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House Alarm with a Pi: The Smart Door

Following on from my previous post, I decided that for my next Smarthome project it would be a good idea to build a sensor for the front door, that way I would be able...

Announcing the Essential Skills Playbook

By Leah Belsky, VP of Enterprise, Coursera Today we launched the Essential Skills Playbook, and I couldn’t be more excited to bring this to business and governments around the world committed to investing in...

How to Build a Web Crawler from Scratch

How often have you wanted a piece of information and have turned to Google for a quick answer? Every piece of information that we need in our daily lives can be obtained from the...

Why VR Projects Are Failing and How to Avoid It

Virtual reality offers a variety of solutions for businesses that enhance their sales, marketing, and HR processes. The industries implementing VR range from construction and real estate to healthcare and education. But why do...

Should You Sign Up for Facebook Pay?

Facebook has launched Facebook Pay, a payment system for Facebook and Messenger. It’ll roll out first for “fundraisers, in-game purchases, event tickets, person-to-person payments on Messenger and purchases from select Pages and businesses on...

A Walk-Through to Github For Beginners

And slowly github became the new facebook for coders where instead of posting pictures and life events people post code for projects and your fellow developers comment, request features and fork the code to...

What 15 CEOs Learned Building Top Agencies

I asked more than a dozen successful agency CEOs to share how they’ve navigated critical moments—getting started, landing (and keeping) clients, scaling teams, and marketing their agency. Spoiler alert: It all comes down to...

When to Use ‘Who’ vs. ‘Whom’

Of all the complicated grammar rules, knowing when to use who versus whom ranks right up there. Get it wrong, and you risk looking like a rube. Get it right and you risk looking...