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Your Amazon Echo will soon unlock doors

Amazon released a Door Lock API today to allow the makers of locks connected to the internet a quick way to give Alexa the power to lock or unlock doors. As part of the launch,...

Make a Skype Bot with Electron & the Microsoft Bot Framework

Make a Skype Bot with Electron & the Microsoft Bot Framework

David Marcus, VP of Messaging Products at Facebook, gave a talk at Web Summit in November about Facebook’s involvement with chat bots, and it was quite clear Facebook has big plans for enabling customers...

Microfluidic LEGO Bricks

Microfluidic LEGO Bricks

Years ago, prototyping microfluidic systems was a long, time-intensive task. With inspiration from DIY PCB fabrication techniques, that time is now greatly reduced. However, even with the improvements, it still takes a full day...

TC Disrupt Startup Battlefield application deadline extended to Thursday

TC Disrupt Startup Battlefield application deadline extended to Thursday

 If you tried to apply to Disrupt NY’s Startup Battlefield today, you might have noticed you hit a wall. We’re having some technical difficulties right now with the website, and have decided to extend...

Island gets an Update with “God Mode” to Freeze any Installed App without Root

Island gets an Update with “God Mode” to Freeze any Installed App without Root

Island, XDA Senior Member oasisfeng, is an application sandbox that allows you to clone apps into a sandbox “Island” environment where the cloned app cannot access your personal data even if it has been...

Full Stack Developer at Adobe-San Francisco

Full Stack Developer at Adobe-San Francisco

We are looking for someone who loves building services for the creative professional and implementing features across the full Web Solution Stack – ours is Linux, Nginx, PHP or Node, Postgres using Docker. You’ll...

InstaWide Helps you Post Wide/Panorama Images to Instagram

InstaWide Helps you Post Wide/Panorama Images to Instagram

Instagram recently updated to let you upload up to 10 photos to a post. InstaWide, from XDA Senior Member alirezaafkar, takes advantage of this new feature and helps you to divide and crop your wide...

Snap: Rewriting ‘Art of War’ for social networking — by not documenting anything

Snap: Rewriting ‘Art of War’ for social networking — by not documenting anything

 Social networks may be the most valuable and durable types of businesses powered by “network effects,” the phenomenon of products or services becoming more powerful the more people use them. This is one reason...

Gaming company Kabam’s roller coaster ride to a $700 million exit

Gaming company Kabam’s roller coaster ride to a $700 million exit

 Yesterday, the Game Developers Conference kicked off in downtown San Francisco, and consolidation is a central theme for this year’s attendees. Late last week, we talked with Kevin Chou, cofounder and CEO of the gaming...

Understanding DMA

Understanding DMA

In the world of computers, the central processing unit (CPU) is–well–central. Your first computer course probably explained it like the brain of the computer. However, sometimes you can overload that brain and CPU designers...

Dyson to open a second R&D tech campus in the UK

Dyson to open a second R&D tech campus in the UK

 Dyson will open a second campus focused on research and development in the U.K., close to its Malmesbury tech HQ in nearby Cotswolds. The planned expansion at home follows the recent announcement of a...

Rookieup.com – A Different Form of Online Education

Considering the amazing professional and personal development possibilities along with the large market offered by the online world, it’s no surprise more and more people of all ages are eager to acquire new skills,...

Radify is an Internet Radio Application with Over 25,000 Stations

Radify is an Internet Radio Application with Over 25,000 Stations

Radify is a curated list of internet radio stations from XDA Senior Member ivan123. The stations are available in over 200 countries and you can pick from 25,000 different stations. You even have the ability...

How to Build Your Own Progressive Image Loader

How to Build Your Own Progressive Image Loader

You may have encountered progressive images on Facebook and Medium. A blurred low-resolution image is replaced with a full-resolution version when the element is scrolled into view: The preview image is tiny – perhaps...

Amazon AWS S3 outage is breaking things for a lot of websites and apps

Amazon AWS S3 outage is breaking things for a lot of websites and apps

 Amazon’s S3 web-based storage service is experiencing widespread issues, leading to service that’s either partially or fully broken on websites, apps and devices upon which it relies. The AWS offering provides hosting for images...

Get Fit with Motivation From Your Favorite Netflix Characters 0

Get Fit with Motivation From Your Favorite Netflix Characters

This device can feed you motivation, or even make you keep working, to keep watching your favorite Netflix shows. Read more on MAKE The post Get Fit with Motivation From Your Favorite Netflix Characters appeared...

Glossier’s Emily Weiss and Outdoor Voices’ Tyler Haney to talk shop at TC Disrupt NY

Glossier’s Emily Weiss and Outdoor Voices’ Tyler Haney to talk shop at TC Disrupt NY

 Disrupt NY is fast approaching, and the agenda is shaping up to be a real doozy. Alongside speakers like Handy’s Oisin Hanrahan, Managed By Q’s Dan Teran, WayUp’s Liz Wessel, Ford’s Raj Nair, and...