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3 pillars of the most successful tech products

Nir Eyal Contributor<p>Nir Eyal is the author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and blogs about the psychology of products.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Here’s what your boring app would look like as a conversation<br>• How to politely ask people to get the f*ck off their phones<p>If you’ve …

Product Management

Bhubaneswar fire: Four hospital staff suspended, victims' kin blame admin - Firstpost

<b>Bhubaneswar:</b> Four staff members of a private medical hospital where a massive fire broke out killing<br>20 people were suspended on Tuesday even as over …

India

This company is launching 50 satellites to photograph the entire world every day

APIs – the things that let you pull information from one app to another – are the backbone of the software you use on a daily basis. But there’s no API for live data from satellites.<p>Axelspace is trying to create just that. The Japanese company has big dreams, and I talked to founder and CEO Yuya …

Space Exploration

SharePoint Online Development Preferences

I spoke about SharePoint Online and Office 365 here: SharePoint Online and Office365 Business Productivity.<p>Office 365 along with all its provided …

Akamai Finds Longtime Security Flaw in 2 Million Devices

It's well known that the Internet of Things is woefully insecure, but the most shameful and frustrating part is that some of the vulnerabilities that …

Terahertz radiation could speed up computer memory by 1000 times

One area limiting speed in personal computing speed is memory -- specifically, how quickly individual memory cells can be switched, which is currently done using an external magnetic field. European and Russian scientists have proposed a new method using much more rapid terahertz radiation, aka …

Running at 150,000 RPM, this tiny motor could help satellites keep on course

Free space is clearly at a premium for tiny satellite designs like ASU’s Femtosat.<p>The future is small in space: picture Cubesats the size of toasters and Femtosats an inch across crowding the skies. A newly invented motor that’s both tiny and powerful goes hand in hand with that vision, providing …

Engineering

A brief history of cryptocurrency drama, or, what could possibly DAO wrong?

It makes <i>SILICON VALLEY</i> look like <i>C-SPAN —</i> and yet it’s a documentary. Yes, it’s <i>Cryptocurrency!</i>, the show! You already know it’s been the hit of the last half-decade in extreme-nerd, get-rich-quick and/or libertarian-conspiracist circles. But the story so far may seem incredibly… well… cryptic. So if …

Bitcoin

How AWS came to be

There are lots of stories about the formation of AWS, but this much we know: 10 years ago, Amazon Web Services, the cloud Infrastructure as a Service arm of Amazon.com, was launched with little fanfare as a side business for Amazon.com. Today, it’s a highly successful company in its own right, …

Cloud Computing

For everyone

The imagination is a powerful thing, and what it creates may in fact be powerful beyond our imagining.<p>That was certainly the case with Sir Tim Berners-Lee and the World Wide Web, the creation of which is documented in a new short film, “Foreveryone.net,” which was directed by Jessica Yu and is …

Privacy

Technology will change where we live

Dan Laufer Contributor<p>Dan Laufer is a co-founder of RentLingo.com.<p>Governor Jerry Brown recently proposed legislation that would streamline the path for large-scale development across California. It could have a huge impact on growing housing supply in San Francisco, specifically, which suffers from …

San Francisco

Australia sets world record for solar cell efficiency

Researchers at the University of NSW have created a device that increases the amount of energy that can be harvested from sunlight.<p>A new device pushes sunlight-to-electricity conversion efficiency to 34.5 percent. This marks a world record and an increase of 44 percent on the previous world record …

Clean Energy

Xiaomi launches a smart folding bicycle for China's busy city roads

Chinese company Xiaomi is launching an electric-powered folding bicycle for the country's congested city roads. Mi QiCycle Electric Folding Bike …

The Best Products of 2015

Our analysts and editors tested and rated more than 2,500 products and services in the PC Labs this year. This list of the cream of the crop for the …

Shopping

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What is Audio Return Channel (ARC)?

ARC, or Audio Return Channel, is an HDMI feature, built into many TVs, receivers, and sound bars. It has the potential to simplify setup, but it comes at a potential cost. Here's what you need to know.<p>Audio Return Channel, or ARC, uses a single HDMI connection to send audio from a TV to the sound …

Audiophile

USB 'critically flawed' after bug discovery, researchers say

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1099000/1099384_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522211080_dbbd15aeb51c8d86f9c620b2025e676f<p><b>Cyber-security experts have dramatically called into question the safety and security of using USB to connect devices to computers.</b><p>Berlin-based …

Information Security

Wickr Partners With Mexico's Iusacell on Secure Messaging App

The Spanish-language app, the first partnership for Wickr, will debut this fall.<p>Secure messaging company Wickr is partnering with Iusacell, Mexico’s No. 3 wireless carrier, to deliver a Spanish-language version of its service.<p>The Iusacell Messenger, which Wickr will power, will come preloaded on …

Cloud Wars: It’s Real, It’s Happening and It’s Awesome

2014 is officially the Cloud’s breakthrough year. Consumers still don’t understand that the cloud is just a single word for the term "Internet …

Wink wants to simplify the smart home with a universal app and $80 hub

You've probably never heard of Wink, but you may soon encounter its logo ("Wink app ready") or its smart home router (the "Wink Hub") the next time you go shopping at Home Depot. The logo will appear on a range of WiFi-connected devices from different manufacturers, including air conditioners from …

Microsoft Cuts Prices for OneDrive, Cranks Up Office Bonus to 1TB

The cloud wars have begun.<p>On the heels of Apple announcing cheap rates for iCloud storage and Amazon's unlimited free photo uploads for the Fire …

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

5 predictions on the future of databases (from a guy who knows databases)

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / semisatch<p>Michael Stonebraker is a lightning rod in the database world. He knows his stuff, having …

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