Google’s latest mobile operating system, Android L, which is available to developers as a preview version, could be the biggest Android update ever. The new release changes the way Android operates in fundamental ways that developers working with the Android OS will probably want to know.
Sensors, circuit boards, 3D printers, open-source development platforms, cloud services and Kickstarter are shaping a new industrial revolution, enabling a so-called Maker-Movement that allows ordinary people to design and build just about anything.
Saša Jokić and Petr Novikov have come up with new creations called Minibuilders, tiny drones that can coil liquified building material in one continuous motion along lines set down by an architect. The operation works on a smaller scale than in real building projects. And the resulting structures suffer from instability due to the coiling technique, which only goes in one direction.
While Facebook boasts that its global workforce is 31 percent female, its tech workforce is 85 percent male. In the United States, about 57 percent of Facebook workers are white, 34 percent Asian, 4 percent Hispanic, 2 percent black.
A recent survey released by On Device Research shows that around 79% of 577 mobile Web users in Myanmar, also known as Burma, use Viber’s free texting and calling features on their smartphones. That’s more than the 58 percent using Facebook’s similar features.
Never write your password on a whiteboard for all to see. This is the lesson from this incident when a reporter managed to photograph FIFA’s World Cup 2014 Wi-Fi password, which was clearly written on a wide-screen whiteboard in FIFA’s operations room in Brazil. The good news is that Wi-Fi has limited range.
Not sure how to protect your personal information online amid all the hacking and the snooping? Check out five tips from former FBI cyber and special operations agent, Mary Galligan.