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The best free and paid Android app development courses

If you’ve been thinking of becoming an Android developer, now is the time to jump in. Android is by far the most popular smartphone operating system and it gives developers a huge amount of flexibility in terms of what they can do. Learning to build apps is fun, highly rewarding, and it can b...

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As Net Neutrality nears its end, Verizon shows some customers data caps

With Net Neutrality about to end, some customers found Verizon data caps on their internet bills this week. Verizon claims that the data usage limits are not caps, and will not be enforced. Verizon credits the confusion to a “system error” and says it has no plans to cap internet data....

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Power your life with River Bank

Today’s pick is something a bit different. A power bank so powerful it can jump-start your car. Some people’s only battery concern is whether their smartphone has enough juice to make it through a music festival. However, if you love the great outdoors or you’re a digital n...

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NASA’s newest planet-hunting satellite takes a stellar first test image

TESS, the satellite launched by NASA last month that will search thousands of stars for Earth-like exoplanets, has just sent back its first test image. It’s just a quick one, not “science-quality,” but it does give you an idea of the scale of the mission: the area TESS will eventua...

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AI will save us from yanny/laurel, right? Wrong

If you haven’t taken part in the yanny/laurel controversy over the last couple of days, allow me to sincerely congratulate you. But your time is up. The viral speech synth clip has met the AI hype train and the result is, like everything in this mortal world, disappointing. Sonix, a company th...

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zGlue launches a configurable system-on-a-chip to help developers implement customized chipsets

The complexity and cost of packing an array of sensors and power inside a small amount of space has opened the door to a wider and wider variety of use cases for internet-connected devices beyond just smart thermostats or cameras — and also exposed a hole for getting those ideas into an actual...

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AWS adds more EC2 instance types with local NVMe storage

AWS is adding a new kind of virtual machine to its growing list of EC2 options. These new machines feature local NVMe storage, which offers significantly faster throughput than standard SSDs. These new so-called C5d instances join the existing lineup of compute-optimized C5 instances the service alr...

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Tiny house trend advances into the nano scale

All around the world, hip young people are competing to see who can live in the tiniest, quirkiest, twee-est house. But this one has them all beat. Assembled by a combination of origami and nanometer-precise robot wielding an ion beam, this tiniest of houses measures about 20 micrometers across. For...

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Cambridge Analytica files for bankruptcy amidst “siege” of negative attention

Enlarge / A view of 597 5th Ave, where the New York City office of Cambridge Analytica is on the 7th floor, May 2, 2018 in New York City. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Cambridge Analytica LLC, the American arm of the London-based data analytics firm of the same name, filed for bankruptcy i...

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Utilities, Tesla appeal federal rollback of auto emissions standards

Enlarge / Charging at night. (credit: Jordan Golson) A coalition of utilities and electric vehicle makers, including Tesla, filed a petition with a US Federal Appeals Court to force the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reconsider its recent work to roll back auto emissions standards. In A...


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