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Shopgate Acquires MagCorp To Bolster M-Commerce Magento Integration

Germany and Palo Alto-based m-commerce platform Shopgate has made its first acquisition: The Creathor Ventures and Northcap-backed company has acquired Magento developer MagCorp for an undisclosed fee. The move — which, since it’s buying developer talent and expertise, might best be categorised as …

Facebook's Open Academy Helps Software Engineering Students

It’s well known that software engineers are in high-demand right now with startups and companies around the world. And if they’re not able to hire from the existing talent pool, companies are looking at the next generation – those computer science majors seeking to make a name for themselves in the …

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The Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset Will Blow Your Mind

The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset that is most definitely the future of gaming.<p>The device straps onto your head and completely immerses you inside a video game. It also has motion sensors so you can look around as if you were really inside the world.<p>But it's nearly impossible to explain. …

BitTorrent takes step toward secure serverless chat

In the wake of contractor Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations, the drive to create more secure communications tools has taken on an extra urgency. Although BitTorrent, the peer-to-peer filesharing outfit, has been working end-runs on vulnerable server-dependent processes for years, its announcement …

Twitter CEO: New board choice had to fill many gaps

SAN FRANCISCO -- For months, Twitter has been fending off criticism that its board was an all-male club. But the company's choice of Marjorie Scardino as a new board member had as much to do with her ability to fill other gaps as her gender.<p>That was what Twitter CEO Dick Costolo told a PandoMonthly …

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Twitter and U2opia Mobile bring trending tweets and topics to dumb phones

We're spoiled here in the US. When we want to browse what's trending on Twitter, we just break out our smartphones, launch an app and we're perusing the latest tweets about Joan Didion and the war on Christmas in no time. Those in developing nations don't have that luxury. Twitter knows it needs to …

Microsoft disrupts ZeroAccess web fraud botnet

<b>ZeroAccess, one of the world's largest botnets - a network of computers infected with malware to trigger online fraud - has been disrupted by Microsoft and law enforcement agencies.</b><p>ZeroAccess hijacks web search results and redirects users to potentially dangerous sites to steal their details.<p>It …

Apple Stores now using iBeacon tracking for app-enhanced personal shopping

While shopping online often means your whims are creepily tracked, at least there's respite in brick-and-mortar retail, right? Actually, following tests at a New York outlet, Apple has just rolled out iBeacon technology that can shadow your every move in all 254 of its US stores -- if you want it …

Here's how you make the world's most expensive phone

Vertu started life in the late 1990s as an indulgence for Nokia's designers. Led by Frank Nuovo, the group set out to explore what a phone could look and feel like if its design was unconstrained by budgetary concerns. What if you could use all the best materials and most expensive manufacturing …

Google Barge Details Revealed, Might Not Fly With Local Authorities

Turns out “interactive space where people can learn about new technology” might just be Google jargon for retail store on a boat -- and that may not sit well with local authorities.<p>According to a confidential budget report obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle, each of the three barges built by …

As laptop SSDs hit 1TB in capacity, we see whether they're worth the cash

After reviewing Apple's latest MacBook Pro I noticed something very interesting: its performance versus my two-year-old model felt far more …

Compass Lets Startups Check their Growth Against Rivals

While startup CEOs measure key metrics to keep tabs on how well their business is doing, it can be hard for them to know exactly what counts as a good figure or a bad figure. How are they faring against their peers? Compass is a new tool that aims to answer that question.<p>Compass comes from the team …

Twitch cracks down on 'non-gaming' broadcasts by PlayStation 4 owners

Faced with an influx of living-room livestreamers and the risqué content that follows, Twitch has begun a crackdown on PlayStation 4 streams. The company has taken to its Twitter account to remind users that broadcasting via the console's Playroom feature, which uses Sony's PlayStation Eye camera …

Eddy Cue accepts award on behalf of Steve Jobs, with very personal speech [Video]

Apple senior VP Eddy Cue has tweeted a link to a video in which he accepted on behalf of Steve Jobs induction into the Bay Area Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was created by the Bay Area Council to recognize prominent entrepreneurs in the San Francisco Bay area.<p>[tweet …

