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Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel on Diversity, Features for the Olds and More at Code Conference 2015 (Video)

Snapchat's young co-founder and CEO joined the Re/code bosses onstage at Code for a conversation about issues that won't go away anytime soon.<p>Kicking off the second <b>Code</b> conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., Snapchat’s young co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel joined <b>Re/code</b> bosses Walt Mossberg and …

Exclusive: Tim Cook says lack of diversity in tech is 'our fault'

SAN FRANCISCO — The day before Apple kicked off its annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), the company hosted a special orientation session …

Apple

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Making Time: how Pebble built its next smartwatch

Pebble’s offices are the typical mix of very serious work and casual, laid-back mess that’s endemic to startup culture in Silicon Valley. I’m here to see the company’s next smartwatch, and CEO Eric Migicovsky is eager to show it. But first we’re getting a tour of Pebble’s garage-turned-office, …

Wearable Tech

It Would Be Weird If Apple *Wasn’t* Working On A Car

What’s that in the distance? A bird? A plane? A Tesla? A minivan?! No, it’s an Apple Car. Coming right at us!<p>Multiple reports in the past week point …

Digit is the automated savings plan we’ve been waiting for

Set it, forget it, and go to Hawaii<p>Until recently, my savings consisted mostly of unexpected windfalls. A tax return here, a birthday check from Grandma there. Over time I’ve amassed enough that I can withstand the odd financial shock. (The physical pain of a root canal is now <i>slightly</i> more intense …

The One Feature a Great Smartwatch Needs

When he announced the Apple Watch, CEO Tim Cook called it "the most personal device we've ever created." As he paced the stage, a wide grin on his …

Smartwatches

The PlayStation Company: why Sony should ditch almost everything else

It’s funny how times change. Twenty years ago, the PlayStation was a skunkworks product that a renegade faction within Sony had just fought to get released. Now here we are in 2015, and Sony CEO Kaz Hirai — a former boss of the PlayStation division — has announced that the company is essentially …

Jony Ive Is a Redwood

Is Apple’s success reproducible? Is their design culture? Is Jony Ive? After years of debate, my friend and I finally had a breakthrough last week. …

Jony Ive

Making it

ON FEBRUARY 5th, the day the beleaguered chain of Radio Shack electronics stores filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the mail brought your correspondent …

hobbyist

What Exactly Is an Apple Watch For?

Apple Watch provides data and communicates in new ways, but big health-monitoring features are nixed for launch<p>When Apple Inc. started developing its smartwatch, executives envisioned a state-of-the-art health-monitoring device that could measure blood pressure, heart activity and stress levels, …

Apple Watch

Why Samsung Design Stinks

Blame Steve Jobs Syndrome.<p>Kevin Lee calls it “Steve Jobs Syndrome.” As the former head of product strategy and user experience design at Samsung Design America, Lee watched as the $100 billion Korean tech giant wrote check after check to countless Western design firms to develop future products for …

The Software Revolution

In human history, there have been three great technological revolutions and many smaller ones. The three great ones are the agricultural revolution, …

The Unbearable Lightness of Tweeting

At the heart of the media's chattiest technology is a hollow sharing economy. A personal investigation into just how little traffic Twitter's maelstrom actually contributes to websites.<p>In January, I deleted Twitter from my phone. The app was a charming distraction, I decided, and 2015 would be a …

Social Media

Apple Making a Car Isn't as Ridiculous as You Think

It’s primetime for Apple to get into cars. Nowadays, automobiles aren’t, at their core, vehicles that simply move you around. They are devices in and …

Automotive Industry

What the Tech World Doesn't Understand About Fashion

Fashion has something tech seriously wants: the ability to create and sustain demand for products that are—let’s face it—kind of useless.<p>"We desperately need the fashion industry," proclaimed Ayse Ildeniz, VP of Intel's new devices group, in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> recently. "The fashion industry …

The Shape of Things to Come

How an industrial designer became Apple’s greatest product.<p>I. Launch Day<p>In recent months, Sir Jonathan Ive, the forty-seven-year-old senior vice-president of design at Apple—who used to play rugby in secondary school, and still has a bench-pressing bulk that he carries a little sheepishly, as if it …

A Year of @Pharrellhat

A year ago, I created a viral Twitter account.<br>Here‘s what I learned.<p><b>The first episode</b> of the dystopian U.K. television series <i>Black Mirror</i> is the …

Social Media

10 Years Later, YouTube is Still Pure Internet

YouTube is the internet in its purest form. For better or worse, this is the audio-visual mirror of humanity’s digital experience.<p>YouTube was launched 10 years ago as a video dating site inspired by the Hot or Not site. That’s why its anniversary is Valentine’s Day. Three guys launched an online …

Fuck It, I'm Going Back to Firefox

Remember when we all switched from Firefox to Chrome? Chrome was stripped down, simple but fast as <i>hell</i>. It was like browsing the web on a whole new …

Google

Microsoft’s continuing efforts to be cool

Redmond's working hard to court Silicon Valley.<p>There's an old saying in Silicon Valley: "nobody ever got fired for using Amazon Web Services." And …

How Moore’s Law Made Google Possible

Gordon Moore’s famous calculation of the gains in power and economy that would drive chip production continues to have profound implications for …

Snapchat Discover could be the biggest thing in news since Twitter

A few weeks ago, Snapchat updated its app. The new version had a little purple dot in the upper-right corner of the app's Stories screen. If you're a …

Social Media

The Dark Web Remains

The government may have won its case against Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht, but the hidden sites are getting bigger—and smarter.<p>The Wednesday conviction of Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht on seven felony charges demonstrated at least one thing pretty clearly: U.S. law enforcement can not only find, but …

Silk Road