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iOS is twice as memory-efficient as Android. Here’s why.

When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were announced, many Android fans laughed at the “pitiful” 1GB of RAM of Apple’s flagship smartphone, when Android flagships tended to ship with 2GB and sometimes more.<p>But specs don’t always — or even most of the time — tell the whole story. As it turns out, an …

The 12 Worst Apple Products Of All Time

Apple is known for the hit products it has released in the last decade: the iPod, the iPhone, and most recently the iPad.<p>But the company hasn't always been a synonym for success.<p>Some of of its products, particularly in the '80s and '90s, were huge flops.<p>From the PowerPC to the Pippin game console, …

Laptops

No One Is Paying Attention To The Way Wireless Companies Could Destroy Internet Freedom

But the irony is the debate around net neutrality largely ignores the wireless industry. As much of our computing shifts to mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, wireless carriers are increasingly becoming the primary gatekeepers to the web.<p>Two recent moves by AT&T and T-Mobile have net …

Net Neutrality

Should Developers Switch to Android Studio?

Android Studio has become increasingly popular across Android developers and the open source community — so much, in fact, that many users are even …

Startup Lessons From Zach Sims Of Codecademy

On Wednesday, Zach Sims, founder of education startup Codecademy, spoke at Y Combinator's Startup School to a crowd of aspiring entrepreneurs. He talked about his hilarious journey from being an aspiring inventor at the age of 13 to creating a website that teaches 24 million students from all over …

Startups

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 Computing

What a Modi government might mean for freedom of speech

To a lover of democracy, the fervor surrounding the Indian election results is seductive. A record number of voters—the most in history, anywhere—have collectively pushed the frontier of Indian democracy forward but, quietly, another face of that same democracy has simultaneously regressed further …

India

Tech giants lose round in wage-fixing suit

Judge Koh clears the path to trial for a class-action lawsuit alleging wage-fixing and collusion by tech juggernauts, one that could lead to sweeping changes in Silicon Valley.<p>US District Court Judge Lucy Koh on Friday quashed a request for summary judgment by defendant tech firms in a lawsuit …

Silicon Valley

Drones vs. balloons: Zuckerberg explains why wings are better for the internet than helium

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>Credit: Facebook<p>When Facebook(s fb) and Internet.org revealed their intentions on Thursday to connect the developing world …

As India User Base Nears 100M, Facebook Hopes To Earn Big Revenue From SMBs

India is set to become Facebook’s biggest market in terms of number of users later this year, but don’t expect that to translate into ad dollars for the Palo Alto company anytime soon. India’s online advertising market maxes out at around $360 million, making it difficult for the company to …

Net Neutrality

5 iPad Apps for the Productive 21st Century Student

When I was at school, I struggled badly with random, un-filed bits of paper, leaky ink cartridges in my Parker Pen and terrible hand writing (as well as chronic laziness and an addiction to Cricket). I’m sure this approach to my organisation affected my school work. If I would have grown up in the …

Apps

Where Bitcoin boosters are getting it wrong

commentary Bitcoin will suffer the same fate as Bitnet: a technical advance that will soon be surpassed by even better advances.<p>In a recent New York Times Dealbook post, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen argued that Bitcoin is here to stay because it provides a payment system better than the one …

Bitcoin

Google's Next Big Battle: A Conversation With Ad Chief Susan Wojcicki

Straightforward and unflashy, Susan Wojcicki doesn’t come off like the most powerful woman in advertising that Forbes and others have labeled her. When we meet outside her office at the Googleplex in Mountain View, she’s dressed in jeans and a simple maroon top and speaks with an almost …

Mozilla’s Asm.js Gets Another Step Closer To Native Performance

Mozilla’s asm.js is a strict subset of JavaScript that Firefox can run significantly faster than regular JavaScript code. Thanks to the so-called OdinMonkey module for Firefox’s built-in JavaScript engine, asm.js code was running at about 2x native speed in March and this week, the organization …

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

Elon Musk

Facebook acquires sport data firm SportStream

<b>Facebook has acquired SportStream, a start-up firm that analyses social media mentions of sport.</b><p>The social networking site said that SportStream enables users to aggregate, filter and display "real-time" data.<p>The acquisition is expected to make it easier for Facebook's media partners to find posts …

Marketing

“Become An iOS Developer In 8 Weeks”: The Truth About Hack Schools

As coding courses and bootcamps flourish, some students get left behind–and that promise of a six-figure salary pops like a bubble.<p>After the design firm where he worked as a web developer went under, Ray S. turned the bad news into an opportunity to transition into iOS development. The Chicago-area …

Computer Science

How feds use one “seed” and 3 “hops” to spy on nearly everyone

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Lightspring<p>The U.S. government has tried to reassure critics of its massive phone surveillance program …

Top Products in Two Decades of Tech Reviews

<b></b>By Walt Mossberg[Watch video at http://allthingsd.com]This is my last column for The Wall Street Journal, after 22 years of reviewing consumer …

MacBook Air

Cloud Computing Guru Marc Benioff Offered To Fix Healthcare.gov For Free And The White House Said No

But they could have gotten a lot more help than that.<p>Salesforce.com founder and CEO Marc Benioff, known for his close ties to the Obama Administration, actually offered to fix the website at no charge, and run it for free for five years, Benioff told the Washington Post.<p>But the White House couldn't …

The White House

India's Dating Sites Skip Straight to the Wedding

The online dating scene in India is primarily matrimonial websites, predicated on the idea that the first meeting between two paired users will be to chat about their wedding. It highlights a false dichotomy between modern arranged marriages and fairytale love.<p>Last week, I joined Shaadi.com, …

Google gets into the robot game, with former Android chief Rubin leading the effort

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>What’s the hidden link between SCHAFT, a Japanese maker of muscular robots, Holomni, a Mountain View, Calif.-based smart wheel …

What We Need in a Next-Gen Social Network

<i>Jonathan Saragossi is the founder of IM Creator, a free website builder, and AppSite, a tool for promoting mobile applications. Jonathan is also a UX and marketing consultant for major startups including Any.Do and Playscape.</i><p>It’s time to move on. The feeling is becoming more and more significant …

Xbox One Sells 1M Units in 24 Hrs

Twitter implements new encryption using Perfect Forward Secrecy

Twitter announced today that the service will be changing its encryption standards, adopting a more secure protocol known as Perfect Forward Secrecy that's recommended by many experts in the field. The new protocol will be installed on top of standard HTTPS encryption, generating a new key for each …

Watch Fight Club, Jurassic Park, and other full-length films as GIFs

Between work, family, friends, and social media, who has time to watch movies these days? Thankfully Reddit user matt01ss has solved the …