Vandrico Wants To Become The Wearables Platform For The Workplace
 If you know about Vandrico, it’s probably because of the company’s cool wearables database we featured earlier this year. That was just a byproduct of Vandrico’s research, however. What the company
What Students Really Carry Back To School
 Back-to-school stories are click fodder. They allow for marketers to feel they are directly addressing a group of easy marks. After all, when is your life more insecure than on the cusp
Are All Accelerators Decelerators?
 Hari, a smart and very savvy early-stage entrepreneur, emailed me to ask if it was worth joining a well-known accelerator. I texted an emphatic “No!” We then spoke to each other for
Here’s What We Know So Far About The Celebrity Photo Hack
 As you will by now have probably read, around 100 women celebrities (including Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian) have had naked and explicit pictures seemingly hacked from their iCloud accounts and
Yohann Is An iPad Stand Jony Ive Could Be Proud Of
 I didn’t think I’d ever get excited about an iPad stand. But the Yohann, designed by Swiss architect Berend Frenzel, ticks all of my boxes. First up, it’s a thing of beauty,
The New Era Of Smart Dining
 The restaurant industry has been around for a long time – since the dawn of Western civilization itself. Starting in Ancient Rome, some of the earliest known public restaurants, called
JUMP Cable Is The Right Smartphone Charger For Forgetful People
 Like many other users, the battery on my iPhone tends to die right before the end of the day. One obvious solution is to use a case like the Mophie, but I
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How to Protect Your Photos (Nude or Otherwise) From Hackers on iCloud
Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Ariana Grande are among the high-profile celebrities who apparently fell victim to a massive alleged iCloud hack late Sunday night, when
Drone Reveals the First Stages of Apple's New Spaceship Campus
We may have to wait another week and a half to see what Apple has in store with the iPhone 6 and a possible iWatch, but
How Safe is iCloud and Other Cloud Services?
A trove of celebrity nude images — purportedly of some major celebrities — spread across the web Sunday evening. Although the veracity of many of the
How Big Data Could Help Prevent the Next Ferguson
Watson is getting its data-analyzing hands into everything. From health care to food science, IBMs cognitive supercomputer — who won Jeopardy more than three years ago
Apple Wins Patent on Transparent Cube Store Design
Those dreams of massive cities full of beautiful Apple store-style glass cube buildings? Theyve been officially been smashedApple has won a patent on its glass cube
5 Can't-Miss Apps: 'Cookie Monster's Challenge' and More
With the launch of Instagrams newest standalone and news the iPhone 6 and long-rumored iWatchs unveilings are both imminent, you may have missed some of the
Apple iWatch Coming in September, But You'll Have to Wait to Buy It, Report Says
Put that hammer away! Dont smash your poor, inadequate watches just yetAs it turns out, an earlier report that said Apples iWatch will arrive in September
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13 of the best iOS apps from August
From time-lapse videos to 360º photo spheres, we covered a lot of ground with new iOS apps in July. Here, we filter through the noise to present
How to make a crowdfunding video that sells itself
Johnathan Leow is the author of “The Crowdfunded Kit.”  I’ve had a lot of fun coming up with the video concept for my previous crowdfunding
Microsoft starts increasing OneDrive’s file size limit from 2GB to an unspecified maximum
Microsoft has started increasing OneDrive’s file size limit from 2GB to an unknown new maximum. The change was first spotted by
Google sends invites for ‘exciting new announcement’ in India on September 15
Google has started sending out invites for an event in India in two weeks’ time which could see the launch of the company’s first ‘Android One’ certified devices. According to NDTV, the event will take place on September 15, but
12 of the best new Android apps from August
From subscription-based book summarizing platforms, to human search engines, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in August. Here, we filter through
August in Latin America: All the tech news you shouldn’t miss from the past month
While Brazil’s falling into recession isn’t good news for Latin America, it remains to be seen how
August in Eastern Europe: All the tech news you shouldn’t miss
The last month of summer
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The Apple Product Cycle! (Comic)
Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac & Snaggy.
StoryWorth Squeezes Stories Out of All Your Family Members
Forget Whos-Your-Daddy: StoryWorth asks your family members to jot down their life stories, week by week.
