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Sweeten, A Match-Making Platform For Homeowners And Renovators, Launches Out Of Beta
 We’ve seen services like Angie’s List and Red Beacon provide greater transparency around booking contractors and designers for home renovation and repair work, but that doesn’t mean there is no room for
This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple, Moto 360, And Amazon
 This week, you might have noticed that Apple introduced a few new products. That said, we’re getting to know the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Meanwhile, we’ve actually grown more attached to
Amazon Attempts To Upend The Television Ratings System – No, Really
 On January 26, 1979, “The Dukes of Hazzard” television show premiered on CBS on the East Coast. The show was poorly reviewed and, worse still, the TV ratings were just okay. As
Kickstarter Updates Terms Of Use Section Related To Failed Projects
 Popular crowdfunding destination Kickstarter updated its Terms of Use today to clarify what specifically needs to happen if a project runs into trouble and creators are unable to deliver. The terms changes come
UK Engineers 3D Print Their Own Raspberry Pi Laptop
 Is there anything a robotic system for the extrusion of plastic in to solid forms over time can’t do? We present to you today the Pi-Top, a Raspberry Pi-based laptop that is
Ahead Of New FTC Rules, Kickstarter Updates Terms Of Use Section Related To Failed Projects
 Popular crowdfunding destination Kickstarter updated its Terms of Use today to clarify what specifically needs to happen if a project runs into trouble and creators are unable to deliver. The terms changes come
Sf.citi Tries To Recruit Tech Companies To “Adopt” SF’s Public Schools
 One of the issues with leaning on a high-tech economic growth strategy in a region where there is incredibly constricted space and housing stock like in San Francisco and Silicon Valley,
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iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus: Which Should You Buy?
As you may have heard, there are two new iPhone 6 devices available today. And as lines for Apples new Jesus phone stretch into the stratosphere
How to Get the iPhone 6 Without Waiting in Line for Hours
If you havent pre-ordered an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus and still want to be among the first to own the device, theres a good
iPhone 6 Plus Teardown Reveals a Battery Nearly as Big as an iPhone 5S
You know the drill, folks: A new iPhone comes out, and within hours, it has been torn to pieces by the folks at iFixit.More precisely, were
The iPhone 6 Chaos Could Be the Biggest Crowds Since the First iPhone
The thermometer read 54 degrees Fahrenheit on the street outside Apple’s Fifth Avenue Flagship Store in New York City, but gusting 21 mph winds made it
9 Flashy Camera Accessories for the iPhone 6
With the launch of the iPhone 6 comes a flood of accessoriesThe new smartphones camera is impressive on its own, but there are several ways to
Emojiyo Gives Your Emoji Keyboard a Facelift
Until iOS 8, the native emoji keyboard was pretty much the only fun keyboard available on iOS.Now with the new operating system, developers can create custom
How to Find Your Photos in iOS 8
One of the big new features in iOS 8 is its revamped Photos app. But some users whove made the upgrade are troubled by one of
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Seven years later, Netflix is finally headed to Linux
In 2007, Netflix introduced video streaming to computer browsers. But not all operating systems got to enjoy the straight-to-DVD movies, Linux was noticeably absent. Now, seven years later and it looks like the open-source operating system is finally getting official
Vodafone buys 140 Phones4u stores, expects to hire 900 former employees
Vodafone has swooped in and bought 140 of the stores left behind by
Alibaba kicks off its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, trading at $92.70 per share
Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse, started trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) today at a price of $92.70 per share. The company set its initial public offering (IPO) at $68 per share on Thursday, which would put it on
Sunrise for Android now supports push for Google Calendar, integrates Trello and Todoist dates
Sunrise is one of the best third-party calendar apps and today, it just got a little better for the Android community. The app now supports push for Google Calendar, which should ensure any changes you make in the Web, Mac
How smart devices can be disruptive without being intrusive
Gilles Bouchard is the CEO and Chairman of Livescribe, Inc. The tech industry is obsessed with innovation – there’s a reason “disruption” is such a
Rocket Internet’s Hellofood acquires Entrega Delivery, its fourth competitor in Brazil
Hellofood already offers its online food delivery service in Brazil, but that hasn’t
Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation arrives in 19 new countries, making 96 in total
Google Maps Navigation is now available in a host of new African, Caribbean, South American and Asian countries, making it 96 countries in total where you can ask for turn-by-turn directions. Spotted first by Android Police, the full list of nations can
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The New Normal: Business Understanding
The cloud opens the door to bringing together structured and semi-structured data into business understanding.
