Programmer Mesh

23 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Follower | @ProgrammerMesh | Keep up with Programmer Mesh on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Programmer Mesh”

You can sign up for Facebook Messenger without a Facebook account

Facebook Messenger no longer requires a Facebook account. Starting today, new Messenger users in the US, Canada, Venezuela and Peru can sign up using a full name and phone number.<p>Messenger can still be used with a Facebook account; new users will see a “Log In With Facebook” button on the start …

Qi fast charging will allow for charging devices wirelessly at 15 watts

A new announcement from the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) reveals the latest version of their Qi standard. This is especially exciting news to wireless charging enthusiasts who are limited by the technology’s current limitations to charge devices quickly. The new Qi iteration will allow for …

The FDA doesn’t want to regulate wearables, and device makers want to keep it that way

As the FDA determines how to regulate health trackers, the tech industry lobbies the agency<p>The Food and Drug Administration doesn't want to take away your Fitbit.<p>That was the philosophy the FDA broadcast earlier this year when it unveiled its "draft guidance" for low-risk medical devices, a …

Facebook nabs Yahoo's chief information security officer

Yahoo's cybersecurity chief has jumped ship to Facebook after a little more than a year as Yahoo's head of security.<p>Alex Stamos, who was appointed Yahoo's chief information security officer in March 2014, has joined Facebook as its chief security officer, Stamos revealed on Wednesday in a Facebook …

Google pulls listening software from Chromium

Search company removes ‘eavesdropping’ audio-monitoring software from open-source base of Chrome browser after outcry from privacy campaigners<p>Google has pulled its listening software from the open-source Chromium browser after complaints from developers and privacy campaigners.<p>The tool, which uses …

Burundi’s journalists are using SoundCloud to get around a government shutdown of independent radio

Half-past noon in Burundi once looked the same each day. From the paved streets of the capital city Bujumbura to the countryside’s dusty roads, everyone stopped what they were doing, pulled out their phone, and tuned into the Radio Publique Africaine’s news program.<p>But since political unrest broke …

Africa

Huawei ships 50 million devices in H1, P8 Max price revealed

Huawei reportedly shipped 50 million handsets in the first half of the year, representing a 46% improvement year-on-year. Last year, the company shipped 34.27 million handsets in the first six months but this year – which has seen the launch of the Huawei P8 flagship amongst other handsets – …

Mobile Technology

USAA Leads $24 Million Round For Connected Car Platform Automatic

Automatic, the connected car platform whose sensor and app combination is sometimes referred to as a “Fitbit for your car,” announced this morning $24 million in Series B funding, led by the investment arm at USAA, a top insurance and financial services provider for military families, which today …

USAA

With $13 Million From Maveron, Eargo Is The Hearing Aid Of The Future

After five years of research and $13 million in venture funding, Eargo has created a hearing device that people actually want to wear.<p>Launching out of beta today, Eargo’s invisible, rechargeable hearing aid is modeled after the fishing fly, of all things. It’s made out of flexi fibers — small …

The online tool that helps you find your shopping pen pal

The constant fluctuation in retail store sizes has turned shopping into a frustrating and time-consuming vortex, full of return labels and gift …

Google could build a hoverboard, but won't

Buried deep in the bowels of Google's top-secret X lab is the technology that could, theoretically, enable us to all have a <i>Back to the Future</i>-style hoverboard. Unfortunately, according to the lab's director of moonshots, that's where it's going to stay, disappointing all of the bullied nerds of …

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says humans will be robots' pets

Humans will be taken care of like pets should robots take over because AI will want to preserve us as part of nature<p>Apple’s early-adopting, outspoken co-founder Steve Wozniak thinks humans will be fine if robots take over the world because we’ll just become their pets.<p>After previously stating that …

GCHQ accidentally spied on itself too much

GCHQ inadvertently collected too much data on its own staff, an annual report has revealed. The error was due to a "lack of understanding" of a spy …

Yahoo's trying to trick you into switching search engines

Thinking about how much you'd like to try Yahoo's search engine instead of Google or even Bing? Us neither, but you may end up with it anyway if you're not careful during your next Java update. CEO Marissa Meyer told shareholders yesterday that Yahoo has teamed with Oracle on a new partnership …

Ikea to trial smaller UK stores for picking up online orders

Most Ikea stores are massive, bustling places located far from the high street and built-up urban areas. Visiting one isn't a problem if you have a large car and a few hours to spare -- but for many people, at least one of those can be difficult to come by. To help out, the king of flat pack …

Facebook Employee Demographics: A Little Less White, a Little Less Male

Facebook's employee demographics haven't changed much from a year ago.<p>Facebook released new employee demographic data on Thursday and the numbers show that while the company’s employees are still predominantly white and male, Facebook’s workforce is ever so slightly more diverse than a year …

Fortune.com

• 1. To license Fortune articles, excerpts, or headlines for republication in various media (including books, eBooks, film, web, newsletters, …

T-Mobile Puts a 21GB Soft Cap on Simple Choice Plans

- Jun 25, 2015<p>T-Mobile has edited the text of the fine print of its 4G LTE Simple Choice plans to notify customers that there is a 21GB soft cap on …

Courtney Love got trapped in a Paris taxi protest and compared it to Baghdad

When Courtney Love got caught in the middle of a Paris protest on Thursday, things got messy when a mob attacked the car she was traveling in.<p>A major …

Apple will pay same streaming royalty rate as Spotify during free trial

Having agreed to pay out royalties to music artists during the initial three-month trial period of Apple Music, Apple will reportedly pay rights holders 0.2 cents per stream, according to a new report.<p>This rate is similar to that paid by other streaming companies, such as Spotify, for their free …