Leo Grand, by his own admission, didn’t know the first thing about computer programming four months ago. The 37-year-old man was living on the streets of New York City in late August, when a complete stranger approached, offering a choice between two months of coding lessons and $100 in cash.
Grand opted for the lessons, and 3,621 lines of code later, he has released his first mobile app. The app — an environmentally conscious carpool organizer called “Trees for Cars” — went live on the App…
Tech habits can be particularly tough to break, especially when you interact with multiple digital interfaces everyday. But just because your bad habits are ingrained into your daily device routine, that doesn’t mean they’re excusable.
The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to make a change for the better in your digital day-to-day. The most important — and, perhaps, daunting — question is where to start.
While it may not cover every tech…
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Apple has launched its annual 12 Days of Gifts app, offering a new free song, app, book or movie every day from Dec. 26 to Jan. 6
The app, which is available in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, Russia and other territories, is simple enough to use: Download it, choose your iTunes store location, and you’ll see a counter showing you how many days have to pass until your first gift arrives
If you choose so, the app…
The battery freed us from the power cord’s limitations, just as gasoline freed us from the restrictiveness of our own two feet. But in the intervening years, we’ve learned how to derive energy from a number of more natural substances, including water, glass, wood and even our hands.
The gallery above includes a number of devices that can either propel us into the future or the past of energy derivation. Nevertheless, none of these products use traditional batteries or cords to power up.
What a difference a few years make. Two years ago, T-Mobile was cast adrift in the wake of its botched merger with AT&T. At the time, the wireless carrier didn’t appear to have any kind of plan B when the deal fell through, which executives confirmed.
Things didn’t look good for T-Mobile in 2011: The company had a reputation for being a value-driven carrier fueled by the easy — but fleeting — money of prepaid customers, but it was hemorrhaging subscribers. Its contracts were relatively…
Let’s start with the bad news: Your webcam is vulnerable. It can be remotely activated and you won’t even know it’s on. A report this month in the Washington Post revealed that the FBI figured out how to do this years ago.
Now for the good news: You can protect your webcam privacy with a bit of MacGyver-esque ingenuity. All you need is a Post-it note.
Start with your standard 2×2-inch Post-it Note in the color of your choice (we don’t recommend the…
Today’s Google Doodle is an animated tribute to computer scientist and United States Navy Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, who was born on Dec. 9, 1906 in New York City
Hopper is best known for being one of the designers of COBOL, one of the first modern programming languages, which was created in 1959 during the Conference on Data Systems Languages
COBOL is still in use today, especially by government and military agencies as well as banks
The articles you read in the future could be published through voice command or even a pair of eyes.
Google Glass users will now have access to a plugin app that works with the WordPress publishing platform, giving media organizations and bloggers a way to post and update stories, photos and videos directly through the high-tech eyewear.
The wpForGlass app — developed by public relations agency Weber Shandwick and not officially launched from…
With more wearable devices entering the market, the way we read online content could change significantly. Instead of taking out a smartphone, readers of the near-future will more often read from devices like Google Glass or the Galaxy Gear.
A new service makes it easier for content from RSS feeds and websites to transition to wearable technologyWearably helps publishers display their content on wearable devices such as smartwatches or Google Glass