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Facebook Safety Check connects those affected by devastating Nepal earthquake

As Nepal experienced its worst earthquake in 80 years — one with a preliminary magnitude of 7.8 that killed more than 2,500 people and destroyed …

Natural Disasters

How wearables and mobile health tech are reshaping clinical trials

Life science companies are continuously looking for ways to advance clinical research while simultaneously improving the understanding of drugs they are developing. One of the biggest issues for researchers is the high failure rate of new drugs during clinical development. The stakes are high in a …

Does Your Whole Home Need Antivirus Now?

Bitdefender Box has the right idea about smart-home security, but it still needs work<p>Lots of people spend money on a home security system. So why are we leaving more and more of our digital property defenseless?<p>If you’re diligent, you’ve kept the bad guys at bay by running antivirus software on a …

Smart Homes

Seven Start-Ups From Israel That You May Want To Watch

If you’ve been following this column over the past two weeks, no doubt you are wondering, “OK, <i>which</i> start-ups from Israel – Start-up Nation – do you actually like?” I spent a full week in Israel – as part of a delegation of entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley – earlier last month. We met so many …

Verizon 2015 DBIR: Don't Sweat Mobile and IoT

<b>Verizon on Tuesday released its widely anticipated 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), a must read report compiled by Verizon with the</b> …

Droplet Is A Bluetooth Button That Makes Reminders More Sticky

At the end of March Amazon dropped what many assumed was an early April Fools’ joke: a physical, Internet-connected button (called Amazon Dash) intended to be stuck to household items like your washing machine so you can thoughtlessly reorder staple products like washing powder without even having …

The Internet of Things Powers Safety, Security and Ways to Save Energy

Imagine managing a major utility company. It’s late Friday afternoon and weather forecasters are predicting severe thunderstorms packing hail, high winds and possible tornadoes. Or, how about if you employed thousands of workers across a vast oil and gas supply chain whose productivity depended on …

The Wearable Device That Could Unlock a New Human Sense

A neuroscientist and his team have created a vest to help deaf people hear through a series of vibrations.<p>In March, the neuroscientist David Eagleman stood on stage to give a TED talk on sensory substitution, the idea of replacing the duties of one sense by using another. He spoke of how little of …

Wearable Tech

Welcome to our ‘Future of Modern Software’ series

VentureBeat is pleased to present this series, brought to you by New Relic, on the revolutionary transformations happening right now in software development.<p>Gone are the days when developers, working in traditional “waterfall” development chains, worked on a predictable, monolithic stack of …

Cognitive Overhead, Or Why Your Product Isn’t As Simple As You Think

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>David Lieb is co-founder and CEO of</i> <i>Bump</i><i>, creators of the popular app that lets people share contact information, photos, and other content by bumping their phones together.</i> <i>Bump has been downloaded more than 130 million times.</i><p>It’s been hard to ignore the massive shift in the last …

10 Startups That Turn Complexity Into Simplicity

Here’s the thing about simplicity. It’s all relative. A developer’s idea of simplicity is different from a finance chief or a customer service agent.<p>I run across a variety of startups in my daily work at TechCrunch. But few have that innate sense of elegance or the capability to abstract complexity …