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What is Bootstrap? A Short Bootstrap Tutorial on the What, Why, and How

If you’re doing anything web related, chances are you’ve heard about Bootstrap. If by now you still don’t know what Bootstrap is, or you just want to …

The Mi Band Will Track Your Workouts And Unlock Your Phone For $13

It might not come to the States, but Xiaomi’s new fitness tracker represents the future of the low-end wearables market.<p>On Tuesday, popular Chinese gadget maker Xiaomi revealed the Mi Band, a dirt cheap $13 Fitbit that promises the full range of things that most fitness trackers do. That includes …

Wearable Tech

A lie detector on your phone

In an age of misinformation, fact-checking apps for our smartphones and computers could tell us when we’re being told lies.<p>Each week on The Forum, a global thinker from the worlds of philosophy, science, psychology or the arts is given a minute to put forward a radical, inspiring or controversial …

Lie Detection

Were dinosaurs all at sea?

Myths persist that large dinosaurs lived neck-deep in water, but while this is not true, they were not averse to taking a dip<p>In the early days of palaeontology, the dinosaurs were a clear anomaly compared to other known animals (both alive and extinct). Just how could such huge creatures have found …

Watch every SNES start screen ever made in this nine-hour video

Start screens may not serve much of a purpose, but over the years they've acted as a canvas for game developers to show off their hard work. And those start screens have a lasting impact: if you hammered away on a game when you were a kid, that start sequence probably has a special place somewhere …

The best Linux distros of 2018

<b>Update:</b> <i>For our developer and sysadmin readers, we've added the enthusiast-favorite openSUSE to our list. Read on to number 8 to find out more!</i><p>If you …

Linux

9 Underground Female Rappers You Need To Know About

New or old, it don't matter; these women are the realest.

Rap & Hip-Hop

Spotify Lets Artists List Merchandise On Its Platform

Late last year, music-streaming service Spotify promised that it would roll out in-app merchandise listings in partnership with Topspin — and today the company has delivered (hat/tip Music Ally).<p>From now onwards, all artists can list their merchandise — including t-shirts, vinyl, posters, bundles …

4 Changes Google Is Making And How They Affect Content Creation

SEO experts and webmasters spend a lot of time worrying about Google algorithm changes. In 2013, the search engine giant tweaked the algorithm 15 times, and in 2012, it was updated 37 times.<p>Worrying about algorithm updates may make sense for SEO experts and webmasters, but content creators don’t …

iOS 7 Untethered Jailbreak Now Available

A team of iOS programmers called Evasi0n have jailbroken that latest iPhone/iPod/iPad operating system, iOS 7.0.4. Jailbreaking allows uses to install home-brew software and run unapproved apps from the Cydia software repository.<p>The jailbreak takes “5 minutes” and works on Windows and OS X. Users …

Monetizing your Android app

If I had a dollar for every time I was entrusted with the “next big app idea”, I would have about $48 — and I would have spent it already. This is not because some of these ideas weren’t very good. In fact, some were great! It is also not due entirely to the lack of time, funding, resources or …

Apps

Android 4.4 KitKat Targets Google’s Next Billion Users, Adds Pervasive Search & Improves Google Now

Today Google announced details of its long-awaited Android 4.4 KitKat operating system for the first time, going beyond just the candy bar branding. KitKat is designed around three major tentpoles, Google told TechCrunch, including reaching the next billion (it previously announced 1 billion …

How to understand “The battle for power on the internet”

I still remember the moment I first discovered the World Wide Web. It was in 1994 or 1995, at a row of desks that held the handful of computer terminals then available in the university library of the London School of Economics. On the Windows 3.1 desktop (so old there wasn’t even a Start button) I …

London School of Economics

Ara is a Motorola Project to Make Phones as Customizable as Android

If you thought Motorola and its Moto X Maker helped you customize a unique smartphone, then prepare for even more. The Google-owned company has just announced Ara, a hardware platform that is entirely open to customization — essentially letting tinkerers develop their own smartphones.<p>“We want to do …

North Korea warns of 'all-out war' as it refuses to sign pact with US

North Korea has issued a fresh warning of an "all-out war", urging the United States to stop military drills and what it described as "nuclear blackmail".<p>The country also refused to sign a non-aggression pact that John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, offered last week on condition of …

Android vs. iOS: The race has never been closer

The next stage of the smartphone wars has been set with the release of the iPhone 5S, which joins high-end phones like the HTC One, Galaxy S 4, and Moto X for the final battle — of 2013, at least. But in the big competition between iOS and Android, the choice is harder than ever, because the two …

iPhone

Valve's Steam Box could be revealed next week

Valve, the company behind Steam, is trying to revolutionize the idea of a video game console by combining its preeminent video game distribution platform with the power of Linux PCs. For months, the company's been silent about the subject, but it sounds like we could get some new details very soon. …

10 reasons millennials are screwed

Call them pampered and spoiled if you want, but the country they’ve inherited is broken<p>Generation gaps are nothing new. Back in the 1930s, members of the World War I generation complained bitterly about their World War II generation offspring and all the swing-dancing, noisy big bands and awful …

Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams Lays Out His Plan For The Future Of Media

Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams has an ambitious new plan: to shift our daily reading habits away from consuming incremental news bites and towards engaging with enlightened ideas curated by an intelligent algorithm. Ordinarily, such a goal would seem utopian, were it not for the fact that …