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Xcode 7.3 beta build adds awesome new Interactive Playgrounds feature for Swift apps

Xcode 7.3 beta 2 is out, and adds one feature developers using Swift will really enjoy: Interactive Playgrounds.<p>While Playgrounds have been a favorite for testing code for some time, it was a fairly static I/O protocol for making sure the code was correct. Now, you can test to see if the code you …

What Technology Will Look Like In Five Years

Diomedes Kastanis Contributor<p>Diomedes Kastanis is VP of the Chief Innovation Office at Ericsson, supporting advancement of the company’s technology vision and innovation.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Productive mobility is poised to give business a virtual boost<p>As a driver of technical innovation …

Virtual Reality

Google Wants To Speed Up The Web With Its QUIC Protocol

You may have never heard of it, but if you are a Chrome user, chances are you’ve used Google’s QUIC protocol already. As Google disclosed this week, about half of all requests from Chrome to Google’s servers are now served over QUIC.<p>So what’s the big deal here? QUIC is Google’s experimental, …

15 must-read books by tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their brilliant minds

And a lot of them want to share their ideas with anybody who will listen.<p>We've put together 15 of the best books written by current and former tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their fabulous minds.

CEOs

CodeFights Scores $2.4 Million To Turn Coding Practice Into A Game

A startup that turns practicing your programming skills into a game, CodeFights, has just raised $2.4 million in seed funding to further develop its real-time, social game where developers can participate in “code battles” versus either a timed clock or other opponents directly. While the site has …

Google Shopping

Woz goes off-leash — disses the $17K Apple Watch, says computers will make humans into pets

The cofounder of Apple, Steve Wozniak, says he has doubts about expensive Apple Watches, sees cars as a natural fit for Apple, and believes that machines will pose a serious threat to humans in the future.<p>All of Woz’s statements in a new interview given to The Australian Financial Review can be …

Pets

Don't Want Drones Over Your Home? Try NoFlyZone

If you’re worried about drones flying over your home, there’s a new option besides scanning the sky and picking them off with a BB gun.<p>NoFlyZone lets you establish a geofenced perimeter over your property and a number of drone hardware and software firms have already said they’ll comply.<p>So far, the …

​Self-driving cars could cut car ownership rates nearly in half: study

With a single self-driving car able to shuttle people on multiple trips during the day, vehicle ownership could drop as much as 43 percent, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.<p>Despite being expensive investments, today's cars idle away a large …

Sling TV, the Netflix for cable, opens doors to all subscribers, with new channels coming

Sling TV — the Dish-owned streaming service that does for cable what Netflix did for video tentals — has just announced that it is opening its door to the general public. And if the cable stations it currently has on offer don’t entice you to sign up for its $20 per month subscription, well, some …

Sling TV

Will increasing cyber attacks spell the end of username and password security?

US regulators are considering mandating that companies ramp up online protections, but analysts warn there is no immediate cure-all<p>When a burglar breaks into a home, changing the locks or otherwise shoring up the home’s security is among the first things likely to get done in the …

Cyber-attacks

Anthem's stolen customer data not encrypted

Health insurer Anthem says the hacked database containing the personal information of 80 million people wasn't encrypted. But here's the catch: the company was not required to do so.<p>On Wednesday, Anthem revealed that it had been hit by hackers who broke into servers and stole the personal …

Anthem health insurance hack exposes data of over 80 million

Hackers have accessed millions of customer and employee details from US-based health insurance firm Anthem, including name addresses and social security numbers. The database that was accessed included details for roughly 80 million people, but Anthem, the second biggest insurer in the country, …

How your iPhone could start your car before you get in it

Apple already has its in-dash operating system CarPlay, which it hopes will make its way into more than 24 million vehicles over the next five years. But if a new patent published today is anything to go by, that’s the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Apple’s hopes for the car-world.<p>What Apple …

Engines

Hackers holding websites to ransom by switching their encryption keys

Websites taken offline in new attack, which sees hackers change codes to permanently lock owners out unless they pay a ransom<p>Ransomware – hacking and locking a computer and demanding money to let users back in – has moved to the web following a spate of attacks that cripple websites by changing the …

Sony Pictures

Eero Wants To Eliminate Wi-Fi Dead Spots In Your Home

Relying on one router to serve up Wi-Fi for your entire house can be frustrating and lead to dead spots. San Francisco-based startup, Eero, thinks it has the answer to that issue and doesn’t rely on irritating Wi-Fi extenders.<p>Rather than using a single router, Eero encourages you to deploy a …

