Toward Our 3D Future
 If the past couple of years have been about one theme for me investment-wise, they have been about exploring the bridge between bits and atoms with a series of bets aimed to
Tinder Plus Will Launch On Monday
 Tinder Plus, the dating app’s first step into the wonderful world of freemium monetization, will launch on Monday for $9.99, according to sources familiar with the matter. Tinder Plus includes at least
TC Makers: We Sample The Goods At The Dogfish Head Brewery
 Beer is my favorite food. That means I was especially excited to be able to visit the Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, DE, a palace dedicated to the
The WebRTC Race Begins Today
 As recently as 2012, it seemed that Web Real-Time Communication, or WebRTC, was so clandestine that the technology was a skunk works project, hidden in a back office somewhere in Silicon Valley.
Gillmor Gang: Temporary Filling
 The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Topics include Microsoft squeezing Facebook and Google messaging out, or did they says John Taschek? Also Google
Trying To Hire A Diverse Team Of Engineers? It’s Not Just A Pipeline Issue
 Recently, there have been a flurry of articles discussing the lack of diversity in tech. Many reference “pipeline” issues as justification for the low numbers. According to the National Center for Education
Why Greece Should Not Switch To Bitcoin
 In some discussions about Greece exiting the euro, it has been suggested that Greece should swap the euro for bitcoin. At first glance, bitcoin may appear to be the cure. But if
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The latest Mac mini is low-priced, but doesn't skimp on power
Desktop computers aren’t dead. Plenty of people use those anchored computers day in and day out, and for good reason: They’re more powerful and less expensive
5 can't-miss apps: 'Sheepop,' Clinique, Nat Geo View and more
Between freedom-loving llamas on the loose in Arizona and the dress that broke the Internet, you may have overlooked some of this weeks best new apps.Luckily,
Join us for the unveiling of Samsung's Galaxy S6
BARCELONA — Samsung, at 12:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, will show the world its latest flagship smartphone: the Galaxy S6Rumored to come in several versions —
Leaked video shows Huawei smartwatch in action
With only one day left before the start of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, footage of Huaweis new smartwatch has been discovered onlineThe two
Tim Cook on privacy and the Apple Watch retail experience
During a trip this week to Apples European operations, CEO Tim Cook revealed a bit more about the companys position on customer privacy as well as
How to turn off predictive text in iOS 8
Apple calls its iOS 8 keyboard the smartest ever. As you type, youll see words and phrases pop up that youd probably type next, based on
Plan for futuristic Googleplex raises hopes, fears
From search to mobile to self-driving cars, Googles futuristic ambitions seem limitless — and that attitude now also applies to commercial real estate.The tech giant on
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10 of the best new and updated Android apps from February 2015
February has been a busy month for launching and updating apps for the Android platform. The following list shows a huge variety
10 of the best new iPhone/iPad apps from February 2015
Despite that February is a short month, there’s been a veritable explosion of new iPhone and iPad apps. In fact, iOS users have been
How to master the clickworthy email subject line
Janet Choi is the Marketing Manager at Customer.io. This post originally appeared on the Customer.io blog. Adam Grant, a professor at Wharton and author of
11 effective strategies for hiring top tech talent
Technology has become an essential department for any business. And as the rise of technology continues to evolve, the competition for businesses to secure
This week’s best offers from TNW Deals
Another hot week with great deals! Check out the most popular deals from this week below! Code Black Drone w/ HD Camera Thursday was the last day to “Pre-Order” the Limited Edition Code Black Drone, but the good news is
How to stop checking your phone like an addict
Max Ogles is the author of Boost: Create Good Habits Using Psychology and Technology and he writes at MaxOgles.com about behavior change, psychology, and
‘House of Cards’ Season 3: The complete guide to all the tech in dystopian DC
After binge watching ‘House of Cards’ Season 3 on Netflix, I found myself focusing less on the political intrigue of Frank
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BuzzFeed Says Its Dress Post Proves It Owns You. And It’s Right.
The timing of this viral explosion is especially interesting considering Facebooks recent pitch to publishers.
