Daniel Rivera

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How to reduce the number of ads in Gmail

Google updated its terms of service this week to clarify the manner in which software automatically scans and analyzes the content of your emails so the company can deliver what it calls "tailored advertising," in addition to ferreting out spam and malware. When you signed up for your Gmail …

T-Mobile's Bobsled brand launches with free Facebook voice calls, much more promised soon

Looking for another free VoIP calling option? Well, you've now got one anyway -- T-Mobile has just announced its new Bobsled brand, and it's kicking things off with a Facebook application that will let you make free, "one-touch" calls to any of your friends around the world. Facebook is apparently …

Crowdfunded Gadgets That Talk To Your Home And Charge Your Phone With Wind Power

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research, a technology, media and telecom advisory firm, and founder of Backerjack. He blogs at Techspressive. Each week, Backerjack shares three tech-related products seeking funding.</i><p><b>Talk to your home and have it listen and respond with …

New iWatch Concept Video Envisions A Vertical, Notification-Based UI For An Apple Wearable

A new iWatch concept video produced by Fuse Chicken, the Cleveland-based design startup that’s currently funding a magnetic charging cable and dock for iPhone, imagines what a wrist-mounted Apple wearable computer might look like with a wraparound curved display and a vertical UI incorporating the …

The gadgets and apps that guru Nicholas Felton uses to monitor his every move

How many gadgets does it take to comprehensively track your life? How about three fitness trackers, a camera on your chest, and three apps running night and day on your smartphone, plus a blood alcohol monitor? That’s what it takes for quantified-self guru Nicholas Felton—the author of nearly a …

Amazon's 'Flow' uses your iPhone's camera to make a shopping list

Earlier this week, Amazon brought its "Flow" image recognition technology to the retailer's main iOS app. The feature, which has long been available as a standalone utility, lets iPhone users add products to their Amazon shopping list simply by capturing them with the device's built-in camera. Flow …

Hitlist, A Smart Flight Finder That Saves You Money By Telling You When To Fly, Exits Beta

Thanks to Google Now, other virtual assistants, and mobile applications that can tap into our location to feed us information at will, consumers are being conditioned to think of information-gathering as more of a passive process, these days. One company tapping into that larger trend is Hitlist, a …

Apple met with FDA, reportedly working on 'Healthbook' for iOS 8

Some of Apple's top executives met with officials from the US Food and Drug Administration last month, something that — together with new software rumors — could signal a new direction for the company's upcoming products. Apple's senior vice president of operations Jeff Williams, as well as the …

Will Anyone Under 30 Wear Apple's Health-Obsessed iWatch?

As rumors mount about a possible iWatch launch late in 2014, with attendant speculation that it will provide Apple with a boost to its sagging sales, I have to ask, who is this for? Tim Cook wears a Nike fuelband (as well as sitting on their board) and Cupertino has been on a hiring tear for those …

Apple Said To Be Focusing On Health With iOS 8 And iWatch, Following Exec Meeting With FDA

Apple’s plans for iOS 8 focus on redefining health tracking via mobile devices, according to a new report from 9to5Mac, which has a terrific track record when it comes to rumors it has sourced itself. The report details a new marquee application coming in iOS 8 called “Healthbook” that monitors all …

This company says its technology could have detected Snowden’s intrusions

Government servants are hardly the best paid employees in the world, even if they are spies. But the older ones do have pensions of the sort most young people could never imagine. So why would a 30-year veteran of Britain’s secret service, with a “gold-plated” pension to look forward to, leave his …

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

4 Things You Need to Know About Future NSA Director Michael Rogers

Vice Adm. Michael Rogers was confirmed as the new director of the NSA and the U.S. Cyber Command. He will succeed Gen. Keith Alexander, who's …

How Edward Snowden went from loyal NSA contractor to whistleblower

In late December 2001, someone calling themselves TheTrueHOOHA had a question. He was an 18-year-old American male with impressive IT skills and a sharp intelligence. His real identity was unknown. Everyone who posted on Ars Technica, a popular technology website, did so anonymously.<p>TheTrueHOOHA …

How to Check if Your App is Addictive Enough to Make Money

Making money on mobile can be a tricky thing. Having ads on your app is an option, but few companies have truly cracked the perfect mobile advertising strategy, so adding ads to your app will likely be an annoying, disruptive experience to the user.<p>Still, this doesn’t mean having ads on your app …

