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Spoiler Alert App Makes Donating Surplus Food As Easy As Tossing It In A Dumpster

Spoiler Alert is an app that wants to put itself out of business.<p>That’s unlikely to happen considering the enormity of the problem—food waste—the startup is tackling. Its founders, recent MIT Sloan graduates Emily Malina and Ricky Ashenfelter, however, hope to keep tons of food out of landfills by …

Why Open Source Is Becoming A Big Developer-Recruiting Tool

Most companies are just coming around to the idea that open source can help lower costs and boost innovation within their organizations. But Web companies like Netflix, Twitter and Facebook understand that open source can be more: a powerful weapon for recruiting and retaining top engineering …

Yahoo just sacked nearly all of its engineers in India

Yahoo is sacking about a third of its staff in India, or some 500 engineers who worked at its Software Development Centre (SDC) in Bangalore, a person familiar with the development said. Effectively, Yahoo is shutting its largest engineering centre in the world after Sunnyvale, California.<p>This is …

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Dash Launches Chassis, An API To Build The “Internet Of Cars”

Dash was one of the earliest and most design-focused apps to offer direct connectivity to your car via their OBD-II port, which is designed to provide mechanics with detailed stats and information. Now, the app is expanding beyond its own software with the Chassis API, a connected car platform that …

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Fujifilm X30 Premium Compact Camera Launches Next Month

Fujifilm has today announced the addition of a new premium compact camera to their range in the form of the Fujifilm X30. Which is equipped with a …

Algorithmia Raises $2.4M To Connect Academia And App Developers

While communities built around GitHub and Stack Overflow have developers working together more than they ever have before, one group’s work is typically seen by too few, considering the impact it could have: researchers in academia, whose work at its most successful is typically discussed only at …

Crowd-funding project aims to use iPhone kit to “eradicate malaria from an entire Indonesian island”

A crowd-funded project aims to use an iPhone-based malaria diagnosis kit to detect and treat the disease on the Indonesian island of Bangka. The team believes that early detection and treatment can enable the complete eradication of the disease from the island, and pave the way for larger-scale …

Google X project aims to describe a healthy human, to make disease prevention easier

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Google(s goog) wants to establish what a fully healthy human looks like, in order to make it possible to detect diseases …

Changing the lives of people with Alzheimer’s, one iPod and one playlist at a time

<i>Alive Inside</i>, a documentary film being shown in selected theaters across the U.S., tells the story of a social worker using iPods and personalized playlists to bring new life to nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s.<p>Dan Cohen puts together playlists of music from when the patients were young, …

GoTenna creates a cell network out of thin air anywhere on Earth

The Brooklyn-based startup is offering a solution for off-the-grid travelers who need low-cost connectivity for their smartphone -- and it doesn't rely on satellites.<p>Radio frequency engineering is really hard. It's truly a black art."<p>Daniela Perdomo, GoTenna CEO

New York: What You Can't Miss This Summer

Think you know New York? Think again. There's tons to discover in the Big Apple beyond the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and the Plaza Hotel.<p>My teenage daughter and I took four days this week to explore the city and find the best lodging, dining, tours, and shows -- all the ones …

Shrturl.co: You'll Never Trust a Shortened URL Again

We always like it when our people work on their own projects and hobbies. Hacking cool stuff together is in our DNA and how most of the companies that make up The Next Web got started. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that our talented designer Alexander Griffioen built a cool little tool on his …

5 Great Front-End Developer Tools You Must Try

<i>Arnaud Breton is a full-stack developer at mention with a specific focus on the front-end side and user experience. This post originally appeared on the mention blog.</i><p>Over the last few years, we’ve seen tremendous growth in an entirely new generation of Web applications. These apps have become much …

Holy hubs! Lutron builds its own bridge for the smart home

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Lutron<p>Lutron, a company that has built out some damn fine lighting controls found in millions of homes, plans to launch …

You can now ask Google to remove links about you

Following an EU ruling on the "right to be forgotten," Google has recruited an expert panel to decide whether to remove links that you don't want the world to see.<p>If there's something online you don't want people to see, you can now ask Google to pretend the offending item doesn't exist.<p>The search …

Privacy under attack: the NSA files revealed new threats to democracy

In the third chapter of his History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon gave two reasons why the slavery into which the Romans had tumbled under Augustus and his successors left them more wretched than any previous human slavery. In the first place, Gibbon said, the Romans …