Blog

Name your own price for this massive online coding class with 120 hours of content

Uncategorized
Itching for a career change? While you may have thought you missed the train on coding jobs, that's not the case. Developers are as in demand as ever before, doing everything from building back-end databases from scratch to touching up interactive graphics on websites and apps for virtually any business that's serious about competing in today's tech-driven economy. One great place to start: the Legendary Learn to Code Bundle, a massive online learning collection that features more than 120 hours of online training dedicated to coding. It's normally worth $2346.99 altogether, but for a limited time, you can pay whatever price you want for the content. Regardless of what price you pay, you’ll unlock the course HTML5 Game Development for Beginners with Phaser. Beat the average price paid, and you’ll…
Read More

Spotify-owned Soundtrap launches cloud-based podcast creation and recording tool

Uncategorized
It’s been a little over a year since Spotify snatched up Stockholm-based Soundtrap, a relatively small company of around 35 employees creating a suite of music and podcast recording tools. The terms of the deal weren’t disclosed at the time, save that the entire team would join Spotify, including founders Björn Melinder, Fredrik Posse, Gabriel Sjöberg, and Per Emanuelsson. And although they remain as much a mystery now as then, the Soundtrap team today revealed what it’s been developing post-acquisition. Soundtrap’s newest creation is Soundtrap for Storytellers, a cloud-based app for podcast production that’s available this week starting at $14.99 per month or $143.88 per year ($11.99 per month billed annually). According to Charlie Hellman, head of Spotify’s creator marketplace, it’s designed to streamline the publishing process with a user-friendly,…
Read More

Bitcoin surges past $8,000. Is this 2017 all over again?

Uncategorized
In the spring of 2017, after several months of sideways trading, the price of Bitcoin started rising — from about $1,000 in early April to $2,500 in mid-May. By August it was at $4,000. The trading was choppy and declines were sudden and severe, but the price always recovered, reaching new highs in a matter of weeks. In November alone, the price started at roughly $6,500 and ended at over $10,000 (all data courtesy of CoinMarketCap).  Two years later (with a pretty terrible 2018 in between, price-wise), the price of Bitcoin is on a similar trajectory. Last week, it crossed the $6,000 mark for the first time this year. Just five days later, Bitcoin easily surged past $8,000, and it's currently trading at $8,240 at Coinbase. The prices of other…
Read More

50% of businesses fail in their first 5 years. What’s the secret for those that survive?

Uncategorized
Presented by Dell In his dorm room at the University of Texas, Dell Founder and CEO Michael Dell launched PCs Limited with just a thousand bucks. Soon the company became known as Dell Computer Corporation, and thirty years later it has become a behemoth, with more than 100,000 employees around the world. But to this day, Michael Dell still considers himself an entrepreneur, at the head of the biggest startup in the world, and a venture capitalist with a mission: to give entrepreneurs access to the capital, worldwide markets, talent, and technology that underlies all successful businesses. The clarion call for small businesses It’s a mission with a serious global impact. The worldwide workforce is booming, which means by 2030, the world will need 600 million new jobs. Small and struggling…
Read More

Crypto exchange Binance says deposits and withdrawals will resume tomorrow

Uncategorized
Binance has strengthened its security following a recent hack.Image: SOPA Images / Getty Images By Stan Schroeder2019-05-13 08:16:33 UTC Cryptocurrency exchange Binance, which is recovering from last week's security incident which allowed hackers to steal 7,000 bitcoins (roughly $40 million), said on Monday it has strengthened its security and promised it will allow deposits and withdrawals on Tuesday, May 14.  Following the hack, Binance halted all deposits and withdrawals to its platform until it could fully investigate what had caused the security breach. Trading on Binance was allowed to continue.  "In the past few days, we have made some significant overhauls to our system, with a large number of advanced security features added and/or completely re-architected. We will share details on some of the changes later," Binance CEO Changpeng "CZ"…
Read More

Slightly Heroes: Why formers Angry Birds and Battlefield devs are betting on VR

Uncategorized
With such a dedicated, enthusiastic audience, VR doesn’t get many unexpected surprises. Our most anticipated games enjoy regular spotlights at the top of various subreddits and on our front page. With an industry this small, it’s hard for content to fall through the cracks in the run-up to launch. But Slightly Heroes did just that. It appeared as if from thin air on a broad range of headsets in late 2018 and gradually started raising eyebrows. Not just because it’s pretty good, but because it’s pretty good practically everywhere you can play it. It’s a fine multiplayer shooter on Rift and Vive, for example, but it really holds its ground on Go and Daydream, too. One question, then: where did it come from? You might not be surprised to know…
Read More

Save 25% on this full-service home security system

Uncategorized
Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Lizatech creates affordable smart home security systems.Image: lizatech By TEAM COMMERCEMashable Deals2019-05-12 09:00:00 UTC Outfitting your home with a state-of-the-art security system used to cost an arm and a leg, but not anymore. With the Internet of Things smart devices getting more sophisticated and cheaper by the year, you can now lock down 24/7 surveillance of your home for a fraction of the price and effort of older setups. One seriously quality example is the Lizatech WiFi Home Alarm Security System, now available at a markdown of $50. At $149.99, the Lizatech is a great deal when compared to comparable models from competing brands.  The Lizatech home security system may be more affordable…
Read More

Oculus Rift S and Valve Index don’t jive with HDMI-only laptops

Uncategorized
The original Oculus Rift used HDMI but its replacement, Oculus Rift S, uses DisplayPort instead. It also includes a Mini DisplayPort adapter in the box. Valve’s Index VR headset also uses DisplayPort, and while it doesn’t include a Mini DisplayPort adapter, you can find them on Amazon for around $10 if needed. If you have a desktop PC this shouldn’t be a problem as most graphics cards have multiple DisplayPort outputs. If you have a VR-ready laptop with DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort you should also be fine. Note that many laptops are not VR-ready. If your laptop has only HDMI video output, however, you’re completely out of luck. We tested HDMI to DisplayPort adapters with Rift S and found they didn’t work. We reached out to Facebook and were told that no known adapter…
Read More

Why notification sounds send you emotionally reeling into the past

Uncategorized
It sounds like someone accidentally hit adjacent keys on a xylophone. The understated double ping hits me with a jolt of excitement, a swooping stomach, and even a bit of relief. Whenever I hear the now-retired Facebook Messenger notification, I'm transported back to 2013, when I happily, gratefully, giddily got a message from someone I liked, who would later become my partner. Back then, we talked almost daily on, of all chat platforms, Messenger. As devices, software applications, and apps become omnipresent, the User Interface (UI) sounds they emit — the pings, bings, and blongs vying for our attention — have also started to contribute to the sonic fabric of our lives. And just as a song has the power to take you back to a particular moment in time,…
Read More

Surviving Nokia: How Oulu, Finland rebounded from the collapse of its largest employer

Uncategorized
While the collapse of Nokia’s once-mighty cell phone business made international headlines, perhaps no community felt the impact more than Oulu, Finland. The city was a major stronghold of Nokia’s research and manufacturing. A place small enough that many people either worked for Nokia or one of its network of local suppliers, or knew someone who did. In such a place, the titanic shifts in market share or mobile technologies were not just abstract chitchat about disruption, but a potentially fatal blow to the community. Which makes the current state of Oulu somewhat miraculous. Rather than crumbling, Oulu has staged a remarkable reinvention. More than five years after the worst of the Nokia layoffs, tech employment is higher than ever thanks in large measure to a growing number of startups…
Read More