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Windows Phone 8 Gets Key US Government Security Certificate

Microsoft announced today that its Windows Phone 8 operating system has received a key government security certification from the US, which would help boost its standing among US and Canadian government customers.<p>Getting the FIPS 140-2 certificate means the government has authorized the …

Before FEMA Arrived, Private Drone Mapped Colorado Flooding [Updated]

An 8-foot drone did what larger aircraft couldn't in the wake of devastating rains.<p>In the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster, emergency responders need clear images of the affected area as quickly as possible. When massive flooding hit Colorado last week, a local company called CLMax …

Legendary Mac Designer: The iWatch Isn’t Enough To Save Apple

Hartmut Esslinger is the founder of Frog and the designer of some of Apple’s original design language. In an interview with Co.Design, he argues that Apple designers should be given more power.<p>If you pointed to one single company as being the absolute best in the world at giving design a voice in …