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VersionPress Picks Up Backing From Credo Ventures For ‘WordPress Meets Git’ Solution

Anybody who has ran or developed a WordPress-powered site, be it a humble blog or something more complex, knows that it’s pretty easy to make undesirable changes. This can be either content-related or a change to the WordPress theme or plugin you’re running. While backing up is crucial, a primitive …

New Google Project Delivers Critical Info To Refugees' Smartphones

And it's designed so that it won't waste precious battery power.<p>As refugees and migrants stream into Europe, risking their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea, Google announced a new system designed to give them critical information in a timely fashion.<p>The search giant joined the International …

Save the Children

The New Google: 'All the Assholes Have Left'

Nice guys don't always finish last.<p>Bruno Bowden describes Google’s top ranks in a very Google-y way. With stats.<p>“In leadership at Google, you have to be three-plus standard deviations better than normal in technical ability,” said Bowden, an equity partner at Data Collective who spent eight years …

Popcorn Time got burned, now all we have is Butter

Over the past week, torrent-based movie and TV streaming service Popcorn Time has been slowly disintegrating. Under mounting pressure from legal and moral issues, a key segment of the development team split off. Creators tried to lift Popcorn Time technology out of the ethical Internet gray area in …

Popcorn Time

Liquid metal printing puts flexible circuits on 'anything'

Thanks to top universities and some companies, soft robots and stretchy electronics are already a reality. Now a group of researchers from Purdue claim they've found the right manufacturing process to produce those types of devices en masse. Their method entails printing out circuits using an …

Nanotech

Hands on: Microsoft Sway tells your story without the hassle

Office has a new app in the family: Sway, a new way to share stories and ideas directly from your phone.<p>Microsoft’s Sway was announced back in October and remains invite only, but the company opened up the preview to New Zealand users this week. Sway is touted as a way for “expressing your ideas in …

DARPA creates first 1THz computer chip, earns Guinness World Record - ExtremeTech

By on October 31, 2014 at 10:50 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>DARPA, the US military’s R&D …

DARPA

Microsoft Confirms Another Round Of Layoffs Just Happened

About 3,000 employees were let go, reports ZD Net's Mary Jo Foley.<p>Microsoft company confirmed the layoffs to us with this statement:<p>"We've taken another step that will complete almost all the 18,000 reductions announced in July. The reductions happening today are spread across many different …

Satya Nadella

CurrentC, an Apple Pay Rival, Has Been Hacked

If you want to build a reliable mobile wallet service, you should probably avoid being hacked before you launch. CurrentC, a retailer-backed payment system billed as one of the chief competitors to Apple Pay, has notified customers that hackers may have acquired their email addresses, as first …

Microsoft outs Band fitness wearable in Apple App store screenshots

Microsoft hasn't officially announced its much-rumored entry into the smartwatch sector, but it has provided the world with an apparently accidental glimpse of the device, dubbed simply "Band."<p>Screenshots of the health-oriented wearable appeared Wednesday on the Mac App Store as part of a sync app …

11 Ideal Facebook Tools for Contests and Analyzation

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>The built-in tools that Facebook offers to business pages and advertisers are robust and detailed. Hence, you’re likely to uncover a smaller stash of third-party tools than you might for a network like Twitter.<p>Have you visited TNW's hype-free …

Microsoft takes Samsung to court over delayed royalty payments

The mobile industry’s big players seem to be constantly embroiled in various legal challenges against one another. This time it is the turn of Microsoft and Samsung, with the former accusing the latter of delaying royalty payments regarding Android smartphones.<p>Samsung, along with various other …

Mobile