Prateek Sahay

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Somehow, Pebble is making a better smartwatch than gadget giants like Samsung and Sony

Samsung is a multibillion company with 425,000 employees and a massive supply chain. Pebble is 40-strong and fueled by $10 million in Kickstarter money.<p>So you might be surprised at which one is making the better smartwatch.<p>On Wednesday, Pebble unveiled the latest steps in its effort to take over …

More Cleverly Placed Street Art by OakOak

If you're looking for a little something to brighten up your day, come check out the cleverly placed street art by OakOak. The French street artist sees the city as his playground as he finds everything from stair rails and street lights to random markings on a wall to become a part of his clever …

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ZigBee wants to be the Bluetooth of the internet of things. Too bad everyone hates it.

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock/A-R-T<p>Poor ZigBee. As a wireless standard, it has long faced an identity crisis that pitted it against …

Siri Is Great, But When Will We Get 'Jarvis'?

I like Siri. No, really. I use Siri on my iPhone all the time. Admittedly, though, the most common uses are “Siri, set a timer for 10 minutes” when I’m cooking something, or “Siri, play Mockingbird by Eminem” when I want to listen to a specific song. There are still many things Siri is not very …

10 Reasons Bitcoin Is The MySpace Of Money And What Might Save It

I was just on a panel on the future of payments. One of the other speakers was a Bitcoin disciple. It’s like inviting a PETA protester to judge a hot dog eating contest – expect a jihad that consumes the room. What is it about Bitcoin that turns otherwise normal professionals into apostles?<p>In case …

New faces of Android: inside Google's management shuffle

With Andy Rubin and Hugo Barra out, who's next up to lead Google's biggest platform?<p>One big loss at the world's most popular smartphone platform has been followed by another. Five months after Android founder Andy Rubin left his creation to work on unspecified other projects inside Google, head of …

Ready or not, the Programmable World is upon us

We live in an age where household objects can now intelligently communicate with each other via wireless protocols<p>Ever heard of the ‘programmable world’? Maybe not. The phrase, as far as I know, was coined by a US <i>Wired</i> journalist, Bill Wasik, in an article earlier this year.<p>Put simply, the …

How to Turn a Smartphone Panorama Into a ‘Tiny Planet’ Photo

Ever since Google released the Photosphere feature for their Nexus devices, I have been obsessed with making tiny planets. The photosphere feature …

The First Quantum Teleportation In A Computer Chip

In a milestone for quantum computing, researchers at ETH Zurich have demonstrated quantum teleportation in a solid-state circuit. Even more, they’ve broken something of a quantum speed record – they estimate that their system could teleport 10,000 quantum bits per second. This teleportation …

The iPhone 5C Is All About Building Share For 16:9 Screen

Will the “cheaper” iPhone really be all that cheap? If not, what is the real motivation for splitting Apple‘s traditionally unitary product line? Older-model iPhones have been the defacto “cheap” iPhones in the developing world. What is the benefit of addressing that market directly? Increasing the …

SpaceX's Reusable Rocket Hits Another Milestone

Yesterday, SpaceX hit another milestone in its ongoing research effort to build a reusable rocket. That rocket, dubbed “Grasshopper,” has so far had several successful tests, with each successive test putting the rocket further and further up in the air, then returning safely to Earth.<p>The test …

Classic Coupes: 7 Sleek Rides of the 1920s and 30s

"Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles," an exhibition at Nashville's Frist Center for the Visual Arts, opened last month and will continue through Sept. 15. The collection showcases custom and one-of-a-kind classic cars made from 1929 to 1941, a time when<p>"Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles," an …

The Man Behind the Google Brain: Andrew Ng and the Quest for the New AI

There's a theory that human intelligence stems from a single algorithm.<p>The idea arises from experiments suggesting that the portion of your brain …

Why Hackers and Makers Latest Toy is Puerto Rican

As we noted in a previous post on Puerto Rico’s nascent tech ecosystem, launching startups after or before graduating is still new on the island, where computer science graduates often take job offers from large corporations in the continental U.S.<p>However, Kytelabs’ story shows that things have …

How Microsoft spent a decade asleep on the job

Once upon a time, a young man named Bill had a vision. He saw "a PC on every desk, and every machine running Microsoft software". And lo, it came to …