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Enter The Blockchain: How Bitcoin Can Turn The Cloud Inside Out

Drop whatever you’re doing and go read Maciej Cegłowski’s absolutely magnificent essay <i>Our Comrade The Electron</i>, an astonishing history of the amazing Russian engineer Lev Sergeyevich Termen. Make sure you read right down to its punchline, “the most badass answer imaginable.” But if time is short, …

Hoist handles the mundane tasks so developers can concentrate on building great Web apps

Hoist, a New Zealand based startup that offers a set of tools to empower developers to build great apps, launched to all today following the end of a three-month closed-beta period.<p>The company aims to take the hassle out of the many mundane tasks that developers have to perform everyday, such as …

Disruption at the core: How the cloud will commoditize the upper middle-class

A combination of the rise of software as a service and the increasingly complex analytics available to companies will commoditize an increasing …

Smart parking app begins rollout in London's West End

A new app could drastically reduce the amount of time that drivers in Westminster spend looking for parking spaces<p>A new 'smart parking' system that helps drivers find a free parking space using a smartphone app will begin rolling out across London's West End next week.<p>Working with parking …

Why vendors can't sell OpenStack to enterprises - Alessandro Perilli

A couple of weeks ago I attended my first OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong. It was an eye opener experience from a research standpoint, and I wrote some …

7 Great Services for Taking Back Control of Your Inbox

Ever felt like you’re a slave to your inbox? Just when you think you’ve got everything under control, a slew of new messages just come flooding in, leaving you feeling helpless, disorganized, and frustrated.<p>Thankfully, you’re not alone. In fact, there are several services dedicated to help you …

The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.<p>Somewhere along the way, right around the …

The Internet Archive puts Atari games and obsolete software directly in your browser

The Internet Archive has officially released a tool that will let decades-old software run in your browser, along with a catalog of noteworthy, fun, or notorious games and applications. The Archive team has spent two years creating and troubleshooting a JavaScript port of the MESS computer software …

NSA reportedly hacked Mexican president's e-mail account

The National Security Agency eavesdropped on the Mexico government by systematically infiltrating an e-mail server and hacking the e-mail account of a former Mexico president, according to a classified documents reviewed by Der Spiegel.<p>The e-mail domain, which was also used by other members of …

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