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Here's a Chilling Glimpse of the Privacy-Free Future

The computers are watching.<p>Imagine if you lost your keys and instead of fishing around in the couch cushions, you could just pull out your phone and search for them. Just a quick, textual query with a quick response that they're on your desk, you doofus. This is not only possible; it's possible …

NASA just released a crazy amount of software you can use for free

The agency has released its 2017-2018 software catalog, which includes code for everything from drones, to data and image processing, to health and medicine, to propulsion, reports <i>TechCrunch</i>. All software is completely free and without any royalty or copyright fees. Announcing the software release …

The 2017 Arduino Starter Kit and Course Bundle | Android Central Digital Offers

<b>The ARDX Arduino Starter Kit</b><p>Tackle 13 Different Projects w/ This Fully-Stocked Beginner's Toolkit<p>The ARDX Arduino Starter Kit pairs a detailed, …

Forget Facebook and Google: The ad world thinks this tech giant is 'terrifying'

The mad men and women of the ad industry have plenty of reasons to toss and turn at night.<p>Money is increasingly trickling from television commercials …

802.eleventy what? A deep dive into why Wi-Fi kind of sucks

The good news is that it doesn't have to suck, if you build it out properly.<p>When wireless networking based around the 802.11b standard first hit …

Wi-Fi

Gain a competitive career advantage by getting certified in web analytics

Learning to harness the limitless power of the Internet is one of the greatest skills you can have when it comes to growing your business or advancing your career, and the Web Analytics Certification Training package from Certs-School allows you to do just that.<p>Over eight hours of content, you’ll …

LinkedIn is no longer the future of recruiting, according to a former LinkedIn executive

LinkedIn, Monster.com, and other job websites have revolutionized the way that companies look for new hires. But they’ve also made it easier for those companies to sort candidates based on factors like where they went to school and which companies they’ve worked at in the past—which can narrow the …

Tiny Bubbles and Force Fields: Feeling the Virtual World With Ultrasound

I pushed my hand forward, palm down, until I could see it on the laptop screen. My real-life hand interrupted a virtual stream of bubbles that I felt …

Twitter COO Flees The Nest

Less than 24 hours after a momentous presidential election that stirred activity on its social network and reinvigorated investors, Twitter had worrying news to share: Its chief operating officer plans to step down.<p>On Wednesday, the company announced that Adam Bain, a six-year Twitter veteran, has …

17 Best YouTube Channels To Learn Web Development

Are you ready to begin a career in web development but don’t know where to start ? Don’t worry ! Because today we are going to share 17 awesome …

What AI Can and Can’t Do

Many executives ask me what artificial intelligence can do. They want to know how it will disrupt their industry and how they can use it to reinvent their own companies. But lately the media has sometimes painted an unrealistic picture of the powers of AI. (Perhaps soon it will take over the …

7 video game escapes you desperately need today

Hey, video games. Remember those?<p>Sometimes you just need to escape. We won't presume to guess at the reasons you might want to do that today, of all …

Alphabet's drone service reportedly nixes Starbucks delivery deal

It looks like Alphabet is walking back its Project Wing drone delivery initiative. Some employees are being told to seek other jobs within the company formerly known as Google, and the outfit even killed a partnership with Starbucks, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>. Wait, Starbucks? Apparently, there were …

Samsung W2017 Android Flip Phone Announced

We have been hearing rumors about a new Android flip phone from Samsung for some time and the company has now made the Samsung W2017 official.<p>The …

Gear & Gadgets

Google: HTTPS now represents more than 50% of all pages loaded through Chrome on the desktop

Google has revealed that more than half of all pages loaded on the Chrome desktop app now load over HTTPS, which accounts for more than two-thirds of all browsing time spent by these users.<p>Since 2015, the internet giant has been tracking the prevalence of HTTPS connections via Chrome users who opt …

