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10 tech podcasts you should listen to now

Don’t ever say there’s nothing good on.<p>There’s a whole lot of podcasts about technology. The New & Noteworthy collection of tech podcasts on iTunes holds 2,000 of them. And some really are worth your attention.<p>Podcasts first popped up nearly a decade ago, following the ascent of Apple’s iPod. In …

Podcasting

Hired takes its tech talent recruitment platform beyond the U.S. and into London

Hired, the online jobs marketplace for techies formerly known as DeveloperAuction, has launched outside the U.S. for the first time, kicking off with a base in London.<p>Following a four-month trial phase in the U.K. capital, Hired is officially open for business, serving up a platform to connect …

Top 5 Yamaha XJR1300 Customs

The big news on the custom scene right now is the launch of the revised Yamaha XJR1300. The old bruiser has been revitalized and repackaged into two variants: a standard version with wide bars and a seat big enough for two, and a Racer with clip-ons, a small fairing and front fender, and a solo …

Motorcycles

Google’s top searches of 2014: Robin Williams, World Cup, and Ebola

Just like everyone else, Google puts together end-of-year lists for its various properties. We’ve already seen YouTube and Google Play, but now it’s time to see what the company is best known for: Search.<p>The company today released the fourteenth installment of its year-end zeitgeist. Here are the …

Yahoo Just Made $68 Million In 2 Days

On Friday, the company nabbed another windfall when its spinout, Hortonworks, became a public company.<p>Yahoo retained a 17%-plus stake (7,572,174 shares), according to forms filed with the SEC.<p>The stock is trading at about $25 on Monday, well above the initial $16 IPO price, and is worth $189 …

Britain’s startup accelerators boom by 110% in just three years

Britain is in the midst of an accelerator and incubator boom, according to new research revealed by Telefonica/O2.<p>The report revealed that over half of the programs currently operating in the U.K. were launched in the past 3 years.<p>This timeline mirrors Britain’s tech sector’s explosive growth since …

Taking a look at the learn-to-code movement and its opportunity in 2015

The learn-to-code movement, tied to issues around diversity in tech, has received an explosion of attention over the past year.<p>I’ve been leading CodeNow, one of the organizations in the learn-to-code space, for almost four years now and I’ve been lucky enough to watch the industry expand and evolve …

Adtech 2015: 5 predictions (plus 4 things that won’t happen)

You don’t have to be a fortune-teller to get a sense for some of the trends that will dominate the ad-tech landscape in the coming year. Some of them are relatively obvious, such as the continued onslaught of mobile and a higher penetration of phablets.<p>Then there are those that fit into the “it …

Why We're Thinking All Wrong About What Alien Life Could Look Like

With over 200 billion stars in our galaxy and at least 10 billion with planets kind of like Earth orbiting them, there's almost certainly alien life …

Dirty Sandy: 4h10's custom Honda dual sport

Most custom Honda Dominators trade their original lines for a cleaner, flat-tracker inspired look. This particular one breaks that mould with a rough, throwback scrambler vibe—and we dig it.<p>It belongs to Nico, co-founder of French moto lifestyle site 4H10. With two café builds under his belt, he …

Motorcycles

Box CEO Aaron Levie Says Wall Street 'Is Still Trying To Figure Out' His Business

Until last year, everyone seemed to love Box, calling it the next big thing in enterprise tech. Its founder and CEO Aaron Levie was called a genius.<p>But once Box filed for an IPO in March, things started to go downhill. Despite its huge sales growth, Box's massive loss and spending costs turned off …

ER Voltron: A BMW R69S for the future

It’s not easy to pick out Slovenia on a map. It’s a tiny, picture-postcard country just to the east of Italy, full of mountains and forests and rivers, and home to some of Europe’s best driving roads.<p>Slovenia is also home to ER Motorcycles, one of the fastest-rising stars on the custom scene. This …

Mashups

Cabin Fever: Daniel Peter's XR650

Daniel Peter is a photographer with petrol running through his veins. When he’s not shooting, he’s riding—and his ride is worth a close-up of its own.<p>‘Cabin Fever’ is based on a Honda XR650, although you’d be hard pressed to tell. Like its CX500 stable mate, the XR650 is one of those bikes often …

Johnny Depp Plays Face-Melting Guitar At Ryan Adams Concert, Surprises No One

Despite his almost universal admiration, it looks like Johnny Depp may actually be one of those guys you hated in college. You know the type. No …

New and noted: Motorcycle gear

This month we’re looking at a new helmet brand from England, a luxurious coffee table book on the chopper scene, new tees from El Solitario, and the latest riding gear.<p>Hide that credit card.<p><b>Hedon x 4h10</b> If you haven’t heard of Hedon before, that’s okay—the English brand is a new name on the …

Boots

Pure Klasse: Diamond Atelier's BMW R80

The BMW R80 ticks all the boxes for custom builders. It’s reliable, simple to work on and cheap to buy. And, as with all R-series airheads, it looks pretty good straight out of the box.<p>Unfortunately, the popularity of the venerable BMW means it’s edging into cliché territory: most customs look …

Motorcycles

Vivint’s deal with Cloudera offers a small insight into big data in the smart home

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: F. Schmidt/Shutterstock<p>One of the tropes of the internet of things is that it will produce a lot of little data that …

Honda GL1000 by ER Motorcycles

When I hear that a shop has torn into a Honda Gold Wing, my curiosity is immediately piqued. As clichéd as it is, “less is more” is a maxim for many builders—and Honda’s legendary tourer is the exact opposite.<p>Thankfully the bike in question is a 1975 GL1000—the first production model ‘Wing. That …

Luggage

Motorcycle restoration: seat and tank

If you like to tinker with your bike at weekends, we’ve got a treat for you here. The latest clip in our <i>Saturday Sessions</i> YouTube series shows our Honda CB550 coming together with a freshly restored tank and seat unit … and it’s enticingly close to hitting the road again.<p>The bike’s owner, Harry …

Motorcycles

Clojure Tutorials - with Tim Baldridge | Logic Programming, Core.Async, Transients, and more | Watch Online Videos for Just $3.99

Tutorials about programming in Clojure, by Timothy Baldridge. The videos average about 12min in length and focus on a single topic. Releases happen …

Tutorials

Forget.me Simplifies Your 'Right to be Forgotten' on Google

In the wake of the landmark EU ruling last month stipulating that individuals should have the right to be forgotten by removing outdated information about themselves from search engine results, Google was soon inundated with takedown requests.<p>While Google eventually launched a takedown form of its …

Helpshift raises $10M to help mobile game companies (and others) deal with the customer-service hordes

Helpshift has raised $10 million in venture capital funding to finance its expansion as the help desk for mobile app publishers. The company helps mobile game publishers like Supercell deal with millions of customer-service queries by intercepting more than 90 percent of those queries before they …