Yep, BuzzFeed Is Building A Games Team
 If you like BuzzFeed’s quizzes and interactive projects like its Game Of Thrones name generator, congratulations, you’re probably going to be seeing more of them. If you think they’re all
Niall Is Making Luxury Watches In Kansas City
 When you think of Kansas City a few things come to mind: barbecue, blues, and Étienne de Veniard, Sieur de Bourgmont, the first Frenchman to settle the area and his excellent treatise
White House Reboots Its Tech Staff
 A number of moves this week: The White House announced its intention for Danny Marti to be its new piracy guru, departing national CTO Todd Park will return to Silicon Valley, but keep
Zimperium Updates Its Security Suite To Protect Employees’ iOS Devices From Cyberattacks
 Zimperium, a mobile security company, provides a way to test if a public network has any vulnerabilities. Now, the company has updated its Mobile Threat Defense Suite
Gillmor Gang LIVE 08.29.14
 Gillmor Gang – Dan Farber, John Taschek, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session today at 1pm Pacific. Facebook page hereLIVE FriendFeed chat during show
Predictive First: How A New Era Of Apps Will Change The Game
 Over the past several decades, enterprise technology has consistently followed a trail blazed by top consumer tech brands. This has certainly been true of delivery models –
An Interview With Max Gurvits, Boy VC
 Max Gurvits is an investor. Based in Bulgaria, the peripatetic VC is almost everywhere, showing up at events around the world and scouting out some amazing ideas. I talked to
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A Chrome Extension Replaces All Web Text With 'Hodor'
Simplicity is coming — to your web browserThe Internet would be a lot less exhausting if all words were replaced with Hodor. And thats exactly what
Nokia to Bring Offline Navigation to Samsung Galaxy Devices
Nokia may be abandoning Android on the hardware side, but the company isnt giving up on Android entirely.Nokia is partnering with Samsung to bring its Here
How People-Oriented IT Can Help Your Business Thrive
There’s never been a more exciting time for technologyAnd yet there’s never been a more stressful time for the people who manage a business’ technology —
Nintendo Unveils New 3DS Handheld in Japan With Second Analog Stick
A new 3DS with a second analog stick and more powerful CPU is coming to Japan in October, Nintendo announced in a live stream on Friday,
How to Succeed in Coding While You're Still Young
In our latest Ask a Dev video, our first guest host — iOS developer Michael Sayman — discusses how to get started in coding when youre
5 Robots Booking It to a Classroom Near You
Robots are the new kids in schoolThe technological creations are taking on serious roles in the classroom. With the accelerating rate of robotic technology, school administrators
7 Tech Upgrades to the Old-School Science Class
Long gone are the days of science fair poster boards and paper quizzes, at least not exclusivelyTechnological breakthroughs have flooded into classrooms, changing the face of
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Photoshop Mix update makes app easier to use and interoperable with Photoshop Express
Adobe’s Photoshop Mix app for iPad, released alongside a flurry of new updates for Adobe’s Creative Cloud 2014 suite, did something no
Postmates launches a General Store for on-demand daily necessities
Postmates is expanding its on-demand delivery service to include a new General Store option sotck with everyday items like medicine, energy drinks, cleaning supplies and condoms. Here are some of the products you can order: General Store is available 24/7 in all
When should you delegate your tasks? A helpful guide for control freaks
Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment
YouTube now lets you queue videos on the Web to send to Chromecast
Following its recent facelift, YouTube today began rolling out a new queuing feature for sharing videos to Chromecast from your computer. Google expects the updates to arrive for all users by early next week. With the new changes, you’ll be
Internet Archive posts millions of images from old books on Flickr
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Habits of a highly productive entrepreneur: Do better work by taking time off
Jason SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt and author of Creativity For Sale. Want to read more of his writing? Go to MoreJason.com.  I
Guided by Chromecast: The power to shape viewing habits
Launching initially in the US back in July 2013, Google finally took Chromecast global in March, arriving in Canada, the UK and nine other European countries. The HDMI TV streaming dongle has been a revelation on many fronts, chiefly because
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AT&T Sues Cox Communications for Patent Infringement
AT&T says Cox made billions while ignoring its complaints about eight patents dealing with network quality.
Code/red: Apple Wearable Won’t Ship Until Next Year
Plus, more Apple payments chatter and James Browns Miso soup commercials.
Music Streaming Is Booming, and That’s a Problem for Music Sales
Spotify, Pandora and YouTube are all growing. Music sales arent. Theres a connection.
Watching a Movie on Twitch Is Chaotic, and Also Pretty Fun
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China’s Wanda, Tencent, Baidu to Set Up $814 Million E-Commerce Company
The new venture will be the biggest online-to-offline e-commerce platform in the world, said its CEO.
