Tilt My Blinds, which is currently on track to be successfully crowd funded on Kickstarter, offers a clever way to get in on the home automation action by letting you control your blinds’ ’tilt’ mechanism via a smartphone app, dedicated wall switch, or its own built-in light sensor. No longer will you need to get up, walk across the room and awkwardly reach for the cord to let… Read More
Apple has officially confirmed a total of 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales during their initial weekend on sale. This is a new record for an iPhone launch, besting the 9 million iPhone 5s and 5c sales from that launch last year, and far outpacing the 5 million new iPhone 5 devices sold back in 2012.
Analyst estimates for launch weekend sales ranged from between 7-8 million from… Read More
Twitter, regularly tinkering with the look and features of its news-sharing platform to drive more usage, could be experimenting with yet another way of introducing people to new things that it’s trying out. A new TestLab account has appeared on the service that encourages users to follow it to test out early releases of new features. It has only tweeted once since first appearing… Read More
Microsoft’s Skype messenger got a major update for iOS 8 today, which includes all-new interactive notifications that take advantage of what Apple has made possible with its latest OS update. The new notifications in Skype let you respond to various activity directly from notices as they appear, including text-based messages, voice and video calls. It makes Skype a much more… Read More
Mayors of three of the nations largest cities are pledging to take more action against climate change by implementing new projects to curb greenhouse gas emissions and persuading other leaders to do the same.
A few months ago, on-demand home services startup Handy opened up its first international office and launched services in London. In an effort to quickly grow its business there, today the company is announcing it’s acquired local competitor Mopp, which also provides home cleaning services in select U.K. markets. Read More
Five-year old startup Duo Security has emerged as a leader in providing secure but easy-to-use two-factor authentication technology to a fast-growing number of enterprise customers. To bolster its growth, the company has raised $12 million in Series B financing from Benchmark, and has added general partner Matt Cohler to its board. Read More
“We need density in the cluster!” as an entrepreneur raising a Series A round in London said to me only last week. Her frustration was born of the fact that while many VCs have headed towards seed investing, and some have raised later-stage Growth funds, the fabled Series A has become a gradually rarer entity. It’s a problem we thought we’d solved in Europe until… Read More
Onboarding new team members is hard!In my career Ive been involved in many projects, Ive been in leadership positions, simple team member positions, and Ive worked as a consultant to teams. One thing that I have noticed time and time again, is that adding capacity to teams is one of the hardest things to do, and its basically something that often we dont give much thought to.
We are happy to announce the release of DZone’s 2014 Guide to Big Data!
DZone's 2014 Guide to Big Data was produced to help you discover emerging information about the Big Data landscape and learn about how the shifting needs of data scientists and developers are influencing new tools and technologies.
The Doctor: “Question one: robbing banks is easy if you’ve got a TARDIS. So why am I not using it?”
Clara: “Question two: where is the TARDIS?”
The Doctor: “Okay, that probably should’ve been question one.”
For this season of Doctor Who, Ross Miller and Kwame Opam will be sounding off on each episode in a series of emails we’ll be publishing on the site. This week it’s “Time Heist” (warning: spoilers ahead). Check out our previous recaps: “Deep Breath,” “Into the Dalek,” “Robots of Sherwood,” and “Listen.”
Remember that upcoming Windows 9 event that Microsoft is hosting on September 30th? It might not mark the actual release of Windows 9’s technical preview, as long-expected: According to Paul Thurrott, that bit of code might not become available to you until October. So put your laptop down and pout, because the wait might be longer than you expected. Component to his report on the… Read More
Thinking about this, I remembered how much I loved (and still love) Linux. And I had to reminisce. I remember being a pimply high school kid circa 2002 and configuring Gentoo Linux by hand kernel and all onto my little beige eMachines computer, losing days of actual productivity in the process. And loving it. I remember diving into forums and arguing, however ineptly, over the merits of KDE over Gnome. I remember never quite mastering the…
Who has already sent an accidental selfie in iOS 8’s Messages app? I did. This one: Not great. I’m late to the game when it comes to iOS 8. Many of my fellow tech journalists weaseled their way onto the beta version of the operating system, but out of laziness, or perhaps a feigned belief that I can stay away from punditry of any kind, I normally wait to get the new version… Read More
As we reflect on the week, we give you the 11 best stories from 9/13-9/19. 1. It was announced that Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle since he founded the company in 1977, has relinquished his CEO title. He is to be replaced by a co-CEO structure consisting of Mark Hurd and Safra Catz. 2. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has gone public, opening trading on the New York Stock Exchange at… Read More