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Escape from Alcatraz: a swim from the Rock to San Francisco

The cold water and tricky currents of San Francisco Bay make the crossing from Alcatraz a daunting one, but a group of expert guides is helping hardy souls complete the ‘impossible swim’<p>With a graceless leap I plunged from the safety of the boat into San Francisco Bay, cursing myself for the …

Intel spent more than $10 billion to catch up in mobile. Then it gave up.

The chipmaker missed the smartphone and tablet markets but thought it could catch up if it just spent enough money. Last week it finally raised a white flag.<p>After missing the early days of the smartphone revolution, Intel spent in excess of $10 billion over the last three years in an effort to get …

Tech industry's future rooted in blend of design, computer science

While the world's first coders helped build the tech industry, its designers will define the industry's future, said graphic designer and computer scientist John Maeda.<p>Maeda spoke Sunday at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, where he issued the findings of his #DesignInTech report. Before 2010, …

Solar Impulse 2 will begin its around-the-world flight on Monday

The solar-powered airplane will launch from Abu Dhabi<p>The Swiss-engineered airplane Solar Impulse 2 will begin its solar-powered flight around the world on Monday. If weather permits, the plane will launch from Abu Dhabi early in the morning. The plane was scheduled to launch earlier this month, but …

What Would A $19,999 Apple Watch Mean For The Future Of Pricing Elasticity?

The questions surrounding the pricing of the high-end Apple Watch Edition models are a distraction from the limitations of the product itself. It will undoubtedly sell tens of millions right off the bat. In many ways, the first Apple Watches will be far less revolutionary than the company …

15 secrets from recruiters on how to get hired

• “It is important for candidates to have passion. No matter which department you’re in, your passion for what you do is essential. The more you love …

A Gadget for Prototyping the Internet of Things

How often do you notice the tiny green light on your electronic toothbrush, or the backlight on your smart thermostat? Probably rarely, and that's …

How I manage my creative process on an 11-inch MacBook Air

Last week, I waxed poetic about the largest iPhone Apple makes, the iPhone 6 Plus. If I told you a week later that I bought a new MacBook, you’d be …

You wouldn't like a bigger battery in your iPhone, says Apple's Ive

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Admit it, you've cursed at your iPhone once or twice.<p>Just when you needed it most, it left you. Or, rather, its battery did. It left you standing in the middle of a bar, embarrassingly unable to post an …

Games have basic, huge accessibility problems (that we celebrate)

People need to be able to play a game before they can begin to digest or critique it.<p>While gaming has made some incredible strides the past few years, it's rare to find one that I genuinely, passionately love that I can also share with my non-gaming friends and family. That basic fact goes a long …