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New Perforce Tool Gives Developers What They Love And IT What It Needs

Perforce introduced a new product today in conjunction with GitLab called GitSwarm, which allows developers to work with their code and only their code, while giving IT a centralized view of the entire codebase — essentially allowing everyone to have their cake and eat it too.<p>“What makes sense is …

Software Development

Start a game development career with this bundle

We all know what mobile game addiction is like, but what if you could spend that time creating games of your own? Learn how to do just that with the Game Developer Bundle, on sale now for just $29.99 from TNW Deals.<p>Learn the game dev ropes in no time as you work through15 games – an in-depth tour …

How No Man’s Sky creator is using clever tech to build a truly indie game universe

Sean Murray isn’t creating just one new world. He’s creating a whole universe of them in his sci-fi game No Man’s Sky, which uses a clever technology to mathematically generate new worlds for players to explore.<p>This “procedural” technology has been around for a while, but it hasn’t been used on …

The Logic Pros: 6 powerful new features you may have missed in Logic 10.1

<i>The Logic Pros is a new regular series exploring all of the most interesting gadgets and software for making music on your Mac/iOS devices. If there is any gear you would like us to take a closer hands-on look at, let us know in the comments section below or</i> <i>shoot us an email</i><i>.</i><p>In this week’s edition …

How to successfully localize your app for other countries

For many app marketers, localizing an app to fit new markets simply means translating it into different languages. Entrepreneurs then sit, and wait, hoping this will instantly turn their app into an overnight success. But in order for an app to successfully penetrate a foreign market, there’s a …

Enterprise Software’s Trillion-Dollar Opportunity

Aaron Levie Contributor<p>Aaron Levie is the Chief Executive Officer of Box.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Now the cloud wars (really) begin<br>• The Industrialist’s Dilemma<p>Outside of the tech industry, an unmistakable trend is sweeping the business world.<p>Companies in industries as far ranging as …

Innovation

Microsoft Windows 10 Bombshell: It's Free For Everyone

<b>Edit:</b> Since publishing this article, Microsoft has since altered its original blog post and has more recently added a statement from Microsoft’s Gabe Aul, who has apologized for the confusion caused by the original post in relation to the supposed ‘free’ Insider copies of Windows 10 referred to in …

Software
Silk Road

IBM launches an emergency services network for cities, puts Coplink in the cloud

IBM is taking a step towards making cities smarter with new software for managing emergency services and an update to its police network Coplink.<p>Today IBM is announcing Intelligent Operations Center for Emergency Management. The software hooks into the Weather Company’s data network to predict and …

Windows 10 testers will receive the final build as a standard software update

Windows 10 Insiders – what Microsoft calls its public beta testers – have gotten early access to a lot of the upcoming operating system’s features, but with the July 29th release date approaching, many have wondered how the upgrade process to the final build of Windows 10 will happen.<p>Microsoft took …

Intel Remote Keyboard for Android lets you control your PC from afar

Intel quietly launched a free Android app over the weekend, that lets you use your phone as a keyboard and trackpad for your PC.<p>Intel Remote Keyboard was designed for use with mini PCs that are about the size of a flash drive and don’t ship with peripherals — but you can use it on any system …

Addappt Doubles Down On Android And Its Larger Corporate Thesis

The kids over at Addappt are back with a new build of their contact app for Android, so I snagged Mrinal Desai, a founder of the startup to dig into just what is new, why we might care, and where the company is headed.<p>The below builds off our last TechCrunch interview with Desai, trying to divine …

Android News

Etsy doesn't want you selling spells

Etsy's online shop is mostly known for its handmade crafts, but it has also developed a reputation among the supernatural crowd as an easy place to find spells, potions and other mysterious goods. Well, those merchants will have to find another place to hawk their wares. Etsy has quietly updated …

