Artist’s studio installed on top of historic Amsterdam department store

Room on a Roof, by Netherlands-based i29 (Photo: i29)

Netherlands-based firm i29 recently transformed the interior of a small tower on the roof of Amsterdam's 19th Century De Bijenkorf department store into a novel studio that will host a series of artists-in-reside READ MORE
Get Cortana working in Windows 10 in the UK, and other non-US countries

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One of the biggest new features in the latest build of Windows 10 is Cortana. Microsoft is bringing its virtual assistant to the desktop, and if you install Build 9926 you can see what she’s capable of right now. Well, you can if you’re in the US at least.

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Online Learning Service Pluralsight Acquires Code School For $36 Million
codeschool Online technology training service Pluralsight has acquired the Orlando, Florida-based Code School, which offers dozens of instructional courses and videos for developers both online and via mobile apps. The $36 million deal is Pluralsight’s sixth acquisition in the past 18 months as it continues READ MORE
Number26 Could Be The Best Banking Experience In Europe
Number26 When I first wrote about Number26, I said that it was a bank designed for the 21st century — but all of this was on paper. The startup is launching today in Germany and Austria, with more European markets to follow. I opened a Number26 account a couple of weeks ago. Old well-established banks should be READ MORE
Unlock Windows 10′s hidden secrets

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H3 outdoor smartwatch dives seas, climbs mountains

The H3 boasts a 1.7-in color OLED display (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)

The all-new Seabear H3 is a smartwatch for outdoor lovers of land and sea. Billed as the first dive watch with color OLED display, the watch also includes features for hikers and other sporty landlubbers. Use it to plummet your way down into the vast abyss of the world's oceans, then dry it off, tweak your di READ MORE
Turkish court threatens Facebook ban over offensive Prophet Muhammad Pages
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A court in Turkey has ordered Facebook to block Pages deemed offensive for their depiction of the Prophet Muhammad.

The Golbasi Duty Magistrate Court passed the order on Sunday, stating that the social network would be blocked in Tu READ MORE

Here’s what the tech industry says were the 10 dumbest things that happened in 2014
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If you think it’s too late for another year-end list for 2014, then you’re clearly an enemy of innovation and progress. So, watch yourself if you don’t want to end up on a list next year of the 10 dumbest things in tech for 2015.

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Facebook’s European Privacy Class Action Hearing Set For April 9
europe vs facebook class action Some developments on the class action suit filed against Facebook over alleged privacy violations in Europe. Europe vs. Facebook, the group that has filed the suit and now has 25,000 claimants in tow, has had its first hearing set for April 9, in a court in Vienna, ma READ MORE
Logitech launches next-gen ConferenceCam so everyone can see your rumpledness
The Logitech ConferenceCam Connect, in action.

Not that long ago, dependable video-conferencing was a high-end service available only at large companies or as a special service.

Now, it’s a standard business tool. And peripheral maker Logitech is upping its stake in READ MORE

Facebook Is Testing A Simple App For Low-End Android Phones
facebook Not content with spinning out apps for Messenger, Groups and new addition Rooms, Facebook is testing another standalone app. Facebook Lite, which some may recall as a simplified version of its mobile website back in 2009, has been specifically designed for low-end Android devices. READ MORE
Two studies shows exercise improves symptoms of Parkinsons and also helps reduce the risk of Parkinsons
For the estimated half a million people in the US living with Parkinson's disease, simple day-to-day activities can prove a challenge. But a new study claims exercise can improve balance, mobility and overall quality of life for individuals with the condition. In patients with less severe Parkinson's, exercise may even reduce the risk of falls.Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurological READ MORE
Tech companies need to find a better way to work with European regulators
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Tech companies can be categorized in two ways.

There are those whose principle objectives are based on finance and market share. While they may be selling technology developed in the 21st century, their ideological heritage is rooted in the 1980s – more Gordon Gekko tha READ MORE

Inflammation linked proteins will enable objective measurement and a therapeutic target to treat chronic pain
Scientists have found evidence of neuroinflammation in key regions of the brains of patients with chronic pain, according to a new study from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), a Harvard affiliate.By showing that levels of an inflammation-linked protein are elevated in regions known to be involved in the transmission of pain, the study paves the way for the exploration of potential READ MORE
Pay What You Want: Back-End Developer Course Bundle

Get the Pay What You Want Back-End Developer Course Bundle

Programming isn’t reserved for nerds any more — it is a mainstream skill that everyone can learn and benefit from. If you’d like to get educated, this bundle of courses is a great READ MORE
Malaysia Airlines Site Hacked By Lizard Squad
Malaysia Airlines screenshot Hacker group Lizard Squad, which took down Xbox Live and the Sony Playstation Network last month, have claimed credit for an attack on Malaysia Airlines’ website. The site currently displays a picture of a lizard in a top hat and monocle, as well as the te READ MORE
Technology Repaints the Payment Landscape

As technology-driven payment ideas give cash a run for its money, the big winners could be established banks and credit card companies.

In developed economies, money has been digitizing for decades. Few Westerners touch a paycheck anymore. Through direct deposit, digital money is transferred electronically from our employer to our bank account every pay period. A similar process moves contributions into our 401(k) accounts or zaps money over to pay the rent, the utility bill, a st READ MORE

Will Davos 2015 get the tech world back on track?
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Before the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday, one Republican activist summed up Gov. Scott Walker’s challenge this way: “He doesn’t make the flashbulbs go off.” But at the end of the marathon day of speeches before conservatives, the Wisconsin governor emerged as the leading light.

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Decorative, flexible organic panels put "design" into solar

The flexible, recyclable solar panels could be used to power small devices and sensors (Ph...

VTT Technical Centre of Finland is aiming to bring solar energy into the realm of interior design by developing a new method of printing both decorative graphics and functional components onto flexible organic solar panels... Continue Reading READ MORE
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