James Rossington

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Wearable translation device promises a science-fiction future, almost

A company called Waverly Labs is working on a wearable translation device that has captured people’s imaginations, generated plenty of buzz, …

25 high-paying jobs for creative thinkers

Creative jobs are out there. You just have to know where to look.<p>Business Insider combed through the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), a US Department of Labor database that compiles detailed information on hundreds of jobs, and looked at salary data on the US Bureau of Labor Statistics …

Tutorial: Intro To React - React

Before We Start<p>What We’re Building<p>Today, we’re going to build an interactive tic-tac-toe game.<p>If you like, you can check out the final result here: …

Why Not Insider Trade on Every Company?

The tale of some Ukrainian hackers re-enchanted the financial world for me.

5 Crazy New Ideas Out Of Disney Research

A taste of the future in animation, motion capture, and 3-D printing, from five new papers published by Disney Research.<p>Leading up to this year’s Siggraph conference–the biggest event of the year in computer graphics and experimental UI–Disney Research comes with a collection of new papers that …

3D

BitTorrent to RIAA: You’re ‘barking up the wrong tree’

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) sent a letter to BitTorrent last week asking the company to help stop copyrighted infringement of its members’ content. Brad Buckles, RIAA’s executive vice president of anti-piracy, asked BitTorrent CEO Eric Klinker to “live up to” comments made …

Wow: This Algorithm Can Separate Reflections from Photographs

Researchers at Google and MIT have figured out a way to automatically remove reflections and obstructions from photographs, and their latest demo of …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Wall Street is waiting for Twitter's stock to hit the level where it becomes a takeover target.</b> Twitter's stock price closed at $31.01 on Friday. Some have suggested that if the stock price falls below the $30 level, potential acquirers would be drawn out and start to circle the company.<p><b>2.</b> …

Current State of OblyTile on Windows 10 - Post #835

Hey all,<p>To start; I'd like to thank all of you over the past 3 years for the support you've given me and the appreciation towards the work I've done. …

The Most Unusual Swimming Holes to Try Around Sydney

Don't stick to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to.<p>Don't stick to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to.<p>Of all the watery cities in …

Australia

Ryan Adams covers Foo Fighters Times Like These

Ryan Adams’ latest cover won’t make the same waves as the time he performed Bryan Adams’ “Summer of ’69,” but it’s pretty great.<p>During a show in …

NeoLimb

Science fiction often amazingly predicts technological innovation.<p>I have been inspired to make this since I was in 7th grade (in 1990) when I built …

Airless Tires Roll Towards Consumer Vehicles

Air-filled (pneumatic) tires give our vehicles comfortable, cushiony rides. (Thanks tires, we appreciate that.) Looking at it from another …

Performance Testing

Facebook-owned Oculus acquires Pebbles Interfaces, an Israeli motion-sensing technology company

Facebook-owned virtual reality (VR) startup Oculus has confirmed that it’s acquiring Pebbles Interfaces, a computer vision and depth-sensing technology company based in Israel.<p>Founded in 2010, Pebbles Interfaces develops advanced motion sensors that recreate physical objects within the digital …

Top 10 books about spies

Photograph: Harold Clements/Getty Images<p>Kim Philby holding a press conference after being cleared of spying charges by foreign secretary Harold Macmillan in …

Spying

OnePlus 2 will have up to 50x more inventory than the OnePlus One at launch, and a reservation list for invites

As OnePlus prepares to launch its second flagship smartphone, the China-based mobile phone manufacturer has revealed how consumers will be able to procure one of the handsets when they launch on July 27.<p>As with the OnePlus One, the OnePlus 2 will follow an invite-based system, which the company …

Apple Music has an iCloud problem

I don't trust it, so I can't get the most from Apple's new service<p>I really like Apple Music. Everything from the setup process (I kept hitting "more artists" until I couldn't anymore) through the entire user interface left me impressed yesterday. Apple has managed to reinvent its Music app by …

The Weird Origin Story of the Viral, Dangerous Hoverboard

A few weeks ago, I bought a new toy. $595 on Amazon, Prime shipping, showed up 36 hours after I clicked “buy.” It weighs 22 pounds, and, after about …

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Tony Abbott has been warned he is putting international investment at risk after ordering the $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation not to finance new wind power.

The Billion Dollar Food Delivery Wars

Over the past 12 months, food and grocery delivery has been one of the hottest VC sectors. More than $1 billion was invested in 2014 – an almost fourfold increase year-on-year – with a further half a billion dollars invested in Q1 2015, according to CB Insights.<p>Since the successful IPOs of Just Eat …

eCommerce

Japan's new 'girl band', average age 84

Pensioners become pop idols with their band KBG84 playing to sell out crowds and now with a record deal<p>They joke about knocking on heaven’s door, but a Japanese ‘girl band’ with an average age of 84 have struck a blow for grannies everywhere by becoming pop idols.<p>Hailing from the remote, …

Okinawa

The FBI doesn't want to have to force tech companies to weaken encryption | Trevor Timm

The director just wants every device and software manufacturer to volunteer to create backdoors for the government to snoop on Americans<p>It’s never a good sign when you have to declare during a debate that “I really am not a maniac.”<p>But that’s what FBI director Jim Comey found himself saying in …

Privacy

Any reason NOT to run Linux in a VM all the time?

I've switched to using Arch Linux for most of my day to day work and don't need Windows for anything but gaming and the couple of apps that aren't …

Is Windows 7 Inside Linux Just as Good as Running as Main OS (esp for Graphics and Video)?

I have appended a great deal to my answer below, but I have kept my original answer intact for reference.<p>TL:DR: Virtual Machines are a tool, and …

The OnePlus 2 will be smaller than its predecessor

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has been teasing details about its upcoming handset over the past few weeks. The company took to Reddit to share a few more specs ahead of the OnePlus 2’s launch on July 27.<p>To give an idea of the device’s size, the team shared the above image saying, “Under …

IBM and allies find a way to make chips even tinier and faster

Chip designs two generations more advanced than today's cutting-edge designs are now closer to reality as IBM announced Wednesday it's built a test processor that makes computer circuitry significantly more powerful.<p>The test chip has working components, called transistors, but it is a research and …

Engineering

iOS 9 And OS X El Capitan Are Now Available To All As Public Betas

As announced at WWDC last month, Apple is making a beta of its newly updated mobile operating system, iOS 9, available to the general public for testing starting today, alongside the beta version of OS X El Capitan, its updated desktop OS.<p>The iOS 9 beta build will allow early adopters to try out …

Apps

Photographer Recovers $15K in Stolen Gear Thanks to EXIF Copyright Info

If your camera lets you automatically add copyright EXIF metadata to every photo you take, you should do it: it could help you recover your gear if …