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Google's Coder project turns the Raspbery Pi into a mini app server

Hackers and educators love the Raspberry Pi, and at least a few people at Google do too. For a year, Google has provided funding to a UK program that trains teachers on how to use the small, inexpensive computers in classrooms. This week, Google introduced Coder, a free software download built by a …

Google Has Created A Programming Language That Thumbs Its Nose At Oracle

Ellison thinks Android copies a programming language owned by Oracle called Java.<p>Google is working on the ultimate come-back: It has created a programming language called Golang, or Go, that some people say can replace Java altogether.<p>Java was developed 20 years ago at Sun Microsystems and has …

Nexus 7 (2013) JSS15Q OTA Update Rolling Out - Fixes GPS/GNSS and Multitouch Issues

We published the full Nexus 7 (2013) review today, and liked it so much we gave it our Editors Choice Silver award. I'm a huge fan of the updated …

Android News

Why I Ditched My Beloved iPad Mini for the Nexus 7 2

I have written previously on how much I loved the iPad Mini, so it came as a great surprise to me how quickly I ditched the Mini once I got the new …

iPad Mini

How To: Ditch Phone Mode & Get the Full Tablet UI on Your Nexus 7—Without Rooting

If you've never played with a Nexus 10 tablet, then you probably have no idea that your Nexus 7 actually has a different user interface. For some …

These Are The Android Phones That Are Clobbering Apple In China

That company is called Xiaomi, and it is often referred to as the "Apple of China" because a lot of its success comes from mimicking Apple's marketing strategy.<p>Its best-selling phones are based on Android, but Xiaomi rewrites most of the operating system to fit its own needs. Xiaomi's "forked" …

Smart TV

Earmark & Dollarbird Help Encourage Financial Responsibility, Not Careless Spending

If the plethora of “aspirational” shopping companions has left you with something of a bad taste in your mouth for encouraging overspending, here’s a palate cleanser: a couple of newer apps for iOS, Dollarbird and Earmark, are focused on making responsible money management as enjoyable as browsing …

Move over, Pebble: Ubuntu Edge hits record in crowdfunding

The Ubuntu Edge raises $10.4 million, as of this writing, beating out the $10.2 million the Pebble SmartWatch tallied.<p>There's a new crowdfunding champion in town.<p>The Ubuntu Edge, a smartphone from Canonical that's designed to take on Apple's iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S4, hit a record for …

Apple’s September 10 iPhone Reveal Set to Disrupt a Bunch of Other Tech Events

While many in the tech world were happy to have a specific date for the big iPhone reveal, the day in question is a challenging one for several other …

Disrupt NY

It’s time Google came to grips with how it enables the surveillance state

Google portrays itself as the sort of responsible internet giant that pushes back against intrusive federal requests for user data and is not a collaborator in the US government’s program to eavesdrop on the internet traffic of pretty much the entire world. But merely by providing ever more ways to …

Google Glass

Nexus 7 finds Apple napping

Uh-oh: the iPad Mini meets the new Nexus 7. It's not looking good for Apple at the moment.<p>Google has beat Apple at its own Retina-display-thumping game. Meet the Nexus 7, the eye-popping 323-pixels-per-inch wonder.<p>It is, in a way, the (rumored) iPad Mini Retina wrapped in Android 4.3.<p>Here's the …

Play Store redesign points to Google Glass support

Google's updated Play Store includes mention of Glass, implying that the company's headset will be managed through the store soon. Users who have linked Glass with their Google account have been seeing the device in the site's "compatible devices" list when viewing apps. The change is part of a …

Atari pioneer and Pong creator launches Kickstarter for mobile game

Al Alcorn, the Atari pioneer and creator of the first commercially successful video game, Pong, has launched a new Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise money for a new mobile game called Seriously?!.<p>Alcorn has teamed up with Silicon Valley game veteran Roger Hector (who has worked on more …

Crowdsourcing Startup CrowdFlower Says Its Contributors Have Completed 1 Billion ‘Judgments’

CrowdFlower, which helps businesses manage crowdsourced tasks, announced that contributors have completed 1 billion “judgments,” which is the basic unit of work on the platform.<p>The company says those judgments are “the crux of microtasking,” with businesses asking CrowdFlower contributors to do …

Apple Learns The Hazards Of Innovation With E-Book Antitrust Ruling

A federal judge today held that Apple violated antitrust laws by orchestrating a scheme with publishers to raise electronic-book prices, meaning the tech innovator may face a trial for damages over the alleged scheme.<p>The decision by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote was a victory for the Justice …

Can Big Data solve the mystery of suicide?

