Dave Duvall

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Magnetically Levitating Elevators Could Reshape Skylines

They go up, down, and all around<p>With the debut of passenger elevators some 150 years ago, cities were forever changed. Freed from the tyranny of stairwells, architects built as high as they liked. That is, until they ran into another barrier: the weight of steel cables. A new elevator design from …

NailO Is a Tiny Trackpad for Your Nail to Navigate Devices

In the ever changing world of technology, several companies have been experimenting with new ways<p>In the ever changing world of technology, several …

Infinite USB is back, this time tackling the new MacBook's lone USB-C port

While that new 12-in MacBook has one of the smoothest laptop designs you'll find, it also only has that one port. The new Infinite USB-C does exactly …

Who millennials trust, and don't trust, is driving the new economy

By PricewaterhouseCoopers' projection, the biggest sectors of the "sharing economy" — including transportation and travel companies like Uber, Zipcar and Airbnb — could be pulling in as much as $335 billion in global revenue by 2025. That's a massive number (PwC puts it today at about $15 billion), …

Netflix Doesn't Want to Kill HBO. It Wants to Kill TV.

Reed Hastings has been saying it for years. But if you needed a reminder, he was happy to spell it out yesterday.<p>We’ve heard a lot about the battle between HBO and Netflix in recent months, prompted by HBO’s move to offer its own Netflix-like Web service.<p>But Netflix’s boffo Q1 earnings yesterday …

SUCCESS: Elon Musk Landed A Rocket On A Platform In The Ocean

Today, SpaceX launched and landed a Falcon 9 rocket in a game-changing event that is paving the way for a new era of reusable rocket technology.<p>After several delays and reschedulings, SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket with a Dragon spacecraft full of cargo destined for the …

Cops can make you unlock your smartphone with fingerprint, says judge

Cops can force you to unlock your smartphone with your fingerprint — but they can't force you to unlock it with your passcode, according to a judge …

AT&T Confirms Apple SIM Gets Locked to Its Network, but Says Switching Carriers Still Easy

Ma Bell confirms that customers who use the latest iPad on AT&T's network will need a separate SIM card to switch to another carrier.<p>One of the big changes with the latest iPad was the arrival of the Apple SIM, which lets customers buy an iPad and then choose with which carrier they want to use …

Databricks demolishes big data benchmark to prove Spark is fast on disk, too

Databricks, the startup focused on commercializing the popular Apache Spark data-processing framework, has used Spark to crush a benchmark record …

Network monitoring startup CloudHelix pins down $3.1M

CloudHelix, a startup with cloud-based software that lets admins see the status of the networks they rely on, has raised $3.1 million in funding, according to a regulatory document filed yesterday.<p>First Round Capital managing partner Howard Morgan is listed in the filing with the U.S. Securities …

Kano Ships Its First 18,000 Learn-To-Code Computer Kits, Fueled By $1.5M Kickstarter

Kano Computing, a startup that plays in the learn to code space by adding a step-by-step hand-holding layer atop the Raspberry Pi single-board microcomputer to make hacking around with code and learning about computational thinking child’s play, has shipped all the hardware kits in its first batch …

Windows 9 is Coming, but Microsoft Needs Touch-first Office

It’s been almost two years since Microsoft made Windows 8 available for the world, but now, two major updates on and we’ve still not seen any hint of the company bringing its Office suite into the future.<p>Younger generations are growing up in a world where they don’t need to use Office products; can …

Facebook satire tag aims to stop you getting fooled by the Onion

Fed up with being taken in by headlines such as “Security Experts Advise Americans To Not Click Anything”? <b>Facebook</b> may have the answer: the social network is testing a tag to flag up stories from sites such as the Onion, reports Mashable. A Facebook spokesman said: “We are running a small test …

