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New 'Star Wars' lightsaber meets its match

Ever since the teaser trailer for "Star Wars: Awakens" debuted, fans have been debating and discussing the mysterious character Kylo Ren and his unusual lightsaber ignited in the dark forest.<p>It didn't take long for some fans to make an animated parody video featuring not only Ren's lightsaber, but …

When Startups And Revolutions Collide

In the last two months, tiny Silicon Valley startups have proven their ability to upset the well-laid plans of autocrats half a world away.<p>Just this week, Turkey’s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, failed spectacularly at banning Twitter, as local citizens found easy workarounds with tech …

Design & Development News | The Next Web

Imagine you are trying to buy something online -- plane tickets, an app subscription, a pair of sneakers. If you are an English speaker with an email address ending in .com, .org, .edu or .net, that process probably goes pretty smoothly for you. But if your email address ends ...<p>To the layman UX …

Codementor Wants To Be An Uber for Developers In Distress

Junior developers stuck on a coding problem for hours will probably breathe a huge sigh of relief to hear they can get help instantly from experts with the click of a button — as that’s what Codementor is setting out to do.<p>Codementor is a Techstars-backed startup based in Taiwan and San Francisco …

Apple Has A New, Super Serious Ad For The iPad That Premiered During NFL Games And The Golden Globes

During this afternoon's football game, Apple debuted a new iPad ad. (It also aired during the Golden Globes.)<p>The ad has an excerpt of Robin Williams from Dead Poets Society talking about poetry, and life.<p>Here, via Re/Code is the transcript of what Williams says:<p>We don't read and write poetry …

Golden Globes

Android vs. iOS Development: Fight!

The eternal startup question “Android or iOS first?” grows ever thornier, with news that Android’s market share exceeds 80%. But never mind the managers and non-technical founders: what do <i>developers! developers!</i> think of that divide? Whoever makes life easier for them gains a sizable edge.<p>And by …

Welcome to the NAWA Florida Chapter

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Apple’s legendary adman Lee Clow talks about Steve Jobs and branding Apple [video]

BI notes that Clow, who has been making Apple ads since the 80s, shared some memories from his 30-year relationship with Jobs at a PTTOW! summit.

Galaxy S 4-- Dual Shot How-To

Microsoft, Samsung keen on doing glasses, prices to range from $200 to $500

Watch out, Google. Even with a headstart in developing wearable computing devices through Glass, there are two major competitors possibly on the horizon, waiting for the right opportunity to pounce.<p>Reports indicate that Microsoft and Samsung are both keenly interested in competing against Google in …

Wearable Tech

'Around 5 million' HTC One phones sold since launch

HTC has sold "around five million" of its flagship smartphone, the One, since launch. The impressive figure will abate fears that HTC is dead in the water (the company is struggling internally) but does confirm what we all suspected: it isn't able to keep up with Samsung in sales. The company's …

Programmer Creates An AI To (Not Quite) Beat NES Games

Programmer and CMU PhD Tom Murphy created a function to “beat” NES games by watching the score. When the computer did things that raised the score it would learn how to reproduce them again and again, resulting, ultimately, in what amounts to a Super Mario Brothers-playing robot. The program, …

CodeNow Brings Its Programming Class For Underrepresented Teens To NYC

CodeNow, a nonprofit program that teaches coding basics to high schoolers, with an emphasis on reaching girls, ethnic minorities, and other underrepresented groups, is in the middle of a significant expansion.<p>After launching in Washington, D.C., in 2011, the program has now launched in New York …