Andrew Berger

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Portal Lets You Use Your iPhone As A Wireless Thumbdrive

Portal, a recently launched Android app that lets you move large files between your computer and your smartphone via your Wi-Fi connection, has today made its way to iOS. The new version offers a better alternative to something like Apple’s AirDrop, for example, as it lets you transfer as many …

The 8 Dying Trends In Website Design To Stay Away From

When redesigning your website, it’s important to create a digital storefront that is, above all, usable and appealing to your ideal customer.<p>It’s …

How to get and use location data in your Android app

Using Location in your app has incredible potential in making your app seem intelligent to end users. With location data, your app can predict a user’s potential actions, recommend actions, or perform actions in the background without user interaction.<p>For this article, we shall discuss integrating …

IBM has created the tiniest, densest computer chips in the world

IBM, not Intel, says it has created the world’s densest computer chips, at just 7-nanometers.<p>By comparison, competitors like Intel have been struggling to shrink their consumer chips down below 14-nanometers. The company is currently commercializing 10-nanometer chips.<p>IBM said that it now has …

Forget GarageBand, SoundTrap is a music app for everyone

The past week has been dominated by Apple Music news, but how about creating some tunes rather than just listening to them?<p>GarageBand is a brilliant bit of software – the polar opposite of its eternally-frustrating cousin iTunes – that makes composing songs on iOS and OS X really easy. But the …

27 Apps Designers Can’t Live Without

Top designers from Huge, Zappos, ustwo, OKFocus give us the A-Z of which apps they use most, and why.<p>Maybe it’s just Gmail, or maybe it’s something more esoteric like Processing, but there are certain apps we rely on so much that if they suddenly went missing, we’d have a hard time getting by. …

Hop aboard the International Space Station in Ultra HD

Take a virtual tour through the ISS with this gorgeous 4K video footage courtesy of former ISS astronaut Terry Virts.<p>When astronaut Terry Virts headed to the International Space Station in December 2014 as commander of Expedition 43, he brought with him a camera capable of capturing content in 4K …

Engineers have built a computer of water droplets to better manipulate matter

A team of bioengineers have created a computer that runs on water droplets. It’s not going to replace any of your gadgetry, but the goal is to use the logic behind a computer network to control and manipulate physical matter.<p>Essentially, very small droplets of water—carrying any number of chemical …

Here’s What’s Involved In Devising And Building An App

Building an app isn’t just coming up with an idea and then coding (or finding someone to code it for you). There’s a lot involved in the end-to-end process that you wouldn’t necessarily think about when you’re idly dreaming about making one yourself. Developer David Smith, who created the …

Your Brain Waves Could Replace Passwords

Researchers at Binghamton University have discovered that, with a bit of training, your computer can identify you based on the way your brain reacts to certain words. This means that instead of a password you could simply listen to a few words and unlock your super secret files.<p>From the release:<p>In …

This infinitely customizable keyboard only does everything

Keyboards are great for typing numbers and letters and stuff, but don’t they seem a little static sometimes?<p>This awesome-looking Bluetooth peripheral aims to solve that problem you may or may not actually have, and it does so with a lot of style and a crisp, simple design.<p>The Sonder keyboard …

Website writes up notes for you using Instagram font

Kidnappers who send out ransom notes made of magazine cutouts are <i>so</i> old school. Any self-respecting, tech-savvy abductor who finds ordinary fonts boring would use Type To Design's Instagram font generator instead. It's pretty easy to use, too. You just go its website, type in your sinister warning …

Photo Sharing

How the Cloud Is Helping Startups Grow Lightning-Fast

In business, success is often about seeing the future. For instance, CamFind co-founders Brad Folkens and Dominik Mazur caught a glimpse of it in …

Google has made its Roboto font totally open source

Love it or hate it, Google’s Roboto font is here to stay, and now Google wants to share it more openly with the world.<p>Although the font files were originally released under the free Apache license, Roboto’s production toolchain is now completely based on open source software.<p>Additionally, Google …

