Kiran Naiga

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If you have a Twitter account, change these privacy settings now

Twitter announced it has updated its privacy policy "to further improve and personalize our services, connecting you with the stories, brands and organic content you care about most." Of course, the way you get connected to such personalization is by allowing Twitter to share more information with …

Privacy

Nintendo’s Switch already gets right what the Wii U got wrong

But will that be enough?<p>There are still a lot of questions about Nintendo’s Switch, and the Kyoto gaming giant has everything to prove. But after spending a few hours in the hybrid console’s company this afternoon in Tokyo, I think Nintendo might be onto something. At the very least, there’s …

Apple’s iMessage Economy Is Already Big Business

For companies like JibJab, selling stickers and GIFs to iPhone users is both relatively easy and a major opportunity.<p>This holiday season, Apple is expecting record sales for new iPhones. In order to encourage developers to create messaging products for iOS rather than Android, the company unveiled …

Pokémon Sun and Moon review

After 20 years, it was time for Pokémon to shake things up.<p>That's not to say there's anything wrong with the previous six sets of handheld RPGs. But <i>Pokémon Sun and Moon</i>, the pair that move the series into its seventh generation, serve as not just a refinement, but a reinvention of what the series …

Pokémon

Some Like It Bot

Algorithms are getting better at entertaining us.<p>Artificial intelligence has captured the rhythm of science fiction. For example, the script of a new …

Artificial Intelligence

Three US companies expected to dominate the Internet of Things

As the Internet of Things (IoT) picks up speed on the course of the next decade, much of the work will be on infrastructure. Wired and wireless …

THE WIRELESS CARRIERS REPORT: Industry shake-ups, ripple effects across mobile, and the big changes ahead

The wireless industry is in a state of flux. AT&T and Verizon have dominated the carrier market over the past seven years while T-Mobile and Sprint have struggled to gain subscribers. Then in 2013, T-Mobile tweaked its strategy to turn around its business.<p>This move, along with slowing smartphone …

Amazon and Goldman Sachs Are Investing Millions in This Cybersecurity Startup

Ionic Security, a data protection startup based in Atlanta, said it raised $45 million in a venture capital funding from Amazon (amzn), Goldman Sachs …

How this mobile app scales to 1M concurrent users and 900M daily API calls

Mobile user acquisition is generally expensive, hard, and time-consuming. But what do you do when it succeeds beyond all your fondest dreams of success?<p>You scale, scale, and re-scale your service.<p>And you use data to understand your users and improve your service.<p>That’s exactly what Grindr CTO Lukas …

What you need to know about commercial drones

Wondering why you don't see drones everywhere, despite the intention of Amazon and others to deliver <i>all the things</i> with flying robots? Here's why: It's illegal. The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) doesn't permit filming, crop-spraying, spying, tour-guiding, pizza delivery or any …

Hitler and Zionism: Why the Haavara Agreement does not mean the Nazis were Zionists

When the former London mayor Ken Livingstone said in an interview that Hitler was “supporting Zionism” before he “went mad and ended up killing six …

Samsung tightens smart home kit security after curious bods prod apps

Software for simple gear given way too much control over locks and sensorsSamsung has said there's nothing for owners of its SmartThings home …

Drones and the “Internet of Things-Style Surveillance Network”

Nextgov reports that the State Department has put out a request for information for a wireless intrustion detection system that the story describes …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

The Future of SEO: 5 Stats That Show Where Google is Heading

As per a December 2014 Shareaholic report, social media dethroned search as the number one source of website referral traffic. And, if you zoom out …

This is how Google wants its drones to deliver stuff to you

In the near future, our skies may be full of drones buzzing around, delivering us our take-out dinners, and shopping orders. But considering how many of us live in densely settled areas and don’t have the lawn space that Amazon envisions us having to receive our drone-delivered goods, how are we …

FAA

Actionable Insights: The Missing Link Between Data And Business Value

If you’ve read the marketing collateral from any analytics or business intelligence vendor, you’ve no doubt come across the phrase “actionable insights.” Every analytics or business intelligence solution promises to unlock a tidal wave of them for your business—maybe even in “real-time” if you’re …

3 Things to Know When Rolling Over Your 401(k)

Image source: www.aag.com via Flickr.<p>If you have a 401(k) from a former employer, there are a few things you could choose to do with your account. You could cash it out, which is almost <i>never</i> the best option. You could leave it where it is, or combine it with your current employer's plan. Or, you …

The company that will help knock misbehaving drones out of the sky

The drone industry is booming and not just for the companies making the small flying machines.<p>In Australia alone, experts estimate there is something …

MIT creates a control algorithm for drone swarms

Swarms of drones flying in terrifyingly perfect formation could be one step closer, thanks to a control algorithm being developed at MIT.<p>The complexities involved in controlling teams of moving robots so they don’t crash into each other, or indeed wipe out other objects/entities that cross their …

Robotics

Here's Why Verizon Wants to Buy Yahoo So Badly

Yahoo reported its quarterly earnings on Tuesday, but the results were more or less drowned out by the steady drumbeat of rumors about who might …

Pinterest Reinvents Itself to Prove It's Really Worth Billions

It’s a week before Pinterest will announce its biggest engineering and design overhaul ever, and Ben Silbermann is really excited. Well, excited in a …

Gamification, personalization and continued education are trending in edtech

I’ve spent most of my life in and around schools. First as a student, then as a teacher and lately as an innovator building tools and launching programs. As Nelson Mandela said, “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”<p>Despite its importance, education seems to …

Education

Facebook's master plan to earn more money from businesses just took its next step

Facebook is overhauling its Pages feature to make it more useful for businesses in its biggest update since 2012, the company announced Tuesday afternoon.<p>It's adding new call-to-action buttons that will let businesses encourage potential customers to do things like book appointments at a spa, …

Streaming Music Showdown: Spotify vs. Beats

John Shearer—WireImage/Getty Images<p>Kevin Mazur—WireImage/Getty Images<p>Ethan Miller—Getty Images<p>Ethan Miller—Getty Images<p>Gary Gershoff—WireImage/Getty …

Country Music

Scannable

Posted by Jeremy Brand Yuan on 08 Jan 2015<p>Given how much the modern workflow relies on mobile devices, mobile scanning needs to be better. Mobile …

The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan

In the largely forgotten deserts of Baluchistan that straddle the Iran-Pakistan border, covert wars are underway that could have far reaching …

Business Writing

We asked a few writers and editors to choose some of their favorite stories of the year in specific categories. Here, the best in business …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

From the editors of Esquire.com, catch up on the year's best movies that you most likely missed out on.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but …