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Explore a massive Google data center in this 360-degree video

Ever wondered how Google manages thousands of petabytes of storage across its services around the world? The answer lies in its state-of-the-art data centers, and you can now take a close look inside.<p>Google has released a 360-degree video in glorious 4K resolution that takes you through its data …

Google Maps error allegedly leads to demolition of wrong house

Technically Incorrect: Take two streets with similar sounding names. Add a Google Maps error. Result: a Texas house disappears.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>The motto of Billy L. Nabors Demolition, a Seagoville, Texas, company that …

Google Maps

Visueller Content, der knallt: So geht’s [Infografik]

Inhalte im Überfluss fluten das Internet. Wer aus der Menge herausstechen will, setzt auf Optik und Qualität. Wie guter visueller Content gelingt, …

Herstellerübergreifendes Smart Home mit Tinkerforge und openHAB

Der Mini-PC RED Brick des Tinkerforge-Elektronikbaukastens hat nun das Projekt zur Heimautomatisierung openHAB als Service vorinstalliert. Ziel ist …

IT-Jobtag: Online-Jobbörsen heißen Bewerber willkommen

Am 16. April können sich zum dritten Mal Bewerber und Arbeitgeber in der Heise Medien Gruppe austauschen.<p>Im April laden heise jobs und Jobware wieder …

Microsoft kauft Kollaborationswerkzeug LiveLoop

Microsoft hat für eine unbekannte Summe das Start-up LiveLoop mit Sitz in San Francisco übernommen, das Kollaborationswerkzeuge für Microsoft Office …

Touch vs. Pointer: Googles Schlingerkurs bei Mobil-API

Apples Touch oder Microsofts Pointer? Was wie ein unbedeutendes Detail für Webentwickler klingt, ist ein zentraler Schauplatz der Kämpfe ums mobile …

React Native Now Available, Build Native Apps In Javascript

Facebook announced today that its React Native library is now available on Github. The library allows you to build native iOS and Android applications with JavaScript and Facebook’s React library.<p>React Native compiles apps written in Javascript into native views, providing the platform-specific …

Festo unleashes new robotic swarm of ants and butterflies

Biology-inspired robotics company Festo has revealed its latest animal robots -- cooperative ants and lightweight butterflies.<p>The family of animal robots created by German robotics company Festo is growing. As part of its Bionic Learning Network, the company has introduced two new robots: a swarm …

Robotics

DARPA is working on something way better than GPS

When your location marker on Google Maps is pinging all over the place, it's usually due to temperamental GPS signal. DARPA thinks this isn't cutting it anymore, and is developing a "radically" new tech that will offer real-time position tracking -- something that'll work despite blind spots or …

Kickstarter Spotlight Gives Project Creators Better Post-Funding Storytelling Tools

Kickstarter has a new project page layout called Spotlight that acts as a showcase that outlasts each project’s actual crowdfunding campaign. The new Spotlight landing pages put much more focus on the results of the projects themselves, with pages that can be changed by the companies and …

Crowd Funding

In Virtual Reality, Are Your Hands the Best Controller?

Leap Motion says yes, and has announced a new partnership with Razer to make its case.<p>When I first wrote about Leap Motion’s virtual reality ambitions, I said its hand-tracking sensor offered a means of controlling apps and games that normal people, not just geeky VR developers, might want to …

Virtual Reality

Drowning In Big Data - Finding Insight In A Digital Sea Of Information

For roughly a decade, businesses and governments have been collecting digital information about the world’s citizens; not just names and numbers, but loads of data, Big Data. The IDC (International Data Corporation) recently predicted that the Big Data industry will experience a 26.4% compound …

Big Data

PandaDoc makes it easier for developers to integrate its PDF alternative into web apps

PandaDoc, the company that makes it easy to sign and annotate documents online, has today released a new API and a Javascript SDK to make it easier to deal with PDF documents on the Web.<p>Building custom PDF handling code is expensive and complicated, so PandaDoc is trying to make it straightforward …

Post Modern Skateboard has no board, just two wheels

Two unconnected wheels along with a good sense of balance power a new take on the old skateboard.<p>When a product shows up on the pages of the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog, you know it's bound to be entertaining. The Post Modern Skateboard certainly fits that description. You might notice the almost …

