15 minutes ago GeekWire Taylor Soper 15 minutes ago

Seattle to install new parking meters that adjust price based on demand

Seattle is getting strategic with its parking rates. The Department of Transportation received approval from the City Council on Monday to begin on a 2-year project that will upgrade each of... [more]

45 minutes ago Computerworld Juan Carlos Perez 45 minutes ago

With Windows 10, a contrite Microsoft tries to atone for Windows 8

Humbled by businesses' dislike for Windows 8, Microsoft has issued a mea culpa, offered the world a first peek at Windows 10 and pledged that the new OS will delight IT executives. But the true... [more]

1 hour ago TechCrunch Greg Kumparak 1 hour ago

Arduino Is Building A Sub-$1000 3D Printer

 There is by no means a shortage of teams working on low-cost 3D printers. Kickstarter is absolutely overflowing with them. But, as many of those teams quickly realize, shipping hardware is hard.... [more]

1 hour ago Between the Lines 1 hour ago

First iOS Trojan attack launches amid Hong Kong protests

An iOS Trojan called Xsser mRat is similar to an Android virus and appears to be a rare cross platform attack. Target: Hong Kong protesters.... [more]

1 hour ago Re/code Nellie Bowles 1 hour ago

Factorli, an Early Casualty of the Las Vegas Downtown Project

Nellie Bowles for Re/code “Or you’ve got Jen McCabe, who is setting up a space called Factorli, in Las Vegas, to provide custom, small-scale manufacturing — kind of like a... [more]

1 hour ago The Verge Casey Newton 1 hour ago

Ello is the doomed utopia we can't stop building

One day this summer, I spent an afternoon with computing pioneer Jaron Lanier talking about virtual reality. Lanier is a leading critic of the internet’s advertising-based... [more]

1 hour ago Gizmodo Andrew Liszewski 1 hour ago

Self-Destructing SSDs Will Nuke Themselves If You Text Them a Code Word

Losing a laptop full of personal files like family photos is upsetting, but losing a laptop full of private corporate info and trade secrets is instead downright terrifying. So when you absolutely... [more]

2 hours ago GigaOM Derrick Harris 2 hours ago

Why Las Vegas needed a lot more than Tony Hsieh's cult of personality

News that Tony Hsieh's Downtown Project in Las Vegas is imploding was surprising, but not shocking. When you live in Sin City, a lot of the talk is about sweetheart deals and the cult of Zappos... [more]

2 hours ago ArsTechnica Sean Gallagher 2 hours ago

Shellshock fixes beget another round of patches as attacks mount

Over the past few days, Apple, Red Hat, and others have pushed out patches to vulnerabilities in the GNU Bourne Again Shell (bash). The vulnerabilities previously allowed attackers to execute... [more]

2 hours ago TechCrunch Jordan Crook 2 hours ago

Hipcamp Cooks Up $2M Seed To Get People Camping

 In today’s connected world, with phones ringing and buzzing and emails constantly flowing in, unplugging and getting back into nature for a few days each year should be a required... [more]

2 hours ago The Next Web Nick Summers 2 hours ago

Ghost introduces new plans and pricing for its Ghost(Pro) fully-hosted blogging service

The team behind Ghost, a non-profit and open source blogging platform, is introducing new plans and pricing for its Ghost(Pro) hosting service. The bad news is that the company’s plans are... [more]

2 hours ago The Verge Tom Warren 2 hours ago

This is how Cortana works on Windows 10

Microsoft showed off a small number of Windows 10 features at the company's event this morning, but one rumored one was missing: Cortana. The software maker focused on some of its... [more]

3 hours ago The Verge David Pierce 3 hours ago

Windows 10sion: what's old is new again, and that's a problem

There was never really any doubt that the next version of Windows was going to look at least a little like Windows 7. Even Windows 8.1 was a step back in that direction for Microsoft,... [more]

3 hours ago GeekWire Todd Bishop 3 hours ago

Video: Drone captures aerial footage of massive Seattle fire

Crowds of onlookers gathered across the street from a huge fire in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood today, shooting pictures and video with their phones. News copters circled overhead for a... [more]

4 hours ago VentureBeat Jordan Novet 4 hours ago

EventBoard, pushing iPads to manage conference rooms, gets $1.5M

Image Credit: EventBoardA Salt Lake City startup called EventBoard is launching a web-based application today that brings smart data analytics to the normally boring task of tracking meetings in... [more]

4 hours ago TechCrunch Josh Constine 4 hours ago

Make Bold Statements With Biz Stone's Goofy New App "Super"

 After trying to breed empathy with his Q&A app Jelly, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is back with a more light-hearted product called Super. I just stumbled into the unannounced beta of Super,... [more]

5 hours ago TechCrunch Ryan Lawler 5 hours ago

Path's Talk App Gets Updated So You Can Send Messages To Places

 Path has released a new version of its messaging app that enables users to reach out to businesses via text. Path Talk version 1.1 has added a ‘Places’ tab alongside... [more]

