Ahmed Kammorah

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Apple acquired Gliimpse, a personal health data startup

Apple has reportedly acquired health data startup Gliimpse, a company that collects and combines disparate threads of personal health info.<p>Fast Company reports that the acquisition went down earlier this year, but there has yet to be any confirmation on the part of Gliimpse. However, FC says that …

Deep Learning Trends @ ICLR 2016

Started by the youngest members of the Deep Learning Mafia [1], namely Yann LeCun and Yoshua Bengio, the ICLR conference is quickly becoming a strong …

5-qubit quantum computing simulator

Since IBM released access to its 5-qubit quantum computer, with accompanying tutorial and ability to simulate and program it easily (via a graphical …

Quantum Computing

Practical Core Bluetooth in IoT & Wearable projects @ UIKonf 2016

In recent years, "IoT" or "Wearable" are one of buzzwords, so many people might have interests in building hardware products. But learning how to develop electric circuits, mechanical systems or embedded systems etc. from zero is so difficult. However, iOS developers can contribute to projects of …

Can treating the brain help in the fight against diabetes?

In research that may point the way to new treatments for Type 2 diabetes, obese and diabetic mice who got a single shot of a growth-promoting peptide directly into their brains experienced lasting remission from the metabolic disorder without any sustained changes to their diet or their weight.<p>A …

Diabetes

U.S., Lockheed fixing software glitch with GPS satellites

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) said it is working to resolve a technical error disclosed by the U.S. Air Force on Sunday that affected some global positioning system (GPS) satellites but did not degrade the accuracy of GPS signals received by users around the world.<p>The Boeing …

Military

Swarm updates app with simpler messaging and group chat

Foursquare's bringing some much needed simplicity to its standalone Swarm app today, removing the old "plans" feature that let users publicly (and awkwardly) ask <i>all</i> of their friends to hang out. That's been ditched in favor of a private messaging system. "We think it will bring up the value of …

25 Must Have Podcasts For Every Entrepreneur Or Business Owner

<i>This post first appeared on Mention.</i><p>When I first started working in public relations back in 2008, companies were jumping on the podcast bandwagon with enthusiasm. Then, as trends do, the enthusiasm fizzled in the B2B space, while shows in the pop-culture and B2C space continued to flourish.<p><i>But</i> …

SugarCRM Buys Mobile Startup Stitch, Shuts It Down

SugarCRM, a CRM and open source rival to Salesforce, has made an acquisition to help the company raise its game on the mobile front. It has acquired and is shutting down Stitch, a startup co-founded by ex-Salesforce execs that created a mobile-first platform and iOS app for salespeople to …

Startups

Stephen Wolfram writes nifty IoT data store for his nifty software stack

One of the challenges associated with the internet of things is figuring out where to put all that data. If you have dozens of connected devices …

Wolfram Alpha

What you need to know about HTTP/2

Look at the address bar in your browser. See those letters at the front, "HTTP"? That stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol, the mechanism a browser uses to request information from a server and display webpages on your screen. A new version of the reliable and ubiquitous HTTP protocol was …

Microsoft gives eligible students free Office 365 subscriptions

Turns out Microsoft had a surprise in store for students around the globe this February, and not just for those based in New York. The company's finally bringing free Office 365 subscriptions to students outside the US, so long as they live in one of the countries (it's quite a lengthy list) where …

Microsoft launches OneNote Staff Notebook for Education

Microsoft has launched a free tool to help teachers and school staff to collaborate more effectively on curriculum development, administrative duties and internal policies.<p>OneNote Staff Notebook for Education lets education staff leaders — like principals or faculty heads — set up shared workspaces …

Mobile Devices

Evernote’s Chinese Service Disables Public Note Feature

Evernote’s Chinese service, Yinxiang Biji, has temporarily disabled its public note feature, a spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch today. It’s unclear why public notes was taken down or when it will be restored. We’ve asked the company for more information. Yinxiang Biji (a separate service …

The DJI Inspire 1: finally, a drone that flies well indoors

A drone carrying mistletoe at a TGI Friday’s clipped a photographer on the nose earlier this month, drawing quite a few rounds of “well, duh!”<p>It …

