- Cisco to buy OpenDNS for $635 million to boost security business -
Cisco Systems Inc said on Tuesday it would buy OpenDNS, a privately held cloud-based security firm, for $635 million, the latest move to boost its security business as cyber attacks increase in number and sophistication. Cisco has been buying a number of security companies, which has made its relatively tiny security business one of its fastest growing areas in the past two years. OpenDNS uses predictive intelligence to block malware, botnets and phishing threats that antivirus and firewalls miss.
- It's Time to Update America's Ideological Software -
The founding fathers were great entrepreneurs. They shipped something akin to a software product: the first version of the "ideological operating system" of the United States. The operating system (OS) was composed of powerful institutions, visibly represented by values, beliefs, words, personas, and symbols. Two very different symbols in our...
- Apple just made it easier to get a new battery -
If the device is made by Apple, however, you no longer have to worry so much about this problem. Apple has just changed the wording in its warranty programs to make it easier to get your battery (or in some cases, your whole device) swapped at an Apple Store. The new AppleCare+ policy allows users to swap the batteries in their iOS devices once the capacity dips below 80 percent of its original life.
- This could be the first airplane on Mars -
Take a peek at the possible future of flight on Mars with the Prandtl-m, a prototype aircraft scheduled for testing on Earth.
- Facebook Messenger's money-sending tool arrives for all US users -
- This Spotify playlist is keeping track of (almost) all the music on Beats 1 -
The first few hours of Beats 1 radio have come and gone, and now you can relive most of the music that's been played courtesy of... Spotify user Peter Bowles. Perhaps it was inevitable that someone would make a playlist mirroring what Apple's DJs are playing for Beats 1 listeners, and that's just what's happened here. Obviously you lose out on the glowing personalities of Zane Lowe, Ebro Darden, and Julie Adenuga with this track list.
- Xiaomi take first big step outside China with Brazil smartphone -
By Brad Haynes SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has started making devices in Brazil for sale locally, promising to dramatically undercut rivals on price in the first big step beyond Asia for the world's most valuable technology start-up. Xiaomi's global vice-president, Hugo Barra, said at a launch event on Tuesday that the entry-level Redmi 2 smartphone would go on sale in Brazil next week for 499 reais ($160). Without traditional advertising or stores, China's top-selling smartphone company is betting that a tempting price tag will capture the attention of Brazilians who have become increasingly cost sensitive as their economy sours.
- Stop Differentiating Social Entrepreneurs -
Are you an entrepreneur if you launch a nonprofit? When I ask my peers to give me the most notable examples of innovation and entrepreneurship in the last fifty years, most mention a game-changing technology in Silicon Valley. After having spent most of my career as a tech entrepreneur, it seems my friends might have been a little biased.In the...
- The best of Public Access Vol. 3: the Atari ST, virtues of HD Audio and more -
- Apple Music goes live, courtesy of latest iOS software update -
After years resisting subscriptions, Apple hits play on a $10-a-month streaming music service Tuesday with a three-month free trial.
- What Do All of Those End Credits After Inside Out and Other Pixar Movies Mean? -
Who comprises Pixar's production staff?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.Answer by Craig Good, Former Pixar EmployeeImage by Maximilian...
- Apple is playing censored songs on Beats 1 -
Apple must really be nostalgic for radio. Its newly launched Beats 1 station is censoring songs just like a traditional radio station, even though FCC indecency regulations don't apply to Apple's online music streams. As Apple and Zane Lowe have made abundantly clear, the station also streams worldwide, so censoring explicit language could be a matter of playing it safe rather than hoping the content flies everywhere it's played.
- This is what innovation looks like in big-budget video games -
- Apple Music review -Streaming music and global radio service for your iOS devices from Apple
- How to turn off Apple Music's auto-renewal before your free trial ends -
If you start streaming from Apple's new $9.99/monthly service today, you'll be charged for a month's subscription on September 30th. Since you'll be using Apple Music on your iPhone or iPad, that's probably the easiest option. Tap that, and select "View Apple ID." Scroll down to the Subscriptions section and tap "Manage." Here you'll see every subscription tied to your iTunes account ? even those that've long expired.
