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Robots, virtual reality and retina scans: The high-tech future of hotels -

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Hotels around the world are using tech in surprising ways. The Yotel brand puts much of the check-in experience in the hands of its guests. This is particularly true at Yotel New York, where electronic check-in …

Virtual Reality

Nearly 1 million new malware threats released every day

Companies are struggling to fend off cyber attacks as hackers get faster, sneakier and more creative.

New reports from the Internet security teams at Symantec and Verizon provide an alarming picture of how difficult it's becoming for computer users to stay safe online.

Last year was a big one for …


GAO: Newer aircraft vulnerable to hacking

Hundreds of planes flying commercially today could be vulnerable to having their onboard computers hacked and remotely taken over by someone using the plane's passenger Wi-Fi network, or even by someone on the ground, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

One of the …


6 Key Areas To Outsource When Starting A Business

A 2014 Brookings Institution report concluded that business dynamism (the number of new U.S. businesses formed versus the number closed) has slowed dramatically over the last few decades, despite the record amount of money held by venture capital and banks for investments and loans to emerging …


Move over Evernote, I use Write for drafting all my articles on Windows now

When I joined The Next Web full-time nearly six months ago, I was looking for ways to streamline my workflow — writing up articles, in particular.

I tried out a ton of Windows apps to help me compose posts, but nothing to seemed to fit the bill. I previously used a combination of a little-known …


How Other Smartwatches Stack Up to Apple Watch

Smartwatches are quickly evolving from geeky, ugly devices into user-friendly, stylish wrist computers. Some of the most notable differentiating factors among these watches are battery life and compatibility with more than one operating system.

The Apple Watch has a relatively short battery life …

Apple Watch

New battery can charge a smartphone in a minute

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — A group of scientists at Stanford University has developed an aluminum battery that can charge a smartphone in a minute and last through far more cycles than conventional ion-lithium or alkaline batteries.

The new battery, developed by a team led by Chemistry Professor …


Planes Without Pilots

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Mounting evidence that the co-pilot crashed a Germanwings plane into a French mountain has prompted a global debate about how to better screen crewmembers for mental illness and how to ensure that no one is left alone in the cockpit.

But among many aviation experts, the …


Here’s how long it takes for your personal information to travel across the Internet after it’s stolen

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Hacks are now commonplace. The attacks experienced by Home Depot, Sony, Target, and Anthem Health — each of which had millions of personal records breached — show just how prevalent the issue is.

While many experts work on reducing the chances of attack and helping victims …


Google dominates the past, not the future — and that raises serious questions about the company

On Tuesday morning, Google stock was trading at just under $540 per share.

Give or take a few rises and falls, it has been trading at about that same price for the past 14 months, since December 2013.

In Silicon Valley, where stock grants account for a huge portion of employee compensation, a flat …


In the Future, Your Google Robot Will Download Personalities Like You Download Apps

In spite of warnings from some of science’s biggest brains that artificial intelligence will doom us all, the world keeps moving closer to an …


Instabrand raises $2.5 million in venture funding

Instabrand, a Los Angeles start-up that helps strike deals between advertisers and individuals with large social media followings, announced Tuesday that it has raised $2.5 million in venture capital.

The investment is the latest sign that advertisers are looking to spend more money on campaigns in …

Venture Capital

8 Tips for Teaching Kids to Code

Public education and creative programs are inspiring girls and minorities to dive into computer science like never before.

When we turn on a faucet to …


Smartphones are the gateway to the internet for one-fifth of adults in America

Here's a narrative you've probably heard from net neutrality advocates: mobile broadband providers should be held to the same rules as wired broadband companies, because people are increasingly relying on smartphones as their only access point to the internet. That's especially true in developing …

Net Neutrality

If You Can't Overcome These 5 Mental Hurdles, Then Don't Start a Business

Would I encourage everyone to start a business? No.

Starting a business hurts. It requires hard work. Everyone has skills and abilities, but not everyone should invest those skills and abilities in starting a business. Those who possess entrepreneurial aspirations need to know how tough it is to …


How the world’s first robot astronaut is helping pave the way for the future of human-android interaction

With automated systems, self-driving cars, and robot helpers on the horizon, the way in which we interact with technology is going to undergo another massive shift. We might not have everyday access to these technologies now, but we will soon.

But for that to happen and for these technologies to …


Twitter just launched Periscope, its hot new streaming app

Twitter has launched Periscope today, the livestreaming app it acquired back in February.

Livestreaming has become a hot topic in recent weeks: Meerkat, a similar app, has seen a slew of media attention, explosive growth, and recently raised $12 million at an estimated $40 million valuation. Twitter …


Que es un Drone y dos modelos de drones que están impresionantes

Malware Can Steal Data From Non-Networked Computers, Via Heat

"Hot or not?" comes to computer security

Back in 1999, Neal Stephenson's novel Cryptonomicon introduced me to the idea of Van Eck phreaking—intercepting the weak electromagnetic radiation from a computer monitor to recreate what the person is seeing on the screen. Now security researchers have come …


An Exoskeleton That Acts Like a Wearable Chair

The Chairless Chair is a hydraulic powered chair that lends lower-body support to people who have to stand all day long.The post An Exoskeleton That …

Wearable Tech

A $60 Gadget That Makes Car Hacking Far Easier

Soon, it could take as little as $60 and a laptop to begin messing around with a car's digital innards.The post A $60 Gadget That Makes Car Hacking …


Clever App Reveals a Snapshot of Your Location—In the Past

The app aims to bring glimpses of history to your smartphone screen.The post Clever App Reveals a Snapshot of Your Location—In the Past appeared …


The Most Important Thing on the Internet Is the Screenshot

Screenshots never used to be this powerful.The post The Most Important Thing on the Internet Is the Screenshot appeared first on WIRED.


Legendary investor Fred Wilson: Here's how much money a startup needs to raise

Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson has one simple principle when it comes to how much money startups should raise: less is more.

Mark Suster, a partner at Los Angeles-based VC firm Upfront Ventures, interviewed Wilson about how much money a company needs to raise to be successful.

"I just think if …


FTC opens new office to protect you from the Internet of Things

The FTC says it'll be broadening its scope with the launch of a new Office of Technology Research and Investigation, described by the agency as "the next generation in consumer protection." The new division succeeds and replaces the FTC's current Mobile Technology Unit, which focused on …

Internet of Things

How Platzi bootstrapped its way into Y Combinator to build the future of education

Latin American ed-tech startup Platzi will be on stage at Y Combinator’s Demo Day this Monday. As you may remember, Platzi is the new name of online education platform — a rebranding aimed at reflecting its global ambitions.

Its co-founders may also be familiar figures to TNW readers: …


25 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design

What the landscape of design will look like in 2020, according to the most innovative designers of 2015.

Design is always changing, and with tech and design increasingly aligning, we're arguably headed to the most radical period of change in design history. How radical will the design landscape of …

Fashion Trends

Nintendo assures its new mobile games will mostly be developed internally

For years, Nintendo has had a strong stance as to why it wouldn’t bring its games and characters to the mobile platform, but that all began to change …


E-ink turns one pair of shoes into many shoes

Volvorii is a pair of chic heels with an embedded e-ink panel that can be programmed with patterns to match your outfit.

It seems we're only just …