What Happens When Someone 'Likes' Your Facebook Post

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Funny, we’ve had the Facebook Like button along the side of every Buffer blog post for the past several years. And I don’t think I’ve ever clicked it.<p>Hate spammy ICOs and crappy cryptocurrencies?So do we.VISIT HARD FORK<p>I’ve hoped that others would, …

Workers In Windowless Offices Lose 46 Minutes Of Sleep A Night

Time to start petitioning for that corner office.<p>Nothing tops an office with a door on the universal workplace wish list, but a desk near a window that lets in natural light probably ranks a close second. Outside views are often badges of seniority or achievement in the work world–understandably, …

How wearable cameras can help those with Alzheimer's

Some people hang out with their friends on yachts or play pool with pretty girls. Others like to go on treetop zip-wire adventures and holiday on wooded Thai islands. These examples of images on the websites of Autographer and Narrative Clip, two leading wearable cameras, reveal the kind of things …

20 of the Best WordPress Plugins For a More Powerful Blog

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>There’s a saying you’ll often hear around Buffer’s content team: “There’s probably a plugin for that!”<p>We’re often chasing new ways to work smarter, faster and more productively—and the same is true of our Buffer blog.<p>We’re quick to grab any and all …

The next era of the public payphone is about to begin

Every major city in the world has a network of public phone booths on most streets—absolutely crucial to the running of the city only a couple of decades ago but now just taking up space in the age of smartphones. In Britain, home of the iconic red telephone booths that have been around since 1926, …

Microsoft May Prioritize The Desktop In Windows 9

The latest rumor from the Microsoft community is confusing: Microsoft may disable, by default, the Metro-defined Start Screen on desktop-based computers in Windows 9, what is currently referred to as “Threshold.”<p>According to Neowin’s Brad Sams, in some Threshold builds, users must “manually turn …

Fighter Jet's Landing Gear Fails, So Pilot Lands Vertically On A Stool, On A Boat

On a wing and a prayer. Oh, and a stool -- <i>don't forget the stool!</i><p>Capt. William Mahoney made use of each on June 7, after the front landing gear on his AV-8B Harrier jet failed shortly after take off from the USS Bataan, an amphibious assault ship currently out in the Mediterranean Sea, according to …

9 Principles Google Created for its ‘Material Design’ UI Refresh

When Google unveiled its ‘L Developer Preview‘ for Android yesterday, it did so alongside a new “visual language” called Material Design. The vibrant aesthetic will be rolled out across all of Google’s platforms, including Chrome OS and the Web, creating a unified look that binds all of its …

Yahoo's former CTO thinks Hadoop's data wizardry works best as a service

Arizona will get non-stop clean energy from hot air drafts

Many green energy sources only generate power in a narrow range of conditions. Solar panels won't work when it's dark, for instance, and wind turbines are useless when everything is still. If Solar Wind Energy Tower has its way, though, we'll soon get clean electricity around the clock. It recently …

Cloudera and MongoDB enter into a deep product partnership

There are a lot of Hadoop deployments out there. A lot of MongoDB ones, too. And on Tuesday, Hadoop specialist Cloudera and the eponymous MongoDB …

This Chat App Is Way Better Than Email For Work

Email can feel overwhelming. Messages that don't feel that important can build up until unread messages can number in the dozens, or worse — and then, the task seems too daunting for reading through to be worth it.<p>Chat rooms are great for communicating with a team in real-time, but most aren't …

Lego Ideas unleashes user-designed playsets

Lego's open platform for user-designed playsets is stepping out of its beta phase and fully launching as Lego Ideas.<p>In a statement released on the …

Chamath Palihapitiya on Twitter: "Disappointing to see lazy Wall St analysis of $GOOG. Here is a more nuanced way to understand their long term oppty. http://t.co/CYVicjmISh"

New conversation<p>End of conversation<p>New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>chamath</b><p>#<b>LongGoogle</b> MT @<b>chamath</b>: Disappointing to see lazy analysis of $<b>GOOG</b>. Here is …

The dream office of the future: No email!

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