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Netflix announces it's now live in 130 new countries including India and Russia

The service is in a wealth of new major markets, with only China conspicuously absent<p>At his CES keynote today, Reed Hastings announced that Netflix was going live in 130 new countries. The list includes massive new audiences like Russia, India, and South Korea. It's a huge expansion of the …

San Francisco

Visa wants to track your travels abroad to prevent declined payments

Yes, banks sometimes decline credit card transactions abroad for your own protection, but it sure can be annoying, especially when you're not carrying money in the local currency. Visa has a new service for card holders in the US that could prevent that from happening again: one that instantly …

Apps

5 Reasons Why Most People Don't Want a Fitness Tracker

Fitness trackers are the darling of the tech press, but the data say consumers don’t care. Sales are sluggish. A recent Robert W. Baird & Co. survey …

Fitness Technology

A Map Of Every Patent Steve Jobs Touched

You might never be able to get inside the enigmatic Apple founder’s head, but this could be the next best thing.<p>People are always trying to put themselves into the head of Apple founder Steve Jobs, to figure out how he thought. Unfortunately, Jobs was pretty inscrutable, but here’s one fun way to …

Mobile Devices

What the Internet of things means for business app developers

Are you getting tired of hearing about the Internet of Things (IoT)? Well, get used to it because IoT is gaining steam as it moves from what has been a consumer focus to business adoption in 2015. And this crossover will radically change application developers should be thinking about IoT.<p>According …

Ebola tracking system for Sierra Leone offered by IBM

<b>IBM will put its super-computing data crunching to use in Sierra Leone, as part of the fight against the deadly disease Ebola.</b><p>It has launched a system which allows citizens to report Ebola-related issues and government, health agencies and others to keep track of the disease.<p>Citizens can use SMS or …

Elon Musk warns against unleashing artificial intelligence 'demon'

Elon Musk has met a technology he doesn't like.<p>Musk, who promises to take humans to new heights with space and battery technologies, was especially grounded in his latest caution on artificial intelligence.<p>Elon Musk<p>He told an audience at MIT on Friday that "we should be very careful about …

A Google Exec Just Beat The World Record For Highest-Altitude Jump From The Stratosphere

A helium-filled balloon carried him 135,908 feet to nearly the top of the stratosphere — more than 25 miles — above the ground, before he cut himself loose and plunged toward the earth at speeds that peaked at more than 800 miles per hour.<p>Observers on the ground heard a small sonic boom, though …

iTunes Music Sales Are Plummeting

iTunes music sales have fallen 13% since the beginning of the year, The Wall Street Journal's Hannah Karp reports.<p>The decline in sales is not a surprise for Apple — sales were down 2.1% in 2013 — but the news underscores how consumers have steadily moved away from a-la-carte offerings like iTunes …

New Microsoft Garage site invites public to test a wide range of app ideas

Microsoft today launched a new section on its website: The Microsoft Garage is designed to give the public early access to various projects the company is testing right now. The team is kicking off with a total of 16 free consumer-facing apps, spanning Android, Android Wear, iOS, Windows Phone, …

Apple partners with IBM to sell iPads and iPhones to the enterprise

Apple and IBM today announced a wide-ranging partnership that will see IBM help sell the iPhone and iPad to its business clients bundled with new mobile management technology for iOS.<p>The deal will bring “more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions” to Apple’s mobile devices, along with …

Samsung In Talks To Scoop Up SmartThings For Around $200 Million

Google has Nest, Apple has HomeKit and Samsung has…SmartThings, we’re hearing. The deal was completed for around $200 million dollars, though it might have been less according to one source.<p>(Update: The deal is not done yet, says another.)<p><b>Update</b>: SmartThings has been acquired by Samsung.<p>SmartThings …

DARPA picks the first companies that will work on its unmanned spaceplane

Slowly but surely, DARPA's XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane is becoming more than a bundle of nice ideas. The agency has just chosen the companies that will square off in the first phase of the unmanned craft's design program, most of which are recognizable names in the space business. Boeing is …

