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Hyperloop revealed: Elon Musk foresees rapid transit in a tube

Electromagnetic acceleration: That's the high technology behind the high-speed transit concept that billionaire Elon Musk calls the Hyperloop.<p>Musk — who already plays leading roles in the SpaceX rocket venture, the Tesla electric car company and the SolarCity solar-energy company — unveiled his …

High-speed Rail

How Jon Oringer became Silicon Alley's first billionaire

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1002000/1002070_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524650921_1a3e03b457dfd935a480fae65c695bf7<p><b>Jon Oringer, 39, founded 10 companies before he hit on the idea for Shutterstock, the successful stock-photo website that has made him Silicon</b> …

Silicon Valley

One Hour Translation’s Patented Tech Enables Speedy And Accurate Real-Time Translation Of Online Content

Founded in 2008, One Hour Translation is one of the oldest and largest online translation companies, with more than 15,000 active translators in 100 countries who cover more than 75 languages. The Cyprus-based company processes 100,000 projects a month for customers ranging from large corporations …

Boot up: rethinking Twitter, Lenovo falsely accused, iOS 7 views, and more

Plus Samsung blames PR firm over StackExchange rumpus, the Surface RT mess analysed, Motorola's on Moto X, and more<p>A burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>Twitter. A Digital Experience >> Behance<p>UX/UI specialist Fred Nerby tries to redesign Twitter so that it …

What Games Are: Apple Needs To Make An iJoypad

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer, creator of leading game design blog What Games Are and creative director of Jawfish Games. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>I’ve been an iPhone loyalist since the beginning. Although I never owned one of the original phones, I was always a big …

KaleidoCamera brings Lytro-like refocusing to your SLR

<b>Light-field technology has grown in popularity since the arrival of the Lytro camera, which allows photographers to refocus images after they have</b> …

Cameras

75 Instructive Design Case Studies

In this overview of useful case studies, we’ve featured studies that have recounted decisions made about particular design elements, as well as …

Stanford Students Hope Posting Documentary Online Will Get More Women to Code

It’s quite common to hear a room full of older techies talking about the need to get more girls interested in computers.<p>picture alliance / Robert …

Computer Science

In higher ed, as the Gates Foundations’ power grows, grumbles do too

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is one of the most active nonprofit players in higher education — to the tune of $472 …

Bill Gates on the future of education, programming and just about everything else

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Microsoft (s msft) co-founder Bill Gates has thoughts on a lot of things, from the demise of lecture halls to the awesomeness …

WhatsApp for iPhone moves to $0.99 annual subscription model

WhatsApp, the multi-platform messaging app used by over 250 million people per month, is now free to download for iOS users. Previously a $0.99 purchase, the price-drop brings the iPhone app in line with the Android version, which is also free to download. Just as on Android, you'll be able to use …

Microsoft's 'Companion Web' bridges the gap between desktop, tablet, & phones

The amount of connected devices we use every day has increased dramatically in the past few years. Whether we’re using our phones, desktops, laptops, tablets, smart TVs, or wearable tech, the number of screens that we look at to provide information and entertainment are increasing.<p>Microsoft thinks …

Sylvia's WaterColorBot takes to Kickstarter for the usual reason (video)

Fresh from impressing President Obama, Bill Nye and LeVar Burton, WaterColorBot -- sorry, Super Awesome Sylvia's WaterColorBot -- is ready for prime time. The makers are taking to Kickstarter in order to sell the robot, which transfers vector art and trackpad daubs to paper without the mess of …

Gigaom | iPad publisher Inkling nabs $16M and partners with Pearson and Elsevier

Advertisement<p>Interactive iOS (s AAPL) publishing platform Inkling has closed a $16 million series C funding round and established strategic …

MOOCs being embraced by top U.S. universities

Every college atop a leading national university ranking is now embracing massive open online courses (MOOCs).<p>Any student who's attended a chalkboard lecture in 2013 will tell you higher education isn't known for its swift changes.<p>But less than two years after a trio of massive open online course …

Could you build the next-gen mobile network using Kickstarter and Indiegogo?

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Open Garden<p>Building mobile networks isn’t for wimps. It takes billions of dollars in spectrum assets, physical …

Audible for Android gets design overhaul, improved library management and more

Amazon knows that although a number people prefer (or need, in some cases ) audio over visuals to absorb published works, it's still very important to provide a pleasant experience on the design front. In light of this, the Audible Android app has now been updated with a completely redesigned user …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

YouTube's massive Los Angeles studio helps creators make better videos, for free

There's no doubt that Google has been focused on making YouTube more than just a source for home-made, user-generated videos. Over the last few years, YouTube launched original channels aimed at distributing professional-caliber video across a wide variety of subjects, and the company added paid …

Coursera Hits 4 Million Students -- And Triples Its Funding

Coursera founders Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng don’t think small. Their Mountain View, Calif., online-education company is less than two years old, yet it already has attracted more than 4 million student signups. Now Coursera has raised $43 million in fresh venture capital, tripling its cash …

Google just put the market research biz on notice

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Pixsooz<p>It’s not so much the statistics from its various mobile industry surveys that make Google’s new …

Flipboard For Businesses, Professionals and Job Seekers

Inside Flipboard / June 19, 2013<p>“Flipboard For You” is our bi-weekly series highlighting how different groups of people can make the most out of …

News Corp. Introduces A New Kind Of Interactivity To The Classroom

The media giant has launched Amplify and its student-focused Amplify Tablet and spent three years trying to win over skeptics in the education industry. Has it paid off?<p>Joel Klein joined News Corp. in 2010 to help shape the future of education, but educators were still focused on his past. He’d …

GE just invented the first “internet of things” device you’ll actually want to own

If you’ve always wanted to be able to check, from anywhere in the world, exactly how many eggs are in your fridge at home, the Egg Minder is for you. Sure, it sounds silly. Do we really need an internet-connected device and companion smartphone app to tell us something so inessential? But it’s no …

Internet of Things

Apple’s iPad Officially Replaces Pilot Flight Bags in All American Airlines Cockpits

American Airlines has officially become the latest airline to ditch extremely heavy pilot flight bags in favor of Apple’s iPad for all future …

What the Digital Brains of the Future Might Be Like

An entrepreneur and long-time neuroscience hobbyist attempts to merge his two loves.<p>Alexis Madrigal<p>It is the rare entrepreneur who hits it truly big twice. Those who do -- such as Ev Williams, Ted Turner, and Elon Musk -- tend to stay within the original industry that made them. In recent memory, …