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Microsoft's newest app turns anyone into a programmer

As software continues to eat the world, there's more demand than ever for mobile apps in every facet of our lives.<p>But while the consumer app market just keeps growing and growing, the number of business apps just isn't keeping pace. Meanwhile, users are stuck using their old legacy software, tied …

USB-C just took a big step toward becoming the port of the future

The dream of a one-cable future is looking a little more real now that newer, better USB Type-C ports are here.<p>You may remember USB-C — the small, …

New touchscreen material to put an end to daily smartphone charging woes

British scientists have invented a new type of touchscreen material that requires very little power to illuminate, with vivid colours and high …

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How to build a robot with Raspberry Pi

We now create four functions that will handle driving our motors in a particular direction. Each of the functions will take an argument, a duration …

Microcontroller

As 'Mr. Robot' warily eyes corporate power, it becomes a powerhouse of its own

When Rami Malek, star of USA Network's "Mr. Robot," received a picture on his cellphone recently, he couldn't believe his eyes: In it, his face was plastered across a London double-decker bus in an ad promoting the show, and kids were standing around it, pointing and wearing dark hoodies like his …

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Get ready for Li-Fi, a technology 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

The world might eventually have to shift its reliance on Wi-Fi to Li-Fi, an alternative technology that scientists say can reach speeds of 1 Gbps in …

Ideal Gifts: Anki's robot cars bring all the fun of slot racing and Mario Kart combined

<i>In the Ideal Gifts series, The Next Web team shares personal recommendations for gifts to give this holiday season.</i><p>As a child of the eighties, I fondly remember spending hours setting up, tweaking and dismantling Scalextric tracks, particularly at Christmas.<p>What tended to happen, however, is that …

Tempescope brings you the weather in a box

Kawamoto's prototype soon evolved into an open source version including step-by-step building instructions that the inventor shared with DIY …

Curious AI Wants To Make The Singularity A Reality

Over the last few years tech companies both large and small have developed programs that can “dream”; and understand and process information; and even write articles; but nothing has come close to the holy grail of artificial intelligence — developing software that can learn independently.<p>At least, …

Artificial Intelligence

One billion Android smartphones can be hacked with just a song

Second coming of Stagefright vulnerability discovered by researchers can infect almost every Android smartphone on the planet<p>A billion Android smartphones and tablets are at risk from a new bug that can infect devices when they preview audio or video files, a team of security experts have …

Microsoft is making a smartphone accessory you won’t want to live without

You may not remember them, but Nokia’s Treasure Tags were some of the coolest smartphone accessories we saw all last year. For those of you who need …

Apple App Store malware 'infected 4,000 apps'

<b>As many as 4,000 apps were infected by the XcodeGhost malware used in an attack on Apple's App Store, security researchers have said.</b><p>The news came as Apple said it was going to make its Xcode program - the tool used to build apps for its operating system - easier to download in China, where the …

Volkswagen CEO Resigns Over Emissions Scandal

He is "stunned that misconduct on such a scale was possible"<p>Today Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn resigned today, following a scandal that broke late last week over emissions testing. His statement published online reads:<p>“I am shocked by the events of the past few days. Above all, I am stunned …

Apple Music Might Not Stream The Songs You Want It To

A metadata mixup<p>Apple Music, the streaming service launched in late June, was supposed to be the company’s simple solution to music: you pay, and can stream the music you want from a robust library. But now it's come to light that the service may be a little more confusing, and a lot less powerful, …

Wall Street analysts say virtual reality can't go mainstream until these issues are fixed

On Thursday, analysts at Oppenheimer published a report on the state of virtual reality, in which they outlined the most significant obstacles companies will face in the next couple of years.<p>The analysts said that although the VR experience has improved over the decades, it's not where most people …

Virtual reality has a glaring problem

Virtual reality (VR) equipment has tended to be cumbersome and expensive, all heavy headsets and awkward gloves. Until recently it's been beyond the reach of the home consumer, but with the appearance of Oculus Rift (since bought by Facebook), Microsoft's HoloLens, and even DIY options such as …

Apple Loop: Apple Music Corrupting iTunes, iOS 8.4 Kills Loved Feature, iPhone 6S Will Anger Users

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes Apple Music’s corruption of iTunes libraries, the thinking behind the 16 GB iPhone 6S, Apple’s huge production run for the new iPhones, details on the iOS 9 beta, Cupertino’s demands for uniform Apple Store …

Take a look at the Game of Thrones Risk game

In <i>Risk: Game of Thrones Edition</i>, you play on a map of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros as well as on the wider known world of Essos.<p>In a Wall Street Journal reveal today, the board game is being shown for the first time. Created by USAopoly under license from Hasbro and in partnership with HBO, it …

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How Elon Musk Is Saving Humanity From Evil Machines | Inc.com

A group of scientists just got awarded $7 million to find ways to ensure artificial intelligence doesn't turn out evil.<p>The Boston-based Future of Life Institute (FLI), a nonprofit dedicated to mitigating existential risks to humanity, announced last week that 37 teams were being funded with the …

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iPhone first went on sale 8 years ago today

The original iPhone first went on sale eight years ago today, on June 29, 2007 — a simpler time when Pixar released the movie <i>Ratatouille</i>, the NFL shut down its European league, Rihanna’s “Umbrella” topped the music charts, and Apple stock sold for a measly $17.43.<p>If only we knew then what we know …

Latest MacBook hub on Kickstarter is the neatest yet, with form-fitting design

Ever since Apple launched the single-port 12-inch MacBook, we’ve seen a flurry of companies offering to add the missing ports back in through various adapters, hubs, docks and more. Latest to the party is Branch, a Kickstarter project whose USP is its ‘form-fitted’ shape, which is naturally …

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Shower Filter<p>The best shower filter performs multiple functions of water filtering, hardness removal, disinfection, energizing, and natural …

Hoverboards

Get ready for New Horizons’ flyby of Pluto

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will fly through the Pluto system on July 14 at an angle of 46 degrees to the plane of the dwarf planet’s orbit, …

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