Are you constantly checking your smartphone? Are you opening apps on it more than 60 times a day? If so, you are not alone. Right now throughout the world there are more than 280 million of these so-called “mobile addicts”, according to recently shared statistics by Flurry, an app analytics company that Yahoo bought last year. Continue reading… “Yahoo: The number of mobile ‘addicts’ up 60% in the last year”
Modern da Vincni – I sat quiet and still in a clean, worn armchair; a good balance between luxurious and cheap. The near absolute silence was a pleasant break from campus outside. Were it not for the electrodes taped to my head, I might have been comfortable. The television before me, much like the one in my apartment at the time, would have been welcome if it weren’t for the oversized words flickering in black font on a white screen.
Efforts to draw in readers and court publishers are paying off for Facebook and Twitter as their role in news consumption continues to rise. Continue reading… “5 charts that show social media’s growing influence on news consumption”
Someone, somewhere, actually wrote the code for the apps and games you use every day. Even the underlying platforms and hardware that those apps run on. And the web. And the entire Internet itself. And the programming languages that people use to build this stuff first had to be written by somebody else.
Your average wearable is good at conveying information – fitness trackers, email-alert rings, bracelets that tell you how much sun you’ve gotten – but not much more. Continue reading… “The future of wearables”
There is an old engineers proverb: “Better, cheaper, faster – pick two.” When it comes to the mobile apps that rule our world, we are demanding all three every day. Continue reading… “Why big companies and startups alike are jumping all over ‘microservices’”
RedMonk has released their bi-annual programming language rankings. Very little has changed in the process since Drew Conway and John Myles White’s original analysis late in 2010.
There have been articles about the primacy of software engineers over the past several years. The fact that technical majors are making more money coming out of college than their classmates and the average salary for a developer has risen dramatically over the past few years supports this reality.
Istanbul’s Uber passengers will soon have a new way to travel: Speed boats. Continue reading… “Uber to offer boat service in Istanbul”
Huge changes in medicine and healthcare fueled by technology are heading our way. Continue reading… “Top 11 tech innovations that could change medicine”
When all we can see is 2D images in a flat (or slightly curved) screen, can we truly say mobile technology puts the world in our hands? Continue reading… “3D holograms for the home and office”
Vehicles are collecting scads of data about the cars, their drivers, their locations, and their driving habits, as they become increasingly dependent upon cloud services and loaded down with code, processors and devices. Continue reading… “Auto industry trying to solve IoT privacy concerns”