Wi-Fi

Pixie's new Bluetooth beacons make it harder for you to lose your stuff

Each beacon will last 18 months, and they are water-resistant and UV-coated to protect the radios, circuitry, and processor inside. They work up to 50 feet from your phone indoors and 150 feet outdoors — all with an accuracy of under a foot. "It's not a proximity device. We're actually measuring …

'Elder Scrolls Online' finally arrives on consoles this June without subscriptions

After suddenly delaying the title last May, Bethesda is finally giving us a release date for its <i>Elder Scrolls</i> MMO. Mark your calendars: June 9th is the date <i>The Elder Scrolls Online</i> (now subtitled <i>Tamriel Unlimited</i>) comes to Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and there are a few welcome changes to …

Four ways to become a happier gamer, and person, in 2015

2014 was the year I got serious about happiness.<p>It was a strange thing to look at my life and realize how rarely I was happy. I'm making a good living as a writer, which has always been my dream. I have a wonderful family, and we all have our health. It felt like I had hit all the necessary …

8 apps to help you actually keep your 2015 New Year's resolutions

New Year's resolutions are tough.<p>Though we may start the year with the best of intentions, old habits die hard and too often we're back to our old …

Watch Tesla’s New Car Absolutely Crush Last Year's Model S In A Drag Race

Now we know what that difference in acceleration looks like.<p>YouTube channel DragTimes , which tests the acceleration and top speeds of some of the fastest cars out there, had a drag race between a Tesla P85, the older model, and the newer dual-motor P85D.<p>Take notice around the 20-second mark. It's …

Tesla

Everything you need to know about the Sony hacks

A lot's happened with Sony, <i>The Interview</i>, and North Korea over the last three weeks, and it's been easy to get lost. So we've put together a quick refresher on all the news that's come out since the attacks began. It's been one of the strangest and most befuddling stories of the year, but we've …

Disney set to launch new Club Penguin, Disney Infinity apps

Mobile is driving huge growth for Disney: The company is now the number six mobile games publisher in the world, according to Disney Interactive …

9 Technologies Companies Will Go Nuts For In 2015

Experts from market research firm Gartner , the IEEE Computer Society , MIT , and other sources have named the tech trends they thought were super hot for businesses in 2014 or are going to become hot in 2015.<p>We've sifted through that information, and have thrown in a few of our own picks to come …

Superhot

5 Ways To Reinforce Your Company's Cybersecurity Program Today

By now, every enterprise should have some form of digital security program in place. In fact, if we were to categorize all enterprises by their security level, they would more likely be split by the relative sophistication of their security risk-management program rather than whether they have one …

BeON Home’s Smart Lightbulbs Aim To Out-Smart An Intruder

In recent years, we’ve seen a plethora of so-called ‘smart lightbulbs’ arrive on the market, often providing consumers with their first foray into the smart home. The obvious examples are Philips Hue and Kickstarter fueled LIFX. However, as I’ve noted before, aside from being ‘connected’ and …

Despite a rough debut, Amazon will keep developing Fire Phones

The entry of Amazon's Fire Phone was hardly smooth; the company revealed recently it has a stock of unsold devices worth $83 million.<p>Despite that …

It looks like Russia and smells like Russia ... but is it Russia?

It's easy to say Russians are hacking the White House and major U.S. companies. It's harder to prove it.<p>When cybersecurity firms and U.S. government officials attribute attacks to the Russian government -- or independent hackers operating with Kremlin approval -- the typical evidence they use is …

Convergence In The Internet Of Things Is Priming The Tech World For A Major Cultural Shift

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Artyom Astafurov is the chief innovation officer at DataArt and co-founder of DeviceHive.</i><p>To anyone who is tuned into the tech world, it should not come as earth shattering news that machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and the Internet of Things have hit a major convergence point in …

Samsung readying crazy fast next-gen WiFi devices

Samsung has revealed that by 2015 it may be selling WiFi devices that use unlicensed, 60GHz spectrum to transfer data at 575MB/s -- five times faster than current tech. If that sounds familiar, it's also the WiGig Alliance's 802.11ad WiFi standard, which has a moderately faster theoretical speed of …

Who’s Building the Internet of Everything? | The Network | The Network

Talk about the Internet of Everything and the mind soon starts to boggle. Gartner says 26 billion non-PC, tablet, and smartphone devices could be connected by 2020. IDATE forecasts 80 billion.<p>Already, around 25,000 new things are connecting to the Internet every quarter of an hour, adding up to …