Google I/O: Android Auto

In Google's vision, Android will be with you wherever you go. It’s in your smartphone. When your smartphone’s far away, it’s on your watch. And when it’s illegal to look at your smartphone, it’ll find a way into your eyes anyway — through your car dash.<p>Forbes took a demo ride with Android Auto, the …

Poczta Polska przyjęła strategię IT na lata 2014-2018

<b>Przebudowana ma zostać infrastruktura IT, docelowo Poczta Polska chce stworzyć chmurę prywatną, zmodernizowana sieć WAN, wymienione systemy</b> …

Jak przeprowadzić migrację z Windows XP w dużej organizacji

<b>8 kwietnia br. przestała być dostępna pomoc techniczna dla systemu Windows XP. Zakład Ubezpieczeń Społecznych przygotowywał się do tego dnia prawie</b> …

MAC podał skład Rady do Spraw Cyfryzacji

<b>Rafał Trzaskowski, Minister Administracji i Cyfryzacji ogłosił skład Rady do Spraw Cyfryzacji. Pierwsze posiedzenie 24 czerwca.</b>

Oracle wprowadza obsługę in-memory do własnej bazy danych

Wykorzystanie mechanizmów in-memory ma pozwolić na zwiększenie wydajności bazy Oracle 12c zarówno w zakresie obsługi zapytań analitycznych, jak i …

Jak będzie wyglądać funkcjonalność sieci 5G i w co inwestuje Deutsche Telekom

<b>Rozmowa z Tomaszem Gerszbergiem, Senior Vice President Technology Strategy, Governance & Programs w Deutsche Telekom, któremu podlega ok. 60 osób,</b> …

7 US Startup Visa Options for International Founders

<i>Mikita Mikado is a software engineer and entrepreneur from Belarus, now based in San Francisco. He is the co-­founder and CEO of Quote Roller and PandaDoc.</i><p>There is no other place like Silicon Valley, the tech Mecca of access to great talent, capital and countless prospective clients. For some …

Amazon set to take on PayPal with new payments strategy

Amazon is planning to move in on PayPal's territory by becoming the middleman between customers and companies that offer subscription-based payment options, according to a new report.<p>The e-retail giant is expected to announce a new service on Monday that will see it become the middleman between …

SpaceX Unveils Manned Spacecraft Dragon V2

SpaceX founder Elon Musk took the wraps off its next-generation spacecraft today, called Dragon V2. The key improvements are that Dragon V2 will be able to land “anywhere on Earth” with its propulsion system and the accuracy of a helicopter. It will also be capable of carrying seven astronauts for …

Boca Raton's most expensive home has Star Trek and Call of Duty-themed rooms

As much as we love <i>Star Trek</i>, we've never thought about modeling our home after the USS Enterprise. But then, we've never had $35 million in our back pocket, so what do we know? A mansion in Boca Raton has gone on sale for that eye-watering figure, boasting a bar and cinema based on the NCC 1701-D …

Nadella's Bid To Fix Microsoft: What Ballmer Didn't Dare

When Satya Nadella settled into the U.S. at age 20, he had a problem. The Indian emigre wanted a master’s in computer science as fast as possible, so he could dash into America’s booming tech sector. But cash was tight and his undergraduate preparation, back in Mangalore, was patchy. In 1988 …

The Rise of The 'Uberized Economy' and What It Means For Business

<i>Matthew Faustman is co-founder & CEO of San Francisco-based startup UpCounsel.</i><p>The world of labor is changing. Through laptops and mobile devices, a new world of services is becoming more accessible. The platforms enabling such services are also providing new homes for a rising entrepreneurial class …

Microsoft brings home automation app and devices to the Windows Store

Unlike Google with its new $3.2 billion Nest, Microsoft doesn't have a lot of home automation products yet despite some interesting research. Redmond has now made a move to stock its shelves, albeit indirectly, via a partnership with home automation specialist Insteon. The pair just announced that …

Uber Reportedly in Talks to Raise Funding at $10 Billion Valuation

Uber may be on the road to an 11-digit valuation.<p>The ride-hailing startup is in talks to raise a new round of funding at a $10 billion valuation, …