Skateboarding

Contact lens with built-in telescope could help people with blinding disease

<b>(CNN) —</b> Lights, mirrors, action! Scientists are developing smart contact lenses embedded with miniscule mirrors that can magnify your vision by almost three times.<p>The 1.55mm-thick lenses incorporate a thin reflective telescope made of mirrors and filters; when light enters the eye it bounces off …

Macular Degeneration

Autodesk's new app lets kids design their own toys

3D printers can build anything from prosthetics and musical instruments to Hershey chocolates. But, even as the technology continues to make strides with materials (metal, concrete, etc.) and takes on full-fledged architectural projects, it seems to move further away from the reach of children. …

Carbon3D printer is super speedy thanks to light and oxygen

3D printing startup Carbon3D has demonstrated a new approach to fabricating commercial-quality objects from resin using oxygen and light.<p>On stage at …

Microsoft's new videoconferencing app will fend off Google while taking on Cisco

The new Skype will hopefully help it fend off Google, who is coming on strong with its videoconferencing apps for business, Hangouts, according to a new report from market researcher Synergy. And Microsoft hopes the software will help it gain ground on Cisco, which is still the market leader.<p>Just …

Video Conferencing

Slack finally releases a standalone app for Windows users

Workplace communications platform Slack is the fastest-growing business software ever — and that was without having a proper Windows app. That's changing today as the company is releasing a full-fledged app for machines running Windows 7 or newer (including the Windows 10 preview). The official …

Software

Checklist: How Smart CIOs Use Cloud To Meet Business Needs

Let me be clear from the start: Cloud computing is no longer an IT priority—it’s a <i>business</i> priority.<p>Here’s a 10-step checklist to ensure that cloud plays a strategic role in your success.<p>The potential of cloud computing extends far beyond simple financial savings or ease of provisioning. Instead, …

Profit

Incredible New 3D Printing Technique Looks Like Sci-Fi

You've never seen a 3D printer like this<p>A new innovation by Carbon3D, unveiled Monday at the TED2015 conference, could finally move 3D printing out of the hobby shop and onto every factory floor.<p>Imagine you're in an emergency room with a blood vessel blockage. To save your life, a surgeon will …

Startup Says New 3-D Printing Technique Could Shift Use From Prototype to Production

Carbon3D, which has raised $41 million, is showing its technique for the first time at the TED conference in Vancouver.<p>Already, 3-D printing has emerged as a means for rapidly making prototypes of new products. But Carbon3D says its new process could allow 3-D printing to also be a useful means of …

3D Printing

BDI fürchtet "digitale Revolution" zu verschlafen - hofft auch europäisches Silicon Valley - TechFieber | Smart Tech News. Hot Gadgets.

Die deutsche Industrie könnte den Anschluss an die digitale Revolution verpassen. Davor warnt der Bundesverband der deutschen Industrie (BDI) auf …

Einsatz von Cloud-Computing in deutschen Unternehmen

Inzwischen nutzen 44 Prozent der Firmen in Deutschland Cloud Computing. Gegenüber dem Vorjahr bedeutet dies einen Anstieg von 4 Prozent. Für eine …

Microsoft beteiligt sich an Googles Open-Source-Framework Angular

Microsoft und Googles Entwicklerteam für das Open-Source-Framework Angular arbeiten schon seit mehreren Monaten zusammen. Anlässlich der …

Office 2016 für OS X: Preview steht zum kostenlosen Download bereit

Microsoft hat eine erste Preview-Version für Office 2016 für den Mac veröffentlicht. Wir werfen einen Blick auf die neuen Versionen von Word, Excel, …

Die 10 beliebtesten Artikel der Woche: IT-Gehälter 2015, Erfolg auf Facebook, Cheat-Sheets für Webdesigner

Auch an diesem Samstag wollen wir euch die beliebtesten Artikel der vergangenen Woche nicht vorenthalten. Dieses Mal mit dabei: erfolgreiche …

E-Mail-Marketing: Mit diesen Tipps wird deine Mail auch auf dem Smartphone gern gelesen

Modernes E-Mail-Marketing sollte berücksichtigen, dass die Mehrzahl der Mails und Newsletter auf mobilen Geräten geöffnet wird. Mit dem richtigen …