds after I purchased my first professional camera, long before I hung a shingle or had any idea of what I was doing, the requests to …

10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy

Over the weekend, I wound up at Washington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to attempt a somersault landing from the trapeze bar, she handed me her phone and asked me to take photos. “What’s the password?” I asked. “I don’t use one,” she replied. …

Mars-bound astronauts will print food & tools, NASA says

NASA will transport 3D printers to space so astronauts can print tools — and potentially even food.<p>NASA’s chief administrator Charles Bolden discussed the role of 3D printers during a recent press tour of the Ames Research Center. According to <i>ComputerWorld,</i> Bolden believes the technology could be …

Scanadu finalizes Scout tricorder design, wants user feedback to help it get FDA approval

We first saw a prototype of Scout, the tricorder and companion app built by Scanadu for the Tricorder X-prize competition late last year. Today, the company is unveiling Scout's final version and launching an Indiegogo campaign to let folks order Scout and sign up to participate in a usability …

Ted Cruz Challenges Joe Biden to Gun Control Debate

Speaking to NRA convention attendees Friday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) called attention to Vice President Joe Biden’s promise to bring gun control back …

Joe Biden

US gun homicides at 20-year low, surveys say

<b>Gun homicides in the United States have fallen sharply since peaking in 1993, two studies have found.</b><p>The federal Bureau of Justice Statistics said firearms-related homicides had dropped to 11,101 in 2011 from 18,253 - a reduction of 39%.<p>Meanwhile, the Pew Research Center found gun homicides fell to …

Reports show gun homicides down since 1990s

WASHINGTON — Gun homicides have dropped steeply in the United States since their 1993 peak, a pair of reports released Tuesday showed, adding fuel to Congress' battle over whether to tighten restrictions on firearms.<p>A study released Tuesday by the government's Bureau of Justice Statistics found …