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The Evolution of the Developer

"Developers are now the real decision makers in technology."<p>There’s an ongoing conversation about the shifting role of developers and what that means for IT departments. They’re now shaping product and user experience with such great influence that businesses must understand their importance in …

How To Sell Your Company To Google In A Year

Password replacement firm Slicklogin just pulled off the slickest deal of all.<p>Israeli startup Slicklogin thinks passwords are insecure, messy, and time-consuming–and that two-step authentication via SMS text message is too awkward. The answer to the world’s password woes, according to Slicklogin: …

3D model of a boy’s heart speeds up life-saving operation

Surgeons in Louisville, KY leverage a MakerBot Replicator 2X to see a tiny organ.<p>Operating on a child's heart is a challenging procedure. Not only is …

7 Cybersecurity Risks for 2014

With each new year, comes a new round of cybersecurity risks.<p>To help businesses best prepare for the year ahead, risk mitigation and response solutions firm Kroll has identified seven trends that indicate a changing tide in cyber standards. These changes will require organizations to take stronger …

Here's why Apple should fear Jawbone

Jawbone is ascending into the top echelon of tech startups, joining the likes of Uber, Dropbox, and Square. But unlike these other rising stars, …

3D-printed guns: easy to print, a nightmare to import

One of the key benefits of 3D printing is the fact that you can locally manufacture products rather than paying to ship them half the way round the …

Want A Neat Overview Of What’s Going On In Wearables? Point Your Eyes Right Here…

Wearables are so hot right now. Apple iWatch rumours are in rude health. Google is apparently looking (beyond Glass) at picking up and strapping onto its business another startup in the wearables space (guesses for which in the comments, please).<p>Jawbone, maker of the UP fitness tracker bangle (and …

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

Could this be our first look at the much larger iPhone 6?

<b>Update:</b> These appear to be fake…<p>Sonny Dickson has posted images today which claim to show the casing for the next generation iPhone. The metal shell, which closely resembled both the industrial design of the current iPod touch and iPad Air, appears to be of unibody construction. While it’s …

Wearables Market Heating Up, With More Than 17M Bands Forecast To Ship This Year, Says Canalys

The wearables device market is still in its infancy but it’s growing fast — with more than 17 million wearable bands forecast to ship this year, according to a new forecast by Canalys.<p>It reckons 2014 will be the year that wearables become a “key consumer technology,” and is predicting the smart …

Samsung Galaxy S5’s ISOCELL image sensor explained

[Update – The Galaxy S5 contains Samsung’s revolutionary new ISOCELL technology. Check it out below, and more on this to come soon!]<p>Megapixels make for an easy number to compare, which is why so many manufacturers love to brag about it, selling higher MP counts like the panacea of all problems of …

Emerging Technology

The business of home automation is enabling the internet of things

If we think about the homes that have a broadband connection today as the total addressable market for home automation, the home automation market …

Nintendo discusses unified architecture for next portable, console systems

Iwata cites iOS and Android as inspiration for cross-hardware compatibility.<p>Less than a year and a half after a major console launch is usually too …

The networked car is no longer just an idea; it will be mandated in future vehicles

For the last two years, automakers and the U.S. Department of Transportation have been investigating the idea of cars talking to once another, …

8 things Google Cloud could do to freak Amazon out

It’s sort of amazing how fast the Google(s goog) Cloud Platform has gone from not-really-there to a contender for Amazon(s amzn) Web Services’ public …

Crossbar nanowire chips combine to form tiny CPU for beyond-Moore's-law electronics - ExtremeTech

Crossbar nanowire chips combine to form tiny CPU for beyond-Moore’s-law electronics<p>By on February 3, 2014 at 9:11 am<p>This site may earn affiliate …

8 DIY Lighting Accessories You Can Make

Think you need thousands of dollars for a great lighting setup? You don’t. We've picked three of the eight projects and made stop-action videos …

IBM Builds a Graphene Circuit

Built of sheets of carbon just one atom thick, graphene has been the material of the future for a while now. But IBM says it has now successfully used the material in a circuit.<p>A new semiconductor is coming to Silicon Valley. Researchers at IBM's laboratories announced their newest integrated …

9 Pieces of Data E-Commerce Entrepreneurs Should Collect

There’s no question that the future of e-commerce is in personalization. But you can’t improve your customers’ online shopping experience (or retain existing customers) without understanding what it is they want in the first place — which means you need to be understanding, and then acting, on …

Google’s mobile hardware plans may have a bright future after all

In an earnings conference call for its fourth quarter results, Google revealed that it sold more than ads last quarter, with a couple of hardware …

The Pros and Cons of Rolling Your Own CMS

<i>Bill Beardslee is the CEO of Magnolia Americas, where he is responsible for Magnolia’s business in the Americas, tending to clients, sales, lead generation and infrastructure.</i><p>It’s common for your developers to listen to a vendor proposal for a Content Management System (CMS) and say, “We could just …

How to fix a car – without a mechanic

Modern car engines are full of sensors and smart technology that can make them complicated to repair. Can a pair of futuristic glasses help guide the way?<p>Think of a mechanic working on your car, and you’ll probably imagine oil, grease, and an array of complicated tools. But the workshop of the …

The next DIY tech revolution

Build-it-yourself computer kits spawned PCs and Bill Gates. With a new wave that encompasses 3D printers, drones and even biotech, what will be possible?<p>In early December last year, first-time entrepreneur Alex Klein found himself stunned. After designing a $100 build-it-yourself computer kit …

Perfecting The Enterprise End User Experience

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Todd McKinnon is CEO of identity management firm Okta. Follow him on Twitter @toddmckinnon.</i><p>Everyone talks about user experience. It’s often referred to in terms of how “sticky” an app is: how easy it is to use, how engaging it is, how relevant it is to what users are doing, etc. All …

The Internet of Things

January 2014<p>What's at Stake for Business Leaders?<p>Emerging as a broad yet transformational phenomenon, the so-called “Internet of Things” (IoT) is …

This Connected Sex Toy Wants To Change The Future Of Digital Intimacy

By Jenna Kagel4 minute Read<p>Toon Timmermans got the idea for his new product during a sex scene in the movie <i>Demolition Man</i>. In it, characters don …