Depth-sensing walker monitors and connects the elderly and mobility impaired
 The so-called Internet of Things is often underwhelming — who really needs a tweeting oven? — but inspiring applications of embedded sensors and ubiquitous connectivity still appear, and sometimes from
7 of the internet’s best animated 404 pages
 Gone are the days where a humorous picture or phrase will get your site’s 404 page noticed. In a version of the internet where GIFs are the new text and videos are the new photos,
Not all startups need the bright lights of the big city
 In an office park overlooking a lake in Southern New Hampshire, Rajesh Mishra is working to change how cell networks are created. Rajesh and his company, Parallel Wireless, along with a
Facebook spares humans by fighting offensive photos with AI
 Facebook’s artificial intelligence systems now report more offensive photos than humans do, marking a major milestone in the social network’s battle against abuse, the company tells me. AI could quarantine obscene
Robots date, mate, and procreate 3D printed offspring in ‘Robot Baby’ project
 Researchers in the Netherlands claim to have created the world’s first “robots that procreate.” What does that mean exactly? Well, child, when two robots’ fitness evaluation algorithms come to a successful
Periscope introduces real-time comment moderation
 Live-streaming app Periscope is rolling out a new experiment with real-time comment moderation, the company announced today. While its parent company Twitter has struggled over the years
Y Combinator announces basic income pilot experiment in Oakland
 Y Combinator announced today that it would launch its first basic income experiment in Oakland, CA. The startup accelerator began researching the concept of basic income last fall and will soon
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Ferrari just built a one-off supercar for a very lucky (and rich) British buyer
Turns out, Ferrari will make you a one-of-one car, if you ask nicely — and pay dearly, I presume.SEE ALSO: Maseratis Ghibli S Q4 sparkles, bellows
VR is the hottest thing in tech, now here come the gadgets
TAIPEI, Taiwan — If there was any doubt that the tech industry sees VR as the next big thing, this years Computex trade show killed it.Annually
This Android phone will put military-grade security in your pocket — for $14,000
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge costs less than $800. The new Solarin Android smartphone costs £9,500, which is about $14,000.SEE ALSO: Android Nougat? Android Nachos? Google wants
Hackers are selling account credentials for 400 million Tumblr and MySpace users
The latest trend in Internet security is selling login credentials from years-old hacks. MySpace and Tumblr have recently joined LinkedIn on the list of websites that
Iran's new data policy could mean end of local access to Telegram app
One of the popular messaging apps in Iran, Telegram, will soon be forced to hand over user data to local government authorities, according to reportsThe rule,
Dell announces gargantuan 17-inch 2-in-1 laptop because... why?
Dell has officially gone too far. At Computex in Taipei, Taiwan, Dell announced a whole bunch of new laptops in various screen sizes, most of which are
Instagram will finally give businesses an official presence on its platform
Businesses will soon be able to find a new home on Instagram.The photo sharing app previewed new profiles and tools for businesses Tuesday, which will be
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In space, no one can hear you scream – unless you’re Facebook
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be conducting the company’s first live Q&A stream from space with the International Space Station this week. Zuck isn’t actually going to space himself – instead, he’ll be streaming from the Facebook headquarters
This is the life-sized Pong table you never knew you needed
If you’re not old enough to remember Pong, please vacate this post and let the rest of us olds droll over this life-sized mechanical replica of the Atari game. The result of builder Daniel Perdomo’s Pong Project, he
Airbnb now lets you bitch about your neighbors if their guests piss you off
There are tons of hospitality exchange communities out there – Couchsurfing is the first to come to mind – but none have been more controversial than Airbnb, which seems to be constantly struggling in various cities in the legality
Instagram’s Business profile and tools are here, and they look just like Facebook Pages’
The rumors have finally come to fruition: Business profiles are arriving on Instagram. Accounts that are recognized as a business will receive tools to help measure engagement and promote their posts. The Insights tool, for example, lets
You can now moderate comments on Periscope
Where there’s live content, there’s bound to be someone taking joy in some massive trolling. A little over a year after it launched, Periscope today announced that you can now moderate comments to prevent abuse and
This is why I don’t put a passcode on my phone (but YOU should)
I get a lot of shit as a tech blogger for not putting a passcode on my phone. There are several reasons: I review phones on an often-enough schedule that there’s nothing super personal them The SIM
How evolution is the perfect algorithm
“Uncountable organisms are working 24 hours a day, seven days a week to exploit new opportunities and overcome challenges that we put in their path. So the biological world is the most spectacular example of crowdsourcing
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Square Cash still isn’t a business
The money-transfer service is likely still a money-loser.
