Kevin Huang

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Automatic driving monitor now available for Android

After a year of "coming soon" and months of beta-only access, the Automatic Smart Driving Assistant finally gains compatibility with Android phones.<p>The Automatic app for Android will allow you to view a digital log of your fuel efficiency, trip costs, and driving habits for later browsing when used …

Nest’s smoke alarm mistake shows the risks in creating a new user interface

Next-generation user interfaces will be one of the keys to the emerging wearables markets, to the increasingly connected smart home, and to moving …

Stick-On Circuit Could Put Your Phone On Your Finger For Pocket Change

Stand aside wristbands. The latest wave of stick-on circuits could make cheap, flexible electronics mainstream.<p>About a year ago, University of Illinois researcher John Rogers revealed a pretty amazing creation: a circuit that, rather than living on an inflexible board, could stick to and move with …

Google Drive Price Drop - A Tipping Point For Photographers

Although cloud storage prices have been continued to drop at impressive rates, they have remained out of reach for many serious amateurs and …

There's No Right Way to Start Up

<i>Ryan Hoover is the co-creator of Product Hunt and EIR at Tradecraft. Visit his blog to read more about startups and product design.</i><p>Twitter is confusing. Early on, skeptics questioned, “What problem does it solve?” Even its founders couldn’t quite describe it, let alone foresee what it would …

Cubli cube robot demonstrates incredible balance

Some robots do something useful, like ordnance disposal. Some robots do something artistic, like produce music. Some are more interactive. And some …

A look inside Globalstar’s plan to build an exclusive nationwide Wi-Fi network

Most people who know Globalstar know it for its world phones. Its constellation of satellites whiz through their orbits just above the Earth’s …

Affordable Asus Chromebox Cloud PC Fires Shot Across Microsoft's Bow

Recently I spent some quality time testing (and tearing down) the new Asus Chromebox small form factor Chrome OS PC. This little 5×5-inch brick runs Google's latest Chrome operating system and the model I tested was based on an Intel Core i3 dual-core (Haswell) processor, 4GB of 1600MHz RAM and a …

Holland says yes to the network-agnostic SIM card

Regulators in Netherlands this week opened the door for any company — whether Apple, Audi or your local electric utility — to issue its own SIM cards …

The working Lego keyboard of your nerdy dreams is here

Back in 2005, Lego tinkerer Jason Allemann attempted to build a prototype of a working keyboard out of Lego using the membrane from a curved Microsoft Natural keyboard. The curves fought back, and the project was never finished. Fast forward to 2014 and Allemann has taken another stab at it, this …

Who Needs Kickstarter? Exercise Sensor Moov Raises $1 Million In 15 Days

When Meng Li and Nikola Hu stopped by the FORBES office to demonstrate their wearable sensors last month, Hu spent much of the interview punching the air and running in place. A laptop placed on the table graphed the speed and form of his punches, benchmarking his performance against that of a …

Net transition triggers GOP backlash

The Obama administration’s decision to relinquish oversight over the group that manages the Internet’s architecture has raised an early red flag with Republicans, who blast the move as a threat to free speech.<p>The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has managed the Web’s domain-name …

Bill Gates: It’s OK If Half Of Silicon Valley Startups Are “Silly”

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates doesn’t worry that Silicon Valley is the home of billion-dollar texting apps and farming games. “Innovation in California is at its absolute peak right now. Sure, half of the companies are silly, and you know two-thirds of them are going to go bankrupt, but the dozen or …

How Facebook and Twitter built the best employee training programs in Silicon Valley

Training employees and managers is essential at any company but particularly for startups. Yet many avoid it because it seems too hard or expensive.<p>“A lot of companies think their employees are so smart that they require no training,” Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Ben Horowitz writes in his recent …

Ex-Apple Programmer Crowdfunds ‘Internet Of Things’ Maker Kit

QuickTime architect, ex-Apple programmer, and former trusted Steve Jobs lieutenant Peter Hoddie has launched a new Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.<p>Called Kinoma Create, the project aims to create a JavaScript-powered Internet of Things construction kit, aimed at professional product designers, as …

