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AI is coming to IoT, and not all the brains will be in the cloud

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Sebastian Kaulitzki<p>Smart devices, appliances and the internet of things are dominating International CES …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Riding in Audi's 150MPH self-driving RS 7, the anti-Google car

Until last week, the sum of my autonomous driving experience was sitting behind the wheel while a car parked itself, and the sum of my track experience involved squeezing my lanky frame into a comically small go-kart. Audi changed that recently, giving me the opportunity to sit in its self-driving …

Skype Translator Preview Going Live Today

Skype has been talking about, and demoing, its new real-time translation software for Skype for a while now, but users will begin getting first-hand experience with the tool as of today. The Skype Translator preview program begins welcoming its first participants into the fold, based on sign-ups to …

How to hack your taste buds

Why does toothpaste give orange juice a weird aftertaste? It’s one of many surprisingly easy ways to trick your tongue – and your brain – into experiencing strange flavours, says Veronique Greenwood. What's going on?<p>Your tongue is not a blank slate. What you've just eaten can change the flavour of …

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The Case for Slow Programming

My dad used to say, “Slow down, son. You’ll get the job done faster.”<p>I’ve worked in many high-tech startup companies in the San Francisco Bay area. I …

Quid’s article-analyzing app can tell you many things — like why you lost the Senate race in Iowa

SAN FRANCISCO — Quid, a startup selling software for analyzing large piles of news articles and other Internet content, is getting used in some surprising ways. Like figuring out what went wrong in Rep. Bruce Braley’s campaign for the open Senate seat in Iowa.<p>Bob Goodson, a Quid cofounder and …

iPhone 6 Plus Vs Nexus 6 Review: Fabulous Phablets Fight

The stars have aligned. One year ago this comparison made no sense. The Nexus 5 was vastly bigger than the iPhone 5S and half the price. It was also meant primarily as a reference device to inspire Android handset makers. How things have changed.<p>The iPhone 6 Plus sees Apple charge into the large …

Raspberry Pi's new computer is somehow even smaller and cheaper

Everyone's favorite minicomputer has just gotten even smaller. The Raspberry Pi Foundation is today introducing the Model A+, a revamped version of its low-end Model A board priced at just $20 (£20 in the UK). While the processor and RAM -- a Broadcom BCM2835 SoC and 256MB, to be specific -- remain …

You Too May Be A Victim Of Developaralysis

Dear developers: Do you feel insecure because you’re only fluent in a mere eight programming languages used across three families of devices? Does exposure to yet another JavaScript framework make you shudder and wince? Have you postponed a pet project because you couldn’t figure out which cloud …

Don't become a victim of spear phishing

We have all heard about the sophisticated malware responsible for the wave of data breaches that began last year with Target and recently included Home Depot and JPMorgan Chase, but the question that many people fail to ask is how did the malware necessary to perpetrate these major data breaches …

How much do coders make? Check out this data from around the country

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Maga/Shutterstock<p>iOS rules the roost and beats Android, Bay Area coders get paid the most, and Node.js developers are …

With Laplock, You Get A Text Message When Somebody Unplugs Your Laptop

Fresh off the hackathon dungeon, Laplock is a nifty little app developed at our TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon in London. Martin Saint-Macary and Ivan Maeder worked tirelessly for the past 24 hours to build an easy-to-use software lock for your Mac. Here’s how it works.<p>At heart, Laplock is a menubar …