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How technology will change football this summer

Goal-line technology, new knitted boots and a new standard of high-definition filming - find out more about the advances that will revolutionise the beautiful game<p>The global appeal of football is partly its simplicity: all you need is a ball and some space to kick it. But things get interesting …

The Ultimate Guide to Mobile Social Media

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>I spend my days writing content from my desktop computer for people who will read the content on their smartphones and tablets.<p>Go figure.<p>Mobile devices are fast becoming the preferred method of reading, sharing, and engaging with online content. It’s …

You'll Be Able To Text Your Friend A Smell In A Few Days

Soon you'll be able to send a friend not just a picture of a pizza, but the <i>scent</i> of a pizza, using your phone. Yes, really.<p>Harvard engineering professor David Edwards has invented a device called an oPhone that sends and receives photos and scents. You can mix-and-match 32 basic scents to create …

Code Literacy Doesn’t Need To Come At The Expense Of Other Skills

This week President Barack Obama rekindled a couple of the Internet’s favorite debates: whether it’s appropriate to take selfies at funerals, and whether everyone should learn to code.<p>As part of Computer Science Education Week, Obama delivered a YouTube address titled “President Obama calls on …

How tracking technology can better fill hospital beds

<b>It's a shocking occurrence every time: a patient, desperately in need of a hospital bed, dies on a trolley before an empty bed can be found.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessHow do game companies share massive files?Why IT failures are unlikely to go awayHow big data is changing …

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Adobe admits that alerting users to security leak is 'taking longer than expected'

Adobe has admitted that it is taking longer than it had hoped to alert tens of millions of customers that their data may have been leaked in a security breach<p>Adobe has admitted that it is taking longer than expected to alert tens of millions of customers that their data may have been leaked in a …

Twitter bans underage followers from alcohol brands

Twitter has begun asking users who try to follow alcohol brands for their date of birth in order to check they are above the legal minimum drinking age<p>Twitter has introduced age-verification for users who want to follow accounts run by alcohol brands.<p>Users who attempt to follow an alcohol producer …

Survey: What’s next for wearables?

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>The new class of wearable technology includes everything from smart watches and glasses to fabrics and fitness bands. In order …

Fraud problem makes Facebook more attractive to online advertisers, say ad insiders

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / jovan vitanovski<p>Digital marketers, weary of online scams, will start placing more ads on Facebook(s fb) …

UK businesses are 'failing to take cyber security seriously'

The UK’s largest companies are failing to take computer security into account in their decision making, warns Science Minister David Willetts<p>Many of the UK’s largest companies are failing to take computer security into account in their decision making, warns the government.<p>A survey conducted by the …

With new website blocking measures, has David Cameron just taken away our free speech online? - Pocket-lint

David Cameron has said that filters used to block porn online can also be used to stop websites championing "extremist" views in order to "keep our …

Line messaging app doubles size in seven months, has 300 million users

The public's adoration of stickers and <i>kawaii</i> mascots continues unabated. There are now 300 million Line users out there, possibly making it the biggest messaging app you've never used. While it still has a challenge on its hands to claw away users from Western favorites like Whatsapp and Facebook, …

Why apps need communication features

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>http://stratechery.com/2013/socialcommunication-map/<p>Ben Thompson maps out the symbiotic relationship between Social & …

Sanctri Offers a New Way to Use Facebook

Jono Milner has created a new app called Sanctri that uses Facebook in a new light by allowing you to create memorial pages as a way to help people …

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YouTube, You Need A GIF Creator

Love it or hate it (and regardless of how you choose to pronounce it), the GIF probably isn’t going anywhere.<p>Not too long ago, the GIF had become something of a joke around the Internet. No modern-minded web designer would incorporate GIFs into their designs, lest they wanted to become the butt end …

DDoS threats: The disruption your organization can’t afford to ignore

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>About two years ago, I witnessed an Anonymous operation unfold, in which a commercial company was targeted. The threat, in the …

Dark Mail Alliance develops surveillance-proof email technology

We wouldn't be surprised if you're looking for a more secure email provider after the whole government surveillance debacle. That's why Lavabit and Silent Circle have joined forces as the Dark Mail Alliance to develop a new snoop-proof email technology. Dark Mail's "Email 3.0" tech applies …

Google is readying second Google Glass version for 2014, will be 'cool' - Pocket-lint

Following its Project Glass foray into wearable technologies, Google is preparing a second version of Google Glass for 2014. The news was revealed by …

‘Hour of Code’: Tech giants join Code.org to bring learn to code campaign to millions of students

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: spaxiax<p>Silicon Valley’s biggest companies may fight tooth and nail to recruit programmers already groomed for the …

The Panopticon Is Extremely Convenient (So Use Facebook, Google, And Chrome)

I write from the Philippines, where a phone has just been released which, if stolen, can be remotely triggered to repeatedly scream “<i>Thief! Thief! Thief!</i>” Back home, BART riders have been hearing: “Ladies and gentlemen, this is your train operator. If you have any electronic devices with you, …

Filip Smartwatch Child Tracking Watch Unveiled

If you need to keep a track on your little ones, you might be interested in a new device called the Filip smartwatch, which has been specifically …

With Payment Code, PayPal believes it’s cracked the mobile payments enigma

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: PayPal<p>PayPal(s ebay) isn’t quite done retooling its mobile app – in fact it’s saving the biggest upgrade of them all …

iPhone 5S fingerprint sensor hacked by Germany's Chaos Computer Club

Biometrics are not safe, says famous hacker team who provide video showing how they could use a fake fingerprint to bypass phone's security lockscreen<p>Germany's Chaos Computer Club says it has cracked the protection around Apple's fingerprint sensor on its new iPhone 5S, just two days after the …

Google teams up with Apple chairman to try to extend life

Google has teamed up with Apple’s chairman to launch a new company that will attempt to significantly increase the human lifespan.<p>Calico will use biotechnology to tackle major illnesses and ageing, the search giant announced on Tuesday.<p>The new company will be led by Arthur Levinson, who as well as …

Samsung's jumbo 12.2-inch tablet leaks online

Samsung's current tablet range spans three main screen sizes - 7-, 8- and 10-inch - but apparently that's not enough for the Korean firm.<p>According to …

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Apple's iPhone 5s fingerprint scanner is compatible with cats - http://tcrn.ch/18BwEhY

Gigaom | A shield law for journalists might seem like a good idea, but it isn’t — it’s actually a terrible idea

Advertisement<p>A group of senators have put forward a so-called “shield law” that would define who is considered a journalist under U.S. law, and …

Why TV will play a big role in Twitter’s IPO

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>We don’t know much about Twitter’s planned IPO, thanks to the company’s decision to file its papers with the SEC …

Don’t Be Boring: How To Write A Cover Letter That Can Get You The Job

If you want to land a gig, you have to prove it on the page. Let’s see how to do that by examining Slate editor Katherine Goldstein’s hiring pain points.<p>“Many young people seem to have no idea how to apply for a job,” laments <i>Slate</i> editor Katherine Goldstein.<p>Whenever an entry-level gig opens up, …

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