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CodeBender.CC Makes It Crazy Easy To Program Your Arduino Board From Your Browser

The official Arduino IDE is a dour piece of software designed for uploading code to the ubiquitous and super-cool micro controller. It is a standalone, non-networked app that isn’t very pretty to look at. But what if you want to share code and upload programs right from your browser? That’s where …

Here's Why Snapseed for Google+ is Worth Your Attention

Google announced Wednesday that it is bringing its Snapseed photo editor features into Google+, marking the company’s latest effort to make the photo technology available to more, while boosting the appeal of its social network.<p>I know what you’re thinking: ‘Google+, meh, why do I care?’<p>Well, …

Apple's 'Twiggy Mac' comes back to life

Three decades after Apple's Macintosh was born, a prototype machine with a 5.25-inch "Twiggy" floppy-disk drive gets fired up in front of members of the original Mac development team.<p>MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- It was almost 30 years ago that the Macintosh made its auspicious debut. On January 24, …

Apple: We're Not Storing An Image Of Your Fingerprint On The New iPhone

The new smartphone has a fingerprint sensor built into the home button. It lets you unlock your phone without typing in a passcode. It also lets you download apps and content from iTunes without typing in your password every time.<p>Instead of storing a photo of your fingerprint, the iPhone 5S just …

Is sapphire Apple's next product material?

A new patent filing indicates that the company is thinking seriously about how sapphire might be used to build consumer electronics.<p>Sapphire has found its way to the iPhone 5S via Apple's Touch ID technology, but a recent patent filing indicates the company might bring the stone to more devices.<p>The …

iPhone

Apple is no longer an innovative company, says the man who helped Steve Jobs design the Mac

Hartmut Esslinger knows a thing or two about industrial design and what it’s done for Apple. He worked directly with Steve Jobs to establish a “design language” that was used on the Macintosh line of computers for over a decade. Esslinger’s iconoclastic firm had already designed over 100 products …

Entrepreneurship

Appcubator Helps Beginning Developers Easily Create Their Own Web Applications

There are quite a few steps between starting to learn to code and developing a web application, and a new Y Combinator startup is trying to fill in those gaps. Appcubator has launched to allow users to create their own web applications with drag and drop, text inserts and custom themes, rather than …

Samsung: Of Course, Our Next Smartphones Will Be 64-Bit (Spoiler: Android Doesn’t Support 64-Bit, Yet)

When it ships on Sept. 20, Apple’s iPhone 5s will be the first and only smartphone on the market powered by a 64-bit processor — but not for long, if …

Mobile

Video game courses score big on college campuses

There are now more college-level courses and degree programs dedicated to the study of video games than ever before, according to a new report from the Entertainment Software Association. The Typing of the Dead<p>If you imagine the average video gamer as a teenage boy sinking hours of his life into …

College & University

Gigabyte’s Brix II makes big promises for little gaming PCs

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Gigabyte<p>Over the past year, there’s been plenty of talk about the concept of Steam Boxes: small, portable PCs that can …

A Photographer’s Take On The iPhone 5S Camera

The iPhone 5S announcement this week was punctuated with a lot of specs and buzzwords. Much of it centered around the new Touch ID fingerprint scanner and the 64-bit processor. But the most intriguing to me was the camera advancements.<p>Apple has been putting a major focus on the camera in the iPhone …

Samsung smartphones to follow in Apple's 64-bit footsteps... at some point

Samsung will follow Apple by having a 64-bit version of its Galaxy smartphones, according to the company's co-chief executive. When? That's less clear. "Not in the shortest time. But yes, our next smartphones will have 64-bit processing functionality," said Shin Jong-Kyun, talking to journalists in …

Microsoft's 'Cortana' is like Siri for Windows Phone

Microsoft is currently testing and readying a Windows Phone 8.1 update that is believed to include a new personal assistant. <i>ZDNet's</i> Mary Jo Foley reports that the Siri-like feature, codenamed "Cortana" after the <i>Halo</i> character, will let Windows Phone users interact with a handset through voice …