Somewhere between the self-driving couches, the flaming sculptures, and the Arduino-powered blinky light projects at Maker Faire, I think we’ll catch a glimpse of the future of tech.
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Google used 400 custom-built data-sensing “motes” to collect 150 million database records during Google I/O. Here’s how the team built the devices and collected the data.
Don’t let its enormous dork factor blind you to the real-world possibilities of Google’s augmented-reality glasses.
Sponsored Post The bring your own device (BYOD) trend has kicked into high gear. Here are a dozen companies doing great things in the mobile enterprise arena.
Guest Post The online world can be a dangerous place for the unprepared. And it’s just going to get worse. It’s time to teach Cyber Security as integral part of the high school and college curriculum and to all corporate employees.
Google will be collecting and publishing 4,000 individual data streams from its Google I/O conference this week, providing real-time visualizations on crowd activity.
Combining gadgets and entertainment, the creators of this carnival hope to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
Sponsored Post This is part three of a five-part series sponsored by Under the Radar aimed at helping innovative startups attract the attention of C-level executives. This week: Rachspace CMO Suaad Sait.
We receive a lot of odd, unsolicited mail at the VentureBeat offices. But this piece of art that arrived in the mail this week might take the cake.
Hulu’s new Windows Phone 8 app integrates with your Hulu Plus account and looks pretty slick, besides.
Google’s new Gmail app for iOS opens video links in YouTube, map links in Google Maps, and other URLs in Chrome.
More ubiquitous taxes are coming, as the U.S. Senate voted today to require large online retailers to collect state and local sales taxes for their customers.
Guest Post For startups, public relations firms are a huge waste of money. Here’s how to spend less money and get better PR.
Guest Post Hourly workers represent more than 59 percent of the U.S. workforce, but they’re often left behind by recruiting solutions aimed at workers who have smartphones or laptops.
GoodData wants you to know that it has tripled revenues in the most recent quarter, and it now boasts 10,000 customers.
Just a few days of sales data are all that BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins needed to predict that his company would sell huge quantities of its newest, keyboard-equipped smartphone.
Corporations have found a way to roll back the web’s decades-long openness. One of of the most successful? Apple, whose quarterly earnings report lands later today.
CA Technologies confirmed today via a press release that it would be acquiring Layer7, a provider of API management technologies.
A bill aimed at simplifying the U.S. states’ requirements for collecting sales tax on online transactions moved closer to passage Monday.
President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative is welcome news. However, it’s unlikely to move the needle because, unlike previous national projects, it lacks adequate funding and actionable objectives.
People are recycling electronics at a much higher rate than they were just three years ago, a new survey finds.
Sponsored Post In this interview, Cisco’s principal architect for WebEx Social talks about how he evaluates pitches from startups, and what you need to do to close a deal with Cisco.
For the tech industry, it’s hard to know how to respond to a tragedy like the Boston Marathon bombings. Here are some suggestions from our readers.
Google has announced some of the specifications for its upcoming eyewear, Google Glass: It has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, but lacks cellular connectivity.
With Microsoft planning to end support for its Silverlight video plugin by 2021, Netflix has begun to shift towards using HTML5 for video playback.
Pioneering open-source solution vendor Red Hat (RHT) announced today that its board had authorized a $300 million stock buyback program.
A tiny, nonprofit news site has bested century-old newspapers and online media organizations to win a Pulitzer for its environmental reporting.
Thalmic Labs has already sold a lot of its muscle-sensing gesture-control product, and it’s getting ready to announce a round of funding.
HP’s Moonshot server, available today, is an extremely compact, low-power server meant for datacenters that need to scale quickly. It’s also quite expensive.
California’s no-texting-while-driving law also prohibits drivers from using their hands to control a map app, an appellate court has ruled.
Celebrating a funding event is like celebrating a team’s selection to NCAA basketball tournament. It’s not time to pop the champagne.
The idea of putting the information you care about most onto your phone’s home screen and lock screen doesn’t originate with Facebook Home. It comes from Microsoft.
According to two Italian security researchers, there’s a thriving market for fake Twitter accounts, with more than two dozen services offering to sell accounts for prices averaging $18 per 1,000.
Heyzap recently added the option to let game developers make or receive payments from its ad network in the increasingly popular electronic currency Bitcoin.
Editor’s Pick For IT managers in the enterprise, the mobile ecosystem’s complexity presents real challenges. Here are some of their top concerns.
Tell My Friends, currently in beta testing, wants to encourage digital music sales by giving fans a percentage of every sale they facilitate.
YouCommentate offers a real-time audio streaming platform so people can comment on live sports events. But it has even bigger potential than that.
Readers have more control than ever over the content that they reader, with tools to reformat web pages, remove ads, and save them for later. How should publishers respond?
Sometimes the mother of invention is not necessity, but a strange, compulsive craving that won’t go away until you give in to it.