Judge Awards $40.7 Million in SEC Case Over Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme
The collective loss to investors was close to $150 million.
Founder Institute Opens Palo Alto HQ, Hosts Unicorn Theme Party
And the cupcakes? I cant even.
Lines Form for Apple’s iPhone 6, Though Initial Sales May Fall Short of iPhone 5S
Predictably long lines formed outside Apple stores, as consumers waited hours (or days) for the opportunity to be among the first to lay their hands on the new iPhone 6 and super-sized iPhone 6 Plus smartphones. But technology analysts project
3-D Games and Social Networks Are Coming. 3-D Condos Are Here Now.
The tech that powers Oculus Rift isnt mainstream yet, but if youre looking at a new condo or office, you may have already seen it.
Look What Facebook’s Video Boom Does to the Internet
All those videos = a lot more bandwidth.
Taking a Spin in Toyota’s First Commercial Fuel-Cell Car
Toyotas serious about its fuel-cell sedan, but it faces some real challenges in the market.
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Got style? Check some of these amazing round Android Wear faces
With the Moto 360 now available, theres a growing effort to design round watch faces for the wearable device. These arent your average faces either; there are some incredible creations available…
Ubuntu may soon get native Netflix support
Getting Netflix to work on Linux has always been a bit difficult. Now, Ubuntu could gain native Netflix playback capabilities, thanks to Netflixs adoption of HTML5 video streaming.
Google Now for iOS now lives in an app simply called “Google”
Although Google Now is closely associated with Android, its actually great on iOS as well, if you know where to find it: Its hidden in the confusingly named Google Search app,…
This week in bitcoin: Price falls below $400 as market plunges
With no obvious scandals like MtGox or a market malfunction on any of the exchanges, what caused the latest flash price crash in bitcoin is anyones guess.
Which of the cloud companies will be the next to go?
Eucalpytus: Bought. Metacloud: Bought. Enovance: Bought. What does the future hold for Cloudscaling, Piston Cloud, Mirantis et al?
Alibaba IPO: Tracking the price
Want to watch the biggest IPO in American history progress in real-time? Check here for the latest share price.
Pay-as-you-go solar startup signs up 100K solar users in East Africa
Mobile payment enabled solar is working its way across rural Africa and India.