Five Things to Watch For at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona This Week
Re/code will have full coverage and analysis all week, but here is what is top of mind from our team on the ground at Mobile World Congress.
Lessons of the Sony Hack: ‘Anybody’s Vulnerable’ (Video)
Top Hollywood figures discuss the Sony hack and its aftermath at Code/Media.
Tinder Is Building Out its Ad Product
The dating app might finally make some money.
“Long Before Being Nerdy was Cool, there was Leonard Nimoy.” RIP Spock.
The Star Trek actor dies at 83.
The CEO of Reddit Is Also on Trial — On Reddit
“You dont get to become CEO by being a nice lady,” wrote DamienJaxx.
China Draft Counterterror Law Strikes Fear in Foreign Tech Firms
The law would require technology firms to hand over encryption keys and install security backdoors.
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Why 2015 is the year of encryption
During a visit to Silicon Valley earlier this month, President Obama described himself as “a strong believer in strong encryption.” Some have criticized the president for equivocating on the issue, but…
How to avoid long waits at the Genius Bar before you get there
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How I became my cat’s social media manager, and found a community in the process
I last made an internet friend in middle school, when so few people used AIM that my real-life friends and I traded contact lists and began chatting strangers. One time a…
Google reveals plans for futuristic cityscape campus, and new robot tech to make it configurable
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5 reasons the FCC might be wrong about net neutrality
This week the FCC passed new rules on net neutrality, which were essentially designed to limit the ability of internet service providers (ISP) to either slow down or boost the speeds…
Mobile recap: Pebble Time; Pixel 2 coming; Apple Watch questions
After selling one million of its original Pebble watches, the company is zigging when the competition is zagging. Pebble Time is the next product in the line, and while it adds…
Active antennas could mean more powerful Wi-Fi networks
Smart antenna maker Ethertronics is taking active antenna technology it originally developed for mobile phones and applying it to Wi-Fi routers and gadgets. Its hope is to create consumer wireless networks…
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Twitter's Latest Anti-Harassment Measures Still Don't Do The Trick
Twitter has taken some additional steps to help users deal with online harassment, it announced Thursday. Too bad they still fall well short of whats needed.Give Twitter credit for trying, though. Its first change lets users report
Node.js And IO.js May Be Approaching Reconciliation
After three months of internecine conflict, the popular open source JavaScript framework Node.js may be nearing a reconciliation with dissidents who created a rival version.Mikeal Rogers, a former Node core contributor and current community lead of that
Why Every Watch Will Soon Be Smart
Time and activity tracking on one face.The biggest gadget makers are getting into watches, and now watch makers are starting to respond. Mondaine is the first of the major Swiss manufacturers to release a watch with extra
Can We Please Stop Fighting The Native vs. Web App Wars?
James Long, a developer at Mozilla (and proponent of the web), insists that the mobile Web will never compete with native app development. Ever. While Long is intentionally provocative with his prophecies, he may also be correct.At the same time,
Apple's Going To Talk More About Its Watch On March 9
Apple has just set a date and time to reveal more about the Apple Watch.The company Thursday sent out invitations to an event on March 9 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San
Facebook Lets You Write In Whatever Gender You Want
Thursday, Facebook announced the addition of a free-form field to the Gender options area in Facebook profiles. The new custom option space allows users to write in any description they want—whether dog-loving master of bro-associated domains or
Pebble: It's Time To Preview Our New App Development Tools
Thursday, Pebble released a preview of its software development kit for its new smartwatch platform and Pebble Time device. With SDK 3.0, the company touts the ease with which developers will be able to create new apps for Pebble Time, or let older apps take
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VIDEO: Did y’all know you can share stuff…
Did y’all know you can share stuff directly to Basecamp from apps like Paper? Resident illustrator, Nate Otto shows it off.
