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  • A better front door: What will it take for smart locks to succeed?

    23 August 2014, 3:00 pm by: Eric C. Gould

    Consumers have been relatively slow to adopt smartphone and app-controlled door locks. Here are a few things that may convince homeowners to install them.…
  • The eight must-have elements for resilient big data apps

    23 August 2014, 1:30 pm by: Supreet Oberoi, Concurrent

    If your company is building big data applications, here are eight things you need to consider. The eight must-have elements for resilient big data apps originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Should so-called “free” apps really be labeled as “free?”

    23 August 2014, 12:00 pm by: Geoffrey Goetz

    While the world looks towards Cupertino in September for signs of a new iPhone, developers will have an eye on Europe as Google stops listing apps that offer in-app purchases as "Free".…
  • Here’s what electric cars need to succeed: roaming for charging stations

    23 August 2014, 11:00 am by: Janko Roettgers

    I love my electric car -- but finding and paying for public charging stations could be a lot easier. Here’s what electric cars need to succeed: roaming for charging stations originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Aaron Levie still believes Box is the answer in content management. Here’s why

    23 August 2014, 10:00 am by: Derrick Harris

    Box Co-founder and CEO Aaron Levie came on the Structure Show this week to talk about his company, the competitive landscape, and some recent trials and tribulations with the public market.…
  • Android this week: Possible Nexus 9 certified; Moto X+1 pics; Asus teases Android Wear

    23 August 2014, 8:34 am by: Kevin C. Tofel

    Might a new version of Android bring a new Nexus tablet? It's looking more likely that HTC is building the reported Nexus 9 for Android L. More Moto X+1 images leaked this week and Asus is ready to enter the Android Wear market.…
  • SpaceX rocket explodes during failed test

    22 August 2014, 11:06 pm by: Signe Brewster

    A SpaceX F9R rocket exploded during a test over Texas today after an anomaly was detected. The rocket’s software automatically blew up the ship, preventing it from leaving the test area. “Today’s test was particularly complex, pushing the limits of the…
  • I tried a virtual reality treadmill, and it was OK

    22 August 2014, 7:50 pm by: Signe Brewster

    Everyone's first instinct when they strap on an Oculus Rift is to walk around. Austrian startup Cyberith's Virtualizer is an interesting way to recreate walking, but it wasn't perfect for me.…
  • Look out, hosts: Airbnb is turning over names to the New York authorities

    22 August 2014, 7:49 pm by: Jeff John Roberts

    Have you been renting out multiple apartments on Airbnb? If you live in New York, you could be in trouble as the company has finally agreed to hand over names to the Attorney General.…
  • Ralph Lauren taps OMsignal for sleek, connected shirts at the U.S. Open

    22 August 2014, 7:31 pm by: Stacey Higginbotham

    Technology and fashion don't often come together in elegant ways, but a collaboration between Ralph Lauren and smart clothing maker OMsignal aims to take wearable devices beyond fitness trackers and smart watches.…
  • Reddit just got Chromecast support, thanks to a new Android app called Viddit

    22 August 2014, 6:27 pm by: Janko Roettgers

    This is neat: A new free Android app called Viddit makes it possible to beam videos found on Reddit straight to any Chromecast-equipped TV. The app, which doesn’t require any type of registration, casts a continuous stream of videos from any Subreddit, with…
  • Google tests out status page for its whole cloud platform

    22 August 2014, 5:02 pm by: Barb Darrow

    Cloud users want a dashboard that shows outages or delays across all services. Amazon and Microsoft have one already and now it looks like Google's is on the way.…
  • Can you spare a Coin? Universal credit card launch delayed until next year

    22 August 2014, 4:39 pm by: Kevin C. Tofel

    The idea of a payment card with a programmable magnetic strip sounded great when Coin debuted it last year. Unfortunately, those who pre-ordered won't be getting their Coin this summer; the device launch is pushed back to Spring 2015.…
  • Amazon turns to brick-and-mortar to sell its cloud (again)

    22 August 2014, 4:06 pm by: Barb Darrow

    If you want to check out the latest AWS services, or just grab a beer and/or candy to fuel work on your novel, Amazon will re-open its pop-up loft in SoMa this fall.…
  • The National Science Foundation thinks scientists need their own clouds

