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Google patents contact lens that collects your ‘iris fingerprint’

Google has a thing about contact lenses. The company has done a lot of work with contact lenses used in health applications. It’s now patented a technology that employs the contact lens as an identification device.<p>The new patent describes a contact lens that covers all or part of the iris of the …

9 ways project management software can simplify complex projects

When you’re building your business, you want to make sure everyone is on the same page. But that can be most difficult when large-scale, complex technical projects with multiple teams or stakeholders involved are underway. That’s why I asked nine members from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the …

iCollege IT Security & Management Bundle now just $59

With so much data online, security expertise is in demand. This bundle of iCollege courses teaches these skills, and fully prepares you to take four industry-recognized exams.<p>The instruction is based around professional qualifications, so it is not only about the basic principles of security, but …

YouTube for Artists is getting its own analytics tool

YouTube launched YouTube for Artists back in March to help boost musician’s profits on its platform, and now it’s launching an analytics tool to help them keep up to date with stats about their fans around the globe.<p>Called Music Insights, the tool combines views from both official and fan-uploaded …

Here’s What’s Involved In Devising And Building An App

Building an app isn’t just coming up with an idea and then coding (or finding someone to code it for you). There’s a lot involved in the end-to-end process that you wouldn’t necessarily think about when you’re idly dreaming about making one yourself. Developer David Smith, who created the …

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8 Lesser Known, but Very Useful, Apple Mac Utilities

Your Mac comes with a bunch of Apps pre-installed, neatly organized in the Applications folder. You’ve got the iWork suite, AddressBook, iCal and some other useful applications. Also in there is another folder called Utilities.<p>You might have used a few of the applications within it, but there’s …

Report: Social E-Commerce Site Fancy Is Trying To Sell Itself For $1 Billion

The company was reportedly trying to raise at a valuation of $1.2 billion in June, but apparently struggled to drum up enough interest at the high valuation. Bloomberg reports that the status of the talks with eBay is unclear.<p>The company last raised money in September 2013: $7 million from …

Movli: An all Singing, Dancing Platform for Movie Lovers

Even though it’s had $1.5 million in the coffers via a seed investment several years ago, Movli has remained an ‘under the radar’ startup for most people since its inception in 2011.<p>The Tel Aviv-based startup has recently launched its Web-based portal for film-lovers, as it looks to “transform the …

​FBI says it located the Silk Road by exploiting an error with the server's login page

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation may have seized the Silk Road and sold off its horde of ill-gotten Bitcoin, but the case isn't over yet -- the dark web site's creator still has to face trial. The defense of Ross Ulbricht, the man allegedly behind the Silk Road, is doing its best to discredit …

Not every house has rooms that turn 90 degrees, but this one does

It would seem that when Iran isn't busy putting the kibosh down on social media, its architects are designing some pretty crazy ways to beat the weather. Case in point: a seven-floor house in Tehran with three rectangular rooms that can rotate up to 90 degrees in accordance with the season. As <i>Slate</i> …

The Feds Found The Silk Road’s Ross Ulbricht Thanks To A Leaky CAPTCHA

You may have heard that the infamous Dread Pirate Robets AKA Ross Ulbricht’s Silk Road was taken down thanks to a problem in his anonymous Tor server. Now, however, Brian Krebs has shown us just how the Feds found Ulbricht’s server and, additionally, the pirate himself.<p>A hole in the Silk Road’s …

Android Wear Update To Bring Watch Faces And GPS Support to All Devices

Google entered the wearable industry with its Android Wear operating system, designed specifically for smartwatches. We’ve seen several OEMs embrace …

The Government Could Build You Faster Internet, But Cable Companies Won’t Let It

The telecom industry is putting many cities in a double bind: They won’t improve Internet service and are doing their very best to block a city’s right to do it themselves.<p>With Hollywood credits to its name such as <i>Black Swan</i> and <i>Captain America</i>, the film visual effects firm Exodus FX is an unlikely …

How We Redesigned Our Product in Less Than a Week

<i>Bastiaan Janmaat and Mike Dorsey are co-founders of DataFox, a predictive intelligence company reinventing the way investors, analysts, and business development professionals research and track technology companies.</i><p>Time is often the scarcest resource for a startup. When you’re building a complex …

Git Bounty Wants To Help Open-Source Programmers Get Paid For Bug Fixes

If you’re using open-source software, you’ve probably come across a bug that you want to fix but don’t have the expertise to do it yourself — and the original author isn’t all that interested in fixing it. With Git Bounty, which was dreamed up by a team of French Canadians (and one Frenchman) from …

Watch MIT's Atlas humanoid robot drag a metal pillar like it's nothing

We're interrupting your regularly scheduled programming full of cute, service robots to bring you the latest update on Boston Dynamics' terrifying humanoid machine: Atlas. A group of MIT researchers have been working to refine their Atlas unit's capabilities since 2013 for DARPA's Robotics …

The FBI Finally Says How It ‘Legally’ Pinpointed Silk Road’s Server

As the trial of alleged Silk Road drug market creator Ross Ulbricht approaches, the defense has highlighted the mystery of how law enforcement first …

6 Google Analytics tools your company probably isn’t using but should

Google Analytics is a powerful and free service that businesses often use to measure the effectiveness of their online marketing campaigns. The system is genuinely intuitive and offers many services that businesses have used since it first debuted.<p>Many companies use Google Analytics for these more …

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