Richard Stacey

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React Native Now Available, Build Native Apps In Javascript

Facebook announced today that its React Native library is now available on Github. The library allows you to build native iOS and Android applications with JavaScript and Facebook’s React library.<p>React Native compiles apps written in Javascript into native views, providing the platform-specific …

Software Engineering

Dot-com at 30: will the world's best-known web domain soon be obsolete?

The world’s most recognised web address is celebrating its 30th anniversary, but how much longer will it be able to retain its dominance?<p>Dot-com is the world’s most recognised web suffix, with over 115 million dot-com domains registered worldwide, representing about 42 per cent of all web …

This Guy Turned A Quadcopter Into A Star Wars Speeder Bike And It’s Amazing

Okay, this is the last quadcopter-to-“Star Wars Universe”-thing we (or at least I) will post*, I promise.<p><i>[* this week]</i><p>BUT SERIOUSLY, LOOK AT THIS THING. It is perfection. About 30 seconds into the video, I actually stood up and whooped.<p>We’ve seen the Millenium Falcon quadcopter. We’ve seen a TIE …

How the CEO of a $600 million startup almost got kicked out of his own company conference

But Todd McKinnon, cofounder and CEO of security software maker Okta, has a funny spin on that classic tale: The company had trouble recognizing him and almost wouldn't let him enter his own annual company meeting.<p>Okta, founded in 2008, has ballooned to 450 employees, 200 of them in sales. Late …

Startups

The LMAO Technique To Get Your Kids To Play Independently

Reader Up My Butt writes,<p><i>I need serious help! My 3- and 1-year-old follow me throughout the house ALL DAY LONG! How can I get them to be more independent (i.e leave me alone)? They will be starting daycare soon and I really don't want it to be overly traumatic for them because they are so used to</i> …

Parenting

Voltera, The Electronics Printer, Launches To Much Fanfare

One of our absolute favorites from the Hardware Battlefield just launched on Kickstarter and they are, if you’ll excuse the cliché, crushing it.<p>The company appeared on our stage at CES 2015 and showed of an early working prototype. Now, however, they’re ready to take orders and start shipping. The …

CES

A Video Walkthrough of Swift Fundamentals

Yahoo founder Jerry Yang helped this startup come from nowhere to take on Cisco and VMware

Last week Pluribus raised a hefty $50 million in investment, which brings its total funding to date to $95 million. That makes it one of the best funded SDN startups ever.<p>SDN is a new way to build corporate networks. It shifts all the fancy features that controls a network into software. You still …

Startups

Sony Takes Fight To Apple On Battery Front With Intel's Haswell

Computex in Taipei, Taiwan, is one of the largest tech trade shows in the world with 1,700 exhibitors at this year’s get together where Intel (INTC) introduced many new innovations. One of them is a new line of Haswell processors to be used by Sony (SNE) to power its Vaio Pro for up to 25 hours …

The Week In Numbers: The World's Largest Lego Model, Viagra For Women, And More

<b>5.3 million</b>: the number of Lego bricks used to build the world's largest Lego model, a life-size X-wing fighter complete with Lego Luke Skywalker<p><b>40,000</b>: the planned population for Masdar City, a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert and the world's most ambitious</b> …