Google

Every Company Needs a CLO: Chief Leadership Officer

Two different topics have been swirling through my conversations with clients and colleagues recently. The first speaks to the glaring need for leadership development at all levels of an organization; the other to the reluctance to add full-time employees to payrolls for positions that may be …

Leadership

Opinion: How to buy a $35,000 brand-new electric car for under $14,000

I should probably admit that my family did not need a new car. Or even a new used car. In fact, we didn’t even need the two older used cars that we …

Inside Magic Leap, The Secretive $4.5 Billion Startup Changing Computing Forever

The hottest ticket in tech is an invitation to a banal South Florida business park, indistinguishable on the outside from countless other office buildings that dot America’s suburban landscape. Inside, it’s a whole different story. A different reality, in fact. Humanoid robots walk down the halls, …

Augmented Reality

Living in the future: Google Tango takes augmented reality where “Pokemon Go” only dreamed

<b>Pokemon Go (Getty/Lillian Suwanrumpha)</b><p>The new technology wants to expand the technology, making it available to all consumers<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>November 2, 2016 8:35pm (UTC)<p>"Pokemon Go" may have introduced augmented reality to the general marketplace, but Google Tango intends on taking things to the next …

Augmented Reality

Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in November

The one where I talk about Duran Duran and James Bond<p>Usually in this post I try to design some (not-so) clever competitive framework that allows the various streaming services to compete against one another based upon what shows they add or lose in a given month. The kind of thing where I say that …

Entertainment

Reasons Why Writing Remains a Critical Skill for Success

<i>Photo credit: Alvaro Serrano/Unsplash.</i><p>With few exceptions, everything you've ever read in your entire life was written by somebody. It's an obvious observation but becomes an impressive fact the more you think about it. Writers are far more prevalent than most people think, in that many key …

Writing

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Peter Thiel says he isn't the only Silicon Valley insider supporting Trump.</b> The billionaire tech investor gave a speech on Monday at the National Press Club in which he discussed his political values and support of the Trump campaign.<p><b>2. BMW will reportedly release an electric SUV in 2021.</b> …

Trello Claims 17 Million Fans For Its Popular Project Software

Trello, the startup behind the project management software of the same name, says 17 million users have signed up for its service to date—up more …

Google reveals unpatched Windows bug that hackers are exploiting (update)

Google has revealed that it came across previously undiscovered Flash and Windows vulnerabilities in October, and one of them remains unpatched. The tech titan gave both Adobe and Microsoft a heads-up on October 21st -- Adobe issued a fix on October 26th through a Flash update, but Microsoft hasn't …

Toyota wants this baby robot to be your friend

Lonely at the wheel? Toyota wants to sell you a talking robot to keep you company.<p>Small enough to fit in the cup holder of your Corolla, the robot is described by Toyota (TM) as "a miniature communication partner developed to provide companionship."<p>Named Kirobo Mini, the 4-inch high gizmo can …

How to Stay on the Strongest Wi-Fi Network at All Times

It’s not easy living without WiFi, especially when you’re traveling, so when your phone is in range of a steady wireless connection, you probably …

Facebook tried to buy Snow, the 'Asian Snapchat'

Facebook was rebuffed in its attempts to buy Snapchat and Mark Zuckerberg's been like a jilted nerd ever since. The latest entry in his burn book comes courtesy of <i>TechCrunch</i>, which reveals that the social network tried to buy Snow, a Snapchat-esque service used in Asia. Snow was built by Navver, …

Tesla Powerwall 2 has no competition – comparison with LG Resu and SonnenBatterie

As we reported when Tesla officially unveiled the Powerwall 2 last week, the new battery pack is a game changer in home energy storage. The new price point for twice the energy capacity and the integrated inverter are hard to beat specifications for the competition, which had significantly …

The science behind how a mobile phone works

In this video we reveal how a mobile phone actually works, explaining how the device uses radio waves to transmit and receive signals and how a mobile phone turns your voice into an electronic signal when you speak into it.<p>This is the third episode in our How it Works series that breaks down the …

Mobile