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100 things we didn't know last year

<b>Interesting and unexpected facts can emerge from daily news stories and the Magazine picks out such snippets for its weekly feature, 10 things we didn't know last week. Here's an almanac of the best of 2014.</b><p><b>1. The Pentagon has</b> a plan for combating a zombie apocalypse.<p>Find out more (Foreign</b> …

Sydney Opera House

VCs Look Ahead To 2015

From cloud wars to the certainty that there will be hacks, venture capitalists believe that 2015 will be a year of tumult and (in public markets anyway) triumph for the startup world.<p>Here are the visions that the general partners, managing directors and partners from firms such as NEA, IVP, Cue …

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Frustrated Android fan explains why he’s dangerously close to buying an iPhone 6 Plus

Jason Kallelis of <i>Writing About Tech</i> wants to make something clear: he’s loved Android for years now. However, he’s recently found himself reaching a …

Posture perfect: How to text and work at a desk without destroying your body

Electronics are slowly turning humanity into a humpback species. Poor posture is a major contributor to back pain and can even negatively affect our emotions. Fortunately, there’s a an easy way to remedy the situation. At VentureBeat’s Healthbeat conference this week, Crossfit San Francisco Founder …

Offline over the Weekend? Read All the Tech News You Missed Here

Windsurfing. Kayaking. Exploring ancient ruins. Sitting in the pub. There are lots of ways to spend your weekend away from work, but while you’re busy relaxing and forgetting about the strains of the day job, you’re not paying attention to the latest and greatest happenings in technology.<p>So make …

Sundar Pichai’s Ascension At Google Could Herald New Platform Unification

In a sweeping transfer of power, Google CEO Larry Page will bequeath operational leadership of a host of core products to his lieutenant Sundar Pichai. Pichai, a well-known Google executive, will add control of Google+, search, maps, infrastructure and ads to his portfolio, which already includes …

Wither Tizen phones? Samsung scales back software engineers in its mobile division

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>After putting strong emphasis behind homegrown software development over the past few years, Samsung is …

Apple Pay And How Computers Became The Cocaine Of The 21st Century

When Apple Pay was announced alongside the iPhone 6 earlier this month, the generational project of escaping money became simultaneously more imaginable and less possible than ever. The rapid digitization of the economy, a process Apple’s products and services have helped steer, has made the …

Conjecture Regarding Larger iPhone Displays

Throughout the entire rumor cycle for this year’s new iPhones, we’ve been inundated with reports of two new screen sizes, 4.7 and 5.5 inches. But …

The Most Fascinating Profile You'll Ever Read About a Guy and His Boring Startup | WIRED

• Author: Mat Honan. Mat Honan Gear<br>• Date of Publication: 08.07.14. 08.07.14<br>• Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>The Most Fascinating Profile You’ll Ever …

3 Ways to Squash Burnout and Boost Productivity

<i>Joelle Steiniger is the co-founder of Small HQ, HookFeed and Minimalytics. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it’s going out of style. But the weeks continue to fly by and you can’t help …

What is HTTPS and why does Google like it so much?

Google has announced it will give sites using encryption a higher rank in its search algorithms. Particularly, it singled out HTTPS, which it characterizes as “industry-leading security.”<p>It’s easy to tell if a site is using the system: A URL that starts https:// instead of http:// is using it. …

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Invisible intelligence: how tiny sensors could connect everything we own

The Kolibree toothbrush knows more about your mouth than you ever wanted to know. It monitors how you brush your teeth and lets you know if you're doing it wrong (yes, you can fail at brushing your teeth). Even your dentist can’t monitor your oral hygiene on a daily basis, and that’s exactly why …

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A Post about Removable Storage, Removable Batteries and Smartphones

There's been a lot of talk lately about our position on removable storage and removable batteries in smartphones. Most of the discussion has centered …

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

Pizza, programming, and starting an industry: Bill Gates, the college years

Bill Gates' presence as a titan of the computing industry is now taken for granted, but before all that he was just a (rather extraordinary) college student. Biographer Walter Isaacson takes a look at the software mogul's earlier years at Harvard for the <i>Harvard Gazette</i>. It's a look back at a human …

Dyson accuses Samsung of vacuum cleaner 'rip-off'

Dyson is suing Samsung Electronics over claims that the South Korean company "ripped off" its vacuum cleaner technology.<p>The British engineering company, which also pioneered "blade" hand dryers, has accused Samsung of copying its technology in the steering system on its latest vacuum cleaner.<p>Dyson …

Beyond Helvetica: The Real Story Behind Fonts in iOS 7

<i>This article by Jürgen Siebert was first posted on June 17, 2013 to the German Fontblog.de. The English translation for Typographica.org is by</i> …

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Brain brew: can coffee stave off maladies of the mind?

Sure, a cup of coffee in the morning can add a little pep to your step. But it might very well do much more than that, according to a growing body of research into the potential health benefits of moderate java consumption. Most intriguing? The prospect that coffee could help stave off …

BitTorrent Sync Is A Dropbox Killer, Or Maybe Much More Than That

A colleague recently passed on a link to BitTorrent Sync with a note saying he planned on canceling his Dropbox account. Sync is a file storage service, one for very large files. And if you have it, you too might be reconsidering your online file storage strategy.<p>On the face of it, BitTorrent is …

“Children Are Dying”

When the hospital monitor chimes again, Atticus’s parents stop talking and look up<br>at the screen. A light blinks an ominous red as the baby’s …

Apple deluged by police demands to decrypt iPhones

ATF says no law enforcement agency could unlock a defendant's iPhone, but Apple can "bypass the security software" if it chooses. Apple has created a police waiting list because of high demand.<p>Apple receives so many police demands to decrypt seized iPhones that it has created a "waiting list" to …

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What Intel's Haswell Means for Desktop CPU Choices

Late last week, Intel unveiled some features and performance data for the graphics cores in their upcoming Haswell CPU. Most of the hoopla revolved …

Computer Hardware

Meet The Guy Who Helped Google Beat Apple's Siri

For all the attention lavished on Siri, the often-clever voice-driven virtual assistant on Apple’s iPhone, Google’s mobile search app lately has impressed a lot more people. That’s partly thanks to Google Now, its own virtual assistant that’s part of that app, which some observers think is more …

In 2013, the keys to Android are still held by the carriers

This year's flagships, the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4, are locked down<p>Just under two years ago, HTC's CEO responded to public pressure by making an equally public promise: "We will no longer be locking the bootloaders on our devices." Today, that promise is only half-kept by HTC, while other …

Google’s Cloud Is Eating Apple’s Lunch

A new front has opened in the smartphone war, and for the first time in many years, Apple is both outnumbered and outgunned.<p>I’m not talking about the phones themselves. iOS is still better than Android, although the gap has narrowed. The next iPhone will doubtless be the best phone in the world …