How to Properly Grill Labor Day Kebabs, Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules for Criminal Success and Mo(...)
You animals are doing it wrong: Grill like ingredients together and then put them all on a stick.
Alternatives to Going to Burning Man (Comic)
Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac & Snaggy.
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The internet of things requires connectivity first, but it needs people too
The internet of things may make our homes smarter and our car insurance more variable, but it might not mean the end of human intervention in business processes as some fear. The internet of things requires connectivity first, but it
Hadoop jobs should soon be able to run easily inside Docker containers
Hadoop startup Altiscale is close to completing a mission to make Docker a suitable environment for running Hadoop jobs. One of the big remaining issues has to do with network security and ensuring bad neighbors dont spoil the party for
More power! Toshiba’s updated Chromebook 13 runs for 10.5 hours on a charge
After only eight months on the market, Toshiba looks ready to bring an upgrade to its Chromebook 13. Theres not much new here; just a switch in the Intel processor. But it boosts battery life from around 9 to 10.5
Now anyone can view “Our Story” on Snapchat, regardless of where they are
Snapchat’s curious “Our Story” experiment is now viewable to the masses, under the “Live” tab at the bottom of Recent Updates. Our Story allows Snapchat users in the same location to add snaps to an ongoing, crowdsourced reel of the
A year after getting acquired, Viki is looking to expand, starting with Bollywood
Viki wants to expand to around 40 content genres from around the world, and its starting with Bollywood movies.A year after getting acquired, Viki is looking to expand, starting with Bollywood originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.Continue reading…
Plastic-bodied HTC One E8 officially lands on Sprint for $100 with contract
If you’d like a fast phone that’s unapologetically plastic, you could do a lot worse than the HTC One E8, which Sprint officially announced on Friday. It will cost $100 with a 2-year contract or $500 on its own, and functionally
YouTube makes it easier to use Chromecast from its website
Keep those videos casting: Users of YouTubes website can now queue up videos to Chromecast, just like its been possible for YouTubes mobile apps.YouTube makes it easier to use Chromecast from its website originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.Continue
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Apple Might Tap Old Tech For Mobile Payments
I rarely buy things in stores with cash anymore. Between mobile apps and credit cards, there’s very little need.Apple reportedly wants to streamline that experience even further—by using a technology many had given up for dead.  Wireds sources tell it that
Watch Out: Mobile Search Will Make Facebook Stalking Easier Than Ever
You may want to take a quick gander through your entire Facebook history, because Facebook is testing a feature that makes your status updates searchable on mobile. And I bet there are some updates you just wouldn’t
Google Challenges Amazon's Drone Delivery Program With Project Wing
Google has been secretly testing delivery by drone, the company announced Thursday.A team of engineers at Google X, the technology company’s long-range research lab, safely carried out more than 30 1-kilometer test flights this month. The deliveries, consisting of items
What Sort Of Man Shares Playboy? (He Friends His Mom On Facebook)
Playboy relaunched its website on Wednesday, and one things for sure. This isnt your grandpappys gentlemans magazine. Well, obviously. Its on the Internet—as opposed to a moldy box in the garage or hastily stuffed under your mattress where you shamefully hope
Friday Fun: Build Your First Chrome Extension
Google Chrome is the most popular Web browser in the world. Part of its appeal comes from its ability to let you fully customize your browsing experience with a slew of extensions. Extensions are small, lightweight programs that personalize your
How Twitch And YouTube Are Making Video Games A Big Business
Mark this moment: Watching people play video games has become a big business, with Amazon, Google, Disney, and others vying for a piece of the action.Call it livestream gaming: Top players record themselves playing popular titles and delivering commentary—or compete
Why Doesn't Your Government Run Like This?
Imagine your company got a 90% approval rating on its latest app. Youd be rich, right? Now imagine that your government got a 90% approval rating on anything, like passport approval or paying a parking violation or ... well, anything.No,
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Hamburger Helper
Businessmen like Ray Kroc and Dave Thomas have secured their places in the annals of the fast food industry. But what about Harry Holly? He invented the hamburger patty molding machine in the kitchen of the burger restaurant he opened
QUOTE: Clutter is taking a toll on both morale and…
Clutter is taking a toll on both morale and productivity. Teresa Amabile of Harvard Business School studied the daily routines of more than 230 people who work on projects that require creativity. As might have been expected, she found that
PHOTO: Just took an Uber Black Car to the office…
Just took an Uber Black Car to the office today and noticed that they round down the price and make it clear on the receipt. $21.00 is definitely more luxurious than $21.71. Nice touch.
