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French Billionaire Opens Free Coding University '42' In Silicon Valley

French technology entrepreneur and billionaire Xavier Niel (#129 in 2016 and #7 in France with a net worth of $8 billion) is investing $100 million of his own money to bring his Paris-based ’42′ coding school to Silicon Valley.<p>The name ’42′ is a nod to Douglas Adams’ science-fiction series <i>The</i> …

High School

How to give your kids money without losing half of it to taxes

If you want to leave your children a generous amount of money in your will, the federal estate tax may eat up a large chunk of their inheritance.<p>That tax only kicks in if your money and property — your "estate" — exceeds a certain amount, which the IRS adjusts each year based on inflation. For …

Meet the Guys Gaming Luxury Travel on an Economy Budget

Meet the Guys Gaming Luxury Travel on an Economy BudgetPhotograph by Victor Prado. Set Design by Peter Davis for Mary Howard Studio.I'm going to take …

Your smartphone can now tell you if you have a heart condition

How's the ticker? Some dangerous heart problems can exist without any symptoms whatsoever, like "atrial fibrillation" (A-fib) a type of abnormal cardiac rhythm that affects one in four people. A visit to your physician is normally required to detect it (and is still a must), but a company called …

Google ad boss: Ad blockers are 'a blunt instrument and we need to be worried'

Ad-blocking software, which nixes display advertising from websites, became a hot topic after an Apple operating-system update allowed ad blocking on iPhones and iPads for the first time.<p>Although Ramaswamy made it clear that mobile advertising is still doing "incredibly well for Google and …

Pocket Programming helps beginners polish their coding skills

Are any of you learning to code? It can be hard to get everything down at first, especially if you are an autodidact who learnt to code on his own. These are the users developer ffab0 is targeting with Pocket Programming – true beginners.<p>With that in mind, we have to tell you this app is not about …

The Microbiome Is Science’s Hot New Kid

‘Microbiome’ is a word you’ve probably been reading everywhere—and it’s only the beginning.<p>As Americans, we love the concept of …

Don't Pay Your Credit Card Debt!

My dad got off the phone and started crying. My mom yelled at him, "He didn't give it to you!"<p>My dad had lent $2000 to S. and S. couldn't pay him back "yet". This call happened at least once a week.<p>S. was his best friend for 20 years. My mom would scream at my dad, "I told you not to give him …

Where Is Gold Headed? Here Are The Cold, Hard Charts…

Dear Resource Hunter,<p>The gold market is at its lowest point in 5 years.<p>Right now, an ounce trades hands at $1,084.<p>Naturally, gold bugs and bears …

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

Medicine

Learn this beginner-friendly coding language that's used by sites like Google and Dropbox

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Stack Commerce Whether web development is your calling or web developers' six-figure salaries are, coding is an undeniably great skill …

Why video-game streaming site Twitch is so incredibly successful

What's more astounding is that Twitch's average user watches 106 minutes of video on the site per day even though none of the players are exactly household names.<p>This dedicated community of viewers fuels Twitch's success, according to Twitch star Sean Plott.<p>"Twitch is fundamentally a community site …

World's first lab-grown burger to be cooked and eaten

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/999000/999685_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524668771_d5b5f1e0eb9402419d0bd35ad9f3bb14<p><b>The world's first lab-grown burger is to be unveiled and eaten at a news conference in London on Monday.</b><p>Scientists took cells from a cow …

The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements

Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what's typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don't contain enough, and we need supplements. Fortunately, many excellent studies have now resolved the issue.<p>On October 10, 2011, …

Corporate Customers Flock To Anti-Snooping App Silent Circle

Thanks to the NSA privacy scandal, business is booming for services that claim they can keep mobile phone communications away from prying eyes and ears. One of the most high profile among them is Silent Circle, a National Harbour, Maryland-based firm whose monthly revenue has increased more than …

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> …

Summer's Must-See Documentaries

Sometimes the free-flowing beer and searing summer sun need to be counteracted with a little brain food and air-conditioning. Fortunately, a …

Julian Assange

New iOS App Lets You Record What You Heard Five Minutes Ago

Have you ever wished that you could record something that already happened? Your kid’s first words. That perfectly timed comeback. The email address your boss told you to have those important documents sent to within the next 10 minutes. If only there was a way to record the important bits of your …

Yves Behar’s August Smart Lock Lets Users Open Doors With A Mobile App

The smart home has grown in importance over the years, with new technologies being used to connect users with what used to be dumb objects. Products like the Nest thermostat show how wireless technology and mobile apps to better manage the temperature of your home. Now similar technology is being …

Conversocial CRM Social Media Tool Raises $4.4M Led By Octopus Investments

Conversocial has been around since 2009, but only recently has the team decided to infiltrate the U.S. market with its social customer service software, which brings the social media response team into the call center.<p>The company has just secured a $4.4 million A2 round led by Octopus Investments, …

The Future Of Mobile-Social Could Spell The End For Social Networks

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Keith Teare is the founder of just.me and a partner at Archimedes Labs. He is also the co-founder of TechCrunch. Follow him on Twitter @kteare.</i><p>Because of Google I/O, this was a momentous week for those of us who are watching the rapid transition that is taking place from desktop …

Thinglist: A Note-Taking App That Keeps Track of Your Every Wish

Apple's proprietary note-taking app is mediocre at best. You can make new notes, write things on them, and that's about it. So if you're one of those …

Apps

Need An IT Job? Try Washington D.C. And These 9 Other Cities Outside The Valley

Bright.com, a San Francisco job hunting startup, looked through 4.5 million job listings on its site and came up with this list. These are the cities that had the most per capita IT job growth and the most tech job openings over the past year.<p>Here's the list: