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500px Launches Insights for iPhone to Help Photographers Track Their Stats

500px, the photo portfolio website, has launched 500px Insights, a free iPhone companion app that lets you track your stats while on the go. Insights is designed to assist with a variety of research-based photo routines related to your posted 500px portfolio.<p>For example, you can view a map of all …

How much data can one smart home generate? About 1 GB a week.

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>In my connected home I’ve focused mostly on automation, but Stephen Sorkin, the chief strategy officer at Splunk has decided to …

Apple Reportedly Hiring Athletes To Test Apple iWatch Fitness Capabilities

According to a new report from 9to5Mac, citing sources familiar with the matter, Apple has teamed up with some professional athletes from MLB, NHL, …

European court to rule on allegations Facebook passes personal data to NSA

A European court has been asked to rule on a landmark case which seeks to force watchdogs to audit the personal data Facebook allegedly releases to US spy chiefs.<p>The high court in Dublin has referred to the court a challenge by an Austrian privacy campaigner on the back of the Prism surveillance …

MIT: Without patent trolls, VCs would have invested $8B more

A new paper from MIT’s Sloan Business school finds that hyperactive patent litigators robbed the tech industry of billions in investment dollars.<p>“[Venture capital] investment would have been at least $8.1 billion higher over the course of five years but for litigation brought by frequent patent …

The internet of things isn’t about things. It’s about cheap data.

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: (c) 2013 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com<p>The value that comes from connecting your thermostat to the internet isn’t …

Medicine's Big Problem with Big Data: Information Hoarding

Information that may offer medical insights has been locked away in the filing cabinets of doctors' offices.<p>Researchers at IBM, Berg Pharma, Memorial Sloan Kettering, UC Berkeley and other institutions are exploring how artificial intelligence and big data can be used to develop better treatments …

Mathematicians Urge Colleagues To Refuse To Work For The NSA

In January, the math community had its big event of the year — the Joint Mathematics Meeting — where 3,000 mathematicians and math students gathered to talk about new advances in the field and jostle for jobs. The National Security Agency is said to be the largest employer of mathematicians in the …

Secret Service seeking sarcasm detector

Social networks pose some interesting issues related to communication: tweets and statuses persist beyond the initial sentiment, are often exposed to …

MOTA Smart Watch G2 Puts Your Phone On Your Wrist

We all hate digging through our bags and backpacks to try and find where we left our phones. The smart watch has been an attempt to solve that …

Apple's on-stage HealthKit goof proves it still has to earn the trust of the health community

Monday at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, an image flashed up on the screen behind VP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi. It was a screen shot from Apple’s new Health app (or a mockup thereof), showing a user’s blood glucose level.<p>But Apple biffed the measurement for blood glucose …

Samsung Z smartphone ditches Android for Tizen software

The Samsung Z will be its first smartphone to ditch Google’s Android and run its own Tizen software, the manufacturer has announced.<p>The launch means that consumers now have more choice of mobile phone software beyond the dominant Google Android and Apple iOS operating systems.<p>The Samsung Z device …

Big Data knows you're sick, tired and depressed

From the diseases you battle to the pills you pop, your most personal health information could be for sale.<p>That's because some data brokers are collecting information from the surveys you take, websites you visit, products you buy and mobile apps you use to create lists of consumers with certain …

Dead and buried: Microsoft's holy war on open-source software

Time was when Microsoft executives thought nothing about publicly dissing open-source software as distinctly un-American.<p>Everyone has their pet theories. Some even drew a direct line back to the company's early days dating to 1976, when co-founder Bill Gates published an open letter chiding …

Intellectual Property

The handheld smartphone device which could spot cancer

A £240 ($400) handheld device which can analyse potential tumours is being developed in Tel Aviv.<p>The Mobile OCT device consists of a smartphone to take the images, a lens, some lights and a plastic handle.<p>The images are assessed by the device's operator and are then uploaded for review by a …

Phone App Might Predict Manic Episodes In Bipolar Disorder

There are smartphone apps for monitoring your diet, your drugs, even your heart. And now a Michigan psychiatrist is developing an app he hopes doctors will someday use to predict when a manic episode is imminent in patients with bipolar disorder.<p>People with the disorder alternate between crushing …

Recommended Reading: Beer genetics and Kinect physical therapy

<i>Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.</i><p><b>Strange Brews: The Genes of Craft Beer</b><br>by William Herkewitz, New York TimesPocket<p>…

Here’s how Apple’s smart home program will work

Advertisement<p>19 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock<p>Apple’s(s aapl) move into the smart home isn’t actually the grand experience I had hoped for. Instead, it …

A Microsoft Smartwatch Is Coming

Microsoft is the latest technology giant preparing to jump into the wearables market, with plans to offer a sensor-rich smartwatch that measures heart rate and synchs with iPhones, Android phones and Windows Phones, <i>Forbes</i> has learned.<p>It’s a surprising development in the ongoing conversation about …

Leap Motion's latest motion tracking tech can see your joints

The Leap Motion controller is a curious little motion sensor, but it isn't always easy to use. The hand-sensing tech has a tendency to lose sight of where your fingers are and almost every application that uses it has its own learning curve. Soon, that might change -- today Leap is launching the …

Samsung reveals Simband and Sami health platform

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1080000/1080385_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524632300_b3306211988af00298a8756ff4891754<p><b>Samsung has unveiled a prototype wristband that can be fitted with third-party sensors to gather a range of health data about the wearer's …

NewViewWear hides a tiny camera in your clothes

Life-logging cameras (like the Memoto) have been done before. NewViewWear, a project just launched on Indiegogo, takes the concept and integrates it into a line of clothing. The camera is a tiny HD video-cam that weighs under an ounce. It sits in a special built-in shirt pocket with a window for …

High Fashion

Apple Will Stream The WWDC 2014 Keynote Live On June 2

Apple will be streaming this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on June 2 at 10 AM PT (1 PM ET), the company announced today. Apple only sometimes streams live video of its special events, and never announces its intent to do so this far in advance, so this is an interesting development.<p>…

How Tech Companies Tricked A Generation Into Working For Free

Last month Apple announced it would open beta testing access for its soon-to-be-revealed version of OS X to anyone with a compatible computer. Once a process reserved for a limited number of developers operating under non-disclosure agreements, the ability to have early access to new software from …

App Turns NYC Subway Maps Into Interactive Data Visualizations

Tunnel Vision visualizes a trove of data sets to reveal stories about the Big Apple’s transportation, population, and neighborhoods using computer vision.<p>If you’re a New Yorker who likes to nerd out about maps, urbanism, and data visualization, a new app called Tunnel Vision will be like poetry to …

Determining Your Entrepreneur Style and Getting Past Your Business Blind Spots

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are leaders who can see into the future with inspired vision, championing highly competent teams to make the seemingly impossible possible. That is the intent at least. There <i>are</i> times when you may feel overwhelmed, work …

Nine ways to overcome creative burnout

We have all experienced it: That disconcerting moment when you sit down at your desk and you're overcome by an uncertain, disorienting fog. I'm not talking about the gray mist outside your bedroom window, but rather that murky brain fog that wafts around your head and won't easily lift. Some call …