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Normcore Nerds Flock to Gingham Shirts
Dorothy Gale doesnt need Auntie Em to tell her gingham isnt just in Kansas anymore. Silicon Valley Street Style is a weekly feature that looks at the intersection of fashion, technology and taste.How many gingham shirts can you
Twitpic Lives! Mystery Hero Buys Twitter Photo Host
Don’t mourn Twitpic. The popular service will continue to host images and video on Twitter thanks to an acquisition, the company tweeted Thursday. This is the company’s first tweet since Sept. 4, when it announced it would be shutting down
8 Things New iOS 8 Users Should Do First
Apple’s new iOS 8 software comes with a huge load of new features for iPhone users—some of which you could easily overlook.Thats because iOS 8 doesn’t push change in your face the way iOS 7 did when
As Systems Get More Complex, Programming Is Getting "Reactive"
Hardware keeps getting smaller, more powerful and more distributed. To keep up with growing system complexity, theres a growing software revolution—called “reactive” development—that defines how to architect applications that are going to participate in this new world of multicore, cloud,
In Its First Day, iOS 8 Took Off More Slowly Than Its Predecessors
One day after iOS 8 was made available to the public, adoption of Apples software for mobile devices is trailing that of its predecessors. According to data provided by mobile marketing firm Fiksu, iOS 8 adoption is lagging
Twitter Debuts New Mobile Profiles For iPhone
Your Twitter profile is going to look a bit different to users on iPhones. On Thursday, Twitter rolled out a new look for user profiles on iPhones that puts user information—including profile photo, about section, and tabs for
Facebook Takes Another Tip From Twitter And Pushes Trendy Topics
Just because Twitter wants to be more like Facebook doesnt mean Facebook doesnt want to be more like Twitter. About a month after Twitter started aping Facebook, shoving curated tweets in your timeline and suggesting strangers you should
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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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Multipeer Connectivity on iOS 8 with Swift
Multipeer Connectivity is a means of identifying and connecting services together, and allows for very easy passing back and forth of data with minimal setup. If you are thinking that this
Four short links: 19 September 2014
Deep Learning Bibliography — an annotated bibliography of recent publications (2014-) related to Deep Learning.Inside the Go Playground — on safely offering a REPL over the web to strangers.Wolfram Tweet-a-Program — clever marketing trick, and reminiscent of Perl Golf-style “how
The promise of Promise Theory: The O’Reilly Radar Podcast
Editor’s note: you can subscribe to the O’Reilly Radar Podcast through iTunes,SoundCloud, or directly through our podcast’s RSS feed.As systems become increasingly distributed and complex, it’s more important than ever to find ways to accurately describe and analyze those systems, and to
Announcing Spark Certification
Editor’s note: full disclosure — Ben is an advisor to Databricks.I am pleased to announce a joint program between O’Reilly and Databricks to certify Spark developers. O’Reilly has long been interested in
What every Java developer needs to know about Java 9
Java 8 may only have been released a few months ago, but Oracle has already announced the first set of features that
Four short links: 18 September 2014
Guide to Writing Testable Code (PDF) — Google’s testable code suggestions, though C++-centric.Enchanted Objects (YouTube) — David Rose at Google talking about the UX of magical UIs. (via Mary Treseler)hpn-ssh — High Performance SSH/SCP.Lost Lessons from an 8-bit BASIC —
New Swift language shows Apple history
Like many Apple programmers (and new programmers who are curious about iOS), I treated Apple’s Swift language as a breath of fresh air. I welcomed when Vandad
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Human API Says the Time Is Right for Health Data Apps
Now is the perfect time to enter the health care market with apps that make use of a data flow from APIs, says Human API founder and CEO Andrei Pop. Speaking at DataWeek/API
MindMeld API Helps Businesses Prepare for a Voice-Activated Future
At DataWeek/API World this week in San Francisco, Timothy Tuttle, CEO and founder of Expect Labs, creator of the MindMeld API, argued that businesses need to start thinking about how to incorporate speech-recognition
Dropbox Announces New Features In Its Datastore API
Popular cloud file-sharing platform Dropbox has announced the addition of three new features to its Datastore API. Data stores are simple embedded databases that are linked to Dropbox, making it easy to keep
Follow These Simple Design Rules to Make Your API More Usable
Our biggest business at SDK Bridge is documenting other companies’ APIs. This has given us a chance to examine a large number of APIs in detail and to see which design patterns have emerged. If you use these design patterns
How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Remote Team
Outsourcing can save money and speed up the pace of development — in theory. But the theory often breaks down in practice because it can be very hard to manage a remote team.It’s easy to be frustrated or even threatened
Today in APIs: Sofilia Promises Computer Conversation Capabilities
The creator of Sofilia wants to blow away other digital assistants with real conversation. A hackathon focused on dementia creates solutions based on a design principle everyone can learn from. Plus: Huawei launches new video IP solution, and Jetstream enhances
iZento Announces Production Release of Vacation API
Travel technology company iZento has announced the production release of its Vacation API + ClientBase Connector.
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