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What Programming Language Should I Learn in 2015?

We live in a peak time of information technology.What Is The Biggest Mistake Web Designers Make The Most Often?We have written and grown a lot with …

Lonely Planet Introduces A Flight Search Engine

Lonely Planet has just become way more useful after it launched a new flight search engine today, in partnership with Skyscanner. This is the first time the travel guide publisher has hosted its own self-branded flight comparison engine, which is situated within the booking section of its …

Genie Smart Lock Lets You Unlock Your House With Your Smartphone

Yesterday we saw the new i-Bell smart doorbell, and now we have another home automation device aimed at making your life simpler, the Genie Smart …

Apple Patents A Way For Your iPhone To Lock Out Users Whose Behavior It Doesn’t Recognize

Apple has a new patent out (via AppleInsider) that describes a method for locking a device or asking a user for proof of their identity if the device detects a pattern of unusual behavior. It’s a security method that goes beyond the standard pins and passwords, letting your phone pick up on cues …

Microsoft Details Coming Hardware Shakeup Including Changes To Its Design And Manufacturing Assets

In the wake of Microsoft‘s announcement that it will lay off up to 18,000 employees over the next year, and that the Nokia X Android handset will eventually run Windows Phone, Microsoft’s hardware head Stephen Elop announced a number of operational changes in a public memo. The alterations include …

TSMC may be losing A-series chip orders to Samsung

There’s a line in 1990’s <i>The Godfather: Part III</i> when Al Pacino’s Michael describes his inability to extract his family from a life of crime, saying: “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.”<p>Much the same could be said for Apple’s relationship with long-time chip supplier and bitter …

Two years ago the discovery of the Higgs boson was announced. What's new?

The Large Hadron Collider, in its 27km tunnel under the Franco-Swiss border, has been under maintenance since early 2013. No particles have been colliding, and no new data have been flowing through the high-bandwidth cables spreading across the world ready to feed eager physicists with new …

The Most Ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project In The World Has Been Operating In Near Secrecy For 30 Years

IBM's Watson and Apple's Siri stirred up a hunger and awareness throughout the U.S. for something like a Star Trek computer that really worked — an artificially intelligent system that could receive instructions in plain, spoken language, make the appropriate inferences, and carry out its …

Mercedes' semi-autonomous truck lets its driver relax on the highway

If you've ever driven a highway on a major trip, you know how monotonous it can get -- and it only gets worse for big rig operators, who may spend every day on those uneventful roads. Mercedes-Benz may eventually let those long-haul drivers make better use of their time, though. It just recently …

Latest iPhone 6 Mockups Could Offer Preview of the Real Thing

We've seen many, many mockups of the purported iPhone 6 over the past half year — tons — and even though all of these mockups are just that, as time …

Apple brings two-factor authentication to iCloud.com

Apple has rolled out two-factor authentication support for logging into iCloud.com, its web portal for apps like Mail, Calendar, and Pages.<p>If a user has two-factor authentication enabled on their Apple ID, attempting to access a web app through iCloud.com will now require additional identity …

Windows 9 'Threshold' Will Bring Back The Default Start Menu

Windows 9, also known as Windows "Threshold," will reportedly move aside some of its colorful tiles from Windows 8 to make way for the traditional Start Menu, according to ZDNet.<p>Many Windows users are happy with the traditional style of Windows 7, which has led to less than stellar adoption numbers …

Record-breaking magnet crams three tons of force into the size of a golf ball

University of Cambridge scientists have broken a decade-old superconducting record by packing a 17.6 Tesla magnetic field into a golf ball-sized hunk of crystal -- equivalent to about three tons of force. The team used high-temperature superconductors that work at minus 320 degrees F or so -- not …

Apple now updating Maps data every day with user-submitted corrections

When Apple launched its first-party mapping software alongside iOS 6, users immediately discovered that there were a significant number of issues with the map data. Apple eventually issued an apology and said that the release was not up to the company’s standards. A new Reddit post today seems it …

Apple kills development of Aperture and iPhoto for OS X

Apple gave developers an early preview of its upcoming Photos app this month at WWDC, but what it didn’t tell anyone is that new app for iOS will also overthrow Apple’s iPhoto and Aperture apps for OS X.<p>A new Photos app for OS X isn’t expected to land on Macs until next year, but in a statement …

Apple OS X 10.10 Yosemite: The Top 6 New Features

Apple walked audiences through Mac's newest operating system OS X Yosemite on Monday at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, and not …

OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 Will Now Let You Record Your Screen

117<p>SHARES<p>App developers and downloaders rejoice! Apple will at last let you record your iOS device screen just by plugging it in via your Lightning …

Where to sign up for Apple's OS X Yosemite beta

Apple just revealed OS X Yosemite, and is letting anyone sign up for a public beta of the new software.<p>Apple on Monday at its annual World Wide Developer Conference unveiled OS X Yosemite, along with iOS 8 and a laundry list of developer features.<p>During the announcement of Yosemite, it was …

Video of OS X Yosemite Redesign

18<p>SHARES<p>Apple recently announced their all new desktop OS recently, OS X Yosemite. If you didn't know already, the new version has a brand new look …

Apple seeds OS X Yosemite Preview 2 to developers

Along with this morning’s release of iOS 8 beta 2, Apple is throwing some love to Mac users as well by releasing the second preview of the OS X Yosemite beta.<p>Apple has promised to open the OS X Yosemite beta to the public but it looks like you still need to be a developer to grab Cupertino’s newest …

Here’s a quick look and how to enable an early version of OS X Yosemite’s new dark mode

Although the dark mode for OS X Yosemite that Apple previewed onstage at WWDC two weeks ago hasn’t officially made it into any build of Yosemite as of today, developer Hamza Sood has figured out a Terminal command which will let you get a taste of OS X’s dark mode now:<p>Just paste the line below into …

Apple, Google, Samsung to take on diabetes with wearables -- report

The companies are seeking ways to integrate health sensors and apps into their wearable devices, including those to measure glucose levels in a non-invasive way.<p>Apple, Google, and Samsung are exploring sensors for wearable devices that could measure glucose levels for diabetics, according to a …

Apple iWatch to feature multiple designs and more than 10 sensors: WSJ

New report adds fuel to rumors of impending October release date<p>Apple's upcoming smartwatch is pegged for a fall release and will come in multiple designs, according to a new report in <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The device, widely dubbed the iWatch, is said to include over 10 sensors, with some …

Facebook Just Fired A Huge Shot At Cisco

On Wednesday, Facebook introduced Wedge, making good on its promise from last year to push into the $23 billion Ethernet switch market, currently dominated by Cisco.<p>Wedge is part of the Open Compute Project (OCP), one of the most important tech projects Facebook has ever created. OCP began in 2012 …

We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

NASA announced in 2012 that it was working to build a "warp drive" that could enable "faster-than-light" travel. Two years later and the space agency hasn't built a spaceship capable of such speeds yet — but thanks to artist Mark Rademaker, we now know what one could look like. The result is the …

FBI testing face recognition for finding suspects

The NSA may claim it's <i>not</i> collecting photos of American citizens for a facial recognition database, but the FBI most certainly is. The feds has been building what it calls the "Next Generation Identification database," primarily by gathering mug shots from local law enforcement agencies. The …

Skitch 3.2 for iOS Focuses on Swiping

Evernote-owned image-editing app Skitch has been given a number of handy new features on iOS today.<p>Previously, you had to tap and choose from a list. Now, you can swipe between the Photo, Camera, Map, Web, PDF, Draw, and Settings modes, while you can also start new Skitch markups simply by swiping …