Streaming music has become Warner Music’s biggest business
But it would like more from YouTube.
Should you upgrade your laptop, or love the one you’ve got?
Your questions about buying and repairing laptops, answered.
GoPro delays its highly anticipated drone until winter
Meanwhile, revenue dropped 50 percent from last year.
Square misses Q1 expectations, swinging to a wider loss
Mixed results.
Facebook will sponsor the Republican National Convention. Wait. Wut?
Facebook says its participation in both the RNC and DNC conventions allows users to remain engaged in the political process.
Windows 10, now on 300 million PCs, won’t be free after July 29
New copies of the software after that point will cost $119.
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What’s a Store For?
The first e-commerce transaction—a music CD, pizza, or weed, depending on who you ask—took place around thirty years ago. That means that…
Vendors must collaborate to solve Infosec insecurities
Simply put, the threats of today are larger than any one vendor, meaning that the isolation of security technology must become a thing of the past.
Explore AI at Gigaom Change in Austin this September
The idea of artificial intelligence is an old one. But now, not only has it become a reality for businesses today, but…
Build an IT help desk
An IT help desk is often the first line of support for many organizations. However, some businesses can’t justify the cost of…
Beyond triathlons: Using a GPS smartwatch for everyday fitness
Skin tight wetsuit, no spare tire. Powerful lungs to last all day. A confident figure strides out of the water toward an…
There’s only 10 types of people in the world: those who ‘get’ digital, and…
Over the past few days and weeks, a recurring mantra has appeared in conversations I have had, or overheard, with clients. “Well,…
The next opportunity for wearable technologies: aesthetics
Many of us have seen both the hype around wearables as well as the growing number of critiques of the hype. But…
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Smart city talk is cheap, but who will pay the bill?
While seemingly every major metropolis is keen to cozy up to the smart city moniker, many are leery of investing the big bucks until tangible benefits become
Will Tesla go fully self-driving before the Model 3?
Rumors of Tesla’s Model 3 self-driving features have been circling for a few months, in part due to
Intel sees connected car future in Itseez
Intel acquired startup Itseez to enhance the chipmaker’s capabilities with self-driving cars and the
Are these Samsung earbuds the latest fitness tracker?
Samsung enjoys being a competitor in every electronic market, and the next gadget coming from the South Korean
RW Q&A: Stacey Higginbotham, creator of The IoT Podcast
Stacey Higginbotham is the creator of the IoT Podcast and the “Stacey Knows Things” IoT newsletter.
Is Jaipur India’s smartest city?
