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How Google and Improbable help developers make massive online games for cheap

Last week, Google teamed up with the London startup Improbable to enable even the smallest developers to develop massive online games at low costs.<p>Improbable has created SpatialOS, software that enables small companies to create massive, cloud-based simulations for online games, mobile devices, and …

21 Ways to Be a Better Leader

Not everyone will become a great leader, but everyone can become a better leader.<p>It doesn't matter if you are running a business, managing a team, or teaching a class--leadership skills are important. Some people seem to be born knowing what to do to inspire and lead people, but for most of us it …

Leadership
Social Media

Love hiking, hate maps? Then let us locate the right GPS gadget for you

From apps to watches to handheld units, there are a huge number of GPS devices to help you hike safely. We test which is the right one for you and your budget<p><b>ViewRanger</b><p>Popular app that comes with its own free maps – or you can buy more detailed Ordnance Survey ones. Viewranger has a vast store of …

Wearable Tech

The WellBe bracelet claims it can pinpoint the people that stress you out the most

We’ve got fitness wearables to track all kinds of bodily functions, but what about tracking when you're hanging out with someone stressful? The WellBe claims to be the world’s first "anti-stress biofeedback bracelet and app." It monitors wearers’ heart rate and employs a "patent-pending algorithm" …

Wearable Tech

German fintech company builder FinLeap raises €21M at €121M valuation

Berlin-based FinLeap, which is a German-style company builder specialising in fintech, has raised €21 million in new funding. Backing is said to come from original investor HitFox Group along with institutional investors from the insurance industry, including Hannover Re, the third largest …

Venture Capital

Bluetooth is about to get much stronger

There have been several updates to the spec since it released in 1999, each one a little more efficient than the last.<p>Now, we know a little more about the next one. In an e-mail, Bluetooth Special Interest Group executive director Mark Powell confirmed that the newest iteration will be called …

Internet of Things

Fintech doesn’t just disrupt banks, it makes them platforms

It’s easy to move your money between banks. What’s annoying is moving your apps.<p>There’s been a recent explosion of fintech products in spaces like stock trading, wealth management, payments, loans, remittance and insurance. It’s been fueled by a massive uptick in venture investment in private …

Disrupt NY

The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find Today, March 9

As a new recurring feature, we’re going to share some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, March 9.<p><i>Mental Floss</i> …

Laptops

Facebook is developing millimeter-wave networks for Internet.org

Zuckerberg is after the same technology that powers Starry<p>When Starry announced its new venture for gigabit mesh networks in January, it was hailed as ambitious, innovative, and more than a little far-fetched. But Starry isn't the only company developing the technology. Patent records obtained by</i> …

Internet

Cisco Finds Global Mobile Users Growing 2X Faster Than Global Population

• More people will have mobile phones (5.4B) than electricity (5.3B), running water (3.5B) and cars (2.8B) by 2020.<br>• By 2020, over 75% of the world’s mobile data traffic will be video, making this category the highest growth rate of any mobile application.<br>• By 2020, 4G connections will account for 72% of …

Internet of Things

New Li-Fi Internet Is 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi

The inventor of the electric lightbulb could hardly have imagined that one day his creation would be used not only to illuminate homes around the …

FCC: Yes, you're allowed to hack your WiFi router

A few months ago, the FCC proposed regulations that theoretically banned the use of open source firmware on your WiFi router. Needless to say, that rubbed a lot of enthusiasts the wrong way -- how were you supposed to improve features or security on your own terms, especially on routers that were …

Machine Learning

Want an open-source deep learning framework? Take your pick

Earlier this week, Google made a splash when it released its <b>TensorFlow</b> artificial intelligence software on GitHub under an open-source license. Google has a sizable stable of AI talent, and AI is working behind the scenes in popular products, including Gmail and Google search, so AI tools from …

New Wi-Fi Aware Technology Can Connect Devices Directly

After three years of research and development by the world’s leading technology companies a new technology called Wi-Fi Aware, has this week been …

15 Tips to De-Stress Your Day

It’s a little wacky that we live in a world that glamorizes stress. When did it suddenly become okay for us to consistently be running around with frazzled nerves and a to-do list the size of a small book? We have our jobs, our side jobs, our blogs and websites, and it’s easy to understand why …

Productivity

Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

Happiness

This 1940s Hollywood Actress Made Wi-Fi Happen

"HEDY LAMARR, screen actress, was revealed today in a new role, that of an inventor," reported The New York Times on 1 October 1941. "So vital is her …

BeBop's smart fabric puts sensors in everything you wear

Wearable sensors don't tend to do much; they're usually limited to health data like EKG readings or your heart rate. If BeBop Sensors has its way, though, they'll be useful for just about anything that comes in contact with your body. Its new smart fabric sensor tracks virtually every aspect of …

Tech giants team up to build friendlier security tools

If there's one overarching, fundamental truth about the internet, it's that you're never as safe as you think you are. Dropbox, Google and the Open Technology Fund get that all too well -- that's why they (along with a slew of security researchers) teamed up to launch a new organization called …

Are you ready for the next chapter of Wi-Fi? Meet 802.11ax

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Sputanski<p>Now that the first wave of 802.11ac Wi-Fi routers and devices are making their way out the …

Modern dance with drones is confusingly beautiful

Dancers with weird costumes? Check. Trippy sci-fi music? Check. Drones with pyramids on top... wait, what? The Eleven Play dance troupe in Japan has integrated quadrotors into its performances, starting with synchronized moves choreographed to the dancers. The flying 'bots soon take over the show, …