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Coding is fun: here’s how to ignite the developer spark in children

Coding is fun: here’s how to ignite the developer spark in children

Basic coding fundamentals are no longer optional for high school graduates who want to excel in the modern workforce. Every child won’t grow up to be a developer, but the ability to understand how
It’s the next wave in drones — a personal photographer that flies by itself and follows you

It’s the next wave in drones — a personal photographer that flies by itself and follows you

Drones aren’t just flying toys anymore. In recent months, we’ve seen handfuls of drone makers pivot toward producing specialized models catering to more specific customer needs. For the person who
Why the innovation race is getting automated

Why the innovation race is getting automated

Today’s business climate is fraught with a justified sense of existential dread. Its source is not new – competition and disruption have existed since the beginning of commerce. But today that anxiety
Apps aren’t dead, they’ve just evolved

Apps aren’t dead, they’ve just evolved

I’m sure you haven’t been able to escape the media’s endless gloomy predictions about the fate of the app. We’ve been told that new apps are a waste of money. Growth rates are sluggish. Nobody is
Make a mint as an affiliate marketer with training under $34

Make a mint as an affiliate marketer with training under $34

With the Complete Affiliate Marketing bundle of courses, you’ll learn all the most impactful steps for identifying, cultivating, communicating, and converting just the right audience to any business.
Facebook will make a ton of money from its influencer features — but it’s also good for your brand

Facebook will make a ton of money from its influencer features — but it’s also good for your brand

By now you may either know an influencer, or have heard of influencer marketing. You may even be following a few and have seen them promote products which may have at one point piqued your curiosity
Xbox One’s ‘Year in Review’ breaks down your biggest achievements. You should get out more

Xbox One’s ‘Year in Review’ breaks down your biggest achievements. You should get out more

Gamers today can get an itemized breakdown of their biggest achievements as well as total hours spent in front of their Xbox over the past year. Microsoft’s new 2017 Xbox Year in Review site is
What the world’s central banks are saying about cryptocurrencies

What the world’s central banks are saying about cryptocurrencies

(Bloomberg) — More than eight years since the birth of bitcoin, central banks around the world are increasingly recognizing the potential upsides and downsides of digital currencies. The guardians of
AOL Instant Messenger to shut down after 20 years

AOL Instant Messenger to shut down after 20 years

AOL today shutters AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) — its iconic chat service which debuted in 1997 and was popular in the ’00s. All good things come to an end. On Dec 15, we'll bid farewell to AIM. Thank
AI is an online babysitter for parents who don’t want to invade privacy

AI is an online babysitter for parents who don’t want to invade privacy

No parent today should need to be told their kids are at risk every time they go online, use a cellphone, or engage in internet activities. It may be difficult for some to imagine that their child
Why smart contracts and blockchains are coming sooner than you think

Why smart contracts and blockchains are coming sooner than you think

For centuries, massive, critical components of our global economy have been organized around legacy infrastructure. Vastly important industries, like government and finance, continue to stagnate
Facebook adds Snooze button to mute annoying friends and Pages

Facebook adds Snooze button to mute annoying friends and Pages

We all have that one Facebook friend. You know the one I mean — they post oodles of updates on one particular topic, usually one which doesn’t interest you, or might if they weren’t saturating your
This site lets you turn your photos into quirky and unique gifts

This site lets you turn your photos into quirky and unique gifts

I’m crap at Christmas. My Achilles heel is finding gifts for people. Some people are good at it. I am not. Typically, one week before Christmas, I’ll go on Amazon and buy a few bottles of bourbon and
Get over $4,600 of awesome design elements — for any price you want to pay

Get over $4,600 of awesome design elements — for any price you want to pay

No working designer can pour that much personal time and attention into every facet. So having a big toy box of pre-existing assets to pull from is key. Right now, you can get all the design pieces
Blockchain-powered medical AI Skychain promises to beat IBM’s Watson Health

Blockchain-powered medical AI Skychain promises to beat IBM’s Watson Health

Since its creation, artificial intelligence (AI) has found use in many different industries, including healthcare. The amount of medical data is astronomically huge and the problem of systematizing,
Norwegians can warm up over Facebook’s Bonfire this Christmas

Norwegians can warm up over Facebook’s Bonfire this Christmas

Facebook has quietly launched Bonfire — its video chatting app that bears more than a passing resemblance to Houseparty — in Norway. The launch was spotted by Boston-based app analytics firm,
This cryptocurrency visualization shows the $6.4 billion poured into ICOs since 2014

This cryptocurrency visualization shows the $6.4 billion poured into ICOs since 2014

Token sales and initial coin offerings (ICO) were certainly the hottest buzzwords of the year for thousands of recreational cryptocurrency enthusiasts and seasoned investors alike. But have you ever
What happens when you put a hackathon on a bus? An awesome podcast

What happens when you put a hackathon on a bus? An awesome podcast

It’s a bit of an unusual one. In all my time at TNW, I don’t think I’ve ever written a blog about a podcast I’ve been listening to, but hear me out. I’m a big fan of Gimlet Media’s StartUp podcast.
2018 to see the rise of ICO 2.0

2018 to see the rise of ICO 2.0

The investment world was blown away last summer when Initial Coin Offerings raised more funds YTD than venture capitalists. Companies like Paragon, Tezos, and Gimli raised scads of money without
Vivo will bake fingerprint sensors right into its phone displays

Vivo will bake fingerprint sensors right into its phone displays

Chinese smartphone maker Vivo – which ranked fifth among the world’s biggest handset brands in Q1 2017 – is set to begin including displays that come with an integrated fingerprint sensor, so there’s