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Microsoft launches PowerApps, allowing you to build business apps without any coding skills

Microsoft today launched PowerApps, a new service that allows business users to easily create a basic mobile or Web-based app without requiring codes.<p>Available in preview from today, the idea behind it is to take more business apps to mobile, instead of being tied to the PC as they have been …

'SmartPole' installation in Hollywood features LED lighting and 4G LTE connectivity

By the end of the week, a total of 24 SmartPoles are set to be installed across the Hollywood area. Over the coming year, we’ll see 100 more and a further 500 planned for the future throughout all of Los Angeles.<p>SmartPoles are a collaboration between Philips and Ericsson that feature energy …

5 best Android apps for screen recording and other ways too!

One of our more frequent requests from readers is to tell them how to record your screen on Android. The functionality has been around for quite some time but usually requires some tinkering and adjustment to get it. In Android Lollipop, they have a screen recording method building into the OS and …

Apps

Lenovo unveils a trio of new ‘Yoga’ devices, including a 13-inch tablet with subwoofer and projector

Lenovo has announced a trio of new devices today as it looks to differentiate and gain inroads in the competitive PC and mobile computing space.<p>The Next Web is at a launch event in London, where the Chinese electronics giant unveiled a new convertible PC and two new Yoga Tablet models, with some …

Cotap plugs into Box to make enterprise file-sharing as easy as sending a text

Normally, I can’t stand to hear about yet another messaging app — how many times are we going to reinvent the wheel? — but Cotap is a little different, and it added a cool new feature today.<p>Unlike most other messaging services, Cotap is for employees, and today the company released support for the …

6 Secrets of Great Resumes, Backed By Psychology

The day I landed my job at Google was the day I decided to pay forward all the help I received on reworking my resume.<p>After going through many resumes, I want to share what I learned in hopes that it helps more people get their dream jobs.<p>My biggest realization? We don’t think <i>like psychologists</i>. <i></i>And …

When cloud computing isn’t all about scale

So many conversations about cloud computing focus on Amazon Web Services, Google and which is the biggest company that can drive down prices the …

VizeraLabs reupholsters furniture with the power of light

Looking for the perfect chaise longue? That's no easy feat even on the best days, but the process is made even trickier since stores rarely seem to have their full collections on display. That's precisely the problem a San Francisco startup called VizeraLabs is trying to tackle, and its team has …

5 Great Front-End Developer Tools You Must Try

<i>Arnaud Breton is a full-stack developer at mention with a specific focus on the front-end side and user experience. This post originally appeared on the mention blog.</i><p>Over the last few years, we’ve seen tremendous growth in an entirely new generation of Web applications. These apps have become much …

India to plant 2 BILLION trees along its highways, creating jobs for 300,000 youths

The rest of the world should plant more trees too<p>India's Rural Development Ministry has decided to try to tackle two problems at the same time: Youth …

GE joins Phillips in introducing LEDs that fast-blink coupons to your phone

Get ready to shop in a store where the store lighting is telling your smartphone about coupons, specials, and product placement.<p>Next week at the big Lightfair show in Las Vegas, GE will show a new generation of LED lighting fixtures that communicate through visible light to your smartphone’s camera.<p>…

The Most ’90s Thing That Could Ever Exist

The zeitgeist summed perfectly in one technological artifact, which is a VHS tape promoting Windows 95, starring Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry.<p>Wow.<p>Just. Wow.<p>This image is bouncing around on Twitter thanks to Jehan Ranasinghe, who dug this thing up, presumably with a time machine, and then …

Matter will be created from light within a year, claim scientists

Researchers have worked out how to make matter from pure light and are drawing up plans to demonstrate the feat within the next 12 months.<p>The theory underpinning the idea was first described 80 years ago by two physicists who later worked on the first atomic bomb. At the time they considered the …

This Simple Device Harvests Sunshine And Beams It Down To Dark City Streets

But while all of that density can help cities become more sustainable, it does create one obvious problem–there’s less and less natural light …

UC Berkeley

Portable Robot Printer Is Like A Roomba That Squirts Ink

“What is a printer?” asked Zuta Labs, then reimagined it as the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer, as small as your hand.<p>Designed by Zuta Labs and now on Kickstarter, the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer is one for the mobile age. It cleverly sheds the bulk of consumer printing by re-imagining what a printer …

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

Singularity

PencilCase reimagines HyperCard to let non-developers create native iOS apps

Robots & Pencils, a company that has up until now been making mobile apps for others, is launching a new platform for Mac that it says reimagines Apple’s HyperCard and allows non-developers to create & publish native iOS apps. Dubbed ‘PencilCase,’ users can create native apps with a drag and drop …

This App Can Help You Read Up to 1,000 Words a Minute

Who says the Internet is making us less effective readers? Spritz, a new app that’s being released on Samsung devices, is devoted to turning you into …

SanDisk launches Wi-Fi enabled Flash storage

<b>SanDisk has launched two new wireless-enabled flash products for mobile users.</b><p>The two products in the SanDisk Connect range are the Wireless Flash …

Mobile Devices

Throwback, The App That Sends Memories To Future You, Launches On Android

Last year, a new type of photo-sharing popped up in the world. The app was called ThrowBack, and the idea was to take photos that would be sent to you and your friends sometime in the future, as a way to remember good times past. Today, that app makes its way to the Android platform.<p>ThrowBack …

Microsoft Announces Free PCmover Express Tool for Migrating XP Users

With the end of Microsoft’s support for the venerable Windows XP operating system now firmly in sight, the company has launched a free tool designed to make it easy for users to upgrade to a newer version of the Windows OS.<p>Announced today in a blog post, the PCmover Express software – a product of …

This is What Happens When You Teach Machines the Power of Natural Selection

Psychopathic machines? Lethal AI? These are the concepts we should be thinking about when we talk about the benefits of self-improving software. An …

Google Partners with LEGO in New Chrome Experiment

Google today announced a new Chrome experiment in partnership with LEGO: Build with Chrome. In short, you can use your mouse or touchscreen to build something out of the colorful bricks directly in your Web browser, share them on Google+, and explore what others have already built.<p>Google explains …

This Crazy App Turns A Magazine Into An Interior Design Tool

Using a magazine for scale, this App lets you virtually design a room, then buy the furniture.<p>A few months ago, Ikea released an unbelievable app. When you placed the company’s catalog anywhere in your home, it could appear as one of a few different pieces of furniture on your iPad screen. In a …

Confide: A Snapchat For Professionals, Not Sext-Obsessed Teens

The new app, from Yext CEO Howard Lerman and former AOL exec Jon Brod, stands out from competitors by eschewing a gimmicky UI.<p>Investors have pegged Snapchat‘s valuation at $2 billion thanks to the soaring popularity of its self-destructing photo-sharing service. Riding this tidal wave of attention, …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …