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Curved displays on smartphones have finally hit the mainstream. Sure, you may not have one in your pocket just yet, but between models like the LG G …Samsung
Last week the Federal Aviation Administration finally gave Amazon permission to begin test flying its delivery drones outdoors. But in testimony before a Senate subcommittee today, Amazon argued that the government wasn't moving nearly fast enough. "This approval came last Thursday, and we’re eager …Amazon
Cable is amazing. For as much as people justifiably rag on cable providers, the actual content and breadth of channels is absolutely mesmerizing. …Bait-and-switch
Employers want to know who has one foot out the door.
As turnover becomes a bigger worry—and expense—in a tightening labor market, companies including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Credit Suisse Group AG and Box Inc. are analyzing a vast array of data points to determine who is likely to leave a post.
But don't expect a drone on your doorstep anytime soon
Amazon’s hopes of delivering shipments to customers via drones got a little more real Thursday as federal regulators granted the company approval to test its unmanned aircraft.
The Federal Aviation Administration gave Amazon’s drones what’s …Amazon
Despite initial reports that content from NBCUniversal (which is owned by Comcast) won’t be a part Apple’s rumored TV streaming service, contract …TV
Facebook's latest open source project is already winning over the likes of Dropbox and Netflix.The post Open Source Works. Just Ask Facebook appeared …Facebook
Dyson is investing $15m in a new type of battery that promises to double smartphone battery life and allow electric cars to drive over 600 miles per charge.
The British vacuum company was alerted to the University of Michigan spin-off called Sakti3, which has developed next generation solid-state …Batteries
Near the end of 2013, a company called Neptune came out with a crazy idea: build a playing card deck-sized smartwatch that could run without a smartphone. It accomplished that feat at the expense of being large and ungainly, making Android Wear behemoths like the Moto 360 look svelte by comparison. …Tablets
If you want to imagine how the world will look in just a few years, once our cell phones become the keepers of both our money and identity, skip …Walt Disney Company
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Sheryl Sandberg has called it one of the most important documents ever to come out of Silicon Valley. It’s been viewed more than 5 million times on the web. But when Reed Hastings and I (along with some colleagues) wrote a …Human Resources
The future of cables is finally coming and it's god damned fantastic. Welcome to USB Type-C.By now you've no doubt heard how USB Type-C is the single …Google Fiber
In some recent blog posts, we’ve explained why we believe it’s crucial to adopt a four-tier application architecture in which applications are …
Fresh off its IPO in January, Box has made its first acquisition of the year, buying a small security startup called Subspace, the company said on Wednesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but all seven Subspace employees will be joining Box and the startup will be closing up shop …Startups
Google has announced that it's working on a new mobile payments framework named Android Pay. Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Google exec Sundar Pichai confirmed that this would not be a new product for users, but an "API layer" that allows other companies to support secure payments …Google
Following countless leaks and endless teasers, Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones. The pair of S6 phones succeed the Galaxy S5, Samsung's prior flagship announced one year ago, and will be available across the world starting on April 10th. All four major US …Samsung Galaxy
Our first look at Google's new headquarters.The post Your First Look at Google’s Reconfigurable, See-Through HQ appeared first on WIRED.Google
When it comes to buying stuff online, most people still prefer PCs. But mobile is becoming an increasingly important sales channel for one particular …Groceries
Google has completed an agreement with U.S. wireless carriers AT&T, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile to pre-install its Google Wallet payments app on …Google
We’re now used to the idea of smartwatches relaying information from our phones to our wrists. The Neptune Duo is turning the concept on its head: it’s a wearable smartphone with a secondary display you can stash in your pocket.
The Neptune Duo consists of two parts. The Hub is a device you wear on …
The web is about to get faster thanks to a new version of HTTP – the biggest change since 1999 to the protocol that underpins the world wide web as we know it today.
Hypertext Transfer Protocol is familiar to most as the http:// at the beginning of a web address. It governs the connections between a …Protocol
In what may be one of the biggest bank heists to date, hackers have apparently siphoned hundreds of millions of dollars from over 100 banks in 30 …Kaspersky Lab
It'll be many months before we see the new GT on streets, but Ford's new supercar — which was just announced at NAIAS in Detroit — is going to get plenty of screen time leading up to the launch. That's thanks in part to Microsoft, which has partnered with Ford to make the GT its "cover car" for …Detroit
Lego X, a new project that uses a set of networked Lego bricks to build digital 3-D files.The post Software That Turns Your Lego Masterpiece Into a …Lego
New rules governing U.S. wireless carriers went into full effect on Wednesday, although many carriers had been following the guidelines for nearly a year. These new rules are part of a voluntary “consumer code for wireless service” administered by CTIA, the main wireless trade association. All four …
Amazon has long been subject to speculation of a move into bricks and mortar. It isn't the first "pure play" online retailer to mull over a physical presence either. Ebay has also been linked with a store presence, and has even experimented with short-lease "pop up shops" to gauge interest. But if …Amazon
The warning relates to the product line’s voice recognition services, which …Privacy
This post is first in a new series titled, 'Future of Communications,' and is brought to you by Nexmo.
A main concern for many companies is evaluating the best communication technique to increase customer engagement. How do you convince customers to interact with your product in the most contextual …SMS