Apple’s Top Secret Deal With Samsung To Build A-Series Chips In Upstate New York

With the new Mac Pro, Apple has proven its serious about bringing at least some manufacturing back to the States. The next step, though, is chips, and a new report says that Apple is bringing chip fabrication of its A-series chips stateside at a new $6 billion facility in upstate New York. And …

Here Are The Two Big Reasons Apple Will Not Launch A TV In 2014

Apple has two major issues with TV production, Gagnon says.<p>Gagnon writes:<p>According to our Global TV Replacement Study, the average TV replacement cycle is 7-8 years, as opposed to replacement cycle purchases for mobile devices Apple currently sells, which is 2-3 years. In addition, consumers are …

The Panono Throwable Camera Ball Lets You Shoot Aerial 360-Panoramas

Panoramic, 360-degree photographs can be tedious and difficult to capture, despite projects such as Google’s own Photo Spheres and the upcoming BubblePod. Aerial snaps are even tougher to achieve, but the Panono – launching today as a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo – could make both forms of …

Texting And Talking On Airplanes Will Be Possible Thanks To New Gogo Service

Airplanes have long been an escape from the super-connected world we live in. No texting, no talking and no instant-communication have turned airplanes into veritable havens. But with Gogo's Text & Talk service that all will change.<p>Gogo, which provides inflight internet service to airlines, …

10 million people are trying to tweet, text, and phone home to the storm-ravaged Philippines

The massive Philippine diaspora fuels everything from global shipping to US medical care to Hong Kong maid services, and a huge proportion of those workers are desperately trying reach their family and friends after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the island nation this weekend.<p>The storm is known …

London-based Proteus Digital Health wants to put Bluetooth in your medicine

<i>This article was taken from the November 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online,</i> …

Gamers can now apply to beta test Steam's In-Home Streaming service

A big part of Valve's steamy vision of the future will be the ability to play full-fledged PC games on a relatively small living room machine, by streaming them to the Steam client from a main gaming PC in another room. (Much like Remote Play on the PS4 and Vita, or NVIDIA's GameStreaming from a PC …

DesignCrowd Takes On 99Designs In The US

DesignCrowd, the Australia-headquartered crowdsourcing service for designers, has big plans: it wants to grow its business from $10 million to $100 million as quickly as possible — and its first step is to conquer the US.<p>With this goal in mind, it is taking on 99Designs — which has been based in …

Superfast broadband promotes economic growth, research finds

A new academic study indicates that businesses create more jobs and grow faster thanks to broadband improvements.<p>More than a quarter of businesses that have benefitted from Cornwall’s superfast broadband upgrade say they have safeguarded or created jobs as a result of the scheme. More than a third …

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Deezer Unveils a Mac App as it Hits 5 Million Paid Subscribers

Deezer unveiled a Mac app and two new discovery features for its on-demand music streaming service today, as it passed 5 million paid subscribers, 12 million monthly active users and 30 million tracks in its library.<p>Similar to rival streaming platforms such as Spotify, the upcoming Deezer for Mac …

Bitcoin More Than Doubles Its Value In About A Month

There may still be money to be made investing in Bitcoin. This morning, Bitcoin has just hit an all-time high of $267, surpassing the previous record of $266, as reported by CoinDesk.<p>The virtual currency dropped as low as $110 on October 3 after the FBI shut down Silk Road, and now it’s more than …

ALARMclock forces you to seize the day by telling you how many you have left

"Nothing gets you up in the morning like the things that keep you up at night." So goes a tagline on ALARMclock's Kickstarter page. Sure, we've seen other bedside timepieces that encourage alertness by making you use brain or body, but as its creator Fig says, ALARMclock doesn't wake you up, it …

KakaoStory for iOS, Android Now Lets You Record 15-Second Videos

Kakao updated its iOS and Android apps for KakaoStory, a mobile-centric photo-sharing service similar to Instagram, with a new feature that gives its users the ability to capture 15-second videos.<p>If you’ve used Vine or Instagram videos before, you’ll know exactly what to expect. Just tap and hold …