Caring Pepper robot hits the market, sells out in a minute

Humanoid robot Pepper has started selling on the Japanese market -- and its first limited run sold out within a minute.<p>The adorable Pepper robot unveiled a year ago by Japan-based mobile and telecommunications company SoftBank has finally been made available to consumers, and it's been a roaring …

Robotics

This Smartphone Is Made From Fairly Mined Minerals, And It’s Designed To Last Longer Than Your Contract

Finally, a mobile device you can feel good about–not because it’s shiny and new, but because it’s ethically made and built to last.<p>Bas van Abel wanted a phone that worked well enough, but avoided the conflict mineral issues and harsh working practices built into mainstream devices. So two years …

How the future of US wireless service hangs on a government auction

The name of the game is spectrum, and the carriers are jockeying for rules that could determine the ultimate winners and losers of the wireless wars.<p>The US wireless carriers may not be able to stand in the same room together, but they can agree on one thing: the industry needs more spectrum.<p>What is …

Telecoms
Advertising

Box Governance Designed To Attract Regulated Industries To Cloud

Today Box announced it is releasing Box Governance, its governance tools, from Beta to general availability, making three tools available today.<p>The announcement itself is really less important than what it represents as the company has tried to transform content management from a monolithic and …

Microsoft Office

Robots in Japan now have emotions

Amid a growing debate over humanity’s place in the world alongside artificial intelligence, a Japanese telecom company has released a robot that it says has emotions. But rather than run in fear from it, we’ve welcomed it into our homes: Pepper, the “emotional robot,” sold out within a minute of …

Robotics
Mexico City

Super-thin E Ink watch is the latest crowdfunding casualty

You're about to get an all-too-blunt reminder of why crowdfunding sites shouldn't be treated like stores. Central Standard Timing has shelved its extra-thin, Kickstarter-backed CST-01 watch after running into numerous production problems. The project is nearly out of money, and the team has ditched …

Facebook is getting so good at recognizing people it doesn't even need to see your face anymore

If you’re the type of person to upload photos to Facebook in huge batches, you know just how useful automatic tagging can be. But Facebook’s constantly improving its facial recognition, and now it’s gotten so good that it doesn’t even need to see your face anymore.<p>According to New Scientist, …

Hover into battle: US military strikes deal to develop hoverbike tech

A new project to develop hoverbikes for the US Army Research Laboratory could bring humanity one step closer to a real-life "Star Wars."<p>Here's a statement I'm pretty sure isn't hyperbolic: Everyone wants a hoverbike. Once you get one of the flying motorcycles, all you'd need is Steppenwolf …

Mad Max

This cockroach-inspired robot will scurry right into your nightmares

Crawling soon to a rescue squad near you<p>Things that scurry are hard to predict. They're nervous and quick — and no one likes a small, nervous, quick thing. But one robot seems to be going against the grain. It's a cockroach-inspired machine, and it might give you nightmares.<p>When I think of robots, …

Robotics

What you need to know about Australia's new site-blocking law

In bad news for Aussie pirates, the government's site blocking bill became law Monday after a marathon hearing in the senate.<p>Despite the best efforts …

How Yahoo Is Fighting To Stay Relevant In The Mobile-First World

Yahoo’s business has always been about using the latest tech to capture people’s attention with interesting content. They were many people’s first real home page on the web.<p>Before search and social, you’d go to Yahoo to see links worth checking out. In the interim periods of change in consumer …

Apps

Giphy's new Chrome extension feeds animated madness with each tab

Forget about getting anything done — ever.<p>Giphy has released Giphy Tabs for Google Chrome, a new extension that serves up a wacky animation with each new tab.<p>Giphy Tabs is an evolution of Giphy TV, a continuous feed of the staff’s favorites.<p>In addition to Giphy TV launching and occupying your …

Samsung attaches screen to semi-truck to show the road ahead

Getting stuck behind a slow, smelly semi-truck is no fun, but big vehicles are often too hard to pass on a narrow two-lane road. But Samsung just …