Veteran Tech Journalist Anand Shimpi Headed to Apple
Yesterday, Shimpi said he was officially retiring from the tech publishing world. Now we know where hes going next.
Apple Partnering With American Express On New iPhone Payments System
The iPhone payments platform is expected to be unveiled at Apples September 9 event.
Apple Has Considered $400 Price for Wearable Device
Apples high-end wearable will be among the most expensive of the category.
Re/code on TV: Phones, Drones and Tablets
Our talking heads chat about all the stuff Apple is going to show off in a couple weeks -- as well as some tech that doesnt come from Cupertino.
Apple Partnering With American Express On New iPhone Payments System
The iPhone payments platform is expected to be unveiled at Apples September 9 event.
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Let carriers use 700MHz for European wireless broadband from 2020, report recommends
The move would let Europe catch up with the U.S. on using 700MHz spectrum for broadband rather than TV broadcasts and wireless microphones. Let carriers use 700MHz for European wireless broadband from 2020, report recommends originally published by Gigaom, ©
Meet the slimiest thing on the internet of things: SK Telecom’s connected eel farm
You may have a hub for smart home, but an aquaculture farm in South Korea now has a smart hub for its eel tanks. There, sensors, servers and smartphones monitor the health of thousands of eels.Meet the slimiest thing on
Google stops showing latest versions of Search to users of older browsers, reports say
Google is reportedly blocking certain older browsers from seeing the latest version of its search engine. A weekend complaint on Google’s product forums from someone using Opera 12 (the current version is 23) and seeing an older version of Google
Apple said to be working with MasterCard and Visa for mobile wallet
Apple is reportedly in talks with Mastercard, Visa and American Express to use NFC as the foundation for a mobile payments platform. Are we finally close to settling on a mobile payments standard?Apple said to be working with MasterCard and
The next step for intelligent virtual assistants: It’s time to consolidate
Were unlikely to see one virtual assistant to rule them all. Rather, well have a team of assistants, each aware of its strengths and weaknesses, collaborating, delegating and stratifying based on the task at hand.The next step for intelligent virtual
What is the blue light from our screens really doing to our eyes?
Weve known for a while that excessive screen time is not good for your sleep schedule, but the latest findings are overwhelmingly gloomy – and extend well beyond insomnia.What is the blue light from our screens really doing to our
Web bank Holvi tests API for integrating other services with its platform
The Finnish company is gunning for makers and small businesses that want a web-centric kind of bank account with functionality ranging from web shops to invoicing, and with the ability to integrate with third-party services like Dropbox and MailchimpWeb bank
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Why Do Some Old Programming Languages Never Die?
Many of today’s most well-known programming languages are old enough to vote. PHP is 20. Python is 23. HTML is 21. Ruby and JavaScript are 19. C is a whopping 42 years old. Nobody could have predicted this. Not even
Proof That Instagram's Hyperlapse App Makes Everyone's Videos Better
<em>Editors note: This post was originally published by our partners at <a href=http://www.popsugar.com/tech/Creative-Hyperlapse-Videos-35580606>PopSugar Tech</a>.</em>Instagram has been an outlet for photographic and video storytelling since it was first introduced, and though weve seen new photo apps to make
ALS Charity Drops "Ice Bucket Challenge" Trademark Attempt
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch takes the Ice Bucket ChallengeThe ALS Associations attempt to trademark the phrase Ice Bucket Challenge met with a chilly response from Internet critics. It has now withdrawn its applications with the United States Patent
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
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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: 1 September 2014
Sibyl: Google’s System for Large Scale Machine Learning (YouTube) — keynote at DSN2014 acting as an intro to Sibyl. (via KD Nuggets)Bitrot from 1997 — That’s 205 failures, an actual link rot figure of 91%, not 57%. That leaves only
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 —
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Nordic APIs Hosts Upcoming API Platform Summit in Stockholm
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Today in APIs: Appy Pie Launches API to Build Augmented Reality Apps
Appy Pie has launched an API that will allow users to build augmented reality apps. Facebook is set to host its first African hackathon next month.
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
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