LinkedIn explains its complex Gobblin big data framework

LinkedIn shed more light Tuesday on a big-data framework dubbed Gobblin that helps the social network take in tons of data from a variety of sources …

JavaScript Application Architecture On The Road To 2015

I once told someone I was an architect. It’s true in a way since I now have to design an intricate web of lies to back it up. On a serious note, I …

Intel is swarming wearables as part of its Internet of Things strategy

Intel missed being the leader in mobile tech, but it doesn’t want to miss the wearables wave. So the company is investing heavily in components for wearables, and that strategy is integrated with the company’s larger mission of providing tech for the Internet of Things (IoT), or connected everyday …

Google's Chromebooks Have Officially Taken Over The Education Market

The search giant's low-cost laptops were the best-selling devices in the K-12 market last quarter.<p>For the first time, Google Chromebooks were the best-selling device in the education market this quarter, beating out Apple's iPad in the K-12 sphere, according to data from market research firm …

Applications are driving investment in deep learning startups

Deep learning, the popular approach to machine learning currently driving new capabilities in fields such as computer vision, is beginning to attract …

Data Science 101: SparkR - Interactive R Programs at Scale - insideBIGDATA

R + RDD = R2D2<p>R is a widely used statistical programming language but its interactive use is typically limited to a single machine. To enable large …

Apache Storm 0.9 basic training - Verisign

Apache Storm 0.9 basic training (130 slides) covering:<p>1. Introducing Storm: history, Storm adoption in the industry, why Storm<p>2. Storm core concepts: topology, data model, spouts and bolts, groupings, parallelism<p>3. Operating Storm: architecture, hardware specs, deploying, monitoring<p>4. Developing …

Google reveals most searched-for universities

<b>Google has revealed the most popular searches for people around the world looking for universities.</b><p>This ranking of online searches is very different from the traditional map of the global powerhouses of higher education.<p>There is a strong interest in online courses, rather than traditional …

College & University

LittleBits Announces BitLab, An App Store For Hardware

Have you ever wanted to build a banana piano? Or make a robotic cockroach brain out of LEGO? With LittleBits now you (potentially) can. The company has just announced something called the BitLab, a contest merged with a crowd sourced technology system that allows inventors to create new LittleBits …

The Challenges of Emotion vs. Data-Driven Marketing

<i>Lauren deLisa Coleman is a digi-culture trend analyst specializing in the convergence of popular culture, emerging tech and the impact on business and governance. This post originally appeared on the Geckoboard blog.</i><p>For a job title that barely existed three years ago, the role of a data scientist …

Video worth watching: Apple's Tim Cook on The Charlie Rose Show

Tim Cook would be the first to tell you — as he told Charlie Rose Friday night — that he’s not Steve Jobs and never will be.<p>But the Tim Cook that …

Y Combinator Wants You (To Solve Big Problems)

In its last Demo Day, Y Combinator showcased startups that are seeking to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. As in, nuclear energy, health, and quantum computing–all things that are (arguably) more important than how to get food delivered to your piehole using the most direct route …

Google Offers Early-Stage Startups $100,000 In Cloud Platform Credits For 1 Year

If you are an early stage startup, Google wants to give you $100,000 in Cloud Platform credits for one year so you can host your applications on its servers (and not on AWS or Azure). This offer is part of Google’s Cloud Platform for Startups initiative, a new program the company’s senior vice …

Kickstart Your iPhone App Development with This Swift Programming class

I just learned of (and backed) a Kickstarter campaign to learn Swift and iOS 8 programming. It's being run by a friend and colleague of mine, named Paul Solt. He's an award-winning app developer and a great instructor. I've had the opportunity to attend live training from him, and he's offered …

Apps

10 Best Startups From Y Combinator's Demo Day

Something happens to you when you sit through 75 Y Combinator startups all vying for press coverage and investment dollars. Well, besides the fact that you body goes numb from sitting in a plastic chair for nearly seven hours, you see the patterns of a pitch: intro, product explanation, financials, …