Hybrid : How we took Basecamp multi-platform with a tiny team
Yesterday we announced the official Basecamp app for iPad. Just like our other apps for iPhone, Android, and Kindle it’s a hybrid—a native wrapper around a mobile web core. We’ve written about this setup before but today I wanted to
Our favorite recent reads on the web
Each week, Know Your Company asks everyone at Basecamp a few questions, including one that helps us learn more about each other. Last week’s prompt was “What’s one great read on the web you’ve come across in the past month?”
Why we don't speak up at work
A few weeks ago, a friend told me he was thinking about quitting his job.He said it was because of communication breakdowns between him and his boss. Small moments of poor communication had snowballed into a deeper, gnawing frustration for
The Distance goes tiki
I first noticed the Hala Kahiki about a year ago driving north on River Road through the Chicago suburb of River Grove. I glanced at its colorful exterior and quirky signage and wondered, “What’s the story there?” The wonderful thing
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Four short links: 29 August 2014
Inside Google’s Secret Drone Delivery Program (The Atlantic) — passed proof-of-concept in Western Australia, two years into development.Readings in Databases — A list of papers essential to understanding databases and building new data systems. (via Hacker News)Todd Park Recruiting for
Four short links: 28 August 2014
PlotDevice — A Python-based graphics language for designers, developers, and tinkerers. More in the easy-to-get-started + visual realm, like Processing. (via Andy Baio)Scumblr and Sketchy Search — Netflix open sourcing some scraping, screenshot, and workflow tools their security team uses
Four short links: 27 August 2014
Discourse turns 1.0 — community/forum software that doesn’t suck.Programmable Matter (IEEE Spectrum) — recap of where research is going in this area.Liquibase — source control for your database. Apache 2.0 licensed.A Few Useful Things to Know About Machine Learning (PDF)
Four short links: 26 August 2014
The Poisoned NUL Byte, 2014 Edition (Project Zero) — from Google’s public security efforts, this detailed public description of how an exploit was constructed from a found vulnerability. They’re helping. Kudos!Myths About the Coming Robot Economy (Eric Sofge) — the
Four short links: 25 August 2014
Greenscreen — Chromecast-based open source software for digital signs.Reverse Engineering Censorship in Chinese Cyberspace (PDF) — researchers create accounts and probe to see which things are blocked. Empirical transparency.USB Condom — A protective barrier between your device and “juice-jacking” hackers.queues.io
How Flash changes the design of database storage engines
Over the past decade, SSD drives (popularly known as Flash) have radically changed computing at both the consumer level — where USB sticks have effectively replaced CDs for transporting files —
Four short links: 22 August 2014
Blame the Crowd, Not the Camera (Nina Simon) — Cameras weaponize an already unwieldy mob of people.The Botlr — the Cupertino Starwood hotel has a robot butler (botlr) doing room service.tcpcrypt — opportunistic encryption of all network traffic.Sixpack — language-agnostic
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Learn About PHP, APIs, Mobile, Cloud and More at ZendCon 2014
Zend Technologies has just announced that the 10th annual ZendCon PHP conference will take place Oct. 27-30 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. ZendCon 2014 will feature sessions covering
Cycling Analytics API Provides Tools That Help Cyclists Keep Track
Cycling Analytics is an insightful tool used for analyzing the data recorded by modern bike computers. By providing an API, the company makes it possible for developers to modify and create users data
AnyMeeting API Offers Proven and Scalable Videoconferencing Functionality
AnyMeeting, a WebRTC-enabled conferencing platform, provides an API that allows developers to integrate its browser-based Web, video and phone conferencing functionality with their own applications.
KidoZen Launches Mobile Data Virtualization Platform
With mobile computing becoming more strategic across the enterprise, a major effort is underway to make developing mobile applications in the enterprise as simple as possible. With that aim in mind, KidoZen this
Today in APIs: Relias Learning Adopts the Tin Can API
Relias Learning uses the Tin Can API for its training platform. SOA Software adds features for API innovation. Plus: How to maintain security with the Internet of Things, and Xignite offers lessons in
Interview: MediaMath Opens Access to the Facebook Exchange API
MediaMath has opened up access to an exclusive Facebook API. MediaMaths TerminalOne API now gives its clients programmatic access to the Facebook Exchange (FBX) API.
Blizzard Entertainment Launches New Battle.net API Site and OAuth 2.0 Support
Blizzard Entertainment, the developer and publisher of a variety of popular online and desktop video games, has announced the launch of a Battle.net API site with new APIs featuring OAuth 2.0 support and
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