20 minutes ago TechCrunch Josh Constine 20 minutes ago

Oculus Reveals Its New "Crescent Bay" Developer Kit With 360-Degree Head Tracking And Headphones

 Oculus gave the world the first look at its new developer kit Crescent Bay today at Oculus’ Connect conference, which you can watch live here. Crescent Bay has a faster frame rate,... [more]

35 minutes ago TechCrunch Jon Evans 35 minutes ago

Let's Fix The Internet

 I hate to be the one to tell you this, but: we, the people of the Internet, have collectively run up a colossal amount of technical debt. Much of our online infrastructure consists of band-aid... [more]

1 hour ago TechCrunch Greg Kumparak 1 hour ago

Watch The Oculus Connect Keynotes Here

 Oculus, the virtual reality headset company that Facebook acquired for a mind-blowing $2 billion dollars, is holding its very first conference today. With conferences come keynotes — and... [more]

2 hours ago The Verge Ellis Hamburger 2 hours ago

iPhone line sitters in NYC slept in garbage bags and got arrested

Waiting for an iPhone used to be fun. I did it once back in 2009. I got up around 3 AM — on vacation, no less — and stood outside an Apple store in Charleston, SC. I traded... [more]

5 hours ago Slashdot Timothy 5 hours ago

Google's Doubleclick Ad Servers Exposed Millions of Computers To Malware

wabrandsma (2551008) writes with this excerpt from The Verge: Last night, researchers at Malwarebytes noticed strange behavior on sites like Last.fm, The Times of Israel and The Jerusalem Post. Ads on... [more]

5 hours ago NYTimes Bits Quentin Hardy 5 hours ago

Salesforce Boss Tips His Hand on Company's Big News

Marc Benioff gave away one of his big surprises for an upcoming show: his data analysis cloud for the masses is likely one of many, with more on the way. But can his be... [more]

11 hours ago Time.com Justin Worland 11 hours ago

Here's How Home Depot Could Have Combated Hacking

As Home Depot continues to assess the damage caused by a security breach that gave hackers access to 56 million credit and debit cards, tech experts say large retailers should turn their attention to... [more]

12 hours ago TechCrunch Mark Johnson 12 hours ago

The Big Picture On Digital Receipts

 What’s happening with digital receipts? The answer to that is – a lot. The last five years or so have seen an explosion of ideas surrounding the capture, management and storage of... [more]

14 hours ago Gizmodo Kate Knibbs 14 hours ago

The Most Enticing Feature a Tech Company Can Offer Now Is Privacy

Apple's new privacy policy is built specifically to make it impossible for the company to turn over your data to law enforcement, even with a search warrant. Read... [more]

15 hours ago TechCrunch Sarah Buhr 15 hours ago

The $300 Headband That Gamifies Your Moment Of Zen

 The Muse brain-training headband promises to help you reduce stress and anxiety in just three minutes a day. I went with our TechCrunch TV crew to chat with Muse co-founder and CEO Ariel Garten... [more]

17 hours ago GeekWire John Cook 17 hours ago

Ex-Microsofties raise $33 million for Tola Capital, plan to bankroll 'next wave' of enterprise software

Seattle is a good town for enterprise software. And perhaps nothing says that more than news Thursday that SAP is gobbling up Bellevue-based Concur — a maker of travel and entertainment expense... [more]

17 hours ago GeekWire Christopher Budd 17 hours ago

Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing reorg: Back to the future, which could be good

[Editor's Note: GeekWire contributor Christopher Budd worked in Microsoft's Security Response Center for 10 years.] There’s an obvious question after this week’s... [more]

18 hours ago TechCrunch John Biggs 18 hours ago

UK Engineers 3D Print Their Own Raspberry Pi Laptop

 Is there anything a robotic system for the extrusion of plastic in to solid forms over time can’t do? We present to you today the Pi-Top, a Raspberry Pi-based laptop that is completely... [more]