Internet of Things

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 review: great screen, disappointing battery life

We often tease Samsung about the seemingly arbitrary way it divvies up its tablet offerings -- not content with round numbers, it's released tablets that are 10.1 inches wide instead of 10, 8.9 instead of 9, 7.7 instead of 8, and so on. And so too is the case with the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, …

Panasonic looking for the next Elon Musk to develop services off its batteries

Japanese lithium-ion battery maker Panasonic is starting to see its batteries as a platform for future energy services and applications, similar to …

The WWW’s Quarter-Life Crisis: As The Web Turns 25, The Threats It Faces

The creator of the World Wide Web is now calling for a long overdue Internet bill of rights.<p>Twenty five years ago today, a CERN engineer submitted a modest proposal to his bosses for a new communications format that would alter the the course of human history. Originally conceived as a way to …

The World's Richest Ex-Hackers

Long before he was the two-hundred-and-second richest person on the planet, Jan Koum was just another curious kid with a wardialer.<p>Koum, whose net worth suddenly jumped to $6.8 billion last month when his startup WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook, began his tech career as a teenage immigrant from …

Simplisafe Adds New Sensors, Services To Their DIY Home Security System

With competitors like Canary and Nest coming quickly behind, Simplisafe, a small, Boston-based security company, is pulling out the stops. After updating their software and mobile interface late last year they’ve updated their hardware and added a glass break sensor, one of the least expensive in …

What Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Apple employees have in common

Recently, Google has emphasized that when hiring, it’s putting less weight on where a graduate went to school. But for those who want to end up in Silicon Valley, going to school in California might be a boost.<p>Using LinkedIn data, we took a look at the top 20 feeder schools where current employees …

Your next smart device could be a toothbrush

Gentlemen, we can rebuild it. We have the technology... to connect our toothbrushes to the internet. Adrienne Mitchell reports.<p>We Want to <b>Hear from You</b><p>…

WD My Cloud EX2 review: Everything a connected home needs - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>WD My Cloud EX2</b> is speedy, easy to use and affordable. The server's mobile-enabled personal cloud feature is a bonus for frequent travelers.<p><b>The Bad</b> The mobile app supports a limited number of file formats for playback, has no search function, and doesn't allow you to sort by content …

Wi-Fi

5 things to know about how Tesla’s huge battery factory will affect the power grid

Since Tesla confirmed last month that it plans to build a massive battery factory in the U.S., there’s been exuberant speculation that the electric …

Janus Friis’ Next Act Is A Hardware Startup Called Aether, And A “Thinking” Music Player Called Cone

Janus Friis made his name founding a series of disruptive software startups such as Skype, Rdio, Joost and (much earlier) KaZaA — some more successful than others.<p>Now the Danish entrepreneur is moving into new territory: a hardware startup called Aether (formerly known by its in-stealth working …

Aether's $399 Cone is a speaker that knows exactly what you want to hear next

It's a Saturday night and you're cooking dinner before some friends come over. You hit a button on the speaker in your kitchen and it starts playing Daft Punk. You didn't ask for Daft Punk, and the music isn't coming from your phone, computer, or any other device that's in your house; your speaker …

The New Age Of The Security Startup

Last month Apple disclosed and fixed a massive bug in its operating system that left users’ information exposed to theft; faith in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin is eroding; and revenues at the retailing giant Target fell 46% on a quarterly basis over the Christmas season last year, all because of …

Android Accounted for 97% of All Mobile Malware in 2013

Back in 2012, Android accounted for 79 percent of all mobile malware. Last year, that number ballooned even further to 97 percent.<p>Both those data points come from security firm F-Secure, which today released its 40-page Threat Report for the second half of 2013. Here is how bad the situation has …

The Father Of 3D Printing Is Being Inducted Into The National Inventors Hall Of Fame

With all the hubbub surrounding 3D printing as of late, it’s easy to think of it as something new. Something that, before 5 or 6 years ago, only existed in Sci-Fi novels.<p>Surprise! 3D printing has actually been around for decades. In fact, the first kinda-sorta functional 3D printer prototype was …