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This week, the US patent office issued 6,784 patents and published 8,163 patent applications.
Each patent adds a little something new to the human knowledge base. As we cannot list all six thousand thousand, the PatentYogi team has selected the eight most interesting patents, including two from …Facebook
Like most people, I left college perplexed about how I was supposed to survive financially. I’d certainly left my alma mater with enough education — two full degrees under my belt — but also with a sizable portion of student debt. And, since I have made the boneheaded mistake of living in not one …Money
Learning to become a hacker without spending a fortune in questionable-legitimacy training can be difficult and dangerous, but the fundamentals of hacking are now securely available from reliable sources with a great new offer from TNW Deals.
The White Hat Hacker Bundle can be yours for however much …White Hat
Caffeine. It’s one of the most addictive drugs in the world.
It runs through our bodies on a regular basis, either through coffee or tea, and it has become an embedded morning habit for many of us!
An average person in the United States consumes approximately 300mg per day, which is equivalent to …Caffeine
In a move designed to reassure the people who made the #RIPTwitter hashtag trend around the world today, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has gone on a charm offensive in a tweetstorm.
He says “we never planned to reorder timelines next week.”
If the ‘next week’ part caught your eye (maybe they’ll do it …Jack Dorsey
Free speech fundamentalists argue that any kind of internet regulation is censorship. But for those of us who want to protect the (relative) innocence of 21st Century childhood, internet regulation is more than essential; it may even be our moral duty.
At the end of last year, European Union leaders …Internet Safety
When my trusty 12-inch MacBook went in for repair last Saturday, I decided to try a week using just an iPad Air as my main computer. While Apple’s tablet may be ‘good enough’ for most people’s general work tasks, dig into the niche cases and there’s still a lot of refinement needed.
I write for a …iPad
Halsey Minor has had remarkable entrepreneurial career by any standard. He was an early business partner of Jeff Bezos; practically invented the online tech media business when he co-founded CNET in 1994, and he’s invested in and started many companies besides that.
Now, after a dark period that saw …Bankruptcy
The next generation of tech is upon us, with the smartwatch phenomenon picking up serious steam as developers build apps to revolutionize our lives and functional convenience.
While most of the best smartwatches today often cost hundreds, an excellent entry-level smartwatch is now on offer for a …Wearable Tech
Mark Zuckerberg’s nineteenth pick for his Year of Books shows you why we shouldn’t fear the future — things are actually looking brighter, and even climate change can be halted. Read on for your daily dose of positivity.
The dangers of the modern world are bound to get you down. There are …Matt Ridley
Update: An earlier version of this article referenced a faked screenshot of the new feed. We doff our caps to you, sir.
Update 2: Jack Dorsey has spoken out, denying an algorithmic feed is coming next week, but he doesn’t deny algorithmic elements are coming to Twitter in some form. Either way, …Programming
What’s the #1 most important thing for your website? How much traffic you’re getting. More traffic = more customers.
Most sources of traffic involve some type of investment up front in order to get more targeted people to come over to your website. Example: you pay for Facebook ads up front and get …Traffic
Today, Uber announced the ability to order a ride with just your voice, assuming you have an Amazon Echo, that is. Using the Uber API and the brains behind the Echo, Alexa, users can now use the Amazon device to snag a ride with Uber or UberX.
To get started, just blurt out any of these …Amazon
Drone company, Parrot, is calling on the crowd to create some really cool 3D printed accessories for its latest quadcopters, the Minidrone and Bebop.
Designers have the opportunity to create unique and exciting accessories for the drones that Parrot could then sell in its store, while paying you …Drones
Wiper, the popular secure mobile messaging app, today announced an additional $2 million in funding, and the launch of its indie film streaming service.
Of thousands of films that are made each year only a handful (about 2 percent) secure distribution. With customers craving video content like …Streaming
Verizon is making its nascent go90 video app a bit more appealing for post-paid subscribers. In an app update, the service will no longer count against your plan data.
Though it doesn’t specifically say as much for the Android version of go90, the iOS version — both updated to version 1.4 — says you …T-Mobile
As extremist groups are becoming more vigilant about taking their recruiting efforts and propaganda campaigns online, companies like Twitter are often left to police its platform for suspected terrorist activity, a monumental task considering the size of its userbase.
For the first time publicly, …Terrorism
According to documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) — and found by IEEE Spectrum — Google is looking to cut the cord on its self-driving car, the power cord, that is.
In February of last year, HevoPower, a New York-based start-up received permission from the FCC to install …FCC
Apple has updates its CloudKit service with server-to-server capabilities, making it easier to use outside of Apple’s locked-down environment.
In addition to providing a web interface for users to access the same data as your app, you can now easily read and write to the CloudKit public …Apple News
Google Hangouts is changing up its back-end technology a bit; it can now use peer-to-peer (p2p) connections to improve call quality.
The addition was first noted in the Android app by Reddit user kxra, and it’s likely the app is using the Google-developed WebRTC API, which supports p2p data …Google
It’s one thing to leave the comforts of a good career to chase your dreams in a startup, it’s entirely another to do so in the brutally difficult world of hardware.
It’s also different from approaching that work as a non-technical founder. And as a woman. While carrying your first child.
Yet sitting …Startups
With rumors circulating that Apple will unveil a 4-inch iPhone in March dubbed the ‘5se,’ many wonder why the company would take a step backwards with regard to screen size. New research may shed some light on why.
According to Mixpanel, 32.22 percent of iOS users are using an iPhone 5S or earlier. …iPhone 5
For all intents and purposes, San Francisco is a modern day business success story. Billions of capital flows through the corporations that have set up in the city and the greater Bay Area, and the resulting boom has brought with it a tremendous amount of success.
But it has also brought a lot of …San Francisco
According to a local news site, NJ.com, Facebook has begun to remove pages for businesses that legally sell marijuana for medical purposes in New Jersey.
The three dispensaries were all legal, and licensed to sell marijuana for medicinal reasons in the state of New Jersey, one of 23 states in which …Facebook
Snapchat is known for its ephemerality and sure, you can save your posts if you remember, but how about getting a monthly recap of all of your posts in one place?
That’s exactly what Snap Memories is offering its users.
All you have to do is sign up with your email address and username and then add …Snapchat
A new patent filing from Apple suggests the home button on future iPhones and iPads may have 3D Touch, and act like a virtual mouse.
Apple is exploring the idea of bringing some sort of depth sensing technology to the home button, which could mean forceful presses will do more than go back to the …The Future
Yes, this robot is probably better at golf than you are.
LDRIC the Golf Robot, as he is known, got a hole-in-one yesterday at the opening round of the Phoenix Open. It’s also the exact same shot that Tiger Woods hit in 1997 before he was the golfing legend he is today.
LDRIC stands for ‘Launch …Robots
Ah, welcome welcome. I see you enjoyed last week’s edition and are back for more. Well we won’t disappoint. For the uninitiated (go back and start at post one, please) the team at TNW has made a New Year’s Resolution to read a bit more. So every week, a select number of our team will be sharing …Peter Thiel
Touch ID is a great way to log in to your iPhone with your fingerprint, but it may also mean that if you replace your home button at an unauthorized store, it might brick your whole phone.
According to a story in The Guardian, Apple customers who went to unofficial repair stores for their broken …iPhone
A confident knowledge of robotics can make a virtual god of men in today’s rapidly evolving tech world, offering the ability to control and manipulate their physical surroundings.
The Complete Arduino Step-by-Step Guide gives you the know-how to build your own electronics through hands-on …Physical Computing