    22 August 2014, 3:39 pm by: Derrick Harris

    The National Science Foundation is giving a combined $20 million to two projects that are building cloud computing testbeds for scientists. They'll features a wide variety of processor, storage and networking options so researchers can test their workloads…
  • Chief Technology Officer at White House leaving for Silicon Valley, says report

    22 August 2014, 3:20 pm by: Jeff John Roberts

    Todd Park is leaving Washington to do White House-related work in Silicon Valley. Another tech industry vet is expected to succeed him as CTO.…
  • Google acquires design firm Gecko Design for its X research lab

    22 August 2014, 3:09 pm by: Katie Fehrenbacher

    Design firms are becoming cat nip to the world's largest tech companies. Google acquires design firm Gecko Design for its X research lab originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Hit the pavement with runScribe for detailed biomechanic data to improve your stride

    22 August 2014, 2:34 pm by: Kevin C. Tofel

    Picking the perfect sneakers for your particular stride isn't as easy as it sounds but runScribe can help. The small sensor attaches to your shoes and measures 13 different datapoints about the way you run, which can help prevent injuries.…
  • This week in bitcoin: bitcoin’s price stumbles, falls and picks itself back up

    22 August 2014, 1:57 pm by: Biz Carson

    Bitcoin's price crashes aren't surprising anymore, as we learn that many, many things can move the bitcoin market.…
  • Secret tightens its posting rules as white hat hackers find more holes in the system

    22 August 2014, 1:44 pm by: Carmel DeAmicis

    Secret has changed its community guidelines to combat cyberbullying. But as it fixes one problem, another arises: Security flaws in the app that unmask users.…
  • Ryan Seacrest’s Typo sold thousands of BlackBerry-style keyboards in defiance of court order,…

    22 August 2014, 1:38 pm by: Jeff John Roberts

    A judge ordered Typo to stop selling a keyboard for iPhone because the product appeared to violate BlackBerry's patents. Ryan Seacrest's company kept selling them anyways, a court order shows.…
  • Data is meaningless until you’re focused on the user and the bottom line

    22 August 2014, 1:29 pm by: Stacey Higginbotham

    The promise of the internet of things is in cheap data, but we need to turn that data into insights to make it useful. And before we do that, we need business models for sharing data.…
  • Microsoft is building its very own Chromecast competitor

    22 August 2014, 1:19 pm by: Janko Roettgers

    Microsoft wants to give Windows Phone users a way to mirror their phone screen to the TV with a new dongle that just popped up in the FCC's database.…
  • Verizon promises to get its cloud service online in early September

    22 August 2014, 1:01 pm by: Barb Darrow

    Verizon's promised new cloud infrastructure will go live the first week in September. Like some rivals Verizon will offer base-level infrastructure for one price with additional charges for layered services atop it .…
  • With Enlitic, a veteran data scientist plans to fight disease using deep learning

    22 August 2014, 11:33 am by: Derrick Harris

    Jeremy Howard, the former president and chief scientist of predictive-modeling platform Kaggle, is back with a new startup he thinks can revolutionize medical diagnostics using deep learning. There's a lot of work to be done, but a lot of reason to be…
  • Are we in a mobile app glut? Report says most US phone owners aren’t downloading apps

    22 August 2014, 11:14 am by: Kevin C. Tofel

    Nearly 2 out of 3 U.S. smartphone owners don't download a single app in a given month. Isn't this the age of the mobile app economy? It is, but most of the growth is long over at this point in the cycle.…
  • AT&T Vodafone takeover rumors resurface, giving Voda’s share price a bump

    22 August 2014, 10:05 am by: David Meyer

    Vodafone’s share price rose Friday on rumors of a takeover bid by AT&T. We’ve so been here before — AT&T promised back in January that it wouldn’t launch a bid for the subsequent 6 months. China Mobile is also reportedly interested in buying a stake in…
  • Here’s what the Moto X+1 will probably look like

    22 August 2014, 10:00 am by: Kevin C. Tofel

    As a farewell gift on his trip to retirement, noted tipster @evleaks has one more leak left to share: The Moto X+1 for Verizon. The images match up with earlier rumors and whispers of a larger Motorola handset, very likely with a higher resolution screen than…
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  • Eucalyptus CEO, acknowledging some tough going, claims cloud turnaround

    22 August 2014, 8:47 am by: Barb Darrow

    Mårten Mickos took to his blog to proclaim a big change of fortunes for open-source cloud Eucalyptus. But what would we expect him to say?…

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