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Windows 95 on the Apple Watch features the world’s most twee Start button

1-WBF79wkx9h34PZ_XY9_59g Big, complex things running on tiny things is a common theme this week. Earlier we had a hack that put Counter-Strike on Android Wear, and today some maniac has installed Windows 95 on his Apple Watch. At last it’ll do something worthwhile! That is, of course, if you can find the Start button. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

April 30th

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Windows 95 on the Apple Watch features the world’s most twee Start button

1-WBF79wkx9h34PZ_XY9_59g Big, complex things running on tiny things is a common theme this week. Earlier we had a hack that put Counter-Strike on Android Wear, and today some maniac has installed Windows 95 on his Apple Watch. At last it’ll do something worthwhile! That is, of course, if you can find the Start button. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

April 30th

Apple

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Samsung’s VR bedtime stories are cute, but really?

vr_story Samsung worries about your child. Are they sleeping well? Do they miss you when you’re away on business? Can they put on a VR headset without their parents’ help? That last one is pretty important. Because Samsung wants your kids to experience the joy of VR just before bed instead of a regular bedtime story even though why would you do that. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

April 29th

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Mobile

Can tech teach kids to teach themselves? XPRIZE, Google, and the UN team up to find out

reading_feature Hundreds of millions of kids around the world lack access to, among other things, basic education — much less organized school systems with adequate teaching resources. XPRIZE is hoping that tech can help where humanitarian efforts have yet to make a dent — and putting $15 million on the line to that end, with the help of Google and the United Nations. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

April 29th

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Waze downplays exploit that let researchers track users

map_wazers@2x-189683ccb1ad385f21269ea920bda9bd Waze has responded to security concerns raised yesterday in a Fusion report documenting an exploit found by UC Santa Barbara researchers. In short: it’s legit, but not as dire as it’s made out to be. The exploit leverages the Waze feature that shows you nearby users, showing that the data you’re seeing is live and giving you options should you need help. The researchers… Read More

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Devin Coldewey

April 29th

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Researchers propose theory on why touchscreen controls in mobile games are the worst

114303_web I know we’re supposed to be all done talking about Flappy Bird, but I think it’s justified to bring it up when it appears in a research paper about why games like Flappy Bird are so hard — and so frustrating. Turns out the controls are fundamentally bad. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

April 28th

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Mobile

Researchers propose theory on why touchscreen controls in mobile games are the worst

114303_web I know we’re supposed to be all done talking about Flappy Bird, but I think it’s justified to bring it up when it appears in a research paper about why games like Flappy Bird are so hard — and so frustrating. Turns out the controls are fundamentally bad. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

April 28th

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Mobile

Past, present and pending photography meet in Leica’s screenless M-D

leica_back Footloose and LCD-free — that’s how Leica made the M-D. The new camera is actually old in several ways: It’s essentially 2015’s M packaged in the chassis of the limited, and also screenless, Leica 60. But the very fact that Leica is pursuing this almost absurd form of digital purism is suggestive of the future of photography. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

April 28th

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NASA makes it rain with $243M in contracts to institutions and small businesses

sbir_selections_apr_27_2016 NASA is spreading the dough around like a pastry chef. Today the agency announced $50 million in grants to nearly 300 different recipients, from small engineering firms to big-time research institutions. And then it truly shelled out, awarding a $193 million contract to Universities Space Research Association in Maryland. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

April 27th

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NASA makes it rain with $243M in contracts to institutions and small businesses

sbir_selections_apr_27_2016 NASA is spreading the dough around like a pastry chef. Today the agency announced $50 million in grants to nearly 300 different recipients, from small engineering firms to big-time research institutions. And then it truly shelled out, awarding a $193 million contract to Universities Space Research Association in Maryland. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

April 27th

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