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You Don't Need To Be An Engineering Genius To Start A Billion-Dollar Company

Nearly 10 years ago, Excite founder Joe Kraus, now an investor at Google Ventures, declared “there has never been a better time to be an entrepreneur.” Kraus was talking about the economics of startups—the cheapness of servers, networks, and other raw ingredients of computing.<p>A decade later, …

Control the skies with F18 Carrier Landing 2

Game campaign with 6 training missions and 30 missions in 5 different scenarios (4 available for purchase)<p>Free flight with choice of weather …

BlackBerry

How To: File Your Income Tax Returns Online (2014)

Income Tax Returns filing deadline is just around the corner. Thanks to the Internet connectivity, you can file it online from the comforts of your …

The Best Mobile Finance Apps of 2017

Busy people need serious apps to help manage their money. From tracking daily spending to planning new investment strategies, these apps top the …

Smartphones of the future could have 1TB of internal storage

Many of the components in today’s smartphones have changed rapidly over the last few years. ARM processors have gone from single core units running at less than 1GHz to octa-core power houses running at twice the clock frequency. Displays have moved from low resolution 480 x 800 units (or even …

Nanotech

Skype 5.0 for Android takes full advantage of your address book

Skype stands as one of the most widely used forms of online communications. It has a strong following and apps for every major platform. The Android app has had its share of issues, but there is one constant, pestering problem that stands out for me. The app simply doesn’t seem to blend with the …

Apps

BRCK: A More Reliable Internet Connection for Rural Africa

“The BRCK taps into the unique market characteristic of emerging market internet subscribers: 65 percent of whom access the internet wirelessly,” the company said. “The BRCK allows users to leverage the nearly ubiquitous mobile broadband and turn it into a connection designed for productivity, …

Is IBM Making Plans For The End Of Silicon?

As chips get smaller, chipmakers investigate new methods and materials.<p>Since the computer age began, microchips have consistently been shrunk to smaller and smaller sizes. Moore’s Law, articulated in 1965 by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, predicts, fairly accurately to date, that the number of …

Why Python Makes A Great First Programming Language

Python is now the most popular introductory language at American colleges, a recent Association for Computing Machinery study reports.<p>In an analysis of the top 39 computer science departments as ranked by U.S. News in 2014, the general-purpose programming language has replaced Java as the budding …

Commandr - Indie app of the day

What is Commandr?<p>Commandr is the best thing to happen to Google Now since Google Now and yes that is a statement directly from the demo video linked above. This nifty application allows you to use the Note to Self feature in Google Now to issue all sorts of commands that allow for voice control …

Google Now

What you need to know about DARPA, the Pentagon's mad science division

There's a certain entity within the Pentagon that's quite (in)famous for developing terrifying robots, advanced weapons and futuristic tech. It's called the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or, as most people know it, DARPA: the Department of Defense's "mad science" division. While all the …

8 best new Android apps released in June 2014

It’s the end of June and that means it’s time to round up the best Android apps from June 2014. It was a busy month with Google I/O 2014, the World Cup, the Stanley Cup Finals, and a bunch of other events. However, some developers still managed to get some big releases out there into the wild so …

Apps

Why Android TV Won't Work

I believe Android TV will be poked at and then completely ignored by manufacturers.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Televisions

Nest Learning Thermostat has its security cracked open by GTVHacker

While we wait for Google I/O (which starts tomorrow) to find out what will become of the company's TV platform, a team that we've seen bust open the padlocks on Google TV, Chromecast and Roku has a new target. GTVHacker just revealed an exploit for the (now Google-owned, and owner of Dropcam) Nest …

Google TV

Large Hadron Collider gears up for second run

The world’s largest atom smasher is gearing up for its second three-year run after 16 months of maintenance and upgrades.<p>The Large Hadron Collider, …

Physics

How to Download and Install Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1 is probably the most-anticipated update in the history of Microsoft's operating system for smartphones. The OS adds several …

India's Mobile Seva Initiative Wins UN Public Service Award

An initiative conceptualised by the Indian government's Department of Electronics and Information Technology (Deity) to enable delivery of public …

Review: Cubetek EZCast HDMI Streamer

Pros: <br>Streaming feature works very well; Supports 1080p playback; Handy for office presentations; Well priced.<p>Cons: <br>Sluggish screen mirroring; Setup …

Shadow network hits speeds up to 100 times faster than Google Fiber

Moto G on T-Mobile 3G in Portland, OR<p>What do you consider to be fast internet? 10 megabits per second? What about 100mbps? We’ve heard that LTE-A service in South Korea is pushing upwards of 400mbps, and that Google Fiber clocks in up to 1Gbps, but is that good enough? We are learning that certain …

Google Fiber

Watch this rundown on the 'Pre-history of Online Video'

Hokay, so here we go: before the likes of Leroy Jenkins, that kid David who went to the dentist and Keyboard Cat blew up on YouTube, there wasn't exactly a centralized place to check out the latest videos your friends were talking about. Instead, those of types clips went viral via email and at …

Viral

5 Secrets To Avoiding Hefty International Data Fees

Congratulations! Your boss just approved your trip to Europe to attend that <i>critically important conference</i> (see: boondoggle). However, your boss is less likely to approve that expense report if it comes with an extra $1,000 cellular bill.<p>Think I’m exaggerating about that bill? I’m not. If you don’t …

How Many Languages Do Developers Need To Know?

At its Worldwide Developer Conference last week, Apple announced its new programming language Swift. It’s the latest in a rash of new languages developed by big tech companies, in some cases for specific use with their own platforms.<p>Apple has Swift for iOS developers; Facebook has Hack, a language …

The 100 Greatest Video Games of All Time

The ultimate showdown.<p>Super Mario Bros., or Super Mario World? Mass Effect 2 or Street Fighter 2? Space Invaders or Galaga? We rank them all to figure out what are absolutely, positively the best games ever made.

Retrogaming

Action games dominate at the 2014 E3 show

So many games, so little time.<p>Such is the dilemma at E3, the world's biggest video game expo held each June in Los Angeles.<p>More than 50,000 attendees from nearly 100 countries packed into the Los Angeles Convention Center to lay their hands on video games, consoles, gaming PCs and accessories …

Apple Wants Devs To Love Swift, Its Shiny New Language—But There's A Catch

Apple has high hopes for Swift, a brand-new coding language it unveiled for its developers on Monday at its Worldwide Developers Conference. To Apple, Swift is a simpler, safer, faster-to-run alternative to the somewhat clunky and error prone language Objective-C now used to write apps for iPhones, …

Apple's Ambition Extends Well Beyond The iPhone—As In, To Your Entire Life

On the surface, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference last week was all about new developer tools—well, that and some upcoming features in Mac OS X and iOS, its computer and handheld operating systems. Step back, though, and you can see the outlines of something much bigger: a hint of how Apple …

Facebook Messenger now lets you instantly send video clips

Facebook Messenger used to lag behind other messaging apps like Line or Viber when it came to sending media files. The key phrase here is "used to," because its developers just gave it an instant video-sending feature on top of the voice- and photo-sharing functions they added in April. Now, when …

Convert Your Normal TV Into A Smart TV

Did you always want to own a Smart TV, but the budget constraints did not allow you to own one. Then here is the solution, Astrum Holdings have …