LumoPack could be the world's fastest charging battery pack

We all accept, rather begrudgingly, that battery life is still an issue. And at the moment there is little we can do about it. Some of us have turned to portable battery packs which we carry around in case we need to charge our phones. There are lots of battery packs out there, and some of them …

NASA competition pays you to design a 3D-printed habitat

If NASA is going to put humans on Mars and other distant worlds, it's going to need a place for explorers to stay -- and it wants your help building those extraterrestrial homes. The agency has launched the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, a competition to develop the best artificial housing for space …

Space Exploration

Wolfram has created a website that will identify any image you throw at it

And it's learning as you do it<p>One of the most amazing things you can do with Wolfram Alpha is ask it what planes are overhead. If you're on your phone, it will pull your location, then cross reference that with a database of flights, including their altitude, angle, and even their flight number and …

7 habits of great Web designers

Get developers involved in the design process as early as possible. Invite them to meetings, user research tests, brainstorming sessions, etc. Their input, after all, determines whether your vision actually comes to life. At the very least, they can warn you if your ideas are a technical nightmare, …

What Startups Can Learn From LearnVest’s $250 Million Acquisition

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Joe Polverari is chief strategy and development officer of Yodlee.</i><p>When LearnVest, one of the hottest startups in fintech, announced its acquisition by Northwestern Mutual, the $250 million deal raised some eyebrows. While this partnership may seem unlikely at first, it actually makes …

Personal Finance

MIT researchers create an algorithm that removes digicam photo reflections

Professional photographers understand the complexities of compensating for errant reflections when shooting a scene through a window. But what about the rest of us who are using arguably less than stellar equipment for the same kinds of shots?<p>MIT researchers are getting ready to present a new …

'Venom' vulnerability: Serious computer bug shatters cloud security

Inside some data center miles away, a portion of your cloud-hosted network may be running on the same system as someone else’s.<p>Normally, this isn’t a …

10 Rules Successful Startups Should Follow

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Carol Broadbent and Tom Hogan are the founders and principals of Crowded Ocean, a Silicon Valley marketing agency that has launched over 35 startups, with 10 of those companies being either acquired or going public.</i><p>Having launched over 35 startups in our decade of operation, we’ve …

T-Mobile tempts Verizon customers by lending them phones for free trials

Carrier will pay $650 in fees if you switch<p>Once again, T-Mobile is mounting direct assaults on its carrier competitors, and once again, reliably brash CEO John Legere is calling them out in public. The self-named "Un-carrier" has Verizon in its sights as part of its newest "Never Settle" promotion, …

The Big Reverse Of The Web

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Dries Buytaert is the co-founder and CTO of Acquia and the inventor of Drupal.</i><p>Here is one idea that arrived before its time: the push-based web, where information comes to us, versus the search-dominant web we’re most familiar with. Those who are looking at the push web in the context …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Space Ventures Will Spawn First Trillionaire

A passion for exploration is the fuel to an innovative economy, says astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.<p>In an interview with CNBC's On the Money, the host of the new National Geographic Channel show StarTalk — based on Tyson's podcast and Sirius XM radio show of the same name — described the …

The Internet of Everything: Boring, But So Important

When we are just getting used to Twitter and Facebook, Email and SPAM, along comes "The Internet of Everything" (IoE) where everything -- well almost everything -- is connected to everything else.<p>Goldman Sachs calls it the 3rd wave, and points out that while:<p>The 1990s' fixed Internet wave connected …

9 Rules for Creating Killer Product Videos

<i>This post first appeared on Vimeo.</i><p>Whether you’re selling a product or service, the ubiquitous product video can be the make-or-break moment for your potential customers. A truly great product video both informs and inspires viewers to give you their attention (and their wallets).<p>At Vimeo, we’ve …

Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters<p>Since 2003, America’s Transportation Security Administration has required all locked baggage to have Travelsentry locks, which allow anyone with a widely held master key to open …

TSA

3 atom thick materials could lead to ultra-thin processors

Researchers from Cornell University have announced a breakthrough in transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) production that could lead to much thinner transistors, the building block for faster, smaller and more power efficient processors.<p>TMDs are promising materials for future semi-conductors, …