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10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say | Inc.com

While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.<p>To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, serial entrepreneur and founder of TwitterCounter and The Next Web, …

CyanogenMod 11 support to re-ignite the flame for 2012 Kindle Fire HD

Amazon is one of those companies that have successfully forked Android into their own ecosystem, particularly with the Kindle Fire line. Intended to be an e-reader and a tablet for consuming digital content, the Kindle Fire ran well with Amazon’s wide offering of e-books, movies and TV shows, as …

In Aereo’s Supreme Court case, what’s really on trial is the cloud

Anyone can stick an antenna in the air to watch broadcast television for free in the United States. And courts have said it’s fine to record TV shows for watching later.<p>Aereo does both of those things. The startup has put tiny antennas on rooftops in 11 American cities to pick up TV signals, which …

11 Android Apps to Make Notifications More Interesting

I love Android as much as the next non-Apple owning guy, but there are times when I get bored of using the same old operating system, and seeing the same boring old Android notifications.<p>Thankfully, there’s no shortage of different ways to liven things up without having to root your phone, or in …

This Is Why We Don’t Have Google X Hoverboards Yet

Yes, Google X tried to design a hoverboard.<p>If <i>Back to the Future</i> has taught us anything, it’s that hoverboards are amazing, and it is one of 2014’s inexcusable tragedies that they are not yet real.<p>Which isn’t to say that some very smart people haven’t tried to build them. In this month’s inside look …

Nigeria introduces novel recycling incentives

Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, produces around 10,000 tonnes of waste every day.<p>To tackle the problem, working class neighbourhoods are being offered incentives to recycle rubbish.<p>An innovative loyalty scheme offers electrical equipment, groceries and phone credit in return for waste.<p>Al Jazeera's …

Amazon’s smartphone reportedly breaks cover for the camera

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>It hasn’t even been a week since rumors popped up about a June announcement for Amazon’s(s amzn) smartphone, but there are …

Tails: the operating system that blew open the NSA

When NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden first emailed Glenn Greenwald, he insisted on using email encryption software called PGP for all …

Twitter agrees to shutter some accounts, Turkey says

A recent trip to Turkey has helped Twitter alleviate some tensions with the country, but more conversations and deals will be required before both parties are satisfied with their relationship, a new report suggests.<p>A Twitter delegation, led by head of global public policy Colin Crowell, met Monday …

Internet

Google's Project Ara wants to revolutionize the smartphone industry within a year

The night before Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division was supposed to show off the one and only functional Project Ara prototype to a room full of eager developers, someone dropped the phone and broke the display. At <i>any</i> other product reveal, this worst-case scenario would be a …

Google embeds camera in smart contact lens

Earlier this year, Wired.co.uk wrote about Google's invention of a smart contact lens that could monitor blood glucose levels through tear fluid. …

BlackBerry's Next Move May Be A Phone That Keeps You Healthy

Prophecies abound of BlackBerry's demise, but the Canadian smartphone company is still making investments -- including collaborating with Patrick Soon-Shiong, founder of health care IT company NantHealth and mobile innovator NantMobile, to create what Soon-Shiong calls a "novel" …

Gmail makes adding photos into messages quicker with new feature

Adding pictures into a Gmail message will now be faster than ever thanks to a new feature introduced Tuesday that lets users quickly upload photos that have been backed up from their smartphones.<p>The new feature is called "Insert Photo" and it appears at the bottom of the screen when users compose a …

Apps

Apple CarPlay coming to Pioneer's in-dash systems this summer

Apple CarPlay in an aftermarket dash system? You bet! And you may not even need to spend a dime. Pioneer's NEX line of five in-dash head units, priced from $700 to a whopping $1,400, will score CarPlay compatibility through a firmware update in early summer. NEX owners with an iPhone 5, 5c or 5s …

Tech giants want Steve Jobs' personality out of wage-fixing suit

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was known for having a no-nonsense and sometimes "bullying" personality. And that sort of information should not be admissible in the upcoming class-action wage-fixing lawsuit aimed at Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe Systems, the companies wrote in a joint court filing …

Class Action

Los Angeles wants to become the largest city with free Wi-Fi

Flickr – djandywdotcom<p>Time Warner Cable has had a tense relationship with the city of Los Angeles and its residents for several years now if not longer.<p>On February 14, 2011, the Lakers and Time Warner Cable signed a $3 billion, 20-year cable television agreement, which took effect in Fall 2012 but …

This Origami Toothpaste Tube Squeezes Out Every Last Drop

Our modern toothpaste tube designs have survived from the 1890s, despite the fact that they can waste up to 13% of the goods. Can this collapsible version change that?<p>Before a 19th-century Connecticut inventor named Washington Wentworth Sheffield came up with the idea of using a collapsible lead …

Origami

​What is Heartbleed, anyway?

If you're an IT professional, gadget blogger or token geek in your circle of friends, chances are, you've been hounded relentlessly over the past couple of days about "this Heartbleed thing."<p>"Do I need to update my antivirus?"<p>"Can I login to my bank account now?"<p>"Google already fixed it, …

DATA Act, Which Would Make Government-Spending Data Available Online, Passes Senate

The Senate unanimously passed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, or DATA Act, today.<p>The DATA Act is designed to help bring new transparency to spending by the federal government, by making spending data available to the public at USASpending.gov. The bill’s goal, to quote the …

The most powerful Indian technologists in Silicon Valley

Ever since waves of Indian graduates poured into Silicon Valley in Northern California in the 1970s and 1980s, talented Indians have made breakthroughs, pushed boundaries and held positions of power in the world of technology and media.<p>Almost all the big US technology companies have technology …

Three ways Jeff Bezos keeps improving Amazon’s workforce

Jeff Bezos has some very well-defined opinions and strategies about management, including keeping teams small and being confrontational when needed. That doesn’t mean he’s not up for trying something new.<p>In his annual shareholder letter, Bezos outlined a few specific initiatives and techniques that …

Cloud Computing

Google Glass Just Became an Excellent Way to Live Stream

Google Glass Explorers have a new way to live stream events through Glass.<p>Livestream.com launched its first app for Google Glass, which app allows …

'Heartbleed' bug undoes Web encryption, reveals Yahoo passwords

A major new vulnerability called Heartbleed could let attackers gain access to users' passwords and fool people into using bogus versions of Web sites. Some already say they've found Yahoo passwords as a result.<p>The problem, disclosed Monday night, is in open-source software called OpenSSL that's …

Information Security

Pixelstick: Light Painting Evolved to Span Video and Photos

<i>Derick Rhodes is a footage content producer at Shutterstock. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been adapted with permission.</i><p>Duncan Frazier has made impressive stunning timelapse footage, but when he and his business partner Stephen McGuigan (working together as …

Here’s how the blocks in Google’s Project Ara modular phone stay put (video)

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>The first Project Ara developer conference takes place in two weeks to move Google’s(s goog) modular phone platform effort …

Why Is Facebook Page Reach Decreasing? More Competition And Limited Attention

Every Page on Facebook wants everything they post shown to everyone. But people only read a limited amount of News Feed per day. There simply isn’t room for everything, and the competition for feed space is intensifying. The total number of Pages Liked by the typical Facebook user grew more than …

Mark Zuckerberg’s views on anonymity seem to be evolving, and that’s a good thing

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock / lofilolo<p>For some time now, Facebook (s fb) co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has been the poster boy for “real …