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Pizza, programming, and starting an industry: Bill Gates, the college years

Bill Gates' presence as a titan of the computing industry is now taken for granted, but before all that he was just a (rather extraordinary) college student. Biographer Walter Isaacson takes a look at the software mogul's earlier years at Harvard for the <i>Harvard Gazette</i>. It's a look back at a human …

Bill Gates

Nexus 5 due in October with Android 4.4 KitKat, says report

We've seen the Moto X and the iPhone 5S, but there's still one more flagship phone many fans are waiting for: the Nexus 5.<p>The Moto X and iPhone 5S are finally here, but what remaining superphone on the horizon should early adopters and anxious upgraders still consider waiting for?<p>The answer: a …

The First Computer With Leap Motion Gesture Control Built Right In

Leap Motion, the Kinect-like gesture control system we profiled here, is super exciting; it measures gestures to the hundredth of a millimeter, and works on any computer. They're working their way up to shipping the device as an accessory, but they've also partnered with HP for something a little …

Google Glass ditches tether requirement for data sharing

Fights erupt at Apple iPhone launch in California

At least two arrests were made in Pasadena when a ploy to get homeless people to queue up for the new iPhones went spectacularly wrong.<p>An overnight campout for the new iPhone became chaotic when two men were arrested for fighting outside an Apple Store in California, and a man's plan to hire …

Homelessness

At $72B, Bill Gates is richest American for 20th straight year

And as usual, Forbes' latest list of the wealthiest 400 Americans includes a tech industry who's who, from Ellison to Zuckerberg to Musk.<p>It's hard to think of a year in which Bill Gates wasn't at the top of the Fortune 400 list, considered as the definitive annual list of America's richest.<p>And so …

Notes From The iPhone Launch: Tim Cook Erases Any Doubt It's His Apple As Record Crowds Embrace Apple's Latest

We won’t know until at least Monday whether the launch of Apple's new iPhones set a sales record, but by all accounts record crowds showed up Friday to get their hands on one. I had the chance to spend a few hours with the waiting throng at one of the company’s newest retail stores, in the Stanford …

BlackBerry's budget 'Americano' phone reportedly caught on camera

There have been rumors that BlackBerry would introduce a touch-only parallel to the Q5, and we may have just glimpsed that smartphone in the wild. Both <i>BBin</i> and <i>CrackBerry</i> have photos of what's reportedly the "Americano," the first device in the low-end C-series. The handset appears to be a smaller, …

Lagoa Acquires 3D Editor 3DTin

Montreal-based Lagoa has acquired in-browser 3D editor 3DTin. The company announced its acquisition on its blog. 3DTin is used for 3D model and 3D printing.<p>3DTin, like competitors TinkerCAD and Sketchfab, allows you to make 3D models inside your browser window. These models can then be exported for …

Bing updates iOS app with new shortcuts and redesigned menu

Now that Bing is integrated with Siri, iOS users can use it without a dedicated app, but those who stick with it can expect a few new benefits. While you won't see a complete overhaul, the search engine's homepage now comes with four new tiles that link to the weather report, image search, trending …

New MIT 3-D Printing Innovations Create Printable Objects That Assemble Themselves

When Skylar Tibbits drops a plastic-like rod into a tub of water, it starts to take shape, turning into a cube. It’s a result of what he calls 4-D printing, which adds the fourth dimension, time, to the increasingly popular process of 3-D printing. Over the time dimension, the objects …

New browser extensions let you hit the NSA where it hurts: in the data

Flagger.io does just one thing: It adds a random selection of keywords, like “terrorist,” “pressure cooker,” “Al Qaeda,” etc. to the address of every website you visit. The idea is that, because the US National Security Agency (NSA) is gathering essentially all the internet traffic that passes …

Surveillance

Five tips for the new Camera app on iOS 7

Apple has redesigned the Camera app for iOS 7, adding new features and navigation options. Here's how to use them.<p>There isn't a single app or screen left unchanged in iOS 7, and the Camera app is no exception. From the way you navigate through the app, to the new option to use live filters when …

