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17 of The Best Tools to Get Your Content Its Largest Audience

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When you’re creating useful, actionable, epic content, everyone deserves to see it.<p>So how do you get your hard work and effort seen by the largest audience possible?<p>We’ve considered that question often at Buffer, as we try to maximize our content so …

On Reddit, Geoff Hinton talks Google and future of deep learning

Geoff Hinton, one of the godfathers of deep learning and neural network research, did a fascinating Ask Me Anything on Reddit late last week. Hinton, …

The Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Tried and Tested

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>As we work together to figure out the Facebook News Feed and to find organic ways to boost reach and engagement, we’re bound to come across a flood of tips on how to get more out of our pages and updates. There’s a ton of advice out there. Where …

Amazon Cloud Drive Gets Its Own API

Amazon is working to make its Cloud Drive service more competitive in the crowded online storage market. After recently bundling free, unlimited photo storage on Cloud Drive for Amazon Prime customers, today the company is going after developers with a new Cloud Drive API. The API will allow …

7 things confident entrepreneurs never do

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>Entrepreneur.com</i><i>.</i><p>By Sujan Patel, Entrepreneur.com<p>If you …

Microsoft Joining Qualcomm-Backed Effort for Internet of Things

Microsoft is announcing on Wednesday that it is joining the AllSeen Alliance, a Qualcomm-led effort to create a standardized, open means for various Internet of Things devices to talk to one another. With Microsoft joining, the alliance has 51 members, including electronics makers Haier, LG, …

Google’s Dart Programming Language Is Coming To The Server

A few days ago at its I/O developer conference, Google quietly announced that it is working on bringing its Dart programming language to App Engine soon.<p>This implementation will use the company’s recently launched managed virtual machines and the service’s custom runtime support. Because custom …

Researchers Discover Vulnerability in PayPal's Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is supposed to make online accounts more secure. That is, as long as it works. According to Duo Security, PayPal’s two-factor authentication is vulnerable to bypass, and likely has been for a couple years.<p>Duo Security researchers announced that they discovered a …

Google reveals first Android Wear watches to go on sale

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1087000/1087961_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1531898491_2524d72d190da73ba7f60fb8e7ea4d41<p><b>Google has announced the first smartwatches powered by its Android Wear operating system are now available for pre-order.</b><p>The LG G Watch and …

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Google to release Android L Preview on Thursday

Google plans to release an early version of its upcoming Android operating system, Android L Preview, on Thursday.<p>The software will be available for those with Google Nexus 5 smartphones and Nexus 7 tablets, Android user-interface engineer Chet Haase told programmers Wednesday during a session on …

WebMD Wants to Collect Your Health Data in One Place -- Just Like Everyone Else

The health content company's Healthy Target service will sync data from an array of wearables.<p>WebMD on Monday will launch Healthy Target, a service that collects data from wearables, wireless scales, glucose meters and more to offer up personalized health content and tips.<p>If it sounds like a …

Patent troll on the verge of winning 1 percent of iPhone revenue

Patent office rejects last ditch effort to stop a $368 million verdict.<p>In 2012, Apple won the year's biggest patent verdict—more than $1 billion …

Medicine's Big Problem with Big Data: Information Hoarding

Information that may offer medical insights has been locked away in the filing cabinets of doctors' offices.<p>Researchers at IBM, Berg Pharma, Memorial Sloan Kettering, UC Berkeley and other institutions are exploring how artificial intelligence and big data can be used to develop better treatments …

KPCB Internet trends 2014

The latest edition of the annual Internet Trends report includes:<p>1. Key Internet trends showing slowing Internet user growth but strong smartphone, tablet and mobile data traffic growth as well as rapid growth in mobile advertising.<p>2. Emerging positive efficiency trends in education and …

How Candy Crush gets you hooked - six addictive tricks

Casual games like Candy Crush Saga and Angry Birds may look simple, but underneath those bright colours, calming sounds and flashing messages, there's a lot of deep thinking going on.<p>In the era of omnipresent smartphones and tablets, these sacharrine treats are nigh-on inescapable, and as …

