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Type Your Own Animated Movie With This Crazy Software

Inside this playful screenwriting software may hide the future of filmmaking: You simply write what you want to see, and that vision plays on screen.<p>Here’s how Hollywood works today: Somebody writes a script. And especially if it’s an animated feature–a piece that will take hundreds of Pixar …

And … the new VC numbers are in. Here are the winners and losers

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Corbis / Don Mason<p>For the third quarter, total venture capital spending in the U.S. rose 12 percent to $7.8 billion …

What’s a “Shark Tank” Appearance Worth? A Top Spot in the App Store.

Image courtesy of Scan<p>Garrett Gee’s startup Scan didn’t necessarily need the $1 million he was pitching investors for on Friday night’s episode of …

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90% of mobile apps have inadequate help

Although mobile devices have been around for more than a decade, software developers are still figuring out the rules of what makes a great mobile app. Ironically, one of the biggest barriers they face is the legacy of successful software development on the web. Most developers today grew up in the …

Even If Someone Chops Off Your Finger They Won't Be Able To Unlock Your iPhone 5S With The Fingerprint Scanner

If someone chops off your finger and then tries to use the fingerprint to unlock the phone, it won't work. The iPhone 5S's fingerprint reader relies on "the living layer of skin under the surface of your finger, using an RF signal," Mary Branscombe at CITEWorld reports.<p>Via: Daring Fireball

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iPhone’s M7 motion processor to integrate with Maps as Apple develops indoor mapping, public transit

Besides the main 64-bit A7 processor in the new iPhone 5s, Apple has included a dedicated motion co-processor called the M7. The chip powers many of the sensor technologies in the iPhone, such as the accelerometer, compass, and gyroscope in order to move the weight off of those technologies from …

Whoa: Parallels Access “turns” Windows, Mac apps into iPad apps

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Well known for its virtualization software, Parallels has a new product that effectively lets iPad owners use full Windows(s …

6 Tips for Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Project Grow Challenge: Submit your essay entry today for a chance to win up to $25,000 in funding for your business. Deadline is Sept. 15, 2015.</i><p>Whether you are out at an entrepreneurship conference, mingling with friends, or you just so …

5 Weird Habits That Make People Successful And Awesome

Because if you make enough money, people call you “eccentric” instead of “crazy.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Yes, we all need to heed our callings, follow our north stars, and not settle for jobs, but pursue careers.<p>Thing …

The 25 Best Hotels In The World

We've created the ultimate list of the best hotels in the world by aggregating four notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites.<p>The rankings we used were Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotel Awards, Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 Hotels & Resorts (part of its annual …

10 Common Startup Ideas That Haven't Broken Through... Yet

Just because you have a great idea doesn’t mean your startup will succeed, and there’s a simple reason for this: concepts don’t make companies.<p>Startups depend on everything from the capabilities of their founders to the depth of their pockets. But, just because an idea hasn’t taken off doesn’t mean …

Someone just sold a Bitcoin business for $11.4M! It’s a first, but the buyer’s anonymous

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Guardian/Guy Grandjean, James Ball<p>Erik Voorhees, the Panama-based Bitcoin entrepreneur, has sold one of his ventures …

Verizon leak shows VZ Edge upgrade program: trade your phone in once you've paid off half of it

T-Mobile's been grabbing a lot of headlines lately with its consumer-friendly handset deals and upgrade programs, but it appears that Big Red has similar ideas. The folks at <i>Droid Life</i> have acquired a Verizon document detailing a new VZ Edge program that'll allow folks to trade in their phones once …

U.S. Entrepreneurship Hits Record High

A report issued last week by Babson and Baruch Colleges points to an exciting trend in the U.S. economy: The percentage of adults involved in startups in 2012 hit 13%–a record high since Babson began tracking entrepreneurship rates in 1999.<p>Better yet, the vast majority of these folks started …

17 Times 'Pokémon Snap' Was Too Adorable For This World

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' launched with much excitement, and with some …

The truth about driving under the influence of Google Glass

CNET contributor Ben Parr argues that using Google Glass shouldn't be banned from our highways.<p>I drove from Los Angeles to San Francisco while wearing Google Glass, and I did not get into an accident.<p>That's the first thing you should know about using Glass while driving. The second thing you should …

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Bitcoin mining operation tops world’s fastest supercomputers

Bitcoin, the online currency that looks to revolutionize how we look at money in an online environment, is rising in popularity. However, in order to …

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Top 10 Computer Tricks Every Geek Should Know

We’ve talked before about the things every computer user should know how to do, but we geeks are special: we want to go above and beyond, to explore …

How hackers allegedly stole “unlimited” amounts of cash from banks in just hours

Feds accuse eight men of participating in heists that netted $45 million.<p>Federal authorities have accused eight men of participating in 21st-Century …

Syria 'cut off from the internet'

<b>Internet services have halted across Syria, in what appears to be the second shutdown in six months.</b><p>Web monitoring companies reported regular traffic on the internet plummeted to zero just before 19:00 GMT on Tuesday (22:00 local time).<p>Syria last experienced a shutdown for three days last …

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Leaked Microsoft 'memo' says next-gen Xbox won't require constant internet connection

The long-running, controversial rumor that Microsoft's Xbox 360 successor would demand an internet connection for all aspects of its functionality has finally been put to rest. <i>Ars Technica</i> is today reporting that an internal Microsoft memo — which it claims was sent to all employees working on the …

Netflix removing 1,800 titles as studio deals expire

Netflix will be removing approximately 1,800 titles from its streaming library today because licensing agreements with several studios like …

Entertainment

Latest Grand Theft Auto V trailer wears its inspiration on its sleeve

Upcoming game seems to channel The Sopranos, The Wire and more.<p>The new <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> trailer Rockstar released today does its best to showcase …

Google Cares Less About SAT Scores And GPA Because They Have Better Hiring Data

Google, known for rigor in evaluating people, has devalued SAT scores and college GPA, which have long been critical tools for gauging potential.<p>Prasad Setty, Google's vice president for people analytics, told The New York Times that they've found that those numbers alone didn't lead to success at …

How Anonymous have become digital culture's protest heroes

In 2007, the hacktivist collective Anonymous was dubbed the "internet hate machine" by Fox News for their trolling campaigns. Six years later, they …

How a Single Android Phone Can Hack an Entire Plane

If airlines were already keen to keep your phone switched off, things could soon get even more militant. According to a talk by Hugo Teso at the Hack …

Malware turns hacked computers into slaves that “mine” new digital currency

The digital currency Bitcoin is having a bit of a moment, which is drawing the attention of cybercriminals. They don’t want to steal your money (though there is some of that too). Instead they want to hijack the processing power of your computer to create more bitcoins out of thin air.<p>There is no …

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