Cemil Islamov

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Android killed Windows Phone, not Apple

There’s no greater woulda-coulda-shoulda than Windows Phone<p>So Windows Phone is well and truly dead (excepting a tiny handful of Windows 10 devices). There it lies, buried in the graveyard of failed smartphone platforms. Cause of death: Android. Yes, really.<p>Apple changed everything in mobile, but in …

Apple’s building an old wooden barn at its ‘Spaceship’ campus — here’s why

Adorned with wood, glass, and polished metal, Apple’s new ‘spaceship’ campus has an aesthetic straight out of a Jony Ive sketch. It’s high-tech and futuristic, and set to span 2.8-million square feet and house 13,000 employees — and perhaps some farm animals.<p>In a recent drone fly-over video by</i> …

Can you get rich by investing in a startup? How to do it — and the pros and cons of crowdfunding.

In May 2016, a law took effect that allows anyone to invest at least some of their cash in startup companies. Until then, buying a stake in a small …

Startups

India could become the first digital, cashless society

It's called India Stack.<p><b>The Foundations of a New Financial System</b><p>Before 2009, half of all Indians didn't have any form of identification, not even a birth certificate.<p>Without a form of identification, citizens couldn't access services like banking, insurance, or even get a driver's license. As …

India

As rumors of new biometric features continue, Apple acquires Israeli facial recognition startup RealFace

According to a report from Israeli financial website Calcalist, Apple has acquired facial recognition company RealFace. News of this acquisition comes as rumors regarding face recognition for iOS have increased ahead of the upcoming release of the iPhone 8 later this year.<p>RealFace is a relatively …

Mobile Technology

NASA announces plan to visit asteroid worth $10,000 quadrillion

On January 4, NASA announced a future mission to explore a Massachusetts-sized asteroid known as 16 Psyche.<p>The mission is seeking to learn more about the unusual body, which is thought to be the remaining core of a dead planet.<p>"This asteroid measures about 130 miles (210 kilometers) in diameter," …

Donald Trump is getting a second Twitter account Friday: @POTUS

@POTUS, the official Twitter account reserved for the sitting president, will change hands from Barack Obama’s team to Trump’s administration.<p>Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, and he’ll immediately inherit loads of power and responsibility. Oh, …

EU antitrust regulators welcome Amazon, Apple audiobook deal

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A decision by Amazon and Apple to scrap all exclusivity obligations in the supply and distribution of audiobooks will likely boost competition, EU antitrust regulators said on Thursday.<p>The Apple logo is seen on the facade of the new Apple Store in Paris, France, …

Damn, Apple Is Losing a Lot of People [Updated]

A spate of top engineers have left Apple for Tesla and other companies over the last few months. What’s going on?<p>On Tuesday, Tesla announced that it …

Scientists Create Mind-Controlled Hunting Zombie Mice

Flash one light, and the mouse goes on the prowl, zombielike, stalking any prey in its path. Flash another, and it delivers a killing blow with its …

4chan Declares 'War' on ISIS

With the US election cycle over, the anonymous user of 4chan’s /pol/ (politically incorrect) board are antsy for something new to occupy their time. …

Start thinking like a startup

Shifts in a rapidly changing retail world and dramatic changes in consumer behavior continue to be a challenge for some traditional retailers. Legacy retailers that have remained stagnant with their old-guard ways are struggling to maintain sales and stay relevant with today’s consumer.<p>The …

Space Poop Challenge

<b>The Problem</b><p>In space, no one can hear you flush. That's because in space, there are no toilets. While you may go about your life mostly unaffected by …

How Apple, Google, and Microsoft used each others’ app stores in 2016

For the last two years, we have examined how Apple, Google, and Microsoft develop apps for each others’ competing platforms. It’s time to take another look at their strategies, which of course align with their respective business models.<p>Apple last year released its first three Android apps for …

How I Finally Fell In Love With 'Skyrim' This Christmas

I’ve always wanted to like <i>The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim</i> more than I ever have in practice—a problem I had with <i>Oblivion</i> as well, and one that I have with lots of RPGs (as well as MMOs like <i>The Elder Scrolls Online.</i>)<p><i>Skyrim</i> is riddled with problems, of course, from bugs and glitches to uneven acting and …

