Nick Kolakowski

Nick Kolakowski has written for The Washington Post, Slashdot, eWeek, McSweeney's, Thrillist, WebMD, Trader Monthly, and other venues. He's also the author of "How to Become an Intellectual," a work of comedic nonfiction.
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Microsoft Wants You to Pay for Solitaire

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You’re well aware of subscription models that allow you to stream unlimited content—whether movies, music, or television shows—for a monthly

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HTML, JavaScript Dominate Hackathons

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What programming languages dominate at hackathons? Devpost (formerly known as ChallengePost), which offers tools and infrastructure for organizations hosting hackathons,

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Amazon Launching Storefront for Startups

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Amazon wants to distribute products created by hardware startups. The e-commerce giant’s new Launchpad program will offer those startups the

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Should Designers Learn to Code?

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Should designers learn how to code? A recent TechCrunch column by Anders Lassen, CEO and co-founder of app-design platform Muse,

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HP to Engineers: Stop Wearing T-Shirts

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Hewlett-Packard has faced its share of corporate adversity in recent years, from disastrous acquisitions (data-analytics provider Autonomy, later written down

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The Brewing VR Platform War

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In a new article on Polygon, HTC executive Jeff Gattis suggested that “mainstream” virtual reality is still three to five