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Learn AngularJS With These 5 Practical Examples

By now you've probably heard of AngularJS - the exciting open source framework, developed by Google, that changes the way you think about web apps. …

MongoDB Geo-Spatial Mobile Demo

Mongo: noun (pl mongo or mongos) – a monetary unit of Mongolia. Equal to one hundredth of a tugrik. Origin from Mongolian “silver”<p>I’ve written about …

The Top 20 Data Visualization Tools

by Brian Suda<p><i>Originally published at Creative Bloq on September 17, 2012.</i><p>One of the most common questions I get asked is how to get started with data …

Mynd: A Free Scheduling App That Is Way More Than A Calendar

Mynd breaks down your day into people, places, tasks, and locations.<p>Several months back, we looked at an iOS app called NeverLate. It wasn’t as beautiful as most calendars, but it was incredibly smart, with the ability to pull off stunts like checking the traffic and alerting you if you should …

FWIW, the Ubuntu Edge has become a crowdfunding record-breaker

Canonical, the U.K.-based Linux company, has set itself a crazy goal: it wants to raise $32 million for a concept device called the Ubuntu Edge — a …

Tap And Track: How Big Data, Games, And Auctions Are Maximizing Mobile Commerce

Better, faster, more customer friendly. This week, a slew of apps and e-commerce boosters were announced, each relying on big data to home in on the sweet spot that converts browsing to buying.<p>Drync<p>You sipped a crisp, white burgundy with your entree at a local bistro last night. This afternoon, …

Move over, Pebble: Ubuntu Edge hits record in crowdfunding

There's a new crowdfunding champion in town.<p>The Ubuntu Edge, a smartphone from Canonical that's designed to take on Apple's iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S4, hit a record for crowdfunding, reaching $10.4 million on Friday. The investment, which has been made up by thousands of Indiegogo users, …

Bitcoin ATM Makers Open Pre-Orders & Fund Initial Run Of 15 Banknote-Eating Machines

Bitcoin startup Lamassu Bitcoin Ventures, the makers of a Bitcoin ATM which promises to eat your paper (fiat) money and spit Bitcoins into your digital wallet in return, have funded their initial production run of 15 units a few hours after kicking off pre-orders (via their website) — taking the …

Ubuntu Edge Beats Pebble As Biggest Crowdfunding Campaign Ever

Canonical is still way off the pace with its Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding campaign – the firm needs to raise more than $20 million in six days to meet its ambitious $32 million target – but it’s still smashing records along the way.<p>The Indiegogo page has now accrued over $10.3 million in pledges, …

Get a monthly mystery care package for nerds

Do you like presents? Of course you do -- and a new service lets you send geeky surprise gifts to yourself.<p>Nerd Block is a subscription-based nerd care package service which, for $19.99 a month (plus shipping), sends out a monthly package of geeky goodies. Partners so far for the fledgling service …

The spat between Microsoft and Google is getting ugly

Google and Microsoft have been engaged in a protracted series of battles, using negative PR, cooked-up conferences, and pulling support on services for months on end. Both sides were at it again this week.<p>Microsoft struck first with an update to its long-running “Scroogled” campaign over the …

Windows Phone

Google’s New Cloud Encryption Is Nice, But Not NSA-Proof

Every object uploaded to Cloud will have its data and metadata encrypted with a unique key using 128-bit AES. Each object’s key is then encrypted …

Cracking The Code: Just How Does Encrypted Email Work?

If the past few months have taught us anything, it's that everything we do online leaves a digital trail. While it may seem like there's not much we can do about it, there are some tech companies that are working to obscure that trail a little bit, with a process known as encryption.<p>Micah Lee, a …