In January this year, India’s central government announced the first list of 20 cities that have been identified
ICSA Labs jumps into the IoT security testing pool
Securing the rapidly-expanding universe of connected technology just got a helping hand from a new assurance testing program for Internet of Things
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Our biggest blindspots as CEOs
After collecting data from the past 2.5 years through Know Your Company, here are the most surprising things CEOs overlook…Continue reading on Signal v. Noise »
Some of my favorite Kotlin features (that we use a lot in Basecamp)
Team Android at Basecamp recently passed a fairly big milestone — over 25% of the Basecamp 3 Android app code base now runs on Kotlin! Continue reading on Signal v. Noise »
Worker protections for office workers
The French just banned companies with more than 50 people from sending their workers after-hour emails. Well, “ban” is a bit of a strong…Continue reading on Signal v. Noise »
How Basecamp takes a feature from idea to completion
This is a behind the scenes look at how we work at Basecamp and is a followup to Part 1 of my article, Getting from ⭐️⭐️ to ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Continue reading on Signal v. Noise »
Mainstream precludes cool
When Ruby on Rails emerged on the web development scene in 2004, it was undeniably cool. It brought a new vibe, a new look, a new approach…Continue reading on Signal v. Noise »
Building on kindness
Last week, everyone who works at Basecamp was asked if they had any home improvement tips. In the spirit of sharing the fruits of hard…Continue reading on Signal v. Noise »
Saving the last dance
Businesses that have been around for at least a quarter century, like the ones we feature on The Distance, often build relationships with…Continue reading on Signal v. Noise »
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Four short links: 4 May 2016
AI Murder, Openness in AI, Spectrum Challenge, and SDR AppsMika Model (Slate) -- a new story from Paolo Bacigalupi, asking whether an AId up sex doll could commit murder. The companion article
Four short links: 3 May 2016
NHS Data Sharing (Ben Goldacre) -- as this project lands, were all becoming rapidly aware that incompetence, malice and creepiness around confidential data is policed with a worryingly light touch. Ben is scrupulously fair with the benefits and the risks,
Four short links: 2 May 2016
Digital Genies -- The worst thing is a machine that has the wrong values, but is absolutely convinced it has the right ones, because then there’s nothing you can do to divert it from the path it thinks it’s supposed
Four short links: 29 April 2016
OpenAI Gym -- A toolkit for developing and comparing reinforcement learning algorithms. It supports teaching agents everything from walking to playing games like Pong or Go.Open Xamarin -- the Xamarin tools are now all MIT-licensed, after the Microsoft acquisition. And
Four short links: 28 April 2016
The Shape of Things (Tom Coates) -- In fact it’s this problem of what’s most intuitive that gives me most pause for tangible computing generally. The assumption from many of these thinkers is that making an interface that’s physical makes
Four short links: 27 April 2016
Idea Space VR -- CMS for VR worlds published on the open web.Does Science Advance One Funeral At a Time? (PDF) -- answer: yes. Research shows that when alpha scientists die, their collaborators wither and the field blooms. (via Roger
Four short links: 26 April 2016
Driverless Trucking Numbers (TechCrunch) -- $4.5k to truck something across country, 75% of which is labour. Trucks most fuel-efficient at 45mph but drivers are paid by the hour and their hours capped at 11/day. More truck drivers killed on the job
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Google Expands Android Pay APIs
Selling something online? Google wants to help you get paid. The company has made improvements to several existing Android Pay APIs and even rolled out a new Android Pay API all in the name of removing those roadblocks that often
Walgreens Continues Developer-Focused Strategy with Two More APIs
Walgreens continues to expand its API strategy with two new APIs: the Store Locator API and the Digital Offers API. The Store Locator API allows partners to retrieve realtime, dynamic store location information about over 8,200 store locations.
Netatmo Launches Netatmo Connect, its Ecosystem for Developers
Netatmo, a smart home company, last week announced its ecosystem for third party developers. With Netatmo Connect, developers, product managers and marketing professionals can create relationships between their products, services or apps and Netatmo devices. More than 20 business partners and
CrowdStrike Launches Falcon Connect With Expanded APIs
CrowdStrike Inc., a cloud-delivered next-generation endpoint protection, threat intelligence and response services company, today announced the addition of a broad set of sophisticated and easy-to-use APIs to the CrowdStrike Falcon Platform, along with new development and integration resources, as part
Daily API RoundUp: Microsoft Computer Vision, Recombee, Vidsource, Twin Prime, Space Bunny, Plu(...)
Every day, the ProgrammableWeb team is busy, updating its three primary directories for APIs, clients (language-specific libraries or SDKs for consuming or providing APIs), and source code samples.
Google Beats Oracle, Java APIs in Android are Fair Use
On Thursday the two-week trial between Oracle and Google ended when a federal jury found that Googles re-use of 37 Java APIs in the development of its Android operating system is protected by fair use according to Stephanie
Twilio's Notify API Reaches Customers Via Preferred Method
Twilio has launched a beta for its new Notify API that allows developers to orchestrate notifications over SMS, push, messaging apps, and more with a single, user-focused API. The goal of the API is to contact customers in the method they
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