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Dropbox’s Lepton lossless image compression really uses a ‘middle-out’ algorithm

lepton_feat The “middle-out” algorithm that has its roots in the most infamous (and probably funniest) scene in HBO’s “Silicon Valley” may have been fictional, but something like it can be found in Lepton, a cool new lossless image compressor created by Dropbox. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

July 14th

Gadgets

Das Keyboards is crowdfunding a cloud-connected, intelligent keyboard

34266778ab7eba3b1f3fd0378dd02a9e_original Das Keyboard, everyone’s favorite keyboard company that sounds like something Kraftwerk would carry with them on road gigs, has announced the 5Q, a smart keyboard with two-way communications to cloud servers. What does that mean? It means you can program your keyboard to flash the letter E blue when you’re outbid on eBay or have the spacebar blink wildly when your website goes down. Read More

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John Biggs

June 30th

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Evernote tweaks features in free plan and raises prices in paid ones

evernote Evernote is an indispensible tool for many, and the company is always working on making it more so — “but that requires a significant investment of energy, time, and money,” it writes in a new blog post. You know what that means: price hikes. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

June 28th

Gadgets

Mobile

The Europas — It’s time for different type of tech conference

awards3 (1) Let’s face it. Some tech conferences have lost their way. While TechCrunch Disrupt remains a firmly curated, media-driven, event, with hundreds of journalists attending, a couple of other conferences have really gone for scale. A minimum of 15,000 people, thousands of companies, echoing halls — and a lot of investors (and journalists) turning their badges around so they don’t… Read More

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Mike Butcher

May 20th

Gadgets

Mobile

Watch Google’s I/O keynote live right here

google-io16-splash And we’re back for yet another developer conference extravaganza. Google is kicking off its annual I/O developer conference today. The conference starts at 10 a.m. Pacific Time (1 p.m. on the East Cost, 6 p.m. in London, 7 p.m. Central European Time) and you can watch the live stream right here on this page. We have a team on the ground ready to cover the event. We’ll have a live… Read More

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Romain Dillet

May 18th

Gadgets

Mobile

Microsoft Sues DOJ Over ‘Unconstitutional’ Secret Data Searches 

You might never know if police or FBI agents are reading your emails or files stored in the cloud, because the DOJ frequently issues indefinite gag orders that block companies from telling you. Microsoft argues that this secrecy is unconstitutional—and now it’s suing the government to stop it.

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Kate Knibbs

April 14th

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Report: Apple developing at least 6 cloud infrastructure projects incl. servers to prevent snooping

Following two reports earlier this month detailing Apple’s deal to move iCloud partly to Google’s Cloud Platform, as well as the company’s efforts at building out its own cloud infrastructure, The Information today offers new details on the projects.

Adding to a report from VentureBeat earlier this week, today’s report offers more details on what Apple is doing with“Project McQueen” that could see the company replacing third-party vendors with more of its own cloud infrastructure. The Information reports that Project McQueen is actually just one of at least six internal efforts at Apple including building its own servers, networking equipment, and “systems that could one day help developers to power their apps.”

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Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: Apple, cloud, Encryption, FBI, icloud, Infrastructure, project mcqueen, Servers, snooping, spying

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Jordan Kahn

March 23rd

Apple

Mac

Report: Apple’s iCloud to soon be partially powered by Google Cloud Platform

According to CRN and other sources, iCloud will soon be partially powered by the Google Cloud Platform by way of a deal that could also be used as leverage to cut its cloud costs with Amazon and Microsoft. Such a move is a big win for Google’s burgeoning cloud enterprise business.

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Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: cloud, cloud enterprise, Google Cloud Platform, icloud, Servers

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Abner Li

March 16th

Apple

Mac

Can you take the Internet out of the Internet of Things?

disconnected The Internet of Things and the Internet might seem inextricably linked, but, increasingly, there are questions centered around how IoT devices should work with one another — and what happens when the Internet connection goes down? Read More

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Daniel Myers

March 6th

Gadgets

Can you take the Internet out of the Internet of Things?

disconnected The Internet of Things and the Internet might seem inextricably linked, but, increasingly, there are questions centered around how IoT devices should work with one another — and what happens when the Internet connection goes down? Read More

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Daniel Myers

March 6th

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