Dexter Codo

19 Added | 1 Magazine | 2 Likes | 1 Follower | @DexterCodo | Keep up with Dexter Codo on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Dexter Codo”

Hackers could throw off our power grid by manipulating our AC units

Ingenuity isn't exactly a quality you want in hackers, unless of course, they're on your side. In a rather terrifying discovery, researchers have found an alarming vulnerability in our security system, and it's one that can be found in most American homes and offices -- the air conditioner.<p>Power …

Kaspersky Lab

Your next apartment could come with a 'smart lock' installed

Instead, Latch is making its first smart door lock available to real estate developers, so that apartments will come fully equipped with the high-tech entry system. Because Latch is a smart lock, there are no keys required; the lock is operated by passcode and smartphone integrations.<p>For most …

Home Automation

Data transmission rates are hitting ludicrous speeds in the lab

Imagine a world without buffering, a world where downloading HD movies takes less than one second, a world where your favorite web pages load before …

Smoking Doesn't Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

Public Health

U.S. Consumers Now Spend More Time In Apps Than Watching TV

At yesterday’s Apple event in San Francisco, CEO Tim Cook spoke about the need to bring apps to the TV’s big screen, while introducing the new Apple TV. Today, a new report from Flurry also highlights how apps have edged their way further into our lives, noting that, for the first time ever, the …

Google admits Hangouts doesn’t use end-to-end encryption, conversations can be wiretapped

Following a Reddit AMA on government surveillance, Google has admitted that while it does encrypt Hangouts conversations, it does not use end-to-end encryption, meaning the company itself can tap into those sessions when it receives a government court order requiring it to do so. This contrasts …

Privacy

Sidecar is starting a weed delivery service in San Francisco

Your next Sidecar ride could be carrying more than passengers and parcels. The ride-sharing company announced that it is teaming with local cannabis service Meadow to bring same-day weed deliveries to medical marijuana patients in San Francisco. The new service will reportedly fulfill orders …

Europe’s DocPlanner Bags $10M To Grow Its Healthcare Booking Platform

DocPlanner, an online booking platform for healthcare appointments, has raised a new funding round — pulling in $10 million in Series B financing, led by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. It says it plans to use the new funding for continued expansion, focusing on Southern …

Code Documentary Maker: 'This Is a Rosie the Riveter Moment'

The lack of diversity in technology "is a serious issue that’s going to affect our economy and everything else."<p>The problem of a lack of women in technology runs deep. It can’t be easily fixed. But perhaps one way to step forward is to bundle together statistics, anecdotes, history and role models …

Feminism

14 things you didn't know your iPhone headphones could do

iOS

In 1982, Steve Jobs presented an amazingly accurate theory about where creativity comes from

It was a chance for Jobs to talk to high-achieving youngsters about how to make their lives and the world better.<p>"<b>If you're gonna make connections which are innovative ... you have to not have the same bag of experiences as everyone else does</b>," he said, echoing research on creativity, "or else …

Creativity

Atomic Is The Missing Interface Design Tool In Your Browser

Great interface design is quickly becoming a priority as companies everywhere start realizing that it’s paramount to their succeeding in the crowded online space.<p>Then why, despite its importance, has there been such a gap in the UX design tools space?<p>Atomic, a startup team of ten based in …

UX Design

What it's like when Apple features your app in the App Store

Obviously earning one of these spots leads to more downloads and a general increase in the popularity of your app. But gaining one of those spots isn't easy, and there's no real way to guarantee it will ever happen.<p>One startup founder described what it was like the first time his app was featured …

Apps

Snoop Dogg Is Raising A Fund For Investing In Weed Startups

“Invest in what you know.”<p>That’s a common piece of advice given to new investors that Calvin Broadus, Jr. (a.k.a. Snoop Dogg, a.k.a. Snoop Lion) seems to be taking to heart.<p>Sources tell us the prolific rapper, youth football coach and marijuana aficionado is putting together a fund specifically to …

Microsoft Can Now Turn Any Space Into The Holodeck

Prepare yourself. This is the craziest interactive demo you’ll see all year.<p>Last year, Microsoft Research revealed Illumiroom–which used projectors to stretch the image on your TV to take over a whole wall. Now comes the sequel. Called RoomAlive, this new system can turn every surface in a …

AdmitHub Launches AboutAdmissions To Make College Counseling Available To All

Today, AdmitHub launched AboutAdmissions, a free, Reddit-style Q&A forum for students and parents to post questions and receive answers about the college admissions process.<p>Every year in the U.S., almost 2 million students apply to college. The application process itself is a complicated dance of …

Flashlight alpha app for Mac could show us the future of Spotlight

Spotlight, the search tool built into OS X, got a lot smarter in Yosemite – but one developer thinks it could go a whole lot further. He’s developed Flashlight, an app that extends the capabilities of Spotlight to include weather animations and Wolfram Alpha searches.<p>More interestingly, he’s …

The Fastest Way To Crack A 4-Digit PIN Number [Infographic]

Good ol' 1234 accounts for about 10 percent of passwords. That's more than the bottom 4,200 combinations put together.<p>We know people default to bad passwords, whether for their computers or banking PINs. But, we have to stress this here, people are <i>really</i> bad at picking passwords. This infographic …

Forget Google Analytics, FullStory lets you 'replay' any visitor's interaction with your website

Web developers can find it challenging to fix bugs that users report if they can’t recreate the problem themselves. But FullStory, a company started by a group of ex-Google employees, is building a product that can help with that.<p>FullStory, which is announcing today that it has raised a new $1.2 …