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Google's chief futurist Ray Kurzweil thinks we could start living forever by 2029

Kurzweil is one of the biggest believers in The Singularity, the moment when humans — with the aid of technology —will supposedly live forever.<p>He's chosen the year 2045 because, according to his calculations, "The nonbiological intelligence created in that year will reach a level that's a billion …

Swarm of mini builder drones could 3D print a house

Nail guns and chop saws are easy to find in a construction worker's pickup truck, but if Saša Jokić and Petr Novikov are successful, robotic concrete …

What Are the Most Scenic Rail Trails in the U.S.?

<i>A:</i><p>Rail trails are the ultimate in reusing and recycling. Converted from former railroad corridors, these multi-use paths carve gentle grades through cities and the countryside, making them family-friendly routes for hiking and biking. To date, there are more than 1,800 rail trails open nationwide, …

Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show

An 1895 book of horror stories that’s the key to understanding the riveting HBO series ‘True Detective’ has become a bestseller on Amazon. Read the …

How A 'Deviant' Philosopher Built Palantir, A CIA-Funded Data-Mining Juggernaut

Since rumors began to spread that a startup called Palantir helped to kill Osama bin Laden, Alex Karp hasn’t had much time to himself.<p>On one sun-baked July morning in Silicon Valley Palantir’s lean 45-year-old chief executive, with a top-heavy mop of frazzled hair, hikes the grassy hills around …

9 Pieces of Data E-Commerce Entrepreneurs Should Collect

There’s no question that the future of e-commerce is in personalization. But you can’t improve your customers’ online shopping experience (or retain existing customers) without understanding what it is they want in the first place — which means you need to be understanding, and then acting, on …

Easily Overlooked New Features in iOS 7

Did you know about these hidden gems in iOS 7?<p>iOS 7 has been out for some time now. By now, you’re undoubtedly aware of its groundbreaking visual …

SpriteKit Animations and Texture Atlases in Swift

<i>Update note</i>: This tutorial has been updated for iOS 11, Xcode 9, and Swift 4.0 by Kevin Colligan. The original tutorial was written by Tony …

Scanning Barcodes with iOS 7 (Objective-C)

Introduction<p>With the release of iOS 7, Apple included the ability to detect barcodes through its AV Foundation framework. The supported types …

Breaking Down Bluetooth in Objective-C and iOS7

My last post After the Install: Scenario-Based RVM Best Practices was over a month ago. Since then, I’ve been immersed in an iOS bootcamp. Today’s …

Mr. Reader 3.0 for iPad brings Reading List support, more RSS services, a new design, and more

Mr. Reader, a popular RSS news app for iPad, has just been updated with an all new design for iOS 7, support for 64-bit devices, and more. New …

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This tutorial will demonstrate how to handle and display thousands of points of data on an iOS map in a way people understand and enjoy.<p>We are going …

Objective-C Cheat Sheet and Quick Reference Updated for Xcode 5!

Objective-C Cheat Sheet and Quick Reference Updated for Xcode 5!<p>This is a quick note to let you know that I’ve updated our Objective-C cheat and …

A Short History of Text on iOS

The release of iOS 7 brings a lot of new tools to the table for developers. One of these is <i>TextKit</i>. TextKit consists of a bunch of new classes in …

10 Things Developers And Users Need To Know About Android KitKat 4.4

Google’s introduction of Android 4.4 KitKat, the follow-on to three different versions of Android Jelly Bean, means that users have new features to look forward to—and that mobile developers and designers have a new toolset to learn.<p>KitKat is designed to work on a wide variety of devices with …

How To Show The User Library Directory In OS X Mavericks

- Oct 29, 2013<p>In attempting to make life easier for their customers, and to help “fool-proof” Mac OS X Lion, Apple made some user-level changes, such …

Getting ready for Mavericks: How to backup your Mac and set up OS X 10.9

Apple’s latest desktop operating system, OS X Mavericks, is available today. In this post, we’ll take you through the steps required to protect your data by backing it up, upgrading the OS, and getting started with the latest version of OS X.<p>Before you get started, you’ll want to make sure you have …

WashingMachine Cleans The Old Files Out Of Your Mac

You’d have a hard time forcing me to remove the fantastic Gemini duplicate removal tool from my Macs, but that’s not to say I don’t like to have a little fling now and then (in fact, I regularly two-time Gemini with Daisy Disk, another great app for seeing what’s taking up space on your hard drive …

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18Apr/18<p>As the owner of a retail business, you’ve probably dreamed about getting some extra help. Advertising a retail job for your store(s) can …

iOS Developer Discomfort

Over the past year or so, I’ve noticed some trends in the code that’s developed by some of the people I respect. People I look up to – people that I …

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10 best Android file explorer apps, file manager apps, and file browser apps

File manager apps are among the most important apps on your device. With them, you can browse your files, find your downloads, manage your storage space, move things around, and a lot more. Not everyone is too keen on file organization because it can be pretty boring, but everyone still needs a …

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NSSet and NSDictionary, along with NSArray are the workhorse collection classes of Foundation. Unlike other standard libraries, implementation …

iOS Fortnightly: Tweaking the 8-Ball App with a plist - Global Nerdy - Joey deVilla's mobile/tech blog

<b>On Monday, I posted the first of my fortnightly — that means “once every two weeks” — tutorials covering iOS development.</b> If you’ve got some …

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Keeping Your Laptop Plugged in All the Time Will Kill Its Battery Faster

Laptops are our indispensable lifeline to the majesty that is the Internet. We use them to work and play from anywhere in the world. But if you're …

How to automatically set up your Apple TV with your iPhone

Click the <b>trackpad</b> on your Siri Remote to pair it with your Apple TV.<p>Select the <b>language</b> you want to use with Apple TV.<p>Select the <b>country</b> you're …

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