Joshua Pyne

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Debunking The Narrative Of Silicon Valley's Innovation Might

This is going to sound completely heretical to everything Forbes has stood for over 96 years (and The Economist for a few decades longer than that) but here goes: The real innovation engine in the global economy is not the entrepreneurial class blazing capitalist trails through the thicket of …

Crowdsourced content: what brands are learning from media publishers

Mainstream media news remains the backbone of topical social media discussions, with platforms such as Facebook and Twitter now playing central roles …

Huge security vulnerability may affect nearly every Android device on the planet

Security researchers claim to have recently discovered a vulnerability in Android that could potentially affect 99% of devices. Bluebox Security …

The new rules have been written. Galaxy owners, are you ready? http://smsng.us/s4mr0cSF

Five survival tips for mobile app startups

<i>This is a guest post by Guy Goldstein, founder and CEO of Check.me.</i><p>So you have a killer technology, funding, a budding team, and stores of determination. But the mobile app universe is a very crowded space.<p>To help you stand out, I’ve had a think about the lessons I’ve learned over the years. These …

Sony and NTT DoCoMo announce limited edition Hatsune Miku-themed Xperia A

NTT DoCoMo has a heritage of exclusively signing up fictional personalities to hawk its handsets and following the likes of <i>Evangelion</i>, <i>JoJo's Bizarre Adventure</i> and <i>One Piece</i>, it's the turn of not-actually-real pop idol Hatsune Miku. She'll be emblazoned on DoCoMo's Xperia A, on a limited run of …

This Telescope Shoots Lasers to Unlock the Mysteries of the Cosmos

Ground-based telescopes have long struggled to achieve the image clarity and resolution of their orbiting cousins due in large part to atmospheric …

The Joy Of Seasonal Explosives, By Peter Schjeldahl, Pyromaniac

In this 1988 essay, the renowned art critic celebrates fireworks like none other–the exploding objects of his enduring obsession.<p><i>In honor of Independence Day, we who play with matches at Co.Design turned to independent thinker–and the ultimate fan of fireworks–Peter Schjeldahl, whose essay on the</i> …

Is Mayer aiming for a turnaround of Yahoo's stock or a turnaround of the business?

A display at Qwiki's celebration party this week<p><i>Of course</i>. By the time I get around to writing about a recent Yahoo acquisition, the company …

What do the Saturn V rocket, the swivel chair, and the Roomba all have in common? They're all badass American inventions: http://on.mash.to/12fg12R

Zynga Mistake Puts Random Stranger In Customer Support Role

In select circumstances, until earlier today, the Zynga game Coasterville told users to email a certain address @themepark.com if something went …

Grilling Over Gas Is Objectively, Scientifically Better Than Grilling Over Charcoal

Grilling on a holiday, when you've got the day off, is easy. You can take your time; pull out your artisanal hardwood charcoal; light it in your …

The teenage scientist revolutionising cancer detection

Pancreatic cancer 's high death rate is partly blamed on the difficulty of early detection. Teenage scientist Jack Andraka has come up with a cheap and simple way to test for it.<p><i>Over the next month, we’re celebrating technology and innovation in a new series called Bright Sparks. As part of the</i> …

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Apple May Face Obstacles Trademarking iWatch in China

Following news of Apple’s trademarking spree for iWatch in several countries, a Sina Tech report notes today that the company’s efforts to protect the name may stumble in China – given that the iWatch trademark has previously been registered in the country and there exists a current trademark for a …

Doug Engelbart, American inventor and computing legend, has passed away

Douglas “Doug” Engelbart, a legendary American inventor and computing icon who invented the computer mouse and helped develop much of the modern PC …

Report: Flaw in Android’s security model leaves 99% of devices vulnerable to attack

<b>UPDATE:</b> According to a report by IDG News Service, Google has patched the Google Play store so that trojans attempting to exploit this flaw can’t be …

July 4 is America’s Launch Day. How Did You Celebrate Your Launch Day?

If America is a startup, then July 4 is kind of like our launch day. In fact, America <i>is</i> like a startup – founded by a group of rogue pioneers who …

Valta Turns To Kickstarter To Fund Home Gadget Energy Management Platform

Toronto-based startup Valta is looking for Kickstarter funding to help it bring its remote energy-management system to life, in order to give homeowners complete control over power usage by devices in any home. It combines special socket attachments with a hub, iPhone app and web-based application …

Great summer BBQ and grilling tech | ZDNet

Looftlighter<p>Looking for a way to light your charcoal grill in a safe, environmentally friendly way in virtually any weather condition, all year long? …

White Nexus 4 sold out on Google Play

Bad news if you were planning on snapping up the Nexus 4 in white today, as Google's pale, popular product has completely sold out.<p>Head on over to Google Play and you'll find the cupboard bare, with eager phone fans having sucked up Google's entire reserve of the white, quad-core mobile. Both the …

Google calms Glass privacy concerns in new FAQ, promises wider availability in 2014

Google has published a new, more extensive FAQ on Google Glass, the technology behind it, future plans, and perhaps most pertinently, the …

Two Apps for Channeling a Better Web Video Experience

Cute cats. Lessons on how to knit a sweater. A singing demonstration from the next Justin Bieber. Thanks to the wonderful worldwide Web, you can find …

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