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Google Introduces New Open Format And Developer Tools For Working With BLE Beacons

Google today introduced a number of new products around Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons in an effort to challenge Apple’s iBeacon ecosystem.<p>These new products include a new open beacon format, tools and APIs for building apps and services on top of beacons, and a new developer-centric service …

Internet of Things

Apple-designed iBeacon hardware hits FCC: for Apple Stores, developers, or consumers?

On July 4th of this year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made filings public from Apple regarding an Apple-branded piece of iBeacon equipment. The hardware is shown above to be a rounded hub-like device with a USB port and a dedicate on and off switch at the bottom…<p>The documents for …

Twitter’s “buy now” button could finally unlock micropayments for the media

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Kheng Guan Toh<p>To say Twitter has had a love/hate relationship with micropayments would be putting it …

The Android Wear apps you should download right now

Check out some of our favorite Android Wear apps.<p>It's been about a year since Google Android Wear smartwatches started arriving on our wrists, and a dizzying array of devices round and square are competing for our attention. Once you're done ogling devices like the Huawei Watch or the LG Watch …

Apps

Kickstarter project spent $3.5M to finish a working prototype—and ended in disaster | Ars Technica

A login-managing USB key won awards, was covered everywhere, never materialized.<p>In February 2013, a company called Arkami launched a Kickstarter …

Elon Musk Pledges $1M to Tesla Museum

The man who tweeted Elon Musk to request a donation for the Tesla Museum got his answer Thursday. The Tesla Science Center, which cartoonist Matthew …

Tesla

New York police see risks with drones' popularity

NEW YORK (AP) — One private drone crash-landed in midtown Manhattan. Another caused alarm by hovering over Times Square amid tight security during Super Bowl week. Most recently, authorities say, another had a close brush with a police helicopter near the George Washington Bridge.<p>Even though it's …

Google now lets you mirror your Android phone and tablet on your TV with Chromecast

Originally announced at Google I/O 2014 last month, Android mirroring has now arrived on the Chromecast. The feature means you can now see your phone or tablet on your TV, navigating your apps, content, and anything else you want, just in a bigger form.<p>To start mirroring, fire up the Chromecast app …

Many Recent College Graduates Have Found Employment

NEW YORK -- College graduates who entered the labor market during the Great Recession in 2008 are doing fine finding employment, a government study released Tuesday shows.<p>Four years out of college, 85 percent of graduates had one full-time job, 8 percent had multiple jobs, and 6.7 percent were …

Supreme Court said Aereo is a cable company, so now it wants to be treated like one

Despite Aereo's best efforts, the Supreme Court decided that its service was too much like cable TV and therefore its unlicensed streaming of TV broadcasts were illegal. Now, after putting its service on pause, Aereo has filed a letter with the US District Court saying that since the Court said …

Placed says it's tracking 200M locations daily for mobile marketers

These days, shoppers often learn about a product, retailer, restaurant, or offer from a mobile ad and then visit one of its locations in a mall or shopping center. But tracking that store visit back to the ad has been a challenge for advertisers.<p>Seattle-based Placed provides a platform that helps …

IBM spends $3 billion to push the far future of computer chips

Big Blue sets a five-year plan to figure out the manufacturing technology for the great-grandchild of today's chip tech -- and the even more different generations beyond that.<p>IBM will invest $3 billion over five years to develop processors with much smaller, more tightly packed electronics than …

Quantum Computing

Apple issues 2014 Environmental Responsibility Report, highlights its significant advances in clean energy usage

Apple updated its Environmental Initiatives website and has issued its 2014 Environmental Responsibility Report today. Today’s update fulfills a promise from Earth Day in which Apple said that it would more frequently update consumers on its environmental progress. Apple has always been focused on …