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Microsoft teaches 'absolute beginners' to code for Windows 10

Ever wanted to code an app, but have no coding experience whatsoever? Don’t worry, Microsoft has you covered.<p>The company is offering an ‘absolute beginner’ series of video lessons for anyone looking to learn how to code a Windows 10 app.<p>More specifically, it’s a series on creating Universal Windows …

Windows 10

New Report Identifies 120 Significant Players in a Burgeoning Home Energy Market

According to GTM Research’s latest report, <i>Energy in the Connected Home 2015: Technology, Evolution, Landscape, and Distribution Strategies</i>, the …

All drones in the USA may soon need to be registered

No longer do the skies only belong to the usual flying vehicles like airplanes and helicopters. The average citizen can now take off the ground thanks to the proliferation of affordable drones, of which many can be controlled with basic smartphones. But the spread of these new toys didn’t come …

One of the UK's biggest ever tech hubs is set to open within months at the London Olympic Park

The UK government said the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics cost £8.92 billion. That reportedly works out at £142 per head for every man, woman and child in the UK.<p>It's therefore no surprise that there was pressure on the organisers of the Olympics to find new uses for the facilities.<p>London …

Why Southeast Asia Is Leading The World’s Most Disruptive Mobile Business Models

Earlier this summer, more than 35,000 industry leaders gathered at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2015 to discuss the future of mobile, making it the largest-ever mobile-focused event in Asia. Whereas the majority of the conference focused on new technologies such as 5G and Internet of Things, I …

First Utility tempts new energy customers with free smart thermostat

There's a thin line between a flourishing product category and an oversaturated one. The smart thermostat racket is fast approaching critical mass, and energy providers across the UK have begun offering hi-tech heating controls to their customers through in-house products, rebrands and various …

Look how similar red-hot Chinese startup Xiaomi's products are to Apple's designs

Xiaomi, founded by CEO Lei Jun, is often referred to as the "Apple of China," not least because of the famed devotion of its fans. The company holds worldwide flash sales for its customers and throws them parties in expensive nightclubs— and they love the company for it.<p>But Xiaomi is like Apple in …

As China changes from world's factory to innovator, Australia needs to keep pace

Australia’s economic future can be bright.<p>The 2015 Intergenerational Report (IGR) says that in 2055 our pay packets will on average, be able to buy …

Innovation

The free big data sources you should know

I always make the point that data is everywhere – and that a lot of it is free. Companies don’t necessarily have to build their own massive data …

This router can power your devices wirelessly from 15 feet away

Wireless charging hasn't really set the world on fire. Since the Palm Pre first introduced us to the idea at CES 2009, a few companies have added similar functionality to their phones and smartwatches. Power without wires is undoubtedly useful, but none of the solutions have ever set our devices …

How to Come Up With an Idea for a Business

5 min read<p><i>In their book,</i> Start Your Own Business<i>, the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. guides you through the critical steps to starting a business, then supports you in surviving the first three years as a business owner. In this edited excerpt, the authors offer suggestions for figuring out just</i> …

Small Business

Wait for it...something major is coming to Windows Phone!

Details are scarce right now, but we've heard on good authority that there will be a major change to the Windows Phone world. On Chris Pirrillo's</i> …

Renewable energy adoption accelerating in Africa

More clean energy to be installed throughout Africa this year than from 2000 to 2013<p>Africa is set to see more growth in the entirety of its renewable …

Renewable Energy