LeEco layoffs affect 325 employees, pauses U.S. expansion amid financial crisis

It could be months before we see what’s next for LeEco. It might even be 2018 by the time we see anything new. With its cash spent and little revenue coming in, the company announced today its expansion in the United States is on hold indefinitely. Hundreds of employees have been laid off while the […]


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New: ReactJS Programming Bootcamp now $39

React is one of the cornerstones of modern web development. However if you’re not up to speed, don’t worry. It’s not too late to learn, and courses aren’t too pricey either.

React is a JavaScript library used to build large applications with data that changes over time. Facebook and Instagram are the pioneers of this innovative bit of tech used to perform huge tasks with relatively little code. Paul Hudson (Author of the E-book ‘Hacking with React’) calls it the gold standard of modern code.

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Given that it is used by leading websites such as Netflix, Imgur, Airbnb, and many more, you can certainly see why he might have a point.

Any of you web techies will be pleased to hear that The ReactJS Programming Bootcamp is on sale now at a paltry $39. a huge 91% discount on the 8 courses in the bundle!

The 44 hours of training materials include:

The courses cover everything from large-scale web development to building apps for iOS and Android. At $39 for the lot, we think you’re getting great value for money.

Oh, and by the way: you get lifetime subscriptions to every one of these courses. So if you’ve been meaning to get your head around React but haven’t got the time at the moment, you could always take advantage of the deal now and pick it up when you’re ready!

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Deal: Snag the LG G5 for $300 and get a free VR headset worth $130

The LG G5 wasn’t a big sales success, but that was largely due to the fact that the company’s modular accessories strategy for the phone didn’t work as they had hoped when it launched in 2016. The phone itself is still considered to be a solid device, and now you can get the unlocked North American version from B&H Photo for just $299.99.

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That price is a big $230 discount from its normal $529.99 price tag. Not only that, but you can also get a nice freebie with the purchase of the G5. B&H will throw in a LG 360 VR smartphone headset. That alone is normally worth $129.99. When you connect the G5 to the headset, it should simulate the effect of watching video content from a 130-inch television from a distance of 6.6 feet.

By the way, this happens to be a good time to snap up the unlocked LG G5. Just a few days ago, the company began rolling out the long awaited OS update to Android 7.0 Nougat. If you get this phone, be sure to have your Wi-Fi network ready to grab the Nougat download, as it will be about 1.3 GB in size.

The unlocked phone will work on GSM networks such as AT&T and T-Mobile, along with some CDMA networks such as the ones on Verizon. If you have any questions, you should check with your local carrier to find out if the LG G5 will work with your network.

Sharing is caring with Google’s simplified family sharing for Photos, Calendar, and more

As Google continues to add features to its wide range of services, the company knows that you might want to spread the love with family members. As such, the search giant announced a “family group” feature that makes it easier to share pictures, notes, and content subscriptions, among others.

Family groups are comprised of up to six people, with the “manager” granted administrative duties. In other words, managers can change payment methods, monitor accounts for those under 13 years old, and allow or disallow certain services for certain people. “Parent” accounts do not have such privileges, but they can approve or deny purchase requests and make other restriction changes.

The family group feature will function according to the service being used. In YouTube TV, for example, up to six household members can get their own cloud DVR with unlimited storage. Meanwhile, Google Calendar and Google Keep let you share calendars and notes, respectively, with your family group. Finally, you can send photos and videos to your family group through Google Photos.

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There are a few things to consider with the family group feature, the first being that sharing is not automatic in Google Keep and Google Photos. You can head to the source link below to set that up, along with Google Play Family Library, Play Music family plans, Google Calendar, YouTube TV, and Family Link.

Also, you can only be in one family group at any given time. You are more than welcome to leave that group and join another, but you can only do so once every 12 months.

If none of that is enough to dissuade you, family sharing for Google Calendar, Google Keep, and Google Photos begins rolling out today in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States.

Google enables easy family sharing for Calendar, Keep, Photos

Google family sharing Calendar, Keep, Photos

Last year, Google launched Google Play Family Library to make it easy to share your digital purchases with your family members. Google has rolled out additional family-focused features since then, like Google Play Music family plans and separate cloud DVRs in YouTube TV, and now more features are rolling out.

Google is adding easy family sharing to Google Calendar, Google Keep, and Google Photos. When it comes to Google Calendar, you can easily have a shared family calendar to help keep your family members in the loop about upcoming events. Similarly, Google Keep allows you to share notes so that everyone can collaborate on a grocery list or other notes or reminders.

And then there’s Google Photos, which now lets you easily send photos and videos to your family group.

These family-focused sharing features will begin rolling out today in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, the UK, and the US. You can point your browser right here to create a family group with up to six members.