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iPhone users smartest, Test of Wits says. BlackBerry? Sorry

You are your smartphone, and your smartphone is you.<p>It is, by now, an accepted wisdom that your choice of pocket computer says more about you than perhaps even you might articulate.<p>These pages are evidence that such a choice elicits a competitive element. So might I present a supposedly objective …

BlackBerry

Avoiding Ten Big Mistakes iOS Developers Make with Core Data

This article highlights common mistakes developers make with Core Data. It also touches on Core Data’s benefits, terminology, versioning, migration, …

Databases

longweekendmobile.com

Vector 22: How to rip and transcode video for the best quality possible

Don Melton, former Engineering Director of Internet Technologies at Apple, talks about his non-browser-based passions - Blu-Ray, transcoding, H.264, …

Blog home

This tutorial will demonstrate how to handle and display thousands of points of data on an iOS map in a way people understand and enjoy.<p>We are going …

thetrickslab.com

Android vs. iOS Development: Fight!

The eternal startup question “Android or iOS first?” grows ever thornier, with news that Android’s market share exceeds 80%. But never mind the managers and non-technical founders: what do <i>developers! developers!</i> think of that divide? Whoever makes life easier for them gains a sizable edge.<p>And by …

Smartphone cameras can give away PIN codes, researchers warn

<i>Correction: This article originally said the user’s eyes were what gave away the code, but it is in fact the orientation inferred from captured</i> …

The Scientifically Best Times To Drink Coffee During The Day

Why you should treat caffeine the way you treat painkillers or antibiotics<p>When's the optimal time to get your coffee kick? Sometime between 9:30 and 11:30 in the morning should work well, neuroscience doctoral student Steven Miller explains in a supremely helpful blog post.<p>Careful timing of when …

Why Are JavaScript Attacks So Dangerous?

You've probably heard security articles talk about JavaScript being used to attack websites, but you might not know why it's quite so dangerous. This …

General Assembly Launches Dash, A Tool For Coding Newbies

As General Assembly moves away from co-working and focuses more heavily on educating entrepreneurs and startups, the company is releasing a brand new tool to the public. It’s called Dash, and it’s an interactive online program that helps teach people how to code through a series of interactive …

Which hashing algorithm is best for uniqueness and speed?

Which hashing algorithm is best for uniqueness and speed? Example (good) uses include hash dictionaries.<p>I know there are things like SHA-256 and …

Online regex tester and debugger: PHP, PCRE, Python, Golang and JavaScript

An Early Look at the Carbon Nanotube Computer Your Kids Will Use

The world of computing was treated to a rare breakthrough in nanotechnology on Wednesday. Researchers from Stanford University announced the creation …

Apple’s iPhone 5s, the A7 Chip, and That 64-Bit Question

When Apple unveiled the iPhone 5s on Tuesday, the company touted as one of its tentpole features the 64-bit desktop-class processing power of its new …

TaDaweb Lets You Create ‘Small Data’ Mashups Without Writing A Single Line Of Code

There is much talk about “Big Data” and the power it can provide. But with <i>Big Data</i> can come <i>Big Prices</i> associated with the cost and complexity of wrangling all that information.<p>According to TaDaweb — a company displaying this week at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013 — the data many businesses are trying …

SlickLogin Aims To Kill The Password By Singing A Silent Song To Your Smartphone

The password needs to die, and SlickLogin is trying to help kill it.<p>Launching into closed beta in the Disrupt SF 2013 Battlefield today, SlickLogin lets you log into a website on your computer by holding your phone within a few inches of it.<p>Here’s the idea: as a user, you’d go to whatever …

2 Ways To Avoid Losing Your iOS Data [Deals]

Since we’re so reliant on our iPhones and iPads – especially as iOS becomes more prevalent – that we need to give thought on things beyond security on these devices. We need to think about what to do in order to keep our data safe from accidental deletion — including looking at software solutions …

iOS

Synchronized virtual reality heartbeat triggers out-of-body experiences

New research demonstrates that triggering an out-of-body experience (OBE) could be as simple as getting a person to watch a video of themselves with …

Virtual Reality

Anatomy of a hack: even your 'complicated' password is easy to crack

In March, readers followed along as Nate Anderson, Ars Technica deputy editor and a self-admitted newbie to password cracking, downloaded a list of …

This Gadget Automatically Tunes Any Guitar In Seconds

The TronicalTune is your very own pocket roadie<p>Throughout their 23-year history, automatic guitar tuners have remained stubbornly complex systems that cost thousands of dollars and require tedious professional installation. Chris Adams, CEO of Tronical in Hamburg, Germany, has figured out a way …

Tagg GPS Pet Tracker – Dog and Cat Collar Attachment

Editor's Rating<p>4.7?<p>Discovered on 2013-08-10<p>Tagg Pet Tracker – GPS Pet Tracker and GPS Dog Tracker System Runaway pets won’t stay lost for long when …

Crowd Funding

Family films as lightning strikes car, recharges phones

Not everyone driving through an unpleasant storm says: "I hope we get struck by lightning."<p>But little boys can be little boys, so perhaps one can forgive Taylor Morlock's morbid wishes, as he and his family drove through Utah the other day.<p>Perhaps, though, he's less a Morlock than a warlock, as …

Filmmaking

Authy Makes Using Two-Factor Authentication Easier By Connecting Your Phone And Mac Over Bluetooth

Authy, the Y Combinator-backed security startup that aims to make two-factor authentication as secure and easy to use as possible, launched a new product today that makes using it quite a bit easier. Authy now lets you connect your phone and Mac (Windows coming later) over Bluetooth to get your …

Doctors Reversed 146 Established Practices in the Last Decade Alone

Medicine is evidence-based—but that doesn't mean the evidence is always correct. A new report reveals that doctors have reversed their position on an …

Viscera Cleanup Detail scrubs up the gaming gore

When you hack, shoot, and fistfight your way through a game like Dead Space, you leave behind quite a bit of carnage. Somebody has to clean that mess up. Might as well be you. The Viscera Cleanup Detail game takes you behind the scenes of a first-person space shooter and puts you at the head of the …

Cleaning

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'Borderlands' Claptrap Now Available as a Talking USB Hub and Car Charger<p>Borderlands 05/11/2018 03:47 pm<p>Borderlands<p>Picnic Aboard the Millennium …

How To Turn A Match Into A Tiny Rocket [VIDEO]

Blast off!<p>The swift strike of a match on July 4 typically precedes sky-high spectacles. But matches themselves can be fireworks. When ignited, the bulb of fuel on a match's tip combusts into space-hogging gases. By containing the gas in aluminum foil and directing it downward, you can create a …

The Pixar Theory: Every Character Lives in the Same Universe

<i>Jon Negroni spent one year untangling the secret world hidden deep within Pixar films. This thesis (printed in full below) originally appeared on his</i> …