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This Austin startup thinks it can help IT leaders help each other

Ah, the IT department. Relegated to the role of resident crank, IT will never be the sexiest branch of the company tree. It is, however, absolutely …

Amazon takes on textbook sales at major universities

Amazon is set to open distribution centers at two large US colleges and offer students next-day delivery of textbooks and other items through co-branded websites. The universities of Massachusetts Amherst and Purdue say that the deal means students will save nearly $400 annually on textbooks. …

The US Army wants you to look at code it uses to spot cyberattacks

Believe it or not, the US government doesn't <i>always</i> keep its cyberwarfare code a secret. The Army Research Lab has quietly posted the source code for Dshell, a tool it uses to both spot and understand cyberattacks against the Department of Defense. The hope is that this open-door policy will not …

Your Android Phone can Now Unlock Your Chromebook

You can now unlock your Chromebook with your Android phone using Smart Lock. It’s sort of like magic.<p>Before you start waving your phone around your Chromebook like a deranged Harry Potter, here’s what you need to make this a reality. You’ll need Android 5 and Bluetooth, and a Chromebook with …

Google releases open-source Java SDK for Cloud Dataflow service to form data pipelines

It’s been a long, long time since Google came up with the foundational technologies for storing and processing big data. This year, the company developed a new tool for working with data as it comes in, and now Google is keen to see people use it.<p>The new technology, implemented as a cloud service …

Meet the $7 smartwatch

The Apple Watch will sell for $349 when it hits stores next year. Motorola's Moto 360 goes for $249 and Samsung's smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, starts at $199.<p>Now, a Chinese company wants to sell you one for $7.<p>Fastfox, a technology startup, says keeping software simple and hardware minimal lets …

Google Gets Thousands Of Girls To Program The White House Christmas Tree Lights

The 92nd annual White House Christmas tree lighting ceremony is getting a tech twist this year. Over 300,000 people, mostly young girls, participated in Google’s Made with Code campaign to program the way the lights will dance on the 56 official White House Christmas trees during this evening’s …

Google is funding “an artificial intelligence for data science”

Google is funding a project called Automatic Statistician that bills itself as “an artificial intelligence for data science,” it announced Tuesday. …

Google Says It Can Now Launch Up To 20 Project Loon Balloons Per Day

Google’s Project Loon, the company’s effort to deliver Internet access from balloons that travel around the world in the stratosphere, continues to make strides toward a commercial launch. A few days ago we heard that Google will launch a test with Australia’s largest telco provider Telstra next …

Celebrating the Feminist Who Knew the Power of Makeup

Helena Rubinstein in Chanel. Photo Courtesy of The Jewish Museum<p>Women are ditching their dark eyeliner and heavy lipstick in favor of the barefaced look that's filled the runways and our celebrity Instagram feeds. This departure from over-the-top makeup is refreshing, even liberating. Some women …

How Valve created the Steam Controller

During a talk from Steam Dev Days, Valve's Eric Hope detailed how the developer conceptualized, experimented with and created its Steam Controller.<p>According to Hope, the controller had to be capable of supporting play for everything in the Steam catalogue and comfortable enough for the living room. …

Mew-Genics to feature different characters on different days

Team Meat's upcoming game, <i>Mew-Genics</i>, will feature side characters that rotate out based on the time and day of the week, co-creator Edmund McMillen announced via the developer's blog.<p>Each character will play a different role than <i>Mew-Genics</i>' main cast, introduced shortly after the game's …

What is VR?

There are two ways we can define Virtual Reality (VR) right now. One is the realistic, scientific description of the various means and methods that …

Intel Capital Invests In Two 3D Printing Marketplaces

Intel Capital, the chipmaker’s venture arm, has made two investments in 3D marketplaces, one in Austin and one in Lithuania. The companies, makexyz and CGTrader, allow users to upload 3D objects and sell services and downloads.<p>Makexyz is a 3D printing marketplace where modelers can upload their …

These Women Are Building The Software That Quietly Runs The World

When it comes to computer-related jobs, men outnumber women at a rate of about 4 to 1.<p>And when it comes to the open-source software industry, women are even harder to find. A recent study found that 1 out 10 open-source programmers are women (about 10%), and that's up from 2007, when only 2 out of …

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Nomad ChargeKey review: An iPhone charger you won’t leave home without

I usually leave my iPhone(s aapl) plugged in to a power source right up until the moment I leave my apartment. But every once in a while I forget, …

Google Is Working On A “Chromoting” App For iOS Users, Too

A message spotted on Chromium.org, home to the open source browser project Google Chrome is based on, states that a “Chromoting” application is in development for iOS devices. This would allow users to control their computers from their iPhone or iPad, for example. An Android version of this same …

2014 could be the year web browsers replace Photoshop

The language that controls the web’s style—CSS, or Cascading Style Sheets—could be getting a new set of features that will make it the new gold standard for graphic design. <b></b>These features, collectively known as blending modes, are currently under consideration by the World Wide Web Consortium, the …