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GoPro Says Profitability Is Right Around the Corner

It’s been a rough year for GoPro, but the action-camera company promises that its losing streak will turn around during the upcoming holiday …

Drones

Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle landscape truly changed, says longtime expert

Hydrogen fuel-cell cars are currently available to consumers, but only in small numbers.<p>The Hyundai Tucson and Toyota Mirai are on sale in certain regions of California, and will soon be joined by the 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell.<p>The three manufacturers only plan to sell very small volumes of …

Elon Musk's push for autopilot unnerves some Tesla employees

Even before Tesla reported the first known death of a driver using its autopilot feature, some employees worried the car company wasn't taking every possible precaution.<p>Those building autopilot were acutely aware that any shortcoming or unforeseen flaw could lead to injury or death -- whether it be …

Tesla

The Google Phone App Will Now Flag Spam Phone Calls

While we all hate talking to telemarketers, spammers, and scammers, there’s not a lot most of us can do to stop their phone calls. “Do not call” …

Cambridge Analytica

You can still get Windows 10 for free with this trick

Microsoft's free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ended last week, or did it? The software giant has introduced a "free upgrade offer extension" for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users who use assistive technologies. While, technically, the free upgrade offer for the general public has ended, Microsoft has …

Microsoft Edge

Alphabet Wants To Fight Disease By Altering Your Body’s Electricity

Verily Life Sciences, Google's former life sciences division, is teaming up with GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies, to form a new company dedicated to the emerging field of "bioelectronics."<p>In its quest to create solutions for intractable medical problems, from …

Singapore, Delphi and nuTonomy To Launch Pilot Of Autonomous, On-Demand Car Service

To the surprise of almost no one, the probable future of urban transportation will make its world debut in Singapore in 2017. The island city-state has all the ingredients to make it the ideal proving ground for this new approach to personal mobility. While local authorities will handle the …

Autonomous Cars

In a sign of broader ambitions, Facebook opens hardware lab

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook built its fortune on the internet, that non-physical space where people share updates and digital videos with friends. But deep inside its Silicon Valley headquarters, engineers have stocked a new lab with computerized lathes, industrial mills and tools for making …

Virtual Reality

The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age

Twenty-five years after the introduction of the World Wide Web, the Information Age is coming to an end. Thanks to mobile screens and Internet everywhere, we’re now entering what I call the “Experience Age.”<p>When was the last time you updated your Facebook status? Maybe you no longer do? It’s been …

App Store

Third-party Apple Watch straps coming soon with stainless steel bands under $100

Apple will have its own straps and bands available for Apple Watch when it launches next month, but companies are already planning third-party options…<p>The big draw for third-party bands will be the ability for customers to purchase the entry-level $349 Sport model and upgrade to a stainless steel …

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iOS 8 WebKit changes finally allow all apps to have the same performance as Safari

When iOS 7 launched, developers discovered that their apps with built-in web browsers were unable to achieve the same level of JavaScript performance as the stock Safari app. This was because Apple restricted use of its improved Nitro JavaScript engine to its own app, leaving third-parties with a …

PencilCase reimagines HyperCard to let non-developers create native iOS apps

Robots & Pencils, a company that has up until now been making mobile apps for others, is launching a new platform for Mac that it says reimagines Apple’s HyperCard and allows non-developers to create & publish native iOS apps. Dubbed ‘PencilCase,’ users can create native apps with a drag and drop …

Microsoft Releases Source Code for MS DOS and Microsoft Word

Microsoft today released the source code for MS DOS 1.1 and 2.0 as well as Microsoft Word for Windows 1.1a. With the help of the Computer History Museum, the move means means this code is now available to the public.<p>MS-DOS was a renamed version of 86-DOS, written by Tim Paterson of Seattle Computer …

Google’s Cloud Platform Goes On The Offensive With Price Cuts, New Features

Google is launching a wide range of updates for its Cloud Platform today that aim to make it more competitive in a market where Amazon Web Services is still the de facto platform for cloud-based applications.<p>To say that Google is getting aggressive is likely an understatement. The company today …

Why Apple’s dream for television keeps falling apart

Three years after Steve Jobs said he had “finally cracked” it, Apple’s vision for the future of television isn’t much closer to reality.<p>Apple’s pursuit of TV has included talks with seemingly every major player in the industry. Sources confirm at least preliminary discussions with Comcast, Verizon, …

Televisions

The era of Facebook is an anomaly

danah boyd’s SXSW keynote is sold out. When it’s over, a dozen fans rush the stage.<p>These fans aren’t young groupies hoping to get a closer glimpse at their favorite rock star, but full-grown adults hoping to hear one more word from boyd. She’s one of the world’s sharpest authorities on how teens …

As Africa gets online, Europe emerges as the new global internet traffic hub

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Thanks to geographic proximity to Africa and the Middle East, as well as low transit prices, Europe is emerging as the hub of …

Initial Wave of Tablet Demand Looks to Be Slowing

Birthed with the launch of the iPad in 2010, the tablet market isn’t yet four years old, but already it’s nearing the early stages of maturity in …

Can Salesforce Keep Its Cloud Business Growing?

Salesforce.com, the poster child of the software-as-a-service revolution, will be reporting its quarterly results after the markets close today, and …

How New Zealand banned software patents without violating international law

What do you do when you’re a small country with a technology industry convinced that innovation requires the banning of software patents, but you’ve signed an international treaty that in theory obliges you to make software patentable? If you’re New Zealand, you simply declare, in a historic and …

New Zealand

Shopify's integrated retail platform merges online and in-store sales (video)

Mobile payment options like Square have been a boon to small business owners, and now Shopify is looking to expand the potential of point of sale systems with its new platform. The company is branching out from its online retail roots by offering a way to merge in-store and internet sales with a …

Elon Musk has 'no plans' to actually build his Hyperloop design

Elon Musk has promised to reveal preliminary plans for a super-fast "Hyperloop" transporter on August 12th — but don't expect him to actually build it. In a Tesla earnings call yesterday, Musk said that he was too busy with existing ventures to work on a Hyperloop in the near future. "I think I …

It’s Wednesday morning and it’s already been a tough week for IBM

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Earlier this year, IBM(s ibm) reportedly tried to sell off its server business to Lenovo, which already owns IBM’s former …

3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents

Here’s what’s holding back 3D printing, the technology that’s supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently prevent competition in the market for the most advanced and functional 3D printers will expire, says Duann …

3D Printing

Everything you know about the brain is wrong

What does Einstein’s brain size say about his IQ? Is the left-brain/right-brain divide a myth? There’s new research<p>Within a few hours of Albert Einstein’s death in 1955, the great scientist’s brain had been surgically removed from his skull and placed in formalin. The autopsy and the events …