PlayCanvas Takes its WebGL Game Engine Open Source

Video game creators will be pleased to hear that the WebGL PlayCanvas Engine has been open-sourced. Mozilla announced the move today on its developer blog and you can access the entire engine sourcebase right now over on GitHub.<p>The engine includes a full Javascript library tailored for video game …

Teaching Kids to Code Will Change The Way We Program

<i>Raj Sidhu is a designer, Web developer, and creator of Code Monkey Island, a board game that introduces kids to programming fundamentals.</i><p>I felt pretty jealous as I walked into the computer room of the elementary school I was visiting. The hulking PCs of my youth – with their giant floppy disk …

Nymi

Bionym's Nymi uses cardiac rhythm recognition to as a form of biometric identity authentication. The technology could be used in place of passwords, PINs or keys and cards.

Local Services Marketplace Thumbtack Raises $30 Million

Thumbtack, a marketplace that connects local professionals with clients, has raised a $30 million Series C round from Sequoia Capital and Tiger Global Management, TechCrunch has learned.<p>The startup has an original approach when it comes to local services. Unlike with TaskRabbit, customers don’t …

Privacy can be lucrative – Silent Circle just pulled in $30M in funding

Proving there’s money in privacy these days, secure communications firm Silent Circle has announced a $30 million funding round from investors …

Find my dog: Whistle bringing GPS to next-gen pet wearable

Whistle, a leading maker of wearable activity monitors for our canine companions, is bringing GPS to its next generation device. This will allow pet owners to now track the location of their dog on top of the same tracking capabilities one can expect from human-worn wearables like FitBit and …

Gogo Opens Up Its APIs To Allow Developers To Build Better In-Flight Apps

Now that most airlines allow you to use your mobile devices during flights and many offer Wi-Fi on their planes, it’s no surprise that we are also seeing more applications that enable that in-flight use. Most major U.S. airlines use Gogo to power their on-board connectivity, and the company …

Sigfox brings its internet of things network to San Francisco

Over the next few months, a new wireless network will go live in the Bay Area from San Francisco down to Silicon Valley. This network won’t be …

Autodesk joins the 3D printer wars

MakerBot, 3D Systems, and other companies that have dominated the lower-end 3D printer space have a giant new player to contend with: Autodesk.<p>Wednesday, Autodesk announced its own 3D printer, along with an open-software 3D printing platform, known as Spark. The company did not directly reveal …

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As Mobile Roars Ahead, It’s Time To Finally Admit The Web Is Dying

While discussions about tech bubbles have been heated, few commentators seem to be targeting their invective at the real underlying bubble: the World Wide Web itself is crumbling. Like any outmoded technology, the Web is rapidly losing users as it fails to adapt to disruption from mobile apps and …

How can we trust the internet of things?

The internet of things (IoT) promises us a world of intelligent fridges that automatically order groceries from the supermarket, smartwatches that …

How full-stack entrepreneurs should build their skill set

Recent years have seen the rise of full-stack startups. Like Apple, these companies build an end-to-end offering, owning much of the hardware, software, design, distribution, sales, customer service, and supply chain. Examples include Uber, Tesla, and Nest.<p>I’ve been thinking that some of the most …

Smartphones: The Silent Killer Of The Web As You Know It

The PC is dying, long live the PC! These headlines have been thrown around for years, as sales of laptops and desktops have continually dwindled downward.<p>The tablet has long been pinned as the murderer of the traditional computers and it certainly looked like it was going to be the one to do away …

Why user experience and ecosystem will rule the cloud

Over the course of the last year or two, one key, fundamental rule of succeeding in the cloud computing business has become exceedingly clear: If you …

Disney ‘s New 3-D Printing Technique Makes Any Object Transmit Sound

Disney Research has revealed an exciting new technology that turns any object into a speaker.<p>What if every object in your life could talk? A door handle warns you when someone has attempted to enter without a key. A desk ticks off your appointments when you sit down. A rubber duckie quacks at a …

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