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How to Break Down the Walls of Learning to Code

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Anytime you start a conversation about learning to code, you generally have one of two point of views.

The first, and probably most widely held view, is that those seeking to understand coding are in for a long and difficult road.

The other, and probably more misguided view, is that learning to code is easy.

In reality, however, there’s no short answer as to just how difficult it will be to learn to code.

But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t short answers when it comes to exactly how you can move forward if you’re looking to become a seasoned, and intelligent, programmer.

So what exactly do you need to do to break down the walls of learning to code?

Let’s find out.

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Feisty Pets Are The Perfect Gift For That Kid You Don’t Like

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As far as we’re concerned, we’d be buying every child on the planet one of these, considering how little we think of kids in general. But we’re horrible human beings, so don’t pay too much attention. “These” are called Feisty Pets and they look like a normal, cute little plushie at first sight. But when you give them a hearty squeeze (as kids do), they instantly turn into nightmare material. It’s pretty amazing what a few fangs and frowny eyebrows can do to a face, but there you have it: instant children’s tears. They come in bear, cat, dog, or monkey variations, and cost all of $20.

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Does Your Small Business Have Tech Support?

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When you talk about information technology, one of the areas that often gets left behind in the conversation is one of the most vital. For small businesses without the ability to field their own IT department, getting the right kind of tech support is a matter that is make or break to their bottom line. For tech support businesses with small and medium sized clients, it’s critical to use your resources in the most effective manner possible. You can’t go dashing out of the office for a service call every time the phone rings, likewise small businesses need their IT to be responsible and responsive to their needs. There is a way to satisfy both sides with the use of video conferencing taken to the next level.

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Understandably, small businesses can be very conservative with their technology spend, and may have workers who first began using computers back with Windows NT4 or even earlier versions. Old habits are hard to change, and it’s a sure thing that there are still clients in your roster who are stubbornly running Windows XP. In fact, Naked Security reveals that 10 percent of Windows desktops are still running Windows XP.

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Death Star Christmas Tree Topper

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As far as we’re concerned, on the very first day after Halloween, the Christmas period starts. Or the Holiday Season, if you’re politically sensitive. And some of us are going to erect a Christmas tree. It would be cool if you put something awesome on top, instead of that old fashioned star. How about a Death Star? What could be more poetic? Yes, that’s right, you’re looking at a Death Star tree topper. It lights up red or blue (and green), and plays two iconic Star Wars compositions: the Star Wars theme and the Imperial March. It even comes with a remote control. And, sadly, it’s going to set you back a hefty $99. That’s if you can even manage to get your hands on one, since it’s out of stock indefinitely.

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Star Trek Beer Koozies

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Everything and anything can become branded merchandise. Are we going to write about it all? If it’s a slow Friday, probably. Although to be honest, we kind of genuinely like these headless Kirk and Spock beer koozies from the official online Star Trek store. They’re can coolers, so what’s there to really say about them? They cost $9 and are sort of awesome. The end.

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Deal Of The Day: A Bluetooth 3.0 Smartwatch with Camera & Pedometer For $39

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When you give up on the idea of buying top-tier brand names who pass their country-sized advertising and R&D budgets on to you, you realize you can find items at much more reasonable prices. The Bluetooth 3.0 Smartwatch with Camera & Pedometer does a bunch of things that more expensive watches do, but at a fraction of the cost.

It’s a phone, it’s a camera, it’s a pedometer, it’s a personal assistant, and so much more – and it’s all on your wrist! This smart watch uses Bluetooth 3.0 to sync with your phone to perform a huge range of tasks like calling, tracking steps, managing your calendar, streaming music or video, and even taking videos. Life is easier when you can manage it from your wrist.

– Stay connected w/ the Bluetooth dialer, call reminder, & SMS notification functions
– Take pictures of your food (& whatever else you take pictures of) w/ your watch
– Keep tabs on your watch w/ anti-loss technology, connected to your phone
– Enjoy music & video streamed from your phone, right on your watch
– Look at what is on the day’s schedule quickly & easily
– Track your steps & sleep to ensure your lifestyle stays healthy

So while you’ll pay upwards of $100 for most smartwatches with similar functionality, this one is $38.99. Shipped for free.

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Hollowed-Out Spy Coins

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Unless you’re getting yourself into Edward Snowden territory, we can’t quite figure out when you would need something like the Spy Coins. Still, it’s cool to know they exist and if you want to add some imaginary pizzazz to your life, we suppose there’s not harm in using them. What they do is pretty obvious: there’s a hollowed-out center in which you can easily stuff a MicroSD card. You can also easily lose a MicroSD card by accidentally using one of these to pay instead of a regular coin, so be careful. They’re about $30 each.

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Deal Of The Day: 76% Off On A-Audio Legacy Noise Cancelling Headphones with 3-Stage Technology

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It’s pretty hard these days to find headphones that look good at a decent price, let alone a pair that features noise-cancelling tech. The A-Audio Legacy Noise Cancelling Headphones with 3-Stage Technology look great, in our opinion, and were even honoured with a CES Innovation Award back in 2015.

Built with 40mm drivers, powerful circuitry, and anti-vibration aluminum for a power-backed soundstage, the A-Audio Legacy Over-Ear Headphones provide an unrivaled listening experience to connoisseurs of sound. Incorporating patented 3-Stage Technology, the Legacy allows a user to switch between passive audio, bass enhanced, and active noise cancellation modes to curate the best experience for the moment.

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– 3-Stage Technology allows you to select the best sound for the moment
– Chrome-plating, steel construction w/ zinc hinges give the headphones added durability
– Closed circumaural ear cups w/ memory foam padding provide comfort & isolated sound
– Dual jacks allow you to share music w/ friends
– Detachable phone cord w/ remote & mic for connecting to your mobile device

Normally $299, the headphones are $69.99 after today’s deal.

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The Birdie Can Make Your GoPro Fly

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Think of the Birdie as a shuttlecock for your GoPro. What’s a shuttlecock? It’s that thing you hit when you play badminton. The idea here is that you stuff you GoPro inside the Birdie, and you then launch it up in the air as high as you can. The cone-shaped tail will straighten its flight path and slow its descent back down to earth. Meanwhile, a hole in the carrying receptacle allows your GoPro to shoot presumably more interesting footage than if you’d just held it at the end of a selfie stick. You’ll still have to make sure your GoPro is properly housed in a protective case, but the Birdie does float at least, and the whole thing disassembles after you’re done throwing it around. It’s $59.

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