25 minutes ago Asymco Horace Dediu 25 minutes ago

Apparel is next

If software can be injected into an industry’s product it will bend to the will of the software writers. This theory expands on Marc Andreessen’s observation... [more]

25 minutes ago GigaOM Janko Roettgers 25 minutes ago

A failed experiment: How LG screwed up its webOS acquisition

webOS was supposed to become LG's way forward in the smart TV space, and the team behind it was to bring change to the company. But internally, almost everything went wrong. A failed experiment:... [more]

1 hour ago Kotaku Brian Ashcraft 1 hour ago

Don't Be Silly, Hello Kitty Is a Cat

Earlier today, numerous websites reported that Hello Kitty is not a cat. That's not only an oversimplification, it's also not quite true. Hello Kitty is a feline—just an anthropomorphic... [more]

2 hours ago Technology Review 2 hours ago

Progress on a Powerful New Way to Generate Electricity

A powerful new way to generate electricity could eventually make electric cars and electronic gadgets run longer.About four years ago, researchers in Michael Strano’s chemical engineering lab at... [more]

2 hours ago China Real Time Report Josh Chin 2 hours ago

Creative Cops: Why China's Police Chiefs Are Racking Up Patents

As China seeks to foster a new spirit of innovation, it may need look no further than its police... [more]

5 hours ago Reuters 5 hours ago

Samsung unveils smartwatch that can make calls

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday unveiled what it said was the first smartwatch capable of making and receiving calls without a mobile phone nearby, in the South Korean... [more]

7 hours ago GigaOM Kevin C. Tofel 7 hours ago

The Android Wear smartwatch conundrum: Notifications at a glance v. engagement

I have a confession to make. Even though I said I'd pay for Google Now on my wrist, I haven't yet bought an Android Wear watch. It's not due to the hardware choices; it's because of the... [more]

8 hours ago ArsTechnica Cyrus Farivar 8 hours ago

The executive order that led to mass spying, as told by NSA alumni

The Oval Office as it looked at the end of President Reagan's second term, as seen in the replica at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Dhrupad Bezboruah... [more]

8 hours ago TechCrunch Catherine Shu 8 hours ago

Taiwan-Based Streaming Music Service KKBOX Raises $104M To Expand Overseas

 KKBOX, a Taiwan-based company that has provided streaming music services in Asia since before Spotify was founded, announced (link in Chinese) that it has raised $104 million from Singapore GIC... [more]

9 hours ago Technology Review 9 hours ago

Hidden Obstacles for Google's Self-Driving Cars

Impressive progress hides major limitations of Google’s quest for automated driving.Would you buy a self-driving car that couldn’t drive itself in 99 percent of the country? Or that knew... [more]

9 hours ago Technology Review 9 hours ago

Revolution in Progress: The Networked Economy

No question about it: The Networked Economy is the next economic revolution. In the coming years, it will offer unprecedented opportunities for businesses and improve the lives of billions... [more]

10 hours ago New York Times Nicole Perlroth 10 hours ago

JPMorgan and Other Banks Struck by Cyberattack

The hackers stole gigabytes of data, including account information. It is not yet clear if the attacks were financially motivated or part of a cyberespionage... [more]

10 hours ago GigaOM Stacey Higginbotham 10 hours ago

Here's more data on (and some solutions for) the high cost of bandwidth in the US

Understanding how bandwidth is priced can be complicated. But if you value the internet, it's worth trying to understand how it works because large ISPs and certain business models can drive up... [more]

12 hours ago BGR Jacob Siegal 12 hours ago

This $33 smartphone is the first-generation iPhone of 2014

Earlier this week, Mozilla unveiled its first-ever low-end smartphone for customers in India: the Intex Cloud FX. At just $33, the Firefox OS device is one of the cheapest smartphones on the... [more]

12 hours ago New York Times Farhad Manjoo 12 hours ago

State of the Art: The Future Could Work, if We Let It

A book offers an optimistic view of the effects of technology, but its arguments have one big blind spot: human... [more]

12 hours ago VentureBeat Devindra Hardawar 12 hours ago

IBM finally opens up its Watson supercomputer to researchers

Above: The IBM Watson is doing more than just general knowledge -- it understands the "language of medicine."Image Credit: WikimediaIBM’s grand plan for Watson, its Jeopardy-winning... [more]

12 hours ago The Verge David Pierce 12 hours ago

The LG G Watch R is a round, retro smartwatch with good looks to spare

LG's G Watch was one of the first Android Wear devices to hit the market, but it didn't quite capture the fancy of the buying public the way the beautiful, round Moto 360 did. So LG went... [more]

12 hours ago ArsTechnica David Kravets 12 hours ago

Senator wants all US cops to wear video cameras

Thomas Hawk Claire McCaskill, the Democratic senator from Missouri, says police departments nationwide should require their officers to wear body cameras in... [more]

