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My Interview With ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’ Authors Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli

The SoHo Apple Store hosted a “meet the authors” event last night with Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli, and I had the pleasure of playing the host for the interview. Apple recorded it, and it’s now available as an audio podcast. I thought it was fun and fascinating. ?

A New View for NYTimes Photos

The New York Times loves photos. We publish around 700 images every single day. Our iOS team loves photos too, so we've open sourced a new iOS photo viewer library.

Burnbook App Increasing Cyberbullying And Threats Against Schools

The new controversial Burnbook app is causing outrage amongst parents across the United States. The term “Burn Book” was made popular through the cult classic film Mean Girls. In the movie, starring Lindsay Lohan, the popular girls, or the “mean girls,” used the book to start rumors and exploit their peers. Show More Summary

High-Resolution Photos Fool Fingerprint, Iris Readers

4 hours agoTechnology : Tom's Guide

High-resolution photos of people contain enough detail to defeat biometric authentication such as fingerprint and iris scanners.

Wrapping Up The Last Midwest RepRap Festival

The Midwest RepRap Festival is over – forever. This was the last one. Apparently enough people complained that Goshen, Indiana wasn’t in the midwest. The number of Dairy Queens I passed contradicts this, but whatever. Next year, there’s going to be a different con in Goshen. Show More Summary

Valve will offer HTC Vive dev kits for free to select developers

In order to get its new virtual reality (VR) device out onto the market as quickly as possible, Valve will be offering free development kits for the upcoming HTC Vive to a small handful of developers. Valve Corporation and HTC … Continue reading ?

Who On Earth Would Attack Github for Its Anti-Great Firewall Projects?

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Github is getting hammered by a huge distributed-denial-of-service attack. Looks like it pissed off the wrong pro-censorship group: The attack is aimed at two popular projects, Great Fire and CN-NY Times, that help Chinese citizens get around their government's restrictive online censors to access blocked content. Read more...

Your top Galaxy S6 questions from the forums answered!

We have a Galaxy S6 and S6 edge in the house, and that means we spent the last two days in the forums answering all of your burning questions on the phones. As we expected, questions flooded in by the dozens, and before we knew it there were nine pages of questions and answers in a single Android Central Forums thread. Show More Summary

Through the Google lens: Search trends March 20-26

Searches for March Madness are still surviving and advancing, but this week brought with it a host of other stories to spur your search questions. Here’s a look at what people were searching for this week: Germanwings Flight 9525On Tuesday, Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 people who were onboard. Show More Summary

Google fires back at the Wall Street Journal over White House meetings: 'Really, Rupert?'

Google just fired off a feisty blog post refuting a recent Wall Street journal piece about the company's ties to the White House. Google basically said that yes, some former and current Google employees have visited the White House quite a lot in recent years. Show More Summary

A deal with Uber just saved this startup from raising more money

There are lot of companies out there who want to sell you tickets. StubHub, Ticketmaster, SeatGeek, and probably tons more are all competing to sell you fundamentally the same product, driving margins down for everybody and forcing them to rely a lot more on annoying advertising. Show More Summary

Google fires back over recent reporting on leaked FTC documents

Google has fired back at The Wall Street Journal today over what it says are inaccuracies in its recent reporting on a leaked FTC document. At issue is a Wall Street Journal report from last week based on an inadvertently released FTC document that detailed the agency's conclusions in a 2013 antitrust case against Google. Show More Summary

FCC Finally Releases (Heavily Redacted) Manual for Controversial Surveillance Device

Details about StringRrays have trickled out slowly, but each new revelation comes with concerning implications for government agencies' ability to access the mobile communications of individuals. The surveillance tools, which pretend...Show More Summary

After a crazy day, Meerkat founder says “I want to be in India, I want to be on Jimmy Fallon… I want to be everywhere”

5 hours agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Yesterday was quite a day for Meerkat founder Ben Rubin. First, his company announced that it had raised money from Greylock Ventures and a bunch of other venture funds, many with connections to the entertainment industry: Lorne Michaels-connected Broadway Video Ventures, Universal Music Group,  and Comcast Ventures. Show More Summary

When Opting Out Is Not an Option

On Thursday, March 26, Future Tense—a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University—will hold an event on medical device security and privacy at the New America office in Washington, D.C. For more information and...Show More Summary

Order a Private Jet from the Victor Charter App

Turns out not calling yourself “Uber for private jets” helps when trying to get a private jet charter service off the ground. Victor Private Jet Charter steered clear of the Uber comparisons as it quietly built a solid service in Europe, matching really, really rich people up with private jets in an easy and transparent way. Show More Summary

Moda 3D Printer Applies Your Make-Up for You in 30 Seconds

Being that we follow technology pretty closely around here, we don’t usually get too surprised at the next new gadget. Every once in a while, though, something comes out that just doesn’t seem like it should be possible yet. Today, that something is a machine that scans your face and puts on makeup for you. Show More Summary

Video Killed The Television Star: Why Total Fragmentation Is The New Norm

Moment in time—the world seems obsessed with the renaissance of app led live video streaming and the rivalry between MeerKat and Twitter backed Periscope. Debating who will win is a mute point. The real winner is digital video in al...

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