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A sneak preview of Arduino TRE powered by Texas Instruments

Next saturday 5th of October Massimo Banzi with Jason Kridner and Gerald Coley (Texas Instrument) will talk about the new collaboration on Arduino …

Oh Myyy! - There Goes The Internet (Life, the Internet and Everything Book 1) Kindle Edition

How did a 75-year old actor from Star Trek become a social media juggernaut? Why does everything he posts spread like wildfire across the ether, with …

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

Poor ZigBee. As a wireless standard, it has long faced an identity crisis that pitted it against Wi-Fi in the home and proprietary standards or …

Practicing Safe BYOD: Is Your Data at Risk?

Image copyright Pixsooz<p>Over the next few years, we’re going to see the ad hoc use of personal devices in the workplace transform into a cohesive, …

Why David Sacks should be Microsoft's next CEO

<i>Disclosure: I worked at Microsoft 2008-2009. Microsoft stock is a meaningful part of my portfolio.</i><p>With the announcement of Steve Ballmer’s pending departure from Microsoft, the stock shot up the value of 8 Aols. Clearly the market is happy to see Ballmer go. In his tenure at the company, the stock …

Beyond Ballmer: who will be Microsoft's next CEO?

After 33 years at Microsoft, Steve Ballmer announced today that he plans to retire from his position as CEO within the next 12 months. The surprise exit comes 13 years after Ballmer took over from Bill Gates as Microsoft's CEO in January 2000. He may have tripled revenues and doubled profits during …

New Windows 8.1 build addresses first-time user complaints

Microsoft is expected to finalize its Windows 8.1 update in the coming days, but a near-final build has leaked online offering a closer look at some of the improvements. The 9471 build, a test version of the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) build that will be made available later this month, includes …

Hackermeter Wants To Kill Your Résumé And Replace It With A High Score

If you’re looking to hire a bad-ass programmer, fielding résumés can start to feel like an exercise in futility. They’re good for quickly filtering out folks who are clearly applying to <i>everything</i> — but when everyone in the industry has some crazy made-up senior ninja/rockstar/space cadet title, …

Google Wallet gets skinnier, losing loyalty, gift card features

Instead of adding new functionality to its mobile wallet, Google(s goog) is axing features it already offers. Google has sent out an email to Wallet …

Is Kickstarter Hostile To Science?

By discouraging a promising science project, Kickstarter could be encouraging corporate monopolies, enabling sloppy legislation, and keeping cool glow-in-the-dark plants out of our houses.<p>On July 31, Kickstarter updated its guidelines to include this sentence: "Projects cannot offer genetically …

CheapCast is an emulator that turns any Android device into a Chromecast (sort of)

The Chromecast is very cheap, even without the three months of free Netflix that Google gave away in the first day of availability. But for some, it may still be too expensive, while many others simply can’t get hold of the device due to the limited availability of the device.<p>For those who want to …

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Watch Photoshop Genius Bring Retro Snapshot Back To Life (VIDEO)

Now <i>this</i> is how you use photoshop.<p>Thanks to a redditor named TheHaterSalad we just spent the last seven odd minutes with our eyes glued to the computer screen. To be fair, our eyes are often glued to the computer screen, but the video above -- which shows how one might transform a vintage, …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Why Steve Ballmer Is Reorganizing Microsoft

Steve Ballmer is reportedly going to announce his plans for a massive reorganization of Microsoft's corporate structure on Thursday.<p>This reorg will shape the remaining years of Ballmer's tenure as CEO.<p>In the past, he's told executives at Microsoft he plans to stay on as chief until his youngest …

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Developer Hacks His Microwave Into The Microwave Of The Future

Hello, and welcome back to today’s episode of “Why? LOL BECAUSE WE CAN.”<p>Tired of your dumb old microwave that just <i>shoots friggin’ radio waves at food</i> to cook it? Stupid thing probably can’t even play animated GIFs or send Snapchats or download the Fergie. What’s the point?<p>In the coolest mod I’ve …

Rumor: Moto X phone to offer “pure Android” experience, “fast” upgrades and Clear Pixel camera

A new set of Moto X phone rumors seems to reveal more information about the upcoming flagship Motorola smartphone, this time detailing Android updates and main camera.<p><i>Android and Me</i>’s Taylor Wimberly is the person behind the new rumors, the same source that has offered various details about the …

UK School Children Will Soon Learn Coding and Use 3D Printers

School pupils in England are set to get a boost to their digital skills following proposed reforms to the education curriculum from September 2014.<p>The document, published today (PDF), reveals that more of a focus on technology-related skills will be among the priorities for primary and secondary …

Google sheds light on Glass in new FAQ

Those of you still in the dark about Google Glass will find a host of details via a new online FAQ.<p>Posted Tuesday, the FAQ addresses a slew of questions apparently sent to Google by people curious about the eyeware. Divided into four sections, it first addresses such basic questions as what exactly …

Samsung buys Boxee

South Korean electronics giant Samsung has purchased Boxee, the startup confirmed to CNET on Wednesday.<p>"Samsung has acquired key talent and assets from Boxee," a spokeswoman for Samsung said. "This will help us continue to improve the overall user experience across our connected devices." Earlier, …

Moto X will not be a Droid on Verizon

The new flagship stands alone, but the Droid lives on<p>Motorola's forthcoming Moto X phone will not be a Droid device on Verizon, multiple sources tell <i>The Verge</i>. The change marks a sharp inflection point in the tight relationship between the two companies: previous Motorola flagship phones like the …

Can Tesla and Google Glass eventually bring the HUD to the car?

The way that it stands now, tech and driving don’t necessarily have the greatest of relationships. Laws nationwide have prohibited finagling with …

World's first approved bionic eye to launch in U.S.

After more than 20 years in the making and FDA approval in February, the Argus II bionic eye is finally here. Well, almost. Developer Second Sight says it has selected clinical centers in 12 U.S. markets where it will begin rolling out the groundbreaking technology later this year.<p>The Argus II …