Emilio Vacca

28 Flips | 3 Magazines | 17 Likes | 1 Follower | @emiliovacca | Keep up with Emilio Vacca on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Emilio Vacca”

Where To Drink After Midnight In London

While most of our great metropolis shuts down by midnight, you can still play late at an increasing number of places, if you know where to look. …

First Apple Store designed by Jony Ive shows future retail direction

A new Apple store designed by Jony Ive just opened up in Brussels. It’s noticeably different aesthetic and a glimpse of the future of Apple’s retail hubs around the world.<p>Belgian Site ANV attended the launch to provide a glimpse of the new design direction.<p>The Brussels store features a lot more …

Pulse-driven update will make snap Tinder judgments even snappier

Tinder is going hands-free, but not how you’re thinking, sicko.<p>Developer T-3 has looked at dating app Tinder, which has people swiping left or right to choose potential connections, and thought, “That seems like a lot of work.”<p>Its solution: Let your involuntary physical functions swipe for you. You …

Unexplained Aurora And Dust Clouds Spotted Above Mars

The red planet is literally shrouded in mystery<p>Our planetary neighbor just got a little more mysterious. In September, NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft arrived at Mars to study the planet’s upper atmosphere, and since its arrival, the orbiter has picked up two unusual readings: 1) There’s a giant dust cloud …

Peer-To-Peer Rental Service NoBroker Grabs $3M To Battle India’s Property Brokers

NoBroker, a peer-to-peer property listings startup that wants to rid brokers from the rental process in India, has closed a $3 million Series A round to expand its service to more cities beyond Bombay and Bangalore.<p>SAIF Partners and Fulcrum Ventures participated in the round. The startup last year …

Peer-to-peer

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

Codecademy: From Zero Experience To A Tech Job In Three Months

Codecademy, a venture-backed company, offers free online training for tech workers. Since it opened in 2011, more than 25 million people have taken those courses, according to CEO Zach Sims.<p>Courses include how to build websites and e-commerce apps, which, said Sims, “use modern languages like Ruby …

Clowdy: A Professional Hub for Creators and their Crew

While services like SoundCloud, Vimeo and YouTube allow content creators to share their work with the world, Clowdy is a relatively new service that aims to provide more of a network to help them develop their careers.<p>Audio, video and photography can be uploaded and sold directly to fans in what …

Code Debugs The Gender Gap In Tech

The White House recently appointed Megan Smith of Google as Chief Technology Officer.<p>So, it’s hard to make a case that women are not represented in technology, jokes Jocelyn Goldfein, former director of Engineering at Facebook.<p>Yet, there is clearly a shortage of women in technology companies. This …

See every Apple product ever made on one poster

Even the terrible hockey puck mouse<p>It's maybe not as iconic as a blacklight Led Zeppelin poster, or this cat parading as an actual sandwich, but Pop Chart Lab has a freshly updated version of its history of Apple products poster. It goes all the way back to 1976, when the company was making the …

Google's "Quantum Computing Playground" lets you fiddle with quantum algorithms

Google has just launched a new web-based integrated development environment (IDE) that allows users to write, run and debug software that makes use …

Quantum Physics

How the NSA & FBI made Facebook the perfect mass surveillance tool

<i>Update May 15 at 3:11 PM ET: Facebook and Akamai responded to VentureBeat’s report. Read their responses here.</i><p>The National Security Agency and the FBI teamed up in October 2010 to develop techniques for turning Facebook into a surveillance tool.<p>Documents released alongside security journalist Glenn …

New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Hide From Russian Radar

America’s gazillion-dollar Joint Strike Fighter is supposed to go virtually unseen when flying over enemy turf. But that’s not how things are working …

Burberry’s ‘wicked smart’ Ahrendts poised to make over Apple’s stores

Angela Ahrendts might not, at first glance, fit in with Apple's jeans-and-button-down dress code. But the former CEO of British luxury retailer Burberry Group could be just what the consumer electronics maker needs to spruce up its retail operations.<p>In October, Apple named the 53-year-old as senior …

Donna Karan

Inside DarkMarket: a Silk Road the FBI can't touch

The Silk Road, for all its clever uses of security protections like Tor and Bitcoin to protect the site's lucrative drug trade, still offered its …

Explore the impossible architecture of 'Monument Valley'

<i>I just spent 10 minutes rotating a floating castle in the sky while soft piano music tinkled in the background. This particular structure is surrounded by a series of disconnected staircases. When I turn it just right, they connect in ways that don't quite make sense, but let me proceed through the</i> …

This Is How Google Can Dominate The Smartwatch Industry For Years To Come

This week’s announcement of Android Wear by Google has felt like a shot in the arm for the smartwatch industry. Short of Apple’s mythical iWatch appearing on a wrist near you, the entrance of Google into the wearable space with a clear focus on the smartwatch as a platform is the move that everyone …

Valve's virtual reality headset might be better than the Oculus Rift

Valve has been vocal in its support of virtual reality technology, saying that "compelling, consumer-priced VR hardware" could "transform the entertainment industry." Valve says it has offered help to Oculus as it works on the Rift headset, but the Bellevue-based developer is also apparently …

Local Motion Raises $6 Million and Adds Andreessen Horowitz’s Sinofsky to Board

Local Motion, a startup that helps governments and businesses digitally manage fleets of automobiles, has gotten $6 million in funding from venture …

Bill Gates Is Not The Next CEO Of Microsoft, But His VC Investments Are Picking Up

Bill Gates may be one of the world’s most famous philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and guest editors, but could he be adding venture capitalist to the list? Over the past few years it seems that Gates has, in fact, been increasing his investment in startups.<p>Though not as active in venture capital as …

Is It Too Early to Teach Your Kids Manners?

<b>By Elissa Sungar for GalTime.com</b><p>Wouldn't it be nice if good manners came naturally to children? Unfortunately, they do not! Good manners need to be taught, explained and reinforced over and over.<p>While it is never too early for adults to model positive behavior, there are a variety of areas in our …

A First Look At How Beats Music Plans to Take on Spotify, Google, and Apple

The launch also marks Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers’s year at the company.<p>Near the end of the workday Friday, an office manager at a startup in San Francisco’s industrial Potrero Hill neighborhood scurried to grab a chilled bottle of sparkling wine. The company was commemorating its App Store …

Playlist

The Five Most Disruptive Innovations at CES 2014

The launch this week of our Big Bang Disruption book added significant urgency to our annual search for the biggest disruptors at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.<p>After all, the book’s principal argument is that continued exponential improvements in price and performance of …

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

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>Project Connections give your design work the spotlight it deserves.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>Architects: Find the raw materials for your next project through Architizer. …

Communicate