BlackBerry's success led to its failure

With a little help from Apple and Google<p>It’s mobile prehistory at this point, but there was once a time when the ultimate smartphone you could get was a BlackBerry. Before Apple’s iPhone arrived, Google’s first Android prototypes were basically BlackBerry clones. It’s easy to think of the …

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16 Great Unsung TV Shows of the Past Few Years That Everybody Should Watch

We’re living in a goddamn Golden Age of television. But there’s also way too much TV to keep track of, and a few shows get the lion’s share of …

Science flunks experimental font used on interstate signs

Federal Highway Administration Will Return To Using 'Highway Gothic' Font<p>A Holiday Inn every few miles, a McDonald's fry pit off almost every exit and green road signs with white letters. The uniformity of the 46,876 miles that comprise the Interstate Highway System environment is so seamless it's …

Mobile make-out game is even more grotesque than it sounds

If you’ve been waiting for the ultimate make-out game experience on your iPhone, keep waiting. This one looks gross.<p><i>Smooth Operator</i> will be out just in time for Valentine’s Day, and it looks like exactly the thing to bring your festivities to a halt. It’s a co-op kissing title that is all about you …

Can 3D-Printing Help The Refugee Crisis?

A startup based in Jordan is finding out<p>On face value, Dave Levin and Loay Malahmeh are creating a makerspace and innovation center for refugees, but their real goal is much more ambitious. “Much of what we’re doing is trying to disrupt the whole nature of humanitarian relief, of civil defense, …

Google Streetview Takes Viewers Into A Miniature Train 'Wunderland'

Now you can feel like Alice, without eating any strange mushrooms<p>Google Street View is downsizing. They've taken us deep into the seven seas and up perilous rock faces but now, they're taking us somewhere very small: Hamburg's Miniatur Wunderland, a huge model train set.<p>The best part is, you can …

Google Street View

Greek Coast Guard Will Rescue Refugees With Robot

A swimming lifeguard, abetted by quadcopter drones<p>Pushed into water, the robot looks like nothing so much as a giant carrot, puttering about a vast ocean. Named “EMILY”, the machine is a tethered and remotely piloted life preserver, designed and built by Hydronalix. The name awkwardly stands for …

iPhone Update Will Tint Screens At Night, For Your Health

iOS 9.3 will be much easier on the eyes<p>Apple isn't shy about including features that originally appear on the jailbreak scene and adding them into the standard iPhone experience. New additions like quick reply to messages in iOS 8 or notification banners in iOS 5 were previously present for …

Apps

Robo-Butchers Could Soon Cut Your Steak

Meatpacking company wants to build a knife-wielding robot that might actually help humans<p>Robots have taken over lots of dangerous, repetitive jobs that used to be done by humans, such as putting together cars or sorting packages. But for the most part, they haven’t replaced butchers, many thousands …

Nikon's New Action Camera Shoots Video In All Directions

A durable, omnidirectional camera<p>You've probably heard about 360-degree videos. You've also probably heard about action cameras. Today, Nikon announced its going to combine the two in a new camera called the KeyMission 360.<p>The KeyMission 360 is compact like a GoPro, durable like a GoPro, and it …

Videography

Ford Talks Autonomous Cars at CES

But they don't talk about Google<p>Ford President and CEO Mark Fields had a lot to say at the CES 2016 opening press conference, but there was one significant thing he did not say: when he listed the partners in the company’s autonomous car program, he pointedly did not mention Google.<p>Rumors had been …

University of Michigan

Hackers Take Down Power Stations In Ukraine

May be the first cyberattack to successfully cause a blackout<p>Ivano-Frankivsk was supposed to be far from the Russian front. The city and province of the same name are on the far western side of Ukraine, away from the Russian-backed breakaway province of Donetsk in the east. Donetsk has seen almost …

Cybersecurity

This Hoverboard Unboxing Video Is So Hot

A British vlogger was excited to try out his brand new hoverboard when he got a nasty surprise this week. And naturally it was all caught on tape.<p>The …