Microsoft offers $100 to 'ditch your PS3' for an Xbox One

While the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launches started off with Microsoft and Sony trading congratulatory tweets, Microsoft has stepped up its marketing recently. In promotional emails, the software giant is offering $100 towards an Xbox One when people "ditch" Sony’s PlayStation 3. The trade-in …

Facebook Saved Over A Billion Dollars By Building Open Sourced Servers

Facebook is reaping the benefits of designing its own energy efficient servers. Today at the Open Compute Summit, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that “In the last three years alone, Facebook has saved more than a billion dollars in building out our infrastructure using Open Compute designs.”<p>Facebook …

Why First Time Founders Should Join an Accelerator Program

<i>Ohad Frankfurt is the cofounder and CEO of Swayy, a personalized content curation and management platform.</i><p>About a year and a half ago, we got accepted to the Elevator accelerator program in Tel Aviv, Israel. At the time, we started working on a product called Summer, a browser extension which lets …

Google search bug floods random man's Hotmail account with 10,000 emails a day

Blank missives are arriving at a rate of roughly 500 per hour<p>Starting yesterday afternoon, the Hotmail account of California resident David Peck suddenly became a lot more popular. It's the result of a bug in Google search, which <i>The Verge</i> was able to reproduce. Search for "gmail" and the first …

Take Your Next Flight On This Gigantic Solar Whale-Like Plane

Oscar Viñals, from Barcelona, envisioned the “AWWA Sky Whale” concept plane as a mixture of today’s current designs and future concepts that don’t …

Apple gushes on 30 years of making Macs

This year signifies the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh computer, and who better to reflect on this achievement than the almighty creator Apple? Cupertino has dedicated a corner of its website to such a retrospective, the focal point of which is an inspirational video starring several fans who …

Will “disease-like” Facebook lose 80 percent of users by 2017? Don’t make me laugh

There’s some non-peer-reviewed “research” (PDF) going around that claims Facebook(s fb) will have lost 80 percent of its users in a few years’ time, …

Cult of Mac and iFixit Teardown the Original Macintosh 128k [Feature]

It’s the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Macintosh, and we wondered at Cult of Mac <i>what can we do to celebrate?</i> Then we thought, let’s dissect an original Macintosh and see what made it tick! There’s nothing like destruction in the persuit of knowledge.<p>In full retro spirit, we asked our …

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The Connected Yard: Smart Tech Goes Outside to Play

The Internet of Things keeps adding thingsnow even our kitchen appliances and thermostats are web-connected. Why stop with your home's interior? New outdoor gear is getting smarter, too.<p>The Internet of Things keeps adding things—now even our kitchen appliances and thermostats are web-connected. Why …

The first-ever botwall could change the economics of hacking forever

For companies with data to protect, their primary problem is how cheap hacking can be.<p>While “hacking” encompasses a wide variety of activities, one company is specifically tackling the botnet problem: The ability to use a network of linked computers to overwhelm a website or break into user …

'Game Of Thrones' Season 4 Trailer: HBO Releases Footage On Vine

The first look at the "Game Of Thrones" Season 4 trailer is here. HBO released 30 seconds of the highly anticipated trailer -- seriously, people are psyched about the preview of the preview! -- via Vine on Friday (Jan. 10).<p>The five Vines show Tyrion Lannister in shackles, Daenerys patiently …

Steam Machines are here, but who are they for?

Too many options can be a bad thing<p>Last year at CES in Las Vegas, Valve finally announced its long-rumored Steam Machine platform, designed to bring the PC gaming experience into your living room. At the time, the appeal was obvious: a small PC that fits under your television and lets you play the …

Big box retailers make a big bet on the connected home at CES

The smart home isn’t mainstream yet, but two platforms sold by big box retailers have lined up some new features and gadgets that might drive more …

In 2014 the next billion will access the mobile internet—at $20 a handset

For the first time ever, in 2013 smartphones outsold feature phones, and the dean of Silicon Valley tech investing, Marc Andreessen, says that within three years you simply won’t be able to buy a non-smartphone. But what proportion of phones in use right now are smartphones?<p>Less than half, is the …