- Amazon launches one-hour delivery service in London -
Amazon.com Inc launched its one-hour delivery service, Prime Now, for select areas of London on Tuesday and said it would expand the program to additional cities in the United Kingdom by the end of the year. For a fee of 6.99 pounds, Amazon Prime members can have orders worth 20 pounds ($31.43) or more delivered in one hour, the company said on its UK website on Tuesday. London is our first Prime Now city in the UK and we are already working on making Prime Now available in more postcodes in London and beyond," Christopher North, managing director of Amazon UK, said in a statement posted on the online retailer's website.
- Cross-platform app Pushbullet launches messenging feature -
The popular cross-platform app has made its most important modification to-date.
- Cisco buys a DNS provider to protect you in the cloud -
- Jaunt announces launch of innovative virtual reality camera system -
The first professional-grade camera system was launched on June 30 by Jaunt, specialists in VR. Codenamed 'NEO', Jaunt's new series of cameras are described by the company as promising "fully immersive, 360-degree cinematic VR experiences". Jaunt do not intend to take 'NEO' directly to the market.
- This 'Star Wars' TIE Fighter quadcopter is ready to crush the Rebellion -
French maker Olivier C has built a mean-looking TIE Fighter quadcopter that looks ready to take on the Rebellion in the Galactic Civil War.
- Google Play Music -Google Play Music makes it easy to discover, play and share the music you love, anywhere
- Investors bet on e-sports wagering startup Unikrn -
More than 21 million people tuned into Twitch broadcasts from the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) video game industry extravaganza that took place mid-June in Los Angeles, according to the Amazon-owned company. The overall time spent at Twitch viewing video streamed from E3 totalled nearly 12 million hours. Unikrn is turning up the heat on tournament-level video games with an online platform for betting on who will be victorious.
- Empowering Survivor Communities Through Commerce -
Photo by Neil Ruskin Economic empowerment is a commonly used term these days. Programs upon programs are developed and implemented with the hopes of providing disadvantaged populations with the necessary tools, skills, and resources that will allow them to improve their economic conditions. Such programs are worthy of praise and often have a...
- Mississippi at the Crossroads of History -
It's surreal to be in the south during this time in history. The hot, humid muggy Mississippi weather today was interrupted momentarily by a ferocious thunderstorm that flashed and rumbled over the Capital City, dumping buckets of warm rain in its hurry to race through the region. But neither a torrential downpour nor the loud rolls of thunder...
- A closer look at Apple Music: feature-packed, but a bit disjointed -
- 'Quiplash,' a streaming party game for 10,000 people -
- Siri Has Sassy Response When You Ask What's Zero Divided By Zero -
A snarky Siri has the Internet all fired up.After asking Apple's trusty virtual personal assistant "What's zero divided by zero?" she delivered a scathing response that got personal.While the answer is mathematically indeterminate, Siri didn't stop there from explaining why."Imagine that you have zero cookies and you split them evenly among zero friends," she says. "How many cookies does each person get? See? It doesn't make sense. And Cookie Monster is sad that there are no cookies, and you are sad that you have no friends. ...
- First lady: Career, technical studies offer students options -
WASHINGTON (AP) ? A high school diploma is not enough to compete in the global economy, but a college degree is not the only option, first lady Michelle Obama told a group of students gathered at the White House on Tuesday.
- Apple will replace your battery once it hits 80 percent health -
- Square adds payroll to its list of services for SMBs -
Square says the payroll service is aimed at smaller businesses with staff comprised largely of hourly employees -- though the product works with salaried workers as well.
- Appeals court rules Apple conspired with e-book publishers -
The company must now pay $450 million as part of a settlement, but it maintains it did nothing wrong.
- There is no easy way to move your playlists from Spotify to Apple Music -
Now that Apple Music has been unleashed on the world, you may be interested in giving it a try. If you?ve been using Spotify like most streaming music users do, moving your playlists to Apple Music is no easy task. Apple hasn?t said whether it will release a tool to make the transition easier.
- Two Uber executives to go on trial in France on Sept. 30 -
Two executives from California-based Uber will face trial in France on Sept. 30, the Paris public prosecutor said on Tuesday, part of a French crackdown on what the government calls an illegal taxi service. Thibaud Simphal, manager of Uber France, and Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, general manager for western Europe, were detained by police on Monday in an investigation that earlier led to Uber's offices being raided by police in March. The Uber executives will be judged on charges including carrying out deceitful commercial practices and being complicit in illegal operation of a taxi service by providing drivers with means to do so and encouraging them to, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said in a statement.
- Xbox Gamescom briefing includes exclusives missing from E3, dates announced -
With Sony skipping Gamescom this year, all eyes will be on Microsoft.