13 hours ago ArsTechnica Sean Gallagher 13 hours ago

Feds warn first responders of dangerous hacking tool: Google Search

You may already be dorking. In a restricted intelligence document distributed to police, public safety, and security organizations in July, the Department of Homeland Security... [more]

14 hours ago Wall Street Journal 14 hours ago

FBI Probes Possible Hacking at J.P. Morgan

The FBI is probing a possible computer hacking attack on J.P. Morgan & Co., in what people familiar with the probe described as a significant breach of corporate computer... [more]

14 hours ago ZDNet 14 hours ago

Red Hat CTO unexpectedly quits, amid rumors of executive 'friction'

In a surprising move, long-time Red Hat executive Brian Stevens has stepped down from the company, as staffers suspect friction in the executive... [more]

15 hours ago PC World Jason Snell, Dan Moren 15 hours ago

Clockwise Podcast: Cut all the cords!

Topics include streaming TV without cable, Internet trolls, ditching iTunes, and revising Windows. With guests Roman Loyola and Brad... [more]

15 hours ago TechCrunch Matt Witheiler 15 hours ago

Hardware Crowdfunding: Where The Venture Dollars Flow

 Crowdfunding dollars are only one source of capital for hardware startups. The other source, the one that gets even more attention, is venture capital. In the years since Kickstarter came into... [more]

16 hours ago Wall Street Journal 16 hours ago

Doggie Data: Pooches Are Most Active in Portland and Laziest in Houston

Which cities have the fittest and laziest dogs, and which breeds are buffest? Two doggie activity monitoring companies shared some new data with the... [more]

16 hours ago GeekWire Mónica Guzmán 16 hours ago

With hack of anonymous app Secret, Seattle hackers prove no one can hide

You haven’t shared anything really secret on Secret, right? Good. Because a Seattle hacker has outed the popular anonymous social media app as one lousy confidante. Ben Caudill and Bryan Seely... [more]

16 hours ago Re/code Peter Kafka 16 hours ago

Time Warner Cable Blames "Maintenance" for Nationwide Internet Outage (UPDATED)

Shutterstock/Sarah Frier Photography It wasn’t just you. Time Warner Cable says its Internet service was knocked out nationwide this morning. Here’s a statement from the company:... [more]

17 hours ago CNET Nick Statt 17 hours ago

Apple wearable rumored to debut with iPhone 6 in September

Apple will debut a wearable device alongside the September 9 iPhone launch, says a new report. But the question remains whether this will be the unveiling of the so-called... [more]

17 hours ago TechCrunch Michael Housman 17 hours ago

Why More Companies Should Submit To Peer Review

 Academia is governed by a process called “peer review,” which ensures research is validated and reasoning is sound. More simply – it weeds out the real insights from the fluff.... [more]

17 hours ago TechCrunch Colleen Taylor 17 hours ago

Honest Co., Jessica Alba's E-Commerce Startup, Has Raised A $70M Series C

 Honest Co., an e-commerce startup co-founded by actress Jessica Alba that makes and sells eco-friendly personal care products, has raised $70 million in a series C funding round, the company... [more]

18 hours ago TechCrunch Alex Wilhelm 18 hours ago

LendingClub Files For $500M IPO

 LendingClub, a company that provides an online loan marketplace, filed today to go public. According to its S-1 document, the company intends to raise up to $500 million in its flotation.... [more]

18 hours ago TechCrunch Greg Kumparak 18 hours ago

How Many People See Your Tweets? Twitter Opens Its Nifty Analytics Dashboard To Everyone

 Back in July, Twitter launched a really nifty analytics dashboard. A bit like Google Analytics for tweets, it allows you to gauge the performance of each and every tweet you sent. How many... [more]

18 hours ago TechCrunch Ingrid Lunden 18 hours ago

User-Generated Content Portal Wikia Raises Another $15M To Crack Into Asia

 Wikia, the user-generated publishing site started by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, is today announcing a $15 million round of funding to crack into Japan and other Asian markets. As with... [more]

18 hours ago GigaOM Jeff John Roberts 18 hours ago

Why the federal court record system PACER is so broken, and how to fix it

The online record system for the federal courts is in shambles, and now some of the public information is simply disappearing. The mess persists even as users pay more and more money to maintain it.... [more]

18 hours ago NYTimes Bits Steve Lohr 18 hours ago

Looking to the Future of Data Science

The future of data science lies beyond the big-data focus on predictions and recommendations, according to Oren Etzioni, a leading computer... [more]

20 hours ago DealBook Michael J. De La Merced 20 hours ago

DealBook: Lending Club, Leader in Peer-to-Peer, Plans I.P.O.

Lending Club, which has political heavyweights on its board and has raised money from the likes of Google, could rank it among the 10 biggest I.P.O.s of an Internet... [more]

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