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12 Sites That Will Teach You Coding for Free

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There was a time when knowing how to program was for the geekiest of geeks. That’s not exactly the case today. As most entrepreneurs, freelancers and marketers will tell you, learning how to program can help you …

eLearning

Silky Smooth Web Animation with Velocity.js

Animation, when thoughtfully applied, can improve website interfaces and, ultimately, the user experience of a website. In this tutorial, we are …

Web Design

5 Super-Useful Things You Can Do With Your Old iPhone

Aya Brackett—Nest<p>DJI<p>Apple<p>Osmo<p>Tesla<p>Jawbone<p>Square<p>Hasbro<p>Oculus VR<p>Qualcomm

Virtual Reality

The Alienware Area-51 Is Unapologetically Niche

An unearthed alien artifact? A leftover set piece from <i>Oblivion</i>? Futuristic air purifier? Codenamed ‘Triad’, Alienware’s newly unveiled Area-51 …

Computer Hardware

Portable robot prints documents by driving over paper

Israeli startup Zuta Labs has developed a little printing robot that connects with your mobile and then moves around a piece of paper to draw the …

17 Fixes To Common Internet Problems We All Know And Hate

If you're reading this, it means some part of you enjoys surfing the Internet. Maybe you even enjoy spending an enormous percentage of your day doing it.<p>But are you doing it correctly? Is your web browsing as efficient, productive and fun as it could be? If you're unsure, and you should be, follow …

With Microsoft's Project Spark, Anyone Can Build A Video Game

Microsoft wants gamers build their own worlds—playable game worlds, in fact. Microsoft’s Project Spark, in open beta now for Windows 8 and the Xbox One, splices together a Minecraft-like sandbox with actual developer tools, enabling budding game makers to actually build a playable game from scratch …

Drag the princess to another castle: How to back up your PC game saves

Those who cannot retrieve their digital history are doomed to repeat it, and that’s why preserving your saved games should be a regular part of any gamer’s backup strategy. Few computer catastrophes cut as deeply as the pain you’ll feel if you lose your hard-earned level progress or that killer +20 …

Software

PC gaming hardware: The coolest gear to look for in 2014

It's going to be a great year for PC gaming<p>2014 could be a renaissance year for PC gaming. From pristine graphics to compact designs to immersive gameplay, there's never been a better time to ditch your console and boot up a PC.<p>Check out some of the most exciting things due to arrive this year—some …

GitHub For Beginners: Don't Get Scared, Get Started

It’s 2013, and there’s no way around it: you need to learn how to use GitHub.<p>Why? Because it’s a social network that has completely changed the way we work. Having started as a developer’s collaborative platform, GitHub is now the largest online storage space of collaborative works that exists in …

Razer's Project Christine is a modular desktop PC

Are plug-and-play modules the future of the desktop PC? Razer certainly seems to think so.<p><b>After its work redefining the gaming tablet and the gaming</b> …

Razer

Artist Paints A Stunning Portrait Of Morgan Freeman With Just His Finger (video)

Take a look at that photo, up there. Pretty good image of Morgan Freeman, right? But it’s not a photo; it’s a painting, done entirely digitally, on …

AIRTAME Makes Wireless HDMI Easy (video)

AIRTAME takes the hassle out of Wireless HDMI by removing all cables and converters, leaving users with one sleek and simple HDMI dongle for …

Wireless

Gabe Newell promotes Hour of Code campaign, EA throws in support

Valve Corporation's managing director Gabe Newell and Electronic Arts recently threw their support behind CODE.org's Hour of Code campaign.<p>The campaign encourages students to spend an hour each day learning the basics of software coding via CODE.org's online tutorials. Newell lent his support to …

USB Key

I was looking for a new USB thumb drive and discovered this sleek one, which is a product of a collaboration between <b>Porsche Design</b> and <b>LaCie</b>. It …

Gear & Gadgets

Next-gen routers are here with Netgear's Nighthawk

My router was beaten soundly up close — from a distance, the Nighthawk savaged it<p>Netgear's Nighthawk router is aimed specifically at me (and maybe you).<p>My home/home office situation is a wireless nightmare scenario. I live in an apartment building in the Bay Area bombarded from every angle by …

How a Lone Coder Cloned Google Reader

When Google Reader announced it was shutting down a few months ago, most of us stamped our feet, panicked, and went running into the arms of another …

The Perfect Monitor For Normal People Is Your Deal Of The Day

If you need a new monitor, or a second monitor, or a monitor in your bathroom, then this Asus 24" LED is an excellent choice. It's sitting at its …

Consumer Tech