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Popcorn Time Is Hollywood’s Worst Nightmare, And It Can’t Be Stopped

Imagine for a moment if Napster were cloned hundreds of times. If there were a NapsterStanford, a NapsterMIT, or a Napster for your high school completely independent from, yet just as powerful as, the original. Imagine what would have happened if Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker had released the …

Leap Motion’s Struggles Reveal Problems with 3-D Interfaces - MIT Technology Review

Hype surrounding Leap Motion, an $80 3-D gesture-control gadget touted for its exceptional finger-tracking accuracy, reached fever pitch in the weeks …

Computer Science

75 Essential Tools for iOS Developers

If you were to go to a master woodworker's shop, you'd invariably find a plethora of tools that he or she uses to accomplish various tasks.<p>In …

Apple's Plan to Change How You Watch TV Forever

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Years of halting negotiations with cable companies haven’t gotten Apple much closer to its grand …

Baidu launches Light App, an app that runs apps

Baidu today announced its Light App (page in Chinese) distribution platform at the Chinese search giant’s Baidu World conference. Light App is …

Apps

How to create custom ViewController Transitions - Think & Build

My holidays are so close I can already imagine myself swimming with dolphins in the blue. But I can’t leave without leaving (pun intended) a good …

iOS Programming

The Future Of Flight: Planes That Never Need To Land

Perpetual flight is going, so get ready for planes that just keep going and going and going...<p>In 1883, Nobel laureate John Strutt, a physicist and the third Baron Rayleigh, put forward a radical idea. He had been studying the mechanics of pelican flight and proposed that the birds drew energy from …

The 10 Best Writing Apps on the iPad

Writing apps for iPad<p>As we gradually get faster at typing on touchscreens, extended writing sessions on the iPad have become much more viable. Meanwhile, developers of writing apps have made significant improvements to their offerings. Here are our picks for the 10 best apps for getting some …

E Ink Holdings sales drop could spell tablet takeover

While consumer electronics sales hit peaks and valleys, when a manufacturer like E Ink Holdings reports a significant loss, it’s time to stop and pay …

RINGS propels satellites without propellants

Formation flying is a new field in spaceflight that allows for tackling large jobs without large satellites. By having satellites flying in a …

Space Exploration