Everywhere on the Internet, we're trailed by bots that inspect our searches and social chatter, attempting to predict what we're going to buy, watch or who we might date next. But in the middle of all that commerce-friendly jibber jabber, some people are saying, in not so many words, "I am going to …

Mental Health

Your App Is Slow Because Our World Is Ending

The meatiest article I ran across on the Internet this week was also–maybe–a harbinger of doom for life as we know it. I mean Drew Crawford’s superb piece <i>Why mobile web apps are slow</i>. It’s long, and somewhat dense, but definitely worth reading if you’re technical enough to follow along.<p>Its upshot: …

Budget iPhone Echoes Ive's First Eye Candy, The Original iMac

Plastic scraps of brightly-colored plastic buttons from a Chinese factory floor corroborate rumors of the look of the purported “Budget iPhone.” Designer Martin Hajek, famous for beautifully detailed renderings of mythological Apple products has produced the representations above. It is notable …

Watch Newt Gingrich’s Embarrassingly Hilarious Video On Renaming Cell Phones

Thank you, Newt Gingrich, for this YouTube gem; I think America needed a good laugh. Last week, the former Republican presidential front-runner and moon colony-enthusiast called upon the wisdom of the Internet to come up with a term for an Internet-connected phone, apparently not knowing that they …

Bloomberg: Jony Ive’s new software design role could lead to delays for iOS 7

Not much news coming out of a new Bloomberg piece today on Sir Jonathan Ive’s new software design role. Earlier this week, 9to5Mac first reported on some big upcoming changes to iOS spearheaded by Ive based on multiple sources who have seen or been briefed on the new “flatter” OS. While echoing …

Google Glass Has Already Been Hacked By Jailbreakers

With a name like Glass, it was just asking to be cracked.<p>Just days after its release to developers, Google’s Glass headset has already been hacked to give users full control of its Android operating system, according to Jay Freeman, a well-known Android and iOS developer who tested a known exploit …

Your Facebook Like Is Worth $174.17

Are you generous with your Facebook Likes? Do you click that thumbs up button for anything that even just slightly amuses you? Maybe you should start …

Toddlers need treatment for iPad addiction?

It seems that some very young humans play with iPads nearly half of their waking day. This is leading to withdrawal tantrums of an extreme kind.<p>I understand that one of the main joys of parenting a toddler involves keeping the little one amused.<p>Amused, as in quiet.<p>Ever since the iPad came along, …

The World's Fastest Supercomputer Will Have The World's Fastest Data Storage

Last November, Cray’s Titan Supercomputer, which is being used at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, earned the crown of World’s Fastest Supercomputer. Now Oak Ridge hopes to bolster the performance of that supercomputer by building the world’s fastest data storage system.<p>After a competitive bid …

Apple hangs onto your Siri data for two years

Your conversations with Siri are stored by Apple for up to two years, but the data is disassociated from you after the first six months, says Wired.<p>All those curse words and other commands you yell at Siri hang around a bit longer than you may think.<p>In response to a Wired story expressing concern …

Supercell Is A New $770 Million Startup, And It Generates $2.4 Million Per Day

In February it raised $130 million from three investors, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP),* Index Ventures and Atomico. Forbes, which announced the fundraise, says Supercell may be "the fastest growing game company ever."<p>Zynga has had a difficult time in the public markets, so it may seem …

Venture Capital

Sony's Tokio network is twice as fast as Google Fiber, costs less

Since the launch of their Fiber internet service, Google have held the crown for the world’s fastest internet speeds. However, a Sony-backed ISP has crashed the party with the release of their own Internet service in Tokyo which is both faster and cheaper.<p>Available in the Tokyo area, the Nuro …

Telecoms

LG aims to start selling curved OLED TVs this year

Having unveiled its curved OLED TV at CES in January, LG has finally confirmed that the set will go on sale, suggesting a retail launch by the end of this year. Speaking to <i>TrustedReviews</i>, LG VP Thomas Lee said "curved TVs are coming in the second half of this year." An LG spokesperson confirmed to</i> …

Google Glass not fully compatible with iOS

Google began shipping Google Glass a few days ago, and many developers have received their units, spurring anticipation on we’ll see from these devs. …

Android News

Twitter Music Is Here Today, and This Time You Can Use It

Yep, that was Twitter on “Good Morning America” just now, announcing, via an ABC proxy, what we told you last week: Twitter’s music app is now …

Social Media