New details emerged today of the super-secure, self-destructing phone that Boeing is developing for spies, the military and perhaps private companies.More
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If you’re considering a new phone, you suddenly have a lot more choices.More
Perhaps it’s time to look at the NSA spying scandal from another angle, now that we know the agency is tracking hundreds of millions of cellphones, slurping up 5 billion phone records a day.
Yes, it’s an outrage. But maybe it’s also an opportunity.More
Kirkland-based traffic data provider Inrix today launched a new version of its service with more precision and flexibility to run on multiple digital maps.
The upgrades could help the 325-person company accelerate enterprise sales as it steers toward a potential public stock offering next year.More
It’s a little odd when a company selling a new gadget says one of the most exciting features is its “help” button.
How many carmakers talk up their new models’ emergency brakes? Do airplane makers call out state-of-the-art oxygen masks?
But Amazon.com tries to think differently about the Kindle tablets it began selling five years ago. It may be on to something with the “Mayday” button that’s a highlight of its new Kindle HDX tablets.
Don’t look for Bill Gates to join the other tech tycoons building spacecraft as an avocation.
“In terms of improving the state of humanity, I don’t see the direct connection,” he told BusinessWeek in an interview published today. “I guess it’s fun, because you shoot rockets up in the air. But it’s not an area that I’ll be putting money into.”
That sass may make things awkward at the next neighborhood potluck in Medina, especially if Jeff Bezos shows up.
But it’s hard to argue with the priorities Gates has chosen. The world’s richest man is putting most of his energy into battling polio, malaria and childhood mortality rates.More
It’s not the Consumer Electronics Show just yet, but the annual OSCON open-source conference in Portland is getting some sizzle from a shiny new gadget this year.
New Yorkers can be intimidating, especially when they put their money where their mouth is.
Even more so when they’re coming after your crown jewels.
SAN FRANCISCO _ When in Rome, do as the Romans, so Microsoft built app for the iPhone using a Mac on stage in front of 6,000 developers here at its Build conference today. After touting the growth of its Azure online computing platform and its new Visual Studio software tool kit, Microsoft demonstrated how easy it…More
SAN FRANCISCO _ Among the goodies that Microsoft’s giving to developers at its Build conference is a $10 billion search engine. The company announced that it’s now offering Bing as a platform for software developers. “The unbounded knowledge of the Web is now available to your applications,” Vice President Gurdeep Singh Pall said. This came after Chief Executive…More