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Robots embrace Ubuntu as it invades the internet of things

Canonical has revealed what I reckon is its biggest announcement in years: Ubuntu is about to invade the internet of things with a minimal version of …

Internet of Things

Google pilots offline developer kit on DVDs for Internet-challenged regions

Google is offering an offline developer kit that includes select resources aimed at Internet-challenged regions, the company announced today. The content includes Software Development Kits (SDKs), developer videos, and documentation.<p>Google offers a ton of developer content and resources online, but …

25 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>CodeAcademy</b>— Learn programming languages like HTML, CSS, and Javascript with this free, interactive resource.<p><b>Coursera</b>— With more than 800 free courses on topics that range from internet history to financial engineering, the education …

Ruckus launches its first small business router: Could this be Google’s new Wi-Fi hardware?

Ruckus Wireless may be known for building big outdoor hotspot systems and installing Wi-Fi networks covering office buildings and hotels, but on …

ZenHubWants to Make It Easier for Non-techies to use GitHub

GitHub is a wonderful repository of tools and knowledgeable users, but it can be pretty intimidating if you don’t really know anything about coding or development. Step-up ZenHub, a new project management platform integrated with GitHub that promises to streamline workflows for developers and …

Coursera launches 18 new specializations to help you master specific subjects

Online learning company Coursera has announced 18 new specializations, covering key areas such as entrepreneurship, software and healthcare.<p>Coursera is a so-called ‘ed-tech’ company that works with universities to offer massive open online courses (MOOCs). It first announced specializations back in …

Prezi Blasts Past 1 Million Users in Australia and New Zealand - PowerPoint Killer?

Software has rapidly moved to the cloud. Think about it: when was the last time you inserted a CD into your computer? Online SAAS (software as a service) models deliver competitive features that can be iterated rapidly and pricing is flexible and often starts out as free. Microsoft PowerPoint, one …

IBM’s New Watson Analytics Wants To Bring Big Data To The Masses

IBM today announced a new product called Watson Analytics, one they claim will bring sophisticated big data analysis to the average business user.<p>Watson Analytics is a cloud application that does all of the the heavy lifting related to big data processing by retrieving the data, analyzing it, …

Why is Y Combinator giving away its trade secrets for free in a YouTube class?

News out of Silicon Valley top tier accelerator Y Combinator was a little confusing today. President Sam Altman decided to give away the …

Almost No One Attended Mark Zuckerberg's 2005 Lecture At Harvard's Computer Science Class (Which Is Now Insanely Popular)

This week Harvard's CS50 Introduction to Computer Science beat Economics 10a to become the largest freshman class with 818 students enrolled (and many non-students viewing for free online).<p>"Harvard students are smart people," Harry R. Lewis, director of undergraduate studies for Computer Science, …

'Growing Divide' Between Technology in UK Classrooms and Teachers' Abilities

There is a "growing divide" between technology that is available in UK classrooms and teachers' ability to use it, Virgin Media Business has …

Cloudbees, the Java PaaS company, dumps its PaaS business

Cloudbees, a company formed by JBoss veterans to build and promote a Java-focused PaaS, is getting out of the PaaS business. It is instead refocusing …

BBC launches kid coding lessons as schools increase focus on computing

This week marks a new chapter in how computing is taught in Britain's schools, with children as young as five learning how to code as part of the government's new national curriculum. With the help of hardware like the Raspberry Pi, schools are expected to help pupils understand and exercise the …

Sensors, sensors everywhere (but especially in the fields): FarmLink raises $40M

Agriculture is taking on a whole new look thanks to the emergence of ubiquitous sensors and big data technologies, as farmers are now able to collect …

Bitcoin Wallet App 'Blockchain' Returns to the App Store

Back in January, Apple removed popular Bitcoin app <i>Blockchain</i> from the App Store, after cracking down on several other apps that allowed users to send and receive bitcoin, including <i>Coinbase</i> and <i>Gliph</i>.<p>Apple's official policy prohibits content that "enables, facilitates, or encourages an activity" that …

Zing wants to liberate retail chains from crappy old point-of-sale systems

Point-of-sale (POS) technology has made huge leaps over the last decade, and yet most brick-and-mortar business chains are stuck using bulky, rigid, and costly systems that have been around for decades.<p>It’s something payments startup Zing is trying to do something about with the release of its new …

'Nigeria's Netflix' takes Nollywood to a global audience

<b>An episode of Shuga, a popular soap opera set in Kenya, is playing on a screen at the offices of iRoko TV - an online platform commonly dubbed the "Netflix of Africa".</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessThwarting Senegal’s cattle rustlersCan drones tackle wildlife poaching?African countries …

A User-Friendly Gardening System For The Plant-Challenged

Don't have a green thumb but seeking the therapeutic nature of gardening? Want the convenience and satisfaction of growing your own produce at home? Not to worry: All you need is an electrical outlet, a flat surface and some water.<p>Meet SproutsIO Inc., a "plug-and-play" user-friendly microfarming …

Maker Camp Teaches Kids Science With Fun DIY Projects

Summer vacation is awesome. You have three whole months to sit around and gradually get bored. Fortunately, for the creative and technically minded teen, Google and Maker have teamed up for the Maker Camp, a six week do-it-yourself online event that’ll get kids excited about building and exploring …

New Apple TV Could Be A HomeKit Hub

Apple announced their new Apple HomeKit at WWDC earlier this month, it is a collection of tools that can be used to control things around your home, …

Meet The Guy Who Wants You To Control Everything In Your Home Over The Internet

There are a lot of folks working on making that happen right now, including one startup called SmartThings.<p>SmartThings isn't just one gadget. Think of it as a platform that lets hardware makers turn their everyday objects like lights, door locks, and garage door openers into "smart" devices that …

GitHub Opens Octicons Icon Font to All

Way back in 2012, social coding community GitHub launched its own icon font called Octicons, leveraging what it called at the time “CSS3 techniques like rounded corners, gradients, and @font-face across all pages of the site.”<p>This was designed to be as much about aesthetics for the emerging …

£120 Micro 3D printer raises $1m in 24 hours

The Micro, a 3D printer that costs $199 (£120), has raised more than $1 million (£600,000) on Kickstarter in just 24 hours.<p>The Micro -- created by a …

Two college students invented an adapter that allows 3D printers to print in full color for less than $100

3D printing is generally a monochrome affair. Full-color printers are expensive, so the more casual user is likely stuck printing in one or two …

Fold-away factory fits in your suitcase

<i>This article was taken from the March 2014 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

What I learned from the new masters of the universe in Silicon Valley

Technology firms in California have a 'who dares wins' attitude that is central to their success<p>Fearless. That’s the aura of San Francisco and Silicon Valley. And that one word has acted as a magnet for people, capital, skills and ideas on a scale that is jaw-dropping to the new arrival.<p>I have …