Jay B. Hilotin

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Apple's new coding language gets Swift approval

When Apple unveiled a new programming language at its World Wide Developers Conference on Monday, the place went "nuts," erupting with raucous cheers …

Dev.Opera — Getting to Know CSS Blend Modes

CSS Blend Modes provide a way to specify how one layer will interact or “blend” with the one underneath. Until now, this was the domain of photo …

Google reportedly plans to spend $1B on Internet satellites

Google plans to spend more than $1 billion to deploy hundreds of low-Earth orbit satellites to provide Internet access to underserved regions of the globe, according to the Wall Street Journal.<p>Many details are unknown but the project is expected to launch with 180 small, high-capacity satellites …

BlackBerry Q10 Review: The Keyboard Is Back

How would you type? How would you dial?<p>But the huge wave of touchscreen phones that started with the original iPhone proved that was what most consumers really wanted.<p>BlackBerry largely missed that trend and is only just recently catching up with its new touch-friendly mobile operating system …

Consumer Tech

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

So it's a good time to buy a new phone if you're ready for an upgrade. Below is our monthly ranking of the best phones you can buy.<p><i>Note: We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content</i> …

My year of the iPad, six months in

In early January I wrote a post about “Why 2014 will be the year of the iPad for me.” Rather than let that post die of loneliness I thought I’d write …

Wi-Fi on the moon is now as fast as the Wi-Fi in your living room

Researchers at NASA and MIT have figured out how to beam wireless connectivity from a ground base in New Mexico<p>Timothy McGrath<p>June 1, 2014 7:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.<p>Life on the moon just got a whole lot more awesome. Sure, you've got to wear a spacesuit and there's …

This man's job is to keep Snowden's NSA documents safe

High-stakes reporting like the Pulitzer Prize-winning NSA exclusives by Glenn Greenwald and others requires a great deal of security. Sources have to be protected at all costs, and valuable, classified documents like those leaked by Edward Snowden need to be kept out of the wrong hands. For First …

Google wants you to (safely) search the web while driving

While phones like the Moto X let you issue voice commands without touching the device, they're still not ideal for driving; if you search for something on the web, you'll still have to take your eyes off the road to see the results. That could change in the near future, <i>Android Police</i> claims. Google …

Facial recognition software is the future of mass surveillance

The National Security Agency collects millions of images as part of its facial recognition program, top-secret documents show.<p>The images are reportedly collected through exploited emails, text messages, social media, and videoconferences. The NSA believes its facial recognition program packs …