Behind the scenes: From Herding Cats to Finishing a Project Together
Nate Otto and I made a new Basecamp homepage illustration based on a vector drawing I made in Adobe Illustrator. Initially I didn’t intend it to be hand drawn. I thought I’d refine the vector drawing. Somewhere in the middle
About five years ago I consciously willed an art career into existence. At that point I had been working a social services job for about five years. I initially took the job because it wasn’t specifically
When Disaster Strikes
Nearly 3 years ago we asked “What would happen if a truck crashed into the datacenter?” The resulting discussion could be summarized as “Well we would probably be offline for days,
37 pieces of life-changing business advice you'll have to see to believe
We write a lot of thoughtful stuff here on Signal v. Noise, but we noticed our headline writing hasn’t kept up with current trends. So, we’ve started revising all our past posts — you won’t believe what happens next!You might
The Big Rewrite, revisited
Of the many axioms in the world of software, few rise to the occasion of Thou Shall Not Rewrite Your Application. Spolsky called it the “single worst strategic mistake that any software company can make” in his seminal 2000 essay
Why the hell not?
Whenever I dive into something new, I try to find at least one “why the hell not?” moment. And when I can, I try to leave evidence of that moment in whatever it is that I’m building.When we launched our
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Experience Design Links and Fodder: February 27, 2015
Each week our design editors curate the most notable, interesting, and important material they come across. Below you’ll find their recent selections. You can get these and more in our weekly design newsletter.Tweet of the weekhttps://twitter.com/jeffsussna/status/565187778351087616Designing car-free citiesImagine a city
Four short links: 27 February 2015
#NoEstimates -- Allspaw also points out that the yearning to break the bonds of estimation is nothing new — he’s fond of quoting a passage from The Unwritten Laws of Engineering, a 1944 manual which says that engineers “habitually try to dodge
Startup Showcase winners reflect the data industry’s maturity
At Strata + Hadoop World 2015 in San Jose last week, we ran an event for data-driven startups. This is the fourth year for the Startup Showcase, and it’s become a fixture of the conference. One of our early winners,
How to build up to good CSS
A long time ago (circa 1999) a creative director tried very hard to convince me how great working in print design was compared to web design. One afternoon before a big
Topic models: Past, present, and future
I don’t remember when I first came across topic models, but I do remember being an early proponent of them in industry. I came to appreciate how useful they were for
Four short links: 26 February 2015
awesomplete — MIT-licensed ultra lightweight, usable, beautiful autocomplete with zero dependencies in Javascript.How to Seize the Opportunities when Megatrends Collide — excuse the cheesy title, the chart from PwC showing pairwise combination of trends, is interesting.Adopting Microservices at Netflix: Lessons
Design to reflect human values
Editor’s note: Martin Charlier will present a session, Prototyping User Experiences for Connected Products, at the O’Reilly Solid Conference, June 23 to 25, 2015, in San Francisco. For more on the
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Weebly Launches Enterprise Website Creation Platform
Website creation company Weebly this week launched a platform that gives enterprises the capability to use its service to create and manage large numbers of websites.
WP REST API Transforms WordPress Into Full Application Framework
WordPress continues to move towards delivering a full fledged application framework. To complete its goal, API access to full WordPress functionality is a must. WordPress originally launched the WP REST API as a project aimed to deliver
New Relic Extends Real-Time Analytics Reach into Mobile Apps
New Relic recently extended the reach of its application performance monitoring tools into the realm of mobile computing applications.
Wunderlist Will Open its API, Focus on Enterprise
Wunderlist, a to-do list and task manager app, has announced that it will launch its API to the general public in 2015. The API has been in private beta for some time. In a
WaveMaker Announces API Gateway for Legacy SOAP-Based to REST-Based App Conversion
This article is a company-provided press release and ProgrammableWeb cannot vouch for the accuracy of the statements within. If you have questions regarding the information below, please contact the company that issued the press
Canonical Starts to Build IoT Ecosystem
Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu distribution of Linux, is pulling together an ecosystem of Internet of Things partners that promises to make it easier to both bu
Google Releases gRPC to Speed Up HTTP/2 Support in Applications
After more than a decade in the works, HTTP, one of the most important specifications of the Internet, got a new version, HTTP/2. The new version brings several benefits to make the Web faster,
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