SOFTWARE

Are you still using a Windows Phone?

Are you still using a Windows Phone?

It wasn’t a secret to anyone. Not really. But Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore, someone who has been adamantly a fan of Windows on smartphones for years now, basically confirmed what we all already knew: Microsoft isn’t putting any attention on the hardware, or software. It’s time to pack it all up. Pour one out, even. One could

Smartphone-controlled paper airplanes prove everything is better with Bluetooth

Smartphone-controlled paper airplanes prove everything is better with Bluetooth

Adding Bluetooth, a propeller, and steering to a paper airplane is the future we always dreamed of. A Kickstarter project, PowerUp Dart, is a Bluetooth-enabled paper airplane kit that makes the 12-year-old in all of us smile. And so far, it’s raised over a million dollars in crowdfunding, with 7 days to go. The Dart comes with


Github wants to make it easy to discover fun projects to hack on

Github wants to make it easy to discover fun projects to hack on

The best way to improve as a developer is to read other people’s code, and to work on projects with other developers. Github, as the epicentre of social coding, is arguably the best place to do that, and today the company announced two new discoverability features that will allow developers to unearth interesting new projects. The

After On Podcast: The Tim O’Reilly Interview

After On Podcast: The Tim O’Reilly Interview

In this week’s episode of the After On podcast, I interview Tim O’Reilly – one of the most original and influential thinkers in tech. His new book, WTF, debuts today. And it doesn’t stand for what you think. We talk about that book, and about the future (that’s the ‘F’ in the acronym). And also about the past. Tim’s past — which will


JBL Free wireless earbuds lead affordable headphone line-up

JBL Free wireless earbuds lead affordable headphone line-up

JBL has announced a number of new headphone models at IFA 2017, with the emphasis squarely on value for money. The E65BTNCs (pictured above) have an over-ear, wireless and noise-cancelling design packing Bluetooth 4.1 technology. The battery can be fully charged in just two hours, and from a full charge they’ll last 15 hours in noise-cancelling mode


Acer launches the world’s smallest 4K projector

Acer launches the world’s smallest 4K projector

Adding its name to the large array of products we saw at IFA 2017, Acer has announced two new projectors. The first is, according to Acer, the world’s tiniest 4K UHD laser projector – the VL7860 (pictured above). The VL7860’s body is about 50cm long, and 33cm wide – but it can throw a 120in, 3840 x 2160 resolution picture using similar Texas Instruments

Hackers say they stole 1.5 terabytes from HBO. Here’s what that means.

Hackers say they stole 1.5 terabytes from HBO. Here’s what that means.

One point five terabytes. That’s the amount of data hackers claim to have stolen from HBO. It’s a cache that, at a minimum, includes unreleased episodes of various shows, at least one Game of Thronesscript, and the personal information of a senior HBO executive. We know this because the hackers posted a sampling of the goods online,


Uber must turn over to Waymo information about its acquisition of Otto, court rules

Uber must turn over to Waymo information about its acquisition of Otto, court rules

Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the center of the legal battle between Google and Uber over driverless-car technology, has suffered a setback. Levandowski has broadly invoked his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination in the case, refusing to answer questions about whether or not he downloaded confidential files from Google before quitting his job at the