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Don’t Worry, Facebook Still Has No Clue How You Feel

The claim is as bold as it is creepy: “Emotional states can be transferred to others via emotional contagion, leading people to experience the same emotions without their awareness.” The data backing this claim—as you’ve likely heard by now—comes from an experiment conducted by Facebook on nearly 700,000 of its users without their knowledge. When […]

The Next Big Thing You Missed: The Rise of Drones As A Cloud Service

At an open-pit mine, blowing stuff up is just part of the daily grind. But that doesn’t mean the danger disappears. If a truck drives out onto a blast site and over a piece of explosive that failed to go off, the result could be catastrophic. But Christian Sanz, the CEO and founder of aerial […]

Google and Square Recruit Girls Early to Tackle Tech’s Gender Problem

Recently, tech giants like Square, Google, and smaller players like Codecademy, have begun using both their substantial resources and expertise to get more young girls interesting in coding.

Why There Were So Many More Women at Google I/O This Year

As I turned the corner, I ran into a few thousand software developers. This was on the second floor of the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco, where Google was holding its annual developer conference, the centerpiece of its year. During a two-hour-plus conference keynote, the company had just invited thousands of coders to start […]

Forty Years On, the Humble Barcode Has Turned Everything into Information

When Alan Haberman came to San Francisco to upend the global economy—which in the end he did—he wasn’t seeking venture capitalists or software engineers. This was the early 1970s, when a computer in every home was still just Steve Jobs’ teenage dream. Anyway, Haberman wasn’t a geek. He was a grocer. According to his New […]

Why GoPro’s Success Isn’t Really About The Cameras

Millions of people have used GoPro's wearable cameras to record their every sky-diving, drone-flying, shark-riding adventure. But with its IPO, the San Mateo-based company might have just pulled off the greatest stunt of all.

Google Wants Its Watches Everywhere Before Apple Is Anywhere

On Wednesday, Google launched a new Android platform for watches that it hopes will change history by skipping the part where Apple gets there first.

Google Gives Your Android Phone a Split Personality

Google wants to split the personality of your Android phone. On Tuesday, at its Google I/O conference in San Francisco, the company said that the latest version of its Android mobile operating system will let you run both business and personal apps on the same phone while at same time keeping them separate from each […]

Supreme Court Ends Aereo Bid To Redefine Cable TV On The Net

Aereo has been fighting major broadcasters in court almost since its inception. Now, that fight has come to an end.

Is Warby Parker Too Good to Last?

Through a combination of good product design, a deep commitment to user experience, and supply-chain smarts, Warby Parker has managed in four years to build a company that in my experience as a customer is doing just about everything right. Which is why I worry that it can't last.

Will We Trust Google With Our Smart Home Of The Future?

John Matherly operates what you might call the search engine for the Internet of Things. It’s called Shodan, and it lets you probe the net for all sorts of online devices, from refrigerators and swimming-pool control panels to webcams—lots and lots of webcams. It’s a fascinating tool that opens a window into an unexpectedly enormous […]

The Next Big Thing You Missed: How Cable TV Can Adapt to Your Tastes Just Like Netflix

Rovi is developing technology that enables cable companies to personalize the TV guide and make it easier to find what you want to watch when you want to watch it. In other words, Rovi wants to make television a lot more like Netfli...

Google and Nest’s Plan to Make Controlling Your Home as Easy as a Web Search

Interacting with Google has always meant making something happen on a screen–getting a search result, sending an email, adding a calendar event. But this fall, giving Google a command will have immediate consequences in the physical world. That’s when Google’s new integration with Nest hardware is set to go live, according to the smart home […]

App That Lets Users Sell Public Parking Spots Is Ordered to Shut Down

The fight between entrepreneurs and regulators over the so-called sharing economy is entering weird new territory. With the arrival of Monkey Parking–an app that lets parking-space squatters auction their prized curb space to drivers weary of circling the block–startups are now making it possible to “share” things you don’t own in the first place. The […]

A Crafty Machine That Can Decipher Images on Pinterest and Instagram

Curalate is trying to solve that problem with a image recognition platform its founders say can see images in much the same way the human brain does. But the company isn't building a search engine. It's building a platform to help marketers...Show More Summary

Like Facebook and Foursquare, Dave Morin’s Path Splits Its App In Two

The Great Unbundling continues. First, Facebook split its popular social network in two, spinning its instant-messaging service into a separate smartphone app. Then Foursquare did much the same with its location-centric social network, moving its iconic “check-in” tool into a new app. And now Path, the social-networking outfit founded by former Facebook man Dave Morin, […]

The Smart Home of the Future Will Be Realized by … Pandora?

Since as early as 2006, Pandora has been working on ways to expand its free online streaming radio service beyond the personal computer. Here, the company's head of business development tells us how he envisions the future of connected devices.

The Hidden Agenda of Amazon’s New Phone

Amazon's long-awaited smartphone, the Fire Phone, is finally here, and if Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is to be believed, it will solve all our photo-taking, outdoor-reading, home-shopping (especially home-shopping) needs.

Adobe Says Drawing Should Be Like Writing—A Skill We Teach Everyone

Michael Gough, like many other creative types, was one of those schoolkids who couldn’t stop doodling. “I’ve been in trouble all my life because I’m actually a compulsive drawer,” says Gough, head of experience design at software giant Adobe. “In class, if I didn’t draw, I couldn’t focus at all.” As he got older, drawing […]

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