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The Software That Builds Software

Complex, specialized tools are often made from simpler ones. Machines are built with power drills; software is built with code editors. And so the future of computing depends partly on coding platforms in much the same way that the future of the movie industry depends on camera technology.<p>Over the …

Is Your Company An Industry Leader?

Between work and your personal life, it may seem impossible to account for all of your opportunities for growth. There are the obvious differentiators, like developing a higher-quality product or being the cost leader in your area, but there are many other factors that contribute to your company …

Is GoPro in trouble because of Google Glass? Yes. [Video]

I didn’t wear my Glass on the River Raft trip yesterday. Too scared I would go overboard and lose mine. Abraham Williams wasn’t as attached and filmed this on his. Does GoPro have to worry? On the bus yesterday a group of us talked and decided that, yes, GoPro does have to worry.<p>A friend of my …

Pirate Bay ships PirateBrowser for censorship-free search

Shiver me timbers and other pirate-related cliches! The Pirate Bay has introduced the PirateBrowser, a tasty blend of Firefox and Tor with some snazzy add-ons that circumvent anti-piracy measures around the world.<p>As a 10-year anniversary present to its users, the Pirate Bay team says it created the …

Cloud Security: What Are Your Options?

NSA leaks have boosted worries about online security. Services and products such as CloudLocker, Tonida, and SafeMonk offer ways to protect your privacy.<p><i>Editor's Note: This story was originally published on August 13, 2013.</i><p><b>Before Edward Snowden came along, it was</b> easier to upload files to the cloud …

Report: Young companies destroy more jobs than they create – unless they're tech companies

Hey, startup world, some cause for alarm: On the whole, young companies destroy more jobs than they create. That's because so many of them fail.<p>But …

How A Look At Your Gmail Reveals The Power Of Metadata

Sometimes you have to give up a little privacy in order to find out how much — or how little — privacy you really have. So I handed over the keys to my Gmail account to Cesar Hidalgo, a professor at the MIT Media Lab and the designer of a program called Immersion.<p>Immersion looks at the volume and …

Extreme Big Data: Beyond Zettabytes And Yottabytes

If we’re going to talk about big data—and it’s one of the most important discussions in business today—we better all speak the same language. In the hierarchy of big data, there are petabytes, exabytes, zettabytes, and yottabytes. After that, things get murky.<p>The challenge is only partly one of …

The business of home automation is enabling the internet of things

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock/A-R-T<p>If we think about the homes that have a broadband connection today as the total addressable market …

Google embeds camera in smart contact lens

Earlier this year, Wired.co.uk wrote about Google's invention of a smart contact lens that could monitor blood glucose levels through tear fluid. …

Microsoft builds gesture-sensing PC keyboard

Microsoft is experimenting with ways to combine trackpad gestures on traditional PC keyboards. In a research paper published recently, the software maker reveals a prototype that combines an Apple keyboard with an array of infrared proximity sensors that are mounted above the key caps. No external …