5 hours ago TechCrunch Sarah Perez 5 hours ago

Noice Lets You Send Emoji With Sounds To Friends' Phones

 Yes, my friends, there is an app more annoying than Yo. If having your phone randomly shout “Yo!” at you (or “Hodor!,” if you preferred the spin-offs) drove you... [more]

5 hours ago TechCrunch John Biggs 5 hours ago

Ebay's Dark Binary Star Is Finally Exploding

 eBay hasn’t been a big deal since Beanie Babies. Back when an auction was the coolest thing on the web and real-time JavaScript countdown timers were all the rage, eBay’s main draw... [more]

5 hours ago Re/code Nellie Bowles 5 hours ago

Tony Hsieh Steps Down From Lead Role at Las Vegas Downtown Project

Vjeran Pavic for Re/code Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO and founder of the ambitious startup-city development Downtown Project in Las Vegas, stepped down as leader of the project a few weeks ago,... [more]

6 hours ago TechCrunch Ryan Lawler 6 hours ago

Nextdoor Now Lets Public Agencies Join Its Social Network For Neighborhoods

 Nextdoor was founded with the idea of creating a way for users to connect with their neighbors online. So the platform emerged to help community members share information about what’s... [more]

6 hours ago GeekWire John Cook 6 hours ago

Ex-Microsoft and Amazon exec Brian Valentine joins stealthy startup incubator led by Napster co-founder

When we stumbled upon the stealthy startup Ivy Softworks earlier this year, Jordan Ritter didn’t want to say too much about his plans for the Seattle-based “innovation studio.”... [more]

6 hours ago TechCrunch Frederic Lardinois 6 hours ago

Atlantic.Net Launches $0.99/Month SSD-Based Servers To Challenge DigitalOcean

 The price of cloud hosting is quickly trending downward and the latest evidence for this comes from Atlantic.Net, a hosting service that’s been around since 1994. The company is launching... [more]

7 hours ago Reuters 7 hours ago

Google searches for right note in online music business

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc is planning new and revamped streaming-music services in coming weeks, searching for a way to stand out in an increasingly crowded field of rivals from Apple Inc... [more]

7 hours ago Technology Review 7 hours ago

Saying Hello to Ello, an Ad-Free Facebook Alternative

A social network avoids ads and elevates... [more]

7 hours ago Re/code Walt Mossberg 7 hours ago

Review: Seamless, Integrated Wi-Fi Calling on the iPhone 6

Shutterstock/phloxii If you have poor cellular reception somewhere, you might want to make voice calls on your smartphone over Wi-Fi. The practice isn’t new, but it hasn’t been nearly as... [more]

7 hours ago Reddit Yishan 7 hours ago

Fundraising for reddit

Hi reddit, We'd like to announce to that reddit has just closed a $50 million round of outside funding.  Our lead investor is Sam Altman, with participation from Alfred Lin of Sequoia Capital... [more]

7 hours ago VentureBeat Harrison Weber 7 hours ago

WunWun launches on-demand delivery in San Francisco — on Postmates' home turf

Image Credit: WunWunToday on-demand delivery startup WunWun is launching in San Francisco, kicking off major expansion plans for the fledgling New York startup. WunWun first... [more]

8 hours ago Wall Street Journal 8 hours ago

Android and iPhone Keyboard Apps to Turbo-Charge Your Typing

Personal Technology: Don't mourn for the physical keyboard—software keyboards do what was never possible with real keys, writes Joanna... [more]

8 hours ago Re/code Amy Schatz 8 hours ago

Feds Unanimously Kill Sports Blackout Rules

Jonathan G / Shutterstock Federal officials killed nearly 40-year-old rules Tuesday that kept some football fans from watching local teams on TV when stadiums don’t sell out. “It’s... [more]

8 hours ago Re/code Nellie Bowles 8 hours ago

Sin City Is for Startups

Vjeran Pavic for Re/code “Working in a call center just wasn’t something that people in the Bay Area wanted to do.” — Tony Hsieh, “Delivering Happiness” A few... [more]

8 hours ago Valleywag Sam Biddle 8 hours ago

Uber Used Private Location Data for Party Amusement

The reasons to dislike... [more]

9 hours ago GigaOM Mathew Ingram 9 hours ago

Reddit closes $50M financing round, valuing it at $500M — so will it have to grow up now?

Reddit has closed a new financing round that values the online community at close to half a billion dollars -- but will the money clash with the site's commitment to freedom of speech and its... [more]

9 hours ago The Verge Ellis Hamburger 9 hours ago

Path Talk lets you text businesses instead of calling, and it actually works

"What if you could text message a store instead of calling them?" This is the stuff of a Silicon Valley fairytale — the promise of an app that’s never actually going to work.... [more]

9 hours ago TechCrunch Sarah Perez 9 hours ago

Bellabeat Debuts A Trio Of Health-Tracking Products For Moms-To-Be And Beyond, Including Jewelry, A Monitor And A Smart Scale

 Fitness-minded individuals have devices like the Fitbit to track their steps and activities. Expectant mothers have Bellabeat. The startup has been selling a low-cost “connected... [more]

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