Apple's A7 chip makes a run at Intel

The A7 is Apple's first "desktop" processor. Sounds like hype until you consider the potential for Apple's future.<p>Is Apple simply engaging in PR puffery when it talks about its "desktop" A7 chip? Not so fast.<p>Apple's claims for the first 64-bit "desktop class architecture" in a smartphone does sound …

BlackBerry Bought A Huge Private Jet As Its Business Imploded

In July, at the beginning of a quarter that saw the company lose $1 billion and ended with the announcement that it would fire 40% of its workforce, BlackBerry added a Bombardier Global Express to its private jet fleet, report Will Connors and Mark Maremont of the Wall Street Journal.<p>Used Global …

Henry Blodget

US House members overwhelmingly use iPhones over BlackBerry or Android

No doubt capitalizing on the launch of the new iPhone 5S, NBC polled the US House of Representatives to ask a simple question: what kind of smartphone do you use? The results are that they overwhelmingly prefer the iPhone, to the tune of 58 percent. The runner-up is, unsurprisingly, BlackBerry at …

Poshmark, The Mobile Marketplace For Women To Sell And Swap Clothes, Crosses 1M Items Sold So Far This Year

App downloads are key metrics for all mobile-focused startups, but not many early-stage companies in the space can cite revenue-generating figures alongside their user growth. But Poshmark, the mobile marketplace that lets women swap and sell items out of their own closets, says that over the past …

Why Startups Fail: A Postmortem For Flud, The Social Newsreader

In late July, news broke that Flud, the social news reader for iOS, Android and Windows Phone, was headed to the deadpool. Startup failure is an all-too familiar, even cliche, story in Silicon Valley. But when San Diegoan co-founders Bobby Ghoshal and Matthew Ausonio officially shuttered the Flud …

VivaKi Partners With SparkReel To Help Marketers Manage Crowdsourced Videos

As the amount of user-generated video continues to grow, a startup called SparkReel aims to help companies harness those videos for their own promotional efforts. Now the startup should get a big boost thanks to a new partnership with VivaKi, the digital innovation arm of advertising giant Publicis.<p>…

RainDance Technologies raises $35M to tackle big data challenges of genomics

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: The Cancer Genome Atlas<p>Big data genomics company RainDance Technologies has raised $35 million in debt financing from …

Big Data

Apple pulls Apple TV update amid bricking complaints

After downloading the update, some Apple TV users have reported losing device functionality as well as stored content.<p>Apple has apparently pulled a software update for its Apple TV after reports that the update is bricking some users' set-top boxes and causing networking issues.<p>The on-device Apple …

Coming Soon: iPads and Kindles During Take-off and Landing

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>If all goes as expected this week, the <i>New York Times's</i> Nick Bilton will get almost everything he's …

New York Police actively encouraging people to update to iOS 7 for added security

iOS7: It’s the LAW™<p>The New York City Police Department is apparently handing out the above fliers at subway exits encouraging people to upgrade to iOS 7 for its improved security featuring ‘Activation Lock’. According to another Twitter follower, they are also (comically) handing out the flyers at …

Major US security company warns over NSA link to encryption formula

RSA, the security arm of EMC, sends email to customers over default random number generator which uses weak formula<p>A major American computer security company has told thousands of customers to stop using an encryption system that relies on a mathematical formula developed by the National Security …

BBM’s Android And iOS Launch Weekend Going About As Badly As Possible

BlackBerry trumpeted its intention to deliver the long-awaited Android and iOS versions of its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service this weekend, and so fans around the world eagerly awaited the mobile software’s debut. But debut the apps didn’t, at least not as intended and not for the vast majority …

Chaos Computer Club Bypasses Apple's Touch ID System (With Copy of Original Fingerprint)

The Chaos Computer Club claims to be able to bypass Apple's new Touch ID fingerprint sensor with a photo of the original user's fingerprint. The bypass is demonstrated in this short video:<p>The system is detailed in a how to which requires obtaining the original user's fingerprint:<p>First, the …