18 hours ago ArsTechnica Joe Mullin 18 hours ago

Patent troll gives up, can't defend "matchmaking" patent under new law

A patent troll called Lumen View Technology got stopped in its tracks last year after it sued Santa Barbara-based startup FindTheBest, then asked the company for a quick $50,000 settlement. It... [more]

19 hours ago The Verge Kwame Opam 19 hours ago

Desktop Linux is finally getting Netflix support

While Linux now underpins a great deal in the tech world — including the Roku and, most crucially, Android — desktop Linux to this day exists in a quiet cul-de-sac where the... [more]

19 hours ago GigaOM Mathew Ingram 19 hours ago

What does the rise of brand journalism mean? For one thing, it means journalists have to up their game

What happens when brands become media entities in their own right, with all the same tools for reaching readers or viewers? Journalists and traditional media outlets have to try harder to provide... [more]

21 hours ago Re/code Nellie Bowles 21 hours ago

Founder Institute Opens Palo Alto HQ, Hosts Unicorn Theme Party

Nellie Bowles The theme of last night’s Founder Institute housewarming party was unicorns — specifically, unicorns barfing rainbows — and they really stuck to it. Nellie Bowles A... [more]

21 hours ago GeekWire Taylor Soper 21 hours ago

Photoshop magic: Microsoft game designer creates incredible then-and-now pictures of Seattle

Clayton Kauzlaric’s day job is already pretty cool. The Seattle man is a senior design director at Microsoft and makes all sorts of games for the Redmond giant. But what Kauzlaric does... [more]

21 hours ago TechCrunch Dr. Kaveh Safavi 21 hours ago

Patient Access And Control: The Future Of Chronic Disease Management?

 Sufferers of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the United States are among the more active practitioners of disease self-management. It involves, among other disciplines, rigorous self-monitoring... [more]

22 hours ago TechCrunch Kim-mai Cutler 22 hours ago

Sf.citi Tries To Recruit Tech Companies To "Adopt" SF's Public Schools

 One of the issues with leaning on a high-tech economic growth strategy in a region where there is incredibly constricted space and housing stock like in San Francisco and Silicon Valley is... [more]

22 hours ago NYTimes Bits Nick Bilton 22 hours ago

A Conversation With Michael Harris, Author of 'The End of Absence'

Mr. Harris tries to remind people in his new book that solitude in the digital age is important to find a sense of... [more]

yesterday CoinDesk Pete Rizzo yesterday

Downward Pressures Persist as Bitcoin's Price Declines to Near $400

The price of bitcoin on the CoinDesk USD Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) declined today from a near-open high of $455.24 to a low of $405.72 at 19:35 UTC, before eventually recovering to a press-time value... [more]

yesterday GigaOM Carmel Deamicis yesterday

Live blog: What's happening with Alibaba's IPO?

The biggest IPO in America's history is unfolding Friday, speared by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. Check here for the latest. Live blog: What’s happening with Alibaba’s IPO?... [more]

yesterday Re/code Jason Del Rey yesterday

Alibaba Now Worth $167 Billion, Will Ring Bell at NYSE This Morning

REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Alibaba is now worth more than either Amazon or eBay, with a market value of $167.6 billion. The Chinese e-commerce giant priced shares at $68 to a select group of investors and... [more]

yesterday ZDNet yesterday

Apple Pay: Too complicated for the real world?

NFC payments are in common use across the UK, Europe and much of the rest of the world, to speed up small value transactions. Why slow things down with a biometric... [more]

yesterday Between the Lines yesterday

Apple Pay's growth curve: The ramp will take time

Apple Pay could realistically be a huge business for Apple, but adoption will depend on sales of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, consumer willingness to change and retailer IT infrastructure.... [more]

yesterday Reuters yesterday

Some consumers say Apple is losing its 'cool' factor

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Holly Riggle, a 29-year-old white-collar worker from Ohio, is just the kind of everyday customer Apple Inc would love to have for its new iPhone 6, which launches Friday.... [more]

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