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Microsoft is planning to turn Windows 10 PCs into Amazon Echo competitors

Microsoft has been working on a new HomeHub feature for Windows 10 to better compete with devices like Amazon’s Echo. HomeHub is designed to create a family environment for a PC with shared access to calendars, apps, and even a new welcome screen. Microsoft is even planning to support smart home …

Microsoft wants you to share your 3D printer over your network

Sure, you can use your old-school paper printer from virtually any device in your home. But what if you want to use your 3D printer in the den while you're lounging in the living room? Microsoft might just come to your aid. It recently released a Windows 10 IoT Core app (currently only for the …

Process as code: Security ops orchestration for a brave new world

Sandeep Bhadra Contributor<p>Sandeep Bhadra is a principal at Menlo Ventures specializing in investing in cybersecurity startups.<p>Cybercrime is an enormous problem — a nemesis of the federal government, America’s biggest corporations and tens of millions of individuals. But there is now legitimate hope …

Cybersecurity

You Can Give A Robot A Paintbrush, But Does It Create Art?

Whether you play an instrument, sing or sculpt, "everyone does some kind of art," Pindar Van Arman says.<p>Van Arman is a painter, but he's also a software designer. He has built a handful of machines and worked on a DARPA challenge team in California to build a self-driving car.<p>His latest project? A …

Georgia Tech

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Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

Democratic Debate Recap: Clinton ‘Opened the Door for her Critics,’ Remains the Frontrunner

<i>The tragic attacks in Paris surrounded the second Democratic presidential debate Saturday night that focused on terrorism, foreign policy, the economy and Wall Street, among other topics. CNN Politics Executive Editor Mark Preston analyzes the candidates’ performances and what they will mean in the</i> …

Government

Here's How The World Is Showing Solidarity With France

In the aftermath of Friday night’s terrorist attacks in Paris, which left at least 120 dead and scores more injured, the world has turned to the …

After Paris attacks, fugitive slipped through police dragnet

PARIS (AP) — Hours after the synchronized attacks that terrorized Paris, French police questioned and released the suspect who is now the focus of an …

France

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‘Stagefright’ Android Text Message Vulnerability May Affect 950M Devices

- Jul 29, 2015<p>A newly discovered security flaw in the Android mobile operating system has been dubbed one of the worst vulnerabilities to date. …

Making All Cars Driverless Would Reduce Emissions By 90 Percent

The green argument for driverless cars<p>With large tech companies like Google and Uber circling driverless cars, the conversation has mostly been one of “how soon can we do this?” and not “should we?” Of course, autonomous cars would be cool, but what are the advantages besides the obvious luxury of …

Electric Vehicles

This Is What 70 Years of Computing Sounds Like

Sound artist and composer Matt Parker makes music out of technological obsolescence.<p>Sound artist and composer Matt Parker is making music from the computer sounds that most people block out. Everything from the whirring of a computer fan to the clickety-clack of an obsolete mainframe computer has …

This Is Apple and Google's Next Big Battleground

For most of my 35-year technology career, fights over operating systems have dominated the landscape. First, it was MS-DOS againt the original Apple …

U.S. carriers must unlock cellphones, starting today

Some U.S. carriers have historically been more lenient about unlocking phones than others, but starting today they are all mandated to provide unlocking once a customer’s contract is up.<p>Legislation put in place by the Federal Communications Commission back in 2013 takes full effect today, and …

Telecoms

Mark Cuban on net neutrality: Fear the FCC, not Comcast

If you like tech and you like sports, it’s hard not to like Mark Cuban: the straight-shooting Dallas Mavericks owner wins championships, builds …

Google partners with Telstra to test Project Loon in Australia

Having already conducted tests in New Zealand, Google will test its connectivity-spouting Project Loon balloons in Australia next month in …

Facebook wants to handle your workplace chats

Your office may try to keep you off Facebook right now, but you may have a genuinely work-related reason to hop on that social network in the near future. Sources for the <i>Financial Times</i> understand that the internet giant is developing "Facebook at Work," a professional take on its familiar formula. …

President Obama urges the FCC to treat the internet as a utility

President Barack Obama has been a proponent of net neutrality for what seems like ages, which explains why he just did what he did. In a just-posted YouTube video (and Medium post) and he's just asked the FCC do what online activists have been hoping for -- he's urging the commission to officially …

5 Must-Have Attributes of Future-Proof Application Integration

<i>David Akka is the Managing Director of Magic Software Enterprises (UK).</i><p>Application integration solutions have become key enablers for business success by allowing enterprises to increase competitiveness through streamlining business processes, increasing operational efficiencies and creating new …

As tech firms take on the role of newsrooms, will they care about legal fights for public interest?

Newspapers were at the center of many free speech and access-to-information battles of the last century, but those days are all but done. Most …

The new Oculus Rift costs $350 and this is what it's like

If you're still not paying attention to Oculus VR and the Rift headset -- the folks at the forefront of virtual reality's recent rebirth -- <i>what are you doing?</i> Okay, we'll forgive you. It's still just a development kit after all, and even the latest prototype ("Crystal Cove") is far from the …

Layar brings its augmented reality to Google Glass

Augmented reality is fun and all, but holding your phone to your face always seemed, to us, like too much effort. Layar agrees, which is why the outfit has now brought its AR secret sauce to Google Glass. Once the APK is installed, saying "OK Glass, scan this" will see the head-mounted wearable …

Ex-Microsoft employee arrested for leaking company secrets

Remember all those Windows 8 screenshots that surfaced before the platform was released? Well, some of those might have been courtesy of Alex Kibkalo, an ex-Microsoft employee who was just arrested for stealing and leaking company secrets. Unlike the HTC execs who reportedly stole trade secrets to …

Samsung Gear 2, Gear Fit pricing announced in Taiwan

As the race for your wrist heats up, Samsung announced pricing for its latest wearables Thursday. The Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Fit will cost 8,990 TWD …

Twitter wants you to relive the embarrassment of your first tweet

The more prolific you are on Twitter, the harder it becomes to look back into your past tweets. But for its eighth birthday, Twitter has gotten a little nostalgic and built a tool to let users look up the first tweet of any public account on the site. The results are appropriately hilarious and …

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

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Startup To Success: How To Avoid Early Pitfalls And Get Past The $3 Million Problem

A lot of risk-taking goes on, while on the entrepreneurial trail. Starting a business is an outright risk, itself. But there’s also room for some prudence on the path. There are pitfalls and problems along the way, and it helps to have mentors, who can — in some cases — help you avoid common …